Today I am so pleased to welcome T.A. Moore to Joyfully Jay. T.A. has come to talk to us about her latest release, Every Other Weekend. She has also brought along a great giveaway. Please join me in giving her a big welcome!
First of all, thank you so much for having me! I’m thrilled to be here with my stand-alone contemporary suspense Every Other Weekend. Every now and again an author (or at least THIS author) gets characters who drop fully formed and already opinionated into your brain. It happened with my Digging up Bones series, and again with Clayton and Kelly (and Baker, who was so much to write for that he has to get an honourable mention) in this book. Trust me, this was originally meant to be a much sillier book. There were hijinks planned, but Clayton almost immediately established he wasn’t into the ‘jinks.
Anyhow, I thought that since I loved these guys so much? You guys might like to learn a few important bits and pieces about them. Let’s see if we can find out some things about Kelly that didn’t make it into the book?
Five Facts about Kelly
1: Kelly is the only one of his family to go to college. He doesn’t have a degree—he flunked out of forensic science after two terms—but he DID go. On paper it made sense, a way to join the ‘family business’ without having to be on the streets. That was the thing though, he wanted to be on the streets and investigating. He’s pretty good at it.
2: Larry, the senior partner in the PI business, used to work for the LAPD as a forensic computer tech. She quit after some issues with HR and Captain Kelly put her and her severance cheque in touch with his aspiring PI son, Kelly. Larry jokes that he thought they were going to go on a date, but she appreciates the courtesy. Kelly has been a good partner.
3: Everyone says Kelly is lucky to have such a big family. Sometimes he wonders. Don’t get him wrong, he loves his brothers, but did you know there are people who only see their parents once or twice a year? He didn’t go over to his mom’s one weekend because he had the flu and his dad sent a patrol to his house to check if he was dead.
4: Everyone but Kelly knows that Kelly is his dad’s favourite child. Maybe it’s because he’s the only one of his son’s that doesn’t have to work for the old man. He has had to work harder to have a connection with his youngest.
5: People call Kelly a hopeless romantic. That’s not true. He has a lot of hope. It’s just never quite worked out yet. Some relationships come with an expiry date, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t worth it. Just one day he’d like to find someone who…would put him first. He supposes that’s what comes from growing up in a big family.
- Title: Every Other Weekend
- Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
- Release: Oct 23
- Cover Artist: Bree Archer
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Divorce lawyer Clayton Reynolds is a happy cynic who believes in hard work and one-night stands. He also believes that being an excellent lawyer means he never has to go home to the miserable trailer park where he grew up and that volunteering at a women’s shelter will buy off the conscience that occasionally plagues him. So when Nadine Graham comes in with a broken arm and a son she desperately wants to protect, Clayton can’t turn down their plea for help.
Taking the case means appealing to investigator “Just Call Me Kelly” for help. That wouldn’t be so bad if Kelly weren’t a hopeless romantic… and the hottest man Clayton’s ever met.
Kelly has always had a crush on the unobtainable Clayton Reynolds. He agrees to help, even though he has enough on his plate with the motherless baby his widowed brother left him to care for.
As Nadine’s case turns dangerous and the two seemingly opposite men are forced to work together, they discover they have a great deal in common—but solving the case and saving Nadine’s life might cost Kelly everything.
TA Moore is a Northern Irish writer of romantic suspense, urban fantasy, and contemporary romance novels. A childhood in a rural, seaside town fostered in her a suspicious nature, a love of mystery, and a streak of black humour a mile wide. As her grandmother always said, ‘she’d laugh at a bad thing that one’, mind you, that was the pot calling the kettle black. TA Moore studied History, Irish mythology, English at University, mostly because she has always loved a good story. She has worked as a journalist, a finance manager, and in the arts sectors before she finally gave in to a lifelong desire to write.
Coffee, Doc Marten boots, and good friends are the essential things in life. Spiders, mayo, and heels are to be avoided.
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