Best Gay Romance 2014

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Passion and Possibility

The best part of romance is what might happen next...that pivotal moment where we stop and realize, This is wonderful. Romance can be many things: thrilling, inspiring, passionate and life altering. But most of all, love—whether new or lifelong—creates endless possibilities. Best Gay Romance 2014 reminds us all of how love can begin: at the grocery store, the gym, the library or even online. Star editors Timothy J. Lambert and R. D. Cochrane bring us ...

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Overview

Passion and Possibility

The best part of romance is what might happen next...that pivotal moment where we stop and realize, This is wonderful. Romance can be many things: thrilling, inspiring, passionate and life altering. But most of all, love—whether new or lifelong—creates endless possibilities. Best Gay Romance 2014 reminds us all of how love can begin: at the grocery store, the gym, the library or even online. Star editors Timothy J. Lambert and R. D. Cochrane bring us stories of real romance between real men. A meet-up at a marriage equality protest is the beginning of something real in Eric Gober’s “Strange Propositions.” Sometimes being a true friend is the best thing you can do for your lover, as in N. S. Beranek’s “There’s No Question It’s Love.” Skinny-dipping strangers heat up the water in James Booth’s “Falling.”

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Lustful tales of cruising, catching, and consummating love."
Bay Area Reporter

"If you're looking for sweet, hot, first meetings, chance meetings, romance and love that has lasted, then this book holds all you need."
—The Romance Reviews

"Best Gay Romance 2014 is a superb collection of fictional short stories about love and romance."
—The Gay UK

"Reminds readers that love can begin in the most unlikely of locations."
Erotic Trade Only

"Modern and current, each of these stories is unique and personal."
—Kink Etc.

"We see the passion and the possibilities of love."
—Reviews by Amos Lassen

"This handsome new collection from Cleis Press contains a wide variety of poignant, memorable stories by some of my favorite authors. A thoroughly enjoyable read!"
–Jeff Mann, author of Cub and Purgatory: A Novel of the Civil War

"Best Gay Romance 2013 has both heat and sweet. These stories of meet-cutes, first times and long time loves are tales well told with relatable characters you root for from beginning to end."
Erotica Readers and Writers Association

"Once again, award-winning editor Richard Labonté has gathered hot, heart-pounding, tent-raising, gorgeous stories of no-holds-barred sex between men that will grab your senses, and send you into the sweaty backrooms of your erotic imagination. As varied as the unique and irreproducible experiences of falling in lust, the sensually rich Best Gay Romance 2012 celebrates the intensity and passion of gay love in all its glory."
—Erotica Readers and Writers Association

"While there's still some s-e-x in these pages, the focus here is ...romance! It's sweet, and (surprise!) incredibly satisfying..."—Instinct Magazine

"The stories in Best Gay Romance 2008 go beyond the bedroom to deal with issues of passion, seduction, commitment, jealousy, nostalgia and regret. Seasoned authors join talented newcomers in creating stories and characters that we can all relate to." — AfterElton.com

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781627780117
  • Publisher: Cleis Press
  • Publication date: 2/18/2014
  • Pages: 244
  • Sales rank: 290,177
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Timothy J. Lambert is a prolific writer whose stories have appeared in Best Gay Love Stories and The Mammoth Book of New Gay Erotica. He also selected and introduced Best Gay Erotica 2007. R.D. Cochrane has published short stories and two novels: Coventry Christmas and Coventry Wedding. Together they have co-published several novels including The Deal, It Had To Be You, When You Don't See Me, I'm Your Man, and Someone Like You. Both live in Houston, TX.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 22, 2014

    ¿Best Gay Romance 2014¿ is another excellent anthology from edit

    “Best Gay Romance 2014” is another excellent anthology from editors Timothy J. Lambert and R.D. Cochrane.  Like “Fool for Love” and “Foolish Hearts,” “Best Gay Romance 2014” contains well-crafted, character-driven stories that depict a diverse range of romantic experiences, from awkward yet hopeful first meetings to those pivotal moments when love grows a bit stronger in a life-long partnership.  In step with the times, the collection explores the complexities of love between men amid a larger culture that is rapidly transforming its views of gay relationships.  Standout stories were Eric Gober’s “Strange Propositions,” where an unusual proposal leads to budding romance at a demonstration against California’s Prop 8, Lewis DeSimone’s “Quality Time,” where a man’s five-year-old daughter sees through her dad’s ruse to portray his partner as merely a roommate, Tony Calvert’s “Dandelions,” where a meddling mother plays matchmaker when her son moves back to his small hometown in Mississippi, and David Puterbaugh’s “Save the Last Dance for Me,” where a dance on a transatlantic cruise becomes transformative for two gay couples and a young gay onlooker.  Highly recommended for fans of romance and short stories.

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