Today I am so pleased to welcome Skylar M. Cates to Joyfully Jay. Skylar has come to share an exclusive cover reveal for her upcoming release, Nerdy Dirty Valentine. She has also brought along a great giveaway. Please join me in giving her a big welcome!


Hello everybody,

Skylar here, and I’m thrilled to share my cover for Nerdy Dirty Valentine with you. Thank you, Jay, for allowing me to visit. 

Nerdy Dirty Valentine will release on February 13th. I had so much fun writing this book! James and Phin are sweet with a slice of naughty. 

I’m grateful for all of my people who helped make this book possible. Today, I’m especially grateful to Morningstar Ashley for creating this beautiful cover. I hope you’ll take chance on their story.

nerdy dirty valentine cover



nerdy dirty valentine coverA nerdy virgin professor wants a little dirty talk… but am I the right person to give it to him?

James assumed I was his bully in high school. In my drunken haze, I thought he was mine. We were both wrong. Starting over as tentative friends, I offer to help James with his dating techniques up until Valentine’s Day. I figure it can’t hurt. I’m sober and a proud firefighter, too busy to worry about romance. And James claims he only needs my help until he finds a real relationship. I don’t want to make a mistake or hurt him.

The problem is as February approaches, I find my long-buried crush on James resurfacing again. Only this time, I’m determined to do something about it.

Will I have to let James go by Valentine’s Day or follow the feelings in my heart?

Pre-order Link: Amazon


Skylar M. Cates loves a good romance, especially ones that are both steamy and emotionally satisfying. She is quite happy to drink some coffee, curl up with a good book, and not move all day. Her novels feature strong, passionate characters who care about their friends and family. Skylar loves to craft stories where realistic people are challenged with emotional situations. Although lately the laundry room is the farthest place she has visited, Skylar still loves to chat with people from all around the globe. 

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What is your favorite type of romance cover and why? One commenter will win any e-book of choice from Skylar’s backlist or a copy of Nerdy Dirty Valentine on Feb 13th (prize sent to a Kindle address only). The contest ends on Tuesday, January 23rd at 11:59 pm ET.


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