Thursday, May 21, 2015

Cover Reveal! GUYLINER by j. leigh bailey

I'm excited to take part in today's cover reveal of j. leigh bailey's GUYLINER, coming to you from Spencer Hill Contemporary on November 10th, 2015! Please stay tuned after the reveal for a lovely excerpt from GUYLINER!
Here's a taste of the story:
Seventeen year old Conner works his butt off to maintain the Golden Boy persona he’s created. He has the grades, the extracurriculars, the athletics, the perfect girlfriend, and a part-time job at his dad’s shop. He does everything that’s expected of him and plans every detail to ensure he gets the college scholarships that will be his ticket out of the podunk town where he lives. The last thing he needs is an unexpected attraction to Graham, an eyeliner-wearing soccer phenom from St. Louis, who makes him question his choices, his dreams, and his sexuality. Sure, he’d noticed good-looking boys before—that doesn't have to mean anything, right?—after all, he’s got a girlfriend. There’s no room on the agenda for a relationship with Graham. But the harder he fights his feelings for Graham the clearer it becomes that attraction doesn't always follow the rules.

And when family pressures, bad luck, and rumors threaten to derail his carefully laid plans Connor must face the hardest question of all – does he even want the future he’s fighting so hard to create?
Ooh! I can't wait to read it!
And now, the moment you've all been waiting for...
...   Ready?
The reveal!
Now, as a special bonus, please enjoy an excerpt from GUYLINER!
Connor rushed into the locker room already unzipping his duffle bag. The Student Council meeting had run behind schedule, making him late for practice. Coach Petrewski didn’t mind his athletes being involved in other activities, but he did expect that if it came to a scheduling conflict, baseball would take precedence. Connor whipped around a bay of lockers and collided with someone. As they fell to the floor in a tangle of arms and legs, Connor twisted his body so he hit the floor first. A sharp elbow knocked into his cheek and he hit his head against the tiled floor.
“Ow! Man, I’m sorry. Are you okay?” He shook his head to clear his vision and he got a look at the person he’d run into. Ice blue eyes rimmed with thick black eyeliner stared down at him.
“Crap!” Connor tried to jerk into a sitting position but Graham’s lanky body draped awkwardly over his. He stopped moving and stared at the other boy. Every cell in his body vibrated. It was like something out of a chick flick. Time stood still and he expected music to swell at any minute, a violin concerto to signify that that this was a Moment. A capital M Moment.
He swallowed hard and tried to moisten his dry mouth.
Graham didn’t speak, apparently caught in the same spell.
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About the Author:
j. leigh bailey is an office drone by day and the author of Young
Adult and New Adult LGBTQ 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 a firm
believer that everyone, no matter their gender, age, sexual
orientation or paranormal affiliation deserves a happy ending.
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1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for sharing my cover and the sneak peek! You rock!