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

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Exclusive Excerpt

Who the hell was that? Why is he important? He’s not familiar, so maybe I haven’t met him yet. Whoever he is, this can’t be good. I got the distinct impression he’s not a fan.

RJ took a few deep breaths to calm himself, then pushed down his qualms, grabbed the drug store bag, and headed into the bathroom, giving himself a critical once-over in the mirror.

Shorter hair and no beard certainly changed his look somewhat from that night at Haggerty’s, but he was still recognizable. After dying his hair dark for his meeting with the Carmodys—the only one of his marks he met with in person—he had gone back to his natural ginger.

After his date with Bart tonight, RJ was going blond to disguise himself before he infiltrated his next target’s company.

The choice to meet Joss Carmody face to face after all this time had been emotional, not logical. RJ knew it could cost him, but he needed to look the man who had made his childhood a living hell in the eye one last time.

He had been so careful to avoid having his picture taken or being caught on film, but RJ knew Carmody could probably describe him well enough to a police sketch artist. On the other hand, without a photo in the system, there wouldn’t be anything to match, just like with his fingerprints.

It was too late to beat himself up over risking exposure, but the possibilities made RJ twitchy. There were still a couple of days before Carmody was likely to realize he’d been scammed. If he could just assemble everything he needed for his last con before then, RJ could leave Tennessee in his rearview mirror, making his way to the Maldives—where there was no extradition—through a series of moves he had already planned.

RJ sat down with the folder he had put together on his final target. Herbert Osterman ran a warehouse in Jackson near Interstate 40. Companies paid to store their products until they were ready to ship. Osterman’s operation received the pallets from the incoming transportation and loaded them onto the outgoing trucks.


roustabout coverCarnival of Mysteries Series

A con man and a government agent walk into a carnival…

Bartlett Gibson is a necromancer and an agent for the Tennessee Bureau of Supernatural Investigation. He’s hot on the trail of RJ Tucker, a psychic con man who has eluded him at every turn and led him on a merry chase. Pursuit leads to grudging respect in their game of cat and mouse, which becomes a high-stakes game of seduction. Bart chases RJ to the Carnival of Mysteries and realizes that nothing is as it seems. A dark witch’s curse ups the ante, creating a deadline for revenge and redemption, and the clock is ticking.

Falling in love breaks all the rules. Can Bart and RJ stop the witch, break the curse, and find a way around RJ’s spot on the “most wanted” list before time runs out?

Roustabout is a fast-paced MM paranormal romance filled with supernatural suspense, snarky humor, crafty carnival workers, sarcastic ghosts, midway magic, hurt/comfort angst, adversaries-to-lovers tension, and a very happy ending!

Part of the multi-author, shared-world Carnival of Mysteries series. Can be read as a stand-alone.


Morgan brice avatarMorgan Brice is the romance pen name of bestselling author Gail Z. Martin. Morgan writes urban fantasy MM paranormal romance, with plenty of action, adventure and supernatural thrills to go with the happily ever after. Gail writes epic and urban fantasy, with less romance, more explosions.

All of the modern-day Morgan Brice and Gail Z. Martin series crossover, so characters from one series appear in cameos and on page in important secondary roles in books from other series. Each book can be read as a standalone, but the more you read the more the expanded universe of friendships and connections becomes clear.

Morgan and Gail believe that paranormal elements make any story even better, and her worlds are full of ghosts, psychics, shifters, creatures, vampires, monster hunters, and magic.

She’s also a huge fan of the TV show Supernatural. (Chibi art by Kamidiox)

Find Morgan at and her reader group at

She’s @MorganBriceBook on Twitter, @MorganBriceAuthor on Instagram, and can also be found on Bookbub, Goodreads and Pinterest (as GZMartin).

Find Morgan at and her reader group at

She’s @MorganBriceBook on Twitter, @MorganBriceAuthor on Instagram and TikTok, and can also be found on Bookbub, Goodreads, YouTube (as Gail Z. Martin) and Pinterest (as GZMartin). Join her newsletter here:


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