Today I am so pleased to welcome Ellie Rose to Joyfully Jay. Ellie has come to talk to us about the Daddy’s Pride Anthology. Ellie has also brought along a great giveaway. Please join me in giving her a big welcome!

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Exclusive Excerpt

Excerpt from Isla by Ellie Rose


“Isla…” The gentleness in Rach’s voice almost made the inevitable rejection worse. “I stayed because I love you too.”

“What?” The word was loud, cutting through the tension in the room almost comedically.

“I love you too, though I didn’t know it ‘til Saturday. And that’s why I’ve been so quiet.”

She should be celebrating, she should be singing from the rooftops, but there was a note in Rach’s voice that gave her pause.

“I love you, and if you love me too, then that’s wonderful. But now I’ve realized that I don’t want to live in London anymore, that throws up questions. Your job is here and mine? Well, I think that Covid proved that I can do my job anywhere.” Rachel took a shuddery breath, and Isla had to stop everything in her from gathering Rach in her arms and holding her close. “I still would like to explore what this is between us, see if our love is compatible, but I think I’m going to have to do it from Brighton. I want to move back there.”

Isla realized that Rachel was on the verge of tears, and that broke the last bit of self-control she had. She tugged until Rachel fell into her lap. “Darling, darling Rachel. You moving to Brighton doesn’t change anything for me. If there’s a chance…” She paused, her throat tight. “I never thought that I stood a chance; so even if we’re in different cities, I’d like to try. As long as you still want to.”

Rachel nodded, and let her tears fall then, her body wracked with sobs.

It almost killed Isla, seeing Rach so upset, but she knew that it was more than that, because Isla had salt trails down her own cheeks. It was the vulnerability of sharing this most dangerous of secrets—dangerous because love had the power to create or destroy. But the relief was almost as devastating as the rejection. She thought about all of the years they’d been friends, all those years when they could have been so much more to each other, and Isla almost felt like she was mourning the relationship that could have been.

But she wasn’t going to mourn this before it had even started.

So instead, she held Rachel in her arms and when Rach’s tears had subsided, she lifted her best friend’s chin and said, “I would like to kiss you now.”

“Yes please,” said Rachel.

Isla wasn’t going to rush this most important of first kisses. She cupped Rachel’s face in her hands, searching those trusting brown eyes, and then kissed Rachel as tenderly as she knew how.

Rachel’s response was tentative, as if she couldn’t quite believe that this was happening, and Isla held back, allowing herself to relish the softness of Rach’s lips, the plumpness of the face in her hands, the delicious miniscule inbreath when she came up for air.

“How was that?” she asked.

“Everything,” said Rachel. “It was everything.”


dirty daddies pride anthology coverPublished by Dirty Daddies Publishing, an imprint of GTB Publishing

Cover Design By: Allycat Creations

His good boy. Her naughty girl. Their happily ever after.
Yes, Daddy. Two little words that can send shivers of need and fear up the spine of any girl… or boy.
Because for these Daddies, love knows no limits…and love always wins.

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Siobhan Smile, Nora Phoenix, TL Travis, Colette Davison, Ellie Rose, Chara Croft

In collaboration with GTB Publishing LLC


To celebrate these sexy Daddies; the Dirty Daddies Book Club and GTB Publishing are giving you the chance to win paperback copies of Dirty Daddies Pride AND Twisted Pride.


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