Submission Call — Colors of the Rainbow (LGBTQ Romance Stories)

June 9, 2017

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

Colors of the Rainbow (LGBTQ Romance Stories)

Deadline: June 30, 2017
Payment: 50% net royalties from all channels, to be paid quarterly
Contract: 2 years exclusive, auto-renews

NOTE: This isn’t an anthology; the stories will be released as individual ebooks with unique covers.

We are looking for queer romance and erotic romance stories with a color in the title. The color should be important to the story, but keep in mind that, if you use a familiar phrase (such as “little black dress” or “seeing red”), another story may be submitted with the same title. So feel free to use unusual colors (like heliotrope, labrador, or titian).

Maybe the first thing she notices across the crowded room is the vivid color of a dress, and she’s immediately drawn to the woman wearing it. Perhaps one particular shirt sets off his eyes and, when he wears it, his best friend finds himself falling into that gaze. Or it’s those high heels that first garnered her attention. It could be the color of his uniform and the way he wears it that sets him apart from the crowd. That unusual shade of hair makes him want to reach up and run his fingers through it.

The story can contain any LGBTQ pairing in any subgenre, but the main characters must be involved in a romance (sweet or erotic). Stories by #ownvoices authors are welcome, but ultimately we’re looking for fictional stories and not memoirs (even fictionalized ones).

The books will NOT be released as an anthology, and there is no upfront payment; authors will be paid quarterly on actual sales earned. If you haven’t published with us before, feel free to request a sample contract prior to submission.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:

  • Stories must be between 12,000 words or longer
  • Stories must contain a romance — any heat level, from sweet to erotic
  • Romantic pairing must be LGBTQ (including but not limited to gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, asexual, and pansexual)
  • The title of the story must include a color
  • Stories may be any subgenre (contemporary, historical, paranormal, etc.)
  • Stories must have a HEA or HFN ending
  • Adult stories only (no YA)

All stories submitted must adhere to the general guidelines found on our website. We do not consider multiple or simultaneous submissions. Reprints will be considered only if the author holds exclusive rights to republish.

HOW TO SUBMIT:

Please follow our submission guidelines on our site to submit the story. Submissions over 40,000 words must include a chapter-by-chapter synopsis.

We will acknowledge submissions within 1 day and have a response to you within 4 business days.


To my readers who bought from ARe

December 29, 2016

Reposted from the JMS Books blog:

ARe’s closing came as a shock to all of us, readers and authors and publishers alike. Many of us were left scrambling to access their site, either to deactivate our books to prevent future sales or to backup our libraries to ensure we didn’t lose anything. In the aftermath, we’re still reeling.

If you purchased any of our books from ARe
You should still be able to download a copy. The book files are still on their site, though no new purchases can be made. So you should be able to log into you library and download copies to save.

If you preordered any of our books from ARe
Unfortunately, you can’t download the book now from their site because it isn’t available yet. But email your ARe receipt to admin@jms-books.com and we will honor the purchase and send you the book when it’s published.

Where you can buy our titles now
You can buy our books directly from the JMS Books website, if you want. You’ll earn reward points for each purchase that can be used to discount future purchases. We accept PayPal and all major credit cards.

All our ebook files are in one ZIP file, so you get them all when you buy a copy. If you’re in the EU, we email the file to you within 24 hours of your purchase.

You can also find all our books on the following sites:

Amazon
Apple iBookstore
Barnes & Noble
Bookstrand
Google Play
Kobo
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Thank you for reading our stories. Though ARe is gone, we’re still here, and we’ll make sure you can continue to read books by your favorite authors no matter what!


Start reading Not Another One Hit Wonder today!

November 20, 2016

My latest novel, Not Another One Hit Wonder, is now available!

Blurb:

When best friends Jamie Eckert and Derek Duran realized they were in love, they took their relationship to the next level. But then Derek’s budding music career took off, and so did Derek.

Twenty years later, Jamie still lives in the small town of Ashbury, Virginia, where he grew up. He’s grown up and moved on — now he owns the family funeral home business and is raising Riley, his precocious six-year-old adopted daughter.

But emotions Jamie thought long buried are stirred up again when he gets an early morning removal call. The deceased is Derek’s mother and Riley’s babysitter, Mrs. Duran. Now Derek’s back in town for the funeral, and he turns to Jamie for support … in more ways than one.

Angry at Derek for not keeping in touch, and angrier at himself for still loving the man who left him behind, Jamie is torn between his professional duty and his feelings for Derek. Will he be able to put aside his past with Derek to carry out Mrs. Duran’s final wishes? Or is Derek interested in rekindling their relationship after all this time?

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