F.I.S.T.S. Handbook For Individual Survival in Hostile Environments

by Bey Deckard

F.I.S.T.S. - Bey Deckard
Part of the F.I.S.T.S. series:
  • Sarge
  • Murphy
  • F.I.S.T.S. Handbook For Individual Survival in Hostile Environments
Editions:Kindle: $ 4.00 USDPaperback - Colour Edition: $ 22.00 USD
ISBN: 1514160358
Size: 6.00 x 9.00 in
Pages: 144
Paperback - Black & White Edition: $ 8.00 USD
ISBN: 0994790015
Size: 6.00 x 9.00 in
Pages: 144

This is a box set containing the first two novelettes in the F.I.S.T.S. series.

Sarge, F.I.S.T.S. #1
Sometimes it’s just about being in the right place at the right time… with the right person.
Sarge is the short story of a burgeoning D/s relationship between two Space Marines stationed on an alien planet where an endless war drags on.
Sergeant Wilkes is a hard man with a long, celebrated military career.
Brawny, tattooed, and utterly submissive, Murphy is just an interesting diversion… until Sarge realizes he has found something truly rare.


Murphy, F.I.S.T.S. #2
Sometimes when it seems like it’s too late, the right person comes along and opens your eyes…
Murphy is the continuing story of a D/s relationship between two Space Marines who found each other in the midst of hopelessness and misfortune.
Sarge and his newly minted squad travel across the galaxy on a top-secret mission that could help win the war. However, to Murphy something about the mission stinks, and it’s not just the planet they’ve landed on.


Bonus content:
The Missing Reel - Short deleted scene between Andrew Murphy and Sergeant Wilkes.

This book is on:
  • 1 To Be Read list
Reviews:Sci-fi Leather at its finest on Amazon wrote:

Warning: This review might contain what some people consider SPOILERS.

Rating: 9/10

- This comes closer to depicting a true Leather relationship than most BDSM m/m novels I’ve read. I wouldn’t be surprised if I learned that the author has some first-hand experience with the Leather community.
- Deckard does an excellent job of illustrating his characters’ growing attachment without their ever communicating outright to each other how they feel. There’s no “I love you” here on the part of either man, but I could see the love clear as day.
- The sci-fi setting allows for an interesting backdrop for the developing relationship (perilous situations that force the men to face their growing feelings), and the military angle provides for a convenient vehicle to move the relationship along without seeming contrived (naturally soldiers on foreign assignment have to spend a lot of time together).

- This is something I always struggle with when the main characters share a dangerous profession and repeatedly find themselves in life-threatening situations: There’s a happy ending here, but I found it just a *little* bit difficult to buy into it because my brain kept saying, “Well sure, they’re happy. For now. Until one of them dies on their next mission…” This isn’t really a weakness of the book, though; it’s more a paranoia of mine.

Overall comments: The gay Leather scene is very different than the D/s relationships that are depicted in most m/m books, and the relationship here struck me as authentically Leather…only without the traditional trappings as we know them because the men are on an alien world the whole time. I loved the authenticity of it, but it might not be for everyone. Lovey-dovey the characters are not.

About the Author

Artist, Writer, Dog Lover - http://www.beydeckard.com

Canadian indie author Bey Deckard wanted to be many things when he grew up: veterinarian, vampire, paleontologist, crane operator, sniper, ophthalmologist, brain surgeon, marine biologist, lawyer, forensic anthropologist, set designer, underwater archaeologist, mortician, rock star, philanthropist... but writer was not on the list. Artist wasn’t there either because he’d been drawing and paintings since he was a tot and figured that made him one already.

Freelance graphic design paid the bills while Bey levelled up with a BFA in Art History (minor in Anthro). However, he landed in the tech world where the degree was worth FA, and stayed there for over a decade before leaving, thoroughly sick of working for The Man. That’s when the writing started, and Bey still can’t believe it wasn’t on that list above because he absolutely loves doing it and can’t really imagine doing anything else.

Bey’s books aren’t quite romance and aren’t quite erotica, and they jump from genre to genre, but they’re all character driven and he likes to think they’re interesting.

These days, if Bey’s not writing or working on graphics, you’ll find him posting pics of his best buddy and constant canine companion Murphy, cooking up some tasty vegetarian eats, hanging out on facebook, or sitting back to watch a movie with a drink (or many).

As a reader, Bey’s usual staples are biographical works, medical research papers, all sorts of history books (nautical, medieval, and medical being his favourites), science fiction, fantasy, horror, KGB/CIA thrillers, and graphic novels.

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