Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Strays by Garrett Leigh - Blog Tour with Author Interview and Giveaway

About Strays

Work, sleep, work, repeat. Nero’s lonely life suits him just fine until his best friend, Cass, asks him to take on a new apprentice—a beautiful young man who’s never set foot in a professional kitchen. Despite his irritation and his lifelong ability to shut the world out, Nero is mesmerised by the vibrant stray, especially when he learns what drove him to seek sanctuary on Nero’s battered old couch.

Lenny Mitchell is living under a cloud of fear. Pursued by a stalker, he has nowhere left to run until Nero offers him a port in a storm—a job at the hottest restaurant in Shepherd's Bush. Kitchen life proves heady and addictive, and it’s not long before he finds himself falling hard and fast for the man who has taken him in.

Fast-forward a month and neither man can imagine life without the other, but one thing stands in their way: a lifetime of horrors Nero can’t bring himself to share with Lenny. Or can he? For the first time ever, happiness is there for the taking, and Nero must learn to embrace it before fate steps in and rips it away.

Now available from Riptide Publishing. http://www.riptidepublishing.com/titles/strays

Wicked Faerie's - Tell us a little bit about yourself and what you're currently working on. 

Garrett Leigh - I’m currently working on edits for three books. After that, for the first time in ages, I actually have no idea what to write next. Readers…any ideas?

WF - What started you on your writing journey? 

GL - I honestly have no idea. I woke up like this.

WF -  Is there a genre you haven't written in but want to? What genre would that be?

GL - I have the first chapter of some lesbian erotica languishing on my hard drive. I’ll write the second one day.

WF - When you're working on a WIP do you work with an outline or does the story drive itself as your creating it? Does it change from book to book? 

GL - I write a loose outline, then disregard it entirely. I’ve tried to behave, but it never happens.

WF -  Which of your couples or poly partners are your favorite and why?  

GL - Pete and Ash will be my favourites forever because they’ve overcome so much, bit my Misfits boys are pretty special too. Cass is my totem character.

WF -  What one story of yours would you want to revisit for an update on the characters and their lives? 

GL - Definitely Pete and Ash. I’d love to know how they’re doing.

About Garrett Leigh

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 was 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 blackjazzdesign.com, and co-owns the specialist stock site moonstockphotography.com with renowned LGBTQA+ photographer Dan Burgess.


To celebrate the release of Strays, one lucky winner will receive $25 in Riptide Publishing credit! Leave a comment with your contact info to enter the contest. Entries close at midnight, Eastern time, on April 1, 2017. Contest is NOT restricted to U.S. entries. Thanks for following the tour, and don’t forget to leave your contact info!


  1. Congrats and thanks for the interview. Since reading Misfits, I've been anxiously waiting for this to come out. I'm sure it too will be another success. -
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  2. Thank you for the interview.
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  3. Thanks for the interview. I haven't read all your stories yet, however I'd be good with more Pete & Ash or more from the Urban Souls universe next. I'm not picky I'll read whatever you write!