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  1. James Matthews
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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
    • Fiction
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    • Poetry
      • 2011 Poetry Anthology: Into the Unknown
      • 2012 Poetry Anthology: Cracks of Time
      • 2013 Poetry Anthology: Whispers in the Dark
      • 2014 Poetry Anthology: A Storm Is Coming
      • 2015 Poetry Anthology: Remember
    • Fiction - Gay Authors Anthologies
      • 2022 - Anniversary
      • 2021 - Spring - On The Road
      • 2021 - Spring - Potluck 2021
      • 2021 - Fall - A Winding Path
      • 2021 - Fall - An Unconventional Gift
      • 2021 - Fall - Potluck
      • 2020 - Spring - Full Moon
      • 2020 - Spring - The Storm
      • 2020 - Fall - Bridges
      • 2020 - Fall - Shadows
      • 2019 - Spring - Into the Stars
      • 2019 - Spring - Snapped
      • 2019 - Fall - Fall From Grace
      • 2019 - Fall - Raincheck
      • 2018 - Spring - Now or Never
      • 2018 - Spring - Encounters
      • 2018 - Fall - Fight Back
      • 2018 - Fall - Good Intentions
      • 2017 - Spring - Unintended Consequences & Jagged Edges
      • 2017 - Fall - The Fallout and Secret Spaces
      • 2016 - Spring - Crossing the Line
      • 2016 - Summer - Wicked Games
      • 2016 - Fall - Blindsided / The Forgotten
      • 2016 - Winter - Rewind: Pre-2016 Themes
      • 2015 - Spring - Full Circle
      • 2015 - Summer - Road Trip
      • 2015 - Fall - Blurred Edges
      • 2015 - Winter - Blackout
      • 2014 - Spring - Nature's Wrath
      • 2014 - Summer - The Backup Plan
      • 2014 - Fall - Scars
      • 2014 - Winter - Chain Reaction
      • 2013 - Spring - A Night To Remember
      • 2013 - Summer - Roll the Dice
      • 2013 - Fall - Pandora's Box
      • 2013 - Winter - Recipe for Disaster
      • 2012 - Spring - It Wasn't Me
      • 2012 - Summer - Choices
      • 2012 - Fall - Friends & Enemies
      • 2012 - Winter - Desperate Ends
      • 2012 - Special - Mayan Tribute: End of the World
      • 2012 - Anniversary - Secrets Can Kill
      • 2011 - Spring - People Are Strange
      • 2011 - Summer - Walk on the Wild Side
      • 2011 - Fall - Legends
      • 2011 - Winter - Aftermath
      • 2010 - Spring - I'd Never Do That
      • 2010 - Summer - Out of this World
      • 2010 - Fall - No Going Back
      • 2010 - Winter - Haunted
      • 2009 - Spring - Oops
      • 2009 - Summer - Carpe Diem
      • 2009 - Fall - Something Unexpected
      • 2009 - Winter - Deceptions
      • 2008 - Annual - It's Just a Game, Right?
      • 2008 - Spring - Living in the Shadows
      • 2008 - Summer - Escape
      • 2008 - Fall - Anniversary
      • 2008 - Winter - Ghosts
      • 2007 - Annual - The Road Not Taken
      • 2007 - Spring - Fairy Tales
      • 2007 - Summer - Ending and Beginnings
      • 2007 - Fall - The Rainy Day
      • 2007 - Winter - Worth Fighting For
      • 2006 - Winter - Blizzard
      • 2006 - Fall - Halloween
      • 2006 - Summer - Going on Vacation
      • 2006 - Spring - Day of Silence
      • 2004 - Winter - Christmas
    • Fiction - Story Contests
      • 2017- Halloween
      • 2017- April Fool's
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      • 2015 - Secret Santa Short Story
      • 2011 - Novella Contest
      • 2009 - Novella Contest
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  1. JM Shorts: That Year With Joe (A Three Part Novella)

    By James Matthews, in Fiction. 07/23/2022 (Updated: 08/02/2022)

    Genres: General Fiction
    Sub-genres: Drama, Coming of Age
    • teen
    • casual
    • first time
    • serious
    • journal

    3 Part Novella.

    When you think about it, being in love is a horrible feeling if the person you're in love with does not feel the same back. In fact, I'd say being in love from one side only is the equivalent of mental torture. I'm Craig, and I wanna take you through parts of my year with Joe.

    This story begins with us and ends with me. It's about me, my feelings and that terrible pain of one sided love. I was 14, in the middle of puberty and all the fun that comes with that. It was also the time I think I could tell I liked boys. But of course, that had to be a secret, and Joe was my biggest secret of all.

    • 3 Chapters
    • 13,972 Words
    • 3,662 Views
    • 26 Comments
    • Mature
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  2. Luke Hanson's Mind & Punishment: A Teen in Despair

    By James Matthews, in Fiction. 06/14/2022 (Updated: 07/29/2022)

    Genres: Comedy, Non-Fiction, General Fiction, Romance, Thriller/Suspense
    Sub-genres: Suspense, Comedy Modern, Drama, General Romance, Autobiography, Coming of Age
    • teen
    • light-hearted
    • friendship
    • journal
    • mental health

    A chance collision at a Bakery. A scent that returns the powerful memory of a past encounter. A yearning for a face remembered. An obsession born. A Gipsy. A Handsome Gipsy.

    In this elder teen drama, Luke Hanson provides a touching yet sometimes lighthearted account of his mental health issues and experiences as a college dropout. Luke also shows us the often funny side of being on the cusp of manhood and all its emotions while on a Journey that suddenly diverges onto a single path. Overall this is a story about lost love, an unlikely reunion and the pounding beat of a yearning heart.

    • 33 Chapters
    • 114,984 Words
    • 40,588 Views
    • 384 Comments
    • Mature
    • Complete
  3. JM Shorts: Accepting The Shelf

    By James Matthews, in Fiction. 07/17/2022 (Updated: 07/17/2022)

    Genres: General Fiction
    Sub-genres: Drama
    • mature adult

    An unknown slightly out of shape 43-year-old rambles on to his dead twin about 'the gay aging process'.

    • 1 Chapters
    • 1,678 Words
    • 1,311 Views
    • 10 Comments
    • Mature
    • Complete
  4. Puppy for Sale 3.19 - Life After Greenstone 3. The Puppy Saga

    By James Matthews, in Fiction. 10/19/2021 (Updated: 06/13/2022)

    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!

    • 11 Chapters
    • 28,418 Words
    • 25,041 Views
    • 132 Comments
    • Mature
    • Complete
  5. 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
    • 5,636 Views
    • 13 Comments
    • Mature
    • Long-Term Hold
  6. 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, Light 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
    • 34,934 Views
    • 212 Comments
    • Mature
    • Complete
  7. 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, Light 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
    • 117,363 Words
    • 46,192 Views
    • 149 Comments
    • Mature
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  8. 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
    • 47,402 Views
    • 163 Comments
    • Mature
    • Complete
  9. 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, Light 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
    • 125,799 Words
    • 60,871 Views
    • 178 Comments
    • Mature
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  10. 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
    • 6,879 Views
    • 22 Comments
    • Mature
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