J. Vaughn


Jay Vaughn lives in sunny Seattle, a clean, progressive city that is way too expensive for a writer’s income. Therefore, Jay holds down a full-time, computer-industry day job, but writing is her passion. It’s a hobby-gone-wild, so much so that her teenage kids accuse her of being an addict.
Jay carries her laptop everywhere and can often be seen combining other favorite activities with writing. For example, you can find Jay sitting at a small table in the back of the gay bar around the corner from her house, drinking wine and writing. Or waking up early while camping, dragging out the laptop, and writing. Or writing in the truck on the way to and from concerts, ski-trips, visits to relatives ... wherever.
Jay’s favorite genres are sci-fi, fantasy, and M/M erotic romance. She discovered M/M quite by accident when she was writing a traditional fantasy novel and one of her characters ended up in an all-male prison for a bit too long. Whoops!
Find out what Jay is working on next at authorjvaughn.com, follow her on Facebook, or drop her a line at jayvaughn@live.com. She’d love to hear from you.

Smashwords Interview

How do you discover the ebooks you read?
I used to browse the best sellers at wherever I was buying my book. That was hit or miss for me, though. What is selling well now, are not necessarily the best books in class, and sometimes the choices were less than stellar. What is selling well is also not always what’s highest rated, sometimes the highest rated books are the ones with very few ratings.
Lately I’ve had good luck using the lists at Goodreads. There’s quite a few in the M/M category and they have some great books in them.
What do you read for pleasure?
Lately I've been reading almost exclusively M/M romance, but I also love sic-fi and fantasy.
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Where to find J. Vaughn online

Where to buy in print


Rough Boys: Revenge
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 84,490. Language: English. Published: February 14, 2014. Category: Fiction » Romance » Erotic
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Ty and Abe are deliriously happy together—which makes both Tim and Ty’s psychotic father crazy for revenge. Dani learns some surprising things about himself as he and Nigel take their relationship to the next level. Sean and Nigel’s band is climbing the charts, but fame and fortune won’t mend broken hearts. When Kaeden’s spirit is destroyed, Sean takes foolish chances with his life to fix it.
Rough Boys: Redemption
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 127,420. Language: English. Published: December 19, 2013. Category: Fiction » Romance » Erotic
In this second story of the Rough Boys series, Abe finally finds Ty, but is he too late? Is Ty too broken to be fixed? Dani’s faith is put to the test when he feels abandoned by Nigel. Is he brave enough to listen to his heart and put the pieces of their romance back together? Sean falls hard for the exotic femme, and Kaeden’s rejection could be his ruin—and Kaeden’s as well.
Rough Boys: Runaway
Price: Free! Words: 106,060. Language: English. Published: October 31, 2013. Category: Fiction » Romance » Adult
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
This gritty urban romance follows the lives of three young men: a runaway, a dreamer and a gorgeous femme. Will their friendship help them survive the trials of living on the streets, working as a male escort, and the biggest challenge of all—falling in love?

J. Vaughn’s tag cloud

action suspense    adventure    contemporary    erotic    gay    gay erotic romance    gay erotica    gay romance    hea    interracial    j vaughn    mm    mm romance    revenge    romance    rough boys    runaway    urban   

Smashwords book reviews by J. Vaughn

  • Nighttime Wishes on July 16, 2012

    Wow! Feisty human meets sexy, controlling alien for hot sex! Loved it! Looking forward to the sequel.
  • Dynasty Of Ghosts on July 16, 2012

    I finished reading BloodRaven and had to download and read this one immediately. I just lost 4 days of my life -- but so worth it! Fell in love with Ilya immediately and Ashe grew on me as the story progressed, as I'm guessing was the author's intention. I too found the typos a bit distracting, but I think most people won't even notice them. Overall, it's one of the best stories I've ever read in this category (M/M erotic romance).
  • In All Your Ways on July 30, 2012

    A little scary -- definitely had me on the edge of my seat. Intriguing story with fascinating characters. Definitely a good read.