The Bodyguard 3 Is Coming! And I Need Your Help!

Raythe says …

It’s been a long time coming.  But the final book in the occult bodyguard series, The Artifact: The Bodyguard (Gay Bodyguard Romance) based on one of the first serial stories on the site, The Artifact, is finally (almost!) done! I’m putting the final edits on the third book and will be asking Members to help me proofread it in the next week or so.


What is The Bodyguard Series about?

Sean Harding, dark-haired, green-eyed, big, muscular, a born protector, was a detective in the Winter Haven Police Department. But his whole life was changed after a sting to take down some drug dealers of a powerful and deadly new drug known simply as the Powder goes terribly wrong.

Sean is exposed to the Powder and gains supernatural powers while the rest of his team is killed.  He’s blamed for their deaths and loses his job.  He dedicates his life to finding out who really killed his fellow officers, but before he can find the answers he seeks, he finds Dane Gareis.



Dane Gareis, beautiful, pale as alabaster, steel in a silk glove, is the scion of a vast fortune.

Like Sean, Dane has a tragic past.  When he was only fifteen, he was kidnapped, raped and tortured by his tutor.  Dane escaped John Tully physically, but mentally … he’s still there.  Dane cannot bear to be touched and has a phobia towards strangers, especially men.

His focus is on ancient artifacts and the prize of his collection is a golden sarcophagus from a mysterious forgotten culture called the Ydrath.  But while the world might have forgotten Ydrath, they still exist and they want their sarcophagus back in order to wake the being within.

Dane needs someone special to protect him.  Like Sean …

If You’re a Member You Get All My Books Included With Your Membership!

I’ve written three series: The Merman, Cursed and, finally, I’m completing The Artifact: The Bodyguard with the third and final book.  Now Members get all of the individual books I wrote included with their Membership. So if you haven’t, go ahead and click the links to download those books.

Ahem, it’s also a great reason to sign up for the site as all these books together would cost you about $30. Sales pitch off!

Proofreaders Will Be Needed!

This is one of the new covers for it!

So, like I said above, I’m working on the final two chapters and will need about three to six Members who can proofread the book.  I’ll send out an email later this week, but interested people should be familiar with the following:

(1) The two books of this series, don’t confuse it with the serial version!

(2) Attention to detail!  Don’t be like Raythe, know the names, eye colors, etc. of characters and make sure they don’t change. Not to mention all the other fun typos and missing words.

(3) Be familiar with Google Docs and its commenting function.

I’ll reach out to Members to see whose interested later in the week.  And those who are interested in buying it separately, I’ll let you know when it’s available to buy.

OH!  There will be audio.  That will likely be available in Fall 2018.  If you want to get the audio for the two currently published books, check them out here.

26 Responses to The Bodyguard 3 Is Coming! And I Need Your Help!

  1. Ais July 15, 2018 at 9:06 pm #

    Can’t wait to get my hands on it!

    Will the audio be done by either of the 2 previous narrators?

    • Raythe July 15, 2018 at 9:25 pm #

      Matt Haynes will be doing the third book. Both other narrators are booked until the end of time. But Matt is truly awesome. I think you guys will love his version of this.

  2. Elf July 15, 2018 at 9:14 pm #

    Ah, coincidence? I was just about to re-read the first two. I’m so excited, I’ve been waiting for the third!

    I’d be happy to proof, as you’ve taught me (>.>) with a fresh re-read.

    • Raythe July 15, 2018 at 9:26 pm #

      Sounds great! I’m proofing the second to last chapter and then I get to write the final lovemaking chapter, which I hope to do tomorrow and then … then I’ll put out the call.

  3. Elysia Vorse July 15, 2018 at 9:21 pm #

    Ohhhhh! I can’t wait! Super excited! 🙂

    I also hope the guy who became a snake-man eventually gets his own happily ever after with a man whose not Dane! <3 (maybe in his own short(er) story)

    • Raythe July 15, 2018 at 9:27 pm #

      LOL! You have a thing for Railon? Oh, man, … uhh … well … that might be something a fan fiction will have to fix when you see what happens …

  4. Elysia Vorse July 15, 2018 at 9:22 pm #

    I also reread the first 2 books and the manga not too long ago. 🙂

    • Raythe July 15, 2018 at 9:28 pm #

      I worried people wouldn’t care about this series b/c it has taken so long to finish it. But I had to finish it for myself. I hope you like it!

      • Janel Carr July 16, 2018 at 8:38 am #

        Well I for one cannot wait! I’m addicted to the first two. I can’t even count the number of times I’ve listened to them. So I’ve been waiting with baited breath for this one.

        • Raythe July 16, 2018 at 4:31 pm #

          Aw! Thank you for telling me! I had no idea! It’s funny, but this was the series that got a movie producer interested in producing it (never went anywhere at all but still nice to be asked!) and yet I always sort of saw this piece as one of my heart. It’s not commercial really, but little of what I write really is yet this was a very different story so I’m gratified to see the excitement for the 3rd book.

  5. Rose July 15, 2018 at 9:32 pm #

    I can’t wait😊. I absolutely love all your works and this one holds a special place in my heart ❤️

  6. Raythe July 15, 2018 at 9:35 pm #

    Aw, thank you! Like I said above, I really thought I was writing this last book for myself because it is such a … different story. It’s definitely not written to market, but for me and a few people. I’m so glad to hear from one of them.

  7. A_h_ July 15, 2018 at 11:55 pm #

    Yasss!!!!! I LOVE this series! Sean x Branish was always my favorite dynamic 😄 I can’t wait to read book 3!

  8. Raythe July 16, 2018 at 12:16 am #

    It’s been very heartening to know the hard work to write this last volume has a few fans! I really had no idea if anyone would care. I’m curious what you think I did for Branish.

    • A_h_ July 16, 2018 at 11:18 pm #

      Could you clarify the comment—what I think you did?

      • Raythe July 16, 2018 at 11:58 pm #

        I don’t want to give anything away. I just meant I’m curious what you will think about Branish’s story in this one.

        • A_h_ July 17, 2018 at 3:10 am #

          Oh gotcha! Well obvs I know he shan’t succeed in his dastardly plot, but he’s still one of my fav bad guys =^.^= (unlike Railon who just gives me straight up creeper vibe!) funny how they can go one way or another in your head. Idk what it is exactly but Branish is sexy to me.

  9. Vera_lemur July 16, 2018 at 1:48 am #

    Super interested in editing! Can’t wait for the email this week!

  10. Raythe July 16, 2018 at 3:12 am #

    Glad you’re excited for potentially editing. I’m so grateful for your guys’ help!

  11. darket July 16, 2018 at 11:25 am #

    Great to hear! I just re-read book 1 & 2 and I’m excited book 3 is coming out!

    • Raythe July 16, 2018 at 3:18 pm #

      YAY! Thank you!

  12. S01986482 July 19, 2018 at 11:34 am #

    I have been waiting for this to come out for forever! I love these books! I have them saved on my phone for easy access. Thank you can’t wait! I love the mystery aspect of these books. I also love that you present a realistic view of how an undercover cop might feel to this story.

  13. Raythe July 19, 2018 at 7:45 pm #

    I’m editing the last two chapters today before I write The Elven King’s Blade chapter for tonight. I’m so psyched to get to this to people and I hope they like it. I admit it really shocks (surprises, makes me happy) that those who enjoyed this story enjoyed it so much that they still read it and hoped for an ending. So glad about that.

  14. Janet Allaby July 19, 2018 at 11:06 pm #

    Would love to be a Proof Reader!!

  15. Neko July 20, 2018 at 3:08 am #

    Yay! I’ve been waiting for this one, thanks for finishing it Raythe ^-^

  16. Ron Shelley July 22, 2018 at 12:45 pm #

    These are some of the best stories I’ve read in a long time. I couldn’t even sleep so I could read them. To hear that you’re so close to finishing the third book, I’m literally drooling to get my hands on it. I would love to be a proofreader, but even if not, I’ll be buying the book the minute I find out it’s available. So much fun to read.

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