E85: Power

by Derain Collier

E85 Power - Derain Collier
Part of the E85 series:
ISBN: 9781075203596
Size: 6.00 x 9.00 in
Pages: 508

Speed. Power. Accuracy. All things needed in racing, but for Brandon, Chris, Jason, and Eric it applies to far more...

After Brandon and Chris thrust themselves into perilous danger to protect their chosen family, the world seems completely different to them. Chris finds himself suddenly haunted by thoughts of his long-estranged father, and Brandon immediately knows something is amiss. The ill-feelings haunt him as they continue to deal with the emotional distress caused by their efforts—in cohort with Jason's brother Jim—to stem whatever machinations were set out to destroy them. However, Jim finds there are more forces at play than he originally assumed.

Meanwhile, when Chris' father shows up and delivers some earth-shattering news, he and Brandon are left trying to piece together what it all means. When Chris finds out his entire life is based on a lie, he is begrudgingly set on a course of discovering himself all over again. What finds him is far more than he ever could have anticipated.

In this final installment, the four friends find out far more about themselves and their pasts and present, which in turn guides their futures with each other. When Chris’ lost past merges with his future and a lost connection finds him, he suddenly has more than just protecting his chosen family at stake.

It is evident that whatever ordeal awaits them, this unlikely but well-matched group will band together, but will they be able to thwart everything that threatens their safety and happiness?

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Publisher: Independently Published
Pairings: F-F, M-M, 4+ or Other
Heat Level: 5
Romantic Content: 3
Ending: Click here to reveal
Character Identities: Bisexual, Gay, Polyamorous
Protagonist 1 Age: 26-35
Protagonist 2 Age: 26-35
Protagonist 3 Age: 18-25
Tropes: Adopted Child, Coming Out Later in Life, Everyone is Queer, First Time, Forbidden Love, Gay for You / Straight to Gay, Interracial Relationship, Passing as Straight, Queer Wedding, Smartass Twinks, Uncommunicative Masculinity
Word Count: 195,500
Setting: Manzano Springs, New Mexico, USA
Languages Available: English
Series Type: Continuous / Same Characters

A woman in a Toyota Camry was listening to her music and drinking her gourmet coffee as she merged onto Route 37 south just before the I-75 junction.

This rain is really bad, she thought. I hate this road spray. I need an open lane.

She signaled and, with only a glance in her driver’s side mirror, shot across three lanes of moving traffic. She saw high beams flashing and got annoyed. Screw you guys, too, she thought as she attempted to go over one more lane, to the far-left lane. She glanced quickly once, then twice. The second time she looked, there was a set of headlights very near her and closing the distance fast. She swerved back over into her lane as she dropped her coffee and yelped in terror.


The approaching car slid over onto the shoulder and looked relatively graceful as it blew past her. The bark of the V8 could be heard shortly, as the car started to angle farther into a spin. It looked like the driver was going to try to power out of the skid.

The rear end slid at an ever-increasing angle as the counter-steered front tires kicked up road spray. The Porsche started to dart across the four lanes of Route 37, just before the brake lights came on. The rear tires locked up, and the vehicle spun 180 degrees in front of her.

The driver’s arms could be seen sawing away at the steering wheel to flip the car back around another 180 degrees and face the correct direction, but there was not enough space. She watched the rear end of the Porsche 928 whip around violently with the front end’s frog-like headlights popped up and staring back at her.

The Porsche went tail end first into the guard rail at 80 miles-per-hour, easily breaking through the barrier. The round coupe went airborne, then disappeared into the ravine off the side of the road at the Route 37/I-75 interchange. Mud, dirt, and car parts flew into the air as the Porsche tumbled alongside the road. Traffic came to a stop as people got out of their cars to check on the occupants.


Chris came to, whispering the first thing that came to mind. Everything around his body hurt. His arms, his legs, his face, everything was in pain, but he turned to see if Brandon was okay.

The light that entered his eyes was devastatingly bright. Slowly, everything came into slight focus.

Brandon was next to him, unconscious. Blood was running down his face and dripping on his light-colored t-shirt. Chris’ eyes started to sting as something dripped into them. Then he felt something running down his forehead. He touched himself and looked at his fingers. The tips of his fingers were coated in red.

He began to get lightheaded as he reached to wake up Brandon.


His arm fell before he could touch his love, and he fell back to sleep.

“Hey, are you alright? Hey! Hey!” a voice screamed.

“Don’t move them!” another shouted.

“Are they okay?” a young voice could be heard asking before everything went silent


The E85 series will give the reader a base knowledge of car tuning information that gets built upon in later books and as the world expands. From the basic "How engines work" to advanced concepts of camshaft profiles. Keep up with the people who love cars when they start talking about car stuff!

About the Author

Derain Collier has an enduring love for the built environment and of fast transportation as an architect and a car fanatic. His life-long obsession with cars has led him down a long, sometimes meandering path to being an author. Mostly though, it is just his sudden craving for romance novels based around cars (Hey, everyone loves a good love story here and there. Don't judge me.)

He practices architecture, and car tuning, as a day job and by night, he continues to explore the various sectors of car culture and unconventional romance in a Not-Always-Perfect fictional metropolis Manzano Springs, New Mexico.

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