Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Blog Tour: Dragonfly by Leigh Talbert Moore


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.

Be watching for Undertow, Book 2 in the Dragonfly series, coming July 18!


Falling in Love Changes Everything…

“C’mon,” Julian said, helping me stand. “Let’s blow off this party and catch a movie or go to Scoops. This isn’t our scene.”

I shook my head. “I just really want to go home.” The tears were trying to start again. “Can I just go home now?”

“Sure,” he said, holding my cheek. I took a limping step, and he stopped. “Does it hurt to walk?” 

My leg was throbbing. I nodded, looking down, and before I realized what was happening, he was lifting me in his arms. 

“Julian, wait,” I held his shoulders. “I’m too heavy!” 

“It’s okay,” he said, walking on. I sighed and leaned my head against his shoulder. I didn’t feel like fighting. Gentle pressure against my temple, and he’d kissed me. “You’ll get over this,” I heard him say under his breath.


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.


Read excerpts of her books on Wattpad and Figment!


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 Top 10 Things About Julian

Hi, Amanda! Thanks for having me—or I guess us—here today for a quickie… post about me (*wink*). I brought Julian LaSalle (*waves, does a little nod*).
Julian’s one of the book boyfriends in Dragonfly, and since he’s the chattiest (besides Lucy), he wanted to take the lead on the Top 10.

Julian: (*evil grin*) Ha ha, sit down, Miss Author. Now I have the power…
LTM: Oh, great. What are you going to do?

Julian: I’ve chatted with the group, and we’re going to do this lightening-round style. Ten Questions.
LTM: Hmm… I can’t imagine what y’all want to know.

Julian: I’ll tell you. Number 1—Why did you stick us in a drawer for four years?
LTM: Not messing around, I see. Okay, well, there’s this thing called genre, and your story kind of crosses it. In 2009, there wasn’t a New Adult category, and most of you are 19 years old and going to college…
Julian: I don’t know why that matters, but we’re glad to be out.
LTM: I’m glad to have you out.

Julian: Number 2—Anna wants to know why her life is so complicated.
LTM: Look, I blame you, Mr. Flirt. Why didn’t you ask her out last year?
Julian: I’m asking the questions here.
LTM: (laughs) And she decided to open Pandora’s box. I just documented the fallout.
Julian: I have no idea what that means.
LTM: I know, but you will.

Julian: (eyebrows up) Okay… Number 3—Do you ever leave that laptop?
LTM: LOL! Occasionally.

Julian: What made you decide to tell our story?
LTM: Well, you guys are a bit of local legend, and I thought readers might enjoy your story. Simple.

Julian: I’m thinking about another tattoo. What should I get?
LTM: How should I know? You’re the artist. What about a runner?
Julian: Nah, too generic. Maybe my initials…
LTM: Maybe you should wait on initials. And you’re getting distracted.

Julian: Right. Number 6—Is Richie Rich gone for good?
LTM: I’m guessing you mean Jack? No.
Julian: Sh!t.
LTM: Watch it. Kids might be reading.
Julian: Sorry. He effing bugs me.
LTM: Thanks. And, well, you have to have a nemesis.

Julian: Six, am I getting into the art school in Savannah?
LTM: You’re on seven. And you have to ask me this? I thought you knew.
Julian: Don’t toy with me, woman. You know how serious I am.
LTM: Of course you’re getting in. And that’s not a spoiler.
Julian: Whoop! (*throws up his pencil*) I’m partying til the end of the year.
LTM: You’d better stay focused. Remember your crash.

Julian: Eight, this is kind of serious, so what happens to Mom?
LTM: (smiles) You’re a good son. She’ll be fine. She’s got something on the horizon.
Julian: (eyes me) Can I ask what?
LTM: That’s #9, and I’m not telling you.

Julian: You kind of tricked me there.
LTM: You said Ten Questions.
Julian: Okay! Well, #10, Lucy asked if she gets to stay home or does she have to go to New Orleans.
LTM: That would be a spoiler.

Julian: Fine. You tell her. New #10, So Anna finally sees what a great guy I am, right?
LTM: I thought you two had worked that out.
Julian: More specifically—do I get to round some bases soon? Slide into home, maybe?
LTM: (laughs) Yes.

Julian: (*big grin*) I’m out of here. Weather’s awesome; I’m hitting the beach.
LTM: Wish I were there!
Julian: Maybe you will be soon. Hey, thanks, Amanda! You’re pretty cool. Hope you like reading about me.
LTM: Thanks, Amanda! *waves* Hope you all like my new book!


  1. Thanks for having us, Amanda! ;o) <3

  2. I'm thinking most peeps are going to be glad you're out, too, Julian. You are a cutie!

  3. Ah to hit the beach again... I'd need that teen body back though. Congrats, Leigh!


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