Gay romance fiction


Mr. Suede is stirring up all kinds of sauciness at the moment: contemporary and paranormal gay romance that's rough and soft... Readers can expect sweet friction, hot fiction, and no restrictions. Current homo-romance projects include:

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Lickety Split, a homoerotic cowboy cotemporary by Damon Suede

Lickety Split

Release date: 13 March 2017 (Dreamspinner Press)

a 100,000 word homoerotic cowboy contemporary by Damon Suede about a former farmboy who runs smack into his most dangerous fantasy.

After the death of his parents, a young DJ heads home to sell the family farm he grew up hating, only to fall for his father’s bigoted rodeo buddy.

Pent Up, a gay romantic suspense by Damon Suede

Pent Up

Release date: 20 November 2015 (Dreamspinner Press)

a 100,000 word gay romantic suspense about a bodyguard and a billionaire with plenty to hide

Blue collar meets blue blood when a wary suit hires a charming brute who wrecks the life he’s hired to protect.

Bad Idea by Damon Suede, a gay contemporary romance 

Bad Idea

(Itch #1)

Release date: 21 October 2013 (Dreamspinner Press)

a 136,000 word contemporary gay romance novel about comic books, stupid heroes, and terrible risks

The Itch series focuses on creative collaborations between men living and loving together as they unleash the NC-17 saga of a sex demon across a variety of mass-market media.

Horn Gate, a gay paranormal romance by Damon Suede

Horn Gate

(Scratch, Issue 1)

Release date: 6 May 2013 (Dreamspinner Press)

a 24,000 word paranormal novella about a sex demon who won't take yes for an answer.

The Scratch novellas are a series about an incubus and his mortal lover breaking up an inhuman trafficking ring in the shadowy corners of New York.

Grown Men, a gay sci-fi romance by Damon Suede

Grown Men

(HardCell Universe: first transmission)

Release date: 30 October 2011 (Riptide Publishing)

a 30,000 word sci-fi gay romance novella about building worlds, budding trust, and lovers that literally cannot fit together.

The HardCell Universe is a new series about rough men and bad blood at the margins of the galaxy.

Seedy Business, a gay sci-fi romance by Damon Suede

"Seedy Business"

(HardCell Universe: second transmission)

Release date: 24 July 2011 (M/M Group @ Goodreads as part of their free Hot Summer Days anthology)

a 12,000 word sci-fi gay romance short about sperm piracy, hard choices and rotten men.

This story is a prequel to my Sci-Fi novella Grown Men. Available as a free download in MOBI, EPUB, and PDF at All Romance Ebooks.

Hot Head, a gay romance by Damon Suede

Hot Head

Release date: 15 June 2011 (Dreamspinner Press)

a 100,000 word contemporary gay romance novel about love and porn in the FDNY

Book One in the "Head" Series about working-class guys finding unexpected love in New York City.

"No one deserves to be punished for loving with an open heart." (Hot Head - D. Suede)

Verbalize: bring life to stories and stories to lifeAfter much nudging and prodding from workshop students, Damon finally sat down and wrote a guide for authors looking to amp their stories and streamline their writing process. Verbalize is a guide to characterization and story planning which eschews the bandais and quick-fixes that plague writing instruction, in favor of simple, practical language-based solutions that make an instant difference to the process and product of your writing at any experience level.

Verbalize presents a new approach to character and structure that jumpstarts drafting, crafting, revision, and pitching. Blast past overused tics and types with storycraft that busts your ruts and awes your audience. Whether you like to wing it or bring it, this writer guide offers a fresh set of user-friendly tools to populate your pages and lay the foundations of unforgettable genre fiction.

Activate: a thesaurus of actions & tactics for dynamic genre fictionAdditionally, students have been asking for a thesarus of transitive verbs specific to genre fiction, and it launched 16 April 2019.

Activate is an author's thesaurus of active, transitive verbs for use in verbalizing stories in any genre. This guide offers 5,300 unique character actions, sorted alphabetically, as well as by genre and direction, to help writers energize their process and projects at every stage. The ebook edition contains over 190k links for easy navigation.


"No one deserves to be punished for loving with an open heart." (Hot Head - D. Suede)

Your A Game: winning promo for genre fiction by Damon Suede & Heidi CullinanFor any genre authors struggling with promo for their books, Damon has teamed up with Heidi Cullinan to pen Your A Game, a guide to fiction promo built around the idea that genre publishing is an interactive, strategic game which authors, colleagues, and readers play together for fun and profit. For maximum flexibility and contextual benefits, they structured the text of Your A Game as a hyperlinked chooseable adventure game with branching paths.

Your A Game is divided into four sections (Brand, Presence, Market, Project) with appendices including exercises, checklists, and links to downloadable content on the A-game website. Rather than dictating a rigid set of instructions, the book examines the unique challenges of genre promo and proposes a strategy of authentic engagement and participation for long-term career success.

"Some guys are born with a target for a face." (Pent Up - D. Suede)

In Process:

  • Nasty Habit: sequel to 2013's Bad Idea, this novel will focus on Kurt and Ziggy, two prickly geniuses conjuring up a sex demon videogame as they battle an impossible attraction to each other.

  • Skin Lane: The further adventures of Scratch, a comic-book sex demon (first seen in Horn Gate) prowling the underbelly of Manhattan with his mortal sidekick to fight inhuman trafficking.

  • Hard Head: Book Two in the contemporary "Head" series picks up with the story of Tommy Dobsky, the self-destructive paramedic from Hot Head as he navigates the wreckage of his old life and the first glimmers of hope... and honesty. The gang returns as Griff and Dante take the next steps, but the "Hot Hookers" firehouse may be torn apart.

  • Spring Eternal: A big ole zipper ripper is headed your way! I'm hammering out sexy steampunkery set in a mechanized Manhattan complete with homoerotic heroics and a dastardly abduction to the underbelly of a truly Gilded Age. Expect seductive gadgetry and dapper scoundrels and mythic love that doesn't run like clockwork... Tickle-tock and bring your wits!