The Adventures of Tarn & Beck

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Courtney Bowen

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A clerk and a rogue wind up falling in love as they explore an enchanted world, pursued by vampires, fairies, werewolves and more with their friends and family getting involved.


Horror, Mystery, Comedy, Suspense / Thriller, Epic, Fantasy, LGBT, Romance, Action, Adventure,,LGBT,Fantasy,Adventure,Action,Romance

Short Summary

Beck, a clerk, gets fired from his job, and looking for money, decides to dig up the cursed gold coins his missing father had buried in a grave. Tarn, a graveyard guard, catches Beck digging before a Vampiric monster attacks.

Tarn & Beck recover from a werewolf attack and plan to go save their friends from zombies and a necromancer when a knight drops out of a magic portal, the beginning of the next adventure continued in the second book.


Fantasy world

Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise

Overcoming Monster/Villain

Plot - Other Elements


Mature Audience Themes

Language/Profanity, Language/Profanity

Main Character Details

Name: Beck

Age: 25

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Complex, Honorable, Gracious, Heartthrob, Desperate, Faithful, Funny, Flexible, Modest, Naive, Selfless, Underdog, Extraordinary Powers and Abilities, Lone Wolf, Skillful, Educated, Insecure, Perseverance, Clumsy, Beautiful, Secretive, Sexy, Adventurous, Greedy, Aspiring, Romantic, Sarcastic, Outspoken, Empathetic,Aspiring,Modest,Obedient,Clumsy,Complex,Decisive,Desperate,Empathetic,Outspoken,Faithful,Flexible,Funny,Gracious,Romantic,Sarcastic,Secretive,Educated,Honorable,Insecure,Underdog,Naive,Lone Wolf

Additional Character Details

Name: Tarn

Age: 25

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Secretive, Complex, Heroic, Honorable, Perseverance, Outspoken, Sarcastic, Badass, Charming, Crazy, Empathetic, Insecure, Leader, Aggressive, Criminal, Engaging, Heartthrob, Funny, Gracious, Lone Wolf, Romantic, Confident, Extraordinary Powers and Abilities, Faithful, Flexible, Underdog, Decisive, Masculine, Selfless, Sexy, Beautiful, Desperate, Visionary, Sophisticated, Adventurous, Blunt, Seductive, Skillful,Adventurous,Masculine,Badass,Charming,Complex,Confident,Sexy,Crazy,Criminal,Decisive,Blunt,Empathetic,Engaging,Outspoken,Faithful,Skillful,Flexible,Gracious,Romantic,Heartthrob,Sarcastic,Heroic,Honorable,Educated,Leader,Unapologetic,Lone Wolf

Additional Character Details

Name: Eric

Age: 35

Gender: Male

Role: sidekick

Key Traits: Extraordinary Powers and Abilities, Heartthrob, Perseverance, Adventurous, Beautiful, Decisive, Funny, Leader, Sexy, Visionary, Badass, Crazy, Engaging, Faithful, Heroic, Insecure, Charming, Clumsy, Complex, Criminal, Greedy, Skillful, Confident, Desperate, Gracious, Outspoken, Unapologetic, Blunt, Honorable, Lone Wolf, Narcissistic, Underdog, Aggressive, Aspiring, Empathetic, Flexible, Masculine, Selfless,Adventurous,Masculine,Badass,Charming,Narcisstic,Confident,Crazy,Sexy,Criminal,Decisive,Blunt,Outspoken,Engaging,Skillful,Funny,Flexible,Visionary,Heartthrob,Heroic,Honorable,Leader,Naive,Unapologetic,Lone Wolf,Aspiring

Additional Character Details

Name: Miranda

Age: 50

Gender: Female

Role: antagonist

Key Traits: Blunt, Complex, Criminal, Faithful, Charming, Desperate, Lone Wolf, Badass, Beautiful, Manipulative, Seductive, Uneducated, Extraordinary Powers and Abilities, Skillful, Underdog, Sexy, Aggressive, Aspiring, Confident, Decisive, Leader, Perseverance, Sarcastic, Crazy, Power-hungry, Secretive, Villainous, Greedy, Sophisticated, Unapologetic, Visionary, Outspoken,Aspiring,Badass,Villainous,Aggressive,Charming,Narcisstic,Complex,Confident,Sexy,Crazy,Criminal,Decisive,Power Hungry,Desperate,Outspoken,Engaging,Skillful,Visionary,Greedy,Sarcastic,Secretive,Seductive,Manipulative,Leader,Unapologetic,Lone Wolf

Development Pitch

In this fantasy adventure series, two men, a clerk named Beck and a rogue named Tarn, find themselves drawn together as they contend with monsters like vampires, werewolves, and evil fairies. Their friends and family also get involved. Eric the Relic Collector, a spoof of Indiana Jones, leads a second expedition, including his sister Nutmeg and Beck's adoptive mother Cecily as they try to find Tarn and Beck, lost in the enchanted forest. A bandit named Carroll, who once employed Tarn, seeks the cursed gold coins of Towasa, an ancient god of death and destruction. A vampire named Miranda, who in a twist is Beck's mom, also joins Carroll. Another plot would involve Martin the satyr working alongside Professor Patricia to save the city of Silvo from a monstrous army. The original book is set in a fantasy world with 1700s/1800s style and technology, but the Fayrest TV pilot script reimagines Tarn & Beck. Fayrest would be a contemporary rural/suburban US town that borders a gateway to other worlds, most notably the fantasy world of Bonniver. Tarn would be from that fantasy world, who traveled to this world, while Beck would be an ordinary guy. The TV pilot introduces a couple of new characters, an elf, a police officer, a federal agent, and the story's pace would be slowed down for the audience to get to know the characters.

About The Author

Quarterfinalist in 2019 Scriptapalooza Screenplay Competition with Tiger of Light Writer of over 20 novels and short stories, most in the Tarn & Beck and Arria series.

Target Audiences

Age: 18-34

Target Gender: LGBT Leaning,Other

Group Specific

Information not completed

Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Publisher: Self-published

Year Published: 2018

Hard Copy Available