Today I am so pleased to welcome R. Phoenix to Joyfully Jay. Raissa has come to talk to us about some romance newsletters. She has also brought along a great audiobook giveaway. Please join me in giving her a big welcome!


Hey, everyone!

I’m Raissa, and I’m just dropping in to talk to y’all about the two newsletters I help run alongside Chris McHart, the LGBT Romance Deals newsletter and the new LGBT Audiobooks newsletter. LGBT Romance Deals has been around for a while, but the Audiobooks counterpart is a recent project we’re working on getting rolling.

I’ll chat about them first then go into more author-specific information for those who might be interested in advertising with us.

LGBT Romance Deals focuses on sales, freebies, new releases, and old favorites. It comes out twice a week, on Tuesdays and Fridays, and it’s also posted to the website to make things easier for folks to sort through. Though it mostly ends up with M/M content, we also get F/F and menage submissions, so there’s plenty to find. My TBR list is insane from helping to work on this thing, I swear, and it gets longer every time! You can sign up for the newsletter here, and you can ‘like’ our Facebook page to see our new posts too. 🙂

There aren’t a lot of ways to find audiobooks beyond a few recommendation groups on Facebook, which is why I created the LGBT Audiobooks newsletter. It’s only about a month or so old, though it’s grown much more quickly than we might’ve imagined. This should be released weekly, though it’s being released monthly for the time being. The goal is to connect listeners with audiobooks they may not have heard of, as well as to help authors and narrators get their books in front of a new audience. This means we get a mix of new releases and older titles. We usually have a giveaway in each edition! You can sign up here or ‘like’ the page on Facebook to see the new posts and get updates on frequency and content.

For a chance to win a copy of my Fate of the Fallen Omnibus (Books 1-4) on audiobook, you can enter here (US) or here (UK)! (Please make sure to enter for the correct location.)

I hope you’ll subscribe to find new deals and titles and authors to read and listen to!

Here’s a little more information for authors and narrators.

We have over 1,000 subscribers to the LGBT Romance Deals newsletter and over 200 subscribers to the LGBT Audiobooks newsletter. The newsletters are also advertised on their Facebook pages as well as shared by my PA to different groups for maximum exposure. Our goal is to provide affordable advertising to authors and narrators. We actively promote the newsletters to benefit both readers and authors alike. There are various prices for advertising different content. You can submit here. If you want to work out any special promotions or pricing, please contact me at or PM me on Facebook!

Currently, submissions to the LGBT Audiobooks newsletter are free, and they will be until we reach 250 subscribers. (We currently have 215+, so the free days are coming to an end.) We’re working on the frequency of issues, though they should be 1x/week before we start charging. Authors and narrators can submit here.

Thanks for reading!

<3 Raissa


R. Phoenix (code name: Raissa) has an unhealthy fascination with contrasts: light and dark, humor and pain, heroes and villains, order and chaos. She believes love can corrupt, power can redeem and that the best of intentions can cast shadows while the worst can create light. She agrees with those who say that the truth is best told through fiction — even though fiction has to make sense while reality can be utterly baffling.

She loves chatting with readers, though she often awkwardly rambles. No matter how much she tries to keep her bad and often perverted sense of humor in check, it seems to escape at the most inconvenient moments. (Thanks, universe.) Feel free to friend Raissa on Facebook and chat or send her an email!

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Raissa has brought a copy of the audiobook of The Fate of the Fallen Omnibus (#1-4) for 10 US & 10 UK winners. Just follow the Rafflecopter below to enter. Please be sure to pick the right entry for your country. 

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