Today I am so pleased to welcome Kay Doherty to Joyfully Jay. Kay has come to talk to us about her latest release, Hearts of Blood. She has also brought along…. Please join me in giving her a big welcome!


I love writing and the creative process, but the toughest part is the writing and creating. While I enjoy sitting down and getting lost in the love story blooming between my characters, it find it difficult to create rich, realistic characters people other than me can relate to. I struggle with the delicate balance between too much information that weighs down the narrative and enough information that readers get the full experience I intended for them. With the Chevalier series, which is my first multi-book attempt, I’ve struggled with the multiple story arcs. The biggest change this has brought about is I am no longer a full-on pantser. I plot things out now so I have an idea where everything is going and keep it straight throughout the entire series. It’s been a fun learning and growth experience. One struggle I, unfortunately, do not see any future improvement with is my punctuation and grammar. My editor, BJ, has job security when it comes to that. I suck at commas. Editing my books is no easy feat. Despite the difficulty in writing a series with so many layers, I have loved every minute of it and plan to do more. I’m hooked and I look forward to taking my readers on future journeys of paranormal beings on their quests to find their ultimate love and happiness.


Omega wolf shifter, Vance, and the rest of his small pack have finally found an Alpha willing to take them on and were still trying to regain their footing when the McBane Pack attacked them. When a vampire appears in front of him, Vance realizes he’s looking into the ice-blue eyes of his mate, and the fact that his mate is something other than wolf scares him.

Sakima knew the wolf shifter was his destined companion the moment he scented him at Elysium, but claiming the gorgeous young Omega wolf is a dangerous proposition. Vance and his unconventional pack have attracted the attention of the vampire coven. As the owner of Elysium, Sakima has been asked to use the club to gather information on the powerful interspecies pack and its Alpha.

Unfortunately for Vance and Sakima, the vampire coven and the continued attacks by the McBane Pack are only a portion of their problems. Amidst concerns over Alpha Tanner’s abilities growing with Sakima’s addition to the pack, a spurned ex targets Vance in an attempt to remove him from Sakima’s life, and Elysium becomes a hot bed for interspecies mingling where anyone could be an enemy.


Kay Doherty is an omnisexual/polysexual who lives in Colorado with her poly-family, Mike, Keri, and Tigz. Her house is overrun with cats and dogs. Family is important to her so there are daily texts, frequent visits to her parents, and constant banter with her brothers. She happily suffers a severe addiction to coffee and Mexican food. She loves to read and write and can easily become consumed by it for hours, much to the dismay of Mike and Keri (Tigz is an enabler). On occasion she can be convinced to venture out into the world of the living despite being annoyed by the sun shining in her face.

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