Today I am so pleased to welcome Elvira Bell to Joyfully Jay. Elvira has come to talk to us about her latest release, Forlorn (Wavesongs #2). She has also brought along a copy to give away. Please join me in giving her a big welcome!

About the Main Characters

The main characters in Wavesongs are cabin boy Nick Andrews and pirate captain Christopher Hart. Their first meeting is dramatic—Nick’s ship is boarded by pirates, and all his fellow crewmembers are killed. Nick is saved in the last moment by the handsome pirate captain, without knowing for what reason he’s been kept alive. When he finds out he’s shocked—he never knew such things were possible. He doesn’t mind, though. Christopher has stirred feelings in him that he never dared to explore before.

Nick and Christopher are opposites in a lot of ways. Nick is young and uneducated, from a poor family, while Christopher has wealth and power but is troubled by a dark past and plenty of secrets. He tends to keep things to himself, which is something that causes problems in their relationship. Nick is in love for the first time in his life—he wants to share everything, and is hurt when that doesn’t happen.

I’ve always liked writing and reading romance where there’s an age difference and/or a difference in status. I don’t know why, but that’s how it is. Differences in general always work, really, and in this story I’ve created just the kind of pairing that I love the most. They’re not the sugary sweet couple who understand each other perfectly and never raise their voices—there’s plenty of angst and drama! But they care for each other more than anything, and that’s what’s most important. And thanks to their differences they can learn things from each other, and become better people together.


Nick Andrews is back in England. He is a broken man, living on the streets and trying to cope with everything he’s been through. Nick thinks that his life is over, but then Tom comes along. Tom, who is handsome and wealthy and intent on making his acquaintance.

Nick ends up as Tom’s valet, a position that brings him to the remote estate of Ravensleigh. At Ravensleigh, he soon realizes that Tom and his family have a past laden with shadows. Nick regrets coming there, but at the same time finds it harder and harder to resist Tom’s advances.

Then one night, a stranger arrives at Ravensleigh. And Nick’s world is turned upside down once more.

Warning: This book ends with a cliffhanger. The series as a whole will have a HEA ending.

Please note that the books in the Wavesongs series should be read in chronological order!


Elvira Bell lives in Sweden and spends most of her time writing, reading or watching movies. Her weaknesses include, but are not limited to: vintage jazz, musicals, kittens, oversized tea cups, men in suits, the 18th century, and anything sparkly.

Elvira writes m/m fiction with a touch of romance and has a penchant for historical settings. She adores all things gothic and will put her characters through hell from time to time because she just loves watching them suffer. It makes the happy endings so much sweeter, after all.


Elvira has brought a copy of Astray (Wavesongs #1) to give away to one lucky reader on her blog tour. Just follow the Rafflecopter below to enter. 

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