BEHIND THE STARS
Leigh Talbert Moore
Action – Adventure Romance
Prentiss Puckett is certain of three things:
-Graduation is two weeks away.
-Summer only gets hotter in south Mississippi.
-She’s getting a job with air-conditioning.
She did not expect to be kidnapped walking to work.
And she never expected to become a hero.
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Behind the Stars
By Leigh Talbert Moore
© 2014, Leigh T. Moore
A cramp stabbing my ribs brought me back to the Here and Now. I was late, and last day or not, Dr. Green would fuss.
“My assistants must be punctual,” he’d say. “It’s difficult being the only vet in a farming community.”
I exhaled slowly as a bead of sweat tickled a path down the middle of my back, and I tried to keep the dirt out of my Keds.
Back when the 911 service came through, most of these roads got numbers or real names besides “Shortcut to the Creek” or “Road Where the Broke-down House Used to Be.” But there were still a few like this one, “Old School Road,” that you only knew what to do with if you grew up in our little town of less than a thousand people. It didn’t matter, though. Strangers never stopped in Dabb Creek.
That should’ve been my first warning.
If I hadn’t been so focused on being late, I might’ve paid more attention to the strange man standing on the shoulder looking lost. Bad manners or not, I didn’t have time to give directions or to explain how far it was back to town.
It wasn’t until I was up on him that I realized he was watching me, studying the pace of my feet. Then I saw the body on the ground.
I skipped like a rabbit to the other side of the road, a scream forming in my mouth, but another man sprung up behind me. A rough cloth clamped over my mouth, and in two breaths, everything went dark.
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“Five Stars: The best series that I have read in a while. I couldn’t put it down at all. It still has my attention, begging to be revisited!” –Reading in Black and White
“Solid, well-crafted and captivating!” –Kawehi Reviews
“Fun, entertaining, and original!” –My Guilty Obsession book reviews
“Adventurous and exciting, a great book for anyone.” –Somertime Book Blog
“If you are looking for a great YA read, this is the book for you. Full of nail biting suspense, this book is sure to keep your attention.” –Mandy “I Read Indie”
About the Author
Leigh Talbert Moore wrote her first graphic novel at the age of nine–about a lady scientist burned by acid. Sadly, the text of “Fury Woman” was lost, and Leigh’s novelist aspirations went on hiatus.
Then, after a decade working in journalism, editing, marketing, and public relations, she began writing books again, and in 2009 completed Dragonfly. Today, Leigh is the author of several popular young adult and new adult novels, all with a strong romantic slant.
She lives with her husband and two young children in the middle of the country, where she conjures new worlds, characters, and situations while playing chauffeur, chaperone, group activity leader, and referee. And she’s still trying to remember the plot of Fury Woman…
Books by Leigh Talbert Moore
-THE TRUTH ABOUT FAKING (YA romantic comedy)
-THE TRUTH ABOUT LETTING GO (YA coming of age; Top 5 Finalist, 2013 “Best Indie Book Awards” sponsored by The Kindle Book Review)
-ROUGE (New Adult romantic suspense; Quarterfinalist, 2013 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award)
-DRAGONFLY (New Adult family saga; Book #1 in the Dragonfly series)
-UNDERTOW (New Adult family saga; Book #2 in the Dragonfly series)
-WATERCOLOR (New Adult family saga; Book #3 in the Dragonfly series)
-MOSAIC (New Adult family saga; Book #4/final book in the Dragonfly series)
-BEHIND THE STARS (NA Action-adventure/paranormal romance)
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