December 12th, 2014

andrew potter

New Release: Men of the Manor – Downton Abbey meets Grindr

Please join us in celebrating Rob Rosen's new anthology, Men of the Manor.

19th century England was full of slender English roses, corsets, and chaperones. Who needs that? Join Rob Rosen on a rough ride through parlors, stables, phonograph rooms, and anywhere else you can hoist up a frock coat. Men of the Manor pierces social boundaries and thrusts aside class structures, in a salacious anthology that could make even the worldliest butler blush. So retire to the drawing room, dim the lamps, and find yourself a stiff brandy. You’ll be gone some time.

Men of the Manor: Erotic Encounters between Upstairs Lords and Downstairs Lads by Rob Rosen
Paperback: 232 pages
Publisher: Cleis Press (October 7, 2014)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1627780661
ISBN-13: 978-1627780667
Amazon: Men of the Manor: Erotic Encounters between Upstairs Lords and Downstairs Lads
Amazon Kindle: Men of the Manor: Erotic Encounters between Upstairs Lords and Downstairs Lads

The country estate, masters and servants, mystery and intrigue, sex and money—all go hand in hand in these turn-of-the-century tales of what goes on behind the manor’s closed doors. Does the master lure the butler to the phonograph room for a romp behind the sofa, or does the stable boy have a tryst with the footman while the lord longingly watches on? Does the aristocrat drop his foppish manners when the butler helps him undress? And do the classes exchange more than pleasantries when the lamps are dimmed and the ladies retire for the evening?

Rob Rosen has gathered the hottest stories of romance and sex between wealthy aristocrats and the hard-working estate staff, all with a pre-World War I backdrop, including the fashion and art and the latest inventions of the day. War is years way, the estates are huge and sprawling, the fashionably elite have too much time on their hands, while the toiling underclass are always on the lookout for a means to a brighter future — no matter whose bed they end up in. Think Downton Abbey and Upstairs, Downstairs, but with enough sex to make the town vicar blush.

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Author bio: Rob Rosen (, author of the novels Sparkle: The Queerest Book You’ll Ever Love, Divas Las Vegas, Hot Lava, Southern Fried, Queerwolf, Vamp and Queens of the Apocalypse, and editor of the anthologies Lust in Time, Men of the Manor, and Best Gay Erotica 2015, has had short stories featured in more than two hundred anthologies.

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