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Early Reviews Are In for “First”!

FIRST by Jacob Louder - available soon! Click image for excerpt.

FIRST by Jacob Louder – available soon! Click image for excerpt.

So, the early reviews for Jacob Louder’s “First” are in, and, to be honest, Jake should be peeing himself. In fact, I’m pretty sure he is:

“FIRST would be an erotic teen Utopia, if it wasn’t for the bullies that do their best to spoil it. Louder’s novella is a literary page-turner that’s hotter than a porn mag. Get ready to redefine consent, receive blow jobs from your straight friends, and fall in love with a trans 10-year-old who deserves to wear lipstick her whole damn life. A tour de force!” —Lana Fox, author of Confessions of a Kinky Divorcee

“In a story that’s as sweet as it is sticky, Jacob Louder conjures a world that’s long on sexual possibility and short on shame. I wouldn’t mind living there.” —Natty Soltesz, author of Backwoods

“A stunning debut by the fearless Jacob Louder, FIRST hits the erotica scene with a startlingly original voice that displays an unusual freedom in expressing sexual beginnings. The tale of teenage Nico’s introduction to the sexual side of both boys and girls has all the trappings of a good read: plausible and realistic characters; a defined and specific place and time; deliciously descriptive sex; and a bold and unapologetic voice. Not to mention that it starts with my two favorite words in the English language: ‘My cock….’” —Dario Dalla Lasta, Huddle

“First” will be available soon from Go Deeper Press. Join our email list to get notified once it’s ready for your e-reader of choice, or follow Jake on Twitter!

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Kevin Killian on the Hot-and-Sweaty Huddle

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Thoroughly, I tell you!

Kevin Killian, reading your praise made our jock straps kinda sweaty.

Speaking of perspiration, Huddle, if you haven’t heard, is a collection of erotic stories by Dario Dalla Lasta, Benji Bright, Tamsin Flowers, Theophilia St. Claire, and Christopher Stoddard. In this don’t-show-your-grandma-unless-she’s-into-it tome, the sports field gets sweaty, the cloakrooms get even sweatier, and the boy-on-boy bodies, well, they’re the sweatiest yet. I’m proud of Angela’s collection, and the stories by these bold and bitchin’ authors, because they’re not afraid to enjoy sex to the full — and feel it honestly and hotly on the page.

Wanna see some of Dario Dalla Lasta’s story, “Game Set Match”? Click here.

Now, I told you that to tell you this: GDP author Jacob Louder is currently completing his final draft of a novella called First. First isn’t your usual erotica. And if you get upset about Nabakov’s Lolita, stop reading now. Because First follows the hot exploits of Nico Ericsson, a 14-year old queer with a passion for teens of all genders, including Robbie and his acceptance of his genderqueer identity, Hannah with her incredible — oh God — incredible mouth, and a whole lot of others.

Because teenagers have sex. And we all know it. What’s more, powerful authors, like Dennis Cooper for instance, show us this, time and again. And teen sex is not only some of the hottest sex possible — it is also the sex where we’re often finding ourselves, accepting ourselves, challenging ourselves, expressing ourselves. Whether solo or partnered, teen sex is the place where our sexual bodies are born, where we are told we are shameful but explore it all anyway, where our inner heroes are born and raised, where many of us give the finger to what we’re told to be.

Yes, teenagers have sex. With themselves, with teens, and sometimes with adults. And as an anti-censorship publisher who is fed up of being told we can’t write about certain kinds of humanity, we couldn’t be more excited about Jacob’s First.

Now, Jacob won’t tell you this, but I can: It’s beautiful. And hot. And it’s told from the heart and loins.

Watch this space for your free sample, coming soon. YES!

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Huddle Author Stats and Facts: Dario Dalla Lasta

And our tour of the authors of the astoundingly hot and totally fruity stories in Huddle: Sex With Sporty Queers ends today with Dario Dalla Lasta. Quick note on Dario and “Game Set Match”: While reviewing Huddle’s submissions, I got to Page 2 of Dario’s story, thought, “Wait–who the fuck wrote this?” and then swore to myself that if I had to sell my ovaries to secure his story for Huddle, I would do it. I love it so much. Dario is a master of language, and can paint the prettiest pictures of boys having it off. Download Huddle for free to find out for yourself just how masterful he is.

Dario Dalla Lasta-photo by Sheri MansonYour name:  Dario Dalla Lasta

Your position: Front and center, while skewed a little to the left.

Your favorite sport:  Tennis, of course! I grew up with my father watching Wimbledon and the U.S. Open with rabid intensity while teaching me the basics of the game at a local tennis court. Back then, I was in love with Bjorn Borg and thought Jimmy Connors + Chris Evert = 4ever. Although I hadn’t been on the courts in twentysomething years, writing “Game Set Match” brought me back. When the opportunity to actually play tennis came up last month on vacation, I jumped at the chance. While my serve is definitely rusty, please take note that I slaughtered my opponent (my poor husband) with a sweet score of 6-1. Game Set Match indeed.

Your favorite place to write:  I tend to write the most during stolen moments at work, but love to revise at home on the couch with my dog snuggled next to me, listening to classical music.

Your favorite character in “Huddle” and why:  My favorite character has to be Trace Petrucco. He’s not me, per se, but he’s got lots of my quirks and insecurities, especially when I was younger and less experienced.  Plus, he’s blessed with long blond hair, and mismatched green and blue eyes.  I have DREAMS that I look like that!  Oh yeah, and he’s got a nice dick, too.

Your definition of queer:  The word “queer” to me encompasses all groups in the sexual LGBTQI rainbow. And that’s a lot of lovely folks up in there. But even more than that, queer is a state of mind, a stance, a mindset, a belief system, and an all-inclusive love of everything and everyone that is different and special and unique and nonjudgmental. I find it fascinating how “queer” used to be a hateful term and now it’s just flat-out cool. Basically, all of my friends are queer. If you knew them, you’d see that they are made up of every stripe and color and creed and sexuality imaginable.

Your first moment realizing that you write sex really well:  When I wrote an erotic short story on one of my college breaks. This wasn’t for a class assignment, I just had a rush of sexual energy and imagination that I needed to release and put down on paper. Then, to top it all off, I decided to mail copies out to a select group of college friends in plain brown envelopes with no return address. I mean, how sleazy is that? I’m sure it was horribly written, but I didn’t care because there was a scorching-hot gay sex scene that I was proud of. Once the truth came out, my friends blushed and told me of their profound embarrassment. I liked that reaction. Even though I didn’t write any fiction again until a few years ago, when I eventually started back up, all I wanted to write about was sex. I still do. In fact, I don’t think I can write anything without including lots o’ sex! Must be in my blood.

Your contact stuff:

Email: rocknroll_heart@yahoo.com

Website: http://dariodallalasta.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Dario.Dalla.Lasta

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DarioDallaLasta

You can get Dario’s “Game Set Match” and the rest of Huddle’s amazing stories for free until Monday, September 16. Get it now!

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Darren Young Comes Out on Camera

Pic nabbed with thanks from prowrestling.it

Pic nabbed with thanks from prowrestling.it

We love it when well-known folks come out, so when WWE superstar Darren Young did just that in an interview with TMZ, in a totally spontaneous way, GDP got out its hanky and dabbed an emotional tear.  The interview is well-worth a watch, and the interviewer totally embraced the moment. Wonderful.

Of course, there are many ways of coming out, and this is just one of them.  For many, I’m sure, there are different phases to “coming out.” For myself, I came out as gay long before I slept with a woman, and that, in itself, was a powerful experience of coming out to myself, of coming out to my body, my soul.

In fact, when I was first enjoying Huddle: Sex with Sporty Queers (Vol 1: Boys Varsity), I was touched to see this in Angela’s introduction:

“Queer” is most definitely the right word to describe the characters in this collection. This is not a gay male anthology—at least that’s not the way it reads to me. In fact, there are few, if any, instances where any of them announce their sexuality. In Huddle, there is fluidity and discovery.There is resistance and denial, and there is dominance and extremely willing submission. There are no admissions, declarations, or late-night confessions. These are stories about boys and men who love and lust. No labels required.

Do these characters come out to themselves in this anthology? Do they need to come out at all? Do you think some of them are first-timers in terms of M/M sex? We’d love to hear your opinions when you’ve read the collection, which, by the way, you can buy here for just 99 cents, or on Amazon or B&N.

And congratulations to Darren Young! Yes, oh yes, oh yes.

Coming on August 5th!

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Huddle Today

The hour’s right, so go and get your copy of Huddle: Sex With Sporty Queers (Vol. 1: Boys Varsity) via our website or Amazon (more retailers coming real soon), put on your favorite Pet Shop Boys (or Limp Wrist) album, and enjoy.  To celebrate the release of your favorite new M/M erotica anthology, we’ll be posting pictures of athletes doing sexy, or at least queer-looking, things. And now, I am so happy to start with none other than the New York Yankees.

Installment No. 1: Spreading the News

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Go right here for more of this good time.

Installment No. 2: “Impact Engine Fails”

More on how Andy Carroll convinced Lukasz Fabianski to not hide their affections anymore.

Installment No. 3: Boy-to-Boy Resuscitation

Nabbed from the Mirror with thanks (click photo for full article and details)

Nabbed from the Mirror with thanks (click photo for full article and details)

Installment No. 4: There Are No Lesbians in Football

Big surprise: It’s from here.

Installment No. 5: Loving Proud

Thank you, thank you, Qualia Folk!

Installment No. 6: Consent

And now we borrow from the Big Guys.

Installment No. 7: Snack Pack

When you’re this sexy, you don’t need an action shot: Robbie Rogers looking all “Twinkie.”

Big thanks to Project Q Atlanta for the boy candy.

Installment No. 8: Locked and Loaded

Thank you to the Poker Forums, where poker, apparently, is not always the topic at hand.

Installment No. 9: Perspective

Courtesy, as you see, of thechive.com.

Installment No. 10: There Are No Lesbians in Women’s Football (U.S. Edition)

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Courtesy of someplace, but mainly Angela’s hard drive.

Installation No. 11: Swingers

Courtesy of graphicshunt.com.

Installation No. 12: Beckham Apparently

From wikia.com.

Installation No. 13: Good Game

Thanks, gaysurfers.net!

Installation No. 14: The Game Winner

With thanks to competenetwork.com!

Installment No. 15: Goodnight

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There’s nothing really queer-looking about this picture or Alex Morgan, but I like it, so I figured I’d reward us all.

Thanks for celebrating Huddle’s release with us and, as always, for your support!

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Five Reasons Why You’ll Want Huddle

e5saNlBnIYKVCMfVcKj9wTJQpbYU2w4EUYByW8KGl04Huddle is out this coming Monday. I want to do something here that I didn’t quite do in my introduction. I want to tell you a little bit about these stories, why I believed they were the best, and—woah— how I suddenly found myself editing an M/M anthology. Here’s something I do say in my introduction: Huddle was meant to be queer—across-the-fucking-board queer. I mean, Huddle is queer, but it features only male characters. This came as a surprise, since I received an equal amount of other queer stories, but the five that fill Huddle were the ones that completely blew my mind—for their sultriness, their darkness, their ability to tell a compelling story and make me hot in my seat. Huddle is erotica, but, like many of Go Deeper Press’ releases, it’s literary, too. It’s everything I love in a story collection.

And it starts off strong, with “Game Set Match” by Dario Dalla Lasta. My God, I will never forget Trace Petrucco and his bright Pumas or Jeremy King and his Italian-sausage-sized cock. These two characters are so alive on the page, I swear I could smell them (Jeremy especially, since he’s the sweaty tennis player, who, you know, sort of reminded me of Pete Sampras). Or maybe it was the smell of locker room? For what it’s worth, I imagine Trace to smell like creamsicles: fruity. Anyway, Dario made me love both these guys in completely different ways and for completely different reasons. This takes masterful talent, I swear it.

Next is Benji Bright and “Free Run.” Okay, I love Benji Bright. In fact, I love Benji Bright so much, I interviewed him. He submitted this story, and I was, like, “Yes! BENJI BRIGHT!” I realized that, if I didn’t like the story, I’d have to reject it, but I don’t think Benji Bright can write a bad story. This is his natural gift: writing beautiful and vivid erotica that makes you feel like you’re part of the scenery (in this case, I was hiding behind a bush, watching what that lucky devil of a narrator was watching). There are moments in “Free Run” that feel silent and still—the narrator’s careful eye on his two running teammates in the woods—and it’s breathtaking, its longing and loneliness.

Remember this name: Theophilia St. Claire. “Punishment” is Theophilia’s story and, my God, if you can actually get the image of a young football stud (Brett Roff’s his name and he’s got wing tattoos on his back, which makes him, as far as I’m concerned, a sex angel) who’s allowed only to put his hands on the shower head, please email me. “Punishment” is Huddle’s wank story. I don’t think I’ve seen competition done like this before, and at the hands of the most perverse coach to have ever walked a high school football field. If you like your stories hard and raw and sexy as hell, head straight to “Punishment.”

Tamsin Flowers’ narrative in “Lucky Mascot” reminded me at first of Bret Easton Ellis. This was the deal winner. There’s something, you know, a little Less Than Zero about it: a kid of some privilege; previous history with drug use; confident, but bored and wanting to be elsewhere, anywhere, than where he is—until he takes a walk and stumbles upon the superstar pitcher, who’s up too late for someone with a important game the next day. So, Jed, the narrator, and Dick (that’s right—Pitcher Dick Gunnison) negotiate a way to ease all nerves and get the potential MLB candidate off to dreamland. It’s glorious how quickly they move to the solution that ends in release and relaxation for them both.

I fell in love with Christopher Stoddard’s character Christian from “Football Head” around Page 1. I think that most of us who realized we were queer at a very young age can probably identify with Christian in some ways: He’s vulnerable, a little eager to please, desperate to be loved and accepted for who he is. I imagine him small—a little goth, a little punk rock—especially when compared to JT, the hotshot quarterback from Bridgeport Prep, who warms only to Christian when he’s had too many and his bedroom door is closed. I love this story and its darkness, its realness, the way it makes me feel for Christian now as a much old queer girl. I want to buy him a sundae, tell him “It gets better”—all the stuff you want to do for kids who get their hearts broken after being strong enough to put them out there to begin with.

So, this is Huddle. I love it like the fluffiest, best-behaved dog I’ve never owned, like the child I’ll never have, like the dripping-hot  steamfest that it is. Huddle is exactly what I wanted it to be, despite the narrow focus I hadn’t imagined. I would fight for it—that’s how much it means to me. But for you? I just want it to make you smile. Here’s to hoping.

Thanks for supporting Go Deeper Press. If you’d like to browse our erotic, sex-positive e-books for brain and brawn, you can find our website here.

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Coming Real Soon From GDP: Huddle: Sex With Sporty Queers

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I haven’t  been this excited about a queer anthology since Discontents: New Queer Writers, which was published in 1991 and edited by Dennis Cooper. Remember that one? Anyway, I don’t remember Discontents being stories exclusively about boys and men desiring, obsessing, and/or wanting to fuck other men—athletic men, usually big, butch, and burly men—and that’s what Huddle: Sex With Sporty Queers (Vol 1. Boys Varsity) is all about. But I do remember how striking and unforgettable each and every voice was in this Cooper anthology, and I’m proud to say that Huddle’s got tons of that. It’s amazing, and likely features some of your favorite authors, or writers who will soon become some your favorite authors: Dario Dalla Lasta,Benji Bright, Theophilia St. Claire, Tamsin Flowers, and Christopher Stoddard.

Huddle: Sex With Sporty Queers (Vol 1. Boys Varsity) will be available for purchase (almost) everywhere on August 5, 2013.

Thanks for supporting Go Deeper Press. If you’d like to browse our erotic, sex-positive e-books for brain and brawn, you can find our website here.

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