**Yes – coffee with the two of us present frequently lowers to that level**
Today, RJ is promoting her new book, Black & Bluhe which is to be released in TWO DAYS. **squee** Exciting! Yes – the 31st of July is release day.
**throws early confetti**
Grayson Black has never forgiven himself for not saving his identical twin brother, Jet, from a savage beating at their father’s hands ten years ago. Jet’s near-death never would have happened if Gray hadn’t been so focused on his boyfriend at the time. He has sworn to take care of his brother ever since. Gray can’t afford a distraction from his self-imposed mission, the type of distraction presented by the gorgeous blond showing up at their gigs.
Kris Larson is a firefighter with the San Francisco Fire Department. Since splitting from his girlfriend, his favorite way to spend nights off is watching the Black Brothers play in the bars of the Bay Area, especially the guitarist. But it’s not until the brothers are left homeless after a fire at their apartment building that Kris has the opportunity to know the real person behind the brooding façade.
Gray fights his attraction to Kris, but with a meddlesome twin who just wants him to be happy, it’s a losing battle. Before Gray and Kris can have a lasting relationship, though, Gray must learn to forgive himself, let go of the past, and lay more than one demon to rest.
Renae: Um, just before we get started – RJ, I really need to point out a typo to you. Bluhe? Shouldn’t it be spelt B-L-U-E?
RJ: Ha! You would not believe the amount of times my bestie has begged me to change it. She seriously hates the spelling, but there is a reason for it.
RJ: There is an element of abuse in the story which is one of the reasons for the name, but it’s off page and ten years in the past so you’re good to read it.
Renae: This is the second book in your series which carries the same name as your first book, Out of the Blue. Does one need to read Out of the Blue in order to understand Black & Bluhe?
RJ: No, not at all. This can be read as a standalone.
Renae: So do Jake and Cam make an appearance in Black & Bluhe?
RJ: They do, but it’s a small cameo role. I have plans for a bigger scene for them in the third book. *wink*
Renae: How many books do you have planned for the series?
RJ: I’m stopping it at four. I think.
Renae: I remember reading a lot of reviews about the first book which mentioned crippling angst – like I-don’t-wanna-go-on angst. You put your readers through the wringer. Is this what will happen with Black & Bluhe?
RJ: I was asked this by a few people and at first I said no, but when I was doing my proofread, I had to change my answer, although I didn’t think Out of the Blue was terribly angsty, so who am I to judge? But yes, it seems I can’t write without putting a ton of emotion into it, although Black and Bluhe doesn’t have as much as Out of the Blue, but I will probably still make some people cry. One of my proofreaders told me she needed take a ‘day off’ from reading because of the emotion. She told me to put a disclaimer on my writing. LOL
Renae: Your characters are twins, and obviously very close. Do you have experience with twins?
RJ: I do. My sister has twins and I know at least three other sets of twins. They kind of run in the family. The twin bond is beautiful to witness and I hope I captured that with Gray and Jet. I’m just thankful I didn’t have them.
Renae: And Gray rescued Jet? How does one ever repay something like that?
RJ: Gray arrived too late to stop their father beating Jet almost to death. Poor Gray thought Jet was dead and he hasn’t been the same since. The guilt he carries with him is tangible and it affects every decision he makes. The brothers are very close, BUT there is no twincest in this, just to clear. *not touching that!*
Renae: And Kris? He’s newly un-closeted?
RJ: Kris was never closeted, just bisexual. He doesn’t tell many people simply because it’s not their business, but he doesn’t hide. Most of his former lovers haven’t understood the duality so he generally keeps it to himself.
Renae: So what’s next in the Out of the Blue series?
RJ: Ah, now that would be telling. I’m not saying. Not because I’m being a tease but mainly because I haven’t finished writing the third book and I’m not too sure what’s going to happen.
Renae: Where can people contact you?
RJ: I’d love to hear from your readers. They can contact me here:
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/robyn.j.jones.1711
Twitter - https://twitter.com/rjjonesauthor
Pinterest - https://www.pinterest.com/rjjonesauthor/
Blog - http://rjjonesauthor.com
Email - firstname.lastname@example.org
Renae: Thanks for coming on my blog. It’s been a great pleasure to have you here. *hugs* I can do virtual hugs *wink*
RJ: You sure? Kidding. We’ll make you a hugger yet. *grin*