Monday, January 14, 2013

Down To You By M. Leighton ~ MEET the characters & Giveaway

Author Name: M. Leighton

Title: Down to You (The Bad Boys, #1)

Release date: September 23, 2012

Age Group:  Adult

Genre: Contemporary Romance

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Book Description: 

The scorching tale of one girl, two brothers and a love triangle…that’s not.

Olivia Townsend is nothing special. She’s just a girl working her way through college so she can return home to help her father run his business. She’s determined not to be the second woman in his life to abandon him, even if it means putting her own life on hold. To Olivia, it’s clear what she must do. Plain and simple. Black and white. But clear becomes complicated when she meets Cash and Nash Davenport. They’re brothers. Twins.

Cash is everything she’s always wanted in a guy. He’s a dangerous, sexy bad boy who wants her in his bed at any cost. He turns her insides to mush and, with just one kiss, makes her forget why he’s no good for her. Nash is everything she’s ever needed in a guy. He’s successful, responsible and intensely passionate. But he’s taken. Very taken, by none other than Marissa, Liv’s rich, beautiful cousin. That doesn’t stop Olivia from melting every time he looks at her, though. With just one touch, he makes her forget why they can never be together.

Black and white turns to shades of gray when Olivia discovers the boys are hiding something, something that should make her run as far and as fast as she can. But it’s too late to run. Olivia’s already involved. And in love. With both of them. Both brothers make her heart tremble. Both brothers set her body on fire. She wants them both. And they want her. How will she ever choose between them?

Meet the Main Characters of DOWN TO YOU

Charlie Hunnam as Cash/Nash
Cash / Nash Davenport, twins

Age: 25

Reminds me of: Charlie Hunnam of Sons of Anarchy

Physical description:

His short hair is dark blond and his face is chiseled perfection. I can’t tell what color his eyes are as he scans the room, but I can see that they’re dark.
When I stop in front of him, I have to look up.  My five and a half feet of height is nearly a foot shorter than his towering frame. 
Up close, I see that his eyes are brown.  Dark, dark brown.  Nearly black.

Quote that best describes Cash’s personality: 

“I promise you won’t regret it.  I promise to make you feel things and enjoy things you never even thought of before.  I’ll make every night the best night of your life until you say it’s over.”

Quote that best describes Nash’s personality:

“Olivia, you’re beautiful, smart, funny.  Any man would want you.”

Quality (Cash):

He goes after what he wants, not matter what.

Vice (Cash):

Jack Daniels.

Quality (Nash):

He’s honorable.

Vice (Nash):

Focus is work

Kendall Jenner as Olivia Townsend
Olivia Townsend

Age: 21

Reminds me of: Kendall Jenner

Physical description:

Damn, she’s beautiful!
Between this girl’s black hair, her bright probably-green eyes, her banging little body and the way she seems a tiny bit shy, I’m wishing we were alone in this room together.

Quote that best describes her personality:

“I’m just glad I didn’t pee all over myself.”




She has a penchant for the bad boys.


Signed paperback copy of  DOWN TO YOU and UP TO ME, plus DOWN TO YOU Swag Pack! 

Open to United States and Canada only.

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Information for UP TO ME (The Bad Boys, #2):

 Released: January 4, 2013

Happily ever after doesn’t come easy.  But for love, it’s always worth the fight.

Olivia finds bliss unlike any she’s ever known in Cash’s arms.  He sets her skin on fire and melts her heart right inside her chest.  Unfortunately, their happily ever after is short-lived when a shadow from Cash’s past threatens to turn their world upside down.
   Dangerous people from his father’s world have discovered that Cash holds information that could put them away for a very long time.  And they’re willing to do anything—and hurt anybody—to get it back.  Giving it up means Cash must choose between the life of his father and the life of Olivia.

Having nearly overcome her wariness of bad boys, Olivia’s trust is shaken when this new threat arises.  Now she finds that Cash is not only a danger to her heart, but his family has associations that are a danger to her life as well.  She soon discovers that there are some situations in life where trust is a girl’s only option.  And this is one of them.  If she’s to live, she must trust Cash with her life.  But to Olivia, that’s much, much easier than letting go and trusting him with her heart.

About the Author

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 horses, swimming in ponds and experiencing life on a ranch, all without leaving the cozy comfort of her office.

About 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.


  1. Kendall Jenner is gorgeous, but it weirds me out a little b/c she's pretty young. I love Charlie Hilunnsn for Cash, though. Thanks for sharing!

  2. I agree with Andrea, isn't Kendall Jenner like 15 or 16? She's gorgeous though. I really need to read these books. Soon. I swear it!!

  3. Hmmm...not how I pictured them AT ALL. LOL Love this series. Thanks for posting for the tour!

  4. Enjoyed the character profiles. I still haven't been able to find a picture of cash that fits what I'v imagined him to look like.

  5. Love these books!! Not how I pictured Cash and Olivia but they are still beautiful! Awesome giveaway, thank you :)

  6. I loved Down to You and am super excited to read Up to You. Awesome giveaway!!!

  7. This sounds like a fantastic series. I have the first and I need to stop waiting to read and get it on it!

  8. Everytime I see this cover I want to dive into the book and then remember I don't have it yet haha I really need to get it soon!!!


  9. This is fantastic!! Thank you for sharing =)

  10. what a great giveaway!! I loved these books!! I bought the kindle versions as soon as they were released :) Completely love your meet the characters!

  11. Yay! I'm so excited for this giveaway! I loved these books to death. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

  12. M. Leighton is a genius! Loved Down To You! Thanks for this giveaway!

  13. Thanks for the giveaway! Love the books! Definitely could see Charlie as Cash!

  14. dont agree with kendall jenner but i approve of charlie as cash/nash. love both the books

  15. sounds like an awesome book.... thanks for the giveaway

  16. Arghhh.. Just entered and realised its US and Canada only.. oop's thats me out!! :O,

  17. Great blog post! Didn't think of Kendall Jenner but cute.

  18. I love this book. Cant wait to read this series.

  19. Love the guy you picked for Cash/Nash! He's a hottie!

  20. Enjoyed seeing the pics :)

    Thanks for sharing the GREAT post, enjoyed reading it ...

  21. Great interview. I loved Wild Ones so I have no doubt I will love this series too!

    thanks so much!

  22. very cool giveaway! swag is always cool!