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 …

Two Interviews and a Free Book!

In Books, Gay by Jay Bell

Wanna get inside my head? There have been two interviews with me as of late, one of which that gives you the chance to win a copy of Something Like Summer. The first is here at Curious Queer, where I talk about homesickness, future releases, and being gay in Germany. The second can be found at Taboo Indeed. There I …

The Evolution of a Book Cover

In Books, Gay, Hell's Pawn by Jay Bell

My third novel, Hell’s Pawn, is nearing release. Rather than just reveal the cover art like I usually do, I thought it would be fun to show you all the stages we went through to get to the final product. Hell’s Pawn is a story that takes place completely in the afterlife. Not just Heaven and Hell, but the realms …

Tripping the Love Fantastic

In Books, Something Like Summer by Jay Bell

Imagine performing on stage, taking a bow, and staying bent over for years while waiting for a response from the audience. Will they applaud, or will they boo on their way out of the theater? In a strange sort of way, this is what writing is like. The first draft of Something Like Summer was penned almost three years before …

City of Owls

In Vacation by Jay Bell

I’m in Athens! And sitting in the hotel while glued to my netbook. That doesn’t seem right, does it? I just can’t stay away from you guys! Unfortunately, my hotel charges 20€ per day for internet access, something I’m only splurging on this once. The rest of the week, I’ll be off the grid. I just wanted to let you …

Inspiration – Something Like Summer revisited

In Books, Gay, Inspiration, Something Like Summer by Jay Bell

A reader recently wrote me (hey Daren!) expressing an interest in other songs and images that inspired Something Like Summer. I have a previous blog entry about some of those inspirations, but there are indeed more sources not listed there. Let’s start with another hot image of Tim Wyman. Well, model Bruno Santos really. The photo you see to the …