Just in time for the Halloween season, author Steve Berman has released a collection of stories that will reveal just which gays have the biggest appetites…and the strongest stomachs. Eating goes from erotic to icky in this literary smorgasbord of thirteen stories. Here’s a tease of each tale:
“In Summer Broken” – four young men learn that life isn’t always a joyride, and the desolate roads we travel are strewn with ghosts of the past and the future.
“The Balm of Sperrgebiet Is the Krokodil” – there’s no telling what monsters man can create when food and water are no longer a convenience and he must resort to unthinkable alternatives.
“Capturing Jove Lunge” – when a man is called to a mansion to do a job, he doesn’t know if the work is going to involve pleasure, pain, posing…or something that’s living in the barn….
“Poetaster” – what could possibly go wrong when you run with a cannibal crowd?
“He’s So Tender” – you’ll never look at a hot dog the same way again.
“The Letter That Doomed Nosferatu” – despite the finality of the title, this story is more of a love letter to Bram Stoker.
“Unwelcome Boys” – a young gay wrestler can’t fight his urges for another boy, but he soon discovers there are boys with different kinds of cravings.
“The Haferbrautigam” – a man boards a train with an alluring young man who is more than he seems.
“D is for Delicious” – a school nurse learns about the witchy art of curing children of what ails them.
“The Unsolved ‘Case of the Club Tarrare'” – a writer reflects on the inspiration for and process of writing a story.
“Passion, Like a Voice That Buds” – a dark take on the bug chasing theme.
“His Mouth Will Taste of Chernobyl” – gay desire is ignited with the dark side of hazing serving as a backdrop.
“Bottom of the Menu” – for the main course of the collection, a man is salivating over what’s on his birthday plate.
Fit for Consumption is now available from Lethe Press.