Sex! Horror! Movies! Music! Men! Chocolate! Cherry Cola! It’s what I write about because like they say, “write what you know” (not to mention, “you are what you eat…”). I’m gay horror writer ScareBearDan (Daniel W. Kelly if you want to refer to me by my “author” name). If you want to see what I’m all about, watch this montage of some of the videos I’ve done as supplemental material on Boys, Bears & Scares (but do so at your own risk…).
I’ve been drawn to horror and the supernatural since the spooks first showed up at my family’s Long Island home (find out more about my horror house). I’ve been intrigued by sex since I stumbled on nudie magazines stashed in my teenage brother’s magic kit when I was just a young boy. When the 1980s slasher sexploitation movie genre was booming, the scenes that disturbed me most were those that blended horror with naked women. EEK! While I’m a huge fan of scream queens (check out my favorite wicked women), what I cherish more are “manly” moments that can be found if you search long and hard for the long and hard. I’ve even created a horror movie manhunt guide so you too can go stud stalking.
Before I get to my books, there are a few other forms of gay horror media I’ve helped make scarier. You may have seen me in the dance montage segment of Mark Patton’s Scream, Queen: My Nightmare On Elm Street documentary…
And you might have heard me in this clip from The Real Elvirus:
Now on to the books. My horror stories substitute the usual horror T&A with S&M, B&D, plain old vanilla sex, and a whole lot of men, combining the erotic, the eerie, and the icky. I hope you enjoy my books, my blog, and my site. I tried to make it entertaining with just the right amount of writer narcissism. Look around, have fun. Tell me what you think! And follow my Boys, Bears & Scares Facebook page at: facebook/BoysBearsandScares
My Published Writings
Here is a breakdown of all my fiction books, beginning with the latest release in the Comfort Cove gay horror series and more. Check out my Amazon author page for info about the ebook and paperback formats of each title.
In SCREAMS OF LAUGHTER and A SHOCK OF HAIR, #8 in the Comfort Cove series, the boys and bears of the city take on a little fool and some big feet! Get the novel in paperback or ebook format on Amazon, and read about it and watch the silly sexy, hairy scary trailer below!
This holiday season in Comfort Cove, screams of laughter will fill the air…
It’s Thanksgiving, and the men of Comfort Cove are ready to eat, drink, and be merry and gay. Meanwhile, boys will be boys, so after young teens Gino and Udeh spend the day binge watching a marathon of a silly scary family sitcom that was lost in TV land for decades, they can’t resist a surprise invitation from the reclusive, elderly couple that created the show and live right in their part of town.
Little do Gino and Udeh know that the mansion of the two men is also inhabited by a dastardly demon with a dark sense of humor, whose idea of entertaining has nothing to do with serving them turkey dinner or tickling their funny bones.
…and the guest of honor is a horny beast with real big feet and a shock of hair…
All the men of Comfort Cove want for Christmas is a guy with a thick beard and a big round belly to come down their chimneys. However, this year they are getting a visit from something much more menacing and masterful than a bear. Burly and covered in fur, with appendages as big as its appetite for men, it has been very naughty, yet it always gets what it asks for…because it won’t take no for an answer.
Bottoms, it’s cold outside, so you better watch out while you’re dashing naked through the snow…the weather outside isn’t nearly as frightful as the monstrosity that’s hot on your tail.
SNAKEHEAD, #7 in the sssssssexy scary Comfort Cove series, is available in paperback and ebook formats on Amazon. It also includes a revised and updated reprint of my LGBTQ novella Zombied Out from my very first gay horror collection in 2007! Read more about the book below, and get it here.
And if you dare, watch the tawdry, trashy trailer, in which I star opposite my beefy cover artist Eric. This is the first trailer in the series that is too controversial for YouTube, so you can only see it here!
Beware the hiss of serpents in the air…
The boys and bears of Comfort Cove are turning rock hard…but not in the good way. A straight man has come to town. He’s angry. He’s desperate. And he’s determined to hunt down the son that escaped his hateful clutches.
But in a sea of horny gay men, one homophobe is nothing compared to the horror his heterosexual desire awakens. It’s thirsty for the emissions of men. It longs to mate and multiply. And it won’t take no for an answer.
As the men of the city bask in the scents and tastes of each other’s bodies, they’d be smart to keep an ear cocked for the whirring of a disembodied female head being carried on the wind by swirling, slithering appendages. For when her snakes strike, their poisonous venom makes any man stiff as stone…all over.
…and the sound of teeth piercing flesh…
In the bonus novella Zombied Out, a group of residents in a small town awakens from involuntary sleep to discover that everyone else is dead…temporarily. Gathering together at the local church, the survivors make two startling discoveries. The only people still alive are gay, lesbian, and trans, and the heterosexuals are coming back from the dead.
And they’re hungry for flesh.
DON’T MEGALICK THE POWER CORD IN THE DARK is the sixth book in my Comfort Cove gay erotic horror series—or is it the 666th? You can find out when you pick up a copy in ebook or paperback format here.
Comfort Cove is getting a shock to its system…
This summer the scares aren’t coming out of the water. Lights are flickering, the ground is trembling, a mysterious prince of black metal is about to rock the town with a satanic sex club, seniors are being found dead in compromising positions, and there’s no telling what is possessing the city’s young and virile.
It knows the way to a man’s hard rock is through the hole to his soul
As temperatures rise and heads bang, the clothes come off. But exhibitionism could be deadly to the boys and bears of Comfort Cove, for something wants to get inside them. It crawls, it sizzles, and it is invading the tightest, darkest recesses of the most vulnerable…and easily accessible.
Indeed, it’s all about men and metal in this installment of the series, so even I got in the zone to fully appreciate what my boys and bears were experiencing.
And here is a bit of a look at how the cover came to be:
SCARING UP ST.ICK & AROUSING QPD, the fifth book in the Comfort Cove series, spans the season of love in Comfort Cove. Pick up the paperback or ebook on Amazon.
This year, holiday horror is coming to town…
As the men of Comfort Cove settle down for a long and hard winter’s slumber party, a creature is stirring—and delivering a gift of terror to boys at the city’s new gay youth home.
Boys will be boys, so these troubled adolescents stop exploring their sexual urges just long enough to tell a fireside story of “St. Ick,” the hideous antithesis of Santa. The black magic of Christmas brings St. Ick to life, and he knows who’s been naughty and needs to be punished.
More than one dark entity is spreading pain and fear, not peace and love…
The boys of Jude House have a life-altering impact on the most beloved men of Comfort Cove, giving them a new outlook on love and family as they prepare for their big Valentine’s Day wedding. But will the grooms get to walk down the aisle, or will they have to be carried in coffins?
Many happy hearts will break…and bleed…
Local Wiccan Gene, desperate to find a man of his own, has been flirting with a mysterious stranger online, unaware that he’s actually arousing the spirit of romance, who doesn’t like when you mess with his emotions and intends to hurt the ones he loves—using sex as a weapon.
This teaser trailer for Scaring Up St.Ick is one for the naughty boys…
…and things gets serious in this one…
…finally, QPD teaches the boys & bears of Comfort Cove a lesson in love.
WET SCREAMS, my Halloween horror novel and the fourth in the Comfort Cove series, is available in ebook and paperback on Amazon, and also includes a revised and updated version of my Halloween slasher Scream, Queen!, originally from my second short story collection. Get it here.
It’s Halloween. No one can hear you scream when everyone’s screaming.
Playful scares and pranks are getting the boys and bears of Comfort Cove in the spirit for the big party on October 31st at Familiar Farm, home of the Comfort Coven. However, Deck Waxer and his partner Maru are in for some true terror.
Jeff, an employee at their occult shop, has the ability to astral project. He begins to believe he is being drawn into the body of a vile beast at night—a monster that looks like a man just long enough to have sex with tricks…and then treat them to a fatal mauling. But there are no bodies to be found in the morning. Is Jeff just getting his astral and dream worlds mixed up?
Deck fears not when he learns that lead Wiccan Franky and the other guys of the Comfort Coven have been keeping two men in hiding in their barn. Two men from Deck’s tragic past. Two men who have a curse that makes them hairy…and man-hungry. And not in the good way.
In this campy/scary/sexy novella, a creepy mama’s boy invites a group of hot and horny men to his Halloween night coming out party. But the pheromones are about to turn into fear and moans (of pain!). Because also in attendance is an uninvited guest…GIMP FACE!
SEE THE WET SCREAMS COVER ART COME ALIVE!
RISE OF THE THING DOWN BELOW is the third book in the Comfort Cove series, and it’s available in ebook and paperback format on Amazon.
Will a cold shower tame the thing down below?
Just when the men of the Cove thought it was safe to swim nude in the water…
The boys and bears of Comfort Cove are counting the days until the opening of the sexually charged boardwalk attraction SandMen Strip. But before the naked fun in the sun can begin, the mutilated bodies of a few burly dockworkers wash up on the sand.
Suspicion falls on the cute young owners of SandMen Strip, but resident paranormal investigator Deck Waxer has to look at all the possibilities, including new faces in town. There’s the cocky, two-and-a-half foot tall artist named Little Larry Long. The city’s mayor is hiding some unnaturally large life form in his mansion. And even trusted faith leader Father Merrin has been keeping a troubled young psychic a secret from the public.
As the body count rises, the angry and scared dockworkers target Deck’s crew of sex-loving friends, unaware of the real terror that has surfaced: a grotesque evolutionary mutation from deep down below.
This edition of Rise of the Thing Down Below also includes six short stories of sex and scares featuring men and monsters that are heading for the Cove…or have already arrived.
The stunning cover art was done by my good friend! Thanks, Eric!
You can get to know Eric intimately in this video:
– Great, super sexy review of Rise of the Thing Down Below here.
Why does Rise Of The Thing Down Below make me wanna get naked?
NO PLACE FOR LITTLE ONES is the second novel in the Comfort Cove series and features another one of the sexy men in my life on the cover. You can pick up a copy of the ebook or paperback on Amazon.
Something is knocking…
It has been just over two years since a vampire invasion and transformation of Kremfort Cove from slums into Comfort Cove, an all-male haven where the only worry is when the next supernatural creature will strike.
That time has come.
A young man named Jude has arrived in the city, hoping to escape his dark past and to use his paranormal powers for good. Deck Waxer gives Jude a job at his occult shop and a place to live at the newly renovated Overpass Apartments.
…should you let it in?
Jude is immediately embraced by the tenants and quickly falls in love with red daddy bear Nurse Steve. The men expose Jude to all the fun and crazy sexual adventures Comfort Cove has to offer. But when he has a setback in his occult recovery, he inadvertently releases something heinous that has been hidden away in the basement of the Overpass for years. Something that is hungry for flesh…and not in the good way.
This edition of No Place for Little Ones also includes six short stories of sex and scares featuring men and monsters that are heading for the Cove…or have already arrived.
– Read an interview I did with fellow horror author Joshua Skye!
Sex, scares, and silliness in the trailer for No Place For Little Ones.
Combustion is the filthy dirty horror novel that started the whole Comfort Cove series. You can pick it up in ebook and paperback on Amazon.
Welcome to Kremfort Cove, where the men are hot as hell…literally.
Burly, bearded bear Deck Waxer is a private dick with an attraction to cases of the supernatural. He comes to the seedy city of Kremfort Cove just as it is morphing into a gay mecca—and power struggles between the various sub-groups in the community are turning violent.
Most horrific is the rash of gay men bursting into flames in broad daylight! Deck suspects an epidemic of spontaneous combustion, but trying to explain the inexplicable means indulging in hot fetishistic encounters with sexy, eccentric locals to get to the bottom of the matter. Deck is more than willing to jump into that fire. What he fears is being scalded by his burning desire for a troubled go-go boy with daddy issues. As hearts and hard-ons are exposed, blood-pumping organs become vulnerable to the real danger that threatens the gay men of the city they now call Cremation Cove….
This edition of Combustion includes six short stories of sex and scares featuring men and monsters that are heading for the Cove…or have already arrived.
Here are some interviews, blogs, and reviews to check out for sneak peeks at Combustion and my thoughts on gay horror:
Welcome to The Cove…where it all goes down
Scared stiff and possessed by my own inner demons
The first review of Combustion!
A review that really gets what I was going for
Combustion gets trash cult literature cred!
Closet Monsters and Horny Devils are the two original erotic horror anthologies, now out of print, that began my obsession with writing about men in heat coming face-to-face with ghosts, vampires, werewolves, evil priests, homophobic daddies, serial killers, zombies, and more. These collections inspired the Comfort Cove series, and all the men in the tales have since moved to Comfort Cove, so I’ve revised all the stories from both collections and included them in the first three novels in the Comfort Cove series (Combustion, No Place for Little Ones, and Rise of the Thing Down Below). Plus, gay Halloween slasher novella Scream, Queen! from Horny Devils is now included as a bonus in Wet Screams, the 4th novel in the Comfort Cove series, and the novella Zombied Out! from Closet Monsters is a bonus in Snakehead, the 7th book in the Comfort Cove series. And the awesome cover art my friends and I created for Closet Monsters found a permanent home (with some new additions!) as the cover of the revised and expanded edition of No Place for Little Ones.
It doesn’t have to be big to hit the spot…
While I prefer writing novels, I wrote one of those 2-sentence horror stories just for fun! You can read it here. It was even selected as one of the best in a contest at ihorror.
My dirty little secrets…
And finally…scare-free, humorous erotica and a comic novel. Oh the horror!
FUNNY BONE: We all want a guy with a great sense of humor, so why should the chuckles stop once we see him naked? Men get into all kinds of predicaments that poke at the funny bone in this amusingly erotic collection. A witty gay guy turns stand-up comedian when his straight co-worker offers to bottom for him. College party boys make their gay virgin dorm mate into a sex machine with no off button. An employee journeys to the private island home of his boss to advocate for same-sex spousal benefits and gets scared silly by a proposal he can’t refuse. A doctor explains why his specialty is the butt of jokes. A newly single man discovers that nothing puts a smile on his face quite like a cherry pop. And the punch lines just keep coming. Burly bouncers, gym bears, rest stop rednecks, military men…they’re all lusting for laughs in Funny Bone.
How about a tale of a drag queen and friends attempting to transform their fag hag into a diva at the end of the 90s in New York City? Adapted from a play I wrote for one of my classes back when I was getting my master’s degree, Drag Out the Diva is now a retro, 90s nostalgia novel loaded with pop culture references. Plus, my pup Michele tries to steal the spotlight on the cover!
DRAG OUT THE DIVA: It’s the end of the 20th century, and with exploding PCs threatening to ring in the new millennium, nothing is computing for New York City editor John. He is dating author and Jersey boy David, yet it’s all business and no pleasure. Is being in the closet hampering David’s libido? Or could it be the culture shock of meeting John’s wacky friends?
Fruit fly Connie buzzes around John’s apartment in search of male companionship she isn’t getting from her egotistical rocker boyfriend or her mutt Willy Wonka, who adores…
Self-proclaimed bitch in heat Andy, also known as Primadonna, the fiercest drag queen at Cabaret Today. Lately it seems Andy’s hard drive has crashed, unlike…
Sarge, the horniest daddy bear in Chelsea, who is too intent on luring John into the Cabaret Today restroom to notice…
Luther, John’s African-American buddy who feels like an outsider in both the gay and black communities but would gladly fill Sarge’s glory hole.
When Connie announces she wants to go from drab to diva, the guys put their man problems aside to help with her transformation, never expecting all the female trouble they are inviting…or the monsters they’re creating! Both Connie and Andy enter the very unfriendly Miss Diva NYC competition, and the claws come out. Wigs are yanked, lipstick smeared, heels broken, dresses torn…and that’s before the wannabe divas even take the stage at Cabaret Today!
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