Category Archives: Best Aquatic

A list of the best aquatic themed gay reads

At the Water’s Edge: Book review

At the Water’s Edge
a novel by
Harper Bliss

Our reviewer A L Brooks looks At the Water’s Edge.

It seems more than appropriate, in Suicide Prevention Month, that I post this review of Harper’s first novel, published late in 2014. Harper Bliss has – until now – been (in)famous for her scorching erotic short stories and novellas (the High Rise series, French Kissing, Girls Only, amongst many others), and if you picked up Water’s Edge expecting more of the same, you may find yourself surprised but hopefully not disappointed. Yes, this novel takes Harper down a very different pathway than previously, but it most definitely takes her writing up to a much higher level at the same time. Continue reading

Review of Barracuda



My dictionary defines barracuda as,“a predatory marine mostly tropical fish, which attacks man.”  An apt description of the main character of this, the third, novel by Christopher Tsiolkas. 

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Best Aquatic – P.S. (post splash)


1195423550187356949molumen_red_approved_stamp.svg.thumbIn my recent spring-board-diver-thBest Aquatic  post I listed Tom Daley’s post coming out autobiography, which does not actually    exist yet, as my number one choice.  Little did I know at the time that mere weeks later Attitude would feature Tom on the cover of their August issue with his first gay press interview.  Available on newsstands now. Continue reading

Best Aquatic

A few books to get you all wet – splish splash.


1. Tom Daley’s post coming out  autobiography with full color insert titled  “If These Speedos Could Talk.”* Closely followed by the Tom Daley official calendar. **

at swim

2. At Swim, Two Boys – Once you get over the Irish dialect and immerse yourself fully you’ll find it’s worth every bit of effort.  Full review pending.  It’s a Good Gay Read.

Raised by wolves


3. Raised by Wolves: Volumes 1-4 – Huge and hugely entertaining.  Gay Pirate Historical Epic.  I kid you not.  You’ll thank me later.



black wade

4. Black Wade – More gay pirates in this very graphic (in a good way) graphic novel.

5. Barracuda  – Review pending.  Australian swimmer with issues.


*Does not actually exist at this time.
**Does actually exist.

That’s the full list for the moment.  Happy to take suggestions for additions or better titles for Tom’s next autobiography.