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 …

Free short story, sexy and sweet!

In Books, Gay by Jay Bell

Language Lessons is here! This short story is a contemporary romance, and although not related to Something Like Summer in any way, fans of that novel will find much to enjoy here. At least that’s my hope. Grab this story while you can, because it will only be free for the next week. Here’s the blurb: Love doesn’t come easy. …

One more time! And another. … and another.

In Books by Jay Bell

When I was young I wanted to be a rock star. Or a hermit. More than either of those, I wanted to be a writer. I had a very clear image in my mind of how it would be. I’d shuffle to my typewriter every morning with a cup of coffee—because that’s what adults drink—and dream up a new world …

Of stories yet to be told…

In Books, Hell's Pawn by Jay Bell

“Ever thought of doing a sequel?” This question is music to an author’s ears. So many of you wonderful readers (that possess exquisite taste, I might add) have been asking me what my plans are for future novels. Naturally the word sequel has been bandied about quite a bit. This is a tremendous compliment because it means you really enjoyed …