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    James Matthews is a British amateur writer specialising in Romance and Drama. James writes gritty, mature novels with a Technicolor view of working-class to middle-class world-building. Although written in modern times, most of James' work features coming of age themes or young adults, taken from his experiences as a young lad growing up in the late 90s. His stories are praised for reflecting real-life scenarios of good and bad times, and he never flinches from dealing with tough topics that occur in everyday life. James' writing is fast-paced, true to life and above all, very British! - Mark Baker
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  1. Puppy for Sale 3.19 - Life After Greenstone 3. The Puppy Saga

    By James Matthews, in Fiction. 10/19/2021 (Updated: 12/13/2021)

    Genres: Action/Adventure, General Fiction, Romance
    Sub-genres: Adventure, Drama, General Romance
    • young adult
    • gay
    • europe
    • psychology
    • modern
    • friendship

    With life at Greenstone now a distant memory, Puppy takes a leap in the real world to try a dose of independent living. With study, work, his drive for social inclusion and a boyfriend who can't keep a lid on his temper, Puppy feels the weight of life's reality without a safety net. Sink or Swim, he's as mature and determined as ever. But he can't get someone off his mind, and it's not Hunter!

    • 9 Chapters
    • 23,571 Words
    • 10,680 Views
    • 110 Comments
    • Mature
    • In Process
  2. An Authors Story

    By James Matthews, in Fiction. 11/17/2021 (Updated: 11/18/2021)

    Genres: Non-Fiction, General Fiction, Romance
    Sub-genres: Drama, General Romance, Creative Non-Fic
    • young adult
    • adult
    • dark
    • military
    • abuse
    • journal

    Based on true events.

    Colten Bridges is a 20 year old, recently out stray. Gone from the parental home since barely out of school he's shacked up with a boyfriend ten years his senior. Both have the same Ex, both are meeting the Ex's new date and both are about to venture out on a double date with said Ex and new man. So meet Josh, 24, dirty blond, grey eyes, good body, Army and confident. Nothing strange there, right?

    • 3 Chapters
    • 8,263 Words
    • 2,278 Views
    • 13 Comments
    • Mature
    • Temporary Hold
  3. For Everything You Were 2. For Everything Series

    By James Matthews, in Fiction. 09/30/2021 (Updated: 10/14/2021)

    Genres: Action/Adventure, General Fiction, Mystery, Romance
    Sub-genres: Adventure, Drama, General Romance, General Mystery
    • young adult
    • europe
    • suspense
    • serious
    • psychology

    The 2014 Sequel to For Everything You Are.

    Jake Stands alone at his window thinking about past events, meanwhile a package is on it's way to him. Pandora's box might be in that package leading Jake to travel deeper into the rabbit hole to discover the truth. Has Everything been a lie? Or does the one he loves really care about him?

    • 17 Chapters
    • 62,103 Words
    • 18,455 Views
    • 190 Comments
    • Mature
    • Complete
  4. For Everything You Are 1. For Everything Series

    By James Matthews, in Fiction. 09/16/2021 (Updated: 09/28/2021)

    Genres: Action/Adventure, General Fiction, Mystery, Romance
    Sub-genres: Adventure, Drama, General Romance, General Mystery
    • teen
    • gay
    • under 18
    • north america
    • coming of age
    • friendship


    James Matthews' 2013 debut Novel. Now re-released in the third person, extended in several places and re-edited comes back to Gay Authors.

    Jake Stevens is waking up to a typical day when his best friend and crush reveals a conversation he heard Jake's father having on the phone. Cody cannot be sure about the contents, but if accurate, it would be life-changing. While the ordinarily astute and school loving Jake lets his mind turn in on itself, Cody insists and promises he will always be there for Jake, no matter what happens. But, he is leading Jake into a false narrative. For if the contents true, that promise will be broken instantly.

    • 18 Chapters
    • 116,189 Words
    • 23,977 Views
    • 128 Comments
    • Mature
    • Complete
  5. The Lad From Castlebay Down

    By James Matthews, in Fiction. 09/03/2021 (Updated: 09/15/2021)

    Genres: General Fiction, Romance
    Sub-genres: Drama, General Romance
    • young adult
    • boat
    • coming of age
    • serious
    • love
    • friendship

    Corbin is going through the motions of life, drifting through an uninspiring relationship with his girlfriend, Leah and living in a small house with his parents and sister.

    His overbearing father ridicules his passion for painting, and his sanity is saved each day by his rather unique Sister, Zoe, who he adores.

    His parents then decide to sell their Fishmonger Business and head to the coast to buy a trawling business. As the move to Castlebay Down looms near Corbin has no enthusiasm to move there either. Will this new coastal village ignite new feelings and passions, or will it add to his already self-described miserable existence?

    • 17 Chapters
    • 89,419 Words
    • 25,450 Views
    • 163 Comments
    • Mature
    • Complete
  6. Purity The United Grand Council of Purity

    By James Matthews, in Fiction. 08/20/2021 (Updated: 09/10/2021)

    Genres: General Fiction, Mystery, Romance, Science Fiction
    Sub-genres: Drama, General Romance, Soft Sci-Fi, General Mystery
    • under 18
    • space
    • coming of age
    • serious
    • abuse

    Homeless Adam wanders the dilapidated buildings for food and warmth in an abandoned street called Heidgate. Clearly ill, regularly sexually assaulted and in need of medical attention he waits each week for a charity bus to turn up so he can eat and get warm. One of the helpers, clearly concerned about his welfare takes an interest and pity in him. However the person is not who they appear to be. In fact, Adam is soon to find out, nothing is as it appears to be. Little will be known at first, but for both the helper and Adam? Time is running out!

    "If you like Science Fiction, Romance, Action and Mystery, this book has it all!" - JM

    • 25 Chapters
    • 125,800 Words
    • 34,078 Views
    • 151 Comments
    • Mature
    • Complete
  7. The Saturday Boy: Joey & Jack's Big Day 3. All Our Saturdays

    By James Matthews, in Fiction. 09/02/2021 (Updated: 09/03/2021)

    Genres: Comedy, General Fiction, Romance
    Sub-genres: Comedy Modern, Drama, General Romance
    • young adult
    • light-hearted
    • parents
    • modern
    • friendship

    We welcome back Joey, Jack and all the characters from the Saturday Boy for this feel-good two part series.

    This is a stand-alone story from The Saturday Boy & The Saturday boy: 2 Years on. But has been included in the main series of books.

    • 2 Chapters
    • 10,666 Words
    • 3,392 Views
    • 22 Comments
    • Mature
    • Complete
  8. The Saturday Boy: Two Years On 2. All Our Saturdays

    By James Matthews, in Fiction. 08/27/2021 (Updated: 09/01/2021)

    Genres: General Fiction, Mystery, Romance
    Sub-genres: Drama, General Romance, General Mystery
    • young adult
    • gay
    • europe
    • first time
    • coming of age
    • brothers
    • friendship

    Join Joey, Jack, Roman, Olly, Dean and the rest of the characters, back for the sequel of The Saturday Boy.

    Joey's life is in a mess - something of his own making after the green eyed monster makes an 18th birthday go down in the worse possible way. Will Roman pick up the pieces? Can Jack stand anymore? Or will an unexpected friend come to the rescue and hear his rational?

    You can bet there is ongoing drama in The Saturday Boy: 2 Years on

    • 9 Chapters
    • 27,010 Words
    • 12,762 Views
    • 115 Comments
    • Mature
    • Complete
  9. The Saturday Boy 1. All Our Saturdays

    By James Matthews, in Fiction. 08/05/2021 (Updated: 08/26/2021)

    Genres: General Fiction
    Sub-genres: Drama
    • teen
    • bisexual
    • europe
    • coming of age
    • modern

    Joey and his two best mates are on vacation on the sunny island of Gran Canaria. All is great apart from his Mum's constant phoning to ask him about various aspects of their family business - A pub in London.
    Later on, when Joey starts to moan about the workload his parents are placing on him, his mother decides to hire a new cellar hand to work on Saturdays. But life is about to get a whole lot more complicated, as a boy from Joey's school has immediately applied, and it's someone he thought he had left in his past.

    • 26 Chapters
    • 182,145 Words
    • 47,775 Views
    • 306 Comments
    • Mature
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  10. Falling into You - Puppy for Sale 2 2. The Puppy Saga

    By James Matthews, in Fiction. 08/03/2021 (Updated: 08/12/2021)

    Genres: General Fiction
    Sub-genres: Drama
    • teen
    • under 18
    • brothers
    • friendship
    • high school
    • mental health

    Sequel to the 2015 novel Puppy for Sale.

    Here we pick up Jensen (Puppy) Stibbings, his family and friends, four months after the events told in the first story. With Greenstone now a distant memory and Puppy's mind maturing fast, he needs to make careful decisions as he navigates his way through a new life.

    As we saw previously, drama is never far away from the budding teenager and you can bet it's always 'complicated.' But with loving parents and a protective brother, Puppy might just have the support to rise above the turbulence that often makes up his life.

    Follow him once more.

    • 11 Chapters
    • 58,165 Words
    • 20,500 Views
    • 116 Comments
    • Mature
    • Complete
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