Let’s start with the first publisher who took a chance on me, Freya’s Bower. One of their editors challenged me to write a “sweet romance” between guys. She thought maybe such an animal didn’t exist. I wrote it, and they liked it enough to publish it. That was The Runaway about a couple of cowboys reunited after the death of one of their fathers. It’s a little bitter, a little angry, but ultimately, the reignition of a sweet, young lover’s flame.
Next is Jupiter Gardens. I wrote a host of shorter works for them, and since it’s almost December I thought I’d point out the Christmas title, Goodbye Scrooge. This is about a college guy, almost ready to graduate, trying to decide what to do about a questionable relationship he’s had with one of his professors. He knows he’s walking a thin line with the older man, but he’s not sure he really wants to call it quits, either. He goes out on a limb to convince his older lover that there are good things about being in love, and they both deserve to share in those things, with each other, or with other people.
While we’re on holiday-themed books, there’s also Valentine at MLR, about the first foray into a relationship between the bar staff in a small, divy drinking hole. On the most romantic day of the year, it’s only fitting that love should find a grin, even for the most unconventional of couples.
Totally Bound is the home of my RaiRainbowley series, but also, I have cowboys there, too. Three of them. In sing for your Supper, Taylor is on the run from his past, and lite’s on Jim’s farm, directed there by Jim’s ‘friend’, Matt. The three men have a few things to work out, though, not the least of which is who’s on top. (This book is available in Audio, too, if you’re so inclined.)
And then, there is Dreamspinner Press. Besides the numerous novels they have released for me, are a few tiny little shorts, one called New Linnen about a pair of lovers trying to set some boundaries, and Paying the Piper about a pair of lovers for whom love has come and gone in a bittersweet pass.
So there you have it. A few titles of mine that are less well known. Maybe among them, people will find a couple of new couples to love.~ Jaime