Twelve Days of Christmas: Day 8 Garrett Leigh

On Day 8 I have Garrett Leigh visiting, take it away Garrett...

Hey! And thank you, RJ, for having me on your wonderful blog.

I wish I had a Christmas book to pimp, but, alas, I don’t, because it’s usually around this time of year that I get a plot bunny for one, and by then, it’s too late. And don’t even think about telling me to write it now for next year, because this is also the time of year when I don’t have time for unscheduled bunny madness!!

Perhaps 2017 will be the year I decide I really can bring myself to write a Christmas book in July, but I doubt it. So, for now, I’ll have to be content in designing cover art for all the authors who are far more organised than me!

Merry Christmas,


PS: I’m also giving away an ebook from my Heated Beat series—My Mate Jack, or Lucky Man. YOU decide.

The Book

My Mate Jack

Will Barter’s been in love with his best mate Jack for as long as he can remember. They’ve shared everything: love, life, laughs, even Will’s first kiss. But Jack’s straight, and Will’s long-buried infatuation means nothing until their last summer together draws to a close.

Then one night, everything changes, but with Will bound for university in Leeds, and Jack for his dream DJ job in Ibiza, there’s no time to explore their blurred lines. Before long all that’s left are secrets, lies, and misunderstandings.

In the months that follow, anger and hurt overshadow fifteen years of friendship, and Will must dig deep to remember Jack is his mate… his best mate, and nothing matters more than that, right?

Lucky Man

As a diehard music fan, a dirty, smoky gig is Vice Squad Detective Danny Jones’s idea of heaven. While watching one of the most popular bands in Northern England, the sight of gorgeous rock star Finn McGovern changes his life forever.

Beneath the tattoos and leather jacket, Finn is kind and sweet, but when he confesses a dark secret to Danny, it tests their fledgling bond. Danny digs deep to accept Finn, but before long, a terrifying trail of death threatens to tear them apart before they’ve even got started.

A monster is killing prostitutes on Danny’s patch, and when a dead girl turns up too close to home, Danny discovers a heartbreaking link between the girl and his bright new life with Finn, a life he’ll do anything to protect.

Buy Links

My Mate Jack: Amazon US | Amazon UK | Dreamspinner
Lucky Man: Amazon US | Amazon UK | Dreamspinner
Heated Beat Collection Paperback: Dreamspinner 

Author Bio

Garrett Leigh is an award-winning British writer and book designer, currently working for Dreamspinner Press, Loose Id, Riptide Publishing, and Fox Love Press.

Garrett's debut novel, Slide, won Best Bisexual Debut at the 2014 Rainbow Book Awards, and her polyamorous novel, Misfits is a finalist in the 2016 LAMBDA awards.

When not writing, Garrett can generally be found procrastinating on Twitter, cooking up a storm, or sitting on her behind doing as little as possible, all the while shouting at her menagerie of children and animals and attempting to tame her unruly and wonderful FOX.

Garrett is also an award winning cover artist, taking the silver medal at the Benjamin Franklin Book Awards in 2016. She designs for various publishing houses and independent authors at and co-owns the specialist stock photography company M O O N Stock Photography.


  1. I sure hope 2017 is a better year although I worried the next 4 years will just be one bad year after another. Here's to hoping though. Thank you for the post!
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  2. It doesn't matter if you haven't a Christmas book out, Garrett. Your books are great anyway.
    tankie44 at gmail dot com

  3. Merry Christmas to you, Garrett! I love your books. I wish there was a Christmas story coming, but I'm not an organised person either, so... Anyway, thank you for the giveaway! ;)

  4. Merry Christmas Garrett! Thank you for the generous offer of one of your books, I don't have either of these yet.

  5. Wow, I would love to read Lucky Man.
    debby236 at gmail dot com

  6. Thank you for your good wishes, and happy Christmas for you as well, Garrett. I love your stories.

  7. Writing Christmas in July must be quite odd!
    I like books set in Britain so these sound good

  8. Hope you have a Merry Christmas, Garrett! :-)

  9. Wow both are amazing! I would love a chance you at Lucky Man (ePub) - I am going to get the other one thank you for the giveaway

  10. I snickered at the idea that you can schedule plot bunnies... it's my understanding that they only show up at the most inconvenient moments :)

  11. You are so talented, Garrett ... write AND create cover! My talent is reading, by the way *lol*

  12. I would like to put my name forward for the Lucky Man