Welcome to Joyfully Jay! I started this blog because I love to read and wanted a place to share my thoughts with other readers and lovers of romance. I read primarily m/m romance so that is the main focus of Joyfully Jay, but we may occasionally throw some other stuff in as well. In addition to book reviews, I frequently host author guest posts, giveaways, and blog tours. I also periodically run theme weeks focusing on different tropes and on occasion write posts on various romance topics. So lots of fun stuff and we keep quite busy here!
So, a bit about me. I have a husband and two daughters that I adore and two cats who seem to rule the house. I have been an avid reader since I was a child and have loved romance for years. I typically read 3-5 books a week and I have a towering TBR pile that I will never conquer. In my off-line life I work part-time from home writing web content and trying to make English out of the stuff my IT department writes. Of course writing about romance is much more fun!
Let’s see… I love anything chocolate and peanut butter, and lately anything with caramel and sea salt. I am a big sweet and salty girl (I’ve been known to drink beer with m&ms but don’t tell anyone). I love the beach, love lazy days, and love to curl up with a good book.
I am thrilled that you stopped by and hope you like it here! Feel free to get in touch if you ever want to chat!
Melanie M is a former Park Naturalist and lover of m/m fiction. When she is not reading or reviewing, she is busy in her gardens, rigorously supervised by her three terriers and an outspoken foul mouthed parrot. She loves to knit but with the terrors stealing the yarn, it is a challenge. Bad vocabulary makes her crazy and her thoughts on the subject can be found at her blog Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words.
Sammy is a part time kindergarten teacher and a full time playwright. When not writing or directing children’s plays, she can be found curled up in her living room, Kindle in hand, with a dreamy faraway smile on her face.
Crissy is an ophthalmic assistant (that’s eyes) by day and a lover of m/m fiction by night. She owns two rescue dogs that spend the evening curled up to her while she reads. She’s an extraordinary aunt to her beautiful niece and energetic nephew. Most evenings you can find her curled up on the sofa with the dogs and her Kindle catching up on her out of control TBR list.
Amy is a mom and wife to three energetic kids and one supportive, super funny husband. She also spends an insane amount of time and money reading stories about beautiful men. Amy has a dream to one day retire to the Oregon Coast, where she and her husband will own a bookstore and spend their days reading on the beach.