The male love interests in our books have struggled to overcome the challenges of a physical disability. The men in these stories embody a unique blend of tough-guy, determined independence and a heart-melting vulnerability. The heroines help them to see that they are complete and perfect just as they are.
If you like your romance heroes not to be too perfect and slick, but rather with a well worn, lived in life, these are the books for you.
Kassie has felt adrift ever since her dad died when she was in college. Now 24 and living in Seattle, she gets interested in learning sign language through her roommate, a sign language interpreter. One day at a Deaf community event, she sees a young man sitting off by himself. Kassie feels compelled to try signing to him–
When nerdy, unhip Ellie Jenson meets rich, handsome Luke Thayer the Third as freshmen at Harvard University, it's Hate At First Sight. Ellie loathes Luke's smirk and superior attitude, and decides if she never sees him again, it will be too soon.
Fifteen years later, Ellie gets the surprise of her life: Luke is her new boss and owner of her company! But when Ellie discovers that Luke was paral
Through middle school, high school, bad dates, and an ill-advised punk phase, Tasha has always been able to count on Jason. Since the day he moved in next door, he’s gone from the weird kid in a wheelchair to Tasha’s most trusted friend. But lives change and the friends are going in different directions. When Jason and Tasha rekindle their friendship, sparks fly...
Sumitra's parents have brought her to India in the hopes that visiting a guru will help get her married.
Single and twenty-nine, Sumitra has never told her parents that she struggles with a very particular attraction.
Is it possible that the guru knows? Is he able to see into her soul and bring her the man of her dreams?
*This is a short story of 4,000 words*
By Ruth Madison
Published: February 22, 2012 by
Dev Love Press.
Ruth Madison writes novels and short stories about romance between disabled men and non-disabled women.
If you've ever wondered whether her stories are based on actual experience, now is your chance to find out (in detail!).
Within these pages you will read about Ruth's real life. Of all the disabled men that Ruth has dated, she selected five hot stories to share.
Rosie meets a smooth-talking paraplegic on the Internet and finds herself so enamored that she can't refuse his racy requests. But after she finds out he's talking to several girls, she turns the tables on him.
This is an erotic short story of 3,500 words.
College freshman Elizabeth Foster is beginning to come to terms with her attraction to disabled men but she fears others might judge her harshly if they knew.
And that's exactly what happens.
When her mother learns the truth, she does everything in her power to stop Elizabeth from finding the only kind of man she could love.
Stewart returns home to face his past and make up for his mistakes, but he soon discovers that everyone wants something from him. In particular, he doesn't trust the motives of his ex-girlfriend's flirty attention.
A collection of short love stories featuring physically disabled heroes. They are stories of love like you hope it will be, the way you expect it when you arrive in the grown-up world ready to make it yours.
Elizabeth has lived a quiet and sheltered life, but she has a problem and she doesn’t know where it came from. She is only attracted to men with physical disabilities. Stewart was a pro surfer before a failed rescue attempt left him paralyzed from the waist down. He came to Massachusetts to leave behind his past. When they meet, Elizabeth and Stewart begin a relationship based on secrets.
By Dev Love Press
Published: September 26, 2013.
The information you need to write characters with physical disabilities effectively! You’re writing a book and one of your characters has a physical disability. Maybe it’s crucial to the plot. Maybe you thought it would be nice to give your character a more unique and unusual back story. Maybe you just want a realistic book and in real life sometimes people have disabilities.
By Dev Love Press
Published: May 28, 2012.
After the success of the anthology Paradox, dev authors have gathered together again to bring you more short stories, novellas, and essays about men with physical disabilities and those who love them.
From lyrical romance to soul-searching memoir, the honesty and depth of feeling in these stories will open your heart and make you believe in love.
By Dev Love Press
Published: May 28, 2012.
A diverse collection of romantic short stories featuring men with disabilities from a variety of dev authors such as Annabelle Costa, Ruth Madison, Amy Ahn, and Sakura Sakuran. Including an introduction by the famed reviewer, DevoGirl.
140K words. The majority of the proceeds are donated to the charity organization LifeRollsOn.Org
This book is fantastic.
It is gripping and compelling all the way through, never losing urgency and tension. The mystery is revealed so carefully, never too much revealed at a time. I felt invested in the story right from the first page.
Despite it being a thriller, the characters are well drawn, interesting, varied, and believable. The dialog is realistic.
I'm sensitive to the pacing of stories and how much is told v.s. shown. I thought this book kept the balance of both those things perfectly. It's been a long time since I felt so engaged in a story. I was completely engrossed all the way through.
There's a reveal half way through that upped the tension so much and made me care so much that I was reading late into the night, wanting to know how it turned out!
I've never read anything by Michael Wallace before, but I will be reading more of his work in the future. I am definitely a fan now!
[I particularly appreciated the compassionate and humane way that the residents of the mental health facility were portrayed]
A very interesting read and provides some good thoughts for indie authors.
I have read Ms. Yoffa's blog and found it difficult to read because it was so dense. This book is a much, much easier read! So that was a relief.
The ideas in it are a little different than common ideas floating around the indie world. It's taking marketing principles and applying them to books. Very few of us authors have a background in marketing!
It definitely got me thinking about ways to energize my own promotional efforts.