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An award-winning, best-selling novelist of over a dozen books, J. P. Barnaby is a proud member of the GLBT community both online and in her small town on the outskirts of Chicago. A member of Mensa, she is often described as brilliant but troubled, sweet but introverted and talented but deviant. She spends her days writing software and her nights writing erotica which is, of course, far more interesting. The spare time that she carves out between her career and her novels is spent reading about the concept of love, which, like some of her characters, she has never quite figured out for herself.

IMG_1946In 2015, a doctor in Atlanta found the first depression medication to ever work for me. In December of that year, we hit upon a sweet spot in the dosage and my life began to change. Depression medication doesn’t make you happy – it’s considered a “mood stabilizer”. Depression causes your moods to crash and reset, crash and reset until you’re conditioned for the next crash. It’s only a matter of...

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Description: Excerpt Description: Master Ethan's first session with Jayden and Lexi, a first lesson for Jayden in control now that he is starting to come to terms with his submission. Book Description: When Jayden Carter applied to be Ethan Bryant's roommate, he never expected his whole life to change. Drawn into a world he knows nothing about, Jayden joins the beautiful and mysterious Lexi as Ethan's submissive. He then begins a journey of self-discovery that teaches him more than merely BDSM.
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“Can I get your cell phone number so we can text like normal antisocial human beings, since we are both too fucked up to have a conversation?”
J.P. Barnaby, Aaron

“I crushed him to me and was hit with a feeling so incredibly strong that, for a moment, I couldn't breathe. There were aspects of it that I recognized easily - attraction, lust, but there were subtler aspects as well and they weren't as readily identifiable - companionship, longing and comfort. The only way I could describe that undercurrent of emotion, strangely, was ... home.”
J.P. Barnaby, A House of Cards: Deconstructing Ethan

“His younger brothers, Allen and Anthony, hadn’t come downstairs yet. Aaron, Allen, and Anthony—their straight As, as his parents had joked before their first A became an F.”
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Lavinia Lewis Hi J.P! Thanks so much for accepting my friend request. Hope you're having a fab day!


Andrea Thanks for accepting my friendship. Love your books.


Monique Thanks for adding me JP:)


Adriana Hi, JP! Thank you for accepting my request! Porn star talk with you was the best on the chat, hahaha.


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Fiona Goodman Thanks for accepting my friendship J.P! Now I just have to get to writing my reviews for your books!


Josephine Myles Hi J.P. - thanks for the add!


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J.P. Barnaby Hi! Thanks for accepting! :)


Phoenix Emrys Helloooo! Thanks for the invite!


Williammaltese My pleasure!


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