Today I am so pleased to welcome Rae Marks to Joyfully Jay. Rae has come to share an exclusive from her latest release, Rae Marks. She has also brought along a great giveaway. Please join me in giving her a big welcome!

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“When we get back to the hotel,” Sam said, “you have to be on all the time. You’ve put us in a precarious situation, so you’re going to have to live with the consequences.”


“Yes. You’re now my ‘boyfriend’. I assume you’re straight, but—”

“Why would you assume I’m straight?”

“If you’re not, Mase went through a whole hell of a lot of grief for nothing.”

“I’m gay. So is Nick.”

Sam looked down at the floor in front of him for a long time. “Does Mase know?”

Bray shook his head. “It’s not exactly something you send in an email to your brother when you’re trying to repair a broken relationship. He would never meet with me.”

Sam sighed and looked up at Bray. As they sat for a moment, Sam seemed to come to a decision.

“We have to pretend to know each other pretty well. Mase’s life is at stake, so we need to keep his name completely out of it.”

“They called him ‘Mason’. Is he using his own backstory?”

“He is, in a way. He’s going by the name Drew Mason, whose background is that he was dishonorably discharged from the army, but for more serious crimes than the allegations Mase faced.”

Bray nodded.

“So can you keep this up? Can you pretend to be in a relationship with me, all the while keeping your mouth shut to protect your brother? At least until I can get you safe passage back to the States?”

Bray wasn’t sure what would happen if he didn’t agree. He’d do pretty much anything to protect Mase, even if his brother didn’t want him to. Pretending to belong to Sam wasn’t a hardship. Bray wondered how far the pretending would go. His body lit up at the thought.


sweet hart coverHart Consulting Series, Book 1

When Brayden stumbles into a covert operation, Sam has to keep him alive. Together they navigate their unexpected attraction and the world of the Ukrainian mafia.

Brayden Hart needs to find his older brother Mason and time is running out. Mason disappeared after being discharged from the military two years before. While on leave from the army, Bray follows a lead his friend has been able to find. When he knocks on the door of a dingy apartment outside Miami, the last person he expects to meet is the gorgeous but grumpy Sam Wheeler.

Sam denies knowing Bray’s brother and turns him away. But Sam is Bray’s only lead. Luckily, Bray’s childhood friend is one of the best hackers in the country and helps Bray follow Sam to Ukraine.

In Kiev, Bray falls blindly into the fray of a covert operation and Sam steps in to keep him alive. While navigating the choppy waters of the Ukrainian mafia, Bray and Sam fall into the bedroom. But what happens when the mission ends?


Rae has been secretly penning romances since high school. It started with short stories that grew into full-length novels. When she received her first Kindle and had thousands of books at her fingertips, she became a little distracted from writing. Then one day she read a book that she would have written a different way. She began writing again and hasn’t stopped since.

When she’s not writing, Rae can usually be found reading, walking along the beaches of Half Moon Bay, or taking her geriatric dog to the vet, yet again.

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