Today I am so pleased to welcome A.E. Lister to Joyfully Jay. A.E. has come to talk to us about their latest release, Various Distraction. They have also brought along a giveaway. Please join me in giving them a big welcome!

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Taylor was excited to spend the weekend with Daphne.

“Is she going to show me how to beat a guy’s ass?” he said, alarmingly eager.

“No. Her dungeon is here for the time being. Remember?”


“I’m sure she can give you some tips, though.”

He brightened.

After he left, Vincent cleaned up the kitchen. “Do you think it’s a good idea? Taylor spending the weekend with Daphne?”

I walked over and wrapped my arms around him, pulling him close. “I think it’s a fantastic idea, because I get you all to myself for two days.”

He grinned. “Mm-hmm. And no indecent activities going on in the basement.”

I nodded. “Only up here and in the bedroom. Maybe the shower?”

He blushed. “No more honey for a few days, though. There were repercussions.”

I laughed, patting his bottom. “Poor thing. I’m the one that had to eat it all. I should probably have my blood levels checked.”

He held his face up for a kiss, which I gave him.

“Come upstairs,” I said.

He raised his eyebrows.

“All I want to do is put your pretty cock in a cage, dress you in something nice and watch you putter about the house all day, doing chores, practicing the piano and waiting on me.”

He sighed, his face flushing even more. “Sounds heavenly, Sir.”

“I got you a skirt,” I told him. “It’s purple…and very, very short.”

“I want to see it.” He started for the stairs.

“Strip first. I want you naked until I dress you.”

Later in the afternoon, Vincent sat at the piano, wearing his cock cage, the purple miniskirt and nothing else. I bumped the heat up to keep him warm and settled on the sofa with a book.

I found it relaxing to listen to him play. Although very much a beginner, Vincent had progressed from very simple pieces to short classical excerpts that I curated for him. I’d performed several for him and had asked him to choose his favorite, then we’d worked on that one until he’d mastered it, then we’d go through the same process again.

About noon, I let Vincent quit his piano practice so he could make us some lunch. I sat at the kitchen table and watched his very sexy behind sway under the miniskirt as he chopped vegetables for omelets.

I’m embarrassed to say that my first thought when I heard his sudden cry was that he’d unexpectedly orgasmed. But when he turned halfway around with his hand out and dark red blood spreading over his pale skin and dripping on the floor, I sprang into action.

“Oh Jesus,” I said, rushing over and grabbing a dish towel from the oven handle. “Stay still!”

Vincent stared wide-eyed at the bleeding gash between his index finger and thumb, his mouth open but no words coming out.

“It’s okay. I’ve got you,” I said, wrapping the wound with the towel and pressing tight. “Look at me.”

He didn’t. Instead, he stared, transfixed, at the towel where the blood had begun to seep through. His face had turned ghostly white and his breathing was shallow. He was going into shock.


“Vincent! Look at me,” I said, squeezing his good hand so he’d pay attention.

His fingers tightened around mine, and his eyes flicked up to my steady expression.

“You’re okay. It’s going to be okay. I know what to do.”

His gaze fluttered around searching for a landing place as the panic oozed out of him in viscous waves.

“Vincent,” I said again, pouring all the confidence and reassurance I could from my composed features into his frantic eyes. “Take a deep breath. It’s just a cut. You’re going to be fine.”

He nodded, which relieved me tremendously, and licked his lips. “It hurts.”

“I’m sure it does, sweetheart. But I have to keep pressure on it to stop the bleeding. I’m taking you to Emergency.”

He glanced at the purple skirt. “Not like this!”

“No, of course not. I’ll help you get into some proper clothes. Come on.”


various distractions coverWhen life is perfect, you know it’s gonna throw you a curveball…or four.

Nic and Vincent have been riding the high of a new romantic relationship that works so well they are on the verge of officially moving in together—but then the distractions begin. Their friend Daphne needs a temporary dungeon space, and Nic’s basement seems the perfect solution. Vincent’s gay seventeen-year-old cousin, Taylor, needs a safe refuge from his uber-religious parents. When Vincent suffers an unexpected injury, Nic asks Daphne to suggest someone to help with domestic duties around the house.

These combined circumstances lead to a less-than-ideal home life for Vincent and Nic, who struggle to find alone time. But life has a way of giving people what they need, and the arrival of Matteo to help with chores around the house sets into motion an opportunity the three must decide to follow to its logical conclusion or abandon in order to maintain the emotional safety of all the participants.

Reader advisory: This book contains scenes of food play, minor incidents involving a Domme and public sex There is reference to the abandonment of an older teen by religious zealot parents, puppy and kitty play, and a suggestion of suicidal ideation. This book is best read as book two in the Persuasions series.

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AE Lister avatarAE Lister/Elizabeth Lister is a Canadian non-binary author with a vivid imagination and a head full of unique and interesting characters. They have published 10 books, one of which received an Honorable Mention from the National Leather Association – International for excellence in SM/Leather/Fetish writing.

“Sensual and visceral BDSM.” –

Find out more about AE Lister at their website, and follow them on Instagram and Patreon.

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