A warm welcome to author Jason Huffman – Black joining us today to promote his new release “Snakes Among Sweet Flowers”.
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Author: Jason Huffman-Black
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Cover Artist: AngstyG
Release Date: June 20
Heat Level: 3
Genre/Tags: Contemporary, M/M Romance, Suspense, Thriller
Two-time ex-con Camden Sanders has decided that Hog Mountain—an isolated community on the outskirts of Atlanta, Georgia—is the perfect place to continue running small scams without the threat of more prison time. But there are a few problems with this plan. One is the neighborly citizens of Hog Mountain thwarting his dirty dealings at every turn with their kindness. Another is Jackson Rhodes, a closeted Hog Mountain police officer who can see right through Cam’s good ol’ boy act and plans to catch him red-handed despite the attraction they both can feel. But the biggest problem of all is that Cam’s past is threatening to catch up with him, and it could mean trouble for more than just himself.
Fried chicken always reminded Cam of his grandmother. She used to cook for him when he was younger and spent the weekend, or months on end during the summer, with her. She had been his savior while growing up, taking him out of a home with a drunk for a dad and a mother with her own survival—and her “stories,” as she called her TV shows—to worry about. His grandmother had put him in piano lessons, encouraged him to get good grades, and supported him, even when he had come out to her. She would have loved his farmhouse’s big, airy kitchen with all its counter space and windows. He wished she’d been around long enough to see it.
While gnawing on a chicken leg, he got up from the table, grabbing a napkin to wipe his hands, then took the cereal bowl from the dish drainer before settling back in front of his plate. Cam stripped the meat from the final piece of chicken and shredded it into the bowl, rolling his eyes at himself as he did. Once the bowl was filled, he took it to the front door, opened it, and knelt to place it beside the orange beast lounging there.
“Gotta keep your strength up for all that tomming, right, boy?” Damn, he was going soft.
He scrubbed the cat between the ears as it dug into the food, and was just rising to go back inside when a blue Ford Taurus pulled into his driveway and stopped in front of the old house. Cam couldn’t control his body’s reaction to the unexpected visit, his heart pounding and hands growing clammy.
An older lady stepped out from behind the wheel, giving Cam a smile that looked a bit unsure before leaning back into the vehicle. He glanced down to realize he was shirtless and barefoot. Well, wasn’t this embarrassing? With no time to run upstairs to rectify that, he simply stood and waited as the lady made her way up onto his porch with a linen bag full of something. He could only hope she wasn’t somehow in cahoots with Harold. It would be just like him to get some little old lady to do his dirty work.
“Hello, dear. Sorry to interrupt your evening and another apology for taking so long gettin’ over here. I’ve been meaning to stop by for weeks, but life has a way of foiling even our best intentions.” She smiled, and Cam couldn’t help but smile back, while also attempting to cover his bare chest with crossed arms. He had no idea what the woman’s intentions were, but if she was there to kill him, he would simply have to stand there and let her. She was way too sweet to ever disrespect by putting up a fight.
“I… uh….” Cam did a little wave at his chest and feet, words failing him for a moment. “Yeah, I woulda been dressed if I’d known. Um….”
“Oh, I’m Dotty Calhoun.” Dotty stepped closer as she spoke. “I wanted to welcome you to town and bring you a pie. And don’t you worry none about how you’re dressed. Men like their comforts.”
“Camden Sanders.” He held out his hand and shook the one she had free, then suddenly realized he was being impolite to his guest. “Would you like to come in? The house isn’t much right now, but it’s clean… fairly, at least.”
Dotty smiled as she followed Cam to the door. “My sons aren’t homemakers, so I’m not expecting Martha Stewart. Hope you like pecan pie.”
Cam hummed in approval as he held the door for Dotty to enter. If his death was coming by pecan pie, all he could say was what a way to go! “It’s one of my favorites, but I insist you stay and have a piece with me. I can make coffee.”
Jason Huffman-Black could be described as the porn star alter ego of the mild-mannered editor for several LGBT publishers. By day, Jason edits and writes in a cozy chair, while Mr. Huffman-Black travels the globe on such adventurous excursions as wrestling the one-eyed spitting serpent of Tangiers, ass-spelunking into the hidden tomb of King CockTut, and most recently, sharing a prison cell in a small third-world nation with a rather sweaty fur-covered hulk of a man named Javier.
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