Anniversary Blog Tour – Caught Inside by Jamie Deacon

A big welcome today to Jamie Deacon as part of his anniversary blog tour with LoveBound Promotions for Caught Inside

Can you tell us a bit about yourself and your writing?
Thanks so much, Anne, for inviting me here today! I’m an incurable book junkie who prefers the company of a select few to large gatherings. I’m also a huge dog lover, drink way too much tea, and am somewhat of a geek when it comes to playing interactive roleplaying games. As far as my writing goes, I have a passion for weaving gritty romantic stories about young men on the brink of adulthood.

What inspired you to write ‘Caught Inside’?
The moment I picked up ‘Don’t Let Me Go’ by J.H. Trumble, I fell in love not only with this captivating novel, but with the genre of m/m romance in general. Those few short chapters where Nate and Adam explore their attraction to each other in secret caught my imagination, and Luke, Theo, and the whole tangled mess of their relationship was born.

How did you come up with the title?
I stumbled across it while browsing a glossary of surfing terms. Luke, my hero, is a surfing fanatic, so I thought I’d better actually learn something about it. The term “caught inside” just leapt off the screen, and I knew at once that I’d found the perfect title for this novel.

Who is your favourite character you’ve written?
I love all my characters, but I’m particularly enjoying writing Taylor, one of the heroes in my current WIP. He’s so fierce and angry at the world, but underneath all that, he has a wicked sense of humour and a kind heart.

Are there any genres you prefer reading? Who are some of your favourite authors?
Young and new adult are my favourites, although I’ll read any sub-genre—contemporary, historical, dystopian, LGBTQ… There’s something about YA and NA fiction, the rawness of the emotion, how the characters are just discovering themselves and what they want in life, that really appeals to me. Some of my favourite authors are Benjamin Alire Saenz, Rainbow Rowell, J.H. Trumble, John Green, and Meredith Russo.

If you could have any superpower or magical ability, what would it be and why?
I’d love the power to become invisible. The idea of being a fly on the wall, eavesdropping on people’s private conversations, really appeals to me. All that material for stories!

If you had access to a time machine just once, is there anything you’d go back and change?
When I was in my early teens, I was madly in love with a boy at school, but being the shy, awkward type, I didn’t think he’d look twice at me. If I could go back in time, I’d tell my younger self that, twenty years from then, me and that same boy would be soulmates and partners. Knowing that would have given my confidence a real boost!

If you were stranded on a desert island, what three things would you want there with you?
My iPad for an unlimited supply of books and games, a comfy bed, and a self-refilling flask of tea. What more could anyone want?

What are your writing and personal goals for 2017 and beyond?
Writing wise, I’m hoping to finish the first draft of my current WIP. My Chronic Fatigue Syndrome means that things always take longer than I would like. On the personal front, my boyfriend and I are in the process of buying are first place together, and I’m hoping we’ll me moved and settled in by the end of the year.

What are you working on at present?
I’m currently writing ‘Forbidden Steps’, the second novel in my Boys on the Brink series. This one deals with a fledgling step family and all the tensions and conflict that so often results when two families are dismantled, then pieced back together to form something entirely new. The fact that my heroes are stepbrothers who fall in love only adds to the drama!


Title: 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

View on Goodreads

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.

Buy Links

Amazon UK | Amazon US | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Kobo

About Jamie Deacon

Author Bio


Jamie 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.

Connect with Jamie

Website | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads


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.

Good luck!

Enter here.

Tour Stops

September 25
Guest Post at Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words

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
Guest Post at Stories that Make You Smile

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

Tour Hosted by LoveBound Promotions


About Anne Barwell

Anne Barwell lives in Wellington, New Zealand. She shares her home with a cat with “tortitude” who is convinced that the house is run to suit her; this is an ongoing “discussion,” and to date, it appears as though Kaylee may be winning. In 2008, Anne completed her conjoint BA in English Literature and Music/Bachelor of Teaching. She has worked as a music teacher, a primary school teacher, and now works in a library. She is a member of the Upper Hutt Science Fiction Club and plays violin for Hutt Valley Orchestra. She is an avid reader across a wide range of genres and a watcher of far too many TV series and movies, although it can be argued that there is no such thing as “too many.” These, of course, are best enjoyed with a decent cup of tea and further the continuing argument that the concept of “spare time” is really just a myth. She also hosts and reviews for other authors, and writes monthly blog posts for Love Bytes. She is the co-founder of the New Zealand Rainbow Romance writers, and a member of RWNZ. Anne’s books have received honorable mentions five times, reached the finals four times—one of which was for best gay book—and been a runner up in the Rainbow Awards. She has also been nominated twice in the Goodreads M/M Romance Reader’s Choice Awards—once for Best Fantasy and once for Best Historical. Anne can be found at
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6 Responses to Anniversary Blog Tour – Caught Inside by Jamie Deacon

  1. Mary Preston says:

    This sounds like a great read.


  2. Becky says:

    Sounds like a great read. Also enjoyed your interview.


  3. Pingback: Blog Tour: Caught Inside by Jamie Deacon – September 25-October 8 | LoveBound Promotions

  4. karenh43 says:

    Love the cover. Enjoyed the interview too.


  5. James Escol says:

    Awww! To know that Don’t Let Me Go by J.H. Trumble is the novel that inspired you to write Caught Inside made me really happy. ^_^ Like I said, I loved that book & it’s actually one of my TOP READS of all time.

    The title’s so perfect as well. It reflects Luke & Theo’s struggle of their burgeoning feelings for each other. Like, no matter what they do, they can’t really help it but be caught inside in a tangle of happiness & sadness called LOVE.

    Can’t wait for Forbidden Steps. I love dysfunctional-family-themed novels. I’m so looking forward to meet your new characters. ^_^


  6. Sue A. says:

    I love stories that tackle tough teen subjects with sensitivity and understanding. This sounds a great read!


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