Hell’s Pawn is out!

In Books, Hell's Pawn by Jay Bell

Take off your pants and celebrate, because Hell’s Pawn is out! For me this means fame, fortune, and living solely off champagne and vegetarian caviar. For you, this hopefully means a couple days of edge-of-your-seat entertainment. What’s it all about, you ask? A dead guy. No, not a zombie or a ghost, but a guy that finds himself in the …

Falling in love again

In Books, Gay by Jay Bell

I’ve been working on a new contemporary romance novel and I’m struck by how similar creating a new character is to going on a first date. At first everything is awkward, the conversation stilted, and I’m a little more focused on how the person looks than who they are. Then words start to flow, some trivial, others revealing the truth …

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 …