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Friday, March 8, 2013

Letting Go the Truth - Behind the Story & A Chance to WIN


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.

Ashley Lockett has always followed the rules. She's always done the right thing, played it safe, gone to church. 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, 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.

WHY The Truth about Letting Go

It was back when Patrick Swayze got cancer and died so fast. Remember that? Well, for whatever reason, that incident started my writerly wheels turning...

I started thinking about major shocks like losing a spouse or a parent and how different people deal with trauma differently.

Some people withdraw, some people soldier on like nothing happened, and then some people get really mad and start acting out.

That’s where the story starts.

Ashley’s the daughter left behind, and in her case, her dad was a writer for a national health magazine--a modified stay-at-home dad. So they were extra-close.

Her mom withdraws into her own world of grief, her brother goes back to college, and Ashley’s left all alone, hurting and angry. And since her dad was a local celebrity, she gets to deal with her grief in front of a large audience.

She doesn’t deal very well.

She’s edgy, and she keeps having urges to break things. One reader-reviewer said she was like the female version of the bad-boy. I guess that’s a good description.

Anyway, so The Truth About Letting Go  is a companion to Faking, but it’s not a sequel. The books can be read out of order. It just takes place in the same location and has some of the same characters.

Excerpt: An irresistible escape…

 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.”

Here’s where you can get it: 

Thanks, guys! Happy reading!

About the Author:
Leigh Talbert Moore is a wife and mom by day, a writer by day, a reader by day, a former freelance editor, a former journalist, a chocoholic, a caffeine addict, a southern expat, a lover of any great love story, a beach bum, and occasionally she sleeps.

Find her online at her blog, on Facebook, on Amazon, Goodreads, Twitter, and Tumblr. Read excerpts of her books on Wattpad and Figment

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Cristinab said...

definitely the excerpt !

n-am stiu ca Patrick a murit de cancer :(

meduza said...

First of all, the cover and the title are really interesting :D Second of all, thank for this amazing chance to win some really awesome prize :D

natașa said...

The book looks pretty nice! The title sounds very interesting!

LTM said...

Thanks so much for having me here today! Best of luck to the entrants! :o) <3

Andreea Ilie said...

Draguta coperta!!

Simona said...

Coperta superba descrierea foarte interesanta sper sa am noroc de data asta:))!

Andreea Florentina said...

The title and the cover.

VampedChik said...

The cover originally but it sounds really good!

Bianca said...

The cover is so sweet.I don't know why,but it kinda calms me down :)