Today I am so pleased to welcome Skylar M. Cates to Joyfully Jay. Skylar has come to talk to us about her release, Nerdy Dirty Valentine. She has also brought along a great giveaway. Please join me in giving a big welcome!


Hey there! Skylar here, and I’m excited to share a little about Nerdy Dirty Valentine with all of you. Thanks to Jay for the guest spot. I’ll be offering a fun giveaway to celebrate!

As far as I’m concerned, all month can be Valentine’s Day with these two guys.

A holiday can live up to our expectations or not, but what matters is how we treat each other on a daily basis, right?

Well, that was my goal with James and Phin’s story. They are so sweet with each other, and they want to be all romantic with their “practice” dates. If sometimes their plans don’t work as expected, they keep trying…


  • Practice dating
  • Hurt/comfort
  • Dirty-talking
  • Former bullies (or were they?)
  • First time
  • Friends-to-lovers

Thanks again for having me visit!


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?

Nerdy Dirty Valentine:


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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Skylar has brought an e-book of choice to give away to one lucky reader (sent to Kindle address only). What type of food is romantic to you? Gifs welcome! 

Just leave a comment at the end of the post to enter. The contest ends on Wednesday, February 28th at 11:59 pm ET.


  • By entering the giveaway, you’re confirming that you are at least 18 years old.
  • Winners will be selected by random number. No purchase necessary to win. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning.
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  • All book prizes are in electronic format and U.S. dollars unless otherwise specified.
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