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I was born and raised in the United States, and I’ve lived in several of the fabulous fifty. Though I currently live in the deep South, I spent much of my childhood up North and hope to return there one day. A few other things about me: I believe that sometimes you have to look really, REALLY hard to find the good in people, but it's there. I believe that I'm shrinking (I swear five years ago I was two inches taller). I believe my husband is quite possibly one of the most amazing men in the entire world (I can't be sure because I haven't met all of them). I believe coffee and chocolate, when combined, could be the basis for world peace. I believe that Jesus rocks and communism doesn’t. I believe that white makes me look fat and black collec ...more


As I write installment number five in the Always with You serial, I keep getting a mental image of Sophie, the woman that I love to hate. Her blonde haired/blue eyed exterior perfectly disguises her undeniably devious interior. She plays the sweet innocent with Cash, skillfully wielding her daughter as a weapon, but Olivia sees through her. When she looks into those traitorous eyes, she sees th... Read more of this blog post »
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Sangr1a Thanks for your friendship, M.! :D


Whitney Just finished with Wiccan.... Absolutely loved this book u did a fantastic job!! I have also read Blood Like Poison I thoroughly enjoyed it as well!! U r definitely talented!!


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Jayde Scott Thanks for adding me. Regards, Jayde


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M. Leighton Jayde wrote: "Thanks for adding me. Regards, Jayde"

Thanks for thinking of me, Jayde. Love your name BTW:)


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Beccy Hey thankyou for the add :) I really look forward to reading your book next time i get a itunes card i will download your book :D Your book looks really interesting! :)


Taznim hi M,
thanks or the add,i'm looking forward to reading your books!!!!


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M. Leighton Taznim wrote: "hi M,
thanks or the add,i'm looking forward to reading your books!!!!"



Thank YOU, Taznim! I hope you enjoy them:)


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M. Leighton Beccy wrote: "Hey thankyou for the add :) I really look forward to reading your book next time i get a itunes card i will download your book :D Your book looks really interesting! :)"

I'm glad to hear that, Beccy! I hope you find that they ARE interesting:)

Have an awesome day!


Brandi ;) Thanks for the friendvite! Your books look right up my ally and I've actually alread purchased a couple and have them one my Kindle in my collection (shelf) called 'NEXT' :) Can't wait to read them!


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M. Leighton Brandi ;) wrote: "Thanks for the friendvite! Your books look right up my ally and I've actually alread purchased a couple and have them one my Kindle in my collection (shelf) called 'NEXT' :) Can't wait to read them!"

That's awesome, Brandi! Thank you:) I'd love to hear back from you when you finish. I hope you enjoy them!

Happy reading:)


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Kathryn Thank you for the friendvite! I am really eager to read your books! I have just purchased The Reaping & For Love of a Vampire!! :D


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M. Leighton Kathryn wrote: "Thank you for the friendvite! I am really eager to read your books! I have just purchased The Reaping & For Love of a Vampire!! :D"

Did you really? I hope you like them both:) They are very different from one another. I'd love to hear back from you when you finish!


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Daphne Delacroix Oh My God! It's SUCH a pleasure to have talked to you! I've heard a lot of great things about you and I thought I would try one of your books as well so I started with my fave genres


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M. Leighton Daphne wrote: "Oh My God! It's SUCH a pleasure to have talked to you! I've heard a lot of great things about you and I thought I would try one of your books as well so I started with my fave genres"

That's flippin' awesome, Daphne! Woohoo! Thank you so much for saying that. Let me know when you finish reading. I'd love to hear back from you:)


Jen - At Random Thanks for the request!

I love that Authors are on GR and take the time to connect with readers!

:) Jen


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M. Leighton JenLR wrote: "Thanks for the request!

I love that Authors are on GR and take the time to connect with readers!

:) Jen"


Truthfully, Jen, it's my pleasure. I honestly get a huge thrill out of talking to readers:) I feel like I'm part of a secret society or something--minus the handshake and embarrassing initiation, of course:D


Jen - At Random M. wrote: "JenLR wrote: "Thanks for the request!

I love that Authors are on GR and take the time to connect with readers!

:) Jen"

Truthfully, Jen, it's my pleasure. I honestly get a huge thrill out..."


And readers (most of them at least) get a thrill out of talking with authors so it's a win win!!

Hhmm, maybe GR should have a secret handshake, but I agree no embarrassing initiations!! ;-)


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M. Leighton Yeah, I embarrass myself enough without anyone forcing me to do it:) I've recently been called "adorkable." Sadly, I think it's pretty fitting:D


Jen - At Random Adorkable! I love it! That's definitely me too, haha!


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Carrie If I may be so bold as to eavesdrop...Michelle, what I admire about you is that you are sweet and caring and passionate and that means you put yourself out there to make sure others know how you feel. You are compassionate and focused on others...to me, this means that you may often find yourself in situations where you might be embarrassed, etc. Unlike me, you are not afraid to put yourself out there, but I think it's a good trade. I often kick myself for being too worried about what other people think or embarrassing myself, so I don't put myself out there. So now that I've rambled on...what I'm saying is that there is absolutely nothing wrong with adorkable! I wish I was more that way!! :)


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M. Leighton Carrie, you're absolutely right about one thing: I definitely put myself out there:) I let it all hang out, and not necessarily in the good way:) But, I figure it like this: people know where I'm coming from and if my expressions can make them feel a little bit better about embarrassing themselves, too, my job is done:D I often tell people that if someone's done it the wrong way or the humiliating way, it's probably me:) I'm a trendsetter that way- hee hee I'm also a "leap first and ask questions later" kind of peron. You know, the ones who put things together without the directions and then take stock of all the leftover parts afterward? Yep, that's me:) But thank you--SO, SO MUCH--for your very nice and flattering response. Above all else, I want people to know that when I say something, I mean it. That I'm sincere. And, based on your comment, it appears that I've managed to do that. *blushes* YAY! I may start some sort of secret society called The Adorkable Amigos. We three can be the first members. Set the world on fire!


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Carrie :)


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kay kuever Thanks for the add, M! I'm looking forward to reading The Reaping, it sounds awesome.


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M. Leighton Kayla wrote: "Thanks for the add, M! I'm looking forward to reading The Reaping, it sounds awesome."

Thanks, Kayla! I hope you enjoy it:) Let me know how you liked it. I love me some reader feedback:D (see other comments about being adorkable- that will explain everything- hee hee)


Jen - At Random The Adorkable Amigos! The Three Adorkables! How fun!


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M. Leighton JenLR wrote: "The Adorkable Amigos! The Three Adorkables! How fun!"

LOL We need hats:D


Rachel (The Rest Is Still Unwritten) Hi!

Thanks so much for the friend request =) I really am looking forward to reading your book, especially The Reaping. It sounds fantastic, right up my ally and I'll have get get myself a copy of it too.
I even featured it as my cover lust a few weeks back on my blog, which you can see here if you'd like: http://rachybee-the-rest-is-still-unw...

Thanks again for the add and I wish you all the luck with your writing!
~Rachel


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M. Leighton Rachel wrote: "Hi!

Thanks so much for the friend request =) I really am looking forward to reading your book, especially The Reaping. It sounds fantastic, right up my ally and I'll have get get myself a copy o..."


WOW, Rachel! That is so awesome!! Thank you so much for featuring The Reaping on your blog. She is pretty creepy, isn't she? I loved that picture as soon as I saw it, thought it was exactly what Grey would look like (you'll see what I mean when you read it:). Your blog is gorgeous, too, BTW. And I love the name. Very nice!!

I hope to hear back from you when you finish. Also, let me know if I can do anything to help with your blog:)

Michelle


Michelle hey M, thanks for the add :) and yeah, LOVE Divergent!! Its one of the BEST books I've ever read, I'm totally psyched that its being made into a movie!! xD haha, but yeah, For the Love of a Vampire sounds awesome! Can't wait to get my hands on it! :D


Rachel (The Rest Is Still Unwritten) M. wrote: "Rachel wrote: "Hi!

Thanks so much for the friend request =) I really am looking forward to reading your book, especially The Reaping. It sounds fantastic, right up my ally and I'll have get get ..."


No problem! And thank-you =)

I'll be sure to let you know what I think of the book when I'm finished reading it and I'm sure you'll be able to check out my review both here and on my blog.

Sure thing. And back at you. If there's anything you'd like me to do to help spread the news about any of your book/s, a giveaway, maybe an interview once I've actually read the book if you're interested, let me know!

Best,
~Rachel =)


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M. Leighton Rachel wrote: "M. wrote: "Rachel wrote: "Hi!

Thanks so much for the friend request =) I really am looking forward to reading your book, especially The Reaping. It sounds fantastic, right up my ally and I'll ha..."


Sounds great to me! Thanks, Rachel:)


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M. Leighton Michelle Tora/Pasham/ wrote: "hey M, thanks for the add :) and yeah, LOVE Divergent!! Its one of the BEST books I've ever read, I'm totally psyched that its being made into a movie!! xD haha, but yeah, For the Love of a Vampire..."

I didn't know that about Divergent. And so soon! WOW!! I'm definitely going to have to read it now:)

I hope you like the Blood Like Poison series. My favorite thing about it is that it's more focused on the romance. *sigh* And I love me some romance:D


◕ ◡ ◕  Arooj Thanks for adding me! "The Reaping" sounds really good and I can't wait to read it! I'd love to tell you what I think about it once I get my hands on a copy =D


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M. Leighton Please do! It's ridiculous how much I love to get e-mails and messages. My husband thinks I'm insane:)


Nevey Badr Are not you the sweetest ever? I loved your note; I wish if all of my friends send me long notes because I love messages and emails.

OMG! You are a fan of SUPERNATURAL! This mean we will be good friends; so who is you favorite Winchester? Mine is DEAN.

P.S. Eye of a Tiger became one of my all time favorite songs.


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M. Leighton Nevey Berry wrote: "Are not you the sweetest ever? I loved your note; I wish if all of my friends send me long notes because I love messages and emails.

OMG! You are a fan of SUPERNATURAL! This mean we will be good f..."


LOL How funny! Dean is my favorite, too:) He's on my blog. This is the Eye of the Tiger video I was talking about. Oh, Dean *sigh*

http://mleightonbooks.blogspot.com/p/...


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Carrie You have got to be kidding me, Michelle!! I totally shared that Eye of the Tiger video on my facebook page about 6 months ago because I thought it was adorable!! Thanks for sharing the link so I could watch it again and smile!! :)


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M. Leighton Carrie wrote: "You have got to be kidding me, Michelle!! I totally shared that Eye of the Tiger video on my facebook page about 6 months ago because I thought it was adorable!! Thanks for sharing the link so I ..."

How funny! When I saw that episode, I went a couple days later and watched the video of Dean on YouTube. Loved it just as much the second time. And the third. And the fourth... hee hee It has been one of my favorites for quite some time, too. Great minds DO think alike:D


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Carrie Here's an extended link...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XTsxF4...
YUMMY!!
(I am lame...so if the link doesn't work, copy and paste!)


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M. Leighton Carrie wrote: "Here's an extended link...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XTsxF4...
YUMMY!!
(I am lame...so if the link doesn't work, copy and paste!)"


*sigh* There is just nothing sexier than a hot guy with rhythm:)


message 41: by Carrie

Carrie AGREE!! Oh, my gosh...you and I have so much in common!!!


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M. Leighton Carrie wrote: "AGREE!! Oh, my gosh...you and I have so much in common!!!"

hee hee Be afraid! Be very, very afraid:) You know how scary it can be in here...:D


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Nina Thank you for adding me! :) I absolutely love your books - especially hooked on "Blood like poison" series at the moment! Cannot wait for the next book to come out!!


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M. Leighton N wrote: "Thank you for adding me! :) I absolutely love your books - especially hooked on "Blood like poison" series at the moment! Cannot wait for the next book to come out!!"

That's AWESOME!! I'm so glad to hear it. YAY!!! The next one should be out toward the end of summer (winter's coming early this year:)


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Eleni thank you for your friend request! I love my country but i must say that i would love to live in U.S! i haven't read your book yet but i can tell you that some time ago i cleaned up my to-read books and found that i had some books that i didn't know why i had added them in the first place. Well yours was not one of them and while i removed a lot of those books yours is still there and i can't wait to read it!!! Even after some time since when i first added it in my list i am still intrigued by the plot...


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M. Leighton Eleni wrote: "thank you for your friend request! I love my country but i must say that i would love to live in U.S! i haven't read your book yet but i can tell you that some time ago i cleaned up my to-read book..."

I'm sure it's easy to lose track of them after a while. I do that with books that are sitting on my shelf. hee hee I'm glad it still piques your interest, though:) Hopefully it will be an enjoyable read for you.

Maybe one day you can end up over here in the US. We'd love to have you:D


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Shanna Thank you for the friend request! I look forward to reading your books. The Reaping is actually on the top of my too read list. I love the cover btw!


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M. Leighton Shanna wrote: "Thank you for the friend request! I look forward to reading your books. The Reaping is actually on the top of my too read list. I love the cover btw!"

Awesome! And thank you! She's good-n-creepy, isn't she? hee hee She'll make perfect sense once you read it:)


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M. Leighton Nicole wrote: "I sooo want to read your books, they look so dang good! I am actually writing my first novel, The Perfect Weapon. I have written 11 chapter so far, you can find it on my page if you scroll down my..."

That's awesome, Nicole! Congratulations!! :)


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Sarah Hi, thanks for the friend request, you'r book sounds so good! I can't wait to read it. The cover is what caught my attention, the cover is pretty. And, thanks I found my profile pic. on photobucket. :) I love that book.


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