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Bear, Otter, and the Kid

T.J. Klune - 2011
    Somehow they’ve muddled through, but since he’s totally devoted to the Kid, Bear isn’t actually doing much living. With a few exceptions, he’s retreated from the world, and he’s mostly okay with that - until Otter comes home.Otter is Bear’s best friend’s older brother, and as they’ve done for their whole lives, Bear and Otter crash and collide in ways neither expect. This time, though, there’s nowhere to run from the depth of emotion between them. Bear still believes his place is as the Kid’s guardian, but he can’t help thinking there could be something more for him in the world ... something or someone.

Hot Head

Damon Suede - 2011
    Unfortunately, Dante is strictly a ladies’ man, and the FDNY isn’t exactly gay-friendly. For ten years, Griff has hidden his heart in a half-life of public heroics and private anguish.Griff’s caution and Dante’s cockiness make them an unbeatable team. To protect his buddy, there’s nothing Griff wouldn’t do… until a nearly bankrupt Dante proposes the worst possible solution:, a gay porn website where uniformed hunks get down and dirty. And Dante wants them to appear there—together. Griff may have to guard his heart and live out his darkest fantasies on camera. Can he rescue the man he loves without wrecking their careers, their families, or their friendship?

Lovers Redeemed

VaneCaos - 2011
    “Lovers Redeemed” is the English translation of VaneCaos's original Spanish fanfic “Amantes Redimidos”, a VishousxButch/ButchxVishous story, based on the Black Dagger Brotherhood novels by JR Ward.Cover design by Daggher.


Jet Mykles - 2011
    Drugs. Rock ‘n Roll. Nick Gorman’s got it all. He’s on top of the world, living his dream, playing guitar on stage in front of thousands of people with non-other than Marlowe. The famous singer could have had his choice of anyone to replace his former guitarist, but he picked Nick to tour with him. Now Nick’s star is on the rise, all thanks to Marlowe, who’s not only Nick’s idol but is fast becoming a terrific friend.In the blink of an eye, it all turns upside down. A drug-hazed time in a bed alone with Marlowe forces Nick to be aware that the rock star’s interest in him is more than just friendly. Then, before he can even react to that, both singer and guitarist are in a near-fatal accident that could ruin both their careers.What now? Marlowe’s in jail for two years and Nick is broken. Could they ever play together again, let alone explore the sizzling reverberations that still exist between them?

Shawn's Voice

Project Amy - 2011
    As Christmas rolls around again, will Ryan finally get the present he's been wishing for all these years?Words: 19,332 complete

Into the Light

Kate Sherwood - 2011
    He's had two best friends in his life, and they've both been gay, so it's not as if he hasn't been exposed to the idea. And while his relationships with women have certainly been enjoyable, they've never lasted, and he's never really cared.He decides to take a chance with a player from another team. Ryan is a laid-back, carefree musician, and he makes everything seem easy. But maybe it's too easy, as both Chris and Ryan start to wonder whether they've stepped into the light, or stumbled even further into darkness.


S.A. Reid - 2011
    Tough, smart, and ruthless in a fight, he quickly makes a name for himself inside. But Gabriel, saved from the noose by a social crusader, is serving two life sentences. And life is a very long time to endure Wentworth with no comforts but prison food, card games and cigarettes. To survive endless days without the touch of another human being...Five years after Gabriel’s incarceration, Joey Cooper arrives at Wentworth. Every convict claims imprisonment through a miscarriage of justice, but Joey is truly blameless. Trained at Oxford as a physician, the young doctor is innocent of prison culture and too handsome for his own good. Facing eighteen years behind Wentworth’s towering gates, Joey cannot hope to survive without protection. And protection is just what Gabriel MacKenna offers. At a price...

The Bright Lights of Disturbia

leonidaslion - 2011
    There IS a happy ending, but it is at the other end of a very long, very dark tunnel. Please be sure you want to make the journey before clicking ahead.Artpost:,399 complete

Smile for the Camera

nicb0723 - 2011
    Can they stand the heat? Or will things become not so straight anymore…Words:71286 Complete

Imaginary Beings

DorianStray - 2011
    How to find happiness when you see yourself as emotionally crippled, hellishly lonely and trapped in something you can't name.

Stolen Summer

S.A. Meade - 2011
    Can their love survive the fallout?The last thing journalist Evan Harrison expects to hear, when he returns from covering the war in Afghanistan, is that his best friend, Colin Williams, is in love with him.Colin, an Oxford Professor with a poet’s soul and a roving eye, turns out to be a temptation Evan can’t resist. What he discovers is that sex with Colin is hot, wild and relentless. The two of them embark on a passionate affair and Evan knows he’s going to spend his days with Colin - after one last assignment.A western journalist in Pakistan is too tempting a target for local insurgents. Evan's 'Oh-shit' sense fails dismally when he is taken hostage and spends four months refusing to let his captors grind him down by clinging to memories of the lover he left behind. Freedom from captivity, however, doesn't bring freedom from terror. The legacy of Evan's ordeal results in meltdowns and nightmares that threaten to destroy his life with Colin. He can't even seek comfort in lovemaking because the pills intended to save his sanity kill his desire.Evan seizes a chance to put his nightmares behind him by taking one final assignment, covering unrest in Jordan. Colin sees Evan’s decision as the end of a relationship he fought hard to save. If Evan makes it back to England in one piece, winning Colin back will be the toughest assignment he’s ever faced.

Once More, With Feeling

redcarrigan - 2011
    Unparalleled awkwardness ensues.21,178 words - complete

B for Bondage

Tom Farrell - 2011
    The History teacher was gay and would undoubtedly change the grade for the chance to suck Ally off. Why else did Dr. Baxter invite him to his home when Ally asked to meet in order to discuss his situation? A ‘B’ for a Blowjob was what Ally reckoned was a fair trade.Wrong!Dr. Gareth Baxter was gay, but he was far from desperate. And this older, but decidedly sexy, expert in medieval torture wants much more. It will require some practical education and serious discipline – pain and ecstasy in a medieval pillory if Ally wants to get that grade.So off they set on a variety of tests - first humiliation then physical punishments laced with sensational treats. Follow Ally’s path along his trials and tribulations under the whip, the crop, the paddle, and Gareth Baxter’s own personal equipment that he uses to devilish effect. It’s a heck of a lesson the young lad takes as he earns his ‘B’ for Bondage.

Just Breathe Out

J. Rocci - 2011
    How did this happen??Oh Author, can I please add that they Love Hot SEX everywhere and that they have a HEA :)Photo Description: A black/white photo of a windowed, sunlit lodge with 50s-looking furniture. One naked youth hangs by his right hand from a wooden rafter, his left hand stroking his lover's hardened penis. His legs are over his young lover's shoulders as his naked lover holds him by the hips and sucks his dick.This story was written as a part of the M/M Romance Group's "Hot Summer Days" event. Group members were asked to write a story prompt inspired by a photo of their choice. Authors of the group selected a photo and prompt that spoke to them and wrote a short story.Read the story here or find it in Don't Read in the Closet, Volume 3.__________Genre: contemporaryTags: gay m/m, college, first-time, friends-to-lovers, in-the-closet, sportsWord Count: 11,956

Unacceptable Risk

Kaje Harper - 2011
    The safety of the pack lies in absolute secrecy, sometimes violently enforced. In a species where pack-members are born and not made, being gay is considered a perversion. So when Simon falls in love with a human man, he's twice damned. Even his Alpha's grudging tolerance may not be enough to shield him from the hatred of the other top wolves. Then his lover Paul stumbles across pack secrets Simon was sworn to keep, and if the pack finds out, they may both end up dead.

Cop Out

K.C. Burn - 2011
    Determined to do the right thing, Kurt offers the mourning Davy his assistance. Helping Davy through his grief helps Kurt deal with the guilt that his partner didn’t trust him enough to tell him the truth, and somewhere along the way Davy stops being an obligation and becomes a friend, the closest friend Kurt has ever had.His growing attraction to Davy complicates matters, leaving Kurt struggling to reevaluate his sexuality. Then a sensual encounter neither man is ready for confuses them further. To be with Davy, Kurt must face the prospect of coming out, but his job and his relationship with his Catholic family are on the line. Can he risk destroying his life for the uncertain possibility of a relationship with a newly widowed man?

Paid in Full

nicb0723 - 2011
    Jared is his new neighbor, a poor business student who is hard up on cash and also extremely handsome. When Jensen loans Jared the money to get out of debt, Jared thinks of a very unconventional way to pay Jensen back. This is a classic “fake” boyfriend story with a few fun twists.47,324 Words CompleteArtpost:

The Halloween Incident

Dawn Sister - 2011
    They met on their first day of College and are best friends. One is straight and the other is gay and they have both had numerous partners over the last year. They are now in their sophomore year and are getting ready for the Student Union Bar Halloween Costume Party. For them it is simply another excuse to party hard. They are about to learn some hard lessons in life and love.

I Just Play One on TV

A.L. Turner - 2011
    Vince barely realized men like Alex actually existed, and he writes the encounter off as a one-time mistake. Then he and Alex end up costars.Things get complicated as they play a deep, subtextual romantic attraction between their characters on screen and become close friends in real life. When Alex finally admits his attraction to Vince, and his fear of it, Vince becomes determined to fight the forces that are working against them: in Hollywood, in Alex, and in Vince himself.

Cowboy Love on Hold

Luxie Ryder - 2011
    It hurts him to see that they have taken back their love for him and given it to each other.Kimber doesn't know why Brandon deserted her as a teenager, and although madly in love with Wade, she has never gotten over Brandon. But Wade has his own issues to deal with. He knows the real reason why Brandon left town so suddenly, but he's never confessed his true feelings for Brandon to the woman he adores, or even to himself.Just as Brandon begins to fear there is no room in their hearts for him, the past comes back to haunt him, and he is thrown into a desperate struggle to save their lives.A Siren Erotic Romance

More Than Chains To Bind

Stevie Woods - 2011
    Once taken aboard ship, they realize they're prisoners of their country’s ruthless enemy, and for his protection, it's vital Liander's identity is kept secret. The new slaves are horrified to learn they're to be trained in the use of swords, other weapons, and unarmed combat so they can fight in an arena for the entertainment of their captors. The situation is made worse because Fortil, to whom Liander is chained, has no respect for his prince and has only one goal—to force the young man to have sex with him. Yet there is only one man Liander is interested in, and it certainly isn't Fortil. Hollis worries about his charge, wishes to whisk Liander to safety, but there's nothing he can do as they are kept separate in different training halls, chained to other slaves, and seeing each other only rarely. Escape seems impossible, and desperation grows when it becomes obvious they may be forced to one day battle each other for their very survival...

Girl Next Door

Lyra Marlowe - 2011
    Nolan is a true romantic with a broken heart, and he’s gay. John is straight, a relationship-dodging cocksman who’s growing bored with casual sex. But Nolan’s having sex dreams about John, and John’s having fantasies about Nolan. They could be moving toward a relationship, though they’re both afraid of destroying their friendship.Then Nolan’s one and only ex-girlfriend comes to visit and changes everything. With Nolan’s blessing, Lucy does her best to ease John’s boredom, playing out his deepest sexual fantasies—and hers. But when Lucy learns of John’s secret desire for Nolan, she’s determined to see them happily together. She won’t take no for an answer, even if she has to drag the two of them into bed with her.Reader Advisory: One of our heroes works strenuously to accommodate all the fantasies our heroine has, including one of forced sex.


Cassandre Dayne - 2011
    Detective Dane Shannon is waging a war of revenge against the men that destroyed his life. Determined to track down the killers, he accepts every assignment no matter how dangerous. Punch Back is an underground club catering to the vicious world of savage boxing where the losers are forced to engage in depraved acts of sex. The prize for the victorious fighters is a chance at winning the championship and securing a place in the upper echelon. It's also a perfect method for the Luciano family to take back their lost turf. But suddenly, the losers are winding up dead and with the owner of the club as the lead suspect, Dane goes undercover.Steele Lungren is the co-owner of the club, a massive Russian with a dubious past. Angry at being in the middle of a war, he has nowhere to turn when he's pushed against the wall while his partner and current lover questions his every decision. As Dane begins racking up wins, his attraction for Steele places the case in jeopardy. Forced to work together, they enter into a relationship that neither understands. Just as the killer is about to strike, certain truths are revealed. In the end, one of the men will lose their battle with humanity and perhaps their life.

The Heart of Texas

R.J. Scott - 2011
    His father, CEO of HayesOil, passes control of the corporation to his two sons; but a stipulation is attached to Riley's portion. Concerned about Riley's lack of maturity, his father requires that Riley 'marry and stay married for one year to someone he loves'. Angered by the requirement, Riley seeks a means of bypassing his father's stipulation. Blackmailing Jack Campbell into marrying him "for love" suits Riley's purpose. There is no mention in his father's documents that the marriage had to be with a woman and Jack Campbell is the son of Riley Senior's arch rival. Win win.Riley marries Jack and abruptly his entire world is turned inside out. Riley hadn't counted on the fact that Jack Campbell, quiet and unassuming rancher, is a force of nature in his own right. This is a story of murder, deceit, the struggle for power, lust and love, the sprawling life of a rancher and the whirlwind existence of a playboy. But under and through it all, as Riley learns over the months, this is a tale about family and everything that that word means.


Theo Fenraven - 2011
    Since the first day of rehearsal, JD has been flirting outrageously, but Kellan keeps holding him off. JD is too appealing, too sexy, and Kellan has to put the play first. In fact, he has a hundred reasons why getting together would be a bad idea….

Hard Wood, Soft Heart

Chloe Stowe - 2011
    of a one-night stand turned life-long love... of one man running so hard from his past that he runs headfirst into a man running just as hard away from his future.A brilliant cardiologist scarred by a bitter divorce, Saul Tidewater has left the memories of his past behind and started a new life in Las Vegas. Dark and dashing, he must fight his surprising lack of self confidence when his long-held and hidden desire to make love to a man will no longer be denied.Mercer Braun is the man everyone wants. Devilishly handsome with a blinding love for life, the former baseball player could have any man or woman that he wants... but Mercer only wants Saul. A bleak future awaits Mercer, however, and he must fight for his right to meet it on his own terms.This is the story of two men who have lost their way, a city that gives them the courage to vanquish a past while blazing a future.This is a story of true love.