Friday, November 30, 2012

Blog Tour: Rouge by Leigh Talbert Moore (Guest Post + Giveaway)

Kissing, We Love Kissing!
By Leigh Talbert Moore

Romance is a huge part of my new book Rouge.

Yes, it’s an exciting story of loyalty and how main character Hale will do anything to get her and Teeny (the little orphan she rescued) away from their theater-home (which is a front for prostitution).

But I love stories. So when Beau shows up looking all hot, naturally Hale falls for him. She tries to resist, but it’s no good. He saves her life, and after that, she’s a goner.

Beau’s just as surprised as she is, but he’s impulsive and doesn’t hesitate.

So here’s a short excerpt of Hale attempting to fight her feelings. I hope you like it!

With his thumb, Beau wiped my tear away, then without a word, he leaned forward and kissed me gently. I reached forward to catch the front of his shirt, the fabric rough against my fingertips.

He lifted his head and looked into my eyes. “I hate to see you sad,” he whispered.

“There’s not much to do about it.” I tried to laugh, but it wasn’t convincing.

“I never expected to meet someone like you. And then when I did, I never dreamed you’d consider me worth your time.”

“I shouldn’t consider you,” I said, longing pulsing through me with every heartbeat. “But
I guess I can’t help it.”

Thanks for having me here today, and happy reading!

Trapped in the underground theater world of 1890s New Orleans, Hale Ferrer has only one goal: escape. But not without Teeny, the orphan-girl she rescued from the streets and promised to protect.

Freddie Lovel, Hale's wealthy Parisian suitor, seems to be the easy solution. If only his touch could arouse her interest like Beau's, the penniless stagehand who captures her heart.

Denying her fears, Hale is poised to choose love until an evil lurking in their cabaret-home launches a chain of events that could cost her everything.

(Mature YA/light historical/theater romance)

About the Author
Leigh Talbert Moore is a wife and mom by day, a writer by day, a reader by day, a freelance editor when time permits, a chocoholic, a caffeine addict, a lover of YA and new adult romance (really any great love story), a beach bum, and occasionally she sleeps.

Leigh loves hearing from readers! Stop by and say hello:

And be sure to stop by the tour host’s blog (YA Bound) and check out the full Rouge blog tour schedule! You can do so here.

Signed print copies of Rouge for US readers, e-book copies for International readers.


  1. Thanks so much for having me here today, Shelby! I just noticed that should say I love *love* stories up there! :D And I hope you and your readers love my love story~ Good luck to everyone with the giveaway! Best, :o) <3


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