Today I am so pleased to welcome Piper Scott and Virginia Kelly to Joyfully Jay. The authors have come to talk to us about their audio release, Raven, Part 1. They have also brought along a great giveaway. Please join me in giving them a big welcome!

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Exclusive Excerpt

Cheeks heating, wanting to know if it was all in his head, Sorin hooked his pinkie delicately over Frederich’s the next time their hands met. The briefest flicker of a smile lit Frederich’s face as he did, and Frederich curled his pinkie around Sorin’s in return.

They sat together, pinkies linked, and showed their love to their new whelp until at last, the whelp fell asleep. Only then did Frederich take his pinkie away, picking up the sleeping whelp to put him to bed with his brothers. When he finished, he turned to Sorin and brushed his knuckles gently down Sorin’s cheek.

Sorin shivered.

He did not resist the kiss that followed.

Rather, he looped his arms loosely around Frederich’s neck and let Frederich pull him onto his lap. The kiss deepened but didn’t become greedy or possessive. It wasn’t a seductive kiss. It was steeped in emotions both of them felt, but neither of them wanted to say.

Almost like they were in love.

But that couldn’t be. There was no space in their hearts for that. Frederich had vowed to end Sorin’s life, and Sorin had vowed the same. Their alliance was but temporary. At their core, they were, and always would be, enemies.

Yet Sorin did not stop kissing him.

Did not stop himself from curling his fingers in Frederich’s hair, or from feeling the lofty, weightless happiness that Frederich’s touch instilled in him. He kissed him until there were more kisses left to give, at which point Frederich dragged him down onto the bed and gathered Sorin to his chest. Sunlight poured down upon them, warming them, and Sorin basked in it. He had never been so blissfully happy.

But even at the peak of his happiness, he knew it could never last.

His lot in life wasn’t to bed a dragon or raise a family. He had been given a chance to change the world, and even if it broke his heart, he had to take it. He could not sit by and be happy while others like him suffered. He could not allow dragons to sentence other innocent omegas to lives of pain—lives spent tormented by the memory of frightened, heartbroken screams.

So while he basked in the sunshine, safe and happy in Frederich’s arms while their children slept nearby, he worked on pulling back on those unreasonable expectations, laying out the facts to himself over and over so he would never forget.

The happily ever after he wanted was impossible.

For his own well-being, he had to convince himself of it and stop dreaming of a life that could never be and a love he would never have.


Blurb

raven part 1 audio coverForbidden Desires, Book 8

Bertram Drake, the most mysterious Drake brother, leads a life shrouded in secrecy. Taken from his brothers at a young age and shaped into a weapon to be used by the dragon council, he has one sole purpose: obey the orders given to him, no matter what they might be.

Once a perfect jewel of the Pedigree, Sorin’s sparkle has been dulled. Taken from his cloister and sold regularly to the highest bidder, he has learned two vital truths.

The first: that dragons are monsters who will stop at nothing to get what they want.

And the second, most terrible truth of all: that egg madness is a lie—omegas are not saved from a lifetime of pain even when they are separated from their eggs.

When Sorin’s newest buyer mysteriously dies, Sorin sees it as his chance to escape from the hellish life he’s been forced to lead. The only obstacle? A handsome agent of the council who has been tasked with ending his life.

… and who has custody of his eggs.

Raven: Part One is a 100,000 word omegaverse mpreg-ish romance set prior to the events of the Forbidden Desires series. It contains action, adventure, heartbreak, laughter, and more than its fair share of steam. For maximum enjoyment, Raven: Part One is best read following the events of Clutch, Bond, Mate, Swallow, Magpie, Finch, and Peregrine.

Please use the Look Inside or Download Free Sample feature to read the Content Warning for possible triggers.


Bios

Piper Scott’s love of reading began at age ten, when she discovered that the magical worlds in adult fantasy novels were way more exciting than playground politics. As she grew up, so did her reading habits, and now not only does she like to read books on the steamy side, but she loves to write them, too.

A Canadian by birth but an American by marriage, Piper currently resides in Southern Illinois, where she leads a quiet life with her husband, their dog, a very demanding cat, and her office mate—her pet rabbit.

If you love Piper’s omegaverse, mpreg, and paranormal romance books, be sure to check out her work as her gay contemporary romance alter ego, Emma Alcott!

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Piper’s books are interconnected. For complete immersion, the recommended reading order is as follows:

Rutledge Brothers Series: Love Me > Save Me > Keep Me

His Command Series: Obey > Beg > Stay > Heal > Breathe

Single Dad Support Group Series: The Problem > The Proposal > The Solution > The Decision > The Promise > The Answer > Single Dad Sundays

*The Forbidden Desires series, co-written with Virginia Kelly, takes place concurrent to the events of Breathe. All other co-writes are not directly connected to Piper’s omegaverse.

Connect with Piper: https://linktr.ee/piperandemma

 

Virginia Kelly is the pen name for Lynn Van Dorn, under which she writes shifter mm romances.

Connect with Lynn: https://www.instagram.com/lynnvandornauthor/


Giveaway

To celebrate the Audio Release for the Raven Part One, Piper is giving away the winner’s choice of an eBook or Audio Code of the Series! Enter the Rafflecopter giveaway for your chance to win!

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