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4.5/5

The Stud by Christopher X. Sullivan

An asexual man is now in a sexual relationship with a male model... and is in over his head. Chris and Mark's relationship evolves. Both men learn to depend on the other during trying times. Chris is in the closet with his family, but Mark doesn't add pressure and remains a solid support. Meanwhile, Mark is struggling to reconnect with his parents and older sisters and Chri An asexual man is now in a sexual relationship with a male model... and is in over his head. Chris and Mark's relationship evolves. Both men learn to depend on the other during trying times. Chris is in the closet with his family, but Mark doesn't add pressure and remains a solid support. Meanwhile, Mark is struggling to reconnect with his parents and older sisters and Chris is the catalyst that enables the vain male model to return home. All good things must come to an end, and if you've read this far in the series, you should know that the last few chapters of this book contain the long-foreshadowed Big Fight. This self-portrait was written as a romance... but not every story gets a happy ending. [The Stud is Book Five in a ten book series. You can read this as the mid-point of a four book arc. You should probably read the friends-to-lovers story (contained in the first three books) to understand the fullness of the characters, but this isn't strictly necessary. Book One, Book Four and Book Eight all serve as 'jumping in' points for the series. It's Just Us Here: The Stud is a 118,000 word journey of two men connecting in a deep, spiritual way as they navigate a sexual relationship while juggling careers, friends and family.]

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4.3/5

The Lover by Christopher X. Sullivan

An asexual man falls in love with a male model... and is introduced to the fine art of getting down. Chris and Mark are officially a couple... though Chris isn't out to his parents. Mark, on the other hand, is trying to mend his broken relationships with his father and grandfather. Their new romance is a source of stability for Mark and chaos for Chris. Together they navig An asexual man falls in love with a male model... and is introduced to the fine art of getting down. Chris and Mark are officially a couple... though Chris isn't out to his parents. Mark, on the other hand, is trying to mend his broken relationships with his father and grandfather. Their new romance is a source of stability for Mark and chaos for Chris. Together they navigate the many pitfalls of their newly sexual intimacy. Meanwhile, Chris can't keep his family out of the loop forever because his mother is an especially gifted amateur sleuth. Also, it doesn't help that Mark wants to show off their romance like a first grader who brought a puppy to show-and-tell. [The Lover is Book Four in a ten book series. You can read this as the beginning of a four book "Lovers and Second Chances" story arc. You should probably read the first three books to understand the fullness of the characters, but this isn't strictly necessary. Book One, Book Four and Book Eight all serve as 'jumping in' points for the series. It's Just Us Here: The Lover is a 120,000 word journey of two men making a life together, staking out personal boundaries and gently adding sexual exploration to their intense emotional relationship.]

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3.4/5

Queer by Seth King

Author Seth King was born in a time when homosexuality was illegal in his state, and fell in love with a male for the first time only months after it was decriminalized. He's here, he's queer, and for the first time, this is his story.

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3/5

The Partner by Christopher X. Sullivan

An asexual man falls in love with a male model... and they make it work. Chris and Mark try to separate. It doesn't go smoothly. Why was it so easy to grow close, yet now so difficult to pull apart? Maybe they can pretend one last time... can they pretend to be boyfriends for a week? Can that solve their problems? [The Partner is Book Three in a ten book series. You can re An asexual man falls in love with a male model... and they make it work. Chris and Mark try to separate. It doesn't go smoothly. Why was it so easy to grow close, yet now so difficult to pull apart? Maybe they can pretend one last time... can they pretend to be boyfriends for a week? Can that solve their problems? [The Partner is Book Three in a ten book series. You can read this as a standalone and understand the plot, but you'll be missing a lot of character development. This is a 90,000 word journey to a well-deserved HEA between two men who hold nothing back.]

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4.1/5

The Companion by Christopher X. Sullivan

An asexual man has met a male model... and they became fast friends. The summer has been magical so far for both Mark and Chris. Their friendship has grown naturally and quickly, but now it will be tested in ways that go beyond casual friendship. Both men are generally tight-lipped about their internal struggles. Can they be trusting enough to evolve from mere friends to s An asexual man has met a male model... and they became fast friends. The summer has been magical so far for both Mark and Chris. Their friendship has grown naturally and quickly, but now it will be tested in ways that go beyond casual friendship. Both men are generally tight-lipped about their internal struggles. Can they be trusting enough to evolve from mere friends to something deeper? Mark, the globe-trotting man who usually treats friends as accessories to be changed with the seasons... finds Chris to be a steadying, consistent companion. Mark sees something in Chris that is so tantalizing... and starts to dream of a settled future he used to mock. Chris, the often reserved writer who always seeks to avoid confrontations... enjoys Mark's youthful, untroubled personality and is unable, or unwilling, to guard his heart around the straight-acting model. Chris has always felt most comfortable in friendships with straight men and lesbians... because then there's no chance of sexual pressure. [ADVISORY: This 100,000 word installment is the continuation of my self-portrait, It's Just Us Here. You should read Book 1: The Friend before reading this, but I don't think you'll be completely lost if you start here. I have written this series as a romance so some of you will be expecting a HEA... this installment doesn't have that.]

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3.8/5

The Friend by Christopher X. Sullivan

An asexual man meets a male model... and slowly falls in love. Mark, the model, has not been challenged in his life and is emotionally withdrawn. He returns to Chicago in the hopes of reconnecting with his college friends, but everyone has moved on without him, starting families and growing up. Chris, the writer, is socially awkward and introverted. He actively tries to b An asexual man meets a male model... and slowly falls in love. Mark, the model, has not been challenged in his life and is emotionally withdrawn. He returns to Chicago in the hopes of reconnecting with his college friends, but everyone has moved on without him, starting families and growing up. Chris, the writer, is socially awkward and introverted. He actively tries to be as invisible as possible. The two men meet one day in Chris' favorite park and strike up a friendship. Since this is written as a romance, you probably have a pretty good idea where the story goes from there. You'd be wrong. (Well... and kinda right.) I'm Chris and this is my story. It's not a traditional romance. This is my version of a Happily Ever After, which means Mark and I became great friends... and that's it. Mark and I end this first installment of my self-portrait in a Queer Platonic Relationship. There was cuddling and emotional closeness, but nothing remotely sexual... at least not to my mind. Mark obviously wanted more and he would eventually get it, but this book, Book One of It's Just Us Here, would have been my perfect, ideal romance. If you need banging and crazy monkey sex to keep your interest in a story, then jump in at Book Four of this self-portrait (The Lover). Otherwise, come along for the ride and meet the man who would sweep me off my feet, Mark Wolff, one of the top ten most self-absorbed men in the whole world. [NOTE: This book is a 95,000 word romantic self-portrait featuring the beginnings of a queer relationship. It is the first book of a trilogy, which is itself part of a larger trilogy. Low heat... for now. I don't think we need trigger warnings for this book, but future installments might warrant them. Maybe that can serve as enough of a warning? Warning: this book if full of life.]

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3.8/5

The Book of Beginnings: It's Just Us Here by Christopher X. Sullivan

An asexual man meets a male model... and slowly falls in love. Chris is a nerdy bookworm with a very direct personality. He tends to take jokes literally. He doesn't like small talk.  Chris has never been sexually attracted to anyone in real life, though he can look at photos and think up exciting scenarios in his head... as long as the people are all wearing clothes. Porn An asexual man meets a male model... and slowly falls in love. Chris is a nerdy bookworm with a very direct personality. He tends to take jokes literally. He doesn't like small talk.  Chris has never been sexually attracted to anyone in real life, though he can look at photos and think up exciting scenarios in his head... as long as the people are all wearing clothes. Porn is definitely a no go.  Mark is a charismatic, beautiful man with a pretty person job and pretty person problems. He's very pushy.  Mark is also struggling with a summer college course for business writing. Luckily, Chris makes a living from his writing and always falls for a sob story... so he ends up helping the model with his assignment.  After a chance encounter in Chris' favorite park, the two men's lives slowly entangle until the pair become inseparable.  First Chris and Mark become friends, then companions, then partners, then lovers... and then they get engaged, married and... finally... adopt a very amazing kid. This is their story... or, well, I guess it's my story. I'm Chris and I wrote this. It's very weird to refer to myself in the third person, so I'm going back to first person now. Mark didn't tell me he was into guys until I was very much in love with him. Anytime he got close to telling me the truth, I would instinctively pull back. But I never ran away completely, and he kept coming after me.  I guess you'll have to read the book to understand why. [ADVISORY: I'd just like to make sure you know that this book is not the complete love story between me and my husband. I've broken my story up into ten 100,000 word installments. Each installment follows its own 'arc'. There are four 'super arcs' typical of romance novels spread over the ten installments. "The Book of Beginnings" contains the beginning of each of those ten installments. So we're going to jump through time quite a bit. These 'beginnings' total over 140,000 words and the final project will be over 1,000,000 words. Don't worry, I will finish this story. It's terribly important to me. But it is huge. So I will also be posting an Abridged Version, which will consist of the chapters in "The Book of Endings" and "The Book of Beginnings". This is an unfinished project, but my health is prompting me to search for an audience before I'm finished. If you want to be an early reader and look for typosz, please get in touch. You will make the completion of this story possible and free up more of my energy for non-typo stuff. Thank you so much.]

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5/5

Breakdown [The Emotional Scenes #2] by Christopher X. Sullivan

“My God!” I cried. “You’re as ugly as a rhinoceros! Doing any more of this—” I mimicked how he was looking at himself in the mirror. “Won’t fix the problem!” This installment of my self-portrait starts with me having a minor emotional meltdown. Mark swooped in and lifted my bad mood... like, he just did it. And I finally realized that Mark and I had moved on from friendshi “My God!” I cried. “You’re as ugly as a rhinoceros! Doing any more of this—” I mimicked how he was looking at himself in the mirror. “Won’t fix the problem!” This installment of my self-portrait starts with me having a minor emotional meltdown. Mark swooped in and lifted my bad mood... like, he just did it. And I finally realized that Mark and I had moved on from friendship and into 'companionship'. I didn't mind the extra level of affection and intimacy... even though it was with a man, it didn't bother me. As long as he didn't try to make it sexual, then everything was going to be just fine. I squirmed. “You are,” I said, crying uncle. “Now get off of me, I’m claustrophobic.” I slapped his chest. He didn’t move. “Mark…” [Advisory: This 30,000 word novella is jam packed with my emotional frailty. I'm not normally a 'weepy' person, but I knew Mark would be there for me, so I let loose on him. Plus, I could feel our separation approaching and maybe, deep down, I wanted to get my claws in him. I didn't want our summer to end. And plus... he was such a great guy. He was a good shoulder to cry on, and he made a pretty good pillow, too.] “It's just us here. Whatever you need from me, it's yours. This,” he squeezed me, “is just fine.” [Also, the illustration is from when Mark used my sleeping body as a prop for his photo fetish (he also likes taking photos like this while making goofy faces, especially when he's excited... like the first time I fell asleep on his shoulder). I cannot estimate the number of times he's taken pictures of me as I slept. I love my guy, but he is addicted to his phone and he needs to stop with the photos. I'm recording these memories just fine through the written word, thank you very much!]

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3.2/5

Men's Fashion Week [The Steamy Scenes #2] by Christopher X. Sullivan

"I want to wear my trunks. I don't like this stupid speedo." F*cking flowery speedo... "It makes you look so sexy," he murmured, halfway between a laugh and a husky rumble. "It makes me look like a slut." "Tonight, you are a slut," Mark said pointedly. "You're my slut, and everybody here's gonna know it." +++ [DISCLAIMER: While the title of this novella is 'Men's Fashion Week' "I want to wear my trunks. I don't like this stupid speedo." F*cking flowery speedo... "It makes you look so sexy," he murmured, halfway between a laugh and a husky rumble. "It makes me look like a slut." "Tonight, you are a slut," Mark said pointedly. "You're my slut, and everybody here's gonna know it." +++ [DISCLAIMER: While the title of this novella is 'Men's Fashion Week', there wasn't really a fashion week at all. This was just a lie Mark used to trick me into taking a vacation to Milan. As you'll see, I both hated to have been tricked, but was also completely sucked into Mark's orbit and charisma.] As with the other 'books' in this steamy series, this novella is a section of a much larger self-portrait that I am (ever so slowly) finishing. I hope you'll come along for the ride. Since I just drop you in the middle of my self-portrait (at the end of Book 4), here are some characteristics of me and Mark to get you started: Me, Chris: 5'10. Brown hair, brown eyes. Hates surprises! Loves schedules! Does not like being lied to! Really loved Italy. Always surprised by how Mark gets him to do the most terrifying, exhilarating things. Mark: 6'2. Brown hair, deep blue eyes. Has walked in the Milan Men's Fashion Week. Is a known liar! Sneaky! Underhanded! Commanding and overwhelming. Devoted and caring, tender, patient and territorial.  +++ [Note: This is a 22,000 word steamy, m/m story... which means there's a love scene at the end. This novella also features an appearance by the grey suit that Mark bought me. (The suit that I would eventually get married in, stand before a judge to adopt my son in, wore to my first book release party that Mark organized... etc.) 'The Suit' is also available on Kindle Unlimited.]

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4.1/5

Enzo's [The Steamy Scenes #1] by Christopher X. Sullivan

"If you got a small d*ck, I'm going to need triple." This short, steamy story recounts the time Mark took me to work at a nude bar. (Yes, me). I'm sorry about the cover. In my first watercolor, I made Mark look like an alien cow: he wasn't happy. In this cover, I ended up looking like a hobgoblin (but Mark looks great!) and he got even more angry with me. He says I need to "If you got a small d*ck, I'm going to need triple." This short, steamy story recounts the time Mark took me to work at a nude bar. (Yes, me). I'm sorry about the cover. In my first watercolor, I made Mark look like an alien cow: he wasn't happy. In this cover, I ended up looking like a hobgoblin (but Mark looks great!) and he got even more angry with me. He says I need to 'look my best'. Since I just drop you into the middle of my self-portrait, here are some characteristics of me and Mark: Me, Chris: 5’10. Brown hair, brown eyes. Nerdy. Writer. Workaholic. Rigid (except when it comes to Mark). Playful. Loves cuddles. Spirit animal: slow, awkward giraffe. Mark: 6’2. Brown hair (dyed, but I didn’t know it at the time), deep blue eyes. Handsome enough to be on the cover of a romance novel. Male model. Makes me roll my eyes. Aggressively sexual. Territorial. Goofy. Spirit animal: probably a juvenile jungle cat. This is a 10,000 word steamy, m/m story... which means there's a love scene at the end.

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3.7/5

The Suit: A Romantic Memoir with Cinderfella Undertones [The Emotional Scenes #1] by Christopher X. Sullivan

I didn't own a suit. Mark (a fashion snob) thought that was a crime against humanity which he was going to correct no matter how much I protested. I had a summer wedding to attend and I was prepared to dress as my usual scruffy, unremarkable self. Mark, the male model, the man who personified Vanity, the King of Drama... he who had spent the past two months finding me rand I didn't own a suit. Mark (a fashion snob) thought that was a crime against humanity which he was going to correct no matter how much I protested. I had a summer wedding to attend and I was prepared to dress as my usual scruffy, unremarkable self. Mark, the male model, the man who personified Vanity, the King of Drama... he who had spent the past two months finding me random shirts to wear instead of my usual drab attire... yes, that Mark... I never should have opened my mouth about the wedding... Of course he was going to buy me a suit... as if money was no object. This purchase made me uncomfortable because it was the first inkling I had that we were something more than just 'good friends'. Mark wanted me to look good, and that's just the way it was going to be. Normal friends didn't get that... possessive or territorial. This short story isn't exactly a love story, but Mark and I were clearly in love at the time (which I had no problem with, although I never would have accepted going further and being in a gay relationship). At the time, I thought Mark was just an excessively affectionate person. I didn't know he was hitting on me. Newsflash and spoiler alert: he was. He's gay. He's gay, gay, gay, gay. Like... so gay. This story takes place before Mark and I even flirted with the idea of becoming boyfriends. I would define this stage as a Queer Platonic Relationship. I was happy being in that place with Mark. Mark, however, wanted more and (as per usual) he eventually got his way. But all that traditional relationship stuff would come much later. This short story is about an event that laid the groundwork for us eventually getting together. We fit... so well. So naturally. I was one hundred percent at ease with Mark. And he was so patient with me, reeling me in, seeing how far I would go... There's more information in the 'Author's Note' about who we are and where this story fits in the exact chronology of our relationship. This story is the first finished excerpt from my large memoir about the love story of my life featuring Mark, the man I hope you fall in love with as deeply as I have. I tried to write about the happiest memories, while also staying true to the roller coaster of emotions that accompanied my transformation. My love story isn't a 'straight-to-gay' one. This is a 'not inclined either way' to 'well, if I get to cuddle at night with your arms around me, then I guess you can stick something up my poop hole... occasionally' kind of love story. There won't be any sex for the first three hundred thousand words... that's how you know this is an asexual-to-demisexual story. Also, my apologies to Mark for making him look like an alien with the watercolors on the cover. I want to have an illustration at the top of each chapter... and I'm rusty. Mark protested his appearance: "Hey! You look better than me!" To which I said: "So like normal." He gave me the darkest look you can possibly imagine. He gets so touchy about his appearance, and it makes me laugh. I'll try real hard to make him look super duper sexy in the next illustration. I promise. All my memoir short stories will be publishing on Kindle Unlimited first. I'm going to post two stories a month until the full memoir is either finished or my eyeballs rot out of my head.

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3/5

Being Jazz: My Life as a (Transgender) Teen by Jazz Jennings

Jazz Jennings is one of the youngest and most prominent voices in the national discussion about gender identity. At the age of five, Jazz transitioned to life as a girl, with the support of her parents. A year later, her parents allowed her to share her incredible journey in her first Barbara Walters interview, aired at a time when the public was much less knowledgeable or Jazz Jennings is one of the youngest and most prominent voices in the national discussion about gender identity. At the age of five, Jazz transitioned to life as a girl, with the support of her parents. A year later, her parents allowed her to share her incredible journey in her first Barbara Walters interview, aired at a time when the public was much less knowledgeable or accepting of the transgender community. This groundbreaking interview was followed over the years by other high-profile interviews, a documentary, the launch of her YouTube channel, a picture book, and her own reality TV series—I Am Jazz—making her one of the most recognizable activists for transgender teens, children, and adults. In her remarkable memoir, Jazz reflects on these very public experiences and how they have helped shape the mainstream attitude toward the transgender community. But it hasn’t all been easy. Jazz has faced many challenges, bullying, discrimination, and rejection, yet she perseveres as she educates others about her life as a transgender teen. Through it all, her family has been beside her on this journey, standing together against those who don't understand the true meaning of tolerance and unconditional love. Now Jazz must learn to navigate the physical, social, and emotional upheavals of adolescence—particularly high school—complicated by the unique challenges of being a transgender teen. Making the journey from girl to woman is never easy—especially when you began your life in a boy’s body.

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5/5

Buffering: Unshared Tales of a Life Fully Loaded by Hannah Hart

The wildly popular YouTube personality and author of the New York Times bestseller My Drunk Kitchen is back! This time, she’s stirring up memories and tales from her past. By combing through the journals that Hannah has kept for much of her life, this collection of narrative essays delivers a fuller picture of her life, her experiences, and the things she’s figured out abou The wildly popular YouTube personality and author of the New York Times bestseller My Drunk Kitchen is back! This time, she’s stirring up memories and tales from her past. By combing through the journals that Hannah has kept for much of her life, this collection of narrative essays delivers a fuller picture of her life, her experiences, and the things she’s figured out about family, faith, love, sexuality, self-worth, friendship and fame. Revealing what makes Hannah tick, this sometimes cringe-worthy, poignant collection of stories is sure to deliver plenty of Hannah’s wit and wisdom, and hopefully encourage you to try your hand at her patented brand of reckless optimism. Personal note: Hello, my darlings! I am incredibly pleased to present BUFFERING: Unshared Tales of a Life Fully Loaded! As a big fan of memoirs, I wanted to try my hand at writing about the events of my life that deserve a little more consideration than can be accomplished in 140-characters or a 6-minute vlog. Now on the cusp of turning 30, I'm ready to expose some parts of my life that I haven't shared before. Before, it was all about privacy, process and time. And now the time has come! I’m ready to put myself out there, for you.   I'm a little nervous about all these vulnerable words going into the world, these tales about my love life, the wrestling I’ve done with faith, how I feel about sex and my family and myself. I’ve had a lot of trials, a lot of errors, but also a lot of passion. Here’s the thing--I've always found comfort in the stories shared by others, so I hope my stories, now that I feel ready to tell them, will bring you some comfort too. And when you read this book please remember: Buffering is just the time it takes to process. Enjoy! Love, Hannah     

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4.9/5

Seriously... I'm Kidding by Ellen DeGeneres

"Sometimes the greatest things are the most embarrassing." Ellen Degeneres' winning, upbeat candor has made her show one of the most popular, resilient and honored daytime shows on the air. (To date, it has won no fewer than 31 Emmys.) Seriously... I'm Kidding, Degeneres' first book in eight years, brings us up to date about the life of a kindhearted woman who bowed out of "Sometimes the greatest things are the most embarrassing." Ellen Degeneres' winning, upbeat candor has made her show one of the most popular, resilient and honored daytime shows on the air. (To date, it has won no fewer than 31 Emmys.) Seriously... I'm Kidding, Degeneres' first book in eight years, brings us up to date about the life of a kindhearted woman who bowed out of American Idol because she didn't want to be mean. Lively; hilarious; often sweetly poignant.

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3.9/5

Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim by David Sedaris

David Sedaris plays in the snow with his sisters. He goes on vacation with his family. He gets a job selling drinks. He attends his brother's wedding. He mops his sister's floor. He gives directions to a lost traveler. He eats a hamburger. He has his blood sugar tested. It all sounds so normal, doesn't it? In this collection of essays, Sedaris lifts the corner of ordinary David Sedaris plays in the snow with his sisters. He goes on vacation with his family. He gets a job selling drinks. He attends his brother's wedding. He mops his sister's floor. He gives directions to a lost traveler. He eats a hamburger. He has his blood sugar tested. It all sounds so normal, doesn't it? In this collection of essays, Sedaris lifts the corner of ordinary life, revealing the absurdity teeming below its surface. His world is alive with obscure desires and hidden motives--a world where forgiveness is automatic and an argument can be the highest form of love. Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim is another unforgettable collection from one of the wittiest and most original writers at work today.

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