Charles W. Harvey is a native Houstonian and a graduate of the University of Houston. He has studied fiction under the guidance of Rosellen Brown and Chitra Divakaruni at U of H. He has studied poetry under Joyce James and Cynthia MacDonald. In 1987, Charles was a 1st prize recipient of PEN/Discovery for Cheeseburger, which went on to be published in the Ontario Review. In 1989 Charles Harvey was awarded the Cultural Arts Council of Houston Grant for Writers and Artists. Also in 1989 he was a finalist in the MacDonald's Literary Achievement Awards. Charles has been published in Soulfires, Story Magazine SHADE, High Infidelity, The James White Review, and others. He is published on Smashwords, Amazon, Barnes&Noble iBooks, and others.
The Butterfly Killer
Elliot Cross is on a mission to do "God's work." The God Elliot serves is a jealous God who gets very perturbed when people put their dreams ahead of loving and worshipping him. Elliot makes sure those running afoul of God's number one commandment: "Thou shall have no other God's before me," are quickly dispatched.
All of Elliot's victims are on the eve of achieving their lifelong dreams. Some of those dreams are as simple as a teenage boy eager to get his driver's license, or as emotional and life changing as a woman about to give birth after years of trying. When they get too caught up in their happiness, God gets jealous and sends Elliot to snuff the life out of them--according to Elliot.
Read more as Elliot, awaiting execution, unloads all of his mad thoughts to the Priest who will accompany him to the death chamber.
All is not well with the man who tracked the Butterfly Killer. Sgt. Daniels also winds up behind bars. Does it take a bad guy to trap a bad guy?
Fiction and Literature
No one could have known the consequences when Promise disobeyed her mother on the day of her brother's funeral and ran off to the amusement park with her friends for the day. When she crosses paths with a serial rapist turned murderer on the way to Astroworld, her life is forever changed.
Years later, stuck in a mental institution after committing an unspeakable atrocity, Promise recalls her fateful journey to Astroworld in letters to her childhood friend. The park remains a symbol of innocence and hope for her despite the darkness consuming her. Can she ever escape the hospital and reach Astroworld in order to make herself whole again? Or are the horrors of the past too much to overcome?
Short Story Collection Urban Fiction
Urban Tales are made up of long and short stories. In Minister Q, Sister Gloria has more on her mind than the young Minister's message. And he has more on his mind than uplifting the souls of black folk. He's way down on the downlow.
Ladies will wonder what's with these Brothers as they read My Manhood is Very Important to Me.
Betty has a different way of dealing with a cheater. She holds the whiphand in Betty's House.
These are just some of the Urban Tales in this bargain of a book.
Roommates: Spicy Gay Reads
Old friends have enjoyed the Roommates series over the years. We welcome new friends and readers. Now is a great opportunity to enjoy the Roommates and other "spicy" gay stories. For a low price you can have them all under one attractive cover in this boxed set on your eReading device.
Sis. Clarabell adds a touch of humor as she eavesdrops on our two hot boys, Omar and Rock in Roommates and Sis. Clarabell. She has a very interesting story as she tries to dig up some dirt on her son-in-law.
In The Dean's List wish they had such fond memories of their Dean of Men. Dean Porter has a unique way of setting a young man on the right path. A little spanking and a little loving just might do the trick.
... These and many more stories for you to enjoy.
Odd Voices in Love
Odd Voices in Love is a collection of stories about love from award winning writer, Charles W. Harvey. Many have purchased and enjoyed these stories as singles. This is a great opportunity to have all of these stories in one bundle to read and share.
These "love" stories are not your usual romantic fare. There’s no savior on a white horse coming to rescue any damsel. There's no swooning or romantic walks along the beach. Unrequited love runs through the vein of these stories like a quiet refrain weaving and interlocking this collection. These epistles chronicle the underbelly of love or love fractured. They cover themes of lust, longing, even murderous love. In some stories, women take the lead. A couple of these stories don't involve women at all. I guarantee, you will find all of them interesting. They may remind you of your odd choice in love.