Book Title: Marital Bliss:
The Complete Series Box Set
Cover Artist: Cate
Release Date: March 22,
Genre: Contemporary M/M Romance
Tropes: Marriage contract, childhood marriage pact, and fake
engagement are primary tropes. Multi-book set also includes second chance romance,
bi-awakening, and cowboys
Themes: Us against the world, found family, acceptance
Heat Rating: 4
Length: 3 full length-novels
ranging from 85k to 100k. One novella of 38k.
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Marriage contracts. Childhood pacts. Fake
Can these men stand together against all the odds for marital bliss?
Marital Bliss includes three full-length novels and one
novella that explore themes of love, acceptance, and true family.
Surprise Groom: Caleb Taylor is shocked to learn his family could lose Bliss Island
Resort — their home and livelihood — unless he makes use of a clause to marry the child of
investor Louis Chastain. Sofia Chastain is more like a sister than a love interest, and Caleb
isn’t ready to sign over his future. But Sofia has a brother, and Caleb has a plan
Surprise Groom is approximately 90,000
Wrangling A Groom: Wyatt has wanted to
marry Diego since they made a childhood pact, but life got messy and Diego slipped away.
When his first love returns to the ranch for a funeral, Wyatt is determined to win him back
and fulfill the promise that has never left his heart.
Wrangling A Groom is approximately 85,000
Nobody’s Groom: Colby likes everyone —
except the new cowboy on the crew who rubs him the wrong way. TJ is looking for a fresh
start, not a young country boy who provokes him at every turn. They’re both in for a rough
Nobody’s Groom is a novella of approximately
Faking A Groom: When Avery decides to
call his father’s bluff and produce a fiance, his first love, Rory, is the perfect man for the job.
But with a love that never fully faded, not everything is fake…
Faking A Groom is approximately 100,000
All four titles have been published
individually as part of the Marital Bliss series.
Excerpt from Surprise Groom
“So, why did you track me down?” Julien asked before
taking another, larger swallow of coffee. “Must have been important to brave the gay
nightlife of Miami.”
Again, he was straight to the point. Caleb couldn’t
prevaricate in the face of his directness.
“I came to ask you to marry me.”
Julien spit his coffee across the chipped laminate tabletop.
Caleb grabbed a napkin to blot at the puddle while Julien gaped at him, brown droplets
slipping down his chin.
Finally, he swiped a hand over his mouth. “The fuck did you
“Just for two years,” Caleb said. “Sorry, I know this is
Julien’s eyes were wide. “You think?”
“I have reasons. This isn’t some creepy stalker
“Well, that’s a relief,” Julien said. “I thought you came all
the way to Miami because you were secretly in love with me.”
“No, I …” Caleb caught himself, realizing belatedly that
Julien was being sarcastic. “Okay, funny. Obviously, that’s not the case. It’s a long
“Probably a story you should have led with.”
Hard to argue with that. “Yeah, I guess your bluntness
rubbed off on me.”
Julien muttered something under his breath.
“What was that?” Caleb asked.
Julien shifted, his eyes darting away to study the decor.
There were several portraits of famous singers from the fifties and sixties hanging on the
wall. Caleb recognized Elvis, Buddy Holly, and Patsy Cline. He assumed the diner was named
for Holly’s song, Peggy Sue. There were also several autographed pictures of drag
Sally returned with two plates of pie and slid them onto the
table. They were perfectly triangular in shape, with a thick white foam overlaying the green
layer. Caleb’s saliva glands activated just from looking at the picture-perfect dessert.
“Anything else?” she asked.
Julien shook his head. “Nope.”
“We’re good, thanks,” Caleb added.
Julien fixed him with another of those challenging looks
once Sally had click-clacked her way back to the front counter. It made Caleb want to squirm
in his seat.
“So you want me to marry you,” he said.
“Yes. For two years.”
“You are aware I have a dick, right?”
“It was hard to miss,” he said.
Julien’s skimpy briefs had barely contained his swaying dick
while he danced at the club. But Caleb didn’t need that image in his head right now. Or ever,
“This got weird.”
Caleb raised an eyebrow. “Just now?”
Julien laughed, a warm tenor that curled around Caleb. It
was a note or two deeper than his laugh had been when they went through their
knock-knock joke phase at age ten. But Caleb recognized it.
“Okay, it’s been weird for a while,” Julien admitted. “But I’ll
bite. Why would I marry you, and why would you want me to?”
Caleb sat back, rubbing a hand over his jaw. Now came the
tough part of selling Julien on his idea. “It would be like a business deal. A job, kind of. I have
a contract we would sign.”
“Okay, that’s … not any less weird,” Julien said.
About the Author
DJ Jamison writes romances
about everyday life and extraordinary love featuring a variety of queer characters, from gay
to bisexual to asexual. DJ grew up in the Midwest in a working-class family, and those
influences can be found in her writing through characters coping with real-life problems:
money troubles, workplace drama, family conflicts and, of course, falling in love. DJ spent
more than a decade in the newspaper industry before chasing her first dream to write
fiction. She spent a lifetime reading before that and continues to avidly devour her fellow
authors’ books each night. She lives in Kansas with her husband, two sons, one snake, and a
sadistic cat named Birdie.
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