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

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Exclusive Excerpt

CHAPTER FOUR

Erik

Asheville is full of artisans, and the shops, art galleries, and restaurants downtown are all festooned with creative, unique, and beautiful holiday decorations. Green and red ribbons wrap around lampposts, twinkle lights in windows, and the full cast of The Grinch has been knitted by artisans and propped up in cotton batting within the windows of the wool store. Each window is done up with lights and shiny things for the season.

I hadn’t intended to spend the whole day with Matthew. I’d expected to meet up with a somewhat experienced kinkster or boy, not a man like Matthew: virginal in every way. Unless I want to call the entire thing off, I’ll need to be much more careful with him than I’d realized. That takes time. Today, luckily, I have all the time in the world to devote to getting to know Matthew, so our time together next week can be safe for both of us.

For now, we don’t talk further about Daddy/boy fantasies, our sexual or personal histories, or what we plan to do together during the night he’s won from me.

Instead, we chat amiably about our jobs, TV shows we like, and other mundane matters as we duck in and out of a few little shops and galleries.

Accounting is as dull as it sounds, he tells me, though he gets a hit of dopamine when the numbers add up just right, and he’s satisfied when he knows he’s done a good job for the client.

“But it’s nowhere near as exciting as what you do. Have you worked with any famous actors?”

“Depends on what you mean by famous. I haven’t worked with Chris Evans, or any of the Chrises, for that matter, but there’s a certain female movie star from a famous superhero franchise who I trained in combat moves, sword fighting, and fitness. I sign NDAs for most of the big names, so…” I mime zipping my lips. “I can’t say more than that. But she’s a pretty big star, one of the biggest names I’ve worked with.”

“Was she nice?” Matthew asks as I hold the door open to the next art gallery that has presented itself. I’ve already determined Matthew is an art buff, based on the three other galleries he asked if we could go into. He has a keen eye, and opinions about what he likes—and snide comments about what he doesn’t. It’s amusing.

“She was professional. Focused. I’m not sure ‘nice’ is beneficial when you’re at her level. She wasn’t an asshole, though. I’m not saying that.”

“I get it,” Matthew says, stopping in front of an intriguing painting depicting a loaf of Wonder Bread strapped to the back of a red fox wandering in a winter wood. He tilts his head, taking it in. “She had a job to do, and you were there to help her do it. It’s the same with my clients. Our business relationships aren’t about being nice.” He steps closer to the painting, squints at the paint strokes before stepping back to my side. “Oil on wood. I’ve always liked how smooth it is. If the artist had put a gloss on this, I’d be tempted to buy it.”

I watch him studying the painting, admiring how his eyes have wrinkles fanning out lightly from the edges, noting that while the salt is heaviest next to his temples, it’s also scattered throughout his dark hair, and smiling at the dimple in his cheek which begs a finger to be pressed into it. “Have you been to the art museum here? It’s small but has some nice pieces,” I say.

“I have, actually. When I was here the weekend of the auction. I came to most of these galleries then, but they’ve already changed out a lot of their pieces.” He walks to the next work—a sculpture of a brown mushroom with an open door in the stem. Inside is a warm, cozy kitchen, with built-in, glowing, homey windows in the cap.

He glances over his shoulder at the tall, blonde gallery representative. She’s standing back from us, giving us space to examine the art in our own time and way, but monitoring us in case we have questions.

Pitching his voice lower so the woman can’t hear him, he says, “While we were in the last gallery, I realized we sort of rushed it earlier, didn’t we? Like we just skipped right to the part where we try to make this”—he motioned between us—“work for our night together.”

“Skipped right to it,” I say with a laugh. “Yeah. Men tend to do that.”


Blurb

my december daddy coverA Boy for All Seasons Novel

Matthew Angel is stuck. He’s 41 and spent his life denying who he is and what he truly wants—until he stumbles upon a unique offering at a specialty charity auction:

A Christmas Daddy experience. 

Erik Garner has given up on relationships. After his last boy left, he decided it’s better to skip the heartache and stick with casual, short-term contracts. His offer of an exclusive, one-night-only Christmas encounter is all he’s willing to give.

Matthew’s older than expected, but his shy smile and eager surrender charm Erik. What starts out as a business transaction quickly gives way to a wild, thrilling intensity neither expected.

One night isn’t enough.

Good thing there’s a blizzard on the way…


Bio

leta blake avatarAuthor of the bestselling book Smoky Mountain Dreams and the fan favorite Training Season, Leta Blake’s educational and professional background is in psychology and finance, respectively. However, her passion has always been for writing. She enjoys crafting romance stories and exploring the psyches of made up people. At home in the Southern U.S., Leta works hard at achieving balance between her day job, her writing, and her family.

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