Today I am so pleased to welcome Bey Deckard to Joyfully Jay. Bey has come to talk to us about his latest release, Max, the Sequel. He has also brought along a great giveaway. Please join me in giving him a big welcome!

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Exclusive Excerpt

“What’s wrong?”

Crane blinked, turning away from the cab’s window, and had to swallow back the lump of anxiety before answering. “Wrong? What do you mean?”

“You’re like . . . drenched.”

Looking down, Crane grimaced. His shirt was splotched where it was stuck to his sweaty chest. “Oh. Yeah. I guess I didn’t realize how hot it was going to be today,” he lied. The fabric tape López had provided was white, and though the Federale had assured Crane that it would go unnoticed no matter what colour shirt he wore, he’d decided to go with his white dress shirt, despite the long sleeves.

Following López’s instructions, he’d carefully secured the tiny microphone and wire along the inside seam of the front placket with the small recorder taped behind the bottom button. Crane had been surprised that he wasn’t supposed to secure the microphone to his chest the way they did it in the movies, but it made sense that if he were frisked and asked to open or lift his shirt, the wire would remain hidden.

“I don’t get why you needed to get all fancy.” Max was wearing a worn, dark-blue t-shirt with Safari Inn across the chest in a vintage-looking yellow font and grey shorts. “I told you it wasn’t formal.”

“Well . . . I don’t know. I’m not used to meeting people of such . . . ah, prominence.”

Max made a face. “Señor Morales is just a businessman, you dork.”

“Uh huh,” Crane replied, looking away. Max had told him that Jorge Morales was the CEO and owner of Farmacéuticos Luján, a big pharmaceutical company based out of Quintana Roo. It was odd that Max was lying about who his boss really was, but maybe “El Lobo” had told him to keep Crane in the dark about the Luján cartel. Or, maybe Max was just lying because he was Max.

Or . . . Crane glanced back at Max who gave him a reassuring smile and squeezed his thigh gently. Could it be that Max didn’t want to worry him?

Yeah, right.

Crane returned Max’s smile as another trickle of sweat slid down his chest. He was sweating because he was nervous, but it was also hot out.

“I’ll roll up my sleeves then,” he said, unbuttoning his left cuff.

“Atta boy.” Max watched him fix his sleeves, then reached for his collar, and Crane froze, his pulse soaring as Max deftly undid the top button. “That’s better, Doc?”

“Yes,” Crane replied in a faint voice. He wanted to look down to see if the microphone was visible but forced himself to stay still as Max tussled his hair.

“There. Now you look a little less like you got a stick up your rear.”

Crane snorted in amusement despite his nerves. “Thanks.”

“Don’t worry.” Max looked up at him endearingly. “I’m sure you two will get along like a house on fire.”

“Okay.” Crane turned away, taking a quick peek down at his collar to reassure himself the wire was still hidden before going back to staring out at the passing buildings and foliage. He spent the rest of the hour’s drive from Playa del Carmen to Tulum, sweating quietly and hoping the microphone was waterproof.


max the sequel coverRobert Montagnet and Dan Cooper are a nice gay couple who live in a nice waterfront condo in a nice, touristy part of Playa del Carmen, Mexico.

At least, that’s who they’re pretending to be.

After five months on the lam, Dr. Crane is strained to the point of breaking—he just wants it to be over. But, with his mental and physical health in decline, living where he doesn’t speak the language and relying on his partner for everything, he feels trapped.

Just the way Max likes it, of course.

When Crane is presented with an opportunity to clear his name once and for all, he’s compelled to take it… But, it means betraying the young man who thoroughly intoxicates him in ways he had never imagined possible.

Can Crane break his addiction or is he too far down the rabbit hole to escape?

This book is available through Kindle Unlimited.

Warnings: abuse, mind games, drugs, alcohol, lying, cheating, crime, dubcon, violence

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bey deckard avatarArtist, Writer, Dog Lover.

Bey Deckard is the author of a number of novels including the Baal’s Heart books, Max, Beauty and His Beast, and Better the Devil You Know.

Bey lives in Montréal, Canada where he spends most of his time writing, doing graphic work, painting portraits, speaking French, cooking tasty vegetarian eats, or watching more movies than is good for him. If you’re the curious type, is where you’ll find art and free stories by Bey as well as information on his published works.


Bey is giving away one signed paperback copy of book one in the series, “Max”:

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