'True Religion' by J.L. Weinberg

Man’s eternal quest for a higher power and spiritual enlightenment is at the center of J.L. Weinberg’s genre-bending debut, True Religionread more

'Parade' by Michael Graves

Like a pair of mismatched fraternal twins, the cousins Reggie Lauderdale and Elmer Mott form the literary odd couple at the center of Parade, debut novel by Michael Graves. Reggie; gay, uptight, conflicted, hypochondriac, deeply religious, and desperately trying to be good, serves as a foil to Elmer; a straight, dissolute, ne’er-do-well who seeks to… read more

'Who the Hell is Rachel Wells?' by J.R. Greenwell

There is an abundance of down-home charm in this new collection of Southern-themed stories by J.R. Greenwell, Who the Hell is Rachel Wells? It is rare to come across such rich layers of humanity in contemporary literature. Here, Greenwell serves as a tour guide, taking his readers on a love-fueled ride through the back roads… read more

‘Part the Hawser, Limn the Sea’ by Dan Lopez

Dan Lopez peoples his sea narratives with gay men, both white and of color, and in doing so reexamines the genre, not unlike Annie’s Proulx’s reexamination of the cowboy narrative in Brokeback Mountain…. read more

'Pacific Rimming' by Tom Cardamone

I am even less than I thought. The wind in the whorl and not the shell itself. This is what the nameless narrator of Tom Cardamone’s new novella Pacific Rimming realizes early on in this drug-fueled odyssey of sex and lust. Suffering from a self-admitted obsession with Asian men (It is a constant source of… read more

Jameson Currier: Round and Round

“I wouldn’t say that I discover new writers or new talent, I discover stories. If what someone has written and sent to me is a wonderful read, I will help publish it.”

The author/publisher/editor Jameson Currier discusses his newest novel, What Comes Around, how he manages to find time for sleep, and his holiday wish list…. read more

'Shirts and Skins' by Jeffrey Luscombe

In his debut novel, Jeffrey Luscombe brings us back to a place we haven’t seen much of in recent literature:  the closet. In an era when many gays come out in their teens, the protagonist of Shirts and Skins remains resolutely in the closet until his thirties. Luscombe thus offers an intriguing, at times disturbing,… read more

'My Movie' by David Pratt

David Pratt offers an assortment of both experimental and conventional narratives in his new fourteen-story collection, My Movie (Chelsea Station Editions). The experimental stories generate some noteworthy rewards, but it is the more traditional stories that are much more appealing and fulfilling in scope. Told from a character’s unique point of view, the conventional stories… read more

'Personal Saviors' by Wesley Gibson

I think it was Kurt Vonnegut who said that writing a novel was like making popcorn: the characters were the kernels, all he did was turn up the heat. What’s most savory about Personal Saviors (Chelsea Station Editions) is neither the heat (which is a slow-slow suburban simmer) nor the characters (fantastic 1969 slices of Americana that… read more