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

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Jessamyn has written some questions and answers to share with us! 

What’s harder, naming your characters, creating the title for your book or the cover design process? Creating the title, hands down. Bane of my writing life. 

If you could sequester yourself for a week somewhere and just focus on your writing, where would you go and what would the environment be like? A beautiful Mediterranean-style resort in Napa Valley overlooking a vineyard. It would be sunny, but not too hot, and there would be a pool and a space for me to write comfortably on the deck while I sip local wine and eat fruit. It would be quiet and peaceful, so I’d have to bring one person along to distract me when writer’s block hits.

If you could travel forward or backward in time, where would you go and why? I would timeskip five years forward to find out if I married the man I love, if I had kids(!), have I visited any of the countries I’ve been dreaming of visiting forever, and did I hit the New York Times bestselling list. 

Tell us about your current work in process and what you’ve got planned for the future. I am currently working on the first book in my first ever series! It’s an action/adventure series featuring the son of a mafia boss, some hit men, sexy accents, a trouble magnet, and danger. Steaminess abounds. I plan to have the first draft complete before the end of the year. Hopefully, early next year I’ll have a release date.

Do you have any advice for all the aspiring writers out there? I would say to not take forever learning so much of the craft that you forget to write. Just do it. Write your story. Get it on page. The best way to learn is by doing. Then you can go back and analyze that story for mishaps. Editing your stories and others’ stories will be your best teachers and give you the confidence to maybe, eventually, publish, too.


for nate coverCollege senior, Jacob Dawson, moved to California to rekindle a previous relationship from several years past. When he meets and befriends Nate, a beautiful man who hides all his pain and baggage behind a pair of oceanic blue eyes and exuberant smile, Jacob is dragged completely into his life. Just when things are going smoothly between them, a man from Nate’s past returns, a sadist who is hell-bent on mentally and emotionally breaking Nate once more. Jacob must do whatever it takes to save him, even if that means stepping out of his comfort zone and facing his ultimate fear to do so.

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Jessamyn St. Claire is an up-and-coming author of gay fiction who loves to explore dark and psychological themes in her stories. She lives with her family in the South, and is currently on a journey to becoming a bestseller.

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