This is Publisher Week at Romance Lives Forever. Three publishers will be featured, each during one special week. Those publishers are Boroughs Publishing Group in February, Liquid Silver Books in June, and JMS Books LLC in September. Day 1 for JMS Books begins today.
First, I want to start things off by thanking Kayelle for inviting JMS Books LLC to post this week on her blog, Romance Lives Forever. I appreciate your having us, and as a show of thanks, I would like to offer a special promotional code to readers of your blog to use THIS WEEK ONLY while we're visiting.
To save 40% off your order, visit http://www.jms-books.com and enter the code RLFblog (just like that) during checkout. The code is good for one use per customer, and expires on September 15, 2013. So check out our site and save on our books today!
JMS Books LLC was created in 2010 by J.M. Snyder, a multi-published best-selling author of M/M erotic romance.
J.M. began her writing career in RPS, or real-person slash, and will always have a soft spot in her heart for slash fan fiction. By 2000, her fan fic website had over 5,000 unique daily visitors, and she knew she had found her niche with gay erotic romance. She decided to make the jump from fan fic to original slash, and self-published her first novel in 2002.
Unfortunately, at that time, self-publishing didn't afford the same opportunities it does to authors today, and J.M. didn't seem able to reach as many readers as she had as a fan fic author. Though she learned how to market her books to stores and readers alike, she was still a far cry from her dream of one day being a "full time writer." But in 2006, she started working with e-publishers who helped get her name out in the M/M community. She quickly learned the ins and outs of electronic publishing, and through working with a variety of publishers, discovered what she liked—and what she didn't.
By 2010, many of her early works were coming out of contract, and she wanted to retain more of her earnings by self-publishing, which had grown exponentially from where it had been when she was first starting out. However, a friend of hers suggested publishing him and a few others in addition to herself. After looking into the logistics of starting her own publishing company, she took the plunge in July of that year.
Since then, JMS Books LLC has launched a young adult imprint, Queerteen Press, and has published over 90 authors in a wide variety of genres. We release 4 e-books a week, and 3-4 print books a month. Our catalog contains over 590 e-books in a variety of lengths, from flash fiction short stories to 300+ page super-novels. We have over 100 print books available, including novels, poetry, nonfiction, and anthologies, and over 20 series that will appeal to a wide range of audiences.
While we have experimented with many different types of books, such as poetry, nonfiction, memoirs, thrillers, and literary novels, our heart and soul remains LGBT romance, whether sweet or erotic. Some of our recent releases include (click on the link to read an excerpt from each):
The Other Man edited by Paul Alan Fahey
Who is the other man?
He's an accident waiting to happen: the skateboarder round the bend, the smiling barista with the extra hot mocha, the computer geek eager to retool your mate's hard drive. He's a relationship gatecrasher bound by no rules and with no sense of fair play. Like Caesar, he comes, he sees, he conquers. On the flip side, you or I can be the other man, charging in and breaking the bonds of a committed relationship without a thought to the pain and misery inflicted upon the injured parties. Face it: We're not all innocent bystanders in other-man scenarios.
The Other Man is an artistic collaboration by and about gay men and their relationships. If you've ever been the other man, had him invade your life, or are just plain curious about this beguiling, unpredictable and dangerous creature, then this anthology of personal essays is for you. Twenty-one of our most acclaimed authors, many Lambda Award winners and finalists, write candidly about either being the other man, suffering the other man or having their relationships tested by infidelity. What they tell us is we must take heart, it does get better and one day our luck is bound to change. We'll survive the bumps and detours in our relationships and weather the storms, or resolve to move on. Along the way, we'll hope to meet someone new and simpatico, maybe even our long-awaited soul mate. Life will be good again. Or will it?
Contributors include: Perry Brass, Austin Bunn, Rob Byrnes, Mark Canavera, R.W. Clinger, Lewis DeSimone, Paul Alan Fahey, Wes Hartley, William Henderson, Allen Mack, Jeff Mann, Tom Mendicino, Erik Orrantia, Felice Picano, David Pratt, Glen Retief, Jeffrey Ricker, Rodney Ross, Jason Schneiderman, Philip Dean Walker, and Chuck Willman. Edited by: Paul Alan Fahey.
A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this anthology will go to the It Gets Better Project.
The Sarran Plague by A.C. Katt
MMF Menage Sci-Fi Erotic Romance
On far away Sarran, the Warriorpair Jonal and Tonas, along with the rest of the planet's males, lost their Fem when the Zyptz unleased a toxin that killed only females. Sarrans mates in Triad, two males with one female, and without fems, their civilization stared extinction in the face.
But the Sarrans are tough and smart. They searched the galaxy for a genetically compatible species and found Earth. They were told the Earthen fems were an inferior species, with many unable to establish the psychic link essential to the triad bond, but they had to try.
En route, from as far out as the asteroid belt, they heard fem voices calling to the mates. Success! But their joy is short-lived, because the human fems are in pain -- they are dying. The Zyptz found Earth before the Sarrans and unleashed their toxin.
Admirals Jonal and Tonas are determined to obtain a fem at almost any cost, and rush to save Anya, because they've already mated with her in their minds.
Paradise by Joann Lee
Lesbian Erotic Romance
Jessa Dawson is a cynical manager of a five-star hotel in
She's never been the type who longed for adventure, romance, or living in the moment.
For Jessa, her career has always been her top priority, though lately even that
part of her life is becoming less fulfilling. Jessa isn't much of a people person
and has always tried to fly beneath the radar whenever possible. Roanoke, Virginia
Beautiful and mysterious Holly Reynolds is quite the opposite. She's always up for an adventure. As a retired model, Holly has traveled the world, yet she still has one fear in life. Holly is terrified of being in confined spaces, planes especially. When she travels, she finds herself becoming lost in an alcoholic oblivion to block out her anxiety.
Jessa's and Holly's paths cross on a flight to
Las Vegas. Jessa is instantly
annoyed with Holly's constant chatter, but Holly is simply trying to prevent a panic
attack from occurring. By the time the flight lands, the sparks are undeniable,
and Jessa finds herself becoming lost in Holly's charms. After a little too much
alcohol, neither of their lives will ever be the same.
Crazy Like Fox by Michael P. Thomas
Gay Erotic Romance
Fox McHardy leads a charmed life. Puget Sound penthouse, gorgeous boyfriend, jet-setting job -- everything he's ever wanted, he's gotten, including the heck out of the small Iowa town he grew up in. Even the trip he takes to
Miami to surprise his boyfriend
Jeremy is something of a long-shot wish fulfilled.
Until he arrives in
Once things start to unravel, they do so with alarming speed, and he finds himself riding shotgun in a rented convertible with his new sworn enemy faster than he can say, "I want my old life back."
During an unscheduled stop on the cross-country road trip From Hell, Fox passes up a perfectly good opportunity to keep his mouth shut and finds himself planning the town's first legal gay wedding -- his own, to a man he's pretty sure he should hate. But someone needs to set a positive example for the queer and questioning youth in this corner of
and, after creatively arranging certain of the facts of his life more attractively,
he is proud to offer himself up as a role model.
Cowboys Book 1: Chasing Cowboys by
R.W. Clinger Stockton County
Gay Erotic Romance
Rugged and sexy Cord Darringer finds himself leaving
Stockton County, Oklahoma,
for three days when a business meeting for his belt buckle company sends him to
there, he meets adorable Bradley Hull, a no-nonsense businessman with a fondness
for cowboys. Before Cord returns to Oklahoma,
he agrees to have a date with Bradley. Unexpectedly the country boy falls for the
city boy, and vice versa.
Cute and charming Bradley always ends up getting burned. Chasing Cord feels safe to him, though. Not only does Bradley's clothes come off for Cord, but his heart begins to open up to the wealthy cowboy, and he wonders if he has finally met Mr. Right. Is loving Cord a risk worth taking?
Following his visit, Cord returns to
County alone, but Bradley soon chases him
to . But when Bradley arrives, a raging
tornado sweeps through Stockton County , destroying everything
in its path. Will the two men survive the storm and live happily ever after? Or
will the miles that separate them, and the tornado's fury, keep them apart forever? Stockton
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