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An Older Man — now back in print (and Kindle)!

Bear Bones Books is pleased to announce the release of Wayne Hoffman’s novella, An Older Man, available now in softcover from Amazon and in an e-reader edition on Kindle.

Moe Pearlman—once the 20-something protagonist of Hard—is now over 40, overweight, and going gray. For someone used to being the adorable younger guy chasing after older men, that’s not particularly easy. But Moe’s whole conception of himself is challenged when he spends Bear Week in Provincetown, an event that brings thousands of mature gay and bi men to the tip of Cape Cod the week after Independence Day to revel and relax.  

Front cover, An Older Man
Cover photograph by David Gray / Yogabear Studios

Still singular in his focus and sexual appetites, Moe hopes he’ll find a hot older guy and have an intense summer fling. Joining him on vacation is Moe’s ex-lover Gene and Gene’s new boyfriend Carlos, so Moe has no reason to feel lonely, but when the older objects of Moe’s affection start looking right past him in favor of younger rivals, Moe is shaken to the core.

Praise for An Older Man

“The simple honesty and openness of its sexuality felt like the first blast of spring after a long, cold winter. . . . Hoffman knows how to keep the pages turning but also how to take us deep, deftly connecting the explicit to the profound. A quick, fun read that packs plenty of insight.”

Publishers Weekly (Staff Pick)

“Smart . . . engrossing . . . both a breezy story about a horny vacationing bear and a contemporary examination of the difficulties gay men encounter when addressing issues of self-acceptance, body image, aging, loneliness, and their own sexual culture as it evolves in the digitized 21st century.”

Bay Area Reporter

An Older Man is a charming, genuine love letter to Provincetown. . . . With great skill, Hoffman’s prose beautifully captures the spirit of this truly unique destination.”

Chelsea Station Magazine

“A bear-hug of a book that is equal parts burly bouquet of bear culture, a love letter to Provincetown, and a sexy story about our hirsute hero Moe’s quest to find ‘the one.’”

— Gregg Shapiro, author, Lincoln Avenue

An Older Man is about the aging of the first generation of gay men spending adulthood free of the closet and mostly free of the epidemic that took our older brothers. That makes it an important book. What makes it a really good book, is, it’s funny, moving, and makes you want to turn its pages to learn what happens next. You’ll root for its hero, Moe Pearlman, despite his failings, and you’ll regret having to part ways with him and his friends when you reach the story’s surprising end.”

— Eric Orner, author, The Completely Unfabulous Social Life of Ethan Green

Wayne Hoffman, author, An Older Man
Author photograph by Frank Mullaney

Wayne Hoffman’s acclaimed debut novel, Hard, and its sequel, An Older Man, are published by Bear Bones Books. Another of Wayne’s novels, Sweet Like Sugar, won the Stonewall Book Award. The author lives in New York City and the Catskills.

Coming soon . . . the re-release of Wayne’s novel, Hard.

Now back in print: Mugs o’ Joy

Now Back in Print: 20th Anniversary, 3rd revised edition of Mugs o’ Joy: Delicious Hot Drinks

Mugs o Joy

Delicious Hot Drinks

Mugs o’ Joy: Delicious Hot Drinks is a recipe book filled to the brim with instructions to make dozens of time-honored hot beverages from around the world, including many delectable variations.

Detailed directions show you how to prepare dozens of tasty traditional hot Coffee, Tea, Tisane, Cocoa, Punch, Nog, and Grog drinks and much more — there are even 39 varieties of International Coffee!

Plus tantalizing original concoctions certain to put a smile on your mug:

~ Oranginger Zinger    ~ Saffronia    ~ Hot Salted Malted Mocha

~ Mocha Bianco    ~ Cider Citrus Punch    ~ Hot Avalanche   

~ Hot Maple Mint Milk    ~ El Cacao Calor    ~ Nice Hawaiian Punch

First published in 1998, this new Twentieth Anniversary Edition of Mugs is thoroughly revised with new recipes and redesigned featuring photographs of miniature mugs in the author’s collection.

Ron J. Suresha is an award-winning author / editor of more than a dozen books of nonfiction, fiction, poetry, art, and folklore. Originally from Detroit, Michigan, he lives now in New Milford, Connecticut.

  Mugs o’ Joy: Delicious Hot Drinks
20th Anniversary Edition
Third Revised Edition
Illustrated throughout

First CreateSpace / Kindle edition

September 2018

ISBN-13: 978-1-98367-566-9  

ISBN-10: 1-983-67566-0

The 5th title published by Bear Bones Books

Jay Neal’s Waking Up Bear — now back in print!

Waking Up Bear — now back in print!

Jay Neal’s short story collection reissued by Bear Bones Books


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Order the softcover here!

Soon coming — Order the Kindle edition here!



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“Jay Neal’s WAKING UP BEAR & OTHER URSINE STORIES is a tremendously fun and wildly sexy romp through Beardom. Written with great humor, honesty, compassion, and arousing eroticism, Neal’s stories explore the passionate, romantic nature of Bears and admirers.

“His heroes are often shy, self-doubting men who somehow find the balls to grab the fantasy guys they desire and the love they seek. In creating an erotic world where Bears are the hottest of studs and most loving of men, Neal successfully transforms Bear fantasy into Bear reality on the page.”

— DANIEL M. JAFFE, Author of The Limits of Pleasure & Jewish Gentle


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“Jay Neal thickens and sweetens all his writing with a honeyed sense of humor, and his wit, humility, and humanity shine through even his most acerbic observations of Bear relationships and community. . . . What the denizens of his fiction have in common is an awakening to a certain erotic state of being — one which in the shorthand of gay parlance we call being a Bear.”

— R. JACKSON, Editor of Bearotica & The Biggest Lover, from the Preface


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Sexy, fun, and often touching, WAKING UP BEAR features twenty of Jay Neal’s most captivating stories, from the pages of American Bear magazine and several Lambda Literary Award-winning anthologies of gay men’s erotic fiction, including three previously unpublished tales.


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Bears on Bears, new edition, available on Kindle!

Bears on Bears: Interviews & Discussions, new edition, now available on Kindle! 


The new edition of “the Bible” on Bears is now once again available from the author and Bear Bones Books in Kindle format!

Get it here.

BBB publishes new edition of Bears on Bears

Bear Bones Books publishes new edition of Bears on Bears

Independent press Bear Bones Books is proud to issue its second title, the third edition of

Bears on Bears: Interview & Discussions, by Ron J. Suresha.

Available now! Order the new BBB indie edition of Bears on Bears.

Check out the free preview below.

Kindle edition coming soon!

BBB publishes new edition of Uncommon Sense of Mullah Nasruddin

A new softcover edition of

The Uncommon Sense of the Immortal Mullah Nasruddin

is now available from Bear Bones Books on!

The Uncommon Sense of the Immortal Mullah Nasruddin, 2nd revised edition

The Kindle version of the new edition will be available very soon.

The audiobook, narrated by Ted Brooks, is still available from




Order your copy of the 2nd revised edition now!


Coming soon:

The first revised edition of

Extraordinary Adventures of Mullah Nasruddin

Bear Bones Books enters a new phase

Bear Bones Books enters a new phase

Bear Bones Books is dissociating from its former publisher and stepping out and forward on its own.

BBB will operate as an independent publisher primarily working through Amazon’s CreateSpace, Kindle, and Audible divisions.

We are reissuing several of Ron J. Suresha’s titles and hope to reissue some of the BBB fiction anthologies. BBB may also eventually issue new titles.

The work has already begun:

  • A new softcover edition of Suresha’s award-winning book, The Uncommon Sense of the Immortal Mullah Nasruddin, is available now from Amazon.
  • Uncommon Sense will be available on Kindle again shortly.
  • Uncommon Sense narrated by Ted Brooks is still available on Audible.

Our first projects in 2018 are to reissue:

  • A new softcover edition of Suresha’s award-winning book, Extraordinary Adventures of Mullah Nasruddin, a Kindle version, and the audiobook.
  • A new softcover edition of Suresha’s acclaimed book, Bears on Bears, and a Kindle version.
  • A new softcover edition of Suresha’s award-winning book (under his pseudonym “R. Jackson”), Bi Guys, and a Kindle version.

Please stay tuned for further developments and contact us at with any queries. Woof!

New Artist: Jeremy James and the Villaineers

Bear Radio welcomes indie folk rock band from Albany, New York – Jeremy James and the Villaineers to the playlist with “The High Road”. Front man Jeremy James, an Arkansas native, is “a hallmark of songwriting talent (CE Skidmore, Glens Falls Post Star)” and “the real deal (Alan Bennett Ilagan,” The High Road ia an indie folk/rock project with a 60’s vibe to it. BRN premieres 4 selected tacks all this month.

The Biggest Lover receives Honorable Mention from Rainbow Book Awards

UPDATE: The Biggest Lover was actually named a Rainbow Book Awards runner-up!


RainbowAwardsThe Biggest Lover: Big-Boned Men’s Erotica for Chubs and Chasers received an Honorable Mention from the 2016 Rainbow Book Awards!

2016 Rainbow Awards Honorable Mentitbl-book-displayon: The Biggest Lover by R. Jackson

A fine collection of erotica for large men and those who lust after them. Excellent writing throughout and a strong balance of stories, many very vivid and interesting. Well curated and edited.

Get The Biggest Lover from Amazon or your local bookseller!

BBB Blowout Sale at Bear Mart During Spookybear

BBB Blowout Sale at Bear Mart During Spookybear

bbb-logo-2014-2-bearDon’t miss the fabulous Bear Bones Books blowout sale this Saturday, October 29th, from 10:00am – 3:00pm at the Boatslip. Our entire inventory is priced to go, so come on down and get your holiday gifts for every good bear on your list.

Bear Bones Books Spookybear Specials

~ All books

$1.00 off

~ Buy any 3 books:

Get 1 book* FREE!

* selected titles only ≤ $18 list price

BBB cappix triad~ Any sale $100 +

Get a BBB Ballcap** FREE!

** while they last — supplies are limited — available in black and brown only

Specials may be combined