Today I am so pleased to welcome Jax Calder to Joyfully Jay. Jax has come to talk to us about her latest release, Playing at Home. She has also brought along a great giveaway. Please join me in giving her a big welcome!

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When Austin came back into the room, he was dressed in sweatpants and a T-shirt, his hair damp.

I felt my stomach tighten. He really was gorgeous. There was no other way to describe him.

Noticing other guys’ attractiveness was something I’d learned to bury deep, deep down. I never dwelled on what it meant. Navel-gazing wasn’t a good pastime, because there was some serious lint and other shit that could get trapped in there. A whole lot of unpalatable stuff you didn’t want to examine too closely.

Lily looked up from where she was mushing two crackers together to make a cracker sandwich.

“Who’s your favorite princess?” she asked Austin.

Austin cocked his head. “Are you talking about real life princesses or princesses from movies?”


“Well, it depends on how I’m choosing.” He sat at the table between Eloise and Lily. “If I’m going for the nicest person, then I think I might go for Belle from Beauty and the Beast.”

I liked how much consideration he gave to his answers.

“But if I’m going for who’s the most capable, then probably Mulan,” he continued.

“Rapunzel’s just as capable,” I pointed out. “She has healing hair, plus she’s handy with that fry pan.”

Austin’s eyebrows shot up to his hairline, and he regarded me for a moment. “True,” he finally conceded. “But we’re ignoring the fact that Merida is lethal with her crossbow.”

I wasn’t about to be out-Disney-princessed by the manny. “Moana’s the one who outsmarts the giant crab. Plus she has great navigational skills.”

Austin pursed his lips as if he was trying to suppress a smile. “What about Raya from Raya and the Last Dragon? I’d like her next to me in a dark alley.”

I let some of my amusement play out on my face. “When are you planning to be in a dark alley with a Disney princess?”

“You never know how life might pan out,” he shot back with a large smile.

Shit. Austin’s smile. He was good-looking enough without it, but when he flashed those dimples, I couldn’t look away.


playing at Home coverSporting Secrets, Book 2

Jacob Browne comes from rugby royalty but he’s never come close to being the heroic idol his father was on the rugby field. And now he’s failed off the field as well with the breakdown of his marriage. When his ex-wife hires a manny, it feels like the ultimate kick in the guts that another guy gets to spend more time with his kids than he does.

But when he actually meets Austin, the connection that grows between them upends everything Jacob thought he knew about himself and forces him to reconsider what it truly means to be a hero.


jax calder avatarJax’s stories are all about light-hearted conversations and deeply-felt connections. She loves exploring exactly why two characters are the only ones who’ll make the other truly happy, and the journey they take to reach their happily-ever-after

Jax lives in New Zealand with her family and a wide assortment of animals. She’s a rabid sports fan, a hiking enthusiast and has a slightly unhealthy addiction to nature documentaries. She has also been known to read the odd book on occasion.

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