D.H. Starr

Welcome to my little home on the Authors Exposed webpage. I have been writing M/M for the past 2 and a half years and adore the people I’ve met, authors and readers alike. It’s been such a pleasure to share my charactes and to get to know yours. It’s been so fun to interact with you on Facebook and Twitter and, in real life for some of you.

I like to write stories where my characters are strong, yet flawed. I like to put them through an angsty torment as they work through their issues as individuals so they love themselves first. Only then are they ready to love someone else and accept love in return.

What’s made be a better writer is feedback from you, the reader, and I yearn for your comments, both positive and constructive, so I can continue to do what works for you and adjust what isn’t working so well.

I hope you enjoy this blog.

Happy reading!

– – – Books – – –

Wrestling With Desire: http://featherweightpublishing.com/ShowBook.php?YA=DS_WRDESIRE

Blurb

Derek Thompson is a senior, a wrestler, and has a secret. He’s gay.

Scott Thayer is a new student who has just moved to Cambridge, Massachusetts from Iowa. On the first day of school Derek and Scott meet and their lives change in an instant.

As Derek and Scott discover the things they have in common, they enter into one of the closest and most loving relationships either of them has ever experienced. When unexpected circumstances threaten their relationship, they both have to make a decision. DO they protect their secret and separate? Or fight for what they want…each other?

Wrestling With Love: http://ai-press.net/2011/02/14/now-available-wrestling-with-lov/

Blurb

Derek Thompson and Scott Thayer met in high school. Facing challenges and overcoming obstacles that would make lesser young men fold, they now have the chance to forge a life together. As they enter college, they finally have the time and space to discover each other sexually and give their virginity to each other. However, in spite of the erotic thrill of exploration, there are still challenges ahead, challenges that will test their love and devotion…

While Derek wants to live as an openly gay man, Scott wishes to maintain a degree of privacy. Not only that, but another freshman, Tyrell Jackson, becomes infatuated with Derek and wants Derek for his own. In the face of these threats to their burgeoning relationship, Derek and Scott are forced to look within themselves and make difficult decisions which will change both of their lives forever.

Is their relationship strong enough to bear the strain of balancing their needs as individuals and as a couple? The only way Derek and Scott will attain their ultimate reward is by finding the courage to face their fears. Will they rise to the challenge?

Meant For Each Other: http://ai-press.net/2010/11/07/now-available-meant-for-each-other/

Blurb

Sometimes your first love is the one that was meant to be.

Craig Harper and Jeremy Finn were best friends growing up. They attended the same school, spent all of their time together, and hung out with the same group of people. It wasn’t until the day before Jeremy and his family moved across the country that they discovered their attraction to one another.

Fifteen years later, they reunite by chance in New York City. Both are in relationships and have established a routine in their lives. But routines and relationships are shaken as they begin to spend time together once again. Old feelings and connections are still strong and the passion that pulls them together is a powerful, soul-searing call neither man can deny.

As each deals with the issues in their own relationships, they begin to question whether the comfort of what they know is more powerful than the pull of what they could have been…and what they might become. Struggling to find the answer, only their hearts can reveal if they are meant for each other.

Premonition: http://www.mlrbooks.com/ShowBook.php?book=DHSPREMO

Blurb

Martin Proctor has been on the Boston Police Force for ten years. His record is impeccable and he’s helped his precinct and captain maintain one of the best crime records in the city. But no one knows Martin has premonitions which help him solve cases others find impossible.

Justin Franklin is also on the Boston force. Justin may not have supernatural abilities, but as an openly gay man, he possesses a courage that draws Martin in.

When Martin has a premonition about the death of Justin’s brother and fails to save him, their lives become intertwined. As they work together to discover the truth behind Larry’s murder, Martin foresees Justin’s death.

The closer they come to cracking their case, the less time Martin has to piece together his fragmented visions and save Justin before it’s too late.

Feed. Prey Love: http://ai-press.net/2012/04/10/now-available-feed-prey-love/

Blurb

At Whispering Hills where mortals and paranormals coexist peacefully – and romantically – love really does bite!

Talib Eldridge is a vampire who lives with guilt. 100 years ago, he accidentally turned a human to a vampire and has been afraid to get close to anyone for fear of ever losing control as he once did. When he meets Conley Berillo, his commitment to living in isolation is challenged. Immediately drawn to the human, he can’t help but fall in love.

Conley has always felt out of place. Never fitting in with others, he too has lived in isolation. When the existence of paranormal creatures is finally acknowledged, he feels an immediate affinity to the outcasts, still feared and hated by humans. Moving to Whispering Hills in Providence, Rhode Island, he knows immediately that he belongs to this new world. When he meets Talib, that conviction is only solidified.

When Jonah Townsend, the human Talib had turned about a hundred years earlier, re-enters the picture, Talib and Conley’s newfound happiness is threatened. Conley becomes the tool that Jonah uses to get back at Talib and Talib is forced to make a choice. Fight for his own happiness and risk Conley’s life, or put Conley’s safety first and sacrifice what he’s searched and struggled for over two hundred years!

– – – Short Stories – – –

Someone to Give Thanks For: http://www.mlrbooks.com/ShowBook.php?book=DHS_STTF

Blurb

Sometimes is not what, but who you’re thankful for.

David is a twenty-four year old code writer for a software development company, handsome, wealthy, and living in New York City. By all appearances, his life is perfect. But outward appearances can be deceiving. Despite all his material accomplishments, the one thing he truly wants is what he doesn’t have. Keller.

Preparing for his annual trip home to San Rafael, California, David if filled with dread knowing he has to face Keller, his best friend from childhood, his first and only love, the man he let slip through his fingers. But from the first day David arrives back home, he can tell things are different.

As events unfold, the walls David has carefully constructed around his emotions are broken down until he’s left with nothing to protect him. When Keller shows up on Thanksgiving, David is forced to confront the very issue he had worked so hard to avoid.

For better or worse, this Thanksgiving will change David’s life forever.

TLC (Free Read): http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/12060543-tlc

This story was part of a Goodreads Free-Read Anthology Project called Hot Summer Days. Here is the picture which inspired my story.

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