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Finding Shelter

Rock Bay: Book Three

ISBN-13:  978-1-62380-595-1

Pages: 204

Publisher: Dreamspinner

Release Date: April 29, 2013

eBook $6.99

Print $14.99


Justin Foster has nineteen years of nothing but trouble behind him. After escaping his abusive father, he finds himself in Rock Bay, Washington, with his cousin Travis. Justin is bruised and has a hard time trusting, but with the help of his family and the small town, he might be able to heal.


Logan O’Brien is also new in town, hoping he can finally get away from his past and the memories of the girlfriend who shattered his heart. It doesn’t take him long to realize Rock Bay can be more than safe harbor: it can also be home. And for the first time in his life, he finds himself captivated by a man—by Justin.


Justin is attracted to Logan too, but he’s also wary. Physically, Logan reminds him a bit too much of the closeted jerks who used to beat him up after school. But after one awkwardly amazing kiss, he’s smitten, despite how his past and insecurities continue to haunt him. Logan’s love, faith, and stubbornness are just what Justin needs to believe their love is worth fighting for.


Hi everyone! I’m MJ O’Shea:)  I’m from the Seattle area and I’ve lived here (so far) my whole life. I’ve gotten into a little bit of everything: sports, music, art, and now writing! I’ve been writing most of my life, but I never actually dreamed that I’d be published. It’s been a great journey so far. I love cooking, I have two very spoiled little dogs, and I type away in my little old house in between bouts of painting flower murals all over the walls:)


Finding Shelter is the third book in the Rock Bay series. Each of those books have been their own story focusing on a couple in the small fictional town of Rock Bay, WA. In this book, I wanted to tell the story of Justin, who is new to town and a bit damaged and Logan, who hasn’t ever been with a guy before. I knew these two had to end up together!


Honestly, a lot of my characters are spur of the moment, like they kind of show up by themselves:) Obviously, I have to think about the original main characters in a series (in this one it was Lex and Tally of Coming Home) but everyone else fills themselves in and get more complex until they need to have their own book:)


What inspires me is a variety of things! I’ll get a random idea that I need to explore, and just go for it! I have a ton of kind of out there ideas, but I love to write about everyday people too. I started writing for real in the fall of 2009 when I had surgery and was stuck at home for a few days. Even a few days of sitting is a lot for me (I’m a bit of an…active sort, haha. I don’t do “still” very well.) I needed something to do, I’d seen an open call for an M/M short and thought I’d give it a try!


I typically write in my office. I have a laptop, but I get distracted easily if I’m somewhere else. I can’t do music while I’m writing, but I do take a lot of dancing breaks:) I need something to drink always. Usually water, but I like tea and coffee too! If I’m thirsty, I’ll be distracted until I get something to drink.


I’ll see something or a few things in real life that I want to turn into a story. I get ideas from people I know, stories in the media, music, movies…pretty much everywhere! Music is a big one for me — which works since I write a lot of books about bands:) I’ve been playing instruments and singing since I was two and picked up the violin (I don’t play that one anymore). It’ll always be a big inspiration, idea generator, and part of my life!


Actually, the book I’m working on now (called Newton’s Laws of Attraction) came from this song: (very safe for work:) )



I can’t even explain how it did, but it did… lol.


Reading wise, I’m actually a fantasy/sci-fi kinda girl. I will always LOVE harry potter, Ender’s Game is probably my favorite book, I love Neil Gaiman, Dan Brown conspiracy mysteries which are their own version of fantasy I’d suppose, David Eddings, and a ton of YA Paranormal just for fun.


I’d say just do it! The more you write, the better you’ll get. Ed Sheeran (one of my all time fav musicians) said it best. It’s kinda like a rusty faucet. You just turn it on, and yeah, it’s muddy and slow at first but then it just starts flowing and gets clearer and better as you go. Write, write, write!


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Here’s where you can find me!

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 About the Author:

I’m Mj O’Shea, author of erotic romance–well all sorts of romance actually, that’s just what’s been published so far!

I grew up, and still live, in sunny Washington state and while I love to visit other places, I can’t imagine calling anywhere else home.

I spent my childhood writing stories. Sometime in my early teens, the stories turned to romance. Most of those were about me, my friends, and our favorite tv stars. Hopefully, I’ve come a long way since then…

Right now, I have four books published through Republica Press (click on the link to visit their site), but I’m constantly working on new projects.

When I’m not writing, I love to play the piano and cook and paint pictures…and of course read. It’s nearly impossible to work on my own writing when I’ve gotten myself hooked into a great new book:) I like sparkly girly girl things, own at least twenty different colored headbands, and I have a little white dog with a ginger eye spot who sits with me when I write. Sometimes she comes up with ideas for me too…when she’s not napping.










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