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ISBN 978-1-57344-301-8
6 x 9, 240 pages

Gay Sex

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Best Gay Erotica Series

Best Gay Erotica 2008

Rough and surly, smooth and sultry, or quick and raw — however you like it, you'll find it in Best Gay Erotica 2008, twenty of the hottest and best-written man-to-man sex stories to appear in print this year. In "Underground Operator" two men on a nearly empty subway platform indulge in rough, 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."

"For the last decade, the premier annual collection of literary male homoerotica—as respected among writers as it is popular with readers—has been Best Gay Erotica." —Inches

"Best Gay Erotica 2008 presents — without doubt — an eclectic selection of erotic stories that confidentally explore the gay spectrum with verve, passion, and sexual abandon." —Lucrezia Magazine

"Cleis Press' Best Gay Erotica 2008 is also supremely provocative, and introduces a few unpublished talents to the mix." —Bay Area Reporter

"I used to dismiss books like this—because, let's face it, boys—unless you happen to be having it, sex is, well, pretty darn goofy. However I'll admit I was wrong about this tome. It's really well-written and 'tis true: ees hawt!!" —Instinct Magazine


RICHARD LABONTÉ has edited the Best Gay Erotica series since 1997. The newest anthology he edited, Where the Boys Are, will be released in late 2007. He writes the review column "Book Marks," for Q Syndicate, and edits the Gay Men's Edition of Books to Watch Out For. He lives in British Columbia, Canada.

EMANUEL XAVIER is best known as a spoken word artist who captivates audiences with a fresh and poignant voice that celebrates sexuality, Latino heritage, and the often brutal streets of New York. His novel, Christlike, was nominated for a Lambda Literary award in 1999. Xavier has written a collection of poety titled Americano and edited another collection, Bullets and Butterflies: Queer Spoken Word. He appeared on two seasons of HBO's Def Poetry. Visit him at

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