Monday, August 27, 2012
Anyway, something I've been thinking about lately is my blog. I plan to be spending more time on it. FB as well. For that reason, I've decided to celebrate when I reach 750 followers. And here's what I'm doing:
GIVEAWAY: I'll be drawing randomly from my followers and giving away a signed copy of The Wild Ones as well as a TWO swag pack, which will have all my new TWO swag in it. Squeeeeee! I'm so excited to show you my Trick goodies!!!
LOST PAGES OF THE WILD ONES: I'll be posting what happens between Trick and Cami after he proposes to her.
Sound like a plan? I hope I get there soon, because I'm really excited for you to read those pages. And that's saying a lot when there's also a giveaway going on. Y'all know how much I love a giveaway:)
Happy Monday, everybody! I hope it's blue skies and smiles all the way around:)
Sunday, August 26, 2012
Solomon Alexander has faced huge obstacles during his existence, but they’re nothing in comparison to the one he’s about to hit head on. As leader of The Savannah Compound, part of Sol’s new position in the Coven of Landra is to guide the transition of fledgelings, newly turned vampires. It’s his job to save the unsavable. Being a Landra is what he’s done for over a century and he’s damn good at it, but everything he knows, practices and teaches is threatened when he is forced to drink from Avery Ferrand, a Blood Jewel.
The Blood Jewel is enshrouded with mystery, but one fact is known. There’s never been blood more desirable or addicting than Avery’s and there are consequences for any vampire that drinks it...including Solomon Alexander. Although he adamantly denies his need to feed from her, Avery suspects he’s lying but she has secrets of her own about the night he drank from her. She wanted him to and now she finds herself being drawn to Solomon in a way she shouldn't. As Avery’s desire to be closer to Solomon grows, she finds herself considering something more dangerous than being found by the dangerous covens hunting her...asking Solomon if she can become his Blood Doll.
Expected Publication Early 2013
Friday, August 24, 2012
BLOOD LIKE POISON: For the Love of a Vampire, M. Leighton- FREE
MADLY, M. Leighton- FREE
MEANT TO BE, Tiffany King- FREE
PRINCE OF WOLVES, Quinn Loftis- FREE
BLOOD OF ANTEROS, Georgia Cates- FREE
FAIRY METAL THUNDER, J. L. Bryan- FREE
ANATHEMA, K. A. Tucker- FREE
EVERY LAST KISS, Courtney Cole- FREE
THE CHILDE- C. A. Kunz- FREE
JENNY POX, J. L. Bryan- FREE
SIGNIFICANCE, Shelly Crane- $0.99
AWAKEN, Sarah Ross- $0.99
13 ON HALLOWEEN, Laura A. H. Elliott- $0.99
STAINED, by Ella James- $0.99
ECHO OF AN EARTH ANGEL, Sarah Ross- $0.99
TRANSFER STUDENT, Laura A. H. Elliott- $0.99
A life she can't remember.
When Emma Walker wakes up in the hospital with no knowledge of how she got there, she learns that she's been in a coma for six months. Strangers show up and claim to be her parents, but she can't remember them. She can't remember anyone. Not her friends, not even her boyfriend. Even though she can't remember, everyone wants her to just pick up where she left off, but what she learns about the 'old her' makes her start to wish she'd never woken up. Her boyfriend breaks up with the new girl he's dating to be with her, her parents want her to start planning for college, her friends want their leader back, and her physical therapist with the hazel eyes keeps his distance to save his position at the hospital.
Will she ever feel like she recognizes the girl in the mirror?
Expected Publication : Early 2013
EXCERPT FROM CHAPTER ONE:
Someone was speaking. No, he was yelling. It sounded angry, but my body refused to cooperate with my commands to open my eyes and be nosy. I tried to move my arms and again, there was no help from my limbs. It didn't strike me as odd until then.
I heard, "All I'm saying is that you need to be on time from now on." Then a slammed door startled me. I felt my lungs suck in breath that burned and hissed unlike anything I'd ever felt before. It was as if my lungs no longer performed that function and were protesting.
Then I heard a noise, a gaspy sound, and my cheek was touched by warm fingers. "Emma?" I tried to pry my eyes and felt the glue that seemed to hold them hostage begin to let go. "Emma?"
Who was Emma? I felt the first sliver of light and tried to lift my arm to shield myself, but it wouldn't budge. Whoever was in the room with me must've seen me squint, because the light was doused almost immediately to a soft glow. My eyelids fluttered without strength. I tried to focus on the boy before me. Or maybe he was a man. He was somewhere in between. I didn't know who he was, but he seemed shocked that I was looking up at him.
"Emma, just hold on. I'm your physical therapist and you're in the hospital. Your…" he looked back toward the door, "parents aren't here right now, but we'll call them. Don't worry."
I looked quizzically at him. What was he was going on and on about? That was when I saw the tubes on my chest connecting my face to the monitors. The beeping felt like a knife through my brain. I looked at the stranger's hazel eyes and pleaded with him to explain.
He licked his lips and said softly, "Emma, you were in an accident. You've been in a coma. They weren't sure if…you'd wake up or not."
Of everything he just said, the only thing I could think was, 'Who's Emma?'
Sunday, August 19, 2012
But then I did.
And now I'm a writer. By occupation, by divine machination, by SOUL, I'm a writer. To be able to pay my bills was the main goal. And God saw to that. But I never once thought for a second that I'd be able to pay my bills with my PASSION. And yet, here I am doing exactly that. Anything above and beyond that is just icing. Beautiful, wonderful, delicious, gratifying icing.
Thanks to y'all, I'm able to do what I love every single day of my life. You can't put a price tag on that. And you can't quantify how profoundly grateful I am. But in the midst of all this that has happened in the last year and a half, another dream has taken shape. This one isn't a matter of survival. It's a personal thing. It's like the 40-year old swimmer who has already won gold at the Olympics. He or she doesn't need to go back to win gold; that's been done. He or she wants to go back to satisfy a personal quest, something that money can't buy and few people understand. That's the kind of thing today represents to me.
It's been a quiet, deeply personal dream of mine to crack the Top 25 on Amazon. I'm not there yet, but I hope I will be. It happens in baby steps. But today, I got to see my book sitting in the company of two authors I've read and admired for the majority of my adult life. I'm in no way comparing myself to them or their greatness. I'm just saying to see my work there amongst them is the most surreal thing I've ever experienced. Surreal and wonderful. It was one of the best WOW moments I've had over the past 18 months.
Thank you to every blogger, every reader, and every friend for being with me all this time. I love you and value you more than you will ever know. EVER! From the bottom of my heart, I hope you get to see your dreams come true one day. Truly.
Saturday, August 18, 2012
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Thursday, August 16, 2012
Check out the trailer
A big huge THANK YOU to each of them and to each of you who has spread the word about this book and left me a lovely review for it. There just aren't enough words to tell you what it means to me! I hope y'all know how much I love and appreciate you:) <3
Have a phenomenal Thursday!
Friday, August 10, 2012
The Grand Prize:
Trick is tall with dark hair, greenish-gray eyes and a grin to die for! He's smart and funny and he says things like this:
Saturday, August 4, 2012
The Prize: A signed paperback of The Wild Ones along with a signed TWO swag.
How to enter:
Option1: As you read The Wild Ones, tweet me your favorite line (to @mleightonbooks) along with the hashtag #TheWildOnes and I'll randomly pick a winner from all the entries on Friday, August 10th at 9 pm EST. I'll announce the winner on Twitter.
Option2: As you read The Wild Ones, post your favorite line along with the hashtag #TheWildOnes (I know there are no hashtags in FB, but I am a rule-breaker! Take that hashtag police!!) on your Facebook page and tag me in the post.
- You must be at least 18 years old to enter
- Open internationally
- You must follow me on Twitter or be my friend on Facebook
- Multiple entries allowed
If you don't have it yet, you can get it from Amazon or Barnes & Noble. It's only $2.99, which is wicked cheap for a book AND for hours of entertainment. And a hot guy, of course:D hehe So go now!! Hurry, hurry!
If I had a gun, I'd fire that sucker in the air and announce GO! But I don't, so... Actually I wouldn't even if I did because I'd be arrested and thrown in jail in short order and y'all, I DO NOT look good in orange OR stripes!!! So let's just stick with... GO!!
Thanks for stopping by and happy reading!!!