Carried Away (David Stein) (B322)


Carried Away (David Stein)
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Scorching hot leathersex is only the start when a jaded bottomboy and a one-time Master come together for some no-strings bondage and S/M. But after lust is sated, each finds a deeper hunger within that moves them unexpectedly toward partnership as Owner and owned.

Set in the early 1990s in New York City, Carried Away is not only replete with hard-core bondage and ferocious leathersex: it's a love story between two men who are equals in intelligence and character, but opposites in temperament.

Terry Andrews is a successful architect and all-around topman with a passion for bondage and the means to indulge it. Matt Stone manages a large bookstore, but he lives for the times when he can surrender control. When these two come together at The Spike, the legendary leather bar, neither is looking for a new partner, just a night of hot action.

They get that, and much more: almost in spite of themselves, they forge a deeper connection. Matt gradually realizes that he needs to belong to someone, not simply let himself be played with and released. For his part, Terry simply needs to own what he loves, and once he falls for Matt, enslaving him is the only option!

A Daedalus Publishing title.

Softcover, 582 pages.

Born in Pittsburgh in 1948, david stein grew up in Western Pennsylvania and went off to study philosophy at NYU in 1965 and later at Northwestern University, which awarded him a Master's degree (little did they know!). In 1975 he fell into publishing and in 1977 landed back in New York City, where he got a job as a magazine editor and has lived and overworked ever since.

In 1980 he co-founded Gay Male S/M Activists (GMSMA), now the world's largest and most respected gay s/m organization, and served it in many capacities, from president to newsletter editor and program chairman, for the next 11 years. It was for the GMSMA statement of purpose, back in 1983, that david coined "safe, sane, and consensual s/m," now a ubiquitous catch phrase he has mixed feelings about. Although still a member of GMSMA, he is long retired from a leadership role. These days he is most active in the New York City male-only chapter of Masters And slaves Together (MAsT), which he also co-founded.