What’s in a Name?

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

Last week, a handful of people happened to ask why I decided to name Something Like Summer what I did. To me, this coincidence was the cosmos saying “Lucy, you’ve got some ‘splainin’ to do!” And explain I will. I’ve often said I’d rather write an entire book than a single synopsis. The same applies to choosing a title for …

My Favorite Monsters

In Fantasy, Holiday by Jay Bell

With Halloween creeping steadily closer, and the world becoming spookier by the day, I can’t help but think of all the monsters that used to terrify and fascinate me as a child. I was heavy into horror films as a kid, and my parents had no qualms about indulging this interest. There wasn’t a gory film I wasn’t allowed to …

September Sidelines

In Books, Gay by Jay Bell

September has been a busy month for me, but a lot of good things have happened. Here are some of the highlights: Something Like Summer is book of the month over on Goodread’s M/M Romance group. Readers have been chiming in on their opinions of the book, and I’ve been sharing some insights into the plot and the choices I …

Inspiration – Hell’s Pawn

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

It’s hard to pin down just when and where Hell’s Pawn took root in my mind. When I was a kid, Piers Anthony’s Incarnations of Immortality series introduced me to the concept of Purgatory and a contemporary take on the afterlife. I later made a study of mythology and religion in my teens which was obviously a huge influence, and …

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, …

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 …