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Always Joey by Adelhardt H.

Always Joey by Adelhardt H.

Joey is forced to pair up with Jimmy for a school assignment. Too embarrassed to be seen with the school's biggest social outcast (who is also rumored to be gay), Joey agrees to go over to Jimmy's house to work on the project. Away from the scrutiny of their peers, Joey finds that he actually enjoys Jimmy's company. But Joey quickly realizes that Jimmy has developed a crush on him, and although Joey likes the attention, he doesn't want to lead Jimmy on. Will Jimmy's strong feelings ruin their newly formed friendship?

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And Then I Met Him by L. Arthur

And Then I Met Him by L. Arthur

Sebastian longs to find his true soul mate, but love just seems to pass him by. With loneliness lurking in the shadows, he finds comfort in his work. Doing so creates a cycle that's perfect for distraction. That is, until he meets HIM.

Recommended Age: 18+

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A Circus Mirror Day

A Circus Mirror Day by Corin Ash

Emily Knight (or Edward Knight to everyone else) spends her days pretending to be a boy. When her creative writing teacher assigns a "Slice of Life" story, Emily relates a slice of her life, stagnant though it may be. Titled "A Circus Mirror Day," Emily relates what an average day entails---from confronting the evil known as the bathroom to getting through a school day unnoticed by others. Despite the challenges and safety of hiding who she really is, Emily still has room for a few dreams of a day when she will be seen and loved for the girl she is.

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Coffee Shops and Condoms by Eden Winters

Coffee Shops and Condoms by Eden Winters

Two teenaged boys, an unlimited supply of condoms, and too much time on their hands. What could possibly go wrong? Part of The Real Story Safe Sex Project.

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Dare by Sara Alva

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Dare by Sara Alva

Mark has a reputation around school of never backing down from a dare. Good thing at least one of his friends has some common sense. Sean is always there to look out for Mark in case things go wrong. Unlike their other friends, Sean doesn't ever ask Mark to take a dare. Until the day he does...

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Deep in the Count

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Deep in the Count by Madison Parker

Brandon plays baseball for Virginia Tech. Although his coach is confident he has a successful career ahead of him, Brandon's not so sure. What if he doesn’t make it? What will he have to fall back on? He wishes he were smarter. He looks at his friend's roommate and thinks he’d give anything for that confidence and those brains. Because brains and confidence? That’s sexy! If only he could get Corey to notice him, come up with a plan that would appeal to Corey's inner geek...

Corey's program of study and academic standing are sure to land him a good job in his chosen career field: cryptology. Those popular kids? They think that because he’s a “geek” he’s missing out on life, but they’re wrong. He’s got his eye on the prize and doesn’t need the distractions of a social life. So why is he having such a hard time ignoring his roommate's flirty friend?

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Double Exposure

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Double Exposure by Sam Kadence

A high school boy helping out his aunt on a photo shoot is asked to fill in as a model but as a girl, not a boy. The session leads to a kiss with another boy from school and opens the door to many emotions, dreams, and self-discovery.

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Fairy

Fairy by C. Kennedy

Meriadoc McDaniel wants to kill his parents. How they could name him after a hobbit is beyond him. Merry is shy, spineless, a geek of humongous proportions, and gay. Everyone at school calls him Merry the Fairy. To add insult to injury, puberty is taking its agonizingly sweet time with him. Now a senior in school, he touts five whole whiskers and hasn’t grown an inch since ninth grade. Typical. What is short on top of everything else?

Rick Adams is big, mean, and ugly. His reign of terror has turned school into nothing short of a war-zone for Merry.

Lord Quinn Malloy O’Cuin, pure Sidhe and born of the High Court of Fairy, is a watcher over humans, the silent defender of lost children, broken hearts, and dreams. His normal assignment is to protect babies from those who would replace them with changelings. Recently, however, Quinn committed a transgression. One serious enough to earn him a demotion from the Queen Mother. She reassigns him to watch over teenagers, of all things! Quinn’s new undercover assignment means he is the new senior at school. He can hardly keep himself from fading just thinking about it. When Rick terrorizes Merry and dares to call him a fairy, Quinn becomes incensed and all bets are off.

First Impressions Second Chances by Heidi Belleau

#First Impressions #Second Chances by Heidi Belleau

He’s always been a little shy and anxious in social situations, making it difficult for him to meet new people. Most nights he stays home. Even though his long-time friend calls trying to get him to go out every once in a while, he makes excuses and stays in where he’s away from strangers and crowds. After a long week, he wants nothing more than to relax into his typical routine when his friend shows up at the door.

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First Kiss by J. Tomas

First Kiss by J. Tomas

Noah Lipinski has a fierce crush on Doug Hathaway, a hot jock on the high school football team whose locker is fifteen down from Noah's in the hall. When Melissa Bradshaw, only the most popular girl in school, suddenly shows an interest in Noah, he suspects he's being set up for a cruel joke. She asks him to Homecoming and he refuses to go. After school, the doorbell rings and Noah's sure she's back to pester him about the dance. But when he opens the door, he finds Doug there instead, with an explanation and a much better offer than Melissa's. 

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The Girl for Me by Failte

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The Girl for Me by Failte

Straight jockboy Kevin thinks he has gay, cross-dressing Danny under his thumb. Kevin only likes girls.

So... why does he keep thinking about her?

Or him.

Whatever.

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Giuseppe and Me by Robin Reardon

Giuseppe and Me by Robin Reardon

"My life is worth more than a few minutes of anyone's pleasure." Alessandro Lupo (Alex) is a sixteen-year-old gay foster child who has been moved from "home" to "home" in New York City. Isolated by circumstances and by the protective shield he's surrounded himself with, he wanders the streets of the West Village and gravitates toward Stonewall Inn, where the 1969 riots planted the seeds of the gay civil rights movement. Having been raped at his previous foster home, he worries about HIV and about ever being able to enjoy sex. Alex, whose parents had both been Italian, feels his lack of family keenly. As he wanders the city streets, he scrutinizes people who might also be Italian. Alex is short for Alessandro, which means defender of men; Lupo means wolf. But Alex feels fearful most of the time--fear not just of Derek, the other foster teen in his current home, but also of life in general--and wishes for the courage of his 19th century countryman, Giuseppe Garibaldi, with whose statue in Washington Square Park Alex has imaginary conversations. Then Alex meets two people who represent polar opposites: one who validates the low opinion Alex already has of himself; and another who helps him see himself in an entirely new light and teaches him that his life is worth more than a few minutes of anyone's pleasure. This free short story is part of The Real Story Safe Sex Project, an all-volunteer organization created by Brent Hartinger and dedicated to using entertainment and popular culture to spread the word about HIV/AIDS and safe sex to gay and bi male teens and twentysomethings. For more information: brenthartinger.com/therealstory

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Invisible by Jeff Erno

Invisible by Jeff Erno

Chase Devereaux is a fifteen year old boy under a great deal of stress. He has to give a speech today for his Oral Communications class, and he's terrified of public speaking. Worse yet, he's being bullied by one of the most popular kids at school. He just has to make it through his third-hour gym class and then give his speech, and everything will be all right. The events about to transpire, however, may make this what proves to be the worst day of his life.

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Just Hit Send by Grasshopper

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Just Hit Send (Just Hit Send, Book One) by Grasshopper

It all started with a question from one confused boy, "Will someone listen?" and was sealed with an answer from another "I will."

From a conversation to forever; Jordan and Danny's story is full of trials and struggle, where Jordan fights for his father's love and Danny makes peace with his inability to walk. Will their love be enough to keep them together and protect them from prejudice and jealousy? How many lives will they affect and how big exactly is the human heart?RB

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Just Like You by Zoe Lynne

Just Like You by Zoe Lynne

Evan is a good guy with high aspirations, a mother who loves him unconditionally and the hottest boyfriend ever. Evan also has a secret he has to come clean about before he goes all the way. Evan has to tell Blake he has HIV. Blake is a member of Overton High's elite drumline and loves life, but he still hides his sexuality from everyone outside of his and Evan's little bubble. He's ready to have sex but not ready to be out. How will Blake react? Will their love be strong or will their story come to an end?

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Matter of Trust by Jeff Erno

Matter of Trust by Jeff Erno

Published on as part of the The Real Story Safe Sex Project Travis McDonald is fifteen and has never been in love (other than a wicked crush he harbored on his eighth grade sex ed teacher, Mr. Myers). When Jeremy Loper asks him to hang out, Travis's heart is all a flutter. He and Jeremy really hit it off and soon become boyfriends, but when they decide it's time to take their relationship to the next level on Jeremy's sixteenth birthday, Travis is faced with a harsh reality. Can he support his boyfriend at a time he needs him most, or is the situation just way too scary for Travis to deal with?

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The New Boy by Maddy Linehan

The New Boy by Maddy Linehan

Alex thinks he has the perfect relationship with boyfriend Gary. When Dexter moves in next door to Alex, things start to get complicated. Everyone Dexter meets seems to develop feelings for him, and even though the new boy is straight, Alex can't help but start to fall for him. These concerns he outlines in his brutally honest diary, while also dealing with his psychotic best friend Andie and his parents' divorce.

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No Strings by Sara Alva

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No Strings by Sara Alva

Sex is all Josh’s friend Kristina seems to think about. She’s decided the time has come to give it a try—preferably with no strings attached. When Josh turns her down, Kristina comes up with an alternate plan. Now Josh is stuck buddying up to one of the schools most sex-hungry guys in the hopes of pairing him off with Kristina.

But where does Josh stand on this whole no-strings sex thing? Can he really let Kristina lose her virginity to the shallow Brennan, or should he try to end things before they go too far? And either way, can he stop counting the freckles on Brennan’s face?

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Nuttin' for Christmas by Will Parkinson

Nuttin' for Christmas by Will Parkinson

Tommy Kennedy’s family has more money than they’ll ever be able to spend. That money can’t give Tommy back that which he’s lost, though, and that’s made him a very angry young man. 

Eli Avery has watched Tommy grow up. He knows a lot about the grim young man, but he’s managed to fall in love with him anyway. 

However, Eli has found Tommy’s name on a mysterious list and knows that if he doesn’t do something soon, Tommy will be lost to him forever--and that’s something he just can’t allow. He sets out to get Tommy off the list and, maybe, win his heart in the process.

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One Way In by Matthew Aaron Browning

One Way In by Matthew Aaron Browning

Teenager Alexander Pratt's first trip to a gay bar leads to a night of new experiences and big decisions that impact his life in ways he can't even imagine. A prequel to the forthcoming novel "Welcome to Straightville," this story is part of the Real Story Safe Sex Project. Warning: Contains adult language and explicit sexual content.

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The Park in the Dark by Ally Blue

The Park in the Dark by Ally Blue

Evander isn't a one-night-stand kind of guy. But Clark isn't your average hook-up either. When they meet one moonlit night, the pull between them is too strong to wait for the privacy of a roof. Or walls. Two horny twenty-something guys can get up to a lot in a deserted park, even when they're not quite as well prepared as they'd thought.

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The Ravens Crossing, Book Three

The Ravens Crossing, Book Three by Andi Lea, Amanda Corlies, and West Thornhill

Senior year at Wildwood High School is quickly coming to an end. The Thirteen are still caught in a web of mystery and secrets. As each teenager battles their own demons, will they be able to come together to save each other? Their families? And all they hold dear in Wildwood?

Join us at http://theravenscrossing.org/ every week to find out what happens next. The story of Book Three began in January of 2013 and will conclude in June of 2013.

Right Hand Red by Danni Keane

Right Hand Red by Danni Keane

Felix and I have been best friends since we had matching lunch boxes in Kindergarten. We’ve done lots of crazy stuff over the years, but I never expected this. Sure we’ve messed around, but I can’t believe this kiss. His kiss.

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Sink or Swim

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Sink or Swim by Zoe Lynne

When Jason's parents decide to the pull the plug on their marriage, Jason's father forces him to go to a camp that'll turn his son into a strapping young man and not some fairy like Jason's theater camp does. He hates it there, but the cool kids love him. Thomas Carroll isn't one of the cool kids, not by any stretch of the imagination. He's a chunky boy with bright freckles and hair the color of a copper penny, but somehow, he manages to befriend the cute new boy at camp. Only, the cute new boy only acknowledges their friendship in private. One boy's fear of drowning and hunger to swim leads to an eye-opening experience, and one boy will admit to having feelings and attractions he never would've admitted to otherwise.

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Spook Patrol by Helen Ayim

Spook Patrol by Helen Ayim

Jen and Wilbur are members of the Spook Patrol, on assignment to explore strange noises coming from an old, abandoned home rumored to be haunted. When they arrive, they discover they aren't alone. And they give the "ghosts" the surprise of their lives.

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Summer Escape by Jayson James

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Summer Escape by Jayson James

Summer Escape is a short story about two friends, Jake and Kedrin. Jake would like to be more, but doesn’t want to ruin their friendship. Kedrin would like more, but is afraid of rejection. Kedrin has joined Jake and his family on a camping trip and they’ve decided to set their own rules. Now they just need to be able to communicate their feelings with each other.

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Summerfire by Grasshopper

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Summerfire (Just Hit Send, Book Two) by Grasshopper

This story follows "The Happy Years" of the Just Hit Send series. Here we follow JD through his young adulthood and into manhood.

Although JD is surrounded by people who love him, he yearns for more. He wants that special connection, the deep love and affection like that shared by his two dads.

Some of JD's happiest moments are the annual trips he takes to the lake with his dads, where he spends his time hanging out with a local boy, Kenny. Kenny is several years older than JD, but they form a bond that only grows stronger over the years. Could Kenny be that special someone?

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Teaching Techniques by R.J. Seeley

Teaching Techniques by R.J. Seeley

Kingsbury High School have been known for their unusual methods, so when Year Eleven teacher Mr Elliot suggests a same-sex Sex Education class there's not allot they can do but run the lesson.

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The Touch of Hope by Brandon Shire

The Touch of Hope by Brandon Shire

I got tired of my dad using me as a punching bag, so I packed some clothes and left our apartment one day while he was at work. Life is tough, but I learned that living on the streets is even tougher. When I thought things couldn’t get much worse, Erik suddenly appeared before me, just like an angel. Is this a dream or are the drugs making me hallucinate? What is he running from? Why won’t he tell me about his past? Can I trust him?

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To Wish for Impossible Things by John Goode

To Wish for Impossible Things (Tales from Foster High, Book 3.5) by John Goode

After coming out to the whole school, Brad Greymark and Kyle Stilleno could use some downtime. They should be studying, but soon their focus wanders to the pursuit of the impossible. Together, they just might find where they belong.

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Two Thousand Pounds per Inch by Brent Hartinger

Two Thousand Pounds per Inch by Brent Hartinger

Russel Middlebrook is a gay teen who’s been through a lot. He’s the lead character in Brent Hartinger’s Lambda Award-winning Russel Middlebrook Series. And he’s also the star of Geography Club, the book that started it all and that has now been adapted as a feature film co-starring Scott Bakula and Ana Gasteyer. But now Russel is facing his biggest challenge yet: getting tested to find out if he has HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. Along the way, he recalls some of his own most important sexual experiences. This free short story is part of The Real Story Safe Sex Project, a volunteer organization started by Brent Hartinger, using fictional characters to spread the word about HIV/AIDS and safe sex to gay and bi male teens and twentysomethings.

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