Huddle wasn’t planned to be an M/M anthology. At Go Deeper Press, we focus on all sexualities, and we’re known to publish anthologies that offer a little bit of everything for a little bit of everyone. That was my intention with this collection, with the only qualifier being that it would fall under the “queer” umbrella. And, as we know, that’s a pretty big umbrella.
I haven’t read much M/M erotica. Isn’t that a terrible thing for an anthology editor to say? “Oh, I haven’t read a whole lot of that, but I’d like you to consider buying the book I edited.” This was a concern, actually, as I waded through all the submissions for Huddle, and I found myself leaning toward the stories that only featured male characters. It was all I could think: “What would the hardcore fans of M/M erotica think of this?”
But then I got over it—not what you’d expect in an M/M anthology from Go Deeper Press (this is, in fact, incredibly important to us), but these insecurities of mine, thinking that I couldn’t pull it off for some reason? If I may, I know a good story when I see it. I can identify desire, lust, and longing, and I know when an author is comfortable enough in his or her world—in his or her sex scenes—to really feel on the page, to paint a sexy, steamy scenario or the quickest, most tantalizing moment that is loaded with so much heat that it may stay with you forever.
Plus, hot sex is hot sex, and this has little to do with the body parts being used.
So now, I’m proud to announce, we have Huddle: five stories from Dario Dalla Lasta, Benji Bright, Theophilia St. Claire, Tamsin Flowers, and Christopher Stoddard about sexy, sporty male characters doing very manly things with their man parts, and I couldn’t be happier. I know I’m biased, but I’ve got to say: It is a rollicking good time. Go Deeper Press and I hope you think so, too, and very much welcome your feedback.