Today I am so pleased to welcome L.A. Bryce to Joyfully Jay. L.A. has come to talk to us about her latest release, Playing Our Song. She has also brought along a great giveaway. Please join me in giving her a big welcome!

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The moment Garret walked in, the air thickened. He stood at the door, glancing around the diner. He spotted Jase, and Garrett’s smile grew, lighting up the entire room.

Jase stood to shake his hand.

“Hey, man. I’m so sorry.”

Jase’s gaze went to his watch, confused why Garrett apologized. He arrived right on time. “Okay. But why?”

Garret’s complexion reddened, and his gaze went to his hands, now gripping the back of the chair. “Because I’m an idiot?

Jase shook his head. “Okay. I’m still not understanding.” Jase’s stomach dropped. He didn’t think he’d like whatever Garrett had to say.

“Because I didn’t realize who you were the other day,” Garrett whispered.

Relief washed through Jase and made him weak in the knees. He fell back into his seat and smiled.

“You looked familiar; I just couldn’t place you.” Garrett’s stare moved off his hands and took in every inch of the room. Every inch except the part where Jase sat.

Jase continued to smile in hopes of calming Garrett, whose stance remained stiff. “It’s all good, really,” Jase said, meaning it. Even if he had thought it’d been nice, Garrett hadn’t figured out Jase was famous. Not that Garrett knowing who Jase was would change anything. Jase had only met Garrett once, but based on his impression of Garrett, Jase didn’t think Garrett’d be the type of person who’d act differently around a person because of who they were. “It’s not going to be a problem, is it?”

“No. Um. Of course not. Why would it be?” Garret’s words didn’t match his nervous expression or his hands fidgeting with the strap of his backpack.

“Sometimes, people realize who I am, and things get weird.”

Garret’s posture relaxed, and his features softened. “Nope. No worries. It won’t get weird. At least not on purpose.”

Garrett sat, and Jase released the breath he was holding.

Then Garrett smiled, and Jase joined him.


playing our song coverJase is famous around the world, and Garrett’s well known in his neighborhood. They’re two singers. One is living his dream, and the other is living his brother’s.

Jase’s boyfriend’s hostility has increased toward Jase, making their relationship toxic, but too focused on his band, Jase lets it slide, causing Jase to almost miss out on the kind of love that lived in his fantasies.

Garrett made a promise to his brother when he passed. But a mistake in its interpretation almost causes Garrett to live out his brother’s dream instead of reaching for his own.

Can these men spot and remove the obstacles stopping them from making beautiful music together before it’s too late?


L.A. is a contemporary M/M romance author who loves her men to work hard, play hard, and love hard.

She’s always lived in the northeast and has recently stretched her boundaries and moved farther north — the more relaxed lifestyle giving her more time to write — in theory anyway.

Among the things she loves besides writing and her family are her friends, those she writes with and those she writes about, reading, games (the kind with boards, not in love), her dogs, Nutella and Bok Choy, and the men and women from the military, past and present, who keep us safe.

When she finds herself stuck at the keyboard, her fingers refusing to move, her characters refusing to talk, she likes to take a break, blast some music, and dance like no one is watching her or sing her heart out into her hairbrush microphone.

She’s living her happily ever after and wants the same for all her characters. L.A. believes love comes in all different packages and each should be wrapped in a ribbon and cherished.

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