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Straight Up: A Dan Stagg Novel by James LearStraight Up: A Dan Stagg Novel by James Lear
Cleis Press, September 2015; ISBN-10: 162778120X

Who is trying to kill the members of an elite special ops team that worked off the radar in Iraq in the '90s? It’s up to Dan Stagg to track down the survivors — the men with whom he stormed an undefended surveillance station, killing everyone inside. And now, many years later, the team is being targeted in what seems like a series of unrelated attacks.

Dan teams up with his old comrade Al Benson, once a rising star of the USMC, now a respectable married civilian with a few secrets to hide. As they dig deeper into the secrets of the past, Dan discovers that Benson’s looking for more than just answers. An explosive affair threatens everyone’s future, and connects Dan to a past he thought he’d left behind.

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Sex in Seattle: Books 1&2 by Eli EastonSex in Seattle: Books 1 & 2 by Eli Easton
Dreamspinner Press, September 2015

The Trouble With Tony

As part of a murder investigation, PI Tony DeMarco poses as a patient of Dr. Jack Halloran, the therapist who treated the victim at a sex clinic. This isn't the first time Tony has gone undercover, but it's the first time he's wanted to go under the covers with a suspect. First he'll have to prove Halloran's innocence and maintain his ruse.

Dr. Halloran suffers from a damaged arm sustained as a combat surgeon in Iraq and the PTSD that followed. But Tony's humor slips past Jack's defenses, making him feel things he thought long buried. Can the doctor and the PI find romance despite their secrets?

The Enlightenment of Daniel

The death of his father is a revelation for workaholic businessman Daniel Derenzo. The Expanded Horizons sex clinic helps him admit his attraction to his business partner, and he goes after Nick with fierce determination.
Nick Ross was in love with Daniel back in college. But Daniel was straight and Nick patched his broken heart by marrying Marcia. Neither of them is satisfied in the marriage anymore, but Nick's afraid of losing his kids. Can he trust his heart to an awakening Daniel and secure a happy future for everyone?

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Untethered by R.A. ThornUntethered by R.A. Thorn
Dreamspinner Press, April 2015; ISBN: 978-1-63216-884-9

Determined to help the war effort, Frankie Norris joins the US Air Force in 1943. Braving intimidating drill sergeants and unending marches, Frankie struggles to hide his secret—he’s queer. But having passed basic training, he’s not going to risk an undesirable discharge or any of his fellow recruits finding out. Then he receives word that he’s been granted a position flying the plane he loves, the P-51 Mustang.

But as Frankie finds his wings in the sky, feelings of isolation may keep him grounded. Slowly making friends among his squadron, Frankie realizes he may not be as alone or as abnormal as he thinks. Other queer men have formed a community in the Armed Forces to offer support. Then Frankie meets his crew chief, Jim Morrow. Initially antagonistic, they slowly become friends and a mutual attraction develops as they join the Eighth Air Force in Britain. Confessing their feelings, snatching what time they can together, and wary of discovery, Frankie and Jim are there for each other through dangerous missions and the loss of friends. It’s a long war with enemies on both sides. All they can hope for is to survive long enough for a chance at something more.

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Take This Man: Gay Romance Stories by Neil Plakcy (Ed)Take This Man: Gay Romance Stories by Neil Plakcy (Ed)
Cleis Press, January 2015; ISBN-10: 1627780858

A rarity — romantic erotica focused on male couples in committed relationships — Take This Man comes from one of the top-flight gay fiction writers, Neil Plakcy. Many erotic stories focus on the thrill of first contact, but Take This Man is thrillingly different, taking a close look at how much sexier an encounter can be when the two men involved have been together for long enough to make a commitment to each other.

Formalized or not, the fact remains that knowing what turns your partner on — and vice versa — makes encounters even hotter, especially when the erotic encounter is an expression of an emotional bond.

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Blackmail, My Love: A Murder Mystery by Katie GilmartinBlackmail, My Love: A Murder Mystery by Katie Gilmartin
Cleis Press, November 2014; ISBN-10: 1627780645

Josie O'Conner travels to San Francisco in 1951 to locate her gay brother, a private dick investigating a blackmail ring targeting lesbians and gay men. Jimmy's friends claim that just before he disappeared he became a rat, informing the cops on the bar community. Josie adopts Jimmy's trousers and wingtips, battling to clear his name, halt the blackmailers, and exact justice for the many queer corpses. Along the way she rubs shoulders with a sultry chanteuse running a dyke tavern called Pandora's Box, gets intimate with a red-headed madam operating a brothel from the Police Personnel Department, and conspires with the star of Finocchio's, a dive so disreputable it's off limits to servicemen — so every man in uniform pays a visit.

Blackmail, My Love is an illustrated murder mystery deeply steeped in San Francisco's queer history. Established academic and first-time novelist Katie Gilmartin's diverse set of characters negotiate the risks of same-sex desire in a tough time for queers. Humor leavens the grave subject matter. Set in such legendary locations as the Black Cat Cafe, the Fillmore, the Beat movement's North Beach, and the sexually complex Tenderloin, Blackmail, My Love is a singular, visually stunning neo-noir experience.

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Cereus: Rescue by Sean Michael, Julia Talbot, & BA TortugaCereus: Rescue by Sean Michael, Julia Talbot, & BA Tortuga
Torquere Press, December 2014; ISBN-10:

Even the strongest paranormal creature can need a rescue, as proven by the three stories in Cereus: Rescue. In Free Demons, by Julia Talbot and BA Tortuga, when demon Bel goes to the Cereus resort, he’s fleeing his father, the king of a demon dimension. When his bodyguard of old shows up, Bel thinks Xerxes is there to take him home, but Xerxes wants them to be free to be together.

In Sean Michael’s Spirit Bear, Lightning has been captive for a long time, but the werebear is rescued, and Etu takes him in, teaching him that love knows no boundaries, and that safety can be super-sexy. In Babysitting Job, by BA and Julia, Devon is sent by Cereus owner Jonny to escort vampire Sandro to safety. The two of them fall for each other, but they have to escape Sandro’s stalker in order to be together.

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Best Gay Erotica 2015 by Rob Rosen (Ed)Best Gay Erotica 2015 by Rob Rosen (Ed)
Cleis Press, December 2014; ISBN-10: 1627780904

Best Gay Erotica 2015 is filled to the page-turning brim with fantastic tales of fire dancers and TV repairmen, of hunky painters and electricians and magicians, solo sex, duo sex, and sweat-soaked triple onslaughts. Heck, throw in an alien and a priest, and you’ll soon see why this anthology is head and shoulders — not to mention certain other body parts — above the rest, and always with the highest literary quality that readers have come to expect from this esteemed and steamy collection.

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Men of the Manor: Erotic Encounters between Upstairs Lords and Downstairs Lads by Rob Rosen (Editor)Men of the Manor: Erotic Encounters between Upstairs Lords and Downstairs Lads by Rob Rosen (Editor)
Cleis Press, September 2014; ISBN-10:

The country estate, masters and servants, mystery and intrigue, sex and money. All go hand in hand in these turn-of-the-century tales of what goes on behind the manor’s closed doors. Does the master lure the butler to the phonograph room for a romp behind the sofa, or does the stable boy have a tryst with the footman while the lord longingly watches on? Does the aristocrat drop his foppish manners when the butler helps him undress? And do the classes exchange more than pleasantries when the lamps are dimmed and the ladies retire for the evening?

Rob Rosen has gathered the hottest stories of romance and sex between wealthy aristocrats and the hard-working estate staff, all with a pre–World War I backdrop, including the fashion and art and the latest inventions of the day. War is years way, the estates are huge and sprawling, the fashionably elite have too much time on their hands, while the toiling underclass are always on the lookout for a means to a brighter future — no matter whose bed they end up.

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A Rose by Any Other Name by Charlie CochetA Rose by Any Other Name by Charlie Cochet
Dreamspinner Press, September 2014; ISBN: 978-1-63216-030-0

Nights in the roaring city remind bright young things that life’s too short to take for granted. Tucked away in Times Square hides the Pantheon: a secret cabaret for wealthy gay men. Pretty young men in elaborate costumes and rouged lips are eager to please, and the champagne flows all night long. It’s a world of frivolity, fantasy, and debauchery. As Eros, the most sought after performer at the Pantheon, Julius uses his beauty and charm on enthusiastic patrons, but growing weary of superficial love, he longs to make a better life for himself.

Five years after being declared mentally unfit after surviving the trenches of No Man’s Land, Edward Joseph Clarence Junior pieced his shattered life back together. Now he’s ready to take on the family empire. To celebrate his thirtieth birthday, Edward’s cousin takes him to the most posh nightclub in town, the Pantheon. Falling under the sway of Eros, Edward and Julius find a love they’ve never imagined and the chance for a future they had only dared to dream about. But as Ares, a notorious gangster and Julius’s most important—and dangerous—client watches them, the threat to their love and their lives grows by the day.

Book One, Roses in the Devil's Garden, was published in Don't Read in the Closet by Charlie Cochet.

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Studs: Gay Erotic Fiction by Richard Labonté (Ed)Studs: Gay Erotic Fiction by Richard Labont´┐Ż (Ed)
Cleis Press, August 2014; ISBN-10: 162778070X

Rough and surly, smooth and sultry, or quick and raw — however you like it, you’ll find it in Studs, 20 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.”

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Active Duty: Gay Military Erotic Romance by Neil Plakcy (Ed)Active Duty: Gay Military Erotic Romance by Neil Plakcy (Ed)
Cleis Press, June, 2014; ISBN-10: 1627780319

These fierce stories of love on the front lines grab and hold readers’ attention as they travel the world with these soldier on Active Duty. In the wake of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell and the Defense of Marriage Act getting repealed, Neil Plakcy brings the two issues together into heart-pounding vignettes of men in action who put their lives on the line to protect and serve.

The heat of battle only amps up the level of excitement knowing that this tryst might be the last. These heroic hunks fight for love and honor and will have readers begging for their next debriefing!

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