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Marooned with a Marine by Gordon Phillips

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Psychologist Neil is a civilian embedded with a division of Marines sent out as part of a peacekeeping mission overseas in the Pacific. When the local political situation erupts into open civil war, the American troops are ordered to evacuate. Neil escapes in a small plane, along with several military personnel.

The plane crashes into the sea, with only Neil and a Marine surviving. They’re swept over a reef and deposited in the lagoon of a deserted island.

As they work together to survive in the hopes of being rescued, mutual respect warms into friendship. But Neil’s feelings grow deeper, and he keeps them hidden from his companion.

How would the Marine react if he knew the feelings Neil harbors for him? Can what they share in isolation carry over if — or when — they’re rescued?

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Guest post by Gordon Phillips

Renegades from the Time War was written, in part, years ago. (I have, like many writers, I believe, a crèche of hundreds of stories, short-story to novel length, in various stages of completion.) Specifically, this story began with a scene that arose by combining two ideas.

The first was an image from Tolstoy’s War and Peace, in French-occupied Moscow, where a number of Russian citizens and soldiers are made examples of, being shot by firing squad. It is a brilliant if harrowing scene; particularly powerful is the depiction of a young Russian soldier who, even as he is being tied to the take seems confused about what is happening to him, to the point where he dies in that state.

The second idea was the conception of space-time portals as presented in Heinlein’s Glory Road, and how predatory villains without scruples use these portals to gain access to innocents: nubile young women or strapping youths, to have their way with them. Heinlein mentions such reprobates only to comment that such individuals are routinely executed when caught.

Curiously, I found the idea of the use of such portals to gain access to sexual partners very erotic. Yet I dislike anything to do with rape, since I abhor assault, sexual or otherwise. But couldn’t there be some situations in which such a visitation might be welcome?

My mind returned to that condemned soldier. His life couldn’t be saved by such a portal, since that would disrupt the time stream of history. But couldn’t he be offered one final sexual encounter, a satisfying release that might make his state of mind more accepting of his fate? This was the beginning of my story.

Initially it was a short story. But when several of my friends asked me questions about the sort of world that would lie behind this technology, I began developing Renegades from the Time War, in which there was a Time War, an idea I thought intriguing, and certain individuals who, being caught up in this war, wanted out — thus becoming renegades.

The published novella tells the story of two characters, from opposite sides of the Time War, who meet and fall in love, but then must face the reality of their situation. This allowed for a number of plot twists, and a satisfying story, I thought. But those reading it were also intrigued by the possibility of other stories set in the same world. One suggestion was to tell the story of two secondary characters, lovers in Renegades, Jamal and Enzo. Then there was the question of those high up in the hegemony of either side. How such individuals contributed to the onset of the Time War. What part did their passions play in this?

The Time War world, with its politics and technology, is rich in story possibilities. I am currently working on some of these, so that Renegades from the Time War is just one of a series of such tales. And, though it was first written, like The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe in the Narnia series it will not first chronologically in the Tales from the Time War.

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Gym Slave by Gordon Phillips

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Marc is entranced by a playful exchange between two men and a woman on the street, and follows the men to their gym. On impulse he joins, but this is not a gay gym, and Marc finds himself systematically ignored. To challenge this he adopts increasingly provocative workout clothes. He is courting danger, as gym staff member Anatole tries to warn him.

But Marc doesn’t listen, because one of the gym members, Orestes, appears to be showing interest. Orestes even propositions Marc in the parking lot behind the gym. The encounter is intense, beyond Marc’s expectations. But it takes Marc down a path leading to captivity and utter degradation, which exposes him to unexplored aspects of his own inner nature.

Anatole rescues Marc, but needs rescuing himself from his own emotional suppression. Orestes re-enters the picture, and the dynamics of the threesome are sufficient to drive Marc to the edge of a personal abyss. He must choose between living the life of an ordinary gay man and that of a true “Sub.” The BDSM relationship challenges his deepest values, but will is also feed his deepest passions?

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Hurts So Good

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JMS Books’ Trios are themed collections of three gay romance stories by a trio of authors. Each story is available separately, but readers can get all three for a discounted bundle price.

Hurts So Good contains three M/M BDSM romances (well, one’s M/M/M)! Contains the stories:

Accepting Submission by Kris T. Bethke: When Asher loses the ability to shift into his bear, he heads to a wolf pack with the hopes that Alpha Trey can give him what he needs. Asher gets even more than he bargained for with Trey as a Dom and lover, and a pack who accepts a damaged bear. Now Asher just needs to accept himself to have a life he deserves to live.

Gym Slave by Gordon Phillips: Marc joins a new gym to expand his personal experiences, but finds these and more in a back-lot encounter from which he is rescued by Anatole, a gym staff member. In a journey of captivity and degradation, Marc discovers disturbing aspects of his own nature and must choose between ordinary life and that of a “Sub” in a relationship that challenges his deepest values but feeds his deepest passions.

Leather and Tea in London by K.L. Noone: Retired secret agent Ben will do anything for his husband. So when Simon’s brother needs help, Ben and Simon head to London. But this new mission only reminds Ben of his past. Simon wants to help Stephen, but being back home stirs up ugly memories for him, too. In London, Ben and Simon will face the past and find comfort in each other … with some leather and tea.

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Renegades from the Time Wars by Gordon Phillips

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Carl Obermeier, a cadet at the Time Corps Academy, discovers he has been admitted to his second year on Conditional status. This is due to his high “emotional liability.” He is advised to mediate and study the precepts and disciplines of the Corps. But on his first day back, his class is shown an example of Temporal Crime committed by the Time Pirates, enemy of the Ordered Society, and he is smitten by the pirate Armand’s beauty. Troubled, Carl remains true to the Corps when he is kidnapped by the pirates and meets Armand face to face.

Armand lives a free and easy life with the pirates … until he sees Carl, and realizes the cadet has fallen for him.

As the pirates deprogram Carl from the rigid tenets of the Ordered Society, the two men fall in love. But a pirate’s life is never safe, and when Armand fails to return from an Action against the OS Marines, Carl steps up to save him. Unfortunately the men are caught on either side of the Time War. Can they find their way out?

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