Welcome Birthday Guest Jaime Samms!

Amber had this great idea to talk about what a fantasy birthday party I would throw for myself might look like. It would be a pretty chill event, since crowds are so not my thing, but it would also be a who’s who of Jaime’s Fictional Crushes and Potential Besties, for sure.

Newt, of course. Because who doesn’t love the younger Scamander brother and his Hufflepuff ways? (Okay, so I maybe am influenced by the fact I’m about to go watch Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald in about a half hour of writing this blog post.) I think Newt would need some other low-key guests to help him feel at ease, so I would also invite Ira and Jed from Wheels and Heels who have an amazing ability to make others feel comfortable, and the twins Coby and Bruce from Patchwork Heaven, because if any of my contemporary characters can believe in magic, they can.

And since Newt loves his creatures, I feel like he’d bring out the very best side of Emile from Sunshine in the Dragon’s Heart, and he’d see great things in any of the residents from L’Ange, because no matter how bad ass Mary Calmes makes her alphas, they all have the secret core of kindness that makes them awesome! (Don’t tell her I said that. She insists Arman is Not Nice, and Scary AF. Linus and I know the truth.)

And to round out the evening, and because, while they may be boisterous and more lively than the other guests, they are still loveable, I’d invite an assortment of hobbits – probably Merry and Pippin, because they know all the good drinking songs, and dwarves – I’m thinking Bofur and Bombur, since they seem to like a good party.

Eclectic, I know, but even in real life, I have some diverse tastes, and a party would include talkers, partiers and entertainers. Also pies. All the pies.


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Blurb for Sunshine in the Dragon’s Heart

When Sunny retires to the northern Ontario wilderness to mourn his parents’ deaths, he’s hoping the change of scenery will afford him some peace and quiet.

His hopes are soon spectacularly dashed.

In self-imposed exile, dragon Emile runs across the Fold between his dimension and Sunny’s—and right into Sunny’s arms. Centuries out of touch with human culture, bright, beautiful Emile incinerates any hope Sunny had for an ordinary existence. With dryads and water sprites coming to life all around them, Sunny can’t deny the magic Emile brings to his life—or his heart. But that same magic leads the unrelenting dragon who would keep Emile captive right to them. To save his love, Sunny will have to reach deep and find some magic of his own.


To help Amber celebrate her birthday, I’d like to offer a commenter a book from my Dreamspinner back list, or a signed copy of my Pride title Fix This,Sir. Winner’s choice. So please, share your favourite fictional partier with us in the comments, and get a chance to win a new something to read.

46 thoughts on “Welcome Birthday Guest Jaime Samms!

  1. Hobbies and dwarves surely know how to throw a party! As for my favourite fictional character, I think I would go with Harry Potter… or maybe Buffy and Spike. It is difficult to decide 😉

  2. That’s soooooo hard I have so many but I guess it would be Reed Kensington in Up in Arms by Kindle Alexander. He is the complete package kind, honorable, compassionate, loving.

  3. Lovely guests. I’d invite Newt too (and Picket). I would invite his trusty Nifflers, but who knows what they might steal?

    Book sounds great.

    1. I think I’d save Jory for a coffee lunch the day after the party. Just in case, because you know, he might get into trouble, and we wouldn’t want to disrupt the party.

  4. I love Dragons the book sounds very interesting. Your party is fantastic should be a great time.

  5. Heh. I’d choose one of the original Greek party boys, Poseidon and his mate (son of Fenrir) Claude from Lisa Oliver’s You’ve Got to be Kidding Me. Talk about bringing down the house!

    1. I think you and my eldest would enjoy the same sorts of parties I haven’t read those books, but I have been told much about them.

    1. I hear they would be very fun to have a round. Sounds like I have some reading in my future.

  6. Maybe Griff and Dante from Damon Suede’s HOT HEAD, or Lucky from Eden Winters’ DIVERSION series (though he’d probably start a fistfight or two)…

  7. Oh, yes. Dec from the Thirds series is a definite winner or perhaps an anime hero. There are a lot of cuties in there, though so it would be hard to pick.

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