j. leigh bailey

...because everyone deserves a happy ending


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Outfoxing their enemies will be a bear of a task. 

Aspiring journalist and fox shifter David ends up with a target on his back after hacking the Moreau Initiative, the shifter world’s greatest enemy. But he won’t let that stop him from the campus tour road trip that’ll help him become the next Anderson Cooper… even if his family insists he travel with a grumpy grizzly bear bodyguard. 

Buddy Brady is older, sexy, and too damn distracting for David, and as the sexual tension builds, so does the suspicion around the repeated attacks—first in Chicago, then in New York. Someone is tracking them, and all clues point to a traitor in the shifter ranks. Worst of all, they could be after David’s family....

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. 

Save the Date....

  • August 24, 2019--Love's Sweet Arrow, Tinley Park, IL--author meet & greet with book signing
  • September 18, 2019--6 p.m. Book Cellar signing event (with Jade Lee and Heidi Cullinan), Chicago, IL
  • October 17-20, 2019--GayRomLit, Albuquerque, NM
  • March 7, 2020--Sugar4Spice Author and Artist Event, Bloomington, IL
  • April 30-May 1--Spring Fling, Chicago North RWA, Chicago, IL
  • July 17-18--Writers on the River Author Signing Event, Peoria, IL
  • August 8--Authors and Dancers Against Cancer Signing Event, Toledo, OH