Alex Draven

Biography

Librarian by day, storyteller by night, Alex Draven writes queer romance, alternative love stories, and erotic tales from the shadows.

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Books

Favour
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,930. Language: British English. Published: August 7, 2013. Category: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
(5.00)
Favour is sweet like candy; a short British Halloween romance featuring laserquest, fake fangs, and boys making out in graveyards. Originally published as "Favor" by Torquere Press in 2007, this edition has restored the original British-English spelling.
Fall
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Price: Free! Words: 9,310. Language: English. Published: June 12, 2010. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
(4.00)
Pet thought he'd slammed the door shut on his past, on his dreams, and on the centaur herd that raised him. Now there's another herd runaway standing on his doorstep; one who won't take no for an answer.

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Smashwords book reviews by Alex Draven

  • Questing Beast on June 20, 2010

    I've read two of Andrews' print novels, and enjoyed one far more than the other, so this was something of a tie break. Point to Andrews - this is a delightful read - fun and playful, while both the universe and the characters are solidly rooted. An excellent taster.
  • Flight of the Hawk on Nov. 12, 2010

    G.R. Grove's knowledge of the period gives this story such solid roots, and Gwernin and Neirin are joyous travelling companions. The lyrical patterning and the stories-within-stories grew more and more compelling as the book progressed, and I found myself pulled more and more into their world. It's always a gamble starting with book #2 of a series, but this time it paid off, and I will be going back to pick up #1 as soon as my budget allows.
  • Myths of the Modern Man on Dec. 11, 2011

    A really interesting mix of futuristic SF and historical, juxtaposing a future earth, where women outnumber men significantly, with the early years of the Roman occupation of Ancient Britain, Boudicca's revolt, and the end of women's official role in war and leadership. Possibly because of my interest in this period of history, I found the historical world easier to sink into than the future-modern one, but the author does a brilliant job of binding them together, and keeping the parallel plots balanced and pushing the story forward equally. Enjoyed.
  • The Price on Jan. 26, 2012

    Really enjoyable noir urban fantasy, which doesn't flinch from confronting the brutal things people do, with and without demonic assistance.
  • The Price on Jan. 26, 2012

    Really enjoyable noir urban fantasy, which doesn't flinch from confronting the brutal things people do, with and without demonic assistance. The humour, character focus, and the very likeable first person voice kept me turning the pages, keen to know how things were going to work out for Jimmy. My one criticism is that it seemed a bit afloat in time - the noir style pulling it back in time, the modern details trying to keep it present day.
  • Sweet Masterpiece - The First Samantha Sweet Mystery on Dec. 31, 2012

    Really enjoyable
  • That Was Radio Clash on Dec. 31, 2012

    Fabulous - these short stories are such a treat!
  • Jack in the Green on Dec. 31, 2012

    Top notch - a real treat
  • Dog Boys on Dec. 31, 2012

    Fantastic - urban fantasy in the true sense, rooted in a specific place, drawing on local myths, and built around characters that you can't help but sympathise with. An excellent read.
  • Dharma on Dec. 31, 2012

    A real treat of a short story
  • The Butter Spirit's Tithe on Dec. 31, 2012

    Classic de Lint, and a really enjoyable read!
  • Jack in the Green on Dec. 31, 2012

    A real treat of a read
  • Companions to the Moon on Dec. 31, 2012

    A lovely clash of real-world questions and fantasy answers - my heart went out to Mary!
  • Avarice (Pyrrh Considerable Crimes Division Book One) on Jan. 22, 2013

    Fantasy meets police-procedural, this was a little hard going at first - there's so much in Pyrrh that is unfamiliar - but soon had me hooked, wanting to see both how the crime was solved, but also how Parshan and Zhivana would figure each other out. I suspect there's a lot of Pyrrh still to explore, so look forward to future episodes!
  • Encrypted on April 06, 2013
    (no rating)
    Really enjoyable character-driven SF adventure. (There's one decision the author made towards the end of the book that really bothered me, which is the only reason this isn't a 5* for me)
  • Encrypted on April 06, 2013

    Really enjoyable character-driven SF adventure. (There's one decision the author made towards the end of the book that really bothered me, which is the only reason this isn't a 5* for me)
  • Turbulence 1: Into the Bermuda Triangle (gay romance) on Oct. 13, 2013

    It's hard to rate JCP's writing as anything less than 5 stars, but ... this is very much the start to an ongoing series, rather than a stand alone story. It's a great start, but plan on getting the next episodes cued up before you dive in - it ends on a real cliff hanger.
  • Turbulence 3: Red-Eye Dawn (gay romance) on Oct. 13, 2013

    The second episode of this mini-series, and things start getting really interesting. Highly recommended.