Richard Natale


Richard Natale is a reporter and editor who has written for such publications as the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, the Village Voice and Variety. He wrote and directed a gay-themed feature film romance Green Plaid Shirt, which was the closing night film at the Palm Springs Film Festival and played at 20 festivals around the world. It is currently a best-selling DVD and streaming title for Wolfe Video. He won the National Playwright’s Competition for the comedy Shuffle off This Mortal Buffalo, which was produced in Los Angeles and Kansas City. Several of his short stories have appeared in the literary magazine Wilde Oats and have been published by Torquere Press and

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The Rushes
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 67,090. Language: American English. Published: June 8, 2018 by Avid Publishing LLC. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
In The Rushes, two ambitious, but naïve, aspiring filmmakers, Jamie Alford and Carson Thorne, climb the Hollywood ladder, rung by perilous rung, and manage to find love along the way. Following several near-disastrous setbacks, they band together, helping each other achieve success and romantic commitment. After all, what are best friends for?
Love on the Jersey Shore
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 51,900. Language: English. Published: February 15, 2016 by Bold Strokes Books. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Romance » General
Two working class cousins help one another navigate the choppy waters of sexual chemistry and true love.
Café Eisenhower
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 63,310. Language: English. Published: November 17, 2014 by Bold Strokes Books. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Historical
In the early 1990s, soon after the fall of the Iron Curtain, Matthew Robins, who is grieving the sudden loss of his lover, travels to Eastern Europe to claim an inheritance from a great-uncle. He discovers a world that is strange and oddly compelling. After facilitating a romance between his new friend Olga and her beloved Nina, he becomes smitten with a young local.
Junior Willis
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 30,530. Language: English. Published: June 3, 2014 by Bold Strokes Books. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Historical
From the moment he leaves the Midwest in the early 1950s, Tom Larson is forced to confront his sexual and romantic desires at every turn. His awakening begins in Korea where he has an affair with his commanding officer. On a trip to pre-Castro Havana with his then fiancée, he embarks on a star-crossed romance with a young Cuban zealot.

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