Today we have Author JM Wolf in for our Author Spotlight. JM has a new release book out today Jace's Trial. We will have a look at that along with his first published book The Black Feather.
Jace's Trial (Trials in Abingdon Book 1)
Life is a trial full of obstacles that stand between you and your goals. Do you have the courage to face your own trial?
Jace Garrison was a musical prodigy in Juilliard ready to take the world by storm. Everything he could ever want out of life was unfolding right before his eyes until everything came crashing down at once. Having to drop out of Juilliard after making a huge mistake marked the beginning of the end. The final straw was receiving the call that his father was killed overseas. Unable to find his muse, Jace quit music altogether.
Former Navy SEAL Gerard Ramhart always played by his family's rules and traditions. The only time he thought of living for himself instead of what his parents wanted was when he fell in love with Riley Garrison. Unfortunately, before Gerard had the courage to propose to the man he loved, Riley's life was taken away. Now Gerard was left with only the memories of his boyfriend and knowing that Riley had a twenty-one-year-old son who was probably feeling the same pain.
One year after Riley's death, Gerard finally made it to Riley's hometown in Abingdon, Virginia and was meeting his son Jace for the very first time. Two men grieving over the loss they shared, and during their time of heartache, something began to blossom. Can Gerard help Jace find the will to live the life he was meant to have? And can Jace find his muse and accept his feelings for Gerard, despite the fact that Gerard once belonged to his father?
This book contains content of physical and mental abuse, grieving, and bottled emotions.
*** This is Book 1 in the series but can be read as a standalone story- no cliffhangers.***
I don’t know what possessed me to do it, but I sat up on his lap, his arms falling to his sides but he remained motionless. I stared in awe as I began trailing my fingers up his body, from his hipbones, trailing along his defined abdominal muscles, up his pectorals feeling the tuffs of chest hair tickling the skin of my fingers. I continued from his collarbone and up his neck until my palms rested on the man’s cheeks. Gerard stirred but never woke.
I tilted my head slightly and marveled at the man that once held my father’s heart, but now was quickly beginning to worm his way into mine. I wished I knew an artist who would be able to capture Gerard's face on paper perfectly so that I could look at it every night after his trip in Abingdon was over. I didn’t want to think of him leaving. I just wanted to revel in the stunning work of art that was Gerard Ramhart. All man, all muscle, and how I wanted him to be mine. I wasn’t afraid to admit it to myself anymore. I wanted him, so fucking bad; but would he ever be mine? Would I ever get to feel what it was like to be his? Would I ever know what it was like to have his lips on mine?
Instinctively, my thumbs began running along his dark thickly grown beard and then to his lips. I remembered that moment when he was stepping out of the shower, and we almost shared a kiss. Almost. I never stopped thinking about it, and the desire to kiss him at that moment was making my heart practically beat out of my chest.
As if my body had a mind of its own, I began leaning down, bringing myself closer to Gerard’s face. My face was inches away from his. I could feel his breath on my skin, and his full lips were close, oh so close. My heart was thundering so loud I was worried Gerard would hear it and wake up. This may have been my only chance to kiss him, and I didn’t want it to slip by. I got closer and was about to press my lips to his when Gerard’s eyes shot open.
Oh fuck, I was so screwed. I had no way to explain this. I pulled back some to looked into his startled eyes. I opened my mouth to try to say something, anything, but what the fuck could I say?
“I-I….Gerard, I’m –” My words were cut off immediately when his hand cupped the back of my head, and his free arm around my waist. Gerard pulled me down to him and embraced me in a deep soulful kiss.
I was taken aback by the sudden embrace, but not enough to pull away. When the initial shock wore off, I closed my eyes and gave back as much as Gerard was giving me. And holy fuck, was he giving me something that was literally stealing my breath away.
The kiss was not how I imagined it. I’ve been kissed by many guys growing up, including Brett. I didn’t know if it would be possessive, rough and demanding like Brett’s or dull and lifeless like some of the casual flings I had to entertain my libido. I thought it would be simple but nice, like when Adam and I shared our first kiss, but it wasn’t. They all paled in comparison to the feel of Gerard’s lips on mine.
The kiss was heated, but not enough to devour me. It was filled with affection, longing, desire, wholesome. Gerard was kissing me as if he’d been waiting for centuries to do so, and now that he had me he wanted to treasure the moment. He wanted to cherish me. I have never felt so desired by a man in all my life, and my eyes burned as if I would cry at the realization.
Was this how my father felt when he kissed Gerard before me? If so, I could understand why he fell in love with Gerard. I could see why he loved him so much because what he saw in Gerard, I was beginning to see it too.
The Black Feather - Angels & Demons Of Babylon
Archangel turned Archdemon, Bastion (Belial) McDowell was left with the horrid memories of the mistakes he's made that cost him not only his white wings but also caused the death of his lover. Wandering amongst the humans in hopes of finding a way to earn his place back in the light realm, one tragic accident involving an eleven-year-old boy has changed his entire way of life. Watching over the kid from the shadows for ten years, Bastion watched him grow into a handsome young man and struggled with the decision to make himself known finally. But, is Bastion truly ready to let his past go to give this human his all? Especially since the human looks exactly like his fallen lover.
This book contains mentions of alcoholism, abuse, past grief, violence, death, gore, thoughts of suicide, and loss. This book also includes figures from religion and demonology.
Bastion decided to sleep in Scott’s room that night, both agreeing that there was no point in sleeping in separate beds any longer. Scott loved turning on his side to feel the warmth of Bastion’s body next to his. He’d wrap himself around Bastion’s arm and rested his head on his shoulder. Bastion would reach out and brush the locks of hair off Scott’s face. Both were the happiest they had been in years.
There was still the matter of what to do about the demons that attacked them the other day. Mastema said that Lucifer sent them to retrieve Bastion. Meaning that it wasn’t Ornias’ doing. But Bastion could only assume that Ornias would eventually show his face again. He’d made it clear that he would so he could find Scott. Bastion wouldn’t allow Ornias to go near Scott, but now he also had to deal with the matter of Lucifer.
5 Top Things on JM's Bucket List
1. Have one of my books become a #1 Best Seller
2. Travel to the UK
3. Have Kids
4. Own a motorcycle
5. Meet Adam Rippon
Thank you so much for joining us JM it's been great and Happy Release day for Jace's Trial