Brothers of the Moon is my kind of gay horror collection. Author Wayne Mansfield offers an anthology of dark tales that are very sexy with devilish twists. Men confront demons, ghosts, sorcerers, goblins, vampires, aliens, and more. Mansfield writes fun fiction—unusual or macabre stories that are quick reads and have hot erotic scenarios. It was so refreshing to just breeze through fast-paced tales of gay men in creepy situations, after struggling my way through two 1,000+ page bestsellers by a mainstream horror author.
There are thirteen stories, and some of my favorites include:
“The Beach” is dirty sexy, with a dude meeting a demon on the beach, knowing he’s being played, and still going along with whatever the demon wants. There’s some clever humor here.
“No Oil Painting” is probably my absolute favorite, about a guy who has a love affair with a man who has been trapped in a painting for hundreds of years.
“M” is like a gay erotic re-imagining of the Sorcerer and his Apprentice.
“The Vampire Heart” is a deliciously unexpected twist on vampire eroticism, with the vampire being teased and tantalized by the mortal.
“Nullabor Nights” makes alien abduction sexy for a change.
“The Stick Man’s Harvest” brings on the creepy, fantastical monsters.
You can just tell Mansfield has fun writing his stories and putting his characters in these steamy/spooky situations. It’s pure unadulterated—but very adult—entertainment. Would love to read a full-length horror novel from Mansfield. We need more straightforward gay horror fiction like this.