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Something Like Forever is here!

In Books, Something Like Forever, Something Like Series, Something Like Summer, Something Like Winter by Jay Bell9 Comments

Two years ago, I decided to end the Something Like.. series. At the time I was feeling creative fatigue, which was unusual, because for me these books have been a source of unbridled joy for nearly a decade. I hated the thought that they might become an obligation or something I resented. So I decided to end it while I …

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New Book! New Order!

In Books, Gay, Something Like Hail, Something Like Series by Jay Bell

Something Like Hail is out today. The latest installment of the Something Like… series features a new character, Noah Westwood, who is down on his luck and living on the streets. His fortunes improve when he seeks out Marcello Maltese for an opportunity, but he has a long journey ahead if he’s going to find happiness. And love. Sound good? …

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Come write a story with me!

In Books, Building a Book by Jay Bell

Last year, I embarked on an experiment where I invited a select group of readers to design a new character for the Something Like… series. This was done through a number of polls. From there, we took this new character and plonked him down in Austin, Texas to see what would happen. My job was to write a portion of …

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Something Like Goodbye – The End of a Series

In Books, Something Like Rain, Something Like Series, Something Like Stories, Something Like Summer, Something Like Thunder by Jay Bell

If there’s one undeniable truth I rage against, it’s that all good things must come to an end. Not just the good things. Everything has its time and place. People, relationships, civilizations. All of it. In this world anyway. Despite understanding this, at times I thought the Something Like… series would only cease to exist when I did. What can …

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Silver Linings and Free Books

In Books, Gay by Jay Bell

Boy Meets Boys Reviews has been kind enough to invite me to their site. They’re celebrating their third anniversary, and rightly so, since they’re a truly excellent resource for book lovers. I took the opportunity to seek our a silver lining in these worrying times, in particular the problems LGBT people face and will continue to do so. If you’re …