Today I am so pleased to welcome Morgan Brice to Joyfully Jay. Morgan has come to talk to us about her latest audio release, No Surrender. She has also brought along a great giveaway. Please join me in giving her a big welcome!

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The D.A. wrinkled his nose as if he smelled something bad. “I assure you that various…investigative methods…were used; we have hard evidence that meets all legal standards.”

“Any truth to the rumor that there will be a séance? Will the ghosts of the Strand Slitter’s victims take the stand?” Another reporter called out the questions from the back of the group.

Andrews laughed until he apparently realized the reporter hadn’t made a joke. “You’re serious? No. Absolutely not.” He looked out over the pool of journalists on the courthouse steps. “Good chat, everyone. We’re done here for today.” Several large men in dark suits stepped up to escort Andrews through the sea of people. The reporters jabbed microphones at him and held cameras to capture a glimpse as he passed, but Andrews did not answer their shouted questions or give a second glance to the photographers. Then he got into a waiting black SUV with heavily tinted windows and drove away.

The picture switched back to the two anchors, a man and woman who reminded Vic of the dolls his nieces played with, too meticulously coiffed to be real.

“I don’t know about you, Amy, but I’m interested to see what the jury makes of having a psychic as a witness. Not everyone in these parts is comfortable with the supernatural.”

“I agree, Trey. That’s going to be a wild card. I guess it all depends on what role this ghost whisperer played in the investigation and whether the jury believes in woo-woo.”

“Christ,” Hargrove muttered before muting the channel as the talking heads continued to natter.

“Fuck.” Vic glared at the screen as if it could pass along his sentiments to the news anchors.

“That’s exactly what we don’t need,” Ross added. “But I guess there’s no way to prevent it. Maybe they’ll get the whole ‘woo-woo’ thing out of their systems and then realize how boring the real trial will be.”

“I hope you’re right, but sensationalism sells—and every channel wants to win the rating game.” Vic knew his colleagues could read the disgust in his voice.

“Andrews is a damn good prosecutor. He’ll do everything he can to keep the arguments on track and not let the defense pull a bunch of cheap tricks,” Hargrove said. “And Judge Byrnam runs a by-the-books court. She’s not much for lawyers who play to the cameras. We’re going to have to trust the system—and hope it works.”

Privately, Vic had concerns. What if the publicity sparks a copycat killer? What if one of the Slitter’s groupies comes after Simon to stop him from testifying? What if, after all the hard work and danger, Fischer ends up walking free?

“I wish there was a different defense attorney handling Fischer,” Ross put in. “There’s a reason Hugh Wessell is nicknamed ‘the Weasel.’ Judge Byrnam is going to have her hands full keeping him in line, or Wessell will pull every dirty trick in the book.”


no surrender audio coverA Badlands Novel (Book 5)

Cold cases, hot leads, a psychic psychopath, a copycat killer, cursed objects, the trial of the century–and wedding plans.

Psychic medium Simon Kincaide and sexy homicide detective Vic D’Amato met hunting a supernatural serial killer. Since then, Simon has become a police consultant on cases involving the paranormal, and Vic has gotten over his doubts about Simon’s abilities being real. Along the way, they fell in love and got engaged. But it seems like the danger never ends.

Now, the first case Simon and Vic worked together comes back to haunt them as the killer goes to court and all hell breaks loose. The killer has a crazy fan setting curses on key players in the upcoming trial. Ghosts from an old cold case suggest that someone got away with murder. And a supernatural creature attracted to fear and death is using the Grand Strand as its feeding ground. Simon and Vic feel like they’re waging a war on all fronts, but with the stakes so high, there can be No Surrender!

No Surrender is a fast-paced thrill ride MM paranormal romance packed with supernatural suspense, haunted tourist attractions, monsters, visions, hot sex, hurt/comfort, loyal friends, wedding planning, found family, ghosts galore, dark magic, and an evolving, established romantic relationship with all the feels.

No Surrender is Book 5 in the Badlands series but can be read as a standalone.

Check Out the rest of the Badlands Series on Goodreads


Morgan brice avatarMorgan Brice is the romance pen name of bestselling author Gail Z. Martin. Morgan writes urban fantasy male/male paranormal romance, with plenty of action, adventure and supernatural thrills to go with the happily ever after. Gail writes epic fantasy and urban fantasy, and together with co-author hubby Larry N. Martin, steampunk and comedic horror, all of which have less romance, more explosions. Characters from her Gail books make frequent appearances in secondary roles in her Morgan books, and vice versa.

On the rare occasions Morgan isn’t writing, she’s either reading, cooking, or spoiling two very pampered dogs.

Series include Witchbane, Badlands, Treasure Trail, Kings of the Mountain and Fox Hollow. Watch for more in these series, plus new series coming soon!

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