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

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“How do you feel?” Dane questioned. He uncrossed his legs and sat up straighter, giving Marcus the impression he’d been watching him sleep. Rather than seem creepy, the thought soothed him. 

I hope I wasn’t drooling!

Marcus blinked a few times, trying to process Dane’s question. 

“Confused,” he finally answered. He’d been in Jamaica, following the directions on his phone to a tattoo parlor when… “Did someone jump me?” 

“In a manner of speaking, yes.” Dane moved his hand and the lights brightened enough to see him more clearly. Were there motion sensing lights in the cabin and Marcus hadn’t noticed?

Not important!

“I don’t remember anything, was I drugged?” Marcus hadn’t eaten anything suspicious. What the hell?


Marcus studied the beautiful man with his impossible lilac eyes, his stylishly tussled white blond hair and delicate facial features. A flash of something fluttered in his consciousness, and he thought of the potential tattoo he’d made of the black magical creature with flowing white hair and lilac eyes. He might as well add being hit in the head and a concussion to his list of possible injuries, because he could’ve sworn that he’d just seen such a creature. 

Had it carried me? 

Marcus rubbed his eyes and tried to regain a memory he couldn’t quite reach. 

“I’ve been waiting for you to wake up, Marcus,” Dane offered.? 

“You know my name.” 

“Of course I do.” He sat back in the chair and crossed his legs again, top foot bouncing. He cocked his head to the side and studied Marcus. “You spent a long time flashing my picture and trying to find me the last time you were on this ship.” 

Marcus felt his skin heat with a blush. “I-I’m not a stalker. I wanted to meet you. Maybe buy you a drink.” 

“I don’t take drinks from strangers.” 

Marcus wanted to argue he wasn’t a stranger, but he was, even if he couldn’t explain why the word stranger felt so wrong in his heart. “Then why are you here now?” 

“You were taken captive to get to me,” Dane explained. 

“Taken captive?” Marcus sat up fast—probably a little too quickly because his head spun and he needed to lay back right away. “Is someone trying to hurt you? Tell me. I’ll put an end to it.” 

The tiny man laughed, the sound like music and joy. 

Damn, I got it bad for this guy!

“I took care of the situation,” Dane assured him. 

“By yourself?” 

“With your help.” 

Marcus shifted on the bed, slower this time, and pushed his legs over the edge, suddenly aware he was naked with only a sheet across his lap. Unfortunately, Dane didn’t seem interested in him in that way. Maybe he wasn’t gay and that’s why he’d avoided Marcus all this time.

Shit, you’re stupid, he told himself. How had he never considered that option? 

“While I’ve been waiting for you to wake up, I’ve been trying to figure out what you are.” 

Marcus studied the guy. “What do you mean, what I am?” 

“She didn’t tell me what you were when she healed you. But my magic is strong now that our bond is complete. I can tell you’re human, but there’s something else about you. A magical thread of something I do not recognize.” 

Marcus raised both eyebrows and remained silent for a moment. So maybe Marcus had fallen for a mentally ill person suffering from delusions. 

Then why did his words sort of make sense? 

“Perhaps I should ask what you are?” Marcus countered. 

“I am a Fae Lord,” Dane answered. “Have you heard of the Fae?” 

He tried to speak in an even tone. “Like fairy circles and changelings? That sort of thing? Or a like drag queens in fairy costumes?” 

“Definitely the former, although I haven’t seen a changeling in over a century. I am a Fae Lord. There are only a few of us in this realm. I serve Fae King Raoul. His Majesty owns this ship with his consort, Captain Leonides, a son of Dionysius. I am born of pure magic. At birth, a portion of my soul—and along with it, full access to my magic—was held back by the Goddess. When you were born, she put it inside you.” His face twisted. “When I bound our blood to save us, it awakened my magic. I am quite powerful.” 

Marcus didn’t want to be an asshole, but he couldn’t stop the smile cracking his face or the chuckle that escaped his lips. 

Dane stared at him. 

Marcus swallowed hard. “Oh, you’re not joking. You actually believe that.” 

Maybe Marcus could get him help. Maybe it was the whole reason he was supposed to meet him. 

That disappointed him to his core.


paradise bound coverPride of the Caribbean, Book 4

Sailing aboard the Pride of the Caribbean for yet another wedding, still-single tattoo artist Marcus Rodriguez is determined to enjoy himself, his friends, and spend some overdue time sketching and drawing for himself, rather than creating awesome flash for his clients. He certainly isn’t going to spend all his spare time searching for an elusive man named Dane who he can’t seem to get out of his mind.

Dane has had a rough life since the fall of the Royal Fae Court, but at least he’s finally free from the clutches of his evil captors. He’s living with his king and other paras aboard a magical sanctuary ship in the Caribbean. But just when this fairy thinks he could finally be safe and happy, the Goddess drops another bombshell.

The missing piece of his soul and the key to fixing his broken magic is human.

The Pride might be paradise bound, but there won’t be any smooth sailing on this cruise! Between conniving gargoyles, mysterious drawings, missing paras, and evil warlocks, if Marcus and Dane don’t work hard to make their bond one of love, they’ll be bound in a relationship they can’t escape.


Deanna Wadsworth might be a bestselling erotica author, but she leads a pretty vanilla life in Ohio with her wonderful husband and adorable cocker spaniels. She has been spinning tales and penning stories since childhood, and her first erotic novella was published in 2010. When she isn’t writing books or brainstorming with friends, you can find her making people gorgeous in a beauty salon. An avid reader, she also loves gardening, cooking, music, and dancing. Often she can be seen hanging out on the sandbar in the muddy Maumee River or chilling with her hubby and a cocktail in their basement bar. In between all that fun, Deanna cherishes the quiet times when she can let her wildly active imagination have the full run of her mind. Her fascination with people and the innerworkings of their relationships have always inspired her to write romance with spice and love without boundaries.

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