The One That Gave
by TC Blue
376 pages / 113000 words
Unofficially questioning someone who might have information associated with a legal case isn’t the best way to meet a potential date. In fact, it’s not the way Troy Bernay ever expected to, but male nurse Lex Harrington is… interesting. Too much so when Lex’s involvement with the aftermath of an accident caused by the son of one of Troy’s clients might create a conflict of interest.
Lex hasn’t had the best of luck with men. In fact, he’s had such bad luck that he’s given up on finding someone to spend more than a week or two with. His work hours are just too ‘inconvenient’ for most guys. That doesn’t stop him from wishing, of course, and Troy Bernay seems just about perfect for a fun, no-drama good time. Except for a pesky police investigation into the most recent multiple vehicle accident, of course, and needing to stay away from lawyers, cops, and the media if he wants to keep his job.
Running into each other unexpectedly at a party has both Troy and Lex wondering whether there’s a way to have their cake and eat it, too, but even in the best case scenario, something’s got to give.
Happily Ever After
by CB Conwy
225 pages / 61600 words
Mischa isn’t stupid; he knows that happily ever afters only happen in fairytales. Still, he’d thought that as soon as Tom got over the horrible assault that almost tore them apart, everything would be better. Perhaps not fairytale happy right away, but better. Instead, they seem to be falling apart, and quite spectacularly so. What Mischa doesn’t take into account is the fact that violence has long-term consequences — consequences that are threatening to shake the very foundation of Tom and Mischa’s relationship. Because Mischa can handle Tom’s weakness, but he can’t face his own. He doesn’t have a choice, though. Not if they’re going to make it. As Mischa and Tom struggle to rebuild their relationship, it turns out that happily ever after is damn hard work. It’s also wildly kinky, because Tom and Mischa have to build a new trust in the playroom as well. One scene at a time, Mischa and Tom explore their new limits, and that’s the kind of work that Mischa likes. After all, that’s what badass Doms do.
Charity Sip Blitz
In 2008, Torquere Press’ fantastic authors decided to support a charity with an annual short story collection called our Charity Sip blitz. In the past four years, we’ve donated more than $15,000.00 to charitable organizations that support GLBT causes.
For 2012-2013, Torquere’s authors have chosen the theme “Leather Bound” in honor of Torquere’s ninth anniversary. The ninth is traditionally the leather anniversary, what better theme to let GLBTQ writers go wild. The charity which will benefit from this year’s Charity Blitz is NOH8, whose mission is to promote marriage, gender and human equality through education, advocacy, social media, and visual protest. More than twenty five authors have written short fiction pieces and have agreed to donate all proceeds of the sales of these stories to this year’s charitable organization. Torquere Press Inc. will match the authors’ donations completely.
This year, we’re also pleased to announce that our distribution partner, Rainbow eBooks, has agreed to once again be the title sponsor of our Sip collection, and will be our sole distributor outside of the Torquere Books website. Please support our sponsor by visiting them at www.rainbowebooks.com
Dead Cow Pants
by Julia Talbot
14 pages / 3200 words
Returning from a foray into the world beyond pack lands, Shay is heartsick and skinny. His best friend Dar knows he just needs confidence, and thinks leather pants will do the trick. Shay might just the only werewolf on earth who doesn’t like leather. Is there anything Darius can do to get Shay to wear dead cow pants?
by Kiernan Kelly
29 pages / 6400 words
Jackson Lafayette’s life is nearly idyllic. He’s newly married to his husband, Alex, and they’re madly in love. They’ve just bought a house together, have two dogs, and are basically as happy as can be. The only fly in the ointment is Jackson’s boss, Mr. Simpson, whose homophobia is creating a hostile work environment for Jackson.
When conditions at work escalate, and Jackson begins to show physical symptoms of stress, Alex must help him understand that unless he stands up for himself, nothing will ever get better.
Touch of Leather
by Lorne Rodman
22 pages / 5500 words
When Jeff takes himself to the Silver Dragon for his birthday, he hopes it will be everything he’s been fantasizing about. When he catches David’s eyes, he’s pretty sure he’s in for a night of leather and spanking. Will this be Jeff’s best birthday ever?
by Lucius Parhelion
15 pages / 3500 words
Jack returned from Korea as a young renegade who might love his cheap paperbacks but who also loves showing off his leather jacket in the lavender bars. He never would have predicted that dealing with the boys from Vice would depend more on Mr. Cooley the bookseller, and their unexpected binding, than playing the tough guy.
by BA Collins
33 pages / 7900 words
Biker and veteran Dave Backus has pain, so much that he wants to end it all. But when he tries, a pair of people appear in his path in the light of the full Moon and stop him. Sudril, holy paladin of the Moon loves his mage Riana. Riana loves Sudril, but thinks him gay. Dave thinks they’re both hot, even if they’re from another world and searching for a lost artifact so Riana can ransom back her little girl. They find only clues and shadows on the night of the full moon, but maybe they can find a little something else together before dawn of the Biker Moon.
Leather and Newfound Land
by CB Conwy
24 pages / 6200 words
Getting a puppy can cause major upheaval, mess, and distraction in your life. Much like getting a boyfriend, come to think about it. And Cliff has to think about it after Mischa (the adorable, but incredibly messy Newfoundland puppy) and Gerard (the equally adorable, but incredibly tidy man) come into his life on the very same day.
It’s a case of opposites attracting — and a puppy making it worse. The dog is wreaking havoc, and in the end, Cliff”s doubting whether he’s going to have a boyfriend for much longer. Then a puppy catastrophe leads to the discovery of Gerard’s kinky secret, and Cliff realizes that they may be more compatible than he ever thought possible.
The Grass Is Greener
by Winnie Jerome
27 pages / 7500 words
Unlike most twinks, Brett doesn’t sub, which makes it difficult for him to find boyfriends, and is why he was so reluctant to dump his loser (now ex) boyfriend.
Still, Brett’s more than attracted Damien, but fears there’s no possibility of a relationship between them. Damien’s very vanilla, and Brett’s not a sub by any stretch of the imagination. Poor Brett is about to resign himself to a life of hook-ups when a fateful party turns his entire world upside down.
The Wishing Book of Barnaby Sloan
by Jenna Jones
32 pages / 7900 words
Nothing exciting happens to Barnaby Sloane. He has a crush on the director of the museum where he volunteers, Liam Morrison, but has never allowed himself to believe it could become anything more.
For his twenty-fifth birthday, Barnaby is given a leather-bound journal. Since it’s his birthday and people expect him to have wishes, Barnaby writes his wishes in the journal: that he could go to Egypt with his archaeologist aunt, that he could work at the museum permanently, and that he could share his life with Liam. It’s just a game until his wishes start coming true.
A Delicious Smelling Leather Wallet
by Dakota Dawn
14 pages / 3500 words
Returning a lost wallet was Bryson’s only goal, but when he sees its handsome owner, he can’t help but wish for more. For the last couple of years, Bry hasn’t felt like dating. One look into Jonas’ eyes changes that.
The only problem is, he doesn’t know if Jonas free or already claimed.
Practice Makes Perverts
by G.R. Richards
16 pages / 3800 words
Yoison is a little freaked out on his first day of practice teaching in Mr. O’Connor’s social studies class. He can’t believe some of the toughs in this school–and when a big bad biker steps into the classroom, greeted enthusiastically by all the students, Yoison is surprised to find out this dude is Mr. O’Connor. His students call him Rut, and he’s unlike any teacher Yoison’s ever worked with. For starters, no other teacher has turned Yoison on quite like this! It’s high school all over again.
To Dream of Her True Love’s Face
by Giselle Renarde
17 pages / 4000 words
To dream of her true love’s face, Emma obeys the well-known folklore and places a bundle of rosemary beneath her pillow. Her family is quite dismayed when she dreams of a beautiful Native woman rather than the young man they intend for her to marry. Their laughter and derision drives Emma to the woods, where she takes a step in the wrong direction and becomes stuck in a marsh. When she calls for help, what should she hear but the steady beat of hooves and the heavy rustle of leather.
by Ari McKay
29 pages / 7700 words
At the Gaslight Bazaar, a Steampunk convention, Trey Lewis is teased and fascinated by glimpses of a man in leather pants. When he sets out to find the wearer, he discovers Joss Stephens, a quiet, reserved coworker from his computer firm. Trey never thought he and Joss had anything in common, but getting to know Joss away from the office ignites an unexpected heat between them, which leads to a steamy encounter and the beginnings of romance.
by M. Raiya
20 pages / 5300 words
In the hills above the castle are caves where, rumor has it, “things” are done to men that leave common soldiers glazed with pleasure. A good king should not even think about such things. If he was caught in the caves, he could lose his crown, if not his life. But to deny forever what he is could cost him his sanity. The night the king visits the caves will either be a night of ecstasy, or a night of doom. It might also be the night he finds the other half of his soul.
by Kathryn Scannell
29 pages / 7900 words
Ian thought he was going to spend summer keeping a rich, bored patron happy, but Frank was more interested in using him for Satanic rituals than in partying and sex. He fled, but Frank isn’t willing to let him go. Will the bikers who’ve picked him up help him, or be a different kind of danger? Dee, their magus, has to rescue Ian from Frank’s magic, while resisting the temptation to get involved with a much younger man who can’t possibly want him except maybe out of duty or gratitude.
A Most Unusual Courtship
by Nancy M. Griffis
30 pages / 7900 words
When a wizard knocks on Gerald Smithson’s shop door, Gerald refuses service to him just as he would any other mage, considering them all untrustworthy by nature. As a master craftsman, he can take commissions from whomever he does, or doesn’t, choose. Leo Harris, born to noble blood and magic ability, was rarely refused by anyone and intrigued by Gerald’s instant dismissal. As Leo and Gerald work together to protect the Royal Family, Gerald admits that Leo might just be the exception to the rule and admit his attraction to the wizard… something Leo is all too happy with.
Taking Inventory, a Hammer story
by Sean Michael
16 pages / 3500 words
Marcus is getting ready for a leather convention and Jim is helping his Master take inventory. There’s nothing better than the smell of leather and his Master nearby, and Jim is happy as a clam. Happy enough that even Marcus pushing can only bring joy.
Markus and Jim first appear in the Hammer novel Bent.
by J. Rocci
13 pages / 3100 words
Delaney Bixby owns and runs his own barber shop, The Dapper Gentleman, which prides itself on offering an upscale grooming experience to a very select clientele in New York City. When Delaney is closing up shop one night, a special customer drops in for an after-hours shave that leads to slow dancing and professions of love.
In His Corner
by Charlie Cochet
30 pages / 8000 words
When Eli’s uncle Jasper mentions needing a cornerman for former World Heavyweight Boxing Champion Jessie “The Demon” Dalton, Eli jumps at the chance. Having had his heart broken by the man five years earlier, Eli is not only determined to get some answers, but he has no intention of letting Jessie push him out of his life a second time around. However, when he comes to face to face with Jessie, it becomes very clear to Eli how much Jessie needs him in his corner, and in his life. All he has to do is convince Jessie of that.
Taking a Chance
by A. Catherine Noon & Rachel Wilder
28 pages / 6200 words
Doctor Jacob Davison has outgrown the hookups of his younger days and wants to settle down. When he’s abandoned by the side of the road, a leather-clad stranger stops and offers him a ride. Chance Renton is different from anyone Jay’s ever met. He’s caring and helpful, yet cynical and world-weary.
From the first moment of their shared motorcycle ride, an attraction begins to simmer between them. Between Jay’s ex-boyfriend showing up and the misconceptions they have about each other, does this relationship have a chance?
Skin and Hide
by Neena Jaydon
18 pages / 4600 words
Former imperial commander Villam Elding and former rebel monk Luke tyv Sicinik arrive at Stavalai Colony at the beginning of the year’s biggest imperial festival. Excited by the prospect of the festival, Villam even makes the traditional leather goddess pendants by hand. But being in imperial territory digs up old wounds, and tempers flare when Luke refuses to help Villam with an intimate act of goddess worship. Can they somehow reconcile Villam’s love of the empire and Luke’s hatred of all things imperial before the celebration ends?
Nothing Better Than Leather
by Katherine Halle
24 pages / 6300 words
Zeke is a writer, who spends his evenings working as a valet at The Palm Restaurant, and lusting after a particular silver BMW 3 Series and its owner. Josh is the owner of that BMW and the only thing he enjoys about his routine evenings at The Palm is the red-haired valet who parks his car. When Josh is injured in an accident at the restaurant and Zeke is volunteered to drive him home, will their time spent together result in something more – or will Zeke forever remain the nameless valet who parks Josh’s car?
Take one feisty valet, one straight-laced banker, mix in a fancy car and a long drive out to Malibu, and see what pulls up.
Nine for a Kiss
by Emily Moreton
17 pages / 4100 words
Why are the best ones always taken or straight? Rob hasn’t had decent sex in months, as his lesbian business partner never fails to remind him. Now there’s a hot guy in their office, but he’s there to plan his ninth wedding anniversary party. At least, Rob’s pretty sure he is…
Couched as a Question
by Jane Davitt
29 pages / 7800 words
When Matt’s partner Jordan suggests redecorating, Matt’s agreeable until he discovers it means getting rid of the red couch. They bought that couch together, and they’ve done a lot more than sit on it. It means a lot to Matt and if Jordan’s bored of it, maybe it’s not the only part of Jordan’s life he wants to change…
The Man Who Wouldn’t Wear Leather
by Aaron Michaels
15 pages / 3900 words
For their ninth anniversary, Chuck scrimped and saved to buy Milton a sexy leather bomber jacket which Milton not only refused to wear, but which very nearly caused the break-up of their relationship. Imagine Chuck’s surprise when he comes home early one afternoon to find the jacket he thought Milton gave away draped over the back of a kitchen chair and Milton nowhere to be found.
Has the jacket come back to haunt him like a bad penny, or is something else going on with Milton that Chuck knows nothing about?
Genuine Leather Interior
by M. Durango
14 pages / 3000 words
Kyle Reston is a valet at a parking garage serving a variety of high-end clients. Kyle also has a particular affinity for the leather interior of businessman Aaron Gallagher’s hot little convertible — and for Aaron himself. Will Kyle’s fetish lead to more or will their differing stations keep them apart?
Oliver’s Leather Adventure
by Serena Yates
17 pages / 4100 words
Blake owns a leather shop, and supplies his best friend’s club Whip with anything its members need for their play. He isn’t into the leather scene himself, though. One day a clearly intimidated young man walks in under the ‘supervision’ of a physically stronger muscleman. Oliver, an extremely cute hottie, is looking for tight leather pants, but without conviction. When the muscleman turns abusive, Blake becomes suspicious. And develops a plan to rescue Oliver…
Leather Work and Lonely Cowboys, a Roughstock Story
by BA Tortuga
14 pages / 3200 words
Beau Lafitte is happily retired from bullriding, and glad his lover Sam is recovering from a terrible injury. The problem is that with Sam taking up a new hobby, Beau is lonely. Can he get Sam to understand that what he needs are words, not leather chaps?
Beau and Sam first appeared in Roughstock: File Gumbo