Happy Summer!!

Hello, all!! I hope everyone is surviving the weather extremes in the US these days. Elsa, who keeps going from tropical storm to hurricane and back, is keeping the east coast on its toes with monsoon-like storms, while the west coast is having record draught and heat. It’s a shame the two sides can’t switch for a while!

I’m writing many delightful tales I’ll be sharing in the future, so stay tuned for more news from me! Want immediate updates on what I’m up to? You can sign up for my newsletter–https://tinyurl.com/SamsSignUp–or you can join my Facebook reader group–https://www.facebook.com/groups/kraemersklubhouse.

Enjoy your summer!!

~Sam

Happy Spring!

Hello, friends!

I’ve been remiss in updating my website, but I wanted to catch you up to speed. I’ve started re-releasing my “The Lonely Heroes” series. The first book, “Ranger Hank, The Lonely Heroes – Book 1,” (mybook.to/Ranger_Hank) was rereleased on March 2. Here’s the blurb:

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Hank Schatz~

One of my toughest decisions was to join the Army after graduating high school. My second toughest was to decide it was time to get out. I wanted more than that life had to offer—namely the return of my humanity and a life beyond the pain that had leached into my soul during my deployments. Without a hint at what to do next, I said goodbye to my Army life and headed home to Missouri.

There were things I’d been hiding from my family for too many years—a secret that had nothing to do with my career as an Army Ranger. It was time I began to live my truth, but how to start, I didn’t know. I was aware of one thing for sure—I didn’t want to be lonely anymore.

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Reed Bayless~

I had a job I loved as a Special Education teacher at Carver Middle School in central Missouri. The kids were amazing, and their parents were supportive, unlike my last school where the parents believed their expensive tuition relieved them of their obligations to actually participate in their children’s education. Sadly, I was still alone, and I was getting a little long in the tooth to play the one-night game.

Unexpectedly, my diamond brought her brother to the Christmas Eve service at the local Lutheran church, and I found myself off-balance by the gorgeous man. I felt there was a sadness about him that made me want to hold him in my arms until his hurts healed. Of course, he was an Army Ranger, the toughest of the tough and the straightest of the straight. Between Ranger Hank, and his dog, Cosmo, I wanted things I couldn’t imagine were possible. Or were they?

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“Ranger Hank” is available to read for free in Kindle Unlimited and is now available in paperback. mybook.to/Ranger_Hank The second book, “Guardian Gabe, The Lonely Heroes – Book 2,” is set to rerelease on May 2, and then each book subsequent book will rerelease on the second of each month. I will be adding a few books to the series, so more on that later!

I released an Easter book! “Georgie’s Eggcellent Adventure” is part of the Elves After Dawn collection, which comes on the heels of Elves After Dark, the Christmas collection. mybook.to/EAD. “Georgie’s Eggcellent Adventure” (mybook.to/GeorgieEADn7) is the spinoff of my Christmas book, “My Jingle Bell Heart,” mybook.to/EAD7.

Here’s the blurb: 

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Georgie Peppermint

What’s an elf gotta do to get respect?

When I’m called to Administration, I’m skeptical that the summons is related to any appreciation the Claus’ feel about how hard I work in the Porcelain Department as a detail painter. I believe it’s somehow in retaliation for my misunderstood relationship with Jingle Bell. Much to my surprise—and concern—I’m given a new assignment to become the Ambassador to the Mystical Convention… I’m being sent to the South Pacific to assist the Easter Bunny.

What awaits me isn’t clear, but I’m determined to shine at my task and show all the nay-sayers that Georgie Peppermint is destined for greatness.

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Remy Beauchamp

Spring. A symbol of rebirth with blooming flowers, trees, and the arrival of babies in every species. It was always my favorite time of the year, but this year it’s bittersweet. I have a lovely life that’s idyllic to everyone who sees it, but all I see when I look around is loss.

For years, I’ve provided the eggs for Peter Cotton, a local import/exporter on Rapa Nui—Easter Island to outsiders—who holds a worldwide food drive every Spring to celebrate the rebirth on the planet. Sadly, I lost my partner last year, and unless I can find some help, I won’t be able to produce nearly enough eggs to help feed the masses.

Enter the oddly beautiful man wearing tourist clothes and a strange little straw hat. He’s nice and hard-working, a friend of Mr. Cotton’s, and has been sent to the island to assist me. I’m not sure how he can help, but with the sweetly cynical man around, I’m a lot less lonely.

People say there’s magic on Easter Island, thanks to the gods and goddesses who watch over its inhabitants, but never did I believe I’d come face-to-face with the manifestation of the mystical forces. And it all starts with the arrival of Georgie Pepper.

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I have lots more plans in the works that I’ll tell you about as the year progresses. Here are all the ways you can find me.

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I hope all are safe and well. I got my first Covid-19 shot, so I’m looking forward to things getting as close to normal as possible. I don’t think anyone of us will ever look at family photos pre-Covid and feel the same way.

Cheers,

~Sam

Happy New Year!

Hello! I hope this post finds you well. I don’t think anyone would dispute that 2020 nearly took us down, but we made it, and now we’re starting our new year with new hopes and dreams. I plan to let positivity reign supreme in 2021. (Let’s see how that works!)

My dream for 2021 would be for unity to prevail. All the ugliness and hate in the world is like a black hole. Let’s try to fill it with love and friendship, whatta ya say?

Cheers!

~Sam

Friday is the big day…

Hi, friends! As the holiday season begins, I wanted to tell you about two holiday books of mine. One is coming out on Friday, November 20, “My Jingle Bell Heart.” It’s still available for pre-order, and it will go live in  ebook and paperback. The ebook will release at the discounted price of $2.99, which is twenty-five percent off of the full-price of $3.99. The paperback will be available for $9.99.

Blurb:

Jingle Bell

I was an elf, but not a good one. I was too tall. My ears weren’t pointy enough. I couldn’t make toys. Basically, I was a failure.

I grew up with Nic and Holly—a/k/a Santa and Mrs. Claus—which put a considerable amount of pressure on me, especially since I’d been kicked out of every creative department at Santa Claus, Inc., Int’l. In a last ditch effort, I was sent to the Special Case Unit, where I was assigned a family going through a crisis.

I was charged with bringing comfort and cheer to a special little girl who needed all of it she could get. I didn’t expect to meet a wonderful human man who appeared to have the weight of the world on his broad shoulders, and I certainly didn’t expect I’d want to help him carry it. The case was difficult, but I was dedicated. I definitely didn’t anticipate falling in love along the way, though.

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In my world, there were no silver linings—until Jinson Bell, a nursing assistant, walked into my daughter’s hospital room and gave her something to smile about.

Going into the holiday season with a sick child was as heartbreaking as it sounded. My little girl, Danielle, had been diagnosed with a dangerous disease, and the treatment was doubly as harsh. I was nearly at the end of my rope, but one afternoon, I rounded a corner and met an incredible guy I wasn’t expecting. Jinson was kind, adorable, much younger than me, and he had a sweet tooth like none I’d ever seen. He knew what we needed before we needed it, and it was easy to fall in love with him.

It wasn’t the best timing in the world, but Jin was there when I needed someone to lean on. When he laughed, it was like bells were ringing, and when I found out he was only at the hospital temporarily for training, I had to find a way to make him mine.

This work of fiction is 32,000 words in length, is a standalone novella without a cliffhanger, and ends in an HEA.  

Also…

Starting December 1 and continuing all through the month, my holiday book from last year, “The Holiday Gamble,” will be on sale for $.99, so get yourself a copy of a feel-good Christmas romance.  

Blurb:

Eldridge Holiday basked in his reputation as an international playboy, traveling to exotic lands and notching his bedpost without a care in the world, funded by his father’s black card and his trust fund. Life was sublime… until his father had enough.

When JD Holiday insisted Ridge return for Thanksgiving to the family home outside Philadelphia for a come-to-father meeting, Ridge had the feeling his perfect world was about to shatter, and JD didn’t disappoint. Take a job at one of the family toy stores as a photography elf for thirty days. No credit cards. Little cash. A dingy studio apartment. None of the privileges he’d grown so fond of growing up.

Ridge’s older brother didn’t believe the spoiled brat of the family could handle it, so Elliot threw in a sweetener… Ridge would win Elliot’s mint condition Porsche if he pulled it off without any help from the family.

Ridge took the bet, thinking it would be a walk through a winter wonderland. Little did he know, his life would never be the same.

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Cristian Gamble worked hard to support his sister after their parents were killed. Cris worked as a mechanic, but from Thanksgiving until Christmas Eve, he was Santa Claus at a toy store in West Philadelphia. Cris enjoyed the break in his routine, the joy on the faces of the kids when they told him their Christmas wishes, and the extra money he made didn’t hurt either.

When his sister was invited to the Winter Formal at her prestigious private school, Cris had a big problem… buying a party dress wasn’t in the budget. From out of nowhere, the guy who played Santa for one month a year met someone he believed could be his biggest Christmas wish ever. Was Cris willing to make a holiday gamble with his heart?

This work of fiction is 61,000 words in length, is a standalone novel without a cliffhanger, and ends with a happily ever after.

I hope you’re all looking after your health–both mental and physical–during these tense times. Let’s all be grateful for those we love and those who love us, even though we can’t be together this season as we’d like to be. 

Cheers,

~Sam

Whew! Construction is over…

Hello! Welcome to the new and revamped website for Sam E. Kraemer! Thanks to my dear friend, Arden O’Keefe (KSL Designs–check them out. Great work!), we have been polished up and made into an actual website. You can get my books, stalk me, get a free book from me for joining my email list!

So, my pet project is up for preorder (see link under “Books”). Elves After Dark is a collection of eight books written by very talented authors. Each book is standalone, and they are all guaranteed to put holly in your heart! They release on 11/20, the Friday before Turkey Day (here in the US). We want to get you in the mood for the holiday season, so check them out. They will also be in KU if you subscribe, so look for them when you need a holly-day boost!

Happy Halloween, and stay safe!

Cheers

~Sam

“Heart of Stone…”

Hello! It’s been a while, but I’ve been busy moving to the west, and getting another book ready to publish! “Heart of Stone” is the second book in the May-December Hearts Collection. It’s available for pre-order now on Amazon.com.(https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08GM7SQNS)

“Hi! I’m Dr. Dream, and I’m probably the hottest guy you’ll ever meet. I have silver hair, but I’m young at heart. I have lots of fans, but I’m looking for my Number One. Is it you, younger guy? Hit me up!”

ER Deputy Chief Stone Dooley got the surprise of his life when he learned his twin daughters had signed him up for a gay dating site, without his knowledge, three years after he became a widower.

What was supposed to be a quick drink and an apology for his daughters’ prank, turned into tentative friendship and an agreement to swap services—Stone would take care of the younger man’s ailing grandfather, if the young guy would help out with childcare for his daughters over the summer.

Twists and turns test their blossoming friendship. Grief, loss, secrets, and a threat to tear his family apart all test Stone’s limits to his breaking point.

What is the key to weathering the storms heading in Stone’s direction? Maybe a blond-haired young man with jade green eyes could crack the Heart of Stone?

I hope you’ll check it out!

Cheers!

Sam

It’s LIVE!! “A Wise Heart” is live on Amazon!

I’m happy to share that my latest book is now live, available in paperback and eBook, and you can read it for free if you have a KU account. It’s a May-December M/M romance with a few twists and turns along the way. It’s the first book in the “May-December Romance Collection,” a new collection of stories all featuring an age-gap romance. You can find it here: A Wise Heart

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My next book…

Hi friends! My next book will be part of a new collection. The theme of the collection will be “May-December Hearts.” Each story will be a stand-alone romance story with an older main character and a much younger main character. The first book in the collection is called, “A Wise Heart,” and I’m previewing the blurb here first.

Miles Dunham

A wise man once said a person was only as old as they felt. Sadly, most days, I felt ancient. I also felt lonely, especially after my mother dropped an atom bomb on me, so on the eve of my thirty-ninth birthday, I determined it was my right to celebrate any way I chose.

Fate was definitely a cruel mistress when she brought a gorgeous, YOUNG, redheaded grad student wearing sexy leather pants into my life that night, and now, I couldn’t get him out of my head. I was supposed to be the mature adult who knew when to walk away from a precarious situation. How could his shining, hazel eyes with flecks of gold make it so hard for me to see the line I shouldn’t cross?

Monroe Taylor

A wise man once screamed, “Get your act together, Monroe, and grow the f*@k up.” Sadly, I stopped listening to that wise man… and any others in my life… a long time ago. I was a spoiled, little rich boy, and I liked to have my fun. A possession arrest didn’t seem like too big a deal until I was informed by my uncle how much it could impact my future.

When I arrived in Washington, DC, to confess my sins to my father, I decided one last night of fun was in order because I would be going on lock-down for a long time. The man I met that night? Oh, Daddy!

Neither of us had any idea what the cosmos had in store for us. God knew, if I had my way, I would make sure the man never left me behind. Of course, I was immature enough to think every love story had a happy ending.

Could I stick a pin in my overinflated ego and learn to be the man he deserved?

Please note: “This book contains material which may be offensive to some readers: Graphic language, consenting adult sexual situations, and is intended for readers 18 and over. It is a stand-alone novel that doesn’t end in a cliffhanger and has an HEA.

 

 

 

Hello!! It’s been a while…

Hello, friends! It’s been a while since I’ve updated the website, so I apologize for the absence, but I wanted to let you know I’ve been working on resurrecting a previously published story, “Miles to Monroe.” I’ve reworked parts, given it a new cover, and had it professionally edited. I don’t have an exact date, but I’m aiming for the first half of July. Stay tuned for more information. Here’s a reveal of the new cover and a few hints at content.AWH-Coming Soon!