Tara L. Ames is a Michigan native with a penchant for creating highly sensual empowered stories about brave sexy men and strong-willed women. Now living in Florida, she is actively writing another series in between taking care of her family and reading and enjoying the sun. Today we’re joined by Tara’s heroine, Samantha Jackson. Learn more about Tara and her books at her website.
Samantha Jackson here. Hi y’all. In case you haven’t noticed, I’m Southern. That’s right. Born and raised in Blowing Rock, North Carolina. I love all God’s creatures, especially horses and dogs. I saved my thoroughbred from being slaughtered and my adorable mutt named Angel, from the dog pound. I miss them both terribly.
Right now, I’m down in Key West, finishing a contract I landed through the Chamber of Commerce to refurbish local business storefronts. As a graduate of Parson’s School of Design, I’m a commercial artist and create corporate artwork, paint murals and teach art classes, part time, at Appalachian State University.
Depending on the dimensions of the wall, I can complete a mural anywhere from a day to a week. It all depends on the design, what it entails and whether it’s indoors or outdoors. The types of acrylic paints selected for an outside project should be water resistant, moist-resistant, and withstand exposure to the elements.
JD’s Seafood Bar & Grille, a two-story eatery that has a two-dollar charm on a million-dollar beachfront, is my last project. I’m painting an outside wall with a shark about the size of an SUV, taking a bite out of a hamburger, about the size of a Mini Cooper. My problem is I’m behind on deadline and it’s not due to poor weather. You see readers, there’s this guy…
Yesterday, I was outside, working on the mural for JD’s and saw out of the corner of my eye, a half-naked hottie striding along the ocean’s edge several feet away. As much as I needed to return to work, I couldn’t tear my gaze away from the gorgeous hunk. His rock-solid chest gleamed in the low sun. And his biceps were big as melons. Whew! He was hot. So hot, it made the thermometer gauge on my Southern parts jump at least five degrees.
I couldn’t believe the way my body was reacting. Clearly, I had been overwhelmed by grief for so long that sex had been the last thing on my mind. About three years ago, I lost my fiancé. He was piloting a crop plane and it crashed. I swore no more reckless daredevils for me. That was until I met the hottie and learned he was a Naval Aviator.
Now, I’m in trouble. He’s asked me out on a date. I guess you’ll have to read The Risk Taker to find out if I went out with him or decided to finish the mural and pack up my paintbrushes and hightail it home for the mountains.
The Risk Taker, Book 1 in the Alpha Aviators Series
The Risk Taker won’t be available until July 31. However, Tara is currently running a contest with a chance to win a $25 Amazon gift card. Sign up for her newsletter to enter. https://www.taralames.com