Best Gay Romance 2013
Love, Longing and Lust
From hearts and flowers to down and dirty, Best Gay Romance 2013 has both heat and sweet.
A blue-collar bear's secret crush on his hard-bodied coworker is unexpectedly (and repeatedly) requited in T. Hitman's "One." A boy-next-door is abandoned when his date has a chance to meet Ann-Margret backstage in Max Pierces's "Viva Las Vegas"—but then he takes a bet on love with someone else and, against every odd, wins. In Michael Bracken's "Total Package," a closeted postman in Texas delivers the mail and receives, in return, real friendship and true romance. A broad-shouldered French pastry maker invites a lucky customer across the counter in Neil Plakcy's "The Baker."
These heady, head-over heels, heart-pounding stories of gay romance make for inspiring bedtime reading. You will be rooting for these men from the very first sentence.
With contributed stories by Neil Plakcy, Shane Allison, Martin Delacroix, T. Hitman, Natty Soltesz, Doug Harrison, Jamie Freeman, Georgina Li, Edward Moreno, Fyn Alexander, Max Pierce, C.C. Williams, Jameson Currier, Shanna Germain, Michael Bracken, Kal Cobalt, and J.M. Snyder.
"Labonté assembles as fine a collection of stories focused on male-to-male relationships as you're likely to find. ... Loves found, loves lost, lives savored in bittersweet twilight or intertwined with the help of some fine cooking and artful sex: for the gay romantic, Best Gay Romance has the goods." —EDGE
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.
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