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Variations on a Theme
One is blond and blue-eyed, the other has dark hair and eyes. Names change, situations change, but it’s all variations of the same love story. Short stories of m/m romance.
“Dismissed Gay” – meeting again ten years after participating to a reality show
“Band-mates” – being asked to join the best band of the school and win the Battle of the Bands
“Heartbreaker” – seduced and abandoned wants revenge
“Gardener” – handsome new gardener to steal rich young man’s heart
“Legacy” – a dying man leaves a small apartment and his son to his lover
“Rock stars” – it’s not just rock ‘n’ roll
previously published as B.G. Hope. Cover art by Marta Baroni.
Star Minds Next Generation
Aristocratic adventurer on a starship called “outlaw”.
Raised as imperial prince, Shan-leo doesn’t miss his former status. At twenty-two, he gets to define his destiny without being forced on a path traced by his family. Following his love for calligraphy, he discovers a black market of stolen manuscripts, which starts the adventure of a lifetime.
The next generation of Star Minds is out in the galaxy.
Once upon a time there was a kingdom that mostly followed the southern traditions and culture but differed from the others for two main things: it was blessed with four seasons – instead of three, led by monsoon rains – and with twin royals, so there were always two interchangeable kings…
Rohit always thought he should be content with his “almost twin”, his cousin Ajay. Bun one day he discovers he had an actual twin, Rahul…
Harish grew up in an itinerant circus before discovering he is actuall the twin prince of Amrendra.
The story of the twin royalty of Amrendra. A novella of the southern kingdoms of Silvery Earth.
Rajveer the Vampire
A “sun clan” warrior can never become a true child of darkness.
Turned into a bloodsucker by an ancient Celtic vampire, Rajveer, a proud Rajput warrior of a Suryavanshi clan in 14th century India, becomes almost invulnerable.
Immortal, he loses his family to war and time and travels through northern India, seeing history unfold. Threatened by both human wars and evil vampires, can he remain true to his sworn vow not to take human lives?
A vampire’s journey through centuries.
In this new novel, Barbara G.Tarn combines her love for history (especially medieval) and fantasy. It’s the story of a vampire through the centuries that will appeal to both historical fiction readers and vampire lovers all over the world.
Interview with Rajveer:
On Amaranthine blog.
King of Music – Zaphadin
The true story of the man behind the myth. A Star Minds novella.
He loved to entertain his friends with songs and dance moves. And one day at a wedding banquet he met the manager who made him a galactic phenomenon – he can dance, he can sing, he can entertain you like nobody else, he’s the king of the music business! During his fifteen years career, the star of Zaphadin kept rising in popularity while at the same time the man’s morale plummeted into desperation. That’s why at the height of his fame, he walked away from it all.
Character interviews Zaphadin and Rashaun.
A collection of stories set in the Queendom of Maadre a.k.a. Amazons Country. From the death of Queen Amazonia to shorter stories, meet the only country on Silvery Earth where women rule and men have no voice and no rights. Reprint of “The Death of Queen Amazonia”, “The Slave” (included in Tales of the Southern Kingdoms Volume 1) and Doreen (included in Books of the Immortal – Prequels). The dawn of the Queendom.
New story: The Public Man – or male prostitutes in the Queendom! Leone thinks he has the best job in the country – until he realizes not everybody likes Public Men…
Cover art by Cristina Fabris
More Tales of the Southern Kingdoms
The Southern Kingdoms of Varia consider themselves at the height of civilization. A tour of the southern courts at the time of the Tales of the Southern Kingdoms grandfathers.
“The Gorgeous Prince” with Genn blood finds a blind bride. “The Northern Warrior” upsets the court of the twin kings – and mostly their main heir. “The Jesters” entertain the court of Lakeshi and their lustful king. “Twin Royalty” – an exclusive of Amrendra – and how to deal with it. “The Hooded Man” heads back home to his beloved to find a cruel governor ruling his city. “The King-God of Arquon” decides to be a man instead of a king-god. “The Young King” gets badly hurt during a revolt led by his father’s former general.
Map by Federico Di Stefano.
Male Lovers of Silvery Earth
5 stories of male lovers throughout the history of Silvery Earth.
Collection of the novellas “The Death of Queen Amazonia” (1300s), “Saif’s Legacy” (1600s) and “Allan de Sayek” (1700s) and the short story “The Lords of War” (from Tales of the Southern Kingdoms vol.2 – 1500s).
New story: “The Young King”, the first of “More Tales of the Southern Kingdoms” (1400s)
“The Death of Queen Amazonia”
Being a man in the Queendom of Maadre is tough, especially with the founding Queen, Amazonia.
When Smeraldo is called to the Queen’s bed, he doesn’t expect the cruelty awaiting him. Only a foreign merchant can help him to recover from the shock.
But Amazonia, who is almost two-hundred years old, is relentless.
“The young king”
A mighty warrior kills his own general to save the gorgeous young king, and then struggles to keep control over his emotions.
“The Lords of War”
Foreign men, foreign culture; the continued destruction of Akkora. Not a love story.
The southern kingdoms are no more, but the Assassins’ Guild is still there – honorable men who would never hurt women or children. Saif has been living as a woodcutter for fifteen years, but on his deathbed he calls for his former apprentice, Kilig. Saif’s legacy – his son Hakeem – will avenge him, and possibly mend Kilig’s broken heart.
“Allan de Sayek”
A forbidden love. A marriage of interest. A second chance.
An endless love only death can end.
Star Minds Next Generation Diaries
The companion of the next generation novel with the story of how Shan-leo lost his arm, the diaries of Mayumi, Wim, Hiro and T’ymi’chel (or the novel seen from other points of view), and then Dadina five years later. Cover story: S.E.T.H. or Izzy-lee’s quest to recover her beloved.