All posts by J.M. Snyder

Baby, hit me with an Encore

One of my best selling stories has been Beautiful Disaster, which was published as part of an Amber Pax collection by Amber Quill Press a few years back.

What readers don’t know is, at the time it was published, I had to cut about 15,000 words from the story to bring it under the word count required by the publisher.

Now that the rights to the original story have reverted back to me and I’ve re-published Beautiful Disaster through JMS Books LLC, I wanted to make the full story available to readers. However, I didn’t want to just add the cut scenes back into the story, because so many people had already purchased (and loved) the original.

So, what could I do?

Why, release the snipped subplot as a separate e-book, of course! Encore is set immediately after Beautiful Disaster ~ I mean, literally. You can basically read them back to back and Encore feels like another chapter. In it, I’ve reworked the subplot where the boys in the band 2ICE, Corey and Ian, come out to their managers, Dean and Kate.

If you loved Beautiful Disaster and wanted a follow-up to see how Corey and Ian break the news of their relationship to others, then pick up a copy of Encore today!

Read an excerpt or to buy your copy of the e-book today!

Have you been Flashed! yet?

So, yeah, I said I’d post something new a few days ago and I didn’t. I’m horrible at this blog gig, I swear.

On the off-chance anyone is still listening, I just released a new short story collection, called Flashed!, which has been in the making for the past few years. It contains only flash fiction ~ stories under 3,000 words in length.

Sometimes a story is nothing more than a brief scene that pops into my head. There’s nothing before it and nothing after it; the scene stands on its own, and adding more to it would dilute its message.

Flashed! contains 36 stories (a few of which are told as poems). They’re fast, bite-sized reads you can zip through in a matter of minutes. If a novel is a love affair, with its ups and downs, then a short story can sometimes be nothing more than a one night stand, a brief date, or a quick kiss in the dark. Each vignette is a glimpse into the lives and loves of very different couples. Some erotic, some bittersweet, every story in this collection celebrates a passion found only between two men.

Read an excerpt or to buy your copy of the e-book today!

JMS Books LLC now open for submissions!

This past month I’ve been very busy starting my own small press!

JMS Books LLC will officially open for business on July 1, 2010. I started the press not only to publish my own work, but to also publish and promote new, unique voices in gay, lesbian, transgender, and general fiction, non-fiction, and poetry.

Our website is up and running at and I just posted the submission guidelines this morning. So please stop on by and take a look!