Lethe Press, Inc.

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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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Grave Desires
Price: $6.00 USD. Words: 76,560. Language: English. Published: October 5, 2015 by Lethe Press, Inc.. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Gay Erotica, Fiction » Horror » General
These tales of homoerotic horror haunt a reader long after the eye moves from the last words on a page. Stories of a lecherous carnival barker who deal in breath and souls, a town where Halloween has become more than playful tricks and sweet treats, the promise of desire at the razor's edge of life and death.
Lord Byron's Prophecy
Price: $6.00 USD. Words: 109,150. Language: English. Published: October 2, 2015 by Lethe Press, Inc.. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Fantasy » Dark
Lord Byron is troubled. Is his new poem a catharsis of self-loathing at being attracted to other men or an incantation that turns him into an incubus that seeks such sins? Or perhaps something much worse: an apocalyptic prophecy. Present-day Professor Adam Fane is beginning to suffer from what he believes is dementia, which causes him to have the same visions Byron experienced centuries ago.
His Steadfast Love and Other Stories
Price: $6.00 USD. Words: 49,300. Language: English. Published: August 31, 2015 by Lethe Press, Inc.. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Literary collections » European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
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Scottish author Brownsey's stories in this collection cast an imaginative eye on gay romance--but, make no mistake, they deal with the life most gay men will recognise, in which meeting lovers and sustaining relationships go alongside the uneasy terrain of acceptance, both internal and external. Brownsey knows how our everyday lives embody the big questions, but he shows this with light touch.
Daughters of Frankenstein: Lesbian Mad Scientists
Price: $6.00 USD. Words: 123,910. Language: English. Published: August 3, 2015 by Lethe Press, Inc.. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
In the field of mad science, women have for too long been ignored, their triumphs misattributed to mere men. Society has seen the laboratory as the province of men. Thankfully, the women working to dangerous and/or questionable ends in the pages of Daughters of Frankenstein are unafraid of the patriarchy--indeed, as lesbian mad scientists, they prefer the company and comforts of their own gender.
Wilde Stories 2015: The Year's Best Gay Speculative Fiction
Series: Wilde Stories: The Year's Best Gay Speculative Fiction. Price: $6.00 USD. Words: 65,610. Language: English. Published: July 19, 2015 by Lethe Press, Inc.. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » General, Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
Wilde Stories showcases the previous year's best offerings in short gay fantasy, horror, weird, and science fiction. This volume offers readers the secret missives of Roman emperors, an ungrateful ghost haunting her father's lover, werewolves, possible vampires, and more tales of the strange and eerie blended with bit of loss and passion. Editor Steve Berman has been collecting the finest stories
The Nameless Dark
Price: $8.00 USD. Words: 108,730. Language: English. Published: July 16, 2015 by Lethe Press, Inc.. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural
The Nameless Dark debuts a major new voice in contemporary Weird fiction. Within these pages, you’ll find whispers of the familiar ghosts of the classic pulps - Lovecraft, Bradbury, Smith - blended with Grau’s uniquely macabre, witty storytelling, securing his place at the table amid this current Renaissance of literary horror.
Vestiges of Flames
Price: $6.00 USD. Words: 88,080. Language: English. Published: July 1, 2015 by Lethe Press, Inc.. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian
New Zealand 2039: Jo is a student at Victoria University when a terrible plague spreads across the world—all but one percent of the world-wide population dead. An only child of fond parents, she has never had to face the harsher realities of life. But with her mother dead, her father stranded in America, and the city dying about her she decides to leave Wellington and search for a safe haven.
Mise-en-scène, February 1928
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,090. Language: English. Published: June 23, 2015 by Lethe Press, Inc.. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
On a cold winter, a young lady is picked up by a pair of odd parents--once more she has been hired to babysit their precocious children. Of course, the house happens to be in Innsmouth.
Murder on Faux Pas Island
Price: $6.00 USD. Words: 62,500. Language: English. Published: June 22, 2015 by Lethe Press, Inc.. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
Famed chef and female impersonator Pancetta Brulee of New Orleans has been hired to cater a gay engagement party for two prominent grooms at the infamous Faux Pas Island and the Robicheaux estate. Both family and island have a terrible past, and most Cajuns and Creoles avoid the place like the plague. Pancetta attends the weekend engagement party, only to be faced with the gory murder.
Best Gay Stories 2015
Series: Best Gay Stories. Price: $6.00 USD. Words: 74,430. Language: English. Published: June 17, 2015 by Lethe Press, Inc.. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author
The table of contents to this book features fresh ideas, old hands, burly faces, genderqueer souls, shades of skin and hair as much as it does timbre of voice, both actual and authorial. Best Gay Stories 2015 starts and ends with a kiss--between pressed lips are stories of our lives, the daydreams we want to leave our lives for.
That's Mr. Faggot to You: Further Trials from My Queer Life
Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 63,870. Language: English. Published: June 11, 2015 by Lethe Press, Inc.. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Humor and satire, Nonfiction » Gay and Lesbian » Essays
That's Mr. Faggot to You continues Ford's exploration of contemporary gay life. He does not shy away from personal revelations--he recalls his own traumatic high school experiences but recognizes that, years later, he's happier and, more importantly, a great deal more attractive than his classmates--but also offers insight into more political issues such as religion and politics and Wynonna Judd.
Alec Baldwin Doesn't Love Me and Other Trials from My Queer Life
Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 65,470. Language: English. Published: June 4, 2015 by Lethe Press, Inc.. Categories: Nonfiction » Gay and Lesbian » Essays, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Humor and satire
An irreverent, insightful, and wickedly funny humor collection that shows just how queer life really is by one of the more charming voices in contemporary gay prose. Oh, wait, we're talking about Michael Thomas Ford. Well, he's still a good guy, kind to dogs, donates to homeless porn stars, and has stopped sending Mr. Baldwin selfies.
Drama Queen: A Nicky and Noah Mystery
Series: Nicky and Noah Mysteries. Price: $7.00 USD. Words: 60,130. Language: English. Published: May 27, 2015 by Lethe Press, Inc.. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
It could be curtains for college theatre professor Nicky Abbondanza. With dead bodies popping up all over campus, Nicky must use his drama skills to figure out who is playing the role of murderer before it is lights out for Nicky and his colleagues.
The Butcher's Sons
Price: $6.00 USD. Words: 76,640. Language: English. Published: April 13, 2015 by Lethe Press, Inc.. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
This darkly lyrical and violent family saga set in a butcher shop in New York circa 1930 tells the story about three Irish brothers, each struggling to find their role--to define their lives and express their dreams--amid the poverty of a broken home, alcoholic father, and the violent society of Hell's Kitchen.
Mariposa U.
Series: Mariposa boys. Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 53,130. Language: English. Published: April 3, 2015 by Lethe Press, Inc.. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Hispanic & Latino
The third installment in Rigoberto González's beloved series of young adult novels featuring a diverse band of southern California Latino friends finds thoughtful Maui Gutiérrez as a freshman at university and struggling to navigate life away from the support of his loving, old friends and family. University life can be lonely. He has no idea what his education is going to include…
Daydreamers
Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 58,110. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2015 by Lethe Press, Inc.. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Ne’er-do-wells, prodigal sons and young men without a clue to their present state of mind, let alone their futures, are waiting to be met within the stories of Daydreamers, Jonathan Harper’s debut collection. For them, everyday life is full of hidden meanings and supernatural coincidences. With precise and vulnerable prose, Daydreamers speaks to a new generation of hopefuls.
T-Bone Medium Rare
Price: Free! Words: 2,410. Language: English. Published: March 23, 2015 by Lethe Press, Inc.. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
A hilarious story of a first date gone awry by multiple Lambda Literary Award finalist Jerry Wheeler.
At the Crossroads
Price: $3.00 USD. Words: 85,900. Language: English. Published: March 11, 2015 by Lethe Press, Inc.. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Jack Farley at twenty-one years of age thought his life should be a dream come true. But somewhere along the way he found himself lost and alone. So, in 1983, he finds himself at the crossroads, unsure of which path will lead him back to passion. He returns to home, to Dallas, to old loves that broke his heart. But every step along the way is filled with mishaps and new discoveries.
Bitter Waters
Price: $7.00 USD. Words: 100,300. Language: English. Published: October 22, 2014 by Lethe Press, Inc.. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
In Bitter Watters, his first short story collection devoted to gay readers, master writer Chaz Brenchley offers men fantastical instances to effleurer, to break for taller timber, to drown in emotions. And while not every tale in this breathtaking collection involves the sea, tears and bloodshed still need to be navigated.
Beginning with the Mirror: Ten stories about love, desire and moving between worlds
Price: $4.00 USD. Words: 43,730. Language: English. Published: October 7, 2014 by Lethe Press, Inc.. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Literary collections » Gay & lesbian
This book, the latest collection by Shirley Jackson award finalist, Peter Dubé, offers strange and surreal tales that reflect as much as they haunt the reader. Chip away at the known world until there are wide cracks that reveal many a strange fact to all of us at once. Features an introduction by award-winning author Elizabeth Hand.
Trouble and her Friends
Price: $9.00 USD. Words: 128,450. Language: English. Published: August 23, 2014 by Lethe Press, Inc.. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian, Fiction » Science fiction » Cyberpunk
One of the quintessential and award-winning novels of the cyberpunk genre returns in a striking new edition. India Carless, alias Trouble, managed to stay one step ahead of the feds until she retired from life as a hacker and settled down to run a small network for an artist’s co-op. Now someone has stolen her pseudonym and begun to use it for criminal hacking. So Trouble returns.
Fucked: The Gay Lives of Straight Men
Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 48,840. Language: English. Published: August 19, 2014 by Lethe Press, Inc.. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Gay Erotica, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
If being gay in the new millennium is a good thing, why is it still so unthinkable for a straight man to get fucked now and then? In these dark and dirty stories Ken Shakin probes the mind and body of the man next door. The hunk, the nerd, the thug, and the dentist.
Heiresses of Russ 2014: The Year's Best Lesbian Speculative Fiction
Series: Heiresses of Russ: The Year's Best Lesbian Speculative Fiction. Price: $6.00 USD. Words: 92,810. Language: English. Published: August 9, 2014 by Lethe Press, Inc.. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A book such as this spins not only words but also whole worlds: eighteen of them, representing the best lesbian-themed stories of the fantastic or futuristic published the prior year. The women to be met in these pages will find themselves tested not because of their sexual identity but rather the identity they have composed, constructed, and spun.
I Knew Him
Price: $6.00 USD. Words: 98,310. Language: English. Published: August 6, 2014 by Lethe Press, Inc.. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom
Harry George Alexander Bircham: Not necessarily an infamous name in the annals of gay fictional characters…yet. But readers of Erastes’ newest historical novel should prepare themselves for many pages of suspenseful intrigue as the miscreant Bircham, a man of Wildean excesses and humours, will do anything it takes to bend Fate to his will.
Salvation: A Novel of the Civil War
Price: $8.00 USD. Words: 101,830. Language: English. Published: July 21, 2014 by Lethe Press, Inc.. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
Acclaimed author Jeff Mann’s sequel to his beloved historical novel Purgatory will instill in readers an ardent expectation over Privates Campbell and Conrad’s fate. Both men are wounded, deserters, and their love for each other is viewed by so many as a crime against nature—hanging for any of these offenses threatens every moment they tarry to rest. They must rely on the kindness of strangers.
Best Gay Stories 2014
Series: Best Gay Stories. Price: $4.00 USD. Words: 86,680. Language: English. Published: July 20, 2014 by Lethe Press, Inc.. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Literary collections » Gay & lesbian
Trysts, old flames, pulp tales. Gay men are neither confined by locale nor are their stories. The 2014 volume of Best Gay Stories features twenty essays, fiction and memoirs that encompass the myriad experiences gay life has to offer: from the insecurity and longings of youth to the complacency and nostalgia that comes with age.
She Who Must Be Obeyed: Femme Dominant Lesbian Erotica
Price: $6.00 USD. Words: 66,070. Language: English. Published: July 19, 2014 by Lethe Press, Inc.. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Lesbian Erotica, Fiction » Erotica » BDSM
Award-winning erotica editor D.L. King's new lesbian anthology showcases dominant femmes and their submissive partners playing out vivid and unforgettable BDSM fantasies and trysts. Each of these eighteen stories is as beguiling as it is demanding.
Wilde Stories 2014: The Year’s Best Gay Speculative Fiction
Series: Wilde Stories: The Year's Best Gay Speculative Fiction. Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 76,390. Language: English. Published: July 9, 2014 by Lethe Press, Inc.. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Wilde Stories 2014 showcases the best gay-themed speculative fiction of the prior year. Zombies, vampires, and ghosts are as much a woe to the men in these stories as being an outsider or an outcast. Featuring fifteen stories that will leave readers with a sense of dread—or wonder—when the last page is turned.
Normal Miguel
Price: $4.00 USD. Words: 74,740. Language: English. Published: July 4, 2014 by Lethe Press, Inc.. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Hispanic & Latino
This is a lyrical story that brings to life the countryside of rural Mexico, with its grinding poverty but care of the people for their native land; expressing prejudice and hate but at the same time affirming the power of love and acceptance in overcoming obstacles. Normal Miguel will certainly capture the hearts and imaginations of those who join him on his journey. Lambda Literary Award-winner
Wingmen
Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 134,150. Language: English. Published: June 19, 2014 by Lethe Press, Inc.. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Historical » USA
First published in 1979, this World War II novel, with overtones of From Here to Eternity, was a precursor to the gay romance genre. Jack Hardigan's Hellcat fighter squadron blew the Japanese Zekes out of the blazing Pacific skies. But a more subtle kind of hell was brewing in his feelings for rookie pilot Fred Trusteau.
The Filly
Price: $4.00 USD. Words: 67,430. Language: English. Published: June 17, 2014 by Lethe Press, Inc.. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Western, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Gay & Lesbian
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Ethan Keller has lived a sheltered life in his mother's boarding house. One day, an enigmatic cowboy passing through the small Texas town takes an immediate liking to the shy seventeen-year-old. Ethan is intrigued by the attention, and the cowboy eventually charms him into signing on to a 900-mile cattle drive. Ethan soon finds that his feelings for this cowboy run deeper than just friendship.
A Shiny Tin Star
Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 87,180. Language: English. Published: June 17, 2014 by Lethe Press, Inc.. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier
In 1903 the sheriff of Creek County, Eugene Grey, unexpectedly finds himself partnered with feisty young Federal Marshal Forest O'Rourke. The marshal is hell-bent on capturing a wanted man. But all is not as it seems. As the manhunt progresses, Eugene slowly works out the true nature of the marshal’s relationship to the old man. He finds it impossible to deny the desire he feels.
Butcher's Road
Price: $6.00 USD. Words: 118,700. Language: English. Published: May 21, 2014 by Lethe Press, Inc.. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
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Once a world-class wrestler, Cardinal now serves as hired muscle for a second-rate Chicago mobster. While collecting a parcel from a gangland lowlife, Cardinal witnesses the man's murder. Cardinal embarks on search for answers that will reveal a world of metallic charms and weapons, all forged with unimaginable powers, and a mysterious order intent on retrieving their relic.
Fairs' Point: A Novel of Astreiant
Series: The Novels of Astreiant. Price: $9.00 USD. Words: 95,950. Language: English. Published: May 17, 2014 by Lethe Press, Inc.. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Fourth in the Astreiant series, Fairs’ Point once again demonstrates Melissa Scott’s mastery of fantasy world building, detective-story plotting, and the provision of sheer delight. When Eslingen receives a basket-terrier puppy, he makes the best of it by having the pup trained for the races, an action that draws him and Rathe deeper into the coils of a mystery involving New Fair's dog races.
The Genealogy of Understanding
Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 106,790. Language: English. Published: May 15, 2014 by Lethe Press, Inc.. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » General, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Jewish
Is ancient Torah relevant to the social issues of today? In The Genealogy of Understanding, Matt Klein, a contemporary Jewish Scheherazade, questions whether Torah can illuminate and guide responses to such issues as intermarriage, infidelity, and prejudice that threaten to splinter families in the suburban New Jersey community of his upbringing.
Countrycide: Stories
Price: $3.00 USD. Words: 37,860. Language: English. Published: April 12, 2014 by Lethe Press, Inc.. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Literary collections » Gay & lesbian
Pack light, nothing heavier than a backpack, before you open the pages of L.A. Fields’s collection of stories. A never-ending journey awaits you along a Möbius strip that runs the circulatory system from flushed head to rapid heart, along asphalt lanes stinking of gasoline fumes and vulcanized rubber. Join Fields’s feral boys, captivating Peter Pans in flight from everyday life.
Rhapsody: Notes on Strange Fictions
Price: $9.00 USD. Words: 121,330. Language: English. Published: April 11, 2014 by Lethe Press, Inc.. Categories: Nonfiction » Gay and Lesbian » Essays, Fiction » Science fiction » General
Acclaimed author & critic Hal Duncan turns his analytic eye towards the development and current state of speculative fiction in the pages of Rhapsody. Duncan's trademark wry humor and suffer-no-fools approach to critiquing the genre will make this book more than a resource for students of the field—anyone who enjoys reading tales of the fantastical and strange can find Duncan's insight worthwhile.
Edge: Travels of an Appalachian Leather Bear
Price: $3.00 USD. Words: 72,070. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2014 by Lethe Press, Inc.. Categories: Nonfiction » Gay and Lesbian » Travel, Nonfiction » Gay and Lesbian » Biographies
The autobiographical essays in Edge offer insight into the passions of acclaimed author Jeff Mann. These memories, insightful as they are endearing, range from his boyhood obsession with the gothic allure of Dark Shadows, to the doubt and pain of being a Southerner and so at the edge of the gay community, and the appeal of leather bars and bear culture.
Scruffians! Stories of Better Sodomites
Price: $6.00 USD. Words: 75,070. Language: British English. Published: April 2, 2014 by Lethe Press, Inc.. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
Hal Duncan’s world of scruffians and scamps and sodomites is filled with the gay pirate gods of Love and Death, immortal scoundrels, and young men who find themselves forced to become villains. But who amongst us does not adore a gamin antihero? These fantastical tales from the fringes of an imaginative realm of supernatural fairies and human fey will captivate the reader.
Next to Nothing: Stories
Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 58,970. Language: English. Published: April 2, 2014 by Lethe Press, Inc.. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
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O. Henry Prize-winning author Keith Banner’s new collection of short fiction recounts the troubled lives of ne’er-do-wells and outsiders. The banality of life, whether it be trapped in front of the television or popping pills for E.D., is exposed and mocked with aplomb. Few writers capture the quintessence of awkward domesticity and growing up queer like Banner.
Cub
Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 73,220. Language: English. Published: February 12, 2014 by Lethe Press, Inc.. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
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Travis Ferrell has not yet admitted his passion for handsome guys—and his idea of what handsome is and what handsome does is not much different from him. Soon he’ll learn that he’s not unique; gay culture has a name for young men like him. Cubs. Lambda Literary Award-winning author Jeff Mann has written a touching romance for the outsider in us all.
Red Caps: New Fairy Tales for Out of the Ordinary Readers
Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 57,760. Language: English. Published: February 11, 2014 by Lethe Press, Inc.. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » General, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fairy Tales
These thirteen stories provide readers jaded by the traditional, Old World fairy tales with tempting new stories that will entice bored readers from their suburban ennui. Closets are waiting to be explored. Steve Berman has written for them princesses who love maidens and adorkable students who have wondrous and smart boyfriends.
The Garden
Price: $4.00 USD. Words: 105,580. Language: British English. Published: November 12, 2013 by Lethe Press, Inc.. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
At twenty-four, Steph Anderson has been two years a widow, her husband Tom the second victim of a brutal serial murderer terrorizing Newcastle upon Tyne in northern England. Originally published in the UK in 1990, Chaz Brenchley’s The Garden is a beautifully written novel of heart-pounding suspense and psychological horror.
Suffered from the Night: Queering Stoker's Dracula
Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 95,270. Language: English. Published: October 14, 2013 by Lethe Press, Inc.. 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: $6.00 USD. Words: 121,100. Language: English. Published: September 29, 2013 by Lethe Press, Inc.. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Gay Erotica, Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier
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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: $5.00 USD. Words: 90,140. Language: English. Published: September 6, 2013 by Lethe Press, Inc.. 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: $3.00 USD. Words: 50,730. Language: English. Published: August 30, 2013 by Lethe Press, Inc.. 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.
The Double: Male Eros, Friendships, and Mentoring—From Gilgamesh To Kerouac
Price: $9.00 USD. Words: 145,510. Language: English. Published: August 20, 2013 by Lethe Press, Inc.. 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.
Heiresses of Russ 2013: The Year's Best Lesbian Speculative Fiction
Series: Heiresses of Russ: The Year's Best Lesbian Speculative Fiction. Price: $6.00 USD. Words: 102,560. Language: English. Published: July 29, 2013 by Lethe Press, Inc.. 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: $7.00 USD. Words: 135,680. Language: English. Published: July 20, 2013 by Lethe Press, Inc.. 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

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Burn Cards
Price: $4.00 USD. Words: 28,560. Language: English. Published: November 25, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime
Mirna believes she has been cheated in life, growing up in a broken home alone with a drunken & gambling-addicted father. Now she works at a small salon, doing her best to survive while she saves money for school. But in the wake of her father's death, Mirna inherits his extravagant debt, an amount of money she can never repay. And her world begins to crumble.
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.
Green
Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 68,950. Language: English. Published: August 15, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Historical » USA
1967: Tim Halladay has graduated William & Mary, looking forward to studying drama at Yale, when he finds himself drafted into the United States Army. His college education makes him an object of ridicule and suspicion among the other members of C Company—Charlie Company. Of course, he has to hide his homosexuality. Tom Baker’s newest novel is an honest portrayal of a young man fea
Listening to the Dead
Price: $6.99 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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  • 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