j. leigh bailey

...because everyone deserves a happy ending

Nobody's Hero (Letting Go, Book 1) Coming April 27!

Bradley Greene’s family all but discarded him when his brother caught him fooling around with another boy. Now Bradley has seventeen dollars and a gas card, and he’s sleeping in his car. He’s an emotional mess and if he doesn't land a job soon, he’s up the proverbial creek.

Danny Ortega can take care of himself…most of the time. When what started as a date turns into sexual assault in a dark parking lot, he’s grateful for Brad’s help—and an instant admirer of Brad’s military school-honed muscles. He certainly doesn't expect to see him again, and definitely not as the newest hire at Ortega Construction.

As Brad and Danny’s quiet attraction turns into more, things start to go sour before they've even started. Danny grows frustrated that Brad won’t open up emotionally. And Brad is terrified of being responsible for someone else’s feelings. When Brad’s family makes one last attempt to turn him into an “acceptable” son, all bets are off—he and Danny will need to decide if they’re in this together…or apart.

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j. leigh bailey is an office drone by day and the author of Young Adult and New 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 Romance novels about boys traversing the crazy world of love, relationships and acceptance. 

Upcoming Events....

March 9, 2015--Presenting Writing Through Depression at Chicago North RWA, Desplaines, IL
March 13-14, 2015--Windy City RWA Retreat, in Lisle, IL 

April 2015--TBD--RELEASE DAY--NOBODY'S HERO from Carina Press
April 7, 2015--Reading at Lady Jane's in Naperville, IL
April 24-26, 2015--Signing at WisRWA Conference in Milwaukee, WI
July 22-25, 2015--RWA National Conference, New York City, NY
 August, 2015--TBD--RELEASE DAY--Letting Go Series Book #2 from Carina Press

November, 2015--TBD--RELEASE DAY--GUYLINER from Spencer Hill Press