William Raymond



I am William and I am new to writing but enjoying it immensely. My writing style is a combination of autobiographical, fantasies and imagination. I have written a few short pieces in the past but this is the first time I have written in book length a work that i have published.

My first work is a gay fiction novel about a young couple that meet and fall in love. It is set mostly in Sydney Australia in areas where I grew up or have lived at some time, so I have included a lot of local knowledge. Craig and Justin have a small circle of close friends and you will get to meet them along the way as well as their families. There are some hot love scenes as well as a few surprises.

Don't be scared off because I am a first time writer. Give it a try, I hope you enjoy.

Thank you for taking the time to read my bio.

Smashwords Interview

When did you first start writing?
Just last year 2018.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
As a first time writer, I would stand very little chance of being published in print. This is particularly so as a writer of gay fiction in Australia because we have a very small local market compared to other countries with larger populations. Smashwords gives me the opportunity to publish.
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Body for Pleasure and Pain
Price: $2.00 USD. Words: 102,190. Language: Australian English. Published: August 19, 2019 . Categories: Fiction » LGBTQ+ » Gay
(4.00 from 3 reviews)
Ex SAS officer, Jared, advertises for a “Pain Lover” to join him in his fetish activities. He receives a reply from an unlikely applicant, Thomas. Surprisingly the two men begin a relationship and join a circle of friends from the novel “The Body Waiter”.
The Body Waiter
Price: $2.00 USD. Words: 87,370. Language: Australian English. Published: March 11, 2019 . Categories: Fiction » LGBTQ+ » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Adult
(4.67 from 3 reviews)
This work is a gay fiction novel about a young gay couple that meet and fall in love. It is set mostly in Sydney Australia. Craig and Justin have a small catering business. Craig is the cook and Justin is the waiter but when Justin accidently goes topless for the first time it is the start of a new direction for their business. There are some hot love scenes as well as a few surprises..

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William Raymond's favorite authors on Smashwords

David Goldon
Latest book: Two Can.
Published November 4, 2017. (5.00 from 1 review)
Douglas Gellatly
Latest book: Mount Zero.
Published January 7, 2015. (5.00 from 1 review)
Jonathan Foe
Latest book: The Students Who Fought Marcos.
Published February 18, 2021.
Rigby Taylor
Latest book: Frankie Fey.
Published April 25, 2017.
Robbie Byrnes
Latest book: Young, Gay and Scared.
Published July 28, 2019.

Smashwords book reviews by William Raymond

  • Lake Brambruck on July 09, 2019

    A beautiful gay love story told refreshingly with an Australian accent. Douglas' knowledge of the Wimmera area seems extensive and I learned a lot about this area of Australia that was previously unknown to me. Thank you Douglas
  • Marketing Beef on July 09, 2019

    I loved this story, Loved the characters, but I d id have one problem with it. It ended too soon. I want more!
  • Dancing Bare on July 31, 2019

    A delightful read. I am a similar age to Rigby but certainly didn't venture beyond my home shores as a young man. I find his travels fascinating and insightful. I have to admit that although leading very different lives, I share many of Rigby's thoughts, attitudes and beliefs. Thanks for making me think about my own life and for sharing yours. Looking forward to reading more of Rigby's work. (review of free book)
  • Sebastian on July 31, 2019

    Don't know why nobody has reviewed this book before. It was the first of Rigby's books that I read and enjoyed it enough to read more. I like his writing and his ability to tell a story. I am writing this review after having read two more of Rigby's books and now note a theme that Rigby does not seem to like being clothed. But no problem with that.
  • Dome of Death on July 31, 2019

    This book surprised and entertained me. The scenes are so well described that by the end I felt as bloodied and bruised as the characters.
  • Golton Island on Aug. 05, 2019

    This book finds our characters from Lake Brambruck still together many years later. Their relationship is stronger and their lives still interesting.Our heroes have settled into domestic life as a loving couple when suddenly parenthood is thrust upon them. How do they cope? You should read it to find out. As with Douglas's previous book I learned more about the Wimmera district and a little about the funeral industry. Looking forward to Corker's Creek.
  • Jarek on Aug. 25, 2019

    The naked fairy sprinkles his magic dust and poof; the characters’ clothes disappear as they go on a naked romp through the bush. But don’t get me wrong, there is a very serious side to this story. Read how a couple of enlightened teachers guide their students through the class of unlearning. We are all born naked of body and naked of mind. But as soon as we are born parents and society plus political, social and religious leaders want to cover that body and instil their own beliefs in the mind. On the surface some of this story might appear misogynistic, but look deeper for the real message. There is some great stuff here that all young men need to discuss. Oh, by the way, you may need to shake your own moral compass to ensure it is pointing the correct way. Take the bare-butt ride, you’ll love it.
  • Corker's Creek on Oct. 02, 2019

    Mmm, after reading the third of the Wimmera trilogy and following the lives of the four main characters, I’m left wondering, what happens next? Max and Richard from the first two novels in this series hand over to the next generation, Rory and Danny who both have successful health related careers and move to Corker’s Creek. As with many gay couples they settle in and are accepted by their community. Life is not all discrimination for gay couples, even in a small country town. They are two thoroughly likable young men that anyone would like to have as friends or neighbours. But as happens in small towns their lives become entangled with others. There is a big surprise near the end, so hang in there. After reading three novels set in the Wimmera I am now curious enough about this area that I am planning a visit there. Who knows, I might just run into Danny and Rory having coffee at the bakery.
  • Two Can on Oct. 20, 2019

    Brief but enjoyable read. Great descriptions of the characters. Ah, now I understand the title - clever. Want more of David's work.
  • Awakening: Gay Erotic Tales #1 on Nov. 08, 2019

    Got me hot.