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

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Exclusive Excerpt

There was a guy who’d been on the team a few years back.

He’d been traded to Evanston with the idea that he’d fit in as their second line center. He really hadn’t gotten the vibe of their locker room and at one point he’d sneeringly asked Ryan if Zane Murphy told him jump, would he do it.

And Ryan had nodded seriously and said yes. Because if Zane did tell him to jump, it would be for a very good reason.

Not everyone got Ryan’s devotion to Zane. He’d been told a few times that he was stupid for not going to another franchise, where he’d be a bigger star and have a captaincy all his own. Where he could get more money.

But every time Ryan thought about going to a different team and not having Zane there with him, it felt all wrong.

Zane was hockey and hockey was Zane.

Playing without Zane in college after he signed with the Otters had been the worst time of his life. Ryan honestly wasn’t sure if he would have made it in the NHL if he’d signed with another team.

Because once he’d met Zane, he’d never wanted to play without him again.

There was this constant hum in his body when Zane was on the ice, this awareness of where he was. He didn’t have to see Zane or even hear him. He knew where he was as surely as he knew where the end of his skate was.

Zane was a part of him and he was a part of Zane and that was all there was to it.

It wasn’t his fault no one else could understand that.

“You okay?” Zane asked softly. “I can feel your mind working overtime from here.”

“There smoke coming out of my ears?” Ryan joked.

Zane’s chuckle was quiet. “No. Just want to be sure you’re enjoying this.”

“Totally am,” Ryan said with a contented sigh. “Just thinking about you and hockey and how lucky I am to have them both.”

Zane was silent a moment, his hands going still. “Me too,” he said, and if he sounded a little choked up, well, Ryan would never tell anyone.


road rules coverRules of the Game, Book 1

Rule #1: Hockey Comes First

As NHL team captain, Zane Murphy’s goal for the upcoming season is simple: take the Evanston River Otters all the way to the Stanley Cup.

Rule #2: Only On the Road

But an unexpectedly hot night with his best friend and teammate Ryan Hartinger throws Zane’s carefully laid plans and his sexuality into disarray.

Rule #3: Don’t Fall in Love with Your Best Friend

When feelings begin to creep in, Zane will have to decide if he’s willing to throw out the rules and risk his career and his friendship for a chance at winning it all.


brigham vaughn bio photoBrigham Vaughn is on the adventure of a lifetime as a full-time author. She devours books at an alarming rate and hasn’t let her short arms and long torso stop her from doing yoga. She makes a killer key lime pie, hates green peppers, and loves wine tasting tours. A collector of vintage Nancy Drew books and green glassware, she enjoys poking around in antique shops and refinishing thrift store furniture. An avid photographer, she dreams of traveling the world and she can’t wait to discover everything else life has to offer her.

Her books range from short stories to novellas to novels. They explore gay, bisexual, lesbian, and polyamorous romance in contemporary settings. Pronouns: she/her

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