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Jeff Mann
Jeff Mann grew up in Covington, Virginia, and Hinton, West Virginia, receiving degrees in English and forestry from West Virginia University. His poetry, fiction, and essays have appeared in many publications, including The Spoon River Poetry Review, Prairie Schooner, Shenandoah, The Gay and... show more



Jeff Mann grew up in Covington, Virginia, and Hinton, West Virginia, receiving degrees in English and forestry from West Virginia University. His poetry, fiction, and essays have appeared in many publications, including The Spoon River Poetry Review, Prairie Schooner, Shenandoah, The Gay and Lesbian Review Worldwide, Crab Orchard Review, Appalachian Heritage, Best Gay Poetry, Best Gay Erotica, and Best Gay Stories. He has published three award-winning poetry chapbooks, Bliss, Mountain Fireflies, and Flint Shards from Sussex; five full-length books of poetry, Bones Washed with Wine, On the Tongue, Ash: Poems from Norse Mythology, A Romantic Mann, and Rebels; two collections of personal essays, Edge: Travels of an Appalachian Leather Bear and Binding the God: Ursine Essays from the Mountain South; four novels, Cub, Fog: A Novel of Desire and Reprisal, which won the Pauline Reage Novel Award, Purgatory: A Novel of the Civil War, which won a Rainbow Award, and Salvation: A Novel of the Civil War, which won a Lambda Literary Award and the Pauline Reage Novel Award; three novellas, Devoured, included in Masters of Midnight: Erotic Tales of the Vampire, Camp Allegheny, included in History's Passion: Stories of Sex Before Stonewall, and The Saga of Einar and Gisli, included in On the Run: Tales of Gay Pursuit and Passion; a book of poetry and memoir, Loving Mountains, Loving Men; and two volumes of short fiction, Desire and Devour: Stories of Blood and Sweat and A History of Barbed Wire, which won a Lambda Literary Award. In May 2013, he was inducted into the Saints and Sinners Literary Festival Hall of Fame. He teaches creative writing at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia.

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Lenaribka
Lenaribka rated it 2 years ago
I am not a country music fan, but I am a big fan of Jeff Mann's writing. Country is my fourth book by the author, the previous three I have read before (Fog: A Novel of Desire and Retribution , Purgatory: A Novel of the Civil War and Salvation: A Novel of the Civil War ) belong to my favorite books...
KatieMc
KatieMc rated it 3 years ago
Sorry Lena, this was just ok for me. The author a good job of capturing the hardship of the setting and it seemed historically accurate. The characters were reasonably well formed. My issue was with the story arc, it didn't seem to arc as much as waffle between an endless hurt/comfort cycle.
mage4mage
mage4mage rated it 3 years ago
This was an okay anthology. I think the stories started out strong when they were directly involving the canon or time period of Dracula, but the last few stories set in modern times were... really bad, in my opinion. I skimmed them. One thing about the anthology is that, considering the source mate...
Lenaribka
Lenaribka rated it 3 years ago
AudibleI don't need to add more to my review, except that I REALLY ENJOYED the narrating voice of [a:Mikael Naramore|8342511|Mikael Naramore|https://d.gr-assets.com/authors/1442773482p2/8342511.jpg]. It's how I imagine a southerner would sound. I started this book as an audio book, and was immedi...
KatieMc
KatieMc rated it 4 years ago
Why this book? Because I am a newly minted James Lear fan and his name is on it. And it was available at the library. This book of short stories is a great reminder that gay erotica is a different animal from mm romance. Check your feelz at the door and read it for the bawdy humor.
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