We are delighted to welcome J.A. Rock to Sinfully today as she celebrates the release of 24/7 the fourth book in The Subs Club series, and there’s a giveaway, so don’t forget to enter!
Hi! I’m J.A. Rock, and right now I’m touring the internet talking about my latest release, 24/7—Book 4 in The Subs Club series. Thanks so much to the blogs that are hosting me on this tour, and be sure to leave comments on the tour posts for a chance to win a $15 Riptide Publishing gift card!
One of my favorite parts of writing is finding what I hope are subtle ways of letting the characters express themselves through their narration. I loved getting caught up in the geeky little details while writing The Subs Club books. Like how “basically” is a Kamen word, and while the others use it sometimes when they’re around him because they all occasionally adopt one another’s idiosyncrasies, they’re not allowed to use it as often as he does. Or how when Miles is anxious, he breaks out his pretentious vocabulary, but when he relaxes, he slips into more casual speech. Or that Dave, whose lack of filter often hurts others, also apparently performs random acts of kindness—like taking over buying novelty boxers for Gould’s birthday after Hal dies.
For Gould in 24/7, I wanted to underscore the ways his desire to serve manifests even when he’s not conscious of it. Since Kel’s his dom, he’s the only character who puts her name first when he talks about Kel and Greg as a couple—the others use “GK and Kel.” Throughout the series, he’s often the one who retrieves drinks, opens beer bottles, or makes food for the others. In 24/7, as he starts thinking about becoming a fulltime servant to Kel and Greg, he kind of “practices” more at home—like getting Dave a glass of water without being asked, or cleaning crumbs off the table.
This series was a particularly fun opportunity to explore how different voices and personalities interact with one another—especially once I got to know the characters well enough that I knew what I could throw at them, and how they’d react. But sometimes the little details were even more fun to play with the big, obvious reactions.
24/7: Subs Club #4 by J.A. Rock
Publisher ~ Riptide Publishing
Published ~ 6th June 2016
Genre ~ Contemporary BDSM M/M Romance
We started the Subs Club to make the kink community safer for subs. Except now the others are so busy chasing their happy endings, it’s like they’ve forgotten what Bill did to Hal and the fact that he got away with it. They used to think I was betraying Hal’s memory by hooking up with the owners of the club where he died. Now they don’t seem to care about any of it anymore.
Maybe I am sometimes angry with GK and Kel for giving Bill a second chance, but they’ve been mentoring me for a year now, and whatever else they’ve done, they make me feel incredibly safe. So I want to try something: I want to offer them my complete submission, 24/7. To serve the people who forgave Bill. That’s the way I want to hurt.
Except I’m starting to care about them in a way I never meant to—and I think they feel the same way. But after Hal, I don’t know if I want to be in love again. Because what I really need, more than anything, is to see Bill brought to justice. Even if I have to do it myself. Even if it means losing GK and Kel.
About the Subs Club series
After the death of their friend Hal at the hands of an irresponsible dom, submissive friends Dave, Kamen, Miles, and Gould band together to form the Subs Club—an organization seeking to expose dangerous local doms. The club slowly evolves as romances blossom, loyalties are tested, and tensions mount in a community already struggling for unity in the wake of Hal’s death.
From domestic discipline to knife play to fashion paraphilia, and from family drama to new jobs to first loves, the members of the Subs Club explore life’s kinks inside and outside of the bedroom as they attempt to let go of the past and move forward.
Meet J.A. Rock
J.A. Rock is the author of queer romance and suspense novels, including By His Rules, Take The Long Way Home, and, with Lisa Henry, The Good Boyand When All The World Sleeps. She holds an MFA in creative writing from the University of Alabama and a BA in theater from Case Western Reserve University. J.A. also writes queer fiction and essays under the name Jill Smith. Raised in Ohio and West Virginia, she now lives in Chicago with her dog, Professor Anne Studebaker.
J.A. Rock is giving away $15 in Riptide Publishing credit. Leave a comment to enter the contest. Entries close at midnight, Eastern time, on June 11, 2016. Contest is NOT restricted to U.S. entries. Thanks for following the tour, and don’t forget to leave your contact info!