Today I am so pleased to welcome L.J. Greene to Joyfully Jay. L.J. has come to talk to us about her latest release, A Fall of Light. She has also brought along a great giveaway. Please join me in giving her a big welcome!

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Exclusive Excerpt

“Can you tell? By looking at me?” Louis finally said to Greg. He had come to an abrupt stop on the street, which meant that Greg had to stop too.

“You mean, does it show?”

Louis nodded. “With some men it’s easy to tell, but not with others.”

“Does it matter?”

“No. I’m just wondering.”

“No,” Greg said after a beat. “I wouldn’t have known about you.”

“But you did know.”

“I hoped. That’s different, though. I have the soul of an optimist; it’s my fatal flaw.”

Louis smiled, his one dimple peeking out, then he punched Greg playfully on the arm. “I’m serious.”

“I didn’t know by the look of you, no. I only knew because of the way you looked at me. And I flatter myself, I guess, that you don’t look at other people that way.”

“I don’t,” Louis said softly, and Greg felt a little lump settle in his throat. By silent agreement, they started walking again, dodging people and strollers and pets.

“Do you know,” Greg said after a moment, “that you have the most unusual eyes?”

“I do? They’re just brown.”

“No, they’re not. They’re the color of warm honey and they’re very kind. That’s what I see when I look at you, Louis. I see kindness. And trust me that everyone else can see it too.”


fall of light coverLJ Greene brings to life one of her most compelling characters: the intensely creative bass guitarist, Greg Van de Meer. A Fall of Light weaves together the strands of Greg’s private and public lives—a shattering personal history, a love affair with potentially disastrous consequences, and family bonds that are stretched to their breaking point.

It’s been fifteen years since Greg was outed by his fundamentalist father at age sixteen and sent from home, with devastating consequences for both he and his younger brother, Asher. Now unlaid ghosts from the past are stirring. With his band’s success on the world stage, Greg’s life takes a complicated turn when he develops a friendship with Louis Angel, an ex-Marine with a secret of his own, and finds himself facing familiar threats from an unexpected source.

Strained loyalties, a private affair, and Greg’s own guarded history collide dangerously until a visit from an old foe forces him to confront past wounds and present beliefs. Allegiances are called into question and he must decide whether the secrets he’s fighting to protect are worth the life he’s finally ready to have.

A Fall of Light is a standalone adult contemporary M/M romance.


LJ Greene is a self-professed obsessive multi-tasker who writes boring stuff by day and lets her inner romantic fly by night. This California native is married to the most amazing man and has two beautiful children, now old enough to read her books but still not interested because of the ew, gross factor. She’s an avid reader of all genres with an embarrassingly large ebook collection, and a weird penchant for reading the acknowledgements at the end of a novel. She’s also a music lover with no apparent musical talent, a travel enthusiast, and a cheese connoisseur.


To celebrate the release of A Fall of Light, LJ is giving away a $25 Amazon Voucher! Enter the Rafflecopter giveaway for your chance to win!

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