Today I am so pleased to welcome Anyta Sunday to Joyfully Jay. Anyta has come to talk to us about Elliot, Song of the Soulmate. Anyta has also brought along a great giveaway. Please join me in giving a big welcome!

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Elliot was swimming. After three months of these . . . lessons, he was actually in the deep end of the local swimming pool, kicking his legs, and slicing his hands through the water. Breathing on every third stroke.

Halfway down the lane now. Wentworth was getting closer.

He pictured him, sitting next to the diving block, feet dipping into the water, hands palming the edge. His wet hair clinging to the sides of his face, dripping over those broad shoulders. He’d watch Elliot carefully, cataloguing any points to help him improve—

His hand thwacked against the end wall. Ouch. Elliot perched himself on the underwater ledge rimming the pool and pulled his goggles up his forehead. He was . . . between Wentworth’s thighs. This was . . .

The sting in his hand certainly dulled.

Focus on his face!

Wentworth’s blinding grin tickled Elliot into one of his own. “I did it.”

“You sure did.”

The desire to wrap his arms around Wentworth and push closer . . . He shifted down the ledge, a good foot from those thighs, and cleared his throat. “Thank you.”

“Thank yerself. You did the hard work.”

“Hard work I wouldn’t have dared do without you. But . . . go me.”

Wentworth slipped into the pool, joining him on the ledge with a devilish grin. “I mean, if you want to thank me . . .”

Elliot rolled his eyes. “You don’t give up do you?”

“What? It’s jus’ a date, a kiss, a blood oath you’ll marry me. I mean!”


elliot song of the soulmate coverLove, Austen (Book 5)

When you have the love of your life, you hold on tight.
You don’t let go.

Debate champ extraordinaire Elliot Anneston is a master in persuasion. He wins at everything. Until he meets sexy Scottish transfer Wentworth McAllister. Suddenly he doesn’t know what’s up and what’s up. The world is a whirlwind of feeling, and when it comes to the debate of his life, to lose is inevitable. How can he not, when his argument is a lie?
I can’t love you. I don’t.

When you lose the love of your life, you don’t get a second chance.
Or do you?

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“Elliot, Song Of The Soulmate” is a contemporary gay retelling of Jane Austen’s “Persuasion”.


anyta sunday bio picI’m a big, BIG fan of slow-burn romances. I love to read and write stories with characters who slowly fall in love.

Some of my favorite tropes to read and write are: Enemies to Lovers, Friends to Lovers, Clueless Guys, Bisexual, Pansexual, Demisexual, Oblivious MCs, Everyone (Else) Can See It, Slow Burn, Love Has No Boundaries.

I write a variety of stories, Contemporary MM Romances with a good dollop of emotion, Contemporary lighthearted MM Romances, and even a splash of fantasy.

My books have been translated into German, Italian, French, Spanish, and Thai.


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