J. Tomas is a pseudonym, I'll admit it up front, under which I publish gay YA fiction. I write gay erotic romance as J.M. Snyder and publish non-gay fiction, nonfiction, and poetry as J.T. Marie. You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
So who am I? A writer, a reader, a poet. A video game nerd ~ I heart Final Fantasy, Tomb Raider, and Legend of Zelda. A cat owner. A movie goer, music lover, boyband groupie. A queer author who remembers all too well the pains of high school, first love, and how it felt to ride the school bus when all the "cool" kids had their own car. Who knows what it's like to be different in a school of clones, to feel different, look different, act different.
Who wants to put those feelings down on paper so others know they aren't alone.
More specifically, I live in Virginia with two very spoiled cats. I have a day job that's not too bad, and I've always wanted to be a writer, so I write.
From high school crushes to best friends, secret admirers to out-and-proud teens, these stories bring to life all the amazing -- and frightening -- aspects of falling in love for the first time. Whether you're sixteen and looking for stories about boys your own age or you're older and want to reminisce about the "good old days," there's something in this collection for everyone.
This box set combines both books in J. Tomas's successful gay dystopian YA romance, The Colony. In the Colony, Aine’s life was decided at birth. The girl next door is his Other, whom he will marry one day. As long as he continues to take his pills, life will be good and he will be safe. But when he accidentally drops one, he learns he has feelings for Kyer, his best friend. Another boy.
Aine and Kyer escaped the Colony, but it doesn’t take long for them to tire of living outside its walls. Aine decides to return and, as the next Overseer, bring about some much-needed changes. But breaking back in proves even harder than breaking out. They must dodge Officers, evade Monitors, and convince the people they deserves better. Will anyone listen?
In the Colony, Aine’s life was decided at birth. The girl next door is his Other, whom he will marry one day. As long as he continues to take his pills, life will be good and he will be safe. But when he accidentally drops one, he learns he has feelings for Kyer, his best friend. Another boy.
Kicked out of public school for fighting, Jacob Smithson ends up in a Catholic boarding school, where he meets senior Avery Dendritch. They become fast friends, and their friendship deepens into something more. When the other students notice, can Jacob curb his temper or will he get expelled again?
My BFF Ross is in love with the lead singer of Viral Blue. When I hear they’re coming to town, I treat him to the concert. Show him a good time, show him how I feel about him. But will Ross even notice I'm there?
Jake thinks his new elderly German neighbor might be a Nazi. But he learns Jews weren't the only ones who suffered during the Holocaust. For the first time, he begins to grasp the scope of the tragedy that unfurled during the war ... and what it meant to be Jewish -- or gay -- in Nazi Germany.
Bryan and Jesse met in freshman year. Bryan fell for Jesse immediately, and they became quick friends. They both land roles in an upcoming production of The Who's Tommy, where Bryan discovers fellow classmate Emily has a crush on Jesse, too. Crushed, Bryan lets Emily talk him into writing her a love note telling Jesse how she feels. But when Jesse confronts Bryan, will he admit he's the author?
One day in class, Mike finds a fellow student's blog ... and learns someone in his class has a secret crush on him. Enlisting the help of his two best friends, he tries to figure out who the mysterious blogger might be. Could it be one of them? If so, which one?
Jordan is a good kid, but a quick kiss in the hall lands him in trouble with the principal. He doesn't know what he's more afraid of -- the school's punishment, or his father's reaction to the fact his son was caught kissing another boy.
If everybody's doing it, shouldn't you? Sometimes the pressure to give in can be overwhelming. For a young high school football star, he can think of nothing else. Sex is foremost in his mind, not just because he wants to do it but because he isn't. Just because everyone else thinks it's time doesn't mean he has to give in. Or does it?
Fifteen year old Chip is out and proud. When he sees fellow student Bobby at the local Pride event, Chip hopes it means what he thinks it means. But when Chip tries to talk to Bobby, he discovers not all gay teens are as comfortable flaunting their sexuality as he is.
When shortstop Mike Watson catches his Junior Varsity teammate Robby Brown slipping a tube of ChapStick into his pocket at the store, he doesn't know what to think. Does Robby make a habit of stealing things? Has Mike’s perception of his friend been wrong all these years? Is the ChapStick a cry for help or a way of getting Mike’s attention? Mike is determined to find out.
Noah has a fierce crush on a hot jock on the high school football team whose locker is fifteen down from Noah's in the hall. When Melissa Bradshaw, only the most popular girl in school, suddenly shows an interest in Noah, he suspects he's being set up for a cruel joke.
It's the first Saturday of summer vacation. But high school senior Logan can't celebrate -- he has to watch his younger brother Dylan while their mother goes out. She even forbids him from inviting his boyfriend Chad over when she isn't home! Logan's only consolation is his cell phone, which connects him to Chad. Now, if Dylan will just leave him alone long enough to chat up his boy ...