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Trade Paper
ISBN 978-1-57344-753-9
5 1/2 x 8, 240 pages

Gay Sex

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Best Gay Erotica Series

Best Gay Erotica 2012

Rough Riders, Brick Muscles and Men on the Make

"Kick back with this book and the personal lubricant of your choice," suggests guest judge Larry Duplechan. Best Gay Erotica 2012 captures the tension and raw energy of man-on-man desire in this collection of the hottest, freshest and most literary erotic fiction of the year. "The Robin Club," by David Holly, is a comically sweet story of a group of young men who regularly meet for a clubhouse gang bang. In Jace Barton's "Training Tyler," a straight jock learns about power bottoming when he and his gay roommate share more than just the rent and utilities. A penniless but prodigiously gifted young man steps off a Greyhound and finds himself embraced as a hot San Francisco stud in David May's "Commerce: A Not Very Cautionary Tale." Editor Richard Labonté shares his tricks of the trade in this outstanding volume of craftsmanship and cockmanship.

With contributed stories by David May, Anthony McDonald, Jace Barton, Simon Sheppard, Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore, Jamie Freeman, David Holly, Eric K. Anderson, Shaun Levin, Roscoe Hudson, Tony Pike, Rafaelito V. Sy, Dirk Vanden, Dale Lazarov, and Kardyman.

Praise for previous editions:

"...a consistently outstanding anthology series...The sex in this book is fully-described, but it is not a distraction from bigotry, injustice, generation gaps, power-struggles, or misunderstandings. These stories...tackle reality in all its complexity." —Erotica Revealed

"Every year, dozens of collections are published, but the most reliable series has always been Best Gay Erotica, varied, sexy, down-and-dirty page turners." —HX Magazine

"It's really well-written and...'tis true: ees hawt!" —Instinct Magazine

"...the biggest page-turner of them all, with stories that run the gamut of gay male sexual experience: from first times to one-night stands and from long-time lovers to explosive group get-togethers. Writers line up to get into Cleis Press' Best Gay Erotica series because it sets the bar for the highest quality of sexy, gay stories." —Good Reads online

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, where he reviews 100 queer books per year; and writes book reviews for Publishers Weekly. He has coordinated the Lambda Literary Awards for the past two years, and as of 2011 has edited almost 40 books. Husband Asa and canines Percy and Zak are his constant companions.

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