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Subject: Gay romances
Date Posted: 8/1/2007 12:45 AM ET
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Ok...I am finally ready to try something new....Are there any historicals that deal with homosexuality? I am not into erotica though. Any ideas?

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Date Posted: 8/1/2007 7:24 AM ET
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I don't read this area but did come across one in an erotica! seems like too  that I heard suzanne brockmann either already has or is going to give Jules? a story or have a romance for him alongside another in her troubleshooters series. can't remember where i read that or if someone on her or her website was asking about Jules.

also danielle steel's 'family album' has a family and one son is gay but he's not the feature story in the book. I have no idea about historicals though there's a more being written. the forum before ours has a post for mysteries that are homosexual. there used to bea thread here that had a lot listed but it's been pushed off..I remember it getting pretty heated a few times but beats me why..just because it's not my cup of tea doesn't mean it's not someone else's...and heck I'm curious enough to check back here and see if anything's been posted! but I still ahve the paranormals to read for 'something different'!

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Date Posted: 8/1/2007 8:40 AM ET
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You could try posting this question on the LBGTQ forum, which is right about the Love and Romance Forum. They might have some better ideas for gay romances. I hope that helps.

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Date Posted: 8/1/2007 9:22 AM ET
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I would have to say try THROUGH A GLASS DARKLY by Karleen Koen.  I read it eons ago (I am not even sure if I was over 18 when I read it, pretty sure I was definitely under 21) and I still consider it to be one of the greatest "I didn't see THAT coming" books I have ever read.   :-)




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Date Posted: 8/1/2007 8:58 PM ET
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there's also a harold robbins book that had homosexual sex in it (not a romance per so)..think it's the celestial bed. I remember being very young and naive and reading along for the sex scened and one passage had 'his' 'him' but no female pronouns..really s hocked me. not sure about the title but pretty sure it had a green cover.

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Date Posted: 8/2/2007 12:20 AM ET
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Princess Daisy by Judith Krantz has gay sex, not really romance, and I think there was some in one of the Outlander books.  Was Jamie raped or something?  But that's not romantic.

Never really see a detailed subplot of homosexuality in the historicals, never women, couple of times the gay friend of the heroine is alluded to but never detailed.

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Date Posted: 8/2/2007 7:47 AM ET
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Diana Gabaldon's "Lord John" series has the lead being a male homosexual.  Its historical though.


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Date Posted: 8/3/2007 1:29 AM ET
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Date Posted: 8/3/2007 10:15 PM ET
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Emma Holly...Menage--2 men having sex and the same 2 men plus 1 female--HOT

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Date Posted: 8/4/2007 1:28 AM ET
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Emma Holly is erotica though

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Date Posted: 8/4/2007 10:28 AM ET
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I found these titles on Amazon when I was doing a homosexual romance search for you:


The Persian Boy - Mary Renault The Persian Boy traces the last years of Alexander’s life through the eyes of his lover, Bagoas. Abducted and gelded as a boy, Bagoas was sold as a courtesan to King Darius of Persia, but found freedom with Alexander after the Macedon army conquered his homeland. Their relationship sustains Alexander as he weathers assassination plots, the demands of two foreign wives, a sometimes-mutinous army, and his own ferocious temper. After Alexander’s mysterious death, we are left wondering if this Persian boy understood the great warrior and his ambitions better than anyone.

Gaywyck - Vincent Virga - Gaywyck, the first gay gothic romance, treads firmly in beloved territory, both honoring it and reinventing it. Classic in style, Vincent Virga creates a world as authentic as anything penned by DuMaurier, retaining the creaking ancestral mansion and mysterious and brooding master of the manor, while replacing the traditional damsel in distress with the young and handsome Robert Whyte.

Vadriel Vail - Vincent Virga - A sweeping saga of love and danger among the aristocracy of early 19th-century New York, Vadriel Vail paints a vivid portrait of the excesses and arrogance of the privileged upper classes while providing a richly detailed and classic gothic tale of romance, secrets, and windswept coastlines. From the heights of glittering society to the depths of poverty in the unimaginably horrific immigrant slums, Vadriel Vail is a relentlessly entertaining historical romance of the highest order.

Swordspoint - Ellen Kushner - In the highly stratified world of Kushner's nameless old city, the aristocrats living in fine mansions on the Hill settle their differences by sending to the thieves' den of Riverside for swordsmen who will fight to the death for a point of someone else's honor. Young Lord Michael Godwin is so taken by these romantic figures that he studies the art himselfuntil challenged by the best of them. Master of the Sword, Richard St. Vier is picky in his contracts and precise in his killing but he nevertheless becomes embroiled in the nobility's political, social and sexual intrigues. When his lover Alec is kidnapped by Lord Horn, St. Vier must take drastic action. Kushner's authorial voice may be somewhat smug and self-conscious but that suits her subject. Her novel is intelligent, humorous and dramatic, with a fine, malicious feeling for the operation of gossip in a closed society.


those are the ones that looked at least of some interest to me, but if you just check this it will take you to the list that has a few titles on it.  Once you click on each individual book, you'll find the "those who bought this book, also bought..." type listing.


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