Marie Brown


"Marie Brown has lived in many locations across the United States, but spends most of her time exploring the realms of imagination. Currently located in Colorado, her brief moments of free time are spent in front of her computer, frequently covered in cats."
Yeah, okay, that's all true. But I'm tired of hiding behind a bland, third-person pseudo-bio, utterly lacking in personality.
Hi! I'm Marie Brown, and I write a lot. I self-publish through Smashwords and Amazon because I got tired of getting "well-written, but not our thing" rejection letters. Because, you see, most of my fiction tends to include characters that are either bi or just plain homosexual, and despite increasing acceptance of human sexuality and its many variations across the world, heroes and heroines are still supposed to be straight.
Well, mine aren't. So if you're brave, and you don't mind that the main character of a story either isn't interested in sex at all, or is quite likely to hop in bed with someone of the same gender, then give my writings a chance. Come explore my fantasy worlds, or my science fiction worlds, or even spend some time with an occasional random love story set on Earth.
And by the way, just this once, I wrote this entire blurb without a cat on my keyboard.

Where to find Marie Brown online


The Hidden Game
Luminous, God's War, and Dawnfire.
Price: $2.99 USD.
God's War
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The Apex Mage
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 55,890. Language: English. Published: October 10, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » LGBTQ+ » General
Talisha never expected to find her heart's desire up in the frigid Highlands. Much less did she expect a dark mage, holding a terrifying and impossible power, to snatch it away from her again. But who better than a lifelong mercenary to take on an ancient evil in a struggle where the fate of the world hangs in the balance? And perhaps more important, Talisha's chance for a home and family.
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 226,640. Language: English. Published: March 3, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » LGBTQ+ » Gay
Life is fire. The fire of passion and the fire of loss. Beautiful fire... and ugly fire. The fire of shame burning through a soul gone astray. And the fire wielded by the hand of a mage. Firestorm is the sequel to Eternal
Strange Horizons: a short story collection
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 16,650. Language: English. Published: March 3, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Strange Horizons is a collection of short stories, ranging from science fiction, through horror, to queer love.
High Desert Escape
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,950. Language: English. Published: September 24, 2017. Categories: Fiction » LGBTQ+ » Lesbian
(5.00 from 1 review)
Sara the horse trainer intended to spend a weekend in the Arizona wilderness with her horse. When a beautiful young woman with a problem shows up, her plans go awry. But Sara's not complaining...
Secret Heart
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,000. Language: English. Published: December 17, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk, Fiction » LGBTQ+ » Gay
Sir Simeon Meriwether Kerrigan, fresh out of college, was expected to marry his cousin Rebecca and settle down like a proper gentleman. But he didn't want to. And a farewell-to-bachelorhood voyage on his steam-powered airship with his dearest friend brings both disaster and a shocking discovery.
The Hidden Game
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 191,930. Language: English. Published: October 30, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » LGBTQ+ » Gay
This omnibus edition contains all three novels in the Hidden Game series: Luminous, God's War, and Dawnfire.
Series: The Hidden Game, Book 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 90,690. Language: English. Published: October 30, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » LGBTQ+ » General
Farven and Telion return in the conclusion to the Hidden Game series. Humanity is given a fresh start on the beautiful, unspoiled world known as Dawnfire, but the two Princes must leave the lovely world behind on a journey through the worst hell of all to rescue God's partner, a Divine held captive in the Obsidian Heartbreak for six hundred years.
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 235,660. Language: English. Published: October 31, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » LGBTQ+ » Gay
In a future where the Eternal Empire has ruled unchallenged for seven thousand years, two exiles meet and start their journey down a road that will change history forever.
Desert Rose
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 52,890. Language: English. Published: March 8, 2015. Categories: Fiction » LGBTQ+ » Lesbian, Fiction » Fantasy » General
(4.00 from 1 review)
When Lorrine runs off with a wild mage, she leaves behind a woman in tears, whose shattered life may not be worth repairing. Will Kama recover? Will Lorrine ever grow up and recognize her own feelings? Or will wild magic bring an end to them all...
From The Ashes
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 62,200. Language: English. Published: August 26, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic, Fiction » LGBTQ+ » Gay
After the destruction of billions of humans and hundreds of colony worlds by an unknown aggressive force, Lieutenant Wallace K. Williams must overcome his personal devastating losses and rise to the challenge of leading the few thousand survivors into a new future.
Ghost Rider
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,370. Language: English. Published: June 1, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » LGBTQ+ » Gay
What would you do to rescue a kidnapped lover? Would you attempt an impossible journey on the back of a creature that could kill you in a heartbeat? Heath would. But will he survive?
Seeking Veritas
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,390. Language: English. Published: January 27, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » LGBTQ+ » Gay
(4.67 from 3 reviews)
Sin, or love? Dorian seeks to rid himself of sin, to purify his soul, leaving him free to pursue a socially acceptable life and marriage. But can he? His only hope is to leave the world of the living and walk the Path of Redemption. He knows he can make it on his own. But Osval, his closest friend, insists on accompanying him. How can he expiate the worst sin of all with Osval by his side?
Behind the Mask
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,710. Language: English. Published: October 28, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(3.00 from 1 review)
The Mazuri were nothing but a myth, a horror story used to frighten children into good behavior. Or so Kevran thought, until he stumbled across one of their dead on a lonely asteroid, and his life changed forever.
God's War
Series: The Hidden Game, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 40,440. Language: English. Published: June 24, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » LGBTQ+ » Gay
Farven and Telion return in this sequel to Luminous. Transformed from Princes into fugitives by the unbelievable events of a single chaotic night, the two decide to take their followers to the mysterious city of Prime, capitol of Vinge, the land once protected by the magical Barrier. But the aggressive Un warriors have no intention of letting the humans rest and regroup. Neither do the demons...
Deep Currents
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 18,330. Language: English. Published: December 30, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » LGBTQ+ » Gay
Pirates aren't always the bad guys, such as when they rescue a journeyman sailor from a horrible situation and give him a ride home. Little does Riskin know, that rescue was just the beginning of the end of his old life and everything he knew about himself and his family.
With Honor
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 181,470. Language: English. Published: December 25, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » LGBTQ+ » Gay
Two young men cross paths in the dark of night, and the devastated world they live in will never be the same again.
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,170. Language: English. Published: December 24, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
After the Great War, humans have become the dominant species on Anarill. Friction between the humans and the non-humans is inevitable. Now a young man, horribly ashamed of his own actions, unleashes a shocking series of events.
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,020. Language: English. Published: September 23, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » LGBTQ+ » Lesbian
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
A cry in the woods leads Ranger Kell Ardantin to the rescue of a lovely young lady, escaping a horrible fate in her homeland to start life anew.
Series: The Hidden Game, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 61,020. Language: English. Published: August 13, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » LGBTQ+ » Gay
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
Necessity forces Prince Telion of Amrontil to enter into an alliance marriage with Prince Farven of Vinge. Normal in Vinge, such a thing was completely unheard of in stuffy Amrontil. But Farven brings a cadre of powerful mages with him, and the promise to train any with mage ability to fight against the unstoppable armies of Un. Little does Telion know, his Prince also brings love and adventure...
When Gods Walk
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 81,170. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical, Fiction » Erotica » Gay Erotica
The gods used to walk the streets of their favored town of Abdon, located in an ancient alternate Egypt. No one has seen them for many years, though, and a murderer is taking advantage of their absence to ritually desecrate bodies. Shirzah, Preparator of the Dead, begins a forbidden investigation that draws him into mystery, magic, and incredible transformation.
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,710. Language: English. Published: May 28, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
A tradeship mysteriously burns down to the waterline. A disturbance rocks the magical ether. A journeyman disappears. A powerful dark mage arises from obscurity. All of these events are linked... but how?
Death Park
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,430. Language: English. Published: April 24, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Ghost, Fiction » Science fiction » General
Science fiction combines with paranormal horror in this short story set in the distant future, where everybody knows to avoid Death Park at all costs, but no one remembers why.
Red Racer
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 14,640. Language: English. Published: April 24, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias, Fiction » LGBTQ+ » General
Kief has found a way to escape the rigidly controlled world inside the cityplex. He knows the way to the outside world, and he has a friend out there, and access to the antique car nicknamed by Order news lackeys the Red Racer. Life seems good, until the day he meets up with Ry, a young man that stands his entire world on end. Then, life gets even better... for a while.
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,230. Language: English. Published: April 1, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » LGBTQ+ » Gay
(3.00 from 1 review)
What happens when an honest constable discovers his former best friend is a murderer? And worse yet, that the old attraction between them has not faded with time...
Demon Sun
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,250. Language: English. Published: March 25, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
He called it Demon Sun as a kid, a play on his mother's words when he tried to describe the magical land of music he'd discovered: Sounds like you've discovered a magic new dimension. Little did he know he'd find himself back there as an adult...

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Smashwords book reviews by Marie Brown

  • Fall on Aug. 03, 2012

    Very nice read. Well-written, absorbing, and a really different take on centaur culture from anything I've ever seen or written before.