Friday, September 30, 2011

Celebrating Some Of JMS Books' September Releases

Today on our Cyber Launch Party Blog, we're spotlighting some of the September releases from JMS Books!

DIARY OF A SEX ADDICT by Scott Alexander Hess

Witty, dark and explosively carnal, Diary of a Sex Addict chronicles a gay New Yorker’s month-long descent into a circus of anonymous hook-ups as he struggles to erase the pain of a failed romance and blot out the routine of a soul-numbing day job. Bizarre gang-bangs and fleeting attempts at celibacy are interspersed with visits to his wealthy and eccentric dowager aunt, visits which awaken lost memories of a chaotic youth.

Written in prose that is at once poetic and unabashedly lewd, the novel offers a glimpse into a forbidden fringe world of longing and debauchery that ultimately reveals the narrator’s fervent search for something to fill a profound emptiness.

Inspired by the transgressive works of the Marquis de Sade, Dennis Cooper and Bret Easton Ellis, Diary of a Sex Addict blends wry humor, elegant language and graphic sex to offer a novel that is “relentlessly erotic and divinely written” (Richard Labonte, Bookmarks).



Sheila's the only female lawyer at her firm. Every Friday night she's just one of the guys, hanging out at a local pub for drinks. Her coworkers' antics make her thankful she's a lesbian. Sexy waitress Melissa catches her eye, and their hook-up in the ladies' room is a welcome nightcap. With the help of the pub's chef, Melissa turns Sheila's conservative nature into sexual exhibitionism.

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 when no one asks him how Peter is doing. 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 Jory to remember what happened to his lover?

What would you do if you found a werewolf in your azaleas?

Werewolves are controlled in Vivian's time: coded, chipped, herded, and monitored by the authorities. But when she encounters one who seems to have left his pack, she has questions. Why is he here? Where did he come from? And, most importantly, is he dangerous?

For Vivian, a lifetime of being the good sister, the good employee, and the good neighbor aren't enough any longer. She's found that the Lure of the Wolf may be too strong.

Kevin Baker is a banker, fifty-eight years old, but tells anyone who seems interested that he’s fifty-five. He regularly visits his gym in order to keep in shape, as well as to scope out the hunks. One particular hunk, Jake Whittiker is a leather-clad,muscled, tattooed, shaven headed biker. Kevin is infatuated with Jake and takes every opportunity to check the guy out.

On the surface, Kevin and Jake couldn't be more different, however, they have certain things in common: both are gay and are seeking love in lieu of meaningless brief encounters. Both also have something they are hiding.

Life for Kevin becomes increasingly complicated when passion and testosterone take over his normally reticent behavior. He agrees to go back to Jake’s house for sex. Here Jake’s secret is revealed and Kevin inadvertently confesses what he, too, has been holding back. The happy future for which both yearned seems impossible.

Now the lies and omissions are revealed, can Jake and Kevin accept each others' imperfections and weave a new future with what's left?

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  1. Good morning authors and welcome to AuthorIsland! Huge congrats on the new releases - what an exciting time!

    Please pop in and tell us all about your books and let us know how we can learn more about you and your work.

    Enjoy your special Cyber Launch Party and I wish you the best with your new books!

  2. Congratulations to all 4 authors on their latest releases.

    The blurb for Tangled Web is quite the teaser! I'm so curious.

  3. I like the sound of these books, especially want the chance to read Lover's Cross, very intriguing :D

    felinewyvern at googlemail dot com

  4. Another set of great sounding books! Some of these I'm definitely putting on my wishlist. With so many indie publishers out there, what sets you apart from the others?

    joderjo402 AT gmail DOT com

  5. Looks like some good book. Lover's Cross sounds like it would be very emotional. Thanks for sharing the book blurbs with us.

  6. Congrats to all of the authors. I really want to read Lover's Cross. Is the story more tear jerker or mystery?

  7. This looks like some great books and I look forward to reading them.
    sstrode at scrtc dot com

  8. Do you notice any changes in the way people view your work?

  9. Wow, more great books. Do you find it hard to balance writing and publishing?
    debby236 at gmail dot com

  10. Congrats to all of the authors!! Love the covers. Did you have any input in what they would look like?

    jessangil at gmail dot com
    -Jessica B

  11. What an interesting selection, just about everything is covered. My first question is for the author of Lover's Cross, this book sounds really heartbreaking but it also sounds like a mystery, is it? My second question is for Lure of the Wolf, does it have a gay theme? I could tell from the description.

    Best of luck to all of the authors, the books sound really good!