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 for his coming-of-age story Kamikaze Boys and a film option for his best-selling novel Something Like Summer. The happy couple have since moved to Chicago where their adventures continue. Jay pens the stories and Andreas provides the cover art, making them books about love, forged by love.

Where to find Jay Bell online

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

The Boy at the Bottom of the Fountain
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 18,110. Language: English. Published: October 25, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » General
Shane was only fourteen when found a photo of a boy his age and became obsessed with it. Now, thirteen years later, he has a chance encounter with a man who bears a striking resemblance. Already in a happy relationship, Shane must keep his fantasies in check while attempting to solve the mystery, but little does he realize just how many connections they share.
Straight Boy
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 104,710. Language: English. Published: October 18, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Gay & Lesbian
When I first met Carter King, I knew he was something special. I imagined us being together, and we are, but only as friends. I’m trying to be cool with that, but I know he has secrets, and there have definitely been mixed signals. I don’t want a crush to ruin what we already have. Then again, if there’s any chance that we can be together, it’s might be with the worth the risk.
Something Like Summer - Movie Tie-in Edition
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 97,970. Language: English. Published: August 30, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Gay & Lesbian
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.
Como si fuera verano (Something Like Summer - Spanish edition / edición española)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 93,980. 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.
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
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Price: Free! Words: 18,670. Language: English. Published: November 28, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Short stories
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
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?
Kamikaze Boys
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 115,840. Language: English. Published: January 10, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Gay & Lesbian
(4.75 from 4 reviews)
Everyone at school thinks that Connor Williams is a dangerous psychopath, but when he rescues David Henry from the clutches of a bully, the two outsiders form an alliance of the heart. The world isn’t done messing with them though. David and Connor will have to fight to keep their love safe if they ever want to find their happily-ever-after.