Gay Pulp Fiction

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.

Real 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.


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Nickname: Munt Measurements: 45 B, 34, 38(?) Ambition: to be the best human ever! Turn ons: long walks on the beach, romantic dinners, porn, rainbows, cock Turn offs: bad smell face, men who are full of themselves, dead puppies, popcorn, sadness
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7 Responses to Gay Pulp Fiction

  1. Partick says:

    I did an actual spit take at “pearlescent bullets of love.” Thanks

  2. Dirk says:

    I think I’ll just stick with Jackie Collins…

  3. Kevin says:

    You may like the Silurian series by L.A. Wilson. I think the first 3 or 4 in the series (of 9 so far) are free on iBooks and IMHO a pretty darn good read. Not tawdry trashy Harlequin fluff, more like a retelling of legend and historical fiction with a homo main character.

  4. Nik_TheGreek says:

    so, how many stars would you give it?

    • Kevin says:

      I’d give the Silurian series 5/5. I enjoy historical fiction, and taking the mix of myth, legend and history, and combining it with an acceptance of gay makes it even better. I think it’s well written as it captured my attention through the entire series. The focus isn’t on trashy romance (yes, there is romance). The reader is taken along the journey of these individuals as they live and grow, and one can’t help but develop a relationship with certain of the characters. Try the first book, it’s free on iBooks. I’ve read Latakia also, which I found to be a pretty simple read, and certainly wouldn’t rate it as high as Silurian.

  5. Cliff says:

    The best gay novel I’ve ever read, which is a major tearjerker, is Borrowed Time by Paul Monette. I read it about 15 years ago, and it still resonates with me today.

  6. Amazon isn’t the best place to find LGBTQ books, they tend to get buried, particularly beneath the m/m erotica that is a favorite genre of straight women. This is why your search results end up as they do. Try this instead:, and it has Amazon links.

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