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My Expanded Universe

It’s … it’s … it’s all connected …

Can’t you see?

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Well, maybe it’s not that much of a conspiracy.

But as I’m working on the sequel to both Go-Go Boys of Club 21 and Men In The Hot Room — a special crossover/sequel project — I’ve come to see how most of my stories are in the same universe and are connected.

Really, they’re all in the “same universe” since they’re all real world and none of them contradict each other. But I’ve come to see how those that fit in the “shared universe” will feature crossovers and characters that move about.

I’m not crazy. Really. Well, I’m a writer and we’re all a little bit crazy.

But here’s what I mean:

Writing Plans

Most of these books aren’t written yet — the single asterisk means it’s “not yet written, subject to change” and the double asterisk means “currently writing”. So almost all of this is up in the air.

However, here’s what I can tell you…

Go-Go Boys of Club 21 is getting a direct sequel, called New York Heat. However, in it, Brad and Simon from Men In The Hot Room will join the cast and we’ll see the continuation of their storyline. This book will feature Liam, Lance, Ken, Dan, DJ Heat, and Jake (the second bartender mentioned in passing) from GGBC21; Brad and Simon from MITHR; and two new characters.

Yes, it’s a BIG book. Each of the five serialized parts will be 20,000-40,000 words, meaning the whole novel will be in the 100,000 to 200,000 word range. It’s the most challenging thing I’ve ever written.

Ryan’s Boys is another direct sequel to Go-Go Boys of Club 21. If you read GGBC21, you’ll know that two thirds of the book takes place in New York City and the remaining third takes place in Los Angeles. This will be set in Los Angeles and feature Ryan, Francis, and Damien from GGBC21; Zack and Rachel from from the New York portion of GGBC21, as they will move to L.A.; and potentially some characters from the Bathhouse Series.

After New York Heat and Ryan’s Boys are published, I’ll figure out the next move — whether they get direct sequels, crossovers, or a mishmash.

So how do the Bathhouse Series and the Gaymer Series truly fit in?

In at least one of the not-yet-written Bathhouse Series stories, Francis and Damien will feature heavily, building relationships between themselves and the characters in that series. Thus, some Bathhouse characters will likely transition over to Ryan’s Boys.

In a coincidence I didn’t realize until yesterday, one of the male leads in Gaymer is named Zack. I’ve decided that he’s the same sex-crazed twink Zack in GGBC21 — my challenge over the Gaymer Series is to get Zack from where he is in Gaymer to where he is in GGBC21.

In other writing news…

A few months ago I laid out my writing plans for the coming year-ish. I’m mostly on track.

  • Forbidden Desires: The Complete Series was published on schedule.
  • Sex For Money, Second Edition was published in ebook format on schedule, but I’m just finalizing the print book before I announce it. So I’m a couple weeks behind, but that’s not bad.
  • Academic Discipline #1, still untitled, is done and ready to go. I just need a cover and a title. It’ll be released likely in the first week of October.
  • Academic Discipline #2: Schoolboy Secrets, is currently being written and should be released on schedule at the end of October or early November.
  • Academic Discipline #3 is not yet in process, but *fingers crossed* I’ll get it done late November / early December.
  • Academic Discipline: The Complete Series will be ready to go as soon as all three books are done — which means I’m pretty much on schedule with that, too.

But here’s where it gets off track.

  • New York Heat is far bigger and far more challenging than I expected. It’ll be quite late, but I hope to have it in mid- to late-2018.
  • Ryan’s Boys won’t be started until New York Heat is done. This will likely be a 2019 publication.
  • The to-be-written Bathhouse and Gaymer stories will likely be written and released between New York Heat and Ryan’s Boys so that we get better set-up and context for Ryan’s Boys.

All of this is up in the air and subject to change until the very moment I upload them to Amazon and Smashwords.

You may eventually see characters from other works popping in, so we can get updates on them. The leads from Autumn Fire and Silent Hearts could very well make appearances. (The characters from the Forbidden Desires and Academic Discipline series will not likely show up, as they are jointly owned by myself and my co-authors … but nothing is impossible!)

And, finally, one last note:

Even though most of my books are connected, they can all be enjoyed independently. Think of the Marvel movies — they’re all connected, but you don’t have to see them all to enjoy them. I actually don’t like superhero movies that much, so the only ones I watch are The Avengers and Guardians of the Galaxy. I can tell that there’s some context I’m missing because I haven’t seen them all, but they’re still enjoyable and complete movies on their own. I’m striving for the same with my books.

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Upcoming Publication Schedule

Well… it’s been a while since I’ve released a book. The President And The Rentboy came out in early February. That was five months ago… that’s a long time in the world of erotic fiction. While in genres like sci-fi or fantasy, an author can release a book a year and be considered productive, erotic authors are often held to a more frequent release schedule.

While I generally don’t like to give into the pressures of this sort of thinking … this is what I’ve got planned for the next year (if a specific date isn’t mentioned, the release will happen toward the end of the month)…

  • July 2017: Forbidden Desires: The Complete Series by Cameron D. James and Sandra Claire, in both ebook and paperback. This collects Seduced By My Best Friend’s DadErotic Love and Carnal Sins: Confessions of a Priest, and The President And The Rentboy. I just saw the concept art from my cover artist and holy crap is it amazing. I can’t wait to get this book out!
  • August 2017: Sex For Money: How to Write, Publish and Sell Gay Erotica and M/M Erotic Romance — 2nd Edition. While it’s only been about a year since the original Sex For Money came out, the world of self-publishing has changed dramatically. This updated version will have much of the same content, but will expand on areas that have grown and remove areas that have disappeared (like All Romance eBooks). The revision has been written and it’s with my proofreader right now. If you bought the first edition and would like to see the second edition, I’ll share here on my blog on in my newsletter how you can get your copy for free. (Basically, you’ll have to show me that you purchased the first edition and I can email you the second edition — but those details will be sorted later.)
  • September 2017: Currently Untitled (Academic Discipline #1) by Cameron D. James and Dominic LeBlanc. This is a new school-centered series by myself and Master Dominic. Apparently, Amazon doesn’t allow Dominic to use “Master” as part of his name, so his pen name for “respectable fiction” (as he puts it) is Dominic LeBlanc. We’ve written the first draft of this book already — it’s a BDSM-themed love affair between a college student and his professor.
  • October 2017: Schoolboy Secrets (Academic Discipline #2) by Cameron D. James and Dominic LeBlanc. Like the Forbidden Desires series that I co-wrote with Sandra Claire, this Academic Discipline series is non-connected … each book is entirely standalone. Book 2 features a love triangle between an 18-year-old student at an all-boys private school, his PE teacher, and the principal, and will feature BDSM elements. We’re presently partway through the first draft.
  • November 2017: Currently Untitled (Academic Discipline #3) by Cameron D. James and Dominic LeBlanc. We don’t actually have a plot outline for this one yet … but we will soon!
  • December 2017: Academic Discipline: The Complete Series by Cameron D. James and Dominic LeBlanc. This will be a bundle of the three novellas in ebook and print format.
  • January 16, 2018: Autumn Fire. This was my very first novel, which had been published by Champagne Books. It’s currently unavailable because I’ve had the rights returned to me. I’m rewriting it (fixing a few things that bothered me and smoothing out some of the writing now that I’m a lot more experienced as a writer) and will be publishing it through my company, Deep Desires Press.
  • Winter/Spring 2018: New York Heat. This is a project I am very excited about. It’s a continuation of my two bestselling series, Men In The Hot Room and Go-Go Boys of Club 21. It will be a full-size novel in ebook and print. In a nutshell, Simon and Brad from the Hot Room stories move to New York to open a yoga studio next to Club 21, and the novel will follow all of the men as they confront the changes in their lives. It will be written so that if you have not read the previous books, you will get along just fine.
  • Spring/Summer 2018: Ryan’s Stars (might be renamed as Ryan’s Boys). This is also a sequel to Go-Go Boys of Club 21, but follows Ryan, Francis, and Damien in Los Angeles and the hedonistic world they live in. It will also be a full-size novel in ebook and print. It will be written so that if you have not read the previous books, you will get along just fine.
  • May 8, 2018: Silent Hearts. This was my second novel, also published by Champagne Books. It’s also currently unavailable for the same reason as Autumn Fire and I will soon be working on rewriting it. It will be published through Deep Desires Press.

These dates are flexible. The only ones that are absolutely firm are Autumn Fire and Silent Hearts as they are scheduled to be released through Deep Desires Press. Everything else depends on me being able to stay productive — but with a full-time day job and running Deep Desires Press, finding time to write can be difficult. I think, though, that I can do this.

Send coffee.

And cute boys.

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Load Up for the Long Weekend

The long weekend is here and soon summer will be a distant memory as the cooler temperatures and golden leaves of autumn settle upon us.  As you kick back with your eReader this weekend — hopefully on a sunny patio or sandy beach — pick up a copy of one of my scorching titles to keep you hot and steamy throughout your days off.


 

Men In The Hot Room – Short Stories

Go Deep - Low Res CoverGo Deep (Men In The Hot Room #1)

Hot yoga turns scorching when a twink yogi seduces his instructor.

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Go Deep is available as a FREE download.  If Amazon doesn’t give it to you for free (because sometimes they charge people), please visit one of the other links above.

Go DeeperGo Deeper (Men In The Hot Room #2)

Seduction awaits a jealous yoga instructor when he finds himself at the whims of two young men, each with a different idea of what it means to please.

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Going All the WayGoing All The Way (Men In The Hot Room #3)

Releasing Monday, September 1!

When Simon and Brad finally get some time alone, Simon wants to play master/slave, with Brad as the dirty dom.

Purchase info will be posted on this blog on Monday, September 1!

 


 

Other Short Stories

Bathhouse Nights

In the bathhouse, anything is possible, especially at night when all the studs come out to play.

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gaymer1lowqualityGaymer

Retro gaming with a delicious twink levels up when a good luck strategy takes a dirty detour.

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Novels & Novellas

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No matter how far Jake runs, he can’t escape from love.

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Autumn FireAutumn Fire

The closet gets a little crowded when Dustin meets the man of his dreams.

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Silent Hearts: Excerpt

Silent Hearts comes out in just two weeks!

To celebrate, here’s an excerpt!

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“You’re cute when you’re happy.”

Jake rolled his eyes. “Thanks, I guess.” He pulled his hands out of the dough and went to wash them.

“What’s this?”

“Hmm?” Jake looked back. Grant picked something up off the floor.

“This fell out of your back pocket.” Grant read from a small piece of paper, “The Brawny Scot.”

Jake’s heart thudded and ice coursed through his veins. He’d gone there as an eff-you to Grant, but hadn’t actually wanted him to know about it. And, truthfully, as the hours passed, he’d grown regretful over going.

“Is that where you were today?” Grant’s voice was low and quiet. There was an intensity in his eyes that Jake had seen only once before—during the previous night and their argument over kisses. Obviously, he knew what The Brawny Scot was.

“So what if I was?” Jake dried his hands with a towel and leaned against the counter, crossing his arms in front of him. He might regret his choices, but he wasn’t going to apologize for them.

“You went to a fucking sauna?”

Jake took a deep breath, deciding which way to go with this. When the heat of anger warmed his cheeks, he had his answer. “Yes, I went. I sucked five dicks and got totally covered in cum.” His words were quick and crisp, though muted so as to not wake anyone.

Grant shook his head. “Do you have no self-respect? No self-love?”

“What the hell are you talking about?”

“This!” Grant threw the card down on the counter, the oiled-up torso emblazoned across it shone in the kitchen’s light. “Sex with no intimacy, blowjobs with no kissing, sucking anonymous dicks in the dark—it shows you don’t respect yourself, that you just want to be used by some random man as a tool to get off. And this…this random sauna thing is fucking dangerous! Do you know how many diseases run rampant through there?”

Jake breathed in and out, trying to calm the anger threatening to erupt. His face felt warm; he knew his cheeks were beet red. “Not all of us want boyfriends. Some of us just want sex. Hookups are fun, and if you think that only self-haters do them and they’re always destructive, then you’re living in some sort of dream world. Welcome to reality, Grant, people fuck strangers all the time.”

Grant squeezed the bridge of his nose and closed his eyes. When he opened them, Jake could tell a lot of the man’s anger had deflated. “That’s not exactly what I’m saying.”

“Then what are you saying, exactly?”

“Kissing adds passion and energy to sex—even anonymous sex. Your refusal to kiss me the other night would have made the blowjob mechanical. If I want mechanical, I’ll use my fist. The motions are only half of sex—kissing and intimacy, however fleeting, are the other half.”

“You need to grow up and separate sex from love. No one at the sauna wants a kiss, they just want to get off.”

“Well, maybe that’s the sauna culture. I have hookups now and then, but I always kiss—it makes a connection special, even if it’s just for a moment and I don’t know the guy’s name.”

Jake glared at him. As much as he wanted to remain mad at him, he felt his anger shrinking. “Why can’t you accept that I just don’t want to kiss?”

“Because in your case, Jake, I sense that it’s something deeper. It’s not just about not wanting to kiss.”

Jake blinked, bewildered. “What the hell are you talking about?”

“Have you ever kissed a man?”

“Of course I have.” A chasm opened up inside of him, an emptiness and yearning.

Grant squinted at him. “I mean really kissed a man…deep, hard, hungry.”

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What’s Coming Up!

As you might’ve noticed, I’ve been a bit absent from the blog lately.  Like all part-time writers, non-writing-life had to take over for a bit.

I might have mentioned along the way that I am a university student, working on completing my masters.  I think I handed in my final draft of my final paper yesterday.  *fingers crossed*  I have no fear of failing because I’m confident going into this.  It’s more of a worry that my prof will ask for more revisions to my paper — I’m so out of school mode that the last set of revisions, which should have taken about three hours, stretched out to four torturous days.

Anyway, enough about school!

Here’s what’s coming up in the coming months on this blog and in the writing world of Cameron D. James!

 

Book Reviews

This year has started with my reading slowing to a snail’s pace.  This is partly because I’m mired in two thick books — Les Miserables by Victor Hugo, which I’ve been reading for months and months and am now about a third through, and A Dance With Dragons by George RR Martin, which I’m also about a third through, though the reading of this is going faster.  I’m also a little over halfway through White Fire by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child — it’s damn good, one of their best.  After I finish White Fire, I’ll probably whip through a bunch of shorter gay romance books — it’ll help up my reading count and diminish my to-read pile.  It would probably also be a good idea to read/review some gay romance books since, you know, I write that stuff, too.  (I’m also about to review a Star Trek book I read recently, if I have time to do it before I head out to work.  If not, it’ll be done tonight!)

 

Silent Hearts

Part of my long blog silence was due to my edits of my second novel, Silent Hearts.  (My last few months were taken up with edits to Silent Hearts, then writing my paper, then edits to Silent Hearts, and then edits on my paper.  Yeesh.)  It had been quite some time since I’d read through the book and with the editing process, I fell in love with the story and the characters all over again.  I’m really excited about this one.  Silent Hearts comes out in March.  Click here to view the cover and blurb.

 

Go Deeper

My hot yoga / hot sex story, Go Deep, that I released last year was intended to be a one-off stand-alone short story.  But I just couldn’t stop thinking about the characters (and the sex).  Yogi twink Simon and hot older daddy-type yoga teacher Brad return in Go Deeper, which should come out in March or April, depending on how fast the editing process goes.  (The editor for this is ruthless, but it means I get a super hot story in the end.)

 

Audiobooks

After some research, consideration, and discussion with fellow authors, I’m going to give audiobooks a try.  I own the audio rights to my short stories (but not my novels), so I will work my way through those.  First up will be Go Deep, then likely Go Deeper, and then Gaymer.  I’ve got a friend with a sexy voice who has volunteered to be my narrator — work on that project begins this coming weekend.

 

Future Stories

I’ve got lots of plans for future short stories and a couple novels.  I think for the foreseeable future, I might focus a bit more on short stories.  For those, I’ve got a sequel to Go Deeper (and the Go Deep / Go Deeper / Untitled Sequel series is now titled “Men in the Hot Room”), and I’ll kick off a new short story series called “The Go-Go Boys of Club 21,” which will be feature dancers in a gay club and the sexy shenanigans they get into.

 

Sexy Saturday

My Sexy Saturday weekly interview series returns this Saturday, February 15!  I’ve got mega gaps in the calendar, so it might be a bit spotty for the next while, but I’ve got a second guest scheduled for the end of March.  (If you’re an author of m/m romance or m/m erotica and you’d like to be a guest, comment below or send an email to camerondjames (at) hotmail (dot) com — and I’m looking for authors of any publishing stream — big house, small house, micro house, self-published… it’s all good to me.)  Click here to check out previous Sexy Saturday posts.

 

Keep an eye on this blog for all the latest news!

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Cover Reveal: Silent Hearts

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No matter how far Jake runs, he can’t escape from love.

Jake gives anonymous blowjobs during his midnight shift at the hostel in the tiny Scottish village of Kyleakin.  When Grant, a stud from Edinburgh, comes to stay for a week, Jake can’t get the sexy Scot out of his mind.  It doesn’t take long for Grant to realize Jake is hiding, running from something, and when he confronts Jake about it, their tentative friendship explodes and living at the hostel becomes tense.  Not long after, Jake’s tenuous relationship with his parents crumbles, leaving him with no family and no home.

Through the worst of times, no matter how poorly Jake treats him, Grant always shows up to comfort him.  Old anxieties stir with every shared hug, every fleeting kiss, every sensual encounter, and no matter how hard Jake tries to escape from his hurts, the past–and the truth–always seem to find him.

Silent Hearts is my second publication with Carnal Passions (Champagne Books) and will be published in ebook format on March 3, 2014.

I freakin’ LOVE this cover!

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