A companion to The Truth About Faking (not a sequel; the books can be read out of order), The Truth About Letting Go (link) takes readers back to Shadow Falls, or more specifically Shadow Creek, with Ashley Lockett as she learns about real friendship, love, and letting go.
Ashley wants to smash everything in her once-perfect life.
Charlotte wants to walk in Ashley’s seemingly charmed shoes.
Colt wants to turn Smalltown USA on its ear–with Ashley at his side.
Jordan wants to follow his heart–but Ashley is the one sacrifice he never expected to make.
Up until now, Ashley Lockett has always followed the rules. She’s always done the right thing, played it safe, and then her ideal life is shattered when her dad dies suddenly.
Fueled by anger and grief, she vows to do everything opposite of how she lived before. She rejects safety, the rules, faith, and then she meets Jordan.
Jordan has big dreams, he’s had a crush on Ashley for years, and he’s a great kisser. But he’s also safe.
Enter Colt. He is not safe, and he’s more than willing to help Ashley fulfill her vow.
I feel Colt laugh, and he looks down into my face. That’s when he seems to realize what I’ve been acutely aware of for the last several minutes—our bodies are pressed together.
“It’s awesome, yeah?” he says. “Adrenaline rush.”
“Yeah,” I breathe. “I guess.”
I’m not sure if he’s going to kiss me until he does. His mouth covers mine, and energy mixes with the alcohol flooding my body. Our tongues slide together, and I grip his shirt so I don’t collapse.
Every single bit of this is wrong, and there’s no way I’m stopping it. It’s back, that good feeling. The sadness has been pushed out again, and in its place is this rush, this rush of adrenaline like Colt said.
He pulls back and smiles at me. “We’re going to start dating. Now. You’re my partner in crime.”
Leigh Talbert Moore is a wife and mom by day, a writer by day, a reader by day, a former journalist and editor, a chocoholic, a caffeine addict, a lover of YA and new adult romance (really any great love story), a beach bum, and occasionally she sleeps.
–The Truth About Faking is her debut young adult romance (on Amazon, Barnes&Noble, iTunes, and Kobo)Leigh Talbert Moore is a wife and mom by day, a writer by day, a reader by day, a former journalist and editor, a chocoholic, a caffeine addict, a lover of YA and new adult romance (really any great love story), a beach bum, and occasionally she sleeps.
–Rouge is her first New Adult romantic suspense novel (on Amazon).
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HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY!
I’m excited to show you the cover of my friend Chelsea’s next book, Faster We Burn.
Love New Adult but looking for something with a little bite? Here’s an event geared toward the other side of NA. Whether your tastes range toward shifters or men from other dimensions, there’s a New Adult title out there for you.
Come by for prizes, games, and fun at the Facebook party between 8-10 est on February 13th.
Want more? Check out excerpts from current and future books by NA authors in the paranormal, Sci Fi, Horror, Dystopian, and Fantasy genres.
Victoria H. Smith
Alyssa Rose Ivy
There’s also an awesome Blog hop happening on 19 blogs, each spotlighting a different New Adult author!
Be sure to check out the Rafflecopter giveaway on the bottom of this post for a chance to win tons of awesome New Adult books (U.S. Only).
Genre: NA paranormal romance
Word Count: 77,000
Release date: April 9, 2013
Thirty years in the future, a sinister New York City exists in permanent darkness.
A student at the secured NYU, nineteen-year-old Nadine has visions of Victor Gianni, an imaginary guy she has real feelings for. Afraid of being truly insane, she explains the visions away as simple daydreams, but she can no longer deny them when she bumps into Victor in real life. But this Victor doesn’t know her, and turns her away. After the encounter, Nadine’s visions change to those of eerie fates, gods she’s never heard of, demons with sharp claws they are not too timid to use … and instructions.
To discover if she’s losing her mind, Nadine follows the vague directions—with the real, rude and reluctant Victor—leading to a man who knows it all: Nadine can restore an ancient creed by unveiling the clues on her visions, and bring sunlight and peace to the world again. But that’s only if the demons and the other evil forces behind the darkness don’t stop her first.
Signed Copies of:
Flight by Alyssa Rose Ivy
The Devil’s Flowers by Lisa Collicutt
Oxford Whisper’s by Marion Croslydon
Destiny Gift by Juliana Haygert
River’s Recruit by Charlotte Abel
Fate by A.K. Morgan
The Secret World of Alaina Downs by Rebecca Rynecki
eCopy of The Crimson Hunt by Victoria H.Smith
State of Emergency by Summer Lane
My Alien Romance series by Magan Vernon
Blood Fugue & Witch’s Nocturne, Moonsongs Books 1 & 2 (NA paranormal-action novelettes) By E.J. Wesley
Devour by Andrea Heltsley
e-Arc of Oxford Shadows by Marion Croslydon
Slow Burn by V.J. Chambers
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Even more swag!
I always wanted to go on a retreat. So, I questioned on twitter and found out a few of my writer-twitter-friends who live close by! We (Ghenet, Cristina and Ginger – and maybe Gina) won’t start with a weekend away (but I’ll try to convince them of that some day!) For now, I invited them to spend a whole day together at a Panera or Starbucks, just writing. And they said yes!
I’M SO FREAKING EXCITED! You can be sure there will be tons of pics of our meet up!
By the way, if you live in CT and want to meet with us, let me know! We’ll be happy to have you come along ;)
NOT SO GOOD NEWS:
You may have noticed I haven’t posted my ROW80 update and the Author Spotlight from the last 2 weeks, I haven’t participated in any bloghop, and I’m embarrassed to admit I haven’t answered to any comments on this blog for a couple of weeks.
It’s just been so overwhelming lately. There are days I feel like I can’t keep up.
So for now, I’m taking a blogging break. That doesn’t mean I won’t have a few posts up every now and then—this week, there are two cover reveals, and a giveaway some authors and I are organizing. Then the week after that I’m participating a New Adult bloghop, and the other week I have three blog tour stops. So you see, the blog isn’t going anywhere, I just won’t have a schedule anymore. I’ll post as it comes, as ideas for posts strikes me, as I see an opening to participate in more bloghops, as people contact me about having a guest post/interview here.
Same goes for the ROW80 sprints at 2pm EST … I’m trying to turn the internet off during the day (I literally turn off the wireless/modem) so I can be more productive, and going to the sprints means that I have to turn the internet back on so I can check on twitter with the other ladies during sprint. Well, that sometimes leads to check emails, FB, blogs, etc. I don’t want to stay away from the sprints all the time, because I like those ladies too much, but I won’t be there everyday anymore.
About the Author Spotlight: it stopped because I’m tired of running after authors. I’ve contacted several, they seemed eager to do it, then didn’t send me back the interview. Or, some sent me the interview back, but nothing more. Like, I had to go after blurbs, bio, pics, buy links – and some authors have more than just a couple of books out and selling them in several websites. Do you know how many precious hours did I lose going after all the info? Well, I’m not doing it anymore. My blog is open for everyone and if you want to host your cover reveal, your blog tour, or whatever, you’re welcome! But please, send me ALL THE INFO or I won’t post it.
Well, that’s it peeps. I’m off to write.
Have a good one!