They followed me home, can I keep them? #LoveMyReaders

Most, some… well, a few… folks know I post books serial fashion on my Whisper of Wings website.

$(KGrHqV,!nsFBZBUNPmTBQcJHfDVw!~~60_35Now, they aren’t exactly “serials” as such, with cliffies and a stay tuned for the next episode vibe. These are (pretty) well-edited chapters that I post as I complete each one. Some might consider them drafts, but those who know my process and have watched my progress over the years understand that while a draft exists in my head, what I scribe is a fully fashioned story line that’s simmered for a very long time before seeing the light of day.

It’s how I do it. Your mileage will definitely vary.

After having finished the Ranch to Market Chronicles series of three books… The Reluctant Alpha, Alpha Framed and Alpha’s Last Stand, I decided to cleanse my palate and go back to my YA roots.

water dragon

Go ahead, raise your eyebrows, but my first book was a fantasy adventure story geared to teenage boys, with a male teen protagonist, dragons, horses, and tons of action. While the YA market is a really tough one to break into, Dragon Academy has been well-received and I even have emails from young fans who told me how much they loved the book. One librarian shared that a young fan (male) found the book on the shelf, sat down in the aisle and literally consumed it in one go.

He said it was “pretty good.” Woo.

It’s free on Kindle Unlimited so if you have a reluctant reader this might be one of those books to try and capture his/her interest (lotsa girls like it). It’s über-cheap in print also, just in case your young reader/teen prefers holding bound paper. You can check out an INSTANT PREVIEW on Amazon. And yeah, that’s me who wrote it (FYI: pen name).

Dragon Academy ebook cover 11-12-11

Back to the cleansing palate thing.

I’ve been cooking an idea for a long time, still trying to come up with ways to address the fact that so many MG/YA books aren’t really written with boys in mind. Combine that with a relative lack of LGBT themes geared to gay teens, I decided it was time to remedy that situation.


YA series: The QBD Club

1st Title: the Case of the Missing Mascot

Meet four gay teens growing up in a suburban enclave of entitlement in northern New Jersey.

Andreas, Osi, Tim and Zeb are sick of doing time behind social bars they don’t deserve. To combat the loneliness, they form The Queer Boys Detective Club.

The rules are simple: no straights, no chicks, no freshmen.

Mags and Carla don’t agree.

The Queer Boys Detective Club gets recruited into looking at allegations of misconduct in the locker room by substitute Phys. Ed. teacher, Mr. Walsh. Football Coach Oswald doesn’t buy it, but his hands are tied by an administration looking for a scapegoat. Coach is a rainbow supporter on the QT but can’t afford the exposure a demand for a full on investigation might warrant. He needs a reason to enlist help in clearing his friend’s name. When the team mascot goes missing, it’s the perfect opportunity to call in some favors from kids he’s helped in the past.

Zeb’s first string running back. He’ll take point.

The gals watch behind the scenes. They suspect whatever Zeb finds will be only half of the story.

Nobody ever said surviving Waterford High was going to be easy.



I hope you enjoy the adventures (and misadventures) of the QBD gang.

Peace for all of us in these troubled times.


About Nya Rawlyns

Crossing boundaries, taking no prisoners. Write what’s in your soul. It’s the bass beat, the heartbeat, the lyrics rude and true. Nya Rawlyns is the pseudonym of a writer who cut her teeth on sports-themed romantic comedy and historical romances before finding her true calling in the wilderness areas she has visited but calls “home” in that place that counts the most: the heart. She has lived in the country and on a sailboat on the Chesapeake Bay, earned more than 1000 miles in competitive trail and endurance racing, taught Political Science to unwilling freshmen, and found an avocation in materials science. When she isn’t tending to her garden or the horses, the cats, or two pervert parakeets, she can be found day dreaming and listening to the voices in her head.
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3 Responses to They followed me home, can I keep them? #LoveMyReaders

  1. Patricia, Room With Books says:

    Reblogged this on Room With Books and commented:
    Another new offering to see. Isn’t Nya a wonderful and eclectic author?!

    LikeLiked by 1 person

  2. gregoryjonathanscott says:

    Checking this one out for sure.

    LikeLiked by 1 person


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