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

Series

Hollywood Fixer (An Episodic Novel)
(This is from an original episodic novel where new episodes/chapters will be uploaded EVERY Monday!) Samus Solis is Hollywood's best kept weapon. He is the owner of 'Publicity!'- a Hollywood Crisis Management firm. As a Hollywood Crisis Manager, he is the one A-List, B-List, C-List and D-List celebrities go to when they need help repairing their reputation from a career destroying scandal. Armed with his quick wits, sharp tongue, snarkiness, combat boots (don't ask) and with the help of his mysterious assistant Tony Monroe; Samus will do whatever it takes to get the job done, even if it means a little blood has to be spilled. While he works around the clock to make sure his clients' scandals are buried, he must also work harder to ensure his own secrets stay buried! All while he deals with a divorce from his cheating husband and the inevitable...turning the big 3-0!...Assuming he survives.
Collections of Original Poetry
Here is where you will find all my original books of poetry! Thank you again and happy reading!!
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!

Books

Jayson The Witch: The Witch, The Prince & Rowan No End
Price: Free! Words: 35,070. Language: English. Published: May 21, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Fairy tales
Jayson Santos is an Immortal Witch that left the Magic Realm centuries ago to escape the ghosts from his past. Now he's proudly living in the Mortal Realm using his Magic as a P.I Witch. Things take a weird turn when his mentor is murdered and her death causes charms, curses and wishes to be broken! Then an evil entity arises to threaten Jayson's life, while revealing secrets he never knew!
Monologues From, A Homosexual Hazard: An Episodic Play
Price: Free! Words: 6,290. Language: English. Published: March 30, 2020. Categories: Plays » Gay & Lesbian, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
Six openly Gay men tell their stories about love, rejections, body confidence, relationships, friendships, suicide awareness, domestic violence, falling in love and tv representation of Gay men!
Echo: A Gayrotic Novella
Price: Free! Words: 24,870. Language: English. Published: March 25, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Gay Erotica, Fiction » Erotica » Suspense/Mystery
Echo is a 28 year old Gay Escort who loves his job! Hired by Politicians, Sports Entertainers, Detectives, Billionaires and more, his job as an Escort is simple, "Be whatever the client wants you to be!". Echo has worked for the top Escorting Agency in Torne City named 'Somin Agency' for the past ten years. But when a fellow Escort is murdered, Echo's life turns upside down!
Hollywood Fixer: Episode 4: "Poser!"
Series: Hollywood Fixer (An Episodic Novel). Price: Free! Words: 4,720. Language: English. Published: March 17, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
In this episode, Samus' mind is occupied by a personal matter that he has no one in his life to talk to about. The Crisis Manager's latest client is an action star with a secret that could potentially ruin his reputation. And at the end of this episode, Samus learns the hard way that spoken fears do come true.
Hollywood Fixer: Episode 3: "The Truth Can Hurt...Sometimes"
Series: Hollywood Fixer (An Episodic Novel). Price: Free! Words: 3,290. Language: English. Published: February 19, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
In this episode, Samus goes into his office where there is a P.I waiting for him...but why? And we are introduced to Colton Kent, Samus' soon to be ex-husband, where we discover how they met, fell in love, who he is, why Samus filed for divorce and why Colton won't sign the papers.
Hollywood Fixer: Episode 2 "#DALA"
Series: Hollywood Fixer (An Episodic Novel). Price: Free! Words: 5,220. Language: English. Published: February 3, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
In this episode Samus and Tony are tasked with helping Hollywood's latest "It couple"- a Pop singer named Damien Marx and a Model named Lola Ferrari- with a huge interview of their lives. But things take a devastating turn for all!
Hollywood Fixer: Episode 1 "Publicity!"
Series: Hollywood Fixer (An Episodic Novel). Price: Free! Words: 4,990. Language: English. Published: February 3, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
In this episode, Samus Solis is hired to help Grammy award winning rapper Lil Holler with his fiery scandal; that is ruining his career in mere seconds. Samus takes an unorthodox approach that can either revive or end Lil Holler's career. And someone's life hangs in the balance.
Perfect Dreams (A Collection of Original Poetry)
Price: Free! Words: 8,180. Language: English. Published: January 14, 2020. Categories: Poetry » American poetry » General, Poetry » Gay & lesbian
"This place of fear, pain, sorrow and twisted love is everything it seems, But for me it’s temporary and it will never be a part of my Perfect Dreams. " This book features 42 original poems which talks about falling in love, falling out of love, pain, sorrow, seduction and unity. Poems featured are: "Crown of Thorns", "Lois Lane", "Aidenn", "Burning Paradise", "Mad Love", "Mayday!" & more!
Kent & Laine: Poppy (An M/M Novella)
Price: Free! Words: 10,560. Language: English. Published: October 13, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Erotica » Gay Erotica
Luca Laine is a dating advice columnist for 'L&G Daily'. Ryan Kent is a Playboy and an award winning dating columnist for 'HeShè Magazine '. Both men have history, their fathers were best friends until a scandalous secret ruined their friendship and made them arch rivals. Both men will soon find they have feelings about eachother.
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 ยท Halloween Adventure!. Price: Free! 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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