Lasting Lust: Kinky Couples in Love

Coming Out of the Closet Once Again

I’m coming out again, but this time is has nothing to do with being gay. This time I’m talking about a pen name I’ve used several times over the years.

In the anthology, LASTING LUST, I edited last year I included one of my own short stories and I used a pen name. The title of the story is “Back in the Day,” and the pen name I used is “R. Wilde.” I did this because the story is slightly different than others I’ve written with my real name, and I wanted it to stand alone.

But I’ve been getting e-mails since the book was released about this, so I’ve decided to admit it once and for all (smile). After all, it’s not like I’m admitting all my pen names.

LASTING LUST: A Mostly lgbt Collection of Short Stories about Long Term Relationships and Love

Every now and then I like to revisit older books I’ve done. And LASTING LUST is probably one of my favorites. The original title for this book was “Lasting Love,” and we changed it at the last minute thinking “lust” worked better than “love.” But it’s just as much about love as it is lust, and the best part is it’s based on long term relationships, which aren’t written about very often.

And even though the book isn’t strictly lgbt, a good deal of the stories are. I even have one of my own short stories in this book, which I wrote under a well guarded pen name I rarely talk about. Below is the synopsis, which tells more.

In this empowering, romantic anthology of Lasting Love, there are carefully crafted stories by seasoned writers that offer an unforgettable experience. From the tale about a sexy young wife who conceives a lustful feast on Super Bowl Sunday for her handsome husband and his hunky, horny buddies, to the story of a tenth anniversary celebration that is as sexy as it is tender.But more than that, there are a few surprises, too. A sexually charged, thirty-three year old woman finally decides to act upon the silent love she’s been harbouring for many years for a hot young stud, a soap opera star finds lasting love in the most unconventional, unexpected way imaginable in a Brooklyn Brownstone, and a hot looking gay couple celebrate their twenty year anniversary by travelling back to the sex club where they first met twenty years earlier.This is an anthology of traditional romantic tales, separated by quirky, often outrageous stories of lovers that have lasted and endured the test of time. The women are strong and courageous and the men are hot and willing to please. It’s the perfect balance of escapism and reality, and there’s something to be learned from each character, especially in the last story titled, La petite mort.

Gay Excerpt from LASTING LUST Anthology…

I promised an excerpt from one of the stories in the LASTING LUST: KINKY COUPLES IN LOVE anthology. So here it is. This one was written by a writer who goes by the pen name Christian Graziedella. In his biography at the end of the anothology, he mentions that he works as an actor and most people would probably know his name. I’m not saying.

In Provincetown, the bars closed at one in the morning. So they showered fast and got dressed to go out. Justin spiked his short blond hair and put on his jeans with the rip up the back thigh. Bill wore low-rise jeans and stuffed his feet into heavy black boots. They both wore tight T-shirts; Bill’s was white and Justin’s red. They were out the door by ten thirty, carrying black leather jackets over their arms.

First they went to a small bar across the street from the guest house. A basement bar, beneath another less desirable guest house, called “The Student Gathering”. The place clearly worked hard to attract a college crowd, but it seemed like all they got were the alumni. It was a slow night. The dark cavern was stippled with twenty or so men who were all over sixty. They stared down at Justin’s ripped jeans and licked their lips. He didn’t make eye contact with anyone, but it was nice to feel like chicken again. When they crossed by the bar, an older guy put his hand through the ripped jeans and grabbed his ass. Justin smiled and backed into the guy’s hand so he could slide it across his naked ass; he didn’t mind being felt up in public for a few minutes.

After a couple of martinis there, they left and walked down to Commercial Street to make the rounds. The Atlantic House, better known as the A-House, was all lit, with beefy bouncers at the door taking twenty bucks a head. But inside, twenty bucks later, they only found about a handful of younger townies all discussing drag shows and Brad and Angelina’s new adoption. The music was excellent, but they’d never been into dancing. So they ordered two more martinis and hung out at the bar for a half hour. Justin was hoping someone decent would walk through the door and slide his hand down his pants again.

LASTING LUST: KINKY COUPLES IN LOVE…RELEASE DAY

My new anthology, LASTING LUST: KINKY COUPLES IN LOVE, was just released by ravenous romance today. All the authors who contributed were wonderful and professional to work with, and their stories are fantastic. There’s something for everyone in this book, with a few gay stories, and one that involves a unique relationship with a hot TV soap star and the transgender he falls in love with.