THREE FOR THE ROAD
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Melanie Bell, Hayden Trask and Charlie Smith have been best friends since childhood. The trio look out for each other, laugh with each other, play with each other, live with each other, and have each other’s backs no matter what.
Only, Melanie secretly dreams about hot nights and sweet days with both men, tangled in each other’s arms. Charlie has silently craved both Melanie and Hayden forever. Years ago, Hayden made a personal vow to shield Charlie and Melanie from any and all harm, and over time that protection has morphed into confusing passion and attraction for both of his best friends.
What if one long steamy day together turns into a night where hidden raw desires are exposed? If Charlie and Melanie can convince Hayden to leap without a net, they just might discover the answer is a passionate love between all three friends that will last a lifetime.
THE LIFEGUARD AND THE GEEK
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A virgin and in the closet, graphic novelist Griffin Parks visits California for work and instead find himself face-to-face with sexy ex-pro surfer Drew Lynch. A card carrying geek, Griffin knows he has zero chance with the straight and handsome Drew.
Lifeguard Drew Lynch is between girlfriends and oddly enchanted by sweet, awkward Griffin. Secretly bi-curious, but never enough to act on his same sex interests, Drew seeks Griffin out, drawn to the guy in a way he’s never been to anyone before.
The more time Griffin spends with Drew the more he likes the man behind the outgoing lifeguard persona. And with each day Drew shares with Griffin, his sexual curiosity about men, and Griffin in particular, ignites a little more.
Both men notice each other and like what they see, but each is skittish about rocking the boat. Can this lifeguard and geek let go of their fears enough to reveal their deepest secrets and desires to each other? Do Griffin and Drew dare risk their friendship for a shot at true love?
JAMIE URBAN AND CAMERON DANE ARE THE SAME PERSON. WHY WRITE UNDER DIFFERENT PEN NAMES? HOW ARE THE BOOKS DIFFERENT?
As a reader I always want to have a pretty good sense of the type/feel/tone of the book I’m buying. Is it super intense and hardcore erotic or is it more lighthearted and romantic? I love to read both, I love lots of genres and styles, but I also want to know at a glance, by looking at the author’s name on the cover, the feel/tone of the book so that I can pick the right one for my reading mood at any given time. This is why I created Jamie Urban.
I love creating Cameron Dane stories. I can’t see myself ever not writing them. But Cameron Dane books are full of over-the-top angst and heightened emotions, they often have dark and hard edges/themes to them, there is a high concentration of sex scenes in the pages, and they are often very long at over 300-350 pages. However, I sometimes have ideas for shorter, more lighthearted, sweet and tender stories, stories that will only have 1-3 sex scenes vs. 7-9. That’s where Jamie Urban comes into play. I will direct those ideas I have for the shorter, sweeter stories into Jamie Urban books. These books will still have the same emotion in them, the same love and adoration and care I put into creating any of my characters, they’ll still run the gamut of M/M, M/F, and Ménage, they’ll just be more lighthearted in overall tone and have less sexual content.
For me, the best way I can think to describe Jamie Urban and Cameron Dane is to view them as two different candy bars, maybe one a Snickers and one a Twix. If you like chocolate and caramel then both are yummy; one isn’t better than the other, but they are different, and if you’re in the mood for a Snickers you don’t want to open the Snickers wrapper and find a Twix bar inside. You want the Twix tomorrow and it should be in its proper wrapper so that you, the consumer, can easily identify it. That is the distinction between Jamie Urban and Cameron Dane. It’s a quick glance at the wrapper that gives you a better idea of what’s inside the package. I hope you love both. I know I have the same great time living with all of these different characters and telling their love stories.
-- Sincerely, Jamie Urban/Cameron Dane
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