Blaine D. Arden


Blaine D. Arden is a purple-haired, forty-something author of queer romance mixed with fantasy, mystery, and magic who sings her way through life in platform boots.

Born and raised in Zutphen, the Netherlands, Blaine spent many hours of her sheltered youth reading, day dreaming, making up stories and acting them out with her Barbies. After seeing the film “An Early Frost” as a teen in the mid-eighties, an idealistic Blaine wanted to do away with the negativity surrounding homosexuality and strove to show the world how beautiful love between men could be. Our difference is our strength, is Blaine’s motto, and her stories are often set in worlds where gender fluidity and sexual diversity are accepted as is.

When not writing or reading, Blaine has singing lessons and hopes to be in a band someday. Supporting Blaine in pursuing her dreams and all matters regarding household, sons, and cairn terrier, is her long-suffering husband for over twenty years.

Blaine is an EPIC Award winning author and has been published by Storm Moon Press, Less Than Three Press, and Wilde City Press. Her scifi romance “Aliens, Smith and Jones” received an Honourable Mention in the Best Gay Sci-Fi/Fantasy category of the Rainbow Awards 2012.

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Tales of the Forest
The Tales of the Forest series contains stories set in the same universe, though featuring different tribes and characters. All stories are standalones (except for the FORESTER TRILOGY), and can be read in any order

Oren's Right

Price: $2.99 USD.


A Time Traveler's Valentine
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,410. Language: American English. Published: February 13, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Time travel
In love, time is relative, until they run out… Regulations limit time digger Ish and time cop Kabal, born years and worlds apart, to two dates a year, making every date precious. But when Kabal announces his retirement at their tenth anniversary, what should have been a happy occasion might be their last night together.
A Triad in Three Acts: The Complete Forester Trilogy
Series: Tales of the Forest, book 1-3. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 95,940. Language: English. Published: August 15, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
Kelnaht, Taruif, and Ianys are meant to be together, but old promises and the decree of the elders prevent them from claiming each other openly at Solstice. Kelnaht can investigate murder and foul play, but he can’t see how he can keep both his lovers without breaking the rules. But if he believes in the guide's words and trusts his faith in Ma’terra, they will find a way.
Full Circle: Forester Triad Act Three
Series: Tales of the Forest, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 42,020. Language: English. Published: August 15, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
When several children fall ill with more than a summer bug, truth seeker Kelnaht is assigned once more to investigate. What he finds is deadly and threatens the life of every underage child in the tribe, including Atèn. Then a wounded traveller is found in the forest. Kelnaht can only pray Ma’terra will guide him to a solution that brings them all together and keeps Atèn safe from harm
Lost and Found: Forester Triad Act Two
Series: Tales of the Forest, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 36,050. Language: English. Published: August 15, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
A stripling has gone missing from the tribe, and heavy rainfall hides all traces of his whereabouts. With days creeping by without a lead, it's hard to keep the tribe's spirits up, more so when Kelnaht's own future depends on the elders. Taruif has been shunned for almost twenty turns, but now that a possible forester's apprentice is coming of age, the elders consider reducing his sentence.
The Forester: Forester Triad Act One
Series: Tales of the Forest, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 20,170. Language: English. Published: August 15, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
Kelnaht, a cloud elf, is a truth seeker caught between love and faith when a murder committed ten days before Solstice reveals an illicit affair between two tree elves he desires more than he can admit. Kelnaht's former lover Ianys once betrayed him, and the shunned forester Taruif is not allowed to talk to anyone but the guide, their spiritual pathfinder.
Oren's Right
Series: Tales of the Forest, Book 4. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 19,840. Language: English. Published: May 30, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
Forester Veld loses a piece of himself to mute baker Oren when they first meet, but Oren is vowed to Haram. When Haram is killed, Veld denies his heart to respect the mourning period. However, Oren’s independence is threatened, and if Veld does not offer what Oren needs, Oren may never be his to claim.
The Fifth Son
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 26,240. Language: English. Published: November 28, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
In a land where magic is commonplace, Prince Llyskel has none. He can’t command spells, he has never been taught to fight, and as the fifth son of the King, he will never rule. Everyone believes he’s a weakling, most of all himself.
Color Me
Price: Free! Words: 16,340. Language: English. Published: August 14, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Short stories, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » General
(4.25 from 4 reviews)
Jonah and Scott are both Deaf, but couldn't be more different. Scott, a color consultant who doesn't interact well with the hearing, watches his gorgeous new neighbor swim every morning, but has no idea how to approach him. He doesn't even know his name. Jonah, a bouncer with an 'I'm Deaf, deal with it' attitude, loathes the way Scott lets people treat him. So why can't he stop thinking about him?

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