Giveaway, Book Tour, Exclusive Interview: Reckless Hope by j. leigh bailey


Author Name: j. leigh bailey

Book Name: Reckless Hope

Part of a series? Book 2. Yes. Can be read as a standalone

Series title:  Letting Go

 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.

Book two of Letting Go

Pages or Words: 67,000

Categories: M/M Romance, New Adult, Romance


“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.”

Character interview: Micah Burke

What do you find attractive in a man?

I always thought I was attracted, first and foremost, to a guy’s personality. You know, sense of humor, intelligence, loyalty. Sure, I’d look at hot guys now and then and appreciate the physical, but it never seemed as important as the other. I’m a practical person, and physical appearance doesn’t really mean much. Then I met Sebastian, and suddenly I have a thing for the blond-haired, blue-eyed all-American type. The kind of guy with a smile that turns your knees to jelly.

The first thing that went through your head when you saw Sebastian?

Holy sex on a stick. Seriously. Here I am, at this club waiting for my no-show friend and turning aside cheesy pickup lines from some dude at the bar, and wham! There he is, this tall, beautiful blond man who looked like he should be modelling clothes. Sex appeal practically wafting off of him with every breath. I turn into a total freak, even spitting (accidentally!) my drink on him, and he still wants to dance with me. And damn, boy knows how to dance. I’ve never been so tongue-tied, sweaty-palmed, and turned on in my life.

Do you think you’ll insist the author visits you again?

Nah. We, Sebastian and I, got our story, got what we needed. It’s time for her to figure out what some other poor schmucks need to get their happy ever after. Of course, I have a gift idea for Sebastian that might make a really excellent Christmas present she might want to share with readers. Maybe she can come back for a little visit, you know, to check on things, spread the holiday cheer and all that.

Before you met Sebastian, what was your ideal man?

Before Sebastian, I assumed my ideal man would be a lot like me. Responsible, hard working. Someone who would understand my crazy work and school schedule and not get in the way. I wasn’t really in a hurry to find him, though. I have enough to do without adding a relationship to the mix.

Boy, was I wrong!

Sebastian is everything I’m not. He’s an adrenaline-junkie party boy who comes from a life of wealth and privilege. He’s hot enough he could have anyone, and it doesn’t seem like he takes anything seriously. And, as crazy as it is, he’s perfect for me.

You’re going out for dinner. What’s your favorite food?

Well, it sure as hell isn’t bouillabaisse, which was on the menu the first time Sebastian and I went out. I mean, fish stew? Ick. I’m a simple guy. A good burger or sandwich is perfect. Sebastian has been broadening my horizons a little when it comes to food. I’m not sure I’ll ever be happy with bouillabaisse, but I’m not afraid to try something new.

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About the author:

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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Publisher: Carina Press

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Tour Dates & Stops:


Scattered Thoughts & Rogue Words, Velvet Panic, Vampires, Werewolves, and Fairies, Oh My


Hearts on Fire, Havan Fellows


Amanda C. Stone, Divine Magazine


V’s Reads, Boys on the Brink Reviews, BFD Book Blog


EE Montgomery, Bayou Book Junkie


Happily Ever Chapter, The Fuzzy, Fluffy World of Chris T. Kat


MM Good Book Reviews, Cathy Brockman Romances, Jessie G. Books


Dawn’s Reading Nook, Book Reviews and More by Kathy, Hearts on Fire


Wicked Faerie’s Tales and Reviews, Inked Rainbow Reads


Just Love Romance, Molly Lolly

Rafflecopter Prize: An eBook copy of Nobody’s Hero (Letting Go book 1) and an eBook copy of Reckless Hope

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4 thoughts on “Giveaway, Book Tour, Exclusive Interview: Reckless Hope by j. leigh bailey

  1. jleighbailey August 24, 2015 / 12:57 pm

    Thank you so much for having me today! Let me know if anyone has any questions. I’d love to get to know everyone. 🙂


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