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Guest post by Kassandra Lea

Let me start off by saying I never intended to write gay romance. I’ve always been more of an urban fantasy type of girl. But between watching my friend RJ be judged for his relationship and stumbling upon slash fanfiction, well, here I am now. That’s where I got my start, shipping some of my favorite characters from TV shows like Psych, CSI Miami, and House.

Even then, I tended to avoid the naughtier scenes that would bridge the gap between sweet to steamy. Though I’ve written a few erotic pieces over the years (and greatly enjoy my little visits with Flynn and Samuel!) I find I’m more interested in stories involving a deeper emotional aspect to the relationship.

And it wasn’t until I discovered the term asexual that pieces began to fall into place. My teen years were spent reading every book I could get from the library, writing whatever popped into my head, playing video games, hanging with my older brother and his friend, and down at the stable. Chasing boys was the farthest thing from my mind. Not being interested in women, I often wondered where exactly I stood.

What was wrong with me?

While I search for that special connection most people want, there are certain aspects to relationships that aren’t overly important to me. Discovering asexuality and graysexuality opened my eyes. I finally found people like me! But the more I’ve delved into this community, I have found the same concern voiced over and over again; where’s our representation? In recent years, any aspect of asexuality that’s popped up in pop culture is usually erased by the character suddenly falling in to a relationship or their asexuality is written off as a choice of celibacy. And unfortunately, that’s the lighter side of what asexuals, graysexuals, and even aromantics have faced.

There are even those in the LGBTQA+ (by the way, notice the ‘A’? Guess what it stands for!) that say we don’t belong. I’ve struggled to explain to guys what it means to be ace and it seems hard for them to wrap their head around. Mostly because nobody discusses it.

Therefore I’ve subtly shifted my focus and the voice of my characters. I want to write characters like new. I want to read about people who experience love the way I do. Because I never had that in my formative years. So maybe I never set out to write romance (why do we have to call it gay or queer romance, isn’t love just love?), but maybe this is where I’ve always meant to be and I’m perfectly fine with it.

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The Tailor by Kassandra Lea

OUT NOW! The Tailor by Kassandra Lea

Bartholomew Jay Westwood, or simply Jay, is a suit fanatic. They’re easily his one indulgence. He owns one in every color, which makes it nearly impossible to pick one for an upcoming holiday party. The only one that seems suitable is white, and he originally bought it for a Halloween costume three years ago. But he can’t quite bring himself to wear it and settles for another number from his vast collection.

Unfortunately, tragedy strikes after he stops to pick up a last-minute gift. But the incident takes place outside his favorite suit shop, The Well-Dressed Man, and waiting inside is none other than expert tailor Walden Conway. He might have just the thing Jay needs, and it may be more than a suit.

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Bloodstained Heart by Kassandra Lea

OUT NOW! Bloodstained Heart by Kassandra Lea

Living in a mysterious house overlooking the town, Seamus haunts the halls with his dog at his side. He’s doomed to un-life, cursed, essentially a zombie, but without all the icky rot. His only human friend is a delightful fella by the name of Tibbit. Sweet Tibbit accepts him for who he is, and oh, how Seamus loves him for that.

But can there ever be love between a lonely human and a man whose heart doesn’t beat the way it should? Love got Seamus into this mess; is it worth it to try again?

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The Murky Depths by Kassandra Lea

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While Keston enjoys his occasional video game tournaments with the kid across the hall, he’s grown tired of the daily grind of his job. With a bit of a push from his boss, he heads out for a weekend at his family’s cabin in Kona Woods. A little time away from the hustle and bustle sounds like just the thing he needs.

Turns out he isn’t alone, though, as there are others lurking in the shadows. When a near-death experience brings Ness waltzing into his life, everything Keston thought he knew is turned upside down, and he runs in fear.

But will facing what scares him bring to Keston’s life what it’s missing most?

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Legendary Loves Volume 2

OUT NOW! Legendary Loves Volume 2

JMS Books’ Trios are themed collections of three gay romance stories by a trio of authors. Each story is available separately, but readers can get all three for a discounted bundle price.

Legendary Loves Volume 2 contains three paranormal shifter M/M romances just in time for Halloween! Contains the stories:

In My Arms Again by Nell Iris: Oxen is lonely, feeling like he’s waiting for something, and can’t focus. But when a very ill stranger collapses on his doorstep, everything changes. The stranger, Vinge, is a Pegasus unable to transform. Both men feel an instant connection that swiftly grows deeper. The questions surrounding Vinge are many. Why is he so familiar? What will it take for the depth of their connection be revealed?

The Murky Depths by Kassandra Lea: Tired of the daily grind of his job, Keston heads out for a weekend at his family’s cabin in Kona Woods. Turns out he isn’t alone, though, as there are others lurking in the shadows. When a near-death experience brings Ness waltzing into his life, everything Keston thought he knew is turned upside down. Will facing what scares him bring to Keston’s life what it’s missing most?

Weekend at Bigfoot’s by Addison Albright: There’s nothing about perky — twinky? — Oliver Hughes that would make Sensational News’ (Never Fake! We Swear!) reporter Wilson Banks think Bigfoot actually exists. But while pursuing soundbites for a tabloid story about Bigfoot, Wilson witnesses something he wasn’t meant to see. In Wilson’s new reality, is there room for love with someone whose dreams are as big as his … er … feet?

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