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Guest post by Drew Hunt

Back in 2003 I was bored. Not saying I wasn’t bored prior to that date or after it. But in 2003 I decided to tackle my boredom by writing a story and sending it to a free online site. I got plenty of feedback, most of it positive. Looking back on that story later, it was pretty amateurish, but it was a beginning. I wrote several more stories for that website and got varying amounts of feedback, but I was beginning to get a bit disillusioned. It took a lot of effort to write these stories and I wasn’t receiving any financial recompense.

Then, ten years ago this month, my friend JM decided to start JMS Books and asked if I wanted to take my stories down from the net, polish them up, and publish them with her. I agreed. Gosh, what a lot of polishing some of them needed. One thing I’ve learned from writing these past 17 years is that you never stop learning. I’m always picking up new ideas, new ways to hone my craft.

An example of a new (to me) idea is my current work in progress. Although superheroes are certainly not new, I’d never tackled the subject personally. I’m also adding in MPREG, which is a more modern trope. I got the idea from talking with my friend Tami. I would joke with her that her brother, Troy, is something of a hero.

It took me a few months to think up a suitable opening, but when I began writing, I started sharing the story each week with Tami.

Tami has become a valued beta reader. That’s another thing I’ve learned as a writer, you need honest beta readers who aren’t afraid to tell you if something doesn’t work.

Some of the antics I’ve had my Troy do has made Tami laugh, and probably blush, too. I’ve found adding humour to a story helps make it more readable. My Troy is gay, Tami’s brother is not. And my Troy can fly, I’m assuming hers cannot. But it’s amazing how many real life events one can alter slightly and work into a story. Again, adding in real events makes a story more believable. If you can suspend disbelief enough to accept a man being able to fly and shoot bursts of energy from his fingertips. I did worry that anyone who read the story and who knows the real Troy might be able to make the connection. Tami told me not to worry. The real Troy does know I’m writing a story very loosely based on him. However, it’s highly doubtful he’ll read it. Which is probably for the best. You, dear blog reader, can see a sneak peek below.

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A Decade of Gay Romance edited by J.M. Snyder

OUT NOW! A Decade of Gay Romance edited by J.M. Snyder

JMS Books began in 2010 as a way for of getting a few friends into print. Ten years later, we’ve published more than 2,000 books celebrating LGBTQ+ romance from over 200 authors. A Decade of Gay Romance is a collection of our ten best-selling short stories, one for each year (to date).

From first love to true love, from submission to sensual, from heat to sweet and everything in between, the couples in these stories are sure to keep you turning the pages as you fall in love with them.

With stories by J.M. Snyder, Drew Hunt, JL Merrow, Wayne Mansfield, Terry O’Reilly, Edward Kendrick, Shawn Lane, J.D. Walker, Nell Iris, and Elizabeth Noble, this head-over-heels collection goes beyond bedtime reading. Whether happily ever after or happy for now, there’s an ending for everyone in here!

Contains the stories: My Best Friend’s Dad by J.M. Snyder, Twelve Hours I by Drew Hunt, Dead Shot by JL Merrow, The King’s Prize by Wayne Mansfield, My Beagle, the Yenta by Terry O’Reilly, Let Go of Loneliness by Edward Kendrick, Accidentally His by Shawn Lane, A-dork-able by J.D. Walker, Unexpected Christmas by Nell Iris, and Home Coming by Elizabeth Noble.

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Rory’s Rock by Drew Hunt

OUT NOW! Rory’s Rock by Drew Hunt

Rory Brown grew up in care but found a home, friendship, and a much-needed sense of security working on the Double J ranch. As far as Rory is concerned, fellow cowboy, Zane Fox, is perfect. Zane is strong but gentle, kind, big, ruggedly handsome … and straight.

Rory works alongside Zane, eats alongside Zane, and when an ice storm causes a power outage, he sleeps alongside Zane … for warmth.

Inhibitions lowered after getting drunk on his twenty-first birthday, Rory Kisses Zane and confesses his feelings for the man. The next day, when Rory learns his father is dying, although estranged from the man, Rory feels obligated to see him one last time. Zane follows Rory to Kansas and confesses he has feelings for Rory, too. After learning his father has died, Rory and Zane set off for home in Zane’s old truck. However, bad weather and a mechanical breakdown mean they have to hole up in a guesthouse. Rory doesn’t mind, it gives him a chance to explore things with his hunky new boyfriend. And there’s a lot of Zane to explore.

Life on the ranch is little short of idyllic, Zane is everything and more Rory could want in a lover, protector, and friend. A tiny part of Rory knows he should brace himself for if/when the other shoe — or cowboy boot — drops. Rory is thrown when evidence of Zane’s heterosexual past reveals itself, leaving him totally devastated.

Are Zane’s feet made of clay, or can he redeem himself and once again become Rory’s rock?

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My Sister’s Boyfriend by Drew Hunt

OUT NOW! My Sister’s Boyfriend by Drew Hunt

As far as Mike Johnson is concerned, Cory Hawkins is perfect — big, strong, blond, kind … and straight and going out with his sister. Usually Emma dated losers, but Cory was a definite exception to the rule.

When Cory breaks his foot playing rugby, he shows up at Mike’s front door on crutches. The lift up to Cory’s flat is out of order, so Mike invites Cory to stay with him. As Emma is away, Mike willingly becomes Cory’s caregiver and driver.

When Cory’s and Emma’s relationship ends, Mike believes he won’t ever see Cory again, so is surprised to get a phone call from the man. It seems Cory thinks Mike would be a better fit, romantically speaking, than his sister.

Mike is hesitant. Cory is straight and Mike doesn’t want to be discarded once Cory realises this. But Cory — with his muscles, sexy smile, and winning personality — can be very persuasive.

Can love be blind to gender? Or will Mike come to regret his sister ever bringing her boyfriend home?

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Alphabet Pasta by Drew Hunt

Alphabet Pasta by Drew Hunt is now available!

Sequel to The Nutcracker

P is for Penne Alla Vodka and Garth Morgan and Tony Luciano are determined not to let the horrors of the Pulse nightclub shootings prevent them from celebrating their eighteen-month anniversary with the next dish on their A-Z list of pasta dishes. Garth knows he’ll be eating ziti on his wedding day, but before then he has one other important question to ask Tony, one that affects not just his life but also that of Adam, Garth’s ten-year-old son.

Will dessert be as sweet as Garth hopes, or will Tony’s answer leave a bad taste in his mouth?

Note: This short story was originally published in the charity collection, Love Is Proud.

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