Best Gay Erotica (Paperback)

By Richard LaBonte (Editor), Paul Russell (Foreword by)

Cleis Press, 9781573448956, 236pp.

Publication Date: December 11, 2012

List Price: 15.95*
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Every year Richard Labonte sets the bar impossibly high and writers leap to meet his standard, the highest in gay erotic writing. Likewise, reviewers scramble to find superlatives to express the quality, creativity, and diversity of this deliciously dirty phenomena that is Best Gay Erotica series by Cleis Press. Labonte tops all other editors in the genre and the only bottoming in his book is in one or two stories in the series. Rough yet romantic, racy yet a nice and slow one-handed read, Best Gay Erotica 2013 is yet another jewel in the crown of Cleis Press's gay erotica.

About the Author

Richard Labonte lives on small, friendly Bowen Island, off the coast of British Columbia, Canada. One of the founders of A Different Light Bookstore, he has edited the "Best Gay Erotica" series since 1996. He reviews 100 books a year for Q Syndicate, which distributes "Book Marks," his fortnightly column; writes the "Books to Watch Out For/Gay Men's Edition" newsletter, where he reviews 100 queer books per year; and writes book reviews for "Publishers Weekly." He has coordinated the Lambda Literary Awards for the past two years, and as of 2011 has edited almost 40 books. Husband Asa and canines Percy and Zak are his constant companions.

Praise For Best Gay Erotica

"Richard Labonté is, among many other wonderful things, America's great gay erotic anthologist, indefatigably collecting and curating our various dreams, desires, unholy deliriums and blessed depravities. He's a national treasure."
Paul Russell, author of The Unreal Life of Sergey Nabokov