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Something Like Series

Jay Bell's Seasons SeriesHow many books does a series make? Two is a pair, three a trilogy, and four… Hm. That sounds about right. Four books is enough for a series, and just happens to be the number of seasons there are. How very convenient then for us then, because what started as a stand-alone book (that I was sure no one would bother reading) is now expanding into a series. Something Like Summer told the story of Ben’s love for two very special men. Something Like Winter gave us Tim’s perspective on their history, both together and apart. Now I think it’s time to hear one more tale before moving on. What do we really know about Jace?

Something Like Autumn will tell Jace’s life story. Like the other two books, it will begin in the teen years. This is very exciting, because by the time we meet Jace in Summer, he’s already a very well-adjusted adult. I love the idea of exploring what Jace’s younger years were like, and discovering how he slowly developed into the lovable and rather saintly person we see in Summer and Winter. Surely he wasn’t always perfect, and wisdom always comes at a price, so his story won’t be simple. While I’ve made good progress on the book, I’m not sure if there will be any revisited scenes like with the previous two books. Something Like Autumn might end the moment Jace and Ben meet, or it might further flesh out their relationship. Regardless, Autumn will rely even less on retreading previous scenes than Winter did.

Painting by Andreas Bell, and no, it's not the cover of Something Like Spring

Painting by Andreas Bell. www.andreasbell.com/blog/

That just leaves one season. Spring symbolizes new beginnings and fresh starts, and while I don’t want to give away too much now, I think it’s safe to say this is the book many of you have been waiting for. Something Like Spring will be told from a new character’s perspective, but will feature a supporting cast from the other three books. The best part? This story begins after the events of Something Like Winter. In other words, it takes place in the future of many characters we know and love. You want to know what happens to Ben, Allison, Marcello, Tim, and even Chinchilla? Are you sure you want to know? Are you really really sure? Yeah, me too.

find-the-prizeIt’s too early to talk release dates. I still have a lot of work to do. I can promise that neither story will see the light of day until I feel they are up to par. I want the Seasons Series to be the absolute best it can be, not just for us, but for the characters that I adore so much. I want them to continue living in our hearts and imaginations, and I hope you are as excited to see their return as I am.

 
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127 Responses

  1. Justin

    Well done on the summer winter and autumn. Can’t wait to read spring.

    I was absolutely captivated by the loka legend.

  2. Gia

    I’m absolutely loving Something like Summer right now! Can’t wait to read the others!

  3. Ash

    I’m now a new fan since getting Summer on my Kindle, and I must say that I instantly fell for the Seasons series. Im currently finishing the third part of Autumn and, being on Team Jace, obviously I’m starting to postpone the end. Even so I have been loving every minute of reading. I can’t wait to read your other stories. I was just wondering if there was ever a story on Eric? Him being my second favorite character of the series I’d love to read more of his past. Even without a story on Eric I still adore your works. Love. Love. LOVE them!

    • Hi, Ash! I really appreciate your kind words. I’m thrilled you’ve fallen in love with the series. As for good ol’ Eric, I don’t have any plans to write his story at the moment. Spring will be about a new character, but in a way, Eric’s legacy lives on in that book. He’s definitely not forgotten! Thanks for reading. I hope you enjoy the rest of Autumn!

  4. Nich Olson

    Just literally finished Something Like Autumn and the last few pages were extremely hard to read. Congratulations, I’ve never had to fight back tears so hard. I’m absolutely ecstatic for you newest/last installment to the series. I kind of want to ask your wisdom on a matter, but don’t know if I’m being silly or not. Regardless, tirelessly looking for any sign of your new books release!!

    • Hey Nich! I’m glad I could bring you to an emotional precipice. I hope at least one or two tears escaped down your cheeks. If not, it’s back to the drawing board! Feel free to ask me anything you want, but don’t expect any wisdom in response. Not many people who know me in real life actually turn to me for advice, for whatever reason. :D

      • Nich Olson

        Much to my surprise, my predicament was answered in a casual conversation with such. My roommate/lover were taking a break from our relationship. I wanted to re-evaluate how I should take things because he doesn’t give me butterflies anymore and hasn’t for almost 4 out of the six years we’ve been together. I could see myself being happy in the relationship for many years and not a single rain cloud in sight but then I thought of if he ever asked me to marry him? I enjoy living, being and just doing absolutely everything with him need be, but for some reason it doesn’t seem right. Like I would be deceiving him. i feel he loves me romantically were I love him emotionally. But then, while I was in the hospital this Christmas, I forget what we were talking about but it came up that he said he would stay with me, regardless of whether we were in a relationship and my heart grew light again knowing that even if were not lovers, we’ll still be together with the same closeness I always wanted from him.

        ha ha. I’m sorry if that was jumbled and hard to read. My mind is running a million miles a minute. In short, we’ll still be the same two goofy guys who are living together, occasionally taking each other on dates and making love or coffee. We’re best friends and soul-mates and I just wanted a sign that this was the same for him and he somewhat gave me the answer in passing conversation.

        Anywho, thank you for offering your piece of mind, I may hold you too that still if events take a turn to the unknown and I need a birds eye view. =)

        Nich

  5. Bradley Watts

    Jay so excited for ” Something Like Spring” I’ve loved the other three and am a huge fan of the series as you know, I’m getting several copies the day the new one is released, thanks for creating characters we all love so much…

    • Several copies? That’s very kind of you. Unless you plan on using them as doorstops. ;) Not too long now until Spring is released into the wild. I hope you enjoy it!

  6. Dave H.

    Please tell me that “Something Like Spring” will be available on Kindle. I see I can order it as a paperback from Amazon but that’s my only option. Can’t WAIT to read it!!!!!

    • Absolutely! I’m a Kindle guy myself (I own three LOL) so Spring will definitely be on sale there tomorrow. Amazon doesn’t give indie authors the option to set up preorders, or you’d see it there already.

  7. Lefteri (terry) K

    hi Jay bell
    your books are such inspiration as im 18 in the world of adult teenage fun and your books are my guid to life! they are zoo amazing and something spring was amazing ! i really want to read more i also loved Kamikazi Boys ! i read it so many times that i cry throughout the book but your story writing makes me feel alive and gay haha
    My hope you might carry on with kamikaze boys because i want to see where they go travelling and what gets installed for them !
    but i live your books and looking forward to new stories!

  8. steven granados

    Just read Summer and enjoyed it so much. Currently reading Winter and it is just as good and cant wait to read the rest! Will there be more seasons to the series?

    • Yup! Autumn and Spring are already written and published. If and how the series will continue beyond that remains to be seen! Too bad Mother Nature didn’t create more seasons. ;)

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