All The Boys

Lucas Steele
All The Boys
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Publisher
Xcite Books
Release Date
January 2011
ISBN
9781908086723
Genre
Erotic Romance, LGBTQ

SUMMARY
With plenty of varied man-on-man action and stunningly erotic themes these stories will provide a memorable feast of quality fiction that demonstrate, when a man loves a man, anything can happen!

All The Boys by Sommer Marsden

Garden Variety Michael Bracken

Getting Off Easy by Landon Dixon

Satan's Sauna by Thom Gautier

Anger by Thomas Fuchs

These stories have also been published in When A Man Love a Man ISBN 9781907761638

Book Review by DH Starr (author)
Jul 03, 2011   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
112 people found the following review helpful
ALL THE BOYS is a collection of short stories available through Xcite books. I am not typically an anthology reader, but I chose to select an anthology and give it a shot. The common theme within this series of stories seemed to be anger. Each story had a protagonist that was not so much a hero as he was a very real person, albeit with anger management issues.

It was surprising to read erotic romance that centered on anger, but it was also an interesting change from the typical erotic and sweet romances I have read. There was nothing formulaic about this collection and each story definitely pushed the envelope and forces the reader to think.

While there were some stories I liked better than others, overall I would give the anthology 3 stars. Each story on its own painted a sketch, but I found that I wanted it to go deeper so that I could better understand the unusual characteristics of the main characters.

In All The Boys by Sommer Marsden and Anger by Thomas Fuchs, both main characters had aggressive personalities which became inflamed within sexual situations. Their anger became almost scary at a certain point, but the authors did a nice job of showing how working through their anger was how they could potentially find happiness in the future.

In Garden Variety by Michael Bracken and Getting Off Easy by Landon Dixon, the authors portrayed main characters who were relatively closeted but who found someone who they could express their sexual needs and appetite with. Where the sex in both was extraordinary, the connection between the main characters and their partners was impersonal. Again, this wasn't a problem so much as unusual and I wanted to know more of why these characters would be satisfied with seemingly meaningless encounters.

Perhaps the story which most closely matched my personal taste was Satan's Sauna by Thom Gautier. This story portrayed two characters that I would really like to see end up together. I could see the short turning into a full-fledged story. While the two heroes engage in a brief encounter in a gym sauna, both are kind-hearted and appealing in a softer, less-than-angry sort of way…which made it a bit of a stand out in this collection.

All in all, it was a fun read, one I would bring on a vacation to eat up some time, but not one that would make it to the top of my reading list.
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Book Review by DH Starr (author)
Jul 03, 2011
119 people found the following review helpful
ALL THE BOYS is a collection of short stories available through Xcite books. I am not typically an anthology reader, but I chose to select an anthology and give it a shot. The common theme within this series of stories seemed to be anger. Each story had a protagonist that was not so much a hero as he was a very real person, albeit with anger management issues.

It was surprising to read erotic romance that centered on anger, but it was also an interesting change from the typical erotic and sweet romances I have read. There was nothing formulaic about this collection and each story definitely pushed the envelope and forces the reader to think.

While there were some stories I liked better than others, overall I would give the anthology 3 stars. Each story on its own painted a sketch, but I found that I wanted it to go deeper so that I could better understand the unusual characteristics of the main characters.

In All The Boys by Sommer Marsden and Anger by Thomas Fuchs, both main characters had aggressive personalities which became inflamed within sexual situations. Their anger became almost scary at a certain point, but the authors did a nice job of showing how working through their anger was how they could potentially find happiness in the future.

In Garden Variety by Michael Bracken and Getting Off Easy by Landon Dixon, the authors portrayed main characters who were relatively closeted but who found someone who they could express their sexual needs and appetite with. Where the sex in both was extraordinary, the connection between the main characters and their partners was impersonal. Again, this wasn't a problem so much as unusual and I wanted to know more of why these characters would be satisfied with seemingly meaningless encounters.

Perhaps the story which most closely matched my personal taste was Satan's Sauna by Thom Gautier. This story portrayed two characters that I would really like to see end up together. I could see the short turning into a full-fledged story. While the two heroes engage in a brief encounter in a gym sauna, both are kind-hearted and appealing in a softer, less-than-angry sort of way…which made it a bit of a stand out in this collection.

All in all, it was a fun read, one I would bring on a vacation to eat up some time, but not one that would make it to the top of my reading list.
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