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Hard: The Erotic Fiction of R. J. March

3.75  ·  Rating Details ·  12 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews

Strong characterization and unusual plotlines combine with the highly creative and imaginative erotic fantasies of R.J. March to provide what is generally considered to be the gold standard of gay erotica.

R. J. March is the pseudonym of a man who wrote his first erotic story in the sixth grade. His previous collection, Looking for Trouble, was a national best-seller. He l

Paperback, 250 pages
Published December 1st 2002 by Alyson Books
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Jan 06, 2015 Benjamin rated it really liked it
A collection of twenty two short stories varying in length from about five to twenty pages, and with a host of characters including hung college boys, workmates, life long best friends who finally get it together, married men looking for something more, anonymous and not so anonymous pick ups, a threesome in a camper van, one time hustlers or porn artists and many more.

The stories are mostly very erotic, although one or two are more concerned with the protagonists' hopes or dreams, leaving the e
Nov 17, 2008 Rachael rated it liked it
R J March is one of those authors who stand out in an anthology. His stories are routinely among my favorite in the Friction series, for example. And the stuff in this book is good, but with nothing but March in a book, they tend to run together. The characters are similar, the tone is identical, the descriptions of nipples and slabs of pectoral muscles become repetitive. He's a decent writer, don't get me wrong, and this book accomplished its purpose, shall we say, more than once. There were ...more
Dec 16, 2013 Diane rated it liked it
This is the first collection of work by R. J. March that I've read. The 'blurb' on the back of the book puts it perfectly; a 'no-holds-barred erotic playground'... 'pulled together by the gravity of their desire.' Romance isn't a focus of these men. Physical release is. Read this with your eyes wide open!
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A bit formulaic. It didn't really do the trick, but I'm not sure that anything is doing it for me these days.
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