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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Gay A Day
Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 78,170. Language: English. Published: January 11, 2019 by Lethe Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Gay & lesbian, Nonfiction » Gay & Lesbian » Biographies
From pirates, politicians, and pornographers to starlets, serial killers, and saints, Gay a Day showcases a multicultural mosaic of real-life stories. Each day features the biography of a gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, or intersex person of note: their accomplishments, their loves, their tragedies, and their times.
Tell Me Like You Done Before
Price: $6.00 USD. Words: 104,250. Language: English. Published: November 23, 2018 by Lethe Press. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Parody, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Wonderful and wry pastiches! Acclaimed author Scott Edelman's newest collection brings together his fiction inspired by master storytellers - Edgar Allan Poe, John Steinbeck, Alice Sheldon among others. The collection features notes by Edelman that offer insight into each story's birth and the importance of the storyteller he sought to emulation.
Never Rest
Price: $4.50 USD. Words: 66,890. Language: English. Published: October 22, 2018 by Lethe Press. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Gay & Lesbian, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Horror
Young Jake Margate has had terminal leukemia and is ready to let go but his mother has found a doctor pursuing radical treatments and takes her son to a remote institute where he does seem to get better…at first. But then the treatment begins to fail in strange ways just as Jake begins to fall in love for a boy, another of the test subjects. Jake is not cured but has become something scary.
The Spellbinders
Price: $7.50 USD. Words: 119,260. Language: English. Published: October 22, 2018 by Lethe Press. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Alternative history
Zanghellini tells the romantic and political complications of England’s Edward II in this alternate historical fiction. At age 15, Prince Edward falls hard for the handsome Piers Gaveston. As their romance blossoms, the nobles scheme. "Readers seeking tales of gay historical figures will be very pleased with this fully developed tale." - Publishers Weekly
Transcendent 3: The Year's Best Transgender Speculative Fiction
Series: Transcendent: The Year's Best Transgender Speculative Fiction. Price: $7.50 USD. Words: 93,510. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2018 by Lethe Press. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author
Editor Takács has assembled a wide range of non-cis experiences: from an intergalactic art heist to the everyday life of a trans woman through the lens of horror movies; non-binary parenting in the far future, to a unique method of traveling back to the past. Steampunk, ghosts, even deities, all can be found in these stories that show how transness can relate to and subvert so many themes.
Gents: Steamy Stories From the Age of Steam
Price: $7.50 USD. Words: 113,520. Language: English. Published: September 23, 2018 by Lethe Press. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Gay Erotica, Fiction » Erotica » Erotica Anthologies
Twenty gay erotic tales (most original to this volume) set in the good old naughty days of the Victorian era. Return to an era of foggy back alleys and Macassar oil in every man's hair. readers will take delight in following the trysts of 19th century noblemen, servants, and rakes. Includes tales from authentic male prostitutes of the era!
Wilde Stories 2018: The Year's Best Gay Speculative Fiction
Series: Wilde Stories: The Year's Best Gay Speculative Fiction. Price: $7.50 USD. Words: 103,420. Language: English. Published: September 22, 2018 by Lethe Press. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
This book offers the best gay-themed stories of the strange, uncanny, and fantastical is out! Turn a page and walk the halls of a library shelved with every book never completed by authors before they passed away, a fish grants a young man wishes without ever explaining their true cost, ghosts relive their erotic past, Captain Hook and the Greek god Pan finally meet, and even Oscar Wilde himself.
I Am The River
Price: $7.50 USD. Words: 54,300. Language: English. Published: September 3, 2018 by Lethe Press. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural
During the last desperate days of the Vietnam War, American soldier Israel Broussard is assigned to a CIA PSYOP far behind enemy lines meant to drive terror into the heart of the North Vietnamese and end an unwinnable war. When the mission goes sideways, Broussard is plunged into a nightmare that he soon finds he is unable to escape, dragging a remnant of that night in the Laotian wilderness.
Accidental Warlocks
Price: $7.50 USD. Words: 75,770. Language: English. Published: September 2, 2018 by Lethe Press. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Visionary & metaphysical
The semi-autobiographical Accidental Warlocks leads you through an addictive world of sex, drugs, and the esoteric, as a young gay man Jeff struggles to overcome temptation and the damnation that living a life on the edge of the numinous world can bring. A man who cannot deny the allure of clubbing, drinking, shooting up, talking to devils, Jeff finds himself poised on the lip of the abyss.
Forget the Sleepless Shores: Stories
Price: $7.50 USD. Words: 101,560. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2018 by Lethe Press. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » General
In Forget the Sleepless Shores readers should expect to be captivated by many ghosts and spirits who inhabit brine, some from tears of heartache and loss, some from strange bodies of water, not necessarily found on the map but definitely discovered through charting a course though the perilous straits of author Sonya Taaffe's imagination, which is eerie and queer (by every definition of the word).
The Dissolution of Small Worlds
Price: $7.50 USD. Words: 82,910. Language: English. Published: July 18, 2018 by Lethe Press. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Fantasy » Dark
Eerie and unnerving events are welcome reads for horror and weird fiction aficionados, and Kurt Fawver's collection delivers: a group of work-study students grow obsessed with a particular, otherworldly room at the university library; a monster's mother wants her to assume a traditional life; and a mysterious calling haunts an elderly man at a nursing home.
Transcendent 2: The Year's Best Transgender Speculative Fiction
Series: Transcendent: The Year's Best Transgender Speculative Fiction. Price: $7.50 USD. Words: 74,090. Language: English. Published: July 10, 2018 by Lethe Press. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author, Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
The best work of genderqueer stories of the fantastical, stranger, horrific, and weird published the prior year. Featuring stories by Merc Rustad, Jeanne Thornton, Brit Mandelo, and others, this anthology offers time-honored tropes of the genre--from genetic manipulation to zombies, portal fantasy to haunts--but told from a perspective that breaks the rigidity of gender and sexuality.
Porcelain
Price: $6.50 USD. Words: 84,840. Language: English. Published: June 4, 2018 by Lethe Press. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Occult, Fiction » Erotica » Paranormal
Comedian Jason Hawks carries with him a mountain of emotional issues and an impressive drug habit. When he learns his high school sweetheart went on a shooting spree, he returns home to confront a past that includes a drunken orgy in an abandoned factory and six close friends who never spoke to each other again. But something sinister is at work and it could send an entire city into the abyss.
Point of Sighs
Series: The Novels of Astreiant, Book 5. Price: $8.00 USD. Words: 110,340. Language: English. Published: May 8, 2018 by Lethe Press. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
Autumn downpours soak the city of Astreiant and cast a gloomy pall over its streets, while storms at sea have delayed merchant ships bearing important cargoes from distant lands. As extortion against traders by the dockers of Point of Sighs and corruption among the district pointsmen come to light, the mystery deepens, but nothing can prepare Rathe and Eslingen for the return of a savage legend.
Read by Strangers: Stories
Price: $7.00 USD. Words: 70,700. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2018 by Lethe Press. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Literature » Literary
Read by Strangers is a collection of sixteen queer stories exploring the complexities of the human experience. From weary men seeking a ride back from a club but find themselves trapped to a woman addicted to a virtual reality game who is neglecting her child to a man whose fantasies about of his neighbor's wife have begun to take over his life.
Acres of Perhaps: Stories and Episodes
Price: $6.50 USD. Words: 49,480. Language: English. Published: April 25, 2018 by Lethe Press. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Historical » Paranormal
Acres of Perhaps collects acclaimed weird fiction writer Will Ludwigsen's recent & most heartfelt stories; these are tales that delve into what crime means, could a person live a different life than the one of the moment, what humanity can do about the big and small evils of the world...as well as inspired serial killers, haunted presidents, cursed lead figurines, and a weird 60s television show.
Susurrus on Mars
Price: $4.00 USD. Words: 36,830. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2017 by Lethe Press. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
This novella-length collection of Erehwynan Idylls offers readers an indulgent and weird agglomeration of randy boys and revelations, as the embodiment of a small breeze--actually the gene-spliced child of the gods Zephyros and Ares--flirts and seduces fleshlings on a terraformed future Mars. Hal Duncan's acclaimed style is an erudite retelling of Greek myth.
Insatiable
Price: $7.50 USD. Words: 94,760. Language: English. Published: October 23, 2017 by Lethe Press. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Gay Erotica, Fiction » Erotica » Paranormal
Scotsman Derek Maclaine has fallen in love with his adopted West Virginia home and its burly native son, Matt Taylor. But a local mining company’s recent efforts to destroy the land spell an end to all that Matt holds dear. Derek happens to be an immortal, a creature of the night, a vampire who does not know satiety. After many years without equal, Derek believes stopping a corporation of weak men
Marked for Life
Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 82,450. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2017 by Lethe Press. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
In the first novel of the Phoenix Court series, readers meet Mark Kelly, a man covered head-to-toe with tattoos, married to the slightly unhinged Sam, and with a young daughter kidnapped by an escape convict...who once was an old flame of our hero. Lovers of contemporary fantasy and wry humor will enjoy this novel by one of England's top storytellers.
His Seed: An Arboretum of Erotica
Price: $6.50 USD. Words: 78,770. Language: English. Published: May 8, 2017 by Lethe Press. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Gay Erotica, Fiction » Erotica » Sci-Fi Erotica
(5.00 from 1 review)
Verdant virgins and lush lotharios await readers in this anthology of strange yet sensual stories about men and vegetation. Fantastical fronds cannot resist caressing warm flesh. Sylvan creatures of myth protecting the forest; botanical laboratory experiments run amok; and a veteran of the Mexican-American war finds himself entranced by an aesthete's poisonous garden. Lammy award winner!
Vanishing Point
Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 79,750. Language: English. Published: May 2, 2017 by Lethe Press. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Literature » Literary
Angela's sense of self, of direction, is fraying. She finds herself lost, alone despite a calendar full of society events, charity meetings, shopping dates, and dinners her aloof husband expects her to attend. Her best friend is a flirt, but Angela only strays when she discovers a young drifter haunting the grounds of her house. The desire to be intimate threatens to suffocate in this novel.
So You Want to be a Robot and Other Stories
Price: $7.50 USD. Words: 74,290. Language: English. Published: May 2, 2017 by Lethe Press. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » General
Gender? Sexuality? Old words unsuited for new consciousness. The twenty-one stories in this book challenge the imagination as only acclaimed author A. Merc Rustad can. Pages of robots and AIs constructing lives and exploring "humanity"; wasted worlds with monstrous cityhearts; assassins and the perils of enchanted labyrinths.
The PrEP Diaries: A Safe(r) Sex Memoir
Price: $4.50 USD. Words: 56,070. Language: English. Published: April 26, 2017 by Lethe Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Gay & lesbian, Nonfiction » Sex & Relationships  » Sexual health
Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis has become part of our dialogues with not only personal physicians but friends and lovers. The gay, bisexual, queer and transgender community is exploring Truvada, the daily pill prescribed to HIV-negative people that prevents transmission of the virus, while the straight world catches up. Evan J. Peterson writes about his experiences in a wry & honest manner.
From the Files of the Time Rangers
Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 105,720. Language: English. Published: March 30, 2017 by Lethe Press. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » General
Greek gods are posing as humans and pulling humanity's strings in this novel about time travel, alternate worlds, and intrigue. The Time Rangers, Apollo's chosen servants, are in charge of preserving the peace and harmony along the Time Stream, the pathway between various worlds and times, but Apollo has given them a new task—to protect Timothy Macauley, the future President of the United States.
Sacred Band
Price: $8.00 USD. Words: 141,620. Language: English. Published: March 20, 2017 by Lethe Press. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
(4.00 from 1 review)
The golden age of heroes is past. The government could not condone vigilantism and now metahumans are just citizens, albeit citizens with incredible talent, who are assisted in achieving normal lives by a federal agency. When a gay friend of one young metahuman goes missing, old heroes are recruited. But the disappearance of the friend is merely one move in a terrible plot against queer youth.
Emic Rizzle, Tinkerer
Price: $3.00 USD. Words: 32,420. Language: English. Published: December 6, 2016 by Lethe Press. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fiction, Fiction » Children’s books » Social Issues / Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance
Emic Rizzle is a tenacious girl interested in taking objects apart and making them better. Unfortunately her life is unraveling at a faster pace than she can repair: when her beloved grandfather passes away, a mysterious camera suggests he was a WWII spy. Strange men in black begin following Emic. Can she figure a way out of this mess?
Lily
Price: $7.50 USD. Words: 65,390. Language: English. Published: November 15, 2016 by Lethe Press. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Dark, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian
(5.00 from 1 review)
Lily is a girl who discovers she has the ability to see how others will die simply by touching them. Only she doesn't want this gift, and takes extreme measure to protect herself from it. Can she survive the quest the old witch Baba Yaga has given her...or the attention of the tent revivalist who promises to save her soul? This dark fantastical novel is Michael Thomas Ford's newest masterpiece.
The Kissing Booth Girl and Other Stories
Price: $7.50 USD. Words: 76,510. Language: English. Published: November 11, 2016 by Lethe Press. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » General
To mechanically-inclined Beni, the ethereal girl who fell from the sky is a wish come true or false hope for life beyond the confines of the odd carnival called called home. Her story--as well as tales of an order of deep-sea diving nuns caring for a sunken chapel and a high school boy asked to prom by the only dead kid he's ever met--can be found in A.C. Wise's new collection of the fantastic.
Angels Fall
Price: $2.50 USD. Words: 109,850. Language: English. Published: October 24, 2016 by Lethe Press. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
Tired of being told—by straight and gay alike—that he loves "incorrectly," vampire Ehrichto Salvatolle gave up on the idea of having romantic love long ago. But when he meets the great-grandson of the first man to break his heart, Ehrichto spies a chance to have the one thing he’s always wanted: true love. A paranormal romance that is not soon forgotten.
Down on Your Knees
Price: $4.50 USD. Words: 51,990. Language: English. Published: September 24, 2016 by Lethe Press. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Horror » Crime
Denny “The Bull” Doyle steps out of prison only to find a low-level gangster is attempting to take over his organization. The Bull's associates are being murdered in violent and bizarre ways, and the next target is his beloved, though wholly sociopathic, brother, Jordie. Behind it all is Malcolm Lynch, a sadistic gangster who has more than guns and knives at his disposal: he's a sorcerer.
Eros & Dust: Stories
Price: $8.00 USD. Words: 74,710. Language: English. Published: September 24, 2016 by Lethe Press. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Transgressional fiction
Winner of the Ferro-Grumley Award--twice!--author Trebor Healey's work thoroughly captures the poignant and erotic life of gay men. In Eros & Dust, his newest short story collection, Healey sets loose an unforgettable cast of characters: a mischievous imp who finds himself emotionally drawn to his victims, a clown fleeing his Mexican trapeze artist lover, and a revisionist Jack Kerouac.
Transcendent: The Year's Best Transgender Speculative Fiction
Series: Transcendent: The Year's Best Transgender Speculative Fiction. Price: $6.50 USD. Words: 69,780. Language: English. Published: September 23, 2016 by Lethe Press. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Fantasy » General
There are fantastical stories with actual transgender characters, some for whom that is central and others for whom that isn't. And there are stories without transgender characters, but with metaphors and symbolism in their place, genuine expressions of self through such speculative fiction tropes as shapeshifting and programming.
Country
Price: $8.00 USD. Words: 142,450. Language: English. Published: August 26, 2016 by Lethe Press. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
(5.00 from 1 review)
Brice Brown sings about loyalty and broken hearts, the earnestness of being a proud Southerner, yet his popular country music lyrics are misdirection because Brice has kept hidden his attraction to men for all his life. But when a former lover--and band member--goes to the press with the truth, Brice finds himself sick of all the lies and returning to the sanctuary of his West Virginian hometown.
The Giddy Death of the Gays and the Strange Demise of Straights
Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 74,300. Language: English. Published: August 19, 2016 by Lethe Press. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » General, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
(4.00 from 1 review)
Caroline and her Dom live out their normal lives amongst the poverty, alcoholics, and street preachers of Swansea, Wales. But when Dom and his straight roommate fall in love--a passionate, secret, non-sexual love--their lives are transformed into a queer chaos of cross-dressing, gender bending and free love.
Bumbling Into Body Hair: Tales of an Accident-Prone Transsexual
Price: $4.00 USD. Words: 85,420. Language: English. Published: August 11, 2016 by Lethe Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Gay & Lesbian » Transgender, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
A poignant and sincere memoir about a klutz’s sex change, Bumbling into Body Hair shows how a sense of humor, along with true love, can triumph over the magnitude of the life changes one experiences transitioning. Maroon found himself faced with bathroom drama, hair disasters, resurrected breasts, and crippling self-doubt, but his acceptance of being a transman can be an inspiration to anyone.
Dancing With The Daffodils
Price: $4.00 USD. Words: 56,590. Language: English. Published: August 11, 2016 by Lethe Press. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Coming of age
Val, an English teacher, takes an exchange position in Australia to recover from the death of his lover. He stages Romeo and Juliet at his school, and becomes close friends with Anna, the head teacher. Oliver (who plays Romeo) falls in love with Val, and although the feeling is mutual, because of his position Val cannot allow the relationship to develop.
The Unintentional Time Traveller
Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 87,360. Language: English. Published: August 4, 2016 by Lethe Press. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » General
Jack, a sarcastic fifteen year old boy with a knack for automotive repair and self-acceptance beyond his age finds an experimental treatment for epilepsy causes him to travel back in time and find himself in the body of 1920s teenage girl, Jaqueline.
Wilde Stories 2016: The Year's Best Gay Speculative Fiction
Series: Wilde Stories: The Year's Best Gay Speculative Fiction. Price: $6.00 USD. Words: 81,120. Language: English. Published: July 25, 2016 by Lethe Press. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Literary collections » Gay & lesbian
(4.00 from 1 review)
Reality and memory; imagination and oblivion. Somewhere between these signposts can be found the events of 15 stories in Wilde Stories 2016: a future world has forbidden the songs of dancefloor divas but on one night the show returns as a cautionary exhibition; high school outcasts create a fictional scapegoat and then his body is found; and let us not forget that colonial Mars needs Oscar Wilde!
Spinning the Record: Stories
Price: $4.00 USD. Words: 45,040. Language: English. Published: July 22, 2016 by Lethe Press. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Coming of age
Spinning The Record documents the search of its impoverished queer white and Latino protagonists for individuality inside the spectrum of the gay identity. Within the primary settings of gay clubs and raves in Manhattan and urban areas of New Jersey, these protagonists search for meaning and identity through illicit drugs, sex, pop culture, Greek mythology, and Christian iconography.
A Death at the Dionysus Club
Price: $9.00 USD. Words: 104,560. Language: English. Published: July 8, 2016 by Lethe Press. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
In the sequel to Lambda Literary Award-winning Death by Silver, metaphysician Ned Mathey and private detective Julian Lynes again challenge magical and murderous threats in a Victorian London not quite the city in our history books.
The God in Flight
Price: $4.00 USD. Words: 180,850. Language: English. Published: June 9, 2016 by Lethe Press. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Historical
(5.00 from 1 review)
1878, young Satterwhite attends Yale in the hope he will discover what life holds for fellows with sharp aesthetic senses. He is unprepared to meet his assigned art teacher, Professor Klionarios. The pair are so dissimilar but the tumultuous love affair scorned by their society is a gilded construct between one believing himself ready to know real love and a willing partner.
Best Gay Stories 2016
Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 72,710. Language: English. Published: June 1, 2016 by Lethe Press. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Literature » Literary
Editor Steve Berman delivers another fine volume in the Best Gay Stories series. As the rights and privileges of gay men expand with each passing year, the demand for stories grows--stories that rouse the reader to step out from the shadows, to abandon the role of outsider, and to take his place in the community of all men. Featuring short fiction and essays by 15 authors
Homo Superiors
Price: $6.00 USD. Words: 63,500. Language: English. Published: May 31, 2016 by Lethe Press. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
Two college seniors: Noah, frail like the hollow-boned birds he enjoys watching, caged by his intellect, and by his sense that the only boy as smart as himself is his best friend; Ray who has spent years aping leading men so that his every gesture is suave, but who has become bored with petty cheats and tricks, and now, during summer break in Chicago, needs something momentous to occupy himself.
All Good Children
Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 84,220. Language: English. Published: April 23, 2016 by Lethe Press. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian, Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
Jordan Fontaine is a teenager in a world where children are drafted by Earth’s overlords to become either cattle or subjects for cruel experiments. When Jordan and her brothers are selected, she begins a rigorous training program that leads her to come to terms with the horror around her. But she refuses to accept her fate and rebels against her superiors.
Now & Then
Price: $6.00 USD. Words: 109,600. Language: English. Published: April 11, 2016 by Lethe Press. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Coming of age
Alone, approaching the age of fifty, Christopher has never been able to forget his first love but has long wondered what happened to Stephen when the boy graduated Blandford. They had planned to runaway to Spain…and never did. Revealing the layers of both past and present as it alternates between now and then, William Corlett’s moving novel of gay romance is a must read.
Hard Road, Easy Riding: Lesbian Biker Erotica
Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 63,530. Language: English. Published: April 3, 2016 by Lethe Press. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Lesbian Erotica, Fiction » Erotica » Erotica Anthologies
Take a ride-on the wild side with Hard Road, Easy Riding. Sex should be intense, joyful, and liberating--exactly as written in these edgy and uninhibited stories. While there are many anthologies of lesbian erotica available, none so far have focused on the interaction between the lifestyles and sexual adventures of lesbian bikers. What's sexier than a hot woman, clad in form-fitting leather?
The Role
Price: $3.00 USD. Words: 99,800. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2016 by Lethe Press. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
(5.00 from 1 review)
Mason Burroughs is an actor on the verge of giving up when his life changes when he bumps into Kevin Caldwell, an old crush from acting school. Kevin helps Mason land a role that could make him the next Broadway star. However, as rehearsals begin, Mason learns that there’s a lot more drama than what’s on stage.
The Myriad Carnival
Price: $5.00 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
Forget Yourself
Price: $3.00 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: $5.00 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.
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Series

Transcendent: The Year's Best Transgender Speculative Fiction
An annual series that showcases the best of the prior year's transgender- and genderqueer-themed tales of the fantastical, the strange, and otherworldly.
Wilde Stories: The Year's Best Gay Speculative Fiction
Named after one of the pioneers of homoerotic fantasy, the Wilde Stories series offers readers the finest stories of the eerie, the strange, the fantastical, and the weird--all with gay male leads.
The Novels of Astreiant
Astreiant, dominant power of a world in which the technology is Renaissance level, the sciences are magical, the choices in life partners are unrestricted by race or gender, and the suns are two. Appropriately, these genre-bending mysteries centered on crimes that were possible only in the world of Astreiant. And, as you’d expect of good mysteries, the crimes revealed character–especially that of the two leads, Astreiant-born Adjunct Point (police sergeant) Nicholas Rathe and foreign-born ex-soldier Philip Eslingen, who evolve over the course of the novels from strangers, to crime-solving allies, to cohabiting lovers.

Point of Sighs

Price: $8.00 USD.
Best Gay Stories
Every year Best Gay Stories collects under one cover the finest gay male-themes short stories and moving essays. If you seek to read compelling and engaging tales, this series is for you.

Best Gay Stories 2010

Price: $3.00 USD.

Best Gay Stories 2011

Price: $2.00 USD.

Best Gay Stories 2012

Price: $4.00 USD.

Best Gay Stories 2013

Price: $4.00 USD.

Best Gay Stories 2014

Price: $4.00 USD.
Mariposa boys
Acclaimed author Rigoberto González has penned three novels, two young adult and one new adult, focusing on the lives, romances, family and friendship drama of four Latino adolescents in a small California town.

Mariposa Gown

Price: $5.00 USD.

Mariposa U.

Price: $5.00 USD.

The Mariposa Club

Price: $3.00 USD.

Books

THCock: Stoner Boys
Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 59,120. Language: English. Published: January 25, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Gay Erotica, Fiction » Erotica » Erotica Anthologies
It's 4:20 somewhere in the world and that means two boys are lighting up a joint, a pipe, a bong, or munching on some cannibas-laced browners as you read this. And under the effects of tetrahydrocannabinol, those guys experience a loss of inhibition, a feeling of elation, and a distorted sense of time. And for readers of this. the drug can heighten imagination of those boy's hormones.
Sleeping With the Monster
Price: $7.50 USD. Words: 106,150. Language: English. Published: December 25, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Women's fiction » Feminist
Twelve horrors disguised as love. In Anya Martin's new collection of horror tales: the consequences of a girl wishing her dog could live forever; a romantic college student wakes a gargoyle in Paris; and a lonely woman finds her house infested with insects; history's darker depths are delved in such stories as American jazz singer confronts her lover who has committed terrible crimes.
Pennsylvania Station
Price: $6.50 USD. Words: 80,060. Language: English. Published: March 23, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Historical » USA
Manhattan, 1962. Frederick Bailey is a quiet, cultured, closeted architect reluctantly drawn into the effort to save Pennsylvania Station from being demolished. But when he meets Curt, a vibrant, immature gay activist more than half his age, he is overtaken by passions he hasn’t felt in years, putting everything he cares about—his friends, his family, his career and reputation—at risk.
Best Gay Stories 2017
Series: Best Gay Stories. Price: $7.50 USD. Words: 90,000. Language: English. Published: August 17, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
The 2017 volume of Best Gay Stories is edited by Joe Okonkwo, winner of the Edmund White Award for Debut Fiction. This book showcases the many diverse voices writing in gay fiction and creative non-fiction today. In these pages are acclaimed storytellers, including David Barclay Moore and Martin Pousson, as well as new voices in the field.
Listening to the Dead
Price: $6.00 USD. Words: 95,410. Language: English. Published: February 18, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
Jack Dolan has spent almost three decades solving homicides in Denver, his uncanny ability to speak to the dead learned from his aged mentor whom other cops refer to as Old Grim because of his incredible solve rate. Jack has repressed his sexuality, fearing discovery and likely ostracism from his fellow cops. When Jack retires to the mountains of Colorado, he discovers the bodies of two young men.
Heiresses of Russ 2016: The Year's Best Lesbian Speculative Fiction
Series: Heiresses of Russ: The Year's Best Lesbian Speculative Fiction. Price: $7.50 USD. Words: 129,020. Language: English. Published: November 16, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
The latest volume in the acclaimed Heiresses of Russ series features stories that are anything but invisible: the lesbian women in these fantastical and wondrous tales are not hiding and are not easily overlooked but rather are choosing the harder path, the more dangerous route, whether that leads to love or loss or adventure. Guest edited by award-winning author A.M. Dellamonica.

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Latest book: Insatiable. Published October 23, 2017.

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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