Friday, May 27, 2011

Interview and Giveaway: Kayla Jameth


Guess what guess what?!  My friend Kayla Jameth is here to tell me all about her upcoming release, to share a little morsel AND to play giveaway!  Yaaaaaaay!  So.gather round and say howdo!  

Amara: *opens door*…Kayla! Come in, come in, have a seat.  Can I get you something to drink?  Coffee, tea, alcohol…?

Kayla: Do you have a nice chai?  Extra cinnamon.

Amara: As a matter of fact, I do.  Make yourself comfortable and I’ll be right back with that.

So you have a story in the upcoming Breathless Press anthology, Addicktion, that is so great, congratulations m’dear.   So tell me all about it…

Kayla: Thank you so much.  “Legends” is my debut m/m short story.  It will be appearing in Breathless Press’ anthology “Addicktion.”  I’ve just written for a few friends and for my own enjoyment to date.  I hadn’t planned on becoming a published author, but someone saw some of my work.  And the rest, as they say, is history…  Well, the good kind of history I hope!

Legends” is a short story about a very special birthday gift.  Austin wants to give his lover a night to remember at the new concept restaurant Legends where your dreams come true.

Amara: Oooo sound good, can’t wait to check it out.  Tell me, what inspired it?

Kayla: That is a story in and of itself.  I have a good collection of photos on Facebook and several of the m/m authors who are my friends used to comment on the photos being great for plot bunnies.  So I started a FB group called Inspired Writing.  We pick a photo and write a story for it.  One of the photos is of a young man on a table surrounded by food and wearing nothing else.  “Legends” is the story I wrote for that photo.  I believe you’ve posted the photo, Amara.

Amara: *laughs* Indeed I have.  I’ve always loved that one.  So, which character is your favorite, and why?

Kayla: Kendras, he’s hot.  Oh, sorry!  You mean which of the characters in “Legends.”

Amara: *laughs* I know right?!  *whispers* I love Kendras. *clears throat* sorry, didn’t mean to interrupt, so, yes, Legends

Kayla: I guess I would have to say Austin.  He has an assertive lover and is a bit unsure of himself, but he still puts himself in a slightly uncomfortable situation to please Jack.

Amara: *nods* Can’t wait to read about them.  *grins* If you’re characters were a desert, what would it be? Why?

Kayla:   The kouroi was quite literally dessert.   The finger food variety.
Jack and Austin…  Let’s see.  Jack is perfection.  Austin can’t manage it no matter how hard he tries.  Jack would be petit fours, all elegant and precise.  Austin would be apple crumb pie, the unpretentious boy next door.

Amara: Oooooh, yum… *laughs*

Ok, If your story came with a warning label, what would it be?

Kayla: Warning: For your safety, you should be in good health and free from high blood pressure, heart, back or neck problems, motion sickness, or other conditions that could be aggravated by hot man on man on man sex.  Expectant mothers should consider if the benefits to your sex life outweigh the risk of spontaneous combustion.

Let’s just say that I’ve been told that I “give good mind f@(k.”

Amara: *laughs* Oh honey, I do so love a good mind fuck.  Ha, awesome.

So where do we find you online?

Kayla: I’m just getting published.  The anthology and my short story will be available through Breathless Press.  I don’t have much of an online presence yet, but if you are on FB please come and check out my FB author page.
http://www.facebook.com/KaylaJameth

Amara: *smiles* sooo awesome.  Now, let’s take a peek… and giveaway some goods, shall we?  Dooo lets!

Up for grabs is both a copy of the Anthology, Addicktion as well as a copy of Legends.  Yaaaay double giveaway.  You know the drill, leave a comment to enter, include your email please, and check out the details at the bottom of the post for the rest.  Giveaway will close 11:30pm PST June 2nd.

Ready…set… let’s play giveaway!


Blurb:  Austin feels plain and maybe even a bit unattractive, seemingly unable to choose the right clothing and his hair a disaster.  While Jack is always perfect.  Sometimes this makes Austin feel unsure of himself and Jack's affection.

Austin's lover, Jack, is assertive and at times a bit domineering, especially in bed.  This tendency in Jack, leaves Austin free to explore some aspects of his sexuality new to him.  But how would he feel about sharing Jack with another man?

Intent on finding out and in the process give Jack a magical evening, Austin arranges to celebrate Jack's birthday at the new concept restaurant Legends.  He has heard a lot about what to expect of this exclusive establishment, but will Legends be everything that he hopes for?

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Excerpt from “Legends” featuring the photo that was the inspiration for the piece:



                The room was amazing. The walls were a lush sunset red painted with imitation windows showing scenes from mythology. An inlayed stone mosaic of a scene I didn’t recognize and would have to ask Jack about covered the floor. I could only read a few of the Latin inscriptions. Amphorae in stands lined one wall. I was pleased to see none of them had flat bottoms. Some red-figure vases adorned a series of alcoves, but the piece de resistance lay in the dining area.

                There were two plush coffee colored couches for reclining and a carved wooden table set in front of them. But probably the most striking thing in the room was the naked young man amidst the food, his smooth golden skin in bold contrast with the colorful food arrayed around him. His dark hair and eyes completed the vision of Mediterranean perfection.

                I watched Jack recline on the couch and mirrored him. He plucked a grape from the table and pressed the sphere against my lips. I opened obediently for the fruit and pulled his long fingers into my mouth as well; licking and sucking on Jack’s fingers as he inhaled sharply through his slightly parted lips. The salt on his skin and the tart grape a perfect start to the evening.

                When he withdrew his fingers, I swallowed the grape and reached for one of my own to feed to him.

                The Greek god on the table chuckled and said, “If you keep that up, there will be no need for me.”

                He began feeding us both tidbits from the table slowly exposing more of his smooth caramel skin as he did. His fingers brushed against my lips and periodically slipped into my mouth under the pretense of being licked clean. I could see he received the same treatment from Jack, murmuring his pleasure with every swipe of Jack’s tongue.

Kayla:  If we go much further, we get to that mind f*@k I mentioned earlier.

Amara: Ha! We’ll save that for the story. *winks*

Thanks darlin’. So glad you came by to chat, and congratulations again on your story release. *smiles* sooo awesome.  

Later taters!

Bio:  A knight and a former princess, Kayla Jameth now spends her time writing m/m romance. A true Renaissance woman, she has done everything from cross stitch like a proper lady to welding with the best of them. An eclectic life has left her with a unique understanding of the world inhabited by men and an appreciation for the difficulties faced by men in m/m relationships. It is her devout wish that her experiences translate into a richer telling of such tales.

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The fine details...
  • Two winners will be selected. 
  • Giveaway is for an eBook copy of Addicktion and the short story Legends .
  • Contest closes 11:30PM PST, June 2nd, 2011
  • To enter, leave a comment on this post telling me you’d like to be entered in the giveaway.
  • Please include a valid email address or I won’t know where to contact you.
  • Winners will be selected at random using Random.org
  • If the chosen winners do not respond to my email within 48 hours, another winner will be selected.
  • Contest is open to worldwide.  
  • Must be 18 yrs. old or older.


27 comments:

  1. Please enter me as well. This was such a fun interview and I most certainly want to read the mind f*ck!

    Thanks - Miranda
    mdwartistry at yahoo dot com

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  2. Sounds yummy, count me in!!!

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  3. Both sound delightful! Please include me!

    seritzko at verizon dot net

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  4. Very fun interview! You made me interested in the book, so please count me in :)

    luciatea01 (at) hotmail.com

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  5. Sounds like a really good story and I would love to read the rest of it. Thanks for introducing me to another author and for the giveaway.

    GFC follower: June M.
    manning_j2004 at yahoo dot com

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  6. Oh,Yum. Count me in. Thank You.
    Andrea
    peskyanimal@yahoo.com

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  7. Woo-HOOOOOOOO!! This sounds absolutely yummy!!! Congrats Kayla on the story release!!!
    Lovely interview and excerpt Amara!! I am looking forward to reading this collection of short stories!

    Sign me up for the contest, PLEASE!!!!

    meiow16@gmail.com

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  8. Ha Ha Love it!! I love the dessert question! I'm not usually a fan of short stories but I think I'd love to read these!

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  10. Please count me in! thanks!

    jacobjunk @ verizon dot net

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  11. Thank you for having me over here on your blog, Amara. I had a great time.

    Thank you to everyone for their kind comments. I really appreciate them.

    I hope everyone enjoys "Legends."
    Thanks,
    Kayla

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  12. It sounds good!
    Count me in on the contest
    raegropp@msn.com

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  13. *waves* Hi everyone! :D

    Thanks so much for coming by! I'm so glad you are enjoying the interview and the excerpt :D That totally makes me smile!

    And a big thank YOU Kayla. Twas fun!

    I've got you all counted in. Hope everyone has a great weekend!

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  14. Great interview Amara and Kayla! Please include me the contest!

    tigerblossoms at hotmail dot com

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  15. I would like to enter. Thank you so much for the opportunity!

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  16. Thank you everyone. Thanks for having me come over to play, Amara.
    Just two more days until "Legends" is available for public consumption. I hope everyone enjoys the story as much as I did writing it.
    Kayla

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  17. Would love to be entered in this giveaway too Hope I am not too late

    comfort@idx.com.au

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  18. @T: *waves* Hiya T! Glad you liked it :) Thanks for coming by :D :D

    @comfort: Not to late at all m'dear. Gotch'ya down :)

    @Wyndslash & SMD thanks for coming by :)

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  19. I know I'm late but I had to say this is an awesome interview! Loved it! :D

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  20. I had fun with it. Amara asks such unique questions.

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  21. @Havan: *waves* Hiya Sweetness! I'm glad you liked it. And it's never too late, I was all excited to see you here. :D

    @Kei: I had so much fun doing this. I totally can't wait to do it again. Seriously. :D

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  22. Sounds like a great idea, Amara. Just let me know when you want to do it again.

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