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Erastes is the the creator of Speak Its Name – the only place on the net for reviews, resources and discussion of gay historical fiction.

Erastes latest published book is JUNCTION X published by CHEYENNE BOOKS. Based on a tragic true story, it is the tale of Edward, a closeted, married, middle-aged stockbroker who, in 1960′s England, falls passionately in love for the first time, with the 17 year old son of his next-door-neighbour.

Standish was Eraster's first novel, recently reprinted.

Mere Mortals won a 2011 Rainbow Award as Best LGBT Historical.


Further Readings:

Standish by Erastes
Paperback: 270 pages
Publisher: Lethe Press; New edition (January 28, 2013)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1590214277
ISBN-13: 978-1590214275
Amazon: Standish
Amazon Kindle: Standish

A great house. A family dispossessed. A sensitive young man. A powerful landowner. An epic love that springs up between two men. Set in the post-Napoleonic years of the 1820's, Standish is a tale of two men - one man discovering his sexuality and the other struggling to overcome his traumatic past. Ambrose Standish, a studious and fragile young man, has dreams of regaining the great house his grandfather lost in a card game. When Rafe Goshawk returns from the continent to claim the estate, their meeting sets them on a path of desire and betrayal which threatens to tear both of their worlds apart. Painting a picture of homosexuality in Georgian England, Standish is a love story of how the decisions of two men affect their journey through Europe and through life.

Mere Mortals by Erastes
Paperback: 256 pages
Publisher: Lethe Press (March 23, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1590210433
ISBN-13: 978-1590210437
Amazon: Mere Mortals
Amazon Kindle: Mere Mortals

Orphaned Crispin Thorne has been taken as ward by Philip Smallwood, a man he's never met, and is transplanted from his private school to Smallwood s house on an island on the beautiful but coldly remote, Horsey Mere in Norfolk. Upon his arrival, he finds that he's not the only young man given a fresh start. Myles Graham, and Jude Middleton are there before him, and as their benefactor is away, they soon form alliances and friendships, as they speculate on why they ve been given this new life. Who is Philip Smallwood? Why has he given them such a fabulous new life? What secrets does the house hold and what is it that the Doctor seems to know? Trust acclaimed author Erastes to tell a moving story in the field of gay historical romance.

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Date: 2009-03-18 12:51 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
mmmmm la trama mi "intriga" parecchio solo che ...................
uffffffffffffffffa e' in inglese **''''''
(mi verrebbero troppi mal di testa nel tentare di leggerlo)
in Italia no non si pensa di tradurre libri del genere vero ?

Date: 2009-03-18 12:55 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Eh no purtroppo... ma Erastes ha un libro in uscita con un editore di mainstream (sono editori con grande distribuzione), Transgression. Forse per quello c'è qualche possibilità che venga tradotto, ma comunque c'è da aspettare. Elisa

Date: 2009-03-18 07:26 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
infatti "campa cavallo che l'erba cresce" (forse)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
sono sempre piu' convinta che in Italia siamo ancora molto bacchettoni e bigotti
posso chiederti una cosa tu che hai girato e molto probabilmente conosci bene anche lo slang
che cos'e' un bishies restaurant
ho chiesto a qualcuno e guardato anche sul vocabolario ma non sono venuta a capo di nulla -.-''''
thank u ^^

Date: 2009-03-18 07:33 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
L'unica cosa che mi viene in mente è che sia un ristorante con camerieri carini, tipo un topless bar al maschile. Bishy (plurale Bishies) è il termine inglese per Bishounen, che vuol dire ragazzo dalla bellezza eterea, quasi femminile. Elisa


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