Hank Brooks was born in Brooklyn, NY and lived most of his adult life in and around the New York City area.
     He is very active in SAGE, a senior advocacy group for gay men and women.
     He has three children and five grandsons. He is a retired CPA, and now lives with his partner, Leo, in Coconut Creek, Florida.

Long Time Companion
by Hank Brooks
Price: $17.95
Paperback: 191 pages
ISBN: 978-1-61098-207-8

Long Time Companion is a sweeping saga starting from the end of World War II to beyond the present day.  It is a tale of the lives and loves of two men over the course of eight decades.  The story is told in a series of flashbacks.  An event in the present triggers the memory of something in the past.
       Along the way, we meet many colorful characters, who impact the lives of Adam and Evan.  Most of them are loving friends, and some not so much.
       The reader will find that keeping up with their lives is a real page turner.

3 Erotic Gay Novellas
by Hank Brooks
Price: $17.95
Paperback: 192 pages
ISBN: 978-1-61098-099-9

These three novellas could not be more different, yet they are tied together by a unified theme: Gay Love. They run the gamut from the spiritual (The Transplanted Heart) to the Profane (Eternal Love) to murder and suspense (Death on the Hudson). The Transplanted Heart is a story of the atonement and redemption of a Baptist minister who finds himself in love with an Episcopal priest. Their love is protected by the guardian angel whose heart the minister has received in a transplant. Eternal Love is the story of the loneliness of immortal vampires, who eventually find love, and someone to be their companions for the rest of their eternal lives. Murder on the Hudson is a no nonsense straight out murder mystery in the grand traditions of Agatha Christie. The reader will never guess the murderer until the last few paragraphs.

The Tales of Rick and Alec
by Hank Brooks
Price: $17.95
Paperback: 179 pages
ISBN: 978-1-61098-209-2

These two novellas are written as separate tales strung together by a common theme. Tales of Rick and Alec concerns two homeless youths as they struggle to make their way in the world. They find themselves going from rags to riches. Each tale progresses their story, describes their adventures along the way, and introduces the colorful characters that flit in and out of their lives, and the ones who remain with them forever.
     Tales of the Country Club has as a common theme the fictional West Lost Angeles Country Club. There are overlapping characters in each story, but each tale stands on its own. They are tales of gay love, overt and latent, but in the end fate brings each lover to the place he belongs and to the lover he belongs with.

The Inlet
Hank Brooks
Price: $17.95
Paperback: 198 pages
ISBN: 978-1-61098-097-5

The Inlet is a novel rich in plot and full of wonderful characters. We meet lovers, mafia bosses, their families, and their henchmen. Of course, the underlying theme is love, and there is lots of it. But more than that, the novel treats us to one plot twist after the other. The reader is constantly surprised that things never develop as they expect them to. This sweeping tale takes us from the New York metropolitan area, to romantic hideaways in upstate New York, and to luxury apartments in South Florida. It is a page turning good read.    

Obsession and Deception
by Hank Brooks
Price: $17.95
Paperback: 209 pages
ISBN:  978-1-935509-99-8

Aaron and Bradley are two lost souls who have been rejected by their parents. Although they have entered into a loving relationship, Aaron is obsessed with his first love, Carl. Aaron loves Carl and Carl only loves himself. Bradley tries hard, but he can't get Aaron to love him back. In spite of the fact that Carl has deceived him on many occasions, Aaron desires only Carl, who uses Aaron's love for his own personal gain.
     Along the way, Bradley and Aaron develop strong friendships which eventually meld into a bonded family unit. No matter what befalls them, the family is always there to support each other. It takes Aaron years, and a long tough journey, to finally get Carl out of his system.

A Family Affair and Other Erotic Gay Tales
by Hank Brooks
Price: $17.95
Paperback: 184 pages
ISBN:  978-1-935509-63-9

The stories in this collection are varied and eclectic. There is something for everyone. Although they run the gamut of genres from A to Z, they have one underlying theme. They examine the gay experience. Within each story, no matter how different they may be, there runs through it the experience of gay love.
     There is Science Fiction (Alpha One and Down to Earth). There is fantasy (The Author, The Artist and the Portrait). There is Horror (The End of the World). There are stories of straight men allowing their gay sides to emerge (Trapped, Things Happen, The Bingo Game, Gay for Pay). Love between family members (A Family Affair). Humor (The Evangelist, The Best of Times). Not the least of these stories concern gay men who find true love (My Father's Friend, My Life as I Live It). Being the hopeless romantic that the author is, these latter two stories were very necessary for inclusion in this anthology.

Impossible Love
by Hank Brooks
Price: $17.95
Paperback: 177 pages
ISBN:  978-1-935509-44-5

Jonathan Walters’ life was spent in a never ending nightmare.  He had been a gay man all his life, but he fought his yearnings by attempting to live in the straight world as a straight man.  He brought only grief to himself and his wife.
     But when he was mugged and robbed, he met the detective on the case, who changed his life forever.  Detective Mac taught him that where there is love, nothing was impossible.

Fathers and Sons
by Hank Brooks
Price: $17.95
Paperback: 172 pages
ISBN:  978-1-935509-23-3

This novel was inspired by love, all kinds of love.  Of course, first and foremost is sensual love, the love that two lovers share and which they express physically.  Then there is the love between fathers and sons, which is not usually expressed physically, but when it is, it can be a spiritual and beautiful experience.  Finally, there is the love between friends, who form a band of brothers.
     The story is about all these kind of loves, and about the bonding of fathers, sons and lovers.  It examines the love shared beyond blood lines and the forging of a strong and loving gay family.

An Anthology of Erotica - Gay Love Stories
by Hank Brooks
Price: $17.95
Paperback: 179 pages
ISBN:  978-1-935509-24-0

These stories were written by a hopeless romantic.  I believe everyone should be in love; young, old, and in between; men and women.  Consequently, every story has a Hollywood ending and all my live happily ever after.
     Almost every love story in the book was influenced by a true incident I had heard about.  Of course, I took poetic license.  I had to imagine the consequences of some of what I heard, and where the incident was true I tried to make sure that the characters could not be identified.  I fell in love with all these lovers, and I hope you will enjoy reading their stories as much as I enjoyed writing them.