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Category Archives: Transgender

Romance between characters with fluid or changing gender.

Allen and Elaine are graduate students in Nebraska, and love
each other very much. Their life should be idyllic, but Elaine’s past includes
rape, neglect, and abuse from those who should’ve loved her–but didn’t,
because from childhood, Elaine identified as transgender.
When Elaine tells Allen right before Christmas, he doesn’t
know what to do. He loves Elaine, loves her soul, has heard about transgender
people before, but didn’t think Elaine was one of them–she looks and acts like
anyone else. Now, she wants to become a man and is going to leave.
He prays for divine intervention, and says he’ll do
anything, just please don’t separate him from Elaine…and gets it.
Now, he’s in Elaine’s body. And she’s in his. They’ll get a
second chance at love.
Why? Because once you find your soulmate, the universe will
do almost anything to keep you together–even change your faces.
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG13
Publisher Twilight Times Books

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This is Publisher Week at Romance Lives Forever. Three publishers
will be featured, each during one special week. Those publishers are Boroughs Publishing Group in February,
Liquid Silver Books in June, and JMS Books LLC in September.
JMS Books 
JMS Books LLC — Call For
Submissions
As a show of thanks, I would like to offer a special promotional
code to readers of your blog to use THIS
WEEK ONLY
while we’re visiting.
To save 40% off your order, visit http://www.jms-books.com
and enter the code RLFblog (just like that) during checkout. The code is good for
one use per customer, and expires on September 15, 2013. So check out our site and
save on our books today!
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JMS Books LLC is a small electronic press specializing in gay,
lesbian, bisexual, and transgender fiction, including erotic romance, romance, and
young adult.
Our ideal word count between
16,000 and 70,000 words. We accept shorter/longer works, but we prefer erotic OR
sweet romance involving LGBT characters within this range.
Authors earn 50% of net royalties on all electronic and print
sales from our website and distributors. Royalties are paid quarterly no later than
60 days after the end of the quarter.
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Publishing With Us:

We are a non-subsidiary, non-vanity press. Our contracts are
for exclusive electronic and print rights.
ALL stories are published in e-book format. Any story over 30,000
words is eligible to be published in paperback if sales goals are met within six
months of release. Print publication is not guaranteed.
Authors may combine multiple short stories published with us
into print anthologies.
Young adult submissions over 30,000 words in length will be published
in paperback the same month as the e-book is published. No sales goals must be met
first for this genre.
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What We Accept:

JMS Books LLC accepts gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender
fiction, including erotic romance, romance, and young adult. Stories must be between
5,000 and 90,000 words in length. We do not accept stories outside this range.
All submissions must contain a romantic element. Explicit erotic
content is preferred.
We are looking for Gay
/ Lesbian / Bisexual / Transgender
stories in the following genres:
·        
Bdsm
·        
Contemporary
·        
Erotic Romance
·        
Fantasy
·        
Historical
·        
Interracial
·        
Ménage à Trois (or More)
·        
Military/War
·        
Mystery/Thriller
·        
Paranormal
·        
Science Fiction
·        
Sweet Romance (No Sex)
·        
Western
·        
Young Adult
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What We Don’t Accept:

Our tastes are broad, but we don’t accept the following:
·        
Anthologies
·        
Erotica without a romantic subplot (“stroke
stories” or “PWP”)
·        
General Fiction
·        
Heterosexual erotic romance
·        
Literary Fiction
·        
Memoirs (real or fictionalized)
·        
Nonfiction
·        
Poetry
·        
Stories without a romantic element
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To Submit:

Visit our site at http://www.jms-books.com/index.php?main_page=page_2
for full details on how to format your manuscript for submission.
We do not accept previously published (including self-published)
work, multiple

submissions, or simultaneous submissions. We responds to all emails
in less than 2 business days. If we like the story and request the full manuscript,
our turnaround time is less than 1 week.

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Holiday Submissions:

For the month of December, we are looking for holiday-themed
stories:
·        
Must be Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, or Transgender
·        
Between 10,000 and 55,000 words
·        
Must contain a romantic plot
·        
Must revolve around a winter holiday (Christmas,
Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Eid, Yule, etc)
Stories may be any subgenre (contemporary, fantasy, paranormal,
etc). Erotic content is encouraged but not required; however, we aren’t looking
for stroke stories. Stories MUST BE a
romance at heart.
We are not looking for young adult holiday stories at this time.
Follow the submission policy outlined on our website at http://www.jms-books.com/index.php?main_page=page_2.
DEADLINE: All holiday
stories must be submitted no later than October 15, 2013. Any

stories sent in after
this date are not guaranteed to be released in December.

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Some of our upcoming titles include:

September 15:
The Dragon by Terry O’Reilly
Gay Historical Erotic Romance
September 22:
The King’s Secret by Wayne
Mansfield
Gay Fantasy Erotic Romance
September 29:
Beyond Clockwork by Jennifer
Cierra
Gay Fantasy Erotic Romance
Maybe I’ll Tell You a
Bedtime Story by Claudine Lanthenay
Lesbian Erotic Romance

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This is Publisher Week at Romance Lives Forever. Three publishers
will be featured, each during one special week. Those publishers are Boroughs Publishing Group in February,
Liquid Silver Books in June, and JMS Books LLC in September.
JMS Books 
JMS Books LLC — Transgender
Romance
As a show of thanks, I would like to offer a special promotional
code to readers of your blog to use THIS
WEEK ONLY
while we’re visiting.
To save 40% off your order, visit http://www.jms-books.com
and enter the code RLFblog (just like that) during checkout. The code is good for
one use per customer, and expires on September 15, 2013. So check out our site and
save on our books today!
***
JMS Books LLC is a small press specializing in LGBT romance,
from sweet to erotic. Transgender characters fascinate us, and we are open to stories
that portray their search for identity—and romance—in a positive light.
This post will highlight some of the books in this genre which
have sold very well for us. Click on the links to view the books on our site, where
you can read excerpts from each. Also, check back here throughout the day to read
comments by our authors promoting their titles with us, since we’re limited to only
five books in the post itself.
These transgender erotic romance stories represent the type of
stories we love to publish:
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A Cowboy’s Heart by J.M. Snyder

Gay/Transgender Historical Erotic Romance
Blurb:
Ranch hand Tommy Prout thinks he’s in love … with his boss,
Hal Bolstrum. Problem is, Hal’s engaged to be married to the ranch owner’s daughter
and, though he knows of Tommy’s crush, he sees it as nothing more than harmless
affection. When payday rolls around and the other cowboys want to ride into town
to check out the girls at the Wildhorse saloon, Tommy tags along to throw off any
suspicion anyone might have about his feelings for his boss. He sure as hell doesn’t
want to spend his money on any of the soiled doves the town has to offer.
At the bar he meets Lila, an enterprising young working girl
who takes a liking to him. When Tommy says he wants to be left alone, Lila suggests
he rest in her room — with the promise they don’t have to actually do anything.
But Lila isn’t like the others, and when she discovers Tommy is more scared of her
than attracted to her feminine charms, she lets him in on a little secret.
Lila’s real name is Stephen Marsh. He lives as a woman, moving
from saloon to saloon, pleasing men for money. He loves men and enjoys his work,
and what others don’t know about what’s under his skirt doesn’t bother him. In all
his years on the prairie, he’s never met someone quite like Tommy. When he discovers
Tommy is sweet on Hal, he suggests teaching the cowboy just how to please a man.
He doesn’t mean to lose his heart to Tommy in the process.
With “Lila” in his life, Tommy begins to dream of someone
softer than Hal, someone pretty when dolled up but still man enough where it counts.
Someone like Lila. As his feelings deepen, can he use Lila’s own teachings to win
the heart he really loves?
***

The Argento by Joshua Skye

Transgender Paranormal Erotic Romance
Blurb:
Beautiful transgendered Camilla Nicolodi has a lifelong obsession
with eccentric Italian architect Giuseppe Soavi. Since childhood, she fantasized
about the man and his work, dreaming she would meet, fall in love, and marry him
one day. But the naïveté of youth fades into an adult desire to own a piece of his
legacy. As his work was few and far between, most of it long left to ruin, she finds
her wish in an old, rundown slum in New
York.
Considered Soavi’s masterpiece, the Argento is a twenty-story
residential building hidden in bustling, modern-day Manhattan. Neglected for decades, it’s now home
to a festering community of indigents betrayed by contemporary culture to seek pleasures
in otherworldly activities. They’ve turned rooms into gruesome shrines to a dark
and monstrous entity.
Camilla vows to return the Argento to its original splendor.
Spurred by her passion for Soavi and a budding camaraderie with her lawyer, Camilla
undertakes the intimidating mission of bringing the Argento back to life.
But dark things fester in the shadowy halls and gloomy rooms,
an ancient evil has taken up residence in the building, and it has no intention
of being driven out. Cruel, devious, and perverse, the demon seduces trespassers,
becoming all they desire and all they fear. The beast’s evil malevolence knows no
limit, and it will stop at nothing to take back what it calls its own.
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we in my Trans by j/j hastain

Lesbian/Transgender Erotic Poetry
Blurb:
it matters to me that you
are a woman
because you define yourself
as a woman
This collection by poet j/j hastain is a personal journey through
gender. Sometimes sensual, sometimes erotic, these poems resonate with love in all
its forms, melding together society’s preconceived notions of “straight”
or “gay” or “lesbian,” “male” or “female,”
“top” or “bottom,” “masculine” or “feminine”
to create a genderqueer landscape where the lines blur and the labels no longer
stick. we in my Trans is at its heart a series of love poems concerning what of
sensation, exists between — whether by way of the rolling folds of desire or in
overlaps with a lover. These are poems that embrace one’s self as much as another.
j/j defines as Trans/genderqueer, which is different than Transgender,
though not at all discounting it. j/j is interested in identity construction via
active documents — utilizing methods that are not at all related to previously
determined models (with binary derived bases). j/j’s work involves embodying, inhabiting,
and populating the body as one would a neoteric space — through ways and methods
that are not related to formerly prescribed shapes that are based in limit.
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Sissy Godiva by Mykola Dementiuk

Gay/Transgender Erotic Romance
Blurb:
It’s love at first sight when Vinnie sees Sissy Godiva — who
used to be his high school classmate, Joey. She’s feminine and beautiful in her
fluttery halter tops, tight leggings, and beehive hairdo. Vinnie sees her everywhere
he goes in the Lower East Side that free-love
’60s summer. He’s half in love with her, though he isn’t queer, “no stinking
way.”
He tells his neighbor, Mr. Phillips, about her during one of
their afternoon jerk-off sessions. When it turns out Mr. Phillips knows Sissy, Vinnie
invites her over so they can all jerk-off together — just three guys doing what
they have to do, right? No touching. No emotions. Nothing “faggoty.”
But Vinnie finds himself being pulled closer and closer to Sissy,
hanging with her and her trannie friends, visiting the Giddy Up! gay bar with her,
having sex and waking up naked beside her in the East River Park.
Sissy’s mercurial temper doesn’t make her easy to get along with, and Vinnie isn’t
a queer.
Are Vinnie and Sissy meant for each other? How can Vinnie keep
her when everybody in the Lower East Side wants
her? Is he just infatuated — or is he really queer?
***

Just As You Are by Sam Singer

Transgender Erotic Romance
Blurb:
Every relationship Jesse has ever been in ended for the same
reason — she’s Male-to-Female Transgender. When she starts dating Brandon, his kind heart and
tenderness quickly win her over.
But before she can tell him she loves him, she must tell him
the truth.
She tells Brandon
she was born male and, though it’s no surprise he walks out, she’s still devastated.
So she’s stunned when he does something no one else ever has.
Brandon
comes back.
What she wants to know is why?

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JMS Books 
This is Publisher Week at Romance Lives Forever. Three publishers
will be featured, each during one special week. Those publishers are Boroughs Publishing Group in February,
Liquid Silver Books in June, and JMS Books LLC in September. Day 1 for JMS
Books begins today.

JMS Books LLC — An Introduction

First, I want to start things off by thanking Kayelle for inviting
JMS Books LLC to post this week on her blog, Romance Lives Forever. I appreciate
your having us, and as a show of thanks, I would like to offer a special promotional
code to readers of your blog to use THIS
WEEK ONLY
while we’re visiting.
To save 40% off your order, visit http://www.jms-books.com
and enter the code RLFblog (just like that) during checkout. The code is good for
one use per customer, and expires on September 15, 2013. So check out our site and
save on our books today!
***
JMS Books LLC was created in 2010 by J.M. Snyder, a multi-published
best-selling author of M/M erotic romance.
J.M. began her writing career in RPS, or real-person slash, and
will always have a soft spot in her heart for slash fan fiction. By 2000, her fan
fic website had over 5,000 unique daily visitors, and she knew she had found her
niche with gay erotic romance. She decided to make the jump from fan fic to original
slash, and self-published her first novel in 2002.
Unfortunately, at that time, self-publishing didn’t afford the
same opportunities it does to authors today, and J.M. didn’t seem able to reach
as many readers as she had as a fan fic author. Though she learned how to market
her books to stores and readers alike, she was still a far cry from her dream of
one day being a “full time writer.” But in 2006, she started working with
e-publishers who helped get her name out in the M/M community. She quickly learned
the ins and outs of electronic publishing, and through working with a variety of
publishers, discovered what she liked—and what she didn’t.
By 2010, many of her early works were coming out of contract,
and she wanted to retain more of her earnings by self-publishing, which had grown
exponentially from where it had been when she was first starting out. However, a
friend of hers suggested publishing him and a few others in addition to herself.
After looking into the logistics of starting her own publishing company, she took
the plunge in July of that year.
Since then, JMS Books LLC has launched a young adult imprint,
Queerteen Press, and has published over 90 authors in a wide variety of genres.
We release 4 e-books a week, and 3-4 print books a month. Our catalog contains over
590 e-books in a variety of lengths, from flash fiction short stories to 300+ page
super-novels. We have over 100 print books available, including novels, poetry,
nonfiction, and anthologies, and over 20 series that will appeal to a wide range
of audiences.
While we have experimented with many different types of books,
such as poetry, nonfiction, memoirs, thrillers, and literary novels, our heart and
soul remains LGBT romance, whether sweet or erotic. Some of our recent releases
include (click on the link to read an excerpt from each):

The Other Man edited by Paul Alan Fahey

Gay Nonfiction
Blurb:
Who is the other man?
He’s an accident waiting to happen: the skateboarder round the
bend, the smiling barista with the extra hot mocha, the computer geek eager to retool
your mate’s hard drive. He’s a relationship gatecrasher bound by no rules and with
no sense of fair play. Like Caesar, he comes, he sees, he conquers. On the flip
side, you or I can be the other man, charging in and breaking the bonds of a committed
relationship without a thought to the pain and misery inflicted upon the injured
parties. Face it: We’re not all innocent bystanders in other-man scenarios.
The Other Man is an artistic collaboration by and about gay men
and their relationships. If you’ve ever been the other man, had him invade your
life, or are just plain curious about this beguiling, unpredictable and dangerous
creature, then this anthology of personal essays is for you. Twenty-one of our most
acclaimed authors, many Lambda Award winners and finalists, write candidly about
either being the other man, suffering the other man or having their relationships
tested by infidelity. What they tell us is we must take heart, it does get better
and one day our luck is bound to change. We’ll survive the bumps and detours in
our relationships and weather the storms, or resolve to move on. Along the way,
we’ll hope to meet someone new and simpatico, maybe even our long-awaited soul mate.
Life will be good again. Or will it?
Contributors include: Perry Brass, Austin Bunn, Rob Byrnes, Mark
Canavera, R.W. Clinger, Lewis DeSimone, Paul Alan Fahey, Wes Hartley, William Henderson,
Allen Mack, Jeff Mann, Tom Mendicino, Erik Orrantia, Felice Picano, David Pratt,
Glen Retief, Jeffrey Ricker, Rodney Ross, Jason Schneiderman, Philip Dean Walker,
and Chuck Willman. Edited by: Paul Alan Fahey.
A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this anthology will
go to the It Gets Better Project.
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The Sarran Plague by A.C. Katt

MMF Menage Sci-Fi Erotic Romance
Blurb:
On far away Sarran, the Warriorpair Jonal and Tonas, along with
the rest of the planet’s males, lost their Fem when the Zyptz unleased a toxin that
killed only females. Sarrans mates in Triad, two males with one female, and without
fems, their civilization stared extinction in the face.
But the Sarrans are tough and smart. They searched the galaxy
for a genetically compatible species and found Earth. They were told the Earthen
fems were an inferior species, with many unable to establish the psychic link essential
to the triad bond, but they had to try.
En route, from as far out as the asteroid belt, they heard fem
voices calling to the mates. Success! But their joy is short-lived, because the
human fems are in pain — they are dying. The Zyptz found Earth before the Sarrans
and unleashed their toxin.
Admirals Jonal and Tonas are determined to obtain a fem at almost
any cost, and rush to save Anya, because they’ve already mated with her in their
minds.
***

Ticket to Paradise by Joann Lee

Lesbian Erotic Romance
Blurb:
Jessa Dawson is a cynical manager of a five-star hotel in Roanoke, Virginia.
She’s never been the type who longed for adventure, romance, or living in the moment.
For Jessa, her career has always been her top priority, though lately even that
part of her life is becoming less fulfilling. Jessa isn’t much of a people person
and has always tried to fly beneath the radar whenever possible.
Beautiful and mysterious Holly Reynolds is quite the opposite.
She’s always up for an adventure. As a retired model, Holly has traveled the world,
yet she still has one fear in life. Holly is terrified of being in confined spaces,
planes especially. When she travels, she finds herself becoming lost in an alcoholic
oblivion to block out her anxiety.
Jessa’s and Holly’s paths cross on a flight to Las Vegas. Jessa is instantly
annoyed with Holly’s constant chatter, but Holly is simply trying to prevent a panic
attack from occurring. By the time the flight lands, the sparks are undeniable,
and Jessa finds herself becoming lost in Holly’s charms. After a little too much
alcohol, neither of their lives will ever be the same.
***

Crazy Like Fox by Michael P. Thomas

Gay Erotic Romance
Blurb:
Fox McHardy leads a charmed life. Puget Sound penthouse, gorgeous
boyfriend, jet-setting job — everything he’s ever wanted, he’s gotten, including
the heck out of the small Iowa town he grew up in. Even the trip he takes to Miami to surprise his boyfriend
Jeremy is something of a long-shot wish fulfilled.
Until he arrives in South Florida.
Once things start to unravel, they do so with alarming speed,
and he finds himself riding shotgun in a rented convertible with his new sworn enemy
faster than he can say, “I want my old life back.”
During an unscheduled stop on the cross-country road trip From
Hell, Fox passes up a perfectly good opportunity to keep his mouth shut and finds
himself planning the town’s first legal gay wedding — his own, to a man he’s pretty
sure he should hate. But someone needs to set a positive example for the queer and
questioning youth in this corner of Middle America
and, after creatively arranging certain of the facts of his life more attractively,
he is proud to offer himself up as a role model.
Small Town,
USA, steps up; the
grooms are widely celebrated, and generous offers of food, flowers, and picture-perfect
venues pour in. The only real challenge will be keeping the lies straight and the
truth under wraps until they can get out of town.
***

Stockton County Cowboys Book 1: Chasing Cowboys by
R.W. Clinger

Gay Erotic Romance
Blurb:
Rugged and sexy Cord Darringer finds himself leaving Stockton County, Oklahoma,
for three days when a business meeting for his belt buckle company sends him to
Florida. While
there, he meets adorable Bradley Hull, a no-nonsense businessman with a fondness
for cowboys. Before Cord returns to Oklahoma,
he agrees to have a date with Bradley. Unexpectedly the country boy falls for the
city boy, and vice versa.
Cute and charming Bradley always ends up getting burned. Chasing
Cord feels safe to him, though. Not only does Bradley’s clothes come off for Cord,
but his heart begins to open up to the wealthy cowboy, and he wonders if he has
finally met Mr. Right. Is loving Cord a risk worth taking?
Following his visit, Cord returns to Stockton
County alone, but Bradley soon chases him
to Stockton County. But when Bradley arrives, a raging
tornado sweeps through Stockton
County, destroying everything
in its path. Will the two men survive the storm and live happily ever after? Or
will the miles that separate them, and the tornado’s fury, keep them apart forever?

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