Tuesdays with Jay No. 7: Man Down

The guys have been busy in the last week; they’re getting eager for the release of Becoming His Master, which is technically the fourth book in the Neighborly Affection series but can be read first chronologically.

Henry visited Sexpert.com (NSFW site, as if you couldn’t tell from the name) to talk about his feelings for Jay and share an excerpt from Becoming His Master.

Jay followed up with a sweet stop at LOVExtra.com, sharing a different excerpt from Becoming His Master and talking a bit about what Henry and Alice bring to his life.

But now it’s time for the next story in the Tuesdays with Jay series — Tuesdays with Jay No. 7: Man Down. It’s a chilly, rainy fall day in Boston, and Jay’s reflecting on his role in the relationship during his weekly lunch with Alice.

Tuesdays with Jay No. 7: Man Down

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Henry and Jay, finally revealed

Becoming His Master (Neighborly Affection #4) by M.Q. BarberI know some of you have been waiting a long while for this one — Henry would be thoroughly impressed by your patience. ;-)

USA Today’s HEA blog has the exclusive cover reveal for Becoming His Master today. Click to go see what the guys are up to.

I’ll be adding the cover to the site this weekend, but the pre-order links are already up if you don’t want to wait. Henry and Jay’s origin story will arrive in March:

Becoming His Master (Neighborly Affection #4)

From rescue to romance…

Teach a wounded submissive the value of his service. The task ought to be an easy one for an experienced dominant like Henry Webb.

But novice Jay Kress challenges his teacher like no other. Still bearing the bruises of an encounter outside the bounds of safe consensual play, Jay is desperate to submit to the man who saved him—and shamed by his desires.

Henry recognizes the dangers of a relationship built on hero worship. He’ll teach Jay how to stay safe, that’s all. He won’t take advantage of the younger man’s trust. He won’t share his fantasies about his dark-haired, athletic student. He’ll never claim this submissive for his own…

(Pre-orders for release March 17, 2015)

Win a signed paperback of Crossing the Lines (Neighborly Affection #2)

Crossing the Lines (Neighborly Affection #2) in Lyrical High Notes trade paperback

Henry, Alice, and Jay’s second outing arrived just as unexpectedly as the first.

Because the universe never rains but it pours, naturally Crossing the Lines (Neighborly Affection #2) arrived at my door in the midst of all the book signing excitement. One of these days, I’m going to bust my own eardrums with all the squealing.

I want to share that excitement with everyone who loves Henry, Alice, and Jay. The trade paperbacks of Crossing the Lines will be in Books-A-Million stores in January, but this is the season for giving, so I’m going to get started a little early.

My pledge: I’ll give away at least three autographed trade paperback copies of Crossing the Lines and some book swag in December. The more people who enter, the more copies I’ll give away.

Your part:

1) Find Playing the Game (Neighborly Affection #1) in paperback at your local Books-A-Million (store locator here) or order one online.

2) Snap a picture of the book. Be as creative as you like (or not).

3) Email your picture of the book to mqb@mqbarber.com with the subject line “I Found Neighborly Affection.” Include where you found the book (city, state) and how you’d like to be identified (your real name, your online handle, anonymously, etc.). By entering, you confirm you’re at least 18 years old and have a U.S. mailing address where you can receive a prize if you win.

Playing the Game (Neighborly Affection #1) Lyrical High Notes trade paperback edition

Here’s the book you’re looking for in the wild. Snap a photo of it on the shelf, having a tea party on your nightstand, peeking out of your tote — whatever strikes your fancy.

My part:

1) I’ll share the photo entries I receive by Dec. 15 on my website. If at least three people enter, then step 2 applies.

2) On Dec. 15, I’ll choose at least three (possibly more) winners and send them each an autographed copy of Crossing the Lines. Winners will have the opportunity to specify a recipient, so if you want it personalized as a gift, we can do that.

Crossing the Lines (Neighborly Affection #2) Lyrical High Notes edition

This is the book you might win. If only three people send me a photo of Book One, all three will win an autographed copy of Book Two before it’s available in stores.

Tuesdays with Jay No. 6: Kept Man

As excited as Jay was to show off Becoming His Master with Henry in last month’s newsletter, he was naturally a little bummed to miss out on sharing his own voice.

To make up for it, I let him run wild with Tuesdays with Jay this month, and boy did he have a lot to say! Newsletter subscribers, brace yourself for a double-length story from Jay on Saturday, Nov. 15.

Young beautiful man with naked torso isolated over white backgro

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