Hayden Thorne

Biography

I’ve lived most of my life in the San Francisco Bay Area though I wasn’t born there (or, indeed, the USA). I’m married with no kids and three cats and am a cycling nut. I write speculative fiction for gay teens and adults, my stories largely inspired by folklore, gothic fiction, and even superheroes, among others.

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Books

The Flowers of St. Aloysius
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 108,390. Language: English. Published: July 1, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Horror » Occult
Two families from old aristocratic lines agree to end the century-long and bloody feud that has left one side fading and the other flourishing. To achieve such an end, two young men from both families are forced to marry though still strangers to each other. But their union has awakened something, a fragrant and deadly shadow that leaves a trail of bodies in its wake.
The Winter Garden and Other Stories Box Set
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 51,910. Language: English. Published: June 18, 2016 by JMS Books LLC admin@jms-books.com. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Gay & Lesbian
Familiar and original fairy tales, myths, and legends explore the complexities in a gay teen’s coming-of-age. These nine stories not only present valuable lessons, but also provide an escape into worlds in which a gay teen can see himself as the amazing, resilient hero of adventures and romance. NOTE: The stories in this collection are no longer available as single ebooks, so get them all here!
Masks: The Trilogy Box Set
Series: Masks. Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 196,940. Language: English. Published: May 28, 2016 by JMS Books LLC admin@jms-books.com. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Gay & Lesbian, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
The first 3 stories of Hayden Thorne's best-selling, critically acclaimed gay superhero young adult series are now available together in one box set for the first time! Meet Eric and his best friend turned boyfriend Peter, along with a thrilling cast of characters as they rush to save Vintage City from supervillian attacks. Contains the stories: Rise of Heroes, Evolution, and Ordinary Champions.
Guardian Angel
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 131,330. Language: English. Published: March 29, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Historical » Paranormal
When nineteen-year-old Dominic Coville’s parents die in an accident, leaving him not only alone but on the brink of poverty, he desperately searches for work and is thrilled when the post of secretary is awarded to him despite his obvious inexperience and ignorance. But unusual things soon happen and appear to focus solely on him.
Monsters, Science, and Fanatics
Series: Cecilian Blue-Collar Chronicles, Book 4. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 40,150. Language: English. Published: January 24, 2016 by JMS Books LLC admin@jms-books.com. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Sci-fi
After what should have been a relaxing time with his brother, Sheridan’s world goes on a tailspin when Adley’s kidnapped by Sheridan’s tormentors and held hostage. The demand is for Sheridan to bring Yuli back, which means Yuli has vanished from the land of the dead, and no one -- especially Sheridan -- knows his whereabouts.
The Porcelain Carnival
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 63,250. Language: English. Published: October 18, 2015 by JMS Books LLC admin@jms-books.com. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Gay & Lesbian, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
In the seventh and final installment of the Masks series, nothing comes easy to sixteen-year-old Eric Plath -- and the Shadow Puppet. In the middle of this spiraling supervillain craziness is the growing numbers of disappearing teenagers, and the only clue dropped into Eric’s lap makes him an even bigger target to a supervillain who desperately needs it back.
The Romeo and Julian Effect
Series: Cecilian Blue-Collar Chronicles, Book 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 36,180. Language: English. Published: September 27, 2015 by JMS Books LLC admin@jms-books.com. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Sci-fi
Intimidation from the underworld against Sheridan is escalating, and Yuli Soulweaver’s beginning to display alarming symptoms of fatigue that could be caused by ominous forces from his world. Nobody messes with a Diggins, however, and disgruntled immortals might very well be in for a huge surprise in their campaign of terror against a young colonist with nothing to lose and everything to gain.
Desmond and Garrick Book 2
Series: Desmond and Garrick. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 75,280. Language: English. Published: September 6, 2015 by JMS Books LLC admin@jms-books.com. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Gay & Lesbian, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Paranormal
As the poets continue their campaign of destruction in Dryden Abbey, Garrick struggles in the classroom, with distracted pupils eroding all of his hard work. And an unexpected love triangle further complicates things for Desmond. Through all these, Garrick and Desmond will realize that the chasm separating them as distinct species will forge a stronger bond of friendship than they expected.
Desmond and Garrick Book 1
Series: Desmond and Garrick. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 67,610. Language: English. Published: July 12, 2015 by JMS Books LLC admin@jms-books.com. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Gay & Lesbian, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Paranormal
It’s 1815. Garrick Mortimer is a starving genius, who agrees to sign on as tutor to Desmond Hathaway, the youngest son of a vampire family living in Yorkshire. When Desmond’s older brother returns from Italy for a visit and brings with him a small group of talentless poets, life in Dryden Abbey turns upside-down, mainly when Desmond meets Leigh Blaise Sherbourne, a sullen vampire poet.
The Golem Upstairs
Series: Cecilian Blue-Collar Chronicles, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 38,220. Language: English. Published: June 14, 2015 by JMS Books LLC admin@jms-books.com. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Sci-fi
Sheridan Diggins hasn’t had much luck in love. So when the prince of the underworld takes a sudden fancy to him, the future should look promising. Unfortunately, dating the youngest prince of the dead comes with a few complications. And it includes the fact that someone from Yuli’s world has discovered the lovers’ dirty little secret and has sent a mindless monster to do away with Sheridan.
Ansel of Pryor House
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 39,550. Language: English. Published: May 17, 2015 by JMS Books LLC admin@jms-books.com. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Gay & Lesbian, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance
Fifteen-year-old Ansel Tunnicliffe has lived a harsh life with a drunk and abusive father. When a stranger appears and wins Ansel in a game of cards, the terrified boy is whisked away to a remote and mysterious house, whose mistress takes Ansel in. The boy soon discovers secrets in every magical room of Pryor House, secrets linked to him and Miss Peveler’s strange interest in his welfare.
Curse of Arachnaman
Series: Masks, Book 4. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 72,990. Language: English. Published: April 19, 2015 by JMS Books LLC admin@jms-books.com. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Gay & Lesbian, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
In the fourth book of the Masks series, Vintage City is under siege from a new threat, one who’s proving to be much more dangerous than all of the other supervillains the heroes have faced combined. Good people find themselves at the mercy of an angry lunatic who will stop at nothing to purge the city of what he sees to be undesirable elements.
Primavera
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 19,780. Language: English. Published: March 30, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
Images of a young man who died in a dreadful manner suddenly haunt the dreams of eighteen-year-old Adam Cassidy, who’s just come out to his religious parents. The situation’s compounded when Adam stumbles across an old church and meets a nameless man who appears to be waiting for him. As his dreams grow more disturbing, Adam realizes he must unravel the tangled mystery of the church.
Sheridan Diggins and the Dead Horde
Series: Cecilian Blue-Collar Chronicles, Book 1. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 30,540. Language: English. Published: February 22, 2015 by JMS Books LLC admin@jms-books.com. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Sci-fi
The year is 8016, the planet, Cecilia. When 21-year-old Sheridan Diggins takes his youngest brother along in his astro-cab, he doesn’t expect a dull day to turn into a mind-boggling adventure involving a cursed space ship and corpses rising from their graves. And what he ultimately uncovers is something neither questionable science nor bottomless pints of Owen’s Galactic Beer can prepare him for.
The Twilight Gods
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 58,540. Language: English. Published: January 25, 2015 by JMS Books LLC admin@jms-books.com. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Gay & Lesbian, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Historical
Set in London during the Great Exhibition of 1851, “The Twilight Gods” is a retelling of Native American folktale called “The Girl Who Married a Ghost.” It’s an alternative perspective on a gay teen’s coming-out process, with fifteen-year-old Norris Woodhead’s journey of self-discovery couched in magical and supernatural terms and imagery.
Henning Book 2: Prince of Wintergrave
Series: Henning. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 54,550. Language: English. Published: November 23, 2014 by JMS Books LLC admin@jms-books.com. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Gay & Lesbian, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
As Henning and his companions scramble for answers, it’s a mad race against time when things happen that make them suspect Varian of crossing over to their world, searching for Henning.
Henning Book 1: The Hunted Prince
Series: Henning. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 53,610. Language: English. Published: October 12, 2014 by JMS Books LLC admin@jms-books.com. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Gay & Lesbian, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
Henning Babkis has learned not to consider himself to be anything special. On his fifteenth birthday, an unexpected and terrifying attack by a creature from another world shakes up his quiet life, and Henning’s true identity is revealed. From a boy who’s grown up to think himself as a nobody, Henning discovers a previous life in a world called Wintergrave -- a world of magic, romance, and danger.
Masks: Ordinary Champions
Series: Masks, Book 3. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 64,340. Language: English. Published: September 14, 2014 by JMS Books LLC admin@jms-books.com. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Gay & Lesbian, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
Book 3 of the Masks series follows Eric’s adventures as a newly-transformed supervillain sidekick. Eric struggles with his conscience and schemes to turn the tables on the Trill, but his powers deteriorate, growing more and more unstable. He realizes that he doesn’t have much time left to set things right on his own, even if it costs him his life.
The Glass Minstrel
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 66,520. Language: English. Published: August 17, 2014 by JMS Books LLC admin@jms-books.com. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Gay & Lesbian, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Historical
It is the Christmas season in mid-19th Century Bavaria. The tragic deaths of two boys will bring together three lives -- two grieving fathers and a boy struggling with his nature -- in a complicated tapestry of love, forgiveness, and second chances. Lyrical prose and rich period detail quietly weave a moving tale of redemption, hope, and haunting, but timeless, themes.
Masks: Evolution
Series: Masks, Book 2. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 63,210. Language: English. Published: July 20, 2014 by JMS Books LLC admin@jms-books.com. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Gay & Lesbian, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
While his friends continue to develop their newfound powers, Eric begins to feel the effects of being the odd man out, and work-related stress creeps into Eric’s relationship with Peter. To make matters worse, there are the strange headaches, sleepwalking, and nightmares that haunt Eric, as well as the Devil’s Trill’s call for him to take his place as a supervillain sidekick.
Grave's End
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 20,000. Language: English. Published: June 8, 2014 by JMS Books LLC admin@jms-books.com. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Gay & Lesbian, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
It isn’t business as usual for Maelwine when a new family moves into Grave’s End House. Maelwine’s forced to face difficult answers to unsettling questions about the nature of his existence. As a house shade, he doesn’t have a heart, doesn’t feel loneliness in the shadows of his world, until Royden Villar enters his life.
Wollstone
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 70,490. Language: English. Published: May 11, 2014 by JMS Books LLC admin@jms-books.com. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Gay & Lesbian, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
The moment Emil Gogean sets foot in Wollstone Academy’s fairy tale-like campus, he realizes his freshman year in high school will be an unusual one. Strange things begin to happen to Emil, and he learns Wollstone is more than just a school, that the answers to a 300-year-old mystery surrounding a tragic romance lies in the ruined stones of a small chapel and in Nature itself.
Banshee
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 66,960. Language: English. Published: April 13, 2014 by JMS Books LLC admin@jms-books.com. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Gay & Lesbian, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
A woman in white appears to seventeen-year-old Nathaniel Wakeman when he’s at his weakest. As the boy struggles with his own nature and with his family’s increasing difficulties, he becomes more and more convinced that his persistent ghost is a harbinger of doom.
Arabesque
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 86,870. Language: English. Published: March 6, 2014 by JMS Books LLC admin@jms-books.com. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
An unnatural romance stirs the fires that rage through a corrupt and decadent court. Separated during a bloody uprising, the young lovers become ensnared in adventures designed to twist their characters and destroy their minds, and they fight for their souls in the face of dark magic.
Icarus in Flight
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 75,020. Language: English. Published: January 13, 2014 by JMS Books LLC admin@jms-books.com. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Historical
Meeting new schoolmate Daniel Courtney is a much-needed distraction for James Ellsworth, one that proves more engrossing as the boys grow older. James and Daniel discover that life is not what they thought it would be when they were schoolboys together, and that, even as they try to make their own way, they always come back to one another.
Masks: Rise of Heroes
Series: Masks, Book 1. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 70,140. Language: English. Published: December 29, 2013 by JMS Books LLC admin@jms-books.com. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Gay & Lesbian, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
Strange things are happening in Vintage City, and sixteen-year-old Eric seems to be right in the middle of them. There’s a new villain in town, one with super powers, and he’s wreaking havoc everywhere and on Eric’s life. The new superhero who springs up to defend Vintage City is almost as bad, making Eric all hot and bothered, enough so that he almost misses the love that’s right under his nose.
The Weeping Willow
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 28,760. Language: English. Published: November 19, 2013 by JMS Books LLC admin@jms-books.com. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Gay & Lesbian, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
A boy is cursed and turned into a weeping willow, and his salvation lies in an orphaned and homeless boy. Something deep and enduring will shape the curious friendship between them, one that will break a curse, end a dark cycle, and bring two lonely boys together.
Benedict
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 25,090. Language: English. Published: September 23, 2013 by JMS Books LLC admin@jms-books.com. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Gay & Lesbian, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
Benedict is a boy from a privileged household in the land of marionettes. When his best friend acts oddly and then birds insist that Benedict go to the king’s palace to find the lost prince, he realizes that the answer to the mystery could be more personal than he’d first believed.
Helleville
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 77,750. Language: English. Published: July 31, 2013 by JMS Books LLC admin@jms-books.com. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Gay & Lesbian, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
After receiving an ominous, guilt-tripping phone call from his evangelical grandparents, fifteen-year-old Noah Hipwell is whisked away for a weekend getaway by his mother, only to be transported to a bizarre alternate universe meant for sinners and condemned souls.
Gold in the Clouds
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 66,720. Language: English. Published: April 22, 2013 by JMS Books LLC admin@jms-books.com. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fairy Tales, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Gay & Lesbian
It’s time for 15-year-old Blythe Midwinter to take up work he detests and is ashamed of, but his best friend’s foolish decision to exchange his beloved cow for a handful of magic beans forces Blythe to look past castles in the clouds and understand what it is that truly measures a man’s worth.
Rose and Spindle
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 78,150. Language: English. Published: November 19, 2012 by JMS Books LLC admin@jms-books.com. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Gay & Lesbian, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fairy Tales
Boy meets boy. Boy hates boy. Each swears never to have anything to do with the other, forever after. Unfortunately for Prince Hamlin and Prince Edouard, history has a way of repeating itself. The two not only outgrow prejudices, but also find the courage and the will to define their destinies.
Dr. Morbid's Castle of Blood
Series: Masks, Book 6. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 62,040. Language: English. Published: August 27, 2012 by JMS Books LLC admin@jms-books.com. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Gay & Lesbian
Eric tries to come up with a creative gift he can give Peter and enlists the heroes’ help in experimenting with a video game, which turns out to be sabotaged by an old enemy. Eric and the heroes suddenly are trapped in a horror game, forced to advance against the clock or be stuck in it forever.
Mimi Attacks!
Series: Masks, Book 5. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 69,000. Language: English. Published: April 3, 2012 by JMS Books LLC admin@jms-books.com. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Gay & Lesbian
Book 5 in the MASKS series. The calm in Vintage City doesn’t last. A number of people begin to show symptoms of extreme fatigue. Eric monitors online messages posted by a girl who’s wildly in love with Calais. Hints about “new friends” alert him to suspect that she and the current crime wave are tied together.
Renfred's Masquerade
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 74,460. Language: English. Published: November 30, 2011 by JMS Books LLC admin@jms-books.com. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Gay & Lesbian, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
Sixteen-year-old Nicola Gregori is orphaned and taken in by a friendly and enigmatic magician. Isolated from the world and living in an island filled with empty mansions and tragic secrets, Nicola finds himself the unwilling hero of a dark romance shaped by the mistakes of a past unrequited love.

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