Benjamin Bratt was returning to his hometown for a vacation after living in the city since he graduated high school. His family happily greeted him back, but not everyone was pleased with his return after what happened to Claudia Monroe, his ex-fiancée, during prom night five years ago. One of them was Cassius "Cash" Monroe, the delinquent, older brother of Claudia turned police officer. However, both men will have to work together as they uncover deep, dark secrets and try to stop an ancient evil from destroying their town and possibly the rest of the East Coast. Welcome to Sweetheart, West Virginia.
Weeks after battling the Colossus at Washington DC, Ryan thought he could finally relax with his boyfriend, Chris. However, he discovers that they and other Champions from around the world have been selected to test a new breed of Champion soldiers in Japan created from a series of experiments known as Project Labour. They will meet the most powerful Champions from their respective countries, and they will soon discover that nothing is as it appears.
Chip Andrews was living a great life with an accepting family and a loving boyfriend. Though not everyone had a fortunate life after people known as time shifters began escaping into this world from the supposed future. Chip was a champion for these people; however, things start to become complicated after encountering his childhood friend, Topher Maguire which quickly leads to a domino effect. They both have a lot of baggage that involved their once close friendship with Chip suddenly becoming a target by unknown forces as Topher continues his search for the truth while protecting the man he once loved. Welcome to Hullabaloo, New Mexico.
Maximillian "Max" is the son of the evil stepsister who now works for his aunt's undercover agency. He is struggling to be viewed as someone competent at his job, then a new mission to capture a notorious gang leader named Franklin who is associated with illegal animal trades appears. All Max has to do is seduce him, so he can repair any credibility he has left as an undercover agent and prove to everyone that he is not just a case of nepotism. However, things never go according to plan, and Max needs to know whether Franklin can be trusted before things get worse in a world of talking animals and grizzly gentlemen.
Lucky, the newest heir to the Prince Charming title, wants nothing more than to fall in love and live happily ever after with his own prince . Instead, he's being forced by his father to marry a woman with long hair from a tower who would much rather cut it all off, so she too can be become the hero of her own fairy tale. But with the help of the Big Bad Wolf/officer, Lucky goes on an adventure to break the curse of his newfound friends, while finding love from the most unlikely person in today's world where the fairest women and the most charming men become celebrities and the stuff of legends.
Duncan has always lived in his fraternal twin brother's shadow. Dustin was blond, muscular and popular, while Duncan was brown-haired, miniscule and pathetic. That was until the long lost brother of Dustin's girlfriend comes back a decade later after being missing during a family vacation in the Philippines. There is something strange about the man who seems to be carrying more baggage than what he left behind and the way he looks at Duncan with those blue eyes is just the beginning.
Based in the Charming universe, Once Upon a Time is a collection of short stories inspired by the storytelling card game of the same name. For each short story, I incorporated five or more story cards and one ending card that are all selected at random. Each story includes elements of fairy tales in the modern world, romance between two men and a guaranteed happily ever after. The title of each short story will be the sentence of the ending card and the story cards will be listed at the end. Enjoy!
Working at his grandfather's old toy shop, Dallas always dreamed of finding his Prince Charming and live his own happily ever after in a world where mermaids, fairies and magic are the new normal. Unfortunately, he was already twenty-one years old and hadn't had his first kiss yet. But things change when he meets a man named Forrest who can satisfy Dallas's every desire with no "strings attached." However, he wants more than just the physical with Forrest and as they get closer, Dallas will have to "pull some strings" to discover what it truly means to be alive with a man who is keeping secrets that ties their pasts together.
Ryan always loved the heroes with powers who fought crime and saved the world in his comic books. Then after a series of events, he discovers that he has become part of a new breed of soldiers with superhuman powers that come from the ability to manipulate the very structure of light. They fight against beings from another world called the Colossus and protect humanity against their destructive nature. Between rising to the legacy of his deceased brother to falling for a brooding man from a rival political family, Ryan begins to discover who he is and what the world truly needs...a Champion.