In Best Gay Romance 2008, editor Richard Labonté shows that however romance happens, however long love lasts—a heartbeat or a lifetime—erotic love between men is a wondrous thing. In “Viva Las Vegas,” the narrator casts off his boy-next-door image and, dancing down the grand staircase at Caesar’s Palace into the arms of a handsome stranger, finally becomes the romantic leading man he always knew he was. In the beautiful, nostalgic “Endless Against Amber,” a man recalls a long-ago summer love, before adult life got in the way, “we were just two boys in a beat-up old car like so many others, cruising the neighborhood for a laugh, only one thing on our minds...”
About the author
Richard Labonté lives on small, friendly Bowen Island, off the coast of British Columbia, Canada. One of the founders of A Different Light Bookstore, he has edited the Best Gay Erotica series since 1996. He reviews 100 books a year for Q Syndicate, which distributes "Book Marks," his fortnightly column; writes the "Books to Watch Out For/Gay Men's Edition" newsletter; and writes book reviews for Publishers Weekly.
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