Ajax Bell: Queen City Boys Series

Ajax Bell, AuthorA Seattle native, Ajax Bell says the best things in life are loud music and bourbon. No matter what the task, Ajax always has the right pair of shoes. Never a sea captain, but a background in library sciences and a lifetime of pencil pushing together left Ajax with a rich fantasy life and a compulsive need to write it down. Sign up for the author’s newsletter…

The Queen City Boys books are a linked novel sequence that needs not be read in any particular order. Spanning four decades in Seattle, Queen City Boys tells the explicit adventures of an eclectic group of gay friends as they find their way through the ends and beginnings of their most important relationships. Learn more at https://flickerjax.com/

This Charming Man - Ajax BellThis Charming Man

Will Seattle make a man of him yet?
On a night out in Seattle’s gay club scene, a chance encounter with an intriguing older man inspires Steven Frazier with visions of a more rewarding life. But must Steven sacrifice friendship—and forsake an unrequited love—to follow his dreams? Both reflective and intensely sexy, this story captures the drama of coming into one’s own as an adult and creates a vibrant snapshot of Seattle in the early 1990s.
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Bad Reputation - Ajax BellBad Reputation

Does Seattle give a damn about his past reputation?
After being caught in a backseat tryst with the mayor’s son, twenty-one-year-old Shane Fontaine is exiled from his small hometown. Now, alone in the city, he seeks solace in punk show mosh pits and bathhouse saunas. Shane’s quest for human connection sends him down dark, dangerous streets.
This close-up portrait of pre-AIDS Seattle illuminates dark corners, where homeless kids cluster for safety near the revitalized Pike Place Market. Bad Reputation contrasts the deeply personal need for friendship with the universal dilemma: people aren’t always what they seem. Learn more…

Just like Honey by Ajax BellJust Like Honey

Can He Paint His Muse into 36 Views of Seattle?
Struggling to rise in the 1990s Seattle art scene, Ryan Ikeda is mastering technique to match his creative ambitions. But Ryan’s domestic peace is shattered when an invitation to join a career-launching gallery show has unexpected consequences. While seeking inspiration for the gallery show, Ryan confronts what he’s willing to risk to succeed and what he’ll sacrifice to paint a future with Ben, his handsome muse. Learn more…