Synopses & Reviews
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.
"I cant think of a better way to spend an overly hot weekend than with these strong manly lead characters
Though the shy, quiet guys will be sure to grab you by your heartstrings and never let you go! The only reason I mentioned this is because many of these boys dont stick out for the things they say but for the actions that take. I hope you thoroughly enjoy this collection of anthologies as much as I did."
Night Owl Reviews
"Best Gay Erotica 2012 is an anthology of sensuously erotic tales by a diverse assortment of authors, all with one theme in common: strenuous, passionate, man-on-man physical love. The strong-language sexual adventures come fast and charged with graphic detail, in this collection especially intended to promote pleasure in the privacy of ones home (perhaps with the aid of safe and skin-friendly lubricant). Best Gay Erotica 2012 lives up to its title as a compendium of only the finest in lurid, vivid and sexually explicit tales of gay lust."
Midwest Book Review
"Every story in this anthology is well written and absolutely, exquisitely luscious. There is not one story that fails to induce goose-bumps on your skin and plenty of lubrication in your underwear. These stories, all of them, require that you read them either in good company or with just one hand and your personal lubricant of choice nearby - or both!"
"Each entry is extremely well-written, and whether the reader is taken in by a storys plot, characters or explicit sex (and there is plenty!), the anthology is a worthy, enjoyable read..... Best Gay Erotica 2012 is an impressive collection of stories that will amuse, delight andabove allexcite readers in a variety of genres."
"Gathering the hottest, freshest, and most literary fiction for the year, Best Gay Erotica 2012 captures the tenderness and raw energy of man-on-man desire. ...These provocative and potent short stories will grab your attention and your erotic imagination."
Erotic Readers and Writers Association
Called "consistently outstanding" by the Lambda Book Review and cited for "glorious approaches to gay male sexual writing, " by the Harvard Gay and Lesbian Review, Richard Labonte's Best Gay Erotica series sets and raises the bar in the 2012 volume. Gathering the hottest, freshest, and most literary fiction for the year, Best Gay Erotica 2012 captures the tenderness and raw energy of man-on-man desire. From the innocent but oh-so-beautiful boy next door to the "seen it all" gritty street hustler, these provocative and potent short stories will grab your attention and your erotic imagination.