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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Suffered from the Night: Queering Stoker's Dracula
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 95,270. Language: English. Published: October 14, 2013 by Lethe Press. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Horror, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » General
In Suffered from the Night: Queering Stoker’s Dracula, editor Steve Berman provides a worthy companion to Lethe Press’s widely acclaimed earlier anthologies of queered canon. Here you will find dark tales (and a poem) of Dracula himself, his minions willing and not, his implacable enemies, and their heirs. Prepare to be guided into the deep recesses of the queer imagination.
Takedown: Taming John Wesley Hardin
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 121,100. Language: English. Published: September 29, 2013 by Lethe Press. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Gay Erotica, Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier
The notorious gunman John Wesley Hardin has killed more than 30 men over a 10 year period. On a fall day in 1878 he enters the Huntsville prison to serve a 25 year sentence for murder. Witnessing the arrival is convict Garland Quick who, though he’s sworn to never again love a desperado, is immediately taken with the handsome 25 year-old killer.The two men are thrown together into a relationship.
Extraordinary Hearts: Reclaiming Gay Sensibility’s Central Role in the Progress of Civilization
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 90,140. Language: English. Published: September 6, 2013 by Lethe Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Gay and Lesbian » History, Nonfiction » Gay and Lesbian » Politics and society
This book is a compilation of 100 columns published under the title, “Nick Benton’s Gay Science” on consecutive weeks from October 2010 through September 2012 on the website of the Falls Church News-Press and in print in the Metro Weekly, one of two prominent newspapers for the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area LGBT community.
The Princess and the Outlaw: Tales from the Torrid Past
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 50,730. Language: English. Published: August 30, 2013 by Lethe Press. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Lesbian Erotica, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian
The women awaiting you in these pages might be fierce Amazons in ancient Greece, maidens and princesses of the medieval era, ingenues like Alice awaiting new and more sensual adventures beyond the rabbit hole, or outlaws and pirates. But each is open to the delights and passions of flesh and fantasy. Most of the couplings are with other women—friends, confidantes, instructors, lovers—but not all.
Welcome Home, Captain Harding
Series: Captain Harding, Book 3. Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 60,850. Language: English. Published: August 21, 2013 by Lethe Press. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Continuing the adventures and misadventures begun in Elliott Mackle’s award-winning Captain Harding’s Six-Day War and Captain Harding and his Men, Joe and his fellow officers and men are up against a hot-dogging, risk-taking aircraft commander, a pair of drug-abusing co-pilots and a married administrator with a taste for sexual blackmail.
Shades of Gay: An Erotic Novel
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 51,530. Language: English. Published: August 20, 2013 by Lethe Press. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Gay Erotica, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
Shades of Gay reveals the myriad desires a lost man can permit his body and soul to revel in despite the pain they bring. But can such fleeting moments of pleasure bring meaning to life? Will Daniel realize that the love he had with Marc is worth more than sweat and semen spent in other men’s beds?
The Double: Male Eros, Friendships, and Mentoring—From Gilgamesh To Kerouac
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 145,510. Language: English. Published: August 20, 2013 by Lethe Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Friendship, Nonfiction » Gay and Lesbian » Biographies
This book examines the concept of the Double in history and literary sources, from the earliest known literature, The Epic of Gilgamesh, to the life and writings of the 20th-century Beat writer, Jack Kerouac.  Drawing upon his knowledge of theology, Jungian psychology, literature, and the history of Christian spirituality, Ed Sellner explains this inner figure, reflected in close friendship.
Love Is Sweeter: Stories
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 45,390. Language: English. Published: July 31, 2013 by Lethe Press. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Literature » Literary
In these stories from HC Hsu, men and women move from their stations in the labyrinth of modern life. They are drawn out of the maze in search of connections with another individual. Intimacy can be unexpected, be naked like skinship, be brief with betrayal through grief and lust, or lengthy with melancholy and forgiveness. No matter what, readers will seek to follow the many unique characters.
Heiresses of Russ 2013: The Year's Best Lesbian Speculative Fiction
Series: Heiresses of Russ: The Year's Best Lesbian Speculative Fiction. Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 102,560. Language: English. Published: July 29, 2013 by Lethe Press. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian, Fiction » Science fiction » General
Marginalized people really will still exist in the future; more folks should know that, and more so create like they know it. Someone then must step into the gap, or to be more accurate the gaping holes in the collective visions of our possibilities as human beings. In these pages, someone has. Seventeen someones to be exact.
Point of Dreams: A Novel of Astreiant
Series: The Novels of Astreiant, Book 3. Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 135,680. Language: English. Published: July 20, 2013 by Lethe Press. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
"Readers of police procedurals will recognize the form of Point of Dreams, if not the details, which are necessarily changed by the fantasy setting… Scott and Barnett blend the genres deftly, transposing their mystery plot into their magical world, building suspense and scattering both clues and red herrings with panache… Point of Dreams is… thoroughly rewarding reading."—SF Site
Latter-Gay Saints: An Anthology of Gay Mormon Fiction
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 139,170. Language: English. Published: July 9, 2013 by Lethe Press. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » General, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Mormonism
Latter-Gay Saints brings together twenty-five exemplary short works depicting a variety of perspectives of what it means to be both Mormon and gay. These stories are also of value for the broader GLBT community revealing similarities that people of faith, regardless of which faith, face in attempting to negotiate their religious heritage with their homosexuality.
Where Thy Dark Eye Glances: Queering Edgar Allan Poe
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 111,360. Language: English. Published: July 9, 2013 by Lethe Press. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » General, Fiction » Horror » General
In Where Thy Dark Eye Glances, editor Steve Berman has assembled a range of tales that queer the prose and poetry of the Poe, the man himself, as well as dark and eerie stories about reading Poe’s work.
Minions of the Moon
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 104,690. Language: English. Published: June 24, 2013 by Lethe Press. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
Kevin Grierson has a Shadow with a mind of its own. It likes thrills, it likes power, it likes the rush of drugs and danger. From the suburbs of Boston to the streets of New York, from the false glamor of advertising to the dark glamor of hustling and drug-dealing. Grierson’s Shadow keeps him walking the edge of destruction and madness.
Dust Devil on a Quiet Street
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 96,810. Language: English. Published: June 21, 2013 by Lethe Press. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
Dust Devil on a Quiet Street chronicles the remarkable life of Boston-born, New York City-reared author Richard Bowes. Bowes’s childhood and adolescent brushes with dramatic spirits and hustlers, large and small, paved the way for his adult encounters with the remarkable, the numinous, the supernatural.
Wilde Stories 2013: The Year's Best Gay Speculative Fiction
Series: Wilde Stories: The Year's Best Gay Speculative Fiction. Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 86,580. Language: English. Published: June 2, 2013 by Lethe Press. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
In the 2013 volume, editor Steve Berman has collected stories of adolescents suffering growing pains in the midst of lake monsters, boyfriends seeking safe pest-free shelter in an infested dystopian world, the most unique story of a boy and his dog ever written, and pirates encountering a living island. A dozen tales written by award-winning authors and new talent.
Best Gay Stories 2013
Series: Best Gay Stories. Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 92,530. Language: English. Published: June 2, 2013 by Lethe Press. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Literary collections » Gay & lesbian
“While this collection’s nuanced depictions of gay men today will surely attract gay readers, the quality of its stories transcends niche interest. A fine showcase of emerging and small press authors.” —Kirkus Reviews The sixth volume of Best Gay Stories explores the entirety of the diverse gay literary market. Editor Berman has chosen compelling fiction that ranges from the pragmatic to surreal.
As We Are
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 56,480. Language: English. Published: May 30, 2013 by Lethe Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Gay and Lesbian » Sociology, Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Diseases / AIDS & HIV
This book is a meditation on us, as the gay individuals we are and as the genuine community we have become. Written toward the end of the 1980s and inspired by how we had used an historically challenging event to forge community identity, it looks at our revealed ways of loving, caring and changing.
Death by Silver
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 110,430. Language: British English. Published: May 29, 2013 by Lethe Press. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
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In the Lambda Literary Award-winning novel Death by Silver, veteran authors Melissa Scott and Amy Griswold introduce a Victorian London where magic works, influencing every aspect of civilized life, and two very appealing detectives.
BearCity: The Novel
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 45,500. Language: English. Published: May 22, 2013 by Lethe Press. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Erotica » Comedy/Humor
BearCity: The Novel, based on the award-winning feature-length movie, follows the funny, romantic, and often dramatic adventures of a tight-knit pack of bears, cubs, and friends in New York City as they gear up for a big party weekend.
Like Light for Flies
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 84,530. Language: English. Published: May 20, 2013 by Lethe Press. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
These twelve tales of psychological suspense and horror mix heart, brains, and balls to create a pulse-pounding literary experience. A young boy is horrified to discover what his brother is really doing in their father’s work shed. An old man whispers a word that sets his victim on the road to madness. A Victorian dandy and his dog might just save the world…
Queeroes 2
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 84,700. Language: English. Published: May 4, 2013 by Lethe Press. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
In the sequel to Steven Bereznai's action-packed (and muscle-packed) adventure story featuring high school students gifted with superhuman powers, the town of Nuffim is once more the scene for mayhem. Gorgeous Troy Allstar has come out of the closet, but that doesn't mean his life is about to get any easier. He's an empath, able to influence the emotions of everybody around him.
Love Rules: Book 7 in the Beach Reach Reading series
Series: Beach Reading, Book 7. Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 75,700. Language: English. Published: May 3, 2013 by Lethe Press. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
The entire cast of quirky characters is back for Book Seven. Nick is in Europe with his grandmother and Tim is left behind to figure out the rules of a 21st century gay relationship. Can—and should—Tim resist Cupid’s arrows for such hotties as the sexy cop or the guy he just met at the bar? And what about the teenage British gymnast he’s met on the Internet who’s asked for an ominous gift.
Jesus and the Shamanic Tradition of Same-Sex Love
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 89,940. Language: English. Published: March 30, 2013 by Lethe Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Gay and Lesbian » History, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Comparative Religion
Jesus and the Shamanic Tradition of Same-Sex Love is a passionate exploration of the history of Western religion as seen through the queer eye of one of the most widely acclaimed authors in gay spirituality. Drawing on recently discovered ancient sources, Will Roscoe offers a striking new view of Jesus as a charismatic mystic teaching about love and the kingdom of heaven.
My Dear Watson
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 100,980. Language: British English. Published: March 26, 2013 by Lethe Press. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British
One of the most famous partnerships in literature yields, over time, to a peculiar romantic triangle. Sherlock Holmes. Dr. John Watson. And the good doctor’s second wife. In L.A. Fields’ novel, Mrs. Watson is a clever woman who realizes, through examining all the prior cases her husband shared with the world’s greatest consulting detective, that the two men shared more than adventures.
Injustice
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 58,500. Language: English. Published: March 21, 2013 by Lethe Press. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
Book One of the Nemesis Series. The Mile-High City has its troubles. Fortunately it also has a troubleshooter, Riley Connors, who s more than what she seems: law student, waitress, and flirt. Because Riley has a past and connections that enable her to protect the people around her. She's a nemesis to many. She has a penchant for investigating and meting out justice to criminals.
Living Gay
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 67,660. Language: English. Published: March 20, 2013 by Lethe Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Gay and Lesbian » Sex and health, Nonfiction » Psychology » Sexual psychology
Lethe Press is pleased to reissue this wonderful book that offers inspiration and insight into being gay—though decades have passed since the original volume appeared and LGBT rights and lives are no longer whispered about in the shadows, Clark’s wisdom about leading life in a positive and fulfilling way without denying same-sex desire is neither dated nor ephemeral.
Kelland: A Novel
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 90,260. Language: English. Published: March 20, 2013 by Lethe Press. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age, Fiction » Horror » General
Who is Kelland? Two young boys rescued from the Viet Nam War. A couple drifting apart over the suicide of their only son. A devoutly Catholic child with the voice of an angel who is troubled by visions both sacred and profane. What links these seemingly disconnected people, and who is the mysterious Kelland, so determined to lay bare their hidden agony?
Before and Afterlives: Stories
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 98,020. Language: American English. Published: March 18, 2013 by Lethe Press. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Discover the haunting stories of Crawford Award-winning author Christopher Barzak in his new collection Before and Afterlives. These are tales of relationships with unearthly domesticity and eeriness: a woman falls in love with a haunted house; a beached mermaid is substituted for a disappeared daughter; the imaginary friend of a murdered young woman stalks the streets of her small town; and more…
In Search Of and Others
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 45,270. Language: English. Published: February 27, 2013 by Lethe Press. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
In Will Ludwigsen’s beautiful collection of nine reprinted and six original stories, the universe has a way of being weird in just the ways we need it to be. There are answers to many of our deepest questions…and they’re usually far more personal and mysterious than we expect.  What are you in search of? And what is in search of you?
Night Duty and Other Stories
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 55,460. Language: English. Published: February 26, 2013 by Lethe Press. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Gay Erotica, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
In Night Duty, Nicolas Mann shares his erotic fiction featuring masculine, hairy men and the other sexy guys whom they lust after, and who love them in return. This unique collection of bearotic fiction will amuse and arouse anyone who enjoys the intimate company of masculine men.
Deprivation; or, Benedetto Furioso: An Oneiromancy
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 128,140. Language: English. Published: February 24, 2013 by Lethe Press. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Fantasy » General
Steeped in the romance of Renaissance Italian literature, Ben Lansing isn’t coping well with waking life. In Deprivation, a novel as real as a fairy tale or romantic Renaissance epic, neither Ben nor the reader can ever feel certain of being awake or dreaming, walking the streets of Boston or the mazy paths of dreamland. Can you separate wish from fulfilment? Do you want to?
The Flight of the Black Swan: A Bawdy Novella
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 39,640. Language: English. Published: February 7, 2013 by Lethe Press. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Lesbian Erotica, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » General
Imagine an upperclass English girl kidnapped by pirates when she was eleven, and eventually returned to her family. If this sounds familiar, you’ve probably either read the classic book A High Wind in Jamaica by Richard Hughes, or seen the movie. Whatever you may imagine, Jean Roberta has taken the grown-up Emily far beyond your—or the younger Emily’s—wildest speculations.-Sacchi Green,Girl Fever
Standish
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 96,630. Language: British English. Published: February 6, 2013 by Lethe Press. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Historical » Regency
Set in the post-Napoleonic years of the 1820s, Standish is a tale of two men—one man discovering his sexuality and the other struggling to overcome his traumatic past. Painting a picture of homosexuality in Georgian England, Standish is a love story of how the decisions of two men affect their journey through Europe and through life. Second edition, newly revised by the author.
Spirit of the Pacific
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 109,710. Language: American English. Published: February 4, 2013 by Lethe Press. Categories: Fiction » African American fiction » Historical, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
This is the story of Eddie Freeman, an African American slave from South Carolina, who escaped slavery in 1860 and got involved in the Civil War in a way that he never would have expected. Eddie learned not to be afraid of change and the unknown. Eddie was attracted to his own sex, and in 21st century nomenclature would be called gay. But in his day he was just a young man trying to find love.
The Rest of Us: Stories
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 63,630. Language: American English. Published: February 2, 2013 by Lethe Press. Categories: Fiction » African American fiction » General, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
A remarkable collection of short stories that embrace the breadth and depth of being a gay African-American, The Rest of Us  approaches life from the angst of youth and first love to the familiarities of cruising and romancing later in life. A finalist for the Lambda Literary Awards for Best Gay Debut Fiction!
Fatal Women: The Esther Garber Novellas
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 96,740. Language: British English. Published: January 31, 2013 by Lethe Press. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
World Fantasy Award winner Tanith Lee channels the allusive Esther Garber to tell these dark, erotic tales of lesbian ardor and obsession. The “fatal women” found within these pages lead exotic lives and adventures and have grim secrets. From fin de siècle Paris to Egypt of the 1930s and contemporary England, the Garber novellas create feverish dreams of danger, scandal, and sensuality.
In the Time of Solution 9
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 78,400. Language: English. Published: January 14, 2013 by Lethe Press. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Gay Erotica, Fiction » Erotica » Sci-Fi Erotica
In the distant future, Wade Rollins may be the last ticklish man on Earth—the one person invulnerable to the side effects of Solution 9, a virucidal keeping the human race alive. Some men would give anything to get their hands on a ticklish man...and Wade is ready to submit! But when unstoppable lust finds its target, madness follows and a tale of erotic obsession, betrayal, murder, and captivity.
Moontusk: Book Three: The Return of Othis
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 108,260. Language: English. Published: January 6, 2013 by Lethe Press. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
Now in the third book of the intriguing and frankly erotic Moontusk Chronicles, the young lovers Dare and Hosis sail north from the South Seas toward Kemnu. Dare insists he must return to his homeland to learn if he can do anything about the chaotic situation there. They also suspect that Lady Dee, the woman who seduced them both and brought them together intimately, may have been installed Queen.
The Grigori
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 34,710. Language: American English. Published: November 18, 2012 by Lethe Press. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Horror » General
You know, everyone seems to think that angels are these cute little innocent baby-looking m*th*rf*ck*rs but the Bible describes them very, very differently… Angels are angry, crazy and mean as hell. They have four faces and only one of them is human. Their primary job isn’t to save our souls or help us find love. They like to kill and they’re good at it.”
Hellebore & Rue: Tales of Queer Women and Magic
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 75,200. Language: English. Published: November 15, 2012 by Lethe Press. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
The essence of fantasy is magic and the folklore of women has often dwelt on the innumerable powers they possess. Magic that heals, magic that destroys, magic that saves their community. All these elements and more can be found in the queer women of Hellebore & Rue.
The Survivors
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 74,440. Language: English. Published: October 16, 2012 by Lethe Press. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Science fiction » General
The aliens have landed, and this time they’re not hostile. They’re just rude. Coming in waves of rocket ships, the aliens not only refuse to acknowledge the existence of Earth’s cultures—they refuse to acknowledge the existence of humanity itself. The aliens by means of their bulk block entry into cars, grocery stores, even elevators…without malice or even purpose, then things turn sinister.
Heiresses of Russ 2012: The Year's Best Lesbian Speculative Fiction
Series: Heiresses of Russ: The Year's Best Lesbian Speculative Fiction. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 94,850. Language: English. Published: October 11, 2012 by Lethe Press. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
An unexplained astronomical phenomenon brings a woman and her grandfather closer. African villagers in need of aid are sent automatons. Mermaids devour men drawn by their song, but what will happen to a steampunk submersible piloted by a woman? Two teenage girls discover that memories are held in the fine aromas of perfumes. These are tales of the strange, wondrous, eerie, but all are rich.
Faun
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 80,160. Language: English. Published: October 9, 2012 by Lethe Press. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
One morning Gilberto Rubio wakes up with a five o’clock shadow. Puberty. But why are his legs getting so furry? And what are these little horn nubs pushing out of his scalp? What’s that nub of a tail that’s making it so hard to sit on anything but couches? So begins an urban fantasy, a new fairy tale about lust and faith, Los Angeles and devotion, as only award-winning Trebor Healey can evoke.
Waking Up Bear and Other Stories
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 78,580. Language: English. Published: October 6, 2012 by Lethe Press. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Gay Erotica, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
Waking Up Bear features twenty of Jay Neal’s most captivating stories from the pages of American Bear magazine and several Lambda Literary Award-winning anthologies, including three previously unpublished tales. Take this book to bed with you at night to make you laugh and get you hard. The next morning, you too may wake up bear.
Mariposa Gown
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 55,110. Language: English. Published: October 5, 2012 by Lethe Press. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Gay & Lesbian
In the sequel to The Mariposa Club, devoted Maui, fabulous Trini, and Goth-boy Liberace discover that the miedo and drama of life as a senior in high school is never-ending. The cure: friendship. But the bonds between the trio are tested; Sebastián, the handsome son of a wealthy developer crushes on Maui’s eye—and the attraction is mutual but oh-so-complicated…
The Sin Warriors
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 77,250. Language: English. Published: October 3, 2012 by Lethe Press. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Historical » USA
Fifty years ago, three hundred teachers and students in Florida vanished. No storm troopers. No mass graves. Who were they? Just wasted lives from blackmail, coercion, entrapment—tactics of state senator Charlie Johns and his covert investigations of homosexuals in Florida’s universities. The Sin Warriors is a novel inspired by those actual events.
Cowboys, Armageddon, and The Truth: How a Gay Child Was Saved from Religion
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 85,250. Language: English. Published: September 21, 2012 by Lethe Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Gay and lesbian, Nonfiction » Biography » Religious biography
Cowboys, Armageddon, and The Truth: How a Gay Child Was Saved from Religion offers an illuminating glimpse into a child’s sequestered world of abuse, homophobia, and religious extremism. Scott Terry’s memoir is a compelling, poignant and occasionally humorous look into the Jehovah’s Witness faith—a religion that refers to itself as The Truth—and an account of Terry's escape from a troubled youth.
Exile in Paradise
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 53,170. Language: English. Published: August 31, 2012 by Lethe Press. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
When sympathetic alien visitors intervene in a Fundamentalist dystopian Earth, a thousand gay/bi/queer men, are “rescued” from a concentration camp by being teleported to an earth-like planet, many light-years from home, free from religious persecution, but with only the most rudimentary supplies and no information—or warnings—about the planet or the life already there. Can they build a new world?
Best Gay Stories 2012
Series: Best Gay Stories. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 59,460. Language: English. Published: August 27, 2012 by Lethe Press. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author
The many stories featured in this volume of Best Gay Stories focus on what we, as gay men have in common, what underlies and nourishes the roots of all that fabulous diversity. Editor Peter Dubé doesn’t mean to suggest that every one of the fifteen stories in this year’s collection is necessarily erotic (though some are.) These stories are more complicated than that.
Desire and Devour: Stories of Blood and Sweat
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 67,890. Language: English. Published: August 23, 2012 by Lethe Press. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Gay Erotica, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
Award-winning author Jeff Mann has collected his erotic and powerful stories of the vampire Derek's unlife, adventures that travel centuries and the globe. Loosen your collar, bare your throat, sigh in expectation, but do not forget to shiver as this burly and brawny stalker of men steps behind you, to brush his beard against your neck as his hands grasp you where you most need to be touched.


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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