Author(s): Richard Labonte (Editor)
ome men like to watch, and some men like to be watched. Some men are real Show Offs.The universe has a way of balancing things out, doesn’t it? We’re not talking sidewalk cruising here, that natural inclination for one man to appreciate another man’s body in passing, perhaps leading to full-on sex, perhaps fueling, once he’s alone, a climactic fantasy. No, the stories in this collection are more furtive: the desired body savored voyeuristically through a window, through a crack in the closet door, through a camera lens, sometimes from right across the room; the body desired flaunting manly wares while bathing in a river, playing in a bathhouse, wearing a leaving-nothing-to-the-imagination thong.
Forget “like”: some men need to be watched; some men need to watch. These are their stories.
"Show-offs surprised me in the sense of completeness I felt once I was done. The writing is sexy, and varied, and everything I knew to expect from Labonte’s work, but somehow this collection had more weight to it. The reality is that I can’t help but be wowed when I open a collection of erotica and discover pieces that are thoughtful and inspire revisiting notions I’d allowed myself to cement in my own mind. Voyeurism and exhibitionism as hopeful, as love-notes to a partner, as a rich fantasy that fulfills a place we cannot usually go were all things I hadn’t really considered. Now I can watch differently." — Erotica Revealed
"The tantalizing, teasing tales in Show-Offs remind us of just how arousing looking can be—the eyes have it!" — Llellsee
"Reading these stories is like actually being there and I cannot think of anything that is sexier. You know when you get a book from Cleis you are really getting some high quality smut—it seems to be one of their trademarks." -Amos Lassen