Sunday, June 16, 2013

Review & Interview: Dragonfly by Leigh T. Moore



Dragonfly by Leigh T. Moore
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Genre: YA

The Story:
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.

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

My Review:  I loved this book!  It's so cute, and realistic!  Leigh T Moore has written a beautiful story, where things aren't how they appear.  Two guys who have feelings for the same girl, and that girl loving both guys!  I ate up this book, and I don't want to give many spoilers, but it's a good thing that the second books is coming out soon!!  I don't think I could have waited longer to know what will happen to Jack, Lucy, Anna and Julian. 

If you're looking for a good summer read, pick up Dragonfly! 

 


DRAGONFLY EXCERPT:

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.

 

ABOUT LEIGH T. MOORE:

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!

***Interview***

Hi, guys! Thanks so much for having me here today and for helping me spread the word about my new book Dragonfly! I’m so excited to share it with readers! J

If you could invite any 5 people to dinner who would you choose?

Hard one! Hmm… I like having a good mix of smart and funny people, so #1 on my list would have to be Tina Fey. Plus she’s a great writer, so that’s a huge bonus! Then Bill Murray, because he’s so quirky and hilarious. Of course Jennifer Lawrence because I’m convinced she’s my long-lost little sister. We need to put those pieces together. Then I’d invite Sophia Vergara because I bet she can keep a party going, and finally Wes Anderson. I’m a huge fan of his movies, and I want to pick his brain.

If you could meet one person who has died who would you choose?

Umm… ummm… Hmm. This is a very hard question. I guess Audrey Hepburn, because she’s so gorgeous and classy… or NO! Marilyn Monroe. Maybe she could tell us what really happened that night…

Any other books in the works?

For now, I’m working on the last two books in the Dragonfly series. I want to tell you SO badly what happens in them, but that would be majorly spoilery. So I can’t. But Watercolor (#3) is going to be love-story gorgeous, and Mosaic (#4) is going to be kind of … tense and good.

What is your dream cast for your book?

I wrote Dragonfly in 2009, so my dream cast is horribly out of date. What I’m doing is inviting readers to send me their dream cast collages (leightmoore@gmail.com), and I’ll post them all on my Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/LeighTalbertMoore) with their names. Maybe everyone can vote and the winner will get a prize. We’ll see how many people play along! J

What's one piece of advice you would give aspiring authors?

Just keep swimming! This is a hard, hard business, and persistence is key. Get you a trusted group of writer friends, who can challenge you and support you, and stick with it! And above all, be kind and supportive of each other. Everyone has their own path to follow! J

If you could choose only one time period and place to live, when and where would you live and why?

Honestly, I’m happy where I am right now. This really is the best time to be a writer!

Can you see yourself in any of your characters?


I think all my characters have a little bit of my personality in them. It’s kind of inevitable, I think. But they’re all such mixtures of all kinds of things—movies I’ve seen, people I’ve known, other stories I’ve heard. Does that make sense? J

Who or what inspired you to become an author?

My mom kept telling me I’d be an author when I grew up. I always argued with her that I wouldn’t—I didn’t think I could stick with a story that long! But she ended up being right. Moms usually are! J

What is your guilty pleasure?

Chocolate! I LOVE expensive, dark chocolate. Mmmm…

Thanks again so much for having me here, guys! I hope you all like my new books~ <3 o:p="">


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***Giveaway***

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3 comments:

  1. My favorite vacation was going to Disneyworld with the kids, thanks!

    kimberlybreid at hotmail dot com

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  2. Thanks so much again, Nicole! (I tried commenting from my phone when this posted, but I see it didn't work.) :P

    I'm SO happy you liked Dragonfly--hope you lurv Undertow! :o) <3

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