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.
Coming of Age,
coming of age
Sometimes love comes from the unlikeliest of places.
Devastated by the loss of his mother, Cal enters his final year of high school in Cape Town facing an uncertain future, plagued by bullies and struggling to keep his grieving family together. When a handsome troublemaker with a mysterious past arrives at the school, an unlikely friendship develops. And as Cal grapples with feelings he never expected, he is plunged headlong into an adventure that will turn his entire existence upside-down.
This 10th anniversary edition differs from the Kindle version, and contains new and old material cut from the Kindle version.
Science Fiction World Building,
Gay reverse-harem in space!
When it turns out that the prime pleasure android on an all-male starship is malfunctioning and has evolved the capacity to fall in love, many men onboard fear the change that has happened to the mandroid. The synthetic and his human lover need to make their own way in the universe, but their burgeoning relationship is bombarded by events that send things spinning into chaos!
They participate in a rebel uprising. There is a city full of clones, and also adult entertainment! They learn that children are being used in a twisted experiment. There are witches, dragons, and drag queens!
To have someone to love is one of life’s greatest gifts, his grandma used to say. However, what grandma didn’t know, and Otis didn’t have the heart to tell her, was that getting there in this day and age required going through a painful phase called dating. Something he’s not very good at, to put it lightly. However, when someone moves in an apartment a few doors down from his, Otis begins to see the proverbial light at the end of the tunnel.
AC Benus, in Fiction. 11/02/2023 (Updated: 12/06/2023)
coming of age
A geeky, un-Socials-ready author stands on the precipice of glory- holed honed fame! But can his ultra-hip influencer, hired to mold the young man’s golden clay into Instaham worthy BS, be able to resist the artless naïveté of his un-hep student?
A series of events unfold, placing sham and subterfuge in the uncompromising light of true love.
Caleb Micco has been merely existing ever since his banishment from his Montana pack-- living in Texas, but refusing to become part of the pack willing to take him in. His thoughts are leading him down an ever-increasing dark path. Can a chance encounter with a local farrier make a difference in his life? Bigger question- can it make a difference in the lives of the hybrids stuck between human and wolf?
Owain returns to live in his home town, 20 years after leaving when he was disowned his parents for being gay. He needs to rebuild his life following illness and come to terms with his messy family history. There is much to learn and discover, along the way he meets Colin, a builder who has his own family issues. The two explore how to make a life the way that they want, irrespective of the weight of their family experiences.
The story takes place in Cheshire, UK. The main setting, Netherwich, is my invention based on elements of Crewe and Nantwich. The language uses some regional idiom.
Mancunian, in Fiction. 11/17/2023 (Updated: 12/05/2023)
Coming of Age,
Charlie and Michael Baxter lost their father at a young age. They have been brought up by a hard-working mother who loved and treasured her boys. Unfortunately, she passed away before they finished college and through no fault of their own, they found themselves homeless. This is their story.
This fictional story is set in Manchester, England. The locations are real and existed in the recent past where this story is set, many of the locations still exist and can be visited. All characters are fictional and do not exist, any similarity to any person living or deceased is purely coincidental.
Coming of Age,
The only people that matter in Iron's Saint town are the Wilde family. They're affluent, celebrated, and admired. But behind their flawless existence, dark secrets lie. Ones that will shake the foundations of everything they built and stand for.