Today I am so pleased to welcome Rheland Richmond and Emerson Beckett to Joyfully Jay. The authors have come to talk to us about their latest release, Unnecessary Roughness. They have also brought along a great giveaway. Please join me in giving them a big welcome!

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Exclusive Excerpt

Chapter 9 – In the Pool

I tried to regulate my breathing, but it was nearly impossible with him so close and touching me. When he pulled his touch away and stepped back, I turned to look at him.

“Your heart rate is elevated, but I don’t hear any signs of water in your lungs.”

He was looking at me again, and I wanted to touch him. I’d give in and lose control if he gave me the slightest encouragement.

“My heart is pounding because of you,” I paused, then told him. “For you, really.”

Simon looked perplexed as he tried to figure out what I meant.

“What do you mean?” he whispered, inching forward.

The pounding of my heart in my ears and the thudding in my chest almost held me mute, but I just said what I felt. I locked my eyes on Simon, standing in the pool under the moonlight and twinkling stars.

“I’m crazy about you, Si. I can’t stop thinking about you and the dirty things I wanna do with you,” I whispered back.

Like two magnets being pulled together, Simon moved within inches of me and lifted his hands, cradling my face, skating his thumbs back and forth over the blonde stubble on my jaw and then to my lips.

Instinctively, I opened my mouth, and when Simon ghosted his thumb over my lips, I sucked it into my mouth. A bolt of lust ran through me, need clawing its way from the pit of my stomach to my brain, begging me to take it further.

But I didn’t have to make that decision, because Simon made it for us. Instead of pulling away, he pulled my mouth to his and kissed the fuck out of me. The feel of our lips and tongues working together, seeking each other out, made me high. I pulled him closer to me as my hands memorized the hard planes of his body, and our moans bounced off the water. Our tongues continued to explore and delve deeper the longer we kissed. Hard bodies came together to close the distance with the force of magnets snapping together. I was sizzling from head to toe.

The feel of our cocks rubbing together made me groan enough to be worthy of a porn film soundtrack. Simon continued to kiss my jaw and neck, then made his way to my nipples.

Arousal flashed hot through me as I rubbed myself all over him like a cat in heat. When I allowed myself time to think about what we were doing, panic set in, and I pulled my head back to look at him. Simon kept his hands on me, anchoring me to the moment and to him.

Retreating from his lips a few inches, his puffs of air onto my face made me want him even more.

“What’s wrong?” he whispered, his gaze scanning mine. Our bodies were still smashed together, hard body to hard body.

I studied his eyes as he studied mine. I’m not sure what he found, but he brought his forehead to mine.

“It’s okay, Jackson. If you want to stop, we can. But I’m having a hell of a time stopping or finding something wrong here. Having you in my arms feel pretty damn right to me.”


unnecessary roughness coverThe Package Deal Series, Book 3

Jackson Kincaid

When my childhood best friend and I escaped a potentially miserable life in our small southern hometown to attend the University of Georgia, I thought I’d finally be able to live my life the way I’d planned. I’d go to school on a football scholarship and get my degree to become a veterinarian. But when the NFL came calling, how could I say no to millions of dollars? I’d put my plans on hold for a while, along with finding the right man for me.

But life doesn’t always go as we plan.

When Allison was killed in a car accident, I suddenly became the only parent to my ten-year-old godson. How would I play football for the Portland Pirates and be a full-time single dad?

I’d have to adjust. And thanks to my friends, and the badass team doctor, we’d heal and make it through. Did I mention he’s my best friend and that I can’t stop thinking dirty thoughts about him naked?

Unfortunately, keeping our relationship a secret is not the only obstacle we’ll face.

Simon Taylor

My training as a Navy doctor prepared me to assess injuries on the fly and deal with all kinds of situations. Emotions and feelings had no place in medicine during an emergency. Determine the problem and fix it. Or find someone who could. As my new friends liked to call me, I was the badass team doctor.

I wasn’t prepared for the passionate feelings I didn’t know I had for Jackson to surface while helping him deal with losing his friend and taking custody of her son. But feelings and emotions were what I had for both of them.

But life has a way of unfolding the way it’s supposed to. I’m a believer in things happen for a reason. It doesn’t matter that our relationship might be forbidden. I want to get sweaty and naked with him.

Jackson and I deserve to be together no matter how rough things get. I just had to convince him of that.

Unnecessary Roughness is the friends-to-lovers story in the third book of the Package Deal Series.


rheland richmand logoRheland Richmond:

For as long as she can remember Rheland’s had her nose stuck in a book, getting lost in the world of someone else’s creation (She still does). Her love for writing came from her love for reading. She could never have one without the other.

Writing has always been a hobby and a cathartic experience for her. There are many stories lost to the never to be completed or published pile but needed to be written at the time.

She’s just a girl that loved stories so much she wrote hers.

Rheland would love to hear from her readers and learn more about Y’all. So if you get a chance… please get in touch.

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emerson beckett bioEmerson Beckett:

Who is Emerson Beckett? That’s a good question.

I’m a retired educator who loves all things romance and an avid reader and consumer of well-written M/M romance books.

My journey to becoming an author started with an idea I had one night while I sat reading on my sofa. That idea became an email that ultimately resulted in me editing for three wonderfully talented M/M romance authors. The third referral led to an opportunity to co-write with one of the most genuine and kindest people I’ve ever had the pleasure to know. (She’s my co-author for Quarterback Keeper.)

I’m a wife and a mother of three beautiful adults, one of which is trans and responsible for my love of this genre. All three have since left us with an empty nest that is now full of pets.

Emerson would love to hear from her readers. So if you get a chance… Get in touch.

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