Romance stories focus on primarily on character relationship and development. There is a strong trope in most, if not all the sub-genres for Romance for a Happily Ever After (HEA) or Happy For Now (HFN). Violating the HEA/HFN trope should not be done lightly or at a whim, as this tends to turn off readers of this genre.
Meet twenty-two year old Mikey. Librarian, and part owner of Barefoot Books & Coffee Lounge. Throw in a sexy cop, some fun and loving family members, a budding tickle loving killer, and hopefully you've got an enjoyable story.
coming of age
April 1940, Denmark.
Karl Nielsen is a 17-year-old boy who has been helping his parents at the familial farm from an early age on a small island on the west coast of Denmark. However, his life shatters the day when Germans invade Denmark and arrive where they live. His father still manages to send him on a boat for England before the Nazis can take him away.
In a country he has never been to before, he will have to survive on his own right in the middle of the madness of the war.
Will he manage to make it through despite all the hardships he will have to face?
Altimexis, in Fiction. 06/12/2021 (Updated: 12/01/2021)
coming of age
Young Adam, aka Simon, aka J.J. grew up in Southern Indiana, the victim of sexual abuse for as long as he could remember. The one thing he had going for himself was his intelligence, which allowed him to master advanced college-level material online. On his 13th birthday, however, his father left him no choice but to fight back the only way he could. Forced to run away, he began an amazing journey that would lead him to the highest corporate echelons, and more importantly, to love.
Kong Wen Hui, in Fiction. 09/10/2020 (Updated: 11/30/2021)
Wanted criminal Hong Shen finally meets his end after being stabbed in the back by a comrade. As he makes his final resting place under a dead plum tree, he submits to death.
Instead, he receives two choices: die, or be given a second chance.
To take the second chance means he must complete a trial in the past in order to return to the present. But what he doesn't know is that the trial isn't only difficult for him, but even more difficult for the person he must be to fulfill it.
Westley D., in Fiction. 03/28/2021 (Updated: 11/29/2021)
coming of age
Tuct Side is a standalone narrative detailing the secrets and happenings surrounding the titular infamous town located in the lower regions of Idaho. The events are told through the perspective of renowned basketball player, filmmaker, and photographer Flori Westford Kuttner, incorporating personal accounts, interviews, and recorded data relating to the appalling affairs.
Viewer discretion is advised.
Trigger warnings will be mentioned in the beginning of each chapter.
Cia, in Fiction. 09/06/2020 (Updated: 11/29/2021)
Website designer Scottie Ness is taking a well-deserved vacation from the grindstone, and he plans to spend it in the solitude of Washington’s Gifford Pinchot National Forest around Mt. Adams. He’s prepared for everything—except the lightning storm that traps him in a wildfire. Or meeting Jax Quintero, an abrasive firefighter whose bulky uniform couldn't hide a jawline chiseled from stone and intense eyes that burned him with scorn. Or was that the flames surrounding them?
Maybe Scottie should have gone to Hawaii on vacation instead.