Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Book Spotlight & Giveaway~ Reckless Hope

Don't forget to enter the giveaway for the following prize~An eBook copy of Nobody’s Hero (Letting Go book 1) and an eBook copy of Reckless Hope. 


Today I’m very lucky to be interviewing j. leigh bailey, author of Reckless Hope.

Hi, j. leigh, thank you for agreeing to this interview. Tell us a little about yourself, your background, and your current book.

Thank you so much for having me! I’m an office drone by day in the Chicagoland area, and by night I’m the author of New Adult and Young Adult LGBTQ romance. RECKLESS HOPE is the second book in my Letting Go series, and is an opposites attract story centered around two characters who have to overcome the stresses and disappointments of their past to build a happy relationship together. And, while doing this, they have to figure out who they are and, ultimately, what they want for their future.

You’re having a dinner party with ten authors in your genre. Who do you invite and what do you serve them?

Wow! This is a dinner party I want to have.

Here’s the guest list:

Heidi Cullinan
Amy Jo Cousins
Annabeth Albert
Megan Erickson
Alyssa cole
Tara Lain
Amy Lane
Z. A. Maxfield
Karen Stivali
Sarina Bowen

The Menu:
A sundae bar with a selection of ice cream flavors and toppings, probably served in martini glasses, because that would be way fun. Maybe throw in some fresh fruit and vegetables so we can at least pretend to have healthy options that we can pretend to eat. And booze. Lots of booze, which can also be served in martini glasses, because that too would be way fun.

The agenda:

I don’t know what everyone else will be doing, but I’ll be the one in the corner hyperventilating because of the awesomeness in the room. I’ll call it a game night and we can play anything from Cards Against Humanity to checkers. Or nothing. I just want to bask in their greatness. Seriously, I’m a huge fan of all these women and the idea of having them all in one room makes me giddy. These are the authors who make me love the genre and also intimidate me a little. They are so good at what they do. Honestly, if there are people out there who haven’t read their books, you’re missing out.

I’d love to know, which authors would you like to see at a dinner party?

  Now onto Reckless Hope.....

Reckless Hope by J. Leigh Bailey
Publisher: Carina Press
Book two of Letting Go
Pages or Words: 67,000 
Categories: M/M Romance, New Adult, Romance
Part of a series? If yes, can this book be read as a standalone? Yes, but can be read as a standalone 
If a series, what is the series title? Letting Go 
If series, what number is this book? Book 2 
Release Date: August 24, 2015


What's life without a little risk?

Or a lot of risk, if you're Sebastian Carlisle. He'll never live up to the legacy of his dead brother, so why try? Being the wild child in a family of stuck-up rich snobs suits him just fine.  

Until he meets Micah Burke, and everything changes. 

Micah's got too much going on for a relationship. Even if he could trust Sebastian, a distraction—a sexy, reckless distraction with a death wish—would only derail his carefully scheduled life. If it were just Micah, maybe that would be fine, but his mother and sister depend on him, and he can't let them down. Or at least that's what he tells himself. 

A hot moment leads to a hot night leads to a connection neither of them are ready for. And when a crisis hits Micah's family hard, Sebastian will have to shed his bad-boy image and decide whether he can be the man Micah needs—and Micah needs to decide whether he'll let him. 

“I thought I knew what kind of person you were.”
“Yeah, you made that pretty clear.”
Micah cringed, but kept going. “You take for granted everything I work my ass off to achieve. It’s easy for you. And now I know there’s more to you than that. I don’t understand your choices, or the need for an adrenaline rush you seem to have.” He held up a hand to keep Sebastian from saying anything. He scooted up, resting his back against the handlebars. “I don’t have to understand. It’s part of who you are.”
“Somehow I don’t think this discussion is heading in a direction I’m going to like.” Sebastian drew his knees to his chest and wrapped his arms around them.
“The thing is, you’re a bad influence on me.”
“I don’t—”
“You don’t even have to do anything. Take tonight, for instance.”
“I have a midterm tomorrow. I should be studying. Or even sleeping. Instead I’m here. I never have trouble doing what I’m supposed to do. Setting aside my ‘want tos’ to do my ‘have tos.’ Except around you.”
“I’m not trying to make your life harder. I’m just trying to be part of it.”
“That’s what I don’t get. You could have almost anyone. You could find someone a hell of a lot less complicated than me.”
“You may not believe it, but I don’t mind complications.”

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About the author:
j. leigh bailey is an office drone by day and the author of New Adult and Young Adult LGBT Romance by night. She can usually be found with her nose in a book or pressed up against her computer monitor. A book-a-day reading habit sometimes gets in the way of... well, everything...but some habits aren't worth breaking. She's been reading romance novels since she was ten years old. The last twenty years or so have not changed her voracious appetite for stories of romance, relationships and achieving that vitally important Happy Ever After. She's a firm believer that everyone, no matter their gender, age, sexual orientation or paranormal affiliation deserves a happy ending.

She wrote her first story at seven, which was, unbeknownst to her at the time, a charming piece of fan-fiction in which Superman battled (and defeated, of course) the nefarious X Luther. She was quite put out to be told, years later, that the character's name was actually Lex. Her second masterpiece should have been a best-seller, but the action-packed tale of rescuing her little brother from an alligator attack in the marshes of Florida collected dust for years under the bed instead of gaining critical acclaim.

Now she writes New Adult and Young Adult LGBT Romance novels about boys traversing the crazy world of love, relationships and acceptance.

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1 comment:

j.leigh.bailey said...

Thank you so much for sharing in my celebration of Reckless Hope's release! I'd love to hear any questions or comments (especially regarding who you'd invite to a authors dinner party) and get to know you all better. :)

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