When your life’s on the line, who has your back? For policemen, FBI agents, detectives, and firemen, etc., there is no one they trust more than their buddy, their partner, the one person on whom they depend. What happens when that partnership deepens into something more? Show us–take it beyond the mean streets and flashing lights, into the bedroom or the darkened alleyway. What happens in the long hours of a stakeout? Or late at night in a shared hotel room while on assignment? These men might project a strong, tough guy image to the world, but how tender can be with each other?

Backup Buddies:

Stories about partners finding romance in the line of duty
Publisher: JMS Books LLC
Deadline: July 31, 2016
Payment: Standard contract terms (50% net royalties from all channels in all formats)

* NOTE * We will begin publishing stories to this lines as soon as quality manuscripts are submitted. Our goal is to release these stories on a rolling schedule at least once a month as manuscripts are accepted.


Individual stories will have a unique cover with a similar theme to tie them together. Stories over 40,000 words that sell more than 50 copies in electronic format will also be released in paperback.

  • Stories must be between 20,000 and 60,000 words
  • Stories must contain a romance — any heat level, from sweet to erotic
  • Romantic relationship must be MM or MMM
  • Stories must have a HEA (Happily Ever After) or HFN (Happy For Now) ending
  • Stories can be any sub-genre (contemporary, historical, paranormal, futuristic, etc.)
  • Adult stories only (no YA)


All stories submitted must adhere to the general guidelines found on our website. We do not consider multiple or simultaneous submissions. Detailed submission guidelines can be found on our site at JMS Books.

Send the full manuscript, marketing blurb, and synopsis to submissions@jms-books.com with DADDY DEAREST and the title of your story in the subject line. We acknowledge receipt in 1 day and give a response in less than 2 weeks. Usually our response time is much less.

Questions can be directed to submissions@jms-books.com.


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