Monday, October 22, 2012

As Advertised by Jaime Samms - Virtual Book Tour and Giveaway

The Menagerie welcomes author Jaime Samms to the blog today on her tour with Goddess Fish Promotions!! We're excited to showcase her latest release, "As Advertised" and interview her.

Even better, Jaime and Wild Child Publishing will be awarding a $10 Wild Child Publishing GC to a randomly drawn commenter during the tour, so leave one today and then follower her tour to increase your chances of winning. Her tour posts are listed here.

Now, on to the good stuff!

Describe yourself in three words.

Busy. Creative. Caffeinated.

Cast your book. Tell us who would play the main characters in a movie and why.

Oooh. Good question. Okay, as Tyler’s new love interest, clean-cut Steven, a totally, pumped up Ryan Reynolds would fit the bill. And as Tyler’s ex, Jake, well, Jake Gyllenhaal, because he can pull off the over-the-top sex appeal, and the endearing puppy-was-a-bad-bad-boy look, and underneath, you know he could play the really nasty shit. And finally, for Tyler himself, I’d pick Heath Ledger. Heath will always be my darling. But since I probably wouldn’t be able to cast a movie from beyond the grave, I’ll choose Ben Affleck, since, just like Tyler, even when he tries to look tough, he looks goofy and adorable.

What’s your favorite love scene from a movie?

It’s not even a love scene, but in the movie Goldfish Memory, there is a kiss, between Red and David. However, I do have to admit, the lesbian love scene in the same movie is really rather well done, and I quite enjoyed it.

What’s your wildest fantasy?

I put most of them in my books, in some form or another. Afraid you’ll just have to go look! :-P

If you were to lose one of your senses, which would you rather lose and why?

Smell, I suppose. My sense of smell is already rather dismal, so it wouldn’t be that great a loss.

What is the naughtiest thing you did as a kid?

I was a very good kid. I swear!!! Plus, my mom might read this, and we all want her to live on oblivious. It’s just better for everyone that way.


Boxers or Briefs? Boxer briefs, actually.
Top or Bottom? Oh, definitely bottom.
Pajamas or nude? nude
Hairy chests or smooth? Both? At once if at all possible. Oh. Right. Mom might be reading…scratch that.
Alpha or Beta? Beta.

Tyler’s life perked up when he met Jake. So what if long-time friend Marty can’t stand him and his landlady has no use for his new beau. Tyler’s determined not to see the dark side of his lover. It’s his own fault for believing people don’t go around keeping secrets and lying.

Tyler should know better. He’s an ad executive. He knows the packaging is what sells, and Jake is quite a package. His lover is no slouch when it comes to false advertising, either, and when Tyler finds out the truth, it hurts. Weathering Jake’s lies and secrets gets easier with the help of new friends, Libby and Steven. In fact, Tyler figures that maybe a lot of things would get easier with Steven.

Tyler should have known better. Not even someone as seemingly perfect as Steven Jessop is completely as advertised.

This time, though, Tyler has to make a decision. After all, sometimes, even if what you see is not what you get, what Tyler’s uncovered in Steven might just be what he’s always wanted.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Jaime has been writing for various publishers since the fall of 2008, although she's been writing for herself far longer. Often asked why men; what’s so fascinating about writing stories about men falling in love, she's never come up with a clear answer. Just that these are the stories that she loves to read, so it seemed to make sense if she was going to write, they should also be the stories she wrote.

These days, you can find plenty of free reading on her website. She also writes for Freya’s Bower, Loveyoudivine Alterotica, Pink Petal Books, Dreamspinner Press and Total E-Bound.

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, she's probably spending reading, drawing, gardening (weather permitting, of course, since she is Canadian!) or watching movies. Well. She has a day job or two, as well, 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, with 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....

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Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thank you for hosting today.

Anonymous said...

Oh, this book sounds really fun!


Jaime Samms said...

Thank you for hosting me today. I'm very sorry for not stopping by sooner. I've had one heck of a Monday which has included internet issues....

Vastine Bondurant said...

Wonderful to see you, Jaime! And here's another of your books looks awesome! But, then, they all do!!

Jaime Samms said...

:D Thanks, Vast. You're awesome, as well