Tour Stop & Giveaway: How the Cookie Crumbles by Jaime Samms


I told myself a story once, about a boy pushing a girl on a swing…or was it about a boy falling off a swing and hitting his head and the girl coming to his rescue? I don’t quite remember the finer details. It was a long time ago and I was very young. A child really, daydreaming as I stared out a school room window when I should have been listening to a math lesson. But I did tell myself the story. that one and about a million others, staring out windows or off into space, people around me wondering what I was doing and where I had gone.

Eventually, I propped a book in front of me and lost myself inside the pages, drifted out of them and into some other variation of what I had just read that fit my world view better. It happened a lot. I wrote fan fiction in my head long before I ever knew it was even a thing. Before the Internet made it popular (although I did it there, too, eventually).

I just had a habit of making things up in my head and liking that world a whole lot. I was a teenager before I thought to write any of those worlds or people down. They were my worlds and my people. Who else could possibly care about them?

In a lot of ways, I think that is the same sort of feeling my little baker from Bluewater Bay feels.  He likes to bake things, and he enjoys eating them, but how is it possible that so many other people want a little piece of his sugary joy? How are his humble little bites of bliss so important? But they are, and his near-win on reality television proves it: people, especially to Blaire, who could buy his humble bakery five time over without using up his pocket change, think he has something to offer.

It isn’t the bakery, or the baked goods Blaire wants, though, it’s the baker himself, a thing Frederic didn’t quite believe the first time. Now, safe in Bluewater Bay with his little shop, isn’t sure he can handle it a second time.

Title: How the Cookie Crumbles by Jaime Samms
Bluewater Bay Series Book Twelve
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: Contemporary, Erotic, M/M, Romance, BDSM, Action/Adventure
Length: 345 pages/Word Count: 91,300


After losing a rigged cooking show competition — and a potential lover — to another baker, Frederic Jackson packs up his considerable baggage and moves to Bluewater Bay. He uses the network’s hush money to buy a new bakery where he hopes the small town’s revitalized economy will let him start anew.

Blaire Caruthers never wanted to work for his father at Caruthers Industries. He should have known that fixing the company’s show results was a mistake, and that choosing another man over kind, generous Frederic was an even bigger one. But the damage is done. As punishment, he’s been sent to Bluewater Bay to oversee the company’s interest in Wolf’s Landing merchandise.

Stuck in a small, nowhere town doing a job he hates, Blaire wants nothing more than to prove to Frederic he’s changed. However, Frederic struggles to trust the man who betrayed him once already. As Blaire loses ground with his father, and Frederic starts falling back into self-destructive habits, they both have to find the balance and control that’s been missing from their lives.

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Author Bio

Jaime has been writing for various publishers since the fall of 2008, although she’s been writing for herself far longer. Often asked, “Why men? What’s so fascinating about writing stories about men falling in love?”, she’s never come up with a clear answer. Just that these are the stories that she loves to read, so it seemed to make sense if she was going to write, they would also be the stories she wrote.

These days, you can find plenty of free reading on her website. She also writes for Freya’s Bower, Jupiter Gardens, and Total E-Bound, Dreamspinner Press, MLR Press, and Riptide Publishing.

Spare time, when it can be found rolled into a ball at the back of the dryer or cavorting with the dust bunnies in the corners, she’s probably spending crocheting, drawing, gardening (weather permitting, of course, since she is Canadian!), or watching movies. She has a day job, as well, which she loves, and two kids, but thankfully, also a wonderful husband who shoulders more than his fair share of household and child-care responsibilities.

She graduated some time ago from college with a fine arts diploma, and a major in textile arts, which basically qualifies her to draw pictures and create things with string and fabric. One always needs an official slip of paper to fall back on after all. . .

Author Links: Website * Blog * Amazon Author Page * Twitter * Goodreads


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28 Responses to Tour Stop & Giveaway: How the Cookie Crumbles by Jaime Samms

  1. Nancy

    This sounds delicious. Count me in please.

  2. Marilyn Treuil

    This book is on my TBR list. I’m beginning to love the town of Blue Water Bay.

    • It was sure a fun place to write about, Marilyn. I really had fun with this book, and I confess, a part of the fun was reading all the books that came before, so i could get to know the town and the people. I’m addicted now…

  3. Andrea M

    Love both Jaime Samms and the Bluewater Bay series. Looking forward to reading this.

  4. Timitra

    Thanks for sharing

  5. Trix

    So glad to see the series continue!


    • I’m very proud to be a part of it, Trix. There are some really good stories, and it’s exciting to be a part of it. So many good writers!!

  6. H.B.

    Congrats on the new book! Looks like an interesting story =)
    humhumbum AT yahoo DOT com

  7. Serena S.

    Congrats on the new release! I look forward to reading it.

  8. Toni

    Looking forward to reading this. I’m really enjoying this series. violet817(at)aol(dot)com

  9. Darlene Cruz

    Why is it working with your dad a bad thing?
    Aww . . .there’s a story here and I bet it’s good, no I know it’s good! Good luck too.

  10. Lee Todd

    congrats on the latest release 🙂


  11. Lauren

    Thanks for the tour stop of this new book.
    This book is on my to be read list.

  12. Katherine

    I’ve enjoyed the Bluewater Bay series so far, and look forward to Jaime Samms’ contribution.

    toastmasterkatherine AT gmail DOT com

  13. Nicole Wetherington

    Great post! @nicolewethering

  14. Ree Dee

    I enjoyed the post immensely, Thank you for sharing!

    ree.dee.2014 (at) gmail (dot) com

  15. Lisa

    I’ve enjoyed all the Bluewater books I’ve read so far & I look forward to reading this one as well. I’m so thankful people like you write the stories in your head so people like me can read them! legacylandlisa(at)gmail(dot)com

  16. Blackrose

    I loved living in the worlds in my head, but found sometimes it is a little lonely when you can’t share it with people in the real world. Thank you for sharing with us, fellow fanfic writer.