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Bravo! Brava! (Stage Stories #1)

3.89  ·  Rating Details ·  153 Ratings  ·  13 Reviews
Lights, Makeup, Scripts, Costumes . . . Performances! Jet Mykles, J.P. Bowie and Kimberly Gardner entertain us with the magic and mystique of the theatre. From Shakespeare's gender-bending comedies to the glamour of a Musical Revue, we're whisked backstage for an intimate glimpse of the drama, romance and rumors (and maybe even a little mystery) behind the curtain. Find ou ...more
Paperback, 280 pages
Published January 1st 2009 by MLR Press
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Feb 05, 2009 Daisiemae rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Daisiemae by: I love Jet Mykles books
Bravo! Brava! Is a three story anthology written by some of my favorite authors in the male erotic romance genre.

I really thought this book had a freshness to it that I haven't read in a while. I honestly don't want to give to much away about it, but I will say the some heroes prefer an alternative way of presenting themselves. I liked it. It was different.

I liked all three stories. Bowie's was my least favorite. I think it would have been better if it had been shorter, and the main characters
May 24, 2009 Sarah rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: glbt-fiction
After reading the gorgeous Lola Dances and then Skirt by Jet Mykles, it would seem I have a penchant for the occasional gender bending story. After some of the desultory reading I’ve had in the past few weeks, this was a welcome return to good writing.

Jet has certainly nailed it with her contribution to this anthology. The pacing is fantastic and it is incredibly evocative – lots of show rather than tell and it had me hooked. The premise was great and the chemistry between the leads was incredib
Apr 13, 2015 liz rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Cross dressing and lingerie on men is totally my bag. Unfortunately, this was a big let down.
The first 2 stories by Jet Mykle and J.P. Bowie were poorly edited and underdeveloped. The 2nd story was a mess of too many characters and confusing plot.

While I liked the Kimberly Gardner story best, it too left me wanting more emotion and development. It didn't have the same amount of editing problems thankfully.

The whole antho (in Kindle) was terribly formatted too. Font sizes changing, text just ru
Aug 13, 2009 Jenre rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: m-m, contemporary, romance
This anthology consists of three novellas all along the theme of cross dressing. Those of you who know me will know that I like my gay men to be, well, manly, so theoretically, I should be turned off by stories about men dressing up as women. Let's just say, I was surprised at how much I enjoyed these stories.

I shall write a bit about each one in turn.

About Something by Jet Mykles
Shawn is a student in the final year of a Drama degree. His professor is a young, well respected director, Roscoe, wh
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The common theme of this anthology are men in drags, for different reason and at different level.

About Something by Jet Mykles: Shawn is a cute college guy, maybe even too cute. He is an actor and he has always played in men roles, but now Roscoe, young director and college teacher, wants for him to play a female role. Why on earth he has that idea Shawn doesn't know, all right Shawn is a pretty man, but he is ALL man, he has plenty of ex girlfriend to prove it. Anyway, Roscoe is very good in pr
Aug 08, 2009 Kris rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Tasting:

Dislike/like (ending on a high note):

Dislike~ The curtain fell all too soon. ::nudge, nudge, wink, wink::

Like~ Great authors and an entertaining *get it?? - wipes tear from eye - I'm so friggin funny* concept for an anthology.

Dislike~ Not really a dislike, but I did think that the first and last stories had a number of similarities.

Like~ Who knew I would find cross-dressing so... deliciously naughty?!

So, what I think:

Hot, hot, HOT! ::cough:: For those who may be in the mood. *g*

Brenda (b)
I enjoyed this anthology. The stories are: 1) About Something by Jet Mykles, 2) Sometimes Life's a Drag by J.P. Bowie and 3) Woman's Weeds by Kimberly Gardner. All 3 stories include a cross dresser, in the 1st and 3rd stories, it's a main character. Also all 3 include theater productions, in the 1st and 3rd stories they're plays (both Shakespeare) and the 2nd story is about a musical stage show.

My favorite story was the 2nd one by J.P. Bowie. I loved the characters, even the b-witchy ones. I th
Aug 12, 2009 Tam rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: m-m, anthology
Three stories about boys who wear girls clothes. Although in the second one the main character doesn’t wear dresses. I liked the second story better, not sure if its because he wasn’t wearing a dress or if it was the plot. It was more of a mystery which I enjoyed where the other didn’t really have a plot except one guy realizing he liked to wear dresses and way gay not straight after all and the third one he was worried the new boyfriend would realize he wasn’t just wearing a dress for his role ...more
Feb 20, 2016 Susinok rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A fun collection of three stories, all involving the theatre and cross dressing. Two of the stories are centered around a Shakespeare play and the third is at a drag club. What's not to love about that?
Apr 11, 2011 Jean rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: erotica, m-m
4.5 stars
I really liked these stories. Not often that you get drag queens and cross dressers in the M/M erotica and these were done very well! Sexy, funny, sad, all of it!
Mandy*reads obsessively*
3 fun stories, I liked Kimberly Gardner and Jet Mykles best with a solid four stars, and three stars for Bowie's story.
Only read Jet Mykles' About Something. Wasn't terribly interested in the other stories of the anthology.
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Jun 06, 2010 J.L. Merrow rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Three stories of cross-dressing guys in the theatre world, all of them good reads. I may have preferred the sequel, "Encore, Encore" by a whisker, but not enough to dock a star.
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