Today I am so pleased to welcome Riley Long to Joyfully Jay. Riley has come to talk to us about their latest release, Kicking it in Vegas. They have also brought along a great giveaway. Please join me in giving Riley a big welcome!

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Exclusive Excerpt


I led him onto the crowded dance floor, finding a space near the middle where we could put our hands on each other without being crushed. He clumsily placed his hands on my hips and I moved mine to his shoulders before we started moving, my sloppy-drunk dance moves more erratic than usual. It didn’t seem to bother Oliver much as he worked to keep up.

It wasn’t long until I had started to work up a sweat, blood racing through my veins as I let him dig his fingers into my hips and pull me closer. Someone bumped me from behind and I was jostled into Oliver until we were pressed together, from our chests to our hips. I looked over my shoulder for the assailant and saw Parker throw me a wicked grin as he disappeared into the crowd. I shook my head and rolled my eyes. Parker was never one to leave well enough alone. When I turned back to Oliver, his gray eyes were dark and serious, and my breath caught in my throat. Our gazes locked and I couldn’t look away as he licked his lips, sending a bolt of lust through me. My heart raced and I wondered if Oliver could feel the thud of my pulse in his chest. His gaze left mine, flickering down to look at my lips for a fraction of a second, before he moved a hand from my hip to the back of my neck and hauled me in for a kiss.

Electricity raced through me, crackling from where our mouths touched and our tongues slipped together, straight down to my groin, making me hard as steel almost immediately. Between that and the alcohol, my head swam, and I closed my eyes, holding tight to Oliver for balance and focus. I moaned into the kiss and rocked my hips forward into his. He was hard too, which made me want him even more.

He returned the pressure, thrusting his hips forward into mine. I gasped and tightened my grip on his shoulder, tugging hard at his t-shirt as I made a vain attempt to get our bodies even closer. My breathing ragged, I pulled away. “I want you.”


kicking in vegas coverOut and Kickin’, Book 2

I woke up in Vegas with a hangover and a ring on my finger.

At my last recollection, the bachelor party was off to a great start. During dinner I met sexy celebrity Chef Oliver who was far more intriguing than his surly public persona let on.

Afterwards, my buddies and I set out to bar-hop at some of Sin City’s biggest hot spots. To my surprise, I ran into Oliver again as he was unwinding by tossing back drinks at a bar. What followed was a hot night of dancing and drinking… and a very confusing morning.

Not only did we spend the night together, we got married. Oliver is quick to suggest divorce, but I’m not ready to give up so easily. We may be opposites in every way imaginable, but there’s a chemistry between us I can’t deny or ignore.

Can I convince Oliver to give our unlikely romance a chance? Or will what happened in Vegas end in Vegas?


Riley long avatarRiley Long is an author of gay romances novels spanning many genres from contemporary to paranormal. They live a quiet life in Virginia, with their husband, son, and two very silly pit bulls.

They spend their evenings writing, reading, and watching bad television (or not so bad television).

For fun, Riley participates in NaNoWriMo, GISH, and reads with her book club, the BAMFs.

They like things with silly acronyms.

Riley can tell you two different stories about getting covered in dairy products for a hug.

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