j. leigh bailey

...because everyone deserves a happy ending

A Hero in Hot Pink Boots--A Modern Day YA LGBT Re-Telling of "Puss in Boots"

A modern-day gay YA retelling of the Puss in Boots fairy tale, set in Chicago. An exotic stranger helps insecure Charlie find his way out of the city at night, and leads him to his inner bad-ass.


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Midnight in the Maze--A YA LGBT Romance

Midnight in the Maze by j. leigh bailey

Joey misses the dreaded “Sweet Sixteen And Never Been Kissed” stigma by minutes. The night before his birthday, a mysterious boy kisses him in the Halloween corn maze. Thanks to the darkness and shadows, he has no idea who the anonymous kisser is. He whittles the list down to two possibilities. Is it Blake, the maze attendant Joey’s had a crush on for absolutely forever? Or is it Jared, the hot artist who leads the school’s GSA chapter?

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   Myth and Magic: Queer Fairytales, "A Hero in Hot Pink Boots," Bold Strokes Books, December 2015

   First Time for Everything, "Midnight in the Maze," Dreamspinner Press, September 2014

   Dangerous Dreams, "Wendigo Dreams," Thirteen Press, March 2014

  Snow on the Roof"Nachos on Saturday," Dreamspinner Press, February 2013

  Dark Heroes"The Twelfth Monster of Chaos," Pill Hill Press, August 2011

  Daily Flashes of Erotica Quarterly #3"Stone Cold Bitch" and "Gone Fishin'", Pill Hill Press, July 2011

  Sinisterotica, "Under the Hunter's Moon," Pill Hill Press, April 2011

  Daily Flashes of Erotica Quarterly #2, "Fantasy Match Up," Pill Hill Press, March, 2011

  Daily Flashes of Erotica Quarterly #1, "Midnight Watch," Pill Hill Press, December, 2010

  Silver Moon, Bloody Bullets: An Anthology of Werewolf Tails,"Runaway," Pill Hill Press, April 2010