Today I am so pleased to welcome Hayden Hall to Joyfully Jay. Hayden has come to talk to us about his latest release, When We Meet Again. He has also brought along a great giveaway. Please join me in giving him a big welcome!

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Exclusive Excerpt

There had been some inexplicable moments in my life. Some had made me wonder how random the universe was. Some had shifted the course of my life in significant ways. My mother’s reluctance to believe I was gay had come as the biggest surprise of all, considering she had never been anything other than a progressive. “But this is my family we’re talking about,” she had said once, finishing the discussion on that topic. The steellike determination to ignore my growing attempts to convince her of my sexuality had had an unexpected consequence. Loyalties shifted, plans changed.

In the years that followed, impossible things happened. As if unconnected threads of possible lives were weaved into a pattern of a rich tapestry, my life took twists and turns and made me who I was. Not all of it was good, and I made my fair share of mistakes. Some of those mistakes led me to where I was. Some mistakes, on the other hand, were so dear to my heart that I was never able to let them go.

He would become a pattern in my life. Rafael Santos, the black-haired, dark-eyed beauty with a zest for adventure and an uncanny ability to make the most mundane things seem most interesting. And then, he would become a fixed fact of my universe.

A long time ago, when I cried myself to sleep knowing I would never see him again, I couldn’t have imagined how much of Rafael had remained in me. And I couldn’t dream of the impossible things that would come.


when we meet again coverRafael owns my heart.

He stole it with the first clumsy bump in a Parisian bookstore, and I never asked him to return it.

He gifted me a night to remember, a night that shaped the person I would become. And then, I lost him. I lost every trace that could have helped me find him. Until fate meddled again and put Rafael and me on the same cross-European train through the Alps.

But if I hoped that some divine hand guided us to one another, I was terribly mistaken.

Our second encounter sparked a decade of failed attempts and missed chances. For years, I yearned to be with him, and for years, something took him away. Our lives are so intertwined that we will never be free of one another. And yet, each time I see him, my dream of a happy ending fades a little more.

Is stealing moments with Rafael enough to live on? Can I survive on glimmers of hope? I don’t think so.

It’s time to take our happy ending away from fate’s hands. It’s time to break this cursed cycle once and for all.


hayden hall bio picGay. Sweet. Steamy.

Hayden Hall writes MM romance novels. He is a boyfriend, a globetrotter, and an avid romance reader.

Hayden’s mission is to author a catalog of captivating and steamy MM romance novels which gather a devoted community around the Happily Ever Afters.

His stories are sweet with just the right amount of naughty.

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