Set in New Orleans and a nearby town, this is an expanded version of Getting Past Almost, an erotic novel about a gay manís search for satisfaction and love.
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Donovan Lee, Gay Writer
Getting Past Almost traces a young gay manís odyssey of discovery and sexual experimentation, as he searches for happiness and true love. That search begins in the seemingly peaceful setting of the small Louisiana town where he was born, and leads him to New Orleans. When he finally falls in love with the man of his dreams, those dreams become threatened by a new complication that can ruin their lasting romance. After learning to accept himself, the narrator now must learn to accept the unexpected changes in his life.
Besides being longer, the Expanded Edition is available in paperback, hardback, or ebook (the original, 2001 version, had less scenes and was only in paperback). With this novel becoming increasingly popular, however, the first edition might soon become a collectorís item!
Some of the autobiographical parts have appeared elsewhere as separate stories, but even those use fictionalized names, details, and backgrounds. Donovan Leeís erotica has appeared in the magazines Hot Shots, Guys, Campus Tales, and First Hand, as well as in two anthologies from Alyson Books: Slow Grind and My First Time 2.
She looked over at the gym bunny, leaning against the fence by himself, with his tank top and tight blue jeans revealing all the appropriate bulges. As I began sharing my tales, we watched him out of the corners of our eyes, slowly moving through a series of poses, as if someone were taking his picture. Not surprisingly, another young man soon approached him. Both of them looked eighteen. Eighteen! Seeing their anxious body language brought back memories even more quickly than I could share those memories with Jenny.