Today I am so pleased to welcome Jaiyde Thomas to Joyfully Jay. Jaiyde has come to talk to us about her latest release, Claim Me, Love Me. She has also brought along a great giveaway. Please join me in giving her a big welcome!

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“Sir?” That voice! I recognized it, but that couldn’t “be possible. How in the hell did he get here?

“Caleb?” This couldn’t be real, not at all! “What are you doing here?”

“Touch me, Sir.” His command was quiet and strained, but I held back. I couldn’t touch him, but his voice confirmed what I was thinking. “Please?”

His tone was full of need, and I slowly reached out my hands. I let my fingers glide across his arms, finding his hands palms up on his knees. I felt the muscles tense as I lightly touched him. His breath was coming out in short bursts, obviously hard for him to breathe, but I didn’t stop. My fingertips traveled up his chest, and I smiled as I felt the bend “his face. I felt the wetness, and I allowed my hand to trail through his hair to the back of his neck. His head was bowed.

Skimming back down his chest, I couldn’t help but hold my hand to his heart, and a choked sob escaped his throat. I inhaled, realizing how much pain this was causing him. The hairs on his stomach were silken as I ran my fingertips through them and down toward his cock. A small patch of curly hairs met my fingers next, and his breath hitched as a single digit crossed his semi-hard dick. He was in the position to present himself to me, so did that mean?


claim me love me coverThe only way to fall in love is to take the first step.

For Caleb, that first step leads to fear, violence, and the death of the only boy he’s ever loved. He won’t—can’t—admit who he is to himself. How could he ever share his deepest secrets with someone else?

Josaiah has known he was gay since he was seven. He’s experienced in more ways than one—with sex, with other men, and as a Dominant. But love is something he can’t accept or give, and he’s walled himself off from any kind of affection.

Can Caleb confront his ghosts and learn to love himself and his new Dom? Will Josaiah remember how to love, and be loved in turn? As Caleb and Josaiah take the first few steps toward each other, their pasts threaten to overwhelm their future.


jaiyde thomas bioJaiyde Thomas is a lover of words and languages. Though her heart is in Alabama, she was born and raised in Ohio. Her first experience with gay romance was when she offered to beta read her friend’s novel. Since then, she’s been hooked on the genre. Her inspirations are Gianni Holmes, K. C. Wells, and Parker Williams, and their books are the reason why Jaiyde started writing.

She loves a good story with complex characters, steamy sex scenes, and happily ever afters. Claim Me, Love Me is her first novel.

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To celebrate the release of Claim Me, Love Me, Jaiyde is giving away a Signed Paperback of the release and a swag pack, and it’s open internationally! Enter the Rafflecopter giveaway for your chance to win!

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