Author: Anthony McDonald
Release Date: 2017-10-20
Previously a five-book set, Gay Romance Christmas Hamper has been reconfigured as two three-book volumes. Volume 2 comprises Cocker and I (originally published as Gay Romance at Oxford), Cam Cox (originally Gay Romance at Cambridge), and Gay Tartan, three of the lightest-hearted of Anthony McDonald's Gay Romance series. Three different pairs of young gay guys discover love together - as well as sex, of course. Two pairs of university freshmen, and an upstairs-downstairs couple in a Scottish country house and estate. Comfort reading for the dark days of winter!
Author: Anthony McDonald
Release Date: 2017-04-10
Originally published as Gay Romance in Tartan - 2014. Callum McCrea is 23. Heir to a vast Scottish estate, and almost engaged to the beautiful girl next door (herself the heiress to the adjoining estate) he seems to have everything he could want.But then 19-year-old Teddy, product of a children's home in the north of England, joins the domestic staff. The two men fall in love ... and the domestic and dynastic apple-carts are well and truly upset.This is the tale of a forbidden love that crosses the upstairs-downstairs divide as well as transgressing other social norms upheld by most landed gentry.The McCrea family motto is 'Fortudine' - With Fortitude. By the end of the book, though, a codicil has been added: Love Conquers All. 'Amor Vincit Omnia.'
Where can a sexy alpha cop and the hottest man on the planet solve a murder, save a fabulous plant, fall in love, and discover an endless supply of lube? Homosapia, of course, where absolutely anything gay is possible. All American Ram Rage is a dedicated officer of the law. He hates crooked cops, communicates in growls, and loves his applesauce.But when the town heartthrob calls in a stiffie---pun intended---Ram is drawn into the web of a sadistic killer who is every gay man's nightmare: a vagina. The investigation leads him on a wild chase involving a sassy retired stripper, a strange little town, and, of course, crazy hot acrobatic stunts of an intense sexual nature with the gorgeous man at the center of it all. To meet Kory Pleyes is to instantly fall in love. Literally. However, Kory has never returned those feelings until the moment sexy alpha cop Ram Rage comes barging, lights and sirens, into his life. Kory's friends keep popping up dead, but it's NBD and provides Kory with the excuse he needs to cling to the one man who doesn't seem to mind that he's a slow poke---this pun also intended. When the killer threatens the man he loves, will Kory be able to protect him with nothing but his average wits and incredible charm? Duh! It's Homosapia, where anything gay is possible!
Author: James Grant
Publisher: HENRY COLBURN, PUBLISHER
Release Date: 2017-07-07
Exmaple in this ebook continue from Vol.2 CHAPTER I. HOSTILITIES—A LOVE LETTER. Boiling with rage at Louis's insulting defiance, Ronald returned to his quarters in the Alcanzar, determined at day-break to summon him forth, to fight or apologize. He often repeated the words, "Her heart has never wandered from you." Ah! if this should indeed be the case, and that Alice loved him after all! But from Louis, his honour demanded a full explanation and ample apology, either of which he feared the proud spirit of the other would never stoop to grant. Yet, to level a deadly weapon against the brother of Alice,—against him to whom he had been a constant friend and companion in childhood and maturer youth, and perhaps by a single shot to destroy him, the hopes and the peace of his amiable father and sister, he felt that should this happen, he never could forgive himself. But there was no alternative: it was death or dishonour. Two ways lay before him,—to fight or not to fight; and his sense of injured honour made him, without hesitation, choose the first, and he waited in no ordinary anxiety for the dawn, when Alister Macdonald, who was absent on duty, would return to the quarters of the regiment. Next morning, when the grey daylight was beginning faintly to show the dark courts and gloomy arcades of the Alcanzar, he sprung from his couch, which had been nothing else than his cloak laid on the polished floor tiles; and undergoing a hasty toilette, he was about to set forth in search of Macdonald, when Lieutenant Chisholm, one of the officers, entered. "What! up already, Stuart?" said he; "I hope you are not on any duty?" "No. Why?" "Because Lisle has asked me to wait upon you." "Upon me?" asked Ronald, with a frown of surprise. "Upon me, Chisholm?" "Yes: of course you will remember what occurred in the cathedral last night?" "How could I ever forget? Mr. Lisle, under its roof, insulted me most grossly," replied Ronald, his lips growing white with anger. "I was just about to seek Macdonald to give him a message, but Mr. Lisle has anticipated me." "For Heaven's sake, Stuart, let us endeavour to settle this matter amicably! Think of the remorse which an honourable survivor must always feel. A hundred men slain in action are nothing to one life lost in a duel." "Address these words to your principal,—they are lost on me; but you are an excellent fellow, Chisholm!" "It is long since we have had an affair of this sort among us, and Cameron is quite averse to this mode of settling disputes." "I shall not consult his opinion, or that of any other man, in defence of my own honour," said Ronald haughtily. "As you please," replied the other, with an air of pique. "Lisle and you have long been on very distant terms, and the officers have always predicted that the matter would terminate in this way." "Curse their impertinent curiosity! And so Lisle calls me out in consequence of the high words we exchanged in the cathedral last night?" "That is one reason—the least one, I believe. He mentioned that his sister, Miss Lisle—" "Stay, Chisholm! I will hear no more of this," cried Stuart; then suddenly changing his mind added, "Ah! well; his sister—Miss Alice Lisle. Go on." "Faith, Stuart, you seem confoundedly confused. Do settle this matter in peace. Lisle has told me the story, in confidence, and I think you have been to blame,—indeed you have. Send Lisle an apology, for I assure you he is boiling with passion, and will not yield a hair's breadth." To be continue in this ebook...
A sensual coming-of-age tale. Adam is a delightful 16-year-old who does well in school and spends his spare time practising the cello. At least, that's what his parents think. But there is another side to Adam, as farmer's son Sylvain discoveres when he encounters him alone in a wood. The results are explosive in this passionate tale of teenage love during one long , hot summer in the French countryside.
Author: D. H. Starr
Publisher: Rocky Ridge Books
Release Date: 2017-08-26
Derek Thomas is a senior and a wrestler, and has a secret. He's gay. Scott Thayer is a new student who's just moved to Cambridge, Massachusetts from Iowa. On the first day of school Derek and Scott meet, and their lives change in an instant. As Derek and Scott discover the things they have in common, they enter into one of the closest, most loving relationships either of them has ever experienced. When unexpected circumstances threaten to tear them apart, they both have to make a decision. Do they protect their secret and separate? Or fight for what they want...each other.
Author: John Buchan
Publisher: House of Stratus
Release Date: 2011-12
Retired Glasgow provisions merchant and adventurer, Dickson McCunn, first seen in 'Huntingtower', features. His group of boys known as the 'Gorbals Die-hards' have gone on to Cambridge University. Now they embark upon 'seeing the world'. Their escapades involve Castle Gay, its occupant Mr Craw, and all manner of interesting characters.
Author: Anthony McDonald
Release Date: 2017-05-29
Two 18-year-old guys, George and Charlie, find they are room-mates in their first term at Cambridge... And everything kicks off from that moment. The companion piece to Gay Romance at Oxford, this is the lightest - and sexiest - of McDonald's gay romance series to date. Farcically raunchy, raunchily farcical, there is even a not-to-be-taken-seriously spy story entangled in its plot. But it is also an honest story about growing up and - like the rest of the series - it shows a more thoughtful side when it comes to the quirky mysteries of love. Originally published in 2014 as Gay Romance at Cambridge.
Author: James Creech
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Release Date: 1993
Genre: Literary Criticism
One of the most urgent tasks for gay studies today, James Creech argues, is the retrieval of a repressed, "closeted" literary heritage. But contradictions and problems cloud even the most basic theoretical questions: What does a lesbian or gay reading of a literary text require or presume? Can we talk about a homosexual writer expressing him- or herself before the invention of "homosexuality"? Was it possible for a writer like Herman Melville, for example, to create literary works linked to his own prohibited eros? In Closet Writing/Gay Reading, Creech shows how a literary critic can be receptive to implicit and closeted sexual content. Forcefully advocating a tactic of identification and projection in literary analysis, he lends renewed currency to the kind of "sentimental" response to literature that continental theory—particularly deconstruction—has sought to discredit. In the second half of his book, Creech sets out to analyze what he considers the exemplary novel of the nineteenth-century closet, Melville's Pierre, or: The Ambiguities. By approaching Pierre as the gay man Melville longed to have as its reader, Creech is able to decipher the novel's "encrypted erotics" and to reveal that Melville's apparent tale of incest is actually a homosexual novel in disguise. The closeted "address" to queer-sensitive readers that Pierre disseminates finally receives a critical reading that strives to be explicit, shareable, and public.
Author: Mark D. Jordan
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Release Date: 2013-09-03
Genre: Social Science
At most church weddings, the person presiding over the ritual is not a priest or a pastor, but the wedding planner, followed by the photographer, the florist, and the caterer. And in this day and age, more wedding theology is supplied by Modern Bride magazine or reality television than by any of the Christian treatises on holy matrimony. Indeed, church weddings have strayed long and far from distinctly Christian aspirations. The costumes and gestures might still be right, but the intentions are hardly religious. Why then, asks noted gay commentator Mark D. Jordan, are so many churches vehemently opposed to blessing same-sex unions? In this incisive work, Jordan shows how carefully selected ideals of Christian marriage have come to dominate recent debates over same-sex unions. Opponents of gay marriage, he reveals, too often confuse simplified ideals of matrimony with historical facts. They suppose, for instance, that there has been a stable Christian tradition of marriage across millennia, when in reality Christians have quarreled among themselves for centuries about even the most basic elements of marital theology, authorizing experiments like polygamy and divorce. Jordan also argues that no matter what the courts do, Christian churches will have to decide for themselves whether to bless same-sex unions. No civil compromise can settle the religious questions surrounding gay marriage. And queer Christians, he contends, will have to discover for themselves what they really want out of marriage. If they are not just after legal recognition as a couple or a place at the social table, do they really seek the blessing of God? Or just the garish melodrama of a white wedding? Posing trenchant questions such as these, Blessing Same-Sex Unions will be a must-read for both sides of the debate over gay marriage in America today.
The long awaited sequel to the bestselling novel Adam. At twenty-two Adam learns that he has come into some property: a vineyard in southern France. Leaving old loves and friends behind he moves, only to find himself somewhat isolated. Stphane, Adam's sexy new neighbour comes to his rescue, and is soon giving Adam much more than advice on managing his vineyard... When Adam's teenage lover reappears on the scene, Adam must decide exactly what, and who, he really wants.