Thursday, June 9, 2016

Coming soon from 120 Days Books: An aging Hollywood call boy who knows his sell-by date is nigh buys a yacht and turns it into a floating brothel in this clever adults-only novel. Trust me -- it's good, dirty fun.

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Three Ring Circus Has Come to Town

Now on Amazon: Three Ring Circus, a gay erotic novel about the forbidden love between Mike, scion of a multi-generational, headlining aerialist act and orphaned roustabout Jerry. It's a sexy, sawdust-and-tinsel romp that takes a surprising turn for the serious when a fire and its aftermath tests the depth of Jerry and Mike's relationship.

Three Ring Circus

Monday, January 4, 2016

Coming Soon: Three Ring Circus

Available soon on Amazon from 120 Days Books: Set in the early 1970s against the backdrop of a mid-sized traveling circus and sideshow, Three Ring Circus tells the story of Mike and Jerry, a top-billed aerialist traveling with his multi-generational performing family, and a roustabout, one of the faceless workers who put up tents, drive caravans and man rides. Is their relationship strong enough to survive disapproval on every front, as much because they've crossed circus class lines as because they're gay? Like previous 120 Days Books reprints of vintage gay erotic novels, Three Ring Circus is and adults-only book that's more than the sum of its sexual content: It's backstage story in which every relationship plays out in public, because everyone lives, works and socializes within the context -- how could it be otherwise when they're on the move most of the year? But there are still opportunities to stray...

Friday, October 2, 2015

A Gay Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, the tale of a gaycation entrepreneur who sets out to establish a gay bordello staffed by buff hustlers pretending to be athletes and winds up presiding over a series of gay games where the events prove as popular as the after-hours activities, is equal parts Local Hero and Kinky Boots. Suffice it to say that a good time is had by all and the fact that consciousnesses are raised is just a bonus.

Buy it on Amazon, along with thrillers Man Eater/Night of the Sadist and horror novels Vampire's Kiss/Gay Vampire.

Thursday, July 9, 2015

120 Days Books received a mention on the Columbia University School of the Arts Alumni Facebook page -- a nice bit of recognition from my alma mater. Gay vampire and Vampire's Kiss are available here.

Monday, June 8, 2015

Vampire's Kiss and Gay Vampire are Here!

Gay Vampire and Vampire's Kiss -- two tales of the undead filtered through the prism of '70s adults-only pulp novels -- are now available on Amazon. The second two-in-one edition of vintage gay genre novels from 120 Days Books, Vampire's Kiss and Gay Vampire toy playfully with the idea of vampirism as a metaphor for homosexuality, minus the specter of sinister corruption that could easily lend them the ugly hint of self loathing that taints many gay-oriented adult novels of this period. Instead, both novels come down clearly on the side of vive la différence: In the latter, a bullied gay teen finds love with a one Barnabas C. Dracula (the shout-out to cult horror-soap opera Dark Shadows is unmistakable), while in the former a suburban wage slave finds a whole new perspective on the rat-race via a one-night stand with one "Alan Drake," a charismatic blood sucker with a super-'70s bachelor pad on wheels -- yes, it's in a house trailer! Because even immortal monsters have to keep up with the times...

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

GAY CITY NEWS SPOTLIGHTS 120 DAYS BOOKS

New York City's foremost GLBT publication, Gay City News, featured 120 Days Books in the January 8-21, 2015 issue, in the article Pulped! Unearthing Important Gay Erotica.... Writer David Noh, who has vivid memories of buying vintage gay erotic pulps before they were vintage, discussed Man Eater/Night of the Sadist, the company's first two-in-one reprint, along with my own history as not only a collector of gay, adults-only paperbacks of the late 1960s through the early '80s, but also a reader of these books that, even now, are largely dismissed as old-fashioned, irrelevant, throwaway writing -- junk that happens be stuck between the cool "campy" wraps that have found a new life on chic refrigerator magnets, shower curtains and notebook covers. The best of them repay the effort: Adult-book publishers offered an outlet for gay novelists who wanted to write popular books about gay characters, from speculative fiction to thrillers, westerns and horror stories, writers who found few takers elsewhere and apparently things haven't changed much, witness this article.