Romance Author

The Man Behind the Mask

Superheroes with well-endowed hearts are at core of Ryder O’Malley’s origin story. Refusing to read as a child, everything changed with his first stack of comics. He has always been a fan of forbidden romances within the pages of comics. It should be expected that he’d turn around and start writing his own stories filled with sexy, super, man-on-man action. Ryder’s novels draw on his own experiences as a gay man in search of love. He can’t help but write about gay burly bears saving the day.

Ryder continues his adventures in Charlotte, North Carolina living his happily-ever-after. When he’s not writing, he can be found roaming around comic conventions or binging the latest science fiction series on Netflix.

Photograph of Science Fiction Romance Author Ryder O'Malley

Hero in the Streets.
Villain in the Sheets.

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Irresistible Power - Men of Vanguard Prequel Novella

Gay Romance
by a Gay Author

They say, “Write what you know.” It just so happens Ryder O’Malley has plenty of insight into the unique world of gay relationships, dating and sex. The experiences in these novels are often based in reality. Having been an out and proud gay man for the last twenty-five years, Ryder has accumulated plenty of saucy tales and more than a few humorous follies that he likes to include in his science fiction novels. From the mind blowing sex to the hardships of being gay and dating, he lays it out on the page without shame. These aren’t the idealized men found in modern media. Ryder takes pride in delving into the bear community and revealing the lives of burly men who love other burly men.

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Wounded Heroes

They might save the day, but who is going to rescue their hearts?

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Burly Men

The Men of Vanguard features huskular, curvy, and hairy bears saving their city.

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Supercharged Sex

For these heroes, the adventure doesn’t end when the masks come off.

Reviews are in

I really enjoyed this superhero book! The characters and plot line had me highly entertained thru both laughter and tears. I am extremely excited to see where the series leads next. – Carissa

That. Was. Flipping. Adorable. – Sainth

There is lots of action and loving and you never knew what would happen next. With excellent world building and amazing heroes, add this one to your list. You’ll be glad you did. – Debra Guyette

The story is fast and fun, the villain suitably nasty with horrible powers and intentions, Griffin and Sebastian a lovely couple who captured my heart. There were steamy scenes and times that I laughed out loud or broke into a fit of the giggles, and I loved the last few lines. – Yellow Bookworm

This is definitely a comfort read for anyone who loves comic book stories and/or MM romances. Or read it because the boss of the magizine is named Bossman, that definitely made my day. The next book is already loaded on the Kindle! – M.E.H.

There is plenty of snark to be had…I love how the superheroes just lived amongst the general population, like it’s no big deal. It is filled with action and fun which makes for a fast paced read. K.P.

This superhero book is everything that has been missing from my life. Sexy superheroes—check. Gorgeous, big men—check. Laugh-out-loud moments—check. Great character development and plot—check. I can’t wait to read the rest of the series and hang out some more with The Breakfast Club. – Margot Mostert

I loved this lighthearted take on superhero romance. Yes, there is a suitably evil villain as all good superhero stories require, but the delight here is in watching Griffin and Sebastian form a dynamic duo to defeat evil and as life partners. – Susie Umphers