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Friday, June 7, 2013

Dragonfly Blog Tour!

Dragonfly has been out for two-ish days as of now, and if you've read it, great news!  I have a dream cast for you straight from Leigh T. Moore!  Everybody should be cheering at this news!  Take a look at this really cool looking cast.  Some of them are completely spot on with who I saw when reading the book!

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.

REVIEW:  I think that one of the most amazing things about Leigh T. Moore is how she can completely transport her reader into the setting she has created.  In "Dragonfly" at how quickly I became engrossed in the story.  Anna became a modern day Nancy Drew to me.  Her trying to find out this big secret kind of drives the plot and the characters within it.  

I was most impressed with this subplot that didn't make sense at first, but then slowly revealed itself to be a major plot line by the end.  Anna's pursuit for the truth makes for some uncomfortable situations for a few people, and ultimately puts herself in a really unfortunate situation.  When they say that ignorance is bliss, it really is in this case. 

Moore's character development in Dragonfly was superb as I have come to expect from her.  The elusive Jack is frustrating and always just out of reach.  Anna is the girl next door who is literally dragged into the abyss of the secrets of the wealthy.  And then there is Julian.  Sweet, sweet Julian. I am SO glad that he turned out to be a bigger character than I thought he was going to be in the book.  I really cannot wait to read Undertow just because I want to read some more Julian! 

Dragonfly is something that I would recommend for a lazy summer day.  It's a really fun read about growing up and learning how to stand on your own two feet.  Anna's budding independence throughout the book was really fun to read, and I started cheering her along while being slightly mortified about some of her investigating. 

Leigh T. Moore has created a really fun world in Dragonfly.  I definitely recommend this to the crowd who loves YA.  There are some scenes in the book that aren't suitable for younger readers, but I felt that the scenes were not over the top and relevant to discovering oneself as well as the opposite sex. 

Check out Dragonfly for a fun and engrossing summer read.  It's on sale right now and looky there, I've got some buy links for you! 

4/5 Oh Yeah I liked it a lot!

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.

Dragonfly Dream Cast


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

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. Thanks so much for the great review, Jessica! So happy you liked my book~ <3

  2. Fun picks for the cast! Isn't it funny who you picture? I pictured a YOUNG Julian McMahon for Julian just based on the name.


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