Today Jaime Samms spins the wheel!
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- If you had to become a character in a cartoon, which cartoon would you like to exist in?
Howl’s Moving Castle. Or maybe Totoro. Studio Gibli has some of my very favourite animations, and who wouldn’t want to live in a world where there’s such cool magic? Of course, I’d prefer Howl’s universe after the war, because that’s just common sense.
- Recommend 3 books by other authors that everyone should read.
Temeraire, by Naomi Novik. I have so many dragon shifter romances in my head after reading the first few books in that series, you don’t even know. http://www.naominovik.com/temeraire/
The Imperfection of Swans by Brandon Witt. It’s as sweet a romance as any you’ll find, with the added bonus of truly wonderful characters with a lot of depth and real-life stakes rather than manufactured berries to getting together.
Anything by Clare London. I have never read a Clare London book that didn’t give me a fun or fractious glimpse of love and romance from a new and memorable angle. No cookie-cutter romance for her, and I love that so much.
- Paper or plastic?
Canvas. I am an environmental vigilante. Nothing goes in the landfill, if I can help it. Well. As little as possible. I recycle Christmas wrap. I am that hippie.
- Invent a roadside attraction you’d like to run (like the World’s Biggest Ball of String).
The world’s most elaborate tree village. Like, think some kind of cross between the realm of the wood elves and an Ewok village. Everything grown out of the treetops, interlinked and magical, and high above the ground. You never said it had to be an achievable goal.
- Which of your characters is going to Vegas with you and why?
Since Vegas is really not my scene at all, I expect Laurie, from Stained Glass, and his crew, because a) they seem like the type of people to do a group excursion like that, and b) since Laurie is a recovering alcoholic, he wouldn’t mind exploring other aspects of the city off the strip with me.
- One of your characters is attending a Halloween party. What’s their costume?
Mac, from Still Life dressed as his best, fem, frilly, lacey self. He could go to anyone’s Halloween party, feel like himself, completely comfortable, and not get a lot of strange looks or questions because he’s wearing the shortest, flirtiest skirt in the room.
Overcoming past hurts and letting love back in sometimes means reinventing everything about yourself, and sometimes means loving who you already are despite the jagged edges.
Rikki’s past is ugly, painful and full of blood. Simon is getting over a lover who only saw him for his uses, but had no use for his heart. From the outside, they seem like a disaster waiting to happen.
From the moment Simon moves into the same house, they seem to be exactly what the other needs. Except for one small detail. Simon has never been—or wanted to be—the one in charge in the bedroom. And Rikki doesn’t trust himself to keep Simon safe. So when Simon demands independence in all other things, Rikki is sure he’ll have to accept a life of solitude and hold himself inside his cold shell.
Meanwhile, as Simon waits for Rikki to bring the heat, his old lover is still hoping to use him one more time. Rikki is going to have to trust his instincts—and all the deadly skills he’s grown to loathe and fear—to keep his Simon safe.
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Jaime has been writing for various publishers since the fall of 2008, although she’s been writing for herself far longer. Her Stories about men falling in love are the stories that she loves to read, so it seemed to make sense if she was going to write, they would also be the stories she wrote.
These days, you can find plenty of free reading on her website. She also writes for Various Publishers.
Spare time, when it can be found rolled into a ball at the back of the dryer or cavorting with the dust bunnies in the corners, is spent crocheting, drawing, gardening (weather permitting, of course, since she is Canadian!), or watching movies. She has a day job, as well, which she loves, and two kids, but thankfully, also a wonderful husband who shoulders more than his fair share of household and child-care responsibilities.
She graduated some time ago from college with a fine arts diploma, and a major in textile arts, which basically qualifies her to draw pictures and create things with string and fabric. One always needs an official slip of paper to fall back on after all . . .
Amazon Author page: amazon.com/author/jaimesamms
One lucky commenter will win an e-copy of the first book in the series, Hotwired Heart, and a print copy of the second book, Finder’s Keepers. Just leave a comment here for a chance to win. Winner will be randomly chosen on Jan 19.