Ciaran O. Dwynvil

Biography

Ciaran Dwynvil, the bard of gay erotic fantasy, writes for... the characters. “I'm their happy scribe and their personal bard. When they come to me, their story is already there and they just need an author willing to listen in silent midnight hours, paint their life with words and then sing about it on pages of the books. That's what I do and what fills my days with joy.” This approach to writing resonates best with thoughtful readers for whom character emotions and plots are just as important, (if not more) as the erotic aspect of the stories. The lines in Ciaran's novels flow like verses in a minstrel's tales from the time long passed. Like stitches on a tapestry they create intricate images for those who dare to join the characters in the moments of bliss and in the moments of their darkest hours. Readers will get pulled in a complex fantasy world and will live through stories of faith, life, love and lust that will leave them aching for more. The narratives never use solely one character's point of view. Just like a tapestry doesn't rely just on one color, Ciaran's novels aren't told in one voice only. All heroes and villains speak on the pages and thus allow a reader to experience their story from multiple perspectives until a rich, complete vision fully emerges.

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Books

Unalloyed Love Part 2
Series: Guardian Demon, Book 2. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 97,230. Language: English. Published: May 15, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural
A moving and sensual gay historical fantasy romantic suspense from the pen of the Rainbow Award-acclaimed author Ciaran Dwynvil
Unalloyed Love Part 1
Series: Guardian Demon, Book 1. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 107,880. Language: English. Published: May 1, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
A moving and sensual gay historical fantasy romantic suspense from the pen of the Rainbow Award-acclaimed author Ciaran Dwynvil Savor a sensual story about love, death, and redemption.
Sweet Power Over You Part 1
Series: Guardian Demon, Book 6. Price: $4.46 USD. Words: 90,150. Language: English. Published: January 31, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Adventure » Travel
This mesmerizing gay erotic paranormal romance with strong adventure aspects belongs to the Guardian Demon Series that will hold you prisoner to unforgettable stories of life, love, and lust. Dwynvil's unique storytelling will captivate you with vivid imagery, narratives told from multiple points of view, and explorations of the darker side of a D/s theme where safe words aren't used.
Wake Up to Shine
Series: Guardian Demon, Book 5. Price: $5.78 USD. Words: 98,720. Language: English. Published: September 21, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
This mesmerizing gay BDSM fantasy romance belongs to the Guardian Demon Series that will hold you prisoner to unforgettable stories of life, love, and lust. Set both in an intriguing fantasy world and modern France, Wake Up to Shine combines the best of the paranormal fantasy and contemporary romance genres.
In Blue Poppy Fields Part 2
Series: Guardian Demon, Book 4. Price: $6.58 USD. Words: 101,560. Language: English. Published: June 21, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
This mesmerizing gay erotic paranormal fantasy belongs to Guardian Demon Series that will hold you prisoner to unforgettable stories of life, love and lust set amid an intriguing fantasy world. Dwynvil's unique storytelling will captivate you by vivid imagery, narratives told from multiple points of view and explorations of the darker side of D/s theme where safe words aren't used.
Throne for the Idol
Series: Guardian Demon, Prequel. Price: Free! Words: 7,320. Language: English. Published: June 7, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
(5.00)
Let the tale carry you to the monastery in Lindisfarena to witness dark, forbidden love between Brother Rikard and High Demon Semiazas, the First of the Fallen. Throne for the Idol has met the high quality standards set by Compulsion Reads and earned its esteemed endorsement.
In Blue Poppy Fields
Series: Guardian Demon, Book 3. Price: $7.61 USD. Words: 127,570. Language: English. Published: March 20, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
(4.50)
This mesmerizing gay erotic paranormal fantasy belongs to Guardian Demon Series that will hold you prisoner to unforgettable stories of life, love and lust set amid an intriguing fantasy world. Dwynvil's unique storytelling will captivate you by vivid imagery, narratives told from multiple points of view and explorations of the darker side of D/s theme where safe words aren't used.

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Smashwords book reviews by Ciaran O. Dwynvil

  • Liquid Glass on March 08, 2013

    From the first moment I met Eldon and Cameron I rooted for both of them. Maybe even more because neither is the strong hero of typical romances. Instead of men who always know what to do and never feel the slightest buckle in their knees, we meet a poet and a painter. Two sensitive, tortured souls bonded by love so strong that it might lead them from darkness to light, that it might close the tear in time and reunite those who belong together. Will it? You will need to find out on your own. I can only say that in Liquid Glass its author Zathyn Priest created a beautiful union of romance and mystery that will pull you right in Lillyport House and will engulf you in a gale of emotions. You will laugh aloud and you will fear. You will experience humorous situations, hot sensuality, soft tenderness, deep sorrow, confusion, anger, guilt and sense of urgency that will stretch you on the racks and will not let you put the book down. You will hear the time running out and will want to stop it for you will feel their devotion to one another as if the story was about you and your love. I can recommend the book to every fan of gay paranormal romance.
  • The Slayer's Apprentice on May 22, 2013

    If you have read some of Zathyn’s other novels and novellas and have mentally filed his works purely in the romance category, you’re in for a hard, but delicious, shock. If you like crime thrillers that is as in The Slayer’s Apprentice Zathyn has mixed a breathtaking blend of both genres. For many years, admittedly influenced by my dad’s reading tastes, I devoured crime thrillers one after another, and spent many a night in the company of Detective Steve Carella, Hercule Poirot or many others whose names I don’t remember any more. Yet, all those stories lacked something. Excellent plots and all the building suspense were quickly forgotten if I couldn’t find a deep bond with the characters. I read but wasn’t emotionally invested in those stories. That is not the case with Zathyn’s book. While The Slayer’s Apprentice gave me everything I would expect from a crime thriller, it also pulled me right in the events and made me really fear for its protagonists. Zathyn never shies away from the details important for a story, and as murders are involved here, you can imagine that they are rather creepy in this tale. It isn’t so much about the description of the scenes of crime as it is about the psychological profile of the murderer, his cold-blooded calculations, utter disrespect for life and incessant craving for attention that sent chills down my spine as I turned a page after a page. And when I saw the noose tightening around Phoenix’s neck, it was one of the worst moments I experienced as a reader. I guess you know it… the moment when you really want to jump in the story and save the day and you can’t. Make no mistake, Phoenix is as far from an immediately likeable cute young man as an untamed wolf is from a well-behaved pet. He’s a skilled manipulator, a nimble thief, and some of his behaviors come across as sociopathic even. Yet, at other times he is extremely vulnerable and in dire need of somebody who would take the time and effort to really understand him and coax him out of his shell. Daniel might be just the one Phoenix needs but the walls Phoenix has built around himself appear almost impenetrable, and their fragile relationship is constantly threatened by the shadows of the past. It is not all that clear whether Phoenix is just an innocent victim or somebody far more sinister. His behavior will keep you guessing until the climax of the story. What can I say? The book is one of the best crime thrillers I have read and at the same time one of the most unusual romances I have come across. I absolutely loved it.