The General’s Kid

Please check out my latest story, The General’s Kid: Training the Teenage Recruit.

The General’s new office assistant is a hunky 18-year-old straight boy. The kid is flirting with The General every day, but he won’t respond to hints. Is the sexy kid really that naive, or just playing dumb? There’s only one way to find out . . .

Sometimes, I get requests for stories. If I like the idea, I’ll try to write something. This is one of those times. Thanks to Erik for the story idea.

Jingle Balls

Merry Christmas, Y’all!

This Christmas, Santa shows up in leather to give hard-boiled gay private investigator Jack Hammer a ride in his . . . sleigh. Check out Saddle Up, my latest story from Jack Hammer – Dick Diamond for a big bag of sexual fireworks.

But, you’ll still have to buy the book for all the sizzling gay sex, combined with a roller coaster ride of pulse-pounding action and a twisty plot.

For more Jack Hammer, check out Jack Hammer: King’s Ransom.

Happy New Year!

Looks like we made it through another year. It was a tough one, but we did it. At least, it was better than last year. And if we all pull together, we might just get back to normal in 2022. We can hope.

Coming on January 8, The General’s Kid: Training the Teenage Recruit. The General’s new employee is flirting every day, but he won’t respond to hints. Is the sexy 18-year-old really that naive, or just playing dumb? There’s only one way to find out . . .

Thanks to Mr. S Leather for the images.

Dick Diamond Is Here!

Just in time for Thanksgiving, Dick Diamond, gay private investigator Jack Hammer’s latest hard-core adventure is here!

If you’re on the fence about buying a book combining sizzling gay sex with pulse-pounding action and a twisty plot, I’ve just posted a new story, Hard Rock Morning, where rock star Rick Stone’s boyfriend earns forgiveness for last night’s jealous behavior.

I’ll be posting more samples, but if you want all the sex and violence, you’ll just have to buy the book.

And if you can’t get enough Jack Hammer, check out the first book in the series, Jack Hammer: King’s Ransom.

New Jack Hammer!

Gay private investigator Jack Hammer’s latest hard-boiled hard-core adventure, Dick Diamond, will be published on December 1, but you can read a sample right now!

Check out Winner Takes Ass, where Jack’s investigation is interrupted by a dangerous mountain bike race. Spoiler alert: Jack loses. If you can call hot man-on-man sex in the great outdoors “losing.”

It’s taken me a long time to write Jack Hammer: Dick Diamond. The Jack Hammer books are a lot longer and much more complicated than my usual books, but they combine two of my great literary loves: hard-core gay sex and hard-boiled noir.

I’ll be posting more erotic stories from Dick Diamond, but if you want the pulse-pounding plot, violent action, and a lot more sex, you’ll have to buy the book.

Another spoiler alert: I’m not getting rich writing these books. I do it because I like telling stories, entertaining people, and hopefully taking their minds off the stress of living in our high-pressure world.

If you can’t wait another month for sizzling gay sex and dramatic action, the first book in the series, Jack Hammer: King’s Ransom is available now.

Peaches and Cream

A while back, a late night talk show host warned, “Don’t search for ‘eggplant edges peach.'” Naturally, I did and found this.

The Peach and Eggplant image was the inspiration for my latest tale of tails, The Price of Her Peach. A young wife will give her “peach” to her horny husband . . . If he submits to a pair of macho men first.

This story is just a small part of Love Peak, the third book in my Bi Trick series.

Charlie Martin accompanies his rich swinger friends to Love Peak Lodge, an exclusive resort high in the Colorado Rockies. While a monster blizzard rages outside, passions explode as Charlie and his horny companions challenge each other’s limits and surrender to their secret desires.

Love Peak is twice the length of my usual books and has twice as many eggplants, peaches, and other emojis. It’s available now!

And Jack Hammer: Dick Diamond, my latest gay romantic thriller starring hard-boiled gay private investigator Jack Hammer, is coming.

Gay rock star Rick Stone, leader of the all-gay band Dick Diamond, knows a secret. A secret that could bring down a major right-wing extremist group. Its leaders will stop at nothing to keep Rick quiet. Not even murder.

Jack Hammer is Rick’s only hope. But as the attacks escalate, Jack finds himself in the crosshairs. Can he unravel the tangled threads of Rick’s life in time to save him from a relentless assassin?

Now that I’ve finished Love Peak, I’m devoting all my attention to Jack Hammer: Dick Diamond. I’m not a very fast writer and the Jack Hammer books are a lot longer and much more complicated to write than my usual books. I now expect to publish it on December 1.

If you can’t wait to experience the Jack Hammer books’ mixture of hard-core gay sex and hard-boiled noir, Jack Hammer: King’s Ransom is available now.

And Long Hard Riders, a gay cowboy romance, will be coming early in 2022.

Diamonds and Snow

On September 1, I’ll be publishing Love Peak, the third book in my Bi Trick series.

Exclusive escort Charlie Martin accompanies wealthy swingers Brady and Alexia to Love Peak Lodge, a lavish resort high in the Colorado Rockies. While a monster blizzard rages outside, passions explode as Charlie and his horny companions challenge each other’s limits.

The Price of Her Peach, Chapter Four from Love Peak, and a story sample are available now.

Jack Hammer: Dick Diamond, my latest gay romantic thriller starring hard-boiled gay private investigator Jack Hammer, is two-thirds complete. I’m not a very fast writer and the Jack Hammer books are a lot longer and much more complicated to write than my usual books. I’m hoping to publish it on November 1, but that’s subject to change.

A right-wing hit man is stalking gay rock star Rick Stone. Jack Hammer is his only hope. But can Jack unravel the tangled threads of Rick’s life in time to save him from a relentless assassin?

If you can’t wait to experience the Jack Hammer books’ mixture of hard-core gay sex and hard-boiled noir, Jack Hammer: King’s Ransom is available now.

And Long Hard Riders, a gay cowboy romance, will be coming early in 2022.

Hang In There

I just ordered a new package of masks. Last month, I was confident the mask-wearing era was coming to an end, but it’s not. The Delta variant is raging through the unvaccinated population and infection rates are climbing rapidly in most of the country. And since everything is bigger in Texas, we’re getting hit hard.

My husband and I got vaccinated months ago, when it was a major effort to get a shot. Since vaccinated people aren’t getting seriously sick, I’m tempted to say, “Fuck it. I did my job. Let the stupid people get sick.” I hate wearing a mask. I always have. But, I’m going to keep doing it anyway.  

I once rescued a kitten from a tall tree. Cats, especially young ones, are a lot better at climbing up than they are at climbing back down. So, I found myself at the top of a frighteningly high ladder with a terrified kitten scratching and biting my wrist. It fought me every step of the way back down to the ground. But, returning the kitten to its six-year-old owner was worth it.

There are three main reasons why I’ll continue wearing a mask until Covid is defeated. First, I don’t want people to get sick or die for being stupid. If I get infected, it probably won’t hurt me, but I can still pass it on to others. Second, there are people who can’t get vaccinated because of medical conditions. And kids under 12 can’t get vaccinated until the shot is approved for them. Third (and most important), the longer the virus bounces around, the chances of it mutating into something the vaccine can’t handle grow greater.

So, just get the shot and wear a mask. Protect the people around you, yourself, and your loved ones.

Brothers and Boyfriends

Life is returning to something like normal here in Austin. We’re not freezing in the dark due to the combined incompetence and greed of profits-first private industry and a complacent state government. Nor are we broiling, due to climate change. The “heat cap” over the western U.S. has dissipated, for the moment, and Texas is back down to its normal sizzling summer temperatures. Austin mostly avoided blackouts, possibly because so many houses have solar panels reducing the load on the electrical grid during peak hours.

Most important, my husband and I are doing normal things again, like eating out. Even crowded and noisy restaurants are fun now, although we usually go early to miss the big crowds.

We got vaccinated as soon as possible. I spent a lot of time online fighting for appointments. Now, it’s easy. You can just walk into a pharmacy and get a shot. I don’t understand the people who refuse to be vaccinated, but I’ve always been into science. At the risk of sounding like a 1960s TV character, their behavior is illogical. It ignores the evidence and goes strictly on emotion (and sometimes politics).

I’ve just published My Brother’s Boyfriend, a steamy tale of a big black stud, the horny college student who lusts after him, and the student’s “gay when his girlfriend’s away” roommate.

This is almost a mirror image of My Girlfriend’s Sister. This time, the characters are all gay men and the protagonist “seduces” the title character (although little seduction is required), rather than the opposite. And My Brother’s Boyfriend has hot all-gay three-way sex.

My next book will be Love Peak, the third book in my Bi Trick series. I’ll be publishing it on September 1.

I’m publishing a book every other month, so I have time to work on Jack Hammer: Dick Diamond, my latest gay romantic thriller starring hard-boiled gay private investigator Jack Hammer. I’m not a very fast writer and the Jack Hammer books are a lot longer and much more complicated to write than my usual books. I’m making good progress with Dick Diamond, but it still has a long way to go.

If you can’t wait to experience the Jack Hammer books’ mixture of hard-core gay sex and hard-boiled noir, Jack Hammer: King’s Ransom is available now.

And Long Hard Riders, a gay cowboy romance, will be coming soon.

Coming

I’m writing this on Memorial Day. For me, this is always a time for reflection. It’s necessary to look back occasionally. I try not to live in the past, but you don’t know where you’re going if you don’t know where you’ve been.

I got my second Covid shot almost three weeks ago. My husband and I are now fully vaccinated. We both got our second shots in the parking lot of the Tony Berger Center, which is a giant facility. It was drive-thru vaccinations and the level of organization was outstanding!

It always amazes me what we can do when we work together. Shame on those people who do nothing but divide us! And double-shame on those who don’t feel free unless they can take away other people’s freedom!!

And while I’m on my soapbox, triple-shame on those who restrict voting and undermine elections!!! Voting is the only way We the People have any say over how things are run. If that’s taken away, what do we have left?

All right, rant over. I’ll be publishing My Brother’s Boyfriend on July 1. You can read a short story and a sample from the book right now.

I’ve usually been publishing one book per month. I’m going to be slowing that down for a while so I can finish Jack Hammer: Dick Diamond, my latest gay romantic thriller starring hard-boiled gay private investigator Jack Hammer. I’m not a very fast writer and the Jack Hammer books are a lot longer and much more complicated to write than my usual books. Dick Diamond has been on hold for way too long and I need to finish it.

If you can’t wait to experience the Jack Hammer books mixture of hard-core gay sex and hard-boiled noir, Jack Hammer: King’s Ransom is available now.

As you can see from the Ken James Fiction Home page, I have lots more books in the pipeline. They’ll be coming soon.

Steam

April has been a good month. My husband and I both received our first COVID-19 vaccine shots after weeks of frustration trying to get appointments. That’s getting a lot better now. It’s great to have a competent government that can actually manage complex tasks like vaccine production and distribution.

Now, we’re hopeful that we’ll be able to go back to restaurants (although most of our favorite places have closed) and do other social activities.

I’ve just published My Girlfriend’s Sister. It has one of my more steamy covers. My original cover (below) was too steamy for Amazon or Smashwords, so I had to find a somewhat less erotic image.

Too Hot!

I start a book with a title and a tagline. Once I have those, I choose some images and have Moira Nelligar (my cover artist) make a cover. I print the cover off and look at it for inspiration while I’m writing the book.

With My Girlfriend’s Sister, I just fell in love with the models, especially the blond woman. There are a lot more images of her, but they’re too hot for Amazon and Smashwords. I usually choose models who generally fit the concept of the book. This time, the model had a major influence on Kristin’s character.

I’m like most authors. A story really starts when the characters come to life and start doing things. I just watch them and write it down. If this sounds like a mystical process, it is. Writers are generally reluctant to examine the working of their minds too closely, for fear that they might break something.

Kristin, the girlfriend’s big sister, came to life in a particularly vivid way. I hope you like her, and sexy stud Andy (who’s also strongly inspired by the cover model), as much as I do.