Chapter 0 - 2018 Top Ten Gay Romance

As JMS Books enters its sixth year of business, there have been ups and downs, but any company weathers its fair share of growing pains. We’ve learned who our audience is and what they like to read, and the stories in this collection reflect their diverse tastes.

Here you’ll find our best-selling gay romance stories of the past year, and I hope you enjoy them as much as we do!The Contingency Plan by Addison Albright

Prince Marcelo of Sheburat stared out the window of his bedchamber. The sky was a strikingly vivid azure-blue, broken only by a few scattered billowy clouds. Blackbirds and woodlarks sang their merry tunes, and the blossoms flowering in the grove of plum trees fluttered in the light breeze.

It was the sort of day his twin sister Marcela would have embraced. Yesterday’s beauty would have likely drawn her outdoors to race across the castle’s grounds on her beloved Pepin.

Usually surefooted, she wouldn’t have expected the horse to stumble and throw her. Marcelo could picture his sister’s wide smile as she encouraged Pepin to sprint across the yard, the wind whipping her loose hair into a tangled jumble.

He and Marcela hadn’t been close in years. Not true companions since their nursery days, and not in each other’s confidence at all since his time with the tutors had come to an end. Still, she’d been his twin, and he mourned her passing.

He turned from the window and sat staring at his hands, folded in his lap. How would her unexpected death affect the peace treaty?

ng Alnod of Zioneven. The timing of the tragedy, so close to Marcela’s wedding to the crown prince of Zioneven, might have made it suspect. But the

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his matriarchal sovereignty. With the smooth skin of his face and fine lines of his bone structure, visiting foreign dignitaries might be excused for ass

ized the end results of the servants’ hard work but had no idea of the details of how most of it was accomplish

ighteenth birthday. The two eldest daughters—the heir and the spare—had been excluded from consideration in the wedding arrangement portion of the treaty, so instead of marrying Marcela, the crown prince o

was a mere blip in the process. Queen Giselle, like Marcelo and his sisters, gr

d door to his bedchamber wrested him from h

With a small bow, Erich announced, “Crown Prince Efren of Zioneven h


ears of experience in service to the royal family. Marcelo briefly closed his eyes while he took a cleansing breath, then followed his ser

Kemble. As the fourth daughter, a year younger than he and Marcela, she was Prince Efren’

th of character, she’d willingly, if not entirely cheerfully, accepted her imminent fate as wife to the future ruler of tho

le was no doubt in shock at the realization that she would be taking her sister’s place in a year’s time.