December 7, 2012
Brian and those closest to him must battle not only earthly foes but the devil himself. Peter’s Chair by John Simpson, available from Dreamspinner Press.
Pope Dominic V is dying. Among the cardinals called to Rome is Brian Blair of the United States: young, headstrong, gay, and accompanied by his lover and aide, Monsignor William Hart. When the pope passes, the cardinals meet in the papal conclave to choose his successor. To everyone’s surprise, especially his own, Cardinal Blair is elected.
Taking the name John XXIV, Blair immediately sets out to change church policy in the area of human rights. In the face of strong opposition, he approves birth control and urges equal treatment of those in the gay community.
In the midst of controversy and an attempt on the new pope’s life, evidence that a group of conservative priests have invited Satan into St. Peter’s Basilica comes to light. Now Brian and those closest to him must battle not only earthly foes but the devil himself.
Second Edition – First Electronic Edition published by Devine Destinies (June 2009)
August 29, 2012
Frankie and Sam make the best of the cards they’re dealt—but is there any room in an escort’s life for love? Hard Streets by John Simpson, available from Dreampinner Press.
Life as a New York City street hustler isn’t easy. Luckily Sam has the older, more experienced Frankie to guide him through the pitfalls of his new life. Together, Frankie and Sam make the best of the cards they’re dealt—but is there any room in an escort’s life for love?
August 27, 2012
August 3, 2012
Even on vacation trouble finds homicide detectives Pat and Hank. Murder on a Queen by John Simpson & Robert Cummings, available from Dreamspinner Press.
Sequel to The Rent Boy Murders — Murder Most Gay: Book Four
It’s trouble in paradise for homicide detectives Pat St. James and Hank Capstone. After four years as Pat’s partner, Hank wants to move on from Homicide. Sensing the friendship might be about to implode, Pat’s and Hank’s husbands book the four of them a vacation on the gay-friendly cruise liner Queen Mary II.
But what’s supposed to be a relaxing holiday soon turns deadly. The wife of a wealthy hotel magnate has enlisted her lawyer’s help in relieving her husband of the hotel chain and the money that comes along with it—and all of them are on board. When Pat and Hank stumble into the midst of the domestic dispute and the ship runs afoul of a handful of hired mercenaries, the detectives will have their hands full trying to save the Queen, their husbands, and their partnership.
Series: Murder Most Gay Series by John Simpson and Robert Cummings
March 13, 2012
Will a winter on the beach be enough for Alex and Clayton to build a relationship? Alex and Clayton by John Simpson, available from Dreamspinner Press.
After quiet, closeted years working as a librarian, Clayton decides to quit his job and use his inheritance to buy a small bookstore in the gay-friendly resort town of Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. It’s the beginning of what he hopes will be a new life free of his old repressions.
Alex, an ex-military man and former cop, decides to retire to Rehoboth and buys a house three blocks from the beach. Determined to fill his time with more than chasing hot guys, he visits the local bookstore, where he meets Clayton.
As winter sets in, the town is all but deserted, and Alex and Clayton find themselves together more than apart. Clayton would like a relationship, but his fear of coming out keeps getting in the way. Alex’s sex appeal might be enough to convince Clayton to take a chance in the open… but it will take something more to make it happen.
December 19, 2011
Can Hank and Pat win the trust of a scared boy in time to stop a series of grisly murders from claiming another victim? The Rent Boy Murders by John Simpson and Robert Cummings, available from Dreamspinner Press.
The latest entry in John Simpson’s popular gay cop series that began with Murder Most Gay partners Simpson with coauthor Robert Cummings and finds policemen Hank Capstone and Pat St. James on the trail of a serial killer who targets young male hustlers.
While Hank and Pat are very happy with their home lives and their husbands, the police work has become more perilous and unpleasant. Though Hank and Shawn, along with Pat and Dean, enjoy a weekend at Gay Pride in New York City, they know their investigation into the brutal murders of rent boys will be waiting when they return home. Along with trying to investigate the murders, they must also deal with Pat’s old training officer who is now working in the detective bureau. Blinded by ambition and alcoholism, Flanders wreaks havoc on an otherwise solid case against the killer.
When their sergeant’s gay nephew, Clay, is lured into a meeting, then drugged and raped, the sergeant asks for Hank and Pat’s help. Clay is reluctant to talk to the cops, but Hank and Pat will need to gain his trust once they discover his attack may hold clues to catching the killer and closing the case that a dozen other detectives are trying to solve.
September 23, 2011
David and Shane face down the terrorists who have kidnapped their son. Condor and the Crown by John Simpson, available from Dreamspinner Press.
When former President of the United States David Windsor is appointed the American ambassador to the Court of St. James, it necessitates a move to England. Uprooting his family and moving his staff, David and his husband, ex-Secret Service Agent Shane Thompson-Windsor, settle into Winfield House with their adopted son, Jack, and two feisty Scottie puppies.
Life is finally settling into a routine when Jack is abducted by Libyan nationals. No longer able to call directly upon US military forces, David turns to his successor as President, Victoria Wilson, to enlist her aid and gain her approval of a daring rescue attempt, and asks his cousin King William for help luring the kidnapper to British soil for retribution. It’s a mission that will ultimately involve the British Marines and even personal phone calls to Colonel Muammar Gaddafi as David will stop at nothing to see his son safely home.
June 6, 2011
Badges by John Simpson
Enter the world of men who wear badges and uniforms, everyday heroes who go home every night and dream the same dreams as every other man. They yearn for someone to love, someone to share their beds, a lover, or maybe even a partner for life. Follow these men in a collection of stories about what can happen when sparks fly between perfect strangers and old friends. Fraternization has never been so hot.
Stories included: The Last Place
Officers in Need
Peach Fuzz and Whiskers
Borders of Love
Age Is But a Number
Marshal Service Secrets
February 23, 2011
Age Is But a Number by John Simpson
A chapter in the “Officers in Need” series
Prince George’s County, Maryland is having a hot September, and police officers Sean Baxter and Sergeant Brian King are adding to the heat index in more ways than one. Recognizing that his feelings for Sean are deeper than just lust, Brian suggests Sean transfer to another squad, where he won’t be under Brian’s direct supervision. Sean is more than willing to make the adjustment to strengthen their relationship, even though Brian still has trouble with the difference in their ages. Sean will have to find a way to convince Brian that he’s serious about their commitment to each other.
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Length: Short Story
January 31, 2011
School of Discipline by John Simpson is now available in eBook.
Cory and Blaine share a taste for punishment, but will that be enough to cement their relationship?
Cory Anderson arrives at The Patton Military Institute for Higher Education to find a roommate with a cocky attitude—and a body to die for—and hear the news that corporal punishment is the penalty for certain infractions. It isn’t long before he suffers a physical reprimand, but it’s given by the handsome barracks sergeant in the privacy of his office. Cory’s roommate also comes under the belt, and it’s immediately obvious that the well-endowed Blaine enjoyed the whipping.
Soon Cory and Blaine are getting cozier after lights out though neither admits to being gay. When Cory discovers a pair of men having sex in the showers during his sentry duty, it leads to tension in the barracks that quickly rises to a crisis point. The solution is obvious, but are Blaine and Cory man enough to face it? And how will it affect their “friends with benefits” relationship?