imageWhen you travel as much as I do, you have an opportunity to read quite a few books. Here’s three great reads by black gay authors that literally leapt from the page to the point where I wanted to tell everybody to pick up a copy.

Dwayne Vernon’s “My Man, My Boyz.” Vernon has written two additional novels since this debut, but this intriguing story about men coming together as family is unlike anything I’ve ever read before.

The characters are fully developed and Vernon’s strorytelling ability is exceptional. Vernon pulled me in from the very first page and didn’t let go until the last. It’s a must read.

imageYou know you’re in for an interesting ride when you pick up a Lee Hayes novel. He’s hands down one of my favorite black gay authors and he never disappoints.

Hayes has assembled some of the best fiction writers for “Flesh To Flesh: An Erotic Anthology.” As I was reading this book I found myself challenging each story to see if the next one could possibly top the last. Let me tell you it’s a “hot & sticky” page turner. Whew! You definitely don’t wanna read this in the company of others. Black gay sensuality at its best.

image“Mama Dearest” is one of two final novels from the late E. Lynn Harris. Arguably one of the most important black gay authors of the last 20 years, Harris delivers in this book with all of the drama, suspense, and characters we all love and love to hate.

Yancey Harrington Braxton, Basil Henderson, Raymond Tyler Jr, Ava Middlebrooks and Nicole Stovall Springer are all back and in rare form.

imageContributing blogger Darian Aaron is an Alabama native who now calls Atlanta home. He’s the creator of Living Out Loud with Darian, a blog that offers his take on social, political and religious issues that impact the LGBT community.