#WritingCommunity Booklist – Young Adult – Romance

Short Stories:

25 Servings of Soop — CeekayTaty
Romance – General Fiction – Mystery

We’ve described 25 Servings of SOOP as a literary wine tasting of up-and-coming talent. This wine tasting has the sweet rosé of “Frank and Lily” by Sian Fullerton balanced by more intense flavors such as “The Storm in His Eyes” by Charmaine Kimbini and “The Unpainted Portrait” by M.D. Jerome. Heartwarming stories are juxtaposed with stories of absolute horror.

Novel:

Lodesyia — C.F. Turner
Romance – Fantasy – Science Fiction

Loddy Clementine is a regular teenager until she discovers that she has a dark spirit inside of her which may grant her any power known or unknown to man. She is called upon to save an entire galaxy of people from devastating war, but in her quest to stop this war, she must learn to control the dark spirit. Otherwise, it could end up destroying everyone and everything in existence.

#WritingCommunity Booklist – Young Adult – Poetry, General, Literary

Poetry:

fairytales: a poetry collection — M.E. Aster
Poetry

This story isn’t all mine to tell, but it yearns to exist in some form of printed words. Since the more conventional method of narrating is barred to me, I choose to express this tale in a less traditional manner, to weave the events among pretty patterns in the hopes of portraying the emotions I need to share. This is a book about angels and fairies, love and hope, pain and loss, but most of all friendship. I hope you find beauty in this and that you always look for the silver lining in even the unhappiest of endings.

Short Stories:

25 Servings of Soop — CeekayTaty
General Fiction – Romance – Mystery

We’ve described 25 Servings of SOOP as a literary wine tasting of up-and-coming talent. This wine tasting has the sweet rosé of “Frank and Lily” by Sian Fullerton balanced by more intense flavors such as “The Storm in His Eyes” by Charmaine Kimbini and “The Unpainted Portrait” by M.D. Jerome. Heartwarming stories are juxtaposed with stories of absolute horror.

 

Under the Silent Sky — Robert Valletta
LIterary Fiction

A poignant New Adult collection of short stories and poems as a young man struggles with relationships with girls and his parents. He dreams to escape his small hometown and to backpack across Europe. Will he be able to face his fears and uncertainties and take on life’s possibilities?

Novella:

Ocean Breeze Cottage — Carrie Baker
General Fiction

A tragic accident leaves the Simmons Family reeling. Their summer trip to the beach tries to heal all wounds, but unfortunately, they can’t outrun grief. Can Maggie bring her family back together, while figuring out her own problems? Will Elijah ever be welcomed back into the family? Salty air, friends, and family come together to overcome the biggest hardship of their lives in this third installment of Carrie Baker’s Heron’s Point series.

#WritingCommunity Booklist – Young Adult – Fantasy, Science Fiction

Short Stories:

Short Stories by David DeWinter — David DeWinter
Horror, Science Fiction, Supernatural

Short stories, ranging from horror, comedy and the messy bits in between. A story such as In The Lavender Sea, has a lot of visits on the site and feedback regarding how psychologically haunting it is despite being such a quick read. Do not miss out.

 

Dangerous Doorways are for Elfling Princes — H.M. Forrest
Fantasy

Muffins that just won’t quit. Soup that’s never been tasted before. Baby pets that can destroy entire realms. And even stranger pets that can destroy little elflings. Tiny, little elfling siblings venture into worlds unknown where elfling-snatchers and dragon-monsters abide. An underground, hidden world leads to forbidden explorations, strange Adventures, and ill-timed meetings for another elfling prince and his friends. And a young prince must cross forbidden doorways to show his little brother a tiny piece of special magic. And throughout it all live the magical wonders that are seen through the eyes of innocent elfling princes—and an elfling princess.

Novella:

Visiting Heaven — Rebekah Wagner
Science Fiction

After losing her grandmother who was also her best friend, Tori distances herself from everyone she knows and falls into a deep, dark place—losing control of her life with no idea how to get it back on track. With the gift of being able to visit heaven and the guidance of her nanny, she is able to get back on track with her life and even find love.

Novel:

Forget Me Not — Anca Antoci
Fantasy – Magical Realism – Urban Fantasy

When tragedy strikes, Rae makes a terrible choice and struggles with the aftermath. In the wilderness of the Tongass rainforest, she finds herself hunted by creatures of hell, monsters she never dreamed could be real. A hidden world, an ancient race, and a secret she discovers by accident give a new meaning to her life but only if she can escape and return to civilization. If she is to survive, Rae must comply with Ari, her reluctant hero, and allow him to wipe away any memory of this realm. Knowledge is power, but is it worth dying for?

 

Unrest — Victor Arteaga
Thriller, Science Fiction, Supernatural

Remembrance Day is just an excuse for vampires to throw themselves a parade and pretend they did us werewolves a favor. Living on the moon isn’t all bad, though. Drinks are cheap and work keeps me busy, but a message from my cousin could upend every sacrifice I ever made.

 

3014 AD — Theodore Beaulieu
Mystery, Horror, Thriller, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Magical Realism, Supernatural

There was a night. She ran, stumbling. Her purple bruises under her eyes well lit by the lights embarrassed all passers-by in the street. But the girl ran and didn’t notice anyone, but only said to herself, “Faster, faster.” She used all her last forces and flew another street. She finally stopped, turned around, saw her shadow and went forward quietly. A car was waiting for her ahead. The girl sat in it and looked at what was left of her: all the same white hands, scars on them, thin legs, torn apart stockings, short skirt, dirty top and head with long chestnut hair.

 

Signal Lost — Liv J. Curtis
Fantasy – Science Fiction – Dystopian

After the Earth was nearly destroyed by global war, Those who survived came together to create a utopia known as the Frame. Built for the purpose to preserve mankind, the Frame quickly turned from utopia to unhinged. Among those living inside, Sage Blackwell and her two best friends share a secret. Together with their families they hide the truth from their oppressive government until one day they are forced to make a decision that will forever change their lives.

 

Mystics — Astralia Dik
Thriller, Science Fiction, Supernatural

Set 1000 years from now, explore this highly advanced world with David and his talking sarcastic tabby as they join several friends, discovering clue after clue to save their world.

 

Ascend: Children of Lilith Series Book One — LM Gose
Fantasy – Supernatural – Action-Adventure

The Children of Lilith Series Book One: Ascend: Twins Arya and Xavier were raised in the mortal world until the eve of their sixteenth birthday bash, when their mother confesses she is Lilith of legend and the original witch created by the Goddess herself. There’s more. The twins are not just magical beings. They’re unique, even in the supernatural world. As royal, half-nephilim half-witch beings, the pressure is on. Will the twins survive ancient vendettas and magical chaos? From navigating an academy for magical beings to dealing with immortal half-siblings with revenge in their hearts, the twins face peril unknown. An inclusive and diverse cast of characters help guide the twins through the insanity.

 

Third Times the Charm — Robert Howell
Fantasy – Mystery- Supernatural

Three young orphans, two brothers and their female cousin, meet for the first time at the family estate where they find out that not only are they from a wealthy family, they are also witches. As they learn their powers, they use their abilities to solve supernatural mysteries.

 

Blood Ties — M. A. Leon
Fantasy

Dretlon Valley has been conquered, but now the city of Maldra has caught wind of a new threat stirring in southern Elabrium. Rumors tell of not just adepts being possessed by the dreaded wraiths, but essentia, the common people, are turning against one another. Behaviour that was once only characteristic of necrom is revealing itself in them too. Has the world gone wrong? Have the laws of elemental magic broken, or is there something more? Jake and Louie have to not only find out, but face more danger than ever to get to the bottom of it. All the while they struggle to learn who among their friends have turned… and if they can bring them back.

 

Elemental Links — M. A. Leon
Fantasy

“Take him and run.” The last words of Jake’s mother urged him to save his brother Louie. Jake and Louie get thrown into the outside world, where Jake learns his skill with a sword can save their lives, and Louie, gifted with elemental magic, soon learns his magic is part of something much bigger: a world of spirits that wage a war of their own.

 

Heart of a Warrior Angel: From Darkness to Light — Lali A. Love
Thriller, Fantasy, Supernatural

A gripping, compelling, powerful story about an incarnated angel’s journey, overcoming trauma and oppression with Love, through self-actualization.

 

Mira’s Griffin — Christie Valentine Powell
Fantasy – Speculative Fiction

“For as long as my people remember, griffins steal away those who stray into their mountains. Since your people have come, the griffins have gone farther, into our villages. We cannot allow it to continue.”
Fifteen-year-old Mira was one of the first to hear the native’s warning, but she would rather climb mountains than hide in the confining village. Her gift of translating for her tongue-tied sister only ties her down. Then she discovers Freko, a young griffin who saves her from falling.
Mira believes that griffins are unaware humans are more than beasts, but tension is growing. Humans are fighting back, and fatalities on both sides seem inevitable. Mira and her griffin must find a way for the two sides to communicate before they destroy each other.

 

The Spectra Unearthed — Christie Valentine Powell
Fantasy – Speculative Fiction

Hiding has kept exiled princess Keita Sage alive for months.
The Stygians stole the thrones of all six kingdoms, leaving Keita and a few other royal heirs with no family and no home. For the past few months she’s been creeping behind the scenes, helping those worse off, until a traitor hunts her down and a prisoner begs for assistance.
Keita has never wanted her title or the attention that comes with it, but now she’s back in the limelight, back in the crosshairs.
Surviving is no longer enough.

 

The Third Sun (Daughter of the Phoenix Book One) — Victoria J. Price
Fantasy

Eighteen-year-old Fia Aldridge tumbles into the parallel world of Ohinyan – a world where angels and witches walk amongst mankind. An ancient darkness is taking advantage of the dying sun, and Ohinyan needs Fia’s help. A richly woven tale drawing on ancient myths and legends, bursting with adventure, elemental magic, angels, witches, shapeshifters and slow burn romance.

 

Edge of the Breach — Halo Scot
Horror, Fantasy, Science Fiction

We all become monsters at the edge of the breach. In a post-apocalyptic world where season of birth determines power (spring healers, summer mages, fall shapeshifters, and winter shields,) a man and a woman emerge from tragic childhoods to lead humanity on opposite sides of an interrealm war.

 

Lodesyia — C.F. Turner
Romance – Fantasy – Science Fiction

Loddy Clementine is a regular teenager until she discovers that she has a dark spirit inside of her which may grant her any power known or unknown to man. She is called upon to save an entire galaxy of people from devastating war, but in her quest to stop this war, she must learn to control the dark spirit. Otherwise, it could end up destroying everyone and everything in existence.

#WritingCommunity Booklist – Adult – Romance

Poetry:

You are my Always! — John Scott Hightower
Romance

You are my Always! is a book about love for lovers. Poem to poem, shows the deep love between them. The husband writes all these beautiful love poems, showing the love the husband has for his wife and the wife has for her husband. This book is about the true meaning of life, which is love.

 

My Lovely Girl! — John Scott Hightower (Author), Bonnie Martin Hightower (Photographer)
Romance

My Lovely Girl! is a fantastic book about love. A couple who fell in love with one another and their love continues to ignite. Read along and see for yourself, about the love that continues to blossom between these two lovers!

Short Stories:

Female Legacy — Daniela R. Lovejoy
Romance – Erotica

Alex is out of work, but an inheritance from a strange uncle changes him into a female. That opens new job opportunities and romantic possibilities with the lesbian neighbor and maybe a happy ever after ending.

 

My Lesbian College Love — Daniela R. Lovejoy
Romance – Erotica

A fusion between an erotic gender swap and a lesbian romance story helped by a small amount of paranormal magic, leading to a search for a happy ever after ending.

 

Transformed into a Hot Babe — Daniela R. Lovejoy
Romance – Erotica – Science Fiction

An average guy ends up unknowingly taking part in a secret gender-swapping experiment that leaves him transformed into a woman, seeking help adjusting to the new life at the lesbian co-worker he had a crush on.

Novellas:

Three Halves of a Whole  — M.E. Aster
Romance – General Fiction – LGBTQ+

Andrew hasn’t spoken to his ex-boyfriend Riley in almost two years, until one fateful night when he receives a phone call from the other man that he finds himself unable to ignore. What will happen when rules are broken and a relationship that Andrew thought had died is given a chance of rekindling? Will things be different this time around…or will it all end in misery for a second time…

 

Echoes of Blood  — Fiona Glass
Romance – Supernatural – LGBTQ+

In this m/m vampire romance, a gay New Romantic club in Liverpool harbours chilling secrets, drawing newly-single Daniel into a web of history, blood and deep desire. Only by going back to what he fears most will he find the love he craves.

 

A Sprinkle of your love — Rebecca Ridge
Romance

When Kirsten finds herself divorced, alone and without her children at Christmas, she heads to a small town in England.
Where she hopes to hide until the holidays are over.
Instead of the solitude she craves, she finds friendship, self-worth and a new perspective that will change her life forever. With maybe a sprinkle of love.

 

Level Up : Level One : Headshot — Alexa Sommers
Romance – Erotic Romance

Dillon Strands is not your typical college co-ed. While others are chasing down parties and partners, living out their dreams of debauchery, Dillon and his friends are studying, gaming and stuck in a rut, their social lives hanging by a thread. After a semester of continued promises to step out of their comfort zone, the five friends find themselves exactly where they started. Enter Suzanne Andrews, a gamer girl with a plan.

Novels:

Red Moon — Sein Ares
Romance, Fantasy, Dark Fantasy (18+, Not Erotica)

Have you ever imagined, the End of Man?
A world where Magic is life and Demons thrive?
Have you ever imagined, if it would be a better world?
I know I did, until the Red Moon.
Ice fell like rain, waves eclipsed the skies and death upon death.
All the while, Gods silent.

Then Saisho jumped into the pit, and a ripple began.
The First Hellbrids walked, and the ripple flourished.
Ten thousand years passed, and the ripple faded away.
Until the Red Moon again, and Chaos began,
The ripple again, and an Era began,
With the world echoing again,
“Those who sin die by the way they sinned!”

Trigger warning: This series is rated R18 for adult situations, graphic violence, harem relationships and mentions of rape.

 

Fidele — Jenna Lynn Brown
Romance – Paranormal

Two WWII veterans look for peace and companionship in 1950s New Orleans while dealing with a family curse and a vengeful ghost.

 

Body and Soul — Dr. Mario Dell’Olio
Romance – Literary Fiction – LGBTQ+

Raised in a strict Catholic family, Luca seemed destined for priesthood. His safe spiritual world is shattered after just one kiss with a college roommate. Luca enters a period of self-discovery as his journey of love opens his eyes to joy he never thought possible. Along with his new-found love comes unfathomable pain and self-doubt. Years later, a newly ordained bishop is at the pinnacle of his career when a chance encounter with a lover from his youth threatens to upend his prestigious career and comfortable life. His vow of celibacy and vocation are called into question as he struggles with his faith, loneliness, and need for love. How do these seemingly disparate characters come together to make sense of the unexpected twists and turns in their lives? How do they balance their bodily desires with their soul’s search for meaning?

 

Mistress Managed – Book One — B.J. Frazier
Romance – Erotica – Legal Thriller

A fierce attorney by day–with a Mafia lawsuit–and a feisty domme by night, Jeneca Avery receives an unusual request from a dom: He wants to submit!

 

And the Next Thing You Know… — Chase Taylor Hackett
Romance – Comedy

Jeffrey Bornic knows exactly the kind of guy he wants. Someone smart, ambitious, driven, not to mention buff, polished professional in a well-fitting suit. In other words, somebody exactly like Jeffrey Bornic. What the guy won’t be is a short, bad-tempered, artsy-fartsy demon, wearing sneakers held together with duct tape. And the next thing you know, Jeff’s wondering if the last guy he’d EVER fall for might be exactly that.

 

Where Do I Start? — Chase Taylor Hackett
Romance – Comedy

Fletcher Andrews didn’t believe in promises, or relationships, or love. He believed in hormones. The thing is, just because you don’t believe in love, doesn’t mean it isn’t real. It just means you don’t see it coming until it’s way too late.

 

Anguish — Lillie Jayne
Romance – General Fiction – LGBTQ+

Theo and Finn have been best friends their entire lives and secretly in love with each other for most of it. Until one reckless night threatens to destroy the very bonds of that friendship and sever the ties holding them together, forever.

 

Stay — Ash Knight
Romance – General Fiction – LGBTQ+

Joe Calloway has been on the run since he was sixteen, homeless and alone. He never lets anyone close. Between his traumatic past and his autism, he isn’t used to people taking the time to understand him. Even so, when a stranger offers him a way to build a better life for himself, Joe finds the strength to go for it. Madden Fields is fully devoted to his older sister, her autistic son, and his job as a nurse, but when he meets Joe, his carefully ordered life begins to pick up speed. As their connection deepens, Madden realizes he’s going to have to hold on tight if he wants to be an anchor strong enough for Joe to stay.

 

Death Takes a Holiday at Pemberley — Kelly Miller
Romance – Fantasy – “Pride and Prejudice” Sequel

Fitzwilliam Darcy’s well-ordered life is about to become a chaotic nightmare. A man of fortune, property, and social prominence, he has everything he could desire. Blissfully married to his wife, Elizabeth, they have a two-year-old son. With so much to live for, Darcy is shaken by a near-fatal riding accident. After a miraculous escape, he is visited by an otherworldly being: an angel of death named Graham. Threatening dire consequences, Graham compels Darcy to guide him on a sojourn in the world of mortals.

 

Innocence & Carnality — J. Alan Veerkamp
Romance – Steampunk

Nathan Valencus’ marriage has been arranged to quiet aristocratic gossip in his homeland of Deilia. Lord Rother Marsh Delaga III has agreed to take his hand with one stipulation: that the young 20 year old Nathan is a virgin. Nathan is whisked away to a new life in far off Marisol only to learn life at his home and his husband’s business at Delaga House is not what he expected at all.

#WritingCommunity Booklist – Adult – Mystery, Thriller, Horror

Short Stories:

Short Stories by David DeWinter — David DeWinter
Horror, Science Fiction, Supernatural

Short stories, ranging from horror, comedy and the messy bits in between. A story such as In The Lavender Sea, has a lot of visits on the site and feedback regarding how psychologically haunting it is despite being such a quick read. Do not miss out.

 

Who’s There? A Collection of Stories — Dimas Rio
Horror, Thriller, Supernatural

A woman went missing a week before her wedding. A man recalling his nightmarish encounter with the devil. Letters sent from beyond the grave. A call from loved ones who since have passed. Limbs that have a mind of their own. Drawing on local folk tales of vengeful banshees, dusk-dwelling monsters, and other forms of the undead, this collection of five short stories will transport readers to the deep, dark abyss where demon forever resides: the human mind.

Novel:

Unrest — Victor Arteaga
Thriller, Science Fiction, Supernatural

Remembrance Day is just an excuse for vampires to throw themselves a parade and pretend they did us werewolves a favor. Living on the moon isn’t all bad, though. Drinks are cheap and work keeps me busy, but a message from my cousin could upend every sacrifice I ever made.

 

3014 AD — Theodore Beaulieu
Mystery, Horror, Thriller, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Magical Realism, Supernatural

There was a night. She ran, stumbling. Her purple bruises under her eyes well lit by the lights embarrassed all passers-by in the street. But the girl ran and didn’t notice anyone, but only said to herself, “Faster, faster.” She used all her last forces and flew another street. She finally stopped, turned around, saw her shadow and went forward quietly. A car was waiting for her ahead. The girl sat in it and looked at what was left of her: all the same white hands, scars on them, thin legs, torn apart stockings, short skirt, dirty top and head with long chestnut hair.

 

Mystics — Astralia Dik
Thriller, Science Fiction, Supernatural

Set 1000 years from now, explore this highly advanced world with David and his talking sarcastic tabby as they join several friends, discovering clue after clue to save their world.

 

The Dime Box — Karen Grose
Mystery, Thriller

Set in Ontario, Canada, The Dime Box is the story of a young woman accused of murdering her father.

 

The Secret of the Second Zeus — Anders Kingsley
Mystery, Thriller

Running away from a broken heart, easygoing American Tom Rivers travels to Switzerland to see an old friend, only to find him brutally murdered on the very first day of the visit. Having barely survived a confrontation with his friend’s killer, Tom is stranded in a strange country with two cracked ribs, and no phone or wallet. The next morning he and his friend’s sister learn of the victim’s last message scrawled in his own blood on the back of a group photo. If they can decipher the cryptic message, referring to an ancient myth, they might uncover the biggest conspiracy of a generation. But the darker the secret, the more ruthless are those trying to protect it.

 

Heart of a Warrior Angel: From Darkness to Light — Lali A. Love
Thriller, Fantasy, Supernatural

A gripping, compelling, powerful story about an incarnated angel’s journey, overcoming trauma and oppression with Love, through self-actualization.

 

My Girlfriend the Vampire — Robert Northam
Horror

A nerdy financial analyst with a non-existent social life meets the woman of his dreams on a foggy night in Boston. There seems to be an issue though…

 

Edge of the Breach — Halo Scot
Horror, Fantasy, Science Fiction

We all become monsters at the edge of the breach. In a post-apocalyptic world where season of birth determines power (spring healers, summer mages, fall shapeshifters, and winter shields,) a man and a woman emerge from tragic childhoods to lead humanity on opposite sides of an interrealm war.

#WritingCommunity Booklist – Adult – Memoir, Non-Fiction

Short Stories:

So You’re Not Supermom: It’s Ok!  — JN Supermom
Non-Fiction

This is a compilation of short rants from a foul mouthed mom with some little words of wisdom! You dont have to be a woman or even have kids to enjoy this read! The reviews prove that. You just can’t be offended by swears and honesty!

Novellas:

Where There is Movement — Evan Knapp
Memoir

Evan writes a note to change his life. “I won’t be home for dinner.” And he is gone, teenager, aspiring dancer and now runaway, bound for the ballet world of Portland with $15 dollars, nowhere to sleep and a support system of exactly him. He finds a grungy flop house and seeks out the studios where he can practice his art. By day and evening, a prodigy dance student and lauded performer, by midnight a careening partaker of Portland’s underground scene, Evan flings himself head-first toward ballet luminescence or back alley extinction. Peopled with mods and Wave-os, prostitutes and punks, the beautiful broken and happy, squatting bohemians, Evan negotiates roiling seas of counter-culture culture and mainstream art world success. A career expanding and a psyche imploding, he stalks his missing pieces with grace and fury. Told with bare-naked truth and startling humor unique, Evan Knapp’s real-life descent into the darkest corners of the 1980s resounds far beyond the last page. *A short-form bildungsroman memoir. Gay author, a few explicit scenes.

Novels:

Coming About: Life In the Balance — Dr. Mario Dell’Olio
Memoir

A mid-life crisis, a sailing adventure, and a rescue at sea, Coming About tells a story of survival and inner-strength through a foundational loving relationship. Coming About is a memoir of Mario and Jim who, at 40, quit their jobs and sell their home in San Francisco to follow their dream. They buy a 50-foot sailboat and move to St. Thomas, Virgin Islands where they discover many quirky facets of adjusting to life on the island as well as its many cultural idiosyncrasies. During the maiden voyage from the US mainland to St. Thomas, they encounter treacherous weather conditions and a series of life-threatening events that lead to a rescue at sea and the destruction of their dreams of retirement in a Caribbean paradise. Battling relentlessly crushing waves and shark-infested waters, their lives hang in the balance. Their struggles are vividly recounted as they search for meaning in the near loss of their lives and the shattering of their dreams.

 

Chasing Cosby — Nicole Weisensee Egan
Narrative Non-Fiction

The definitive account of Bill Cosby’s transition from revered father figure to convicted criminal, told by a veteran investigative journalist and former senior writer for People magazine. She was the first reporter to dig into the allegations back in 2005 when others shied away. The book explores the cultural and sociological issues that influenced the case while delving into the psychological calculations of a serial predator and calling out all of his enablers, including those in the media.

#WritingCommunity Booklist – Adult – Historical Fiction

Novels:

Primitive Passions — John M. Cahill
Historical Fiction

Primitive Passions, a novel of life on the border between of 17th-Century New York and New France, is the story of Sean O Cathail, a fur trader at a time when Dutch and Canadian fur traders competed to control access to the Indians. He faces adversity, danger and intrigue while securing an English-Iroquois alliance and thwarting the efforts of the French to divide and conquer the Five Iroquois Nations. Even the women who love him  “his Mohawk lover, Kai, and the Dutch bond servant, Laurentje van Reuyter“ are eventually swept up in the primitive passions of the savage frontier.

 

Savage Wilderness — John M. Cahill
Historical Fiction

1687: The Colony of New York is in dire financial straits. The flow of furs, the life’s blood of the colony, has slowed to a trickle. Traders from Albany are forced to go ever further west in search of peltries. Although only recently married, Sean O’Cathail joins the small group of adventurers who have the courage to face the savage wilderness. The governor of New France, however, is aware of their plans and invades Iroquois territory to keep them from reaching the Great Lakes. When Sean and his comrades are surrounded and captured by a vastly superior force of French and Indians, they must use all means at their disposal to survive. Held prisoner at Montreal, Sean manages to escape. But, while trying to reach Albany, he is recaptured and tortured; and it is only with the help of Kai, his former lover, that he is able to survive and return to his young bride, Laurentje.

 

The Trail of a Traitor — John M. Cahill
Historical Fiction

1689-90: King William’s War, between England and France, spreads from Europe to the Americas as French Canadians and their Huron allies mount attacks on the English colonies. By chance, Sean O Cathail learns that Jeremy Cox, his longtime nemesis, has turned traitor and joined with the French and their Huron allies in raiding the homesteads and hamlets of New York. When Sean learns that Cox has participated in the massacre at Schenectady, Sean vows to finally bring Cox to justice. But, before Sean can act, Cox kidnaps Sean’s closest and dearest friend, Megan O Reilly. The quest becomes personal for Sean. Can he rescue Megan? Can he bring Cox to justice? To do so, he must follow the trail of a traitor.

 

Full Circle — Daisy Wood
Historical Fiction

It is a book of Avarice, Hate, Justice and Love, and also to know that no matter what you obtain in this life, you cannot take it with you. You are just a custodian to leave for those who follow.

#WritingCommunity Booklist – Adult – General, Literary Fiction, Poetry

Poetry:

Unlucky Fours — Ellen Chang-Richardson
Poetry – Contemporary Verse – Memory

A series of short, intimate poems about two-faced people and two-faced political systems.

Short Stories:

Two Pairs of Shorts — WC Clinton
General Fiction – Literary Fiction – Comedy

From a contentious church board meeting to a neighborhood watch gone wrong, from a young man mailing Christmas cards on a cold December night to a middle-aged woman’ contemplation of her life as she performs a summer chore, “two pairs of shorts” provides glimpses into the everyday lives of four protagonists. Divided between “Light” and “Dark” this quartet of short stories moves in gradations from comic to tragic

Novellas:

Three Halves of a Whole  — M.E. Aster
Romance – General Fiction – LGBTQ+

Andrew hasn’t spoken to his ex-boyfriend Riley in almost two years, until one fateful night when he receives a phone call from the other man that he finds himself unable to ignore. What will happen when rules are broken and a relationship that Andrew thought had died is given a chance of rekindling? Will things be different this time around…or will it all end in misery for a second time…

Novels:

October Storms — Amanda Collins Beams
General Fiction

On the Illinois prairie in 1897, a tale of loss, survival, trust & bonds of friendship even death couldn’t break.

 

Body and Soul — Dr. Mario Dell’Olio
Romance – Literary Fiction – LGBTQ+

Raised in a strict Catholic family, Luca seemed destined for priesthood. His safe spiritual world is shattered after just one kiss with a college roommate. Luca enters a period of self-discovery as his journey of love opens his eyes to joy he never thought possible. Along with his new-found love comes unfathomable pain and self-doubt. Years later, a newly ordained bishop is at the pinnacle of his career when a chance encounter with a lover from his youth threatens to upend his prestigious career and comfortable life. His vow of celibacy and vocation are called into question as he struggles with his faith, loneliness, and need for love. How do these seemingly disparate characters come together to make sense of the unexpected twists and turns in their lives? How do they balance their bodily desires with their soul’s search for meaning?

 

Follow your Dream — Writing: John Scott Hightower, Photography: Bonnie M Hightower
Family Drama

Scott had to go into emergency surgery, but that’s not the problem. Scott won’t come out a dream like state coma. Will the love of his family be enough to bring him out of it?

 

Anguish — Lillie Jayne
Romance – General Fiction – LGBTQ+

Theo and Finn have been best friends their entire lives and secretly in love with each other for most of it. Until one reckless night threatens to destroy the very bonds of that friendship and sever the ties holding them together, forever.

 

Stay — Ash Knight
Romance – General Fiction – LGBTQ+

Joe Calloway has been on the run since he was sixteen, homeless and alone. He never lets anyone close. Between his traumatic past and his autism, he isn’t used to people taking the time to understand him. Even so, when a stranger offers him a way to build a better life for himself, Joe finds the strength to go for it. Madden Fields is fully devoted to his older sister, her autistic son, and his job as a nurse, but when he meets Joe, his carefully ordered life begins to pick up speed. As their connection deepens, Madden realizes he’s going to have to hold on tight if he wants to be an anchor strong enough for Joe to stay.

 

 

#WritingCommunity Booklist – Adult – Fantasy, Science Fiction

Short Stories:

Transformed into a Hot Babe — Daniela R. Lovejoy
Romance – Erotica – Science Fiction

An average guy ends up unknowingly taking part in a secret gender-swapping experiment that leaves him transformed into a woman, seeking help adjusting to the new life at the lesbian co-worker he had a crush on.

Novellas:

Echoes of Blood  — Fiona Glass
Romance – Supernatural – LGBTQ+

In this m/m vampire romance, a gay New Romantic club in Liverpool harbours chilling secrets, drawing newly-single Daniel into a web of history, blood and deep desire. Only by going back to what he fears most will he find the love he craves.

 

Daylight Chasers — Rue Sparks
Speculative Fiction, Science Fiction, Magic Realism

Daylight Chasers is a speculative novella and a modern fable on mortality, bravery, and acceptance.
Take a time-hopping road trip with Keenan across the USA to learn what is really happening to his client, Isabella.

Novels:

Red Moon — Sein Ares
Romance, Fantasy, Dark Fantasy (18+, Not Erotica)

Have you ever imagined, the End of Man?
A world where Magic is life and Demons thrive?
Have you ever imagined, if it would be a better world?
I know I did, until the Red Moon.
Ice fell like rain, waves eclipsed the skies and death upon death.
All the while, Gods silent.

Then Saisho jumped into the pit, and a ripple began.
The First Hellbrids walked, and the ripple flourished.
Ten thousand years passed, and the ripple faded away.
Until the Red Moon again, and Chaos began,
The ripple again, and an Era began,
With the world echoing again,
“Those who sin die by the way they sinned!”

Trigger warning: This series is rated R18 for adult situations, graphic violence, harem relationships and mentions of rape.

 

The Jealousy of Jalice — Jesse Nolan Bailey
Fantasy

In this dark fantasy, two women enact a scheme to overthrow a tyrant chief by first kidnapping his wife. Annilasia whisks Jalice off into a forest infested with beasts and demonic entities, while Delilee, remains behind to spy on the chief. Yet a dangerous event from Jalice’s past threatens to undo their schemes.

 

Fidele — Jenna Lynn Brown
Romance – Paranormal

Two WWII veterans look for peace and companionship in 1950s New Orleans while dealing with a family curse and a vengeful ghost.

 

The Misadventures of Jayna Whitman — Lucas Carson
Fantasy

Jayna Whitman is an eleven-year-old girl who comes from a family of doctors. She goes to school, but regularly ditches to explore the forest on the outskirts of her hometown of Port Larius, until one day, a group of pirates arrives in town and she is forced to stay home due to a mandatory curfew. With nowhere to go and nothing to do, she finds the Adventures of Korga books on her family bookshelf and discovers a whole new world of adventures. The books inspire her to take up swordplay and give her aspirations of becoming a hero just like Korga, but she will learn the hard way that there is far more to being a hero than what she reads about in her favorite stories.

 

Death, Just Grinn and Bear It  — Christopher Hooley
Fantasy – Urban Fantasy – Paranormal Fantasy

DEATH, JUST GRINN AND BEAR IT is a raw, gut-punching, no-holds-barred paranormal fantasy about the tragic beauty of life and the inescapable mystery of death.

 

Alathea: Goddess & Empress — Dylan Madeley
Fantasy

Over-sheltered heiress Alathea learns about life and survives a gauntlet of dangers on the way to claiming an imperial throne. A series of people tries to educate, control or kill her, and she must determine how best to handle whom. She takes a piece of everything she is taught and imagines her own destiny; however, some aspects of the world can’t be conquered by sheer force of will.

 

The Crown Princess’ Voyage — Dylan Madeley
Fantasy

An embattled crown princess and her loyal former enemy leave an increasingly hostile homeland with a fleet of soldiers and riches. They sail right into the trap of a forgotten power who has a dangerous obsession with the princess and her gift-knight, and plans that encompass the world. Book 2 of 3, sequel to The Gift-Knight’s Quest.

 

The Gift-Knight’s Quest — Dylan Madeley
Fantasy

A young woman claims the throne on a legal technicality and tries to hold an empire together while investigating the truth behind the king and queen’s death. Meanwhile, an old enemy of her family is called to be her personal guard and is torn between duty and the opportunity for vengeance. Book 1 of 3.

 

The Masked Queen’s Lament — Dylan Madeley
Fantasy

A crown princess, a former knight and their allies barely have any time to regroup before their enemy unleashes her full plot against the world, framing the princess for an atrocity and starting a few wars at once. An ensemble cast fights for their lives and the freedom to be who they are. Book 3 in a trilogy, after The Gift-Knight’s Quest and The Crown Princess’ Voyage.

 

Her Name Is Murder — A.C. Merkel
Speculative Fiction

Magical musician Murder LaVoe is tired of running. She’s been running for nearly 500 years. When you don’t age, people take it personally. She’s returned 30 years later to her favorite borough in New York City, hoping to finally settle down and hide her secret by taking the identities of falsified heirs. A public attempt on the life of her Rock-N-Roll alter ego, Lady Dreamscapes, and a chance meeting of subservient immortals in need, threaten to take away the life she holds so dear. Can NYPD detective Grant Noble III solve her mysteries in time to save her? Maybe it’ him that needs saving?

 

London Calling — A.C. Merkel
Urban Fantasy

Murder must face her past once more, up close and in person, as she races the clock to find out what really happened to her mother.

 

Death Takes a Holiday at Pemberley — Kelly Miller
Romance – Fantasy – “Pride and Prejudice” Sequel

Fitzwilliam Darcy’s well-ordered life is about to become a chaotic nightmare. A man of fortune, property, and social prominence, he has everything he could desire. Blissfully married to his wife, Elizabeth, they have a two-year-old son. With so much to live for, Darcy is shaken by a near-fatal riding accident. After a miraculous escape, he is visited by an otherworldly being: an angel of death named Graham. Threatening dire consequences, Graham compels Darcy to guide him on a sojourn in the world of mortals.

 

The Moon Hunters — Anya Pavelle
Science Fiction

The Pestilence sweeps the globe with terrifying speed. A group of survivors finds an island sanctuary. Three generations later, no one has heard from the outside world in years. The old radio only crackles with static. The Pestilence either finished its job or the world tore itself apart. In the Village of Lehom, Leilani has been called to court as a Virtue by the King. Going to court means losing her independence and self-respect. Unfortunately, she doesn’t have a choice. Leilani decides to take a stand; the King be damned. She plans a daring escape and sets in motion a series of events that will shake the foundation of her village and the island to its core.

 

Emma’s Fury  — Linda Rainier
Fantasy – Urban Fantasy – Supernatural

Women are reborn as Furies, defending the balance between humanity and the paranormal world. Emma’s life is strictly controlled as she battles monsters and tries to escape Death yet again.

 

Innocence & Carnality — J. Alan Veerkamp
Romance – Steampunk

Nathan Valencus’ marriage has been arranged to quiet aristocratic gossip in his homeland of Deilia. Lord Rother Marsh Delaga III has agreed to take his hand with one stipulation: that the young 20 year old Nathan is a virgin. Nathan is whisked away to a new life in far off Marisol only to learn life at his home and his husband’s business at Delaga House is not what he expected at all.

 

Dead Heads — Ross Young
Speculative Fiction

Someone has stolen the Grim Reaper’s head and Detective Blunt has been told to find it. In a new city where the rules of the living don’t apply Blunt’s up to his neck in the brown stuff and he’s never been much of a swimmer. With the aid of a woman who keeps turning involuntarily invisible, a journalist who hasn’t written an article since she died, and a bureaucrat who can’t say no to anyone, Blunt’s got to stop whoever is stealing the heads of the city’s elite before things get too lively.

#WritingCommunity Booklist – Masterlist

The Twitter #WritingCommunity is a vast and varied amalgamation of authors and books ranging from poetry to short stories and novels.

Here are just a few of the many wonderful books and series you can find by authors within the #WritingCommunity, ordered by genre.

Young Adult:

Romance

Poetry, General, Literary

Fantasy, Science Fiction

Adult:

Romance

Poetry, General, Literary

Fantasy, Science Fiction

Mystery, Thriller Horror

Memoir, Non-Fiction

Historical Fiction