Sunday, November 23, 2014

German/French/English Down to You paperback winners!

I have some winners!

Betul E, Elena Lim and Kelly Morin, please contact me within 48 hours at m.leighton.books@gmail.com so that I can get your book to you.  If I don't hear from you, another winner will be chosen. Thanks so much to everyone who participated!  I love it when we can all share some Cash love:)





Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Random things, Germany, Brazil and a giveaway

First of all, I have to get a few random thoughts off my chest.

1.  Why is it that when you put shredded cheese in hot chili, no matter how much you stir, it all ends up in a big glob in the center of the soup?  It's like the shreds suffer immediate separation anxiety and find their way back to each other. Not that I object to a blob of chili-coated cheese, but that's not the point.  #OneOfLifesMysteries

2.  My husband has this crazy spider sense that notifies him about three seconds in advance when I'm about to give him a wedgie.  Let's move past the fact that, yes, in my house wedgies still happen so that we can focus on the important things.  Like the fact that no matter where he is or how sneaky and quiet I am, he ALWAYS manages to clench his butt cheeks riiiiiiiight before I yank. It's very frustrating. Just sayin'.

3.  I really don't know how to connect directly with YOU, my foreign readers, but I really, really want to.  To thank you, to include you in giveaways, just to find out more about who you are and what you like.  So until I can find a better way, I'm going to use my blog:)

Over the last year and some change, my traditionally published books (the Bad Boys series and the Wild Ones series) have been translated into many, many languages.  I'm so grateful and so honored that people from all over the world want to read my books.  I could make a whole blog post just gushing about that alone. I mean, seriously. I'm WOW'd!  So. Freakin'. Grateful.

The thing is, because of your love for those series, I'm getting offers for my other books (indie books) as well.  You'll soon be seeing the Pretty Series and Fragile in bookstores across the globe. You just CANNOT imagine how humbling and thrilling and just awe-inspiring that is for me.  But if it weren't for YOU, my readers from other countries who gobble up my stories, that wouldn't be happening.  See how powerful you are?  When you create a demand, someone comes along to fill it.  And you demanded MY books and for that I'm deeply, profoundly grateful.  I hope one day to come to a city near you so that I can meet you in person and give you the heartfelt THANKYOU and hug that you deserve.

But until that day, I'm going to do random giveaways here on my blog for signed copies of my books in YOUR language.  Not every publisher sends me copies, so they are limited and not available in every language into which my books have been translated, but I will give away the ones that I have:)  And of course, I'll always include one for this country, as well, since my readers here were instrumental in making my most treasured dreams come true.  Today, I chose the German and Brazilian paperbacks, along with an English one.  So here's how it will go:

Up for grabs:  


  1. Signed paperback of Down to You in English
  2. Signed paperback of Addicted to You (Down to You in German)
  3. Signed paperback of Louca Por Voce (Down to You in Portuguese)


To enter:


  1. Comment below with your favorite Cash moment
  2. Follow my blog

I will draw the three winners on Sunday, Nov 23 and announce them here on my blog, so be sure to check back!

Oh also, December is going to be a huge month for me in many ways.  The first big thing will be a cover reveal for my upcoming novel, POCKETFUL OF SAND, on December 3, so IF YOU ARE A BLOGGER and have not signed up and want to, please do so here:


As always, thank y'all for being glorious.  I'm blessed beyond measure to have you in my life.

Friday, November 14, 2014

The holidays are coming WINNERS!

Let me first say that it is SO nice to read a list of beautiful gratitudes. It reminds me to count blessings not troubles:)

Okay, so via Random.org here are the winners of the gift cards from my previous post:

Mary Mooney and Donna Reynolds

Please email me at m.leighton.books@gmail.com within 48 hours to collect your prize.



Thank you so much to everyone who left a comment. It made for some wonderful reading!!!

Monday, November 10, 2014

The holidays are coming! The holidays are coming!

Is it weird that I just channeled Paul Revere?  Probably.  But I'm a nerd, so...why is anyone surprised?     hehe  *snort*

Anywho...

I'm here today because I was thinking <----dangerous, I know.  God has blessed me with yet another day, another YEAR of good health, a loving family, a wonderful husband, and amazing friends.  To me, that's worth celebrating, so I thought I'd do a little giveaway. The holidays are coming up and I know they're a source of stress for a lot of people for one reason or another.  A lot of smiles turn into worried frowns, and, although it's not much, I thought this might brighten a face or two as we head into Thanksgiving.  My wish would be for all of you to have so many things to be thankful for that you can't count them all, but today all I'm asking for is one.  Here's the deal.

Up for grabs:

  •  $25 Wal-Mart gift card  (both cards will be sent via email, so open internationally)
  •  $25 Target gift card


How to enter:

  • Make sure you're following this blog 
  • Comment below with something you're thankful for today


I'll draw two winners on Friday, Nov 14 and post the names here, so be sure to check back!  In the meantime, have an amazing week and try not to worry about what lies ahead. It takes too much away from the joy of today:)  <-----I tell myself this all the time because I was born a worrier, so I speak from experience. hehe

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Winner of Fave Quotes Giveaway

Let. Me. Tell. You.

I had no idea how fun and satisfying and humbling it would be to read through the quotes that stood out to y'all from all of my books.  I got to revisit someone from nearly every book I've ever written, which makes me happier than you'll ever know.  To think that of the hundreds of thousands of words that I've written, a few short sentences from Bo or Jackson or Cash or Trick, or Ginger even, would stand out to you so clearly is absolutely, astonishingly wonderful.  Y'all made all of last week just awesome!  I know without a doubt I'll be going back to read your comments again and again and again. I can think of few better pick-me-ups.  *sigh*  So thank you.  Seriously.  Thank you!

Okay, winners.  Random.org chose two random winners and they are Courtney Herbert and Whispering Pages Book Blog.  Please email your paperback of choice and your mailing address to me within 48 hours at m.leighton.books@gmail.com.  Congratulations, ladies!

Thank y'all so, so much for participating and for giving me so, so many things to smile about.  Y'all are just freakin' awesome!


Monday, November 3, 2014

Nocte by Courtney Cole

Today marks a special occasion.  My very talented BFF, Courtney Cole, is releasing her latest novel today.  It's her best book ever by far, in my humble opinion, and I'm here to tell you a little bit about it. Not much, as she's keeping the details mysterious for a while, so I'll just show you the stunning cover, the gripping blurb and then direct you where to buy it.  Because you should.  Buy it, that is.  You'll love it!



My name is Calla Price. I’m eighteen years old, and I’m one half of a whole. My other half--my twin brother, my Finn--is crazy.

I love him. More than life, more than anything. And even though I’m terrified he’ll suck me down with him, no one can save him but me.

I’m doing all I can to stay afloat in a sea of insanity, but I’m drowning more and more each day. So I reach out for a lifeline.

Dare DuBray.

He’s my savior and my anti-Christ. His arms are where I feel safe, where I’m afraid, where I belong, where I’m lost. He will heal me, break me, love me and hate me.

He has the power to destroy me.

Maybe that’s ok. Because I can’t seem to save Finn and love Dare without everyone getting hurt.

Why? Because of a secret.

A secret I’m so busy trying to figure out, that I never see it coming.


You won’t either.


You can purchase Nocte here:

Monday, October 27, 2014

Fave quote for the win!

Happy Monday, lovely readers!!  I hope your weekend was so superfantasticphenomenal that today is a piece of cake.

What?  A girl can hope!

:)

So, what brings me here today is nostalgia.  *dreamy sigh*  September 23rd was the two-year anniversary of Cash Davenport, a delicious hunk of man who changed my life in ways I never, ever, ever thought it might be changed.  I wanted to celebrate him SO FREAKIN' BAD, but I had Sig's release a few days later and I didn't want them to have to share the love, so I decided to have a special anniversary for Cash.  I've planned a very, very, VERY exciting "thing" for the Davenports in December.  I don't want to spoil it, so that's all I'll say, but I think you'll be pleased.  *beams*  Eeeeeeep  Unfortunately, that doesn't stop me from thinking about them, along with all my other main character guys and gals, so I thought I'd find a fun way to bide my time and include y'all in the stroll down memory lane.  Here's what I want to do:

Post your favorite line from ANY of my books in the comments below.  By doing so, you'll be entered to win your choice of any one of my signed paperbacks, along with a swag pack.  I'll draw TWO winners via Random.org and post the names on my blog on Tuesday.  BE SURE to check back to see if you were chosen!

That's it. Easy peasy and fun, fun, fun!  I'm so excited to read what one quote stood out most to you from any of my books.  On Monday, I'll also share what stands out most to me.  You might find that interesting. hehe

I'll be reading each comment and hoping you have a wonnnnnnderful week!

Okay, ready, set, go!