Wednesday, January 16, 2013


I have a special treat for you guys! In honor of the celebration of the release of Up to Me by M. Leighton, I have an excerpt and a giveaway of book one in the series, Down to You. This event was coordinated by AToMR Tours.

Take a look at Up to Me...

Series: The Bad Boy Series #2
Publisher: M. Leighton Books
Publication Date: 1/6/13
Format: eARC
Source: Received from author for review.

Happily ever after doesn’t come easy.  But for love, it’s always worth the fight.

Olivia finds bliss unlike any she’s ever known in Cash’s arms.  He sets her skin on fire and melts her heart right inside her chest.  Unfortunately, their happily ever after is short-lived when a shadow from Cash’s past threatens to turn their world upside down.

   Dangerous people from his father’s world have discovered that Cash holds information that could put them away for a very long time.  And they’re willing to do anything—and hurt anybody—to get it back.  Giving it up means Cash must choose between the life of his father and the life of Olivia.

Having nearly overcome her wariness of bad boys, Olivia’s trust is shaken when this new threat arises.  Now she finds that Cash is not only a danger to her heart, but his family has associations that are a danger to her life as well.  She soon discovers that there are some situations in life where trust is a girl’s only option.  And this is one of them.  If she’s to live, she must trust Cash with her life.  But to Olivia, that’s much, much easier than letting go and trusting him with her heart.


Cash’s back is to me. I see him run his fingers through his hair and I hear him sigh again.  “I’m asking you to trust me, Olivia.”  He turns to face me.  “Trust in what you know about me.  Because I know, if you stop listening to your fear, you know who I am.  Deep down.  You know me, Olivia.  You know me.”

His voice is sincere. His expression is urgent.  I close my eyes against his face, his handsome face, the face that haunts both my waking and my sleeping world.  I open them again when I feel warm hands cup my cheeks.  Cash is a breath away, his eyes pools of midnight, drawing me in.

“It’s me,” he says softly.  “Stop listening to everything else.  Remember the way you feel when I’m kissing you and touching you.  Don’t think with your head.  You know me.  And when my lips are on yours, you trust me.”  As if to make his point, he dips his head and brushes his mouth over mine.  Sparks fly between us.  As always.  “You trust me, when my hands are on your skin.”  He runs his palms down my arms and then over to my waist where he pushes them up under the edge of my shirt.  Chills break out down my back.  “You trust me when you turn your mind off, when you just feel.”

** Oh boy, I loved that scene!**

Down To YouPublisher: M. Leighton Books
Publication Date: Sept 23, 2012
Format: eARC
Source: Received from author for review.
The scorching tale of one girl, two brothers and a love triangle…that’s not.

Olivia Townsend is nothing special. She’s just a girl working her way through college so she can return home to help her father run his business. She’s determined not to be the second woman in his life to abandon him, even if it means putting her own life on hold. To Olivia, it’s clear what she must do. Plain and simple. Black and white.

But clear becomes complicated when she meets Cash and Nash Davenport. They’re brothers. Twins.
Cash is everything she’s always wanted in a guy. He’s a dangerous, sexy bad boy who wants her in his bed at any cost. He turns her insides to mush and, with just one kiss, makes her forget why he’s no good for her.

Nash is everything she’s ever needed in a guy. He’s successful, responsible and intensely passionate. But he’s taken. Very taken, by none other than Marissa, Liv’s rich, beautiful cousin. That doesn’t stop Olivia from melting every time he looks at her, though. With just one touch, he makes her forget why they can never be together.

Black and white turns to shades of gray when Olivia discovers the boys are hiding something, something that should make her run as far and as fast as she can. But it’s too late to run. Olivia’s already involved. And in love. With both of them.

Both brothers make her heart tremble. Both brothers set her body on fire.

She wants them both.

And they want her.

How will she ever choose between them?

You can purchase Down to You at:
Amazon | Barnes & Noble

You can purchase Up to Me at:
Amazon | Barnes & Noble

The Bad Boys Series
(click on cover to read my review)
Down to You (The Bad Boys, #1)Up to Me (The Bad Boys, #2)

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About the author:
M. Leighton
New 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.

About Michelle:  I love coffee and chocolate, even more so when they are combined.  I'm convinced that one day they could be the basis for world peace.  I also love the color red and am seriously considering dying my hair.

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  1. Thankyou for sharing Andrea! I loved Down to You so can't wait to read Up to Me! Even more so since reading the excerpt.

  2. GAH! I want to read this series so bad. Although I have to admit I'm kind of nervous after being tricked by the sexy abs on the cover of The Vincent Boys. I'm a sucker for a hot body and it seems like that bites me in the butt sometimes!

  3. I have both of these books!! I suck that I haven't read them yet!! I will read them soon. I just need to stick to my resolution of not taking on too many review books. It's hard when they are ones I really want to read. Lol!!

  4. Oh I've seen these books everywhere lately Andrea and gosh that excerpt! *swoon* just shows me I'm missing out on so much! Thank you so much for sharing it with us! ;)

  5. Wow what an excerpt that is! Twit-Twooo! Thank you for sharing this!

  6. Holy Hanna thats a hot excerpt. Can't wait to read the rest. Thanks for the contest.

  7. All I can say is that I can't wait to read the rest!

  8. I just WANT Cash! Badly. :)


  9. Yeah, I can see where the end of that portion can end in a great place. SA WOON..

  10. I have this story and I really enjoyed it, Andrea! I figured out the twist pretty early, but I almost think I liked the story even more because I knew what was going on. :)

  11. An excerpt that makes you want to read on.

  12. Looks great! Swooning now:) Can't wait to start reading this series soon! Thanks!

  13. It is fantastic! Can't wait to read more!

  14. Love the excerpt! Can't wait to read this one! :D


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