Today I am so pleased to welcome Morgan Brice to Joyfully Jay. Morgan has come to talk to us about her latest release, Last Resort. She has also brought along a great giveaway. Please join me in giving her a big welcome!

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“Unpack first, sex later. How do you want to do this?”

Ben stood with his hands on his hips surveying the stack of boxes. “I’m not even sure I remember what’s packed. I think I need to take everything out, decide what to keep, and then we can figure out whether to sell, donate, or pitch everything else.”

“Sounds like a plan,” Erik replied. “How can I help?”

“Good question. Maybe if you open a box, then I’ll go through it while you unload the next one,” Ben said.

“Works for me.”

Ben couldn’t help being nervous. He felt acutely aware of invading Erik’s space, even though they had already been living together for weeks.

Ben sat on the floor and began to unpack a box. Erik found a spot across the room and peeled off the tape from another one.

“Oh wow. I forgot I had these.” Ben pulled out action figures and Comic-Con souvenirs. In his old apartment, he had a shelf that ran around the top of the room to display his collection.

“Those are pretty cool.” Erik looked up. “Where do you want to put them?”

Erik had been generous welcoming Ben into the apartment, but Ben didn’t want to overstep. “Let’s unpack stuff and then decide. I’ve lived without these things for quite a while, so this might be a good time to purge.” Some of the boxes hadn’t been opened since his move from Newark, taken from the back room of his rental unit to the storage room at the store.

“If something’s important to you, we’ll figure out how to display it,” Erik told him. “This is your home now.”

Ben felt grateful for Erik’s repeated assurances, but old insecurities were difficult to put to rest. He enjoyed seeing the action figures again as he handled them, but had already started thinking of which to keep and which to sell now that he realized some had lost their appeal.

The next two boxes held graphic novels, and Ben knew he wanted to look those over more closely. A third box held tabletop role-playing games that he used to enjoy with a group of friends in Newark but hadn’t thought about since his move.

“I’m willing to learn how to play those if you’ll teach me.” Erik glanced up from the box of paperback books he had opened.

Ben smiled. “That could be fun, something to do when Sean and his friends are in town.” His cousin had been Ben’s first gaming partner. “Some of these were better than others. I think I can cull a few. Same with those paperbacks.” Ben nodded toward the books Erik stacked nearby. “I’m not going to re-read a bunch of those, shouldn’t have packed them all.”

“Whatever you’re worrying about, stop it,” Erik said as he cut the packing tape to flatten a box.

“Who says I’m worrying?”

“The little squinch between your eyebrows.” Erik gave him the side eye.


Blurb

last resort coverTreasure Trail, Book 3

Weird things are happening again in Cape May and the ghosts of old mobsters never rest easy.

Erik Mitchell gets a strange delivery of antique poker chips with odd markings tied to a casino that burned a century ago. Ben Nolan finds a dead guy in one of his rental units—turns out the guy’s been missing for twenty years and is linked to a long-lost treasure.

The ghostly energy of the old Commodore Wilson hotel juices up all the town’s spirits, and a stranger shows up with an unhealthy interest in both cases. Ben and Erik have just moved in together, and they’re still navigating the next step as partners and blending their lives.

Murder, missing persons, hidden treasure, and haunted poker chips. Can Ben and Erik put the pieces together to solve the case, or when the cards are dealt, will they be left holding the dead man’s hand?

Last Resort is a suspenseful MM paranormal romance mystery-adventure filled with second chance love, hurt/comfort, true soulmates, old curses, hidden treasure, dangerous secrets, restless ghosts, psychic visions, powerful witches, angry mobsters, and a very haunted hotel.


Bio

Morgan brice avatarMorgan Brice is the romance pen name of bestselling author Gail Z. Martin. Morgan writes urban fantasy male/male paranormal romance, with plenty of action, adventure and supernatural thrills to go with the happily ever after. Gail writes epic fantasy and urban fantasy, and together with co-author hubby Larry N. Martin, steampunk and comedic horror, all of which have less romance, more explosions. Characters from her Gail books make frequent appearances in secondary roles in her Morgan books, and vice versa.

On the rare occasions Morgan isn’t writing, she’s either reading, cooking, or spoiling two very pampered dogs.

Series include Witchbane, Badlands, Treasure Trail, Kings of the Mountain and Fox Hollow. Watch for more in these series, plus new series coming soon!

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