Kayla Jameth And Her Very Pretty Plot Bunnies

I never set out to write m/m romance. In fact, I never set out to write anything. It’s kind of a surprise to find myself here after all my protestations that I am not an author. Occasionally I would admit to being a writer, but I still don’t feel like an author.

I got hooked on m/m romance quite by accident. I used to watch a lot of anime and found one called Yami no Matsuei/Descendants of Darkness. In one episode the nemesis (male) traps and kisses the protagonist (also male). I was hooked. I don’t know how many times I watched that scene before I asked good old Google about the genre. Turns out there is this wonderful thing called yaoi or shonen ai and I had discovered my new obsession.

While trying to find more chapters of You’re My Love Prize in the View Finder, I made a friend, Sara. Sara is the source of all things yaoi. She also told me to read J.L. Langley’s Without Reservations. That was the first m/m romance I ever read and it is still one of my favorites. I think at that point, even though I wouldn’t have recognized it at the time, my fate was sealed.

When I helped Sara edit some of her slash fanfiction, I found myself reading a fair amount of facfic. There was a pairing I wanted to read, but the author had only used their names and changed everything else about the fandom. I foolishly said I could write better and Sara insisted that she wanted to read it. So I found myself writing my first slash. Sara and several readers of the fanfiction site I posted it on said I had talent.

Author Linda Reilly suggested a call for submission for fairy tales. I came up with a plausible story line and Cinder wouldn’t rest until I put his story on “paper.” Not that I had any intention of subbing it. I just couldn’t get the idea out of my head and I couldn’t finish the Samurai Champloo fanfiction I had started until Cinder was happy.

I didn’t write anything further for a while, but even that wasn’t destined to last.

I have an impressive collection of photos on FB and several of my friends, mostly m/m authors, had commented at various times about my photographic plot bunnies, so I formed a group called Inspired Writing (IW). We post a photo periodically and write stories to go with the photo. Because it was my group, I felt I had to be a good example and so I wrote my first original story Sex, Love and Video Tape. I had also been working with AB Gayle by this point and so this story was my first attempt at using POV. It was aided by the fact that there is really only one character in this short story.

All of my subsequent stories have been inspired by a photo, almost all of them for this very group. The only exception is the photo I chose for the Goodreads M/M Group’s anthology Hot July Days. Controlled Fall, a short story about friends turned lovers takes place while trapped in a New Zealand canyon, will be in the anthology. The photo made for a good back to nature backdrop. Of course the obligatory “if we’re going to die, let’s get this off our chest” story line presented itself. I have gone rappelling so I felt that I could do that part of the story justice.

My current WIP (Work In Progress) is called Alexios’ Fate. It is another story inspired by one of the photos in IW. I decided to do an m/m version of Andromeda’s story, only Peruses, played by Apollo, would be coming for Alexios. The short story started out humble enough, being about a young Greek man who found himself the object of Apollo’s interest; however, one of my beta readers wanted to know more about ancient Greek culture and several of the characters in particular. The story has become a novella and once I add the further details about Apollo, it should be a novel. The story is now a paranormal story about a young Greek man and a god. Who said writing wasn’t an evolutionary process?

I like puzzling out a good story to go with the photos. I think the puzzle and doing the research are the things I like best about writing. What brought the characters to this point and where will they go next? I will spend a lot of time researching things that only appear in one sentence. I abhor inaccuracies in others’ works and I will be mortified if I ever propagate untruths. Besides I enjoy finding out little bits of information like that.

My short story Legends appears in Breathless Press’ anthology Ad-dick-tion. It is my first published piece and I’m inordinately proud of it. Legends also is inspired by a photo. Sense a pattern here? This is my first and only use of first person POV. I never intended to use first person, but when I went to write this story the first word that came to mind was “I.” The characters named themselves, which doesn’t always happen. I will say that the next time someone wants to be named Jack, I’ll try to talk them out of it. That seriously limited my verb choices!

Excerpt from Legends:

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.

I hope you enjoyed that small taste of Legends.

I still can’t believe that I have a published short story and am actually writing a novel with the express intention of submitting it for publication. This all still feels a bit surreal, but it’s still a great ride, one I never thought I would take.

A Father’s Day Contest From Kayla Jameth, Berengaria Brown, DC Juris & Rebecca Leigh!





FATHER’S DAY CONTEST – Hot M/M Anthology

Whether you’re a dad, know a dad, or have a dad – we’ve got a contest for you to celebrate Father’s Day!

AD-DICK-TION is the newest m/m anthology available from Breathless Press. In this collection of sizzling hot Adonis shorts, feel the passion again with previously released m/m erotic stories along with an all new story by Kayla Jameth – Legends.






A few of the authors of the anthology are hosting the contest.

To enter the contest follow these simple steps by Midnight Pacific time on June 19th!:
1. Read the author’s clue below.
2. Go to the author’s site to find the answer to the clue.
3. Come back here and leave a comment that has your answers. **Please remember to include your email address in the comment**
4. The person with the most correct answers wins a copy of
Ad-dick-tion!

(in the case of more than one person with all correct answers, the winner will be picked at random).

Kayla Jameth: Where do I draw inspiration for my works in progress?
Facebook.

DC Juris: This transgender author knows that your mom wasn’t always right when she told you not to play with your food. Which two characters play with their food in his story, “Sundae Surprise?”
http://www.dcjuris.com/#!__sundae-surprise

Berengaria Brown: How many men are involved in Berengaria Brown’s story, “Carnal Connections” and where do they meet?
http://berengariasblog.blogspot.com/

Rebecca Leigh: This straight-laced attorney by day likes vampires who role play. What do the characters in her story “Room Number Twelve” play? http://blog.rebeccaleighromance.com/

GOOD LUCK to everyone and HAPPY FATHER’S DAY!

Ad-Dick-tion (Volume One) Anthology

Title: Ad-Dick-tion: Volume One
Authors: Christina Jade Loren, Jamieson Wolf, Kayla Jameth, Jessica Lee, Kimberly Hunter, DC Juris, Berengaria Brown, and Rebecca Leigh
Publisher: Breathless Press
Pages: 196
Characters: Various
POV: 1st and 3rd Person
Setting: Contemporary
Sub-Genre: Anthology/Erotica/Menage/Fantasy/Paranormal
Cover Rating: 4
Kisses: 4 (Overall)

Blurbs:

In this collection of sizzling hot Adonis shorts, feel the passion again with previously released m/m erotic stories, along with an all new story by Kayla JamethLegends.

Turned by Christina Jade Loren – Nathan thinks that Damien is easy prey. He stalks him right up until the point Damien turns the tables.

Eternity by Christina Jade Loren – Even vampires need boy toys…

Break and Enter by Christina Jade Loren – When a lone burglar breaks into James’ home demanding everything, temperatures soar between both men.

Furry Endeavors by Christina Jade Loren – Home for the holidays isn’t exactly what Lance had in mind when his lover, Adin, took him to a secluded log cabin in the middle of a forest.

Hard by Jamieson Wolf – Owen’s best friend makes him hard.

Hardening by Jamieson Wolf – When Daniel leaves him, Owen wonders if he will ever love again. Thankfully, you don’t need love to have hot sex…

Legends by Kayla Jameth – Austin promised his assertive lover a magical evening. He has arranged to celebrate Jack’s birthday at the new concept restaurant Legends. Will Legends be everything he hoped it would be?

Make Me by Jessica Lee – Becoming the alpha of one’s wolf pack—brutal. Keeping the title and your mate alive all at the same time—living hell. Previously Reviewed HERE

Got Lemons? by Kimberly Hunter– Will giving into desire be a sour mistake or sweet perfection?

Dream Come True by DC Juris – Tristan knows that Jinsu is just a drawing…. A made-up, elaborate version of Tristan’s perfect man. All in Tristan’s head. Jinsu isn’t real. Or…is he? Previously Reviewed HERE

Sundae Surprise by DC Juris – Dean learns the true meaning of the words “playing with your food” when his hot and hunky roommate, Rick, interrupts his plans for some solo Sunday afternoon fun.

Perfect Christmas by DC Juris – Evan plans to spend yet another Christmas alone while Drake travels for business. But a special delivery reveals Drake had some plans of his own! Previously Reviewed HERE

Carnal Connections by Berengaria Brown – Ithiel meets Jason and Toby at a wedding, and a night of hot passion follows. But what will happen the next morning?

Room Number 12 by Rebecca Leigh – Two male vampire cowboys come together in a bar as strangers but leave as lovers.

Review:

Fantasy and role playing, dominance and submission, ménage a trios and one on one; the Ad-Dick-tion anthology is a compilation of über-steamy tales that transport the reader on an erotic journey inhabited by vampires, werewolves, and human men who heat up the pages in this homage to sex and love.

From the fun and flirty to the down and dirty and everything in between, each of the eight authors has contributed a story that celebrates eroticism. Whether it’s the first sexual encounter between best friends turned lovers, or it’s the chance meeting at a wedding that leads to a sexy threesome in a hotel room, they all explore sensuality in its many forms—from new love to lost love to eternal love, there’s something between the covers for every reader.

Each of the offerings, with the exception of Kayla Jameth’s beautifully seductive ménage story Legends, the tale of a man who gives his partner the ultimate birthday gift, have appeared in prior publication, but now they can all be enjoyed in this single collection .

Indulge in the sexual fantasies of the men of Ad-Dick-tion; it’s a choice collection of carnal creativity, to be sure.

Reviewed By: Lisa

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