The thermometer may be dropping, but inside, things are just starting to heat up! With this bumper crop of new collections of romantic and erotic stories, gay and lesbian readers can devote those dark winter mornings and 4 p.m. sunsets to love, and other indoor sports. Cleis Press wins with “Best Lesbian Romance 2012,” “Best Lesbian Erotica 2012,” “Best Gay Romance 2012,” and “Best Sex Writing 2012,” and Hanne Blank chronicles the short history of heterosexuality in “Straight.” So snuggle up under those covers and start stoking that fire!

The thermometer may be dropping, but inside, things are just starting to heat up! With this bumper crop of new collections of romantic and erotic stories, gay and lesbian readers can devote those dark winter mornings and 4 p.m. sunsets to love, and other indoor sports. Cleis Press wins with “Best Lesbian Romance 2012,” “Best Lesbian Erotica 2012,” “Best Gay Romance 2012,” and “Best Sex Writing 2012,” and Hanne Blank chronicles the short history of heterosexuality in “Straight.” So snuggle up under those covers and start stoking that fire!

I can’t think of a better way to spend an overly hot weekend than with these strong manly lead characters….. Though the shy, quiet guys will be sure to grab you by your heartstrings and never let you go! The only reason I mentioned this is because many of these boys don’t stick out for the things they say but for the actions that take. I hope you thoroughly enjoy this collection of anthologies as much as I did.
Orangepeacock of Night Owl Reviews in praise of Best Gay Erotica 2012, edited by Richard Labonté