Author Visit: The Boy Who Belonged by Lisa Henry and J.A. Rock - Release Day Giveaway!

Today we have the dynamic writing duo Lisa Henry and J.A. Rock visiting the clubhouse to tell us about their new release, The Boy Who Belonged. Check out the foul-mouthed feathery friend they brought along and look out for the details below on how to enter the giveaway to win a copy of their new book!

Lisa and J.A., take it away!

Writers aren’t supposed to have favourite characters, apparently. But of course we do. In The Boy Who Belonged, the sequel to The Good Boy, if there was any secondary character that deserved their own subplot, it was this guy:

Mr. Zimmerman.

In The Boy Who Belonged, Lane and Derek get to babysit Mr. Zimmerman over Christmas. Chaos ensues. Then hilarity. But mostly chaos. And obscene language.

And it got us to thinking: what’s Mr. Zimmerman’s story? We know he’s a foul-mouthed macaw. We know he’s named after his previous owner. And we know that no right-thinking person in the world would ever adopt this bird. Which is why it makes sense that Christy, Derek’s sister, would have taken him in almost immediately when he arrived at her animal shelter. We came up with this backstory:


 And that’s the story of how Mr. Zimmerman came to live with Christy!

Twenty-one-year-old Lane Moredock finally has a normal life. Six months after he was wrongly made a suspect in his parents' ponzi scheme, he's settled down with his older boyfriend, Derek, and is working and attending school. But his happiness is threatened when his mother launches a Christmastime PR campaign to help appeal her prison sentence, and asks introverted Lane to be part of it.

Derek Fields has his hands full taking Santa photos, bird-sitting his sister's foul-mouthed macaw, and helping Lane prepare for a television interview neither of them wants him to do. As he eases Lane through his anxiety, he worries that Lane sees him as a caretaker rather than a boyfriend, and that their age difference really does matter. He and Lane compensate for the stress in their lives by taking their D/s relationship to new levels--a relationship that Lane's mother insists he should be ashamed of.

As Christmas draws nearer, the pressure builds. Pushy elves. Snarky subs. A bad fight. A parrot in peril. How the hell is Derek going to give Lane a perfect Christmas when the Moredock legacy threatens to pull them apart before the new year?

The Boy Who Belonged is available from Loose Id today!

Awesomely enough, Lisa and J.A. have brought along a copy of The Boy Who Belonged to give away to one lucky commenter. Yay!

If you would like to win an ebook copy of The Boy Who Belonged, leave a comment on this BMBR post with some means of contacting you (e.g., email, Twitter handle, Goodreads link, etc.). The contest will close at 11PM (Pacific time) on December 27th, and a winner will be announced on the blog shortly thereafter.

Thanks for stopping by, Lisa and J.A.! Mr. Zimmerman sounds like a riot, and we can't wait to check out the new book. :D


  1. I'm re-reading The Good Boy right now and love Mr. Zimmerman just as much the second time around. Can't wait to read the new one!

    debdeege (at) optonline (dot) net

  2. This book looks so delicious! I love love the cover! Great giveaway!

  3. Would love to read this! Thanks!
    Twitter: @KindleRomanceX

  4. Thanks for the comments, everyone! And good luck in the contest :)

  5. *Bouncing* Need to read this - especially after reading "The Good Boy"!!!


  6. I haven't read the Boy series, but I'm definitely going to have to now. Thanks so much for sharing with all of us. Those emails were great!

    caroaz [at] ymail [dot] com

  7. OMGosh. Love the bit with Mr. Zimmerman! Want!

  8. I really liked The Good Boy and would love a chance at the sequel. Thanks so much.

  9. The Good Boy broke my heart and it needs a bit more mending than the ending offered. So I would love read more about Lane and Derek building a life together.

    0401romance[at]gmail [dot] com

  10. The Good Boy was such a beautiful story. I am so psyched there is more Lane and Derek!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  11. Please count me in on this! I'm planning on reading the first one shortly :) Sounds lovely and I've heard so many good things!

  12. I would love to revisit Lane and Derek. Loved the backstory on Mr. Zimmerman.

  13. I've been itching to read this series, so count me in! You know me a Bitchie on GR.

  14. This looks fantastic...I think I'll pick up The Boy who Belonged!!

  15. Poor Mr. Zimmerman, you know, macaws live a really long time?

    Please count me in, I'd love to revisit Lane and Derek, see how things have moved along for them.


  16. I don't normally like BDSM, but I loved The Good Boy. Looking forward to the sequel. Also, as a bird owner, I can tell you that if the worst thing Mr. Zimmerman does is swear, Christy is a lucky, lucky gal. I used to care for a greenwing who had a tendency to crush rings to fingers!