An author of gay erotic romance, J.M. Snyder began self-publishing gay erotic fiction in 2002. Since then, Snyder has worked with several e-publishers, most notably Amber Allure Press and eXcessica Publishing.
Snyder’s short fiction has appeared online at Ruthie’s Club, Tit-Elation, Eros Monthly, and Amazon Shorts, as well as in anthologies released by Alyson Books, Cleis Press, and others.
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Blurring the Lines
Greg is straight, or so he thinks, but makes money offering himself to gay men online. When he hooks up with the handsome, rich RC, he doesn't understand why such a guy needs to pay for companionship. They get to know each other better, and Greg gets scared when he starts to fall for RC. Will their next appointment be their last, or will he embrace something he didn’t even know he was looking for?
V: The V in Valentine's
For Valentine’s Day, Matt has the perfect evening planned. But the police need Vic’s help to find an autistic boy who wandered away from his campsite. If he can’t be found before the weekend, chances are he won’t survive. The timing couldn’t be worse -- Vic’s arsenal of superpowers are nowhere in sight. Despite all the odds, can he save the boy as well as the romantic evening with Matty?
Rub Me the Right Way
Mitch Adams doesn’t like the fact that his boyfriend Daryl, a masseuse, spends his working hours touching other people’s bodies. So Mitch decides to do a little investigative work and discover for himself what exactly happens in the massage parlor. But when Daryl finds out about the appointment, he decides to give his lover a rub-down Mitch won’t soon forget.
Write Every Day Erotica Edition: A Year of Daily Writing Prompts
There are only so many things you can say about sex before the scene becomes mechanical. The romance dulls with time, almost like a marriage, and you’re left wondering what happened to the excitement you felt when you first fell in love with writing about ... well, love. This book of erotic writing prompts will jumpstart your writing or take you in exciting new directions every day of the year!
Just the Three of Us
Remy is looking forward to a holiday vacation at a secluded cabin with his lover, Lane. He's planned the perfect getaway for just the two of them. But when his ex-wife changes her Christmas plans at the last minute, he has to bring along his 8 year old son, Braeden, too. Braeden doesn't know Lane, or even that his father is gay. What will happen to the romantic holiday Remy planned for so long?
Head in the Cloud
Jake Mallory hooks up with a sexy stranger at a club, but is too drunk to remember the evening. His phone is missing, and soon it becomes obvious the stranger has it. Tantalizing photos taken with the phone are uploaded to Jake’s cloud account. His roommate knows who the guy is but won’t tell. Still, she agrees to help them get together again. Who his mystery date turns out to be surprises Jake.
I'll Take the Rain
My boyfriend is the jealous type, and I always seem to say or do the wrong thing at the wrong time. Unfortunately, our roommate only sees us when we're at our worst. I hope her misplaced concern won't come between us. Or maybe it’ll be my own stupidity that tears us apart.
A Surprise for Daddy
In this follow-up to A Present for Daddy, it's been six months and Dave has something special planned -- a surprise luncheon with his two favorite people in the world. Jenna's in on it, and excited to skip school for the occasion. But can they convince Bobby to ditch work and play a little hooky?
Playing for Keeps
Thad Archer tours Europe with his college marching band. At least he has his friends -- Mark, Peter, Seth, and Jamie. Thad has a crush on Jamie but has never confessed his feelings. Can he be satisfied with being just friends? Or will he take a chance on love before Mark comes between them?
Jason Peters is a young widower whose son, Tyler, is starting a new school in the middle of the term. His new teacher, Greg Boucher, is incredibly attractive. For the first time since his wife’s death, Jason finds himself interested in the possibility of a romantic relationship.
The Magician's Apprentice
Devon Taylor helped fashion local street magician Harry Marvel into the well-known illusionist Harry Marvelous. But during a show, a boy disappears and Devon and Harry are confronted by security. Harry insists his illusions aren’t real, but does Devon know something Harry doesn’t?
At 43, Jerry is a swinging bachelor, still sexy and he knows it. But when a young hipster coworker named Quin discovers a porn video on Jerry’s laptop, he threatens to turn Jerry in... unless they can come to some sort of mutual arrangement that will benefit them both.
A Present for Daddy
Bob’s wife left him with a 7-year-old daughter. While visiting his parents for Christmas, he runs into Dave, an old high school friend, who admits he’s always been attracted to Bob. With his wife gone, Bob finds he’s open to the idea of a relationship with Dave. But what will his daughter think?
Write Every Day: A Year of Daily Writing Prompts
This collection of 366 writing prompts can be used daily as a starting point to get you writing ... and keep you writing. Each day of the year has its own, unique prompt. This book will kick-start your writing or take you in exciting new directions every day of the year! Great for all genres!
No Place Like Home
A Vic and Matt story. A tornado and washed out road take Matt on a detour he didn't expect -- unconscious in a ditch. When he comes to, he finds himself in the merry old Land of Oz. As he struggles to find his way home, Vic has a more pressing problem -- locating Matt. Can the two find each other before it's too late?
Richmond, Virginia, has been infected with a virus. Former med student Rich Murdoch knows more about it than he admits -- he created it, despite the misgivings of his lover and lab partner, Donnie. Rich has a very selfish reason to cure the virus, but will he be able to save the man he loves?
Playing the Field: Victory Lap
After a hard look at his life, Josh Helton ditches his abusive boyfriend and takes up running. On a morning jog he meets Chad, a sexy bicyclist who's everything Josh has always wanted in a guy. But Josh isn't confident in himself any more ... so it's up to Chad to make the first move
Lesser of Two Evils
In college, Jared falls in love with Larry but isn't out to his parents. Then Larry asks to meet Jared's family. Jared knows his sexuality will distant him further from his father. Unless he can find some way to soften the blow ...
Crash and Burn
When Chris discovers his lover Aaron is secretly taking prescription drugs for depression, he feels as if he doesn't know Aaron any more. He's afraid to bring up the pills he found, but more afraid of losing his lover. Will he be able to step in and say something before it’s too late?
I spent my whole life in love with you, and even allowed myself a moment of hope that you might return my affection. Then you went and got married. To a vampire. When you called me for help killing her, how could I say no?
Playing the Field: Batter Up
Rob Ritchie sneaks into the ballpark to watch practice and ends up going out with short stop, Mike Hennessey. It isn't until they face off on the baseball field that Mike realizes he slept with the enemy. Can Rob talk his way back into Mike's bed after the game?
The last thing Jason wants is to stay with his parents at a summer resort. Then he meets sexy employee Travis, and the summer stretches ahead with the promise of first love. There's only one problem -- Jason isn't out to his parents. What will happen when they find out about Travis?
Don't Be Late
Who says marriage is bliss? Blake and Jeremy had more time together dating than they do as man and husband. Working long hours keep them apart, and their schedules rarely sync during the week. They only make love on the weekends. One hectic day follows another. Will they ever get a moment alone?
A Cowboy's Heart
Ranch hand Tommy Prout thinks he's in love with his boss. Then he meets Lila, a saloon girl with a secret -- her real name is Stephen Marsh. When Lila discovers Tommy is sweet on Hal, she suggests teaching him just how to please a man. She doesn't mean to lose her heart to Tommy in the process.
We're Not Fighting
Jack is in a committed relationship with Aiden and, in Jack’s mind, no one else matters. So when a new girl in the office flirts with him, he thinks it’s nothing. But Aiden is pissed. Jack wants the whole thing to blow over, but it looks like Aiden’s about to blow up.
Must Love Cats
When a stray tomcat follows Dale home, he has the sexiest, most vivid dream starring the hot new redhead who just moved into the apartment across from his. In the morning, the cat has mysteriously vanished and Dale is left reeling from the wet dream. Did he imagine the whole thing? Or does his new neighbor harbor a furry secret?
V: The V in Virtue
Book 4 in the Vic and Matt: V Series. From the beginning, Vic and Matt have celebrated their anniversary on New Year’s Eve. It’s tradition for them to swear off sex the week between Christmas and New Year’s, a long stretch Matt finds especially difficult to weather. Then Roxie invites the guys to a year-end bash at her place. Will Vic still make the evening special even though they aren’t alone?
It's All Relative
Michael brings his lover Dan home to meet his family ... and come out to them at the same time. But an unexpected phone call interrupts his announcement -- family matriarch Aunt Evie is dead. With Dan in tow, Michael follows his family to Sugar Creek, where he spent his summers growing up, to prepare for the funeral. Amid the memories and relatives, Michael's world begins to slip.
One More Try
When Evan admitted his feelings for Charlie, his friend broke his heart. Now divorced with a little girl, Evan has started putting his life back together. Then Charlie returns for a second chance.
Johnny thinks he's the only guy on the ranch interested in sharing a fellow cowboy's bedroll ... until he witnesses an illicit tryst between his foreman Hank and another ranch hand named Delfino. After watching Delfino pleasure Hank, Johnny can't get the Mexican vaquero out of his wet dreams. He wants Delfino to do the same things to him, and he'll do whatever it takes to hook up with the cowboy.
When tattoo artist Scott texts his hot new boy-toy Chet and asks him to stop by the tattoo parlor after hours, Chet assumes it's just to hook up. But Scott's just as interested in filling in the tattoo on Chet's back as he is in filling Chet.
Tattoo artist Wray has it bad for his best friend Mojo, who is straight. When Mojo asks Wray to give him a a new tattoo in a very private place, will he be able to put aside his growing lust and perform professionally? Or does Mojo have an ulterior motive for dropping his pants?
Jason's boyfriend Chad recently moved out, effectively ending their relationship. A few weeks before Christmas, Barry calls to invite Jason to a holiday party in the hopes of cheering him up. Turns out it's a sexy toy party, and when Jason's talked into helping out, the sexy host Nigel has something special in store for him after the party.
A Vic and Matt Story. Vic's boss asks him to don the Santa suit for the company's employee family Christmas dinner -- again. The kids love him. One little boy in particular wants to make sure Vic -- or rather, Santa Vic -- doesn't forget his sister, who's in the hospital for the holiday. NOTE: No mention of Vic's superhero powers is made, so you can read this without reading the others.
A shoplifter attracts the attention of Bill's coworker, so he has to step in to avoid a scene. When he's asked to empty his pockets, the potential thief agrees ... but only in the privacy of the store's back room, where Bill discovers just how hot his merchandise is.
Med student Liam just wants to relax, but his roommates have other plans. They conspire to take him out to a concert by a local band. Backstage, Liam dodges his roommates and runs into Cooper, the band's lead singer. Then Cooper asks Liam to hang out with him, and Liam finally starts to have fun.
You Think We Don't
Two college basketball players on a team bound for the championships carry on an affair after hours. Neither talks about the time they spend in each other's arms. They kid themselves and pretend it's just sex. They think no one else knows. It isn't until a fellow teammate interferes that they're willing to admit how much they care for each other.
Publish Yourself: Create & Sell Your Own E-Books
If you've ever wanted to retain more of your royalties or try publishing e-books but didn't know where to start, this book is for you! Best-selling, multi-published author J.M. Snyder has written this no-nonsense, hands-on guide. She takes the mystery out of e-publishing while making the process of creating an e-book simple, cheap, and easy.
Willis Moore is a detective with the Richmond City police department. A case he was involved with went down badly and he was given a month's sabbatical to pull himself together. Back on the force now, Will finds himself drawn to another street punk, a hustler named Corey, who seeks police assistance to protect his "boys" from a violent attacker.
V: The V in Vigilant
Book 3 in the Vic and Matt: V Series. When Vic has a rough day at work, his lover Matt puts their telepathic connection to good use, tapping directly into Vic's needs to provide some relaxing downtime at home. However their sensual massage turns to serious talk, and Matt finally asks Vic the question he's been wrestling with for the past few months.
Devilish Good Time
Jacob and Bobby hook up at a campus Halloween party and head to the Pine Barrens to get to know each other better. But their tryst is soon interrupted. All those tales and legends about the Jersey Devil are just talk, right?
When maintenance man Elliot enters a resident's apartment to fix the air conditioner, he interrupts Donnie's shower. Confronted with the naked tenant, suddenly he wants to blow something other than an A/C line.
When cattle rustler Jesse McCray first meets Ethan Phillips, an idealistic tenderfoot passing through the town of Defiance on his way to the California coast, he falls hard. But the cattle baron runs Defiance and has a grudge against one of Jesse’s outlaw friends. A gunfight puts a price on the rustlers’ heads, branding them outlaws. Can Jesse protect Ethan from the lawmen gunning for him?
Mitchell Nolan is a bartender working late on Christmas Eve. As the last patrons leave, he stays behind to clean up. Why hurry home? There's no one waiting for him, and he knows Santa won't bother leaving anything special for him this year. Then he meets Romy Lariner, who ducks inside the bar when his car won't start. Sparks fly between these two lonely men this Christmas Eve.
Out for Delivery
Jeremy spends the last night of the weekend finishing an article he needs to submit to his editor first thing Monday morning. When someone knocks on his door, he's tempted to ignore it but answers anyway, only to find a sexy delivery guy outside with something hot and ready in his hands.
All Shook Up
Colonial Java, 1883. Eduard van De Lier’s obsessive attraction to dark-skinned men is just one of his many secrets. His wife Marien knows of his indiscretions, but she stays silent … until a former lover shows up with thoughts of blackmail. Reza was a crewman Eduard wooed on the ship that brought them to Java, and the last person Eduard expects to find in his drawing room.
After a bad car accident, Jory's lover Peter assures him he's doing fine. But when Jory attends a get-well party at the house of a coworker, he's surprised no one asks him how Peter is. More disconcerting, Peter's gold cross necklace is missing, and Jory suffers from headaches whenever his best friend Bruce brings up the accident. Where is the cross? And why does Bruce keep asking about Peter?
Persistence of Memory
Five years ago Joah was culled -- kidnapped by the government to be trained as a soldier. In the process, they erased his memory, destroying his past, his dreams, everything but his name. Armed with that alone, Joah escapes from the facility in search of someone to help him recall the man he used to be. That person is Tobin, Joah’s husband, who never gave up hope of finding him again.
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