Larry Duplechan is the author of five acclaimed gay novels, including Blackbird and the Lambda Literary Award-winning Got 'til It's Gone. He served as guest judge for Best Gay Erotica 2012 and is honored to continue the BGE series as an editor. Duplechan lives in a suburb of Los Angeles with his husband of 37 years and their Chartreux cat, Mr. Blue. His erotic art can be found at ChoklitDaddysSketchbook.blogspot.com. Joe Mannetti is an actor and LGBT activist. He obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Literature while living in New York. He is probably most publicly identified for his multiple "Bear" titles, including Mr. International Daddy Bear 2009, and for his work in the "jizz biz" performing as "Joe Falconi." He lives in Los Angeles.
"Duplechan and Mannetti have assembled a hot and heavy collection of man-on-man sex stories and artwork in this 2014 incarnation." --Bay Area Reporter "In all of these stories there is raw passion, sex and downright dirtiness, as men literally get to grips with each other and simply let loose." --The Romance Reviews "Fans of threesomes (and moresomes), bondage, hairy fellas or smooth fellas, hook-ups and long-term relationships, and lovers of a fine range of kink are all going to find something here, and it's all done with a strong eye for flow and cadence of the tales in the greater whole." --Erotica Revealed "New editor to the series Larry Duplechan and former erotic video performer Joe Mannetti have compiled a set of 19 well-built, pungent stories that take you to some places you've been and some places that you hadn't thought of going." --EDGE Media "Best Gay Erotica 2014 is a sampling of many dishes, each delectable in its own way." --The Rainbow Hub "19 tales of man-on-man action." --Erotic Trade Only "The stories were great and covered so many different fantasies that every reader will find the one they desire." --On Her Back "The whole spectrum covers the "classical" themes of an erotica anthology: the blue collar worker, the college boy, the best friend's dad, the new neighbor, ... and all the stories are quick like a trick, that, indeed, is the right purpose of an erotica anthology, you can read these stories all at once, or just one, like a quick fix or a cigarette after sex." --Reviews and Ramblings "A national treasure." -- Paul Russell, author of The Unreal Life of Sergey Nabokov "Unparalled in hotness." -- Insight Out Bookclub "...a consistently outstanding anthology series...The sex in this book is fully-described, but it is not a distraction from bigotry, injustice, generation gaps, power-struggles, or misunderstandings. These stories...tackle reality in all its complexity." -- Erotica Revealed "It's really well-written and...'tis true: ees hawt!" -- Instinct Magazine "Best Gay Erotica 2012 is an anthology of sensuously erotic tales by a diverse assortment of authors, all with one theme in common: strenuous, passionate, man-on-man physical love. The strong-language sexual adventures come fast and charged with graphic detail, in this collection especially intended to promote pleasure in the privacy of one's home (perhaps with the aid of safe and skin-friendly lubricant). Best Gay Erotica 2012 lives up to its title as a compendium of only the finest in lurid, vivid and sexually explicit tales of gay lust." -- Midwest Book Review "Every story in this anthology is well written and absolutely, exquisitely luscious. There is not one story that fails to induce goose-bumps on your skin and plenty of lubrication in your underwear. These stories, all of them, require that you read them either in good company or with just one hand and your personal lubricant of choice nearby - or both!" -- Arketipo 187 "Each entry is extremely well-written, and whether the reader is taken in by a story's plot, characters or explicit sex (and there is plenty!), the anthology is a worthy, enjoyable read... Best Gay Erotica 2012 is an impressive collection of stories that will amuse, delight and--above all--excite readers in a variety of genres." -- Edge "Gathering the hottest, freshest, and most literary fiction for the year, Best Gay Erotica 2012 captures the tenderness and raw energy of man-on-man desire. ...These provocative and potent short stories will grab your attention and your erotic imagination." -- Erotic Readers and Writers Association "If you want a good time without the awkward after sex talk call 1800 Best Gay Erotica of 2014. This volume was edited by Larry Duplechan and selected by Joe Mannetti. Pick this book up for a good time." --Night Owl Reviews