Thanks to Alpha Book Club for having me back. (This is beginning to feel like a habit!) I’m very grateful to be able to stop by again to talk about what’s happening.
Specifically, I’m pleased to let people know that Dreamspinner is releasing a two-book anthology of my first two Off Stage books, Off Stage: Right and Off Stage: In the Wings. We’re doing this because it’s been a while since the books first came out and it might be nice for readers to be able to pick up them up again in an easy-to-handle e-package in anticipation of book three coming out later in the spring.
I feel like this series is so perfectly suited to Alpha Book Club since there are a host of fairly alpha guys between the pages. Of course, Stan and Vance, being the Doms, are alpha guys, but few of the characters in these books are strictly beta. They all have their moments.
Being the front man for the band, Damian needs his own alpha streak to maintain his equilibrium under the weight of all that audience adulation. Maybe that’s why he needs his own Dom to take the pressure off once he’s off stage.
Clive, Firefly’s drummer is all alpha. He’s like the big brother of the band, the one who’s already married and the first to have children, and not just his band mates, but real, flesh and blood kids of his own. He might take a back seat on the stage, underpinning the rest of the group with his steady, reliable rhythms, but off stage, he’s the one who takes care of them all.
Kilmer, Vance’s ranch manager, isn’t bigger than life or the kind of brash, swaggering cowboy people expect when they find out he’s from Texas, but on the ranch, he’s the boss. He’s the one who knows what’s what, and even Vance accepts his advice and follows his lead. the fact he’s definitely not the one in control when he gets home, and doesn’t want to be, takes noting away from his alpha vibes in the saddle. Someone, somewhere, will be the guy who gets both sides of his personality, and truly believe he roped the moon, just for them.
I hope readers enjoy reading, or re-reading, as may be, the first two stories and, as I did a few months ago, look forward to the third and final book, Off Stage: Beyond the Footlights.
Off Stage: Sets One & Two
The grunge band Firefly was Trevor “Damian” Learner and Lenny Stevens’s dream since they were boys growing up in rural Ontario. They found the right people to live the dream with them, even landed the best representation in the business, but the higher their star rose, the harder it became to ignore their issues.
Now, needing guidance beyond what each other and their bandmates can offer, Damian and Lenny must let go of a relationship that’s hurting everyone around them and accept support from men who know what they need better than they do. Two submissives will never make each other happy without the dominance they both crave but can’t find in each other.
First Damian needs to get his life on the right path and accept the rules Stan sets forth for him. Then Lenny will have to step into the wings, leave the spotlight, and concentrate on his own well-being—and Vance’s guiding hand—before they can help the band reach its potential.
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 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