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

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Exclusive Excerpt

Working my way through the crowd to their bedroom, I walked in and tossed our jackets on the bed. The motion stirred the air and caused a hauntingly familiar scent of apples and vanilla to waft up from the mass of coats on the bed.

I was not an irrational person, and it took a lot to push me over the edge. But that fragrance just might do the trick. I narrowed my eyes and scowled at the pile of coats on the bed as if maybe he was hiding under the pile, ready to piss me off again. I walked closer and reached down to sift through the coats on the bed, lifting them one by one to my nose, searching for the scent.

“What in the hell are you doing?”

Cooper’s question startled me and broke my train of thought. I couldn’t answer his question because, honestly, I didn’t know. The only thing I was sure of was that guy, or even the scent of his cologne, made me do crazy things. Like sleep with him. And riffle through a bunch of innocent coats.

I cleared my throat and ran my hand over the back of my neck. “Just thought I smelled his cologne.”

His eyes widened. “Oh, you mean his cologne.” Cooper paused for a second, giving his smart-ass mouth time to load up to call me out on my irrational behavior. “And you thought you’d find him hiding in the pile of coats on Jackson and Simon’s bed?”

“No!” I griped. “I have no fucking clue.” I ran my hands through my hair, trying to come up with a reasonable explanation for why I reacted that way. “All I know is he’s made me damn crazy. And he’s not even here.” I swept my arm around in the air as if to prove it.

Cooper whistled. “Damn, man. You still remember the scent after what, six months? That’s fucked up.” He rolled his lips in to keep from grinning at me.

“Shut up, asshole.” I knew Cooper wasn’t really trying to be an asshole, but it was a sore subject, and he knew it.

“Hey, relax,” he said, holding up his hands with a beer in each one. “I didn’t mean anything. You know I’m on your side. It just seems to me he might not be the only man to wear that scent.”

Cooper was right, and I was the asshole. I was also in need of that beer.


illegal motion coverThe Package Deal Series, Book 4

Callum Kennedy

I should have known behind that deep sexy southern drawl, and beautiful face lived the world’s biggest asshole.

I’ve tried my damnedest to put him behind me. But it was hard to do when I saw his face every night in my dreams and couldn’t forget how he worked my body over.

It was okay. I had my work as a vet, my equine rescue to manage, and my friends. I’d forget him or work myself to death trying.

Except there’s one problem.

Turns out he’s the new free-agent running back who just signed a one-year deal with the Portland Pirates. The infamous Declan Miller has turned my world upside down and reinserted his unforgettable self back into my life for the next year.

Declan’s the last person I want help from, but it looks like I don’t have a choice.

Declan Miller

When I walked into Alejandro’s Bar that night in late July, I never expected to meet someone my first night in town.

But the sexy guy with wavy dark blond hair and hazel-green eyes sitting alone at the bar caught my attention immediately. Or maybe it was the way he was sniffing his own shirt.

After a night of the best sex of my life, I knew I had to push him away. I wasn’t doing relationships anymore, and this gorgeous, funny man had the power to break me.

But when I find out my unforgettable hookup is part of my new friend group, Dr. Callum Kennedy wants nothing to do with me until he has no choice but to let me help.

Illegal Motion is an MM sports romance and the fourth book in The Package Deal Series about the hot single dads of the Portland Pirates football team.


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 decided to write hers.

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

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emerson beckett bioEmerson Beckett is new to the publishing world. As an avid sports fan and lover of well-written M/M romance books, Emerson loves her new career as an author of gay romance. It’s even more fulfilling for her when she can combine the two.

The journey to becoming an author started with an idea while reading on the sofa. That idea became an email that ultimately resulted in Emerson using those teacher skills to edit novels for three phenomenal MM romance authors. The third referral led to an opportunity to co-write a book series with one of the most genuine and kindest people she’s ever had the pleasure of knowing- Rheland Richmond.

Emerson is the co-author of The Package Deal Series, which includes The Quarterback KeeperPass Interference, Unnecessary RoughnessTwo-Point Conversion, and three more upcoming books in the series. She will release her first solo novel in late spring 2023.

Besides being a retired teacher and author, Emerson lives in North Carolina and has been married to the same man for 32 years. She is the mother of three beautiful adults, one of whom is proudly part of the LGBTQ Community and completely responsible for her addiction to MM Romance. Even though the kids no longer live at home, they filled the empty nest with an Australian Shepherd, three cats, and a cute bunny rabbit.

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

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