Erotic Stories With a Twist

Have you read one of my short stories yet? No, they don’t all have a gay or bisexual theme, but they do offer an intriguing look at the human condition.

They are stories about intimate human circumstances that most of us will never experience. My Sister is a story about a young man that one day learns he has a very open-minded and motivated sister.

I never had a sister. If I had, I can’t say I would have been sexually attracted to her, though I find the notion intriguing. Most guys that have sisters aren’t attracted them, but it might not be so uncommon as we think. John always thought his sister was attractive; he never in a million years thought he’d find himself in a situation that would lead them into her bed. You can read more on your Nook, or on your computer if you have the free Nook app. Not on Amazon though, they banned it. I thought that was a bit strange.

Most of my short stories are available on Amazon here. Nook users will find them here. Try one of my erotic tales and see if you get hooked.

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The Many Flavors of Human Sexuality

We all have our own individual perspectives. We all have different circumstances. For some those circumstances lead to unexpected destinies, which is exactly what happens to the characters in following stories.

They aren’t full length novels. They’re novellas, stories told in sixty to ninety pages and priced accordingly on Amazon and Barnes and Noble. They are dramatic circumstances you may never find yourself in, but you very may may be drawn into the lives of those involved.

Available now on Amazon and Barnes and Noble. Note: “My Sister” has been banned on Amazon and is only available on Nook.

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Thinking About Trying a Martin Brant Novel?

I’ve been recommending The Strange Haunting of Johnny Feelwater. It was written to provide a sensory and emotional reading experience, along with illustrating how a man’s sexuality plays such an integral role in his life, enthusiastically reviewed by those who have read it.

The novel is available in Kindle or paperback form on Amazon, for your Nook at Barnes & Noble, or for just about any other reading device or your computer at Smashwords. Give it a try and then let me know your thoughts. It will make my day to hear from you.

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The Partisans

The Partisans, A review on Amazon

Martin Brant uses his excellent word skills to take readers through three fascinating and heart stopping story lines simultaneously. First, you have a lovely, single, and very focused French young woman named Adrienne. She is paired with Ethan, a handsome, single, virile American black man. They are paired in a strange mission for the French Resistance during World War II; it almost seems as if they’ve been demoted to retrieving a satchel lost in a plane crash. They’re both more attuned to selective assassination, destruction of war materiel and facilities. But their instructions are very clear and leave no room for variation. And the hormonal level between them is rising rapidly. They just don’t realize that their hormones are climbing different mountains.

After narrowly escaping a raid by the Gestapo, Adrienne and Ethan manage to make some fair progress on their journey, even though Ethan received a serious but non-fatal injury which is slowing them down. They put up in a farm barn one night. They think their only company is a somewhat lethargic cow. Oh no, Brant has more in store for our pair. They soon learn that a German grunt soldier has defected and is hiding out in the same barn. He is the well educated and intelligent young architect named Jhan, forced into military service after he refused an assignment within the German government in Berlin.

Jhan manages to satisfy their disbelief about his defection and they become a trio of specialists: Adrienne is the impetuous tactician, Ethan is the voice of reason as well as the one who takes Adrienne’s ideas and makes them practical. Jhan is multi-lingual and proves invaluable in communications.

I do not mean to denigrate the Gestapo vs. Resistance story line, it proceeds as you would imagine after having several breath-holding episodes. The French government, the English government, and even the American government become involved, the satchel is retrieved and successfully delivered. In the process, a fourth game player is introduced into the hormonal turmoil.

Okay, on to the salacious part of the story. Gentlemen: put it away and zip up your pants Continue reading

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The Strange Haunting of Johnny Feelwater … Calvin’s Thoughts

My thoughts on your book The Strange Haunting of Johnny Feedlwater:

“The Strange Haunting of Johnny Feelwater”. Hmmm, how do I describe how this book entered my being and affected me? I sincerely believe that any given book may affect you in ways which the author never expected or intended. For me, “Rebecca” by Daphne duMaurier and “Chesapeake” by James Michener did it. And now Johnny Feelwater has joined the pantheon of life altering characters for me.

When I stopped being an anal retentive, married idiot in the early 1990’s the so called mens movement was alive and well. I devoured all the Joseph Campbell and Robert Blye I could get my hands on. Then I realized that all their allegories and metaphors didn’t mean jack shit to me. I’m way too literal for their style of writing.

Then this man named Martin Brant started writing. And I started reading his work. As a gay man I immediately started questioning whether Brant is straight, bi or gay. My gaydar just wasn’t kicking in on this, it was buzzing but not strongly. I was well into the second book when I decided the answer to that question was immaterial since he covers all three orientations with magnificent and intelligent insight. Who cares how he gets his rocks off? My concern is that he continues writing because he has a great deal to say which transcends anything Campbell or Blye wrote for me. And he gracefully bridges the chasm between being intelligent and being intellectual without talking down to his audience.

Johnny Feelwater. Who is this man? He is an amazingly grounded man who – gee, what a surprise – starts questioning himself as a man, as a husband, as a lover, and as an African American. I make no pretense to identifying with the last fact, to do so would be the height of hubris as I am lily white and have no reference points on that issue. However, I can relate in all other ways. And the way he unravels what is happening in his life, and the way in which he interprets and adapts to what is happening – well, wow, does it resonate! I mean, really. Here is a man who runs away from his problems by giving his wife some cock-and-bull story about seeing someone in the depths of Africa. Does he act like your typical shallow male, letting his little head think for the big one? Does he attempt to believe the crap he just sold to Marilee? No, he takes the new round of adversities, compares them to his problems back in Georgia, USA, and, whoa, HE LEARNS something about life and about himself which alters his life irrevocably.

And he does it without allegory, without metaphor! And he gave me an understanding of men, of myself, and of my world which amounted to a series of “ah ha” moments.

Like I said, he is a grounded man. He does things somewhat pragmatically. He thinks things through without romanticizing the issues. He confronts his demons as best he can and accepts that in some respects he never will be able to do that.

Martin Brant: thank you! And if you ever suspect you’ve lost your Muse, let me know. I will hunt him/her/it down, hog tie it, bitch slap it, and return it to you.

 $2.99 on Kindle and Nook

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Have You Read a Martin Brant Novel Lately?

Reader reviews from Barnes & Noble.

Five Stars…Great Summer Reading!

Take this one the beach, lake or desert with you. Pull up a chair or blanket and enjoy. I could not put it down. Perfect reading for the summer or anytime. Thank you, Martin!

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Five Stars … A Must-Read Novel!

 Five Married Men is first-rate literary entertainment, and much more. If you are looking for summer reading that grabs your attention, this is it. This novel has believably likable characters, intricate plot development, romance, sex, drama, suspense, humor, and action. There’s something for everyone. More importantly for me, Five Married Men is an honest discussion of male bisexuality. As a bisexual married man who has just recently come out of the closet, I found this book heart-breaking in its accurate portrayal of the challenges that face men like me and their wives. I can’t say how much Martin Brant writes from experience, from thorough research, or from an incredible imagination. But I can say, from MY experience, that his fictional characters are as real as the men I’ve met in support groups, chat groups, and bars. The emotional conflicts, the clandestine meeting arrangements, the fear of discovery that are described in the book are happening all around us every day. Male bisexuality is marginalized in this country. Today’s pop psychologists tell us that there is no such thing as a bisexual man. Even the GLBT community struggles to understand us. It’s high time a book like Five Married Men was published. Maybe it will start some discussions that are overdue. Believe me, there are a lot more bisexual men walking around than you can imagine. If we all came out of the closet at once, the whole gay/straight dichotomy would go the way of the dinosaur. Don’t think for a minute that this book is all gloomy and depressing. It is also very provocative. Because Mr. Brant develops the characters so well, the sex scenes are much steamier than typical gay or straight erotica. If the text doesn’t turn you on, you’ll at least feel empathy for the lovers. Five Married Men is a novel that reassures bisexual men they are not alone, and educates the rest of society.

Five Stars … FIVE MARRIED MEN DELIVERS

 I read Martin Brant’s first book A SONG IN THE PARK a year ago. That novel was excellent. Now I have to say that Martin has topped that one with FIVE MARRIED MEN. The new novel is an erotically charged action adventure, love story with page turning suspense. I found myself caring about what happened to all five of these men as they form a sort of on the down-low club. A secret group. Some bonding stronger than others, but all becoming closer to each other than most men would dare. As with all secrets, the truth comes out. The shattering and thought provoking conclusion left me wanting a sequel. I have to say the reading of this novel was time well spent.

Five Stars … Complete range of emotions!

Having been married to a woman and gay, I identified with the emotions, desires and choices these men made. I like how the author played out the stories of each man and his individual journey. I will look for more from this author!

Five Stars … IT WOULD BE A SHAME TO MISS OUT ON NOT READING THIS ONE

 THE STORY WAS LITTLE BIT HARD TO GET MY HEAD AROUND AT THE START, BUT I HAVE NEVER HAD A BOOK MOVE ME THE WAY THIS STORY HAS MOVED AND UPSET ME LIKE IT DID. I EVEN REREAD THE LAST SEVERAL CHAPTERS TO HOLD ON TO THE MEN IN THE STORY JUST A LITTLE LONGER.

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RICK NC, Five Stars …  THIS BOOK MOVED ME UNLIKE ANY BOOK HAS, I CAN’T STOP THINKING ABOUT THE CHARACTERS I’VE GROWN TO KNOW AND LIKE.

 THE ONLY BOOK THAT I THOUGHT WAS BETTER THAN THIS IS ‘FIVE MARRIED MEN’ AND ‘A SONG IN THE PARK’. THIS AUTHOR HAS A WAY OF MAKING YOU FEEL ALL THE EMOTIONS HIS CHARACTERS FEEL.

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Five Stars … A VERY MOVING STORY THAT TOUCHED MY HEART.

I DOUBT THERE IS A BOOK BY THIS AUTHOR THAT WOULD NOT BE WORTH BUYING.

Five stars … A Song In The Park Original and Revised Copy

This was a wonderful and well written love story. I couldn’t put it down until I finished it because it was so good! Love is love no matter what your sexual preference is and this story more than proved it! Great book Mr. Brant! Review for the revised copy below. I read the original story in 2006 and loved it and I love this one too. This one adds a new twist to Michael’s character and it is a situation that not only could happen but has happened to gay men. If you have read the original book you will see that this adds to the storyline with the added details of how, why and when it happened. As I stated in my review from when I read the original book, love is love no matter what your sexual preference is. This is a great story about love, friendship, understanding, being understood, forgiveness, acceptance and tolerance.

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Copperas Cove … A Review on Amazon

***** – Copperas Cove – November 27, 2011

By R. A Rippy “rarippy” (Shelbyville, Tennessee United States)

This story takes place in 1954 during the segregated era. One man is on a journey to get away from his hometown and impending divorce to start a new life. His car breaks down near a small town in Mississippi (Copperas Cove) and he ends up staying there and his life takes a whole new turn. The racial divide is high and he ends up changing the way people think about Blacks by breaking down barriers and stereotypes that still lingered in the town despite it being the time of the demise of segregation. This book has it all that occurred during this era with lynching, beatings, murder and being falsely accused of a crime due to the color of your skin. There is romance and even a hint of homosexuality but as trademark of Martin Brant, it was tastefully done. I am Black and it hurt to read about the injustices done to my people during that time but it did happen and the sad part is that it is still happening today. Due to Martin’s outstanding writing style, while reading this book you will feel as if you are actually there while reading each page. Despite the subject matter, I really enjoyed this book and did not put it down until the last page. Some may be offended about the subject content of this book but it happened so it is what it is.

Available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and most E-book devices

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My First Murder Mystery

What does Jonathon Scott do when his wife kicks him out of his home after catching him in the shower with another man?

Humiliated, yearning for answers … if only he could meet the right woman, he could get these misguided notions about men out of his head.

He remembers those wonderful pictures of the Gulf coast he saw in a travel magazine. Why not leave Pittsburgh? Why not leave behind the dreary life he has led for the last ten years, and start a new life in the warmer climes of the

balmy South? Why not be free to spend his weekends sipping cold beer on a sunny beach?

Heading south on the narrow two-lanes of 1954 America, there is no reason to believe his destiny awaits him in a small town in rural Mississippi, no way to know that the brutal rape and murder of a popular college girl is going to turn his life upside down and set his stride in an unexpected direction.

Read the first chapter here.

Available at Amazon or Barnes & Noble.

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