Friday Feature & Giveaway: House of Cards by Garrett Leigh

Title: House of Cards by Garrett Leigh
Porthkennack Series Book Four
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
Genre: Contemporary, M/M, Romance
Length: 249 pages/Word Count: 66,000


Calum Hardy’s life has unravelled. Reeling from the betrayal of a man he once loved, he boards a train heading south, with no real idea where he’s going except a world away from London.

Brix Lusmoore can hardly believe his eyes when he spots one of his oldest friends outside Truro station. He hasn’t seen Calum since he fled the capital himself four years ago, harbouring a life-changing secret. But despite the years of silence, their old bond remains, warm and true—and layered with simmering heat they’ve never forgotten.

Calum takes refuge with Brix and a job at his Porthkennack tattoo shop. Bit by bit, he rebuilds his life, but both men carry the ghosts of the past, and it will take more than a rekindled friendship and the magic of the Cornish coast to chase them away.

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Purchase Link: Riptide Publishing

About Porthkennack

Welcome to Porthkennack, a charming Cornish seaside town with a long and sometimes sinister history. Legend says King Arthur’s Black Knight built the fort on the headland here, and it’s a certainty that the town was founded on the proceeds of smuggling, piracy on the high seas, and the deliberate wrecking of cargo ships on the rocky shore. Nowadays it draws in the tourists with sunshine and surfing, but locals know that the ghosts of its Gothic past are never far below the surface.

This collaborative story world is brought to you by five award-winning, best-selling British LGBTQ romance authors: Alex BeecroftJoanna ChambersCharlie CochraneGarrett Leigh, and JL Merrow. Follow Porthkennack and its inhabitants through the centuries and through the full rainbow spectrum with historical and contemporary stand-alone titles.

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Author Bio

Garrett Leigh is an award-winning British writer and book designer, currently working for Dreamspinner Press, Loose Id, Riptide Publishing, and Fox Love Press.

Garrett’s debut novel, Slide, won Best Bisexual Debut at the 2014 Rainbow Book Awards, and her polyamorous novel, Misfits was a finalist in the 2016 LAMBDA awards.

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, all the while shouting at her menagerie of children and animals and attempting to tame her unruly and wonderful FOX.

Garrett is also an award winning cover artist, taking the silver medal at the Benjamin Franklin Book Awards in 2016. She designs for various publishing houses and independent authors at, and co-owns the specialist stock site with renowned LGBTQA+ photographer Dan Burgess.

Author Links: Website * Facebook * Twitter * Goodreads * Cover Art Enquiries


To celebrate the release of House of Cards, one lucky winner will receive a $25 Riptide credit! Leave a comment with your contact info to enter the contest. Entries close at midnight, Eastern time, on July 22, 2017. Contest is NOT restricted to U.S. entries. Thanks for following the tour, and don’t forget to leave your contact info!


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13 Responses to Friday Feature & Giveaway: House of Cards by Garrett Leigh

  1. Ami

    Congrats on the release; I was lucky enough to be granted advanced reader’s copy and I really enjoyed this one


  2. Suze

    My pre-ordered copy is waiting for me to get back of holiday – njoying Porthkennack so far!

    Littlesuze at

  3. Happy release week, Garrett. Looking forward to read the book.
    puspitorinid AT yahoo DOT com

  4. susana

    Congratulations on the release, Garrett. I love all the authors of this series!

  5. Trix

    Good luck with the release!


  6. H.B.

    Thanks for the post. Good luck with the release!
    humhumbum AT yahoo DOT com

  7. Angie Malone

    Sounds great! Thanks for the chance!

    acamotherangel at yahoo dot com.

  8. Cornelia

    Congratulations on your release. Looking forward to reading.

  9. Lisa

    Congrats on the release!

  10. Lee Todd

    congrats on the new release


  11. Serena S.

    Congrats on the new release! I hope you had a great blogtour.

  12. Purple Reader

    Congrats, Garrett, and thanks for the post. The series impresses me as a wonderful collaborative effort, all authors I’m a fan of. And this story sounds like a perfect addition, with its magical setting, the mood, and the evolving relationship. – Purple Reader,
    TheWrote [at] aol [dot] com

  13. Christina Riggs

    Congratulations Garrett on your release