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Self-Doubt, Contests, & Validation

Posted by J. Leigh Bailey on May 17, 2017 at 12:50 AM Comments comments (2)

Call it insecurity or imposter syndrome, whatever, but sometimes it’s a huge part of an author’s psyche. We create something that we think is brilliant one minute, and the next minute we’re sure it’s the tritest piece of cliché-filled junk ever to be written. And even when we get a little validation (book deal! 5-star review! etc.) we think it’s a fluke or that someone made a mistake. Because, of course, for every 5-star review, t...

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#showmeyourguyliner Contest Event!

Posted by J. Leigh Bailey on December 5, 2016 at 5:55 PM Comments comments (1)

#showmeyourguyliner contest event!

In my book GUYLINER, the use of guyliner is symbolic of Graham’s determination to be true to himself, to show the world he is not ashamed, and will not let others define him. Makeup doesn’t always have to be that meaningful, though. Sometimes it’s fun, sometimes it expresses a mood or a feeling. Sometimes it’s habit or ex...

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GUYLINER Release Week Activities

Posted by J. Leigh Bailey on October 4, 2016 at 11:05 AM Comments comments (0)


Help celebrate the release of GUYLINER by stopping at each of these amazing sites for exclusive content, excerpts, and a chance to win prizes!

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LOVE IS LOVE Poetry Anthology Blast

Posted by J. Leigh Bailey on July 16, 2016 at 12:20 AM Comments comments (1)




A collection of poems composed by over fifty authors



in aid of the victims and survivors of the Orlando Pulse Attack.





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You're Lucky (a.k.a. my response to "bathroom bill" internet memes)

Posted by J. Leigh Bailey on May 11, 2016 at 12:00 AM Comments comments (26)

I really do try to keep from going on all political on my author page. Part of it is it to keep my public persona free from some of the drama. But sometimes, I have to speak up.


I’ve seen a number of posts (some by people I love) ridiculing the North Carolina bathroom bill (HB2) controversy. I can accept (sort of) people who support the law (I don’t understand it, I don’t agree with it, but I can accept people will have different views than my own). What I...

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Cover Reveal--THE POWER by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Posted by J. Leigh Bailey on June 10, 2015 at 10:15 AM Comments comments (0)


We are over the moon about this Cover Reveal for Jennifer L. Armentrout's THE POWER!! THE POWER is a New Adult Paranormal being published by Spencer Hill Press, and is a part of Jennifer L. Armentrout’s The Titan Series. It is being released on February 23rd, 2016!!




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NOBODY'S HERO Release Day!

Posted by J. Leigh Bailey on April 26, 2015 at 10:15 PM Comments comments (3)

O.M.G.!! The day has finally arrived! NOBODY'S HERO, my debut novel, a M/M NA romance from Carina Press, releases today!


I still have trouble believing that it's true. Me. I have a book. Ack!




Bradley Greene’s family all but discarded him when his brother caught him fooling around with another ...

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Book Blitz! MORE THAN COMICS (Chasing the Dream Series, #2) by Elizabeth Briggs

Posted by J. Leigh Bailey on February 25, 2015 at 2:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Join me in celebrating the release of Elizabeth Brigg's new novel, More Than Comics (Chasing The Dream, #2)!


Release Date: February 23, 2015




They're friends online - but can they be more in real life?


Writer Tara McFadden has been friends with artist and drummer Hector Fernandez for years, long before his band became famous on reality TV &...

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Release Day Blitz! SURF & SURRENDER by Riley Edgewood

Posted by J. Leigh Bailey on February 23, 2015 at 6:45 AM Comments comments (0)
Join me in congratulating Riley Edgewood on her release of the second book in her Summer Love series, SURF & SURRENDER! 

Here's what it's about:


She wants to forget he ever existed. He'd never give up her memory.



Quinn Westwood is completely over Sawyer Carson. He broke her heart years ago and disappeared from her life without a wor...

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Cover Reveal! BECKON ME by Cindy Thomas

Posted by J. Leigh Bailey on February 20, 2015 at 10:35 AM Comments comments (0)



BECKON ME by Cindy Thomas


Available April 13, 2015


Everything nineteen-year-old Karina Mitchell knows about death changes the instant that she and her bes...

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