Adam Stevens

Publisher info

Writing was Adam’s hobby. The voices in his head are constantly battling to get out, often leaving him working on four or five different books at once. He can’t help but write. When he discovered he was actually good at writing, it became a full time passion that often interrupts his full time gig Teaching English as a Foreign Language.

Along with his writing addiction he has a serious caffeine addiction. Some nights, the only reason he stops writing and goes to sleep is for the fresh brewed coffee in the morning. Teaching English in China, there are serious challenges living in a rural seaside holiday resort to find good coffee.

As an Author, Adam Stevens skillfully writes with a relevant, compelling and believable ability to articulate the emotional context of each character. He will captivate and engage you, in an addictive manner that will make you yearn for the next paragraph, page, chapter, and book.

As a Gay Coming of Age slash Gay Romance Novelist, he has a brilliant magic with words that will draw you into his works with an almost addictive seduction. Each character’s personality jumps off the page and into your heart.

Rainbow Reader Series
Pink: The Secret Manuscript (currently unpublished)
Red: Awakening
Orange: Flourish and Flings
Yellow: Army of Secrets
Green: Live, Love, Loss
Blue: Hey! I'm Gay
Purple: Destructive Love

The timeline continues chronologically into three novels:
Moments In Time: It is never too late to start over
Moments In Time Detours: Sometimes the wrong way can be the right way
Moments In Time: Innocence

And then the timeline spins off from other characters in the Moments In Time series:
Rainbow Reader Series Collection:
White: Educating Hayden
Gray: Surrender
Black: Secrets
Brown: Reconnect
Silver & Gold: True Love’s Kiss

The plan for 2016 is three new novels:
Each of these three novels are set on the Homeless Youth Ranch founded in Brown: Reconnect.
Just In Time (Justin and Tim)
In the Nick of Time (Nick and Tim)
Just In the Nick of Time (Justin, Nick and Tim)

Smashwords Interview

How did you become a writer?
In 1997, I wanted to end my life. I awoke from a dream that saved my life, started writing, and simply couldn't stop. Years later, I was reviewing a Chinese students mid-term exam from his Chinese English teacher, and read a story about Amanda Hocking. I immediately went online, did some research and realized in 2013, that I had an avenue of therapy to tell my story. I fictionalized the harsh reality of my childhood, with a character I developed to be addictive.
As a developing writer, I have attempted to evolve outside the book, and allow the reader to surround themselves with the descriptive environment as the chronological story unfolds around them while they read. Eventually that magic will surround a reader. Some get my writing style, and I expect others just don't 'get it.'
I write Gay Fiction. I don't write gay romance, and there is no guarantee of a happily ever after. Life is tragic. Allowing the reader to immerse themselves in someone else's circular destructive tragedy is an alternate release of emotion.
I thought I was once writing for a specific market, until I noticed in readers reviews that more than half of my readers, fans and followers were middle aged married women. Some who have emotionally connected with the character and the story.
My writing style evolves with each paragraph, chapter, and book release. I have so much to learn about publishing, but still cherish the passionate articulate release of writing, and developing my style is inspired by interaction with my readers. Without my readers interactive comments, I would have stopped writing. Now, I strive for original dramatic expression to maintain the climactic adventure readers expect.
When I edit and re-edit a book after its completion and a scene can generate emotionally captivating tears, I so hope that same experience on every reader.
How did you decide to brand the Rainbow Reader series?
Completely on accident! I had written the first 300 page novel, "Moments in Time: It is never too late to come out," and published it on amazon. I had over 40 positive, compelling reviews that inspired me to keep writing as the story wasn't even close to being over. One day, the book was blocked. I panicked. I had been reported for pornographic content. I couldn't believe I had such a great short term rise, to only crash and burn. I followed the advice of amazon, and republished the novel after an extensive edit. Three positive reviews later, the book was again blocked for pornographic content. The publishing world was not for me.
I decided to break up the novel, leaving out the first three chapters. I decided to re-brand the novel into six published works, leaving a seventh unpublished. I am gay. I write gay fiction. Whats gayer than unicorns, sparkle ponies and the rainbow? Emerging from the ashes, I created the full color spectrum, Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, and Purple. leaving Pink (the first three chapters) unpublished.
Branding the quick read series, i offer a 100 page quality read, as it was my way of demonstrating to the publishing world that you can set your own standards to offer a quality read at an affordable price point. I was disappointed reading some other short reads of 44 pages for 3.99 with no second book to buy to get more of the story. Totally and unquestionably unacceptable in my marketing mind. It just seemed to make sense to brand the series the Rainbow Reader. This series features a specific chronological timeline of the fictional character Georgie, and his circular, repetitive rise and fall that developed through the course of the Rainbow Reader Series.
In my eyes, the Rainbow Reader series can be read out of order. But I already know the timeline, and for those wishing to get the complete story, and create an addictive reading habit, I created the Rainbow Reader bundle offering all six books for one price with the option to get "Pink: The Secret Manuscript" by email for free simply by forwarding the purchase email to my email address. Now, the story can be read in sequence and the ability to privately obtain the first three chapters most certainly satisfying readers who need the complete story.
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Where to find Adam Stevens online


Where to buy in print


Books

Rainbow Reader Silver and Gold: True Love's Kiss
Series: Rainbow Reader. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 27,440. Language: American English. Published: March 31, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Coming of age
"Silver and Gold: True Love's Kiss" depicts life as it culminates in the happiest of happily ever after’s on "the Ranch," a homeless teen association created to help assist the lost, abandoned, battered and abused victims of a corrupt social welfare system. Georgie and Warren, Ian and Kyle reconnect to create a solution to an ever-growing problem in our local community, and around the globe.
Rainbow Reader Brown: Reconnect
Series: Rainbow Reader, Book 10. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 29,330. Language: American English. Published: November 10, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Coming of age
“Brown: Reconnect” Features how worlds collide, Ian’s world reconnects with Warren and Georgie as they embark on a journey to reconnect with the earth and offer a safe place for battered, abused and neglected gay teens in a sustainable environment where they can discover their path and become the next leaders in our destructive society.
Rainbow Reader Black: Secrets
Series: Rainbow Reader, Book 9. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 28,070. Language: American English. Published: October 10, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Gay & Lesbian
Ian discovers several battered, abused, and neglected gay teens that have escaped the social welfare system, and are forced to live on the streets in less than desirable environments. Ian is impassioned with hope of saving all of them from a most uncertain tragedy, but is limited by challenges that may overcome his resources, unless he gets help. He is only one man.
Rainbow Reader Gray: Surrender
Series: Rainbow Reader, Book 8. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 27,160. Language: American English. Published: September 10, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Gay & Lesbian
“Gray: Surrender” Features Ian continuing his journey from his last adventures in “The Rainbow Reader White: Educating Hayden” and is sure to surprise some readers with the tragic fact of reality that results from bullying, teen homelessness and depression. Ian is so confidently trying to overcome his insecurities by surrendering and submitting to his deepest darkest demon.
Moments In Time Series Bundle
Price: $19.99 USD. Words: 258,090. Language: American English. Published: August 1, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Gay Erotica, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
The “Moments In Time” Series Bundle includes a collection of three novels bundled together for your reading enjoyment. It encourages an educated reader to read the series in order, and offers concise continuity based on the timeline of the series. Moments in Time: It is never too late to start over Moments in Time Detours: Sometimes the wrong way can be the right way Moments In Time: Innocence
Moments In Time: Innocence
Series: Moments In Time, Book 3. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 97,030. Language: American English. Published: May 2, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Literary collections » Gay & lesbian
The “Moments in Time” series continues with “Innocence” a detailed examination from the perspective of Warren, who articulately explains ‘his side’ of the story from his very first intimate encounter, meeting his love, Georgie, and how their lives evolved together.
Moments In Time Detours: Sometimes The Wrong Way Can Be The Right Way
Series: Moments In Time, Book 2. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 77,990. Language: American English. Published: April 30, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Literary collections » Gay & lesbian
The magic is in this moment, let your dreams and goals drive you, but do not let them define you. The journey is where the fun is, so give yourself plenty of time to be present in this moment. Because this moment is all we will ever have.
Moments In Time: It Is Never Too Late To Start Over
Series: Moments In Time, Book 1. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 84,770. Language: American English. Published: April 30, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Literary collections » Gay & lesbian
Moments in Time: It is never too late to start over is a continuing chronological examination of brief moments in time that have shaped and developed the character, culminating into a circular and repeating series of events revolving around sexual discovery, the search for love, and the loss associated with love, and allowing yourself to deviate from the path set before us.
Rainbow Reader White: Educating Hayden
Series: Rainbow Reader, Book 7. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 26,390. Language: American English. Published: April 30, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Gay & Lesbian
“White: Educating Hayden” is about two young boys Hayden and Ian. Hayden is a big bad bully, and something has to be done about his rampant accosting and abuse of younger, defenseless innocent boys at his school. Settle down, bundle up, and enjoy this tasty short read, but beware of the reality of this fictional sexual adventure. There is truth behind every lie.
Rainbow Reader Purple: Destructive Love
Series: Rainbow Reader, Book 6. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 31,390. Language: American English. Published: April 30, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Gay & Lesbian
“Purple: Destructive Love” is the sixth of the Rainbow Reader series that reveals the sexual discovery, encounters and developing adventures that define the main character as he interacts with characters the readers wanted to know more about from the original Moments in Time series.
Rainbow Reader Blue: Hey! I'm Gay
Series: Rainbow Reader, Book 5. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 29,370. Language: American English. Published: April 30, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Gay & Lesbian
“Blue: Hey! I’m Gay” is the fifth of the Rainbow Reader series that reveals the sexual discovery, encounters and developing adventures that define the main character as he interacts with characters the readers wanted to know more about from the original Moments in Time series.
Rainbow Reader Green: Live, Love, Loss
Series: Rainbow Reader, Book 4. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 30,300. Language: American English. Published: April 30, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Gay & Lesbian
“Live, Love, Loss” is the fourth of the Rainbow Reader series that reveals the sexual discovery, encounters and developing adventures that define the main character as he interacts with characters the readers wanted to know more about from the original Moments in Time series.
Rainbow Reader Yellow: Army of Secrets
Series: Rainbow Reader, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 31,670. Language: American English. Published: April 30, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Gay & Lesbian
“Yellow: Army of Secrets” is the third of the Rainbow Reader series that reveals the sexual discovery, encounters and developing adventures that define the main character as he interacts with characters the readers wanted to know more about from the original Moments in Time series.
Rainbow Reader Orange: Flourish and Flings
Series: Rainbow Reader, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 29,510. Language: American English. Published: April 30, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Gay & Lesbian
“Orange: Flourish and Flings” is the second of the Rainbow Reader series that reveals the sexual discovery, encounters and developing adventures that define the main character as he interacts with characters the readers wanted to know more about from the original Moments in Time series.
Rainbow Reader Series Bundle
Price: $19.99 USD. Words: 84,770. Language: American English. Published: April 26, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Gay & Lesbian
The Rainbow Reader is a collection of six books that follow a chronological timeline of Georgie detailing his discovery of sexual exploration through adulthood. There are more love tragedies, loss and suffering as he finds his way into adulthood, and an amazing variety of characters he meets along the way. There’s sadness and pain alongside the happiness and joy.
Rainbow Reader Red: Awakening
Series: Rainbow Reader, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 30,230. Language: American English. Published: March 9, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Gay & Lesbian
Red: Awakening is the first of the Rainbow Reader series, that reveals the sexual discovery, encounters and developing adventures that define the main character as he interacts with characters on a chronological timeline, and also begins as the prequel to the published “Moments in Time” series. Enjoy the first book of the Rainbow Reader series, “Red: Awakening.”

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