It's A Brit World, Mate!
While sexy, these 18 stories touch much more than cock, mouth, and arse. The
characters are meant to be a bit more real. There's humour, romance, and
political thriller; there's even a taste of horror and a touch of murder.
Each story has a Briton facing an unknown world - and conquering it. Or, in a
couple of cases, being conquered by the denizens of that world. I've always
found it interesting to explore in my stories the differences that George
Bernard Shaw defined as "two countries separated by a common language";
therefore, most stories have a secondary American character or setting.
Many of these stories have been published in one or another of America's gay
magazines and several have appeared in one or more anthology. "American In
Berlin" was specifically written for the Companion Press anthology Skinflicks
and "Divine Lover" for my Idol anthology Divine Meat. "Young Jesse In Petersham
Hall" has become the basis of my novel Flight At Peenemünde. "Lashes" is
extracted from my novel Hijinks In High Heels. While I could sell "Man On The
White Horse", I couldn't "In The Preacher's America". It did almost make to
print, though - Alan Mills of In Touch For Men was ready to buy it when his
publisher reminded him that the majority of the magazine's readership was
Midwestern and Protestant Christian. That ended that. Oh, well …