Today I am so pleased to welcome Lisa Henry and Sarah Honey to Joyfully Jay. Lisa and Sarah have come to talk to us about their latest release, The Amazing Alpha Tau Romeo and Juliet Project. They have also brought along a great giveaway. Please join me in giving them a big welcome!

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Exclusive Excerpt

Alpha Tau was a lot nicer than Kappa Beta Rho. Like, this was some Real Housewives of 1896 shit. There was a goddamn chandelier in the entryway. And it wasn’t made of beer cans or anything. It was the real deal. There was a dark glass-fronted cabinet in the hall too, like I’d walked into a fucking museum. I half-expected it to be full of fossils or the crown jewels or something, but it was mostly trophies and framed photographs and stuff. I would have stayed and gawked for a little longer, but since my only chance of getting away with this was seeming like I belonged if I was spotted, the slack-jawed tourist look wasn’t a great idea.

From the entryway, a hallway went left and right. There were also a few closed doors and a wide staircase. I chose the staircase.

I figured the layout had to be at least a little similar to Kappa, which meant there would be bathrooms on every floor. When I reached the first landing, I went left, walking quickly and trying not to drop my bag of jello. I took a guess and tried the handle four doors along the hallway. It was an empty bedroom, so I tried the next one.


I slipped inside and locked the door behind me.

Man, even their bathrooms were nice. This one had three shower stalls and three toilet stalls and smelled like vanilla. There were a couple of bath sheets hanging over a heated towel rail. I ran a hand over them, unable to resist, and they were like clouds. I briefly contemplated stealing them, that was how nice they were. But then I got my head back in the game and pulled out the jello packets. I spent a few seconds squinting and trying to read the instructions before rolling my eyes at my own dumb ass and just opening a bunch of them and dumping them in the toilet bowls. I wondered if I should swirl the water around a bit to help the gelatin dissolve but decided against it. Then, flushed with success—I needed to remember that for later—I darted out of the bathroom and headed up to the next level of the house.

I tried a door more or less in the same spot as the bathroom downstairs, but when I opened it, it was a dark bedroom.

“What the fuck?” someone mumbled from under their blankets.

“Sorry, bro,” I whispered, my heart racing, and pulled the door shut again.

The bathroom was down the hall a little way.

I dumped more jello and congratulated myself that I hadn’t been caught yet, then wondered if I should go for the jackpot—they must have had a bathroom on the ground floor too, right? Though it’d be stupid to try for that when there were guys awake downstairs. And it wasn’t like Zach and the others would know I hadn’t. When word got around about this, nobody was going to be counting the bathrooms.

No, what I needed to do was get the hell out of here and make it back across the street to Kappa Beta Rho.

I tipped the last few packets of jello into the closest toilet and shoved the empty packaging into the paper bag. Then I opened the door as quietly as I could and checked that the coast was clear.

The hallway was deserted, so I slipped out of the bathroom and headed for the stairs. I’d barely taken half a dozen steps when a clattering sound came from the direction of the stairwell, followed by… a bark?

Oh shit. The Alpha Taus had a dog.

A long, thin tan streak came flying around the corner at the top of the staircase and bounded toward me, letting out a low growl.

“Good boy,” I whispered, hoping against hope the dog would lose interest and I could get past him.

He stopped growling, and his tail started wagging frantically, and I heaved a sigh of relief.

“Good boy,” I repeated, which turned out to be a mistake. His tail wagged even faster, and he leapt forward and jumped up, backing me against the wall. He wasn’t trying to knock me over or anything, I could tell that. He just wanted to play. But then he let out a series of short, piercing barks that echoed all up the hallway.


The door nearest to me opened, and a shock of red hair popped out, followed by a familiar face—one I’d never thought I’d see again.



We stared at each other for a few seconds while my heart did weird things in my chest, like it wasn’t sure if I was terrified or overjoyed right now, so it didn’t know whether to burst from excitement or clench in fear.

Same, heart. Same.


amazing alpha tau romeo and juliet project coverAlpha Tau, Book 4

When Charlie Mercer meets a cute guy at a party during summer break, sparks fly. But Tanner never calls him. Typical. At least he has his sophomore year at Lassiter and his fraternity brothers at Alpha Tau to distract him—and maybe this will be the year he finally meets someone.

College is meant to be a new chapter in Tanner North’s life, except he’s still stuck in the shadow of his older brother, Colt. Not only is Tanner going to Lassiter like Colt did, he’s also pledging to Kappa Beta Rho because Colt was chapter president there. Whatever. Tanner’s not interested in getting involved in the dumb frat rivalry that Kappa Beta Rho has going on with Alpha Tau. He’s just going to keep his head down and his grades up until he graduates.

It’s a solid plan, right up until Tanner realizes that Charlie is a member of Alpha Tau. And it turns out that keeping their hands off each other is harder than they thought.

The Amazing Alpha Tau Romeo and Juliet Project is a lighthearted contemporary m/m romance containing a ruined phone, two melodramatic frat boys, and a romance that spans the width of an entire street. Or something.


lisa henry avatarLisa likes to tell stories, mostly with hot guys and happily ever afters.

Lisa lives in tropical North Queensland, Australia. She doesn’t know why, because she hates the heat, but she suspects she’s too lazy to move. She spends half her time slaving away as a government minion, and the other half plotting her escape.

She attended university at sixteen, not because she was a child prodigy or anything, but because of a mix-up between international school systems early in life. She studied History and English, neither of them very thoroughly.

She shares her house with too many cats, a dog, a green tree frog that swims in the toilet, and as many possums as can break in every night. This is not how she imagined life as a grown-up.

Lisa has been published since 2012, and was a LAMBDA finalist for her quirky, awkward coming-of-age romance Adulting 101, and a Rainbow Awards finalist for 2019’s Anhaga.

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Sarah started life in New Zealand. She came to Australia for a working holiday, loved it, and never left. She lives in Western Australia with her partner, two cats, two dogs and a life-size replica TARDIS.

She spends half her time at a day job and the rest of her time reading and writing about clueless men falling in love, with a dash of humour and spice thrown in along the way.

Her proudest achievements include having adult kids who will still be seen with her in public, the ability to make a decent sourdough loaf, and knowing all the words to Bohemian Rhapsody.


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