Growing Pains

I have been in the process of setting up a new blog that is able to handle the growth I need. You can click on the following link to find me there. Thanks for all the love and helping me reach this point :0)

It’s Time for the Forgotten Souls Blog Tour!!!

Before I give the links for the Forgotten Souls Blog Tour, I first need to thank all my wonderful friends for giving Forgotten Souls the best Book Birthday ever. I appreciate all of your help and feel truly blessed to have each of you in my life!! Now for the fun stuff: The Forgotten Souls Blog Tour. I can’t believe it’s finally here!! Yay!! Listed below is a Vlog post explaining all the details for the blog tour. I hope you have fun this week visiting each blog!  😮

 Here is the links for  five  fabulous book bloggers who agreed to host it:

Forgotten Souls is now available!

Forgotten Souls, the follow up to the well received, Meant to Be, by Tiffany King is now available in ebook format at Thank you to everyone who helped with the success of Meant to Be. I hope you enjoy reading Forgotten Souls as much I did writing it.  🙂

Buy it here:

My First Vlog (Well, Sort Of)!!

I’ve been seeing a lot of my friends doing Vlogs lately, so I decided to be the ultimate follower and do the same.  It seems like a fun way to share all the exciting news that’s going on in my life. Unfortunately, as usual with techtard Tiffany, I couldn’t get it to load properly on my blog site. So, I put it on You Tube. Here is the link, enjoy and let me know what you think 😮


The Fabulous M. Leighton

 I have the pleasure of hosting one of my dear friends on my blog this week, who also happens to be a bestselling author in several categories on Amazon. Below is her newest book which is a must read!!!




Madly is your average nearly-eighteen year old girl—for a mermaid princess, that is.


Madly James is thoroughly enjoying her internship in Slumber when the unthinkable happens—there’s a prison break in Atlas, Madly’s home beneath the sea.   A traitor has set free eight Lore, the spirits of what humans know as fairy tales, and they are making their way to Slumber to awaken their descendants. 


The first spirit to arrive is that of Ulrich Wolfhardt, a man that was once obsessed with wolves and a young maiden he would follow through the woods.  After a bite from a wolf, Wolfhardt’s obsession with the girl became an unnatural hunger and the young maiden’s grandmother cursed him with a fate worse than death.  And now he’s back…with a vengeance and a bite that can infect others as well.


Madly must learn the identity of Wolfhardt’s descendant and stop him before he kills again and spreads his curse across the earth.  But the only person strong enough to help Madly is Jackson, the Sentinel who vowed to protect her and the one person capable of breaking her heart.  Can Madly resist forbidden love long enough to save the world from Wolfhardt?  Or will she have to sacrifice her heart and her destiny to save the ones she loves?



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                                                    ABOUT MICHELLE



M. Leighton is a native of Ohio, but 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: writing fiction. Six of Michelle’s novels can now be found on Amazon, as well as several other sites. She’s currently working on sequels, though her mind continues to churn out new ideas, exciting plots and quirky characters. Pick one up and enjoy a wild ride through the twists and turns of her vivid imagination.




Blood Like Poison: For the Love of a Vampire

Blood Like Poison: Destined for a Vampire


The Reaping






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Happy Anniversary Author Tiffany

I guess you can call this a guest blog post, or maybe a hijacking would be more appropriate since my wife doesn’t know that I’m taking over her blog for a moment. Tomorrow marks 17 years that I have been blessed to be married to my beloved Author Tiffany. I can still picture the first time I laid eyes on her.

It was 1993 in the Denver suburb of Arvada, Colorado. We both worked for Blockbuster Video, although at different locations. My store was being closed and she came in as part of a crew from the store I was being transferred to. Did I know at that instant that I had found the person I would spend the rest of my life with? No, that only happens in fairy tales. While she was certainly a cutie patootie, the idea of love at first site is too superficial for me. I can tell you though, that it didn’t take long for me to fall head over heels. Tiffany is jovial and fun-loving, kind-hearted and caring, with the confidence to succeed and the humility to appreciate what she has.

If it sounds like I’m describing the perfect mate, I guess I am, especially considering I’ve even managed to turn her into a sports fan over the years. I like to tease her sometimes that her once simple tastes have become more extravagant as time goes by, but the simple truth is if you want to see my wife sparkle, just give her a Diet Coke and some chocolate. Honestly though, I will do everything in my power to make sure she is happy because she has given me the best 17 years of my life. I take great delight in watching her live her dream as an author, and I look forward to walking hand-in-hand with her through our continued life’s journey together.

Happy anniversary my love, I am forever yours.

Cover Love


Okay, so now that the excitement over the book cover is done we can talk about the actual book, hehehe. The time is almost here for the release of Forgotten Souls, the sequel to Meant to Be. As time draws closer to the release date, my excitement to share it with all of you grows. Writing a sequel is a lot tougher than I thought. I worked hard to keep the characters consistent with book one, but also add new elements that showed their growth. I hope everyone enjoys reading Forgotten Souls as much as I enjoyed writing it.

Another exciting thing that I’m taking part in is a fabulous anthology with several bestselling authors. The book is called The Glassheart Chronicles, and is a collection of eight short stories by Brandon Alston, Fisher Amelie, J.L. Bryan, Courtney Cole, Wren Emerson, Amy Jones, Nicole Williams, and of course me.  My feature is a back story based on Meant to Be that provides insight into the origins of the main characters. I hope you enjoy it and don’t forget to check out these other terrific authors if you haven’t already.

I hope to have Forgotten Souls out by the end of July and the anthology will be out in August.

 Being a writer is an honor and a privilege and I thank all of you for giving me a chance. I hope you like the new cover and stay tuned for more exciting news to come 😮

My First Guest Blog Post!! Yay!!!

I’ve taken the plunge and agreed to do a guest post to help promote my fabulous friend’s new book, Fated by Courtney Cole. I finished reading Courtney’s first book, Every Last Kiss this weekend and I loved it. Courtney has come up with a fresh new idea for her novels that is extremely enjoyable. I hope all of you get a chance to check them out.

I’ve decided to make this blog post interesting, sooooooooo I had Courtney answer the following questions but I  am also posting a fake answer. It’s your job to pick which ones are real and which ones are fake. By playing along you will be entered into a drawing for some of the fabulous prizes Courtney has listed on her blog.

1) Would you rather live in Cleopatra’s time as Charmian or nowadays as Courtney Cole the writer?

A) Definitely nowadays.  I would LOVE to visit Cleopatra’s palace and see all of the things that I’ve written about, but I would still want to come home at night.  We have air conditioning, modern medicine and margaritas. 

 B) Oh I would definitely live in Cleopatra’s time. Being a part of that part of history would be amazing and I would love to see the people we’ve only read about.

 2) Who would you pick, your darling husband or hunky Hasani?

 A) I love my husband and all but seriously Hasani is hot. I’m sure he would pick up his dirty socks and remember to lower the toilet seat lid. Of course Hasani probably wouldn’t wear socks under his sandals and I’m sure chamber pots didn’t have toilet seats to lower.

 B) Oooh- mean.  My awesome husband (I hope he’s reading this…) actually has many of Hasani’s traits, so I’d pick him.  I mean, I took a couple of vows and all…

 3) Which would appeal to you more traveling into the future or traveling back in time?

 A) I would have to pick traveling into the future. I’m a huge Sci-Fi junkie and would love to see what the future holds. Maybe someday aliens will actually come to visit.

 B) I think traveling back in time.  I’ve read history, so I would know what to expect.  With the future, I would have no idea how to prepare for it.  I mean, maybe there’s a new species of predators lurking there who would pierce my forehead with 9-inch long talon claws and suck my brain out or something. That would suck (literally).  So, I’d better stick to the past. 

 4) Which food group appeals to you the most: Grapes, Figs and Wine or Pizza, Chocolate and Soda?

 A) Oh, drat.  If you’d said Pizza, chocolate and WINE, the answer would be easy.  Um.  I think I’m still going to have to go with pizza and chocolate.  You’re devious today, Tiff! 

 B) Oh I would have to pick grapes, figs and wine. I hate pizza and think chocolate is just downright disgusting. You’re devious today, Tiff!

 5) Hunky Hasani on a deserted island with you or access to as many books as your car could carry from Books A Million?

 A) Oh, I’d love hunky Hasani… but I’d better say the books.  My husband really might be reading this.  Did he put you up to these questions?….

 B) Oh definitely Hasani we can make our own magic together. Oops I hope my husband doesn’t read this.  Did he put you up to these questions?….

 6) Friends or a day as Cleopatra? 

 A) I would pick Cleopatra for sure. I can buy me some new friends ;o)

 B) My friends.  Definitely.  I have the best friends in the world- and you know you’re included in that. 

 Thank you so much for having me on your blog today.  It’s been fun and I really appreciate it!!  Hugs!

Thanks everyone for visiting my first guest blog and I hope you take the time to guess which answers are right. 😮

Those Fabulous Book Bloggers

Soooo… my book Meant to Be, has been sitting in a great spot on the Amazon charts for some time now, and for this, I am so very thankful. Getting your book in the hands of the readers is perhaps the hardest job for all writers. For me, it has all been possible because of a fabulous group I like to call, my book bloggers.

Book bloggers should be every writers best friend. They are friendly, they love to read, and the majority of them are so very nice. They help spread the word about books they have read and they can be incredibly supportive. They enjoy interacting with writers and have wonderful insight. I could not live without my wonderful batch of bloggers. They make being a writer the best job imaginable.

There is no secret recipe for finding great book bloggers except to treat them how you would like to be treated. Respect what they do for you considering they take the time out of their busy lives to not only read our books, but to also review them too. Take some time to visit some blogs and see what they are all about. Listed on my blog roll are some of my favorites. 😮

Guidelines for Read-a-thon

Yay!! It’s finally here…..the read-a-thon starts TOMORROW.  Here’s a few simple guidelines for tomorrow to get you started.

1) This is meant to be fun!!!! So get some books you’re dying to read and settle in for a great day of reading.

2) Since the read-a-thon is for U.S and International peeps it has been decided that everyone will start reading sometime Saturday when they’re ready.

3) Goal: see if you can read for 24 hours straight.

4) Trivia is going to start around noon PST on Saturday, so 4:00 p.m. for EST and around 8:00 p.m. for those in the UK.

5) Trivia questions will be a mix of books, books made into movies and TV shows based on books.

6) Trivia will be on Twitter and will be used through a # that will be set up in the morning.

7) We have lots of cool prizes set up. If you’re an international reader we have a few prizes that can be sent like Gift Cards for Amazon, since international shipping is crazy pricey.

8) I have set the talented Brielle Bookworm as the mediator on this. Please remember that she is a young book blogger and has done a fabulous job setting this up. Her internet is acting up but we plan to do everything on Twitter. :o)

Remember this is a fun way for a lot of us to read fabulous books from our TBR lists.


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