Edwin Betancourt, Jr

Biography

Edwin Betancourt Jr. is a Writer and Poet, hailing from Bronx, NY. He began writing 'Resident Evil' and 'Silent Hill' fan fiction at the age of 13. It wasn't until he turned 14 that he decided to write original stories ranging from Fantasy, Science Fiction and Drama.

Being an openly Gay writer has influenced many of Edwin's works to include LGBT characters that are headstrong, vigilant, strong, determined and flawed just like everyone of us.

Smashwords Interview

How do you approach cover design?
I try to find a significant item that is in the story and will have the readers intrigued. I don't put much designs into covers because you're not supposed to judge a book based on it. But for me it's about the appeal and about what each item means. For example, my book "Publicity!" has blood running down in the top corners and that's significant because in 5 out of the 6 stories in the book blood is shed. Then I have stiletto shoes in the bottom corner because the protagonist Laurel Quinn is never caught without those shoes. They serve a purpose for her. Whether they're connected to the bloodshed...who knows? Only time will tell. (laughs evilly)
What's the story behind your latest book?
I always wanted to write about the scandals in Hollywood and give it a crazy twist. Similar to Law and Order SVU, who always have the craziest twists! This story "Publicity!" was always in my head it was just a matter of creating the protagonist. I wanted a character that was cold yet sarcastic, one that had the mind set of Lois Lane and the attitude of Cat Grant (a Geek joke referencing Superman) and I came up with Laurel Quinn. Then it was down to whether I wanted to create a novel with chapters that catered to a huge scandal but the way Laurel was in my head; she wouldn't waste a day on a scandal she would solve it within an hour. Then I decided to create each story as episodes. Thus how this amazing yet crazy twisty story was born. I'm also a feminist so it was IMPORTANT for me to create a female protagonist that was just as strong as any male protagonist out there.
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Where to find Edwin Betancourt, Jr online

Series

Halloween Adventure!
‘Tis the season of Magic. With the Witching Hour vastly approaching let us read some of my works that pertain to All Hallow’s Eve!
Collections of Original Poetry
Here is where you will find all my original books of poetry! Thank you again and happy reading!!

Books

Publicity!
Price: $4.49 USD. Words: 39,780. Language: English. Published: March 3, 2023 by JMS Books LLC. Categories: Fiction » LGBTQ+ » Gay, Fiction » Romance » LGBTQ+ » Gay
My name is Cassian Solis. I am a Hollywood Fixer. Whenever a celebrity does and says something that could ruin their careers and lives, I am there to fix the situation. To bury the secrets and bodies. But with a $5 million bounty on my head and my own secrets coming into light; I fear I may not be alive long enough to make it to awards season.
Kent and Lane
Price: $3.49 USD. Words: 14,040. Language: English. Published: December 3, 2022 by JMS Books LLC. Categories: Fiction » LGBTQ+ » Gay, Fiction » Romance » LGBTQ+ » Gay
People play 21 Questions to break the ice or to get to know someone a bit better. But for former best friends turned rivals Colton Kent and Luca Lane, it's the best way to know if they’re truly meant to be.
Red the Witch
Price: $4.49 USD. Words: 31,670. Language: English. Published: October 22, 2022 by JMS Books LLC. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Fantasy, Fiction » LGBTQ+ » Gay
Judias Romero is known to many in the Enchanted Realm as Red Riding Hood. When his estranged mentor is killed, he is forced to face a Demonic Assassin from his past. Now it’s up to Judias to find four missing Magik school students, vanquish a Witch eating psychopath, and right his mentor’s wrongs. But the sudden appearance of his ex-husband and true love might make things even more complicated.
Toxicity: Episode 1: "Promise"
Price: Free! Words: 8,630. Language: English. Published: June 5, 2018 . Categories: Fiction » LGBTQ+ » Gay, Screenplays » Drama
In this screenplay episode, meet Elizabeth Glitters, Elias Solis, Valerie Blake and Lindsay Kaine; and discover the problems currently plaguing their personal lives. And a murder takes place, testing the friendship of all four.
A Halloween Serenade: A Collection of Original Halloween Poetry
Series: Collections of Original Poetry ยท Halloween Adventure!. Price: Free! Words: 2,950. Language: English. Published: October 11, 2017 . Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Poetry - single author, Fiction » LGBTQ+ » Gay
Halloween is scary, this is true. But Halloween lives within me...does it live within you too? 'A Halloween Serenade' consists of 16 original Halloween themed poems that will: scare you, make you laugh, make you think twice before eating candy from a Witch and of course make you smile.

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