Jay Hughes is a multi-published author of gay (M/M) erotic fiction. He is also the long-lost cousin of bestselling erotic romance author Jamaica Layne, and is more than twenty years her senior; Jamaica only recently learned of his existence. He was born in Michigan's Upper Peninsula and raised on the streets of Detroit. Jay eventually moved to New York City, where he became a successful costume designer for Broadway musicals and drag-queen revues.
Jay lives in New York City with his longtime partner, the famous drag queen Lee Jones, their three cats (names Chanel, Escada, and Burberry) and their beloved potbellied pig, Jacques.
Ragnar, a hardened Scottish soldier, is indifferent to English rule of his homeland until he falls in love with Gylis McIvoy, a fellow Scotsman. They have a brief and passionate affair, but circumstances tear them apart permanently. Ragnar swears vengeance, and soon becomes a freedom fighter modeled on the recently captured and executed William Wallace.
Ragnar manages to raise a ragtag army that rains terror down on Longshanks’ occupying forces, but in the process, he has a chance meeting with the king’s son, Prince Edward of Wales. Sparks fly between them despite the impossibility of an English prince taking a Scottish enemy soldier as his lover—giving new meaning to “the love that dare not speak its name”. These two star-crossed lovers may cross swords on the battlefield by day, but they still manage to heat up the night.