Guest Post and Giveaway: Rocking Read Aloud Tour with J.A. Rock

Today I am so pleased to welcome J.A. Rock (and her mom!) to Joyfully Jay. J.A. is here as part of her Rocking Read Aloud Tour to share a reading from her book Pain Slut (The Subs Club #2). She has also brought along a copy to give away. Please join me in giving her a big welcome!

 

Hi! I’m J.A. Rock, and welcome to the Rockin’ Read Aloud Tour. Today on the tour, I have a special guest: My mom was visiting Chicago, and she asked if she could be in one of the readings. I thought she was joking, so I was like, “Yeah, we’ll read from Pain Slut.” And she said, “Okay.”

So what started as an attempt to call her bluff resulted in us reading together from Pain Slut. We picked a relatively tame scene, and it was super fun to record. I’m not sure what my favorite part was—having to say, “You’ll always be a kinky fucker,” to my mom, or trying to keep a straight face while she read the line, “I’m more bottom than sub.” Or her Sean Penn from Fast Times meets Willard from Footloose interpretation of Kamen.

If you know the series, or saw last week’s reading from The Subs Club, you know the club is comprised of four best friends: uptight Miles, snarky Dave, sweet but none-too-bright Kamen, and man-of-few-words Gould. So my mom took Miles and Kamen, while I read Dave and Gould, and we tackled the scene where the easily embarrassed Miles has to tell his friends he’s dating a member of the vampyre community.

Or click here to watch Episode 3: Pain Slut

You can comment on this post for a chance to win an ecopy of Pain Slut, and if you want to watch past tour videos, or find out more about the tour—which still has a few more stops—you can visit www.jarockauthor.com. Thanks for stopping by!

Tour Stops:
March 19th – Boy Meets Boy (Calling the Show)
March 25th – Prism Book Alliance (The Subs Club)
March 31st – Joyfully Jay (Pain Slut)
April 4th – The Novel Approach (When All the World Sleeps)
April 11th – Love Bytes (Brandon Mills versus the V-Card)
April 16th – Sinfully Gay Romance (The Grand Ballast)
April 20th – Crystal’s Many Reviewers (The Good Boy)


Blurb

PainSlut_200x300Honestly, I’m ready to take a step back from the Subs Club. Making the kink world a safer place for subs is the sort of bandwagon I’d have boarded as an idealist in my early twenties, but now I’m a pragmatist in my late twenties. I prefer to focus on adopting and raising a child.

But unexpected factors inevitably derail my plans. Like Drix Seger—attractive and the first genuine sadist I’ve encountered. If I were not in the process of renouncing my masochistic ways and becoming the normal, responsible potential father the adoption agency wants to see, Drix and I might do well together. But he has a foolish name and belongs to a cult of vampyres, and I am quitting kink. So why does Drix’s infatuation with blood and biting make me so hot I can’t think straight? And why, when he looks at me, does he seem to see something beyond a basket case with a stick up my ass?

Can I start a new phase in my life without leaving part of myself behind? Please send help.

—Miles

About the Subs Club series

After the death of their friend Hal at the hands of an irresponsible dom, submissive friends Dave, Kamen, Miles, and Gould band together to form the Subs Club—an organization seeking to expose dangerous local doms. The club slowly evolves as romances blossom, loyalties are tested, and tensions mount in a community already struggling for unity in the wake of Hal’s death.

From domestic discipline to knife play to fashion paraphilia, and from family drama to new jobs to first loves, the members of the Subs Club explore life’s kinks inside and outside of the bedroom as they attempt to let go of the past and move forward.


Bio

J.A. Rock is the author of queer romance and suspense novels, including By His Rules, Take The Long Way Home, and, with Lisa Henry, The Good Boy and When All The World Sleeps. She holds an MFA in creative writing from the University of Alabama and a BA in theater from Case Western Reserve University. J.A. also writes queer fiction and essays under the name Jill Smith. Raised in Ohio and West Virginia, she now lives in Chicago with her dog, Professor Anne Studebaker.


Giveaway

J.A. has brought a copy of Pain Slut to give away to one lucky reader. Just leave a comment at the end of the post to enter. The contest ends on Monday, April 4th 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.
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  • 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.
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Comments

  1. What a fun and novel way to spend time with your mother! Congratulations on your new(ish) book, and thanks for the giveaway.

  2. Ooooh, I’m waiting for this whole series to be complete so I can glom them all on a weekend. 75% of the way there!

  3. This is the best reading in all literary history. I rate it five guac ribs and one endless hug (since it’s endless you only need one; it’s like a starred review from PW). In addition you get the official editorial stamp of approval. 

    GAWD.

    (Obviously I am not here for the giveaway). 

  4. Roberta Chaffin says:

    Wow…I have to say that I’m enjoying this series.  
    I love the fact that you guys have BIG glasses of wine in front!!
    I think it’s really cool that your momma is there with you and reading from your story.
    That’s so Bad Ass!!

  5. Thank you for the reading! You and your mom sound great =D So looking forward to your next post.

  6. Sabrina D. says:

    Can’t wait to pick this one up!

  7. Looks like an amazing read

  8. This whole thing is glorious, and I’m touched that it exists for our posterity!

  9. I’ve really wanted to pick this up, but it may be a couple of weeks before I can. Great reading! Thanks for an opportunity in the giveaway.

  10. I’m following this reading tour and enjoying myself so much! What a wonderful idea! I love the fact that your mum accompanied you in this reading. So good! Thank you, J.A.! 😉

  11. Thanks so much for your comments, everyone! My mom and I had lots of fun filming this, and she was so happy to see the comments too. 🙂

  12. Don’t enter me in the giveaway because I’ve already purchased the entire series. I just wanted to throw in my $.02 & say you two are gorgeous. I love that you did this reading together & I’d listen to an audio book your mama narrated! I can see why you loved having her read to you!

  13. I love that you did this with your mum. Sorry, mom. 

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