Welcome to the official website of author Jayson James!

Finding Our Way Series Collection

Read the books that have made up this popular series!

Pieces of Us

Jesse is an average teenage boy making his way through living in 1988 with the help of his best friend, a girl named Dylan.

Read My Story…

As I share my experiences in "Tormented Discovery" with my best friend Ryan who continues the story in "Drifting."

T.E.D.

TIM is being bullied. ERIC is frustrated with life. DELSIN is gay and ready to come out.

Saturday, May 17, 2014

HAHAT

Welcome Blog Hoppers Against Homophobia!




Greetings!
I am glad to have you stop by!  This is my first year in taking part with this even in support of International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia.


Homophobia and Transphobia
People fear most what they do not understand.  A phobia in general is defined as a "persistent fear of an object or situation in which the sufferer commits to great lengths in avoiding."  Over the past 10 years I've seen great strides made in the acceptance and treatment when it comes to gays.  However, we are still a ways from being to a point of being safe.  I spent too many years dealing with self-doubt and questioning who I was.  Hell, there are times when I still do.  I refuse to be ashamed of who I am and each time I am challenged for being the person I am, which is not a choice, I find more strength to stand up and fight.


No One Should Ever Be Bullied
That was what prompted me to write my book, T.E.D., which is about three guys Tim, Eric and Delsin, whose lives are intertwined as they each face their own struggles.   The story takes place around the journal entries of Tim while Eric and Delsin provide the back-story of the events taking place.   Tim is a kid  you want to give him advice how to better his life, and eventually you want to tell to quit being a wimp.  Eric is a character hiding his fear of being discovered by picking on others.  Delsin is supportive and does what he can, but is dealing with his own issues.  These guys are all flawed, yet likable characters.  It was important for me to have real people that my readers could identify and relate. T.E.D. is available at Amazon.


Prizes & Contests
  1. Jayson James book of your choice - Choose from Finding Our Way, Tormented Discovery, Drifting or T.E.D.  To enter, simply leave a comment below. Be sure you include your email address.
  2. $5 Amazon Gift Card - Buy any one of my books and forward the email receipt to me: jaysonjamesbooks@gmail.com.  You will get one entry for each book purchased (3 entries for my series collection) from 5/17/14 through 5/27/14.

Both contests end late May 27, 2014.  Winner's will be contacted by email.


http://www.amazon.com/Far-Away-Jayson-James-ebook/dp/B00CQTPY0O/ref=la_B009FQAR44_1_7?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1400293650&sr=1-7Free Read
While you are here, I wanted to share that Far & Away, a short story of mine is free May 17-18, 2014 at Amazon.  After being let go from his job three days earlier, Carson Heywood is on his way to the airport. He is leaving Chandler, Washington behind, to begin a new chapter in his life, and to follow his heart. Many life-altering events leading up to this moment has Carson filled with anticipation and fear, wondering if he is making the right choice to move across the country to be with Stephen Rowan. Armed with a purple bear, hope, and a chance at happiness before time runs out, FAR & AWAY will leave a lasting impression on you...for a lifetime.


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Monday, May 5, 2014

Let's Do This!

For the last few weeks, I keep thinking and saying that I am going to do a blog post.  Then I get busy, not sure what I am going to write or in some other way life interferes.  Instead of over or under thinking it, I thought I would sit down and just write tonight.  Translated, this is going to most likely be one of those posts where I write all over the place (AKA babble).  So you've been warned.

T.E.D. continues to do well in both sales and beyond.  T.E.D. has been nominated for the Rainbow Book Award and Reader's Favorite and the book of the month for YA LGBT Books Group read.  T.E.D. has also been well as has been voted on several other lists.  I've been told it is in six different libraries with another two schools considering adding it.  I am thankful to everyone who has y read T.E.D., left a review for T.E.D. and shared T.E.D. with others.  This book would not have the success without the support of some wonderful people.

With this I've finally taken a break from writing.  Not because I was blocked or bored.  Only to take time to regroup and hopefully go back and write a wonderful new book.  This break was something I needed, to spend time relaxing.  It has been nice to take a writing break.  The few people who've read the first few chapters of Pieces of Us have had high praise for it.  I am happy with how it is coming together.  As this break was planned, this book will release this summer as scheduled.

During this time off I finished reading the Game of Thrones series, which was both a major accomplishment for me and a great series itself.  Now I am part of "that crowd" waiting for the next book to release.  I've also read a few other books on my reading list, including one I wrote a guest review of.  This lead to me getting asked to be a reviewer on another review blog.  I offered to do a few guest spots.  Currently I am reading Stephen King's IT, a book I keep laughing at, this being it took me about 17-years to read being I thought it was too big of a book for me -- don't ask.

I've also been doing quite a bit of drawing.  This has been great because I have been broadening my artistic talents as well as trying my hand at other mediums.  Along with this, I've been using my left hand for more than shading.  It has fun and enriching.  While I've been expanding my drawing talents, I've been doing a few paid gigs.  Each have had their share of challenges, but have been fun to do.  One job lead to a few more, followed by a few more.

This about catches me up on what I'm doing.  Over the next few months, I have lined up some great guest bloggers while I am away or taking time away.  They will all be great guests.

I also wanted to share that I will be participating in the Hop Against Homophobia and Transphobia...

 Hop Against Homophobia and Transphobia


Thursday, May 1, 2014

Guest Blogger = Author T.M. Smith "Appearances" Cover Reveal

Appearances
book 2 in the Opposites series by T.M. Smith


Appearances, can be deceiving.

Raven and Tanis are trying very hard to merge their vastly different lifestyles, but Tanis' issues with his own past could prove to be more than their fragile relationship can handle. Is their love for each other strong enough to weather the oncoming storm?

Aiya and Sawyer have fought hard to be together in a world where Opposite relationships are generally forbidden. Yet, they are still forced to keep their relationship a secret while they are outside the walls of House Gaeland.

Everyone assumes that the only threat lies outside their walls, the group of rebels led by Cillian. But something is happening within House Gaeland, something that hasn’t happened since GWI. And with all the attention focused on that, their guard is down. An evil that was under their nose all along strikes, and someone will make the ultimate sacrifice to save another.

Appearances is the second book in the Opposites series, the series should be read in order.

** Warning, Opposites is an Adult Dystopian majorly M/M series that contains explicit sexual content and relationships between gay, straight and lesbian couples. **

Appearances is tentatively scheduled for a summer 2014 release. A HUGE thank you to my cover artist and graphic designer, T.L. Shreffler of Runaway Book Designs. You are AhMazing girl!! She was kind enough to give Opposites a little makeover at the same time, so here is the new cover for Opposites that now features the 'Soul Mates' Aiyan and Kaden.



In the year 2081 our planet survived global warming of an apocalyptic scale. When the dust settled and the water receded Dr. Anthony Smith, one of only a few hundred survivors of GWI, started society anew. Having come to the conclusion that injudicious breeding played a huge role in the destruction of Earth as we knew it in the twenty first century, he worked closely with other survivors to isolate the Dionysus gene. This gene has the ability to manipulate human DNA to ensure that all male children be born gay, and all female children be born lesbians. A new society is born.

In the year 2300 Dr. Smith’s descendants are ushering in the twenty fourth century having maintained control of the government that still rules society. Twins Aiya and Aiyan are preparing to meet their matches and take control of House Gaeland, the current ruling House. But not everything is as it seems.

Love is Love.. it knows no gender and doesn’t conform to restrictions and boundaries. Aiyan has found his soul mate in Kaden, the prince of House Devi that he is matched with and eventually marries. But when the person Aiya falls in love with tests the boundaries put in place after GWI, all hell breaks loose. And in the midst of one secret unraveling, another will emerge. There is a growing anomaly that threatens to destroy over two hundred years of progression. This anomaly is known as Opposites.


A military brat born and raised at Ft. Benning Georgia; Smith is an avid reader, reviewer and writer. She now calls Texas home from her small town on the outskirts of the DFW Metroplex. Most days you can find her curled up with her kindle and a good book alongside a glass of something aged and red or a steaming cup of coffee!

At 42 years young, she's decided to enter the next phase of her life by adding the title of "author" to her list of accomplishments that includes single mom of three disturbingly outspoken and decidedly different kids, one of which is Autistic. Smith is and outspoken advocate for Autism and equal rights for the LGBTQ community.






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