Starting out in life as a nice boy from a good family looking desperately for
the wrong crowd, David May started writing as a child. After graduating from UC
Santa Cruz, he moved to San Francisco where he initially gained notoriety in
1984 when his first story, Cutting Threads, which was published in Drummer,
sparking both controversy and praise from readers. A regular contributor to
Drummer until its demise, May’s work has also appeared in Honcho, Mach, Advocate
Men, Unzipped, Inches, Frontiers, Lambda Book Report, Harvard Gay & Lesbian
Review, Cat Fancy, International Leatherman and Manifest Review. David May’s
work, both fiction and nonfiction, can also be found in Kosher Meat, Best of Gay
Erotica 2003, Best of Gay Erotica 2007, Afterwords: Real Sex From Gay Men’s
Diaries, Bar Stories, Queer View Mirror, Flesh and the Word 3, The Mammoth Book
of New Gay Erotica, Bears and many other anthologies. In 2002 he moved to
Seattle where he lives with, and is owned by, his Sir and two cats.
Butch Bottom & The Absent Daddy
by David May
Paperback: 149 pages
LoveFrom Amsterdam to San Francisco,
from New England to Seattle, from Chicago
to Los Angeles, these eleven stories
explore the love leather men feel for each and for their tribe. The exhilaration of first love, the
desolation of widowhood, the enduring male friendship, the mature love of an
established Master/slave couple, and the spiritual rebirth that love offers the
wounded -- these are all parts of leather men’s lives, and they are also the
parts of our stories that are seldom
* Twice widowed and reluctant to open
his heart again, a Daddy finds happiness with a young, local rocker.
* A young Dutchman finds love in
submission to the handsome Jew he and his family are hiding in their attic
during the World War Two.
* A leather top falls in love
with another man’s boy, carrying a torch for the young man whose very name is
unknown to him.
* Phone sex leads to complications, and
finally to a young man’s proper place – kneeling at his lover’s booted feet.
* A jaded leather man falls in love for
the first time – with another Master
and his slave.
* After a night of sex with a stranger he
met on line, a widowed and guarded bottom suddenly finds that he’s once again
open to the possibility of love.
* A brain injury at first spells
disaster for two men in love, resulting in erratic behavior in one, and anger in
the other – until a second knock in the head changes everything.
Gathered from stories written over the last 20 years, many of them written
Drummer, David May offers this
collection for the hopeless romantic in each of us, whether in leather or latex,
who still believes love can be found at the end of a whip.
A Cycle of Erotic Fictions
by David May
Paperback: 189 pages
Madrugada gathers nine of David May’s
early stories, stories about a circle of friends exploring San Francisco’s
infamous Folsom Street from the apex of its notoriety to the beginning of its
decline as sexual haven for leather men.
While covering much of the terrain familiar to readers of SM
erotica, these stores go further, exploring the implications of Male Leather’s
Cultures codes and iconography.
Madrugada celebrates the power, pain
and pleasure of men loving men, honoring our history of raw sexual energy.
Perfect if you’re getting in the mood for
a night out at the local leather bar.
-Ed McLaughlin in Boudoir Noir
First published in 1997,
Madrugada was called lyrical or
evocative by some, it later became a part of the permanent library at the
Leather Archives in
David May’s stories of
San Francisco’s gay leather community
depict a milieu in which sex is explicit, extreme and in your face… David May’s generation of bad
boys is out on the street kicking butt.
-Michael Perkins in Screw
Dare to explore the Time Between Midnight and Dawn, a time when inner
yearnings are met, when fantasies are realized -- a time when frightening truths
are faced for the first (and sometimes the last) time, a time wherein four young
men find themselves both lost and found…