Today I am so pleased to welcome S Bolanos to Joyfully Jay. Sam has come to talk to us about her latest release, All the Hype. She has also brought along a great giveaway. Please join me in giving her a big welcome!

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Hello wonderful readers! I’m so excited to bring you my latest release, All the Hype. I have loved getting to know these two characters and feel honored to get to tell their story. Or the first part of it anyway 😉

The world has been so topsy turvy lately, it’s nice to be able to take a step back and immerse into happy feels. And the latest installment in my Oak Haven Romance series has that in spades! Unlike my other series, my Oak Haven Romances will feature acceptance, low-angst, healthy communication (eventually), and an emphasis on consent. You can also look forward to awkward situations, characters learning to embrace their strengths, and, best of all, humor! (the “laugh with” not the “laugh at” kind)

Any self-published author can tell you that putting your books out there is far from easy (or cheap). That it takes time and commitment to make sure you’re putting out the best book you possibly can. When I first decided to independently publish it was with the sole goal of getting my stories out there. It’s hard to believe that I’ve done that TEN times now! While it doesn’t get any easier, and ooh-boy is that learning curve steep, the fact that other readers—readers like me—can read my stories is more rewarding than I have the words to express. I dream for the day I overhear strangers recommending my books.

So thank you from the bottom of my little indie heart for supporting self-published authors and helping us bring Love, Equality, & the Oxford Comma to your TBR! <3


rainbow readers cruise logoThe Rainbow Readers Cruise celebrates the readers and creators of LGBTQ+ fiction and romance. The cruise departs from the Port of Fort Lauderdale on August 19, 2024 and returns August 23, 2024, with stops at Key West and Coco Cay (Celebrity’s private island). Along the way, meet and mingle with some of your favorite LGBTQ+ fiction and romance authors and creators, as well as attend panels, meet and greets, small group social activities, and the Signing at Sea. Plus, the cruise itself, with fabulous destinations, food and drinks, entertainment, and more. You can find all the details about the Rainbow Readers Cruise on our website:


Can lifelong friends become something more or are they one kiss away from losing everything?

When Dylan finds out he’s on Infinity Financial’s exclusive guest list for their annual retreat, he’s both thrilled and terrified. His business skills are unmatched, but his personal skills leave a lot to be desired. There’s only one person he can think of to bring with him who would help him mix and mingle better with his coworkers—his lifelong best friend, Jimmy. There’s no one else he trusts more to hype him up to the corporate elite and help him secure the promotion of a lifetime.

Jimmy is ecstatic for his best friend, even if it means posing as his partner for the retreat. They know everything about each other and pretending to date should be easy as pie. But Jimmy didn’t count on his buried crush reigniting and the one bed situation is not helping.

As the retreat progresses, the two work together to show off Dylan’s financial and personal skills. Their scheme is going great and their chemistry is off the charts. But with every day that passes, the line between what’s pretend and what’s real begins to blur and Jimmy starts to believe he can have everything he’s ever wanted.

But Jimmy has hidden a secret from his best friend which could break both of them.

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s Bolonos cruise badgeSam Bolanos (she/they) is a genderqueer author and founder of Chaotic Neutral Press LLC. They believe in love, equality, and the Oxford comma. When not playing with her three dogs, who you can follow on Instagram @austendogs, or spending time with her incredible husband, she’s probably agonizing over edits or escaping into her latest fantasy.




Sam has brought 2 copies of All the Hype in ebook and 1 signed paperback to give away on her tour. Follow the Rafflecopter below to enter.


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