Hi everyone! And Happy New Year!  Today I am so excited to welcome the fabulous Jacob Flores back to the blog.  Jacob is always a great guest, even when he tries to steal all my hot manservants!  Today Jacob is here to talk about his newest release, When Love Gets Hairy, the latest in his Provincetown series.  And because you guys are such awesome readers, he has brought an exclusive excerpt and a giveaway just for us!  So please join me in giving Jacob a big welcome (and feel free to slap his hand if he tries grabbing any of the cute boys!)

 

Hi, everyone! I’m baaaaaaack! It’s me. Jacob Z. Flores. I know. I know. Just when you thought it was safe to return to Joyfully Jay, I pop up here yet again. I’m kinda like Jaws, right? I even have the big mouth and teeth too, so I can do a pretty accurate impersonation of the maneater. And, boy, do I have a healthy appetite for man flesh too.

So why am I here, you ask? Well, Jay has graciously agreed to be the first stop of my blog tour promoting my latest release When Love Gets Hairy. This is the third book of the Provincetown Series (which doesn’t have to be read in order in case you were wondering), and it released today. Talk about a Happy New Year!

I have been anxiously waiting to share this book with readers ever since I finished writing it. Why? Well, besides the fact that I really enjoyed writing When Love Gets Hairy, it combines two of my favorite subjects—Provincetown and bears! Who doesn’t love a hot, furry man? I know I do! And in this book, the bears are everywhere! You see, it’s Bear Week in Provincetown, so the town is overrun with the furry fellows looking for love and fun on the shores of Cape Cod.

Who could have a problem with that?

Well, Nino Santos, one of the main characters, sure does! Nino’s not a fan of the hairy body. In fact, he admires only physical perfection, bodies that have been carefully sculpted and manicured. For Nino, a body that is well groomed and fit equates with success and happiness, two attributes he believes he has achieved as a male fashion model.

So when Bear Week comes to Provincetown, he holes up in his apartment and waits for the invading packs of bears to return to the caves from which they came. To say that he is prejudiced against bears is putting it rather mildly.

So why make Nino the main character in a book with bears?

Well, there are methods to my madness! <insert evil laugh>

I wrote this book to flesh Nino’s character out from the party boy we met in When Love Takes Over, where he played Van’s vain and often self-absorbed best friend. He was sort of an anti-hero in that book. He cracked wise, he rarely took life (or anything) seriously, and he was on the constant hunt for his next trick.

Besides being there for Van, there wasn’t much else to the hottie with the perfect body, immaculately kept hair, and killer smile. But this book changes all that. When Love Gets Hairy takes a look beneath the façade of perfection Nino portrays to the outside world, and we get a glimpse at the wounded little boy who hides underneath.

Because like most of us, Nino isn’t quite as confident and secure as he’d like us to believe. The superficial veneer he portrays to the world is a mask to hide a painful childhood, professional troubles, and a secret longing not even Nino understands.

The book is Nino’s journey, not just toward romance, but toward loving the most important person he could ever love—himself. After all, only when we love ourselves is true love with another possible. How can we ever get someone to accept all our quirks, imperfections, and inner demons if we don’t embrace them first?

That’s the lesson Nino needs to learn. Luckily for him, this book has an eclectic cast of characters on hand to help Nino through the process from the fun loving bears to familiar characters like Van, Zach, Gary, and Quinn, and even to a brand new character named Teddy, who affects Nino most of all.

Once love gets hairy, Nino Santos will never be the same.

Before I go, I want to thank everyone who stopped by today. I hope you enjoyed this preview of the first main character of my new book. I also want to thank Jay for allowing me to visit yet again. I’ve got one more book in this series, so if things go well, maybe Jay will invite me back again. Hey, a guy can hope, right?

 

For those interested, I have included the blurb and an exclusive excerpt below. The excerpt will be only for the eyes of you fabulous Joyfully Jay readers!

And, hey, since I’m offering exclusives, I’m also doing a special giveaway just for Joyfully Jay readers!

 

The Joyfully Jay Giveaway

All you have to do is leave a comment to this post, and your name is entered to win a free e-copy of When Love Gets Hairy. I won’t be offering this giveaway at any other of my stops. This is just for Joyfully Jay and those who love her as much as I do. The contest will close at the end of the day on January 7, so you have one week to enter!


Blurb

As vain as he is beautiful, Nino Santos happily lives life waiting for the next ferry full of fairies to bring him new conquests. As long as they aren’t hirsute, he’s all in. So he’s shocked to wake up after a beach party he cannot remember with a hairy naked man lying next to him.

Teddy Miller doesn’t remember the “Bear Week” party either, much less the Abercrombie & Fitch model wannabe next to him. Teddy doesn’t give two cents about appearances, but guys like Abercrombie don’t return the favor. That’s why he prefers men with extra fur and padding over carbon copy clones of perfection—a type of man Teddy is far too familiar with.

When Nino and Teddy glimpse each other the next morning, it’s loathing at first sight. Instead of exchanging phone numbers, they exchange insults and vow never to see each other again. In Provincetown, however, escaping a trick best forgotten isn’t easy. Mutual friends and chance circumstances keep Nino and Teddy in each other’s orbit. But are they fighting each other or the attraction growing between them? The answer lies amid Provincetown’s windswept dunes and the night neither of them can recall.


Excerpt

When Nino Santos woke up, he expected to hop out of bed, as he normally did, and spring to the floor to complete his customary one hundred push-ups. Afterward, he’d venture out of his room to start his day by peeing, making a protein shake, and then heading for the gym.

That was how the day should have started.

Instead, Nino had to figure out just why there was a small, furry man asleep in bed next to him. And snoring like a motherfucking freight train.

What the hell?

When he first awoke, he’d thought the ball of fur was a dream, so he shut his eyes and slapped his face really hard, twice. When he opened them again, the short, hairy, out-of-shape man remained, except he’d now flopped over onto his back and begun scratching his balls underneath the sheet that partially covered his nakedness. The smile that stretched across the man’s stubbly face told Nino the gesture obviously felt damn good.

When did he meet this guy? And did they fuck? He couldn’t remember. Sure, he’d often tricked with guys whose names he couldn’t recall. That happened all the time. He had no interest in who his hookups were or where they lived, even if every single homo who came to Provincetown seemed to want to share that information. Nino didn’t care, but he at least faked it really well.

Conversation after his initial come-on was idle chitchat. He never really listened to what most guys said. It was all just filler until the moment his tricks stopped talking and started sucking his cock.

But to not remember the fuck itself, especially when it involved a type of man he’d never once been interested in before, made his head spin.

Nino slid out of bed and crept over to where his clothes lay in a heap. As he quietly pulled his jeans up to his waist, the bear in his bed grumbled to himself and rolled over onto his right side, exposing his hairy belly and what looked like a nice piece of meat. The guy’s cock looked impressive, but the fur-covered stomach, not so much.

His type had always been the smooth, young, tall jock. Guys who took care of their bodies and were more like Nino, whose job as a model required he look good 24-7. Since he kept his body in peak perfection, he expected the same from the guys who he allowed the pleasure of his company.

He just didn’t sleep with guys who were short, hairy, or obviously older. Like the sleeping little beast sprawled underneath his expensive sheets.

At least he never had before last night.

Just how the hell did that happen?

 

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Blurb

When Love Gets HairyAs vain as he is beautiful, Nino Santos happily lives life waiting for the next ferry full of fairies to bring him new conquests. As long as they aren’t hirsute, he’s all in. So he’s shocked to wake up after a beach party he cannot remember with a hairy naked man lying next to him.

Teddy Miller doesn’t remember the “Bear Week” party either, much less the Abercrombie & Fitch model wannabe next to him. Teddy doesn’t give two cents about appearances, but guys like Abercrombie don’t return the favor. That’s why he prefers men with extra fur and padding over carbon copy clones of perfection—a type of man Teddy is far too familiar with.

When Nino and Teddy glimpse each other the next morning, it’s loathing at first sight. Instead of exchanging phone numbers, they exchange insults and vow never to see each other again. In Provincetown, however, escaping a trick best forgotten isn’t easy. Mutual friends and chance circumstances keep Nino and Teddy in each other’s orbit. But are they fighting each other or the attraction growing between them? The answer lies amid Provincetown’s windswept dunes and the night neither of them can recall.


Bio

Jacob Z Flores bio picJacob Z. Flores lives a double life. During the day, he is a respected college English professor and mid-level administrator. At night and during his summer vacation, he loosens the tie and tosses aside the trendy sports coat to write man on man fiction, where the hard ass assessor of freshmen level composition turns his attention to the firm posteriors and other rigid appendages of the characters in his fictional world.

Summers in Provincetown, Massachusetts, provide Jacob with inspiration for his fiction. The abundance of barely clothed man flesh and daily debauchery stimulates his personal muse. When he isn’t stroking the keyboard, Jacob spends time with his husband, Bruce, their three children, and two dogs, who represent a bright blue blip in an otherwise predominantly red swath in south Texas.

You can follow Jacob’s musings on his blog at http://jacobzflores.com or become a part of his social media network by visiting http://www.facebook.com/jacob.flores2, https://twitter.com/JacobZFlores, or http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5142501.Jacob_Z_Flores.


Giveaway

Jacob is giving away a copy of When Love Gets Hairy to one lucky reader. Just leave a comment below to enter. The contest ends on January 7th at 11:59 pm EST.  

  • By entering the giveaway, you’re confirming that you are at least 18 years old.
  • Winners will be selected by random number. No purchase necessary to win.  The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning.
  • If you win, you must respond to my email within 48 hours or another winner may be chosen. Please make sure that your spam filter allows email from Joyfully Jay.
  • Winners may be announced on the blog following the contest. By entering the contest you are agreeing to allow your name to be posted and promoted as the contest winner by Joyfully Jay.
  • Prizes will be distributed following the giveaway either by Joyfully Jay or the person/organization donating the prize.
  • By entering you are agreeing to hold Joyfully Jay harmless if the prize or giveaway in some way negatively impacts the winner.
  • Readers may only enter once for each contest.  Duplicate entries for the same giveaway will be ignored. In the event of technical problems with the blog during the contest, every effort will be made to extend the contest deadline to allow for additional entries.
  • Void where prohibited by law.
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