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
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
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
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.