Today I am so pleased to welcome Ava Marie Salinger to Joyfully Jay. Ava has come to talk to us about her latest release, Fractured Souls. She has also brought along a great giveaway! Please join me in giving her a big welcome!

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The sky was lightening on the horizon when he heard a noise next door. A man walked out of the neighboring penthouse and crossed the adjoining terrace to the railing overlooking the bay. Orange light flared as he leaned on it and drew on his cigarette, the glow briefly illuminating his features. He removed the stick from between his full lips and lazily blew out a trail of smoke.

Cassius swallowed hard.

The guy was a good six foot three, stark naked, and had the kind of face and body that would make most modeling agencies and Hollywood casting studios weep for joy. Cassius cursed his preternatural sight and hastily looked away, his neighbor’s arresting features and toned, muscular frame burned into his retina.

“Hey there.”

Cassius stiffened before carefully peering around.

It seemed the man had noticed him despite Cassius doing his best not to draw attention to himself.

Wait a minute. Cassius frowned. I dampened my aura. He shouldn’t have been able to pick me out at all.

The guy smiled, his turquoise-blue eyes twinkling in the breaking dawn. “You must be the new neighbor.”

He came over to the balustrade separating their terraces, heedless of his nakedness.

Cassius’s gaze skittered down the faint scar that cut across the man’s chest from his left clavicle to his right flank, before dropping briefly to his groin. His mouth went dry. An ache ignited in his lower body.


His neighbor’s dick was long and thick, just the way Cassius liked it. Cassius gripped his cup of coffee and did his best to subdue his stirring libido.

“I’m Morgan. Morgan King.”

Morgan offered his hand over the railing.

Cassius stayed put where he sat on a deckchair and glared at his neighbor. A lazy smile curved Morgan’s mouth. Cassius blinked at the luscious, pink curves.

Why does this guy have such ridiculously full lips?!

“I get the feeling you’re upset with me,” Morgan drawled.

Morgan’s voice danced across Cassius’s skin and raised goosebumps on his flesh.


That was not the only thing his neighbor’s voice was raising.

Cassius shifted on the deckchair, hoping the gloom masked his growing erection. “You realize you’re naked, right?”

Morgan’s smile widened at his cold tone. “Is my nakedness bothering you?”

Cassius flushed. “I’m not a fan of exhibitionism. Also, do you make it a habit of having loud sex with a different person every night?”

Morgan blinked at Cassius’s scathing words. He burst out laughing the next instant, his teeth gleaming in the shadows.

“I’m sorry,” he chortled. “Did we wake you?”

Cassius frowned, more than a little incensed. “Our bedrooms are next to one another, so yeah, Mr. I-can’t-keep-my-dick-in-my-pants!”

Morgan grinned and took another suck of his cigarette. “Well, it’s hardly my fault my partners are so noisy in the bedroom.”

Cassius tried desperately not to imagine that sinful mouth wrapped around his cock. The way Morgan’s pupils flared slightly told him he was just as aware of Cassius as Cassius was of him.

“From the way you were doing that incubus tonight, I’m prepared to lay the blame completely at your feet,” Cassius said frostily. “And FYI, the women are even louder, especially that super model and the sorceress.”

Morgan chuckled. “Damn. You’re making me blush with all the compliments. So, do I get a ten?”

Cassius stared. “What?”

Morgan arched an eyebrow, his tone teasing. “Am I a ten on your sexual prowess scale?”

Cassius scowled. Arrogant fucker!

“If you’re asking if you deserve a medal for your stamina in the bedroom, you’re not gonna get an answer from me,” he growled, rising to his feet. “Self-important pricks who think they are the center of the world are the lowest of the low.”

Morgan winced. “Ouch.” His gaze dropped. A wicked smile stretched his mouth. “Somehow, I think you’re lying, Mr. Neighbor. That’s a pretty impressive hard-on you’re sporting there.”

Cassius cursed his own body and stormed back inside his apartment, Morgan’s low laughter following him until he slammed the sliding doors closed.



fractured souls coverFallen Messengers, Book 1

Humans are dying in San Francisco. The most shunned angel on Earth may very well hold the key as to why…

When Cassius Black moves to San Francisco for a fresh start, the angel’s hopes of staying below the radar of the supernatural organizations that oversee the otherworldly and magic users in the city are dashed when he stumbles across a dead body in the sewers. His grim discovery soon puts him in the sight of the Argonaut Agency and Francis Strickland, the bureau director who knows his darkest secrets.

Morgan King and his team of Argonaut agents have been hunting for the culprits behind a series of gruesome killings that have rocked the city all summer. Killings that bear sinister hallmarks of sacrificial rituals where the victims’ souls have been ripped from their bodies. When Fate brings Cassius in Morgan’s path, he realizes the angel everyone likes to call The Devil may very well be the only person who can help them track down the murderers.

Morgan and Cassius soon find themselves chasing down a sect of black magic sorcerers and cross paths with a mysterious warlock whose actions evoke disturbing echoes of an incident from Cassius’s past. As rumors of a potential plot to tear the Nether reach their ears, Cassius and Morgan must work together to defeat their common enemy and save the city from destruction, all while fighting their growing attraction for one another.

Fractured Souls is the first novel in the MM urban fantasy romance series Fallen Messengers. If you like action-packed paranormal adventures with romance and snark, then grab this pulse-pounding book today and enter a world you won’t want to leave!


ava marie salinger avatarAva Marie Salinger is the pen name of an Amazon bestselling urban fantasy author who has always wanted to write scorching hot M/M urban fantasy. In 2021, she launches FALLEN MESSENGERS, her first M/M urban fantasy romance series. She also writes contemporary M/M romance as A.M. Salinger. When she’s not dreaming up hotties to write about, you’ll find Ava creating kickass music playlists to write to, spying on the wildlife in her garden, drooling over gadgets, and eating Chinese.

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