NO ONE SAID LOVE WAS EASY. WILL
THEY FIGHT FOR IT?
Title: Fight for It: The Blueridge Junction Boys
Series: The Blueridge Junction Boys 1
Release Date: October 3rd, 2017
Publisher: A.D. Ellis Publishing
Genres: Male/male romance
What inspired A.D. Ellis to write Fight for It: The Blueridge Junction
The Blueridge Junction Boys came about because of a couple different things.
First, I was playing with a small town called Blueridge. In my head, the three
main characters were the Blueridge Boys. But, a thought struck me out of the
blue that The BJ Boys would be so perfect as a little play on words in a
male/male romance. So, I added Junction because of the railroad going through
Blueridge. Voila! The Blueridge Junction Boys series was born and The BJ Boys
became the official nickname.
As far as the stories for each individual book, I knew I wanted to play up some
of my favorite tropes. Fight For It is the story of Micah and Cole. Micah
is out, but Cole is not so I got to have fun writing a mechanic and teacher in this
Can’t Fight It is the story of Levi and Jay (coming late October/early
November.) This is one of my favorite tropes with opposites attract and
Bound to Fight is Cody and Kennedy’s story (coming mid to late
November.) This has a leather daddy and enemies to lovers theme and I’m
I’m a sucker for all of these tropes. Set them in a small town and it’s even
So, this series was inspired by what I love to read and a funny little play on
words. I love how it’s grown into such a satisfying world of characters and
stories for me as a writer.
Micah is a small-town mechanic with a big-time dream. He’s found his
soulmate in high school social studies teacher Coleman Pierce, but while
Micah’s out and proud of it, Coleman’s closet door is closed, locked, and
welded shut. Stolen nights are all they’ll ever have, unless Micah can find some
way to convince Cole that coming out won’t be the end of his dreams.
Cole moved to Blueridge Junction to escape his past. He planned to make
himself a new life, far from home and the betrayal he’d suffered there. He
wasn’t going to make the same mistakes again, but he didn’t count on meeting
Micah, or the intensity of the feelings the man arouses in him.
But Micah is out and Cole… isn’t. And while Micah definitely revs his engines,
Cole isn’t going to risk his job or his newly minted future on a relationship that
might not work out. When outside forces bear upon the couple, Cole is faced
with a decision. Will he keep his secret and risk losing everything, including the
man he loves? Or will he stand with Micah and fight for their future?
*Fight for It is a male/male romance meant for ages 18+ due to language,
themes, and adult scenes.*
“Well, hello there, Mr. Pierce.” Jay Owen’s perched next to me at the bar
where I was waiting on my to-go order.
I’d met Jay through Cody, the owner of BJ’s Burgers & Beer where I got
seventy-five percent of my meals. A lot of people in town were friendly,
welcoming, and perfectly nice. But, somehow, I had managed to land mostly
gay men in the majority of my new friends. Birds of a feather, I guess.
“Hi, Jay. And call me Cole. Mr. Pierce seems sort of creepy the way you say it.” I
was only slightly joking.
“It’s supposed to,” Jay drawled and winked. “No, but seriously, where’s your
car? I’ve seen you walking lately.”
“It’s in the shop. Broke down on the last trip back from my old place.” I checked
the time. I had nowhere to be, but chit-chat with Jay rarely stayed neutral.
“Micah’s working on your car?” Jay’s eyes bugged out.
“Just, if Micah was working on my car, I’d be over there from open
until close watching.” Jay bit his lip.
“You don’t have a car, Jay.” I rolled my eyes and tried to change the subject.
“Elementary, my dear. You totally know what I mean.” Jay fanned himself.
“Mmm, just think of Micah all sweaty. Pulling those coveralls down to his waist.
Bending over that car just like he’d bend over you.”
“Whoa, okay. Calm down there before you work yourself into a froth.”
Cody came over and plopped down my to-go bag. He handed Jay a bag as well.
“Here, made too many fries. You can take them.”
Jay smiled and grabbed the bag. “Thanks, Papa Bear.”
“Call me that again and I’ll take them back.” Cody flipped/flicked? a towel at
Out on the sidewalk, Jay and I sauntered toward the park.
“You’ve got to know that Micah is like majorly hot for you, right?” Jay asked
around a mouthful of fries.
“No. He’s not. And, even if he was, it wouldn’t matter. I’m not looking.” The lies
rolled from my tongue easier each time I said them.
“Girl, you keep telling yourself that all you want, but I’m telling you. Micah
Edwards is totally hot for Cole Pierce.” Jay teased. “It’s like fate. You end up
teaching here. Your car breaks down. Hot-as-sin Micah Edwards comes to
rescue you in his big truck. Mmm, I’d let him hoist me up and tow me
anywhere he wants.”
“Dude, chill out. Micah doesn’t like me. I don’t like Micah. I’m not looking for
anything in the romance department. My job is what’s important to me.” We
had almost reached the park. I’d go one way and Jay would, hopefully, go his
“Only having your job to fulfill you is a sad and lonely way to live. You need
friends and love. And sex. Lots of sex.” Jay gave a dramatic sigh.
“I’m making friends. I love my job. And sex is overrated.” Lies, lies,
“Then you’re not having it right,” Jay quipped.
“Yeah? Who are you having sex with?” I challenged in hopes of changing the
“Me?” Jay put a hand to his chest. “Ladies don’t kiss and tell, but I’ll have you
know I’m saving myself for the right person.”
I couldn’t help the look of shock on my face. Glancing around, I whispered,
“You’re a virgin?”
Jay sobered quickly. “Yeah, but can you keep that quiet? I have a reputation to
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A.D. Ellis spends the majority of her days loving and wrangling two school-aged
children and a husband before heading to the inner city of Indiana to teach a
challenging group of alternative education students in grades third through
sixth. Most days she hits the gym after school in hopes of running and lifting
away the stress and headaches of the day before picking up her children and
squeezing a whole day’s worth of loving and living into the too-short hours
before bed. It’s no wonder Ms. Ellis lives for the slower, easier days she gets to
enjoy on breaks from school.
Growing up in a small farming town in southern Indiana, A.D. is grateful to her
mother for passing along the love of reading. With her nose constantly stuck in
a book, Ms. Ellis became accustomed to friends and acquaintances snickering
and shaking their heads at her love of reading.
A.D. never dreamed of being anything but a teacher, although there are certain
times of the year when she laments her career choice. Ms. Ellis had a story idea
floating in her head for about a year. After persistent prodding from a friend,
A.D. put pen to paper and began writing her first story in October 2013. From
that moment on, she was hooked. Taking the people and stories from her head
and sharing them with readers is a scary, exhausting, rewarding, and fulfilling
experience which A.D. plans to continue until there are no more stories
banging around in her mind.
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