Wes Writers & Publishers

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Wes Writers and Publishers strives to bring you great books for your reading pleasure. We have been in the business of producing quality works of fiction for over two decades. We will branch out in the future to add more authors to bring you the reader, very high quality and entertaining stories from all genres.
It begins with Charles W. Harvey our star prize-winning literary writer and poet. He is the author of the prize-winning short story Cheeseburger selected by Joyce Carol Oates in the 1987 PEN/Southwest Prize. He is a frequent participant in NANOWRIMO and other literary endeavors. Please feel free to sample his many stories and two Novels via Smashwords and other fine retailers.

AC Adams brings you a little something different. He is our premier author for the gay literary erotica genre. Many of our readers have enjoyed his Roommates series. Look forward to a lot more to come from this up and coming author.

Wes Writers and Publishers (we like being called WWP) will be adding more professional writers under its wings in the near future. We love good stories.

Smashwords Interview

What do you like about writing and publishing?
I love writing and reading stories. I have an entrepreneur side to me that likes owning my own business. Indie publishing today allows one to wear both hats within a reasonable budget.
What do you like about your authors?
I like an author who has an edge and who breaks with convention. I have a quirky side to me and I look for that in authors. I look for authors who say the things I can't say.
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Promise's Letters From the Road to Astroworld
Pre-release—available June 23, 2020. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 27,610. Language: English. Published by Wes Writers & Publishers. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » General
A narrative in letters. Promise Goodday pens letters to her childhood friend Lakeisha Ann from the insitution where she was sent after killing her child. Rust Hills has been a harrowing experience for Promise for almost twenty years. Drugs, questionable "therapies," and sexual abuse from a person she named "Big Fingers" are just some of the horrible experiemces she has endured.
David, Jonathan, and Sylvester
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,440. Language: English. Published: May 14, 2020 by Wes Writers & Publishers. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
With hard work and good luck, David "Big Nose" Calloway navigates Houston's Jim Crow era and civil rights achievements to become a member of the once segregated Walnut Grove Country Club. There, he meets Jonathan Knapp a fellow businessman. Jonathan tries hard to befriend David. However, David remains aloof and distant. Will Jonathan's anger at being rejected send him on a quest for revenge?
3AM - Poems and Stories From the Other Mind
Series: Poetry. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 18,060. Language: English. Published: April 3, 2018 by Wes Writers & Publishers. Categories: Poetry » Gay & lesbian, Poetry » American poetry » General
Some readers find comfort in reading poetry like one feels at ease with a cat on the lap. But some poems rocket you out of your comfort zone. They have the audacity to get in your face and shake your rump up. Robert Frost said, "Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words." However, I believe words should also be the founders of thoughts
Into The Water, A Short Story
Series: African American. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 10,920. Language: English. Published: February 1, 2018 by Wes Writers & Publishers. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » African American fiction » General
In this fictionalized account, Money Mississippi, notorious for the brutal murder of Emmett Till has had a one hundred and eighty-degree turn from its old ways. A mile from the infamous Bryant’s Grocery and Meat Market sits a big shiny blue Walmart along an avenue populated with fast food restaurants and a Starbucks.
Catnip Gray Cat Detective: The Tabitha Davenport Affair
Series: Books in Print. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 18,040. Language: English. Published: June 13, 2016 by Wes Writers & Publishers. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
Catnip Gray is no ordinary house cat. At first glance, you might be fooled. He sleeps late, stays up all night tomcatting, eats birds, and seems to care less about his human’s shenanigans. However unlike most cats, Catnip has a taste for Slim-Fast and runs a detective agency. He also has a soft spot for beautiful female cats in distress.
Four Crazy Short Stories
Series: Short Stories · Books in Print · Literary. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 17,150. Language: English. Published: June 4, 2016 by Wes Writers & Publishers. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
Who is out of control, the crazy government or the citizens telling their tales of woe? Absurdity versus reality—is there a difference? These four widely read stories will have you scratching your head and wondering what the author might have been smoking. But don’t worry it’s all in his head and it’s all a matter of time before you hear the news and go, “Hey wait a minute, I read that somewhere.”
The Driving Lesson
Series: Butterfly Killer, Book 1 · Short Stories · Literary. Price: Free! Words: 3,890. Language: English. Published: July 1, 2015 by Wes Writers & Publishers. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
(3.00 from 1 review)
Elliot Cross is the Butterfly Killer. He targets anyone with dreams and aspirations. In this short story we see his cunning ways. He stops at nothing to gain his victims confidence. If you have a dream, he's ready to make sure you don't live to achieve it.
Maura and Her Two Husbands
Series: Gay and Lesbian · African American. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 78,590. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2014 by Wes Writers & Publishers. Categories: Fiction » African American fiction » General, Fiction » Erotica » Contemporary
NaNoWriMo 2014 book. Last updated 2014-11-30 20:26:50
Goal reached!
The Literary meets the Erotic Maura and Sidney are a young career couple going through the motions of being in love. As they climb the corporate ladder, their marriage is comfortable, but lacks excitement, until the day Maura comes home early and catches Sidney having sex with another man. Maura's reaction will surprise you when her emotions pull her into a very unusual arrangement.
Antoine's Double Trouble
Series: Gay and Lesbian · Books in Print. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 67,640. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2014 by Wes Writers & Publishers. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » General, Fiction » Erotica » Gay Erotica
Antoine Rucker is a young twenty-something up and coming Black IT Executive for a major insurance company in Downtown Atlanta, Georgia. On weekend nights, he's a street hustler turning tricks near the infamous Bulldogs Bar. Will Antoine's nightlife catch up with him? Will he overcome the demons that drive him?
Roommates and Collected Stories
Series: Gay and Lesbian · Books in Print · Roommates. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 57,360. Language: English. Published: June 22, 2014 by Wes Writers & Publishers. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Gay Erotica, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » General
Life is no fun without spice and humor and a little bit of naughtiness. And if your roommate makes you wear a pig’s mask while having sex in front of thousands on a gay video chat line, so what? Maybe. This book of stories takes you on a ride—from the college dorm to the streets of New Orleans. Who says guys can’t get it on at the Doctor’s office or even a hospital morgue?
How I Got Over
Series: African American · Poetry · Romance. Price: Free! Words: 2,790. Language: English. Published: May 3, 2014 by Wes Writers & Publishers. Categories: Poetry » Contemporary Poetry, Poetry » Themes & motifs » Love
(5.00 from 1 review)
The poems "How I Got Over" and "Unfucked" tell the story of the angst of love. There are no chocolates, roses, or cupids in these "love stories." These poems tell the bitter truth about love. Romance is for dreamers. In these poems, the candy has turned bitter and the roses have dried up.
No Satisfaction
Series: Poetry · Gay and Lesbian. Price: Free! Words: 2,620. Language: English. Published: May 3, 2014 by Wes Writers & Publishers. Categories: Poetry » Gay & lesbian, Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
Edgar, an aging transvestite can't find any satisfaction. A poem that explores the dichotomy of possessiveness, love, and hate that afflicts and confounds all humankind. A deep poem that requires much of the reader to sift between the lines. The gay anthem, We Are Here has been included to give a true meaning to all that is gay and proud.
When Dogs Bark 2
Series: Gay and Lesbian · Poetry · Books in Print · When Dogs Bark, Book 2. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 30,640. Language: English. Published: April 30, 2014 by Wes Writers & Publishers. Categories: Poetry » Contemporary Poetry, Poetry » Gay & lesbian
From the scalding hot story The 520i to the ubiquitous When Dogs Bark and its award winning Cheeseburger (PEN/Southwest Discovery Prize 1987) this book will keep you turning the pages. When Dogs Bark 2 is an exciting reprint of WHEN DOGS BARK by Charles W. Harvey in ebook and soft cover formats. The new When Dogs Bark 2 has new stories and new poetry to make you go "hmm."
Punk'd Out on Da Downlow
Series: African American · Gay and Lesbian. Price: Free! Words: 5,220. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2014 by Wes Writers & Publishers. Categories: Fiction » African American fiction » Urban life, Fiction » Erotica » Menage/Multiple Partners
Buck Wile's cousin takes him to a gay bar for the first time. A little drink and and a little smoke puts Buck in a mellow mood. He meets Jake. A ride on the motorcycle and more herb breaks down all of Buck's inhibitions. All is going good until Jake's "girl" steps in the picture. She's not the lady Buck thought she was. A couple of gunshots and he's roaring out butt naked on the ol' Kawasaki.
Butt Naked in Da City
Series: African American · Romance · Erotic Romance. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 25,920. Language: American English. Published: March 7, 2014 by Wes Writers & Publishers. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Couples Erotica, Fiction » African American fiction » Urban life
Why am I always running down the street butt a$$ naked? Biatches, hoes, studs, and niggas can muck up my day. All I want to do is make love like I was born and gifted to do.
Urban Tales
Price: Free! Words: 21,880. Language: English. Published: November 27, 2013 by Wes Writers & Publishers. Categories: Fiction » African American fiction » Urban life, Fiction » African American fiction » General
Urban Tales is about us, at least some of us. They are about us being funny and about us loving, lusting, and sexing. Only us could have "Dozens" players in our Christmas story. Only us know how to tip over on the down-low. These stories are streetwise, but yet will make you think and won't shortchange you.
Minister Q
Series: African American. Price: Free! Words: 8,110. Language: English. Published: October 25, 2013 by Wes Writers & Publishers. Categories: Fiction » African American fiction » Romance, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
A tale of lust, bitterness, and betrayal. Sister Gloria, a young black woman, is a new member of Mosque Number Eight. She secretly lusts after the young fiery, Minister Q. He pays her scant attention, focusing his energy on his vitriolic sermons of black pride. Will she brood in silence or make her desires known? Available as this Short Single or as part of the collections Odd Voices
Odd Voices In Love
Series: African American · Romance · Books in Print · Short Stories. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 46,330. Language: English. Published: August 10, 2013 by Wes Writers & Publishers. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » African American fiction » General
Odd Voices in Love is a collection of stories about love from award winning author, Charles W. Harvey. These "love" stories are not your usual romantic fare. There’s no savior on a white horse coming to rescue any damsel. There's not a lot of swooning or romantic walks along the beach.
The Power Plant
Series: Gay and Lesbian · Short Stories. Price: Free! Words: 6,220. Language: English. Published: July 27, 2013 by Wes Writers & Publishers. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » General
A young man’s coming of age story. Innocent and sweet with menacing undertones. In the Power Plant our protagonist works in his University’s boiler and chiller facility typing reports and running errands. He’s nineteen and trying to deal with his attraction to men while feeling he should be in love with women. Available as this Short Single or as part of the collection Odd Voices in Love
Promise - Short Stories From Promise Goodday
Series: African American · Short Stories · Literary. Price: Free! Words: 8,280. Language: English. Published: November 5, 2012 by Wes Writers & Publishers. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » African American fiction » General
These evocative short stories are excerpts from the soon to be relaunched novel The Road to Astroworld. The stories highlight important time periods from the novel--Promise's innocense in wanting to go to Astroworld instead of a funeral, the demise of Pete Chesterfield the man who molested her, and Promise's poignant letters from the assylum she's committed to when as an adult she kills her child
Ebenezer Jenkins' Christmas in Chicago
Series: African American. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,170. Language: English. Published: October 29, 2012 by Wes Writers & Publishers. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Christmas, Fiction » African American fiction » General
(3.00 from 2 reviews)
(Formerly Christmas in The Bottoms) A very soulful and satirical version of the classic: "A Christmas Carol." Narrated by a pair of jive talking "Dozens" Players named Madd and Dog2020 aka Maddog2020. It's a bit of fantasy, macabre, and morality tale. Our Scrooge is the miser Ebenezer Jenkins who owns Glad Wrappings Funeral Home and BBQ joint. You don't want to know what's cooking in his pits.
Roommates
Series: Roommates · Gay and Lesbian · Roommates. Price: Free! Words: 3,240. Language: English. Published: August 12, 2012 by Wes Writers & Publishers. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Erotica » Gay Erotica
Omar and Rock Hardwood share an apartment in Atlanta, the Black Gay capitol. Omar is the goody two-shoes young college student and a member of "Rebirth" Baptist Church headed by Pastor Daddy Longlegs. Rock Hardwood is his stripper roomie. Despite being so-called opposites, the young men seem to always wind up in some very erotic hijinks in their tiny apartment.
The Last Supper
Series: Poetry · Gay and Lesbian. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,660. Language: English. Published: July 18, 2012 by Wes Writers & Publishers. Categories: Poetry » Contemporary Poetry, Poetry » Gay & lesbian
Poetry from the award winning Poet and fiction Writer Charles W. Harvey. These are not religious poems nor Bible verses. These poems hit you right between the eyes. They are right in your face and offer no sugar coating or apologies. Don't be fooled by the title.
Black Queen
Series: Gay and Lesbian. Price: Free! Words: 5,920. Language: American English. Published: March 21, 2012 by Wes Writers & Publishers. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Erotica » Gay Erotica
Is the party over at thirty-nine? Cleon doesn’t think so. He’s about to turn forty and still wants to hold onto his youthful days. So he brings himself to buy a new computer and goes on a quest to find the love that has eluded him. He’s eager to try out a new dating app. Will he find love or disappointment?
Americana
Series: Poetry · Books in Print. Price: Free! Words: 4,170. Language: English. Published: March 2, 2012 by Wes Writers & Publishers. Categories: Poetry » American poetry » African American
A short collection of poems from Charles W Harvey. This collection captures the spirit of the 1960's and takes us through the 1990's. They are terse, funny, and bluesy. But most important the voice is real.
Bark Too
Series: Poetry · Gay and Lesbian · Books in Print · When Dogs Bark, Book 3. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,180. Language: English. Published: February 29, 2012 by Wes Writers & Publishers. Categories: Poetry » Gay & lesbian
A collection of poetry by award winning author Charles W Harvey. Reissued from the popular When Dogs Bark. These poems tell the unvarnished truth. They are not about daffodils or a walk in the park. They speak of the grittiness of love and touch the underbelly. A few might have you rushing to the refrigerator for your favorite cucumber.
A Foursome
Series: Gay Threesome · Gay and Lesbian. Price: Free! Words: 10,850. Language: English. Published: February 15, 2012 by Wes Writers & Publishers. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Gay Erotica
Solo is cute. A couple is fun. A threesome is off the chain. A foursome is in the stratosphere. These four gay short tales take you to where you seldom travel. After reading A Foursome, you will dream of crabs, wish for a cute roommate, develop a thing for Doctors, and fall in love with a pig.
When Dogs Bark The Short Story
Series: Gay and Lesbian · Short Stories · When Dogs Bark, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 6,150. Language: English. Published: February 13, 2012 by Wes Writers & Publishers. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
When Dogs Bark, The Short Story made its debut in 1995 in Story Magazine. Soulfires published it in 1996, the same year it appeared in the iconic and awe-inspiring anthology SHADE. When a man is troubled, he growls, whimpers, or barks his a$$ off.
Betty's House
Series: African American · Romance. Price: Free! Words: 6,150. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2011 by Wes Writers & Publishers. Categories: Fiction » African American fiction » Urban life
Betty is a take-charge woman with a weakness for men down in their luck. Her men soon prove themselves to be unfaithful and suffer Betty's wrath. Her latest nameless lover is no different. Betty and her whip send him on his merry way. Available as this Short Single or as part of the collections Odd Voices and Urban Tales.
The Blue Train To Heaven
Series: Short Stories · Literary. Price: Free! Words: 5,040. Language: English. Published: October 9, 2011 by Wes Writers & Publishers. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
This short story by Harvey captures the enigmatic relationship of two brothers from Ghana. Listen in as Elijah tells his story to a Reporter who has come for a story on an elaborate burial coffin. Humor, irony, and bitterness all intermingled in this short piece. The people of Ghana are known for their elaborate coffins. Check it out on Google as you read The Blue Train to Heaven. Bonus Story
Cheeseburger and Other Stories
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,550. Language: English. Published: September 13, 2011 by Wes Writers & Publishers. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
The New Edition was hot, Prince and Michael Jackson were cute, and Hattiesburg Mississippi was a small mostly crime-free town until the mid-1980’s when gangs and drugs descended. Still that doesn't stop a young girl from falling in love.

Series

Poetry
Poetry is alive and vibrant. These books speak universally in a voice that appeals to those who seek the truth about the human condition. These are not pretty poems about flowers and sunsets. The beauty lies in their truth.
Bark Too
Price: $0.99 USD.
Americana
Price: Free!
The Last Supper
Price: $0.99 USD.
How I Got Over
Price: Free!
When Dogs Bark 2
Price: $1.99 USD.
No Satisfaction
Price: Free!
African American
The stories speak to the African-American experience in love, romance, and urban life.
Books in Print
You love the smell of paper and those pages caressing your fingers.
Bark Too
Price: $0.99 USD.
Antoine's Double Trouble
Price: $0.99 USD.
Odd Voices In Love
Price: $1.99 USD.
When Dogs Bark 2
Price: $1.99 USD.
Americana
Price: Free!
Literary
Books and stories that focus on the quirky nature of a character.
Short Stories
Short stories are a part of the literary tradition. They are meant to be enjoyed for their sharp insights and details.
Butterfly Killer
Crime Fiction Short Story and Novel
Gay and Lesbian
LGBT stories and poems. Some are serious and some are just darn hot!
Bark Too
Price: $0.99 USD.
Black Queen
Price: Free!
The Power Plant
Price: Free!
Roommates
Price: Free!
When Dogs Bark 2
Price: $1.99 USD.
Roommates
Come enjoy the steamy escapades of roommates Rock and Omar as they get into some naughty encounters in their Atlanta apartment.
Roommates
Price: Free!
Romance
Love and lust, men and women, men and men, yes the heart wants what it wants, but is it satisfied when it get's whatever it wants?
Betty's House
Price: Free!
Butt Naked in Da City
Price: $0.99 USD.
How I Got Over
Price: Free!
Odd Voices In Love
Price: $1.99 USD.
When Dogs Bark
The entire Dogs's Bark series of LGTBQ books.
When Dogs Bark 2
Price: $1.99 USD.
Bark Too
Price: $0.99 USD.
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  • Big Black Shiny Boots on Oct. 19, 2011

    A great little story. I would have paced it faster a bit by leaving out a couple of words or rewording the scene where he gets out of the car. Also I didn't get how the "victims" wound up in jars on her cupboard.
  • A Last Hunt on Oct. 19, 2011

    I'm wondering why did he kill a perfectly good dog? Did I miss something? The writing is fine, but I don't get the story.