May 28, 2012

Anthology Submissions Call :: The Other Man

Anthology Submissions Call

Paul Alan Fahey
DEADLINE: August 31, 2012

PLEASE NOTE: Publisher has final right of refusal on all submissions. Payment made upon publication. Publication date is May 2013.

JMS Books LLC is seeking submissions of short personal essays from gay writers on the subject of "the other man" for an upcoming anthology entitled THE OTHER MAN: 22 WRITERS UNCOVER THE TRUTH ABOUT SEX, DECEPTION, LOVE, AND BETRAYAL.

Submissions should be non-fiction, previously unpublished, written in the first-person POV, and between 3,000 and 5,000 words in length. Shorter essays of exceptional merit will be considered. Essays should focus on the theme of "the other man" -- either being the other man, suffering the other man, or having their lives affected in some way by infidelity. The other man experience can also be a positive one that, in some way, makes a committed relationship even stronger after he passes through.

All types of stories are welcome, from light-hearted to serious. Authors selected to appear in the anthology will receive $100 for their submission as well as 1 free copy of the final book in both electronic and print formats. A portion of all profits (75%) will be donated to the IT GETS BETTER charity.

Established authors and newcomers alike are welcome.

Send completed essay and short bio (150 words) to the editor, Paul Alan Fahey, at Electronic submissions only. Final decisions will be made by the editor no later than November 2012. Publication is slated for May 2013 in both e-book and print formats.

May 27, 2012

The Water-Irises by Hayden Thorne

TITLE: The Water-Irises
AUTHOR: Hayden Thorne

GENRE: Fantasy • Fiction • Gay • Historical • Romance • Young Adult
LENGTH: 7,338 words
PRICE: $2.99


Hugh LaCaille’s quiet, scholarly life is interrupted one day by a wealthy but obnoxious businessman who hires Hugh as a tutor to his young son. Ignace Fournier is incensed Aubin’s passion for nature and poetry is a threat to his dream of seeing the boy grow up to be just as successful as his father in commerce. When Hugh finally meets Aubin, he realizes there’s a great deal more than what meets the eye as far as the boy’s concerned ... particularly his curious and outlandish stories involving a strange kingdom found at the bottom of a pond filled with water-irises.

The most alarming claim Aubin makes touches on a special friendship he’s nurtured with the young ruler of that mysterious kingdom. Forced under time pressure to instill discipline into the boy, Hugh grapples with questions he’s never before faced, and he finds himself looking deeper into his heart for difficult answers ... and even more difficult choices.

Don't Be Late by J.M. Snyder

TITLE: Don't Be Late
AUTHOR: J.M. Snyder

GENRE: Contemporary • Fiction • Gay • Romance
LENGTH: 5,240 words
PRICE: $2.99


Who says marriage is bliss? Blake and Jeremy had more time to spend together when they were dating than they do now as man and husband. Working long hours keep them apart, and their schedules rarely sync during the week. They can't even make love except on the weekends -- no time. When did life get so damn busy?

One hectic day follows another. Will the two men ever get a moment alone?

May 25, 2012

Memorial Day Weekend Sale! 30% All E-Books!


Happy Memorial Day weekend! What better way to celebrate than with a HUGE sale? All weekend long, our e-books are for 30% off the regular price!

Offer pertains to sales through the JMS Books LLC and Queerteen Press websites. The sale runs from Friday, May 25, through Monday, May 28.

May 20, 2012

The Singing Wind by Joshua Skye

TITLE: The Singing Wind
AUTHOR: Joshua Skye

GENRE: Contemporary • Erotic Romance • Fiction • Gay • Paranormal • Science Fiction
LENGTH: 70,536 words
PRICE: $6.99


Deep in the Appalachian Mountains is the quiet, conservative mining town of Willow’s Knot. A lifelong resident and coal miner, closeted Liam O’Shay lives a quiet life with his ailing mother.

Lonely and introverted, Liam begrudgingly agrees to a spontaneous Friday night trip to Morgantown for a weekend getaway. There he meets the enigmatic and equally fascinating Jeremy, and a fast-paced romance begins. As Liam’s romance with Jeremy blossoms, he finds himself not only awakening sexually but also becoming enmeshed in a fantastical journey through Native American folklore, alien agendas, and twisted government conspiracies.

The mystic and the terrifying converge as gruesome owls, sinister wolves, and spiritual totems swirl in battle with Star Beings and reptilian monsters. Liam finds himself on a journey leading down a nightmarish path where the line between dream and reality blurs and where ultimately his true destiny lies.

Fortune's Edge by Helen Ayim

TITLE: Fortune's Edge
AUTHOR: Helen Ayim

GENRE: Fantasy • Fiction • Young Adult
LENGTH: 5,328 words
PRICE: $2.99


Holly’s life is hard and practical, and since Wesley broke their engagement to run off with a gypsy called Madame Esmerelda, black revenge has been brewing in her heart. It is now a year later, and at the Five Villages Fall Fair, Holly goes to the gypsy for a reading, though she secretly hopes for the opportunity to see her enemy up close before she exacts retribution.

But the day of revenge turns into a day of discoveries -- Esmerelda is not exactly the sultry siren Holly thought she would be. The real enemy is someone else. And sometimes fortune brings a wholly unexpected twist to the tale.

May 13, 2012

The Bridge by Hayden Thorne

TITLE: The Bridge
AUTHOR: Hayden Thorne

GENRE: Fiction • Gay • Historical • Romance • Young Adult
LENGTH: 5,062 words
PRICE: $2.99


Remy P├ępin’s been dealt too many harsh blows in his young life. Orphaned, miserably poor, and subjected to occasional bullying from his employer, Remy’s only source of joy and hope is in a superstition shared by a dear friend, Mathilde Jolicoeur. It’s a superstition involving a lit candle sitting by a window, which Mathilde claims attracts luck.

Day after day, Remy lights his candle and waits, convincing himself not to hope for good fortune to come his way -- until one snowy evening, when another boy appears at his doorstep, seeking shelter.

Stallions and Studs Book 1: Shoulda Been a Cowboy by Terry O'Reilly

TITLE: Stallions and Studs Book 1: Shoulda Been a Cowboy
AUTHOR: Terry O'Reilly

GENRE: Contemporary • Erotic Romance • Fiction • Gay • Western/Cowboy
LENGTH: 21,354 words
PRICE: $3.99

Read an excerpt or download a copy today!

Charlie Bradley has always entertained cowboy fantasies. When his boyfriend Jared offers him the choice of where to go on their summer vacation, Charlie chooses Stallions and Studs, a dude ranch catering to a gay clientele.

Upon arrival, Charlie meets the very handsome and studly Wade Connors, a riding instructor. Charlie is immediately enthralled with the man and finds his feelings, fight them as he may, are turning into love.

Wade, however, is a man who chooses a guest as his flavor of the week -- to romance, play with, and then move on. But this week Wade finds Charlie becoming more than he bargained for. What will happen when the week ends and Charlie has to leave for home?

A Cowboy's Heart by J.M. Snyder

TITLE: A Cowboy's Heart
AUTHOR: J.M. Snyder

GENRE: Erotic Romance • Fiction • Gay • Historical • Transgender • Western/Cowboy
LENGTH: 39,471 words
PRICE: $4.99


Ranch hand Tommy Prout thinks he's in love ... with his boss, Hal Bolstrum. Problem is, Hal's engaged to be married to the ranch owner's daughter and, though he knows of Tommy's crush, he sees it as nothing more than harmless affection. When payday rolls around and the other cowboys want to ride into town to check out the girls at the Wildhorse saloon, Tommy tags along to throw off any suspicion anyone might have about his feelings for his boss. He sure as hell doesn't want to spend his money on any of the soiled doves the town has to offer.

At the bar he meets Lila, an enterprising young working girl who takes a liking to him. When Tommy says he wants to be left alone, Lila suggests he rest in her room -- with the promise they don't have to actually do anything. But Lila isn't like the others, and when she discovers Tommy is more scared of her than attracted to her feminine charms, she lets him in on a little secret.

Lila's real name is Stephen Marsh. He lives as a woman, moving from saloon to saloon, pleasing men for money. He loves men and enjoys his work, and what others don't know about what's under his skirt doesn't bother him. In all his years on the prairie, he's never met someone quite like Tommy. When he discovers Tommy is sweet on Hal, he suggests teaching the cowboy just how to please a man.

He doesn't mean to lose his heart to Tommy in the process.

With "Lila" in his life, Tommy begins to dream of someone softer than Hal, someone pretty when dolled up but still man enough where it counts. Someone like Lila. As his feelings deepen, can he use Lila's own teachings to win the heart he really loves?

May 6, 2012

We're Not Fighting by J.M. Snyder

TITLE: We're Not Fighting
AUTHOR: J.M. Snyder

GENRE: Contemporary • Fiction • Gay • Romance
LENGTH: 5,061 words
PRICE: $2.99


Jack knows he’s a flirt. He’s a hit with the ladies -- and men -- but it means nothing to him because he’s with Aiden. They’ve been together in a committed relationship for years now, and in Jack’s mind, no one else matters. So when a new girl in the office named Leslie flirts back, Jack thinks nothing of it.

Aiden, on the other hand, is pissed.

The worse part is Jack won’t tell Leslie he’s with someone. He doesn’t think he has to. Soon the tension between the two men starts to wear them down. Jack just wants the whole thing to blow over, but it looks like Aiden’s about to blow up.

When Jack finally says something to Leslie, will it be too late to satisfy Aiden?

Singing Alone by Jennifer Cierra

TITLE: Singing Alone
AUTHOR: Jennifer Cierra

GENRE: Contemporary • Erotic Romance • Fiction • Gay
LENGTH: 10,963 words
PRICE: $2.99


At 23, Cole Grayson has it all. He's a successful pop star living in Los Angeles; he married his beautiful girlfriend, Joy, two years ago; and he's expecting his first child in April.

He's also miserable.

Cole has never recovered from the disappearance and presumed death of his best friend and lover, Jake Walker, at seventeen. The only reason Cole is even in L.A. is to live the dream Jake didn't live long enough to experience. Cole never really wanted the life of fame for himself -- or, at least, not without Jake by his side.

Then Cole meets a bouncer in a seedy bar-and-brothel combo who looks a lot like Jake, and his life begins to take a turn for the better.

Ricky by Terry O'Reilly

TITLE: Ricky
AUTHOR: Terry O'Reilly

GENRE: Contemporary • Fiction • Gay • Romance • Young Adult
LENGTH: 9,200 words
PRICE: $2.99

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For Dave Felder, his junior year of high school starts with a move from his small hometown to a larger city. With the new home comes a new school, East Leyden High.

He isn't the least bit reluctant to leave his old school. Once popular and well-liked, things changed when he was outed to his fellow students.

A new school gives him a fresh start, where no one knows him or his secret. Tall, handsome, and athletic, he soon finds himself surrounded by new friends, the popularity he once lost regained.

But he doesn't count on meeting someone who brings out the feelings he hoped to keep buried inside. Someone like Ricky.

Once these feelings surface, Dave has to make a choice -- continue to hide who he really is and protect his popularity, or be true to himself.