Larry Benjamin


Larry Benjamin considers himself less a writer than a wordsmith - an artist whose chosen medium is the written word rather than clay or paint or bronze. His passion is words. His first novel, "What Binds Us" was released by Carina Press in March 2012. "Damaged Angels", a collection of short stories, was first published by Bold Strokes Books in October 2012 (electronic edition), with a paperback edition published in 2013 (Beaten Track).

He has recently completed his third book, the gay romance, "Unbroken", published 2013 (Beaten Track).

He lives in Philadelphia, PA, USA with his partner.

Where to find Larry Benjamin online

Where to buy in print


Black&Ugly: A Story of Men & Wheelbarrows
Series: Mama Black Widow, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,210. Language: English. Published: December 11, 2015 by Beaten Track Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » African American fiction » Romance
'Get your black ugly ass up outta that bed!' That's how his mother had woken him every morning. When he was young, he'd learned that words hurt, maimed, scarred. When he got older, he'd learned that words could also comfort, heal. But he'd never forgotten the first lesson. Perhaps that was why he'd chosen a career in finance. Numbers added up; they did not tear down.
Vampire Rising
Price: $1.97 USD. Words: 12,990. Language: English. Published: July 19, 2015 by Beaten Track Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
It’s the mid twenty-first century, a wonderful time to be alive—unless you’re a Vampire. Gatsby Calloway lives on the fringes of society, avoiding humanity, until he meets Barnabas, a young encaustic painter. When Barnabas is mortally wounded during an anti-Vampire attack, Gatsby must forget everything he has known, and learn to trust.
The Christmas Present
Series: Mama Black Widow, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,520. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2014 by Beaten Track Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Christmas, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
A story from Boughs of Evergreen: A Holiday Anthology. At Christmastime, a mother, unhappy her son is gay, turns to an Obeah practitioner to change him with surprising results.
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 66,860. Language: English. Published: September 9, 2013 by Beaten Track Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Erotic
Lincoln de Chabert's life is pretty unremarkable until he comes home from kindergarten and announces he will marry his best friend, Orlando, when he grows up. His parents spring into immediate action, determined to fix him, igniting an epic battle of wills as Lincoln is determined to remain himself, and marry whom he chooses, at all costs.

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