Today, I welcome fellow Siren-Bookstrand author and friend, Joyee Flynn!
Joyee is celebrating her latest release so I invited her to stop by and tell us about Virgil, Book Eight in the Marius Brothers series. We even had an opportunity to swap some interview questions so you don't want to miss this post!
Welcome Bestselling, Award-Winning Author, Joyee Flynn!
Virgil has been hiding something… But then again that isn’t anything new to him. He doesn’t fit in with the family that doesn’t even know who he really is. Learning long ago that he wasn’t normal, he strives to just fit in. Fate just doesn’t seem to have it in the cards for him.
Mareo and Foma have been searching for their other mate for centuries. Now that they think they’ve found him, Virgil’s running from them. Panicked that he’s only staying in Greece a few days and confused by his reaction, they decide to take desperate measures. After their plan backfires instead of opening up Virgil to being their mate, can they convince him they were only trying to help? Or will it be the last straw to push Virgil over the edge and leave everything behind to start over somewhere else, saying good-bye to the Mariuses forever?
The Following Excerpt is for ADULT Audiences Only
“The fae Queen keeps things informal or she doesn’t like to have everyone treat her so differently, but she should be called her majesty as well. Ruling King or Queen get majesty. Anyone else in the ruling royal family gets your highness.”
“Okay, so you and Lorcan get your majesty because you’re Caleb’s mates, but you’re both still Princes because you can’t be Queen since you don’t have boobs,” Patrick surmised. I bounced my head along with that one and then snickered. My brother’s mate had such a way with words.
“I love how Americans know how to turn a phrase,” a deep, loud voice chuckled from behind Caleb. I saw him before his scent hit me and I almost fell over just from how handsome he was. There were too many flowers in the throne room where we met up with Caleb after a meeting of his for me to have caught his scent sooner. But when I did, I froze… Except my fangs. The stranger’s eyes met mine and he saw them come out, schooling his reaction carefully.
“I don’t know if he’s picking on me or not,” Patrick said to his mate, getting the fae’s attention.
“No, not at all,” the man replied gently, shooting me another look quickly. “I honestly do love it. I appreciate bluntness. And his majesty, Prince Liam, is correct, our Queen smacked one of us once for calling her by that term. She said she was more mother to us all than ruler to be put up on a throne away from here people. We call her the term highness. She couldn’t make us stop so she gave up.”
“This is Foma, one of the new additions to our security,” Caleb said as I stared at the god of a fae man. His scent was confusing me though because it waivered almost as if there were two of them. Then again I was desperately trying to get my fangs to retract so I was slightly distracted. “And this is his mate, Mareo.” Caleb gestured to the other side of him and I locked eyes with the deepest midnight- blue eyes I’d ever seen. And I knew Mareo had seen every second of my reaction.
Did they know they were my mates? Fuck!
Stefan reached for Foma’s hand. “Nice to meet you. We didn’t get a chance to when the fae crossed over.”
“We crossed over a couple of centuries ago in search of our mate,” Foma explained, staring at me again. I felt the blood drain from my face, knowing he’d busted me, and glanced away… And met Mareo’s gaze. Shit! “When we heard that the Queen and the rest of our people crossed over to this plane and some were coming to Greece, we made ourselves known to Caleb and offered our services to help acclimate the fae.”
“Very nice of you,” Patrick said as he shook the man’s hand next. “Damn, you’re just huge in a whole new way, man.”
“So I’ve been told,” Foma drawled and then snickered. “I’ve almost got two feet on you. I’m seven seven.”
“Five eight,” Patrick chuckled. “Just call me shorty.”
“Virgil, are you going to come meet Caleb’s people or stand there?” Stefan asked jokingly but I could hear the slight concern in his tone. “Dude, you okay?”
“Yeah,” I answered, clearing my throat. “Just weird seeing Caleb like this with all the grandeur.” I gestured around, lying through my teeth. “That and the flight.” I shrugged. “Sorry. Just kind of spaced out.”
“Then we should show you to your rooms for some rest,” Mareo said as he moved closer to me. “I didn’t catch your name.”
I swallowed loudly as I stared up at the massive man. Yes, I had to stare up at him. He was maybe an inch shorter than Foma but at least seven and a half feet tall. “Virgil Marius.”
“Nice to meet you, Virgil,” he said in a slightly husky voice. We shook hands and I noticed that Stefan and Patrick were talking to Liam and Lorcan again, everyone else distracted. They wanted to see their new baby before we settled in.
“Same,” I mumbled, trying to get back my hand and not breathe at the same time. If I took in his scent with how attracted I was to him, my fangs would come right back out and I’d be busted.
“Virgil did you say?” Foma asked, suddenly right next to his mate, both of them practically surrounding me but keeping a polite distance… Technically. To everyone else it might have looked as if we were just in a private conversation. “Lovely fangs you have.”
“Thanks, I’m, um, th–thirsty,” I lied. “Tired and thirsty.”
“Hmm.” Foma glanced at his mate and I had a feeling they didn’t believe me. “Then we should check on you during your nap.”
“Maybe keep an extra close eye on you,” Mareo agreed as he let go of my hand only for Foma to take it in his massive one. I stared into his light brown eyes and found myself twenty seconds from swooning. I swear he had gold flecks swirling around in them or something. It was hypnotic and alluring all at once. “Like as you’re lying naked and sated in our arms.”
I felt a thrill of desire go through me and my fangs, the fucking things, popped back out. I shook my head and pulled my hand back as I got them to retract. “I’m sorry, no thank you. I appreciate the offer but I’m straight.”
Mareo leaned in until his shoulder- length black hair brushed against my ear. “The erection you’re sporting would suggest otherwise. Why do I get the feeling most everything you’ve said is bullshit, Virgil?”
Because you’re smart. But I couldn’t say that. “If you’ll excuse me, I want to meet my nephew.” I cleared my throat and went to step around them.
“Running won’t stop us from pursuing,” Foma warned.
I leaned my forehead against the cool stone wall as I pushed the heel of my hand into my cock, begging it to behave and calm down. I’d never get to sleep with a hard- on like this. I just couldn’t seem to get a handle on myself. That had to be werewolf blood I drank!
But why just me?
“We could help you with that,” a deep voice said behind me. I didn’t even have to turn around to see who it was.
“I’m fine,” I lied, shaking my head even as I wanted to whimper and beg for them to take me. I went to stand back up to leave when Mareo grabbed my shoulder and spun me around. He pushed me against the wall and kissed me, pushing his larger body against mine. I gasped, shocked at the bold move, and he immediately plunged his tongue into my mouth. Kissing him back, I moaned as two sets of hands moved over my body.
“We see you, Virgil,” Foma whispered in my ear as I kept kissing, Mareo. Their hands guided me away from the wall and then I was moving backwards towards my room. “Let us show you how special you are like you deserve.”
God that sounded so nice. To be appreciated for once and not worry. My mind couldn’t keep up with my body, the werewolf blood racing through me like a drug. There was this little voice though that was screaming to stop this, that there was something that I needed to remember as to why I couldn’t do this.
We got to my room and clothes went flying. I glanced around, wondering how we’d gotten here so fast, panting for air now that Mareo’s lips weren’t plastered to mine. I had enough sense left that to check that the door was closed before a naked and very gorgeous Foma got on his knees in front of me. Then suddenly the little voice with the warning was dead and I wanted everything they offered. I couldn’t say no even if I wanted to with the blood flowing through me.
“Foma has the best mouth,” Mareo purred in my ear as his slick fingers moved over my crease. “Suck Virgil off, my love.”
“Gladly. I love a big cock in my mouth,” Foma moaned before licking the head of it. I gasped as a drop of my pre-cum fell onto his tongue. Holy fuck was that like the most erotic thing I’d ever seen.
“Please, I hurt,” I whispered, my body shaking with need. “It was werewolf blood I drank. Don’t tease me. It hurts.”
“Do you promise to submit to us all night and be ours?” Mareo asked, holding up a hand to stop Foma when he went to swallow me down.
“Yes, I give myself to you tonight,” I agreed, having just enough sense to clarify how long I was there.
“Good enough for now,” he bitched but waved Foma on. I cried out as he swallowed me down, his light brown eyes staring up at me with lust, groaning at the taste of me. At the same time Mareo pushed a finger in my ass and started stretching me out. “Big cock and tight ass. Yes, you are perfect for us.”
I couldn’t even say anything. My body one big nerve ending and ball of need to come. Moments later I was tugging on Foma’s hair, freeing his soft curls from the tie, to signal I was coming. He shook his head and kept right on going. I cried out in bliss as I came, my balls almost hurting from the force of it. It seemed to last forever, his mouth never stopping it’s attention on me.
When I came back down, Mareo was pulling four fingers out of my ass and Foma drew off of me and stood. How had I missed him stretching me out like that? I gasped for air as my senses ran wild, my body craving more and everything from them. Next thing I knew I was on the bed, hands and knees, with Mareo’s cock pushing against my hole and Foma’s held up to my mouth. I opened for him, getting a smile as my reward as he ran his fingers through my ear-length hair.
The moment Mareo plunged into me, I bucked my hips, letting him know to get on with it. He listened because the next thing I knew he was plowing into me as I deep throated Foma.
I came first, my body needing just a little help and Mareo’s massive cock rubbing my prostate being just what did the trick. Hell, I wanted to measure Foma’s later when I was in my right mind. Maybe in my haze I was seeing more of it than I thought there was, but I was pretty damn sure it was way over a foot long. I couldn’t even take half of it into me.
Mareo bellowed out my name as he filled my body with his release. The second he was done, he pulled out of me and flopped down to the bed. Foma pushed me off of him and I rolled onto my back, blinking up at him in shock. He moved between my legs, wrapping them over his hip s before plunging into me. Just like before I distantly felt the mating bond snap into place, not being able to focus on it, but knowing that my life would never be the same.
“We’re going to love you so good and forever, Virgil,” Foma whispered as he leaned over before kissing me stupid. I wrapped my arms around his neck and lifted my hips to meet his. We could worry about whatever else was going on later. Right then I just wanted pleasure. I wanted to let go, deal with my hormones, take the pleasure they offered, and give in to my desires with the two sexiest men I’d ever seen.
"Joyee Flynn Speaks Out"
Yes, I was trying for a racy interview title that makes us want to sit up a little straighter and pay attention. The fact is, when Joyee is in the hot seat, we all lean forward and pay attention because this woman knows her stuff. Not only has she climbed the charts with a handful of books, she dominates the bestselling charts with almost every new book released and as you'll discover below, she is now past the 100 mark.
Ladies and gentlemen, put those virtual palms together and help me welcome Joyee Flynn!
Destiny: Joyee, Thanks so much for being here today. I’ve been looking forward to your visit. Today is your release day for Virgil, Book 8 in your Marius Brothers series. Tell us about Virgil and the Marius Brothers. What inspired this series and/or book? Where and when did you come up with the idea for the series?
Joyee: It’s the last of the Marius Brothers, but not the last of the world. Lots of beloved minor characters to come but it was time to mate Virgil. It was killing me that he was the last one left alone. The war against the demons takes an interesting turn and things really start to speed up from the last leave off point from the previous group of released books! I have a lot in common with Virgil. We’re both middle children who… Well, I don’t want to spoil the book! But there’s a lot of me in his character. Plus, I just love the idea of spending the rest of my life between two hot fae warriors!
This series wasn’t an “ah-ha” moment where I had a plan or path. I was brand spanking new to being an author then and I just knew my first series had to be vampires because I’ve loved them before it was cool to. I used to be the dork in a Catholic school reading lore’s and anything about them and getting in trouble with the nuns. I honestly hadn’t read much erotic romance or even HEA romance at that point… Someone had to explain to me what HEA was. I was more an action/mainstream reader. So I sat down and did the basics, what I liked about the vampires I’d read, locations, etc. I was very list-oriented back then with ideas more than gut because I was new. I would weigh options and I second guessed everything.
I will say it’s named after my dog. He was bugging me while I was trying to write Micah and I didn’t have a series name or last names even. So there he’s crawling under my desk and I just start whining, promising I’ll name it after him if he leaves mommy be. Sure enough he trots away and lays down on his pillow. That’s how the series got its name!
Destiny: Now I’m even more curious about your book titles. I always love them. Do you typically title your books before or during the writing process?
Joyee: It depends. Sometimes I know before I start if it hits me, sometimes during, or there are those elusive titles that make my head hurt and I can’t come up with on my own if I had weeks. I think that’s why I started using names as titles. I mean, it’s about the main character after all… And I hate coming up with titles!
Destiny: I love your writing style. You do an excellent job of writing in first person. For writers who want to try this, but haven’t, what recommendations do you have? From experience, I know it can be difficult to bounce between first and third. Any advice for writers who 'bounce' between the two?
Joyee: I’m honestly the worst person to ask about that. I hated writing in third person. I did it because I thought I had to as a romance author. The moment I realized I didn’t I switched back to first person. I’ve always been a first person writer even before I was published. It’s what I prefer as a reader. So advice on branching out or trying first person? Sure, I would tell people to just listen to their voice and give it a shot. What’s the worst that could happen because I promise there’s an audience out there that craves more first person romance books. But bouncing back and forth? I can’t help anyone because there’s a better chance I’d pull out all my hair then go back to third person. There’s just too many “he’s” in M/M or M/M/M in third. It drives me nuts.
Destiny: Let’s talk about genres. What’s your favorite genre to read and/or write? Any new genres you want to try in the future?
Joyee: I write anything paranormal. I won’t do contemporary. Eventually I want to try pretty much everything in paranormal though. I’m working on something new because I like a challenge.
Destiny: Do you consider yourself a workaholic? If so, how do you gear down after a long day or week? Do you have any hobbies you enjoy? What do you do for fun and relaxation?
Joyee: Yes. My family says if you look up the word there’s a picture of me waving someone off to leave me alone so I can get back to work. I don’t even really gear down. I go until I just face plant on my bed unless there’s something I really want to do or watch or read. Writing used to be my hobby but other than that I read, cook, work out… The basics. Otherwise I pretty much save my hands for writing.
Destiny: Tell us something fun and interesting about yourself. What would readers find shocking to know about Joyee Flynn?
Joyee: I’m pretty blunt and open so I’m not sure there’s much I haven’t shared. Okay, I’m not a very girly-girl, but I do collect music boxes. I like very pretty, elegant music boxes of all types that family and friends have given me.
Destiny: Where can we find you on the web, Joyee?
Destiny: What conventions will you be attending in 2013? Added note to readers: I’m trying to twist Joyee’s arm in hopes she’ll meet us in Vegas for Hot Mojave Knights!
Joyee: I’ll be at RT when this goes up on your blog for one! The rest is kinda up in the air currently.
Destiny: What’s up next for you? Any new series on the horizon?
Joyee: A new series that’s working name is Shifting Reality. It’s edgier, grittier, and bigger than anything I’ve ever done before as Joyee. Now that I’ve gotten 100 books under my belt, I wanted to really let the engine rip.
You’ll have to come back and tell us more about Shifting Reality when you can. Congratulations on reaching that 100 mark!
Now, for the quickies:
1) Boxers or briefs? And why?
Joyee: Boxer briefs actually or boy shorts. Boxers work but no one looks good in tighty whities in my opinion.
2) Alpha, Beta, or Omega? And why?
Joyee: All and at once please! I don’t have a “type” really.
3) Body-builder, buff, lean? And why?
Joyee: Same answer as above. Aren’t I just being difficult!
4) Bed, table, shower, car, wall, or somewhere else? Advantages?
Joyee: I’ve only done car and bed. I’ve been busted for writing a lot of shower scenes so I think most people know that’s my biggest fantasy… A really hot shower scene with two or more guys.
5) Your perfect guy would do what for a living? How would his position help him in the bedroom? Joyee: Serve me… That would be his job. It would be all about me which it never is. Hey, it’s my fantasy.
6) To dominate or be dominated—which would you prefer?
Joyee: I’m a switch. Actually I’m a 33%-er. I like to be dominate 33% of the time, to be more submissive 33% of the time, and equal with my bedmate the rest of the time.
7) If you were a submissive, what safe word would you use and why?
Joyee: Now that’s one I’ve never been asked before. I’m coming up with nothing besides “safe”. That’s not a word I would ever say during sex normally.
Thanks for being a good sport and answering our "Quickies" today, Joyee!
Readers, be sure to check out Virgil today at Siren-Bookstrand and watch for Joyee's next book coming soon to Siren-Bookstrand