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E-book: Multi-author memoir on the rise of gay genre fiction, including erotic fiction

Sep. 21st, 2013 | 06:12 pm
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Cover for 'Fan Fiction Fan'

A decade before e-books and self-publishing shook up the publishing industry, an author faced a dilemma: When you've written stories in a genre that is rarely published, what do you do?

At the beginning of 2002, Dusk Peterson (a journalist, history writer, and aspiring professional novelist) stumbled across the fan fiction community, where tens of thousands of readers and writers enjoyed gay genre fiction, which publishers rarely published.

Peterson's Muse didn't want to write fan fiction. That didn't matter. Gleefully, Peterson began posting male/male stories with original fantasy settings and characters to "slash" fan fiction e-mail lists, at the same plunging into fanficcers' world of online fiction, "songvids," conventions, celebrations of movie premieres, and endless discussions of literature, history, sexuality, and ethics. In the process, Peterson became part of a community that was taking advantage of the Internet's power in order to distribute stories, art, and videos that couldn't be professionally published.

This first volume in the Pixel-Stained series includes reminiscences, stories, and art from yaoi author/artist mdbl; Steve Berman, founder of the gay and lesbian speculative fiction publishing company Lethe Press; J. M. Snyder, founder of the queer fiction press JMS Books; and m/m romance author Emily Veinglory.
 

"I can't figure out why my characters get the yen to stop in the middle of having hot sex in order to discuss the moral implications of what they're doing. I certainly never did anything stupid like that. (Alas.)"

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Another two years' worth of stories on power differences (2010-2012)

Dec. 18th, 2012 | 01:53 am
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Here's a list of the new stories I've posted online or published as e-books in the past two years - mainly gay, though some of the stories include heterosexual content (I've marked those as heterosexual) or are about friendship (I've marked those as "general"). They're works of fantasy, historical fantasy, and contemporary fiction which feature:
 

* gods, priests, and mortals
* rulers and subjects
* lords and liegemen/liegewomen
* mentors and proteges
* masters, servants, and slaves
* dominants and submissives
* torturers, guards, and prisoners
* soldiers and spies
* college students
 

Not all at once, of course. :)

All of the stories feature love or respect, though sometimes it takes a while to get there. I've included the ratings, so that you can tell which stories have mature content. I also have a bunch of older stories that I haven't listed here. To see them all, you can visit my home page or simply click on the links to the series pages below. If you want to, you can Friend my blog or sign up for my updates e-mail list.
 

The Eternal Dungeon, Life Prison, Commando, The Three Lands, Loren's Lashes, and cover artCollapse )

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Celebrate the tenth anniversary of "The Eternal Dungeon"

Oct. 28th, 2012 | 06:49 am
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Cover for 'Tops and Sops'

The Eternal Dungeon, a historical fantasy series on gay D/s love in a Victorian prison, has proved to be the most popular series I've written. Its omnibus e-book received three honors in the Rainbow Awards 2011, including winning the Best Gay Fantasy category.

The Eternal Dungeon is ten years old this year. I'm in the midst of bringing out new stories in the series. If you've never read The Eternal Dungeon, then you can start here, with a couple of free stories that introduce the main characters in the series:

The Unanswered Question. No weapons, no allies, and no guarantees that he will survive the test.

The Breaking. The prisoner knew that the Eternal Dungeon was a place where suspected criminals were broken by torture, and he was prepared to hold out against any methods used against him – except the method he could not anticipate.

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Another year's worth of gay stories on power differences (2009-10)

Oct. 30th, 2010 | 01:06 am
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Cover for Love in Dark Settings Omnibus 2010

Here's a full list of gay stories and friendship stories that I've posted online or published as e-books in the past year. They're original works of fantasy, historical fantasy, and contemporary fiction, which feature liegemen, servants, slaves, sailors, prisoners, bottoms, and/or 18-year-old students. As the boilerplate warning for all my stories puts it, "All of the stories feature love or respect, though sometimes it takes a while to get there."

The list below shows both my online fiction and my e-books. If you'd like to buy an HTML e-book containing all of my writings as of July 2010 (over a million words of fiction and 30 collections of fiction recommendations and nonfiction), visit Love in Dark Settings Omnibus. If there are any topics you prefer not to read about, be sure to read the warnings I link to.

If you prefer to browse by series or story cover, you can visit my home page. If you want to, you can Friend my blog or sign up for my updates e-mail list. The list of this year's storiesCollapse )

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One year's worth of gay stories on power differences (2008-9)

Sep. 19th, 2009 | 03:33 pm
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Cover for Transformation

Here's a full list of the gay and male friendship stories I've posted/reposted/published in the past year that have dark settings (imprisonment, slavery, prostitution, or war), or feature servants or liegemen. As the boilerplate warning for all my stories puts it, "All of the stories feature love or respect, though sometimes it takes a while to get there."

With one exception (marked below), all of these stories are available free online. If you'd like to buy an HTML e-book containing all of my writings as of April 2009 (700,000 words of fiction and 28 collections of fiction recommendations and nonfiction), visit Love in Dark Settings Omnibus. If there are any topics you prefer not to read about, be sure to read the warnings.

If you prefer to browse by series or story cover, you can visit my home page. If you want to, you can Friend my blog or sign up for my updates e-mail list. Read more...Collapse )

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Love in Dark Settings Omnibus: 700,000 words of gay fiction, gay love stories, and gay erotica

Apr. 8th, 2009 | 02:09 am
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Cover for Love in Dark Settings Omnibus

For the price of a hardback, you can buy Love in Dark Settings Omnibus, a zipped HTML e-book with all of Dusk Peterson's fiction: 700,000 words (3 novels, 10 novellas, 4 novelettes, and 12 short stories) of suspenseful fantasy, historical fantasy, contemporary fiction, friendship fiction, heterosexual love stories, original gen, original het, original slash, hurt/comfort, darkfic, gay fiction, gay erotic love stories, gay erotica, and leather fiction. It's the equivalent of a 2000-page anthology.

As a bonus, the e-book also includes 28 collections of fiction recommendations and nonfiction, including annotated lists of hundreds of novels, short fiction, and memoirs, online and in print: friendship fiction, gay fiction and erotica, original slash and yaoi, leather fiction, Victorian and Edwardian writings, science fiction, fantasy, historical fantasy, and historical fiction.

Sample passage from the historical fantasy novel Whipster:

Without looking at Michael, he said, 'I was drunk that day.'Collapse )

Ordering information and to preview the e-book contents.

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One year's worth of gay powerfic

Oct. 27th, 2008 | 05:56 pm
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Cover for Debt Price

Here's a full list of the gay and male friendship stories I've posted/reposted in the past year that deal with BDSM/leather, have dark settings (imprisonment, slavery, war, or prostitution), or feature servants, liegemen, apprentices, or mentors. As the boilerplate warning for my stories puts it, "All of the stories feature love or respect, though sometimes it takes a while to get there."

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Video for "Leather, Licking, and Lawnmowers" (online gay BDSM story collection)

Oct. 24th, 2008 | 12:40 am
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Cover for Leather, Licking, and Lawnmowers

The story collection, free online and published as a Kindle e-book (adults only).

Gay leather video behind the LJ-cutCollapse )

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Hurricane issue of True Tales: erotic gay art, fiction, and nonfiction

Sep. 15th, 2008 | 09:03 pm
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The September 2008 issue (adults only) of True Tales: An Erotic E-zine of Masculinity and Power is devoted to Hurricanes Gustav and Ike. You can read an editorial on the Galveston County prisoners; peruse an essay by Daddy James that was written on the eve of Hurricane Ike; hear how the hurricanes have been affecting the gay, leather, bear, and pansexual BDSM communities; and view bittersweet erotic art.

Plus, hurricane porn.

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duskpeterson.com updated with stories and videos: lord/liegeman, slaves, prisoners, leather

Aug. 7th, 2008 | 07:39 am
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Cover for Blood VowHe vowed himself to his god. Now the god is growing impatient . . . Blood Vow, a new fantasy novel about friendship, romance, and betrayal, has been posted at The Three Lands with an accompanying booktrailer video.
¶ m/m platonic feelings, m/f platonic feelings (subplot).

They are imprisoned until death, and their lives cannot get worse – or so they think. . . . The first two stories in a historical fantasy novel, Mercy's Prisoner, have been reposted at Life Prison.
¶ Parental supervision strongly suggested, m/m erotic attraction, m/m platonic feelings.

In a society where the rank of master or slave defines every aspect of a person's being, what do you do when you're a master and you envy your slaves? . . . A slavefic fantasy novella, The True Master, has been reposted at Master/Other.
¶ Parental supervision strongly suggested, m/m erotic attraction, m/m platonic feelings (subplot).

A potluck. A hamburger joint. A college waltz party. Perfect places for leathersex. . . . The next story installment is posted at Leather, Licking, and Lawnmowers, which has an accompanying booktrailer video.
¶ Adults only, m/m erotic attraction.

A grand master dies. . . . True Tales e-zine plays tribute to a major leather author, Larry Townsend, upon his death.
¶ Adults only, m/m erotic attraction.

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On the tenth anniversary of my arrival at Mercy Prison, I lay beneath my guard, trying to make my mind dwell on thoughts other than what he was doing to me.

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