Books by "Eric Arvin" (28)

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Welcome to the Valley, a liminal landscape that lies somewhere in the fringes of the world; a place with such secret magic that only the very observant can see it. Into this world comes the Lone family. To them, the magic of the Valley is not at first apparent, at least not to all. But the youngest son Lucifer is the most open to the river’s pulse. He converses with the trees and an angel named Azrael, all the while being taught by the midwife Mother True to hone his talents. Meanwhile, Lucifer’s older brother Uriel rejects the valley altogether and, with the help of his lover—a raft boy named Roman—flees the place only to be caught up in the corrupt big city world of a madame named Ute Dragal. 

And so begins a tale of wonder and danger, filled with a cast of characters ranging from the strong to the stoic to the sinister, in a place where a dark power awaits them all. 

Venture again to the Valley in this prequel to Eric Arvin’s acclaimed epic The Mingled Destinies of Crocodiles and Men.

2nd Edition
First Edition published by Wilde City Press, August 2013.

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Three hundred souls. That is all.

The entire world, all of human existence, comes to three hundred souls born and reborn again. No more and no less. Countless billions of people share these souls, each individual with a slight piece or sliver of grace. But when gods corrupt and upset the most delicate of balances, a hero must come forth to lead people toward a brighter day and a better life.

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Sequel to Azrael and the Light Bringer

Minerva True is a River Dweller and mystic who lives deep in the forested hills of a river valley on the fringes of the world. She is the only person who sees the ancient danger that resides on a nearby chapel grounds. Most pay little heed to her warnings, and in the end only a small band of friends stand beside her. A tale of love and duty ensues, challenging the destinies of Minerva, the young hero Leith, his lover Aubrey, and the mute boy, Deverell. Leith’s half-crazed mother Calpurnia has her own aspirations, however, that prove detrimental not only to Minerva, but to everyone she comes in contact with.

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First Edition published by Wilde City Press, April 2013.

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Lana is a faded movie star who lives alone in a big house on a hill that overlooks the sea. She has lived this way since the death of her daughter and the disappearance of her husband. 

Jeff and Chloe are a couple who live in a cabin below the big house. It was Chloe’s idea to strengthen their marriage, but she sees now that it isn’t working. Jeff has become obsessed with the cabin and an old well. Chloe only sees strangeness around her. 

One night while talking on the computer with Ethan, Jeff’s brother, a feeling of dread comes to the fore. When Ethan sees a figure behind Chloe, he leaves his boyfriend and baby and sets out to save Jeff. 

Chloe, Ethan and Lana come together to fight an evil that would destroy Jeff. Will they succeed or will all of them fall to the taste of a young cannibalistic ghost?

2nd Edition
First Edition published by Wilde City Press, October 2015.

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Magical realism meets coming of age as four Verona College students are thrown together by choice as well as circumstance. When their lives and loves are threatened by blackmail and violence, they respond by using all the means at their disposal—including some they aren’t even aware they possess. But will that be enough to prevent tragedy or even death? 

Eric Arvin’s first novel is once again available, ready to set your heart racing and your mind reeling.

3rd Edition
First Edition published by Booklocker.com, Incorporated, 2006. Second Edition published by Wilde City Press, June 2016.

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My name’s Charlie. I’m many things, though none of them having to do with any real talent. I’m a runaway, a hustler when I need to be, a ghost when I have to scare hoodlums away from my home, and a loner who maybe reads too much. But most of all, I’m the keeper of the carnival. That’s how I see myself. I look after the place ’cause even dying things need to be cared for. Maybe it’s illegal. Maybe that rusty metal fence around the carnival is supposed to keep me out too. Or maybe me and this place were meant to find each other. Truth is, I never felt at home anywhere but here, not even in all the foster families and orphanages I was placed in as a young shit. They don’t look for me no more, those places. I suspect I ran away so much they finally just said, “Fuck! Let him go.” I am a hangnail on society’s manicured middle finger. I’m older. One year past the age anyone gives a shit. 

And this is my adventure…

2nd Edition
First Edition published by Wilde City Press, October 2014.

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Welcome to Jasper Lane, possibly the gayest suburb around. In SubSurdity, Suburbalicious, and SuburbaNights, meet the entire neighborhood and follow their misadventures with porn, dead bodies, parenthood, religious zealots, and romance, of course! No matter what problem they’re facing, they’ll do it with humor and style.

In Kid Christmas Rides Again, the Jolly Old Elf himself  has keeled over, and the Committee to Oversee the Christening of Kringle (COCK) must find a replacement. Kid Christmas is here to save Christmas as long as he can make it past the many traps and obstacles in his way.


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From Urban Fantasy to Contemporary, enjoy these four romances from Eric Arvin in this exclusive bundle. In Simple Men, Chip is a football coach at a small college, but his personal life is in a bit of a rut. Then he meets the new school chaplain, Foster. Chip decides to go for it, but love is never simple, and sometimes it's a downright mess! In Another Enchanted April, three men stay at a bed-and-breakfast with a breathtakingly beautiful garden that has an air of the supernatural. Jerry's there for love, Doug's there for sex, and Tony is practically dragged along. Three men clinging stubbornly to their self-destructive ways... can the magic of the garden prevent love's labors from being lost? In Woke Up in a Strange Place, Joe wakes up in a barley field with no clothes, no memories, and no idea how he got there. He sets off through a fantastical changing landscape to confront his past. If he wants to find peace—and reunite with the Stranger he is so strongly drawn to—he must continue on until the end. In Galley Proof, fiction writer Logan is perfectly happy—until he meets the editor of his next book, Brock. Soon his life and his new manuscript are in a shambles. To take his mind off the mess, Logan goes on a trip, but he might have to admit there are some things you can’t run from.


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Joe se despierta desnudo en un campo de cebada, sin recuerdos y sin saber cómo ha llegado hasta allí. Antes de que se dé cuenta, emprende el último gran viaje de su vida. Junto a su guía espiritual, Baker, y la orden de tener valor que recibe de boca de un misterioso y atrayente desconocido, que de alguna manera le resulta familiar, Joe parte por un paisaje extraño y cambiante para enfrentarse a su pasado.

La misión no está exenta de desafíos. El pasado de Joe no es siempre fácil de rememorar, pero si quiere encontrar paz, y reunirse con el desconocido por el que se siente tan atraído, debe continuar hasta el final por mucho que le tiente detenerse por el camino.

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Ohne Kleider und ohne Gedächtnis erwacht Joe in einem Gerstenfeld. Er hat keine Ahnung, wie er dorthin gekommen ist, doch ehe er es sich versieht, befindet er sich auf der letzten großen Reise seines Lebens. Ein mysteriöser, faszinierender Fremder, der ihm irgendwie bekannt vorkommt, gibt ihm den Auftrag, Mut zu haben. Und so macht sich Joe zusammen mit seinem Seelenführer Baker auf, durch eine fantastische, wandelbare Landschaft, um sich seiner Vergangenheit zu stellen.

Die Reise ist nicht ohne Herausforderungen. Manchmal ist es schwer für Joe, seine Vergangenheit erneut zu durchleben, aber wenn er Frieden finden will – und den Fremden, zu dem er sich so stark hingezogen fühlt – muss er seinen Weg bis zum Ende gehen, ganz gleich, wie oft er unterwegs in Versuchung gerät, die Suche abzubrechen.

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Joe si sveglia in un campo d’orzo senza vestiti, senza ricordi e senza nessuna idea di come ci sia arrivato. Ancora non lo sa, ma quello è l’ultimo grande viaggio della sua vita. Con Baker, la sua anima guida, e la spinta a essere coraggioso di un misterioso, seducente e in qualche modo familiare Straniero, Joe parte per un viaggio attraverso un mutevole paesaggio fantastico per affrontare il suo passato.

La ricerca non è priva di sfide. Il passato di Joe non è sempre una cosa facile da rivivere, ma se vuole trovare la pace – e riunirsi allo Straniero da cui è fortemente attratto – dovrà continuare fino alla fine, non importa quanto sarà forte la tentazione di fermarsi lungo la strada.

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Quand Joe reprend conscience dans un champ d’orge, il est nu et amnésique ; il ignore comment il s’est retrouvé là. Avant d’en comprendre davantage, il se retrouve à accomplir le plus étrange voyage initiatique de toute sa vie. Durant sa quête, Joe est accompagné d’un guide, Baker, tandis qu’un bel et mystérieux Étranger ‒ qui, pour une raison étrange, lui semble familier ‒ ne cesse de lui recommander le courage. Joe arpente donc un monde fantastique en perpétuel changement afin d’affronter son passé.

En cours de route, il rencontre de nombreux défis et les souvenirs qui lui reviennent ne sont pas toujours faciles, mais s’il espère enfin trouver la paix – et rejoindre celui qui l’attire tellement – Joe doit aller jusqu’au bout, malgré les tentations qui le poussent à s’arrêter en chemin…

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Der Schriftsteller Logan Brandish ist völlig zufrieden mit seinem Leben und seiner friedlichen Kleinstadtroutine, mit seiner besten Freundin, seiner Katze und seinem festen Freund – bis er den Lektor seines neuen Buches, den attraktiven Brock Kimble, kennenlernt. Damit wird das träge und ruhige Alltagsleben völlig über den Haufen geworfen. Zum ersten Mal mit echter Leidenschaft konfrontiert, fühlt sich Logan ruhelos und aufgewühlt und schon bald sind sein Leben und sein neues Manuskript – eine noch laufende Arbeit, von der er gedacht hatte, dass er sie vollenden würde – in völliger Unordnung.

Aber wie Logan lernen muss, bekommt man nicht immer alles. Zumindest nicht sofort. Um sich auf andere Gedanken zu bringen, verreist er, aber nicht einmal die schöne italienische, nun, Szenerie kann ihn lange von seinem ehemaligen Lektor ablenken. Logan muss vielleicht sogar zugeben, dass es Dinge gibt, vor denen man nicht weglaufen kann.

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Logan Brandish, auteur à plein temps, est parfaitement heureux dans sa paisible routine, avec sa collocation avec sa meilleure amie dans une petite bourgade, sa chatte, et son petit ami … Jusqu’à ce qu’il rencontre l’éditeur de son prochain livre, le beau Brock Kimble, et le calme passif de sa vie quotidienne disparaît en fumée. Découvrant pour la première fois ce que veut dire passion, Logan devient anxieux et impatient, et bien vite sa vie et son nouveau manuscrit – qu’il s’était imaginé pouvoir finir un jour – ne sont plus que pagaille.

Mais Logan l’apprend à ses dépens : on n’obtient pas toujours ce que l’on veut … pas du jour au lendemain, en tout cas. Pour oublier tous ses ennuis, il part en voyage, mais même le ‘paysage’ italien ne peut empêcher bien longtemps ses pensées de revenir vers son désormais ex-éditeur. Logan devra peut-être admettre qu’il est des choses auxquelles on ne peut échapper.

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El escritor de ficción Logan Brandish es absolutamente feliz en su apacible rutina diaria de pequeña ciudad con su mejor amiga, su gata y su novio, hasta que conoce al editor de su próximo libro, el atractivo Brock Kimble, y la perezosa quietud de su día a día se va volando por la ventana. Experimentando una auténtica pasión por primera vez en su vida, Logan empieza a sentir desasosiego y angustia, y pronto su vida y su nuevo manuscrito —una obra en progreso que él siempre pensó que terminaría— acabarán patas arriba.

Pero, como Logan está aprendiendo, uno no puede siempre conseguir lo que quiere...., al menos no en seguida. Para liberar su mente de semejante lío, Logan inicia un viaje, pero ni siquiera Italia y sus bellos, ummm, escenarios, pueden apartar sus pensamientos de su antiguo editor por mucho tiempo. Logan, simplemente, tendrá que admitir que hay cosas de las que no se puede huir.

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Chip Arnold ist ein beliebter Football-Trainer an einem kleinen College mit einem aus der Spur geratenem Privatleben. Er geht gerne mit seinen Kollegen was trinken, kommt mit seinen Spielern gut klar und geht mit den hübschesten Frauen der Stadt aus - er lebt ein Leben, von dem viele heterosexuelle Männer nur träumen können. In letzter Zeit scheint aber keine der Frauen, mit denen er ausgeht, die Leidenschaft in ihm wecken zu können. Bis er den neuen Kaplan des Campus, Foster Lewis, trifft.

Romantische Gefühle für einen anderen Mann sind neu und furchteinflößend für Chip; er kann sich einfach nicht erklären, warum er sich so zu Foster hingezogen fühlt. Er weiß nur, dass diese Anziehung alles übertrifft, was er je zuvor in seinem Leben gefühlt hat. Da er niemand ist, der sich vor einer Herausforderung scheut, entscheidet er sich, diesen neuen Gefühlen eine Chance zu geben. Aber Liebe ist niemals einfach und manchmal ist sie einfach nur ein heilloses Durcheinander.

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Chip Arnold, entraîneur apprécié de l’équipe de football américain d’une petite université d’arts libéraux, est loin d’avoir une vie rangée. Il sort boire avec ses collègues, s’entend bien avec ses joueurs et fréquente les plus jolies filles de la ville. En somme, il mène la vie que la plupart des hommes rêveraient d’avoir. Mais, dernièrement, aucune des femmes qu’il rencontre ne semble déclencher la moindre passion en lui. Tout bascule lorsqu’il rencontre le nouvel aumônier du campus, Foster Lewis.

Tomber amoureux d’un autre homme est totalement nouveau et peut s’avérer terrifiant. Sans que Chip puisse mettre le doigt sur ce qui l’attire tant chez Foster, le sentiment est plus fort que tout ce qu’il a pu ressentir auparavant. N’hésitant jamais à relever un défi, Chip se jette à l’eau, mais… l’amour n’est jamais simple, et parfois les choses tournent au véritable bordel.

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Chip Arnold è un allenatore di football benvoluto da tutti in un piccolo e liberale College delle Arti, ma ultimamente la sua vita personale è diventata un po’ abitudinaria. Passa le serate con i suoi colleghi, va d’accordo con i suoi giocatori ed esce con le donne più belle della città – insomma, vive la vita che molti uomini eterosessuali sognano. Nessuna delle donne che frequenta, tuttavia, sembra far nascere in lui una vera passione. Questa è la sua vita – fino a quando non incontra il nuovo cappellano del college, Foster Lewis.

L’attrazione romantica per un altro uomo è qualcosa di nuovo e terrificante. Chip non riesce a capire che cosa lo attragga verso Foster, ma quello che sente è più forte di qualsiasi emozione che abbia mai provato per qualsiasi altra persona. Dato che non è tipo da tirarsi indietro davanti una sfida, Chip decide di fare un tentativo. Ma l’amore non è mai semplice – anzi, a volte è un vero e proprio casino!

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