Excerpt and Giveaway – Up to Me by M. Leighton

January 11, 2013 Author Bio, Excerpt, Promotional Post 9

Have you seen that Up to Me, the sequel to Down to You, is OUT NOW?!
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Up to MeTITLE: Up to Me (The Bad Boys #2)

AUTHOR: M. Leighton

GENRE: Adult  contemporary romance

PUBLISHED: 6th January 2013

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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


“That’s right.  I guess I did mention it before.  I seem to remember us having a conversation about how amazing you are while looking into a mirror.  Do you remember that?”

As she walks, she still watches me.  I can see the flash of hot desire in her eyes.  I’d be willing to bet she remembers it just as perfectly as I do.

She clears her throat.  “Um, yeah.  That seems vaguely familiar.” Her grin is playful.

God, what a tease!

“Vaguely?  Maybe I didn’t pound it into you hard enough.”

“Oh, I think you pounded it in plenty hard.”

“Maybe I should’ve taken the time to give you a good tongue-lashing, too, then.”

“Oh, I think the form of communication you used was very effective.”

“So it’s all coming back to you now?”

“Yes, it’s all coming back to me.”

“If you’re lying, I could sweat it out of you, you know.”

“I’m not lying.  It’s etched into my memory. Permenantly.”

“Maybe we should revisit it, just so you’re clear on everything we discussed.  I want to make sure it’s in there.  Nice and deep.  So you never forget it.”

Finally her grin turns into a giggle just as we’re nearing the cut-out at the end of the bar.  When she rounds the corner, I’m there blocking her way with my body. 

“I doubt there’s anything you could do to get it in there any deeper.”

“Oh, I can think of one or two things.  The only way we’ll know for sure, however, is to try. And I don’t know about you, but I’m committed to this.  Invested.  And I’m nothing if not thorough.”

Jeez! That’s H.O.T!
I can’t wait to read this.

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AuthorBioHaveBookM. Leighton at deskNew 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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Beginnings: An M. Leighton Anthology

Blood Like Poison:  For the Love of a Vampire

Blood Like Poison:  Destined for a Vampire

Blood Like Poison:  To Kill an Angel


Down to You




Madly & Wolfhardt

Madly & the Jackal

The Reaping

The Reckoning

The Wild Ones


9 Responses to “Excerpt and Giveaway – Up to Me by M. Leighton”

  1. Alyson Chapman

    This sounds fascinating – good srtong characters and storylines. Yes please!!

    • Kelly

      Maria – I have read Fragile and The Wild Ones. I liked Fragile but I LOVED The Wild Ones! You definitely get on to reading her books soon!

  2. Erin Hill

    Books sounds great! Down to you is on my kindle ready to go, so as soon as I finish it I’m picking up this one! 🙂

  3. Tess

    Holy hotness!! I love the excerpt, love love LOVED Down to You and I can’t wait to read Up to Me!! Thanks for the giveaway!!


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