Today I am so pleased to welcome Keira Andrews to Joyfully Jay. Keira is here to share the cover for her upcoming release, A Forbidden Rumspringa, which is out on September 3rd. She has also brought along three advanced copies to give away! Woo hoo! Please join me in giving her a big welcome!
When two young Amish men find love, will they risk losing everything?
In a world where every detail of life—down to the width of a hat brim—is dictated by God and the all-powerful rules of the community, two men dare to imagine a different way. At 18, Isaac Byler knows little outside the strict Amish settlement of Zebulon, Minnesota, where there is no rumspringa for exploration beyond the boundaries of their insular world. Isaac knows he’ll have to officially join the church and find a wife before too long, but he yearns for something else—something he can’t name.
Dark tragedy has left carpenter David Lantz alone to support his mother and sisters, and he can’t put off joining the church any longer. But when he takes on Isaac as an apprentice, their attraction grows amid the sweat and sawdust. David shares his sinful secrets, and he and Isaac struggle to reconcile their shocking desires with their commitment to faith, family and community.
Now that they’ve found each other, are they willing to lose it all?
After writing for years yet never really finding the right inspiration, Keira discovered her voice in gay romance, which has become a passion. She writes contemporary, historical, paranormal and fantasy fiction, and—although she loves delicious angst along the way—Keira firmly believes in happy endings. For as Oscar Wilde once said, “The good ended happily, and the bad unhappily. That is what fiction means.” You can find out more about Keira and her books at her website, and on Facebook and Twitter.
Keira has brought three advanced copies of A Forbidden Rumspringa to give away to three lucky readers, before you can even buy it! Just leave a comment at the end of the post to enter. The contest ends on Saturday, August 16th at 11:59 pm EST.
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This book sounds very interesting. Please count me in!
Thanks so much, Natalija!
Hi Keira, congratulations on your upcoming release. I love the cover for A Forbidden Rumspringa. I look forward to reading it. Thanks for the giveaway.
Thank you! So glad you like the cover. It’s by the very talented Dar Albert. 🙂
I’ve been looking forward to this one! Thanks for the giveaway!
So glad to hear that, Leigh! Thank you. 🙂
This sounds good. Count me in.
The books sounds really good I’m looking forward to reading it. Please count me in for the Giveaway …thank you.
Thank you, Shirley Ann!
I’ve never read anything by Keira before. Would love to try a sample. Thanks for including me.
Hi, Bill! Thanks for your interest. 🙂
I love the premise!
I love a good “against all odds” romance! Please count me in.
Me too, Courtney. Thank you! 🙂
What a different story inspiration, I am looking forward to this! The cover is great as well.
Thanks so much, Allison!
Wow this sounds great!! I can’t wait to read how they deal with the confinement of being Amish and gay.
Thank you, Jill! I hope you enjoy it. 🙂
Sounds like a wonderful story and the cover is beautiful! Thanks for the chance to win a copy.
Thanks so much, Jen. Good luck! 🙂
This sounds like a great book, and the cover is lovely. Thank you for the chance to win!
Thank you so much, Marie!
I love Keira’s books. She always creates characters that I want to know more about even after the last page. Gorgeous cover Keira, can’t wait to read it.
Thank you, Kim! 😀
Hard to reconcile their sexuality with that religion. I hope they do.
It really is a struggle for them, Debra. Lots of angst ahead! (But of course in the end my characters always have a happy ending.)
Of all the promos and blurbs, this is one that makes me want to read it more… Succinct and yet magnetic in appeal… Oh, and the cover is great… 😉
Thanks so much, John!
This sounds great. Thanks for the chance to win!
Thank you, Antonia. Good luck!
That sounds very interesting. Can’t wait to read it 😀 Count me in.
Thanks so much, Aga! 🙂
I just love the blurb. Please count me in.
Thank you, Taya! Good luck. 🙂
Sounds like this book will pack an emotional punch. Thank you for the giveaway!
It definitely isn’t an easy path for our heroes! Thanks for your interest, and good luck. 🙂
I’ve been a big fan ever since Love Match. This looks really great – I’ve not read an Amish m/m book so would love a chance at winning a copy.
Thanks so much, Lisa! Good luck. 🙂
This sounds so good and I love the cover. Thanks for the giveaway!
You’re welcome, and thank you very much!
I grew up in Amish country! A Forbidden Rumspringa sounds really good and has a great cover! I can’t wait to read this book! Thanks for the chance to win!
Thanks, Alaina! Very cool you grew up in Amish country. I assume Pennsylvania or Ohio, or perhaps Indiana? My book takes place in Minnesota, which has a growing Amish population. It’s been so interesting researching their way of life, and I was surprised by how much variation there is from one Amish sect to another. Anyway, good luck in the giveaway! 🙂
Congratulations! I haven’t read an Amish romance before, but we did vacation each year in Amish country when I was a kid. Thanks.
Thank you, Debra! That’s so cool. Good luck in the giveaway!
This sounds very interesting! Something I would love to read. Is enterering a comment here enough to count me in for the give-away?
Thanks, Nathalie! And yep, you’re entered. Good luck! 🙂
I really loved Eight Nights + Daybreak and The Station. And this one sounds pretty good to me too. So please count me in! Thanks =:))
Thank you so much, Eve! I hope you enjoy this one too, and good luck in the giveaway. 🙂
Oh, this sounds good! But then all her books do LOL
Hee! Thanks, Thianna. 🙂
book sounds great…love the story
Thank you, Jodi!
Oh this one sounds very interesting! Please throw my name in the hat!
Thanks, Jackie! Will do.
Sounds wonderfully intriguing! Please sign me up, and thank you for the giveaway.
Thanks so much, Christine! 🙂
I know that there are a lot of Amish m/f romances. I am intrigued that there is an m/m Amish romance.
There are definitely a ton of m/f Amish romances. I thought it was high time the M/M Amish romance genre grew. 🙂
I’m always intrigued by the concept of rumspringa, woulkd love to add this one to my reading
Thank you! Good luck in the giveaway. 🙂
Well, this is certainly a concept I never considered…m/m amish. I am definitely intrigued. Nice to have a giveaway on it, thanks.
Thanks, Denise! Yeah, there are so many m/f Amish romances, and I thought it would be interesting to explore the other side. Also with more sex than your typical “inspirational” Amish romance. 🙂
I’ve always thought m/m Amish would make an interesting read. Count me in!
Thanks so much, JK! 🙂
Sounds very intriguing, count me in. Beautiful cover!