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Dusk Peterson

Another year's worth of gay powerfic (2009-10)

Cover for Love in Dark Settings Omnibus 2010

Here's a full list of gay stories and friendship stories that I've posted online or published as e-books in the past year. They're original works of fantasy, historical fantasy, and contemporary fiction, which feature liegemen, servants, slaves, sailors, prisoners, bottoms, and/or 18-year-old students. As the boilerplate warning for all my stories puts it, "All of the stories feature love or respect, though sometimes it takes a while to get there."

The list below shows both my online fiction and my e-books. If you'd like to buy an HTML e-book containing all of my writings as of July 2010 (over a million words of fiction and 30 collections of fiction recommendations and nonfiction), visit Love in Dark Settings Omnibus. If there are any topics you prefer not to read about, be sure to read the warnings I link to.

If you prefer to browse by series or story cover, you can visit my home page. If you want to, you can Friend my blog or sign up for my updates e-mail list.


A historical fantasy series set in a land where the psychologists wield whips.

E-book with all the stories in the series: The Eternal Dungeon Omnibus.

Series warnings.

The Balance. The workers in the Eternal Dungeon have always expressed contempt toward the Hidden Dungeon in the neighboring kingdom of Vovim, whose torturers abuse prisoners without restraint. But the balance between mercy and hell is not so clear as might be thought in either dungeon, and now that balance is about to tip. Only the strength of love and integrity will determine the paths of two Seekers whose fortunes are bound together.

¶ Novel. R. Male/male erotic attraction and male/male platonic feelings.

Thatcher was having difficulty deciding who to attack first.

On Guard. The ties forged between the noble-minded Eternal Dungeon and the abusive Hidden Dungeon have set off an unpredictable chain of horrific events, in which the love between two Seekers (torturers) will be tested to the straining point. Caught in the middle of the struggle are Barrett Boyd and Seward Sobel, two loyal guards who will find themselves questioning their most fundamental beliefs about the Eternal Dungeon's ideals.

¶ Novel. PG-13. Male/male platonic feelings and male/male erotic attraction.

"If there is one thing I have learned in the twenty-seven years of my career here, it is never to underestimate the role that guards can play in the life of the Eternal Dungeon."

The Unanswered Question. No weapons, no allies, and no guarantees that he will survive the test.

A 2009 holiday gift story for Dusk Peterson's readers.

¶ Novella. PG-13. Male/male platonic feelings and male/male erotic attraction.

He was weaponless. Or rather, not quite weaponless, for he knew what he was capable of doing with his body, but he bore no blade, nor any whip, nor any lead pipe with which to stun his victim, nor any rope with which to strangle the victim . . . The number of potential weapons he had deliberately laid aside was frighteningly high.


A historical fantasy series and retrofuture series inspired by the Chesapeake Bay oyster wars, boarding school rivalries in the 1910s, and 1960s visions of things to come.

E-book with all the stories in the series: Waterman Omnibus.

Series warnings and booktrailer video.

Unmarked. "Fair play" is the motto of the Third House at Narrows School, but that motto takes on a different meaning when a lonely member of the Third House is secretly wooed by a young man from a rival House.

¶ Extra-long novella. R (just barely). Male/male erotic attraction and male/male platonic feelings.

Master Meredith, whose entitlement to a last name had not yet been determined by the courts, was sitting in a window-seat overlooking the playing fields of Narrows School when the Third House bullies found him.


A retro series about a Midwestern community of closeted leathermen.

E-book with all the stories in the series: Loren's Lashes Omnibus.

Series warnings.

Edgeplay in Mayhill 1-3. In 1965, Loren was initiated into the mysteries of leather by a motorcyclist passing through his isolated Midwestern town. Twenty years later, he is owner of the town's gay bar, which serves as a leather bar after hours. He is a master, trained to control and discipline men.

If only he could convince other leathermen of this fact. Having given up hope of ever finding someone who will submit to him, Loren is forced to content himself with secret fantasies. Then he meets the perfect man for his fantasies: handsome, uniformed, full of confidence and strength. But Loren doesn't realize that Ken holds secrets which will initiate them both into a new mystery. . . .

¶ Work-in-progress novel (the first half). R. Male/male erotic attraction, male/male platonic feelings, and male/female platonic feelings.

Loren would have liked nothing better than to turn, look down upon the policeman with a steely eye, and say in a deep voice, "Am I what you want, boy?"


New recommendations of online writings, e-books, print books, and media have been posted at the following sites.

Buried Treasure: Recommendations of Online Male Homoerotic Stories and Male Friendship Stories (and anything else that catches my interest).

Islanders and Watermen of the Chesapeake Bay.

Masculinity, Crime, and Everyday Life in Victorian and Edwardian Times.

Retrofuture: Visions of the Future, 1945-1975.

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