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    Mark Arbour writes historical fiction about gay and bisexual characters painted on the canvas of the past.

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  1. Gap Year 17. Chronicles Of An Academic Predator (CAP)

    By Mark Arbour, in Fiction. 10/23/2020 (Updated: 11/25/2022)

    Genres: General Fiction, Romance
    Sub-genres: Coming of Age, Contemporary Romance
    • teen
    • young adult
    • university
    • vacation
    • australia
    • north america
    • holiday

    It is January 2004 and the United States and its “allies” have just completed the successful invasion of Iraq and Saddam Hussein has been captured. US Presidential Elections are on the horizon. Howard Dean is the frontrunner to be the Democratic candidate to take on George W. Bush.

    These events weigh lightly on the mind of Will Schluter. He just graduated from high school a semester early and is looking forward to spending the next eight months in the pursuit of hedonistic pleasure and mind broadening experiences.

    Neither Will nor his country had any idea about the challenges that lurked ahead.

    • 60 Chapters
    • 286,360 Words
    • 205,930 Views
    • 1,172 Comments
    • Mature
    • In Process
  2. Northern Exposure 8. Bridgemont

    By Mark Arbour, in Fiction. 08/01/2017 (Updated: 10/21/2022)

    Genres: Action/Adventure, General Fiction, Romance, Historical
    Sub-genres: Adventure, Historical Romance, Coming of Age, Industrial Revolution
    • boat
    • europe
    • war
    • military

    George Granger has been separated from his command, and how finds himself in limbo, waiting for Valiant to return. In the meantime, the Admiralty has found other things for him to do. Little does Granger know that when his ship finally does return, he'll be given an entirely different challenge, one that will take him to entirely new waters.

    • 68 Chapters
    • 332,804 Words
    • 527,740 Views
    • 1,125 Comments
    • Mature
    • In Process
  3. Black Widow 16. Chronicles Of An Academic Predator (CAP)

    By Mark Arbour, in Fiction. 06/26/2015 (Updated: 09/01/2020)

    Genres: Comedy, Romance
    Sub-genres: Comedy Modern, Contemporary Romance
    • young adult
    • mature adult
    • senior
    • bisexual

    This story starts in June of 2003. The invasion of Iraq is over, George Bush has landed on the aircraft carrier and proclaimed "Mission Accomplished", and the insurgency has yet to begin. Some may think America is at the height of its power.

    Meanwhile, in the CAP world:

    JJ and Will, both in doomed relationships that seem to be working. Will they unravel, and if they do, who is behind it?

    • 86 Chapters
    • 434,447 Words
    • 668,734 Views
    • 1,691 Comments
    • Mature
    • Complete
  4. HMS Valiant 7. Bridgemont

    By Mark Arbour, in Fiction. 02/24/2014 (Updated: 02/11/2017)

    Genres: Action/Adventure, General Fiction, Romance, Historical
    Sub-genres: Adventure, Historical Romance, Coming of Age, Industrial Revolution
    • teen
    • young adult
    • mature adult
    • adult
    • bisexual
    • military

    George Granger has been home for six months on parole, anxiously awaiting news that he has been exchanged, hoping that once he is, he can once again return to active duty in the Royal Navy. Now, in May, 1799, his wish is granted.

    • 46 Chapters
    • 237,027 Words
    • 409,290 Views
    • 803 Comments
    • Mature
    • Complete
  5. Streak 15. Chronicles Of An Academic Predator (CAP)

    By Mark Arbour, in Fiction. 08/08/2014 (Updated: 05/20/2015)

    Genres: General Fiction, Romance
    Sub-genres: Coming of Age, Contemporary Romance
    • university
    • north america
    • light-hearted
    • sports
    • 20th century

    The CAP saga continues...J
    J and Zach: Two competitive sports, two athletes, both locked in the closet.
    Wade: Rebuilding his life with Matt
    Brad: Learning to be a single guy.
    Will: Being Will.

    • 51 Chapters
    • 273,409 Words
    • 364,298 Views
    • 1,281 Comments
    • Mature
    • Complete
  6. Flux 14. Chronicles Of An Academic Predator (CAP)

    By Mark Arbour, in Fiction. 03/01/2014 (Updated: 08/04/2014)

    Genres: General Fiction, Romance
    Sub-genres: Coming of Age, Contemporary Romance
    • anal
    • oral
    • light-hearted
    • brothers

    Flux continues the CAP series in 2002, where everyone is still trying to cope with the horrible aftermath of 9-11, and is trying to move on with their lives. Many of the characters in this story were introduced in prior stories.

    • 46 Chapters
    • 246,234 Words
    • 326,711 Views
    • 1,265 Comments
    • Mature
    • Complete
  7. 9.11 13. Chronicles Of An Academic Predator (CAP)

    By Mark Arbour, in Fiction. 04/14/2013 (Updated: 02/26/2014)

    Genres: General Fiction, Romance
    Sub-genres: Coming of Age, Contemporary Romance
    • teen
    • young adult
    • mature adult
    • brothers
    • friendship

    9.11 is the thirteenth story in the CAP Saga. The story takes place in 2001, and will ultimately encompass the horrible events that happened on 9-11-01. Many of the characters in this story were introduced in “Chronicles of an Academic Predator,” “1968,” “The Land Whore,” “Be Rad,” “Man in Motion,” “A Summer Love,” “If It Fits,” “Bloodlines,” “The Box,” "Millennium," "Poor Man's Son," and "Paternity."

    • 79 Chapters
    • 440,450 Words
    • 568,338 Views
    • 2,244 Comments
    • Mature
    • Complete
  8. Odyssey 6. Bridgemont

    By Mark Arbour, in Fiction. 04/15/2012 (Updated: 02/05/2014)

    Genres: Action/Adventure, General Fiction, Romance, Historical
    Sub-genres: Adventure, Historical Romance, Coming of Age, Industrial Revolution
    • teen
    • young adult
    • mature adult
    • adult
    • bisexual
    • military

    It is April, 1797, and England is still celebrating the victory at the Battle of St. Vincent. Sir George Granger is given orders to set off on a voyage to the East Indies, but there are several challenges that await him before he can even sail.

    • 77 Chapters
    • 406,360 Words
    • 647,368 Views
    • 1,396 Comments
    • Mature
    • Complete
  9. Paternity 12. Chronicles Of An Academic Predator (CAP)

    By Mark Arbour, in Fiction. 11/29/2011 (Updated: 03/21/2013)

    Genres: General Fiction, Romance
    Sub-genres: Coming of Age, Contemporary Romance
    • adult
    • bisexual
    • university
    • parents
    • brothers

    Paternity is the twelfth story in the CAP Saga. The story takes place in 2000, with Wade Danfield and Will Schluter as our primary narrators. Many of the characters in this story were introduced in “Chronicles of an Academic Predator,” “1968,” “The Land Whore,” “Be Rad,” “Man in Motion,” “A Summer Love,” “If It Fits,” “Bloodlines,” “The Box,” "Millennium," and "Poor Man's Son."

    • 100 Chapters
    • 548,375 Words
    • 776,407 Views
    • 2,001 Comments
    • Mature
    • Complete
  10. St. Vincent 5. Bridgemont

    By Mark Arbour, in Fiction. 03/11/2011 (Updated: 03/21/2012)

    Genres: Action/Adventure, General Fiction, Romance, Historical
    Sub-genres: Adventure, Historical Romance, Coming of Age, Industrial Revolution
    • teen
    • young adult
    • mature adult
    • bisexual
    • gay
    • military

    As 1796 draws to a close and England now has Spain as a new enemy, Sir George Granger returns to the Mediterranean to find that the whole situation has changed.

    • 42 Chapters
    • 200,425 Words
    • 369,782 Views
    • 702 Comments
    • Mature
    • Complete
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