Only Love : Blog Tour
Hello everyone! Today we are so pleased to welcome author Garrett Leigh to LYLBTB, and she is here to to talk to us about her new release, Only Love. Garrett is huge right now!! Every book she brings out is a sensational read, and this book is right up there with the Roads Series and Blue Boy – golden! Today Garrett has brought along an excerpt and a great giveaway. So please join us in giving her a big welcome!
A note from Garrett ….
Of all the reviews I’ve dared to read so far, the character making the biggest splash seems to be Flo, Max’s assistance dog. With that in mind, I’ve attached her graphic. I produced this graphic myself, but this morning I’ve been lucky enough for one of my readers to gift me some beautiful fan art of Flo. If you want to see it, come and join me on Instagram, or my fan group on FB. The links are below.
Good luck with the giveaway, much love,
Garrett’s Den: https://www.facebook.com/groups/garrettsden/
JED BRACED his weight on the sink and pulled himself upright. He hovered a moment halfway, with his hand over his mouth, sure he would puke for the hundredth time that morning. He didn’t, but the sharp pain in his stomach sent him back to the floor. It was past noon by the time he dragged himself into the kitchen in search of something to soak up the reluctant, solitary tramadol in his delinquent stomach. He put the kettle on the stove and slumped into a chair at the battered old table, dozing with his head in his arms in a drug-induced stupor while he waited for it to boil.
Sometime later, Max placed a steaming mug of tea in front of him, rousing him with a gentle nudge. “Still feel bad?” Jed put his hands around the mug, absorbing the heat. The cold had never bothered him much, but recently he’d found he couldn’t get warm. “What makes you say that?”
“You’ve been pretty green since yesterday, and Flo has her eye on you. What’s up? Are you sick or something?”
Jed shook his head. He’d been sick every day of the week since Thanksgiving, but to answer “Or something” sounded lame, and he wasn’t about to explain the state of his faulty stomach. Screw that. He’d spent enough time talking about it, and where had it gotten him? Curled up on the bathroom floor of a cabin in the ass end of nowhere.
Max tipped some food into Flo’s bowl and slid into the seat opposite. “It’s quiet up here, isn’t it? It can get a bit oppressive sometimes.”
“It’s not that.” And it wasn’t. Jed hadn’t been at the cabin long enough to figure out if he liked it or not, and he was still suppressing the urge to crawl back into town and throttle his brother.
Nick. Jed closed his eyes. He didn’t want to think about him. Instead, he let his mind drift to another kitchen he’d found himself in on Thanksgiving night. He’d been so eager to leave the Cooper house he hadn’t considered the three-mile hike to the cabin, but Max had. He’d led Jed to a beat-up old house on the wrong side of town, and Jed was halfway up the driveway before he recognized the Valesco family home.
The belated realization had thrown him. Until that moment, he’d found himself indifferent toward his hometown, but this warm, ramshackle house was different. It was the first time Jed truly felt like he was somewhere he’d been before.
His long-put-off reunion with Hector and Anna Valesco had been emotional. Anna had cried, and her tears got to him. Did he really deserve them after he’d run out on the family who’d treated him like a son? Probably not. Repressed guilt ate away at Jed, and he’d felt disoriented after that. Even Hector’s attempt to pass him money and Carla’s searching stare hadn’t roused him enough to make much conversation. It wasn’t long before Dan offered him and Max a ride back to the cabin.
“Don’t be a stranger. I know this isn’t where you want to be, but it’s good to have you home,” Dan had said.
He’d driven away before Jed could articulate an answer.
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About the Book
Publisher : Dreamspinner Press (BUY HERE)
Genre : M/M, Contemporary
Length : 274 pages (e-book)
Published : April 11, 2014
The diagnosis of a chronic stomach condition leaves thirty-two-year-old Sergeant Jed Cooper with little choice but to call time on his Army career. Then on the dusty streets of Kirkuk, an ambush gone tragically wrong decimates his team, and he returns to the US with a shattered leg and the memory of his best friend dying in his arms.
Life in his sleepy hometown proves intolerable until he finds solace in a lakeside cabin with vivacious young carpenter, Max O’Dair. In the shadow of the epilepsy that periodically plagues Max, he and Jed form an unspoken bond. After a late night episode, Jed realizes how much Max means to him, and life has taught him not to waste time.
But the lines between contentment and complacency are blurred. Things left hidden resurface to tear through their world, and before they can repair the damage, death comes to call again. Faces, past and present, rally around them to weather the storm, but before long, they are left with only love.
About the Author :
Garrett Leigh is a British writer and indie cover artist with a special interest in using the arts as catharsis in mental illness. Currently writing and designing for Dreamspinner Press, Loose ID and Extasy Books, she has a passion for darkly troubled heroes, tattoos and tales of enduring true love…not necessarily in that order.
Garrett is a lazy person at heart. She enjoys terrorising her husband and generally wasting as much time as possible.
If there were a degree in doing sweet FA, perhaps she’d have stayed at school a little while longer…
Garrett is giving away a copy of Only Love to one lucky commenter – all YOU need to do is say a quick hello 🙂 Good luck!! The giveaway will close on April 22, 2014 and winner will be chosen and posted before the end of the week.