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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Fit for Duty
Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 86,690. Language: English. Published: July 14, 2022 by Lethe Press. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
Army Psychiatrist Jennifer Stevens struggles to find answers when someone close to her dies violently after a rescue mission. oon she begins to suspect that her efforts to help traumatized soldiers by following military protocols may be inflicting more harm than good in dictating a quick return to duty.
Shirts and Skins
Price: $3.50 USD. Words: 87,350. Language: English. Published: June 1, 2022 by Lethe Press. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Literature » Literary
As a young boy, Josh plots an escape for a better life far from the steel mills that lined the bay. But fate has other plans and Josh discovers his life in Toronto is just as fraught with as many insecurities and missteps as his youth and he soon learns that no matter how far away he might run, he will never be able to leave his hometown behind.
The Girl Who Outgrew the World
Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 40,310. Language: English. Published: April 27, 2022 by Lethe Press. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Women's fiction » Feminist
When precocious Lilly, an eleven-year-old, undergoes an inexplicable and startling growth spurt, her father and doctors decide to take drastic action to curb what they see as a dangerous development. Faced with condescending treatment and cruelty, Lilly escapes and embarks on a journey to discover her true self.
Beheld: Godiva's Story
Price: $7.50 USD. Words: 87,430. Language: English. Published: April 3, 2022 by Lethe Press. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Medieval, Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom
As the kingdom descends into turmoil, and her husband, Leofric, beginning break under the strain, Godiva finds her own plans unravelling the moment she meets Thomas, a Benedictine novice with perverse, secret desires. Can she escape the monk’s menacing wiles to secure her future in a changing kingdom? Perhaps, but first she faces a test of wills leading her perilously closer to a legendary ride…
A History of the Defeated
Price: $3.00 USD. Words: 44,750. Language: English. Published: February 14, 2022 by Lethe Press. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
Stripped of family, increasingly at odds with his own drug-altered body and mind, Amur lives by the sea, where he hones his fighting skills and contemplates revenge against his former lover. He enlists the aid of a magical hound, hoping to pit her against his enemy. But loyalties will be tested before Amur can face Dorone once more.
Welcome to Redgunk: Tales of One Weird Mississippi Town
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 258,700. Language: English. Published: November 26, 2021 by Lethe Press. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire, Fiction » Science fiction » General
The weirdest town to be found in the Western Hemisphere is Redgunk, Mississippi. For over twenty years, author William Eakin has been spinning tales of this a backwater place, where strange encounters are more than local gossip and the kudzu hides all manner of creatures and adventures, and this collection has every single of those hilarious and strange tales.
Mrs. Watson: Untold Stories
Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 61,180. Language: English. Published: November 24, 2021 by Lethe Press. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Historical » Victorian
Lambda Literary Award-finalist L.A. Fields returns to the life of Mrs. Watson in her newest collection of historical tales. In the halcyon days between WWI and WWII, Sherlock Holmes is a frequent presence in the lives of the Watsons. Mrs. Watson is a unique wit and astute observer of the Great Detective, and mindful of the true nature of the relationship between her husband and Holmes.
Fit for Consumption: Stories Both Queer and Horrifying
Price: $3.00 USD. Words: 64,920. Language: English. Published: October 7, 2021 by Lethe Press. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Horror » General
These are thirteen stories of men facing strange appetites within their own physicality, within a lover or, perhaps, a stranger's hungers. "Entertaining tales of the macabre, sure to cause shivers and indigestion." - Kirkus Reviews, starred review
The Kindly Ones
Price: $6.66 USD. Words: 123,000. Language: English. Published: September 8, 2021 by Lethe Press. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
In the aftermath of a disaster, two families seek shelter. Mindful of myths and fairytales, the forest that encircles the village is a dark and menacing environment, inhabited by unknown beasts that represent the dangers that lurk beyond the edges of civilization.
Burly Tales: Fairy Tales for the Hirsute and Hefty Gay Man
Price: $7.50 USD. Words: 73,690. Language: English. Published: July 28, 2021 by Lethe Press. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Romance » LGBT » Gay
Run away with us to enchanted woods, where the cubs and bears are not going to eat you (not without informed, enthusiastic consent), where no one will judge if you take up residence in a house with seven bearded men and only one bed, and where if you fall in love with a large, hairy man with a forbidding castle and a well-stocked library, he'll still be that way after you kiss him.
Beneath a Pale Sky
Price: $6.66 USD. Words: 89,540. Language: English. Published: June 29, 2021 by Lethe Press. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
LFracassi's newest collection of chilling fiction will delight fans of cosmic horror, who have much to sup on in these eight tales. The supernatural intrudes upon a wedding; a pier becomes the site of tragedy; a collapsed building is only the start of the nightmare for those trapped in the ruins; a scientist who makes the discovery of the century but may doom mankind.
One Man's Trash
Price: $6.00 USD. Words: 49,290. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2021 by Lethe Press. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Seeking solace in queer lives and landscapes, these fables of loneliness, love and liminality delight in disgust, discover joy in daily junk, and create wild unexpected treasures from the most unusual of leftovers. Ryan Vance's debut collection is a marvelous exploration of queer magic realism.
Vintage: 13th Anniversary Edition
Price: $2.50 USD. Words: 62,010. Language: English. Published: December 17, 2020 by Lethe Press. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Gay & Lesbian, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Paranormal
One night, on a lonely highway, a teenager meets the boy of his dreams dressed in vintage clothing. When the boy vanishes, the teenager discovers he’s encountered the local legend, the a ghost who died four decades earlier and has haunted that road ever since. Curious and smitten, the next evening the teen returns with his best friend. So begins one of the eeriest romances told for gay teens.
Underworld Dreams
Price: $6.00 USD. Words: 83,790. Language: English. Published: September 18, 2020 by Lethe Press. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
Underworld Dreams is Daniel Braum’s third short story collection of genre transcending, strange stories full of tension between the supernatural and psychological. Within the pages Braum’s multi-dimensional characters face dark underworlds and strange experiences that illuminate the human condition and world (we think) we know.
The Walls of Sparta
Price: $7.50 USD. Words: 162,910. Language: English. Published: August 12, 2020 by Lethe Press. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Classical Greece & Rome, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
A new rendition of an ancient story written with insights into Sparta's martial culture and its use of the agoge, the institution that raised young men to be elite warriors often amid the exchange of amorous same-sex experiences. Eros between men fascinates this king—his own lover puts him on the throne. But the king finds himself tempted by the young men in orbit around the throne.
Behold the Void
Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 101,360. Language: English. Published: July 21, 2020 by Lethe Press. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Horror » Ghost
Behold the Void is a collection of nine stories of terror that huddle in the dark space between cosmic horror and the modern weird, between old-school hard-edged horror of the 1980's and the stylistic prose of today's literary giants.
Lance & Leo
Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 87,180. Language: English. Published: June 27, 2020 by Lethe Press. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Gay Erotica, Fiction » Erotica » Sci-Fi Erotica
Cody Montrose is about to lose his virginity during a one-night (more accurately a one-hour) stand in a seedy motel when the hookup is interrupted by three men from the future abduct him. His captors reveal that mankind will soon be extinct because of the mutated HIV virus. But perhaps a risky plan to send the ideal test subject back in time to the year 1983 and the golden era of gay porn films.
Jesus & John: A Novel
Price: $6.50 USD. Words: 55,900. Language: English. Published: May 16, 2020 by Lethe Press. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
Jesus and John is a gay, Weird re-imagining of the New Testament as a novel of allegorical horror.Incorporating Christian Gnosticism, Pagan dreams, and a contemporary will toward queer disruption, Adam McOmber's new novel tells a powerful story of devotion as the apostle John follows the risen body of Yeshua to a strange house in Rome.
Tormented Virgin
Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 38,000. Language: English. Published: June 22, 2019 by Lethe Press. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » General, Fiction » Romance » Historical » General
Keefauver's Tormented Virgin is one of a thousand of pulp novels that sought to entice readers with a salacious story. The novel follows Gene through his romance with the young and attractive Faye, as well as his attraction to Mickey--the lesbian who is attempting to seduce Faye--and also Mark, his own best friend. This confusion of gender and attraction creates a subversively queer milieu.
THCock: Stoner Boys
Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 59,120. Language: English. Published: January 25, 2019 by Lethe Press. 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.
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.
Sleeping With the Monster
Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 106,150. Language: English. Published: December 25, 2018 by Lethe Press. 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.
Tell Me Like You Done Before
Price: $5.00 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.
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: $7.00 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: $0.99 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: $6.66 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.
Forget the Sleepless Shores: Stories
Price: $6.50 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: $4.95 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: $7.00 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: $4.00 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: $7.50 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.
Acres of Perhaps: Stories and Episodes
Price: $5.00 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.
Pennsylvania Station
Price: $6.50 USD. Words: 80,060. Language: English. Published: March 23, 2018 by Lethe Press. 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.
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: $5.00 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
Best Gay Stories 2017
Series: Best Gay Stories. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 90,000. Language: English. Published: August 17, 2017 by Lethe Press. 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.
His Seed: An Arboretum of Erotica
Price: $5.00 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.
From the Files of the Time Rangers
Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 105,390. 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.
Heiresses of Russ 2016: The Year's Best Lesbian Speculative Fiction
Series: Heiresses of Russ: The Year's Best Lesbian Speculative Fiction. You set the price! Words: 129,020. Language: English. Published: November 16, 2016 by Lethe Press. 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.
Lily
Price: $0.99 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 » General
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
(4.00 from 1 review)
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.
Transcendent: The Year's Best Transgender Speculative Fiction
Series: Transcendent: The Year's Best Transgender Speculative Fiction. Price: $6.00 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: $6.50 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.
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.
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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.
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.
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Best Gay Stories 2012
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Best Gay Stories 2013
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Best Gay Stories 2015
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Books

Blood on His Hands: A Vampire Erotica Anthology
Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 54,300. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2021. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Paranormal, Fiction » Erotica » Gay Erotica
This is a book of men and monsters who find themselves captivated by one another in the night. With the taste of skin and sweat and, yes, blood, on their lips, kisses that are pained and painful, and bodies left to cool on the sheets like spent seed.

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Jeff Mann
Latest book: Insatiable.
Published October 23, 2017.

Smashwords book reviews by Lethe Press

  • 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