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

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Roman paused, lips resting against the smooth skin of Danny’s shoulder, and waited again for the demon to demand more—more blood, biting, tearing—but it continued to simply purr its approval at having Danny so close, the boy’s taste in their mouth a reward for having protected him, healed him.

Roman forced himself to lift his head, leaning back slightly to look at Danny, who was tilting his head to peer at his own shoulder. Those big brown eyes grew even wider, if that was possible.

“He sliced me. I felt it.”

“Yes,” Roman agreed.

“But the cut isn’t there anymore.”

“No.” Unable to keep the pride from his voice, Roman stated simply, “I fixed it.”

“With your tongue.” There was a rising edge of panic in the boy’s voice.

Danny pushed at Roman’s shoulders, not nearly strong enough to move him if he didn’t want it, but Roman reluctantly stepped back from him anyway. His demon grumbled softly in annoyance but seemed willing to give the boy some space.

For now.

Roman watched as Danny took a deep breath and then closed his eyes. When he opened them again, some of the shock had left them, and he seemed more like the self-assured nurse Roman had met in the hospital earlier.

“This might seem like a stupid question—” Danny paused and eyed Roman’s face, the fangs that Roman still hadn’t retracted. “—but are you…human?”

Roman did let his fangs retract then, until they once again resembled a human’s ordinary canines. “I used to be.”

Danny took another deep breath. “I’m going to say a word. A very silly word—a word that can’t possibly be true—and just to humor me, you’re going to say yes or no.”

Roman nodded. He had a feeling he knew where this was going.


There it was, hanging in the air between them. Roman found himself reluctant to answer, afraid that once Danny received his confirmation, he would run far, far away and never let Roman see him again.


roman coverVampire’s Mate, Book 1

Danny Kingman is used to fending for himself. Working nonstop as an ER nurse to pay for his mother’s care, he’s been putting his own life on hold since he can remember. But when an unbelievably hot, strangely intense man saves him from a mugging, Danny has a feeling everything is about to change. Especially when that man suddenly pops out a pair of fangs.

Roman Mourier has been wandering aimlessly for decades, waiting for the inevitable day when the last of his humanity leaves him, and the demon inside him takes permanent control. He doesn’t believe in fated mates, or the myth that there’s a soul out there that could tether his humanity to him. Until he feels a strange pull to the lovely young man at the hospital, and hope stirs in him for the first time.

But Roman has demons other than just the one inside him. Is he strong enough to keep Danny safe from the past that haunts him? He knows one thing for sure: now that he’s found his mate, he will do anything to keep him.

Roman is a heated, fated-mates MM paranormal romance with a HEA and no cliffhanger. It contains insta-obsession, a cinnamon roll of an ER nurse, and the possessive vampire determined to keep him. It also contains explicit, steamy scenes between two men, and the moderate violence (and mentions of blood) that one might expect from a vampire romance. Not suitable for readers under 18.


Grae Bryan has been reading romance since she was far too young to know any better. Her love for love stories spans all genres, and while her current series is of the paranormal variety, she knows she’ll be exploring other worlds further down the line.

She lives in Arizona with her husband, who graciously shares space with all the imaginary men in her head. When not writing, she can generally be found reading more than is healthy, walking her monster-dog, or cuddling her demon-cat.

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