Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Deep Thoughts... & A Spring Fever Teaser

An idea keeps drifting through my brain: Intense pressure can produce a diamond or it can produce dust.

It sounds better in my head. But still... Diamonds and dust. Why am I thinking this? No clue.

So when we moved here less than two years ago, the movie version of The Help was just coming out, and everyone was talking about that book and the issues it raised. I thought, "I'd like to write a book like that..."

A book that takes on hard topics and isn't boring. It's possible The Truth About Letting Go is as close as I'll get.

It's a contemporary romance, like all my books, but the main character is struggling with a crisis that has rocked her entire belief system.

And while sparks fly every time she kisses our hero, he stands for the very system that let her down and broke her heart. So she pushes him away. Or they pull together for smooches that usually end in arguments...

I think it has a very spring-into-summer feel... I'd love to hear what you think!

Here's the Spring Fever Teaser! (It's a kissy one, yanno. For spring and all.) Enjoy~

On Amazon
Jordan kisses me again, and everything in me wants more. I want him to groan and tell me I’m beautiful. I want to slide my hands under his tee and feel his skin. But he breaks our lips apart. He places his chin on my head and puts his arms around my shoulders.

“Oh, man,” he breathes, before kissing the top of my head.

I sigh as I press my cheek to his chest, surrounded in his warm hug. His hands slide up and down my back slowly, and I slip my fingers under his shirt, finding the skin underneath. That’s when he steps away and pulls the towel off his shoulders. 

“I’d better go.”

“Don’t!” I reach for him, and he catches my hand.

“Being alone with you is not a good idea.”

Frustration burns in my chest, and I have to fight getting angry with him. How can I be angry and yet so totally into him at the same time?

“You’re going to drive me crazy,” I say.

“Not as crazy as you’re driving me.”

I hop down and follow him to the back door not even trying to hide my disappointment. “But what about your shirt?”

“Bring it to me later.” He grabs the windbreaker off the peg and catches the door. Halfway out, he steps back. I’m still frowning, but his cute smile softens it. “This is really cool.”


“Being here with you. Being sorry to go. You being sorry I’m going.”

“I’m keeping your shirt.”

He grins and kisses me quickly. “Deal.” Then he closes the door and sprints across the lawn to his waiting car. 

The Truth About Letting Go is just $2.99 on

Print copies on Createspace and Amazon!

Have a super week, reader-friends~ <3


RaShelle Workman said...

Great teaser, Leigh. Love it.

LTM said...

Thanks, RaShelle! Picking excerpts is hard... it was btw this one and another, more serious one. Maybe I'll post it Friday~ :o) <3

Dawn Ius said...

LOVE the teaser. Yes, please post another on Friday :-)

PS - love your dust/diamonds thought. It's those random thoughts that generally lead to some kind of fictional piece of work. Or at least the idea for something :-)

Pat Hatt said...

Diamonds and dust hmmm that was random haha but it fits and yep you are surely not on break. haha

Roland D. Yeomans said...

You picked the exact right section for the teaser. Samples are so important to get just right! Way to go, Roland

Old Kitty said...

Awwwwww it's a super sweet teaser!!

Take care

M Pax said...

A fantastic teaser, Leigh. I hope sales are going like gangbusters. :)