Inspiration – From Darkness to Darkness

In Books, Fantasy, Inspiration, Loka Legends by Jay Bell

When I wrote The Cat in the Cradle way back in 1863, there wasn’t a lot of music and images that inspired me as I worked. I suppose my fascination with the color spectrum was a definite influence, and I know my lifelong love of Pier’s Anthony’s Apprentice Adept series was a definite inspiration. Aside from that, the process was …

From Darkness to Darkness is out!

In Books, Fantasy, Loka Legends by Jay Bell

What’s the opposite of a delay? Whatever it is, that’s what going on. From Darkness to Darkness is out the gate and running for the hills. There’s no stopping it now! This is my first sequel, which is sort of a weird feeling. Usually my books sink or swim on their own merits, but this one has to politely wait …

Contest winners and a free short story!

In Books, Fantasy, Loka Legends by Jay Bell

A huge “thank you!” to everyone who participated in the book giveaway in the previous blog post. Andreas and I enjoyed reading everyone’s comments. Choosing a winner was too hard, so we decided to select randomly. The winners are Paul and Jordy, but I also have something nifty to give away to everyone. Today I’m releasing a set of short …

Glorious new cover art and a ninty-nine cent sale!

In Books, Fantasy, Loka Legends by Jay Bell

There are few things I enjoy more (sex) than revealing new cover art. Andreas always blasts his amazing talent into my book covers, and this time he’s created my all-time favorite. The cover art for From Darkness to Darkness, the sequel to The Cat in the Cradle, has actually been finished since late last year. I’ve had many opportunities to …

The Cat is back… with kittens!

In Books, Fantasy, Gay, Loka Legends by Jay Bell

Er, I’ll explain the kitten thing in a bit. The most important thing is that the revised version of The Cat in the Cradle is now out! What’s so new and exciting about this? Well, for you eBook lovers, all of Andreas’s art is now included. That means twenty-five gorgeous illustrations that complement each chapter. Some are of exotic locations, …

Goodbye Cat in the Cradle

In Books, Fantasy, Gay, Loka Legends by Jay Bell

Farewell Kio, Dylan and Tyjinn. It was nice knowing you, but your story will no longer be told. *wipes tear from eye* Actually, I’m being a little dramatic. You may have noticed that The Cat in the Cradle is no longer on sale at all the usual places. Don’t panic, because Kio and company are only going on vacation. The …