Blog Tour – The One That I want & Hopelessly Devoted By R.J. Jones

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Title: The One That I Want; Hopelessly Devoted
Author: RJ Jones
Genre: Gay Romance, Musical
Length: Short Stories
Publisher: Wayward Ink Publishing


Jason escapes into the magic of a Broadway play every weekend. Musicals always have a happy ending and for a few hours he can believe there’s a happy ending waiting for him, too. When the tall drink of water who works on the top floor of Jason’s building, wants to take him on a date, Jason is surprised. After all, Jason is awkward and skinny, and sees himself as a boring accountant, while Paul is tall, dark, and incredibly hot.

Despite Jason’s reservations, Paul and Jason start dating and attending the shows Jason adores. But if Paul likes musicals as much as Jason, why does he always doze off? Is Paul leading a double life? Does he have a wife tucked away somewhere?

Jason knows Paul is hiding something and when the secrets come out, Jason finds his fantasy comes to life, right there on the stage.

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Hopelessly Devoted

One year on from Paul’s proposal, Jason is living a life he never dreamed of. As he fusses with his tie and readies to walk down the aisle, he reminisces about the previous twelve months. It hasn’t all been smooth sailing for the happy couple in the lead up to their wedding, with obstacles big and small thrown in their way.

Marrying one of New York’s most eligible bachelors has Jason’s stomach in knots. Expectations of their society wedding are high, but out of love for Paul, Jason goes along with the grand plans because he understands Paul’s family has a reputation to maintain. But Paul has a surprise up his sleeve that just may see Jason getting the wedding of his dreams.

Follow Jason on his journey as he prepares to marry one of the most eligible bachelors in New York and find out just how Dave got his name.

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About the author

R.J. Jones started as a reader and eventually made the progression to reviewing. It wasn’t until two men popped into her thoughts, insisting on telling her their story that she started to write.

It started with one scene. A hot and dirty one in the shower…

R.J.’s initial thought was if she could write their scene then they’d shut up and allow her to concentrate on other aspects of her day. Not so. That shower scene ended up being 3000 words long and three hours of work.  And still, they didn’t shut up.  They told her their entire story and she didn’t sleep for days. Sometimes she couldn’t keep up with what they were telling her and she had to keep a notebook by her bed.

Whilst she was writing their story a side character decided he needed his story told too. Then other characters followed suit.

You see the problem? If she ever wants to sleep again then she needs to write.

R.J. is a wife and a mother to two boys. She is surrounded by males. Even her dog is a boy.

R.J. Jones can be found at:


What’s in a pen name?

Pen name. Is that two words or one? Is it penname? Autocorrect tells me no. There, I learnt something.

When I started writing I knew I should have one, but what? I know people who don’t use a pen name and publish under their real name. There’s a few of them in the MM world, and no, I won’t be telling you who they are. There’s also a few that have completely random pen names that are nothing like their real name, and no, I won’t be calling them out either.

I can only comment on myself and how I chose RJ Jones. I asked my hubs one night what he thought my new name should be. His response was what you’d expect from a straight guy. “I don’t care, as long as you have one.” LOL. He was no help at all.

So, Jones. Why Jones? It’s very common, not so easy to find the person you’re looking for when a million other people are also called Jones. (I know, I went through that with Ancestry when I was deep into the family tree. To be a Jones sucks.)

I’m not a Jones though, but I have a HUGE family of Joneses and I’ve been told I’m definitely a Jones in my mannerisms. My mum was a Jones and she died when I was a teenager so it was inevitable that I write as Jones, a sort-of nod to Mum. I thought of writing under her full name but it’s quite old fashioned and I didn’t want people to think of me as some 80 year old woman writing about gay romance. Weird.

Then I thought about my grandfather who I never met. He was killed by a drunk driver on Christmas Day a couple of years before I was born. His surname was hyphenated Lloyd-Jones. RL Jones? R Lloyd-Jones? Nah, none of them appealed. I wanted something that rolled of the tongue easily.

The “R” is real. I’m Robyn, always have been. The “J”, well, that’s me too. Before I married, my maiden name started with J, and if you really want to you could say I am Robyn Jones. At a stretch. It’s a family name and I’m told I have all the Jones traits, which may or may not be a good thing, depending on which bits you choose to look at.

So, should you have one? That’s not my decision to make. If you wish to keep your identity hush-hush because you may be the next JK Rowling and don’t want family knowing you’re making a squillion? Sure. If you don’t, then don’t. It’s a personal choice and one you need to be happy with.

I like to think that even the most random pen names have a special meaning to their owners. I know mine does. 🙂



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