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By K.D. Sarge | Comments: ( 208 ) | Date: ( Apr 08, 2020 )

Dear Author,When I first crossed paths with him at the library on campus, I didn t know what to think Lip gloss, eyeliner, eye shadow, nail polish Back in the small town where I grew up, a boy would have never dared to dress like him When an assignment to create a video news segment from one of our professors places us both in the same group, personalities clash, and whDear Author,When I first crossed paths with him at the library on campus, I didn t know what to think Lip gloss, eyeliner, eye shadow, nail polish Back in the small town where I grew up, a boy would have never dared to dress like him When an assignment to create a video news segment from one of our professors places us both in the same group, personalities clash, and what started as fascination on my part turns into instant dislike, which he seems to immediately return He s smart, quick thinking, creative but also snarky, moody, defensive, and basically the complete physical opposite of every guy I ve ever been attracted to And yet, despite the fact that I think he needs an attitude adjustment, and he thinks I m just a backward country hick, I ve quickly come to realize that sometimes the line between love and hate really is paper thin.P.S An HEA would definitely be preferred to an HFN ending Photo Description Two young men stare at each other through a chain link fence They are holding hands through it one has nail polish and lip gloss.This story was written as a part of the M M Romance Group s Love is Always Write event Group members were asked to write a story prompt inspired by a photo of their choice Authors of the group selected a photo and prompt that spoke to them and wrote a short story.Read it online or find it in Love Is Always Write Volume 11 Bonus Volume.__________Genre contemporaryTags first love college coming out gay for you enemies to loversWarnings noneWord Count 68,123


  • Title: Louder Than Sirens, Louder Than Bells
  • Author: K.D. Sarge
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  • Page: 336
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About Author:

K.D. Sarge

KD Sarge writes for joy and hope, and works for a living She has tried her hand at many endeavors, including Governess of the Children, Grand Director of the Drive Through, and Dispatcher of the Tow Trucks Currently KD labors appreciated but underpaid in the public school system.Past accomplishments include surviving eight one year olds for eight hours alone she lasted about ten months , driving a twenty foot truck from Ohio to Arizona by way of shudder Oklahoma, and making a six pack of tacos in twenty three seconds.Writing achievements include the Weightiest First Draft Ever this title is in contention , as well as nine other, much lighter, completed novels She has five universes under construction, writes science fiction, fantasy, steampunk, smut in many genres , and means to one day undertake a cosy mystery She is an active participant on two writing forums KD has won NaNoWriMo five times and NaNoEdMo once A widow, KD lives in Arizona with three children, two of them furred and all of them demanding.



Comments Louder Than Sirens, Louder Than Bells

  • Julio Genao

    Nothing says "I love You" like being compared to a rescue dog.I found much of this to be aggressively unpleasant.The tedium of meticulously catalogued information (like what everyone was wearing and on what day and what they had for lunch that afternoon) was hardcore boredom-warfare—but what really drove me bananas was the politically-correct disavowal of every single MM-no-no I'd ever heard of—from sleep-fondling to magic peen syndrome—each one methodically ticked off what must have been [...]


  • Lauraadriana

    There's a drumming noise inside my headThat starts when you're aroundI swear that you could hear itIt makes such an almighty soundThere's a drumming noise inside my headThat throws me to the groundI swear that you could hear itIt makes such an almighty soundLouder than sirensLouder than bellsSweeter than heavenAnd hotter than hellFlorence + The Machine lyrics for story titleUmmmm HELL TO THE YES!!!OMG I LOVED THIS STORY! Who is this author? I don't frigging know! But give me more of her PLEASE!! [...]


  • Heather C

    Let me list the ways I loved this BEAUTIFUL story!♦ I loved the contrast between the two MCs: Lukas the manly man often wearing ugly flannel shirts and Alan always with the crazy hair colors, eye makeup, sparkly lip gloss and nail polish.♦ It was enemies-to-friends-to-lovers and gay-for-you.♦ It was adorable and sweeteven when the MCs were being total assholes.♦ Excellent imagery. I could totally visualize every scene. ♦Great supporting characters:Mallory the fag hag and best BFF in th [...]


  • Meags

    4 StarsLouder Than Sirens, Louder Than Bells is probably one of the most memorable college-themed M/M romances I’ve read in my time, which is saying something because it’s a sub-genre I read quite a lot of and generally enjoy. The story centres on film students Lukas and Alan, as they get to know one another – somewhat begrudgingly to begin with – when they are placed in the same group for a semester long film project. This was a bit of an enemies-to-friends-to-lovers romance, with a das [...]


  • MsMiz (Tina)

    This was beautiful and fun and funny and intelligent and a hard won HEA and so cannot believe we get to read it for free!I am not doing this story justice, so just trust me and read it!


  • Jerry

    4.5 stars.I am not comfortable with lipstick, eye makeup and other normally female genre elements on men. I can enjoy a drag show, but I am not attracted to men who wear makeup, especially goth. So when this short popped up on my radar, I was extremely dubious that it would remotely interest me. Actually I thought of it as a challenge--start it and see if it dragged me in.Well I'm pleased to say it did. Loved the MCs and the secondarys too! Mr. Jock (Lukas) and his perfectly ordered life, always [...]


  • Ami

    Tired.That's the first thing that comes to my mind when I finish it. Not the 'good' kind either. I know that I'm going to be part of the minority since all those glowing reviews are the ones pushing me to continue reading this in the first place. I'm stretching my ratings to 3-stars since the truth is this is more on the 2 or 2.5 stars rating (hey, it's free, at least that's a fact). My issue with this comes in several parts:1) With only around 233 pages on my Kindle (yes, Calibre allows you to [...]


  • Kaje Harper

    I wasn't going to rate any of the LiAW stories, after blogging about the issue, but I had to make an exception for this one. A lovely, slowly-building story about a dependable, controlled and focused college guy and the out-and-flaming gay boy who turns his world upside down. I loved both MCs and the secondary characters, in their wonderful variety. Lukas is the boyfriend I'd like to find for some of the young gay guys I encounter on our YA group, and Alan is a heartbreak and a joy. Looked at in [...]


  • A Girl Has No Name

    Louder Than Sirens, Louder Than Bells is an opposites attract story about two college boys paired up in one group for a film project. While Alan is openly gay - he is fearing make-up, lip gloss and nail polish along with very fashionable cloths and is changing his hair color on a daily basis - Lukas is in the closet and still seems to be figuring out his own sexuality. During the film project, they get to know each other a bit better - always in a very teasing kind of way. I loved the way they i [...]


  • Vio

    4.5 stars!We just got spoiled with this brilliant story and we are so lucky because its free a bonus and even better a fabulous long read and one I couldn't put down. What an unexpected treat lots to love, it's clever, funny, sad and touching a few tears because there's a hard road to happiness. I cant recommend it enough K.D Sarge is a very talented author and has produced a beautiful piece of work. So good and it's a definite re-read for me!


  • Pickles

    LOVED. Oh, I just loved it. Lukas and Alan were amazing. It was funny and touching and I got a little weepy at the end. I didn't put my reader down until I'd finished it, and I know I'll be reading it again soon.


  • Ang -PNR Book Lover Reviews

    Let me start of by saying Fuckity Fuck This Was AMAZING!!I have not read any thing by K.D.Sarge before and I totally am now!!I cant write the best reviews but these are my own thoughts!This has been my Fave LIAW story so far, Lukas and Alan are perfect for each other this is about Falling in love and coming out for the first time! Its Just so much Fun to read. You no that silly smile you get when reading something totally AWESOME??? THIS IS IT!!!Loved all the secondary characters!!From the aunt [...]


  • Breann

    "You have your whole fucking life planned. You'll hate me for fucking it up.""You are my plan now. Cherishing you is the plan."Louder Than Sirens, Louder Than Bells is a Love is Always Write freebie and this is the picture submitted with the Dear Author letter. Being a LiAW story I figured I was going to enjoy it, but this? I wasn't expecting this. I wasn't expecting to read it in one sitting, leaving me laughing & crying. I wasn't expecting to fall so utterly in love with Lukas & Alan. [...]


  • Jenn

    So the author had 45 days to write this and for that, I give her credit for the end product. That being said, I had numerous problems with this. Lukas is the too-perfect hero and Alan is the desperate, effeminate counter that, seems to me, needs saving. It didn't read like love at times, but more like dependency. It read like Alan thought that Lukas was what he needed to reach some level of normalcy in his mind, and that Lukas was intrigued by someone so completely opposite of him. But for the m [...]


  • Edina Rose

    This is an average book with pieces of gems inside. The characters: Lukas is the perfect guy: he's got his shit together like nobody else, he is smart, hard working, gorgeous, athletic, friendly, responsible, low maintenance, modest and confident, patient, non judgmental etc. He is too perfect BUT sooo likable! How is that possible? Alan is a part-time asshole with a traumatic past and present. The traumatic part does not justify the asshole part. I didn't really like him, he reminded me too muc [...]


  • Mandapanda

    3.5 stars. I was avoiding the stories in this free anthology just because I don't like shorts but then I saw the length and gave this one a try. I'm amazed that 188 pages of decent story could be put together in such a short time. I'm a big fan of the flamboyantly gay character. Any mention of guyliner in a blurb will always make me pick up a book. It's my secret weakness! I enjoyed the background plot about their study group putting together a news piece on the local cemetery and I liked that i [...]


  • Arthur

    2.5*Full of cliche and the first part is boring. It's very long compared to other stories in the collection, so you need time to read it.(view spoiler)[Let's see.- another angst-ridden book- wacky religious parents - accepting adult turns out to be gay too.- disturbed MC who keeps running away and thinks the worst- GFY superhero college friend- the MCs are getting married just after the first MC tried to run away. No adjustment of living together, etc. Well, love overcomes everything, right? (hi [...]


  • Lauren

    I absolutely LOVED this story! It was one of my favourite pictures and prompts from the Love is Always Write event so I'd been excited to read it since I'd first laid eyes on that wonderful photo. Once I started reading, I couldn't stop until I had finished. Alan and Lukas were just wonderful. I loved Alan so much - he was so beautiful and insecure and I just wanted to hug him and never let go. This story was simply perfect. I can see myself reading it again and again in the future. Fantastic wo [...]


  • Adara

    This story was absolutely fantastic. The characters, including the secondaries and tertiaries, are stunning in their realism--their flaws and their struggles. I loved the setting and the setup, the miscommunications and misguided actions. It just went together so seamlessly. It was an amazing read. I wish I could put it into words and describe it better.


  • Emma Sea

    A 3 for the story, with an extra star for being free. I'm a bit torn over this, actually, because there's nothing in there that's bad, it's fine: it's just more of what I've already read a ton of. Maybe that makes me an unreasonable reviewer?I think the newer you are to the m/m genre the more you'll like this.I'm not sure if the ending is ludicrous or lovely sappiness.


  • Julesmarie

    Finding stories like this one is why I read, why I spend hundreds of dollars a month and every second of my spare time on books, why I endure books that aren't so good because every once in a while, I get to read a story like this one. This was incredible and beautiful and powerful and just felt so REAL. Lukas and Alan are both captivating, and I loved every second of watching them get to know and hate each other, and then be friends, and then be brave enough to try for more. I LOVED (ugh, I use [...]


  • Nichole (DirrtyH)

    Three stars is a bit generous for this but I'm being lenient because it's a LiAW story.The main problem is that I did not like Alan. Actually, I did like him. He was sparkly and snarky and I like those kinds of characters. But he was so needlessly dickish to Lukas, I couldn't understand that attraction. I've met plenty of hot guys in my lifetime that became ugly because they were such asses. I don't understand why Lukas stayed interested. And I really don't understand why his aunt Lilia pretty m [...]


  • Heather K (dentist in my spare time)

    It is wonderful how much effort K.D. Sarge put into this free novella for Love is Always Write. I applaud her for her work- she really created something special. This was a sweet coming-of-age M/M story with young, angsty college students. I thought the characters that she created were really wonderful and unique, and, to be frank, pretty brave. The more feminine gay characters don't often make it into books- instead most people (especially female readers) prefer two macho men getting it on (lik [...]


  • Juxian

    The truth is I actually enjoyed reading it. Or enjoyed it for about 80%. The writing was so pleasant, I don't know, there was some cadence in it that worked for me very well. And think how many colledge m/m stories there are where an epitome of masculinity meets a flamboyant gay guy, and they fall in love and yet this one read somehow fresh. Not boring at all. And Lukas - he was a star :) Good as gold, and there was no way I could resist his charms :) I liked secondary characters, too, they all [...]


  • Camille

    This did not do it for me. In fact, I rather believe I simply did not like this, but I am according it two stars because it was written well enough, technically that is. I felt, though, that the author strove for too much. Too much climbing jargon and detail that nobody but rock climbers would give a damn about and that was too much for purposes of simple allegorisation anyway. Then Alan was too snarky, too effeminately gay, too dramatic, too bogged down with issueso poster child and cliche. Add [...]


  • Virginia

    I greatly enjoyed this one. Another very good participant in the LIAW event. It started out a little bit too slow for my taste with too much about their college project but I'm glad I hung with it because the last half of the book was extremely good. The slow build up actually made the ending seem more possible.I enjoy stories where our MCs have had to overcome difficulties in their lives. Perfection is boring for me. These two guys have both had their difficulties. Lukas is Allan's rock. One of [...]


  • Lenore

    I felt like a diamond miner while reading this story. Literally. Because I had to dig through piles of plain earth to find a gem. But when I found it? Man. It was some precious stone! That's why I kept reading. And, despite the effort, the gems I collected were worth it in the end.So.I didn't like Alan the drama queen or Lukas the door mat. And I didn't like Alan the stubborn know-it-all or Lukas the super-hero. But I did like the funny, snarky Alan and the level-headed Lukas. And I did like the [...]


  • Sandra

    Offered for FREE from the M/M Romance Group, Love Is Always Write: Volume Eleven - Bonus Volume.Oh my god, wow. My heart is a-flutter. This was just so sweet, and good. I was worried the little twist at the end (view spoiler)[the proposal (hide spoiler)] was too sudden, and it would have been if they had just tried to end there on a HEA, but the wrap up was perfect and just had me grinning. (view spoiler)[Only thing that would have been better, I was hoping Lukas's family would make it up for th [...]


  • Snowtulip

    Completely joining the bandwagon, so good, just couldn't stop reading. I still can't believe I read this wonderful story for free, I would definately have paid good money for the pleasure of reading this book.Loved Lukas and Alan, they encapulated so many of my favorite things about characters (strong, protective, full of life, creative). I loved the emotional depth that was captured within this story and I never felt like anything was forced. The secondary characters also just made this story r [...]


  • Jordie.R

    This story was the best. Everyone should read it:).


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