Tekla Series

Loosely based on Tekla High School, where the characters in all three books "Simply Marvelous", "The Stars On My Arm", and "Two Nights A Week" meet the friends and lovers that will forever change the course of their lives long after they've left high school.

"Just finished [all] three books in the Tekla series. OMG, emotionally drained right now! Leigh Jarrett, never stop writing!"

Simply Marvelous - Annie Luka has always been home-schooled, but she's convinced her mother to let her attend public school for her graduating year. When it is learned that Annie Luka is actually Attila Luka; a beautiful cross-gender guy struggling with his identity, it tears a small group of friends apart. Only when they all reunite ten years later is the full extent of Attila's deception revealed, bringing some of the group closer together, and pushing others further apart. What transpires over the next few years after the reunion leaves Attila wondering if he'll ever find true love.

"Attila shows the angst that goes along with knowing that you don't fit into a predetermined role in life, that the people that you are attracted to can't love you the way you really are, and he struggles for years trying to find a way to live happily. Overall this story shows the struggle that members of our GLBTQ community go thru on a daily basis. It shows that sometimes life should just be fluidity in motion."

"I Loved, loved, loved this book. Attila really had a tough time in life but ended up where he should be. The message in that is very touching. I Loved reading about the group of friends and what they all went through. I really did not expect the end but I was so happy the way it ended. The people that deserved a happy ending got it. I would definitely recommend this book. I could not put it down. You won't be sorry."

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The Stars On My Arm - Joel Carrigan and his girlfriend, Erica, are excited about starting their graduating year at Tekla Senior High. The long hot summer is drawing to a close, and their plans for a promising future together are on track, but their carefully laid plans are about to be disrupted by a dark and seductive force neither one of them anticipated. And that force is named Ethan Cooke. His gothic persona, covered in tattoos, piercings, and reckless abandon set Joel's heart racing—but not out of fear.

"I love how the story took such a turn in events. And the stars were a great addition to a beautiful evolving romance."

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Two Nights A Week - Chad Parker, privileged son of a wealthy hotelier, has made the decision to transfer to Tekla Senior High for his graduating year. Events during the summer have made it far too dangerous for him to remain at his old school. But on the very first day, he meets Derek Steeple, and finds himself in exactly the same situation, except this time, the consequences of his actions will forever change the lives of those he loves.

"Loved it! Two Nights A Week is romantic, heart-breaking, and beautiful at the end." 

"Just read Two Nights A Week and my lord I've not cried so much in so long. Like full on ugly sobs!"

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