The Cultures of Love

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Status: In Progress  |  Genre: Fantasy  |  House: Booksie Classic
This is my first completed story "The Cultures of Love". I wrote it back in 2009 but have recently started editing it which is why it's still "In Progress".

The Cultures of Love tells the story of two teenage boys, Jared Dean and Lucian Lovell who attend a prestigious school of magic. They have a dark past and lots of history but only one of they boy can fully remember it. Aside from their past an ancient prophecy was made about the boys sharing a bond that has never been before. A bond with a power to rule their town of St. Alesia in London. Stalked and hunted by a pure-blood vampire with an army, the two must remember their past and keep themselves safe from the power hungry leader who is causing a racial war in town.

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Submitted: February 24, 2017

This chapter takes place a few years before the start of the story. I wanted to provide a brief background of some the important characters, hence the title flashback. It's sort of short and a little slow paced but the second chapter is set in time and should pick up so I hope people will give it a chance!
-Paula J. Read Chapter


Submitted: February 24, 2017

Chapter 2: Home “It’s not you that I don’t trust.” Rebecca’s word remained on James’ mind as he waited outside an old f... Read Chapter

The Arrival

Submitted: February 24, 2017

Chapter 3: The Arrival The halls of Chimerea Academy were beaming with students. Many had already arrived ready for classes that we... Read Chapter

Lucian Lovell

Submitted: February 25, 2017

I know this chapter is kind of short, but Lucian is kind of an important character so I basically just wanted to introduce him in his own chapter. (: Read Chapter


Submitted: February 27, 2017

Chapter 5: Reunion The sun was shining right directly on Jared’s face just as he felt something soft hit him on the back of his h... Read Chapter

The Nightmare

Submitted: February 28, 2017

Chapter 6: The Nightmare Severus and Sirius were sitting on the couch waiting for Jared to return from his surprise visit to the he... Read Chapter

Severus' Secret

Submitted: March 03, 2017

Chapter 7:  Severus’ Secret For the most part the boy’s dorm fell into silence as the students went back to sleep despite th... Read Chapter


Submitted: March 09, 2017

This chapter has some parts towards the end that might be a little too much for younger readers. But I needed it to make the story and it doesn't really happen again. I just thought I would let you all know before hand! Read Chapter

Vampires, Witches, and Wizards, Oh My!

Submitted: March 20, 2017

I wasn't sure what to name this chapter so it's a little weird haha. Also the ending is packed with a lot of stuff but the next chapter is basically clearing it all up so I will try to post it soon. Anyway I hope that people will still enjoy and thanks to everyone reads my chapters! (:

P.S. A close friend of mine made a facebook page for these books so if anyone wants to check it out and like it I would appreciate it. I post quotes, information on the book, etc. I even answer questions for fans. The name of the page is "The Cultures of Love" with the profile picture being the same as the book cover! Read Chapter

Adailia’s Blood Sacrifice

Submitted: March 23, 2017

Chapter 10: Adailia’s Blood Sacrifice James’ office felt particular small. All life was sucked from the room leaving nothing but ... Read Chapter

Chimerea’s Secret Passage

Submitted: March 25, 2017

Chapter 11: Chimerea’s Secret Passage “Mistress Levin, I’ve concluded that James has finally found the boys and shared their ... Read Chapter

The Bond

Submitted: March 28, 2017

A semi short chapter, compared to the ones in progress anyways. Anyways, hope it pleases the readers! Read Chapter

The Ultimate Power

Submitted: April 10, 2017

Chapter 13: The Ultimate Power Colors or orange, yellow, and red danced around James’ office as the sun slowly began to rise. James... Read Chapter

The Accident

Submitted: April 14, 2017

Chapter 14: The Accident Adailia stood outside James’ office with great hesitation and fear. Unlike the other grandmother to her ne... Read Chapter

A New Beginning

Submitted: April 18, 2017

Chapter 15: A New Beginning Outside Chimerea stood every student and teacher. Despite the dropping temperature and dark clouds, headm... Read Chapter


Submitted: April 27, 2017

Chapter 16: Sarajevo Veronica felt nothing but cold and pain as she felt herself being dragged across a rough surface. Her attacker, ... Read Chapter


Submitted: May 14, 2017

Chapter 17: Rebirth Cameron was losing her grip on Axel’s hand as be eagerly ran down the dark passage hidden underneath the school... Read Chapter

Too Fast

Submitted: August 11, 2017

There's a new character here that I didn't mentioned before, William Wolff, the reason is because I wrote something else about him and his family. It's sort of an origin story to get an idea about James and his past as well as Mikhail. I'll be sure to post it later. I've just been really busy. I explained him well enough though to avoid confusion! Read Chapter

Servo Mihi

Submitted: September 20, 2017

Chapter 19: Servo Mihi Crystal had finished saying her goodbyes to Alex Chase just as William Wolff had departed in search of Ivana. ... Read Chapter

The Return

Submitted: November 10, 2017

Chapter 20: The Return Victoria Ashcroft felt her body ache as if it had been stuffed inside a small box for hours. Her bones creaked... Read Chapter


Submitted: December 15, 2017

Chapter 21: Veronica “There is no point in hiding dear child. Your beloved can’t save you. Nobody can.” Veronica could hear Iva... Read Chapter

Family Reunion

Submitted: February 03, 2018

Chapter 22: Family Reunion Mikhail had taken lead of the small group after James had realized they passed the same willow tree for th... Read Chapter

Blood Thirsty

Submitted: April 30, 2018

Chapter 23: Blood Thirsty Lucian marched up the stairs towards Ivana with fire in his eyes. The hatred he felt in his heart was great... Read Chapter

Shattered Memory

Submitted: September 24, 2018

Chapter 24: Shattered Memory Jared had now turned his attention away from his son. Those electrifying blue eyes were drawing him in w... Read Chapter

The Savior

Submitted: October 05, 2018

Chapter 25: The Savior Jacob was still uneasy about the tone in Jared’s voice. Despite the feeling he kept closing the distance bet... Read Chapter


Submitted: October 15, 2018

Chapter 26: Cameron The steady beat from the box that was clutched in Claire’s hand was the only sound that could be heard deep ins... Read Chapter

Jared and Severus

Submitted: October 19, 2018

Chapter 27: Jared and Severus “I would never hurt you. Why are you doing this Severus?” Jared’s voice was weak as he reserved w... Read Chapter

Chapter 28: Never Too Late

Submitted: December 06, 2018

Chapter 28: Never Too Late Lucian held onto his brother’s limp hand is if his life depended on it. “Severus is coming…why Sever... Read Chapter