Virtually all the books I read this year are in the area of gay fiction (erotica, romance, horror, suspense, urban fantasy, western/cowboy, young adult, etc.), and as the year draws to an end I thought I’d put together a list of my favourite books and stories for 2009.
The two books that standout the most and I consider my #1 reads for 2009 are Amnesic Nostalgia by Zea Miller and Fool for Love: New Gay Fiction by editors Timothy J. Lambert and R.D. Cochrane. These two gems rightfully take their place as part of the list of some of my most favourite books.
Best in Gay Fiction for 2009
Backdraft: Firemen Erotica by editor Shane Allison (Cleis Press)
Only Words (Max and Skyler 1) by Acer Adamson (M&V Tailz)
Any Excuse (Max and Skyler 2) by Acer Adamson (M&V Tailz)
Lola Dances by Victor J. Banis (MLR Press)
Bashed: A Love Story by Rick R. Reed (MLR Press)
Love & Loyalty by Tere Michaels (Loose Id)
VGL Male Seeks Same by Rick R. Reed (Amber Quill Press/Amber Allure)
The Snow Queen by Erastes in I Do: An Anthology in Support of Marriage Equality by editor Kris Jacen (MLR Press) – Review
Mute Witness by Rick R. Reed (MLR Press)
Stonegate Stables by Gabriel Morgan (free online novel)