Today I am so pleased to welcome Lee Manarte to Joyfully Jay. Lee has come to talk to us about her latest release, Comply (Shattered #1). She has also brought along a great giveaway. Please join me in giving Lee a big welcome!


Hey! Thanks so much for letting me on your blog. Comply, my debut book, is a wild ride. It touches on some crazy subjects and is too hot to handle sometimes. It’s emotional with tones of BDSM, non-reluctance, sci-fi all wrapped up into one neat package.

Comply was something that I had wanted to write for a long time. I worked so hard, often struggling with it until it was exactly how it was meant to be. I wanted to make my readers be in the moment with my characters. Every emotion, every action, every scene was something I wanted to express to the fullest. I wanted my readers to be in the moment with Declan and Adam. Their story is so powerful and compelling that I wanted to do them justice.

The sex scenes were my favorite to write. Some were brutal while others were very intimate. All are crazy intense though. At one point I stopped typing and said, “Is this too much?” then went “Nah, go for it!”

Thinking back, I’m happy it took me so long (over two years). Editing and re-editing gave me a chance to help develop new characters, like Darren. My hot, loud mouth. Declan, my hero. And Adam, my commanding dom. All my characters are a part of me, a little bratty, smart, funny, ruthless and willing to risk everything for what they want. Even if that means they must sacrifice everything.

M/M, sci-fi books are a dime a dozen, but I wanted to make Comply stand out. I hid some mythology in there as well as some modern-day politics. A touch of old and new. I’m an avid reader and as far as I know its something fresh. I wanted to wow readers and make them think and Comply will do that.

I hope you all enjoy the book, and my characters, as much as I enjoyed creating them. I can’t wait for you all to read it and meet the boys! For more goodies check me out on!


“The world is a cruel place…”

No one believes that more than I do. My name is Declan Forester, and I am a Zedian. Part of a different species born with miraculous gifts from the gods, only the humans don’t see it that way. They see us as something to be tamed.

After being captured by the humans and stripped of my abilities, I have little left. With my life in shambles, my thoughts are haunted by my human tormenter. Dr. Adam Davenport. A human male that is everything nightmares are made of.

Now, his unwilling captive in a government-run facility, I am forced to obey his every demand, or be punished. Caught up in a web of lies about gods, the push to help a hot redhead, my high running desires and, oh yeah, the pending apocalypse, I find myself falling apart. And Adam may be the only one to save me…if I comply.


“Writing has always been my passion. I love to entertain others through the worlds I create. I encourage others to follow their passions, live their dreams, and write. I hope you all enjoy what I write and gain the courage to express yourself.”

Lee has a bachelor’s in media and communications, is a huge nerd and loves to write about sexy men loving men. Come check her out on Facebook and chat!


Lee has brought a great tour-wide giveaway. Just follow the Rafflecopter below to enter. 

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