Honored in the Rainbow Awards, Dusk Peterson writes fantasy and science fiction with historical settings, as well as contemporary fiction and narrative nonfiction. Suspense plays an important role in many of the tales; the conflict in those tales is both external and internal. Peterson's stories are often placed in dark settings, such as prisons or wartime locations. The mood of the stories, however, is not one of unrelieved gloominess: friendship, gay romance, and loyal service are recurring themes. Visit duskpeterson.com for e-books and online writings.
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I've made some price changes on my e-books, mainly in the downward direction.
Among other things, most of the e-book versions of the side stories in
The Eternal Dungeon and Life
Prison are now free at my store at Gumroad, and at other bookstores
where possible. If you download the e-book from Gumroad, voluntary donations
can be made before or after downloading. Whether or not you donate, reviews
(pro or con) are always welcome.
The Eternal Dungeon free stories are as follows. Click on the titles for longer blurbs and download links.
Never. She was attending the ball at the palace to dance. That was all. Which made it annoying to face a proposal of marriage from a guard who was distinctly not the sort of man she would ever consider marrying. Certainly not.
Hunger. Some hungers can only be satisfied by reaching out. As a prisoner struggles to find the right path, a foul-mouthed guard and an uncommon torturer will open a door . . . but stepping through a doorway with blackness beyond requires courage.
Wax / Broken. "All in all, he held a satisfactory position, one where his talents were properly appreciated. But the Record-keeper, rubbing his bleary eyes as he began his shift, could not help but wish that the High Seeker had chosen a love-mate who was less loud."
Three guards and a mysterious substance provide a temptation too great
to be missed . . . especially when two torturers add their skills to the
mix. Soon three very different men – a married
man who is committed to respect and honor, a bachelor harboring secret
desires, and a soldier with an unfulfilled ambition –
will find themselves caught in a trap. Their rescue will come from an unexpected
The Life Prison free stories are as follows. Click on the titles for longer blurbs and download links.
Torture (crossover with the Eternal Dungeon series). When the High Seeker of the Eternal Dungeon visits a foreign prison, he discovers that his dark reputation has preceded him. So has the dark reputation of his dungeon. The host is eager to show him that matters are run very differently in Mercy Life Prison. The High Seeker has his own suspicions about what he will find in that prison, but even so, he is not prepared for what the prison has to teach him about man's nature . . . and his own nature.
In the Silence. He can't speak. He can barely see. He experiences only fear and the faint whispers of something he had once known. But an intruder into his secure retreat from danger will pull him into awareness of what stands before him. What stands there is renewed danger . . . and the hope of something more.
to life in prison, Tyrrell didn't have many opportunities for bed-play
. . . unless he could count what the guards did to him as "play." So his
future seemed brighter when he was paired with a cell-mate he'd been eyeing
for a long time with affection and lust. If only Tyrrell could keep from
becoming his cell-mate's latest murder victim . . .
"Slightly different in comparison to other serials I read by the same
author due to the sci-fi/futuristic setting instead of an historical one,
there is in any case a common thread. The primitive and passionate nature
of human beings is tamed by the force of intellect or by the ability to
dominate their own emotions. . . . The bond between Egon and Halvar is
there, and it was real, I [came] even to see it turned from captive to
protector, with Egon caring for [his captor], and dreading the time when
he will die, cause it will deprive Egon of his mainstay, the reason why
he managed to find a balance in his own existence as a slave." —My
Reviews and Ramblings (Elisa Rolle) on Pleasure
(Slaves of the Northern Corporate Dominion).
A cycle of speculative fiction series about disreputable men on the margins of society, and the men and women who love them.
He vowed himself to his god. Now the god is growing impatient . . . A fantasy series on friendship, romance, and betrayal in times of war and peace.
A soldier courts a young woman on the eve of battle. An aircar chauffeur tests the boundaries of his enslavement. A despairing captive in a Renaissance prison must choose whether to obey the deadly command of a lord. . . . Speculative fiction on friendship, romance, and faithful service amidst hardship and transformation.
The hidden secrets underlying ordinary contemporary life.
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