By Alan Chin
By R Talent
Pay For Play features a collection of well-crafted stories for those men who choose to stay on the legal side of the sex trade by vicariously dabbling into the seedy world of men who pay for their sexual favors from other men.
An anthology of short fiction featuring the finalist selections from the 2013 Saints + Sinners Literary Festival.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
- Introduction by Felice Picano
- What Took You So Long? by Vince Sgambati
- It Only Occurred to Me Later by Anne Laughlin
- Bruno's Last Supper by Jeff Lindemann
- The Favor of a Reply by Joe Landrum
- Thou Shalt Not Lie by N.S. Beranek
- In a Chamber of My Heart by Sandra Gail Lambert
- Mountainview by James Russell
- Looking for Philip by George E. Jordan
- Bucky and the Woods Cop by Jim Stewart
- Silver Pumps and a Loose Nut by J.R. Greenwell
- Stained Glass by Karis Walsh
- Sky Blue by 'Nathan Burgoine
In Ingoldsby, a handsome graduate student finds himself caretaking a Midwestern architectural treasure in which not everything or everyone is what they seemor when they seem either! But a sexy newcomer challenges him to change all that, for himself, and for a gay youth way out of his own time.
In Wonder City of the West, a man too young in spirit to be at retirement age takes a leap back to Golden Age Hollywood. He encounters youth, friendship, a movie star lover, and talents he never knew he possessed. But as he succeeds beyond his dreams, he must askis he merely a tool for a shadowy group with a far larger purpose?
Provocative, mind-bending, sensual, and entertaining, 20th Century Un-limited is an unexpected addition to an established body of work by an author unafraid to confound and surpass expectations.
By Dale Chase
By David Holly
Tip Trencher is an eighteen-year-old high school senior and captain of his swim team. He lives on an Oregon farm with his evangelical parents and a deep mystery. His long departed brother's room is always kept locked until the day Tip's mother forgets her key and Tip discovers that his brother Thad left a series of journals about his initiation into gay pagan rituals.
Studying his brother's journals, Tip recognizes his own suppressed desires, and explores his sexuality with fellow swimmers Lyle and Jeep. Advancing their throbbing intimacy, the trio conceal their sexual bond from their homophobic teammates. As Tip unravels the family mystery while devouring every morsel of gay pleasure, he must resist his rural community's social prejudices and preserve his perilous relationship with his parents. Only through fierce determination can Tip discover what transpired under the moon's deep circle.
By Dale Chase
Victorian society, elegant, mannered, and the epitome of restraint, hasn't a chance where male sex is concerned. Men will have their men, as this collection illustrates in stories such as "Lowering The Sights," in which a novelist escapes his gentlemanly confines by creating a character so sexually driven that fiction soon becomes fact; "The Summer House Murder," in which a famous detective, aroused by working his cases, solves a murder while stealing time for sex with his assistant; "Upstairs, Downstairs," in which a valet who sexually services his employer cannot resist the new man below stairs; and "The Norris Papers," in which a professor in search of a late poet's papers finds himself drawn to the man's partner and ultimately into the poet's bed.
By Todd Gregory
Tom isn't expecting much from his first term at University, but then he bumps into Danliterally, and his life is turned upside down. Dan is everything that Tom isn'tconfident, uninhibited, outspoken...and very straight. But Dan seems keen to room share, and Tom's definitely up for that! Tom has no idea what's in store for him, though, as the sexual tension rises between him and Dan. What's Dan thinking? How far might he go? Tom's weekend gets wilder and wilder, and then gets complicated. Why is Dan telling people they're a couple? What is Tom going to do about Ryansexy Ryan with the floppy fringewho turns up out of the blue? And what the hell is wrong with James? This is one weekend Tom will never forget!
Magicians are undeniably sexy--strong, sensuous, masterful, and magical. Who wouldn't want to succumb to one? Be levitated? Be sawed in half?
Imagine being called from the audience by a dark man in a dark suit, his cape swirling like a scarlet-lined dream, wrapping his strong arms around you while binding your wrists, his heady cologne enticing and arousing you in front of a theater full of people as he leans in close and whispers some last-minute instruction. Or invitation. He holds out a box carved with ancient symbols and asks you to put your hands inside. What you feel is soft at first, but grows harder. Then, it vanishes. Was it real? Illusion? All you know is that you want to reach inside again. And again.
Well, here's your next chance--fifteen of them, to be exact--to grab the object of your desire. But hold on fast or it might disappear...
McKinney and Randall share a cheap motel roomtheir passion burns hotter than Florida's sunshineand the motel staff is scandalized. A maid tells her manager, "Them twothe boy and the manbeen humpin' like crazy, ever since the boy got here. Their sheets are sticky every mornin'."
When the kidnapping unfolds, McKinney tells Randall, "I don't like killin'. But sometimes you got to, so your own life is preserved. It's how things work."
Will Randall buy into McKinney's view of things? Is he capable of evil?
Nestled in upstate New York, Stratburgh University has a problem. Three sorority sisters have disappeared, and the police say they simply ran away. The students are outraged. Even openly gay junior Jamie Bradford is concerned, only he has other worries. He doesn't have a boyfriend and is willing to disregard the troublesome news on campus to find one.
With hopes of finding a lover, Jamie attends the party of the year and becomes involved with two men at the same time. One is the man of his dreams; the other is a man of his nightmares and a police officer. And Jamie's hell begins.
The cop has another goal and will stop at nothing to achieve it. He's even willing to track Jamie through the Catskill Mountains and New York City to get what he wants. Jamie's life.
By Todd Gregory
Demons are of course nothing more than fallen angels. And before the fall, Lucifer Morningstar was the most beautiful of the angels, and the most beloved of God. Over the millennia, demons have gotten a bad rap in every mythology and in every culture. Tempting humans into sin and into evil—but what is sin? What is evil? And good wouldn't be possible without evil. The editor of Wings: Subversive Angel Erotica proudly presents the flip side—hot, erotic tales of sex with demons that not only will arouse your nether regions but will also stimulate your intellect.
By Alan E. Rose
Successful financial advisor Peter Braddock's third marriage is on the rocks. All his wives have described him the same way: as handsome, charming, intelligent, and deadseemingly incapable of relating on a deeper emotional level. His mother's question stirs forgotten memories of when he was thirteen and went away to summer camp. As he seeks counseling in an attempt to save his marriage, Peter and his therapist begin to explore his suppressed memories of that summer and of his relationship to Father Scott, the camp director. Eventually, Peter will come to the conclusion that he was molested by the priest. But he is wrong; the truth is far worse.
The Unforgiven is a complex psychological thriller that explores the relationship between memory and guilt, and how the forgotten past continues to bleed into one's present.
Welcome to Kremfort Cove, where the men are hot as hell...literally.
Burly bearded bear Deck Waxer is a private dick with an attraction to cases of the supernatural. He comes to the city as it is transforming from a ghetto into a gay mecca—and power struggles between the various sub-groups in the community are turning violent. Most horrific is the rash of gay men who are bursting into flames in broad daylight! Deck suspects it's an epidemic of spontaneous combustion. But trying to explain the inexplicable means getting into hot fetishistic encounters with sexy, eccentric locals. Deck is willing to jump into that fire. What he fears is getting scalded...by his burning desire for a troubled go-go boy with daddy issues. As hearts and hard-ons are exposed, blood-pumping organs become vulnerable to the real danger that threatens the gay men of the city they now call Cremation Cove...
After an assassination attempt ruins his vacation, Agent Buck 98 is given a cryptic message by a dying drag queen: 3-1-4. The numbers match the date of Dr. Timothy Shoulwater's death, the noted scientist rumored to have discovered a potential cure for the AIDS virus before his notes mysteriously disappeared. Buck is paired with his former best friend turned rival Agent 49, the lovely Miss Noxia von Tüssëll, to investigate Dr. Shoulwater's ex-wife, the religious zealot and growing political advocate Dr. Raven Evangelista, who sponsors a heavily conservative political platform while secretly pursuing more personal and devious ambitions.
But it's neither an anti-gay political bomber nor the romantic pursuit of Richard, the handsome caterer he just met, that challenges Buck the most. It's that before the end of the mission, Buck must keep Noxia from discovering his own darkest fear.
These stories explore the possibility that less-than-perfect is sometimes perfect.