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Please welcome Leslie and Lexi, Sasha and Gracie from

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I have three little dachshund girls!
Lexi ( 8yrs old) *the lover*
Sasha (8 yrs old) *the sassy one*
Gracie (8yrs old) *the sweet one*

How long have you been blogging?
A little over three months so I’m still a blogging newbie.

Do you have a favorite genre of books to feature on your blog?
I love young adult! In fact, I just finished my first YA novel, A Marked Past. My blog and website are all about the upcoming book release and have some sneak peek chapters.
How many books a year do you read?
20+ books per year

What does your dog like to do while you blog or read?
They all like to cuddle, scoot in close, and snooze while I’m reading.

What is your dog’s favorite activity?
Lexi: hiking &swimming

Sasha: playing fetch

Gracie: getting love

Here is a bit about Leslie's book:
Leslie Deaton, is the author of A MARKED PAST,
a young adult fantasy novel about Lyla Mercer, a sixteen year old girl whose life changed the moment her dad was murdered, and again when she heard that she could be next. Forced to move to Salem for safe keeping, Lyla discovers her family has a dark history in the town. Whispers and rumors follow her everywhere she goes and her life takes a terrifying turn when she discovers the rumors are true. Her family is marked. Lyla attempts to ignore the danger, pretending to be normal, but when she falls in love with Caleb, the absolute wrong boy, she has to accept her fate and face the threats that surround her. Until now, her father's murderer has managed to keep his true identity a secret, but when Lyla uncovers the truth, nobody is safe, especially her.
A Marked Past will be published in October of 2011 on

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