So my life’s dream is to become an author and I write a lot. Here are the synopses for the books I’m writing/planning to write. If any of them interest you and you want to read something, I’d be happy to PM you any work I had. All of my books focus heavily on LGBT characters, and, in particular, all of my protagonists are boys who are attracted to boys. That’s not to say that they are LGBT-focused books, indeed some don’t really touch on LGBT issues at all, and most of them have stories completely unrelated to the sexualities of the main characters. I’ll put a genre next to the titles so if you don’t like a certain genre you can skip that synopsis.
Black Rain (Young adult urban fantasy/high fantasy adventure)
David Banewood is just your typical teenage boy. All he wants to do is do his job and live a peaceful existence of hunting down the savage demons that invade our world every now and then and maybe find a nice boy to settle down and spend his time with. Unfortunately, there are a few things which make this difficult, first and foremost of these being David’s older brother, and former best friend, Alexander. Alex has been antagonising David ever since he came out to him, and now their relationship has essentially devolved into a constant exchange of insults. What’s more, demon attacks are on the rise, and a shadow from the past may have returned to plague the world once more. Soon David is thrown into an epic quest across dimensions, encountering goblins, faeries and demons as he is thrown into an all-out war which will decide the fate of the world.
(The writing in the first ten or so chapters is diabolically bad as it was really the first book I tried to write, but I swear it gets better.)
Abnormals (Dark young adult sci-fi/dystopia)
Subject Alec Matthew Roberts is a prisoner at Abnormal Detainment Facility 7. What does that mean? He’s not quite sure. But if Alec is to believe the claims of his cellmate, Luke Winter, then it means that he’s a superhero… or something like that. Apparently some time ago, human kids began to develop strange powers which scared the government into hunting down the powered children and locking them away and performing cruel experiments on them. Luke has been at Facility 7 since he was ten years old; Alec has somehow reached sixteen without the slightest indication of his special abilities. But one thing’s for sure, Alec isn’t just going to take being a lab-rat lying down, and the mysterious and enigmatic Callum Reyes may hold the key to Alec’s, and everyone else’s freedom.
Untitled story - Incubus thing (Young adult urban fantasy romance)
You know when people tell you a love story or you read one and then you’re just like “aww, that was adorable!” Well this… this isn’t that. My name’s Kosume, and I’m an incubus. If you don’t know what that means, then basically think of me as a vampire, except instead of blood, I drain souls. I have to do it if I want to survive, and boy do I want that. I don’t really feel bad about all the people I’ve killed, it is my nature, and besides that, I can’t even control it. If you’re intimate with me, and I’m attracted to you, then you will die. At least, I never felt bad about it until I met Jasper Scott. An average name for the most non-average guy. I just wanted to sucker him in, eat his soul, and move on like I always do, but I made a mistake and for the first time in my life, I think I’d rather die than kill.
The Great Game (Young adult high fantasy adventure)
In the land of Terludum there are two kingdoms; the kingdom of Aquilos and the kingdom of Dracoia, ruled over by the god-kings Aroin, the King of Eagles, and Pyrias, the King of Dragons. Despite what you might think, the gods are not enemies and instead enjoy a friendly rivalry.
For decades the two gods have played a game. The rules of this game are very simple; each kingdom must send out a team of eight teenagers to cross the land the separates the two kingdoms and reach the rival king’s castle. The game is only won if all eight players of one team reach the opposing castle alive.
Since its inception, the game has never been won.
Kai, the prince of dragons is determined to change that. But first he needs to enter the game and make sure he is chosen to compete, which, for a prince, is no easy task.
The Shadow Houses (Young adult urban fantasy mystery)
Kit is an average teenager living in an average town.
Ethan is Kit’s ex-boyfriend with a mysterious past.
Link is the intriguing stranger who knows more than he’s telling.
When people start disappearing, the three of them must team up to solve the mystery and Kit’s world gets turned upside down as Link and Ethan lead him into a world of secrets and shadows. Nothing will ever be the same again.
War in Erede (Young adult high fantasy)
Karan’s home country, Erede, was invaded by the neighbouring country of Pithen. The Pithenites quickly took several cities, including Karan’s home city of Tormelia. Fearing for their safety, many Eredians fled across the Great Void - an enormous, unfathomably deep scar in the world - to the isolated continent of Vorend, where they would take sanctuary until the war was over. It has been four years since then, and it seems the war is no closer to ending. Now Karan works shifts at a tavern called The Shattered Flagon, and takes sword-fighting lessons in his spare time, all the while trying to ignore the hatred the Vorendians have for immigrants like him. Karan’s best friend Viri is a student at the Acad Magis, a school for people born with the rare ability to use magic, and, as such, is of a much higher class than Karan, as is constantly drilled into him by everyone he knows. When prominent figures in the Vorendian government start getting assassinated, just as Viri starts to indicate that he wants to be more than a friend to Karan, the Vorendian people turn even more violent towards the Eredian refugees. As Karan struggles to make sense of the chaos, the excellent new student at Karan’s fighting class, the handsome Ren, offers to give Karan the additional tutelage which he sorely needs. As the assassinations continue, hatred of foreigners mounts to an overwhelming crescendo, and everything Karan has worked so hard to achieve, and his life itself, is in serious danger.
The Prince of Chassadra (Young adult sci-fi romance)
Chassadra is a rather small, out of the way planet with little power or wealth. They have very few rare natural resources which they can trade with other planets. As a result, the planet is steadily losing what little influence and wealth it has. Queen Lani Setorai of the Chassadrians wishes to save the planet through a marriage alliance with the people of the planet Cirn. Unfortunately Prince Dalkir has no interest in women and is determined to do whatever it takes to ruin his chances of a marriage with the Cirni princess.
The Silver Blood (Young adult high fantasy adventure)
Long ago, the Maldred terrorised the world. A fearsome and savage creature, the Maldred possessed a rare magic known as the Silver Blood - those blessed with this power can only be truly killed by another of the Silver Blood. The Great Witch, Seshea, and her coven managed to seal the Maldred away with an enchantment, but no spell lasts forever and soon the Maldred will break free. Alwyn Idrisson is a gentle boy with a gentle heart who never wanted to hurt anyone, but soon it is discovered that he possesses the magic of the Silver Blood. There’s only one problem; boys are not allowed to do magic.
Broken Crown (Young adult urban fantasy/magical realism romance)
King Adrian has not made any public appearances in two years. There are constantly rumours circulating about him - he’s ill, he’s dead, he’s abdicated the throne, he doesn’t care about his subjects, he’s a puppet for a stronger force - you name it, there’s probably even a rumour that he’s secretly an alien overlord. What they don’t know is that Adrian walks among them. He hasn’t felt like a king in a while, but it still hurts to hear what people think of him. Two years ago Adrian’s boyfriend died, and the young king retreated from society. Now Adrian lives alone with only his cat for company. But maybe that’s about to change.
The Underneath (Young adult urban fantasy/high fantasy mystery adventure)
There’s the world you know, and then there’s the Underneath, a secret world where just about every myth or tale is a stark reality. Caelan has known about the Underneath for about as long as he can remember, after a chance discovery when he was five years old. Now an apprentice at the wizard Mordenan’s library, Caelan spends most of his time in the Underneath, away from his disapproving father, stacking shelves and practicing magic with his best friend, a water spirit named Nepti, in his spare time. But when Mordenan stumbles across Kier, the only other human to enter the Underneath in decades, Nepti is certain that Kier’s presence will bring them nothing but trouble. When a dark force attacks Mordenan’s library, they are forced to believe Nepti’s warning. Kier has to disappear, and Caelan’s the only one volunteering to make that happen. If Caelan can find out what it is that makes Kier a target, then maybe they can figure out what to do next. Unfortunately, Kier has no memory of his life on the surface.
One Night in October (Young adult mystery thriller)
Eighteen year-old Liam has spent a load of effort on making his costume for a Halloween party at the house of Rachel Blaire, one of the most popular girls in school. Liam isn’t too bothered about the party, but if his best friend, Maia, is going to drag him along, he’s going to damn well look his best. At the party he meets Damian, a guy with a similarly amazing costume. Spooky happenings ensue. There’s a murder, a maze and a key to a secret kept buried for a long time. It’s going to be one hell of a night.
Untitled story - Key thing (Young adult urban fantasy mystery adventure)
Aidan’s ordinary life was fine until an old man accosted him in the street and handed him a small silver key. But after narrowly avoiding being shot and blown up, Aidan has to conclude that this key is nothing but trouble. But try as he might, Aidan can’t seem to lose the key. He even threw it in a sewer and yet it turned up, perfectly dry, in his pocket. Forced to go on the run for reasons he doesn’t understand, Aidan is done for. That is, until he meets Theo. Theo has been tasked by his master with protecting the key and bringing it to him. And since Theo doesn’t want to kill Aidan, he acts as his guard and guide, shepherding him towards his mysterious master, and, perhaps, whatever it is that the key unlocks.
Roland and Julian/Feud of Vandon/Heirs of Vandon/The Heirs (Young adult high fantasy romance)
Roland is the only heir of Lord Margrave, head of the Margrave House and one of the most powerful and influential sorcerers in the city of Vandon. Roland feels that he is always in the shadow of his father and their family legacy, and struggles to meet the expectations of a Margrave sorcerer. He also struggles with his forbidden feelings for the handsome Rowan, a prodigy at Margrave’s school of sorcery, who has sworn off relations with anyone, man or woman.
Julian is the son of Lord and Lady Chadwick, the Margraves’ greatest rivals. Julian’s mediocre magical skills mean that he is currently useless to the family, so his parents have decided to marry him off to the beautiful Countess Paiona to secure a political alliance with the Countess’ family.
Both Roland and Julian attend a Chadwick masquerade, hoping to find some temporary escape from their oppressive circumstances, and their chance meeting pushes them down a path which neither expected, but both desire more than anything else in the world. But there are those that would see them hanged for their desires, and the heirs’ burgeoning relationship becomes a matter of life and death.
Jake and Aaron (Young adult contemporary romance/road-trip)
Despite living in a small, conservative Christian town in the Bible Belt, Jake and Aaron are pretty happy with their relationship. Of course they have problems - Jake is out and proud about being gay, and the abuse he suffers for that has prompted Aaron to stay in the closet - but overall they’re pretty content with their situation. Until that is, Jake’s parents announce their plans to send Jake away to a conversion camp to “cure” him of his sexuality. Jake flees their hometown to head north without even saying goodbye, leaving behind a heartbroken Aaron. But Aaron is stubborn, and he’s not going to let Jake suffer alone. At the first chance he gets, he leaves his home and boards a bus heading north in search of his boyfriend.
Untitled story - Blind thing (Young adult contemporary romance)
Eli, a blind gay man, meets Nathan in a bar, and the two hit it off almost instantly. Eli isn’t trusting enough to go off with Nathan alone, but he does promise to meet up with him again in future and the two exchange numbers. After a few dates, Eli learns that Nathan is a semi-famous YouTuber and LGBT rights activist, and what’s more, Nathan wants Eli to be in a video. Eli agrees, but he is not prepared for the effect that it has on his life. People start to recognise him in public, and he and Nathan are often harassed by over-exuberant fans or haters, and it starts to overwhelm Eli. Now Eli must decide whether he can handle the stress of dating someone in the public eye, or whether he needs to break up with Nathan before everything gets too much to handle.
Untitled story - Hacker thing (Young adult sci-fi)
Dante’s hero, the eccentric and reclusive billionaire game developer, Ishikawa Tatsuya, has finished work on his top secret project, his magnum opus, a nameless virtual reality Game designed to test gamers to the very limit. Now he wants someone to beat it. Dante is offered the highly exclusive chance to fly to Tokyo and play this Game, and compete to win the five million dollar reward. At the facility in Tokyo, Dante meets Tatsuya’s equally brilliant and stunningly handsome son, Hideo, as well as River Newman, the cockiest, most arrogant boy he has ever known. He quickly develops an attraction to Hideo, and an intense hatred of River. But when he and River, along with the other forty-seven contestants enter the Game, they realise that not everything is going to go exactly to plan. Someone has hacked the Game and is destroying it from within. What’s more, contestants start disappearing. Dante didn’t sign up for anything more than a simple game, but he’ll be damned if anyone’s going to stand between him and the glory of winning the Game, so he teams up with Hideo to solve the mystery and find the Hacker before they tear the Game apart.
The Prince’s Hand (Young adult high fantasy fairy tale retelling)
It is Prince Dorian of Alador’s seventeenth birthday, and as such, the King and Queen of Alador are hosting a ball in an attempt to find him a suitable wife. Cin Dorelle has had a crush on the prince for years, and he’s not going to miss his chance to finally meet the prince. Unfortunately, his wicked stepmother, Lady Cassandra, despises him and is unwilling to let him go. Cin’s best friend, Roan of Grimwold, devises a plan to smuggle finery made by his tailor grandmother to Cin so that he can go to the ball without Cassandra’s knowledge.
After getting lost in the Black Forest between Kingstead and Grimwold at night, Roan meets Faolan, a mysterious stranger who offers him the chance to spend the night in his cabin.
Meanwhile, Prince Erik of Koljord is riding to Alador to represent his father at the ball when he stumbles across a small, frail boy lying naked on a beach. He soon learns that the boy’s name is Ari, and that he is the sole surviving heir of the kingdom of the merpeople, and that his voice has been stolen by an evil witch. Erik offers to take Ari along with him to Alador, and the mer prince gladly accepts. But all is not well, as the Sea Witch is determined to wipe Ari out, and finish his family once and for all.
Meanwhile, Queen Mallory of Alador is hatching her own sinister plot to usurp her husband and take control of Alador. But what does this have to do with the Sea Witch, or the mysterious woodsman whom Roan has grown to like? Everything is not as it seems.
So yeah if any of those pique your interest, just ask and I’ll send you whatever writing I’ve got. Also feel free to ask me any questions or what have you, I’m always ready to talk about my books. Any other comments are welcome too.