COVER REVEAL – Nine-Tenths


Novel cover. Teal field with the words "Nine-Tenths, love is a treasure worth hoarding" in slanted handwriting font. The illustration is of a scruffy twenty-something man in a barista apron setting down a coffee cup on a table. The steam from the cup is forming a heart. Beside the table sits an elegant man in a stylish tartan suit, with ginger hair and half-cupped red dragon wings.

Cover Art by SeanceFemme | Cover Design by J.M. Frey

by J.M. Frey

About the Book

Twenty-four is one year too young for a quarter-life crisis, but hey, Colin’s always been an overachiever. He’s got a degree in Sustainable Tourism, which his family says he’s wasting as a barista, an annoying anxiety disorder, and no freaking idea what to do with his life. The only thing going his way is the cute coffee shop regular, a homo draconis named Dav (who, in his humanshape, is a total hottie.) Still, it’d be easier if Dav didn’t have a habit of accidentally setting things on fire when he’s startled. Like the café kitchen.

When Dav breaks draconic taboo and volunteers as a replacement bean-roaster to apologize for the inferno meet-ugly, sparks really fly. Everything’s finally happening for Colin, until he learns that hooking up with Dav means that under dragon law, Colin is absorbed into Dav’s hoard.

Possession may be nine-tenths of the law, but becoming his boyfriend’s property does not make this whole identity crisis thing easier. Especially now that Colin must navigate politics, paparazzi, and legal questions about his personhood. Colin’s still angling for his Happily Ever After, but the growing scrutiny on his relationship with Dav threatens their budding romance. And if he’s not careful, Colin’s fight for agency may just destroy symbiotic human/dragon relationships worldwide.

The first five chapters of the book will drop January 13th, 2024.

After that, chapters will drop every Wednesday and Saturday morning.

For now you can:

Shelve it on Wattpad when it drops, so it’s in your library and you get update each time a new chapter is released.

Follow me on Wattpad, so you’re alerted every time this, or any other story of mine, updates. (I’m currently serializing three different books at a time, and have chapters scheduled to drop nearly every day of the week until 2025!)

Sign up for my Newsletter to be reminded of the release date, and to stay abreast of any developments with the novel.

Is this book only on Wattpad?

For now, yes. I’m currently working with W by Wattpad Books to release a re-worked, spicier, version of my Watty-Award winning sapphic romance TIME AND TIDE.

I want them to pick this book up as well, especially I since really want to write the other two books in the series, so I’m trying to prove to them that I’m worth it.

In that case, this means centralizing all my lovely readers on their site, with the hope that you’ll vote, comment, and recommend the heck out of it to your friends, so it gets lots of buzz.

Happy Reading!


JM FreyCOVER REVEAL – Nine-Tenths