Thursday, October 6, 2016

Promotional Post & Release Day: Heart Trouble by DJ Jamison #Excerpt #Review

Author: DJ Jamison
Book: Heart Trouble
Series: Ashe Sentinel Connections #6
Self Published
Publication date October 6, 2016


When Gage Evans gets a look at his hot nurse, he's smitten immediately. Too bad he's given the nurse the impression he's some kind of daredevil. It couldn't be further from the truth. Gage is a college journalism instructor writing a series of guest columns that require him to jump into new experiences -- a fun bucket list, but one that does nothing to convince Ben he's not an adrenaline junkie.

Fresh off his latest heartbreak, nurse Ben Griggs is wary when one of his patients shows an interest in him -- especially when that patient showed up in the ER after a motorcycle accident. Ben's ex was a biker, a friend with benefits, and he dropped Ben cold when someone more interesting came along. Ben isn't the kind of guy who can hold the interest of an adrenaline junkie like Gage Evans for long. The last thing he wants is to lose his heart to the wrong man again.

The more Ben gets to know Gage, the harder he is to resist. He can only hold on for the ride and keep his guard up as much as he can. But Ben's lack of trust seriously gets in the way of building a relationship, and Gage will only be patient so long. Can he trust Gage enough to give his heart, or are they destined to have a fling that goes nowhere?


The man had done a real number on himself. Angry scrapes covered his leg, and he was going to need sutures in two places. But everything looked clean and disinfected, so Ben reattached the bandage and slid the sheet up.

A smile tugged at his lips when, in the process, he glimpsed tight orange briefs under Gage’s hospital gown. Interesting underwear choice. This guy has a bit of flair.

“Is the leg your only damage?”

Gage chuckled, and Ben’s eyes shot up to his face. His lips smirked as he replied. “That’s debatable. What kind of damage are we talking: mental, emotional or physical?”

Ben laughed. “I only deal with the physical, honey.”

Gage’s smile widened, and Ben realized how that sounded. He hurried to get the conversation back on track. Flirting with patients was not ordinarily something he did, and he especially didn’t need to flirt with a biker. Despite what he’d said to Tripp, he was in no hurry to be another guy’s fuck buddy until he got bored.

“What I meant was, that jacket is looking abused. Do you have any other injuries?”

Even as he asked, Ben grabbed the chart to skim over the details once more. Not that he didn’t trust the patient, but he wanted to be sure he knew what had been detailed thus far.

“Jacket saved me,” Gage mumbled. “I might have a few bruises.”

Ben tsked. In addition to sutures, Gage was going to need a round of examinations to ensure there were no breaks or internal injuries to his body.

“Want me to take it off?”

Ben startled, glancing up. “What?”

“The jacket?” Gage said. “Do you need to see the rest of me?”

Ben bit down on his lip hard as images spilled through his mind. Even in a hospital gown covered by a leather jacket, Gage was a good looking man. His chest was firm and his shoulders broad. It was tempting to agree, just to look a little, after the dry spell Ben had experienced since Tripp dumped him.

That would be playing with fire, and he knew it.

Ben shook his head and replaced the chart.

“The doctor will make a more complete examination,” he said. “Let me go hunt down Dr. Johnston. I’ll scold him until he makes you his top priority.”

Ben smiled his polite nurse smile and turned for the door. He needed to get out of that room before he drooled all over his patient.

Note from the Author
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It’s release day for my newest novel!

My latest m/m romance is titled “Heart Trouble,” but in my head and heart, it will probably always be “Ben’s Story.”

Ben is the character who spoke in my head, compelling me to write another installment in a series I believed I had finished.

He also pushed me out of my comfort zone writing about a career field I know a lot about -- print journalism -- to writing about a nurse in a hospital setting, which was far less familiar to me.

While Heart Trouble is part of the Ashe Sentinel Connections series, it has the slimmest ties to the series and can easily be read as a standalone. In fact, I’m thinking of launching a spin-off series that would focus on some of the other staff at the hospital where Ben works.

I have always loved books about doctors and nurses, though there aren’t enough of them in the m/m genre, in my opinion.

What are some professions you’d like to see more often in your m/m romance?

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  1. Happy release day.
    I don't think I have a favorite profession I like to see more, maybe just an unexpected one, something we don't generally see like a social worker or some profession I know nothing about. Medical themed books are very far from my comfort zone, I try to avoid them as much as I can, but the excerpt was lovely, i'm sure is a great book, I'm thinking on giving it a try because I have fun reading the excerpt.

  2. I enjoy reading about professions that involve helping others, such as doctors, nurses, teachers. Also scientists and writers/journalists.


  3. I would like to see counselor/therapist/psychologist finding love. of course not with a client since they'd lose their license lol. But maybe a one night stand came in as a family member to one of the clients, that would have a lot of drama and be worth HEA.

  4. Happy release day! I like the unorthodox pair-up of the two. The story looks great with the trust issue & being looked like a daredevil. *chuckle* Anyway, if there's any profession that I would like to see, I think it'll be a psychiatrist or someone in the counseling line of work. Whenever I read a character for example a sister giving advice to her brother with all the brilliance & such, I always feel good bout the book. Maybe a little witty counselor or an insane psychiatrist (WOW? Was that an oxymoron?!) would do LOL. :D

  5. I like about anything, I'm not picky about the profession, I'm more interested in great writing like DJ's!

  6. Hmm. Psychiatrist, Mailman, Marine Biologist, Astronomer, Fertility Dr. there are all sorts of rare jobs that can make this list lol.

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  8. Professional Cuddlers/Snugglers, Face Feelers/Sensory Scientist's, Professional Line Standers, Crime Scene Cleaners, Substance Abuse Counselors, Archaeologists, Software Engineers, Architect's, House Flippers, Interior Designers,Plumbers, Electricians, Garbage Truck Driver's/Helpers, Custodians, Housekeeping, Make Up Artists, Artists in general, Wardrobe Assistants, Dancers, Deli Clerk's, Hazmat Worker, Lab Rat/Test Subject, Scientist, Astrologists, Biologist, Taxidermist, and I can go on with this list. LOL

  9. Teacher/Professor
    bakery owner
    graphic designer
    Nature photographer
    Tattoo artist
    Lawyer/Legal Aid/Judge
    Shop Owner

  10. Congratulations on your new release.
    I like stories about men helping others, firemen, policemen, EMT's.

  11. I'm a veteran so I'm rather partial to stories with service workers. Especially if there's some sort of disability involved.

  12. I don't really have a favorite one but I do enjoy when it comes to a detective, handyman or CEO. Congrats on the new release! I loved the book and can't wait for the next one. <3

  13. So many have been named what about Fisherman, parking warden and funeral director their jobs are a bit different.

  14. I've been looking for a MC nursing/doctor book lately so this looks just about right for me. Looking forward to reading it.

    As for professions...I'm on a bit of hunt for m/m astronauts (like, current day/historical kind, not just scifi spaceships and such) I read one recently and loved it, but it is not something that comes up all that often. Would absolutely love to read more.

  15. Totally love doctors stories! Adding to my TBR list

  16. Love doctors and nurses, but I also love military, police etc. But I think there needs to be more cooks. My old sous chef when I used to cook was French and he spoke English with a French accent once, Leo had never been so attractive, I wish he spoke that way all the time, but generally only for pickup purposes or to tease.

  17. I always wanted to be a judge - until I found out I'd have to be a lawyer first! How about a story about a judge and and a lawyer. I also love stories about massage therapists (that don't hit on their clients, please) - since I am one!

  18. I love reading about bakers or chefs, doctors and nurses, lawyers and police detectives.

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  20. What I would like to see more of is common workers, like line men ,construction workers that sort of things.

  21. Thanks for all your ideas, you guys! You're giving me lots of food for thought for future storylines. (This is DJ, by the way!)

  22. Most of my thoughts have already been mentioned by previous folks. However, one profession not seen very often is what most of my career was - regular computer programmer, not super geek but just part of the team. I also spent many years working on a computer help desk call-in line. So, maybe something like that.

  23. Most of my thoughts have already been mentioned by previous folks. However, one profession not seen very often is what most of my career was - regular computer programmer, not super geek but just part of the team. I also spent many years working on a computer help desk call-in line. So, maybe something like that.

  24. I haven't met any heroes who are travel agents, hotel workers... Travel industry is a field that hasn't been explored much.

  25. I think everything I wanted to say has been said already lol. Good luck everyone! Haha