Jay Bell

Biography

Jay Bell led a quiet life in Kansas until the day he met a handsome foreign exchange student named Andreas who swept him off his feet and carried him all the way to Germany. Much to their delight, marriage awaited them when they got there. While living so distant from friends and family, Jay began writing in an effort to reconcile the mixture of devotion and alienation he felt. This resulted in a Lambda Literary Award and a film option for his best-selling novel Something Like Summer. Jay and Andreas have since relocated to Chicago where their adventures continue, as do those of the characters in their emotionally driven Something Like… series. Jay pens the stories and Andreas provides the cover art, making them books about love, forged by love.

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Videos

Something Like Summer
A sample of the Something Like Summer audio book!

Gay love! Our first thirteen years together.
I love you, Andreas Bell! We've been married for over ten years, and as of today, we've been together for fifteen. I uploaded this video a few years back, but because of rights issues with the song, I had to make some changes. So here it is again! I hope people see that commitment, marriage, and long term relationships are just a part of gay life as they are for anyone else.

Books

Something Like Rain
Series: Something Like.... Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 181,130. Language: English. Published: July 27, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
William Townson is a good person. He’s kind, considerate, and the last thing he ever wanted was to hurt anyone. Accidents happen though, and when they do, we can only pick up the pieces. For William, this means trying to hold together a stagnant relationship while resisting the temptation of Jason Grant, a young man with eyes just as intense as his love. The Something Like... series continues!
Como si fuera verano (Something Like Summer - Spanish edition / edición española)
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 93,970. Language: Spanish. Published: January 5, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Romance » General
Las noches cálidas de Texas eran solitarias para Ben hasta que su corazón empezó a latir al ritmo de dos palabras: Tim Wyman. En apariencia, Tim tiene el cuerpo perfecto y la vida ideal. Sin embargo, tras un choque por accidente, Ben descubre que la verdad no es tan simple.
Something Like Stories - Volume One
Series: Something Like.... Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 114,910. Language: English. Published: November 11, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Short stories
Benjamin Bentley and many other beloved characters from the Something Like… series make their triumphant return in this collection of short stories and bonus material. Includes Something Like Yesterday, Something Like Fall, Something Like Tonight, and Something Like Eternity. A character guide and timeline of key events rounds out this very special anthology.
Something Like Thunder
Series: Something Like..., Book 6. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 159,850. Language: English. Published: May 20, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Romance » New adult
This isn’t a coming out story. Nor is it the tale of a lonely heart seeking companionship. This is about survival. Nathaniel Courtney has always fought to stay strong and independent, but when he makes a mistake that costs him the love of his life, he finds himself on trial. Nathaniel must explain the events of his life to Kelly Phillips in the hopes of earning one more chance.
夏天什么的
Price: Free! Words: 4,010. Language: Chinese (simplified). Published: May 6, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Romance » General
爱,如世间万物,坚不可摧。唯有时间能够将之检验。 德州的夜晚燥热而漫长,Ben孤独的内心直到Tim Wyman的出现才开始律动。纵使Tim有着无可挑剔的身躯和完美的人生轨迹,仿佛与Ben存在于不同的次元,但一场意外却促使他们走到了一起。随着时间的推移,Ben察觉到一切并非如他设想的那样简单。如果赢得Tim的真爱本身就是个假命题,那么家人、社会以及不同的心绪无疑催使两人愈行愈远。 Something Like Summer是一个关于两个男孩探寻成为朋友、恋人亦或成为仇敌的真谛,时间跨度超过十年的爱情长跑。 同志爱情小说
Something Like Lightning
Series: Something Like..., Book 5. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 131,580. Language: English. Published: October 9, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Romance » New adult
(4.50)
Kelly Phillips has always been good at running. Now he must learn to chase, which will not only test his endurance, but the durability of his heart as well. Something Like Lighting is a new beginning in the Something Like… saga, shifting the focus to a fresh set of characters while also revisiting a familiar face or two.
Something Like Spring
Series: Something Like..., Book 4. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 162,640. Language: English. Published: January 30, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Something Like Spring introduces a new character to the Seasons saga, one with a troubled past and an equally turbulent future. Jason must traverse a winding road fraught with emotional conflicts and tough decisions… a road that might just lead to a certain couple in Austin.
Like and Subscribe (gay romance)
Price: Free! Words: 17,000. Language: English. Published: November 28, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Short stories
(5.00)
A new short story by the author of Something Like Summer: Remember that hunky guy on YouTube who caught your eye? The one with the awesome pecs and killer smile? Just imagine if you had a chance to meet him and all your fantasies started coming true. There's only one catch: Between you and your dream guy is his less-than-happy boyfriend. They say that love conquers all, but can love conquer love?
Something Like Autumn
Series: Something Like..., Book 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 147,810. Language: English. Published: April 12, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Adult
(5.00)
For some, love seems an impossible dream. Growing up gay in small-town Missouri, Jace Holden thought his chance would never come. When he meets Victor—a wild soul and fellow outsider—his chances of finding love go from bleak to a very uncertain maybe. Bracing his heart, Jace chases after his desire, hoping for a warm hand to hold his tight.
Something Like Winter
Series: Something Like..., Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 129,570. Language: English. Published: July 25, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Coming of age
(4.83)
When Tim meets recklessly brave Benjamin Bentley, a whole new world opens up to him—love, sex, warmth…home. Certain that society won’t understand what they have together, Tim struggles to protect their relationship. As his lies push Ben away, Tim learns that the greatest enemy can come from within. Something Like Winter is the companion novel to Something Like Summer.
Loka Legends: Finding Fire, Flesh and Blood, and Sketchbook
Price: Free! Words: 22,540. Language: English. Published: July 18, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
This special collection features two short stories and art related to the Loka Legends series: Finding Fire- Dylan gets into trouble with a childhood friend and struggles with his heart. Flesh and Blood- Nikolai the werewolf learns a hard lesson when it comes to trust, but also that redemption can come in many forms. The Loka Legends Sketchbook- Featuring rare concept art and illustrations.
Kamikaze Boys
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 95,820. Language: English. Published: January 10, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Gay & Lesbian
(4.75)
From the author of Something Like Summer... They say Connor, the one with the crazy eyes and creepy scar, tried to kill his old man. Lately he’s been seen hanging out with David, the gay guy who always eats lunch alone. They make an odd pair, the loser and the psychopath, but they've got each other's backs. When not taking on the world, they are discovering just how powerful love can be.
The Cat in the Cradle
Series: Loka Legends, Book 1. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 106,750. Language: English. Published: August 11, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » General
(4.50)
Dylan wanted one last adventure before the burden of adulthood was thrust upon him. And to confront the man he hadn’t spoken to since their intimate night together. Stealing a boat with his faithful companion Kio, they begin their journey. Along the way, everything Dylan thought he knew about himself will be challenged, but if he survives, he stands to win the love he never dreamed possible.
Hell's Pawn
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 98,680. Language: English. Published: July 30, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » General
(5.00)
John Grey is dead… and that’s just the beginning. Purgatory should have been a safe haven for souls that belong neither in Heaven nor Hell, but instead John finds himself in a corrupt prison, one bereft of freedom or pleasure. Along with his decedent friend Dante, John makes a brave escape, only to fall straight down to Hell and into the arms of Rimmon, a handsome incubus.
Language Lessons (gay romance)
Price: Free! Words: 14,730. Language: English. Published: April 18, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Gay & Lesbian, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » General
(4.14)
Love doesn’t come easy. For Joey, he doesn’t care if it ever comes at all. He's much too busy adding notches to his bedpost and preparing for life as an adult. But when a causal fling waxes nostalgic about the one that got away, Joey starts to wonder if he isn’t missing something after all, if there really is something to be learned from the language of love.
From Darkness to Darkness
Series: Loka Legends, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 101,040. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
(4.00)
The Black Oligarch is dead. Some call his replacement a boy, others call him a threat. Cole lost everything the night he became Oligarch: his family, his home… even Jonah. Now he’s alone, left only with painful memories and the power to destroy the Five Lands. When Dylan is sent to help him, Cole finds they have much in common. Can Dylan help Cole find his way out of the darkness and back to love?
Something Like Summer
Series: Something Like..., Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 94,980. Language: English. Published: January 5, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Romance » New adult, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » General
(4.33)
Love, like everything in the universe, cannot be destroyed. But over time it can change. The hot Texas nights were lonely for Ben before his heart began beating to the rhythm of two words; Tim Wyman. By all appearances, Tim had the perfect body and ideal life, but when a not-so-accidental collision brings them together, Ben discovers that the truth is rarely so simple.

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