The Other Man by Paul Alan Fahey is now available in e-book format!
Who is the other man?
He’s an accident waiting to happen: the skateboarder round the bend, the smiling barista with the extra hot mocha, the computer geek eager to retool your mate’s hard drive. He’s a relationship gatecrasher bound by no rules and with no sense of fair play. Like Caesar, he comes, he sees, he conquers. On the flip side, you or I can be the other man, charging in and breaking the bonds of a committed relationship without a thought to the pain and misery inflicted upon the injured parties. Face it: We’re not all innocent bystanders in other-man scenarios.
The Other Man is an artistic collaboration by and about gay men and their relationships. If you’ve ever been the other man, had him invade your life, or are just plain curious about this beguiling, unpredictable and dangerous creature, then this anthology of personal essays is for you. Twenty-one of our most acclaimed authors, many Lambda Award winners and finalists, write candidly about either being the other man, suffering the other man or having their relationships tested by infidelity. What they tell us is we must take heart, it does get better and one day our luck is bound to change. We’ll survive the bumps and detours in our relationships and weather the storms, or resolve to move on. Along the way, we’ll hope to meet someone new and simpatico, maybe even our long-awaited soul mate. Life will be good again. Or will it?
Contributors include: Perry Brass, Austin Bunn, Rob Byrnes, Mark Canavera, R.W. Clinger, Lewis DeSimone, Paul Alan Fahey, Wes Hartley, William Henderson, Allen Mack, Jeff Mann, Tom Mendicino, Erik Orrantia, Felice Picano, David Pratt, Glen Retief, Jeffrey Ricker, Rodney Ross, Jason Schneiderman, Philip Dean Walker, and Chuck Willman. Edited by: Paul Alan Fahey.
A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this anthology will go to the It Gets Better Project.
Of Fiends and Fairies by Allen McGill is now available in e-book format!
Eclectic is the theme for this collection of stories, which span from memoirs to imaginings to projections, introducing characters and settings across time and space, in reality and beyond. Meet new fairies, a coming-out brother, ghosts, witches, a plain old working girl, an embarrassing moment in church, theatrical folk, and young people determined on gruesome revenge — all in a lighthearted vain … or should we say vein?
The new and unusual worlds filling out these 26 stories are many-faceted, populated with idiosyncrasies, yearnings, and the everlasting search for the ultimate pleasures life (or death) has to offer.
Daisy Chains and Monster Games by Allen McGill is now available in e-book format!
Diversity is the name of the game for this varied potpourri of the real and surreal. The 27 stories in this collection run the gamut from funny to frantic, fearsome to fantastic. Stories of time travel and time lost, eternal love and prolonged revenge.
Between these pages, you’ll find humor and horror, gruesome and gay, sensuous encounters to sinister soliloquies. You’ll meet a hodgepodge of characters, from people to ghosts, victims to victors, eternally famous to determined wannabes, heroes to out-of-body escapees. There’s something for everyone!
Short But Sweet by Adina DeJesus is now available in e-book format!
From an exotic gondola ride through the tranquil canals of Venice to a simple night of stargazing, from the first blushing confessions of affection to the confident affirmations of committed love, the confections of Short But Sweet are guaranteed to satisfy even the sweetest tooth.
Whether you savor each brief delicacy or hungrily consume the entire anthology in one sitting, these gay love stories will leave you smiling ear to ear.
His and Hers by Eva Hore and Richard Hiscock is now available in e-book format!
Authors Eva Hore and Richard Hiscock have teamed up for this collection of explicit erotic romance. Some of the stories are told from his point of view, some from hers. Regardless of who tells the tale, these seventeen short stories are sure to set hearts aflame!
On holiday or at work, while visiting friends or relatives, camping or shopping or flat sitting, the characters in these stories find themselves in sexual situations at every turn! These men and women burn with desire for each other, and their explosive couplings heat up the pages!
It’s what we Brits love. Maybe it’s tomato on our chips, or HP on our sausages. It could be strawberry or chocolate on ice cream. Best of all, it’s caramel or custard on our sticky toffee pudding.
We love other sorts of sauce, though. The sort you get on seaside postcards, some of them now recognised as classic art, like the works of Donald McGill. There’s a distinct difference between sauce and smut, for example fans of the Carry On films would say the earlier films are saucy, the later smutty. Sauce is never explicit or gratuitous, relying instead on double entendre and innuendo(which isn’t and Italian suppository).
Some might say that this sort of humour is all in the mind. When the fat man on that postcard says he can’t see his little Willy, he’s clearly looking for the little boy who’s playing in the sand. It’s only your dirty mind which reads it as anything else. Isn’t it?
But then English — or British English, should we say — is a funny old language. Like the Inuit have many different words for snow, we Brits seem to have loads of terms for types of rain (naturally) and many for humour. Sauce, smut, blue, schoolboy, adult, post-modern, etc. Maybe it’s because we’re a race who appreciate a good laugh, often at our own expense. Self deprecating - there’s another one!
It’s the same with the word “lashings”. You might look at it and think “whips!” but we Brits think of generous quantities, full to overflowing. Lashings of ginger beer, what?
Lashings of Sauce edited by UK Meet Acquisitions Team now available in e-book format!
We Brits love our sauce, whether it’s what we lash on our food, read on our seaside postcards, or write in our stories. Come and enjoy a buffet of tasty LGBTQ treats!
From marriages to reunions, via practical jokes and football matches, to weresloths and possibly the oddest Tarts and Vicars party in the world, join us as we celebrate the UK Meet in the best way we know: telling the story.
As a follow-up to the critically acclaimed British Flash and Tea and Crumpet anthologies, our talented writers bring you sixteen stories about gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and genderqueer characters enjoying what Britain and mainland Europe have to offer, with their wonderfully diverse range of cultures and landscapes and some incredibly colourful and quirky people.
Contributors include: Tam Ames, Becky Black, Anne Brooke, Charlie Cochrane, Rebecca Cohen, Lillian Francis, Elin Gregory, Clare London, Sandra Lindsey, JL Merrow, Emily Moreton, Josephine Myles, Zahra Owens, Jordan Castillo Price, Elyan Smith and Robbie Whyte. Edited by: UK MAT (UK Meet Acquisitions Team: Alex Beecroft, Charlie Cochrane, Clare London, JL Merrow and Josephine Myles).