Best Gay Erotica 2013 adds another jewel in the crown to what novelist Paul Russell calls an invaluable series. A straight-acting Italian Stallion has a badly-kept secret in Davem Verne's The Pasta Closet. Douglas A. Martin's Other Residences, Other Neighborhoods follows a young newcomer from Brooklyn to Chelsea as he chases boys and something like love. A physics major gets the hazing of a lifetime (and comes back for more) at the frat house in Geoffrey Knight's Fight Cub. From gay superheroes to not-so-innocent farm hands, burly bears and fuzzy cubs, Best Gay Erotica 2013 makes a nice and slow one-handed read. 5 1/2 x 8, 256 pages.