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

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Exclusive Excerpt

“Should we talk about this week?” Jesse asked.

I frowned and went for the whole ‘unaffected thing. “What about it?”

The asshole just smiled, like he had my number. “For starters, how do you feel about them knowing about us? You know they’re going to pick up on something going on between us. Maybe we should just come clean from the start.”

I pulled back. “Do you want them to know?”

Jesse shrugged. “Typically, I wouldn’t care, but this situation is different. It’s my brother, and the rest of you are protective of one another.”

Thinking about that, I nodded. “Okay, but what exactly are you hoping for this week to be? Just because we hooked up twice before we left the room doesn’t mean that I’m looking for a wedding hookup. I’ve got an app for that.”

I watched as the handsome fucker’s smile fell just barely enough for me to notice, and then it was back. “Why would you need to do that when you’ve got me? We could hook up whenever we want this week. Like a date with no strings. Do you really want to spend a week down here watching all of them with their husbands, knowing they’re getting some dick whenever they want?”

I thought about Jesse’s suggestion and could see the merit in it. Having him at my dick and call would be convenient. Everyone except us was paired up, so where was the problem?

“What about when we go back to Portland? If we do this, we need to clear on that right now.”

Jesse paused before he answered me. “It won’t be a problem when we get back. We’ll go about our lives the way they were before we came down here. I’m going to be busy setting up my new venture with Aidan, and you’ll go back to doing whatever you do when you aren’t kicking.”

Staring at him, I considered his proposal. I couldn’t help noticing how his jaw tensed just a bit. “What if I say no?”

Jesse looked over at me, then smirked. “You won’t.”

“What makes you so sure?” I huffed. He was right. I wouldn’t.

He laughed again. “Because you love my cock.”


roughing the kicker coverThe Package Deal Series, Book 6

Do you believe in fate? Yeah, me neither until the sexy Navy SEAL I hooked up with three years ago suddenly reappears back in my life in the form of one of my best friends’ older brother. And now, they want me to share a room with him in the Keys.

“Can you share a room with Jesse tonight?”

How could I say no?

What Greg and Cooper didn’t know was Jesse and I met three years ago in Madrid. And when I finally hooked up with the handsome Navy SEAL, our night turned into a weekend of the best sex of my life. Jesse made me see stars twenty-four hours a day. We had a connection, but our timing wasn’t right. He was going back to America, and I was headed back to Italy to play soccer.

It was all for the best because I didn’t do relationships. Especially with a man nine years older and the total opposite of me. But I never forgot him, even though I tried.

Fast forward three years later, and we find ourselves thrown back together again in Portland. I’m the new kicker for the Portland Pirates and Jesse Evans has reappeared in my life. And just as fate would have it, my dream hookup is Cooper’s older brother, and he’s moving his security firm to Portland.

Would he remember me? Did that weekend three years ago affect him as much as it did me?

I guess time would tell when we shared that room in the Florida Keys.

Roughing the Kicker is a bisexual age gap and opposites attract MM Sports Romance and Book 6 in The Package Deal Series.


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

Emerson 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, Illegal Motion, Ineligible Receiver, and one more upcoming book in the series. She plans to release her first solo book in 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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