Excerpt Reveal: Junkie by Heather C. Leigh

AboutthebookDisplaying Junkie-ebook (1).jpgJunkie by Heather C. Leigh.
Publication date: 13 September 2016
Genre: Dark romance
Age Category: New Adult

Book one in the Broken Doll series.

I’m a heroin addict. A junkie. A whore. I’ll do anything to get my next fix.

Anything.

Including walking right onto the property of Austin’s most ruthless and feared drug lord to beg for some H. I don’t know his name, only that people call him Boss. Oh, and that he won’t think twice to put a bullet in my head.

But like I said, I’ll do anything to get my next fix. Even if it costs me my life.

Or changes it forever.

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Excerpt:

“Don’t worry about the dishes.” Boss’s southern drawl was less obvious this morning, but I still picked up a hint of it here and there. “My housekeeper will take care of them.” He buttoned his jacket, turned to leave the room, and I panicked.

“Wait!”

Boss pivoted until his shrewd gaze landed on me. Once again, when I was the sole focus of those intense blue eyes, my voice failed. His eyebrows rose as if to ask, what the fuck do you want?

I cleared my throat and stood behind my chair, fingers gripping the wood slats. “Ummm, what should I do?” One of my hands found its way into my hair. I wrapped a curl around my finger over and over. “I mean…” I took a quick glance around the huge kitchen. It was incredibly uncomfortable just to be in this stranger’s house, but to be here without him somewhere nearby, knowing other men were all over the place? My anxiety level skyrocketed.

Boss snapped his fingers and a man in a black suit, pressed white shirt, and black tie appeared from who knew where, to stand at Boss’s side.

“Boss.”

“Jase, bring Miri back to her room.”

I swallowed thickly. He was locking me back up. The illusion of being treated kindly splintered to pieces as reality sunk in. I wasn’t a guest. I was a prisoner.

“Miri, I have work to do and will be otherwise occupied for a few hours. One of my men is out shopping for some clothes since it seems I have nothing in the house that will fit you.”

I stared at the floor, not knowing what to do. I wanted to scream at Boss for thinking he could lock me up and keep me here, but really, where would I go? I needed H, and Boss was willing to give it to me. It was knowing I had no choice in the matter that had me shrinking back from Jase as he moved to take my arm.

“No!” I stepped away and tensed every muscle in my body, poised on the balls of my feet, ready to bolt.

Boss grimaced, and spoke in a low voice to his man. “Jase, wait here.” Suddenly, a hand clamped tight around my wrist. I was tripping over my own feet to keep up as Boss dragged me through the kitchen and down the hall to the regal staircase.

“Wait! Please, don’t lock me in.”

My plea went unanswered. I dug in my heels when we reached the bottom step. Boss spun around and shot me a glare so dark I nearly passed out from pure terror. The kind man from the kitchen was gone. Boss, the violent drug lord, the bloodthirsty bastard I heard about on the streets, curled his lip in a derisive sneer. Without a word, he grabbed me by the waist and threw me over his shoulder. My head dangled down his back and my long hair obscured my vision.

“Stop!” I curled my hands into fists and pounded uselessly on his backside. “Put me down!”

I may as well have been a fly buzzing around his head for all the good my protesting did. Boss climbed the stairs and stalked into “my” bedroom to rudely toss me onto the bed. I scrambled to my feet before he could shut the door.

“You can’t do this!” Panicked, I struck out and clawed at his neck and face, terrified at the thought of being locked away in this room.

Lightning quick, Boss pinned my wrists in one hand and shoved me down on the mattress, his heavy body holding me in place. I kicked out at him, aiming for his groin while screaming for help. Boss trapped my legs between his thick thighs and hovered over me, his furious face bright red and just inches from mine, welts from my nails standing out in stark relief on his skin.

Boss squeezed my wrists until I whimpered. “Don’t test my patience, Miri. You came to me, you begged me for help, you entered my fucking house. You want more of my drugs? You need to learn how things are done in this world, doll. If you can’t deal with the consequences of your actions, you shouldn’t have started shooting heroin and you most certainly shouldn’t have come here. Now,” he growled. “…this room will be your new home and if you value your life, you will not question a single word I say.” His grip on my wrists tightened to the point I cried out. By now he was so close, our noses almost touched. “Remember, I don’t owe you shit. If anything, you owe me.”

Boss gave me one last terror-inducing glare before releasing me and stepping back. He raised a hand and touched one of the scratches on his neck. When he examined his finger and saw blood, his face darkened.

“That was your one mistake.” He looked down and inspected his clothes. “You’re lucky it didn’t get blood on my suit. Make another mistake and you won’t live to see tomorrow.” Boss spun on his heel, left the room, and slammed the door. The click of the lock sealed my fate.

My mind was filled with so many questions—Why was he doing this? What did he want from me? How long would I be here? But I couldn’t focus long enough to come up with any answers. I was too busy shaking from head to toe, gasping for air and fighting the tears stinging my eyes.

What did I get myself into?

I’d jumped out of Mason’s frying pan, directly into a roaring bonfire named Boss.

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The Broken Doll Series is a dark romance duet about a heroin addict who falls in love with the drug lord holding her captive and drops on September 13th!

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Displaying JunkieAd4 (1).jpgAbouttheauthorDisplaying heather c leigh bio.jpg

Heather C. Leigh is the author of the Amazon best selling Famous series. She likes to write about the ‘dark’ side of fame. The part that the public doesn’t get to see, how difficult it is to live in a fishbowl and how that affects relationships.

Heather was born and raised in New England and currently lives outside Atlanta, GA with her husband, 2 kids, and French Bulldog, Shelby.

She loves the Red Sox, the Patriots, and anything chocolate (but not white chocolate, everyone knows it’s not real chocolate so it doesn’t count) and has left explicit instructions in her will to have her ashes snuck into Fenway Park and sneakily sprinkled all over while her family enjoys beer, hot dogs, and a wicked good time.

My favorite authors are Dan Wells, Ken Follett, and Stephen King.

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5 thoughts on “Excerpt Reveal: Junkie by Heather C. Leigh

  1. TeacherofYA says:

    I was addicted to heroin for almost 8 years. I don’t like to talk about it, but it’s a part of my past. This just doesn’t sound plausible to me. Yes, I did bad things to get my fix, but I was afraid of the sick, not searching for the high. You’re also still you inside. I’d have to read it to see how close it sounds, but I think it’s hard for anyone to write about addiction without having the experience. If she talked to addicts and did her research, then I might be convinced that she could pull it off.
    Heroin takes you to dark places, but despite the self-hatred caused from doing deplorable things, I never cared more about it than my life. Just sayin.
    But then again, I got clean.

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    • Cate says:

      It’s really brave of you to be able to speak so openly about it. That’s understandable. We all have things in our past we’d like to keep there. Again, understandable. I have no idea how much research went into this or if the author experienced this and I also don’t have any experience so I have no idea how accurate it is. I will say though, this book is a romance. The heroin aspect of this book isn’t that huge. I’m not sure how much I love the title and how it fits but this is mainly about the relationship between the protagonists. I do see a lot of the time that there’s a lot of self-doubt with Miri and lack of self worth but, besides how the book is introduced with her going to his house for heroin and her few other doses (sorry, I don’t know what else to call them), there isn’t much mentioning of it. This really is just a new adult romance. For anyone else like me who has no experience reading books about drug abuse, this wouldn’t be the best thing to base your knowledge off.
      It’s good you got clean. Thank you for sharing.

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      • TeacherofYA says:

        Oh, it’s a romance? Well, then nm. Lol.
        I told my mom about it, though I said I told you I knew a friend (she hates me telling others about it)…she says I don’t remember correctly and that I did get pretty dark. So I’m probably seeing it incorrectly through my sober lens. 😉
        I’m going to write a book about my experiences. I did some pretty shitty things, I won’t lie. But deep down inside, I was just feeling sorry for myself and I wanted to live. I got really sick of being high. It was my normal for a long time and I was scared to get clean.
        It’s hard sometimes to realize how much time had passed, you know? It seems like yesterday…it seems like a lifetime ago.
        Thanks for listening. I shouldn’t judge until I read it. I just see so many books that talk about using like it’s the only thing someone wants when they’re an addict, and I wanted so much more. My days just got filled with getting money for it, waiting for it, then doing it. Nothing else could be accomplished bc I had to make sure I had a place to use and a way to get more.

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  2. Cate says:

    Yeah, haha. It’s a romance. I feel like the only thing that makes it a little different is the fact that Boss’s thoughts seem extra explicit.
    Yeah, I can understand that. I like the book idea. I’ve had that idea too. I think, if I were to write a book, I’d write one only based on my life. But it’s especially brave if you can write about something like that and want to share it. It’s good that you can talk about it though. That you’re not afraid to admit it. That’s really admirable. Of course I’d listen. Sorry it’s been taking me so long to reply though. I’ve been super busy.
    Yeah, I get it. Sometimes the portrayals are so inaccurate. I understand that. Especially when I see books with character that are depressed. It’s like, they stub their toe, “oh I want to kill myself”. That’s not it. And, it’s hard to read. I completely understand if it’s the same thing with drug abuse for you.
    This book really is just all about the romance and chemistry between the two protagonists. I’ll have a review up soon if you want to check it out and see more of my thoughts fleshed out. But, regardless of the drug abuse, I don’t think this is your kind of book.

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