Armchair Interview With – M. Leighton


Armchair Interview With – M. Leighton


About M. Leighton

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New 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 wild horses, skiing the slopes of Aspen or scuba diving with a hot rock star, all without leaving the cozy comfort of her office.

A note from Michelle: I love coffee and chocolate, even more so when they are combined. I’m convinced that one day they could be the basis for world peace. I also love the color red and am seriously considering dying my hair. 

On your nightstand now: The Law of Moses. Still. LOL Major book hangover!

Favorite book when you were a child: Cinderella. Of course:)

Your top five authors: Janet Evanovich, Johanna Lindsey, Nora Roberts, Mia Sheridan and Lee Child

Book you’ve faked reading: War and Peace. Seriously, it’s painful.

Book you’re an evangelist for: The Wolf and the Dove by Kathleen Woodiwiss. It made me fall in love with romance.

Book that changed your life: Twilight by Stephanie Meyer. It’s because of this series that I ever even considered writing a book.

Favorite line from a book: “We are all fools in love” Pride and Prejudice

Which character you most relate to: Stephanie Plum LOL I’m a bit of a bungling female myself:)

Book you most want to read again for the first time: Archer’s Voice by Mia Sheridan

Tell me about YOUR book: My most recent and upcoming project is called Pocketful of Sand, releasing March 15. My husband asked me to write it based on one short scene that he couldn’t get out of his head. Once I began thinking of the characters, I couldn’t get them out of my head either, so I wrote it. The story is about a man who was broken by loss and a woman who was broken by a man. It’s a tale about love and heartbreak, about hope and sadness, and how broken things can sometimes fit in the best kind of way.


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Publication Date: March 15

“She’s beauty for my ashes. And I’m hope for her heartache.”—Cole Danzer.

I don’t know what makes a great love story. Is it that instant attraction when boy meets girl? The passionate kisses and the fairy-tale ending? Or is it a lifetime of tragedy, paid in advance, for a few stolen moments of pure bliss? The pain and the suffering that, in the end, you can say are worth it for having found the missing piece of your soul? 

The answer is: I don’t know. I don’t know what makes a great love story. I only know what makes my love story. I only know that finding Cole when I did, when Emmy and I were running from a nightmare, was the only thing that saved me. That saved us. He was more broken than I was, but somehow we took each other’s shattered pieces and made a whole. If that is what makes a great love story, if that is what makes an epic romance, then mine…ours is the greatest of them all.

 A Little Taste

“Most days he wears nothing but faded jeans, work boots and a tool belt. Sometimes a baseball hat. Rarely a shirt. And if ever there was a body made to go around shirtless, it’s his. But that’s not what pulls me to the window time after time, day after day. It’s not even the tattoos scrawled up his ribs–the one on the left reading “always”, the one on the right reading “never”. No, there’s something else that brings me here to watch him. Something…more.”



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Your friendly neighborhood narcissist. I'm sarcastic, cynical and a bit cranky. I own a soap box so big that sometimes I have difficulty stepping down off of it, and I'm about 94% certain I have multiple personalities. I don't sleep enough, and I read more than any person should ever consider normal. I have anger management issues, especially when I'm stuck in traffic and I have an unhealthy obsession with my Kindle. I am a vampire lovin', zombie obsessed, book-in-hand, iPod freak. You either love me or hate me. You be the judge.