Podcast author interviews on The Biggest Lover, Woof

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Ron Suresha did interviews with two Bear podcasts recently to discuss The Biggest Lover: Big-Boned Men’s Erotica for Chubs and Chasers, his new book (edited under his pen name, R. Jackson), now in print from Bear Bones Books.

BearPodcast

RJackson4 wide copyJanuary 13, 2016. http://bearpodcast.com Hosts: Nard and Ray. Guest: Ron Suresha.

Ron’s segment starts around 21:30.

Cubs Out Loud

January 24, 2016. http://cubsoutloud.com Hosts: Jeff, Damon, and Gary. Guest: R. Jackson.

Ron’s segment starts around 21:30.

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Podcast interviews ~ Woof

Dylan Thomas Good author pic 1Dylan Thomas Good did interviews with BearPodcast recently to discuss Woof, his new psychological thriller novel, now in print from Bear Bones Books.

January 19, 2016. http://bearpodcast.com Hosts: Nard and Ray. Guest: Dylan Thomas Good. Dylan’s segment starts around 10:30.

 

 

Now in print: The Biggest Lover

Now in print from Bear Bones Books:

The Biggest Lover

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A gutsy, groundbreaking collection of romantic, lusty tales for big guys and the men who love them!

Praise for The Biggest Lover:
“[Editor R.] Jackson’s anthology of 21 titillating quickies covers a variety of genres, but all the stories embrace those who like to live and love large. … a delicious panoply with something for every bear.” – Publishers Weekly
“The stories in this anthology are a must-read for any guy who’s ever felt left out of the gay scene because of his size or his desire for a man of size. This wonderfully curated collection includes works that are sweet, sweaty, and just plain hot.”   — Dan Oliverio, author of The Round World

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The Bear Bones Books imprint of Lethe Press proudly presents its 28th title, The Biggest Lover: Big-Boned Men’s Erotica for Chubs and Chasers, edited by noted gay and bi men’s erotica anthologist R. Jackson.

Not every gay man is obsessed with twinks who list the number of visible rib bones on their Grindr profile. Or men who can remember the number of reps at the gym but not their phone number. Some of us appreciate buying in bulk and that includes looking for love. Or just plain sex. Thank goodness for Bear culture which embraces girth. During Bear Week in Provincetown the stores do not even bother to sell clothes smaller than an XL and a man’s virility is often like the potency of moonshine: the more Xs on the jug the better, so XXXL is a chub in high demand.
It has taken too long for an erotica anthology to feature such men. It is our hope that readers who felt denied of attention and affection will read these stories and realize that love has no weight limit, no threshold, and neither should self-esteem.
As Girth & Mirth founding father Reed Wilgoren stated, “Just as people are coming out every day—men and women realizing their sexuality—new Bears and new Chubbies and new chasers are also evolving in the world. There have to be people waiting to embrace them and show them the way, much as who helped me to become what I am and who I am today.”
This groundbreaking anthology of 21 compelling stories of big masculine love, including outstanding fiction from renowned, award-winning authors as well as fresh voices, is sure to entertain, inform, and stimulate everyone who loves big men.

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Contents

  • Furball | Hank Edwards
  • A Man of Substance | Dale Chase
  • What the Hell?! | Ben Bauchlein
  • The Last Gift | Jeff Mann
  • Bulk City Gym (Boys to Men, Men to Giants) | Jack Fritscher
  • Temet Nosce | John Genest
  • Rainy Day | Charles Ov Lyons
  • He’s Five-One, He’s Beautiful, and He’s Mine | Jay Neal
  • Filled | Tom Farley
  • Burning on the Edge of the World | Matthew Bright
  • Hustler’s Endgame | Landon Dixon
  • Golden Walrus | Jerry Rabushka
  • Dionysus Tamed | Jay Starre
  • Coming in the Night | Skye Eagleday
  • Heavy Set | Shane Allison
  • Tag Team | Larry Faulkner
  • The Nip Man | Daniel M. Jaffe
  • The Story Next Door | Karl Taggart
  • Moby Dick | William Holden
  • Indivisible | Dylan Thomas Good
  • A Slice of Pi | ‘Nathan Burgoine

Version 2About the Editor: A gay Bear community pioneer and bisexual men’s advocate, R. Jackson is Editor of the men’s fiction anthologies Bearotica, Bear Lust, Bears in the Wild, Tales from the Den, and The Biggest Lover, all published by Bear Bones Books; with PJ Willis, Kink, from StarBooks Press; and Bi Guys, from Lethe Press, a Lambda Literary Award Finalist in Bisexual Literature.

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THE BIGGEST LOVER

Big-Boned Men’s Erotica for Chubs and Chasers
R. Jackson, editor
Bear Bones Books / Lethe Press  ~  February 14, 2016
Categories: Gay Fiction, Anthologies, Erotica
ISBN-10: 1-59021-545-1  ~  ISBN-13:  978-1-59021-545-6
264 pp., 6 x 9 inches
Paperback: $18.00 ~ eBook: $6.99

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Ask your local bookseller to order it for you, or order it from these online retailers:
~ The Biggest Lover on Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/27367117
~ The Biggest Lover in softcover on Amazon here: http://www.amazon.com/dp/1590215451
~ The Biggest Lover on Amazon Kindle:  http://www.amazon.com/dp/B01AK9B2H0
~ The Biggest Lover from the publisher: http://www.lethepressbooks.com/store/p134/The_Biggest_Lover_.html

December News from Bear Bones Books

Dear Bear Bones Books fans and friends,

the past few months have been busy and productive, and there’s quite a bit of news to share.

BBB won two Rainbow Book Awards!

First off, two BBB titles received Rainbow Book Awards. Stealing Arthur took the honors in Bisexual Fiction, and An Older Man won a Rainbow in Gay Fiction.

Stealing Arthur, a novel by Joel Perry     RBAWinner      AOM

Congratulations to Joel Perry and Wayne Hoffman!

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The Biggest Lover now available for pre-publication order on Amazon!

We are thrilled that our next book, a chuberotica anthology entitled The Biggest Lover, is now available on Amazon for pre-publication orders. Be sure to be the first bear on the block to get your copy as soon as it’s available.

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That’s pretty much it for now. Since Ron cannot find the charger on his beard trimmer, Movember has morphed into Decembeard. Will it last until Janubeardy or Febeardary? Watch this space!

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Don’t forget to support BearCity 3!

This summer, Ron and several Bear Bones Books titles were a part of the main shooting for BearCity 3. We are hoping the movie will be coming out next summer, but we need your support to help make it happen. Go to https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/bearcity-3-donate-to-finish-the-film#/ or just click below to be part of it!
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Forthcoming: The Biggest Lover: Big-Boned Men’s Erotica for Chubs and Chasers

Forthcoming March 2015 from Bear Bones Books:

The Biggest Lover

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Why have some of us forever admired, celebrated, and fetishized big men, while modern fashion and other social forces have long stigmatized, even demonized, fatness? How, and why, do we associate bigness with masculinity and sexuality? Strength, comfort, softness, abundance?

THE BIGGEST LOVER: BIG-BONED EROTICA FOR CHUBS & CHASERS features 21 sexy, compelling stories of men’s chuberotica that examine and portray some of these big issues. This groundbreaking anthology is bursting with robust tales of fat love, lust, romance, friendship, and community, with noted authors such as Jeff Mann, Jack Fritscher, William Holden, and Dale Chase, as well as fresh chuberotic voices, in a wide array of genres and styles. THE BIGGEST LOVER is certain to entertain, amuse, and thicken chubbies and chasers everywhere.

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Contents

  • Furball | Hank Edwards
  • A Man of Substance | Dale Chase
  • What the Hell?! | Ben Bauchlein
  • Bulk City Gym (Boys to Men, Men to Giants) | Jack Fritscher
  • Temet Nosce | John Genest
  • Rainy Day | Charles Ov Lyons
  • He’s Five-One, He’s Beautiful, and He’s Mine | Jay Neal
  • Filled | Tom Farley
  • Burning on the Edge of the World | Matthew Bright
  • Hustler’s Endgame | Landon Dixon
  • Golden Walrus | Jerry Rabushka
  • Dionysus Tamed | Jay Starre
  • Coming in the Night | Skye Eagleday
  • Heavy Set | Shane Allison
  • Tag Team | Larry Faulkner
  • The Nip Man | Daniel M. Jaffe
  • The Story Next Door | Karl Taggart
  • Moby Dick | William Holden
  • Indivisible | Dylan  Thomas Good
  • A Slice of Pi | ‘Nathan Burgoine

THE BIGGEST LOVER promises to be a popular collection of original sexy stories for big men and the guys who love them. Order the book from the publisher here:  http://www.lethepressbooks.com/store/p134/The_Biggest_Lover_.html

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THE BIGGEST LOVER: BIG-BONED EROTICA FOR CHUBS & CHASERS.

  • R. Jackson, Editor
  • Bear Bones Books, March 2016
  • 6×9, 258 pages
  • ISBN: 978-1-59021-545-6
  • Softcover $20, ebook $6.99
  • www.bearbonesbooks.com

Now in print: WOOF, a novel by D.T. Good

Now in print from Bear Bones Books:

Woof, a novel by Dylan Thomas Good

WUF frcoverrevThe Bear Bones Books imprint of Lethe Press is pleased to announce the release of its 27th title, Woof, the debut novel by Dylan Thomas Good.

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Advance Praise for Woof:

”Imagine your ex asking you to star in a documentary movie detailing the downfall of your relationship and you still won’t predict the emotional and psychosexual places Woof goes. It’s like a found footage film turned sadomasochistic gay bear fiction.”

— Daniel W. Kelly, Boys, Bears & Scares blog

“Compelling, witty, and shocking, Dylan Thomas Good’s debut novel Woof is a must for film noire loving Bears everywhere.

— Doug Langway, screenwriter & director, BearCity, BearCity 2: The Proposal, and BearCity 3.

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“How bad do you want it?”

Job leads, prescription medication, and days until eviction are all in short supply for Carl Danielson.

His aspiring filmmaker of an ex-boyfriend, Dwayne, shows up a year after their breakup, offering his destitute former flame $25,000 for the lead in a low-budget feature. There’s a catch, though — the film is based on their relationship.

Soon, it’s “lights, camera, chaos” as Carl and Dwayne expose the past year of their separate lives to one another — the broken, nightmarish secrets culminating in a gut-wrenching finale even Hollywood could never imagine.

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  • Paperback, 244 pages, 5.5 x 8.5 inches
  • $18.00 softcover, $6.99
  • ISBN-10: 1-59021-082-4
  • ISBN-13: 978-1590210826
  • Bear Bones Books
  • Release date: October 18, 2015

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About the Author

Inspired by his years in the gay and bisexual men’s Bear community, author Dylan Thomas Good fused a potent mix of screenwriting, sex, and suspense to create his first novel, Woof. Mr Good served as associate producer on the 2014 Double Windsor Films documentary, I Am Santa Claus. He currently resides on the shores of Washington State.

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Woof, a novel by D.T. Good, soon in print

Soon in print from Bear Bones Books:

Woof, a novel by Dylan Thomas Good

WUF frcoverrevThe Bear Bones Books imprint of Lethe Press is pleased to announce the forthcoming publication of its 27th title, Woof, the debut novel by Dylan Thomas Good.

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“How bad do you want it?”

 Job leads, prescription medication, and days until eviction are all in short supply for Carl Danielson.

His aspiring filmmaker of an ex-boyfriend, Dwayne, shows up a year after their breakup, offering his destitute former flame $25,000 for the lead in a low-budget feature. There’s a catch, though — the film is based on their relationship.

Soon, it’s “lights, camera, chaos” as Carl and Dwayne expose the past year of their separate lives to one another — the broken, nightmarish secrets culminating in a gut-wrenching finale even Hollywood could never imagine.

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About the Author

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Dylan Thomas Good, author of Woof

 Inspired by his years in the gay and bisexual men’s Bear community, author Dylan Thomas Good fused a potent mix of screenwriting, sex, and suspense to create his first novel, Woof.  Mr Good served as associate producer on the 2014 Double Windsor Films documentary, I Am Santa Claus. He currently resides on the shores of Washington State.

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Advance Praise for Woof:

”Imagine your ex asking you to star in a documentary movie detailing the downfall of your relationship and you still won’t predict the emotional and psychosexual places Woof goes. It’s like a found footage film turned sadomasochistic gay bear fiction.”

— Daniel W. Kelly, Boys, Bears & Scares blog

“Compelling, witty, and shocking, Dylan Thomas Good’s debut novel Woof is a must for film noire loving Bears everywhere.

— Doug Langway, screenwriter & director, BearCityBearCity 2: The Proposal, and BearCity 3.

  • Paperback, 244 pages, 5.5 x 8.5 inches
  • $18.00 softcover, $6.99
  • ISBN-10: 1-59021-082-4
  • ISBN-13: 978-1590210826
  • Bear Bones Books
  • Release date: October 18, 2015

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order the book directly from the publisher now!

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pre-order the book from Amazon now!

 

2015 Bear Bones Books bookshelf

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2015 Bear Bones Books bookshelf

July sale on BearCity and Bearotica!

July sales on BearCity and Bearotica!

BearCity:The Novel front cover

BearCity:The Novel front cover

To celebrate the announcement of the initial stage of development of the feature-length hirsute romcom movie, BearCity 3, Bear Bones Books is offering the hilarious BearCity: The Novel for half off this month, only at our website:

http://www.lethepressbooks.com/store/p100/BearCity%3A_the_Novel.html

And look for a special sale price of the softcover at the BBB booth at  Bear Market during Provincetown Bear Week on Thursday, July 16th!

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Bearotica front cover

BBB is also offering Bearotica ebooks on sale for 99¢ only this month from Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/57857

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Bear Market 2015

Look for these sales specials at the BBB booth at  Bear Market during Provincetown Bear Week on Thursday, July 16th, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm!
~ With a purchase of two books, get a third book of equal or lesser value for 1/2 off.
~  With a purchase of $50 or more, get a free copy of BearCity: The Novel.
~ With any purchase of $100 or more, get a free copy of BearCity: The Novel and a BBB ballcap.
Quantities are limited, so plan to come early to get your paws on some great bear lit at great prices. Sales specials cannot be combined.

Interview with author Wayne Hoffman

Interview with author Wayne Hoffman

Strobing Limelight

Hard headshotAward-winning novelist and journalist Wayne Hoffman offer a no-holds-barred look at gay life in his latest books. AN OLDER MAN, his newest release, is a sequel to his first novel, HARD, which is also being reprinted by Bear Bones Books. Together, the books follow a group of gay men searching for sex and romance against the backdrop of the AIDS epidemic, anti-gay repression, and the challenges they face simply by getting older.

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One of the reviews of Hard said: “think Woody Allen meets ACT UP.” That’s quite a combination—what does it mean?

Wayne Hoffman: To me, it means that there’s a lot of humor in the book, even though Hard is about very serious subjects: sex, politics, and AIDS. There’s anger, there’s lust, there’s jealousy and betrayal, but it’s the humor that ties the book together. The things the characters are dealing with are important—sometimes matters of life and death—but they keep their ability to laugh at themselves and each other. Well, most of them do.

HardWhat is Hard about?

WH: Hard centers on Moe Pearlman, a 20-something gay man in 1990s Manhattan. He’s sexually active—very much so—and a budding AIDS activist. But just as he’s trying to navigate his sexual and romantic exploits in the midst of the AIDS crisis, he keeps butting heads with Frank DeSoto, an older journalist and veteran activist who has a very different idea about sex and politics. As the city cracks down on gay sex, Moe and Frank end up on different sides of a personal and political battle.

A lot of Hard sounds like it’s based on real life.

WH: Hard came out of a very specific time in the 1990s, a turning point in the AIDS crisis. On the one hand, new drug treatments were transforming AIDS into something that was potentially more manageable. But on a political level, AIDS was still being used as a political football in the most cynical way by people who hated gay men, as well as those who pretended to be our friends. Sadly, two decades later, even though some of the specifics have changed, the broader story is still familiar.

In An Older Man, you come back to Moe’s life, about 15 years later. Did you always plan to revisit him?

WH: Readers have often asked me what ever happened to Moe and the rest of the guys in Hard, and I always said I honestly didn’t know. Then, after several years, I realized that I did know what happened to them—because they’d be going through things a lot of gay men go through as we get older. So I got started on the sequel.

AOMDo all the characters in Hard come back in An Older Man?

WH: Yes and no. Moe is the main character in both books, and some of the other characters show up again in An Older Man; his ex-boyfriend Gene and best friend Aaron are back, for instance, although Moe’s relationships with them have evolved over the years. A couple other people from Hard get mentioned in passing, but they’re not really part of Moe’s life anymore…and some new people have joined him.

An Older Man takes place during Bear Week in Provincetown. Why take the action outside New York?

WH: Like many of us, Moe needs to step outside of his everyday life to truly understand what he’s going through. His sexual appetite hasn’t changed much, but after spending decades chasing older men, he’s starting to find that he can’t attract the men he’s used to attracting quite so reliably anymore, now that he’s over 40 himself. Bear Week is a very intense vacation—sort of a sexual carnival, a solid week of non-stop fun—that makes it apparent to Moe that the way he’s been doing things for 20 years isn’t working anymore.

For gay men, is there sex after 40?

WH: Yes. God, yes. It’s different from sex when you’re younger, but I’ll tell you something that nobody under 40 will truly understand or believe: I’ve found that it’s even better than it was in my 20s. And it was pretty damn good back then.

There is definitely a lot of sex in both books, but it’s not pornographic. What’s the difference, to you, between sexually explicit fiction and porn?

WH: The motivation. My books are explicit because the specific details are essential to the story, if you want to understand the characters’ desires and vulnerabilities and the risks they’re willing to take. In porn, the point is to turn the reader on. If my intention was to write porn—there’s nothing wrong with writing porn, mind you, but it’s not what I’m trying to do—the scenes might be a bit more titillating, a little more rooted in fantasy than very concrete reality. My husband pointed out that even thought there are a lot of sex scenes in Hard, in most of them, something goes wrong. That doesn’t happen in porn, where there’s almost always a happy ending.

In Hard, there’s an inkling that Moe might be intrigued by bear culture—he even poses for a magazine called Woof. But in An Older Man, he’s more explicitly bear-identified. What finally drew him in?

WH: Back in the 1990s, Moe knew that he liked hairy guys, older guys. As he became a hairy, older guy himself—with a gut that wasn’t going away any time soon—he naturally gravitated to the place where he felt not only tolerated but actually embraced for his looks.

Older Man headshotHow much of Moe Pearlman is based on you?

WH: I’m less neurotic than Moe, and happily married, so I’m not searching for Mister Right—I found him a long time ago. But Moe and I both share anxieties about our bodies and have similar tastes in men, and similar notions about sexual politics and chosen families. If you’re asking if my sexual skills measure up to Moe’s, well …

How can readers find out more about your books, and your events?

WH: They can check out waynehoffmanwriter.com for the latest updates.

 

Wayne Hoffman readings of Hard, An Older Man

Wayne Hoffman readings of Hard, An Older Man

Events

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Thursday 7/16/15
PROVINCETOWN

Wayne will be selling and signing books at the Bear Bones Books booth at Bear Market, held at the Crown & Anchor, from 12-2 p.m., and then reading at the Provincetown Public Library, 356 Commercial Street, at 7 p.m.

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Saturday 9/26/15
CATSKILLS

Wayne will be reading from An Older Man at Catskill Art Society, 48 Main Street in Livingston Manor, NY, at 2 p.m. Books will be for sale (cash only), with 20% of proceeds going to benefit CAS.

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Monday 10/5/15
BOSTON

Wayne will be reading from An Older Man at The Harvard Coop, at 1400 Mass. Ave. (3rd floor) in Cambridge, at 7 p.m.

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LOS ANGELES

Wayne will be reading from An Older Man at Book Soup, at 8818 Sunset Blvd. in West Hollywood, at 3 p.m. He will be joined by fellow Bear Bones Books author Daniel M. Jaffe.

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Tuesday 10/20/15
SAN FRANCISCO

Wayne will be reading from An Older Man at Books Inc. in the Castro, 2275 Market Street, at 7 p.m. This event is sponsored by Bears of San Francisco.

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Wednesday 10/21/15
SAN FRANCISCO

Wayne will be the featured reader at Smack Dab’s monthly open mike night in the Castro.

More info at Wayne Hoffman’s events page.

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Hard, a novel by Wayne Hoffman

Bear Bones Books / Lethe Press • April 20, 2015 • Categories: Novels, Gay Fiction

ISBN-10: 1-59021-290-4 • ISBN-13: 978-1-59021-290-5

364 pp., 5.5 x 8.5 inches • Paperback: $18.00 • eBook: $5.99

Distributed by: Baker & Taylor, Ingram.

Also available in Kindle and all other electronic-book formats

Order Hard directly from the publisher here.
Order the softcover book from Amazon here.
Order the ebook from Amazon Kindle here.