GENRE: Gay Fantasy Erotic Romance
LENGTH: 8,086 words
A sheltered prince. A sudden death. An unexpected choice. How will Prince Marcelo react to discovering he’s The Contingency Plan?For eighteen years, there has been peace between Sheburat and the kingdom of Zioneven. The untimely death of a princess throws the marriage arrangement -- the final phase to complete the terms of the treaty -- into disarray, and the contingency plan is put into motion. Now the Crown Prince of Zioneven gets to make his own choice from among the princess’s younger siblings.As a rare royal son in the matriarchal sovereignty of Sheburat, Prince Marcelo grew up knowing he would never marry. Never. Royal sons did not marry. Period. Except, Prince Efren isn’t from Sheburat, and he has other plans.EXCERPT:Note: may contain sexually explicit scenes of a homoerotic nature.
Not a bad short story. I know with being a short story you can’t often get a huge amount of…stuff lol. Not a lot of angst. Some because of a family death, but overall a happy story.
With Marcello’s sister dying, he figured his next youngest sister would be marrying. But Prince Efren didn’t want a sister. He wanted Marcelo. And after a brief ceremony for his sister’s funeral and one for their marriage, they were wed. And going to a land where same sex marriage was accepted. To a place where the rulers knew they were to serve as well as lead. A whole new world for Marcelo.
A happily ever after short.
A good short story.
I don’t read too many short stories as I prefer books that are a bit longer, but I really enjoyed The Contingency Plan. I also don’t read too many books in the fantasy category so over all this was a good one for me to read. It gave me a chance to try something different from my normal reading material.
There’s no way for a short story to contain as much detail as you would find in a novella but I think Ms. Albright did a good job with this one. It held my interest and I liked the characters.
Living in a matriarchal society, Prince Marcelo of Sheburat never expects to marry; he is not in line for his mother’s throne. The death of his twin sister changes everything. She was to marry a prince from Zioneven to complete a treaty signed by her mother and the king of Zioneven.
The agreement allows Prince Efren to choose a substitute from the dead girl’s younger siblings and he chooses Marcelo to be his marriage partner. Marcelo is so sheltered he has no knowle