Today RJ Jones joins me to talk a little about her characters, Gray and Jet Black from Black & Bluhe. She shares the music that Gray loves.
Gray and Jet Black have had things a bit rough since their mom died when they were sixteen, but through everything their brotherly love remained constant. Jet loves performing and singing and Gray gets lost in his instruments and the music. The Blues always reminds them of Mom and happier times.
If you’ve read Black & Bluhe you’ll know that Gray is a bit of an asshole. A brooding guitarist. He has his reasons but he can’t seem to stop himself from being mean to Kris. Gray eventually gets his head out and lets Kris into his heart, but not before he goes through some self exploration.
Gray’s favorite singer is Lauryn Hill. Here is Gray’s version of I Used To Love Him performed by Alex Serra. (I can see Gray singing this while relaxing on his couch.)
Jet’s favorite song is At Last by Etta James, another one performed here by Alex Serra. Jet’s waiting for his love to come along, maybe now that his brother Gray is settled with Kris, Jet won’t have too much longer to wait.
You can check out Alex Serra’s YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCe-niJbgOMhfknu5wZRhxlA
He does some great covers and reminds me a little of the twins.
Grayson Black has never forgiven himself for not saving his identical twin brother, Jet, from a savage beating at their father’s hands ten years ago. Jet’s near-death never would have happened if Gray hadn’t been so focused on his boyfriend at the time. He has sworn to take care of his brother ever since. Gray can’t afford a distraction from his self-imposed mission, the type of distraction presented by the gorgeous blond showing up at their gigs.
Kris Larson is a firefighter with the San Francisco Fire Department. Since splitting from his girlfriend, his favorite way to spend nights off is watching the Black Brothers play in the bars of the Bay Area, especially the guitarist. But it’s not until the brothers are left homeless after a fire at their apartment building that Kris has the opportunity to know the real person behind the brooding façade.
Gray fights his attraction to Kris, but with a meddlesome twin who just wants him to be happy, it’s a losing battle. Before Gray and Kris can have a lasting relationship, though, Gray must learn to forgive himself, let go of the past, and lay more than one demon to rest.
About RJ Jones
RJ 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.
RJ’s initial thought was if she could write their scene then they’d shut up and allow her to concentrate on other aspects of the day. That shower scene was 3000 words long and three hours of work. But 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 the bed.
Whilst RJ was writing their story a side character decided he needed his story told too. Then other characters followed suit. You see the problem? If RJ ever wants to sleep again then she needs to write.
RJ is a wife and a mother to two boys. Even her dog is a boy. She is surrounded by males.