Lethe Press

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Lethe Press is an independent publishing house specializing in speculative fiction, books of gay interest, poetry, spirituality, as well as classic works of the occult & supernatural. Named after the Greek river of memory and forgetfulness, Lethe Press is devoted to ideas that are often neglected or forgotten by mainstream publishers. Founded in 2001 by author Steve Berman, Lethe Press has grown steadily in its first few years. Our books have been finalists for, and in cases won, such awards as the Andre Norton, Gaylactic Spectrum, Golden Crown Literary, and Lambda Literary Awards. Our anthologies have featured the works of many acclaimed and New York Times best-selling authors.

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The Myriad Carnival
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 73,660. Language: English. Published: February 11, 2016 by Lethe Press. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Fantasy » Dark
The circus has long been that dream palace, intoxicating with so many lights and sights, sounds and smells. Sawdust, popcorn, strange animals, make-up, and the sweat of the roustabouts. The circus intrudes into the life of the ordinary and mundane and brings magic. Editor Matthew Bright invites you to the enjoy the sixteen attractions of the fantastical and dark Myriad Carnival
Walking a Tightrope: Poetry and Prose by LGBTQ Writers from Africa
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 26,040. Language: English. Published: January 28, 2016 by Lethe Press. Categories: Fiction » Literary collections » African, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » General
Among the first of its kind, this book is composed of works by writers from different parts of Sun-Saharan Africa, including first and second generation Africans in the diaspora. With this anthology, the editors seek to challenge and engage individuals and institutions that consider homosexuality immoral.
Drama Muscle: A Nicky and Noah Mystery
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 60,380. Language: English. Published: January 4, 2016 by Lethe Press. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
It could be lights out for college theatre professor Nicky Abbondanza. With dead bodybuilders popping up on campus, Nicky, and his colleague/life partner Noah Oliver, must use their drama skills to figure out who is taking down pumped up musclemen in the Physical Education building in this fast-paced, side-splittingly funny, edge-of-your-seat entertaining second novel in this delightful series.
Blind Justice
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 80,980. Language: English. Published: January 1, 2016 by Lethe Press. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian
In the sequel to Injustice, Riley Connors has some serious woman problems. The love of her life, Ali Garcia, won't give her the time of day, but plenty of others want a piece of her. Riley's stream of one night stands doesn't get her any closer to Ali, but does get the attention of a dangerous old flame who brings the past crashing back.
Forget Yourself
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 73,090. Language: English. Published: December 29, 2015 by Lethe Press. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » General
Blondee lives in a world without memories. She came in with the food rations. Mind and body naked, like everyone. Now she lives in a triangular hut at the edge of everything. But haunted by the ghost of a fat man and dreaming of a stone woman, Blondee knows she can reshape the world — she just needs to get the world to listen…
Ice on Fire: The Test of Our Lives
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 67,420. Language: English. Published: November 14, 2015 by Lethe Press. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
In this sequel to the Lambda Literary Award finalist The Rest of Our Lives, author Dan Stone returns to the enchanting romance between Colm McKenna and Aidan Gallagher, both elemental witches who have been falling in love throughout the course of history thanks to the magic of reincarnation.
Heiresses of Russ 2015: The Year's Best Lesbian Speculative Fiction
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 90,090. Language: English. Published: October 22, 2015 by Lethe Press. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
The formula of "woman + woman" is thus logically connected with other phenomenon formerly considered impossible: magic, witchcraft, folk cures, scientific discoveries, alternate methods of producing offspring, space travel, communication with beings who are not human or not living in human bodies, historical accounts that have been suppressed or denied. Heiresses of Russ 2015 offers 18 stories.
Thunder of War, Lightning of Desire: Lesbian Military Historical Erotica
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 54,060. Language: English. Published: October 20, 2015 by Lethe Press. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian, Fiction » Erotica » Lesbian Erotica
More than six hundred women-most likely many more-passed as men to fight in the American Civil War, and that's not counting the nurses and spies. In WWI women served as nurses and ambulance drivers, and in Russia Maria Boskareva's Women's Battalion of Death was not the only group of female fighters. By WWII women were ferrying fighter planes in the US and the UK. Ten tales of women in war.
Woof: A Novel
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 70,590. Language: English. Published: October 20, 2015 by Lethe Press. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
Ex-boyfriend, Dwayne, shows up a year after their breakup, offering Carl the lead in a low-budget film. There's a catch, though-the film is based on their relationship. Soon, it's "lights, camera, chaos" as Carl and Dwayne expose the past year of their separate lives to one another-the broken, nightmarish secrets culminating in a gut-wrenching finale even Hollywood could never imagine.
The Ultra Fabulous Glitter Squadron Saves the World Again
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 61,660. Language: English. Published: October 13, 2015 by Lethe Press. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
When the world is endangered, there's no point in sparing the spangles, spilling the drinks, or withholding the glitter. In this collection of whimsical stories of fierce femmes and brave butches, the Ultra Fabulous Glitter Squadron is a phone call away.
It's Not Mean If It's True: More Trials From My Queer Life
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 57,880. Language: English. Published: October 8, 2015 by Lethe Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Gay and Lesbian » Essays, Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Gay and lesbian
The author of Alec Baldwin Doesn't Love Me and That's Mr. Faggot to You returns with more skewed observations on the strange state of the queer union. As fans of his previous collections have happily discovered, little escapes his attention, and no topic is too controversial or sacred to be tackled.
Comrades-in-Arms: Stories
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 78,020. Language: English. Published: October 5, 2015 by Lethe Press. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
Long before "Don't ask don't tell," gays served in the military--sometimes openly--more often in secret. In this volume the author imagines what their lives might have been like. Within, you will find tales of historical fiction mixed occasionally with supernatural horror. Comrades-in-Arms offers tales of battles and the aftermath, of comradeship, loss, duty, and discovery.
Grave Desires
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 76,560. Language: English. Published: October 5, 2015 by Lethe Press. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Gay Erotica, Fiction » Horror » General
These tales of homoerotic horror haunt a reader long after the eye moves from the last words on a page. Stories of a lecherous carnival barker who deal in breath and souls, a town where Halloween has become more than playful tricks and sweet treats, the promise of desire at the razor's edge of life and death.
Lord Byron's Prophecy
Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 109,150. Language: English. Published: October 2, 2015 by Lethe Press. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Fantasy » Dark
Lord Byron is troubled. Is his new poem a catharsis of self-loathing at being attracted to other men or an incantation that turns him into an incubus that seeks such sins? Or perhaps something much worse: an apocalyptic prophecy. Present-day Professor Adam Fane is beginning to suffer from what he believes is dementia, which causes him to have the same visions Byron experienced centuries ago.
His Steadfast Love and Other Stories
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 49,300. Language: English. Published: August 31, 2015 by Lethe Press. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Literary collections » European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Scottish author Brownsey's stories in this collection cast an imaginative eye on gay romance--but, make no mistake, they deal with the life most gay men will recognise, in which meeting lovers and sustaining relationships go alongside the uneasy terrain of acceptance, both internal and external. Brownsey knows how our everyday lives embody the big questions, but he shows this with light touch.
Daughters of Frankenstein: Lesbian Mad Scientists
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 125,810. Language: English. Published: August 3, 2015 by Lethe Press. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
In the field of mad science, women have for too long been ignored, their triumphs misattributed to mere men. Society has seen the laboratory as the province of men. Thankfully, the women working to dangerous and/or questionable ends in the pages of Daughters of Frankenstein are unafraid of the patriarchy--indeed, as lesbian mad scientists, they prefer the company and comforts of their own gender.
Wilde Stories 2015: The Year's Best Gay Speculative Fiction
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 65,610. Language: English. Published: July 19, 2015 by Lethe Press. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » General, Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
Wilde Stories showcases the previous year's best offerings in short gay fantasy, horror, weird, and science fiction. This volume offers readers the secret missives of Roman emperors, an ungrateful ghost haunting her father's lover, werewolves, possible vampires, and more tales of the strange and eerie blended with bit of loss and passion. Editor Steve Berman has been collecting the finest stories
The Nameless Dark
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 108,730. Language: English. Published: July 16, 2015 by Lethe Press. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural
The Nameless Dark debuts a major new voice in contemporary Weird fiction. Within these pages, you’ll find whispers of the familiar ghosts of the classic pulps - Lovecraft, Bradbury, Smith - blended with Grau’s uniquely macabre, witty storytelling, securing his place at the table amid this current Renaissance of literary horror.
Vestiges of Flames
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 88,080. Language: English. Published: July 1, 2015 by Lethe Press. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian
New Zealand 2039: Jo is a student at Victoria University when a terrible plague spreads across the world—all but one percent of the world-wide population dead. An only child of fond parents, she has never had to face the harsher realities of life. But with her mother dead, her father stranded in America, and the city dying about her she decides to leave Wellington and search for a safe haven.
Mise-en-scène, February 1928
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,090. Language: English. Published: June 23, 2015 by Lethe Press. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
On a cold winter, a young lady is picked up by a pair of odd parents--once more she has been hired to babysit their precocious children. Of course, the house happens to be in Innsmouth.
Murder on Faux Pas Island
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 62,500. Language: English. Published: June 22, 2015 by Lethe Press. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
Famed chef and female impersonator Pancetta Brulee of New Orleans has been hired to cater a gay engagement party for two prominent grooms at the infamous Faux Pas Island and the Robicheaux estate. Both family and island have a terrible past, and most Cajuns and Creoles avoid the place like the plague. Pancetta attends the weekend engagement party, only to be faced with the gory murder.
Best Gay Stories 2015
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 74,430. Language: English. Published: June 17, 2015 by Lethe Press. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author
The table of contents to this book features fresh ideas, old hands, burly faces, genderqueer souls, shades of skin and hair as much as it does timbre of voice, both actual and authorial. Best Gay Stories 2015 starts and ends with a kiss--between pressed lips are stories of our lives, the daydreams we want to leave our lives for.
That's Mr. Faggot to You: Further Trials from My Queer Life
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 63,870. Language: English. Published: June 11, 2015 by Lethe Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Humor and satire, Nonfiction » Gay and Lesbian » Essays
That's Mr. Faggot to You continues Ford's exploration of contemporary gay life. He does not shy away from personal revelations--he recalls his own traumatic high school experiences but recognizes that, years later, he's happier and, more importantly, a great deal more attractive than his classmates--but also offers insight into more political issues such as religion and politics and Wynonna Judd.
Alec Baldwin Doesn't Love Me and Other Trials from My Queer Life
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 65,470. Language: English. Published: June 4, 2015 by Lethe Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Gay and Lesbian » Essays, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Humor and satire
An irreverent, insightful, and wickedly funny humor collection that shows just how queer life really is by one of the more charming voices in contemporary gay prose. Oh, wait, we're talking about Michael Thomas Ford. Well, he's still a good guy, kind to dogs, donates to homeless porn stars, and has stopped sending Mr. Baldwin selfies.
Drama Queen: A Nicky and Noah Mystery
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 60,130. Language: English. Published: May 27, 2015 by Lethe Press. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
It could be curtains for college theatre professor Nicky Abbondanza. With dead bodies popping up all over campus, Nicky must use his drama skills to figure out who is playing the role of murderer before it is lights out for Nicky and his colleagues.
The Butcher's Sons
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 76,660. Language: English. Published: April 13, 2015 by Lethe Press. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
This darkly lyrical and violent family saga set in a butcher shop in New York circa 1930 tells the story about three Irish brothers, each struggling to find their role--to define their lives and express their dreams--amid the poverty of a broken home, alcoholic father, and the violent society of Hell's Kitchen.
Mariposa U.
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 53,130. Language: English. Published: April 3, 2015 by Lethe Press. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Hispanic & Latino
The third installment in Rigoberto González's beloved series of young adult novels featuring a diverse band of southern California Latino friends finds thoughtful Maui Gutiérrez as a freshman at university and struggling to navigate life away from the support of his loving, old friends and family. University life can be lonely. He has no idea what his education is going to include…
Daydreamers
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 58,110. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2015 by Lethe Press. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Ne’er-do-wells, prodigal sons and young men without a clue to their present state of mind, let alone their futures, are waiting to be met within the stories of Daydreamers, Jonathan Harper’s debut collection. For them, everyday life is full of hidden meanings and supernatural coincidences. With precise and vulnerable prose, Daydreamers speaks to a new generation of hopefuls.
T-Bone Medium Rare
Price: Free! Words: 2,410. Language: English. Published: March 23, 2015 by Lethe Press. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
A hilarious story of a first date gone awry by multiple Lambda Literary Award finalist Jerry Wheeler.
At the Crossroads
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 85,900. Language: English. Published: March 11, 2015 by Lethe Press. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Jack Farley at twenty-one years of age thought his life should be a dream come true. But somewhere along the way he found himself lost and alone. So, in 1983, he finds himself at the crossroads, unsure of which path will lead him back to passion. He returns to home, to Dallas, to old loves that broke his heart. But every step along the way is filled with mishaps and new discoveries.
Grace and Demion: A Fable for Victims of Biblical Intolerance
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 35,240. Language: English. Published: December 3, 2014 by Lethe Press. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » General, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Religious Intolerance, Persecution & Conflict
The Fable of Grace (the Guardian Angel of God's LGBT children) and Demion (the little demon sent from hell to steal their souls) is Dr Mel White's attempt to use humor, satire, and fantasy to help LGBT sisters and brothers to realize that their sexual orientation is also a gift from God to be accepted, celebrated and lived with integrity.
Bitter Waters
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 100,300. Language: English. Published: October 22, 2014 by Lethe Press. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
In Bitter Watters, his first short story collection devoted to gay readers, master writer Chaz Brenchley offers men fantastical instances to effleurer, to break for taller timber, to drown in emotions. And while not every tale in this breathtaking collection involves the sea, tears and bloodshed still need to be navigated.
That Door is a Mischief
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 67,020. Language: English. Published: October 17, 2014 by Lethe Press. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
Liam Shea is very well aware of being different from other high school students. It's not just having a gay dad that draws the bullies' attention. For Liam is not an ordinary earthbound, timebound boy but a fairy. An ethereal creature with great glowing golden eyes, dragonfly wings between his shoulders, and an allergy to cold iron. When an emissary from fairyland opens a door, he must choose…
Beginning with the Mirror: Ten stories about love, desire and moving between worlds
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 43,730. Language: English. Published: October 7, 2014 by Lethe Press. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Literary collections » Gay & lesbian
This book, the latest collection by Shirley Jackson award finalist, Peter Dubé, offers strange and surreal tales that reflect as much as they haunt the reader. Chip away at the known world until there are wide cracks that reveal many a strange fact to all of us at once. Features an introduction by award-winning author Elizabeth Hand.
Death on Delancey
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 113,320. Language: English. Published: September 27, 2014 by Lethe Press. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
When two popular gay bartenders are found dead in a tony Philadelphia neighborhood the police are ready to close the case as a murder-suicide. Private investigator Marco Fontana has a hunch that there is more to the crime than a domestic dispute gone horribly wrong. But he'll need all his wits and resources because the chief of detectives hates his guts and the evidence backs up the police claim.
Extraordinary Adventures of Mullah Nasruddin: Naughty, Unexpurgated Tales of the Beloved Wise Fool from the Middle and Far East
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 64,030. Language: English. Published: September 6, 2014 by Lethe Press. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Literature » Fairy tales
This much-anticipated sequel to the award-winning collection detailing the exploits of the beloved 800-year-old Turkish “wise fool,” Mullah Nasruddin, presents well over 250 hilarious and authentic folktales, dozens appearing in English for the first time. Author Suresha has done extensive research to unearth many of these centuries-old racy tales of the “naughty Nasruddin.”
The Bears of Winter: Hot & Hairy Fiction
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 95,800. Language: English. Published: August 24, 2014 by Lethe Press. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Erotica » Men's Erotica
Though it may be chilly enough outside to see your breath, the seventeen fur-raising stories by an outstanding collection of authors in The Bears of Winter will keep you as toasty as a big furry guy on a bearskin rug in front of a blazing fireplace. A finalist for the Lambda Literary Award for Best Gay Erotica!
Trouble and her Friends
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 128,450. Language: English. Published: August 23, 2014 by Lethe Press. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian, Fiction » Science fiction » Cyberpunk
One of the quintessential and award-winning novels of the cyberpunk genre returns in a striking new edition. India Carless, alias Trouble, managed to stay one step ahead of the feds until she retired from life as a hacker and settled down to run a small network for an artist’s co-op. Now someone has stolen her pseudonym and begun to use it for criminal hacking. So Trouble returns.
Fucked: The Gay Lives of Straight Men
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 48,840. Language: English. Published: August 19, 2014 by Lethe Press. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Gay Erotica, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
If being gay in the new millennium is a good thing, why is it still so unthinkable for a straight man to get fucked now and then? In these dark and dirty stories Ken Shakin probes the mind and body of the man next door. The hunk, the nerd, the thug, and the dentist.
Home Fires Burning
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 63,580. Language: British English. Published: August 13, 2014 by Lethe Press. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom
Two stories, two couples, two eras, timeless emotions. In "This Ground Which Was Secured At Great Expense," it is 1914 and the Great War is underway. In "The Case of the Overprotective Ass," stars of the silver screen Alasdair Hamilton and Toby Bowe are wowing the post WWII audiences with their depictions of Holmes and Watson. They are asked by a friend to investigate a mysterious disappearance.
Heiresses of Russ 2014: The Year's Best Lesbian Speculative Fiction
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 92,810. Language: English. Published: August 9, 2014 by Lethe Press. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A book such as this spins not only words but also whole worlds: eighteen of them, representing the best lesbian-themed stories of the fantastic or futuristic published the prior year. The women to be met in these pages will find themselves tested not because of their sexual identity but rather the identity they have composed, constructed, and spun.
I Knew Him
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 98,310. Language: English. Published: August 6, 2014 by Lethe Press. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom
Harry George Alexander Bircham: Not necessarily an infamous name in the annals of gay fictional characters…yet. But readers of Erastes’ newest historical novel should prepare themselves for many pages of suspenseful intrigue as the miscreant Bircham, a man of Wildean excesses and humours, will do anything it takes to bend Fate to his will.
Salvation: A Novel of the Civil War
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 101,830. Language: English. Published: July 21, 2014 by Lethe Press. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
Acclaimed author Jeff Mann’s sequel to his beloved historical novel Purgatory will instill in readers an ardent expectation over Privates Campbell and Conrad’s fate. Both men are wounded, deserters, and their love for each other is viewed by so many as a crime against nature—hanging for any of these offenses threatens every moment they tarry to rest. They must rely on the kindness of strangers.
Best Gay Stories 2014
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 86,680. Language: English. Published: July 20, 2014 by Lethe Press. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Literary collections » Gay & lesbian
Trysts, old flames, pulp tales. Gay men are neither confined by locale nor are their stories. The 2014 volume of Best Gay Stories features twenty essays, fiction and memoirs that encompass the myriad experiences gay life has to offer: from the insecurity and longings of youth to the complacency and nostalgia that comes with age.
She Who Must Be Obeyed: Femme Dominant Lesbian Erotica
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 66,070. Language: English. Published: July 19, 2014 by Lethe Press. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Lesbian Erotica, Fiction » Erotica » BDSM
Award-winning erotica editor D.L. King's new lesbian anthology showcases dominant femmes and their submissive partners playing out vivid and unforgettable BDSM fantasies and trysts. Each of these eighteen stories is as beguiling as it is demanding.
Wilde Stories 2014: The Year’s Best Gay Speculative Fiction
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 76,390. Language: English. Published: July 9, 2014 by Lethe Press. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Wilde Stories 2014 showcases the best gay-themed speculative fiction of the prior year. Zombies, vampires, and ghosts are as much a woe to the men in these stories as being an outsider or an outcast. Featuring fifteen stories that will leave readers with a sense of dread—or wonder—when the last page is turned.
Normal Miguel
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 74,740. Language: English. Published: July 4, 2014 by Lethe Press. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Hispanic & Latino
This is a lyrical story that brings to life the countryside of rural Mexico, with its grinding poverty but care of the people for their native land; expressing prejudice and hate but at the same time affirming the power of love and acceptance in overcoming obstacles. Normal Miguel will certainly capture the hearts and imaginations of those who join him on his journey. Lambda Literary Award-winner
Wingmen
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 134,150. Language: English. Published: June 19, 2014 by Lethe Press. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Historical » USA
First published in 1979, this World War II novel, with overtones of From Here to Eternity, was a precursor to the gay romance genre. Jack Hardigan's Hellcat fighter squadron blew the Japanese Zekes out of the blazing Pacific skies. But a more subtle kind of hell was brewing in his feelings for rookie pilot Fred Trusteau.
The Filly
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 67,430. Language: English. Published: June 17, 2014 by Lethe Press. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Western, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Gay & Lesbian
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Ethan Keller has lived a sheltered life in his mother's boarding house. One day, an enigmatic cowboy passing through the small Texas town takes an immediate liking to the shy seventeen-year-old. Ethan is intrigued by the attention, and the cowboy eventually charms him into signing on to a 900-mile cattle drive. Ethan soon finds that his feelings for this cowboy run deeper than just friendship.
A Shiny Tin Star
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 87,180. Language: English. Published: June 17, 2014 by Lethe Press. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier
In 1903 the sheriff of Creek County, Eugene Grey, unexpectedly finds himself partnered with feisty young Federal Marshal Forest O'Rourke. The marshal is hell-bent on capturing a wanted man. But all is not as it seems. As the manhunt progresses, Eugene slowly works out the true nature of the marshal’s relationship to the old man. He finds it impossible to deny the desire he feels.
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  • Mambo Panties & Other Stories on Jan. 15, 2013

    These are great character sketches with lots of downhome Texas local color. Witty little stories that draw the reader into a kind of timeless reality. Surprising wisdom. And funny. Toby Johnson