Hello and welcome to the 10th anniversary celebration of JMS Books.
I love writing romance … and adventure … and mysteries … and …!
Romance happens in phases. Two people meet. There’s talking, dating, getting to know each other. Along the way feelings develop and those feelings turn into physical desire.
People hug, kiss and make love. It’s part of being in a romantic relationship.
Except it’s not that easy for everyone. There is an entire group of people who are forced to hide their love from the world. That’s one reason I write books centered on LGBTQ+ characters, in my case, gay men. While my stories have gay men as the main characters, the focus of the stories isn’t the fact the characters are gay. The focus is a mystery, or how a romance grows between two people — sometimes both.
In all my books the fact that the main characters are gay is secondary to the story. I enjoy writing about love. Finding love, finding a second love, rekindling a past love or growing old and being in love. It’s not all hearts and flowers, however! The road to love for my men is often fraught with danger, adventure and the occasional supernatural evil that needs dispatching.
I’ve been publishing with JMS Books for only a few years, but it’s been an honor and a pleasure. The diversity of books is astounding and refreshing. JMS has books and authors from across the rainbow, all are welcome.
One of my latest books released by JMS Books is the final installment of my Sentries series, Ringed Love. The series follows two men from the time they’re young adults into their old age. The main characters, Todd and Nick, are master and slave and their union was arranged when they were children, neither was given a choice. They took charge of their lives together and their romance spanned decades. Theirs was a life of love, lust and adventure.
I was delighted when, after leaving another publisher, JMS Books gave this series, along with several of my other books, a new home. That allowed me to do some rewriting, polish and tighten up a story I’d written a long time ago. I grew as a writer and JM gave me the opportunity to release some of my books all over again. As an author, being able to fix some errors, evolve my characters a little more, and expand the plot was a real treat.