Edwin Betancourt

Biography

Edwin Betancourt 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 online


Where to buy in print


Series

Collections of Original Poetry
Here is where you will find all my original books of poetry! Thank you again and happy reading!!

Books

Mad Love (Poems about Falling In & Out Of Love!]
Price: Free! Words: 5,690. Language: English. Published: February 9, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Gay & lesbian, Fiction » Poetry » Themes & motifs
Love is strange. Love can hurt. Love is a mystery. Love is cruel. Love is beautiful! Love is a mess! In this collection of 30 original poems, all different angles of Love is spoken about.From falling in love to falling out of love. From betrayal of love to the mystery of love! And that pesky yet hungry cherub named Cupid!
Echo The Escort (Volume 1)
Price: Free! Words: 24,230. Language: English. Published: December 13, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Gay Erotica, Fiction » Erotica » Suspense/Mystery
At 18 years old, openly Gay, Echo never thought he would work as an Escort, but in order to save up for college he needed a job that paid well. Now at 28 years old, Echo is a sought out ‘Bottom’ for many Politicians, Sports Athletes and executives, but with high recognition comes unwanted advances and unexpected consequences.
Scandals
Price: Free! Words: 53,300. Language: English. Published: December 5, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Media tie-in, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
Laurel Quinn is Hollywood's best kept weapon. She is the CEO and President of 'Publicity!', her own Crisis Management firm, where she "fixes" a scandal making it disappear so it doesn't damage her client's reputation. While she works around the clock to make sure her clients' skeletons stay buried, it's not long until her own skeletons start to surface, causing her world to shatter.
From, A Homosexual Hazard
Price: Free! Words: 7,950. Language: English. Published: September 22, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Playwriting, Plays » Gay & Lesbian
This book features 15 monologues and scenes of a diverse group of Gay men all telling their own stories of Love, Relationships, Online Dating, Body Image Issues, TV Representation of Gay Men, Suicide, Abusive Relationship and many more!
Toxicity: Episode 1: "Promise"
Price: Free! Words: 8,630. Language: English. Published: June 5, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » 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. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 2,950. Language: English. Published: October 11, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Poetry - single author, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » 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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