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Best Gay Romance 2020 by
Publication Date: 2012
The latest and boldest edition of the bestselling gay erotica series features the hottest, freshest and most literary man-on-man fiction to appear in print this year. 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 the attention and erotic imagination of every reader.
The Joy of Gay Sex by
Publication Date: 2006
For a new century and a new generation of readers comes a fully revised and expanded edition of a classic guide to gay sex, love, and life. Invaluable as a sex guide, a resource on building self-esteem, and a trusted aid for coming out of the closet, The Joy of Gay Sex covers the ins and outs of gay life alphabetically from "anus" to "wrestling." Noted psychologist Dr. Charles Silverstein has collaborated once again with critically acclaimed novelist Felice Picano on this third edition, updating every single entry and adding nearly thirty new entries. The authors provide positive and responsible advice on safe sex in all its varieties; on emotional and relationship-oriented issues such as long-term couples, loneliness, and growing older; and on scores of diverse topics ranging from spirituality to online dating. With fifty new line drawings by acclaimed illustrator Joseph Phillips, this landmark reference is a necessary addition to every gay man's bookshelf.
The Whole Lesbian Sex Book by
Publication Date: 2004
Finally, a truly comprehensive sex guide for lesbians and bisexual women bursting with factual material. Offers information and support for all women who love women - partnered and single, young and old, transgendered and traditionally gendered, sexually expereienced and new to sexual exploration. ' The most complete, all-questions-answered, savvy guide to lesbian, butch, bisexual, femme, androgynous and transgendered sex is here! Keep it next to the bed.' -Good Vibrations
Making It Legal by
Publication Date: 2018
Marriage equality is here to stay: Understand the benefits and complications Full legal marriage is now available in all U.S. states. But there are still many questions that same-sex couples should discuss before walking down the aisle. Learn how marriage will affect: your family if you have children your taxes, and your responsibility for your partner's debts. Making It Legal also covers state laws on same-sex domestic partnerships and civil unions, and explains whether your registration will be recognized if you move to another state.
Leading Men by
Publication Date: 2019
Leading Men is a glittering novel of desire and ambition, set against the glamorous literary circles of 1950s Italy In July of 1953, at a glittering party thrown by Truman Capote in Portofino, Italy, Tennessee Williams and his longtime lover Frank Merlo meet Anja Blomgren, a mysteriously taciturn young Swedish beauty and aspiring actress. Their encounter will go on to alter all of their lives. Ten years later, Frank revisits the tempestuous events of that fateful summer from his deathbed in Manhattan, where he waits anxiously for Tennessee to visit him one final time. Anja, now legendary film icon Anja Bloom, lives as a recluse in the present-day U.S., until a young man connected to the events of 1953 lures her reluctantly back into the spotlight after he discovers she possesses the only surviving copy of Williams's final play. What keeps two people together and what breaks them apart? Can we save someone else if we can't save ourselves? Like The Master and The Hours, Leading Men seamlessly weaves fact and fiction to navigate the tensions between public figures and their private lives. In an ultimately heartbreaking story about the burdens of fame and the complex negotiations of life in the shadows of greatness, Castellani creates an unforgettable leading lady in Anja Bloom and reveals the hidden machinery of one of the great literary love stories of the twentieth-century.
An Unsettled Range by
Publication Date: 2013
The last thing Liam Southard expects when he flees his abusive father is to be taken in by a couple of gay ranchers. Soon he has a new job and a new perspective on his sexuality, and his life starts to turn around. But with Liam's father popping in unexpectedly and a mining company threatening the ranch's water supply, the only guarantee is that life is never going to be boring.
Red, White and Royal Blue by
Publication Date: 2019
An instant New York Times bestseller - perfect for older teens to early twenties age group.When his mother became President, Alex Claremont-Diaz was promptly cast as the American equivalent of a young royal. Handsome, charismatic, genius-his image is pure millennial-marketing gold for the White House. There's only one problem: Alex has a beef with the actual prince, Henry, across the pond. And when the tabloids get hold of a photo involving an Alex-Henry altercation, U.S./British relations take a turn for the worse. Heads of family, state, and other handlers devise a plan for damage control: staging a truce between the two rivals. What at first begins as a fake, Instragramable friendship grows deeper, and more dangerous, than either Alex or Henry could have imagined.
The Stars and the Blackness Between Them by
Call Number: YA
Publication Date: 2019
Told in two distinct and irresistible voices, Junauda Petrus's bold and lyrical debut is the story of two black girls from very different backgrounds finding love and happiness in a world that seems determined to deny them both. Sixteen-year-old Audre is despondent, having just found out she's going to be sent to live in America with her father because her strictly religious mother caught her with her secret girlfriend, the pastor's daughter.
Minneapolis, USA. Sixteen-year-old Mabel is lying on her bed, staring at the ceiling and trying to figure out why she feels the way she feels--about her ex Terrell, about her girl Jada and that moment they had in the woods, and about the vague feeling of illness that's plagued her all summer. Mabel's reverie is cut short when her father announces that his best friend and his just-arrived-from-Trinidad daughter are coming for dinner. Mabel quickly falls hard for Audre and is determined to take care of her as she tries to navigate an American high school. But their romance takes a turn when test results reveal exactly why Mabel has been feeling low-key sick all summer and suddenly it's Audre who is caring for Mabel as she faces a deeply uncertain future.
Publication Date: 2012
Five men with power tools, what more can a girl want? You'll find people enjoying each other in pairs, trios and more. Expect m/f, m/m, m/m/f, m/m/m/m/m/f, m/f/m/f/m/f/m/m/f and any other alphabet soup combo to be contained herein.
Publication Date: 2014
"An insightful, funny, and unexpected love story."--Aimee Mann When Adam Freedman -- a straight, cis teen fgoes to stay with his older sister Casey in Brooklyn, he fantasizes about a summer of freedom, new friends, and falling in love. He's in for a surprise. t's 2006 and Casey has thrown herself into NYC's lesbian and trans activist scene--marriage equality marches, BDSM sex clubs, and trans rights protests. Adam tags along, having fun in places he'd never have expected, but he's surrounded by lesbians, and it seems like the last thing he'll find is a girlfriend. That is, until he meets Gillian. Adam is soon hopelessly, desperately in love...only there's just one small problem. Gillian thinks he's a trans man.
The Paying Guests by
Publication Date: 2014
Set in early-1920s England, The Paying Guests follows Frances, a young woman who lives with her mother. When Frances’s father and brothers die, they have to find a way to make ends meet, and choose to open their home to a young married couple, Lilian and Lenoard. There’s immediately a sort of soft, buzzing energy between Frances and Lilian, and, slowly, a romance begins to bloom. Frances has loved women before, so there’s an extra pressure for her to keep her mother from realizing what’s happening between her and her guest. Another tense, hot read from Waters.
Publication Date: 2002
Sue Trinder is an orphan, left as an infant in the care of Mrs. Sucksby, a "baby farmer," who raised her with unusual tenderness, as if Sue were her own. Mrs. Sucksby's household, with its fussy babies calmed with doses of gin, also hosts a transient family of petty thieves-fingersmiths-for whom this house in the heart of a mean London slum is home. One day, the most beloved thief of all arrives-Gentleman, a somewhat elegant con man, who carries with him an enticing proposition for Sue: If she wins a position as the maid to Maud Lilly, a naïve gentlewoman, and aids Gentleman in her seduction, then they will all share in Maud's vast inheritance. Once the inheritance is secured, Maud will be left to live out her days in a mental hospital. With dreams of paying back the kindness of her adopted family, Sue agrees to the plan. Once in, however, Sue begins to pity her helpless mark and care for Maud Lilly in unexpected ways. . . . But no one and nothing is as it seems in this Dickensian novel of thrills and surprises.
The Lady's Guide to Celestial Mechanics by
Publication Date: 2019
As Lucy Muchelney watches her ex-lover's sham of a wedding, she wishes herself anywhere else. It isn't until she finds a letter from the Countess of Moth, looking for someone to translate a groundbreaking French astronomy text, that she knows where to go. Showing up at the Countess' London home, she hoped to find a challenge, not a woman who takes her breath away. Catherine St Day looks forward to a quiet widowhood once her late husband's scientific legacy is fulfilled. She expected to hand off the translation and wash her hands of the project--instead, she is intrigued by the young woman who turns up at her door, begging to be allowed to do the work, and she agrees to let Lucy stay. But as Catherine finds herself longing for Lucy, everything she believes about herself and her life is tested. While Lucy spends her days interpreting the complicated French text, she spends her nights falling in love with the alluring Catherine. But sabotage and old wounds threaten to sever the threads that bind them. Can Lucy and Catherine find the strength to stay together or are they doomed to be star-crossed lovers?
Dangerous Pleasures by
Publication Date: 2011
No Names. No Guilt. No Boundaries. Renee Matthews is starting over. Free of a demanding ex-husband who left her feeling worthless, she's ready for a purely physical connection, on her terms. Sex in the dark with a total stranger--a night of breathless passion without complications. An online ad leads to the first of many anonymous trysts. And when one partner takes her into a darker realm of pleasure, Renee discovers hungers she never knew she possessed.