Not Just Passing Through

The new book “Not Just Passing Through” is almost done with the editing process and will release in the Spring of 2016!

Not Just Passing Through by Jamie Dean

Socially awkward, closeted virgin Avery Malcolm passes his days and nights running his bigoted aunt’s motel in rural New Mexico. He dreams of getting away and hitting the road, but with one friend, a few acquaintances, and no real life to speak of outside his duties as front desk clerk, he doesn’t know if he’ll ever get a chance.

Fate sends hot drifter Chase Lancaster to the Red Ram Motel, riding in on his sexy black motorcycle. Within twenty-four hours, Avery’s life is turned upside down. Before long, even though Chase’s sexual interests seem to run exclusively toward women in bars, Avery finds himself falling for the beautiful biker with no permanent address. Chase is much more than his bad boy persona, so while it’s nice to have another friend, Avery doesn’t know how he’ll survive with his heart intact when Chase inevitably moves on.


Latest Reviews for The Art of Survival

5/5 stars – “A short story that is well written and fun to read
A really fun and uplifting short story. I pre-ordered “The Art of Survival” after enjoying Jamie Dean’s “The Story of Jax and Dylan,” and it certainly did not disappoint. An unusual setting for M/M fiction, with well drawn characters and not too much angst or overworked plot. A quick read that is sure to please. Looking forward to more stories by this author.”

5/5 stars – “More about the survival of the soul and psyche than the body….
The Art of Survival is a fast read that you’ll find yourself wishing went on longer. I confess, the title and description didn’t grab me at first. It sounded like manly men doing manly men things and, oh yeah, thinking the other is cute. But, I’ve enjoyed everything I’ve read from this author, so I had no reason not to give it a chance. I’m glad I did. The book is FAR more about the internal dialog Trevor undergoes as he faces some truths about himself and decides what to do with that knowledge. Of course, with any story of survival, there is dire peril. As you read, you’ll wonder who is going to save whom, or is all this effort going to fall short. The book is fine as a standalone, but frankly, I’m hoping for sequels!”


Recently, there was a man who tried to host a straight pride parade. Thankfully, it did not go well, but I felt the need to express the reasons why there does not need to be a straight(/white/male) pride parade.

Straight(/white/male) people have never been bullied, harassed, persecuted, prosecuted, beaten, or feared for their lives simply because they were straight(/white/male). Being straight(/white/male) has never been illegal. You’ve never been condemned to hell or told you were a freak or an abomination or less than human because you were straight(/white/male).

LGBT*(/POC/Female) people have endured all those things. That is what the Pride Parade(etc) is about. Overcoming those obstacles and finding a place to belong instead of being outcast, a place of love instead of hate.