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Wild Boys: Gay Erotic Fictionby Richard Labonte (Editor)
Bad boys and the men who love them are the subject of this uninhibited set of stories, Wild Boys. Richard Labonté unleashes fierce fiction depicting lives lived in defiance of the rules. These independent wild-at-heart boys fascinate the men who tame them and we also have tales of the man whose heart, and body, those wild boys tame. A one-night stand/i>
Bad boys and the men who love them are the subject of this uninhibited set of stories, Wild Boys. Richard Labonté unleashes fierce fiction depicting lives lived in defiance of the rules. These independent wild-at-heart boys fascinate the men who tame them and we also have tales of the man whose heart, and body, those wild boys tame. A one-night stand turns into committed romance; a Daddy subdues a recalcitrant son; a relationship-shy guy is brought to the altar; a wild boi seduces the fellow who fears him; a bully is called to account; a teacher teaches a cocky student a lesson. Wild Boys is is a rowdy read filled with street kids, rockers, hustlers, jocks, porn stars, smartasses, gang members young men living life on the wild side get their comeuppance.. They look like trouble and we like it!
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Wild BoysGay Erotic Fiction
By Richard Labonte
Cleis PressCopyright © 2012 Richard Labonte
All right reserved.
Introduction: The Un-Wild Boy, That’s Me
Wild was never my style.
I was the sort of twelve-year-old kid who was asked by adults to look after their own twelve-year-old kids. When I played ice hockey on the hose-flooded rink behind the base’s Post Exchange (I was a military brat), I apologized after board-checking a forward from the other team. I was the adolescent who convinced his peers that breaking into the bowling alley after hours was a bad idea (I set pins, so I had a key). When a schoolyard fight broke out, I inevitably played peacemaker (though I did enjoy hugging a brawler’s tight-muscled body from behind).
And, a few years on, I always called back guys who gave me their phone numbereven if that was the only connection we made. So polite.
An antonym for wild”?
Well, I did stray from the straight and narrow on occasion precocious sex with young enlisted men when I delivered newspapers to their barracks rooms, trysts on the leather couch of my University Student Council President’s office with a night cleaner, occasional forays into Griffith Park after I moved to Los Angeles in 1979, interludes of a threeway with two professional dancers (lovely legs!), some nude Radical Faerie cavorting through the 1980s, an et cetera here and there but nothing particularly wild.
I was (am ) the un-Wild Boy.
Which is why assembling the stories for this anthology was such vicarious fun.
Wild young guys hooking up with more mature men; straight-arrow black college boys getting it on with a Southern redneck; a college kid bowing to the will of a wheelchair-bound older man; a wistful cop trying to recapture lost love with a street hustler; a young man thrashing a suit-and-tie businessman eager, after all, for a good spanking; two martial artists determined to best each other under the merciless gaze of their master men taming youths, youths bringing men to their knees, young men living on the wild side getting their comeuppanceor the man of their dreams. Enjoy your read on the wild side.
Bowen Island, British Columbia
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Meet the Author
Richard Labonté edits books, walks dogs and works as a chef's assistant at an addiction recovery center on Bowen Island, off the coast of British Columbia, Canada, after living in Los Angeles and San Francisco from 1979 to 2001. One of the founders of A Different Light Bookstore, he has coordinated the judging for the Lambda Literary Award since 2009. He reviews 100 queer books a year for Q Syndicate, which distributes "Book Marks," his fortnightly column and has edited the Best Gay Erotica series since 1996 (along with a couple of dozen other books for Cleis). Eight of his books, including five editions of Best Gay Erotica, have been Lammy finalists, and three of them have won the award.
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