Today I am so pleased to welcome Jaime Samms to Joyfully Jay. Jaime has come to talk to us about her release, Model Christmas. Please join me in giving her a big welcome!

As I’m sitting here trying to think about what I want to talk about in this blog post, my eyes are watering and my nose is running, and I can’t get the scent of dryer lint and Bounce out of my nose. And that is such a first world problem, which I need to spend more time appreciating. When life seems to be taking a dump right before Christmas, it can be hard to remember that the roof over my head is not going away, and no one in my family is going to let my kids go hungry, if it comes to that.

And I’m taking steps to make sure it doesn’t come to that, which is why I have this shiny new cover and edited version of this story released under my own name, where no one but me can get between it and what I hope it to be.

It’s funny (ironic funny, not funny ha-ha) that this is the story I chose to put out first, as I can relate to the situations these guys find themselves in, where Christmas might be just around the corner, but in so many ways, feels like it’s so vary far away.

It isn’t the first time I’ve found myself stressed out just before Christmas, wondering how to make ends meet, but I came through it before, I’ll come through it again.

I didn’t think “I’ll pick this story because it mirrors what I’m going through”. It wasn’t a conscious decision. It’s just an interesting parallel that happened, probably on a subconscious level. But this is a story that I’m proud of, and one I can see revisiting as time goes on. Like me, I expect the guys will get through this holiday season intact, and I think it would be fun to drop back in on them in the future to see how they’re getting on.


Sebastian’s ideal Christmas looks nothing like his picture-perfect childhood experiences, but neither should it be spent wandering the cold streets alone and homeless.

Cody has no time for the holidays if he wants to eat. He needs a new model for his next commission–and he needs him now.

Seb can’t go home and Cody’s model took his pay and left. Both men are in dire straits, so when they meet over soup-kitchen chili they each see the answer to their problems in the other.

They never expected more than a means to an end, but now, that perfect Christmas might be as simple as seeing what’s right in front of them.


Jaime Samms is a plaid-hearted Canadian who spends the too-long winters writing stories about love between men and the too-short summers digging in the garden.

A multi-published author whose work has been translated into French, Italian, and German, Jaime delights in the intricate dance of words that leads her through tales of the lost and broken hearted men she writes about to the love stories that find and mend them.

She also makes pretty things with yarn and fabric scraps because in her world, no heart is too broken to love, and nothing is too worn or tired it can’t be made beautiful. All it takes is determination and the ability to see life a little bit left of center.

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