Thank you very much to Love Bytes for hosting me during my From the Ge Go mini-blog tour. I appreciate it.
I like art. I like creating it and looking at it and exploring it, so it was fun to include an artist in From the Get Go. It was especially fun that Dakin wasn’t a painter, but a sculptor and what’s more, he worked in an unusual medium – leather. Apart from making saddles, Dakin makes all sorts of things with the leather, carving on it, and buffing it to different finishes, using different color hides to make designs.
Jeff isn’t an artist, but he has an eye for art and is very good at putting it together on the walls and in the room so that it is all exposed as its best and that takes its own creative flair to pull off. On the other hand, it’s his ability to focus on mundane details that really makes the gallery work.
Creativity comes in all shapes and sizes, and it was fun to explore that.
I hope you enjoy exploring Jeff and Dakin.
Smut fixes everything
When easygoing Texas artist Dakin McBride makes his way to Ottawa, Canada, for a showing, he meets Jeff Tamrin, the fastidious manager of the Sussex Gallery. Despite coming from different worlds and being opposites in almost every way, the attraction is immediate, and soon Dakin and Jeff negotiate their own brand of diplomatic relations, forgetting all about art or seeing the sights the city has to offer. They get wrapped up in the moment, each of them intrigued by what he feels for the other.
The more they get to know each other, the more they like what they see. Dakin has a life to go back to in Texas, though, and Jeff has his own in Canada. Is there any way for their budding romance to survive the thousands of miles separating them? The relationship seems doomed, but at the same time, it feels too right to give up without a fight.
Best-selling author Sean Michael is a maple leaf–loving Canadian who spends hours hiding out in used book stores. With far more ideas than time, Sean keeps several documents open at all times. From romance to fantasy, paranormal and sci-fi, Sean is limited only by the need for sleep—and the periodic Beaver Tail.
Sean fantasizes about one day retiring on a secluded island populated entirely by horseshoe crabs after inventing a brain-to-computer dictation system. Until then, Sean will continue to write the old-fashioned way.
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