A passionate love story unfolds between two young men in the 1930s in this “wildly sexy” New York Times bestseller and its two sequels (The Advocate). The Peter & Charlie Trilogy—with its explicit sex scenes and positive affirmation of coming out—is “one of gaydom’s great guilty pleasures” (The Advocate). All three groundbreaking works of gay fiction are collected here, including The Lord Won’t Mind, which stayed on the New York Times bestseller list for sixteen weeks. The Lord Won’t Mind: Charlie Mills wants to be a good boy. That way, his grandmother will give him all the gifts and money he could want. But remaining in her good graces as he heads off to college means finding a nice girl to marry. He wasn’t counting on Peter Martin stepping off a train and into his life. The passion between the two men is undeniable, yet making it last will come at a great price—and there are those who will do anything to make them pay. One for the Gods: It’s ten years later, and Peter and Charlie are shipping off to the sunny Mediterranean for a little business and a lot of pleasure. While traveling from Saint-Tropez to Athens to Mykonos, they meet a sexy French playboy who’s eager to make waves. Suddenly, Peter and Charlie find themselves on a voyage of self-discovery that could change their relationship forever. Forth Into the Light: It’s no surprise Peter and Charlie—two men with the looks of Adonis and Narcissus—have chosen a Greek island for their home. But their lives are far from tranquil: The village is rampant with deceit and lust; beguiling Martha is plotting to steal Charlie away from Peter; and passionate, young Jeff repeatedly tests the couple’s fidelity. The tale of Peter and Charlie’s love has spanned years and the globe, but it could all come to a crashing end on these lush shores.
Giacomo Casanova (April 2, 1725 in Venice – June 4, 1798, in Dux, Bohemia, now Duchcov, Czech Republic) was a famous Venetian adventurer, writer, and womanizer. He used charm, guile, threats, intimidation, and aggression, when necessary, to conquer women, sometimes leaving behind children or debt. In his autobiography Histoire de ma vie (Story of My Life), regarded as one of the most authentic sources of the customs and norms of European social life during the 18th century, he mentions 122 women with whom he had sex.Although he is often associated with Don Juan because both seduced many women, Casanova is in fact very different from his fictitious counterpart. While Don Juan is a legend, Casanova is a historical character. (Summary from Wikipedia)
Will Self has been praised by The New York Times Book Review as a high-powered satirical weapon” and Cock & Bull is one of his most outrageous works of fictionCock: A Novelette” is the story of a woman who grows a fully functional penis. Bull: A Farce” is the story of a man who acquires a vagina and all its companion parts. There are, however, complications. Cock & Bull, the book that introduced an enfant terrible of English letters to an American audience, has quickly become a classic of blistering satire.
Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel was born in 1772 at Hannover, Holy Roman Empire, to Johann Adolf Schlegel and Johanna Christiane Erdmuthe Hübsch. He attended Jena University and made friends with many of the writers known by his brother August Wilhelm Schlegel. His first book was About the Diotima, written in 1795, and four years later he wrote Lucinda. The translator, Calvin Thomas, called Lucinda a "naughty book", but that was in 1914. I have no idea where it stands now in the world of literature. It was made up of many disconnected parts. - Summary by Craig Campbell
Curious Wine is a love story set in Lake Tahoe between Diane Holland and Lane Christianson. Beautifully written and intensely romantic, it has been described a masterpiece of lesbian love and set a very high standard for the genre . Award winning author Katherine V Forrest offers a candid portrait of first discovery which is evocatively delivered by actress Jane Merrow.
One year later.
Elizabeth is facing the one year anniversary of having been collared by the dashing Lord Michael and is convinced marriage must be close at hand. But alas Lord Michael can never be taken for granted, as his spanking hand so deftly reminds her. Her disappointment at the lack of a proposal is quickly forgotten when she is jolted from her comfortable existence and transported to Hanley Hall, the home of her dearest Uncle Alf. Elizabeth is faced with the tragedy of his passing, and it is Lord Michael's Mastery that rescues her from the depths of despair.
Elizabeth finds herself the owner of the impressive estate, but Hanley Hall offers far more than she could ever have imagined. She is unaware a secret lurks within its walls, which Lord Michael not only discovers, but uses to guide her to new depths of passion and depravity.
But trouble skulks in the form of a handsome and wicked horse trainer working at the property's stable, bound and determined to have his way with the impressionable young woman. When Lord Michael departs for a trip to the city the man seizes his opportunity.
After learning a very hard lesson, Elizabeth finds herself facing the most important trial of her young life. The Initiation into the inner circle of a secret society - COME - The Circle of Masters Extraordinaire. While she had to endure Lord Michael's personal test to win the collar, this is something else entirely. She must conquer all her inhibitions and fears if she is to pass the ultimate examination, exhibiting her depths of passion and complete submission in front of its members. But she is determined to prove herself for her Master, and when Elizabeth is determined - nothing gets in her way!
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