Welcome back to Granville–home to hard-working neighbors, well-intentioned grannies who get into everyone’s business, and a ridiculous group of young friends all stumbling into love while playing silly party games!
In my newest release, 7 Minutes in Kevin, we have two men finding the courage to act only after an accidental run-in, thanks to a game of Seven Minutes in Heaven and a meddlesome friend. I’ve been teasing readers with Kevin’s seemingly hopeless crush on his friend’s dad throughout the series. Garrett, for his part, is intrigued but confused.
Until they crash together inside a closet and everything changes.
As with every book in this series, there’s quirky characters, small-town charm, plenty of steam, and a romance that’ll make you swoon!
Get started now so you’ll be ready for the bad boy with a heart of gold that is Darren, his ex-girlfriend’s brother, and the dare that reveals new truths to Darren and sets them on their enemies-to-lovers journey!
The Book Blurb:
Truth or…whoa, that’s not how this dare works!
What happens when my big mouth writes a check it can’t cash while taunting my ex’s brother in a game of Truth or Dare? I end up with his tongue in my mouth. In my very straight, totally uninterested mouth.
While I don’t feel anything.
Nothing at all.
In fact, I barely noticed.
So, why can’t I stop thinking about it?
Truth or Darren features a troublemaker with good intentions, a guy who’s none too impressed with his sister’s ex, and an animosity that flares hotter than either of them could ever imagine–but which the townspeople of Granville, Nebraska, are all too happy to speculate about.
Excerpt from Truth or Darren, releasing August 11:
“Shut up,” he growled.
“You going to make me?” I challenged.
“If I have to,” he gritted out.
“I’m shaking in my boots, Dare.” I laughed a little, even though my heart skittered at the expression on his face. “What are you gonna do, punch me? Strangle me? Oh, I know, maybe you could kiss me again. I bet you’re dying for an excuse.”
Darren was silent, his face grim as I goaded him.
There was something magnetic about him, something that made me want to pull him closer even when he had murder in his eyes.
Which I would deserve. Because who the hell lusted after their sister’s ex? It was so, so wrong. Maybe if Darren hit me, I’d let go of this attraction I shouldn’t have. Maybe if he hit me, I’d forget that hot-as-fuck kiss we’d shared before.
I almost wanted him to. It’d be a relief, in a way.
So I continued to goad him.
I batted my eyes. “I wouldn’t be opposed, you know. You were a good kisser. A little sloppy, maybe, but…”
Darren raised his hands to throat level. Ah, shit. This was it. I was going to die by strangulation because I couldn’t shut the hell up.
He curled his hands into fists. Okay, beaten to a pulp, then. Fuck. I squeezed my eyes shut, bracing for the pain. At least it’d make for a heck of a news story. Agatha might forgive me for fucking this all up if she got a crime-scene article instead.
The hit didn’t come.
After a few loaded seconds, I opened my eyes. “Uh, Darren, listen…”
Before I could articulate more than that, he struck.
Readers of advance copies are saying: “I absolutely LOVED this second book in the Games We Play Series. Readers get plenty of sweet and steamy times between Darren and Linc written with clever humor, snark, angst and a collection of very eccentric and memorable characters who populate the town. Highly recommend.”
“DJ Jamison left us with the ultimate tease at the end of “Never Have I Evan” and did not disappoint with “Truth or Darren“. I was hooked right from the start and was smart enough to wait until I had a day off to read this. I read it from start to finish in one day.”
If you’re like me, you’re always on the hunt for great new M/M romance books to read. Keeping tabs on your favorite authors through social media and newsletters is great, but sometimes you miss alerts or simply want to discover someone new.
There’s where the monthly “new releases” promotion I’ve just launched comes in! I’ve invited other authors in the genre to join me in bringing you a selection of new M/M romances each month! With a click to one page, you can see a whole selection of that month’s new releases–both from your favorites and from new authors you might want to explore!
Obviously, this is not a comprehensive, all-encompassing listing. That would be nearly impossible for us and overwhelming for you. But it will give you a nice list of new offerings to check out each month.
We’re only getting started, but I hope to see this grow to include more authors each month!
Jaded ex-football star Simon Prentiss gets a heck of a surprise when his app match turns out to be the one guy he hates! But as lust and a burgeoning online friendship collide, will love overcome hostility?
Nick J. Russo does a fabulous job narrating this enemies-to-lovers college romance! Matched By My Rival is Book 2 of the Thrust into Love series. While it can standalone, Book 1–Swiped By My Dad’s Best Friend–is already on Audible, and Book 3, Tapped By My Roommate, is coming in March!
If you haven’t read Matched By My Rival, you can expect:
Enemies to Lovers
A sweetly satisfying HEA!
Parker and Simon are one of my very favorite couples, and reviewers seem to agree!
Here’s a few excerpts from reviews on Amazon: “𝘛𝘩𝘦𝘴𝘦 𝘵𝘸𝘰 𝘭𝘪𝘨𝘩𝘵 𝘶𝘱 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘱𝘢𝘨𝘦 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘪𝘳 𝘤𝘩𝘦𝘮𝘪𝘴𝘵𝘳𝘺…”
I have been nominated in several categories for the Goodreads M/M Romance Best of 2021 awards, and I am so excited to be included! Unsurprisingly, readers find me memorable for my virgins and my sexual awakening/discovery themes. These are two of my favorite tropes to write. Give me an innocent, awkward guy stumbling his way into love any day. And the sexy, confident guy who realizes he didn’t know as much about himself and his sexuality as he thought? So much fun to write!
The Goodreads awards allow readers like you to decide the winners! Polls are open through January 10.
I am so excited to be finished drafting Book 1 of my new series that revolves around star-crossed app hookups, Thrust Into Love. In my first book, Swiped By My Dad’s Best Friend, Trace is horrified to discover his app hookup is actually his best friend’s son!
I am having tons of fun with this concept. I’ve already got plans for Book 2, Matched By My Rival. So, if you love enemies to lovers themes, you’ll want to stay tuned for more about that one!
I plan to write three books in this series, which is a spin-off from the Love Notes series. Though you won’t need to read Love Notes, the series kicks off with Cooper, a frat boy who has appeared briefly in the earlier books. Thrust Into Love is also set in the same college town.
Like Love Notes, I want these books to be fun, sexy, and swoony romances! Book 1 has a lot of steamy scenes–it’s definitely going to competing with Nobody’s Groom and Rapid Response for the “sexiest romance by DJ” award! But as usual, I think the emotional connection between these two characters will come shining through. This will also be my first foray into Daddy kink. It’s been a lot of fun to explore a new trope, and I really think you’ll love Cooper and Trace, so I hope you’ll give it a try!
Swiped By My Dad’s Best Friend should be releasing May 20. I hope to release Matched By My Rival sometime in June, and Clicked By My Roommate in August or September.
After initially writing Ollie’s story for a Winter Wonderland promotion, I’ve expanded it by more than 20,000 words to add Graham’s POV, new scenes, and a steamy epilogue! The story is more developed and well-rounded with its new content.
Boyfriend Freeze follows Naughty andNice in the Love Notes series. Ollie even appears briefly in Chapter One of that book, a hookup who’s bitter that Jonas wants to call it quits.
Ollie is an impulsive freshman who acts first and thinks later—until he crosses a line and realizes it’s time for a change.
And who better to help him move on, but the sweet guy with the worst fashion sense that Ollie’s ever met?
After crossing too many lines for my self-respect, I made a promise to myself: no hookups, no sexts, no dating. For sixty days.
But I didn’t count on meeting you.
Who knew a smart, cardigan-wearing geek would be such temptation? You’re all wrong for me, except you’re also kind of exactly right.
So how do I keep my promise not to seduce the cute librarian and still get the perfect guy?
Voting has opened for the Goodreads M/M Romance Members’ Choice Awards for 2020, and DJ’s books Secret Admirer and Faking A Groom have both been nominated for awards!
You can vote here. If you’re not a member of the M/M Romance group on Goodreads, you’ll need to join to participate.
The specific categories DJ has been nominated in are as follows:
Best Sexual Discovery – SECRET ADMIRER
Best Virgins – SECRET ADMIRER
Best Main Character – Avery in FAKING A GROOM
Best White Collar – FAKING A GROOM
Best Cover Art – FAKING A GROOM
If you haven’t yet read Secret Admirer, it’s a sweet brother’s best friend romance. When Ace sees Benji get stood up for a date, he just wants to make him smile again. He doesn’t realize how much his secret admirer notes are a gift to him as well as he finds an outlet for an attraction to the shy, artistic freshman. If he can be the courage to be honest, it’ll change their relationship forever.
FAKING A GROOM
In Faking A Groom, Avery Kinkaid wants to call his father’s bluff—and raise awareness for an important cause. All he needs is a fake groom, and his first love, Rory, is a spirited activist who is perfect for the role. But Avery doesn’t anticipate all the ways Rory will brings his deepest desires into the light and make Avery feel stronger, braver, and freer than he’s ever been.
Naughty & Nice is a college romance with forbidden love and sweet holiday moments. Because why not?
It’s that time of year again, when an avalanche of holiday romance slides into the M/M genre–and how great is that? We could all use a little extra comfort in 2020, yes?
Naughty & Nice is my contribution to the holiday romance cheer, featuring Jonas of Secret Admirer and his former stepbrother, Quinn. Jonas comes off as a bit of player in Secret Admirer–but in this new romance you’ll see the depth of Jonas’s feelings for Quinn and his struggle with pining for someone he believes he can’t have.
A blizzard that snows him in at the family cabin with the guy he thought he’d never see again gives Jonas another shot at love with Quinn, but he’s afraid to trust it as more than a holiday fling.
As is usually par for the course, he has no idea how Quinn sees him: as gorgeous, smart, and confident. Quinn has had his struggles: from grief over the death of his father as a teen to dropping out of college and following the wrong guy across the country. Jonas looks like someone who has it all together, the golden boy with no problems.
I love pairing these two together and showing them how they can enrich and enhance one another’s lives! And of course, even though it’s a steamy college romance with a bit of fun stepbrother taboo, it’s a holiday story too. There are Christmas tree decorations, holiday movie binging, Christmas Eve traditions, and family gatherings to give you all the warmth you’ll need this year.
I hope you enjoy Jonas and Quinn as much as I do! I’ll leave it up to you to decide who’s naughty and who’s nice 😉
Enjoy the read–and I wish you all happy holidays in a highly unconventional season.
Dear Quinn, Why must I have these feelings for you? You’re my ex-stepbrother, and nothing will change that truth, no matter how many letters I write.
I never expected to see you again–or to rescue you from the side of the road in a blizzard. I didn’t think you would ever like me, much less kiss me in a steaming hot tub on a snowy night. It seems we make better lovers than brothers, which is all kinds of naughty and nice while we’re snowed in together.
But can this new intimacy last when the skies clear and my family finally arrives for the holidays, or are we just two guys in a mountain cabin with a great view of everything we want but can’t have? Hopelessly yours, Jonas