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Something Like Lightning by Jay BellSomething Like Lightning

Never stop running. No matter how often life trips you up, or how many times your enemies knock you down, just get up and keep on moving until you find where you belong.

Kelly Phillips has been out of the closet since he was a young teenager, and thanks to the gay youth group he frequents, he has never been short on friends or lovers. But when you have almost everything, it’s hard not to focus on what’s just out of reach: A best friend, who would be Mr. Right if he wasn’t already Mr. Straight. Or that handsome guy at school, who would be easier to wrangle if not for his angel wings. And then there’s the one who might be a perfect fit, maybe even a soulmate… if only he wasn’t convinced he didn’t need anyone at all. Kelly has always been good at running. Now he must learn to chase, which will not only test his endurance, but the durability of his heart as well.

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Something Like Spring by Jay Bell cover artSomething Like Spring

Nothing in this world is permanent. Friends, lovers, even family, can all disappear in the blink of an eye. Without these anchors, it’s all too easy to find oneself drifting.

Jason Grant doesn’t have much, aside from a beat-up old guitar and knack for getting kicked out of foster homes. His latest placement is set to be just another in a long line of failures. Then he meets Caesar, a handsome guy who lives down the hall. For the first time in his life, Jason wants to stay, which means learning to be part of a family, and not letting his feelings—or his actions—ruin his first real chance of falling in love.

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Like and Subscribe Jay BellLike and Subscribe

Remember that hunky guy on YouTube who caught your eye? The one with the awesome pecs and killer smile? I bet you couldn’t stop watching his videos. Just imagine if you had a chance to meet him and all your fantasies started coming true. There’s only one catch: Between you and your dream guy is his less-than-pleased boyfriend. They say that love conquers all, but can love conquer love?

Like and Subscribe is a delightfully sweet short story, and the perfect way to while away a lunch break or two. It’s currently available only in electronic format.

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Something Like Autumn by Jay BellSomething Like Autumn

Love can appear unexpectedly: a chance meeting at a friend’s wedding, the arrival of a handsome new co-worker… or while being robbed at a convenience store.

For some, love seems an impossible dream. Growing up gay in small-town Missouri, Jace Holden thought his chance would never come. When he meets Victor—a wild soul and fellow outsider—his chances of finding love go from bleak to a very uncertain maybe. Bracing his heart, Jace chases after his desire, hoping for a warm hand to hold his tight.

Something Like Autumn tells the story of Jace’s life before the events of Something Like Summer, while also revisiting his time with Benjamin Bentley.

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Something Like Winter book coverSomething Like Winter

There are two sides to every story. When you’re Tim Wyman, sometimes there are three.

Tim hoped moving to Texas would mean a new beginning, a chance to spread his wings, but he soon finds himself falling into the same tired patterns. Until he meets recklessly brave Benjamin Bentley. Suddenly a whole new world opens up to Tim—love, sex, warmth… home. Certain that society won’t understand what he and Ben have together, Tim struggles to protect their relationship, even if it means twisting the truth. As his lies slowly push Ben away, Tim learns that the greatest enemy can come from within. Buried beneath a decade of deceptions, Tim must claw his way to the surface in the hopes of learning to fly.

Something Like Winter, the companion novel to Something Like Summer, tells the story from Tim Wyman’s perspective, revealing new private moments and personal journeys.

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From Darkness to Darkness by Jay BellFrom Darkness to Darkness

From the cradle to the grave…

The Black Oligarch is dead. Some call his replacement a boy, others call him a threat. Cole lost everything the night he became Oligarch: his family, his home… even Jonah. Now he’s alone, left only with painful memories and the power to destroy the Five Lands.

When Dylan is sent to help Cole, he finds they have more in common than expected. They hope to build a new life together, but dark forces have other plans for them. The dead are rising, bringing secrets from the past that threaten to change their lives forever. Can Dylan guide a young man through the darkness and protect those he loves without making the ultimate sacrifice?

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Loka Legends short stories coverFinding Fire, Flesh and Blood, and the Loka Legends Sketchbook

This special collection features two short stories and concept art related to the Loka Legends series. In Finding Fire, Dylan’s childhood friend barges back into his life as a man. Soon Dylan finds himself in over his head as he struggles to understand the feelings stirring inside. In Flesh and Blood, Nikolai the werewolf learns a hard lesson when it comes to trust, but also that redemption can come in many forms. Also included is The Loka Legends Sketchbook, featuring never before seen concept art and early sketches created by Andreas Bell, the author’s husband.

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Kamikaze Boys by Jay BellKamikaze Boys

If the world is against you, don’t give up. Find yourself a kindred spirit. Then you can start fighting back.

They say Connor, the one with the crazy eyes and creepy scar, tried to kill his old man. Lately he’s been seen hanging out with David, the gay guy who always eats lunch alone. They make an odd pair, the loser and the psychopath, and bad things happen to people who mess with them. Not that Connor and David are looking for trouble. Even when taking on the world, they seem more interested in each other than fighting.

Kamikaze Boys is a story about breaking the chains that bind you and using them to beat down anyone that gets in your way. Better yet, it’s about holding hands with the guy you love while doing so.

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Hell's Pawn cover artHell’s Pawn

John Grey is dead… and that’s just the beginning.
Purgatory should have been a safe haven for souls that belong neither in Heaven nor Hell, but instead John finds himself in a corrupt prison, one bereft of freedom or pleasure. Along with his decedent friend Dante, John makes a brave escape, only to fall straight down to Hell and into the arms of Rimmon, a handsome incubus. John is soon recruited as Hell’s ambassador, visiting the afterlife realms of other cultures to enlist an army strong enough to stand against Heaven. As interesting as his new job is, John’s mind keeps returning to Purgatory and the souls still trapped there. Somehow John must stop a war he doesn’t believe in and liberate Purgatory, all while desperately trying to attract the attention of an incubus whose heart belongs to another.

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Something Like Summer by Jay BellSomething Like Summer

Love, like everything in the universe, cannot be destroyed. But over time it can change.

The hot Texas nights were lonely for Ben before his heart began beating to the rhythm of two words; Tim Wyman. By all appearances, Tim had the perfect body and ideal life, but when a not-so-accidental collision brings them together, Ben discovers that the truth is rarely so simple. If winning Tim’s heart was an impossible quest, keeping it would prove even harder as family, society, and emotion threaten to tear them apart.

Something Like Summer is a love story spanning a decade and beyond as two boys discover what it means to be friends, lovers, and sometimes even enemies.

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The Cat in the Cradle by Jay BellThe Cat in the Cradle

To set out into the world, to be surrounded by the unknown and become a stranger. Only then would he be free to reinvent himself. Or fall in love.

Dylan wanted one last adventure before the burden of adulthood was thrust upon him. And to confront the man he hadn’t spoken to since their intimate night together. Stealing a boat with his faithful companion Kio, their journey is cut short when they witness a brutal murder. A killer is loose in the Five Lands and attacking the most powerful families. Dylan—a potential target—seeks sanctuary from an unpredictable bodyguard named Tyjinn. Together they decide to turn the tables by hunting the killer down. Along the way, everything Dylan thought he knew about himself will be challenged, but if he survives, he stands to win the love he never dreamed possible.

The Cat in the Cradle is the first book in the Loka Legends series and features twenty-five original illustrations created by Andreas Bell, the author’s husband.

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Language Lessons CoverLanguage Lessons

Love doesn’t come easy. For Joey, he didn’t care if it ever came at all. He was much too busy adding notches to his bedpost and preparing for life as an adult. But when a causal fling waxes nostalgic about the one that got away, Joey starts to wonder if he isn’t missing something after all, if there really is something to be learned from the language of love.

Language Lessons is a short story about balance, and what life is like if you focus too much on sex and not enough on the heart. The main character of this story—Joey—is a cocky bastard that’s fairly unlikeable, but through a series of events, he begins to see there’s much more to being gay than two guys hooking up.

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68 Responses

  1. Eric King

    I just finished Something Like Summer. I am a gay, 25 year old man and the book really hit home to me. Ben and Tim’s budding relationship kept me on the edge of my seat the entire book and Jace’s character brought tears to my eyes. The book took unexpected turns and twists that worked great. This is easily one of my favorite books now and I will definitely recommend this (and your other books) to all the readers I know.

    I hope to see more books from you like “Something Like Summer”. Absolutely amazing.

    • Hi Eric! I’m glad to hear the book meant so much to you! I definitely have more such books on the way. I’m knee deep in writing one right now, so stayed tuned! ;) Until then, thank you for your positive feedback and for your support. It means a lot to me.

      Best wishes,

      J

      • Henry

        Me too, is similar to Eric, and Something like Summer touched a line I didn’t realized exist in my heart and it gives me heartaches every time I think about Jace, at the same time wishing I will meet someone like him someday.

        But I’ve been telling everyone I know about the book and telling them to give it a read. It is easily one of the most loveable novel I’ve ever read. Looking forward to your next novel.

        Now let me go buy all the others!

        • Thanks, Henry. Very kind of you! I hope you find your Jace too. Some people think guys like him don’t exist, but they do. Just don’t give up. You may have to go through a couple bad seeds to find him, but hopefully they’ll be as hot as Tim. ;)

          I hope you enjoy the other books too!

  2. JW

    I really like the book “Something Like Summer” and I read “Language Lessions” also. I look forward to see what new will come out. Thanks

  3. samantha gonzalez

    Hi Jay I just wanted to well say hi and tell you that Something like summer was one of the best books I’ve ever read!! The book was everything I thought it would be and more. I’m 15 and bisexual and in this book I felt really connected with each character, well mostly with Tim at a time I went want he was going through in the book, in a way I understood him. Also I’ll to say that I read this book in a day because I couldn’t put it down, I had to know what Ben was going through and with the whole thing with jace around the ending breaks my heart, I began to cry because it was so emotional at that moment. I literally had to put the book down and take a breath because that part was to much for me. I adore you as an author cause not that many books I’ve read made me laugh, cry, or impatient to go to the next page like you do :). P.S. Keep doing what you’re doing because I think you really touch alot of people when you write something like this.

    • Hey Samantha!

      Thank you so much for your comment. It’s great to hear that someone your age can relate to Something Like Summer, especially with what Tim was going through. A lot of readers are hard on him, since he isn’t a perfect character, but I think he’s misunderstood. You’ve been through being closeted and so have I, so we can understand and forgive the things he does. Personally, he’s my favorite character in the book. I love the guy to pieces! I‘m also glad the book moved you emotionally. That’s a great compliment to the story, and very much appreciated.

      Nice to hear from you. You keep reading and I’ll keep writing!

      Jay

      • Onyx

        There is a quote that i read from somebody, it may or may not have been King. But it said something like “if you read a book and said to yourself, you could’ve written it better, than you probably could have.”
        Damn you!
        I couldn’t have written these books any better!!!
        And I pride myself/hate myself, because every book that I have read, for the most part bores me because it doesn’t make me believe. But you have broken that mode.
        And you have stunted my thought process, because the books that I am writing, the one that I hold close to my heart and refuse to finish is a story close to “Something Like Summer.”
        Don’t worry, it’s NOT the same. I started this book in high school and that was almost ten years ago. But I have never read a book that actually focused on high School and gave the characters such depth, that it felt so real.
        As for Tim- He was perfect! I wouldn’t have changed a thing. You couldn’t have anyway. Life isn’t perfect. Most of the time the things that we want are the things that we have to fight for. And if we don’t have the strength to fight for them, then we lose them. Plan and simple.
        But I have to admit, I was scared that you wouldn’t give them the ending they needed. So thank you. I needed that closure.- Good god, look at me, “I” needed that closure?? Haha… anyways, I really look forward to your books! Please don’t ever put that pen down (or stop typing) I love your style!

        • Hey Onyx!

          Thanks so much for your message. That’s an interesting quote that you sent, and I think there’s a lot to it. Many times the easiest way to get ideas and inspiration is by recognizing what you don’t like and then doing it differently. I’ve certainly done that before. Anyway, should you feel the urge, I hope you’ll still write the story that’s close to your heart. I’m never intimidated by a book being close to any of mine. Even if someone were to take the exact same plot, them telling it in their own voice would make it drastically different and thus make it valid. Something Like Summer seems to be one of those stories people can relate to because there are universal experiences we all go through growing up. No one has a monopoly on all that teen angst, so the more such books, the better.

          Thanks for your enthusiasm. It’s very encouraging! :)

          J

  4. samantha gonzalez

    Thanks for writing back :) and yes in some moments I saw myself as Tim, like there was a part of him besides his sexuality that I was connected with. Which was when Ben goes and meets his parents, my parents still don’t know about me only my sister. Anyways when it comes to Ben, he is someone that I wish to be, not afraid over everyone finding out about his sexuality and with his family so supportive. I was a little hard on Tim at first for breaking up with Ben but I understood because I know I would done the same if I was in his situation. Also, I wanted to know what inspired you to write this book.

    • What inspired me to write the story? It’s hard to pin down exactly. I figured out I was gay while living in Houston, and I suppose I wanted to write about some of the things I went through, and the things I wish would have happened. I also wanted to share the feelings I went through in the hopes that it would connect with other people. That’s why I love hearing from people like you that totally get it. It makes the world feel a little less lonely. :)

  5. anonymouse

    I love the book flesh and blood and i really wish that there was another book to continue the story, likeva sequal. How will i ever noe what happens between lila and nikolai! Will she ever tell him the truth about what she is?
    Seriously though there she be a continuation:-(

    • Well, there’s a little more of Nikolai and Lali in the second Loka Legends book, From Darkness to Darkness. That will be out sometime in 2012. Who knows if books beyond that will tell more of their story? :)

      • anonymouse

        Really! I cant wait till it comes out for the nook so i can read about nikolai and lila’s meeting again. Thanks for replying!

  6. Henry

    I’ve finished all the writing up till now! (Hehe, I kept my promise!) What an amazing trip I’ve found through your writings and the journeys the characters went through.

    The youth seeping through the Loka, the wild run in Hell, and the heartache of Summer! So much fun! And Hell is such an amazing book, I am going to shove it to whoever tells me bs opinions about segregation.

    Looking forward to Darkness now! I cannot wait!!

    lovingly,
    Henry

    p.s. I am so happy to know Jace is well. :)

    • Thanks, Henry! What a great message to wake up to! I love that you read all three books. You did me a great honor by doing so, and I’m very grateful. It sounds like Hell’s Pawn really struck a chord with you, and I’m glad. That book is fairly new, and I’m still getting a feel for what people think of it. Thanks too for adding me on Facebook. I’m looking forward to seeing you around over there.

      *big hugs*

      Jay

  7. Drew Kuenzli

    Hi. So I’m Drew and I’ve just finished reading all your books. I love them so much but it pains me that you don’t have more. Are you writing still? Will we get more from you? I don’t mean to sound desperate but your all i read.

    • Never fear, Drew! I’m writing every day! I have two books completed that haven’t come out yet. They just need to be polished up some. Right now my editor and I are passing them back and forth. I should have something out early next year. Thanks for being so cool and reading all my books!

  8. Mike

    Hi I just finished something like summer. It was one of the best books I have ever picked up. I thought it was so good that I got a copy for a friend that lives in colorado. This book had so much emotion and I felt I could really relate to the character’s in the book in one way or another. Thank you for this book that I found fun, smart and made me cry. I love this book.

    • Thanks, Mike! I’m glad the book resonated with you so much. Writing Something Like Summer was quite the emotional ride, so it means a lot to me that you enjoyed it. Thanks too for giving it as a gift! I hope your friend likes it too. *hugs*

  9. Paul Zione

    Something Like Summer is my favorite contemporary M/M romance to date! It touched my heart and I can relate to it (somehow) since I am still inside the closet. You cant imagine going out in a Catholic country like where I am living at. I am 17 and yet never experience being in a relationship so by reading the works like yours, it somehow fills the empty space in my heart but it makes me yearn to love and be love like Jace or Tim. My favorite character is basically Ben. I can relate to him.
    I end up putting myself in Ben’s perspective, choosing between Tim and Jace. You know what? It is really hard! You are very GOOD ! The BEST really! Keep it up.

    By the way I am planning writing a novel, but do you think its quite early? Anyway Good Day to you !

    • Hi Paul!

      Thanks for the kind words! I‘m happy that Something Like Summer gave you something to relate to while you’re waiting for the right guy to come along. It’s pretty normal to be gay not have been in a relationship at your age. I hope you can come out someday, since I think it will help you find love, but I understand how hard it can be. The country you live in will probably never stop being Catholic, so please don’t wait for the world to change. Do what’s best for you, when you’re ready to. As for you writing a novel, it’s never too soon! Writing is really addictive and is a great way of letting your voice be heard. Go for it!

      Best wishes,

      J

  10. Jamie T

    Hi Jay! Thank you for writing Something Like Summer. I was sad to finish the book because I was falling in love with the characters…especially Jace. Your writing kept me interested and wanting more. To my surprise and great anticipation I have much to look forward to with the sequel. I have already downloaded your other titles available and cannot wait to start them. Thanks again for your work! Happy New Year.

    • That’s wonderful, Jamie! I’m glad you enjoyed Something Like Summer so much. And yeah, Jace is a great guy. I think there will be room for him in the sequel too, at least a little bit. Thank you especially for checking out my other books. That means a lot to me!

  11. Joseph

    Hi! I’m 16 and I really loved Something Like Summer. I’m REALLY hoping something like what happened to Tim in the first couple of chapters happens to me :D Besides the heartbreak and all that jazz. I can’t WAIT for the sequel and I’m about to go read your other books! They ttly inspire me ='[ kthx BYE

    • Hey Joseph!

      You loved Something Like Summer? That’s awesome! I hope you find a guy like Ben too. And it’s certainly possible to have a relationship without all the problems Ben and Tim went through, but to be honest, even the heartbreak is worth it. There’s nothing better in the world than love. Be sure to let me know what you think of my other books when you read them, because it was great hearing from you. :)

  12. johnny ontiveros

    Hi jay
    So I have read Something Like Summer, and Language Lessons. Planning on reading Hells pawn soon. Instantly feel in love u have a very unique and detailed way of writing. Something like summer made me laugh, cry, ooh, and awww. lol. I am a 24 year Old gay man living in LA, going to school to be a dentist. I am in a relationship going on 5 years. And this book hit home everyone goes through ups and downs. At the end of the book i kinda wished Ben could be with both men i was sad to see Jace leave but happy to see Tim back. Whatever you do Jay don’t stop writing, you are my favorite author and congrats on the awards and movie maybe ill see you in LA sometime. Keep on inspiring

    Lots of love
    Johnny ontiveros

    • Hi Johnny!

      Thank you so much for your encouraging words! I’m glad you like the books you’ve read so far. I also wished that Ben could have ended up with both guys. I think he would have been in seventh Heaven, but I just can’t picture the other guys being okay with it. Ah well. And don’t worry, as long as you keep reading, I’ll keep writing! :)

  13. Steven

    I have read Something Like Summer and Language Lessons. I love them both and could not put them down. I am not a reader at all so that speaks volumes about your writing. I look forward to reading about what Tim went through and also to see the movie. I will also be downloading your other titles to me iPad soon. I am 19 and gay and look forward to finding a special connection like the one that Ben and Jace had. Your writing is truly inspiring.

    Keep up with the great writing…
    Steven

    • Hey Steven! Nice to meet you. It’s inspiring to hear how much you enjoyed Language Lessons and Summer. That you’re not usually a reader makes your compliment that much more sweet! If you liked those two stories, you’ll probably like Kamikaze Boys as well. It should be up on iTunes any day now. I’ll keep my fingers crossed that you find that special someone. Just keep trying and I’m sure you will!

  14. Sergei

    I read ”Something like summer”.

    Now I have to say that i’m absolutely no book reader, but this book was like some sort of irresistible drug, I just could’t get enough of it. This is by far the best book I have ever read. It inspired me, motivated me, broke my heart, healed my heart, gave me hope, made me smile, made me angry. It was/is like a perfect cocktail of words resulting in a epic story. I really felt connected with both Tim and Ben since I see quite a bit of both in myself. I’m closeted guy to pretty much all my friends and family apart from my older brother who found out by accident (great relief I must say) and I pretty much always fall for people I know deep down i’m very unlikely to be able to get. Anyway that is off topic.

    This book is very clear evidence that you are a fantastic writer. I guess you can you say you’ve got a new fan in me. I’ve read somewhere something about there being a sequel being written, I really hope that is true, coz I just can’t get enough of the story I guess :-D…. I will certainly consider to read your other books although I’m not 100% sure if they will be as good as this one. Actually I don’t I will ever come across a book as epic as this one, but i’m sure if there will be it will be one written by you.

    Anyway like I said, I’m a fan of you now. Keep up the good work :-D…

    • Hi Sergei!

      I’m glad I could get you back into reading, and of course that you were so taken with the story. That’s great! There is indeed more of Ben and Tim to come. The next book will retell the story from Tim’s perspective, although that doesn’t mean a simple rehashing of the same tale. There’s all sorts of things Tim and Ben got up to that we haven’t seen, Not to mention the time they spent apart. The first draft is done, but it’ll be awhile before it’s out. You might enjoy Kamikaze Boys in the meantime, since it’s along the same lines as Something Like Summer. Geez, this sounds like a sales pitch. What I really what to say is that I’m honored by your enthusiasm and kind words. *hugs!*

      • Sergei

        I can’t wait to read the sequel of something like summer, but i’m already glad that it’s in the making :-D…

        PS: I already bought Kamikaze and The cat in the cradle, haven’t read the yet though but i’m sure I’m gonna enjoy both of them :-),….

  15. Anthony

    I am a 26 year old gay PhD student at MIT. I rarely have time to read, but something about this book caught my attention. I just downloaded something like summer this morning and read it in ~4 hours. The last time that I was this sucked in to a book was when I read the last Harry Potter (hopefully a compliment, not an insult… the writing here was superior to J.K. by the way …). I am in love with Ben and Tim. I was excited when they finally got together. was floored when they broke up. Frustrated with the whole aaron story. And cried when Tim became a widow. The only let down was when I finished it. I want more. What happens next?!!?!?! I love this story and added the rest of your books to my kindle. I am so excited to get started!!!!!!!!!!

    Thank you for writing this book. Thank you so very very much.

    Anthony

    • Hey Anthony!

      Four hours? That’s wild! I wish I could read that fast. I’m a huge fan of the Harry Potter books, so having a novel compared to those is a tremendous compliment. Thanks! There will indeed be more of Ben and Tim in the next book. It’s mostly the story from Tim’s perspective, but there’s a lot to be learned, and we do see events beyond the first novel. Hopefully you’ll enjoy it once it’s out!

      J

  16. Jamie T

    Kamikaze Boys is my new favorite Jay Bell book! Connor and David will live forever in my imagination. Such a great read!

  17. Henry C. Spengler

    Hello Jay Bell,
    I have just found your books and I thought Something Like Summer was just wonderful. I can identify with Tim as I lost the love of my life recently.
    I have just put Kamikaze Boys on my kindle.
    Your writing put me in a wonderful mood.
    Thank you.

    • Hey Henry!

      Sorry to hear you’ve lost someone so important to you. I’ve been through my share of heartache and know how hard that can be. Hang in there though. Just like in Something Like Summer, I believe a person can have more than one love of their life. Our hearts are made to keep bouncing back, so don’t give up hope. At the very least, I’m happy the book could put you in a good mood. Thanks for dropping me a line!

      J

  18. Nigel Pembrook

    Hi J,

    Purchased ‘ Something like Summer’ and could not put it down. It really fired my imagination, tugged at the heart-strings and brought back so many memories from my youth. Great read and well written with a hand that grabs you, pulls you into the book and on a journey of discovery. It kept me going through the small, cold hours here in the UK. On my second book ‘ Kamikaze Boys ‘ and looking forward to my third.

    Thanks for such a great read.

  19. Stefan Marott

    High Jay

    I ve read Kamikaze Boys and sthg Linke Summer during Last week
    Tranks for the amazing art that kept me thrilled thrilled . Clever Stories and awsomé clues , thouroughly enjoyed Reading, something like Summer is my favorite , i ll look Out for more

    Stefan from Germany

  20. Unknown

    I wish I can get ur books and read it :S but here in my country being gay is forbidden and if people knew I will be killed by now so I can’t take the risk to buy those books :'( but they look nice :) I wish one day I can read them :)

  21. Phil

    I really enjoyed your books, I read both SLS and SLW in a day each, had to stay up till the early hours but I couldn’t put them down. Glad to hear there is more on the way, something about the story and the characters caught my imagination and really spoke to me. Thanks, P.

    • Thank you, Phil! Sorry you lost so much sleep, but you have time to catch up on it before Something Like Autumn comes out. :) Thanks for your encouraging words!

      • Phil

        Ha ha, no worries. I told my boyfriend about your books as well and now he has read them all I hear is Tim this, Ben that…

  22. LaVarr

    Hi, I came across your books on the internet and i am going to buy the “something like summer” “something like autumn” and “something like winter” but i need to know if they go in a particular order because i don’t want to read them backwards or something. : )

    • Hi, LaVarr! There’s no strict reading order to the books, although I’d recommend Something Like Summer first, since it’s the shortest and makes a nice intro to the series. From there you can decide which character you want to learn more about, and choose either Winter or Autumn accordingly. Have fun!

  23. Mitch

    Just finished the last book. Compliments on this great conclusion to the story. Really loved every book so far and it’s main characters. Think Jay is an awesome writer. Thank you so much for this great series!

  24. Ash

    Finally got Something Like Spring… must say that was the quickest I’ve ever read a bookok. I could not keep it down. The hardest part about ending a series is finding an ending that serves everything justice. You did it perfectly. Jace remains my favorite character, but Spring is far better than Autumn.Don’t get me wrong, they are all amazing books, but Spring is what satisfyingly topped it all off. I really want to thank you for such an amazing experience. At this point, there are only few book I am yet to buy from you so I look forward to those. Can’t wait to see what you do with the Something Like… series now that Seasons is over. Your work is truly inspirational. Keep being awesome.
    ~Ash<3

    • Thanks, Ask! I certainly don’t mind that you liked Spring more than Autumn. I felt like I was taking a risk with Spring, since it’s so different from the other three books. So it’s great news that you enjoyed it the most. I hope future books please you just as much! :)

  25. Alessandro

    Hello Jay, I finished reading today Something like summer and I think the story is beautiful, involving, exciting, touching. I hope that will be soon translated into Italian also your other novels!
    P.S. I’m sorry for my bad English

    • Hi Alessandro! did you read Something Like Summer in Italian or English? There is an Italian version out, published by Playground Libri. The title is “Come se fosse estate”. If you’d like the others translated into Italian, please let Playground Libri know! Thanks for spending time with Ben, Tim, and Jace! :)

  26. Kurt

    Something Like Summer is one of my most memorable literary experience. Once I’ve heard it is going to be turned into a film, my heart just stopped. One thing to experience the characters through words and another via film. I just hope they don’t besmirch the characters and the storyline by omitting and modifying the book.

    • Hi Kurt! Thanks for the love! It’s great you care about Something Like Summer so much. I’m also excited about the film. Because of the length of the book, they will have to make some changes. It would probably take a television series to really tell the story as it appears in the novel. That having been said, I’ve read the movie script, and they’ve done a great job compressing it all down. While we might not see a teenage Ben stand up to Allison’s father, we’ll definitely get all the important stuff between Ben and his two great loves. So expect something different that is still in the spirit of the book.

  27. chris

    Just read a little like summer. it took me two days because it was that amazing! While reading the book I wondered Tim’s perspective. Then I found out that there was a second book. Can’t wait to read all your books! Hopefully you’ll make a story about a gay guy who is a celebrity.

    Thanks!

    • Hey Chris! Thanks for breezing through Summer. I’m glad you enjoyed it! A book about a gay celebrity is an interesting idea. I think I’d have to first get to know some celebrities in real life so I could learn from their experiences. There’s actually a book called XOXO Hayden by Chris Corkum which is about that. Not the easiest book to get a hold of, but I enjoyed reading it. Check it out if you get the chance!

  28. Sean

    Just finished The Seasons Series! So good!! Loved them all. I purposely read Autumn last because I knew how it was going to end. And OMG! My BF was rolling his eyes at me cause I was crying like a baby! :) I’ve never had a book hit me like this! I loved them all and I’m about to start Lightning when I’m done writing this! Can’t wait to read more!!

  29. Sean

    So I just finished Lightning!! So good! I won’t lie, I got mad at the end! Talk about a cliff hanger!! I seriously can’t wait for Thunder!!! I’m so excited to read Nathaniels perspective!! Seeing a slightly different side to Ceasar will be interesting!! and I can’t wait to know the rest of that conversation!! I already miss all the characters!!! I’m sad I gotta wait to catch back up with them! Until next time….

    • Hey Sean! Thanks for reading all the Something Like… books! Much appreciated. I know what you mean about missing the characters. That’s what keeps me going back to write more in the series. I’ll try not to keep you waiting too long for the next installment! :)

  30. Lano bomb

    I loved the whole “something like” series! I’m a 20 year old closeted gay guy and I enjoyed these books immensely. Every character feels so real to me. I hold a special place in mm hear for Ben, Tim and Jace. I love how all the books have old characters from the previous one. Amazing amazing! Just amazing!

    • Thank you, sir! It makes me happy hearing how much Ben and the others mean to you. They feel like real people to me too, which makes writing about them such a joy. I hope you’ll continue to enjoy their stories for a very long time!

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