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Best Gay Romance 2013 has both heat and sweet. These stories of meet-cutes, first times and long time loves are tales well told with relatable characters you root for from beginning to end. Cream-of-the-crop editor Richard Labonté gathers the very best in gay romance each year for a collection that runs the gamut from hearts and flowers to down and dirty. In Best Gay Romance, the chocolate you may give to your lover will likely be used in many other creative ways! What Labonté does best is represent gay men of every age and every walk of life experiencing every kind of love. These heady, head-over-heels, heart-pounding stories of gay romance make for inspiring bedtime reading!
Bad boys and the men who love them are the subject of this uninhibited set of stories, Wild Boys. Richard Labonté unleashes fierce fiction depicting lives lived in defiance of the rules. These independent wild-at-heart boys fascinate the men who tame them and we also have tales of the man whose heart, and body, those wild boys tame. A one-night stand turns into committed romance; a Daddy subdues a recalcitrant son; a relationship-shy guy is brought to the altar; a wild boi seduces the fellow who fears him; a bully is called to account; a teacher teaches a cocky student a lesson. Wild Boys is is a rowdy read filled with street kids, rockers, hustlers, jocks, porn stars, smartasses, gang members — young men living life on the wild side get their comeuppance.. They look like trouble and we like it!
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.
From hunky father figures to dominant leathermen, Hot Daddies collects stories capturing the erotic dynamic between younger and older men, their emotional connections, and the benefits of sexual mentorship. Contributors include storied master of the genre Jack Fritscher, writing about an 18-year-old's sizzling summer camp romp with both a daddy and his boy; Doug Harrison, contemplating the arousing possibility of a boy with two daddies; and Jeff Mann, exploring the dilemma of a young man torn between the comfort of his long-time boyfriend and the excitement of consensual submission. Erotica veterans Mark Wildyr, Gavin Atlas and Dominic Santi as well as younger authors Xan West, Jamie Freeman and Kyle Lukoff all celebrate the erotic charge that age and experience imparts.
This unique collection of erotic stories reveals the sexual and emotional bonds between older and younger men: from boys falling for the charms of a beautiful bear, to twinks hankering for silver foxes, to world-weary men guiding spunky lads just coming out.
Brains, muscle, tenderness, kink. Like the perfect lover, Best Gay Romance 2012 captures the raw energy of man-on man desire like no other. Once again, award-winning editor Richard Labonté has gathered hot, heart-pounding, tent-raising, gorgeous stories of no-holds-barred sex between men that will grab your senses, and send you into the sweaty backrooms of your erotic imagination. As varied as the unique and irreproducible experiences of falling in lust, the sensually rich Best Gay Romance 2012 celebrates the intensity and passion of gay love in all its glory.
Who hasn't been hot for a jock, or, for that matter, an entire team? Those sweat-drenched Lotharios induce lust in the heart of all and finally receive their due in Hot Jocks, erotic short stories with an athletic theme. Trophy-winning master editor Richard Labonte has gathered a collection featuring tales of inter-athlete lust, the skinny nerd's hots for a jock, and about unavoidable links between sports and sex. Wrestlers, quarterbacks, surfers, swimmers,boxers, soccer players, bowlers, divers, and martial artists: abound. We also venture outside the stereotypical jock box: cross-country runners, MMA fighters, badminton players, speed skaters, weightlifters, archers, rowers - even cricket players can be very sexy.
Best Gay Romance 2010 covers every romantic possibility – first love, true love, wake-up sex, makeup sex, and everything in between. Trebor Healy's star-crossed lovers in "Trunk" encounter plent of voodoo, hoodoo, and an unexpectedly sweet surprise in New Orleans. David Holly's "Guy Sydney" is a thoroughly modern "meet cute" love story. An Englishman on holiday finds romance with a friend stranger in Jay Mandal's "The Food of Love."
Whether happily ever after or a happy ending, Best Gay Romance 2010 raises the bar on gay love stories with compulsively readable tales of true romance.
Including: Jamie Freeman, David Puterbaugh, Jerry L. Wheeler, G.A. Li, David May, David Ciminello, Trebor Healey, Michael Bracken, L.A. Fields, David Holly, Jay Mandal, Doug Harrison, Rob Rosen, Natty Soltesz, and Simon Sheppard.
RICHARD LABONTÉ lives on small, friendly Bowen Island, off the coast of British Columbia, Canada. One of the founders of A Different Light Bookstore, he has edited the Best Gay Erotica series since 1996. He reviews 100 books a year for Q Syndicate, which distributes "Book Marks," his fortnightly column; writes the "Books to Watch Out For/Gay Men's Edition" newsletter; and writes book reviews for Publishers Weekly. Husband Asa and canines Percy and Zak are his constant companions.