Today I am so pleased to welcome Rose Sinclair to Joyfully Jay. Rose has come to talk to us about their latest release, Hopelessly Hooked. They have also brought along a great giveaway. Please join me in giving Rose a big welcome!

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Exclusive Excerpt

I flushed so quickly that I started to sweat.

“I want your paintings.” Hook’s steps came to a stop as he turned to me. “And I want you. Is that so bad?”

“It’s…” I searched for an excuse. We had moved far enough away that I couldn’t say someone was watching us. There was even an embankment concealing us on one side. Everything was much harder to fight when we were alone. “What I’m really sick of is you having the upper hand today.”

“What are you going to do about it?” There was a challenge in his words and in the tight set of his shoulders. But his posture was overall open and off-balanced, focusing on me.

I pushed him back towards the wall; the weight of muscle he had on me was meaningless at the moment. Hook’s mouth met me halfway and not a sliver more. I paused as my lips barely brushed over his. Fuck it. Fighting this wasn’t what I wanted.

My hands grabbed his collar and pulled him into a fierce kiss. His grip on my hip added a breathless game of tug of war. It took no further coaxing to elicit a growled moan from him as our lips remained locked together.

I broke the kiss, breath rough, but didn’t wait for it to catch up. “Don’t play word games with me, and don’t underestimate me again.”

“I never underestimated you.” He tugged his clothes to right them and looked as devious as ever when his hook caught me under my belt and kept me from pulling away further. “But I won’t. I only want to be a player in games you enjoy.”


hopelessly hooked coverSail in, sail out. Steal a man’s heart and plenty of his art.

Warren, darling

Try as I may, I can’t get the voice of the Jolly Roger’s captain out of my head. Captain Hook believes my magic keeps him safe, but in truth I’m pushing him out to sea.

We are destined to be together, but what Hook doesn’t know can’t hurt me. Can’t tempt me away from the sanctuary I’m trying to build on land. No matter how badly I want to taste the salt water on his skin.

Captain Hook

The difference between a curse and a blessing is perspective. What was meant as a punishment has given me a wonderful life of piracy. The only cost is I’m bound to the mage who cast the spell.

Warren is a darling artist who claims to get seasick with black hair, and one sky-blue eye that captivates me like only the ocean can. If he’s as uninterested as he claims, why does he say my real name like my heart is the only treasure that matters?

Hopelessly Hooked is a standalone gay fantasy romance featuring a fated mates trope, an art loving pirate, scorching sexy magic, and a guaranteed a happily ever after!


rose sinclair bio photoRose Sinclair is a bi-trans author and former community leader who started with a blog in 2013. The biggest noisemaker they spearheaded was a protest in 2015 that made GLADD step up for the wider LGBTQIA+ community, paving the way for future acceptance of those communities and on-screen TV representation.

Before becoming a full-time writer, they popularized several community terms and set up a decentralized support system with a “Dear Abby” style approach. They are the author of HELLO WORLD, organizer of community projects such as UNBURIED FABLES, and a steamy BIG BAD MAGIC SERIES.

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To celebrate the release of Hopelessly Hooked, Rose is giving away:

  • a Paperback copy of the release & exclusive bookmarks (US Winner)
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