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The Chosen

by Scott Simmons

The Chosen - Scott William Simmons - Gwerin
Editions:Paperback - First Edition: $ 2.74 USD
ISBN: 1097362183
Size: 6.00 x 9.00 in
Pages: 235
Kindle - First: $ 2.50 AUD
Pages: 300

Villis Dane and Cremin Vokes. One man revered for his indomitable cruelty and his desire to conquer all that lay before him. One man reviled for his elitist status and how men of power are fascinated with him. Two men in love. Two men attempting to escape the thralldom of their homeland, the Menden Empire.

But Ciaran, the god of chaos, sees and hears the changes that are creeping across the Gwerin lands. Seducing Dane and Vokes to his cause, Ciaran not only uses his power to help both men to carve out a niche for themselves in the mortal world, but to quench his bestial desires.

Cover Artists:
Pairings: F-F, F-F-M, M-F, M-M, M-M-M
Heat Level: 5
Romantic Content: 4
Ending: Click here to reveal
Character Identities: Bisexual, Gay, Polyamorous
Protagonist 1 Age: 36-45
Protagonist 2 Age: 36-45
Protagonist 3 Age: Ageless/Immortal
Tropes: Alpha Character, Cheating, Hurt / Comfort, Love Triangle, Moral Failure
Setting: Gwer
Languages Available: English
Series Type: Same Universe / Various Characters

Vokes knew the truth in Dane's statement and closed his eyes, relaxing as the sagart placed his left hand firmly on Vokes' shoulder. The sagart's fingers were warm and dry upon his body. The sagart stretched Vokes' skin taught before piercing it with an ink filled needle, following the outline that the younger priest had conjured onto Vokes' shoulder.

Dane remained quiet while the two sagarts worked. The elder priest was intent on creating the rune while the younger, with a damp towel, wiped away Vokes' blood so that his colleague could continue with his ministrations. Occasionally opening his eyes Vokes would look to Dane before closing them as if he were trying to go to sleep through the process. To be honest, Vokes did not want any of the men to see the pleasure he felt at being pierced so.

Careful with what he was creating, and upon whom, the inking process took the elder sagart almost two hours to complete.


Finally, while the sagarts were cleaning Vokes' back and sealing the wound with prayers to staunch the flow of blood, Dane stood and approached the trio.

"Perfect." Dane admired the sagart’s handiwork, affectionately running a hand through Vokes' dark brown hair.

"You are mine now." Dane smiled when Vokes looked up at him.

"I always was." Vokes replied as he lowered his head while shifting himself slightly on the table, enjoying the sensation of the men's hands upon his body. Especially Dane’s, whose finger’s kept twining within his hair. 


About the Author

Scott William Simmons is an artist and author based in Rhode Island. A painter, Scott utilizes a singular palate and style on a wide range of subjects.  For the past fifteen years, Scott has successfully shown his work and has been represented by galleries in Provincetown, Massachusetts, and Providence, Rhode Island.

Particularly active in the visual arts community of Rhode Island, Scott is a current member of the Providence Art Club, Wickford Art Association, and the Foundry Artists Association. He has served on the Education Committee of the Providence Art Club since 2018, and formerly served as Chairperson of both Marketing and Membership for the Foundry Artists Association. He is a past member of the Provincetown Art Association and Museum, the Guild of Natural Science Illustration, and the Rhode Island Watercolor Society.

Scott has exhibited widely and is currently represented by Dryden Galleries in Providence. His works are held in private collections throughout the Northeast and beyond. Scott earned his Certificate in Natural Science Illustration as well as his Certificate in Drawing and Painting Studies at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD). He holds his Associates Degree in Fine and Studio Arts from Bristol Community College in Fall River, Massachusetts.

"As an artist, I am fascinated with all aspects of painting. And over the years this medium has become a vehicle to investigate my curiosity. Constantly experimenting, I enjoy exploring the possibilities of color, composition, light, technique, theme and style. Whether examining the ambience of a Cape sunset, capturing the correct hues for red Adirondack chairs, or telling a story in an illustration, I pursue topics that interest me and strive to constantly refresh my work. Even when repeating a theme or composition, my goal is to convey novelty and excitement. In addition to this sense of newness, I would like my individual paintings to be appreciated for their detail, intricacy, and richness of color. Painting is a vibrant language, and for me, the enjoyment is in looking for interesting ways to speak it."

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