Today I am so pleased to welcome Emerson Beckett and Rheland Richmond to Joyfully Jay. The authors have come to talk to us about their latest release, The Rockstar. They have also brought along a great giveaway. Please join me in giving Emerson and Richmond a big welcome!

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Exclusive Excerpt

The sound of shuffling steps caught my attention a little too late. Adam had come back into the kitchen wearing low-hung sweatpants and no shirt. His damp hair was artfully disheveled and all over his head. He could have his own shampoo commercial.

“Is that for me?” he asked, breaking me out of my ogling.


I straightened and nodded, unable to take my eyes off his ink. A cheetah wrapped around his lower left side and caught my attention immediately.

“Like what you see, He-Man?” he asked, his voice low.

I nodded and met his emerald green eyes. “Your ink is beautiful. Very intricate,” I said, turning toward the sink to wash my hands again. The cold water felt good against my heated skin, and I wished he’d go put a damn shirt on.


I cleaned the frying pan as Adam talked about something I really wasn’t paying attention to. When he said movie, I turned to glance at him. “What was that?”

He smiled as if he had caught me in the act. “I said, I like to watch movies when I need to relax. What do you do?”

I huffed out an awkward laugh and returned to cleaning my brand new pan. “You’ll just make fun of me, so I’d rather not say.”

I rinsed off the pan and added more soap to it. What the fuck was happening to me?

“Oh, come on, He-Man. I won’t laugh. What is it? Jerking off? We all do it.”

I chuckled again, still refusing to look at him. “No, it’s not that. But yes, we all do.”

When I didn’t answer him, he took a few steps and closed the distance, coming to stand right beside me, close enough for our forearms to touch.

“Whatcha doing to that pan? Isn’t it new?”

Another strangled laugh escaped me, and my breath hitched as I got a whiff of his shampoo and body wash. Holy fuck, this wasn’t going to end well.

“It’s called seasoning it,” I lied. “Cast iron has to be seasoned before you can use it.”

I glanced over at him to see his brows all scrunched up together. “With soap? Won’t it make the meat taste funny?”

Fuckity, fuck, fuck.

“No, it’ll be fine. Could you get me some butter?”

Adam turned those green eyes up at me and grinned. He clapped me on the back, leaving his hand on my shoulder. “Sure thing, He-Man.”

As he turned, his fingers not-so-innocently skimmed down my back, leaving chills in their wake. I was not going to make it out of this alive. I knew this man would be the end of me.


the rockstar coverPortland Protectors- EHM Security Series, Book 1

The first book in the sexy new bodyguard series set in the Package Deal World.

Adam Spencer – “The Rockstar”

Here’s what I know — some people aren’t meant to find love.

And as much as I want to be someone’s everything, that’s not meant for me.

After a painful breakup, I channeled all my hurt into a song that has skyrocketed my band, Fallen Angel, to the top of the charts.

Now I need protection from the one person who was supposed to love me no matter what—my mother.

Whether I want him or not, I now have a sexy, silver-tongued southern charmer as my 24/7 bodyguard.

I’ve tried not to fall for him, because I don’t do relationships. They hurt too much.

But Michael has me thinking I could take one more chance to find love.

Or was I meant to be alone like I thought all along?

Michael Coleman – “Phantom”

I’ve always been a protector. During my career as a Navy SEAL, my duty was to protect my four best friends.

Now I need to protect the sexy rock star I love flirting with every time he walks in the door to our EHM office.

Adam Spencer lights me up like no one ever has. And that’s saying something.

I’ll do whatever it takes to protect him, even from himself.

Have I finally found the love I’ve been hoping for with the Rockstar?

The Rockstar is a flirty, friends-to-lovers, bodyguard and rockstar MM Romance that takes place in the Package Deal Series World. It can be read as a stand-alone book.

Trigger Warning: There is off the page reference to physical abuse to a minor. Off the page domestic violence and death of a mentioned character.


rheland richmand logoFor as long as she can remember, Rheland’s had her nose stuck in a book, getting lost in the world of someone else’s creation (She still does). Her love for writing came from her love for reading. She could never have one without the other.

Writing has always been a hobby and a cathartic experience for her. There are many stories lost to the never to be completed or published pile but needed to be written at the time.

She’s just a girl that loved stories so much she decided to write hers.

Rheland would love to hear from her readers and learn more about y’all. So if you get a chance… Get in touch.

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emerson beckett bioEmerson Beckett is new to the publishing world. As an avid sports fan and lover of well-written M/M romance books, Emerson loves her new career as an author of gay romance. It’s even more fulfilling for her when she can combine the two.

The journey to becoming an author started with an idea while reading on the sofa. That idea became an email that ultimately resulted in Emerson using those teacher skills to edit novels for three phenomenal MM romance authors. The third referral led to an opportunity to co-write a book series with one of the most genuine and kindest people she’s ever had the pleasure of knowing- Rheland Richmond. Emerson is the co-author of The Package Deal Series, which includes The Quarterback KeeperPass Interference, Unnecessary RoughnessTwo-Point Conversion, Illegal Motion, Ineligible Receiver, and one more upcoming book in the series. She plans to release her first solo book in 2023.

Besides being a retired teacher and author, Emerson lives in North Carolina and has been married to the same man for 32 years. She is the mother of three beautiful adults, one of whom is proudly part of the LGBTQ Community and completely responsible for her addiction to MM Romance. Even though the kids no longer live at home, they filled the empty nest with an Australian Shepherd, three cats, and a cute bunny rabbit.

Emerson would love to hear from her readers. So if you get a chance… Get in touch.

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