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MALE MONDAY: JAIME REESE interview

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Jaime Reese is the author of The Men of  Halfway House series, whose main characters are damaged and carrying emotional baggage. So far, she has written three books, all of which are M/M romances.

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Matthew Doner is starting over. After a five-year prison term that alters every aspect of his life, he receives a bequest from his aunt with the stipulation that he use the money to make things right. Breaking free of the long-standing role he’s played and inspired by the few who support him, he decides to create a safe place where people like him can find purpose and start a new life.
Julian Capeletti likes challenges. He is confident, brash, stubborn, and just what Matt needs. Desperate for work after a downturn of luck, he accepts the job to renovate Matt’s crumbling building.
Over the course of a year, romance simmers between them as they restore the house. But there’s a bigger renovation that must take place in their hearts. To become better men, they need to learn to trust each other even with secrets and painful memories they fear may rip them apart.

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After surviving ten years in prison, Cameron Pierce is attempting to put the past behind him. He tries to adjust to his newfound freedom with a place at the halfway house and a job. But one lesson he learned in prison keeps him guarded: hope is a dangerous thing.
Hunter Donovan, Assistant State Attorney, is a man of justice who loves a challenge. After a lifetime of putting his career first, a milestone brings him to a harsh realization—he’s lonely.
Hunter’s world changes when he meets Cam. The wary young man intrigues him and awakens a desire unlike anything he’s ever experienced. When Cam’s past resurfaces and threatens to rip them apart, their budding relationship is challenged and Cam’s hope for a future begins to dim.
These outside forces hunting Cam will stop at nothing to send him back to prison. But they’ll have to get past Hunter first.

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Cole Renzo thinks his greatest challenge is to behave for the remainder of his term at Halfway House. Until he meets his new boss, Ty Calloway, a man who ticks off every box on Cole’s list of interests.
A sought-after restorer and customizer of exotic and collectible cars, Ty had enough confidence to command what he wanted in life, until one fateful night changed everything. Almost two years later, he’s slowly rebuilding his life with great control. He’s defied the odds and works tirelessly to be the man he once was—but he still feels broken.
Cole’s candor and unfiltered personality awaken Ty’s barely-remembered desire to greet each new day with a smile, while Ty’s unwavering acceptance of Cole’s quirks and brash humor makes Cole feel as if he fits in for the first time in far too long. When a nemesis threatens Ty’s personal restoration and the things he holds dear, Cole is determined to protect their relationship, even if that means sacrificing everything he’s worked so hard to achieve.
But Ty will have to let his guard down, surrender control, and admit he needs Cole first, even if that puts himself at risk of breaking beyond repair.

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The trilogy can be purchased together HERE

I am really happy that Jaime Reese agreed to be featured on Male Monday and answered my interview questions!

Me: Name a book you’ve read which you didn’t want to like . . .but did.
JR: I can’t say I’ve ever taken the time to read a book I thought I wouldn’t like. Now, reading a book I wanted to like but didn’t, that’s an entirely different question. 😉
Me: What 3 songs have inspired you recently?
JR: Not necessarily so much a specific song, but I do have a handful of singers I listen to who always inspire me. It’s not always the song lyrics, but often times, it’s the tone of the music or the rhythm that works for me. Maroon 5, John Legend, Adele.
Me: What is the one piece of advice you would give an aspiring author?
JR: Do it. You will always find an excuse to put it off.
Me: Is there one of your characters who you would like to write another book about?
JR: Julian is always nudging me, so I make sure to include a little more of him in each story.
Cole screams at me – he loves attention.  He wants to be a part of everything so I’d probably write more of him if I had a chance.
Me: The best present I’ve ever received was . . . . . .
JR: My hubby. He’s patient, understanding, and incredibly supportive. He just gets me. ❤

About the Author
I get this huge dorky grin on my face when I receive a message from someone who has taken the time to read my book. I know readers have a choice in a sea of many options. I’m humbled when someone chooses one of mine. Thank you. ~JR
About me…
Jaime Reese is the alter ego of an artist who loves the creative process of writing, just not about herself. Fiction is far more interesting. She has a weakness for broken, misunderstood heroes and feels everyone deserves a chance at love and life. An avid fan of a happy ending, she believes those endings acquired with a little difficulty are more cherished.
…and yes, it was totally weird reading something about myself in 3rd person 🙂

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3 thoughts on “MALE MONDAY: JAIME REESE interview

  1. Great interview – thank you for helping us readers get to know Jaime Reese a little more. Love the men of HH and look forward to reading for of their stories.

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  2. Jaime is one of my FAVORITE writers. I’m SO HAPPY you interviewed her and gave her more exposure. The Halfway House series is so GOOD! Jaime and I are in agreement…more Julian and more Cole!

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