Oscar Down Under: Part One

by Jack Ladd

Oscar Down Under Part One - Jack Ladd
Part of the Oscar Down Under series:
  • Oscar Down Under: Part One
Editions:Kindle - First Edition: £ 2.99
Pages: 211

Oscar Down Under Part One is the first in Jack Ladd's series following Oscar, a young, jaded party boy living in London, England, who doesn't know how to love. This is the story of why he became so closed and uncaring, and how, in a land far, far away, he learns to open his heart.

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Pairings: MM, MMM
Heat Level: 5
Romantic Content: 4
Ending: Click here to reveal
Character Identities: Gay, Polyamorous
Protagonist 1 Age: 18-25
Protagonist 2 Age: 36-45
Protagonist 3 Age: 26-35
Tropes: Age Difference, Alpha Character, Antihero, Bad Breakup, Badass Hero, Big Character / Little Character, Cheating, Coming of Age, Coming Home, Cultural Differences, Death of Parent, Healing Power of Sex, Love Can Heal / Redemption, Love Triangle, Mind Games, Most Mindblowing Sex Ever, Moral Failure, One Night Stand, Pretend Boyfriend / Girlfriend, Smartass Twinks
Word Count: 61898
Setting: London, UK, and Sydney, Australia.
Languages Available: English
Series Type: Continuous / Same Characters
Excerpt:

Then I was flying.

Fast and high and all by myself above a meadow of cloud illuminated by a ceiling of a billion bright stars. They danced and swirled and spiralled to music I couldn’t hear across inky black.

Everything was silent. Quieter than silent, like sound had never existed.

Then the tell-tale colours of a rising sun exploded across the horizon. Yellows, oranges, pinks and purples as far as my eyes could see. Followed by blue. The bluest kind of blue, stretching far and wide and everywhere.

I knew I should be cold, at the edge of the world in only shorts, a t-shirt and a pair of trainers. But everything was warm.

Warm and fuzzy.

I looked down. A passenger jet was gliding over the billowing candyfloss fields matching my speed. Its colours were familiar. I’d seen it before.

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Blue, red and white it was less impressive than it had been on the ground, like a toy travelling through a giant frothy playpen at six-hundred miles an hour.

Then a voice, deep and booming, shattered the silence. It exploded and echoed through the air, melting away the clouds in an instant to reveal a vast, glistening ocean far below.

‘Wake up,’ it said.

I fell.

Out of control I hurtled towards the plane. Sound returning with vigour and wind whipping past my ears. The steady rumble of jet engines growing louder and louder until they roared all around like a beast from below.

But I wasn’t scared. I was invincible.

I wanted to crash through the roof and rip it open so everyone on board would feel the same rush of freefall.

But as the plane grew larger I fell slower, like the air had turned to a deafening soup, until I found myself floating alongside an oval window, watching a young man with dark brown hair sleep on an older man’s shoulder.

‘You can’t miss this!’

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About the Author

Jack Ladd was born in the UK in a small English town and fled to Sydney, Australia, as soon as he could. There he spent many years discovering the world, the people who call it home, and, most importantly, himself. Oscar and his adventures are based on true events.