Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Blog Tour and Giveaway: Behind the Stars by Leigh Talbert Moore

~ Synopsis ~

 Prentiss Puckett is certain of three things:
-Graduation is two weeks away.
-Summer only gets hotter in south Mississippi.
-She’s getting a job with air-conditioning.

She did not expect to be kidnapped walking to work.
And she never expected to become a hero.

Red Dawn meets LOST in this action-adventure/paranormal romance from Amazon bestselling author Leigh Talbert Moore.

~ Review for Captive ~
4.5 Stars 

This book is really interesting.  In a way it makes me think of Hunger Games, but it is different. 

Prentiss is walking to work when she sees a man on the side of the road with a body laying beside him.   The next thing she knows is her world goes black.  Every time she wakes up they make her world go black again. Finally she wakes up with several others.  She has no idea what is going on. She recognizes a few people and the person she needs the most is nowhere around.  Can she help save the people and get them out?  Or will she get scared away from watching someone who was rebelling get killed?

Cannot wait to read book two in this six book serial.  Cannot wait to figure out what is happening.  Also will Jackson come and help rescue Prentiss?  Or is he captured also? 

~ Review for Learning to Spy ~
4.5 Stars 

OMG this book is amazing.  I can't get enough of Prentiss.  I have so many questions I need answered.

Prentiss is finally in a position to get some answers.  Or so she hopes.  She is still trying to find a way to save her friends and brother.  The people she expects to help her aren't willing to.  She makes some friends with the least likely people, but can they help her.  Finally she thinks she can get answers from Gallarin, the brother of the head person who is in charge. They get stuck working the barn together.  But tragedy strikes before she gets any answers.  Will she get them?  Or will she lose her chance?

This is a great second book and I cannot wait to read book three.  I need to know what is going on.  Is Jackson still alive?  Will Prentiss do anything to save herself and her friends?  Will she fall for Gallatin?

~ Review for Harvest Moon ~
5 Stars 

Things are really heating up in this book. I cannot wait to find out some answers. I keep waiting for them to be answered, but I know that we will find out all the answers we need,

Prentiss is starting to question a lot since she woke up injured.  She is starting to have feelings for Gallatin.  She knows she shouldn't, but it is hard.  She needs to regain her focus and help her and her friends escape.  She is having a hard time with wanting to be with Jackson because a couple friends have hinted that he isn't perfect and he has hurt Prentiss. Can she really find a way to rescue everyone?  Will she fall for Gallatin?   Will that be the biggest mistake of her life? 

This is an amazing third book in this serial.  I need more.  I cannot wait to read book 4-6!!  I am hoping I get more answers about Jackson next book since it is titled Jackson. 

~ Review for Jackson ~
5 Stars 

Omg this series keeps getting better and better.  I need to know what is going to happen next.  My emotions are so conflicted right now. 

Prentiss is falling for Gallatin, but knows she shouldn't be.  She has Jackson then guy she's been with for years.  She finally gets answers to questions, but she thinks they are lies.  She wants to believe Gallatin, but it's hard.  After a tragic event she knows she needs to find a way to save everyone.  But she doesn't know how with the band of rogues out there.  Who's side are they one?  Will they help her?

This is an amazing serial and I cannot was to read the rest of the series!  This is a must read series!! 

~ Review for Into the Woods ~
5 Stars 

This book is amazing.  I don't know how much better this series can get, but with the final book left I'm sure it's going to blow me away. 

Prentiss has finally found Jackson and is excited to rescue her friends.  She is also sad because she doesn't want Gallatin hurt.  No one understands what they are doing like she does.  They won't listen to her.  She finally leaves only to run back.  Can she save her friends before Jackson and the rogues invade the camp?  Or will she lose some of the people who mean the most to her?

This is an amazing series and I definitely recommend reading them all.  You will not be able to put these books down.  I cannot wait to read book six. But I almost don't want to because I am not ready to leave these characters!!!

 ~ Review for If I Fly ~
5 Stars 

I loved this serial novella set.  I am sad that it is over and I WANT more.  I NEED more!!!!

Prentiss has worked so hard to save her town and friends.  She was attacked by the rogues and had to fight for her life and Gallatin's life.  She knew she needed to save Gallatin. He wasn't a bad person.  But how could she get the others to listen and agree with her?  What will happen in the conclusion to this series?

This is an amazing serial. You must pick up these books and read them.  You don't want to miss this series.  Leigh did an amazing job making me feel emotions in this series.  

~ Readers are saying… ~

“FIVE STARS: Very interesting and easy to fall into. As you read it gets more and more interesting, and I loved all the build up and excitement to the end. It ended just as I hoped it would, and the whole “Lord of The flies” with the boys was great!” –Mom with a Kindle
"I was drawn into the story and didn’t want to put it down… I loved it, and I will be looking for more from this author in the future." –New Adult Addiction

"Exciting, filled with action and adventure, and with just enough romance that it didn't drive the story, but it most definitely will satisfy those who love a great love story.” –Roxy’s Reviews
"FIVE STARS: A wonderful read with suspense, drama, romance, and even a band of what I call the demented lost boys." –What’s Beyond Forks

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~ Excerpts ~

Behind the Stars
By Leigh Talbert Moore
© 2014, Leigh T. Moore

The guards moved among us, placing dentist-office Dixie cups of what looked like water in front of everyone. A separate guard came to where I sat on the floor, clutching my knees. She lightly took my arm.
“Please return to the table.” Her voice was smooth. “You’ve had a shock. Have some water.”
I wasn’t about to drink anything they gave us. It was Day One all over again, only this time, it was Guyana. We were all being served the Kool-Aid. Next stop, mass graves.
Stupidly, my friends and fellow prisoners had no such qualms. Didn’t anybody watch the History channel? I stared as they all took shaky sips without hesitation.
“Just take a small sip.” The female guard was still with me. “It’ll calm you.”
My throat constricted. My whole body was on revolt. Shaking my head, I didn’t meet her eyes. I only stared at the white cup of water. Braxton was at my side, and he drained his. What the hell made him do that? Did he want to die?
Seconds ticked past and nothing happened. Nobody passed out. Nobody did anything strange—except forget what we’d just witnessed here. Braxton picked up his fork to finish his lunch. They all did. Like one of us had not just been taken out “swiftly and finally.”
Only he had, and I was reeling from the shock.

* * *

Behind the Stars
By Leigh Talbert Moore
© 2014, Leigh T. Moore


“Hearing that story makes me wish I could have been the one to protect you,” he said.
“I don’t need your protection,” I sniffed. “I’m little, but I can take care of myself.”
“Everyone needs help. Sometimes.” He reached up and slid the hair back from his face exposing the scar on his cheek.
I didn’t know how to answer that. I still didn’t know how he’d gotten those scars, but more than that, I didn’t know who I wanted protecting me now.
I stepped through the fence. “I guess this is good-night,” I whispered.
“Sleep well, doctor.”
I shook my head and sneaked past the cabins across the dark yard and into the dormitory. Once inside I stood for several minutes with my face pressed against the doorjamb.
Why was this happening? I wasn’t this kind of person. Other girls got their feelings all mixed up over boys, but I didn’t. That question had been settled in my mind years ago, and yet here I was acting like a starry-eyed little twit. I was failing in my job to rescue us. Everyone was counting on me, and here I was useless, fighting this battle with myself. I had to get it together. I had to get myself back on track, for all of us.

~ About the Author ~

Leigh Talbert Moore lives with her husband and two young children in the middle of the country, where she conjures new worlds, characters, and situations while playing chauffeur, chaperone, group activity leader, and referee.

~ Also by Leigh Talbert Moore ~

-DRAGONFLY (New Adult family saga; Book #1 in the Dragonfly series)
-UNDERTOW (New Adult family saga; Book #2 in the Dragonfly series)
-WATERCOLOR (New Adult family saga; Book #3 in the Dragonfly series)
-MOSAIC (New Adult family saga; Book #4/final book in the Dragonfly series)
-BEHIND THE STARS (NA Action-adventure/paranormal romance)
-THE TRUTH ABOUT FAKING (YA romantic comedy)
-THE TRUTH ABOUT LETTING GO (YA coming of age; Top 5 Finalist, 2013 "Best Indie Book Awards" sponsored by The Kindle Book Review)
-ROUGE (New Adult romantic suspense; Quarterfinalist, 2013 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award)

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~ Giveaway ~

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Sunday, January 18, 2015

Release day Blitz: Heartache by Danielle Allen

~ Synopsis ~ 
Roman Harper is known for being three things:

A talented artist…

A charismatic loner…

And most notably, an unintentional heartbreaker.

Even though he doesn’t mean for women to fall in love with him, Roman Harper has left a string of broken hearts in his wake.  But after a lie tore his world apart eight years ago, Roman doesn’t let anyone get too close to him. Sex is sex and love is…completely out of the question.  Using the past as motivation, Roman pours his heart out onto his canvas.  His heartache inspires some of his best work. And at twenty-eight years old, his art is finally getting the recognition that he’s always desired. But when Roman wakes up on the morning after his successful event with no recollection of who left the cryptic message on his bathroom mirror, everything changes.

~ Review ~
5 Stars 

This is a story that will leave you wanting more. You are going to fall in love with Roman!! But there may be a time or two you wish you could jump into the book and knock some sense into him.

Roman is happy with the way his life is going. He doesn't do relationships and he doesn't let people into his life easy!!! He can count his friends on one hand. So he focuses most of his time on his art and he is producing some of his best art right now. Everything with his art is going better than he imagined. He hasn't dealt with his past and that is preventing him from moving on. Can he let go of the past and move on? Or will he lose everything important in his life?

This is an amazing story. It is so different from anything else by Danielle Allen. That is what I love about her. You never know what type of story you will get until you read it. She has a way of holding you captive in the story. You don't want to put the book down. You devour it and then wish you could have read slower to savor the words written. This book takes you through loss, lies, betrayal, love and forgiveness. It will have you rooting that everything Roman wants comes true and that he doesn't let his past rule his future.

~ Early Reviews ~ 
"This is an amazing story. It is so different from anything else by Danielle Allen. That is what I love about her. You never know what type of story you will get until you read it. She has a way of holding you captive in the story. You don't want to put the book down. You devour it and then wish you could have read slower to savor the words written. This book takes you through loss, lies, betrayal, love and forgiveness. It will have you rooting that everything Roman wants comes true and that he doesn't let his past rule his future."
-- Heather, Carver's Book Cravings

"Danielle has a way of writing characters that you become emotionally evolved with. This story is captivating and you become engrossed. It's what I love most about her writing."
-- Jenny, Chicks Obsess With Fiction

"Heartache will just blow your mind! I am just blown away from this book! This book is the type that grabs you right from the start and once you start you can not and will not want to set your kindle down!"
-- Karrie, Panty dropping Book Blog

"Your mind will flip and flop and flip back to who is stalking Roman. You, yourself won’t know who to trust or hate. Danielle Allen does an outstanding job in this suspenseful romance novel. One-click you’ll love it!"
-- Michelle Lynn, Author

"I've read other books by Danielle Allen, and those were good, but this one... this one had a totally different vibe and hit me in a totally different way. Heartache has blown me away."
-- Kumiko, Lost In A Book

~ Playlist ~

  ~ Author Bio ~

I am a married event planner and life coach.  My awesome friends and family and my amazing husband make my life sweet.  I love to have fun and enjoy the life I’ve been blessed with.  I love shopping and football with equal fervor.  I’m an amateur movie critic (i.e. my husband and I watch and critique a lot of movies for fun). I love to read and I enjoy sharing my love of books with anyone who will listen. I love music. A good lyric with a good melody can paint a vivid picture and invoke such a range of emotions. I have a soft spot for most mediums of creative, artistic expression.

With degrees in psychology, human services, and marriage and family counseling, I have a unique perspective on life, love and the pursuit of happiness.   As an author, I combine an active imagination and life experiences to create stories that are easily relatable and intentionally intriguing.  I want to offer you a peek into someone else’s life and for you to get lost in their story, their trials, their triumphs.  My ultimate goal is to create a character or a story that stays with you long after you’ve put the book down.

In a nutshell, I am a Romance Novelist, Life Coach, Event Planner, Teacher, Karaoke Singer, and Professional Hugger.