Dedication | For the Misfits
On the Training of Doctors is dedicated to everyone in the world that defies conventions. It is dedicated to those that take the chance to be themselves in a world that demands compliance to norms. We dedicate this book to everyone in the queer, BDSM lifestyler/kinkster, geek/nerd, neurodivergent, pagan, autistic, writing, transgender communities, and any other community that dares to defy the “norms”. There is nothing that takes more courage than to stand up and be yourself when those around us demand that we conform.
We refuse to conform. We refuse to comply. We are beautiful and unique. We are never going to go away, and we are going to change the world.
The Doctor’s Training Trilogy, starting with Stolen Innocence, is the first in a series of books called the Chains of Fate.
These books are all about the St. Louis BDSM community and spread into the community of Santa Cruz, and the links between characters within all these books. The Doctor's Training Trilogy is the first visit to the phenomenal world created by Beverly L. Anderson and Kenyon Y. Hunt! The world will further be expanded with the Kink in the City Trilogy, the Santa Cruz Trilogy, and the Dawnstar Trilogy, for a total of twelve books set in this universe.
The Doctor's Training Trilogy Begins it all!
A Journey through the Winding Paths of Trauma, Recovery, and Truths Laid Bare.
In the Midwestern city of St. Louis, Missouri, a diverse population of people allows for a mixing of many cultures and ideas. The city draws in many people worldwide because of many of the opportunities it offers to individuals and companies. Situated on the Mississippi River, shipping and gambling have always been a part of the culture here. Inside this area, many subcultures exist. Some of these subcultures are known by everyone, but some of them are less known to the outside observer.
A Bartender seeking Bonds and Understanding.
In the world of business, crime, and poverty, a young bigender kinkster finds himself wrapped up in a dangerous life with warring Irish Crime Families. Escaping things he’d rather forget, Devan Sullivan wants only to find someone to care about, and that can care about him as he is. Devan finds a home within the confines of the local dungeon Strawberry’s Black. A child of kinksters, Devan knew he would end up in this Lifestyle, though not in the way things happened. Devan spends his time most time split between two modes of existing. He becomes his male self as a submissive, but when Dominant, she becomes her female self. Devan has trouble accepting himself in his “real world” version outside the dungeon, where he is a blend of both male and female. He ends up being pulled into the most dangerous part of the life he lives, that of surviving an all-out war between the two crime families and trying to keep those he’s come to care about safe.
An Artist seeking Self-identity and Purpose.
Varick Jaeger has spent most of his life doing for others instead of himself. He’s always had problems defining himself, and over the years has just come to believe that he cannot define his self-identity. He spends most of his life feeling out of place and defining himself by what he can do for others. He gives up a successful career in writing when he leaves school and uses his entire college fund to get himself to Santa Cruz, California to help his father. Once there, he found his father gone again. Alone and without any family, he ends up forging a family of his own. When things turn bad, Varick seeks out help from a friend he’s made through their mutual love of old motorcycles. When the private investigator helps Varick put his own friends away, he then helps him return home to his sister. A practiced tattoo artist now, he takes up a job at a small tattoo and piercing place in St. Charles, Missouri. He finds the way people judge him based on his appearance amusing most of the time, however, there are times he just wants people to see him for who he really is. More than anything, Varick feels lost and alone in the world. His purpose in life has been lost, and he has become tired of trying to understand why.
An Actor seeking Fulfillment and Connection.
Carmine Deangelo grew up taking care of his mother and dealing with the fact he would never fit into the world. His world exists in shades of gray, never easy and never black and white. He never knew his father, and he’s never had a problem with that fact. He’s a relatively successful actor, but he finds racism and prejudice at every turn. Carmine’s struggle with bipolar disorder since his teenage years has made finding himself difficult. He desperately wants a connection to others, but he can’t seem to find someone that makes him feel like he matters to them. A string of lovers, both male and female, follow the young actor. Luckily, the truth behind his failed relationships, partners unable to handle his disorder, has never surfaced. It pains him to think he may never have a fulfilling relationship because of this reputation. He feels that if his disorder came to be common knowledge, he’d never be able to act again. His best friend Charles knows that Carmine needs something more in his life and gets him involved in the local D/s scene. He enjoys it, but never seems to be fulfilled no matter how many people he plays or scenes with. Finally, he encounters someone who intrigues him in every way, and someone that he thinks might just be able to handle him at his worst.
A Doctor seeking Acceptance and Healing.
Dr. Kieran Sung grew up as an only child. Born severely prematurely, Kieran has always been under the careful watch of his parents. He spends most of his time trying to fake “normalcy” for his father and doctor. Kieran has an incredible mind for medicine and surgery, a fact he attributes to his autistic nature. He has always assumed that he would never be capable of being himself since he has to be what everyone thinks he should be. He depends on his father and mother wholly, and only connects with a few people in his life. When his mother dies not long after he turns fourteen, Kieran finds out he has a family he never knew. Strangely, though, his father insists that he has no contact with this side of his family. After a particularly stressful period of anxiety-inducing encounters, Kieran finds it harder and harder to hide his self-stimulating behaviors. His social awkwardness and blunt nature lead to some unpleasant encounters with patients and families. This makes him an easy target for a pair of men looking to get enough money to buy themselves out of trouble with one of the Irish Crime Families. Ransoming the young doctor isn’t enough, though, believing that using him to appeal to the disturbing nature of Rian Callaghan will make them more likely to be allowed to leave.
When the world comes crashing down on all of them, they find themselves drawn into a web of intrigue, hatred, and lies. There’s more to things than seems to be around them, even as they hide away in a “civilian” safe house. Devan finds himself spiraling, his own past rapidly coming to the surface. Interconnections and seemingly “random” meetings turn out to not be so random. All the time, the doctor begins to lose the last shreds of control. They have no choice but to step and offer him a solution to benefit them all.
Follow these journeys of self-identity, self-acceptance, recovery from trauma, and finding comfort in bondage.
After reading the Doctor’s Training Trilogy, continue the adventures in the Kink in the City Trilogy. An Exclusive Proposition follows a sex worker who found himself dragged into the lifestyle at an early age who falls in love with a client. In His Hands see the readers drawn into a relationship with an abusive partner that leads to a kinky understanding with a younger man. Unseen Darkness then follows a serial killer and abuser as he tries to hold onto his favorite victim and pursues new ones.
The Santa Cruz trilogy takes place in Santa Cruz, California, and follows a new set of characters. Seaside Memories deals with a kidnapped man finding freedom while someone else plots against him. Inside the Doll House finds the readers drawn into a cult experience using a brothel as a front. The Edge of the Blade brings down a human trafficker and shows a gruff and experienced agent that he can love again.
The Dawnstar Trilogy brings things back to St. Louis as the fourth trilogy in the Chains of Fate. A Rose From Darkness takes the reader along as a man living with an abusive girlfriend finds love in a man he barely knows, all the while others plot against him in the background. An Open Book is an age-gap romance where a college professor ends up falling for a student in trouble and being drawn into his life. Finally, A Gentle Touch deals with the problems that have been running through many of the books, an invisible hand guiding the damaging occurrences.
Alongside these trilogies, there are stand-alone books, Rainbow Daisy, which deals with a young man who is trying to escape abusive foster parents any way he can when a rich older student tempts him into a relationship. A Bit of Lace explores a femboy who falls in love with his one-night stand, a straight guy who ends up being gay only for him.
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