Fool's Gold

By Jess Faraday

Ira Adler Series

For once, Ira Adler has it easy. He has money in his pocket, a comfortable arrangement with an undemanding young man, and no one's punched, chased, or shot at him in years. Suddenly, an explosion turns everything upside down.Eager to leave London, Ira accompanies his friends to America to settle a family matter. But though a handsome lawman and a trip aboard a luxurious ocean liner provide welcome distraction, Ira soon finds himself embroiled in a plot that stretches from London's back alleys to the dusty dirt roads of California. Before he knows it, Ira is up to his neck in train robbers, rattlesnakes, unscrupulous cattle kings, and persistent young women driven to frenzy by his exotic accent.Just when he's ready to flee back to Britain, Ira gets a fistful of second chances. But London is calling. Will Ira answer? Or will he embrace a new life abroad?

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The Indivisible Heart

By Patrick Roscoe

Police
The discovery of a grotesquely mutilated body of a young man in Sevilla, Spain, sets off an investigation into an apparently psychosexual murder that has disturbing implications for the chief detective and forensic pathologist handling the case. Interwoven with the official search to understand this mysterious death is the victim's haunting narration of the final days of his life. As tension between the private and public implications of a horrific crime build, the labyrinthine streets of Sevilla seem to vibrate with clues into the elusive nature of longing and of need. A shocking yet subtle detective story of the heart, The Indivisible Heart is the latest novel by one of contemporary fiction's most daring explorers of the dark recesses of love.
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Big Hair and a Little Honey

By Russ Gregory

A Honey Agency Novel

Honey Agency: When you need a dick, and average will do.

The tag line's still dodgy, but Greg's too distracted to notice. His relationship with Matt begins to falter when an old flame shows up in Austin just as Grandmother Honey starts hanging out with drag queens and Willa lands a new beau, who may not survive their courtship. To top it all off, Greg's twenty-ninth birthday is just around the corner and his cat is stalking a neighbor's cockatoo.

When Livia Honey tries to engineer her son's abduction, Greg's problems look bigger than the hair in Texas.

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Death By Sin

By Lyle Blake Smythers

A M'Coul and Ghoul Novel | Book 1
Amateur Sleuths
Big City
Shifters
Magic
Private Investigator

Finn M'Coul, the hero of Irish mythology, is assigned a new case by his boss Viledark, a monstrous hoglike being and an immortal shapeshifter. Together they run a private detective agency on Capitol Hill in modern-day Washington, D.C. A retired general has hired them to find his missing nineteen-year-old son, who appears to be involved with a new drug. Shotweed increases the male orgasm many times, in both duration and intensity, and is on the rise in the local gay community. It is highly addictive and may be fatal, and it only works on gay men. Finn's search leads him to a psychotic supervillain who is unleashing deadly mischief for his own perverse entertainment. Drugs, monsters, and a man with a hook stand in Finn's way as he works to save a beautiful boy and others like him.

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Saints+Sinners 2015

By Paul Willis and Others

Saints+Sinners

An anthology of short fiction featuring the finalist selections from the 2015 Saints + Sinners Literary Festival.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

  • Introduction by Andrew Holleran
  • Gingerbread by Eric Andrews-Katz
  • Wren’s Knell by Kristyn Dunnion
  • Hustler Court by Frank Perez
  • Maple Beach People by Lee Lynch
  • What It Was Turned Ollie Queer by Mike Tuohy
  • Femorph by James Russell
  • Fat Hands by John Kane
  • Days of Awe by N.S. Beranek
  • Pageant Girl by Sam Hawk
  • ’Til It Bleeds by Jerry Rabushka
  • A Perfect Fit by Felice Picano
  • Basketball Fever by Maureen Brady

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Buddha's Bad Boys

By Alan Chin

There are many reason why Western men turn to Eastern religionsearching for inner truth, lost love, loneliness, fleeing the law, hopelessness, alcoholism. Some travel halfway around the world in an attempt to overcome their particular dissoluteness, only to realize that improving yourself is like polishing air. What they eventually discover, nevertheless, is one of the Buddha's most significant lessons: enlightenment comes to those whose singular focus is on helping others less fortunate.

Six stories, six gay men trudging down the road to enlightenment. What they each find is the last thing in the world they expected.
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Cheap as Beasts

By Jon Wilson

A Declan Colette Mystery

Like most soldiers, Declan Colette lost his fair share in the war—in his case a sailor, drowned off Iwo Jima. Since then he's been scratching out a living as a cut-rate PI, drinking too much, and flirting with danger. Then a girl arranges to consult him, only to be murdered en route, and the cops tag Colette as their prime suspect. To save his neck he'll need to find the real killer, a quest that pits him against a rival detective firm, a dangerously rich family, and a desperate foe whose murdering ways started back during the war.

Could this be the case he's been waiting for? Catching the killer could make his reputation. Failing, could cost him his life.

Either way: win-win.

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GingerDead Man

By Logan Zachary

A Wolfe Mystery | Book Two

Paavo Wolfe sells horror, but he isn't prepared for what he finds in the baker's oven. A body burns at his feet, and his ex, Detective Joe DeCarlo, is on the case. Joe is getting unwanted help investigating the crime from Paavo and his best friend, Stacey. While Paavo and Joe's relationship is getting better, going uncover in the bathhouse isn't going to help Paavo mend their issues. A steam room stranger, the new bakery owner, and his landlord reveal grudges against the dead baker. Lured back to the sauna, the heat is turned up as Paavo embarks on a dangerous relationship. When the homeless shelter blows up, Paavo knows he's in trouble and has to keep Stacey and Joe out of the line of fire. Can Paavo find the killer before everything goes up in smoke?

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Play it Forward

By Frederick Smith

Sports
Dirty little secrets can lead to public scandals and unexpected love affairs"...

Malcolm Campbell is the director of a south Los Angeles organization focused on mentoring gay youth, and his nineteen-year-old nephew, Blake, is being sent to stay with him for the summer. Malcolm has always been a community and family role model everyone looks up to. But he also has a secret he never knew he had"... until it pops up on the Internet.

Across town, in the closed and closeted world of Black Hollywood celebrity, pro-basketball player Tyrell Kincaid and R&B singer Tommie Jordan are public heroes in a very private relationship. After a series of indiscretions and slipups, the relationship becomes fodder for speculation and outing by the paparazzi and nationally-known gossip reporter Livonia Birmingham.

Despite living in two different worlds in L.A., Malcolm, Blake, Tommie, and Tyrell find themselves in the same arena, where they'll have to risk it all to protect their hearts and their destiny.
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Balls & Chain

By Eric Andrews-Katz

A Buck 98 Adventure
Federal Agents
Amateur Sleuths
Private Investigator

Miguel Reyes is not only the first openly gay governor of Florida, he's also the man behind Referendum 65. If passed, Florida will be the first Southern state in the U.S. to include marriage equality. When the governor's fourteen-year-old son, Alejandro, is kidnapped, the message is clear: Kill the bill or we kill the boy!

Agent Buck 98 is given only one week to find and rescue Alejandro. It's a race against time, and his opposition includes: the boy's tutor who has suddenly fled the scene, an anti-gay reverend leading protests against the governor, a countess with a rifle and three annoying dogs, and then there's the romantic pitfalls with a very handsome security guard.

Buck is back on another case, and the alligators aren't the only things snapping at his heels.

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Cafe Eisenhower

By Richard Natale

In the early 1990s, soon after the fall of the Iron Curtain, Matthew Robins, who is grieving the sudden loss of his lover, travels to Eastern Europe to claim an inheritance from a great-uncle. He discovers a world that is strange and oddly compelling. After facilitating a romance between his new friend Olga and her beloved Nina, he becomes smitten with a young local. At Olga's urging, he uses part of his inheritance to open a gay café, runs afoul of the local authorities, and has to be rescued by his estranged brother. But perhaps his most startling and moving discovery is a series of journals in his uncle's apartment, a thinly-veiled fictional account of a lifelong love affair between two men, a romance that survives war, genocide, and decades of Soviet repression.

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Hollywood Gothic

By Sawyer Caine

Ash Langdon, a jaded, thirty-four-year-old porn star, falls in love with Gavin Dimitrije, the younger brother of his best friend, Oliver, a famous movie star, to whom Ash is mysteriously bound. Despite the misgivings of Oliver, Ash and Gavin embark on a whirlwind of sex, drugs, alcohol, and decadence in the Big Easy, that threatens to destroy the protective bubble of lies they live in.
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Murder in the Arts District

By Greg Herren

A Chanse MacLeod Mystery | Book 7
Private Investigator
New OrleansĀ 
When neither the cops nor their insurance company believes a wealthy gay couple's valuable art collection was stolen, they hire Chanse MacLeod to track down the thieves and the missing art. Chanse isn't entirely sure he believes the couple, eitherespecially when it turns out some of the art may have been forgeries. The trail of the art leads him to a new gallery on Julia Street in the Arts District opened by a couple new to town that seem to have no past. When one of them turns up dead and the other vanishes, it's now up to Chanse to find not only the missing art, but a ruthless murderer who will kill anyone who gets in the way.
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Rise of the Thing Down Below

By Daniel W. Kelly

A Comfort Cove Adventure | Book 3
The boys and bears of Comfort Cove are counting the days until the opening of the sexually charged boardwalk attraction SandMen Strip. But before the naked fun in the sun can begin, the mutilated bodies of a few burly dockworkers wash up on the sand.

Suspicion falls on the cute young owners of SandMen Strip, but local paranormal investigator Deck Waxer has to look at all the possibilities, including new faces in town. There's the cocky two-and-a-half foot tall artist named Little Larry Long. The city's mayor is hiding some unnaturally large life form in his mansion. And even trusted religious leader Father Merrin has been keeping a troubled young psychic a secret from the public.

As the body count rises, the angry and scared dockworkers target Deck's crew of sex-loving friends, unaware of the real terror that has surfaced in Comfort Cove: a grotesque evolutionary mutation from deep down below.
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Blue Water Dreams

By Dena Hankins

Transgender
Non-Binary Gender

Lania Marchiol keeps a wary sailor's gaze trained on the horizon. Somewhere out there, the perfect boat is waiting to take her around the world in a self-sufficient home powered by wind, sunshine, and the strength of her will. When she finds it, she'll sell her beloved antique printing press, retire her renowned literary magazine, and wave good-bye to her life on land.

When a suave filmmaker flirts his way into her literary life, Lania must fight to maintain a steady heading toward the high seas. The magnetism of wickedly handsome trans man Oly Rassmussen send her trusty compass spinning off course and they must reimagine freedom and love in order to sail together in the greatest adventure of all.

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Calvin's Head

By David Swatling

A Jason Dekker Mystery
Amnesia
Actors/Artists
International Setting
AnimalsĀ 
Psychological Thriller

Life in Amsterdam isn't all windmills and tulips when you're homeless. Jason Dekker lives in a jeep with his dog, Calvin, on the outskirts of the city. A thesis on Van Gogh brought him to the Netherlands, and the love of Dutch artist Willy Hart convinced him to stay. But Willy is gone and Dekker is on the brink of a total meltdown. On a summer morning in the park, Calvin sniffs out the victim of a grisly murder. Dekker sees the opportunity for a risky strategy that might solve their problems. Unfortunately, it puts them directly in the sights of the calculating stone-cold killer, Gadget. Their paths are destined to collide, but nothing goes according to plan when they end up together in an attic sex-dungeon. Identities shift and events careen out of control, much to the bewilderment of one ever-watchful canine. Oscar Wilde wrote that each man kills the thing he loves. He didn't mean it literally. Or did he?

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The Return of Jake Slater

By Zavo

Police

In the thrilling sequel to Hot on His Trail, Jake Slater, handsome Texas Ranger, has been left for dead by the devious Sheriff Rawlins. Ben Masters is the equally handsome outlaw wanted for supposedly killing a Texas Ranger in Abilene. Ben has been captured by Rawlins and is being escorted back to Abilene for hanging. Knowing this, Jake heads there as well, intent on saving his lover. Upon his arrival in Abilene, Jake finds evidence that leads him to believe Ben is dead. Now a wanted man in Abilene, Jake heads to Mexico to begin a new life. After escaping from Sheriff Rawlins, Ben is unable to clear his name, and also journeys to Mexico. Along the way, Ben and Jake encounter train robbers, a horny farming community, and the Mexican army. Their paths finally converge at a Mexican male whorehouse, where they face a fight to the death.

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First Exposure

By Alan Chin

Straight, married Petty Officer Second Class Skyler Thompson battles homophobia from his navy buddies, the military, and his wife when he takes a job creating flower arrangements at a gay-owned florist. But rather than yield to pressure and quit, he refuses to give up the joy of creating beautiful arrangements, battling homophobia for artistic expression. His dream is to leave the navy and open his own florist shop.

Ezra Dumphyhis shipmates call him Dumpy because of his obesityis a gay sailor who likes to dress in drag. He is shunned by his shipmates, tragically lonely, and uses drugs to cope with his solitude. What he wants more than anything is someone to share his life with.

Can these two men, opposites in every way, help each other achieve their dreams?
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