Monday, January 5, 2015

Men of the Manor Edited by Rob Rosen

Title: Men of the Manor
Edited by Rob Rosen
Publisher: Cleis Press
Genre:  Anthology 

Erotic Encounters Between Upstairs Lords & Downstairs Lads
with enough sex to make the town vicar blush.

The Maze By Dale Chase
Finnias Laredo By Alex Stitt 
Finsloe By Xavier Axelson
Booting By Salome Wilde
Seducing the Footman By Brent Archer
Folly's Ditch By Felice Picano
Manor Games By Michael Roberts
Brass Rags By J. L. Merrow
Mutable Memories By Michael Bracken
Front Door, Back Door By Logan Zachary
Chauffeur's Hole By Landon Dixon
Master Jeffy Learns a Lesson By Sasha Payne
Bohemian Rhapsody By Rob Rosen

English country houses, mystery and intrigue, sex and money—all go hand in hand in Men of the Manor, a collection of dizzyingly sexy encounters featuring randy aristocrats, eager stable boys and devoted footmen.

 Does the aristocrat drop his grand manners when his manservant helps him undress? What happens behind the gilded door to a decadent party full of squiffy men on the make? And do the upstairs and downstairs chaps exchange more than pleasantries when the lamps are dimmed, the candles snuffed out and the ladies retire for the evening?

Gay erotica veteran Rosen delivers 13 tales of masters and servants, dandies, fops, and schoolboy dalliances that carry into adulthood. They range from the playful, like Sasha Payne’s “Master Jeffy Learns a Lesson,” an erotic riff on Wodehouse’s Jeeves and Wooster stories, to the pornographic, as in Michael Roberts’s “Manor Games,” where a servant secretly services his master’s opponents at a poker game to help him clear a debt. 

There is some exploration of the damaging nature of class-driven social structures, tangentially in J.L. Merrow’s teasing “Brass Rags,” in which a young lord rescues an unjustly terminated servant with less-than-noble intentions, and more seriously in Logan Zachary’s “Front Door, Back Door,” where a household servant who suffers the young heir’s unwanted attentions tries to spare the new chauffeur from the same fate and finds a new friend.

The collection will appeal to fans of agonized internal conflict, unabashed raunch, and charming euphemisms such as the “joys of rear occupation.”

About the Editor:

Rob Rosen is the multi-award-winning 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. He is also the editor of the anthology Lust in Time: Erotic Romance Through the Ages. His short stories have been featured in more than 180 anthologies, twenty stories of which can be found in his erotic romance anthology, Good & Hot. 
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