The Slash Skinny

The Master List

of Professionally Published Original Slash


Edited by Dusk Peterson

This page lists information related to original slash, a genre of professionally published literature and art featuring male/male and female/female attraction. New releases, reviews, and market reports on this genre are available through the home page of this site.

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Adams, Nene (female/female fiction).

Nene Adams: Black by Gaslight (PD Publishing, 3rd edition, 978-1933720128, $19.99, 316pp, trade paperback, November 2006). Female/female historical mystery. "August 1888 – On a foggy night in London's notorious Whitechapel, Rhiannon Moore, a woman reduced to prostitution in order to survive, meets two people who will change her life. The first is Lady Evangeline St. Claire – brilliant, unconventional, wealthy, and battling her own demons. The second is Jack the Ripper. Evangeline and Rhiannon are plunged head-long into danger and romance as the two women struggle to solve a deadly mystery, while at the same time understand their growing attraction to one another. Will love come in time to save both lives and sorely tested hearts? Or will the women learn – because Saucy Jack already knows – that blood is always . . . Black by Gaslight." Winner, Gay/Lesbian category of the 2006 IPPY Awards. Excerpt at the author's site. Series page at the author's site. Publisher's listing. Review at Amazon. Review by Lunacy (Lunacy's Fan Fiction Reviews, July 30, 1997). Review by Cee (Cee's Fan Fiction Reviews, undated). Review by Carol Seajay (Books to Watch Out For: The Lesbian Edition, April–May 2006).

Nene Adams: The Madonna of the Sorrows (PD Publishing, 2nd edition, 978-1933720142, $17.99, 248pp, trade paperback, December 2006). Female/female historical mystery. "May 1889 – A chance meeting in the Turkish baths leads consulting detective Lady Evangeline St. Claire and her lover, Rhiannon Moore, to a mystery – the murder of a priest and the theft of a painting that proves to be more than a mere work of art. A series of clues left by a long-dead artist puts the pair on the trail of one of history's great lost treasures and the crime that helped topple a monarchy. Travelling to Paris and L'Exposition Universelle, Evangeline and Rhiannon find that matters are not as straightforward as they appear. As they continue to be haunted by a ghost from Evangeline's past, the partners may never recover from the events leading to the revelation of . . . The Madonna of the Sorryows." Winner, Gay/Lesbian category of the 2006 IPPY Awards. Excerpt at the author's site. Series page at the author's site. Publisher's listing. Reviews at Amazon. See also the reviews for Black by Gaslight, which sometimes mention The Madonna of the Sorrows.

Bailey, Alison (male/male comics and art; edits male/male and female/female fiction).

Alison Bailey et al.: The Book o' Summer Love (One "L" Innovations, $3.00, 36 pp, trade paperback, January 2007, cover art by Alison Bailey; $3.00, e-book, January 2007). Male/male and female/female; short stories and comics. Fiction by Mechante Fille and Sarah Brinkman; comics by Jehzavere and Tracy Williams. "Three boy's love stories plus one girl's love story all set to the theme of 'summer love.'" Excerpts at editor's site.

Bruce, Camilla (male/male fiction).

Liv Lingborn and Camilla Bruce: Touched (Lemons and Cream, $11.00, 116pp, trade paperback, February 2007; $4.99, e-book, February 2007). Male/male fantasy, illustrated. "Meet Vilder the Hunter, hero, nobleman and protector of the weak. In three illustrated, original slash stories we get to know the man called Vilder. 'Like the First Lilies of Spring' gives us a short, bittersweet glimpse of his past among nobility and intrigues. In 'Touched' we meet him as the protector of Emar, a youth marked by the demons of Ram. And at last 'A Touch of Lilies' brings us to a full circle and connects the long denied passions of his youth with the man he has become." Longer description and sample art at the creators' blog. Preview at the creators' Website (site's warning page).

Camilla Bruce and Liv Lingborn: Beasts(Lemons and Cream, $10, 92 pages, trade paperback, April 2007; $4.99, e-book, April 2007). The above link includes sample art for mature viewers. Male/male. Illustrated story. A young lawyer falls in love with a troubled male prostitute. "A classic yaoi tale, a 'Pretty Woman' gone gay."

Busse, Kristina (nonfiction related to original slash).

Karen Hellekson and Kristina Busse (editors): Fan Fiction and Fan Communities in the Age of the Internet (McFarland, 978-0-7864-2640-9, $35, 296pp, trade paperback, July 2006). Sociological study edited by two fan writers. "Grouped by subject matter, essays cover topics such as genre intersection, sexual relationships between characters, character construction through narrative, and the role of the beta reader in online communities. The work also discusses the terminology used by creators of fan artifacts and comments on the effects of technological advancements on fan communities." Publisher's listing, with table of contents. Abstract and bibliography from Karen Hellekson's site. Review by Henry Jenkins (author's blog, August 21, 2006). Reviews by Princess of Geekland (author's blog, January 20, 2007 to present). That set of reviews includes brief discussions of contrasting work methods of fan writers and professional writers. Reviews at Amazon.

Day, R. W. (male/male fiction).

R. W. Day: A Strong and Sudden Thaw (Iris Print, 978-0978753115, 331pp, trade paperback, October 2006). Male/male science fiction. "A post-apocalyptic romance . . . combining a realistic story of small-town struggles, prejudices, and affections against a larger tale of endless winter and hungry dragons."  Finalist, Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Horror category, 2006 Lambda Literary Awards. Publisher's listing, with excerpt. Excerpt at the author's site (site's warning page). Reviews and Search Inside excerpt at Amazon. Review by Cynthia (Boys Next Door Reviews, undated; site's warning page). Review by Jen Parker (YaoiSuki, October 1, 2006; site's warning page). Review by Rebecca Buchanan (Sequential Tart, November 2006). Review by Dru Pagliassotti (The Harrow, 2006).

Hajiceck, Jesse (male/male fiction and comics).

Jesse Hajiceck: The God Eaters (, 978-1847288653, $24.00, 452pp, trade paperback, August 2006). Male/male science fantasy. "Imprisioned for 'inflammatory writings' by the totalitarian Theocracy, shy intellectual Ashleigh Trine figures his story's over. But when he meets Kieran Trevarde, a hard-hearted gunslinger with a dark magic lurking in his blood, Ash finds that necessity makes strange heroes . . . and love can change the world." Best Science Fiction/Fantasy Novel, Preditors & Editors Readers Poll 2006. Preview at the author's site, as well as creator's art and fans' art. Publisher's listing, with review. Reviews at Amazon. Reviews at Reviews at LibraryThing (in English and German). Reviews by mdbl and guest reviewers (Private Parlor, undated). Review by Dusk Peterson (Buried Treasure, undated). Review by Bellona (Templum Bellonae, April 9, 2005). Unattributed review quoted (Gay Authors, undated). Review by Samantha McCoy (author's blog, July 15, 2004).

Hellekson, Karen (nonfiction related to original slash).

See Kristina Busse.

Jones, Jules (male/male fiction).

Jules Jones: Dolphin Dreams (Loose Id, 978-1-59632-383-4, $7.99, 100,000 words, e-book, April 2007, cover art by Anne Cain). Male/male/male shapeshifter paranormal. "Martin's a sexual submissive, but he's nobody's doormat. So when he discovered that his boyfriend was already married, he told him to go. When it still hurt weeks later, a seaside break housesitting for a friend seemed just the thing to help him heal. When he made friends with two dolphins, he was simply grateful for the pleasant company. He didn't expect to need their help when his small boat was caught in a storm. And he never expected them to ask for payment – or what shape they'd be in when they did so . . ." Excerpt at the publisher's site. Excerpts at the author's site (site's warning page). Excerpts in Italian at Isn't It Romantic?  | Review by Mrs Giggles (Romance Novel Central, undated). Review by Larissa Hayes (The Romance Studio, April 19, 2007). Review at LibraryThing.

Jules Jones: Lord and Master (Loose ID, 978-1-59632-410-7, $6.99, 148 pages [62,000 words], e-book, February 2007, cover art by Anne Cain). Male/male contemporary fiction. "When Mark's PhD supervisor sent him for a job interview with an old university friend, he didn't mention that the friend was devastatingly handsome. He also neglected to mention to either that the other is gay." Excerpts at the author's site (site's warning page). Excerpt at the publisher's site. Based on the author's short story Lord and Master (Clean Sheets, August 23, 2006). Review by Water Nymph (Literary Nymphs Reviews Only, February 22, 2007). Review by Shannon Frost (TCM Reviews, undated). Review by Mrs Giggles (Romance Novel Central, undated). Review by Teresa (Fallen Angel Reviews, March 2007). Review at LibraryThing.

Lingborn, Liv (male/male art).

See Camilla Bruce.

Lynch, Kellie (edits male/male fiction and comics).

Kellie Lynch (editor): Connections: A Boys' Love Anthology (Iris Print, 0-9787531-5-1, $12.95, 231pp, trade paperback, September 2006). Male/male. "Stories of sweet first kisses, of years-long love, and of chance encounters both romantic and erotic." Publisher's listing, with excerpt. Reviews and Search Inside excerpt at Amazon. Review by Cynthia (Boys Next Door Reviews, undated; site's warning page). Review by Rebecca Buchanan (Sequential Tart, March 1, 2007).

Kellie Lynch (editor): When Worlds Collide (Iris Print, 978-0978753122, $12.95, 177pp, 7.4 x 5.1 paperback, October 2006). Male/male comic anthology. "Beauty and the beast, the prince and the pauper, yin and yang . . . it's no secret that opposites attract." Publisher's listing, with excerpts. Reviews at Amazon. Review by Rebecca Buchanan (Sequential Tart, December 1, 2006). Review by Leigh Dragoon (Sequential Tart, March 1, 2007). Review by Cynthia (Boys Next Door Reviews, undated; site's warning page).

Malarky (male/male fiction, art, and comics).

Malarky: A Prelude to Nocturnia (MAS-Zine, $6.90, 28,800 words, e-book, Spring 2006, cover art by Malarky). Male/male fantasy. "Neither pookah nor sidhe lord give [their] liaision any hope of survival, but the intrigues between Summerhey and its rival Shadow Court soon launch them fully into the preparations for war, an ill-timed excursion amidst the iron-wielding humans and a whirlwind of events that forces their relationship to other levels." Publisher's listing, with excerpt (site's warning page).

Parhelion (male/male fiction).

Parhelion: Peridot (Torquere Press, $1.95, 14,000 words, e-book, September 2006). Male/male historical fiction. "Steve is a jeweler who specializes in rare gems. He's a rare gem himself for the 1950s, a bachelor with a certain reputation. Nate, his best friend and business partner, has never had that sort of reputation, so when Steve gets the call that Nate was caught in establishment that caters more to his type, he goes home to see what's up. Nate's got problems of his own, as well as the most supportive and nosy family a man could ask for. He has things he wants to tell Steve, but will society allow it to happen?" Excerpt at Fictionwise. Review by Teresa (Fallen Angel Reviews, September 2006).

Powell, Kimberly (male/male fiction).

Kimberly Powell: Emotion Sickness (Variable XY, $17.99, 177pp, 8.5 x 11 paperback, August 2005; $10, 177pp, e-book, forthcoming). Male/male. Illustrated. "Meet Sydney. Not at all your typical fifteen-year-old boy, every day is a power struggle. When Sydney wants for something, he plays for keeps – and there is nothing that he will allow to stand in his way. Having set his sights on the one thing he should never have desired, will he win the most important game of his life?" Excerpt at the author's site. Review by Jen Parker (YaoiSuki, April 10, 2007; site's warning page).

Kimberly Powell: Beautiful Disaster (Variable XY, $17.99, 158pp, 8.5 x 11 paperback, October 2006, cover art by Liezl A. Buenaventura; $10, 158pp, e-book, forthcoming). Male/male. "In this continuation of Emotion Sickness, Sydney is forced to deal with his brother's absence and the reality of his solitude when he realizes that there is no one left to turn to. When his Father makes decisions regarding Sydney's life and the future of their family, Stefan must decide what is more important: his brother's obsessive desire or his family's happiness." Cover art at the artist's site. Review by Jen Parker (YaoiSuki, April 10, 2007; site's warning page).

Snyder, J. M. (male/male fiction).

J. M. Snyder: Power Play (iUniverse, 0-595-27014-X, $23.95, 474pp, trade paperback, February 2003; $7.99, e-book, February 2003). Male/male contemporary fiction. "Ryan Talonovich is the star of his college hockey team . . . until an accident during practice leaves him confined to a wheelchair. The doctors say he'll walk again but a new season is already underway and he's been replaced on the team, which leaves him feeling alone and betrayed. What's the use of fighting to get back on the ice now? Then he meets Dante Espinosa, a short track skater on the city's speed skating club. Though he has to work overtime to afford his sport, Dante is hell on ice. Their love of the ice brings them together, but too many obstacles stand in their way: Ryan's struggle with therapy. The memory of Dante's first boyfriend. Lack of funding to the event, Dante's harassing boss, a skating friend in love with him, and Wil Dietrich, who will do anything to win." Publisher's listing, with preview. Fictionwise listing for e-book. Excerpt at the author's site. Review by PJ (Chewing the Bone, October 20, 2006).

J. M. Snyder: Scarred: Four Novellas (iUniverse, 978-0595231119, $15.95, 270pp, trade paperback, June 2002; see below for e-book information). Male/male contemporary fiction and science fiction. "This book is available in trade paperback from iUniverse, or you can purchase the stories as individual e-books." See descriptions of individual stories below. Publisher's listing, with preview. Author's listing. Reviews at Amazon. Review by PJ (Chewing the Bone, October 16, 2006). Review at LibraryThing. Review by KatiKat (gay_bookclub, May 30, 2007).

J. M. Snyder: VR Palace (, $1.85, 16,793 words, e-book, February 2007). Male/male science fiction. "In a future where pleasure is bought in virtual reality parlors, one man creates the perfect lover spun from binary code, everything he could want in a boy except real . . . or is he?" Excerpt at author's site. Excerpt at publisher's site.

J. M. Snyder: His Song (, $2.05, 18,686 words, e-book, February 2007). Male/male contemporary fiction. "Dane is destined for greatness, his boyfriend Krish just knows it, but first he needs to break into the local music scene, and Krish doesn't trust the singer who's offered to help." Excerpt at author's site. Excerpt at publisher's site.

J. M. Snyder: Windows (, $1.95, 17,750 words, e-book, February 2007). Male/male contemporary fiction. "Thom's through with men after his last lover cheated on him, but the new boy who buys the house next door hopes he'll reconsider." Excerpt at author's site. Excerpt at publisher's site.

J. M. Snyder: Scarred (Aspen Mountain Press, 978-1-60168-030-3, $5.49, 119pp, e-book, February 2007, cover art by Jinger Heaston). Male/male science fiction. "Regulators rule the streets of a war-torn city with hate and pain. Their cruelty is etched into every inch of Dae's body. He has never known anything but hurt from the hands of men, until he meets Coby." Excerpt at author's site. Excerpt at publisher's site. Excerpt at Fictionwise. Booktrailer. Review by Maya (Coffee Time Romance, undated). Review by Elise Lyn (Ecataromance, undated). Review by Teresa (Fallen Angel Reviews, April 2007). Review by Water Nymph (Literary Nymphs Reviews Only, February 26, 2007). Review by Natasha Smith (Romance Junkies, undated). Review by Frost (Two Lips Reviews, April 10, 2007). Review at LibraryThing.

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