Erastes (author)

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Erastes is the pen name of a female author from the United Kingdom, known for writing gay-themed historical and romantic fiction.[1][2][3]

Erastes initially began writing gay fiction after initially having a start writing slash fiction set in the Harry Potter universe.[4] She was also a director of the Erotic Authors Association (EAA) and the association flourished until 2010 when she handed the EAA over to new management.[3]

Her best known works include Frost Fair, a bestselling novella published by Cheyenne Publishing in 2009, and Transgressions,[3] a novel which was released in 2009 by Running Press in their M/M Historical Romance line and was a shortlisted nominee for a 2010 Lambda Literary Award in the Gay Romance category.[5]


  • Standish. A homoerotic Regency romance (2006)
  • Transgressions (2009)[6][7]
  • Mere Mortals (2011)


Short stories[edit]

  • "Whatever the Risk", anthology: Queered Dimensions, Queered Fiction
  • "The Blue Train", anthology: Riding the Rails (Bold Stroke Books)
  • "Drug Colours", anthology: Best Gay Short Stories (Lethe Press)
  • "Show Don't Tell", MEN Magazine, March 2008
  • "Fire & Ice", anthology: J is for Jealousy (Cleis Press)
  • "Lifeline", anthology: Cruise Lines (Alyson Books)
  • "Drug Color", anthology: Where the Boys Are (Cleis Press)
  • "Ribinks", Drabbler Magazine
  • "The Bird", anthology: Fast Balls (Alyson Books)
  • "Matelotage", anthology: Treasure Trail (Alyson Books)
  • "Lucky", anthology: Love in a Lock Up (Starbooks)
  • "In the Dark", anthology: Ultimate Gay Erotica 2007 (Alyson Books)
  • "My Best Customer", anthology: Travelrotica (Alyson Books)
  • "Ten Kisses", anthology Connections (Iris Print)
  • "Bright Souls", anthology: Ultimate Gay Erotica 2005 (Alyson Books)
  • "Sin of the Tongue", anthology: Blasphemy (Torquere Press)
  • "I Will", anthology With This Ring I Thee Bed, (Spice, 2011)[8]


  1. ^ "M/M Good? Unreal tries out some man-on-man romance novel action". Riverfront Times. 11 May 2009. Retrieved 14 December 2010. 
  2. ^ Provenzano, Jim (9 December 2010). "Pop lit". Bay Area Reporter. Retrieved 14 December 2010. 
  3. ^ a b c "What women want: Gay male romance novels". The Globe and Mail. Feb 11, 2011. Retrieved 12 July 2013. 
  4. ^ Wilson, Cintra. "W4M4M?". Out. Retrieved 12 July 2013. 
  5. ^ 22nd Lambda Literary Awards. Lambda Literary Foundation, May 10, 2010.
  6. ^ West, Lindy. "Is That a Bellows in Your Tunic?". The Stranger. Retrieved 12 July 2013. 
  7. ^ Burt, Brandon. "What Do You Call A Gay Bodice-Ripper?". City Weekly. Retrieved 12 July 2013. 
  8. ^ "Review: WITH THIS RING I THEE BED". RT Book Reviews. Retrieved 12 July 2013. 

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