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  1. Peace of Amiens 9. Bridgemont

    By Mark Arbour, in Fiction. 01/16/2024 (Updated: 04/12/2024)

    Genres: Action/Adventure, General Fiction, Romance, Historical, Literary Fiction
    Sub-genres: Non-Contemporary, Historical Romance, Nautical , Swashbuckler, Historical Literary, Family Drama, Historical Adventure, Family Saga
    • adult
    • bisexual
    • gay
    • europe
    • war

    The French Revolutionary War is finally coming to a conclusion, and after eight years of conflict, George Granger is going to have to adapt to a world at peace. While the conflict with France may be at an end, George has his own challenges to face. He has returned home to find himself richer, but estranged from his wife. His best friend and lover, Francis Calvert, has been wounded in the Caribbean and has not yet returned to England. Join George as he navigates this fraught era, which may be even more dangerous than when England at France were at war.

    • 9 Chapters
    • 41,130 Words
    • 33,512 Views
    • 255 Comments
    • Mature
    • In Process
  2. The Second Circlet: The Old Places 2. The Thinning Veil The Snowflake and The Ember

    By MrM, in Fiction. 03/06/2016 (Updated: 03/09/2024)

    Genres: Fantasy, Action/Adventure, General Fiction, Mystery, Romance, Thriller/Suspense, Paranormal, Historical
    Sub-genres: Suspense, Adventure, Drama, General Fantasy, Non-Contemporary, General Romance, Light Mystery, Romantic Paranormal
    • mature adult
    • angels
    • death-defying
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    Moira O'Brien is an archaeologist studying the ancient history of Ireland. Her particular interest is in the dolmens of the stoneranges called the Burrens in Western Ireland. But she discovers something beyond her understanding. Something that could mean the end of the world. Something that will challenge all she knows, all she believes, and all she holds dear. Now...she has help from her two Caretakers.

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    • 14 Chapters
    • 89,609 Words
    • 15,584 Views
    • 20 Comments
    • Teen
    • In Process
  3. Promises to Keep

    By W_L, in 2022 - Anniversary. 09/08/2022 (Updated: 09/08/2022)

    Genres: Fantasy, Paranormal, Historical
    Sub-genres: Non-Contemporary, Romantic Paranormal, Historical Fantasy, Anthropomorphic Fantasy, Shifters
    • gay
    • rural
    • north america
    • animals

    A boy heads into the woods and makes a lifelong promise

    • 1 Chapters
    • 2,999 Words
    • 3,335 Views
    • 39 Comments
    • Everyone
    • Complete
  4. Live, Love, Lose 1. Blood, Tears, and Farewells

    By LittleCherryBlossom26, in Fiction. 10/14/2021 (Updated: 01/21/2022)

    Genres: Romance, Historical
    Sub-genres: Non-Contemporary, General Romance, World Wars
    • mature adult
    • gay
    • roommates
    • europe
    • world war
    • first time
    • coming of age
    • 20th century

    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?

    Well, read to find out.

    • 58 Chapters
    • 137,372 Words
    • 143,993 Views
    • 303 Comments
    • Mature
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  5. Stalemate Astara

    By Yeoldebard, in Fiction. 09/25/2021 (Updated: 10/05/2021)

    Genres: Fantasy, Historical
    Sub-genres: General Fantasy, Non-Contemporary
    • teen
    • young adult
    • magic
    • war
    • no sex
    • dark
    • 20th century

    Private Elliot is a bugler in the Queen's army, conscripted to help put down a rebellion of cats. Private Adya is an Ythin neko far from home, doing what he can to save lives.

    Both are flung head first into a war neither signed up for. Facing each other down over a stretch of murderous land, it will take a miracle for them to survive.

    • 5 Chapters
    • 7,081 Words
    • 4,345 Views
    • 15 Comments
    • Mature
    • Long-Term Hold
  6. His Royal Highness, Prince Vincent

    By R. Eric, in Fiction. 10/01/2016 (Updated: 09/27/2021)

    Genres: Fantasy, Comedy, General Fiction, Romance, Historical
    Sub-genres: Comedy Modern, Drama, General Fantasy, Non-Contemporary, General Romance
    • mature adult
    • adult
    • celebrity
    • military
    • religion
    • friendship

    19th century young man meets a future king in school. They become lovers.

    • 20 Chapters
    • 118,623 Words
    • 69,822 Views
    • 108 Comments
    • Mature
    • Long-Term Hold
  7. Doc Tompkins, A Farm At Maple Hollow Vingette

    By drsawzall, in Fiction. 07/04/2021 (Updated: 07/22/2021)

    Genres: Thriller/Suspense, Historical
    Sub-genres: Suspense, Non-Contemporary
    • north america
    • suspense
    • serious
    • disability
    • medical
    • military
    • 20th century
    • abuse

    Having survived his tour of duty in Iraq during the worst of the fighting, Doc Tompkins was looking forward to returning home and putting the carnage and the horrors of war behind him. Content he was leaving it securely thousands of miles behind him, along with all the chickenshit the US Army can inflict upon its best and brightest.

    Going home never looked so good…or did it?

    • 5 Chapters
    • 14,639 Words
    • 9,420 Views
    • 72 Comments
    • Everyone
    • Temporary Hold
  8. Reverberations

    By W_L, in Fiction. 06/17/2021 (Updated: 06/17/2021)

    Genres: General Fiction, Romance, Historical
    Sub-genres: Drama, Non-Contemporary, General Romance
    • teen
    • mature adult
    • gay
    • coming of age
    • hate

    June 2021 Pride Month Micro-Fiction Challenge Entry: The Story of Caleb growing up in our modern world

    • 1 Chapters
    • 1,037 Words
    • 2,579 Views
    • 16 Comments
    • Everyone
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  9. Blackthorn

    By Ruslana di Angelo, in Fiction. 04/09/2021 (Updated: 05/03/2021)

    Genres: Fantasy, Action/Adventure, General Fiction, Mystery, Romance, Thriller/Suspense, Historical
    Sub-genres: Suspense, Adventure, Drama, General Fantasy, Non-Contemporary, General Romance, Light Mystery
    • mature adult
    • magic
    • gay
    • alternate earth
    • dark
    • medieval
    • love
    • politics

    This What are you to do when the world begins to shift right beneath your feet?

    Michael accepted the coveted Stewardship of Nothernlands because it was a prestige beyond his dreams, no other altruistic reasons. His job was to make wealth for the Duchy and keep it coming.

    What he did not expect was having to put together the shattered lonely heart of a Duke and keep it safe from everything destiny could throw at them.

    Can he and his Duke keep the most powerful kingdom in their world from falling apart from the storm of vengeance, deceit and greed that was brewing in the horizon?

    • 4 Chapters
    • 13,672 Words
    • 6,449 Views
    • 17 Comments
    • Everyone
    • Long-Term Hold
  10. Excessive Force 5. New York Stories

    By Altimexis, in Fiction. 04/02/2021 (Updated: 04/09/2021)

    Genres: General Fiction, Historical
    Sub-genres: Drama, Non-Contemporary
    • child
    • teen
    • gay
    • medical
    • police

    It was a very restless time for the boys in New York City. Forced indoors by the pandemic, the school year was coming to a close in name only, as much felt left undone in the paradigm of remote learning. Then on Memorial Day, a black man in Minneapolis was lynched by a white police officer who strangled the man with his knee, touching off a firestorm of pent-up rage. Naturally the boys had to get involved in the protests. They had to, but then one of their own fell victim to police use of excessive force

    • 4 Chapters
    • 45,731 Words
    • 7,426 Views
    • 5 Comments
    • Teen
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