Ken Smith


I have been writing gay erotica for some years. I have had many short stories published both in the UK and US. My first published novel was Virgin Sailors but I wrote the Brad trilogy before that, which then became my Brad novel, and the biggest seller so far. These were published by Prowler Press along with Going Down, Riding the Big One, Run Naked Run Free and Skin.

I have a new publisher, Lethe Press, and have three novels with them.

Although my novels are highly erotic they will also make you laugh, cry, keep you in suspense and much more.

My new novel Cowboys Can Fly is now published. It is a YA coming out love story. It is to become a film very soon.

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If you have enjoyed my short stories then why not try one of my novels. I know you will be pleasantly surprised when you join Brad on a voyage of sexual discovery in Brad, or when you find out what Taddy gets up to when he joins a training base for young sailors in Skin. Or travel with Luke on his journey from Scotland to Dorset in Going Down, a journey full of surprise. Join Sandy in his quest to ride the big one - and I don’t mean waves - in Riding the Big One, then join him again on his second ship in Spunky Sailor. Meet up with Brad again and have fun with farmhand Liam and other tasty guys in Run Naked Run Free. Meet up with four young sailors at their reunion in Virgin Sailors and find out what secrets they each hold since they left training. Yes, join a whole bunch of sailors and young guys in a variety of tales. The lads will keep you up all night long.

Thank you for looking at my website, especially if you have read any of my books. Your comments are always welcome. I read them all.

Smashwords Interview

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I was born in West Ham, London's East End. I am a true Cockney. I hate London. Thankfully, I'd left by the age of three and spent my boyhood in my beloved countryside - Dorset, Hampshire, Wiltshire. There was a town tossed in for a year, Southampton. I hated Southampton. Hence, you will often find yourself in a beautiful countryside setting in my novels.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
The greatest joy is to wonder what is going to happen. Just as the reader is waiting on every word as he reads, so too am I as I write. I rarely plan any scene. I might put Brad in a bar, knowing he's to meet Tom. But what's going to happen while he waits? Well, I just let the bar live its life. Sooner or later Brad will be drawn in. Hopefully it is exciting and brings surprise.

One of the truly great joys for me is when a reader has enjoyed my book so much they want to review it. I have had few reviews but all are genuine and special to me. Especially special are the Cowboys Can Fly reviews. It's a very special book.

It's good that we are able to update because the other little nuggets of gold that sometimes hide in the spam are pleasing mail from fans. They are few but the one today from 'F' reminded me that they exist. He told of the first of my books he bought, and then the second, the how he wanted them all. That is wonderful for a writer to hear, far more exciting than the cash in the next cheque. F goes on to say why he likes my books. But I have to dissapoint him by saying there is nothing new in the cupboard. The least I can do is send a signed copy of a book for his loyalty and kind words. So be assured, if you review my novels or mail me, it will be read and hopefully answered.
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Where to find Ken Smith online

Where to buy in print


My novels
Gay sailors

Cowboys Can Fly
YA, coming out, love story set in the UK countryside


Ganges Boy
Price: Free! Words: 6,270. Language: English. Published: October 6, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Gay and Lesbian » Entertainment
A true account of my first weeks in the Royal Navy.
Run Naked, Run Free
Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 73,030. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2011 by Lethe Press, Inc.. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Gay Erotica, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » General
Follow the further adventures of sexy Brad, the randy, frustrated, cute, lovable, playful young man. When Simon develops a crush on Brad, an elusive chase begins. In pursuit of love with the "dreamboat" sailor, Simon encounters hunky farmhand Liam and Brad engaged in some serious fun, and soon a chase begins.
Pink Triangles
Price: Free! Words: 8,060. Language: English. Published: September 8, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Gay Erotica
The lives of three young men are brought together in this tragic tale of lust, love and hatred. A gay erotic short story that is moving and disturbing when Paul, Naresh and Luke's lives unexpectedly intertwine, and we witness both the love and hate unfold.
Dive Into My Shorts
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 31,190. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Gay Erotica
A selection of short stories and novel extracts that guys have asked be made into one handy ebook.
Navy Days
Price: Free! Words: 11,120. Language: English. Published: August 31, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Gay Erotica
An erotic and camp romp below decks that will have you in stitches and in a sexy mood at the same time. Cover Art © REBEL Comx at Deviantart  
Going Down
Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 61,080. Language: English. Published: August 29, 2011 by Lethe Press, Inc.. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Gay Erotica
Luke is hitching from Scotland to Dorset. Losing his virginity is not foremost in the young sailor's thoughts but continually crops up when he meets the likes of the lusting Ruth, butch biker Tex and the delightful and delicious scout Dominic, as he heads ever southward, his vivid imagination conjuring a variety of delightful sexual scenarios.
Virgin Sailors
Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 48,410. Language: English. Published: August 28, 2011 by Lethe Press, Inc.. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Gay Erotica
Join Mike, Dave, Danny and Smudge, four virgin sailors, on their first reunion since they left training. Smudge is gay but what of his mates. Will he find the courage to come out of the closet? Will their reunion be a success or will it end in disaster?
Riding the Big One
Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 68,900. Language: English. Published: August 28, 2011 by Lethe Press, Inc.. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Gay Erotica
Eighteen-year-old Sandy has just lost his virginity to Pip. It's all hands on deck in this naughty, nautical novel. School's over for our young hero and a new life in the Royal Navy introduces this horny lad to outrageous night-time encounters and sailor on sailor fun. There's sex aplenty to be had by Sandy, both on board and ashore, in his bid to ride the big one.
Cowboys Can Fly
Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 59,640. Language: English. Published: October 12, 2010 by Lethe Press, Inc.. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Gay & Lesbian, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
Young Toby spends his days exploring the backwoods surrounding his UK country home. His imagination not only supplies adventure but also the exciting promise of lustful embraces and kisses with the handsome field hand. When Toby's mother, a nurse, brings home a sickly yet handsome youth, Cymon, to recuperate, Toby finds himself drawn to the older boy. Their friendship, awkward at first, blossoms.

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