I want to thank Rob for coming today. This was originally going to post on Monday the 15th but due to my little health scare on Sunday it had to be rescheduled.
An Interview with Rob Rosen:
Please tell us about your newest release:
Men of the Manor is an erotic new take on and old theme: the sordid lives of the haves and the have-nots, and what can happen when the two classes find themselves beneath the sheets. The collected stories detail the romance and sex between wealthy aristocrats and hard-working estate staff, all with a pre-World War 1 backdrop, including the fashion and art and the latest inventions of the day. War is years way, the estates are huge and sprawling, the fashionably elite have too much time on their hands, while the toiling underclass are always on the lookout for a means to a brighter future — no matter whose bed they end up in during the night. Think Downtown Abbey and Upstairs, Downstairs, but with enough sex to make the town vicar blush.
What is your favorite scene from the book and why?
Well, as the editor, I can’t pick favorites! Still, what I can say is that I purposely chose stories from both viewpoints: from the perspective of the lords and the perspective of the staff. In truth, I enjoyed it the most when the staff took advantage of their employers, and gained something other than sex as a result.
Which came first: the story, the characters, or the setting?
In terms of this anthology, the setting came first. The setting is paramount here, in fact.
All the stories deal with life in the manor, though all the stories and characters are quite different.
What’s in the works or next up for you?
My next anthology, Best Gay Erotica 2015, is due out on 01/13/15. This is the 20th installment of this esteemed and steamy collection. Then my 8th novel, Creature Comfort, will be released on 02/12/14.
Any last thoughts?
If you’re a fan of Downtown Abbey, Men of the Manor is definitely a must-read. But, hey, if you just like erotic encounters between men, especially men who wouldn’t normally get together, then you’re sure to enjoy this as well.
The country estate, masters and servants, mystery and intrigue, sex and money—all go hand in hand in these turn-of-the-century tales of what goes on behind the manor’s closed doors.
Does the master lure the butler to the phonograph room for a romp behind the sofa, or does the stable boy have a tryst with the footman while the lord longingly watches on? Does the aristocrat drop his foppish manners when the butler helps him undress? And do the classes exchange more than pleasantries when the lamps are dimmed and the ladies retire for the evening?
Rob Rosen has gathered the hottest stories of romance and sex between wealthy aristocrats and the hard-working estate staff, all with a pre-World War I backdrop, including the fashion and art and the latest inventions of the day. War is years way, the estates are huge and sprawling, the fashionably elite have too much time on their hands, while the toiling underclass are always on the lookout for a means to a brighter future — no matter whose bed they end up in. Think Downton Abbey and Upstairs, Downstairs, but with enough sex to make the town vicar blush.
I am Rob Rosen:
Rob Rosen (www.therobrosen.com), author of the novels Sparkle: The Queerest Book You’ll Ever Love, Divas Las Vegas, Hot Lava, Southern Fried, Queerwolf, Vamp and Queens of the Apocalypse, and editor of the anthologies Lust in Time, Men of the Manor, and Best Gay Erotica 2015, has had short stories featured in more than two hundred anthologies.
Men Of The Manor was last modified: December 20th, 2014 by GGR-Review