R. Cooper

Biography

I'm a somewhat absentminded, often distracted, writer of queer romance. I'm probably most known for the Being(s) in Love series and the occasional story about witches or firefighters in love. Also known as, "Ah, yes, the one with the dragons."

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Smashwords Interview

Describe your desk
The desk itself is a simple thing of some sort of fake wood for the top and a black metal frame. I think it was clearance somewhere for, like, under fifty bucks. That's not really important though. My desk is set up for what I mentally call *business things* and I use it when focusing is especially difficult and/or I am working on a task that is technical. (Website maintenance, polishing edits, formatting, that sort of thing.) It's positioned in front of window--not for me, for Beanie the cat who only cares about this window when I am trying to work at the desk, so space on the desk has been sacrificed for her. It has a few other official writer's desk type accessories on it besides the cat--a coffee cup decorated with rainbows and unicorns which is full of pens (.5 black Sharpies. Fine pens are so helpful for someone with terrible handwriting like mine), a small filing rack for things for me to "remember" to get to (I immediately forget), a desk lamp, a mini stapler, a scented candle I haven't actually lit yet (Dry Martini-scented, a gift), and a pen shaped like a pink flamingo. Next to the desk are the stickable whiteboards for reminders I am not allowed to forget and a weekly schedule for the novel writing... which I sort of stick to. It helps, though. Every writer has to find what works for them, and nagging myself with notes in different colored dry erase markers apparently helps me.

My *real* desk, for writing, is my couch, and sometimes my tiny armchair in the sun, which is as close to basking in the sunshine as I get, lol. And if it's time to just *think* about a story, or daydream, which is often the same thing, then I go to the storage room which has a spare bed for guests (and the other cat) shoved into the corner, and I lie on the bed in the dark with shadows and lights from the street traffic below bouncing off the walls, and I consider the problem of stories and how to write them.
Can you explain some of your world building process?
How I world build? I truly wish I was methodical about it so it would be easier to explain. I’m actually a mess. I do not start out with an idea, like, “magical creatures in the modern world” and then expand outward from there in a step-by-step manner. I wrote Some Kind of Magic for giggles, and submitted it to a romance publisher because why not? Not a huge amount of forethought went into it, and it was never intended to be part of a series. But what thought did go into was like… well...

There is a werewolf detective. (Well, he has to wear a tie so there can be flirty tie-pulling.) His partner is also magical. Hmm they are the only ones? That is a problem. Also he’s a wolf but he lives in the city? Anyway, his soulmate is a fairy (part fairy) twink and growly tie-wearing wolf has Angst about it. Fairy is an old slur for gay men and I’m not going to pretend that isn’t the subtext here. So whatever city they are in (which is not at all San Francisco-like *cough*) would have a wild or ‘gay’ area where the ‘fairies’ are. But you know, the annoying thing about urban fantasy is that it often uses magical creatures as substitutes for real people in the real world dealing with prejudice and systemic abuse and that is obviously bad, so the fairies, and therefore the werewolves and everyone else, have to exist alongside the other mistreated humans and suffer some similar and some different treatment. This story is not (fully) about that, or is not intended to go in depth about it, but I will sprinkle some of it in as I go, along with some historical “facts” to help make that clear. The town has a fairy village that is full of gays and hippies with the fairies. None of Ray’s coworkers are fully comfortable with him as a wolf, and poor Ray does not really let himself question it (a thing I noticed more on later rereads than I did when I was writing it).

At the time, I thought, a little, about what it would be like to have heightened senses yet live in a world full of people who don’t and are also not interested in accommodating yours (another theme I did not notice at the time.) but who *are* unsettled by them. I built Ray out accordingly, but not like, in an organized manner. There are no notes on how to make a Ray. I imagined a growly wolf cop in the city (who wears suits which is actually ridiculous because he’s a goddamn wolf) and I thought about what someone like that might do, but I didn’t consciously sketch him out. I hate to use the term “organically” to describe things, but, well, yeah. He has, if you notice, only one real friend. He is hungry nearly all the time but either eats at home or in his car or with Penn in some ‘acceptable’ way. Everyone assumes he is violent, all the time, despite the fact that we only see him remotely get rough when Cal is threatened, and, let's be real, Ray was not winning that final fight. He intensely modifies his behavior around humans and any smaller creatures. (Oh Raymond.) It’s kind of hilarious actually, that I put that thought in but didn’t realize until years later exactly how fucked up Ray is. We like him growly and hot and sweetly possessive but oh wow is Ray fucked up. The natural outgrowth of the world I made for fun—which is how I end up with shit like Little Wolf.

But yeah I didn’t really sit down and map out Ray's powers or his career path or anything. I added stuff to that story as I needed it. I used legends and tropes about werewolves, and the stories about the fae and made some silliness. (With puns!) Then a few years later, very sick and depressed and wanting comfort, I was like, well let’s add a dragon shifter to this universe since I already mentioned them, and now here we are, crying over a golden bird who is sad.

SO. Having now made this world, and wanting to do more of it, did I stop to create storyboards or do a spreadsheet or a wiki?

… No. Sometime after writing Treasure for Treasure I made a timeline on a piece of scratch paper. I recently tried to recreate it only to realize that time had gone by and all my stories do not exist concurrently and that John Summers is in his 70s now, I think. What?? He was just a newly elected young man storming city hall in a feather boa, I swear! (Also that Hyacinth is about 125 when we last saw him. A baby!)

What actually happens is that most of the universe is in my head, and I write stuff, but then realize certain details are fuzzy so I go back to the book in question and look it up and hopefully everything matches up. I am essentially the not-rich Bertie with no Arthur around to keep track of my stuff. Also I write the short stories out of order and sometimes facts get muddled and I don’t notice until later—stop screaming it’s fine.

Actual world building for me is about being specific about some things (ie WWI as the return date of magic to much of the Western world) and being vague about others so I can expand on them as needed. It mostly works for me. Mostly. :)
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Where to find R. Cooper online

Series

Familiar Spirits
Hidden in small towns, witches live and work alongside the unaware. Theirs is a world of covens, ritual, and familiars, where some are strong enough to control the weather and others are content to read predictions in a cup of tea, but all of them are still human, and still struggle to find happiness in love. No matter how ancient or powerful their magic, all must overcome their fears to reach for who they want.
A Little Familiar
Price: $0.99 USD.
Holly and Oak
Price: $1.99 USD.
Nothing More Certain
Price: $1.99 USD.
A Little Blessing
Price: $3.99 USD.
Being(s) in Love
Magical creatures known as beings emerged from hiding amid the destruction of the First World War. Since then they’ve lived on the margins of the human world as misunderstood objects of fear and desire. Some are beautiful, others fearsome and powerful. Yet for all their magic and strength, they are as vulnerable as anyone when it comes to matters of the heart.
Some Kind of Magic
Price: $0.99 USD.
A Boy and His Dragon
Price: $4.99 USD.
Little Wolf
Price: $4.99 USD.
A Dandelion for Tulip
Price: $3.99 USD.
Montgomery Firefighters
A few hours out of the San Francisco Bay Area, the small town of Montgomery is known for its quiet atmosphere, good weather, and beautiful views. It’s a great place to live, especially for those starting over. There’s just one problem: Montgomery is growing but it’s still a small town where everyone knows or wants to know everyone else’s business. That’s tricky even when you aren’t queer, or closeted, or partly closeted, or hopelessly and unrequitedly in love. Not even the local firefighters are exempt from the scrutiny or plotting of the nosiest of Montgomery’s citizens, but maybe because the firehouse is family, they all find their happiness in the end anyway.
For Better or Worse
Price: $1.99 USD.

Books

Trevor Takes Care
Pre-release—available October 10, 2023. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 99,550. Language: English. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » LGBTQ+ » Gay
Trevor wants both Sky and G.G as his submissives and as boyfriends. To get this unconventional family for himself, he’ll need the confidence to make stubborn Sky admit what he wants and to convince sensitive G.G. he can have love and not just a paddling. It seems an impossible task, but only until Trevor does what he does best—takes care of those he cares about.
A Suitable Bodyguard
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 114,160. Language: English. Published: April 22, 2023. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Fantasy, Fiction » Romance » LGBTQ+ » Gay
Zelli is determined to help his family despite his lack of experience, the embarrassing complications from his fae heritage, and the risk to himself as a rather tiny noble who has never traveled beyond his valley home. Tahlen, the most respected of his family’s guards, is just as determined that Zelli be kept out of trouble. If only outside politics, the fae, and Zelli himself would cooperate.
Lambchop and the Serious Courtship
You set the price! Words: 12,880. Language: English. Published: January 10, 2023. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical » American, Fiction » Romance » LGBTQ+ » General
(4.00 from 1 review)
Nicodemus’ problem was that he had nothing to make anyone wish to court him. Nicodemus’ other problem was the scandalous alpha next door. Bel was nothing an omega Nicodemus should want, and would be the first to say so. But with Nicodemus’ first heat approaching, and his few, respectable suitors growing impatient, it’s Bel on Nicodemus’ mind.
A Little Blessing
Series: Familiar Spirits. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 77,500. Language: English. Published: December 9, 2022. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal » Witches, Fiction » Romance » LGBTQ+ » Gay
(4.33 from 3 reviews)
Overworked, exhausted, and ill, Yule and any coven obligations that go with it are the last things on Robin Blessing’s mind. Powerful witch Lucas Greysmith offers to stay with Robin to help him recover, and hopefully get Robin to see that the future might hold more for him than work and loneliness.
Forget Me Not
Series: Being(s) in Love. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 165,920. Language: English. Published: August 31, 2022. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Fantasy, Fiction » Romance » LGBTQ+ » Gay
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Due to a malicious spell, Detective Ray Branigan has no memory of Callalily Parker, the half-fairy claiming to be his mate. The spell is also weakening even his werewolf strength. When Ray can no longer fight off the effects of the magic, will he become the monster so many think he is, or the hero that his mate insists he must be—that he wants to be, to help his city, and make his Callalily proud?
Being(s) in Love 1-5
Price: $18.99 USD. Words: 546,940. Language: English. Published: June 19, 2022. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Fantasy, Fiction » Romance » LGBTQ+ » General
Magical creatures known as beings emerged from hiding amid the destruction of the First World War. Since then, they’ve lived on the margins of the human world as misunderstood objects of fear and desire. Some are beautiful, others frightening and powerful. Yet for all their magic and strength, they are as vulnerable as anyone when it comes to matters of the heart.
Something Bright
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 39,230. Language: English. Published: April 19, 2022. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal » Shifters, Fiction » Romance » LGBTQ+ » Lesbian
Former tomboy Batch wonders about who she is, what her place is and where it might be. Olivia Hooper tells her fantastic stories about true love, destiny, and the almost magical town where she grew up—implying Batch is, or could be, a part of all of those things, and there might be a place for Batch if Batch could only dare to imagine it.
Ravenous
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 52,260. Language: English. Published: December 26, 2021. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal » General, Fiction » Romance » LGBTQ+ » Gay
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Nicodemus, a sheltered housekeeper for an agency of magical detectives, finds himself alone with a rakish coworker for the first time as they chase a monster--a monster that feeds off need. As the danger rises, he starts to wonder what it is that he wants, and why his coworker seems to understand the appetites of a monster so well, and if perhaps he should indulge some newfound desires of his own.
A Suitable Consort (For the King and His Husband)
Price: $2.49 USD. Words: 59,880. Language: English. Published: July 26, 2021. Categories: Fiction » Romance » LGBTQ+ » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Polyamory
(4.86 from 7 reviews)
The royal couple need to find another spouse to appease a restless council, But the king and his husband seem less interested in meeting appropriate noble candidates and more interested in fussing over the royal librarian. The most suitable consort might not be enough to appease certain nobles, but the most beloved might win over the entire country.
The Devotion of Delflenor
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 110,340. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2021. Categories: Fiction » Romance » LGBTQ+ » Lesbian, Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Famed knight Prityal will find the fated leader for their country at the cost of her life, if need be. Humble knight Delf vows to serve as Prityal’s squire—her shield if necessary, on this quest. Delf has loved Prityal for years with no intention of ever approaching the legend. But the gods have plans, and will use anything to see them through, including the devoted heart of one lower-tier knight.
Not Your True Love, But Your True Love
You set the price! Words: 14,700. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Romance » LGBTQ+ » Transgender, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal » Witches
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
After a curse gone awry has turned him into a cat, Melchior 's devoted assistant calls in Scarlett Waterhouse, Mel’s rival in the mage-for-hire business, to help. Now the two of them are alone, collaborating on finding a cure to Mel’s problem—any cure but the old standby, the cliché so many mages use to end their spells; the confusing notion of True Love’s Kiss.
The Tales of Two Seers
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 86,420. Language: English. Published: June 2, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Romance » LGBTQ+ » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Two seers tell stories that reveal truths about both themselves and their enraptured audiences, romantic fairy tales that offer hints of what could have been and what may yet happen.
Sweet Clematis
Series: Being(s) in Love. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 113,440. Language: English. Published: May 26, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Romance » LGBTQ+ » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal » General
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
A lifetime spent protecting himself from the cruelties of the world has been undone after another fairy curses Clematis to be seen as he truly is. Clematis is terrified of being hurt again, but he forgot that a fairy’s power lies in truth, and that fairy curses are often blessings in disguise, and happiness might be within his grasp.
His Mossy Boy
Series: Being(s) in Love. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 179,380. Language: English. Published: May 12, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Romance » LGBTQ+ » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
Martin spends his time high or drunk so he can avoid his feelings, particularly his feelings for Ian Forrester. But the dragons and their magic have returned to Everlasting, shaking the entire town and leaving Martin questioning what he might be able to have if he sobers up and faces the truth. Now, anything seems possible, even a happily ever after for two men who never expected one.
Treasure for Treasure
Series: Being(s) in Love. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 128,930. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Romance » LGBTQ+ » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal » Shifters
(5.00 from 1 review)
The people in the town of Everlasting think Joe should love to have a dragon from a famous family like Zarrin trying to get his attention. But hurt, mistrustful Joe can’t believe Zarrin’s promises and doesn’t realize that he is the treasure Zarrin once let slip through his fingers. To win Joe’s trust, Zarrin has to learn about humans and love, and be as brave as the most fearless of dragons.
A Dandelion for Tulip
Series: Being(s) in Love. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 60,410. Language: English. Published: April 14, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Romance » LGBTQ+ » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal » General
Because of a past heartbreak involving a human, Tulip is convinced someone as shiny as David could never want a “silly, stupid fairy” in his life. But from the moment they met, Tulip has wanted David’s shine for his own. Now, if he wants to keep David, he’ll have to be as brave as his shiny, careful human.
The Firebird and Other Stories
Series: Being(s) in Love. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 138,920. Language: English. Published: April 3, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Romance » LGBTQ+ » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
Magical creatures known as beings emerged from hiding amid the destruction of the First World War. Since then they’ve lived on the margins of the human world as misunderstood objects of fear and desire. Some are beautiful, others fearsome and powerful. Yet for all their magic and strength, they are as vulnerable as anyone else when it comes to matters of the heart.
Little Wolf
Series: Being(s) in Love. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 179,710. Language: English. Published: March 20, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Romance » LGBTQ+ » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal » Shifters
Tim isn’t sure what to trust: what he was told by his uncle, or his instincts. He’s not even certain what his instincts are, and feels like a failure of a werewolf in a town like Wolf’s Paw. But Nathaniel is willing to wait while his little wolf figures out not just how to be a wolf, but that he is more than a match for this particular alpha.
A Beginner's Guide to Wooing Your Mate
Series: Being(s) in Love. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 69,520. Language: English. Published: March 6, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Romance » LGBTQ+ » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal » Shifters
(4.00 from 1 review)
Theo doesn’t know what to think when the magical and very human mate who rejected him when they were teens returns to town and attempts to date him. But if anyone can figure out how to woo their mate after messing it up the first time, it might be a clever and determined human wizard like Zeki, and werewolf with hidden talents like Theo.
A Boy and His Dragon
Series: Being(s) in Love. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 79,620. Language: English. Published: February 18, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Romance » LGBTQ+ » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal » Shifters
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
Becoming a personal assistant to a famous historian like Dr. Jones is a chance for Arthur to, sort of, live his dream again. But Dr. Jones is a dragon, one of the most powerful and least understood of the beings, and Arthur didn’t anticipate what that could mean—or that he would be so immediately attracted to his boss. Dragons are supposed to collect treasure, and Arthur isn’t treasure, is he?
Some Kind of Magic
Series: Being(s) in Love. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 55,540. Language: English. Published: February 14, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Romance » LGBTQ+ » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal » General
(4.00 from 1 review)
On the trail of a killer who uses magic, a werewolf detective is forced to work with Cal Parker, a half-fairy--and Ray’s unclaimed mate. Cal isn’t shy about his desire for Ray, and Ray’s resistance is crumbling. But the situation is growing more dangerous as they get closer to the killer, and by the time Ray accepts the truth of a fairy’s heart, it might be too late.
The Winter Prince
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 56,360. Language: English. Published: January 24, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Romance » LGBTQ+ » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
(5.00 from 1 review)
At seventeen, Prince Arrow had his heart stolen by a pari’s magic, which earned him the name the Prince-in-Winter. In a desperate attempt to save his life, Razin, the court wizard, convinces him to search for the pari and ask for the return of his heart. What Razin doesn’t know is that Kişin’s heart was never stolen; he gave it away to escape the pain of an impossible love—his love for Razin.
Winner Takes It All
You set the price! Words: 9,060. Language: English. Published: October 11, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Romance » LGBTQ+ » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Historical » American
(3.00 from 1 review)
Jim isn’t going to risk everything on a careless gambler. But it’s been a long game between them, and when Matt catches him at a weak moment, he starts to suspect Matt isn’t bluffing—and wonders what Matt would do if he called.
Dancing Lessons
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 48,730. Language: English. Published: October 10, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Romance » LGBTQ+ » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Chico is trying to recover from an emotionally abusive relationship. Then his cousin drags him out of the house to volunteer at a local dance school. Scared of losing the confidence he is only starting to regain, Chico tries not to get pulled into the world of small-town ballet and the arms of handsome dance instructors. But all it takes is that first step.
Tit for Tat
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 40,760. Language: English. Published: September 27, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Romance » LGBTQ+ » Lesbian, Fiction » Romance » Sci-fi
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Tat is part of a secret organization that helps save refugees when she catches the eye of Cin, a Pros. The Pros are genetically engineered to look perfect and to offer pleasure, both physically and psychically, and Tat assumes the Pros is only interested because Tat is Luudi, who are strong, purple, and impervious to psychic influence. Tat is very wrong about this.
Medium, Sweet, Extra Shot of Geek
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 17,270. Language: English. Published: August 11, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Romance » LGBTQ+ » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
(5.00 from 1 review)
Reserved Tavio works at a coffee shop as he adjusts to life outside the military. Loud, geeky Tommy is one of the customers. For a year, Tavio hasn’t been sure he was ready to date anyone, much less someone like Tommy, but Tommy is more responsible than he appears at first glance, and Tavio is discovering that there is no one he would rather take a chance on than this sweet, hot geek.
Let There Be Light
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 31,460. Language: English. Published: July 30, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Romance » LGBTQ+ » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Historical » Victorian
(5.00 from 1 review)
Secret agent Hart spent years working alongside Karol, concealing his love for him. Then a mission gone wrong left Hart near death, and Karol quit the Service and vanished from his life. But a new threat is about to close the distance between them. For one day, Karol will have only a single guard to watch over him, and Hart doesn’t trust anyone else to keep Karol safe.
Wicklow's Odyssey
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 141,990. Language: English. Published: June 15, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Romance » LGBTQ+ » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Historical » American
Secret agent Wicklow Doyle is on the run in enemy-controlled Charleston. The last thing he needs with him is the rich man who runs his team of spies, yet despite the danger, Alexander Rhoades refuses to leave him. Wicklow doesn’t understand why, or why Rhoades’s presence makes him tremble. But Wicklow will do what it takes to fulfill his mission, save his team, the country, and Rhoades.
A Wealth of Unsaid Words
You set the price! Words: 27,860. Language: English. Published: March 23, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Romance » LGBTQ+ » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
(5.00 from 1 review)
For years, Alex has been worried that someone like Everett—who runs a charity and is never short of romantic offers—would never truly want a man constantly on guard against his own mind. There will never be a time when Alex is perfect. But this is as close as it gets, and he is tired of waiting. This Christmas, all he can hope for is that Everett still wants him.
Izzy and the Right Answer
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 75,120. Language: English. Published: March 22, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Romance » LGBTQ+ » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Polyamory
Izzy, an ace, neuroatypical college junior has no interest in romantic love until he realizes he has a crush on one of his friends. Izzy’s new awareness of romantic feelings force him to finally notice some things—like that he isn’t the only one pining. But brilliant though he is, Izzy forgets that there are more options than triangles. The right answer might be something else entirely.
How to (Not) Train a Firecat
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 22,100. Language: English. Published: December 26, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Romance » LGBTQ+ » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
(4.67 from 3 reviews)
River takes care of the giant cats that protect members of the royal family but he is not part of their guard. Only guards have firecats, and River doesn’t believe he is special enough to have a firecat of his own, or to belong anywhere near the royal family. But if he wants to protect someone he loves, he is going to have to accept that he is worthy of the great cats’ attention.
Green Tea and Pink Apples
You set the price! Words: 20,120. Language: English. Published: November 7, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Romance » LGBTQ+ » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
(4.73 from 11 reviews)
Matt has spent years creating a reputation for uselessness to keep his family from pushing him into the life they want for him. At a family party, Matt winds up with Santi, his childhood friend, and the one person who sees through his act. He's not sure what he is to Santi, but deep down, he knows what Santi is to him, and he is sick of pretending. Can he finally reach for what he wants?
Nothing More Certain
Series: Familiar Spirits. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 56,920. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Romance » LGBTQ+ » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal » Witches
(5.00 from 1 review)
Emery Elward returned to his hometown with no desire to renew past friendships, but someone is determined to draw him out of the cemetery he hides in. Trinity Creek is a magic town and no one in it is more magical than Ezra Bell. If anyone can convince Emery he is wanted and that magic is real, it’s Ezra. Emery may be stubborn, but he is about to discover that nothing is more certain than Ezra
Jericho Candelario's Gay Debut
You set the price! Words: 37,440. Language: English. Published: June 2, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Romance » LGBTQ+ » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Jerry Candelario has spent his entire life focused on raising his siblings and his young niece. But everyone has grown up or moved out. Now that Jerry’s evenings are free, all he wants to do is spend them with his friend Lincoln. Jerry knows nothing about gay culture, or dating, or being in love. With Lincoln, he wants to try, but is he making a fool of himself, or is his someday finally here?
Holly and Oak
Series: Familiar Spirits. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 37,760. Language: English. Published: December 5, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » LGBTQ+ » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal » Witches
(5.00 from 1 review)
Chester has been in love with Will for years, but the disapproval of their coven and the ritual magic that binds him to Will have kept him silent. He doesn't realize Will is willing to risk the ritual--risk even the town itself--if Chester wants him. There is more between them than magic. Will just has to get Chester to see that and to finally ask for what he wants.
Vincent's Thanksgiving Date
You set the price! Words: 26,930. Language: English. Published: November 8, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » LGBTQ+ » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
(5.00 from 1 review)
Socially anxious Vincent has resigned himself to spending Thanksgiving alone. The last thing he expects is Cory, the handsome neighbor he's been daydreaming about, to knock on his door with a holiday crisis of his own. Can Vincent gather the courage to go after what he wants? Or will he spend his Thanksgiving exactly as he planned, with only a pumpkin pie for company?
Casper Gets His Wish
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 13,760. Language: English. Published: October 21, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » LGBTQ+ » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
As an accountant at the North Pole, Casper Silverbell gets no respect--especially from the head of Gift Development. Flirtatious, fun Dmitri Hollyberry is everything Casper resents about creative elves. He's also just different enough from the others that Casper had once wished Dmitri would be the one to ease his loneliness. But no matter how good Casper is, that Christmas wish won't come true.
For Better or Worse
Series: Montgomery Firefighters. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 34,680. Language: English. Published: July 15, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » LGBTQ+ » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
(5.00 from 1 review)
Javier gave up on dating with such determination that it's taken him years to notice how deeply he's fallen for his best friend, Jimmy. Now he isn't sure what, if anything, he should do about it, since Jimmy is haunted by a past he won't talk about. Javier wants Jimmy, but first, he wants Jimmy to be happy. With the help of some of his fellow firefighters, he might get his wish.
Hottie Scotty and Mr. Porter
Series: Montgomery Firefighters. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 40,740. Language: English. Published: April 30, 2017. Categories: Fiction » LGBTQ+ » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Brawny fireman Scott has been secretly pining after outspoken librarian Cole for months when some of their town’s nosier residents decide to throw every professional gay man in a thirty-mile radius Cole’s way. Their list of candidates doesn’t include Scott, and Scott’s insecurities prevent him from stepping forward—even when it seems as though Cole is asking him to.
Checking Out Love
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 15,580. Language: English. Published: April 26, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » LGBTQ+ » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
(5.00 from 1 review)
Grad student Jeremy is curious about is the infamously strict librarian at the small private library attached to his university. But instead of an intimidating beast of a librarian, he finds soft-spoken assistant librarian, Benj. Quiet guys aren't his type. But there's something about Benj that makes him wonder if there's more beneath his knitted sweaters.
The Other Side of the Roses
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 23,860. Language: English. Published: February 12, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » LGBTQ+ » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Sami is a little lonely. His parents know he’s gay, but they’ve never had to deal with him having a serious relationship, and he’s been too nervous to try. That is, until his old teenage crush moves in down the street. Finding out if there is more to this than infatuation means Sami will not only have to raise the issue with his family, but approach his crush as an adult.
A Little Familiar
Series: Familiar Spirits. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 30,760. Language: English. Published: October 3, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » LGBTQ+ » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal » Witches
(4.00 from 1 review)
Samhain is a time for change, when walls come down and borders grow thin. Bartleby isn’t going to waste what might be his last chance to convince Piotr that they were meant to be. He might have no magic, but love is a power all its own.
With Everything I Have
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 22,510. Language: English. Published: November 7, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » LGBTQ+ » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Historical » General
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
Everyone in London knows Sebastian and Peter are in love. Everyone, that is, except for Peter who has no idea what love is.
And I Am Happy
Price: Free! Words: 21,280. Language: English. Published: November 7, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » LGBTQ+ » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Historical » General
(4.50 from 6 reviews)
Will is a terrible valet but he serves his gentleman with all his heart.
My Man Godric
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 19,120. Language: English. Published: November 27, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » LGBTQ+ » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
(4.38 from 8 reviews)
Bertie is just the king's foolish, poetry loving, sometimes crossdressing brother. useless in times of crisis, or so he tells himself. He is completely beneath the notice of someone like the country's most famous general, Godric of the South. It's too bad that he happens to be in love with Godric... and that with the entire country at stake, Bertie might be the only one who can save it.
Under the Bridge
You set the price! Words: 8,160. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2012. Categories: Fiction » LGBTQ+ » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
(4.00 from 1 review)
Two childhood friends have one night to reconnect before heading off to college and the army.

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