Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Blog Tour!! Dragonfly by Leigh T. Moore- Excerpts!

Dragonfly (Dragonfly #1)

by Leigh T. Moore

Published on: 6/6/13

Genre: New Adult

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.


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.


A few local surfers made their way out to the waves that were growing in height as the storm approached. No lifeguard was on duty, but these kids had grown up taking their chances on the water. It wouldn’t be a bad storm, just enough to blow in some big waves and a strong shower or two.

I looked up and there was Julian looking out at the water. He glanced down and smiled then bent his knees to squat beside me on the sand. Seeing him made me feel almost happy.

“Waiting for someone?” he said.

“No. I just love when the weather’s like this.”

“Me, too. Great day to hang ten.”

“I don’t surf.”

“I’m still waiting to teach you.”

I looked up at him and considered for a few seconds how much of a mistake it would be to take his hand and venture out into the swirling currents. I was a pretty good swimmer, and I trusted Julian.

“Okay,” I said.

He pulled me up. “Let’s go.”

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

Tidbits on the Author:

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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1 comment:

  1. My favorite summer vacation so far was a trip to the Olympic Peninsula with my hubby a couple of years ago. I loved hiking in the rain forest and tide pooling on the beach at La Push. :)