You're not afraid of wild and weird things that go Woof in the night, are you? Enter the Den, where this frightfully stimulating collection of fifteen hot and hairy stories--written by and for the masculine men who call themselves bears, cubs, wolves, otters, and the critters who love them--will be sure to give you a chill up your spine and a thrill between your furry loins. The erotomythic stories tell of bearish men who dare enter forbidden realms populated (and copulated) by mystical beings, supernatural creatures, fantastic spirits, netherworldly demons, and bizarre beasts--your typical Folsom Street Fair crowd. This collection includes new stories from authors William Holden, Daniel M. Jaffe, Hank Edwards, 'Nathan Burgoine, Jay Starre, and Stoker-award winning Lee Thomas, and others; classic bear tales from Jay Neal, Jeff Mann, and Nicolas Mann; plus fabulous original short fiction by fresh talents in the bear writing community. Tales from the Den may or may not grow hair on your palms, but it's certain to raise fur on the back of your neck!
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Bears don’t scare easily. However, their intimidating appearance and ferocity is no match for the supernatural, which is what makes R. Jackson’s Tales from the Den: Wild and Weird Stories for Bears work so well. This stellar collection from Bear Bones Books is the latest—and possibly the most intriguing—of Jackson’s anthologies under this imprint. The first tale, Larry C. Faulkner’s “Daddy’s Gift,” sets up the traditional vampire myth but goes conventions one better with a neatly turned ending that sees our bloodsucking hero not only sparing his prey an untimely end but giving him some sage advice as well. Indeed, many of these stories will knock your expectations askew. Jeff Mann’s “Saving Tobias,” for example, also takes on vampirism but has an added political element as a conservative, homophobic senator’s fundamentalist chickens come home to roost. We might well revel in his fate were it not for the knowledge that there are many more just like him. His comeuppance makes us squirm as well as cheer—just the sort of thing Mann does so well. Jackson has rounded up a perfectly marvelous collection of bear-scares sure to curl the fur of any ursine acquaintances. I sincerely hope there’s a second volume.