by Simon Sheppard
The title story of "In Deep" received Honorable Mention for the 2005 Rauxa Prize for Erotic Fiction!
In Deep is the second collection of my short fiction. Here's the back cover blurb (which I had, I assure you, nothing to do with writing):
"I confess," writes Simon Sheppard in the introduction to In Deep. "I love to worship at the Altar of Dick." Considering his brilliance as a master of queer erotica, we think he should be declared pope of the Church of Dick. Why? If nothing else gets you off faster than a writer who's so good you can practically smell the cum in the scenes he creates,then there's no one else who can deliver like Simon. Need proof? Check out a few entries in this stunner of a collection: a gay vampire story to end all gay vampire stories, a raunchy Western tale that would have John Wayne riding a little snug in his saddle, and an in-your-face and up-your-ass retelling of the story of the Garden of Eden (and this time it is all about Adam and Steve). If you add to that mix a little raunch, a little kink, a little fratsex, and a little twink, what do you have? You have In Deep - the bible for anyone who wants to worship at the Altar of Dick.
Well, hype notwitshstanding, I hope you guys enjoy the book. I've tried to put together a collection that explores and celebrates the many varieties of queer desire, in settings ranging from a lake in the woods to the canals of Venice. It's my fervent hope that many copies will get their pages stuck together, and that my work will excite, challenge, and stimulate horny queers like - dare I say it? - you.
Stories in In Deep include:
"Adam and Steve" - Yeah...In the Beginning...
"In Deep" - Sex and scuba diving in Honduras
"Number 14" - A sexy superhero saga
"A QBJ at JB" - Celebrating the sluts of San Francisco
"The Last Gay Vampire Story" - Bite hard
"Bodie, Black Eddie, and the Frisco Quake" - The hard men of the Old West
And, as they say, much, much more.
Hope you enjoy In Deep!