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April 29, 2015

Hi guys!

Sooooo, I’ve been getting a lot of inquiries about the release date of LUX (book three in the Nocte Trilogy). I’m afraid I have some news that you aren’t going to like much.

The release date has been pushed back until August, hopefully the first couple weeks of August. I know. That’s so far away. Please don’t hate me.

There are a couple of reasons.

1. I’ve gone through what you might call a personal crisis. I’m ok, so don’t worry, but it put me on my ass for awhile. Today is the first day that I’ve actually been at my keyboard in weeks. It wouldn’t have been fair to Calla’s story to try and write it while I was so unfocused. Calla deserves the best story possible, and so do you. I’ll be back in the saddle again on Monday to finish up LUX and to start writing a couple other exciting projects.

2. Audible bought the audio rights for the Nocte Trilogy, so after I finish LUX, I have to wait 60 days after I turn it in to Audible to release it on e-book and in print. So even if I finished it tomorrow (which isn’t feasible), then I would still have to wait until June 29 to release it. That’s not going to happen. I’m probably a few weeks away from finishing it including the editing process, and then the release date has to be 60 days after I turn it in.

So, to summarize, I’ll be working hard to bring you the best possible conclusion of LUX. The story is all in my head– I know exactly what is going to happen…. and trust me, you won’t see it coming. I can’t wait to start writing again, and bring you this story.

Thank you so much for your patience with me, and I hope you’re having an amazing week!



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Published on April 29, 2015 10:41 • 106 views

March 15, 2015

Pocketful of Sand M. Leighton

A story of heartbreak, loss, redemption and second chances: Pocketful of Sand from New York Times bestselling author M. Leighton

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“She’s beauty for my ashes. And I’m hope for her heartache.”—Cole Danzer

Pocketful-of-Sand250I don’t know what makes a great love story. Is it that instant attraction when boy meets girl? The passionate kisses and the fairy-tale ending? Or is it a lifetime of tragedy, paid in advance, for a few stolen moments of pure bliss? The pain and the suffering that, in the end, you can say are worth it for having found the missing piece of your soul?

The answer is: I don’t know. I don’t know what makes a great love story. I only know what makes my love story. I only know that finding Cole when I did, when Emmy and I were running from a nightmare, was the only thing that saved me. That saved us. He was more broken than I was, but somehow we took each other’s shattered pieces and made a whole. If that is what makes a great love story, if that is what makes an epic romance, then mine…ours is the greatest of them all.

Contains material that some may find disturbing. Not intended for readers under the age of 18.


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mleightonNew York Times and USA Today bestselling author M. Leighton is a native of Ohio. She relocated to the warmer climates of the South, where she can be near the water all summer and miss the snow all winter. Possessed of an overactive imagination from early in her childhood, Michelle finally found an acceptable outlet for her fantastical visions: literary fiction. Having written over a dozen novels, these days Michelle enjoys letting her mind wander to more romantic settings with sexy Southern guys, much like the one she married and the ones you’ll find in her latest books. When her thoughts aren’t roaming in that direction, she’ll be riding horses, swimming in ponds and experiencing life on a ranch, all without leaving the cozy comfort of her office.

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Published on March 15, 2015 09:39 • 9 views

February 23, 2015

A stone in the sea graphic


A Stone In The Sea (Bleeding Star Novels #1) by A.L. Jackson is out today!

In celebration of this AMAZING love story, I’m excited I can give you the chance to take part in this release day hop!

 Between 20 authors & bloggers, you have the chance to win 20 gifts from A.L. Jackson! That’s not including the GIANT giveaway on her page, so be sure to end your hop over with A.L. Jackson!  The catch is that the gift is a surprise…It’s easy to win, but you won’t know what you’ve won!

To win here on my blog, all you have to do is like my page on Facebook and share this post (make sure you tag me so I see it).   I’ll choose a winner tomorrow!

For a complete list of all the participants in the hop and to make sure you’ve entered all of them, go to A.L.’s Page

 AND be sure to grab you copy of A Stone in the Sea!

For more chances to win, visit the next author on the hop,  Gail McHugh

Happy reading!



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Published on February 23, 2015 17:55 • 6 views

February 15, 2015



Eeeepppp!!  If you go into Target today, and you stroll past the book section, you might see BEFORE WE FALL on the shelves.  Because it’s there!!

We’ve got an easy contest going this week.   Take a picture of the book on the shelves, post your picture to social media, tag it with #LoveNeverFails so that we see it.   Honestly, I’ll count a picture from the book on the shelves at any bookstore.  Because it’s really exciting to me.  LOL.

Just make you sure you tag it #LoveNeverFails so that we see your entry. You can post on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

Happy Sunday!!

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Published on February 15, 2015 05:31 • 7 views

February 13, 2015


Happy Day two of the Two Year Anniversary of IF YOU STAY!


Today, we’re having a graphic meme contest, which I have to tell you, is usually my favorite of all contests.  I love seeing the artsy things that everyone comes up with!

For today, create a graphic meme using one of these quotes:

“She’s a breath of fresh air.  I may be the big bad wolf, but even wolves need to breathe.”
“You’ve seen me at my worst.  Maybe you should see me at my best.” “And when are you at your best?” “In bed.”
“I need him to breathe.”

You can share the meme on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, but make sure to tag it with #LoveNeverFails so that we can find it when we’re choosing winners.  We’ll choose Three winners next Friday, so this contest will last for a week.  :)

Good luck!  I can’t wait to see your #LoveNeverFails memes!  :)

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Published on February 13, 2015 06:51 • 8 views

February 12, 2015


OH MY GOSH, YOU GUYS!!  Today mark’s the TWO YEAR anniversary of IF YOU STAY.  Can you believe it??   Check this out:



As I said in the video, we’re doing some fun things to celebrate this week!

IF YOU STAY is $.99 for this whole week!  So if you haven’t been introduced to Pax Tate, now is the time.  You can find IF YOU STAY on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, iTunes and Kobo.  

UNTIL WE FLY is $.99 for this whole week, too!  You need to experience the awesomeness that is ex-Army Ranger Brand Killien.  You can find UNTIL WE FLY on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, iTunes and Kobo.  

UNTIL WE BURN, the prequel novella to BEFORE WE FALL, is FREE right now on all platforms.

AND…. Before We Fall, which is in bookstores now, will hit Target shelves on February 15th.

SO MUCH GOODNESS TO CELEBRATE!!  *throws confetti*

For today’s event, I want to hear your favorite quote over on my Facebook Page.  Post your favorite quote, and THREE winners will be chosen to win a signed copy of IF YOU STAY.

I’ll post more events for the rest of the week.. so check back here or my Facebook page.

Happy anniversary, Pax Tate!!   XOXO.


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Published on February 12, 2015 07:30 • 6 views

February 6, 2015

Everything is slow motion.

The waves, Dare’s mouth moving, his words. I stare at him, at the dark stubble on his jaw, at the way he swallows. At the way his dark eyes are impaling me, holding me, scaring me.

“You’ve got one question left, Calla,” he reminds me now. “Ask it.”

So begins the first chapter of the second book in the NOCTE Trilogy, Verum. Are you ready to hear the rest? Just press play. If you dare.

Welcome to the rabbit hole.


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Published on February 06, 2015 12:54 • 7 views

February 4, 2015

Want to win an autographed set of the first two books in the Nocte Trilogy, NOCTE and VERUM? I’ve got a few that I would love to give away! :)

VERUM-snaptagwinHere’s what you have to do:

Snap a picture of your ereader or phone (if you read on your phone) with the VERUM cover.
Upload it to Facebook, Twitter, AND/OR Instagram (you can do all three!).
Tag it with #VERUM #TheTruthIsHere.
Post (make sure to post PUBLICLY if you’re doing it on Facebook, or we won’t be able to see it).

One person will be picked from each platform to win on Sunday, February 8. Get to tagging, and good luck!


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Published on February 04, 2015 13:48 • 7 views

February 3, 2015

Hey guys,

So I’ve got a lot going on this week, and just thought I’d better tell you about everything in one place.

First, the audio rights have been bought for The Nocte Trilogy by Audible.  So if you love to listen to your books, they’ll be available soon for your listening pleasure. I’ll let you know dates when I have them.

Second, VERUM released yesterday, as you probably noticed.  But just in case you didn’t, I thought I’d mention it again.  You can find it here:

Get VERUM (Nocte Trilogy #2):

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Third, NOCTE is on sale through today, but tomorrrow the price will return to $3.99.  So if you haven’t already read it, snap it up today before the price returns to normal.

Get NOCTE, the first book in the trilogy:

 | iBooks | Barnes & Noble | Kobo

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Fourth, my publisher just let me know that they’re putting IF YOU STAY on sale for $.99 in honor of Valentine’s Day.  So if you haven’t been introduced to the sexiness that is Pax Tate, now is certainly the time.

Get IF YOU STAY, the first book in the Beautifully Broken series:

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Fifth, I’ll be at my publisher’s New Adult Night tomorrow night from 7:20-7:40 pm EST to chat about Romance and hot guys.  Because…romance and hot guys.  :)   Come see us HERE.  

And last but not least, I’ve been asked a lot when the third and final book of The Nocte Trilogy, LUX,will be released.

Officially, I’m saying May/June, because writing VERUM fried my brain.  But, I’m aiming for earlier, like maybe April.  We’ll see.  But definitely  sign up for my newsletter to get updates on the release date.  I’ll let you know when to watch for it.  :)

I hope you all have a fabulous week!!

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Published on February 03, 2015 06:26 • 8 views

February 2, 2015

It’s here. It’s waiting. And if you thought NOCTE was intense…well, let’s just say you might want to adjust your tolerance levels. VERUM, the second book in the NOCTE Trilogy, has landed.


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VERUM-300pxMy name is Calla Price and I’m drowning.

My new world is a dark, dark ocean and I’m being pulled under by secrets.

Can I trust anyone? I don’t know anymore.

The lies are spirals. They twist and turn, binding me with their thorns and serpentine tongues. And just when I think I have it figured out, everything is pulled out from under me.

I’m entangled in the darkness.

But the truth will set me free.

It’s just ahead of me, so close I can touch it. But even though it shines and glimmers, it has glistening fangs and I know it will shred me.

Are you scared?

I am.


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Get NOCTE, the first book in the trilogy:

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Don’t forget to sign up for my newsletter to get updates on LUX, the final book in the NOCTE Trilogy, coming Summer 2015.

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Published on February 02, 2015 08:31 • 28 views