Jayden Brooks talks That’s Who I am ~ Guest Post with Giveaway!

I would like to thank Jayden Brooks for stopping by to talk Inspiration and That’s Who I Am.  Check out Brandilyn’s review here.   There is also a giveaway, so stay tuned for that.


Title: That’s Who I Am
Author: Jayden Brooks
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Cover Artist: Catt Ford

Hello! I want to thank Brandilyn and Prism Book Alliance for letting me hang out and share my recent release, That’s Who I Am. 

Finding Inspiration

One night at O’Dark hundred, Jared woke me from a deep sleep chattering at me. The little bugger was so insistent that I finally dragged my butt to my computer and hammered out a huge chunk of the story. When I went to work on the story again, I had the hardest time reconnecting. It took me a bit, but I eventually figured out why.

Having a background in photography, I’m a very visual person. Jared and Donovan were living in my head, but I needed to see them. And so the search began. Jared was the loudest, most demanding, so I focused on finding him. Oh the trials of being a writer. I slogged through thousands of shots of models, actors, go-go dancers, and porn stars—oh my! But he was nowhere to be found.

When I shifted my focus over to Donovan, I found him instantly. In a happy surprise, I found Jared in the next shot… nuzzling my Donovan inspiration. When I found out they were an actual couple… dreamy sigh an instant a fangirl was born.

Jared & Donvan

J&D 2 J&D 3


From the Publisher:

Jared Winters’s life has been little more than a collection of moments where he didn’t think before opening his mouth. Always a bit different, he’s learned to accept an existence on the outside looking in. But one day, his mouth lands him in a position that nearly costs him his life. Only the timely intervention of Sophie, his twin Conner’s ex-girlfriend, saves him.


Siblings Sophie and Donovan Carrigan step in and offer support, comfort, and a place to call home. Under their care, Jared begins to heal and learns to trust just enough to act on his attraction to Donovan. He just hopes it’s worth the risk.

About the Author

Jayden Brooks is a pretty cool chick. Just ask her friends. She’s a woman of great mystery and suspense, but she can’t tell a lie without confessing. She’s fond of gingers, tea, and tales of hot men falling in love with each other—not necessarily in that order. She lives in the suburbs of Chicago with her family, a golden retriever who goes by the name of Mickey, and a cat who wandered in one day and never left. More than anything, she believes that love is love, and everybody deserves a chance at a happily ever after.

Contact Jayden

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jayden.brooks.33886

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JaydenBrooks44

Email: Jaydenbrooks@outlook.com

Website: www.jaydenbrooks.com

Tumblr: http://jaydenbrooks44.tumblr.com NSFW!!!!!!!!!!!!

Buy Links:

Dreamspinner Press
Amazon US
Amazon UK


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Farewell Giveaway
I have a number of paperbacks, most of which are signed, to giveaway. Over the between now (11 Mar 2017) and 31 Mar 2017, every comment on the blog (this post and all other new posts), will be entered to win 1 of these paperbacks. There are also some misc swag items, so there will be a few packs of these to give away as well.

Thank you so much for your support over the last 4 years. Prism will be closing its doors on 1 April 2017. All content will remain available, but no new content will appear after 31 Mar 2017. As such all request forms have been turned off. Again Thank you,

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26 thoughts on “Jayden Brooks talks That’s Who I am ~ Guest Post with Giveaway!

  1. This book looks so good. Love the pictures that inspired you. I think I’ve just become a fangirl of them myself. Awesome looking couple.

  2. Thanks for the post, pix and giveaway. That’s who I am sounds like a moving story! Just added it to my TBR pile.

  3. Great review – love the pictures of this cute couple as inspiration for your book. Thanks for the chance at winning a copy.

  4. Oh, those are some very lovely pictures and it’s awesome that they’re a real couple. Thank you for sharing =)

  5. Now that’s some serious inspiration! Enjoyed the post and the pictures. That’s Who I Am sounds good and I really like the cover. Thanks for the giveaway.

  6. I am always interested in what inspires an author in the creation of a character, or characters, for one of their stories. The fact that your inspiration for Jared and Donovan are from images, which you finally found, of a real life couple must be fate (as well as pretty hot). I wonder if the couple know? I hope I am lucky and win a draw to receive a copy of your new book, so thank you for the giveaway.

  7. The fact that they are a real life couple is so awesome! The first pic is my favorite.


  8. As I reader, I often wonder how an author visualizes their characters. Thanks for showing the pictures of your inspiration. I look forward to reading the book. 🙂

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