If you are a reader of ebooks (like I am) and gay (like I am), then you probably occasionally purchase novels that have gay characters and love stories.
I must admit, I do like reading gay novels with a romantic bent. However, I do NOT enjoy cheap erotica.
Which seems to describe like 90% of the gay books on Amazon.
Okay, it’s not like I hate erotic stories, but reading endless variations on the “CIA agent falls for the witness he’s protecting an uses his DNA rifle to shoot pearlescent bullets of love into his ward’s turd furnace” gets old.
When I choose a gay novel, I just want Non-cliché characters and a good story that I can escape into. I don’t need (or want) graphic sex scenes every 30 pages.
This is why I was happy to discover the novel “Latakia” on Amazon. And it’s only 99-fucking cents!!
Sure, I was a bit skeptical given the price, but all the reviews were solid and I figured I could risk the pocket change.
It was money well spent.
Sure the premise is a bit fantastic, but fiction is supposed to have a fantasy element, no? I like escaping into fantastic stories.
The main protagonist Matt is abducted by terrorists in Syria in what turns out to be a case of mistaken identity. He gets rescued by a team of Navy SEALs, and his rescue turns him into an intelligence asset. He ends up putting his life in danger again with the SEAL team to take down a terrorist group, which starts a bizarre life-altering series of relationships with the men of SEAL Team 8– especially one in particular.
Travis. The closeted gay leader of the team.
And no, it doesn’t devolve into a SEAL sex orgy. It’s more of a story about adventure, found love (fraternal and sexual), character growth, and altering perceptions. A nice change of pace from the more base erotic tales.
And the kindle version is only 99-fucking cents!
So, if you like escapist gay fiction adventure/romance novels without graphic and overly wrought sex scenes, then I highly recommend splurging and getting this book.
You’ll be hooked after chapter four.