Today I am so pleased to welcome F.A. Ray to Joyfully Jay. F.A. has come to talk to us about their latest release, A Matcha Made in Hell. They have also brought along a great giveaway. Please join me in giving a big welcome!

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Exclusive Excerpt

I freeze the moment I step out from behind the curtain. 

Spencer Marsh. 

It’s impossible, yet my high school bully is sitting right before me, shock slackening his face. I stall out as my entire disastrous high school career flashes before my eyes. It mostly consists of Spencer shoving me into lockers or making crude jokes or flinging spitballs at the back of me and Eric’s heads during class. Somehow, I got out of there and ran away to a college all the way up north. 

Apparently, I didn’t run far enough.

My stomach ties itself in knots. The reservation was for two, but I never thought to ask Britt about her boyfriend. Some of the customers we’ve had in our first few days have brought boyfriends or friends. It’s never been an issue. Until now. 

I suddenly wish it was Mal covering this shift and not me. He’s a fashion student I met at some LGBT event on campus. We got along easily, so I hit him up after the café started picking up steam. He seemed like the type who might do well with the gig — outgoing, charming, friendly. So far, that’s proven true. Mal is crushing it, allowing me to add more reservation spots and raise the café’s profile and revenue. But it’s just me tonight. Mal had a real party to go to instead. He could not have picked a worse time to leave me here alone.

I shake myself and plaster on a smile. I don’t have time for this high school stuff. I need the money, need it badly enough to put up with a guy I’d rather punch in the face than serve tea to. I stride up to the table with all the confidence I can muster and take Britt’s hand, kissing the back of it.

“Welcome to the Boyfriend Café. I look forward to our time together.”


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Who would have guessed my high school bully could be such a good boy?


The worst day of my life was my first day of high school – the day I met him. Spencer Marsh. The guy who would shove me into lockers for the next four years.

I never expected to reunite with him in college. I definitely didn’t predict that sparks would fly. This new and improved Spencer is subverting all my expectations, but I’m not sure if that’s a good thing.

Hooking up with a guy I used to hate is turning into more than just a shameful secret. I should put a stop to it. I should want to put a stop to it. So why don’t I?


I’ve been trying since graduation to be different from the guy I was in high school, but seeing Rhett again stirs up old emotions – and an overwhelming desire to atone.

Nevermind that that atonement seems to be happening in some … compromising positions.

My frat brothers and father would never accept what I’m doing, but that doesn’t seem to be enough to stop me. I’m finally the man I want to be, the person I’ve been repressing for most of my life. And it’s all thanks to the guy who used to be the target of my worst impulses.

I only hope Rhett will give me a chance to prove I’m not who I used to be.

A Matcha Made in Hell is an MM enemies-to-lovers romance with first time gay experiences, found family, a bully who just wants to show he’s changed his ways, and spicy open door scenes.


F.A. Ray logoF.A. Ray started writing as a child and never really stopped. They enjoy rock climbing and hiking in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, where they live with their partner and cat.

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