Another Random Act: The Truth About Faking. (Brand new release!)
Welcome fellow blogger and friend, Leigh T. Moore. Leigh just released her YA contemporary and on the first day shot up the charts!
Jason just wants a date with Harley.
Harley just wants a date with Trent.
Trent’s still getting over Stephanie.
When Harley and Jason decide to fake date, they uncover a school of deceptions. Trent’s got a secret, but so does Jason. And the more time Harley spends secretly kissing her fake boyfriend, the further she gets from her dreams with Trent.
Worst of all, Harley’s mom is getting cozy with her hot massage therapy student, and even Harley’s Reverend Dad can’t fake not being bothered by it. But when the masks finally come off, can everyone handle the real truth?
Here’s Leigh to tell us a little bit about her journey!
Let me see… I don’t want to get too wordy and drive everybody crazy. The story behind the story is actually pretty simple. This was the third book I ever wrote. I finished it in 2010, sent it through the critters, did my revisions, and started trying to find an agent.
Almost a year later, I got an offer from one agent, but in the meantime, I’d written a different book (ROUGE, which is coming out in Nov/Dec by Pocket Books). The *other* book got me an offer from a different agent, who was so enthusiastic about that book, I went with her and sort of back-burnered this one.
After we did the deal on ROUGE, agent came back and asked to see this one. She really liked it, so we did a few more revisions on it and shopped it around. Editors were all very complimentary, but they all passed. I proposed self-publishing it, and agent encouraged me to do it!
I was planning to wait until after the other books came out, but then I started talking to Jolene Perry about her gorgeous covers. She offered to do a cover for the book, and when she found out how “ready” it was, she told me to “rip off that band-aid!” Ha ha!
And here we are! I hope readers enjoy this story. It’s one of my early ones, so it’s very special to me, and I’d love to hear from readers. I’m on Goodreads (http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6452152.Leigh_Talbert_Moore) and Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/LeighTalbertMoore), and of course at my blog.
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Congrats Leigh! so excited to see your journey take off!
So loved hearing about your publication journey Leigh. So excited for you. Good luck with your book.
Thanks, Natalie! 🙂
Two books and two different publishing ventures – very cool!
I know! Crazy. Thanks, Alex 🙂
Love, love, love Leigh!! (The use of 4 L’s in one exclamation. Haha…) I am thrilled for her. She’s worked so hard and is an amazing person.
squee! Thanks, Sheri! <3 🙂
Love Leigh’s publishing story. And I’ve been admiring this cover lately. Saw it on the cover designer’s website.
Thanks, Heather! Yep, Jolene did a fantastic job. 🙂
Thanks so much Laura! Just fyi, it’s also available on Kobo. Here’s the link
This book sounds like the perfect Friday book.. Looking forward to checking it out!
Thanks, Shelley! I hope you like it! 🙂 (squee!)
Congrats! The cover is lovely!!!!
Thanks, Jennifer! Jolene did it! :o) <3
Congrats Leigh! I’m so excited for you. 😀
Thanks, CUF! 🙂 <3
Whoa. The underbelly of humanity. For a minute I didn’t know if Harley was a guy or girl because my father-in-law’s nickname is Harley. lol
Haha! No worries–Harley had a problem w/her name, too! 🙂 Thanks, Donna! <3
So neat to hear agents encouraging self-pubbing. And this book sounds so juicy! Off to see if I can find a sample chapter…
You should be able to find it, Margo! And I hope you really like it. It’s sort of like Clueless. If you liked that movie… 😀
woohoo! So great your agent encouraged you to take this route and Jolene did such an awesome job with the cover! Can’t wait to read!
Thanks, Katie!!! I agree about that cover, and I can’t wait to hear what you think! 🙂 <3
Great story and beautiful cover! Good for your agent for giving you such great advice.
Thanks, Stacy! I know, about the agent, right? But she was all, “I love this story!” And the alternative was stick it in a drawer. So what to lose? Thanks again, 🙂 <3
LOVE the blurb. LOVE the cover!
Thanks, Julie! Hope you love the book, too! LOL! ((hugs)) 🙂
Leigh, so glad to see this book is getting wings! Congrats and wishing you a ton of success,
Thank you so much, Angela! ((hugs)) 🙂
Looking forward to reading this, Leigh! I love that your agent encouraged you to self pub it too!
Thanks, Kelly! Can’t wait to hear what you think! And I know, right? 🙂