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Title: Permanent Ink
Author: Jaime Samms
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Cover Artist: Angsty G
Genre: Gay Romance
Release Date: 01/18/2017
Beauty is only skin deep, but some marks—and what they represent—are impossible to escape.
Eric resents his comfortable college life and the restrictions his family’s expectations put on him. Dwayne, his best friend Angel’s cousin, is a pierced and tattooed ex-con trying to rebuild his life. Eric sees only the tattoos and the way Dwayne’s upbringing have dictated his future. It takes a surprising revelation from Angel to force Eric to see past Dwayne’s defenses to the generous heart beneath and to realize it’s time for him to break free of his own instilled beliefs. The men can’t keep apart, and they gradually learn that everything they thought they knew about each other might be wrong.
Opposites attract as two men from very different backgrounds move from enemies to lovers in a story of understanding, compassion, and redemption.
First Edition published by Pink Petal Books, 2011.
Thank you to Prism Book Alliance for having me by for this new release. I’ve lived with these guys quite a while, so today, I share a little future fun (that isn’t in the book). The book is about Eric and Dwayne getting together, learning each other, and how to overcome their own blind spots to see their truth. Enjoy a little snippet of future Eric and Dwayne.
“Oh no, you did not.” Dwayne whispered as he stared at the thing sitting in the center of their bed. “Eric!”
“Be right there, babe!” There was some clattering in the kitchen before Eric yelped and something crashed to the floor.
“Shit.” Dwayne went running, the bed and it’s little treasure forgotten. “Eric? You okay?”
“Dammit.” Eric was swinging one big hand in the air, dancing from one foot to the other. The floor was a steaming mess of what might have been shepherd’s pie and their best casserole dish. Dwayne lamented the ruined food, but stepped around it to grab Eric’s hand. “Settle,” he growled.
Eric did, instantly, and gnawed on his lower lip. “Sorry, babe,” he muttered. “Fuck! That hurts what are you doing?” he tried to pull away, but Dwayne held tight.
“Makin’ sure you ain’t permanently damaged.” He’d dragged Dwayne closer to the kitchen window and the light. “Was this supposed to be sweet talkin’ me into a certain ‘present’ sittin’ n our bed?”
“Well. I mean, You cook so much of the time. I thought it might be nice for you if I did.”
Dwayne eyed him, then the mess, then grinned. “Thanks for your help.”
“I tried.” Eric sucked air in between his teeth as Dwayne stuck his hand under the tap. Luke-warm water ran over his fingers and the sting rapidly dissipated.
“Where’s the first aid kit?”
“There’s one in the cupboard under the island.”
Dwayne shook his head. “One in every room.”
“I live here,” Eric reminded him cheerily.
Dwayne chuckled, pulled Eric down onto the stool next to him and dressed his burns. “You need to be more careful.”
Eric grinned and kissed him.
For a few minutes, Dwayne let him get away with the distraction, but eventually, he did pull Eric’s face away far enough he could look at him. “About the bundle on the bed.”
Eric blinked innocently. “There’s nothing on the bed.”
With a wide grin, Eric turned Dwayne’s face toward the mess on the kitchen floor.
Sitting most delicately, paws just out of reach of the slowly spreading meat juice, a bitty white kitten picked bits of ground beef out of the cooling pile.
“What did I tell you about pets?”
“That you’ve never had any.”
“I didn’t say I wanted one.”
Eric leaned down and scooped the kitten up. He held it out to Dwayne. “You hold onto her while I call the shelter and arrange a time to bring her back.” He pulled out his phone but Dwayne snatched it from him.
“You’re an idiot.” Holding the kitten close to his face, he crooned at her and she began to purr. “Dammit.”
Eric cuddled in close to them and tickled the back of the kitten’s head. “She’ll need a name.”
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 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
I have a number of paperbacks, most of which are signed, to giveaway. Over the between now (11 Mar 2017) and 31 Mar 2017, every comment on the blog (this post and all other new posts), will be entered to win 1 of these paperbacks. There are also some misc swag items, so there will be a few packs of these to give away as well.
Thank you so much for your support over the last 4 years. Prism will be closing its doors on 1 April 2017. All content will remain available, but no new content will appear after 31 Mar 2017. As such all request forms have been turned off. Again Thank you,
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