I originally wrote Gothic Romance in a response to a short story challenge. My story was the only LGBT entry and it won, to my delight. Encouraged, I continued the story until it evolved into the novella you see here today.
My inspiration was the definition of Gothic Romance itself: “these novels usually concern spirited young women, either governesses or new brides, who go to live in large gloomy mansions populated by peculiar servants and precocious children and presided over by darkly handsome men with mysterious pasts…”
How could I resist writing my own version?
“It was pitch black outside, the only light came from the lantern at the front of the coach, bobbing crazily over the road. Wild gusts of wind threatened to tip them over every so often and the coachman gripped the reins even more tightly, swearing under his breath. Rain beat frantically against the windows as Jonathan peered out, hoping to catch a glimpse of Castle Blackstone, the place that would be his home for the next six years…”
When Jonathan Winters accepts a post as tutor to the only son of Lord D’Anvers, he looks forward to sharing his love of learning with his young pupil. Not even arriving at Castle Blackstone in the middle of a thunderstorm can dampen his enthusiasm, nor the fact that the wing above his head is forbidden.
Absorbed with Evelyn’s education, Jonathan is completely unprepared to find himself the object of Lord D’Anvers’ attentions.
Until D’Anvers kisses him…
A Gay Historical Romance
The ebook is only available on Amazon at present, for 99c.
A paperback version is now available for $5.99 from Createspace.