A list of some slashy professional novels and authors :-)
If like me, you want to find some slash novels to read while you wait for your next fanfic fix, a few answers are in here:
The links take you to the books' details at amazon or publisher's/author's sites so you can read synopsis, reviews etc. Last update September 10 2009. New means new to my list, not necessarily a new book :)
Fantasy, paranormal and contemporay male/male romances and erotica
M/M romance and erotica
Adventure, mystery, drama male/male romance and erotica
Gay erotic romance
Historical male/male romance
Historical male/male romance
Historical male/male romance mostly
Sedonia Guillone erotic romance writer, mostly male/male set in Japan and Thailand.
Emily Veinglory erotic romance writer, male/male with a dark/fantasy or paranormal twist.
Mel Keegan male/male romance and erotica, various genres from historical to fantasy and sci-fi.
L. E. Bryce male/male erotic romance writer, mostly set in fantasy worlds.
Ally Blue male.male erotic romance writer, paranormal mostly.
NEW! The Steel Remains
He mostly writes sci-fi. I haven't read any of those, but The Steel Remains is a fantasy novel with one of the main characters being gay. The f-word was a bit over-used in this one.
False Colours by Alex Beecroft. Male/Male Historical romance set during the time of sail. (not read)
Phoenix Rising by Kimberly Gardner. Modern day male/male romance, exotic dancer and client fall in love. (not read)
NEW! Elfland by Freda Warrington. Modern/urban fantasy. Slashy subtext, but it is mostly het, good book though.
NEW! Soul by Tobsha Learner. Historical, gay/slashy subtext.
NEW! Lover's Knot by Donald Hardy. Gothic male/male romance, ghosts, paranormal. (not read)
The Company of Liars by Karen Maitland
Historical, set during the plague in England in 1348. One of the characters is gay (which I guessed before it was revealed in the book, LOL!) and there was a very slashy scene involving a whip and comfort afterwards ;)
An Agreement Among Gentlemen by Chris Own male/male historical romance.
A Discreet Young Gentleman by M. J. Pearson male/male bodice ripper (ignore the cover, it's a great book, LOL!)
The Price of Temptation by M. J. Pearson another male/male bodice ripper, I wish the author had written some more :)
Raised by Wolves: Vol 1 Brethren by W. A. Hoffman Historical slashy pirate
Raised by Wolves: Vol 2 Matelots by W. A. Hoffman
Raised by Wolves: Vol 3 Treasure by W. A. Hoffman
Standish by Erastes. Historical male/male romance.
The Master of Seacliff by Max Pierce gothic male/male romance.
The Colour by Rose Tremain
Historical set during the New Zeland gold rush with some slashy elements.
The Mermaids Singing by Val McDermid
Thriller with some slashy elements. Young men are being found dead and mutiliated in the mainly gay area of a small Northern town and pyschologist Tony Hill is brought in to help profile the killer.
Warning for some very graphic desciptions of torture and murder in this one. Not for the faint hearted.
Shadow Dance by Robin Bailey Fantasy novel,
A youth paralysed from birth is cured by a witch, but it comes at a price, he can only walk from sunset to sunrise and if he doesn't dance every night he will lose his ability to walk altogther. Unfortunately, anyone who sees him dancing acts out their darkest desires and he despairs that he will be forever alone. Lots of slashiness in this one, although a lot of it is subtext and implied rather than graphically described. Some gruesome violence in places.
The Nightwatch by Sarah Waters
Femmslash, slash and het in this one, LOL! A book working backwards from 1947 to the beginning of the second world war.
My Fair Captain by JL Langley
Oh, my, this was hot! Adults only, definitely :) No subtext here, LOL! This is like a cross between Star Trek and Jane Austen, I kid you not! Wonderful romp. Set in the future with spaceships technology etc., but with a lot of it taking place on a planet very like the Recency times of Jane Austen and where the young men have to remain pure before marriage. (Some hints of mpreg, but mentioned only.)
Dead to the World by L.E. Bryce
Fantasy. Servant and consort of the Lady of the Waters, a powerful sea goddess, Erred is captured by slave traders during a pilgrimage and borne across the desert to be sold. In the decadent city of Tajhaan, he is trained in the arts of love to become a pleasure slave and eventually a courtesan. But in the claustrophobic world of intrigue and brutality he inhabits, what place is there for hope, faith--or love?
Morningstar by Jade Falconer
ebook by our very own fanfic Jade :) Erotic vampire slash. Support a fanfic author done good, LOL!
Gentlemen and Players by Joanna Harris
I can't say too much about this book without giving it away, but let's just say that there are slashy elements
Affinity by Sarah Waters
Fingersmith by Sarah Waters
The Tamir Trilogy by Lynn Flewelling, genderbending mainly, but has a couple of gay characters.
The Bone Doll's Twin
The Oracle's Queen
Moab is my Washpot by Stephen Fry
Autobiographical coming of age tale mostly set at boarding school ;)
White Rose of Night by Mel Keegan, historical gay romance set in the time of Richard the Lionheart and the Crusades.
White Rose of Night
Fortunes of War by Mel Keegan, another historical gay romance set around the time of the Spanish Armada and colonisiation of the New World and includes some pirates too, LOL!
Fortunes of War
The Nightrunner Series by Lynn Flewelling, four books so far in order:
Luck in the Shadows
NEW! Shadows Return by Lynn Flewelling
A Son Called Gabriel by Damian McNichol, coming of age tale set in Northern Ireland.
A Son Called Gabriel
The Kushiel trilogy by Jacqueline Carey has some slashy elements and is BDSM, not for the faint hearted. Books are listed in order.
Hisorical fiction, King of the Wood by Valerie Anand, I think this one is out of print now but well worth a read if you can find a copy:
King of the Wood
The Shell House by Linda Newberry. Two interwoven tales, one of two lovers, soldiers during WW1 and a modern coming of age tale with a boy who doesn't know what the wants, the boy or the girl?
The Shell House
Adam by Anthony McDonald, another coming of age tale, this time an English boy in rural France. Very well written, but does contain graphic scenes.
The Coming Storm by Paul Russell. All you need to know, it's set in boarding school and one of the students like his teacher more than he ought. :-)
The Coming Storm
Cry to Heaven by Anne Rice (not horror, LOL!)
Set in the world of 17th century castrati, very well written, good characterisation and although some of the love scenes are fairly graphic, they aren't crude, written quite poetically I think. Contains both slash and het.
Cry to Heaven
Wratheu by Storm Constantine, sf, set in the future, more hermaprodite rather than slash but interesting nonetheless.
As Meat Loves Salt by Maria McCann, historical novel set during the English Civil War, bit of supernatural stuff in there
as well. (It's a while since I've read it so can't remember exactly, LOL!)
As Meat Loves Salt
At Swim, Two Boys by Jamie O'Neill, historical novel set in Ireland in the early twentieth century, coming of age about two boys and their different backgrounds etc.
At Swim, Two Boys
The Snow Garden by Christopher Rice, suspense novel set in a college town
The Snow Garden
Embrace by Mark Behr
content warnings: chan, bestiality, teacher/student (the student is 13) set in a music school in South Africa.
Light Before Day by Christopher Rice
thriller, content warnings, child abuse (kidde porn ring, but no explicit sexual abuse is shown)
Light Before Day
When Jeff Comes Home by Catherine Atkins, young adult book about a boy who is released by his kidnapper (who has been abuing him during that time) after two years and cannot settle back into normal life.
When Jeff Comes Home
Counterfeit Son by Elaine Marie Alphin, young adult book where the son of a child molester pretends to be one of the man's victims to get to live with a normal family after his father is killed in a police shoot out.
SECOND CHANCES - bisexual character in a significant role. Literary fiction.
Second Chances by Nina M. Osier
STARSHIP CASTAWAYS - lesbian character in a significant role. SF
Starship Castaways by Nina. M. Oiser
UNFAMILIAR TERRITORY - bisexual protagonist. SF
Unfamiliar Territory by Nin. M. Osier
THE MAD FISHERMAN'S DAUGHTER - lesbian protagonist. SF
The Mad Fisherman's Daughter
The books below I haven't read, but found them on various lists etc. on amazon or they have been rec'd to me :)
Paper Flowers by Kit Fisher
Drawing Blood by Poppy Z. Brite
The Herald Mage Series by Mercedes Lackey
Almost like Being in Love by Steve Kluger
Gay general fiction.
An Arrow's Flight by Mark Merlis Historical fiction, a modern take of the Trojan war where Achille's son was a stripper. :-)
An Arrow's Flight
Pembroke Park by Michelle Martin
Tipping the Velvet by Sarah Waters
The Back Passage by James Lear
Erotic slash whodunnit mystery
Mysterious Skin by Scott Heim. Warnings, deals with child abuse, haven't read the book, but the film was fairly graphic.
The World of Normal Boys by K. M. Soehnlein, another coming of age tale, set in the 1970's.
The World of Normal Boys
A Different Sin by Rochelle Hollander Schwab, historical set during the American Civil War with a gay protaganist.
A Different Sin
Frontiers by Michael Jensen, historical set in 18th centure pioneer times.
Please feel free to add any other books you know of in the comments. :-)