Today I am so pleased to welcome Joanna Chambers and Sally Malcolm to Joyfully Jay. Joanna and Sally have come to talk to us about their latest release, Home Grown Talent. They have also brought along a great giveaway. Please join me in giving them a big welcome!
Tossing his hair back, Mason walked towards Owen with a hint of catwalk strut. Owen’s eyes widened, his gaze darting down over Mason’s body and back up to his face as Mason stopped in front of him, biting lightly at his lower lip and looking up through his lashes.
He could practically hear a camera click and whirr.
“Could you help me?” he said softly, making a half-hearted attempt at undoing the buttons on one cuff. “These are so fiddly.”
It was blatant, but it always worked.
After a moment, Owen released a controlled breath and said, “Okay. Let me see.”
Mason lifted his arm, presenting Owen with his wrist, watching as his big, surprisingly nimble fingers undid the tiny buttons, one by one. “There,” Owen said huskily, as the cuff fell open. “Other one?”
Mason silently complied, lifting his other cuff for Owen to unbutton. Then Mason pouted and gestured to the rest of the buttons on his shirt, raising his eyes to Owen’s in a mute plea for assistance.
Owen pressed his lips together, a hint of amusement in his expression now. “All right,” he said, and Mason loved the note of soft indulgence in his tone.
Carefully, he started to unbutton the shirt. This close, Mason could smell notes of cardamom, sandalwood, and vetiver on Owen’s skin, warm and masculine and a little intoxicating. “Tom Ford, Oud Wood?”
Owen glanced up. “What?”
“Are you wearing Oud Wood cologne?”
“Uh, maybe?” He smiled self-consciously. “It’s something Lewis got me last Christmas. I can’t remember what it’s called.”
Mason smiled. “It suits you,” he said, leaning in so that his bare chest brushed Owen’s fingers where they were working on his buttons. He inhaled deeply. “Very manly and outdoorsy.”
“Uh, these are dog roses,” Owen blurted, staring down at the fabric of Mason’s shirt. “And lilies. On your shirt, I mean.”
Mason looked down. “Are they?”
“Tulips, too. It’s a nice pattern.”
“Yes, it’s Simon Carter.” They were standing very close now, Mason’s body humming in anticipation. It wasn’t just the booze, either; he could feel a warm rush of desire in his blood, making his heart bound and his fingers tingle. Reaching up, he stroked Owen’s jaw, enjoying the soft scratch of stubble beneath his fingertips. Not quite a beard, but sensual to touch.
Owen froze, his bright gaze lifting to Mason’s eyes. Mason smiled encouragingly. Owen was about his height, but a lot broader, giving Mason a delicious sensation of being engulfed. Leaning in, he let his lips part, wetting them with the tip of his tongue.
Owen visibly swallowed, Adam’s apple bobbing.
Smiling, Mason allowed gravity to draw him in, to pull him into Owen’s orbit, so close his lips brushed Owen’s mouth and—
A firm, gentle hand on his chest stopped him, eased him back. “I don’t think this is a good idea.”
Creative Types, Book 2
Are you for real?
From the outside, it looks like model and influencer Mason Nash has it all—beauty, fame, and fortune. With his star rapidly rising, and a big contract up for grabs, Mason’s on the verge of hitting the big time.
When an opportunity arises to co-host a gardening slot on daytime TV with his ex’s brother, Owen Hunter, Mason is definitely on-board. And he intends to use every trick in the book to make the show a hit—including agreeing to his ruthless producer’s demand to fake a ‘will-they/won’t-they’ romance with his co-host…
Owen Hunter is a gardener with a huge heart and both feet planted firmly on the well-tilled ground. He’s proud of the life he’s built and has absolutely no desire to be on TV—yet somehow he finds himself agreeing to do the show.
It’s definitely not because he’s interested in Mason Nash. The guy might be beautiful—and yeah, his spoiled brat routine presses all Owen’s buttons in the bedroom—but Owen has no interest in a short-term fling with a fame-hungry model.
As the two men get closer, though, Owen starts to believe there’s more to Mason than his beautiful appearance and carefully-curated online persona—that beneath the glitz and glamour is a sweet, sensitive man longing to be loved.
A man Owen might be falling for. A man who might even feel the same.
But in a world of media spin and half-truths, Owen is dangerously out of his depth. And when a ridiculous scandal explodes online, with Owen at its heart, it starts to look as though everything he thought was real is built on lies—including his budding romance with Mason…
Joanna has a day job and family but manages to find time to write by not cleaning the house or watching television. She is shockingly ill-informed about popular culture. You can find her on Twitter being distracted, on Instagram (occasionally) being confused, and – most happily – in her FB group, Joanna’s Chamber, talking about reading and random stuff with her reader pals.
Catch up with Joanna:
- FB: https://www.facebook.com/joanna.chambers.58/
- Insta: @joannachambers_auth
- Twitter: @chambersjoanna
Sally was bitten by the male/male romance bug in 2016 and hasn’t looked back. Her stories are emotional, sweetly angsty, and always have happy endings.
She also writes tie-in novels for the hit TV shows STARGATE: SG-1 and STARGATE ATLANTIS. To date she’s penned nine STARGATE novels and novellas, and four audio dramas.
Catch up with Sally:
- FB: https://www.facebook.com/sally.malcolm.3
- Insta: @sally.malcolm
- Twitter: @sally_malcolm
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