02 October 2017

Blog Tour & Giveaway ~ Caught Inside, A Boys On The Brink Novel, by Jamie Deacon


Caught Inside
Series: A Boys on the Brink Novel
Author: Jamie Deacon
Publisher: Beaten Track Publishing
Cover Artist: Natasha Snow
Release Date: September 29, 2016
Romance Genre(s): Contemporary, Young Adult, LGBT
Words: 83,000


About the Book

Luke believes he has his life figured out…and then he meets Theo.

It should have been simple—a summer spent with his girlfriend Zara at her family’s holiday cottage in Cornwall. Seventeen-year-old Luke Savage jumps at the chance, envisioning endless hours of sunbathing on the private beach and riding the waves on his beloved surfboard. He isn’t interested in love. Though his rugged good looks and lazy charm mean he can have his pick of girls, he has no intention of falling for anyone.

Nothing prepares Luke for his reaction to Theo, the sensitive Oxford undergraduate who is Zara’s cousin and closest friend. All at once, he is plunged along a path of desire and discovery that has him questioning everything he thought he knew about himself. No one, especially Zara, must find out; what he and Theo have is too new, too fragile. But as the deceit spirals beyond their control, people are bound to get hurt, Luke most of all.

Caught Inside was named a finalist in the 29th Annual Lambda Literary Awards for Best Gay Romance, the 5th Annual Bisexual Book Awards for Best Young Adult Novel, and the 2017 Next Generation Indie Book Awards for Best LGBT Fiction.

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An Interview with Luke Savage: the Hero of Caught Inside

A massive thank you to Liz for hosting me today as part of the anniversary blog tour for my debut YA LGBT release, Caught Inside.

I’m on a private beach on the Cornish coast, catching up with Luke, the novel’s seventeen-year-old hero, to find out how his holiday’s going so far. He’s huddled on the sand, knees drawn up to his chest, head in his hands. I drop down to sit beside him.

Liz: You don’t look much like someone’s who’s supposed to be having the perfect summer.

Luke: (lifting his shoulder in a shrug)>

Liz: Cornwall…a private beach…all the surfing you could want. It’s everything a wave junkie like you could ask for. Plus you get to spend some quality time with your gorgeous girlfriend. You should be having the time of your life.

Luke: (bitterly) Right, yeah.

Liz: (waiting for him to elaborate)

Luke: I mean, everything was great. The surfing was amazing, Zara’s been totally cool, and me and Theo—that’s Zara’s cousin—we just sort of…clicked. It was weird. He’s this rich kid who grew up on some grand estate, while I live in a poky flat on the wrong side of town, but we had something: a spark, a connection, whatever. A couple of nights ago, the two of us stayed up after Zara went to bed, just talking. I told Theo about being brought up without a dad, and he confided in me about how his own dad’s refusing to accept him for being gay. At one point, our eyes kind of locked, and I was sure Theo was going to… I dunno. (fiddling with a hole in his shorts) Doesn’t matter.

Liz: You’re talking in the past tense. What happened?

Luke: Theo’s poncy uni friends turned up, that’s what. One day Theo and me are inseparable, and the next, he completely blanks me, obviously doesn’t want his arsehole of a best mate to see him hanging out with riff-raff. Now he has Giles, he doesn’t need me anymore. Theo just follows him around like the pathetic lapdog he is and pretends our friendship never existed. Accept…

Liz: (rasing an eyebrow)

Luke: Forget it.

Liz: No, go on.

Luke: We were arguing just now. I accused him of being a two-faced prick, and I grabbed him by the shoulders, forcing him to look me in the eyes. Then—I can’t believe I’m saying this—he kissed me.

Liz: Wow. What did you do?

Luke: (burying his face in his hands) I kissed him back. I couldn’t help it. I… It was… I’ve never felt anything like it before, never wanted anyone the way I wanted him. It was incredible, and then it was over. Theo backed off, apologised, closed himself off again, shutting me out. He turned and went inside, and I escaped down here.

Liz: So what happens now?

Luke: Christ knows. My head’s all over the place. I’ve never kissed a guy before, never knew it could be like that. Does that make me gay? Bi? I dunno. All I know is that I want to kiss Theo again more than I’ve ever wanted anything in my life. The trouble is, the way he’s been acting these past few days, he clearly wants nothing to do with me.

Thanks to Luke for spending some time with me today. I know things will work out for you! xoxo

About Jamie Deacon

RainbowBooksJamie lives in a tranquil spot close to the River Thames in Berkshire, England, and has always been just a little out of place—the only redhead in a family of brunettes; an introvert far more at ease with dogs than with people; a connoisseur of simple pleasures in a society intent on the quest for wealth and fame. Despite an outward cynicism, Jamie is a romantic at heart, and, when not immersed in a book, can mostly be found writing emotional stories where young men from all walks of life are thrust headlong into the breathless, euphoric, often painful whirlwind called love.

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To celebrate the first anniversary of the release of Caught Inside, Jamie is giving away a $20 Amazon gift card to one lucky winner. For your chance to win, simply enter via the Rafflecopter below. The contest closes at midnight EST on October 13, 2017, and is open to entrants worldwide.

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Tour Stops

September 25

September 26

Author Interview with A.M. Leibowitz

September 27

Exclusive Excerpt at Shh, I Am Reading

September 28

Exclusive Excerpt at Outrageous Heroes of Romance

September 29

Author Interview with Drops of Ink

September 30

October 1

Exclusive Excerpt at Abibliophobia Anonymous

October 2

Character Interview with Liz's Reading Life

October 3

Exclusive Excerpt at Loves Great Reads

October 4

Character Interview with My Fiction Nook

October 5

Exclusive Excerpt at The Bookworm Lodge

October 6

Exclusive Excerpt at Books, Dreams, Life

October 7

Author Interview with Love Bytes Reviews

October 8

Guest Post at Boys on the Brink

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1 comment:

  1. Hey, Luke! I miss you & Theo. Go meet us again very soon, please.

    Now, I'm reminded of that ending where a certain guy's eyes sole focus is the love of his life who was in front of him. If you know what I mean. ;)