'Blood Sacraments' ed. by Todd Gregory [NSFW]

For men who are into sucking blood, Blood Sacraments (Bold Strokes) is the collection for you: nineteen stories of vampire sex edited by Todd Gregory. It’s my first exposure to blood lust, as opposed to lusty Bloods in South Central. Although, they could easily make another collection…. read more

Best Gay Erotica 2012 (Cleis)

BEST GAY EROTICA 2012 (Cleis Press, November 2011) Series editor, Richard Labonte; 2012 judge, Larry Duplechan Deadline: April 30, 2011 Guidelines: Short stories, novel excerpts, memoirs, narrative artwork, erotic essays – original or reprint – are now being accepted for Best Gay Erotica 2012 (the 17th edition). Maximum length: 7,000 words. Reprints must have appeared… read more

'Hard at Work' by Brad Saunders

Hard at Work (Kensington Books) is a collection of erotic stories written by Brad Saunders, the author of Men I Might Have Known, a similar collection of missed connection stories. The stories in Hard at Work are classic tales of lust based on the writers’ personal experience. Each involves sex with men who work as… read more

Sam Steward: Scholar & Pornographer

Samuel Steward is a little known ancestor but one worth knowing. Not as the crazy uncle in the attic but the strong headed gay cousin a friend of Alice B. Toklas until her death and a keeper of a stud file of all his sexual encounters. After teaching popular English classes for twenty years, Steward became… read more

'Spore' by Thom Nickels

The fifth novel by Philadelphia columnist, Thom Nickels, Spore (StarBooks), seems to be in a category all to itself. Part mystical, semi-biographical fantasy, at times the plot borders on sci-fi thriller. Dennis, a young architect with minimal bisexual tendencies, is marrying Catherine because he feels comfortable with her. At no point, however, does he intend… read more

'Rough Trade' and 'A Sticky End'

In my first week as Lambda’s male erotica editor I received enough pornography to keep a lonely woodsman happy for an entire winter.  The first one I picked up was A Sticky End, a Mitch Mitchell mystery (great alliteration).  Mitchell is a wealthy doctor out to discover who murdered Bartlett a wealthy married man who’d… read more

21st Annual Lambda Literary Awards

LGBT Anthologies | LGBT Childrens/Young Adult | LGBT Drama | LGBT Nonfiction LGBT Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Horror | LGBT Studies | Bisexual | Transgender | Lesbian Debut Fiction | Gay Debut Fiction | Lesbian Erotica | Gay Erotica | Lesbian Fiction | Gay Fiction | Lesbian Memoir/Biography | Men’s Memoir/Biography | Lesbian Mystery | Gay Mystery | Lesbian… read more

20th Annual Lambda Literary Awards

LGBT Anthology | LGBT Childrens/Young Adult | LGBT Drama | LGBT Nonfiction LGBT Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Horror | LGBT Studies | Bisexual | Transgender | Lesbian Debut Fiction | Gay Debut Fiction | Lesbian Erotica | Gay Erotica | Lesbian Fiction | Gay Fiction | Lesbian Memoir/Biography | Men’s Memoir/Biography | Lesbian Mystery | Gay Mystery | Lesbian… read more

19th Annual Lambda Literary Awards

LGBT Anthology | LGBT Childrens/Young Adult | LGBT Drama | LGBT Nonfiction LGBT Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Horror | LGBT Studies | Bisexual | Transgender | Lesbian Debut Fiction | Gay Debut Fiction | Lesbian Erotica | Gay Erotica | Lesbian Fiction | Gay Fiction | Lesbian Memoir/Biography | Men’s Memoir/Biography | Lesbian Mystery | Gay Mystery | Lesbian… read more

17th Annual Lambda Literary Awards

ANTHOLOGIES/FICTION WINNER: Fresh Men: New Voices in Gay Fiction edited by Donald Weise (Carroll & Graf) Best Lesbian Love Stories 2004 edited by Angela Brown (Alyson) Pills, Thrills, Chills, and Heartache: Adventures in the First Person edited by Clint Catalyst and Michelle Tea (Alyson) Serendipity: The Gay Times Book of New Stories edited by Peter… read more