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Saturday, March 9, 2013

The Truth About Letting Go By: Leigh Talbert Moore *Guest Post, E-Book Giveaway & Grand Prize*


The Truth About Letting Go by Leigh Talbert Moore
Publication date: February 21st 2013 
Genre: YA Contemporary

Book Description

Ashley wants to smash everything in her once-perfect life.
Charlotte wants to walk in Ashley’s seemingly charmed shoes.
Colt wants to turn Smalltown USA on its ear—with Ashley at his side.
Jordan wants to follow his heart…
But Ashley’s the one sacrifice he never expected to make.

Up until now, Ashley Lockett’s followed the rules. She’s always done the right thing, played it safe, gone to church. Then her ideal life is torn apart when her dad dies suddenly.

Now she’s miserable and furious, and she makes a vow not to believe in anything. She’s on a mission to do everything opposite of how she lived before—rejecting safety, the rules, faith… 

And then she meets Jordan. 

Jordan has big dreams, he’s a great kisser, and he wants to help her through her grief. He also believes in everything Ashley now claims to  hate. 

Then she meets Colt. He is not safe. And he’s ready to help Ashley fulfill her mission.




Author Guest Post

The Truth About Playlists, Inspiration, & A Chance to #WIN


When it comes to music, I'm like that dog in the movie Up... Doug! 

Most songs tell a story, so when one I like comes on, I start singing or tapping along. Then I'm off imagining the story the musician is telling and not mine.

(Song!) 
*Pic Provided by Author*

So basically, I can't write while music is playing.

BUT! I often use songs to help me remember certain scenes or to put me in the mood for a scene. If it's angry or happy or sassy. You know.

When I started writing The Truth About Letting Go, I had several songs swirling in my head. So I put them all together in an order that made sense, loaded them onto my iPod, and voila!

The Playlist for The Truth About Letting Go: 

This first set all have that driving feeling that put me in Ashley’s frame of mind. Especially “Breakdown…” by Ryan Adams. Certain phrases in that song make me think of her angry despair and just her inner turmoil, her questions. (Titles are linked to videos.)

"Breaking the Habit" by Linkin Park

"Breakdown Into the Resolve" by Ryan Adams & The Cardinals

"Thnks Fr Th Mmrs" by Fall Out Boy

Next up, "Here Comes Your Man" by The Pixies (This is for Jordan, obvs)

In the story, Jordan has to drive his mom’s ancient Toyota, and he and Ashley are forced to listen to her old music. "Zanzibar" by Billy Joel and "Missionary Man" by The Eurythmics are directly referenced.

Next, "I Knew You Were Trouble" by Taylor Swift (This is for Colt, obvs)

"Play With Fire" by The Rolling Stones. This one could be Ashley + Jordan or Ashley + Colt. Both of those couples are playing with fire in different ways.

"A Little Bit of Everything" by Dawes. This song could be Ashley's theme for the whole book. It sounds like an old hymn, which to me felt like the soundtrack of her ultimate realization and finding peace. Plus, the message is just so great. It’s a realization that it takes “a little bit of everything” to make a life.

"Strangers" by The Kinks. Ditto above, and it's the soundtrack to Ashley’s “walkabout.”

"Fireflies” by Fleetwood Mac. This one sounds like being at the creek to me and the things that happen there, which is a lot.

And there you have it! Happy reading and listening~ 


About The Author
Leigh Talbert Moore is a wife and mom by day, a writer by day, a reader by day, a former freelance editor, a former journalist, a chocoholic, a caffeine addict, a southern expat, a lover of any great love story, a beach bum, and occasionally she sleeps.

Find her online at her blog, on Facebook, on Amazon, GoodreadsTwitter, and Tumblr. Read excerpts of her books on Wattpad and Figment

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10 comments:

  1. Thanks for having me here today, Marissa! :o) <3

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  2. I enjoyed the guest post... My favorite song from the playlist was Fleetwood Mac... I'm such a sucker for FM. <3 Saw them in concert in Pittsburgh, and I waited outside where their limo comes out. Stevie Nicks made her pet Yorkie Terrier wave to me from the limo window... I about died. And, I am excited to read the novel. I feel for Ashley already. :) Thanks for the giveaway, as well.

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    1. It is a great guest post :) glad you enjoyed it and thanks for sharing that really cool event from the past!

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  3. Hi, thank you so so much for this giveaway!

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  4. Great choice of songs! I am very excited to read this and have the first book on my Kindle to read soon. Thanks for the guest post!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by! Glad you enjoyed the guest post :)

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  5. hey um answering one of the questions..... :)
    there are soo many good songs that it is impossible to choose from but i will have to narrow it down to my absolute favourite :
    1) "I knew you were trouble"- Taylor swift
    2) "Thnks Fr Th Mmrs" by Fall Out Boy
    from what I've heard of the book these songs would go perfectly with it :)

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