Reality Optional Press

Principles
Series: Sun, Moon, and Stars, Book 2. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 40,890. Language: English. Published: February 20, 2024 by Reality Optional Press. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » LGBTQ+ » General
Sun, Moon, and Stars marries magic and science, featuring a road trip, deepening friendship, and a world where choice is the most sacred value.The books feature the continuing adventures of asexual Sun mage Zal and nonbinary cyborg Torian. In this second story, Zal and Torian finally make it to the capital, but things don't go exactly as planned...
The Thomas Flair
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 65,790. Language: English. Originally Published: July 27, 2020 by Reality Optional Press. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » LGBTQ+ » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Sports, Fiction » Romance » LGBTQ+ » Gay
It'll take more than medals to mend their relationship. The Thomas Flair is a 64,000-word friends to enemies to lovers second-chance rom-com set around the Tokyo Olympics that might have been, featuring a thrill-seeker who needs reining in, a perfectionist who needs to let go, redemption, rowdy teammates, and a few risky moves that will never make it into the Code of Points.
Devouring Flame
Series: Enchanted Occasions, Book 2. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 56,430. Language: English. Originally Published: January 9, 2019 by Reality Optional Press. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal » General, Fiction » Romance » LGBTQ+ » Gay
Can a chance meeting rekindle their incendiary attraction? Devouring Flame is a 54,000-word enemies-to-lovers, second-chance paranormal rom-com featuring a down-at-heels carnival with sinister undertones, a minotaur with an affinity for flowers, a prima donna goblin berserker chef with serious knife skills, and a guaranteed HEA.
Partnership
Series: Sun, Moon, and Stars, Book 1. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 26,370. Language: English. Published: January 7, 2024 by Reality Optional Press. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » LGBTQ+ » General, Fiction » Romance » Sci-fi, Fiction » Romance » LGBTQ+ » General
Partnership is a 25K-word novella that marries magic and science, featuring a road trip, a deepening friendship between a mage and a cyborg, and a world where choice is the most sacred value.
Nudging Fate
Series: Enchanted Occasions, Book 1. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 55,250. Language: English. Originally Published: April 25, 2020 by Reality Optional Press. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » LGBTQ+ » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal » General, Fiction » Romance » LGBTQ+ » Gay
Nudging Fate is a 54,000-word paranormal rom-com featuring mistaken identity, royalty in disguise, interfering coworkers, an iron knight with a soft heart, a temperamental goblin chef, and a guaranteed HEA.
Cursed is the Worst
Series: Mythmatched. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 32,690. Language: English. Originally Published: December 31, 2023 by Reality Optional Press. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » LGBTQ+ » Gay, Fiction » Romance » LGBTQ+ » Gay
An awkward swan shifter walks into a barre after he's already walked into the door, two people on the street, and a rack full of tiny pink tutus. Bumping into the handsome dance instructor—multiple times—is no hardship, but it'll take a miracle to overcome Kiran's clumsiness curse and get him dance-floor ready in time to partner his ballerina sister at her wedding without knocking her on her ass.
Best Beast
Series: Enchanted Occasions, 0.5. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 37,520. Language: English. Originally Published: December 31, 2023 by Reality Optional Press. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » LGBTQ+ » Gay, Fiction » Romance » LGBTQ+ » Gay
Best Beast is a 36,000-word friends-to-lovers story featuring grumpy/sunshiny, awkward invisibility, even more awkward visibility, and a raft of wedding day disasters. **Note: No baby goats were harmed in the making of this HEA.
Wolf's Clothing
Series: Legend Tripping, Book 2. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 86,730. Language: English. Originally Published: March 31, 2023 by Reality Optional Press. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal » Shifters, Fiction » Romance » LGBTQ+ » Bisexual
Wolf's Clothing is an age gap, hurt/comfort, opposites attract supernatural suspense romance featuring old rivalries, disapproving families, awkward reunions, disbelieving investigators, and, of course, an HEA.
Stumptown Spirits
Series: Legend Tripping, Book 1. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 70,160. Language: English. Originally Published: March 23, 2023 by Reality Optional Press. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » LGBTQ+ » Gay, Fiction » Romance » LGBTQ+ » Gay
Stumptown Spirits is a second-chance, opposites-attract, supernatural suspense romance featuring a TV show one step past jumping the shark, a narcissistic TV personality, a craven ex-ghost, annoying bosses, interfering (but well-meaning) friends, personal redemption, and, of course, an HEA.
Duking It Out
Series: Royal Powers. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 48,100. Language: English. Originally Published: July 6, 2020 by Reality Optional Press. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Romance » Action/adventure, Fiction » LGBTQ+ » Gay, Fiction » Romance » LGBTQ+ » Gay
Royal dukes from rival countries, shipwrecked on a deserted island. There's only one bed. What's next--the grudge match of the century or a love story of super-heroic proportions?
Camera Shy
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 74,460. Language: English. Originally Published: September 20, 2022 by Reality Optional Press. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » LGBTQ+ » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Romantic Comedy, Fiction » Romance » Workplace, Fiction » Romance » LGBTQ+ » Gay
(5.00 from 1 review)
Camera Shy is a boss/employee, fake-engagement, right-in-front-of-your-nose romantic comedy featuring a former child model-turned-PA who is so done with cameras, a cocky LGBTQ activist/talk show host who does not lose, more scarves than midwinter in Boston, and banter. So. Much. Banter.
Purgatory Playhouse
Series: Magic Emporium. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 57,220. Language: English. Originally Published: March 25, 2021 by Reality Optional Press. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Romance » Fantasy, Fiction » LGBTQ+ » Gay, Fiction » Romance » LGBTQ+ » Gay
Purgatory Playhouse features a theater techie who's one couch surf away from homeless, a production assistant who's sort of, um, not alive, Greek gods behaving very badly indeed, and a guaranteed HEA.
Duke the Hall
Series: Royal Powers. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 42,850. Language: English. Originally Published: November 17, 2020 by Reality Optional Press. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Romance » Fantasy, Fiction » LGBTQ+ » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Sci-fi, Fiction » Romance » LGBTQ+ » Gay
Duke the Hall is a gay superhero rom-com featuring two dukes determined to tie the knot, relatives both helpful and annoying, spiteful thunderstorms, superhero sabotage, and hints that things are not all they seem. It is the sequel to Duking It Out and contains spoilers for the earlier book.
King's Ex
Series: Royal Powers. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 53,780. Language: English. Originally Published: February 26, 2021 by Reality Optional Press. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Romance » Fantasy, Fiction » LGBTQ+ » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Sci-fi, Fiction » Romance » LGBTQ+ » Gay
To escape an arranged marriage, the king needs a fake fiancé. Stat.
Assassin by Accident
Series: Carnival of Mysteries. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 75,890. Language: English. Originally Published: August 16, 2023 by Reality Optional Press. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » LGBTQ+ » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Romantic Comedy, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal » Shifters, Fiction » Romance » LGBTQ+ » Gay
Stop! If a megalomaniacal earth mage kidnaps your little sister DO NOT magically indenture yourself to him to ensure her safe return or else you could… Whoops.
The Skinny on Djinni
Series: Mythmatched. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 57,870. Language: English. Originally Published: May 18, 2022 by Reality Optional Press. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » LGBTQ+ » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal » Shifters, Fiction » Romance » LGBTQ+ » Gay
While enduring a tech time-out, geeky werewolf Hector Gonzales spots a cute guy behind a burger joint counter, and his inner wolf wakes up and howls "You have arrived at your destination."
The Lady Under the Lake
Series: Quest Investigations, Book 3. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 51,150. Language: English. Originally Published: January 23, 2022 by Reality Optional Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Romance » Action/adventure, Fiction » LGBTQ+ » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal » General, Fiction » Romance » LGBTQ+ » Gay
This client is all wet... Just when I thought my love life was finally coming up for air, this little family drama threatens to send ripples throughout the supernatural community. So I'm faced with a choice: I can solve this case or I can finally hook my almost-boyfriend.
Death on Denial
Series: Quest Investigations, Book 4. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 57,440. Language: English. Originally Published: March 27, 2022 by Reality Optional Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Romance » Action/adventure, Fiction » LGBTQ+ » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal » General, Fiction » Romance » LGBTQ+ » Gay
DOA becomes BRB when this client goes MIA… Now the dearly departed have become nearly departed and stick around to party hearty. And when one of the ex-living decides not to remain ex? Things get really complicated, not to mention deadly.
The Hound of the Burgervilles
Series: Quest Investigations, Book 2. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 57,750. Language: English. Originally Published: November 14, 2021 by Reality Optional Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » LGBTQ+ » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal » Shifters, Fiction » Romance » LGBTQ+ » Gay
This case is really going to the dogs… Looks like someone's bite was a lot worse than their bark. Guess my love life will have to take a back seat again while we nose out the truth.
Five Dead Herrings
Series: Quest Investigations, Book 1. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 52,710. Language: English. Originally Published: September 4, 2021 by Reality Optional Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » LGBTQ+ » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal » Shifters, Fiction » Romance » LGBTQ+ » Gay
Something's definitely fishy about this case… And it's up to me, Matt Steinitz, the only human on the Quest Investigations roster, to reel in the truth.
At Odds with the Gods
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 36,290. Language: English. Published: November 5, 2023 by Reality Optional Press. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » LGBTQ+ » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Romantic Comedy, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal » Shifters, Fiction » Romance » LGBTQ+ » Gay
The road to redemption is long, rough, and steep. Bring snacks. At Odds with the Gods is a friends-to-lovers Mythmatched/Purgatory Playhouse crossover featuring secrets on all sides, empowered former victims, misbehaving deities, three large, rambunctious pups, and cake. Lots and lots of cake.
Cutie and the Beast
Series: Fae Out of Water, Book 1. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 77,370. Language: English. Originally Published: September 1, 2023 by Reality Optional Press. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » LGBTQ+ » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Romantic Comedy, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal » General, Fiction » Romance » LGBTQ+ » Gay
One cursed fae warrior turned psychologist. One determined office temp. Hello, immovable object? Meet irresistible force.
The Druid Next Door
Series: Fae Out of Water, Book 2. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 93,060. Language: English. Originally Published: September 1, 2023 by Reality Optional Press. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Romance » Fantasy, Fiction » LGBTQ+ » Gay, Fiction » Romance » LGBTQ+ » Gay
The cranky exiled fae and the unawakened druid are out to save the world—right after they sort the recycling.
Bad Boy's Bard
Series: Fae Out of Water, Book 3. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 78,780. Language: English. Originally Published: September 1, 2023 by Reality Optional Press. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » LGBTQ+ » Gay, Fiction » Romance » LGBTQ+ » Gay
Old secrets, new lies, and fae behaving badly. What could go wrong?
Mystic Man
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 33,560. Language: English. Originally Published: June 22, 2018 by Reality Optional Press. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » LGBTQ+ » Gay, Fiction » Romance » LGBTQ+ » Gay
A gay romantic comedy set at Connecticut's Mystic Seaport, featuring a pertinent internal playlist, suggestive shellfish consumption, and a six-year-old who thinks history should have more girls. HEA guaranteed.
Die Cut
Series: Crafty Sleuth, Book 1. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 49,160. Language: English. Originally Published: April 19, 2023 by Reality Optional Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » African American fiction » Mystery & detective, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
Die Cut is the first in the Crafty Sleuth humorous cozy mysteries, featuring edge-of-forty, plus-sized African American mechanical engineer Tash Van Buren—aka the Craft Whisperer—and her best friend, PJ Purdy. Count on creative crafts, fabulous fashion, and brisk banter—embellished with a pinch of mild profanity and peril.
Mixed Media
Series: Crafty Sleuth, Book 2. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 41,870. Language: English. Originally Published: August 24, 2022 by Reality Optional Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » African American fiction » Mystery & detective, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
Mixed Media is the second in the Crafty Sleuth humorous cozy mysteries, featuring edge-of-forty, plus-sized African American mechanical engineer Tash Van Buren—aka the Craft Whisperer—and her best friend, PJ Purdy. Count on creative crafts, fabulous fashion, and brisk banter—embellished with a pinch of mild profanity and peril.
The Boyfriend Algorithm
Series: Geeklandia, Book 1. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 62,310. Language: English. Originally Published: May 3, 2023 by Reality Optional Press. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Romantic Comedy
Technology is easy. Relationships? Not so much. When introverted computer engineer Charlie Forrester developed a passive matchmaking model for her doctoral dissertation, she never expected it to go beyond theoretical. Now, with her dream job on the line, she has thirty days to prove her program's accuracy. The only problem? She's the test subject, and her stupid algorithm has chosen watchdog...
Clickbait
Series: Geeklandia, Book 2. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 75,990. Language: English. Originally Published: May 3, 2023 by Reality Optional Press. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » LGBTQ+ » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Holiday, Fiction » Romance » Romantic Comedy, Fiction » Romance » LGBTQ+ » Gay
Things heat up on a construction site when a Thanksgiving-phobic web designer clashes with a family-focused electrician.
Silent Sin
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 96,570. Language: English. Originally Published: March 3, 2020 by Reality Optional Press. Categories: Fiction » LGBTQ+ » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Historical » 20th Century, Fiction » Romance » LGBTQ+ » Gay
A naive young man on the run. A silent film star whose career is on the rocks. They stand no chance against the firestorm of Hollywood scandal--unless they stand together.
An Everyday Hero
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 17,190. Language: English. Originally Published: April 7, 2020 by Reality Optional Press. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » LGBTQ+ » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Holiday, Fiction » Romance » Romantic Comedy, Fiction » Romance » LGBTQ+ » Gay
A fish-out-of-water geek (who still manages to get a bit soggy), a stand-up blue-collar guy (who can't see his own worth), unexpected additions to the holiday festivities (some less welcome than others), and more than one serious discussion about the true meaning of the word hero.
The Probability of Mistletoe
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 13,820. Language: English. Originally Published: March 28, 2020 by Reality Optional Press. Categories: Fiction » Holiday, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » LGBTQ+ » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Romantic Comedy, Fiction » Romance » LGBTQ+ » Gay
An awkward geek on a mission, a determined extrovert with a plan, interfering female relatives of various sizes, and a statistically improbable amount of mistletoe.
A Swants Soiree
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 15,220. Language: English. Originally Published: May 23, 2020 by Reality Optional Press. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » LGBTQ+ » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Holiday, Fiction » Romance » Romantic Comedy, Fiction » Romance » LGBTQ+ » Gay
Crafting catastrophes, suggestive sweaters, and an awkward introvert who meets his extroverted match.
Monster Till Midnight
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,010. Language: English. Originally Published: November 7, 2018 by Reality Optional Press. Categories: Fiction » Holiday, Fiction » Romance » Time travel, Fiction » LGBTQ+ » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Romantic Comedy, Fiction » Romance » LGBTQ+ » Gay
Cross-dimensional fugitive pursuit. Sinister artifacts. Time travel. Potentially deadly bioengineered creatures. Also candy corn. And tap dancing. You know... the usual.

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