Today I am so pleased to welcome Christie Gordon to Joyfully Jay. Christie has come to talk to us about her latest release, Catching His Fall. She has also brought along a great giveaway. Please join me in giving her a big welcome!

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Exclusive Excerpt

Later that day, Tanner stood in the bathroom, finishing up his shower and towel-drying his hair. What should he wear to the gig tonight? His cell phone chimed, resting on the white laminate counter by the sink. He picked it up and opened the text interface. 


Make sure to be on time tonight. I heard they’re expecting a full house.

Tanner scowled. “Dude, don’t you think I know that already?” He rubbed his head with a blue towel. “Like I’m ever late.” Still, he better hurry. Even if he were one second late, Alex would have a fit. He quickly wrapped the towel around his waist, then burst the door open and strode into the hallway, tucking the towel corner in. His chest smacked something hard, and he grunted, then released the towel.

“Oh, shit. Sorry.” Max stood in front of him, fully taking him in.

Tanner’s gaze lifted. Cool air swathed his midsection. 

Max caught his teeth on his lower lip, his face flushing. “Uh, you um, dropped your ah…” He pointed at Tanner’s groin, staring.

Tanner looked down. I’m naked? “Shit!” He dropped down and picked up the towel, his heart pounding in his chest, then draped it around him. 

“Nicely done with the manscaping.” Max sniggered, covering his mouth with his hand. “I do prefer that.” 

Tanner forced his gaze to meet with Max’s. “You do, huh?” He swallowed hard, then smirked. This was stupid. They were both guys. Though Max was gay and was fucking hot as hell. He peeked at Max’s groin. 

An erection strained against Max’s zipper.

Damn, he’s hard. As Tanner darted his gaze to Max’s, he stifled a moan, heat flashing inside him. Things just got awkward. In a second, he’d be fully hard, too and then what? Time to get into his room. “Um, excuse me.” He trotted past Max and into his bedroom, then shut the door and rested his back against it. “Shit.” Only the first full day living together, and this roommate thing was already difficult. How the hell was he supposed to hold back when the guy was obviously attracted to him and he was…Yeah, I’m attracted to him, too. Like, a lot.


catching his fall coverMesa Boys, Book 1

Max has a plan. Tanner doesn’t do plans. Plan or not, they’re better off together.

Max Thompson has a few problems. He’s spending too much time at the skatepark watching a mysterious, unattainable young man he refers to as skater boy. Meanwhile, his college fund is running dry in his senior year at Arizona State University and it’s time to find a roommate to help with expenses. Hopefully one that’s not too weird this time. He’s spent his college years staying away from love to focus on school, but he can’t get skater boy out of his head.

Tanner Donahue is a hardworking assistant manager at a grocery store, who likes to skateboard and play guitar in a cover band in his spare time. But Tanner has his own problems. The first being the fact that he hooked up with and fell for his roommate and coworker, who has decided a relationship with a guy is not what he wants. It’s time for Tanner to find a new place to live and learn from his mistake.

When Tanner shows up on Max’s doorstep with his guinea pig, Stan, hoping to rent the room Max has available, Max jumps at the chance. Max soon realizes he’s going to have to walk a fine line if he’s going to make Tanner his own while living together. It doesn’t help that Tanner’s old roommate wants him back, and Tanner’s family situation is complicated at best. As truths are revealed and problems pile up, can Max and Tanner navigate what’s thrown at them to come out together?

Catching His Fall is a roommates to lovers, opposites attract romance with an HEA and no cliffhangers. It features a determined college student and a bad boy skater with a heart of gold who only wants to please. This is book one in the Mesa Boys series. Each book features a different couple.


Christie gordon bio picChristie Gordon started writing gay and M/M romance fiction after becoming preoccupied with anime and in particular, the boys love and yaoi genres. She’s always had stories in her head and always enjoyed writing, so she took up fiction writing classes at a local community college and published her first book with eXtasy Books back in 2009. Christie likes to write complicated characters with painful pasts that refuse to be ignored until the characters are forced to face them head on. Angst? Yes. Happily ever after? Always. It’s the struggle to get there that counts.

Christie’s day job is in the high-tech industry with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and a Master’s in Business Administration. She currently lives in the Phoenix, Arizona metro area and enjoyed eight years in the Bay Area of California but grew up in Minnesota. She shares a home with her partner of twelve years, a musician by night and a coder by day, who is currently in three bands, giving her plenty of time to keep writing. She is also a mother of two sons, one currently in college for engineering and the other preparing for nursing college. Her one-eyed, rescue pug is always by her side, snoring the day away.

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