Today I am so pleased to welcome RJ Scott to Joyfully Jay. RJ has brought an excerpt from her latest release, Boy Banned. She has also brought along a great giveaway! Please join me in giving her a big welcome!

Boy Banned


The five of them were not going to pull this off; that was the one thing Angel was sure of.

How could they succeed as a cohesive unit when they were all so different?

He glanced down at what he was wearing, at the flowing white shirt and jeans combo that was his trademark. Then he looked right at Corey, at the darkness of his clothes, his hair, and the gruff, almost rude persona he was using to hide behind. Take just himself and Corey— they had nothing in common. Add in the three other disparate personalities, and who the hell could think this was a good idea?

And how much time would he have to spend in Corey’s company now? How could he manage to be near the man who alternated between trying for the moody look and giving the impression he wanted to run?

Corey, all broody and blue-eyed, with his guitar strap over his shoulder and determination on his features, had come onto Angel’s radar, and Angel had fallen in lust, hard. The first day, when he’d been queuing to register, Corey had been maybe twenty people in front of him. Ordinarily that would have meant he’d never see him, but the line snaked back on itself and every ten minutes or so, they were opposite each other. He was really gorgeous in a flicky-haired, sultry-eyed kind of way, and Angel couldn’t help staring. Corey was oblivious, earbuds in, staring straight ahead. Apart from when he was picked out of the lineup for a sound bite. And then Angel found out that Corey was straight and had even posed with another contestant—a girl—for the sake of the cameras, kissing her cheek when instructed and smiling like a loon.

The only thing that made that whole kiss seem wrong was that Corey’s smile didn’t reach his curiously clear, stunning blue eyes.

Corey posing like that didn’t stop Angel from looking, though. And how stupid was that? He’d gone and created a world in which lust had turned the gorgeous, drama-ridden, sexy, dark-haired, blue-eyed man into not only being gay but also wanting to kiss Angel.


Boy BannedWhen the only way to win is to hide who you are, how far are you prepared to go?

Reuben “Angel” Jacobs is one step away from giving it all up. Losing a place in the live finals of Sing UK almost kills him. He has no choice but to go home and work for the family business, even though it means giving up his dreams and proving his old bullies right.

Corey Dixon is a rocker at heart. Being on the spectrum means that making sense of other people’s ‘normal’ is hard in itself, let alone in the chaos of a high-powered competition. Singing is his safe space, the only way he can think through the noise in his head. Messing up his audition for the live shows means his journey is over, and it’s the worst day of his life.

The judges throw them a lifeline and create a boy band from the near-miss hopefuls. Angel, Corey, and three others are put together in a room and offered the chance to sing as a group. Agreeing to become part of the new band means Corey has to hide who he is and what Angel has come to mean to him.

Is winning worth the price Corey and Angel have to pay?

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RJ ScottMy goal is to write stories with a heart of romance, a troubled road to reach happiness, and most importantly, that hint of a happily ever after.

I’ve has been writing since age six, when I was made to stay in at lunchtime for an infraction involving cookies and the mixing bowl. You can’t tell a six year old not to lick the bowl!

I was told to write a story and two sides of paper about a trapped princess later, a lover of writing was born.

As an avid reader myself, I can be found reading anything from thrillers to sci-fi to horror. However, my first real true love will always be the world of romance. I love my cowboys, bodyguards, firemen and billionaires (to name a few) and love to write dramatic and romantic stories of love and passion between these men. (Yum)

With over 90 titles to my name and counting, I am the author of the award winning book, The Christmas Throwaway, which was All Romance Ebooks best selling title of 2010.

I’m also known for the Texas series charting the lives of Riley and Jack, and the Sanctuary series following the work of the Sanctuary Foundation and the people it protects.


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