1. I finally get to release Two Truths and a Lyle onto Amazon in ebook and paperback! This prequel story was available as part of a big promotion for a year, so it feels like I’ve been waiting forever haha. I love Truman and Lyle’s romance, so I didn’t change much, but I *did* add a steamy scene and a few other embellishments that I think enhance the original! (And, yes, my KoFI members will get a signed copy as part of their membership!)
2. Tantor and I have agreed on a narrator to perform the Games We Play series! John Solo will be voicing the characters in Never Have I Evan, Truth or Darren, and 7 Minutes in Kevin. Recently, theu agreed to produce Two Truths and a Lyle as well!
3. I’m starting a new series this year called Rules We Break. It’s a spin-off from Games We Play, also set in Granville. I look forward to exploring a new set of friends, developing more aspects of my quirky Nebraska town, and providing more swoony romances for you all to enjoy!
4. I’m organizing a multi-author Christmas series for next winter! It’ll be set in a small town that survives on holiday cheer, and I have some really great authors lined up to participate with me. If you love Granville, I’m sure you’re gonna love this setting too!
5. I’ll be publishing more books in French, Italian, and German! I recently self-published Sexted by Santa in German, and I’ve signed with Surrendered Press to translate the rest of the Thrust series and Games We Play. In Italian, I’ll soon be releasing the final Thrust book and then releasing the Love Notes series. And in French, the Marital Bliss series is under way. I love knowing my words are reaching so many more people. What an amazing thing!
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!
My newest series, Games We Play, has officially launched with the release of Never Have I Evan, the romance between a virginal tech geek and the more experienced but “straight” high school football coach. The book is full of cute social awkwardness, fun flirting lessons, sexy tutoring, and heartfelt love born of friendship and respect.
The series is set in Granville, a small town in Nebraska, just down the road from Hayworth College, where two other series take place (Love Notes and Thrust Into Love). And, yes, there are cameos from characters in the other series. Simon and Parker of Matched By My Rival make an appearance, as does Linc Tate, a frat brother who’s present in most of the Thrust into Love stories.
Granville may not be totally unfamiliar to you, even though Never Have I Evan is technically Book 1 of the series. Two Truths and a Lyle, a free prequel novella available as part of the Your Book Boyfriend’s Boyfriend promotion on Prolific Works, was the first story set in the quirky town.
In each book of Games We Play, a party game will help the love interests connect in some way. The series takes the college-aged characters and new adult themes of my Hayworth College series and sets them in a small town with colorful side characters, hilarious business names, close-knit friendships, and nosy grannies. It’s the best of both worlds–in my humble opinion!
Have you explored Marital Bliss? The series, I mean, not actual marriage 😉
If you’re new to my writing, you might not have made it through all my series yet. If so, that’s good luck for you! You can grab the complete series in one set for a discount!
Marital Bliss focuses on marriage tropes, and each couple in the series (with the exception of TJ and Colby in the novella) tie the knot on Bliss Island, off the coast of Maine. Caleb, the main character in Book 1 of the series, runs a wedding resort there.
Here’s a brief synopsis of each book =)
Surprise Groom: When Caleb learns his family could lose Bliss Island Resort unless he marries the a child of an investor, there’s only one way to beat the man at his own game: Propose to Louis Chastain’s estranged, go-go dancing son… Approximately 90,000 words.
Wrangling A Groom: Wyatt has wanted to marry Diego since they made a childhood pact, but life got messy and Diego slipped away. When his first love returns to the ranch for a funeral, Wyatt is determined win him back and fulfill the promise that has never left his heart. Approximately 85,000 words.
Nobody’s Groom: Colby likes everyone — except the new cowboy on the crew who rubs him the wrong way. TJ is looking for a fresh start, not a young country boy who provokes him at every turn. They’re both in for a rough awakening. Approximately 38,000 words.
Faking A Groom: When Avery decides to call his father’s bluff and produce a fiance, his first love, Rory, is the perfect man for the job. But with a love that never fully faded, not everything is fake… Approximately 100,000 words.
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.
Secret Admirer, a sweet brother’s best friend romance, is now available in audiobook format.
Darcy Stark narrates the story of Benji, a shy and insecure freshman who gets stood up for a date, and Ace, his brother’s best friend who feels protective of him. Ace wants to cheer Benji up, see him smile again, but he’s also harboring some confusing feelings about the cute redhead–which leads to a sweet romance of anonymous love notes and gifts.
Darcy Stark has a nice touch for sweeter-side romances, and he does a great job with new adult voices, so he was a perfect choice for this book.
Secret Admirer ranked in the Top 5 in the gay romance genre on Amazon and held the No. 1 spot for bisexual romance during its release month. The book plays with tropes such as brother’s best friend, secret love notes, frat boy/virgin, and bisexual awakening.