Tuesday, December 23, 2014

My Mate, Jack (Heated Beat #1) by Garrett Leigh Book Blast with Excerpt & Giveaway


Title ~ My Mate, Jack (Heated Beat #1)

Author ~ Garrett Leigh

Publisher ~ Dreamspinner Press

Published ~ 10th December 2014

Genre ~ Contemporary M/M Romance

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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?

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“So, are you game, or what?”
Will blinked. “Eh?”
Jack laughed. He lay back on Will’s bed and folded his arms behind

his head, all dark eyes and shaggy hair. “You’re such a dreamer. No wonder you don’t notice any blokes. I was saying we could practice kissing if you want. You know, so you’re not nervous next time the bottle lands on you.”

This time Will couldn’t stop the beer going down the wrong way. He coughed. “Next time? What are you going to do? Out me to the whole school by snogging my face off? I’d rather smooch the girls.”

“Liar.” But Jack looked sheepish all the same. “Okay, maybe we shouldn’t mess around in front of other people, but I still reckon you should try your techniques out on me. Ginny says I’m the best kisser in the whole school, and she should know.” Jack swooned and pitched into a fit of weed-fueled giggles.

Will dove at him and pushed him off the other side of the bed. “It’s not funny, arsehole. I’m the only gay in the whole bloody town. I’m going to die a virgin at this rate.”

Jack hit the floor with a thump. He lay there a moment, still laughing, then hauled himself back onto the bed. “Chill out, mate. No one said anything about bonking.”

Will tried to grin. Chill out. Yeah, right. Jack had been taking the piss since that stupid bloody bottle had put the idea of them kissing in his daft head. “You’re not funny.”

Jack sobered and stared with an expression Will couldn’t decipher. “I wasn’t joking, at least not about the kissing part. We’re friends, right? Ginny and Meg snog all the time.”

He had a point. The girls were always messing around with each other, and Will had often watched them and maligned the fact that girls had it easy... from his point of view, at least. They could do whatever they wanted and no one cared. It would be a different story if Will jumped on Jack in the middle of the park. Snogged his face off and squeezed his arse.

So why not do it here? No one will ever know.


Meet Garrett Leigh

Garrett Leigh lives in a small commuter town just north of London with her husband, two kids, a dog with half a brain, and a cat with a chip on her shoulder. She's twenty-nine, and now she's reached that milestone, she intends to stay there for the foreseeable future. Garrett has been writing just about her whole life, but it's been about three years since she decided to take it seriously. According to Mr. Garrett, it was either give the men in her head a voice or have herself committed.

Angst. She can't write a word without it. She's tried, she really has, but her protagonists will always always be tortured, crippled, broken, and deeply flawed. Throw in a tale of enduring true love, some stubbly facial hair, and a bunch of tattoos, and you've got yourself a Garrett special.

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. That, and dreaming up new ways to torture her characters. Garrett believes in happy endings; she just likes to make her boys work for it.

Garrett also works as a freelance cover artist for various publishing houses and independent authors under the pseudonym G.D Leigh.

Cover art enquiries: blackjazdesign@gmail.com




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  1. I think I did, and it seemed reciprocated at the time, but I had too much fear to lose him as a friend and never acted on the attraction... He's still the bestest of friends and just a little regret in my past ;-)

  2. I've never been in love with any of my friends. I think that I see them differently just because they are my friends... I cannot feel the attraction you feel when you are in love.

  3. I was but he didn't want to take the next step.

  4. No way! That would be super awkward for me. LOL

  5. Lust maybe but not love and was not acted upon!

  6. No, never happened to me. Can see how it would be a good basis for a solid relationship - usually it is love then best friends.

  7. No, but I love to read about it!


  8. Ugh! Yes! Unrequited love/flirtation that went on for 7 years before we finally got together, got married, and had a kid. Then we both realized that we were more in love with the IDEA of being in love with each other. Which really sucked, since I lost most of my friends in the divorce. But it's still a lovely idea for fiction.

  9. yes.....but nothing ever came of it :\

  10. never thought of it jeaninebeaulieu@hotmail.ca

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  12. I've never been in love with my bff, but I love reading books with that theme. Thanks for the giveaway!

  13. Nope- never been in love with a friend like that.

  14. No, I haven't ever been in love with my best friend.