Enter a world of definitive men: strong-bodied, animalistic creatures consumed by immediate desires. Within this collection of the hottest gay erotica of the year, you'll meet commanding Roman legionnaires, dashing Britannic thieves, lithe Egyptian royal guards and ice-impervious Vikings who fight for what they want - to fully conquer other men, both on the battlefield and in their beds. From stories of men who inhabit sweeping vistas, to those in landscapes lost to the ravages of time, to tales of wanderers who will do anything to fulfill their overbearing need to feel one male body against another, the adventure and eroticism of the Best Gay Erotica of the Year, Volume 2: Warlords & Warriors anthology will leave you reveling and ready for more.
Enter a world of definitive men: strong-bodied, animalistic creatures consumed by immediate desires. Within this collection of the hottest gay erotica of the year, you'll meet commanding Roman legionnaires, dashing Britannic thieves, lithe Egyptian royal guards and ice-impervious Vikings who fight for what they want – to fully conquer other men, both on the battlefield and in their beds. From stories of men who inhabit sweeping vistas, to those in landscapes lost to the ravages of time, to tales of wanderers who will do anything to fulfill their overbearing need to feel one male body against another, the adventure and eroticism of the Best Gay Erotica of the Year, Volume 2: Warlords & Warriors anthology will leave you reveling and ready for more.
Since it began in 1996, this groundbreaking series - hailed as 'consistently outstanding' (Lambda Book Report) and 'literally orgasmic' (HX Magazine) - has delivered the hottest gay male sex writing anywhere. Here, Labonte brings together the most daring, intense and memorable stories from the past five years of the series, by such authors as Simon Sheppard, Ian Philips and Andy Quan.
Jack is thirty-five and single once again. He is not, as he as quick to point out, going through a midlife crisis. Still, it would be nice to have a partner. So he sets out on an adventure to find the one-time love of his life, Bing, a man he hasn't set eyes on in more than fifteen years, a man who has seemingly vanished off the face of the planet. With the help of his family and friends -- plus the family dog and, of all people, his high school bully -- he goes searching for Bing, only to unearth an ages-old mystery that puts them all in grave danger. In this hysterically funny tale of romance and self-discovery, the question remains right up to the surprise ending: can we return to our past in order to create better our future?
Steve’s moving from Minnesota to LA when he encounters Chad, a hot surfer with access to a secluded, pristine beach far below the busy highway. More than the surf is up when the two wind up naked on the hot sand in this romantic comedy about new beginnings.
Max needs a change: a change of scenery, a change of pace, a change of men. And so he packs his belongings and heads out in his car, moving from Los Angeles to San Francisco. Stopping at a rest stop along the way, he encounters a trucker named Fred in the men’s bathroom. When Max’s car breaks down, it’s Fred who comes to the rescue. With the car now in the back of the semi, the two finish their journey together, but not before they finish each other off first. A surprise and romantic ending awaits them as the truck at last pulls up to a scenic overlook in the heart of the city by the bay.
Ted is an orphan, a young gay man living on the streets following the death of both his parents. Hope seems futile, though hope is exactly what he finds when a surprising email informs him that an unknown wealthy relative has died, that a reading of a will is soon to occur clear across the country. Ted will inherit something, but what that something is remains to be seen. Benny is a young, homeless drug addict, straight except for when cash is involved. Benny has never had a reason to be hopeful about anything until a chance encounter with Ted. Both men are soon traveling together from state to state, making ends meet however they can, rushing to the reading of the will that may or may not change both their lives forever. An unexpected friendship quickly forms, and then just as unexpectedly blossoms into something more as their adventure ultimately leads them to their fates. At turns darkly funny and tragic, deeply erotic and poignant, Ted of the d’Urbervilles uniquely shines a light on the phrase "Love is Love" -- though who they will find it with remains a mystery until the very end.
Writers clamor to get into the Best Gay Erotica series because it sets the bar for the highest quality of sexy, gay stories. Richard Labonté is an icon in the field of erotic and romantic writing who has a knack for finding seductive, literary talent. Blair Mastbaum, author, editor, producer, and actor, selected this year's crop, picking top-notch stories that are unparalleled in hotness and excellence. Best Gay Erotica 2010 is the biggest page-turner of them all, with stories running the gamut of gay male sexual experiences, from first times to one-night stands, from long-time lovers to explosive group get-togethers. In "A Beautiful Place," a young male ingenue brings Hollywood to its knees, literally. "The Suburban Boy" reveals that the real magic kingdom in central Florida, where every erotic wish comes true. Contributors include Simon Sheppard, Rachel Kramer Bussel, David Holly, Nick Hudson, Marvin Partridge, Thom Wolf, and Jamie Freeman.
Latest volume in the bestselling gay erotica collection that combs the files of the world's most popular gay erotic magazines to bring readers the very best. 'This is a hefty, fun, exciting - even at times bordering on experimental - volume of stories, which attest yet again to both the viability and vitality of erotica as a literary genre' - Gay Community News
Every year Richard Labonte sets the bar impossibly high for the next edition of Best Gay Erotica. Featuring new work by emerging voices as well as top gay erotica authors, Best Gay Erotica 2013 collects the most wildly inventive writing of the year. Rough yet romantic, racy yet nice, this heart-racing anthology is yet another gold star in the crown of Cleis Press gay erotica. Includes a foreword by Paul Russell, the critically acclaimed author of The Unreal Life of Sergey Nabokov (Cleis, 2011).
With the wide range of successful erotica anthologies published in recent years, it's amazing that no one has published a collection of bisexual stories with broad appeal. Now the wait is over with the publication of this bumper crop of bisexual erotica that will appeal to gay, lesbian and straight readers - indeed anyone literate with a libido.
Called "consistently outstanding" by the Lambda Book Review and cited for "glorious approaches to gay male sexual writing, " by the Harvard Gay and Lesbian Review, Richard Labonte's Best Gay Erotica series sets and raises the bar in the 2012 volume. Gathering the hottest, freshest, and most literary fiction for the year, Best Gay Erotica 2012 captures the tenderness and raw energy of man-on-man desire. From the innocent but oh-so-beautiful boy next door to the "seen it all" gritty street hustler, these provocative and potent short stories will grab your attention and your erotic imagination.
Whether you like it rough and surly, smooth and sultry, or quick and raw, you’ll find it in Best Gay Erotica 2008. Here are 20 of the hottest and best-written man-on-man sex stories to appear in print this year. In “Underground Operator,” two men on a nearly empty subway platform indulge in forceful, anonymous sex that lets them momentarily forget the stifling summer heat. “Donuts to Demons” finds a self-described “rock'n'roll artfag” searching for a lover “as patient and gifted and generous as he advertised on craigslist.”
Multiple double-crosses and scams are afoot involving two scheming pimps, several rogue cops, dangerous Japanese businessmen, a cross-dressing lawyer, Mormon bad guys, and incarcerated drug dealers, all under the watchful eye of our heroes, Chase and Brandon-not to mention their drag alter-egos, Liza and Judy-in this laugh-out-loud funny romantic comedy/murder mystery. Witty banter, outlandish escapades, death and depravity, plus friends, lovers, and other assorted crazy characters await. Take a Hawaiian vacation with Chase and Brandon and get yourself into some Hot Lava!
Full of surprises, a collection that will satisfy every wicked taste ranges from a tale of awakening inner dominance to one man's journey through exploration in the seafaring world of sailors. Original.
Each year, guest judges select the best in sexy literate, queer writing - sometimes dark, sometimes perverse, often strange and irreverent, frequently unconventional, but always compelling, provocative and hot. Now, the 'Best of the Best' is collected in two companion volumes, Best of the Best Lesbian Erotica, and Best of the Best Gay Erotica. Here, contributers include Heather Lewis, Joan Nestle, Pat Califia, and Cecilia Tan.
In this age of Will & Grace and gentrification, the dream market and gay investment advisors, you don't hear much about working-class queers. In fact, some would even consider the idea a contradiction in terms. But the contributors to Everything I Have Is Blue: Short Fiction by Working-Class Men About More-or-Less Gay Life would beg to differ. The first collection of short stories by working-class queer, gay, and bisexual men, Everything I Have Is Blue is a rich and long-overdue contribution both to the burgeoning field of working-class studies and to LGBTIQ fiction.