Purgatory: A Novel of the Civil War
Bear Bones Books
What It’s About: Don’t call it bearotica, although Mann has certainly contributed to a growing sub-genre devoted to burly men with his beautifully crafted and sensual stories set in rural Appalachia. (Check out his History of Barbed Wire collection and the upcoming Desire & Devour: Stories of Blood & Sweat for more). Purgatory is historical fiction, focusing on a bloody Civil War battle in Virginia’s Shenadoah Valley. Did we mention it’s seen through the eyes of a young man discovering the joys of BDSM through torturous military training?
Just a Taste: “His thighs stiffen, his hands grip the back of my head, he heaves against my face, and my mouth floods with the milk of him, surge after surge I gulp down…”