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Title: True Blue
Author: RJ Jones
Publisher: *Not Listed
Cover Artist: Meredith Russell
Release Date: 05/13/2016
When being true to yourself means denial is no longer an option.
On the heels of a tragedy, Brandon White shaved his hair, adorned his body with tattoos, and concentrated on his attraction to the opposite sex. Fifteen years later, Brandon is a protective son and a loyal and respected member of the San Francisco Fire Department, bedding anything in a skirt that promises not to stick around afterward.
When his past and present collide in his dreams—including his best friend and fellow fireman, Mason—Brandon knows things are never going to be the same again. He starts to recall that fateful day years before, and the long-forgotten feelings that preceded it. The most important thing he remembers—he’s not as straight as he’d thought.
With help, Brandon learns to accept who he was always meant to be. But when tragedy strikes again, Brandon must reconcile his past and present and deal with his grief if he is to ever be true, not only to himself, but to Mason as well.
**This can be read as a standalone, however it is best enjoyed after reading the first two stories as side characters play a major role.**
Character Interview with Brandon and Mason.
Brandon: I gotta say, this interview thing is really weird. When RJ put us into her book she told us to expect a certain amount of questions, but I didn’t expect a full-on interview.
Mason: Just answer the lady’s questions. She seems like a nice sort. How bad can it be?
Hi boys. I’ll go easy on you, I promise. First question: Are either of you a native Californian?
Brandon: That’s an easy one. Born and raised in San José. Mom still lives there.
Mason: Nope. Small town Missouri. Busted out of there as soon as I could.
What was your childhood like?
Brandon: If I said boring that wouldn’t be very exciting for the readers would it? I mean, I don’t think my childhood was much different to anyone else’s who grew up in a happy family. Even though I didn’t have any siblings, I still had some pretty cool friends. Times were good.
Mason: I wish my childhood was boring, but I guess up till I turned seventeen, it kinda was. Nothing like Brandon’s though. Bible study was frequent and most of Sunday was spent at church. Either in prayer or helping with the tidying up, although I found I could get out of that easily enough if I said I had a test to study for. I had good friends and loving but strict and controlling parents. That was until they found out I was gay anyway. I managed better than some though. I’m still here.
Brandon, you were brought up in a single parent household. Has that shaped you in anyway?
Mason: Of course it has.
Brandon: Babe, my question, not yours. And, yeah I guess it probably did. I mean, I didn’t know anything else so I can’t tell if my life would’ve been different if my dad hadn’t died. I think it made me appreciate my mom more though.
Mason: Your mom rocks. I wish she was my mom.
Brandon: Well, she kinda is now.
What is your favorite food?
Mason: Chinese. Or one of Brandon’s breakfasts. They’re the bomb, especially after a… vigorous morning.
Brandon: Jesus. Where’s your modesty? My breakfasts are good, but I love a good pizza or if I’m feeling like picking at different bits then there’s a good tapas bar just down the road. Their patatas bravas is great.
Summer’s coming. You guys got any plans?
Mason: Wait… What?
Brandon: Umm. Remember when I wanted to take you to Tahoe for a weekend but that trip got… kinda put on hold? Well, instead of a weekend we’re going for a whole week. I’ve cleared it with Chief already.
Mason: I seriously love you.
See? That wasn’t so bad, was it? Thanks for taking the time to talk with me today. I hope you guys have a great time at Tahoe.
About the Author
RJ started as a reader and eventually made the progression to reviewing. It wasn’t until two men popped into her thoughts, insisting on telling her their story that she started to write. It started with one scene. A hot and dirty one in the shower.
RJ’s initial thought was if she could write their scene then they’d shut up and allow her to concentrate on other aspects of the day. That shower scene was 3000 words long and three hours of work. But they didn’t shut up. They told her their entire story and she didn’t sleep for days. Sometimes she couldn’t keep up with what they were telling her and she had to keep a notebook by the bed.
Whilst RJ was writing their story a side character decided he needed his story told too. Then other characters followed suit.
You see the problem? If RJ ever wants to sleep again then she needs to write.
RJ is a wife and a mother to two boys. Even her dog is a boy.
She is surrounded by males.
RJ writes emotionally charged, character driven romances. Her guys will always get their HEA, but it will never be easy.
Where to find her:
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/robyn.j.jones.1711
Twitter – https://twitter.com/rjjonesauthor
Pinterest – https://www.pinterest.com/rjjonesauthor/
Website – http://rjjonesauthor.com
Email – email@example.com
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