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Tuesday, 12 November 2013

All The Pretty Lies Release Day Launch & giveaway

ALL THE PRETTY LIES by M. Leighton is HERE!!!! That's right! The newest novel from M. Leighton is out and you can get your copy today!  Check out the stunning cover and then look below to read all about the title and M. Leighton! There's an excerpt for you and a phenomenal giveaway that you don't want to miss at the bottom!

Isn't that cover gorgeous?!? 
ALL THE PRETTY LIES is a New Adult Contemporary Romance 
filled with heat, lies, and romance. 
And it's out today!


I take another step toward him, building up the nerve to just do it, just kiss him.  But Hemi surprises me when he takes the step that will bring us near enough to touch.

He’s so close, my chest almost brushes his every time I inhale. I sway toward him the tiniest bit, craving the contact.  With him.  A perfect stranger.

“Sloane,” he whispers, the sound of my name on his lips bringing chills to my arms again.  He reaches out to push my hair back over my shoulder.  His fingertips linger on the skin of my neck before they fall away.
“Hemi,” I sigh, melting into the heat of his eyes.  I knew there was something between us. Well, I’d hoped. Hoped I wasn’t imagining it. But now I know I wasn’t.  It’s there, staring out at me from behind his hooded midnight eyes. Blatant and unabashed, he wants me.  And I want him, too.

“You need to walk out that door and never come back.”
My heart stops.  Of all the things I thought he might say, this came out of nowhere.  “What?” I ask in a small, uncertain voice.
“You need to leave.  And don’t look back.”

I scramble to recover.  “But…but what about the rest of my tattoo?”
“I’m not talking about your tattoo and you know it.”
“Then what are you talking about?” I inquire, playing dumb to save what’s left of my crumbling pride.
“I’m talking about you.  And me.  This. Us.”
“There is no us.”
“There will be in about thirty seconds if you don’t get the hell out of here.”
“What if I don’t want to leave?” I’m confused. Is he saying that he wants me?  Or that he wants me to go?

“I’m not asking.”
“Why what?”
“Why do you want me to go?”
“Because guys like me change girls like you.”
“Girls like me?”
“Innocent girls.”
“What if I’m not that innocent?”

His lips quirk in a wry grin.  “Oh, you’re exactly that innocent.  I can practically smell it on you. Sweet, pure, untouched.  And, if I’m being honest, I’d like nothing better than to taste that on the tip of my tongue.”
“Then what’s stopping you?”
I watch him wrestle with…something.  “I don’t have the time or the inclination to get involved in ruining someone else’s life.”
“What makes you think you’d ruin my life?”
“Oh, trust me.  I would.”
“But nothing.  For tonight, I’ll be the good guy you need me to be.  Whether you know you need it or not. I’m asking you to leave, Sloane.  But I promise you—promise you—that if you so much as darken my doorway again, I won’t let you walk back out again.”

I’m torn between heady elation and harsh rejection.  “Hemi—”
“Go, little girl,” he says softly.  “Go before I change my mind.” 


All the Pretty Lies
“Live, no regrets”

Sloane Locke has led a sheltered life.  However, with a history like hers, she can understand why her brothers and her father want so much to protect her.  She has gone along with it for twenty long years, but those days are over.  For the girl who never makes promises, Sloane has made a pact with herself that things will change on her twenty-first birthday.  So when the clock strikes midnight, Sloane strikes out to spread her wings and break a few rules.

In addition to inking skin, Hemi Spencer possesses many talents. Controlling himself has never been one of them.  It’s never had to be.  He’s lived a life of indulgence for as long as he can remember.  Right up until tragedy struck.  Now, he’s nothing but controlled. He’s a man on a mission, one who will let nothing and no one stand in his way. 

Nothing in their lives could’ve prepared Sloane and Hemi for what they’d find in each other—distraction and obsession, love and possession.  But the one thing they can’t find is a future.  Neither one has been totally honest.  And they’ll soon learn that the devil is in the details.  In the details and in the lies.

How far will two people go to live in the now when the now is all they’ve got?

Purchase links: Amazon Uk | Amazon US | B&NiTunes | Smashwords

Andrea’s Review

*Arc received for an honest review* 

There’s hot and then there’s Hemi!!
Hang on to your ovaries girls, they’re about to go nuclear.

All The Pretty Lies is one damn HOT read…I FREAKIN’ LOVED IT!!!

Michelle, you've done it again!! Hemi and Sloane scorched their way off my kindle and damn near burned my eyeballs!
Once I started ATPL I couldn’t put it down til I’d finished at 3.25 a.m.! I laughed, drooled & dribbled, cried and shouted my way through this book. ( I may have drooled & dribbled some more) Hemi Spencer kept me away from Sons of Anarchy and Jax Teller for over  TWO weeks as all I could think of was Hemi. And he’s STILL on my mind weeks and weeks later!!

Seeing M. Leighton written on the front of a book is like seeing a stamped seal of excellence. You just know you’re in for a damn good read.
I have read some awesome books by some equally awesome authors but as soon as I read the first few lines of a M. Leighton novel it’s like coming home from vacation. I feel safe in the knowledge that I’m in for a great read filled with twists, tension and a SHED load of hot sexiness.

All The Pretty Lies 

All The Pretty Lies tells the story of Sloane Locke and Hemi Spencer. They meet when Sloane, deciding to rebel against her very protective Dad and 3 brothers (who all just happen to be cops) on her 21st birthday, walks into Hemi’s tattoo parlour wanting a tattoo.

Straight away you can feel their chemistry staring to sizzle. I will never look at a tattooist’s chair or a sauna again without having VERY improper thoughts!
Hemi recognises a kindred soul in Sloane and agrees, against his better judgement, to her request to teach her the art and techniques of tattooing. Hemi decides Sloane is off limits, as the young and innocent type is not his scene. Which is unfortunate because Sloane has decided Hemi will be the perfect man to lose her virginity to.
Hemi, realising he’s fighting a losing battle where Sloane is concerned, decides to just go for it but warns her that he doesn’t ‘do’ relationships…yeah, right  we’ve all heard that one before!
They both hide secrets which, if exposed, could threaten their relationship. As Sloane and Hemi begin to get closer to each other events take a dramatic and, possibly, life-threatening twist, that throws them even closer together. Prepare yourself for a roller coaster ride of emotions and stock up with plenty of tissues, you're gonna need them.

Sarah. I loved Sarah, Sloane’s BFF. She is intent on helping Sloane lose her virginity. There are some hilarious, laugh out loud moments, like when she signs Sloane up for life art sessions, as the model! Her reason? To help her gain more confidence. Sloane’s reaction cracked me up! I'm going to put some of her sayings on a mug, lol.

Look out for Reese, Hemi’s older brother. Although we don’t get to see much of him be assured we WILL be seeing a whole lot more of him in book #2, All The Pretty Poses.

Sometimes a story grips me so much I can’t find the words to express how I feel about it and All The Pretty Lies is one of those books, but if you need 1 good reason to 1-click buy it’s this… M. LEIGHTON!!  Go on, go and meet Sloane and Hemi for yourself and see that I’m not wrong, you won’t regret it.

Five stars is simply not enough for this awesomely moving, funny and sexy hot as hell book! I’ve totally fallen hook, line and sinker for All The Pretty Lies and can’t recommend it highly enough.

Oh, did I mention Hemi’s tattoos and he’s sexy as hell? I’m a total sucker for tattoos and piercings.

Andrea's rating of  a MASSIVE...

All The Pretty Lies Playlist
I've  now come to expect a playlist to go alongside with every new release of Michelle's and I wasn't disappointed. To me they are more like a movie soundtrack  than a playlist, they always seem to capture the mood and the essence of the story perfectly and this playlist is no exception. If you only listen to one song of the list please let it be Still Remains by Stone Temple Pilots. This is the song playing when Sloane goes back to get more work done on her tattoo. I played the song as I read and oh, it certainly added to the mood of that particular scene! 

About Michelle 

M. Leighton is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of The Wild Ones and The Bad Boys romance trilogies.  She is a native of Ohio, relocated to the warmer climates of the South, where she lets her mind wander to 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.  

For more about M. Leighton, visit her website at or follow her on Twitter@mleightonbooks.

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  1. Awesome review! I loved this book so much.

    1. Thank you! I am with you there, it's no secret I'm a HUGE M. Leighton fan and I love The Bad Boys series but this book is something else!!!