Today I am so pleased to welcome Jacob Z. Flores back to Joyfully Jay. Jacob has come to talk to us about his latest release, Blood Tied, and share a reading with us. Please join me in giving Jacob a big welcome!

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Hi, everyone! My name is Jacob Z. Flores, and I’m super excited to be back here at Joyfully Jay, where I get to enjoy the eye candy and get some extra special Jay hugs. It’s a win/win! I want to thank Jay for agreeing to host me today. She has always been super sweet to me, and I love her to pieces!

I’m here today is to share a mini-author reading from my upcoming release Blood Tied, which is the second book from the Warlock Brothers of Havenbridge series. The series follows the lives of the Blackmoor brothers—Mason, Thad, and Pierce. In Blood Tied, Thad takes over as the main character as we dive further into the shadows of evil and conspiracy that surround this world. We also get to meet the man who steals Thad’s heart, which if you know Thad, is no easy task.

I hope you enjoy this small glimpse into the magical world I have created. I know I had a blast writing it.


Blood TiedThad Blackmoor’s heart is as cold as his icy magical abilities. He considers emotions a waste of his time and prefers to study the arcane, using the sacred books of his coven to grow in his craft. He aspires to supersede his father and elder brother Pierce in power, and now that his younger brother Mason has tapped into the rare warlock power of darkness, he needs to work harder than ever.

But Thad’s ambitions are halted when he saves Aiden Teine, a fire fairy, from a banshee. Thad’s immediate attraction to Aiden catches him off guard and thaws his cold heart for the first time. As Thad, Aiden, and his brothers investigate the connection between the banshee attack and the vampyre and shadow weaver who almost killed them, Thad tries to dodge Ben, a sexy warlock who won’t let him be after a one-night stand.

Their search leads them to the Otherworld, where something even more insidious is at work—something Thad will need more than logic to stand against.


Jacob Z. FloresJacob 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 daughter. They both represent a bright blue blip in an otherwise predominantly red swath in south Texas.

You can follow Jacob’s musings on his blog at, his website dedicated to the Havenbridge series at  or become a part of his social media network by visiting or!/JacobZFlores.

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