Thursday 18 July 2013

Release Day Launch: Review & Giveaway: Undertow by Leigh T. Moore

Undertow, the shocking sequel to Dragonfly, is OUT NOW!
Early Readers are saying...

"An incredibly powerful sequel to Dragonfly. I found myself riveted to the last page by the depth of feeling, loss, tragedy, and love in this gorgeously woven story. A definite must-read.--Jolene Perry, author of Out of Play

"As far as a second book for a series goes, Undertow knocked it out of the park.--Jessica, Bend in the Binding reviews
"My God I am so emotional! I have to give a huge KUDOS to Leigh because she knows how to write a story like no one's business!" --Tee, Diary of a Book Addict reviews
"Undertow pulled me under and left me gasping for air and wanting so much more. I couldn’t stop thinking about these characters, and now I’ll never be able to get a shirtless Bill Kyser out of my head." --Magan Vernon, bestselling author of The Only Exception
"Amazing! The characters are lovely, but they're also flawed--that sort of 'realness' and honesty breathes life into them and is truly refreshing to come across as a reader. A fantastic story with a unique execution.--Kristin, Goodreads reviewer

Book 2 in the Dragonfly series
by Leigh Talbert Moore

On Amazon
Falling in love will pull you under...
-Bill Kyser has a plan to take the sandy farms of his hometown and turn them into a world-class tourist destination--and become a billionaire in the process. 
-Alexandra "Lexy" LaSalle has a plan to change her life by becoming a world-famous artist. 
-Meg Weaver has a plan to hold onto Bill no matter what she has to do.
Three friends, three dreams.
One fatal decision will change all their lives forever.
In Dragonfly, Bill Kyser gave Anna the three journals that held the story behind the powerful developer's seclusion and the damaged lives of his family members. 
Anna hopes to find a way for Julian to know the truth, but as she digs deeper into the tragic events of the past, she realizes silence could be the only option. 
Now she's in an alliance with the man she formerly feared. And if Julian finds out what she knows, she could lose for good the boy she's starting to love. Get Undertow TODAY! 
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I have been waiting in anticipation for this amazing book, and it was everything I imagined it would be and so much more!

My heart shattered into a million tiny pieces, rebuilt itself and then melted over and over again with each flip of the page.

I loved Moore's unique approach to this story. She allowed me to live it through the eyes of each major player - to feel their fears, happiness, joy and pain. Being privy to their most personal thoughts felt like a violation of their privacy, but I was fascinated and just couldn't pull myself away. I had to know more about the events that shaped the future of the characters I fell in love with in Dragonfly.

Meg was a little annoying at first, but as the years past, as she matured, I liked her more and more. She was strong and passionate, very much her husband's equal. She knew what she wanted and made sure she got it, even if some of her actions were questionable. I had to admire her determination.

I liked Lexy from the first time I met her in Dragonfly, and I was so intrigued by her story, so I couldn't wait to find out more from her. She was a great friend, most of the time. I really wish her life had been more fulfilling. Even though she'd become successful and overcome quite a few heartbreaking obstacles, it seemed like there was always something missing. Although I can't condone what she did, seeing it from her POV gave me a better understanding of why and how it happened. A little part of me even wished things had turned out more in her favor; that she could have walked away with her Prince Charming and lived happily ever after.

The biggest surprise for me was Bill Kyser. The cold, distant man from Dragonfly was actually human! And I could not help falling for him. His journal revealed so much about his character. His emotions were so raw and showed a vulnerable side he didn't show very often. It made it difficult for me to dislike him for his betrayal of Meg. In many ways I could actually understand why he strayed.

I was happy to see Anna and Julian together. I really hope the tragic events of Undertow don't ruin their relationship in any way. I have so much love for these characters and I'm so emotionally invested in their story that I can only hope and pray that their love will stand the test of time, no matter what is thrown their way.

This series just keeps getting better and better. I cannot wait for Watercolor. I just know it is going to be amazing!

This was a fantastic read and deserves nothing less than...

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"The characters were intriguing, the mystery and story were interesting, and definitely have ME WANTING MORE!!!!!!!" --Mandy, The Romance Bookie
"Great book to dive into poolside, but I will warn you may get so swept up in it you may end up with some sun burn so I STRONGLY suggest you invest in some sunscreen as well as a copy of Dragonfly." --Nichole, Book Addicts Not So Anonymous

“Gossip Girl meets VC Andrews in this contemporary family saga. Love, lies, and betrayal become the new normal when Anna enters the world of Jack and Lucy Kyser.” –Magan Vernon, international bestselling author of The Only Exception

by Leigh Talbert Moore

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Three bad things I learned this year:
-People you trust lie, even parents. 
-That hot guy, the one who’s totally into you, he might not be the one. 
-Things are not always how they appear.
Three good things I learned this year:
-Best friends are always there for you, even when they’re far away. 
-That other hot guy, the one who remembers your birthday, he just might be the one. 
-Oh, and things are not always how they appear.
Anna Sanders expected an anonymous (and uneventful) senior year until she crossed paths with rich-and-sexy Jack Kyser and his twin sister Lucy.
Pulling Anna into their extravagant lifestyle on the Gulf Coast, Lucy pushed Anna outside her comfort zone, and Jack showed her feelings she’d never experienced... Until he mysteriously withdrew.
Anna turned to her internship at the city paper and to her old attraction for Julian, a handsome local artist and rising star, for distraction. But both led to her discovery of a decades-old secret closely guarded by the twins’ distant, single father. 
A secret that could permanently change all their lives.

Get Dragonfly for just 99 cents (limited time):

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Leigh Talbert Moore is the author of the popular young adult romantic comedy The Truth About Faking, its companion The Truth About Letting Go, and the mature YA/new adult romantic suspense novel Rouge, a Quarter Finalist in the 2013 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award.
She is an award-winning journalist and editor, who has also worked in marketing and public relations for many years. Her writing has appeared in newspapers and magazines across the southeast and Midwest U.S., and she runs the popular writing-craft blog That’s Write.
A southern ex-pat and beach bum, she currently lives with her husband, two young children, and one grumpy cat in the Midwest.

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Read excerpts of her books on Wattpad and Figment!

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  1. This review makes me SO happy! I kinda fell in love w/Bill, too, in this one. So sad... Thanks, and yay! The plot thickens... ;o) <3

  2. I cannot wait!!
    It is an honor to share my birthday with such an amazing book!! :)


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