November 28, 2011

Introducing Queerteen Press :: a GLBT YA imprint of JMS Books LLC


JMS Books LLC is pleased to announce its GLBT Young Adult imprint, QUEERTEEN PRESS.

Queerteen Press publishes YA titles appealing to queer teens as well as their parents, teachers, and librarians. Books are available in electronic and print formats. A handful of titles are already available through QT Press, with several more scheduled for release in the early part of 2012.

We accept short stories, collections, and novel-length books in all genres of queer, literary, and genre fiction suitable for a young adult audience. This means books whose main characters are between the ages of 12 and 21.

Submission Policy:
  • Electronic unsolicited submissions are accepted at any time.
  • We do not accept multiple or simultaneous submissions.
  • Submissions should include a QUERY LETTER, full SYNOPSIS, and 2,000 word EXCERPT in RTF format.
  • Submissions are acknowledged within 2 business days.
  • If we like your submission, we will request a copy of the full manuscript for review. Manuscripts must be in electronic format only. The review time is between 1-3 weeks.

Contract Terms:
  • Authors earn 50% net royalties on all sales (e-book and paperback) from all distributors.
  • Contracts are for a period of 2 years and auto-renew annually.
  • We require exclusive electronic and print rights, but can negotiate if the story has been published in an anthology or collection.

Full submission guidelines are available on our website at

You Think We Don't by J.M. Snyder

TITLE: You Think We Don't
AUTHOR: J.M. Snyder

GENRE: Contemporary • Gay Fiction • Romance
LENGTH: 2,053 words
PRICE: $1.99


Two college basketball players on a team bound for the championships carry on an affair after hours. Neither talks about the time they spend in each other's arms. They kid themselves and pretend it's just sex. They think no one else knows.

They're wrong on both accounts. But it isn't until a fellow teammate interferes that they're willing to admit how much they care for each other.

Note: This story appears in my anthology, Flashed, available in both e-book and print format.


Renfred's Masquerade by Hayden Thorne

TITLE: Renfred's Masquerade
AUTHOR: Hayden Thorne

GENRE: Fantasy • Gay Fiction • Romance • Young Adult
LENGTH: 75,214 words
PRICE: $6.99


Young Nicola Gregori has always wanted to follow in the footsteps of his father, a brilliant clock-maker who’s famous for his wild, fantastical designs. But his father instead sends him to school to learn more practical matters. Nicola, stricken with infantile paralysis that left him with a deformed right leg, becomes an object of mockery and cruel jokes in school. He learns that in order to survive his daily ordeals, he needs to vanish in the crowd, to stop aspiring, to stop dreaming, and above all, to believe himself unworthy of respect and love.

Tragedy strikes when Nicola turns sixteen. Gustav Renfred, an old friend of his father, takes on Nicola as his charge and whisks him away to an isolated islet filled with empty mansions and bordered by a bluebell forest. There Nicola slowly learns about the tragic story that tightly weaves together the fates of Jacopo Gregori, Gustav Renfred, and Gustav’s twin sister, Constanza.

Magic, impossible dreams, and unrequited love come together in Ambrosi, the Renfreds’ mansion, where Nicola is caught up in a world of haunting portraits, a ghostly housekeeper, and the mysterious disappearance of Davide, Constanza’s adopted son. When Nicola’s invited to one of Renfred’s magical masquerades, he discovers the answers to riddles as well as the mounting danger that the Renfred family faces with every passing hour.

With the masquerades’ existence depending on the physical and mental strength of an ailing Renfred, the task of solving the mystery of Davide’s disappearance before time runs out falls on Nicola’s shoulders, and he has no choice but to depend on things that he’s long learned to suppress: courage, self-respect, and the desire to aim for impossible goals.


November 25, 2011

Publish Yourself: Create & Sell Your Own E-Books by J.M. Snyder

TITLE: Publish Yourself: Create & Sell Your Own E-Books
AUTHOR: J.M. Snyder

GENRE: Nonfiction
LENGTH: 22,627 words
PRICE: $3.99


If you've ever wanted to retain more of your royalties or try publishing e-books but didn't know where to start, this book is for you!

Recently e-books have exploded onto the publishing scene, making it easier than ever for writers to break into the market. But many people who read e-books aren't familiar with how to create them. What formats should you offer? Where do you sell them? What do you use for a cover? And, most important, how do you go from a Word document to an EPUB, MOBI, or PDF file?

Best-selling, multi-published author J.M. Snyder has written this no-nonsense, hands-on guide. She takes the mystery out of e-publishing while making the process of creating an e-book simple, cheap, and easy.

Using Microsoft Word (or an equivalent word processing program) along with inexpensive or free software readily available online, you will learn how to create the nine most common e-book formats. You will be walked through cover art design, interior book layout, and e-book creation, as well as given many of the tips J.M. has learned along the way. Also included is a brief guide to online bookstores where you can sell your finished e-book.

Let J.M. Snyder help you discover how easy it is to publish yourself!


In the Name of Art by Eva Hore

TITLE: In the Name of Art
AUTHOR: Eva Hore

GENRE: Contemporary • Erotica • Lesbian Fiction
LENGTH: 2,976 words
PRICE: $1.99


Posing nude for an art class at a local college seems like a great way to earn a little extra money. But when the instructor asks me to stay after class, I'm nervous ... until I realize sexy student Sarah is staying behind.

Brad just wants to draw me, or so he says. And Sarah knows just how to move my body into positions he wants to see. Soon it isn't just me he's drawing ...


November 16, 2011

Tricked Out by J.M. Snyder

TITLE: Tricked Out
AUTHOR: J.M. Snyder

GENRE: Contemporary • Erotica • Gay Fiction • Interracial
LENGTH: 26,878 words
PRICE: $4.99


Willis Moore is a detective with the Richmond City police department. A case he was involved with went down badly and he was given a month's sabbatical to pull himself together after the death of his informant, a young man named Teabag, with whom Will had let himself become sexually involved.

Back on the force now, Will finds himself drawn to another street punk, a hustler named Corey, who seeks police assistance to protect his "boys" from a violent attacker. He and Corey work well together, and Will dares to hope their relationship might be heading toward something more. But he still can't seem to shake the feeling he will eventually fail to protect the hustler ... the same way he failed to save Tea.


Graffiti by Terry O'Reilly

TITLE: Graffiti
AUTHOR: Terry O'Reilly

GENRE: Erotica • Gay Fiction • Historical
LENGTH: 37,303 words
PRICE: $4.99

Read an excerpt or download a copy today!
Before the advent of the Internet, men looking to make sexual contact with other men would cruise rest stops, shopping malls, and parks. There they often left messages on the walls of restrooms hoping to meet someone of like interest.

Alan Daniels, a young Vietnam veteran, has recently been questioning his sexuality. He takes a chance and writes a note in the john of his local municipal park.

Handsome, sensual Tom Clarkson, a college student going to school mainly to avoid the draft, is intrigued by a new message he finds in the park bathroom.

Is Tom destined to spend another night indulging in meaningless sex, or could the note lead to something more? Only one way to find out ...

November 11, 2011

We want your shorts!

Do you have a short story no longer under contract? Maybe you've sent something to an anthology but it didn't get selected for that volume. Or maybe it was published in a collection by Alyson Books or Cleis Press and you'd like to see it re-released as a stand-alone e-book but don't know where to send it.

Here's an idea ... send it to us!

JMS Books LLC is a small queer press specializing in GLBT erotic romance. We release 3 e-books a week and 3 print titles a month. Authors receive 50% net on royalties from all sales.

We're currently looking for GLBT short stories in all subgenres. Stories must be at least 5,000 words and no more than 20,000 words in length.

Full submission guidelines can be found on our site at If you're responding to this particular submissions call, please send us the FULL MANUSCRIPT and don't worry about including a synopsis.

What are you waiting for? Show us your shorts!

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November 8, 2011

V: The V in Vigilant by J.M. Snyder

TITLE: V: The V in Vigilant
AUTHOR: J.M. Snyder

GENRE: Contemporary • Erotica • Fantasy • Gay Fiction
LENGTH: 17,341 words
PRICE: $3.99


Book 3 in the Vic and Matt: V Series

The V in Vigilant is book 3 in my V series. When Vic has a rough day at work, his lover Matt puts their telepathic connection to good use, tapping directly into Vic's needs to provide some relaxing downtime at home. However their sensual massage turns to serious talk, and Matt finally asks Vic the question he's been wrestling with for the past few months.The next day, Vic's latest super power almost makes him call in sick. Then a disabled bus passenger is attacked, and Vic rushes to the rescue.


Lesson for the Tutor by Eva Hore

TITLE: Lesson for the Tutor
AUTHOR: Eva Hore

GENRE: Contemporary • Erotica • Lesbian Fiction
LENGTH: 2,269 words
PRICE: $1.99


Skipping class has never been this naughty! One college co-ed stumbles onto her best friend's sister, Sheila, during a tutoring lesson. Only Sheila isn't the one giving the lesson, and what she's learning isn't found on the college curriculum.

The co-ed spies on the lesbian lovers, learning much more than her school has to offer.


Danny's Dad by Drew Hunt

TITLE: Danny's Dad
AUTHOR: Drew Hunt

GENRE: Contemporary • Erotica • Gay Fiction
LENGTH: 13,229 words
PRICE: $2.99


Gary Levinson is in love with his best friend’s dad. It’s as simple as that.

Danny doesn’t think it’s simple. He’s okay with his best friend being gay. He can cope with the idea -- in theory -- that his dad is gay. But Gary and his dad being gay together ...?

Neil “Raw” Rawlings doesn’t think it’s simple at all. He’s a well-known rugby league player and Gary is too young, too immature, and too star-struck. Besides, he could do better than an aging sportsman close to retirement.

Finally giving in to Gary’s pleas, Raw agrees to sleep with Gary on his eighteenth birthday. But what happens next? Is this a once-only birthday present, or a gift that keeps on giving?

November 3, 2011

Necromancer & Co. by David Stroup

Now Available from JMS Books LLC!

Necromancer & Co.
by David Stroup

GENRE: Fantasy • Mystery • Paranormal • Steampunk
LENGTH: 178,955 words

Read an excerpt or buy your copy today!

In the city of Sylian Tul, licensed necromancer Ander Waeryn has his hands full.

His wife’s family -- one of the most powerful of the ancient Armiger clans -- just want their wayward daughter to come to her senses and return to the family estate. As an Aelf, Ander isn’t even supposed to have been allowed to study magic, much less a dodgy specialty like necromancy. And it’s harder every day to make a living in the slums of the soot-stained, steam-powered capital of the human-run empire.

Then his latest paying commission goes horribly wrong, and suddenly the Metropolitan Investigation Office’s only Consulting Necromancer is in the middle of a case that has the city ready to boil over. As mobs take to the streets and the city’s press -- led by Ander's ex-lover -- fan the flames, Ander is torn between an investigation the police won’t allow to proceed ... and a horror from the past that shouldn’t exist.

Read an excerpt or buy your copy today!

Devilish Good Time by J.M. Snyder

Now Available from JMS Books LLC!

Devilish Good Time
by J.M. Snyder

GENRE: Contemporary • Gay Fiction • Paranormal • Romance
LENGTH: 7,343 words

Read an excerpt or buy your copy today!

Against his better judgment, Jacob goes to a Halloween party on campus where he runs into Bobby, a jock on the crew team he's been eyeing for a while. Problem is, guys like Bobby don't usually go for guys like Jacob.

Once they ditch Bobby's roommate and his girlfriend to find a little quiet time in New Jersey's Pine Barrens, it seems Bobby only has eyes for Jacob. But their tryst is soon interrupted. All those tales and legends about the Jersey Devil are just talk, right?


Read an excerpt or buy your copy today!