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Burly Tales

Fairy Tales for the Hirsute and Hefty Gay Man

Publisher: Lethe Press
Year of Publication: 2021
Book type: Anthology
Age: Adult
Genre: LGBT
Sub Genre: Fantasy · Mythical Creatures · Romance
Language: English
POV: First-person, Third-person
Tense: Past, Present
Key Phrases: fairy tale retellings · fat · gay bears · Whimsical
Spice Level:

The spice rating is in regards to the type of sexual content within the book. Below is a helpful guide (courtesy of Georgia C Leigh)

1= YA romantic, making out, MAYBE a closed door.
2= some on page foreplay and nudity but mostly fade to black.
3= open door, on page vanilla sex.
4= on page sex – hot or with kink.
5= erotica.

“This anthology of romances, adapted from fairy tales and fables, runs the gamut: from short stories to poetry, from contemporary settings to fantasy, from humorous to serious; all of them celebrate the beauty of large, hairy men.”
– Library Journal
Fairy tales with the Gay Bears!

What has been missing from the daring tales of fairy tale heroes is quite simply some heft. Run away with us to enchanted woods, where the cubs and bears are not going to eat you (not without informed, enthusiastic consent), where no one will judge if you take up residence in a house with seven bearded men and only one bed, and where if you fall in love with a large, hairy man with a forbidding castle and a well-stocked library, he’ll still be that way after you kiss him. Lambda Literary Award-winning editor Steve Berman has gathered a dozen stories of whimsy and romance that feature gay men with plenty of curves and fur. Featuring an introduction by Matthew Bright and an afterword by award-winning ursine author Jeff Mann.

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