No Honor Between Brothers

Deborah Tadema

Book Cover

GENRE

DRAMA LGBT EROTICA ROMANCE FAMILY

    Core Theme

    BETRAYAL

    TIME PERIOD

    1960s & '70s

    COMPARABLE TITLES

    DARK BLUE ALMOST BLACK, THE BASTARD

    CHARACTER LIST

    MITCH WILDER: 30S, LEAD, HANDSOME, SECRETIVE, MANIPULATIVE

    CLAIRE: 30S, BEAUTIFUL, SUCCESSFUL, CHARMING, MITCH’S LOVE INTEREST TOM

    WILDER: 30S, GENTLE, CHARMING ON THE DOWN LOW, MITCH’S HALF-BROTHER

    DARREN: TEENS, CONFIDENT, HELPFUL, MITCH’S ILLEGITIMATE SON

    NORA: 30S, SWEET, CARING, MITCH’S SISTER

    STAN: 30S, STRONG, BISEXUAL, POLICE OFFICER, FRIEND OF MITCH

    Logline

    Dallas meets Port Shetland. Mitch Wilder is like JR with his cunning ways. Mitch's goal is to make sure there is a woman in his bed every night. Not that it's what he wants, his body demands it. Every time he's home he seeks out the woman he's in love with.

    Target Audiences

    Age: 18-34,35-54,55+

    Target Gender: Universal

    Setting

    Ontario, Canada. Various towns and cities.

    Based on a True Story

    No

    Publishing Details

    Status: Yes: self-published

    Publisher: Deborah Tadema

    Starting Description

    Mitch Wilder needs to hire his stepbrother, who he hates, in the family business. He has just inherited it from his father. He finds out that Tom has slept with the woman Mitch loves. Mitch comes up with a plan to keep Tom away from Claire.

    Ending Description

    Mitch can't stand the fact that Claire is living with Tom. He leaves town and swears he'll never be back. Not even to visit his son.

    Group Specific

    Information not completed

    Hard Copy Available

    No

    ISBN

    Information not completed

    Mature Audience Themes

    Sexual Abuse, Language/Profanity

    Plot - Other Elements

    Twist

    Plot - Premise

    internal struggle,Other,Internal Journey/Rebirth

    Main Character Details

    Name: Mitch Wilder

    Age: late 30s

    Gender: Male

    Role: Protagonist

    Key Traits: Masculine, aggressive, engaging, greedy, secretive, badass, complex, heartthrob, manipulative, temper,Aggressive,Engaging,Greedy,Secretive,Badass,Heartthrob,Complex,Manipulative

    Additional Character Details

    Name: Tom Fleming

    Age: mid 30s

    Gender: Lgbt

    Role: Antagonist

    Key Traits: blunt, outspoken, sexy, charming, engaging, modest, aspiring, heartthrob, flexible ,Blunt,Outspoken,Charming,Sexy,Engaging,Aspiring,Heartthrob,Modest,Flexible

    Additional Character Details

    Name: Claire Lester

    Age: mid 30s

    Gender: Female

    Role: protagonist

    Key Traits: charming, beautiful, educated, romantic, sexy, gracious, modest, naive, seductive, obedient,Charming,Educated,Romantic,Sexy,Gracious,Modest,Seductive,Obedient,Naive

    Additional Character Details

    Name: Darren Hoffman

    Age: Late teens

    Gender: Male

    Role: antagonist

    Key Traits: blunt, outspoken, unapologetic, aggressive, charming, sarcastic, skillful, decisive, leader, perseverance, badass, heartthrob, strong moral code, confident, manipulative,Blunt,Outspoken,Aggressive,Unapologetic,Charming,Sarcastic,Decisive,Skillful,Badass,Heartthrob,Leader,Manipulative,Strong Moral Code,Confident

    Development Pitch

    Mitch Wilder can't control the itch to chase women. As he ages his body is slowing down but the itch isn't. Yet, he still chases after Claire Lester, the only woman who controls his heart. This story is about his struggles and eventually reveals his secrets and uncovers his lies. It also shows how his actions affect the people in his home town. With each book of the seven in the series, Mitch becomes more frustrated with his condition. It takes an outsider, Detective Neil Cleary to realize just how dangerous Mitch has become. Mitch is eventually convicted of rape and sent to prison. Even there Mitch gets into trouble. Detective Cleary seeks help for Mitch's condition. It is revealed that he suffers from satyriasis.

    Genre

    LGBT, ROMANCE, DRAMA, MATURE AUDIENCE

    Brief

    In a series of events that revolve around sex, romance, homossexuality, infidelity and a crime in a a social circle in Canada, Mitch's uncontrollable sex drive is impeditive for a good relationship with his love Claire and his brother Tom.

    Overall Rating

    FAIR

    Point of View

    THIRD PERSON

    Narrative Elements

    Authors Writing Style: GOOD

    Characterization: FAIR

    Commerciality: GOOD

    Franchise Potential: GOOD

    Pace: FAIR

    Premise: FAIR

    Structure: GOOD

    Theme: FAIR

    Accuracy of Book Profile

    The book profile reflects the book, however the similarity between the book and Fifty Shades of Grey is not accurate.

    Draw of Story

    The characters are interesting and attractive, sex scenes are interesting and the idea of a social group being revealed in its sexual depths is enticing.

    Possible Drawbacks

    The characters are presented suddenly in the beginning, and as they are numerous, names and relationships can get confusing - it could be introduced in a more natural and contextualized manner. Even though Claire is sexually open and a protagonist, the tone of the narrative can be sometimes judgemental - portraying women who had many partners as low morals.

    Use of Special Effects

    THE STORY DOES NOT RELY ON SPECIAL EFFECTS

    Primary Hook of Story

    The sexual secrets of society being fully revealed, highly attractive characters and sex scenes are things that would make people watch this movie.

    Fanbase Potential

    It could also have a large fanbase if adapted because characters are interesting, modern and somehow relatable.

    Awards Potential

    It could have awards potential related to acting, however limited.

    Envisioned Budget

    LOW BUDGET

    Similar Films/TV Series

    GOSSIP GIRL, ONE TREE HILL, DALLAS

    What’s New About the Story

    This story is unique because it brings along homossexuality and bissexuality in a modern way, without mannerisms. It could explore the theme even deeper.

    Lead Characters

    Mitch Wilder is a charming, athletic man with an uncontrollable sex drive. Even though he sincerely loves Claire, he doesn't seem to be able to control himself when it comes to women. Claire Lester is an attractive woman that, even though shown to be naive, has a high sexual drive and has many layers that differ her from typical female protagonists. Tom is an interesting character which struggles to assume his homossexuality even though he finds himself in a love triangle with his brother and Claire.

    Uniqueness of Story

    The story could be improved bringing along better character introduction and development of relation between all. The core story, also, could be more enticing.

    Possible Formats

    TV Series - Network, TV Series - Streaming, TV Series - Limited Run / Mini-Series, TV Series - Cable

    Analyst Recommendation

    CONSIDER

    Justification

    This story could be considered as it could be entertaining as a series. Characters are attractive and the scenes and relationships between them can be worked in many different forms and enable several lines and twists.

    Brief

    When a prodigal womanizer comes back to town for the funeral of his father, he reconnects with the woman who has always had his heart and is forced to face his demons.

    What We Liked

    This explores the inner workings of romances among a close knit group of friends. There is romance, suspense, and a little bit of intrigue.

    Film: This book is perfect for a feature film adaptation. It has a love story, a bit of mystery, and a solid resolution. The engaging characters are strong and the story has franchise potential.

    TV: The story could easily adapted into a television series. Since there are so many books in the series and many interesting characters there are lots of possibilities for changing storylines.

    Key points: Strong female character; Appealing characters; Romance + LBGTQ; Broad appeal; Franchise potential

    Synopsis

    Mitch Wilder’s is an eligible bachelor. He is handsome, wealthy and successful. However, he can’t commit to a woman. He keeps several women on the line at all times and no matter how hard he tries, he can’t change.

    When Mitch goes back to his hometown for the funeral of estranged father, he comes face to face again with the one woman who has always had his heart, Claire. Though she is dating Stan, the town police officer, Mitch is confident he steal her away. Try as she might, Claire can’t withstand Mitch’s charm and immediately jumps back into his arms. However, things become complicated when Mitch learns that one of Claire’s ex-boyfriends happens to be his much hated half-brother, Tom.

    Mitch wants to nothing to do with Tom, but the reading of his father’s will forces him to re-evaluate. Mitch will inherit the family’s lucrative shipping business, but a stipulation that Mitch must hire Tom, who will soon become part owner, is put in place. If Mitch declines his father’s wishes, the company will be sold and the proceeds will go to charity. Mitch reluctantly hires Tom and the brothers, both jealous of each other, try to coexist. Mitch wants to keep Tom away from Claire and Tom, who is secretly gay, wants to use Claire to get back at Mitch.

    Mitch convinces Claire to marry him with the hopes that the marriage will keep her away from Tom. However, Mitch can’t stop having affairs so his marriage to Claire quickly breaks up. Claire immediately runs back to Tom, claiming to be in love with him. All the men in town suspect that Tom is gay and actually in love with Stan, but he still agrees to let Claire move in with him to continue the campaign to hurt Mitch. This causes Mitch to attempt suicide, but quick action saves his life. Though he should have a new lease on life, Mitch continues on the path of an insatiable womanizer.

    The drama of Mitch, Claire and Tom plays out against the backdrop of the trials and tribulations of their close knit community of friends and relatives. Mitch and Tom’s sister, Nora, tries to keep the peace between her two brothers with the help of her husband, Joe, who also happens to be Claire’s first boyfriend. Bob, Claire’s ex-husband, runs the local diner. His wife Julie, is the town floozy and one of Mitch’s former lovers. Bob and Julie have teenage twins, Justin and Lily Marie, and Julie has a young daughter from an ongoing affair with Stan. Though Stan is bisexual, he is in love with Julie. When Julie wanders off with a drifter, she ends up being murdered. After her death, Bob marries Sue, his partner from the diner who has been in love with Bob all along. In the midst of all this, Mitch gets confirmation he fathered Claire’s teenaged nephew, Darren, with Claire’s now deceased best friend. Mitch forms a bond with Darren while still remaining true to his reputation. The residents of the town all come together for the trial of Julie’s murderer and some peace is restored once he is brought to justice.

    About The Author

    Deborah Tadema received a diploma in “Short Story and Fiction Writing.” Following this, she completed three levels of a creative writing course. She belongs to a writing group and has her work critiqued regularly. Author of the Honor Series and the Siever’s Series.