Interview with Garrett Leigh
Tell us about your latest release!
Misfits is my first attempt at M/M/M (ménage). I’ve read many threeway books and I’ve always come away feeling that the plot was written around a bunch of crass sex scenes. Misfits is the ménage book I wanted to read. The sex, though it’s there (trust me, it’s there…) was put on the back burner, and instead I took three men who came at life from totally different perspectives and tried to weave them together into a book with a little soul. If I’ve succeeded in any small way, I’m happy.
Is this title part of a series? Without giving us spoilers, of course, what can we expect from the next e-books/books in the series?
There is a very small possibility I might write Nero’s story. Nero is a grumpy Spanish chef who works for Urban Soul, the company Tom and Cass own. He has a chip on his shoulder and a missing finger on one of his hands. Jake thinks he’s hot, and I’m inclined to agree.
What do you have in store for readers in the future? What are you working on/planning on next, aside this title/series?
My next book will be a military novel from Riptide, out in November. I just have to finish writing the bugger…
Coffee or tea?
Rooibos tea. Myself and my lovely lover drink gallons of it. Or, rather, he does, and I leave half cold mugs all over the house. I do love the stuff, though. So much so, I wrote it into Only Love for Jed and Max to bond over.
Early autumn or late spring. I’m not a fan of shivering or sweating…with my clothes on.
Favorite food for breakfast?
Depending on my mood, cold pizza, eggs of any kind on toast with hot sauce, or a fat bowl of porridge with dark brown sugar and crushed raspberries.
Latest book you’ve bought and read?
M/M wise, I’ve been on an RJ Scott binge. Out of the romance world, the last book I bought and read was City of Thieves, which was stunningly awesome. So much so, I’ve lent it out to so many people (for that, read, forced on them) I have no idea where it is.
Restaurant owner Tom Fearnes has loved his partner Cass for as long as he can remember, but their work often keeps them apart. When he meets a striking young man named Jake on the vibrant streets of Camden Town, their heady first encounter takes an unexpected turn.
Jake Thompson can hardly believe his luck when he wakes up in Tom’s bed. Tom is gorgeous, kind, and … taken. Tom’s explanation of his open relationship leaves Jake cold, but Tom is too tempting, and when hard times force Jake to accept Tom’s helping hand, he finds himself between two men who’ve lost their way.
Cass Pearson is a troubled soul. He loves Tom with all he has, but some days it feels like he hasn’t much to give. Jake seems like the perfect solution. Cass risks everything to push Jake and Tom together, but Jake resists, wary, until the darkness of Cass’s past comes to call. Then Jake finds himself the last man standing, and it’s time to dig deep and shine a light for the men he’s grown to love.
About Garrett Leigh
Garrett Leigh is a British writer and book designer, currently working for Dreamspinner Press, Loose Id, Riptide Publishing, and Black Jazz Press. 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. For cover art info, please visit blackjazzpress.com.
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Don’t forget to check out Susan65’s review of Misfits to see what she thought of it!