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Alex Beecroft

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Spaceships and galaxy spanning empires, conversations with angels, viking villages, haunted mansions and forbidden love in the Age of Sail... I love a good strong plot in an exotic setting, with characters you can admire, and a happy ending.

If you make a venn diagram of genres, including historical, fantasy, gay romance and mystery, I occupy the space in the middle where they overlap.

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BTW, if you're thinking my reviews on here are a bit mean, most of the books I really enjoy will get a 4 star. I am saving 5 stars for books I find genuinely life changing. 4 is still "this was really really good, you should read it." 5 is "OMG, my mind is blown and my life will never be the same again."


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Alex Beecroft Always finish the projects you've started. That's a firm rule. Do not stop until you've reached the end, or you will never get anything finished.

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Always finish the projects you've started. That's a firm rule. Do not stop until you've reached the end, or you will never get anything finished.

Also, hang out with authors, agents, publishers etc on social media. You'll get lots of industry tips and you'll also be in the right place to hear of any submissions calls as soon as they're made.

If you have something that might fit a submissions call, submit it. Don't wait until you think you're perfect, because that might be never. Get your stuff out there and keep putting it out there until it sells. Meanwhile, write the next thing.(less)
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Captain's Surrender
3.7 of 5 stars 3.70 avg rating — 333 ratings — published 2007 — 8 editions
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Shining in the Sun
3.74 of 5 stars 3.74 avg rating — 178 ratings — published 2010 — 3 editions
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The Reluctant Berserker
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Too Many Fairy Princes
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By Honor Betrayed
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The Crimson Outlaw
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His Heart's Obsession
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I like the fact that it’s about the things I’m interested in. So few books are. The combination of an asexual, queer positive gaze with Christianity is an unfortunately rare one, and when I want to see that coupled with a decen...

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Captain's Surrender (Gay & Lesbian)
1 chapters   —   updated Mar 29, 2010 04:33PM
Description: Ambitious and handsome, Joshua Andrews had always valued his life too much to take unnecessary risks. Then he laid eyes on the elegant picture of perfection that is Peter Kenyon. Soon to be promoted to captain, Peter Kenyon is the darling of the Bermuda garrison. With a string of successes behind him and a suitable bride lined up to share his future, Peter seems completely out of reach to Joshua. But when the two men are thrown together to serve during a long voyage under a sadistic commander with a mutinous crew, they discover unexpected friendship. As the tension on board their vessel heats up, the closeness they feel for one another intensifies and both officers find themselves unable to reign in their passion. Let yourself be transported back to a time when love between two men in the British Navy was punishable by death, and to a story about love, about honor, but most of all, about a Captain’s Surrender.
The Witch's Boy (Science Fiction & Fantasy)
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Description: Are the sins of the fathers really visited upon the sons? And is there no way of breaking that cycle? Is evil doomed always to repeat itself, ruining everything good through its tainted seed? These are not the questions young Oswy is asking himself when he is sold to the witch-Lord Sulien FitzGuimar. He's too busy wondering 'why me?!' They are, however, the questions which plague Sulien himself. Locked in a struggle for freedom, sanity, the very survival of his soul, Sulien must daily battle not only angels and demons, but the core of evil in his own heart. When the King's sorcerer stages a coup, dragging ancient magic, the elves, and the royal court into his Empire-building plans, the woman he has set his sights on as a bride - timid, aspiring nun, Adela - sets out to find someone to oppose him. It's just unfortunate that the only candidates are cowardly Oswy, Adela herself and Sulien - who, deep in his heart, just wants to surrender and join him. When the hope of redemption is balanced against the lure of revenge, which will prove stronger, flawed good or perfect evil?

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Blue Eyed Stranger by Alex Beecroft
"Alex Beecroft’s writing is poetry: lyrical, evocative, and properly British.

Both the MCs, Martin and Billy, are involved in reenactment societies, Martin in one focused on ninth century Vikings and Billy in one with a focus on morris dancing, a t..." Read more of this review »
Blue Eyed Stranger by Alex Beecroft
"I love Alex Beecroft's writing, and I love this book.

Martin is such an interesting character, combining pride in his ancestry and black British history with a vivid awareness of himself as a minority. He can't hide being black, but he can hide be..." Read more of this review »
" Julien wrote: "Well done, Alex!"

Thank you! I'm going to post a picture of it, I think. It gets its own little box and everything :)
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Trowchester Blues by Alex Beecroft
"What does an ex-con and an ex-cop have in common? Well, when both are trying to put their pasts behind them and make a new start then they actually have quite a lot in common.

I just love stories with characters who are trying to overcome their tur..." Read more of this review »
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The marriage of historical and fantasy is completely my thing anyway, and it's handled with such flare. The characterization is deft, the prose is beautiful, the pace is breathtaking and it's just enormous fun.

Yes, it calls on many tropes we've seen
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“He looked like a man who was turning into paper, folding himself into origami angles, fragile and friable and prone to crumple.”
Alex Beecroft, Shining in the Sun

“So close now, Alec could read the make on his wetsuit, see the individual grains of sand that dusted
the black material, the drops of water trembling on the points of his hair. Now or never. But Alec couldn‟t,
couldn’t. Could he?
He stood up. “Stop!” His mouth dried out as the surfer‟s dark, dark green eyes looked into his, startled
and curious. Suddenly he felt an absolute fool. He was inviting a good kicking, at least. But damn it, a man
couldn‟t always be afraid.
“Don‟t go past. Please. Sit down and drink with me. If you go past… If you go past, I think I‟ll die.”
Alex Beecroft, Shining in the Sun
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Alex Sophia wrote: "Thank you for accepting my friend request, Alex. Now I can come and make complimentary comments each time I read yet another one of your wonderful Age of Sail stories.

Sophia"


*g* I'm thoroughly behind this plan :) Thank you for asking me!


Sophia Thank you for accepting my friend request, Alex. Now I can come and make complimentary comments each time I read yet another one of your wonderful Age of Sail stories.

Sophia


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Alex Mary J. wrote: "Hi, Alex,

Great to be connected here with you, too. It's been awhile! I see you've been a very busy author. :-) I'm trying to be. Thanks for finding me here."


Thanks, Mary! I sadly end up just doing nothing everywhere. But at least I'm writing, which is the main thing.


message 2: by Mary

Mary McCoy-Dressel Hi, Alex,

Great to be connected here with you, too. It's been awhile! I see you've been a very busy author. :-) I'm trying to be. Thanks for finding me here.


message 1: by Alex

Alex I seem to be everywhere! I think it's time I rationalized and cut some stuff out. But I'll keep this one because this is where all the cool people are ;)


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