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

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Exclusive Excerpt

Jordan’s POV

“So anyway, the guy at the store, Blaise, was hot, and he saw me without a shirt and obviously wanted me, because why wouldn’t he, and then he blew me.”

There’s another little silence. “I feel like you might have missed a few steps,” Mila says.

“He blew me in the fitting room?”

She sighs. “Okay, fine. I guess I didn’t want any graphic details anyway.”

“Like I’d tell you. Ew.” She’s my sister, after all, no matter how close we are.

“So… how do you feel about it now?”

I grin so wide, my face might split. “Great. Can’t wait to do it again.”

“Get blown? Yeah, all you guys are like that.”

“No details,” I remind her, because gross. Then I sit up. “But that’s the thing I need help with that you can’t help me with.” I pause. Did that sentence make sense?

“Getting blown? Yeah, I absolutely cannot and will not help you with that. What is wrong with you?”

What? Oh, blech! “Okay, a) that’s disgusting; b) not what I meant; and c) I don’t need any help getting blown.”

“Aw, did you hear that? Jordy knows his ABCs,” Mila says—I’m guessing to Jamie.

“You can’t see me, but I’m flipping you off right now.” I try not to sound like I’m laughing, but I totally am.

“Seriously, though,” she continues, “what do you need help with?”

“What if I’m cool with getting a BJ but freak out if I have to give one?” I don’t want to be sexually selfish.

“Yeah, I can’t help with that. Are dicks hot to you? Like… I think dicks are hot.”

“How many have you had contact with?” Jamie asks. “Also, thank you.”

Mila scoffs. “I don’t have to have been up close and personal to know I find dicks hot. There’s pictures online, you know. And we watch porn.”

“TMI, guys.” Oh my god, what the fuck? I don’t need to know that my sister and her boyfriend watch porn together.

Although… maybe I should watch some porn and focus on the dicks?



“Are dicks hot?”


batting style coverCover Designer: Natasha Snow
Model: Mitchell – Photographer: Wander Aguiar 

Franklin University Series Season 2, Book 3

There are a few things I know for sure: I’m gay, I want to do costume design for film and television, and a supportive family is what other people have. Oh… and fate’s not my biggest fan. That’s fine, though—who needs fate? I’ve got friends I love, a welcoming community, and a plan. Graduate college? Check. Build up my portfolio? Whenever I can. Impress industry pros? Done. Save the money for my dream internship? Working on it. All I’ve gotta do is stick with the plan, and that internship is mine next year.
And then Jordan Marks walks into my life, and my plan turns into a loose guideline. Suddenly I’m learning about baseball and giving away shifts at work so I can watch him play. My goals are the same, but maybe there’s room in them for the world’s sweetest athlete.

I’m pretty sure the gods of baseball don’t care if I wear a suit on game day, but Franklin U and Coach do, so when mine rips, replacing it is an urgent mission. That’s how I meet Blaise Warner and my “I guess I could be bi” musings become full-blown “I wanna learn to handle a bat” demands. Blaise is smart, talented, and has goals… and he’s more than happy to teach me a new batting style.
But as we go from casual to more, the things I never mentioned—like my dads’ connections in the entertainment industry—become heavy secrets. Plus, while our friends know we’re dating, nobody else does. That’s not fair to Blaise, but do I really want to be the latest queer college ball player?
I don’t get a chance to figure it all out before things fall apart, and now we both have to decide what our real priorities are.


louisa masters logoLouisa Masters started reading romance much earlier than her mother thought she should. While other teenagers were sneaking out of the house, Louisa was sneaking romance novels in and working out how to read them without being discovered.

She writes funny paranormal and contemporary MM romance and loves the freedom that kooky characters give her.

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