HELP! Angel-Lover Rising to the Top!

2DHave you picked up your copy of Angel-Lover yet? There are some ads running on my second novel this week,  and it’s up to #15 in all issue-driven, Christian, teen fiction!
I was inspired by Frank Peretti’s “Hangman’s Curse” and wanted to pursue an evangelistic, issue-driven story about a Goth boy like Ian. ❤
Please help me beat the book in the #1 place, which is an LGBT story that defames Christians!! :-O 😦 Just one dollar will help pull a book that has the gospel into a better seen position on an important Amazon list. ❤

RJ’s Leading Men

I just recently realized that the guys, in my books, all tend to be feely, emotional men – well, all except Toby from The Hotline Girl.  But even he turns into a softie after meeting Arabella Rose. 😉

This cracked me up.  I sure love to explore emotions and give the reader something to cry and laugh about. 🙂

Since I now have nine novels/novellas/short stories out on the market, and a full-length novel hopefully to be released soon as well as another short story, I thought it was high time I gave you a line-up of my leading men, along with facts about them, and even a secret or two.  These are all of my “babies,” and I love them. 🙂

If you all like this, maybe I’ll do the girls next.  😉

Feel free to ASK the guys questions!  The guys will answer any questions in the comment section.  😀  Also, if you have read ANY of these books already, please click the links to their Amazon profiles and leave me a review!  Reviews help get Amazon’s algorithm to notice my books and promote me!  Thank you!


(in Goth apparel and makeup)

Chad2(no makeup or hair dye)

shutterstock_95304436Age: 16

Height: 5’6″

Weight: 105 pounds

Light brown hair, blue eyes

Myers-Briggs Type: INFP

Only child

Hobbies: Drawing, writing poetry, video games, listening to music, watching movies, stalking Angelique Rose

Dream: Marry Angelique Rose, not die, beef up

Greatest fears: Death, people, being alone, being misunderstood, rejection

Secrets: Has a heart arrhythmia, is madly in love with Angelique Rose

Chad gave us an interview here!  To ask Chad further questions, leave a comment in the comment section below.

Read all about Chad in Angel-Lover (copyright 2010) here in paperback and here for Kindle.


Age: 28

Height: 5’11”

Weight: 170 pounds

Blond hair, grey eyes

Myers-Briggs Type: ENTP

Only child

Hobbies: Comedy (reading, writing, and watching it), reading the news, politics, thrill-seeking activities, meeting new people, acting, and cooking

Dream: Get to put his handprints into the ground in front of the TCL Chinese theater in Hollywood, win a PGA, People’s Choice, and Emmy award

Greatest Fears: Losing his fame, losing his charm, looks, and skills, rejection, loneliness

Secrets: Still wishes his mother was around to sing to him.  Is really afraid that he’s pushing it with his crudity but has no idea how return to tamer content – and is afraid he’ll lose his edge – so he keeps pushing for stranger and meaner content in his talk show.  Is actually seriously lonely.

Ask Toby a question in the comments!

You can read about Toby in The Hotline Girl (copyright 2015) here in paperback and here for kindle.


8ef6b-ianAge: 19

Height: 5’10”

Weight: 155 pounds

Brown hair, blue eyes

Myers-Briggs Type: ENFJ

Oldest child

Hobbies: designing shoes, working with his hands, research, inventing, repair work, detail work, ophthalmology, medical study, human eyes

Dream: To be an eye doctor that eventually goes on the mission field and brings glasses and vision correction to third world countries

Secrets: Had a crush on Macy as a little kid.  Her kiss rekindled it way too easily – he’s worried about how quickly he gets his heart involved.  Actually shed tears the first night he moved away from home.  Will never admit it.

Greatest fears: That something terrible will happen to his younger sisters and Macy.  That he won’t be there to protect those he loves.  That his deep feelings are being taken advantage of.  That his emotions are a bit much, and that he’s not as manly as he should be.

Ask Dillan a question in the comment section below!

You can read about Dillan in The 12th Girl in Heaven here in paperback or here for kindle.



LucasAge: 17

Height: 5’8″

Weight: 133

Blond hair, green eyes

Myers-Briggs Type: ISFJ

Hobbies: Reading, drawing, nature, hiking, listening to music

Dreams: To change the world by creating a place for comfort and peace, to counsel and help others, to find someone who will love him and never leave him

Greatest fears: Lucent Sylphs (alien pets that are all the rage among his friends), his father, rejection, blood and gore, talking to girls

Secret: He actually fell in love with Nissa.

Ask Lucas a question below!

You can read about Lucas in Lucent Sylph, here in paperback or here for Kindle

Lucent Sylph is always free on Kindle!



ShaleAge: 20

Height: 6’0″

Weight: 175 pounds

Blond hair, brown eyes

Myers-Briggs Type: INFP

Hobbies: Playing the guitar, listening to music, video games, watching movies, school

Dreams: To be a corporate giant some day, to get a girl who will adore him

Greatest fears: That he really has done nothing important for the world, that he’ll turn into his father, and that everyone is lying to him and wearing a mask, that he can trust no one.

Secrets: If he told you, he’d have to kill you.  He’s got a big one.

Shale is starring in Heartsick, a Christian romantic suspense that you can find here for paperback and here for Kindle!



Age: 14

Height: 5’4 3/4″

Weight: 120 pounds

Red hair, green eyes

Myers-Briggs Type: ENFJ

Second born of 8 children

Hobbies: Fishing

Dream: To be a commercial fisherman, marry Kiralee Nottingham, and live in Upper-Chern for the rest of his life

Greatest fears: Being looked down upon, not being given a chance, that his parents – especially his father – really don’t love him and think little of him

Secrets: George has had a crush on Kiralee since before he could remember.  His parents hang on the verge of divorce and have kids to stay together.  Much pressure is put on the kids to make their mom happy, but there are so many of them, and they are so unruly, that they are sent each summer to their grandparents.

To ask George a question leave a comment in the comment section below!

Read all about George in Dashwood Avenue (copyright 2006) here in paperback and here for Kindle


Your turn!  Ask my guys – or me – any questions!  Hope you enjoy my baby boys.  😀