Today I am so pleased to welcome Lucy Lennox and May Archer to Joyfully Jay. Lucy and May have come to talk to us about their latest release, Firecracker. Please join me in giving her a big welcome!

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Exclusive Excerpt

“Just one?” a friendly voice asked.

“Huh?” I turned around, searching for the mind reader… and found a slender dude with a Tavern T-shirt and a hipster haircut standing behind the host’s desk.

“Just one for lunch today?” he asked again.

Oh. “Ah, no. I’d actually like to see Flynn Honeycutt.” I smiled and nodded down at my leather folio. “On a business matter.”

“Okay. Well, it’s the tail end of the lunch rush, and he’s working the bar, but you can go wait for him if you’d like.” He nodded toward the bar along the left side of the room.

Flynn moved around behind the counter, all broad shoulders and bubble-butt perfection, chatting to a customer here, filling a drink order there. His beard was scruffier than I remembered it being the other day, and he wore a shirt that was either a size too small or absolutely perfect, depending on whether you liked your bartender’s nipples to be visible from a distance… which I did.

A lot.

“Great,” I managed to say in a strangled voice, already moving across the floor like a moth to a motherfucking flame. “I’ll just take a seat over there, then—”

“Oh. My. Gosh!” Castor Honeycutt stopped directly in front of me, clutching an empty tray in one hand, then threw himself at me with a happy little squeal, hugging me around the shoulders.

“Heya, Sunshine,” I said, his old nickname coming to my lips without conscious thought as I patted his back fondly.

“I’m, like, so, so glad you’re here,” he whispered. “Flynn’s been waiting for you, even if he doesn’t know it.”

Castor had heard about the contract I was going to offer Flynn? How the heck had that happened?

“Oh, he definitely doesn’t know it,” I confirmed when he pulled back. I cast a glance over his shoulder at the man in question, who worked the register with one hand while filling a soda with the other. “I had a hunch that surprising him might work better than attempting to schedule an appointment.” Especially after what had gone down the other day with the puddle.

Castor grinned broadly, and his eyes, which were a dark blue-green that made me think of the deepest part of Wellbridge Lake, went all warm and gooey. He linked his arm with mine to draw me toward the bar. “It’s like the stars aligned just perfectly.”


firecracker coverHoneybridge, Book 1

There are three kinds of people in Honeybridge, Maine: The Honeycutts, who know a lot about love and loyalty; The Wellbridges, who think they’re the epitome of wealth and refinement; and the rest of the Honeybridgers, who know better than to get in the way of the centuries-old rivalry between the two.

There wasn’t a time when I didn’t know Flynn “Firecracker” Honeycutt.

He’s been my childhood friend. My high school rival. The guy I couldn’t stop dreaming about, long after I thought I’d left him and Honeybridge in my rear-view mirror.

Now he’s the key to the giant promotion that can make or break my career… if I can just convince the man to give me the distribution rights for his award-winning mead.

Unfortunately, that’s easier said than done.

Flynn’s not the guy he used to be. His gorgeous eyes used to spark with dreams and fire, but now he looks at me with cold fury. And just like Achilles had his heel and Samson had his hair, I had Flynn Honeycutt, the one man I’d never been able to charm, despite an entire life spent winning people over.

I’m not giving up, though. Because I’m not the kid I used to be, either. And because, if the two of us can survive a long, hot summer filled with his family’s crazy antics and my mother’s single-handed determination to keep the Wellbridge-Honeycutt feud alive, there might just be a chance for both of us to get what we want:

A new dream.

The fulfillment of an old town legend.

And another chance to spark Firecracker to life.



Lucy Lennox avatarLucy Lennox: After enjoying creative writing as a child, Lucy didn’t write her first novel until she was over 40 years old. Her debut novel, Borrowing Blue, was published in the autumn of 2016. Lucy has an English Literature degree from Vanderbilt University, but that doesn’t hold a candle to the years and years of staying up all night reading tantalizing novels on her own. She has three children, plays tennis, and hates folding laundry. While her husband is no shmoopy romance hero, he is very good at math, cooks a mean lasagne, has gorgeous eyes, looks hot in his business clothes, and makes her laugh every single day.
Lucy hopes you enjoy sexy heroes as much as she does. Happy reading!

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may archer avatarMay Archer: May is an M/M author who lives in Boston. She spends her days raising three incredibly sarcastic children, finding inventive ways to drive her husband crazy, planning beach vacations, avoiding the gym, reading M/M romance, and occasionally writing it. She also writes MF romance as Maisy Archer.



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