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The Bears of Winter

(Hot & Hairy Fiction #4)

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Winter is a favorite season for Bears, rough, gruff, hairy, and wonderful men who have the heft and fur to keep them warm despite the drop in temperature. In The Bears of Winter, acclaimed editor Jerry Wheeler has collected stories of ice harvesters, a kidnapped Santa Claus, and sleeping bag sagas. Adventure, passion, and romance while it's cold outside. So pull up a chair ...more
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Published November 1st 2014 by Bear Bones Books (first published December 1st 2013)
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Nathan Burgoine
Sep 14, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
I spent a lovely month walking the various winters of this book, story by story, often at bedtime (the perfect time to read books about settling down for winter, it seems to me). It's always such a pleasure to be in great company, and once again that's how I feel being included in Jerry L. Wheeler's anthology. He really does put together some of the best themes (see also: Riding the Rails, The Dirty Diner: Gay Erotica on the Menu, Tricks of the Trade: Magical Gay Erotica, On The Run: Tales of Ga ...more
Hilcia
Aug 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing
What can you expect? Bears, Bears, & more Bears . . . Muscle-bound beauties, sexy Daddies, adorable cubs and strong bears experiencing life, adventures, and enjoying each other in stories featuring rough play, erotic moments, the consumption of orgasmic feasts, everyday life issues or those all-important connections. Bears hibernating in past, present, and future winter settings ranging from the North Pole to Antarctica, isolated cabins in mountain ranges to ski resorts, and on to far away p ...more
Shira Glassman
Oct 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: people who like big beardy men
Shelves: men-with-men
The Bears of Winter is a terrific collection of short fiction celebrating big, hairy men who love other men, written and edited mostly by men. Despite the common theme of "it's fucking cold outside", the settings are pretty varied -- there's a historical in a work camp about guys harvesting ice in the 1870's, a dystopian about two men from rival settlements 30 years after humanity accidentally froze the world in an attempt to stop global warming, a contemporary about a Black bear who accidentall ...more
Holly
Sep 26, 2014 rated it really liked it
An eclectic collection of not just erotica, but love, romance, mystery and sorrow. A very enjoyable read. Particularly the stories by Philip Williams and Nathan Sims, and the editor's introduction was very touching.
Andrew
Dec 08, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ebook
So this is the kind of book I might read but usually wouldn't post publicly on my Goodreads, but I'm making an exception, here, because this anthology was great. While uneven (like all anthologies, really), the stand-outs here elevated the whole work, and I thoroughly enjoyed it.

It wasn't even all porny (not that there's anything wrong with that)!

The stories that stood out the most to me were:

The Psychometry of Snow by 'Nathan Burgoine - so different, and well written, and sweet. I don't want to
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Lethe Press Books: The Bears of Winter ed. by Jerry Wheeler 1 6 Sep 13, 2014 04:40PM  
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Editor of the Lambda Literary Award finalists Tented: Gay Erotic Tales from Under the Big Top (Lethe Press 2010) and his short story collection Strawberries and Other Erotic Fruits (Lethe Press, 2012) as well as three volumes of gay erotica for Bold Strokes Books, Jerry L. Wheeler has appeared in many anthologies, including Law of Desire, Best Gay Romance 2010, Bears in the Wild, and I Like It Lik ...more

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