Today I am so pleased to welcome Vawn Cassidy to Joyfully Jay. Vawn has come to talk to us about her latest release, Molly Boys. She has also brought along a great giveaway. Please join me in giving her a big welcome!

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Exclusive Excerpt

Ev’s gaze skimmed the witness stands past Dickie and the man they assumed was his mentor until his eyes fell on another man and his stomach swooped.

The man’s suit, although neat, was of coarser material, the cut clearly not tailored. From his profile, Ev couldn’t quite make out his features. Only a strong, shadowed jaw, and a dark arched brow. His black hair, slightly too long to be fashionable, brushed the tip of his starched collar and gleamed like shoes after a penny shining.

“Well, well, well,” Francis muttered, his tone hushed so only Ev could hear. “You do have impeccable taste. I’ll wager ten pounds that’s the delectable Inspector Franklin.” He hummed low in his throat. “No wonder Dickie doesn’t stop talking about him. I can’t say I wouldn’t mind being manhandled by that gorgeous bit of rough.”

“Being manhandled by that gorgeous bit of rough comes with a prison sentence,” Ev reminded him.

“Oh.” Francis turned to study Ev’s face, startled by something in his tone. “You want him, don’t you?”

Ev elbowed him discreetly. “Keep your voice down,” he hissed. “Are you mad? This is hardly the place to say such things.”

“But you do “about him. I can’t say I wouldn’t mind being manhandled by that gorgeous bit of rough.”

“Being manhandled by that gorgeous bit of rough comes with a prison sentence,” Ev reminded him.

“Oh.” Francis turned to study Ev’s face, startled by something in his tone. “You want him, don’t you?”

Ev elbowed him discreetly. “Keep your voice down,” he hissed. “Are you mad? This is hardly the place to say such things.”

“But you do, don’t you.” Francis’ eyes narrowed as he studied Ev.

“Don’t be ridiculous,” Ev scoffed, grateful there was no one yet sitting close enough to overhear their whispered conversation.

“And you say, I do like to live dangerously.” Francis smirked as he leaned back in his chair.


Blurb

molly boys coverLondon Underside, Book 1

London 1883:

For Lord Everett Stanley, escaping his fate seemed impossible. As the second son, he’s destined for ordination and the life of a priest, but he’s hiding a dangerous secret. The laws punishing homosexuality by hanging may have been repealed but he and others of his kind are far from safe. Given no other choice, they take solace in the underground molly houses of London. Now that fragile world is threatened when the East End is rocked by a series of gruesome murders.

Inspector Archibald Franklin worked hard to overcome his working-class roots, making a name for himself as a respected inspector of Whitechapel’s H Division, but when he begins to investigate the deaths of several beautiful young men, fate throws him into the path of the handsome and enigmatic Lord Stanley. His gut instinct tells him the young lord knows more about the murders than he lets on, but the closer he gets, the more Everett calls to him in a way he’s tried to deny his whole life.

As a reign of terror grips London, they are drawn together in order to stop a monster, but for Archie, the growing feelings he has for Everett are a betrayal of the very laws he has sworn to uphold. And as the killer closes in, the two men find themselves bound together by a passion that may be their ultimate salvation or their utter destruction…


Bio

vawn cassidy avatarVawn Cassidy is the MM pen name of British author Wendy Saunders, as Vawn she writes contemporary and paranormal MM romance. She has a deep love of history and the supernatural. Inspired by the Victorian era and classic gothic literature, it has been a real labor of love for her to create an LGBTQ+ gothic romance series.

 

 

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