I thought about writing erotica for a long time. I was afraid I’d lose myself in the excitement and longing, wasting time I could spend on more mainstream endeavors. I wondered if I had anything to say in the erotic arena. But if the urge is strong enough, all of us have something to say! So I began Making Men, writing a chunk of Chapter One. Then I set it aside. I forget if I doubted my erotic writing abilities, or if I felt the pull of another project. I have lots of “mainstream” projects happening, always!
Then I became excited about the idea of trying a number of different genres, erotica among them. I began to be excited and intrigued by thinking about what I found erotic. What it would stimulate me (in many ways) to write. I like things a little animalistic. Very frank. Blunt. (As I hope you will see in the excerpt below!) I thought that would be fun and satisfying, and so set back to work. This time, I was determined to finish, and this time, I did.
Along the way, I got to put some personal opinions and philosophies out there—for example, my belief, not so exotic, really, that any man can be sexy and can be an object of desire and love. Or my perpetual question about why men fuck, given that there would seem to be no traditional propagation purpose. Yet we go at it like crazy. At least, my characters go at it like crazy! I also addressed some issues around fathering, since all men are called on to perform this function in some way some time. And while chaste in one way, fathering is erotic in others.
So I hope everyone will enjoy the excerpt and be inspired to read the whole book. Thank you for reading, and thank you again, Elisa, for hosting me. And for all you have done for LGBT lit. We all salute you!
Making Men by Sam Standish
Paperback: 214 pages
Publisher: Wilde City Press, LLC (March 25, 2015)
COVER DESIGN CREDIT: Adrian Nicholas. (c) 2015 Wilde City Press
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Three passionate men. Tony and Kevin are older and have learned to give, body and soul, till it hurts. Into their lives comes another young man, wanting desperately to give and to take all he can. Together these three will reach heights they never imagined. And each will discover for himself where he has to go next. This is a tale of devotion and transcendence. A tale of young male bodies. A tale unlike any other you have ever read.
Tony walked in on two dazed, smiling young men, sprawled on Kevin’s bed, adrenalin still coursing through their naked frames. He sensed the abiding grace, the bond, the growth in the boy especially, whose eyes lit up for him.
“I made him come,” the boy said.
“Yeah?” said Tony.
“I didn’t even touch him, but he shot all over. Then he shot again, and it tasted different. Serving him helped make me more of a man. So the second time he shot, he had the sperm of a teacher. And I tasted it.”
“Hmm…makes me wanna taste it, too,” Tony said, winking at Kevin. “Fact, I wanna taste you both.”
“I thought,” the boy went on, “when Tony gets back, he’ll have learned something, and I’ve learned something, and we’ll taste different to each other because we’ll have different seed.” He went to Tony on his knees. “Feed me, Tony.”
Tony unzipped. “If you’ll feed me.”
The boy crawled to him. “Deal,” he said.
“Kev,” Tony said, “get the fuck over here. You gotta taste it, too, what I became today.” Both guys knelt to service Tony’s rod, their tongues yearning for the seed at his center.
“I’m gonna so cover you guys,” he murmured. Shivers ran through him to see how the boy had become a more focused, more passionate lover, the firm tip of his tongue attentively tracing the little veins up the length of Tony’s organ, lapping at what felt like a single, throbbing nerve ending at the tip, sending shots of pleasure up and down Tony’s frame.
“Get the fuck ready,” Tony whispered hoarsely. “You fucking get ready ’cause I’m gonna fuckin’ blow. Take my seed, man. Take my fuckin’ seed!”
BIO: SAM STANDISH lives on the edge of a dark forest by a mighty river. Making Men is his first novel.
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