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small image, front cover, Our Lives, Our History

6 x 9 in., 340 pages
NEW! Our Lives, Our History Consensual Master/slave relationships from ancient times to the 21st century

Nothing could be a greater expression of personal freedom than the decision to renounce your freedom and become a slave, subject to the will of another person. Similarly, nothing could be a greater expression of personal responsibility than the decision to become a Master, wholly answerable for another adult’s life and well-being. More and more today, such decisions determine everyday reality for members of the consensual Master/slave community. While coercive slavery is an evil that must be rejected absolutely, the right of self-determination demands acceptance of voluntary slavery as a legitimate way of life rooted in both history and human nature. Edited by Peter Tupper and sponsored by the MTTA organization, the new Perfectbound Press anthology Our Lives, Our History explores consensual Master/slave relationships from the earliest hints in ancient times through the creation of contemporary institutions that celebrate and support these partnerships. More than a dozen contributors, ranging from Laura Antoniou to Andrea Zanin, have written groundbreaking essays on different facets of this history. As editor Tupper notes in his Introduction, while the result is not “the last word” on the subject, we trust it will be the first one. And in his Foreword, author and activist Raven Kaldera says, “After thousands — perhaps tens of thousands — of years of human beings doing power-over in personal relationships astoundingly badly, here we are at least trying to do it well.”

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small image, front cover, Carried Away 2nd edition

6.69 x 9.61 in., 488 pages

The original edition of the novel is now out of print.
The author’s own revised, second edition is now available
online from and
Kindle and ePub versions are in the works!

NEW! Carried Away An SM Romance by revised second edition

Steamy leathersex is only the beginning when a cocky, jaded bottom and a once-burned Master come together for some no-strings bondage and SM. After their scene is over, a deeper hunger awakens, and they begin playing for much higher stakes, moving despite themselves toward a dynamic of Owner and owned. Set in New York City back in 1992, when gay leather and SM had emerged from the closet and seedy underground to become almost chic, only to be nearly destroyed by the ravages of the AIDS epidemic, Carried Away recreates a milieu as notable for the compassion gay men showed for their brothers as for the sensual excesses that anti-gay critics harped on.

This epic novel by longtime gay writer and activist david stein is replete with ferocious SM action, hard-core sex, and fiendishly restrictive bondage — which he describes so well, you won’t need photos to recreate it (assuming you have the right gear, a good space, and a willing partner!). But Carried Away is not only about SM, bondage, and sex, wonderful as all these are. More fundamentally, it is a love story — a romance, if you will — between two 30something gay men who are roughly equal in intelligence, ability, and character, but opposite in temperament and erotic preference.

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 to a man he likes and admires. When they happen to be cruising at the Spike, the heaviest leather bar in Manhattan, on the same slow week night, neither is looking for a new partner, just some hot action. They get that, and much more, from each other — without intending to, they forge a deeper connection. Matt realizes that he needs to belong to someone, not simply let himself be played with and then released. For his part, Terry needs to own what he loves, and once he falls for Matt, enslaving him is the only option!

For this new second edition, the author has carefully polished all of the quarter million words of the text without changing anything that made the novel so beloved by the thousands of readers — both men and women! — of the original 2002 Daedalus edition, now out of print. With both its eros and its romance stemming from the same deep roots in human emotion, Carried Away is one of the most admired BDSM novels of all time, and this new edition fully delivers on the promise of Thom Magister’s hot new cover art and of the intriguing new “Foreword” by Laura Antoniou, best-selling author of The Marketplace and its sequels as well as the hilarious crime novel spoof The Killer Wore Leather.

“If you have never before read the book in your hands (or appearing before your eyes as pixels), you might not understand how unique it is. If you understand the craft and art of writing, you might well scoff at the word ‘unique.’ I understand. I do not use the word lightly. Carried Away is one of the most singular novels I’ve read in my life of near compulsive reading. It is intimate in scope and epic in length; it celebrates eroticism and tempers it with human limitations and struggles. And it’s kinky as fuck.“ — Laura Antoniou, from her “Foreword”

“Written with heartfelt emotion and the authority of someone who takes SM seriously, Carried Away takes the reader past the place where pain becomes pleasure and to that ultimately terrifying territory we call intimacy. It offers real people in the real world, not the limiting archetypes of pornography. It’s sometimes funny, sometimes bittersweet, and ends happily — as one wants a love story to end. It’s what we all want to happen after the whipping stops.” — David May, author of Madrugada: A Cycle of Erotic Fictions and Butch Bottom & The Absent Daddy

small image, front cover, Leathermen Paper Dudes

8.5 x 11 in., 36 pages
Leathermen Paper Dudes

Thom Magister’s first adult paper doll book offers four hot paper dudes who enjoy wearing leather, denim, uniforms, and fetish gear. Each dude has seven different outfits, including cop, cowboy, and military styles, plus bondage accessories and more to convey a particular look. That adds up to almost 50 different fantasies you can explore with their help!

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small image, front cover, Biker Bar

8.5 x 11 in., 52 pages
BIKER BAR Bikes Beer & Boys: a playful look at the roots of the leather bar

Author/artist Thom Magister, who got into the gay leather scene in 1951 and remained an active leatherman well into the new century, shares his memories of how the post-WWII biker bar morphed into the modern leather bar, profusely illustrated with full-color photos of 12-inch action figures outfitted as bar patrons. Thom was only 19 when he joined his first group of bikers, back in 1951 in Los Angeles. Most of the guys were ex-GIs, and the bars they hung out in were grungy watering holes for thirsty men on bikes, no questions asked. When Thom moved back to New York a couple of years later, he found dozens of biker bars around Manhattan. As in L.A., these were for men only, and it was impossible to tell at a glance if a given bar was gay or straight. In the 1950s bikers mostly wore denim mixed with Army fatigues and brown leather bomber jackets. The now-standard black leather motorcycle jacket was a luxury. Times changed, and by 1980 the traditional biker bar had morphed into the modern gay leather bar with only an occasional motorcycle parked outside. And the patrons’ favored style had changed from the old casual, scruffy mix to gleaming, polished cap-to-toe leather. The biker bar had been a refuge for loners and outcasts, but the leather bar became a venue for parties, event nights, and contests. What had once been hidden was now proudly proclaimed. Today, in the 2010s, the classic leather look is giving way to newer styles, and in many cities the leather bar, too, is fading away. We’ll no doubt create new ways for kinky guys to hang out together. And for the biker, there is always the open road.

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small image, front cover, The Slave Journals

5.5 x 8.5 in., 332 pages
The Slave Journals and Other Tales of the Old Guard

Thom Magister’s memoir of being trained as a leather Master in the 1950s, “One Among Many,” was published in Mark Thompson’s groundbreaking 1991 Leatherfolk anthology. Ever since then it has been widely cited as one of the few firsthand accounts we have about the fabled “Old Guard,” though the men at the time never thought of themselves in those terms. Now, based on his decades of experience, Magister offers a novella, “The Slave Journals,” that depicts an ideal community of Masters and slaves, and 17 erotic stories written from the perspectives of different Old Guard Masters from the 1950s to 1980. He has fictionalized his adventures and those of his friends and partners, but the genuine Old Guard values of responsibility, humility, respect, and gratitude are evident throughout. Few other writers can handle this material with Magister’s authority, and the results are not only historically illuminating but erotically powerful. His unforgettable Masters and slaves will make you think as well as get you off. If your idea of Old Guard practices is largely gleaned from the Internet, these stories will surprise you.

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Winner of the National Leather Association – International
2010 Geoff Mains Non-fiction Book Award
small image, front cover, Ask the Man Who Owns Him

7 x 10 in., 235 pages
Ask the Man Who Owns Him The real lives of gay Masters and slaves

Ask the Man Who Owns Him is the first book to present, in their own words, the real lives of long-term gay Master/slave couples and families. Sixteen slaveowners and their properties around the U.S. and in Canada welcomed the authors into their homes and spoke candidly about how each relationship started, how it evolved to meet the challenges of living in conventional society, and how it works today. All of these bonds have lasted for at least three years, some for well over a dozen years.

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small image, front cover, Winner Takes All

5.5 x 8.5 in., 292 pages
Winner Takes All and more hot Master/slave Fantasies by

The title novella, “Winner Takes All”, is accompanied by 16 short stories by the prolific erotica writer Christopher Pierce (see his website). According to advance readers, “Masters and slaves pop off the pages like heroic figures from the leather underworld” (Jay Starre) in “these lip-smackingly kinky tales” (Jeff Mann) full of “beautiful language, touching characterization, poignant plotting, and a full-bodied eroticism” (M. Christian).

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small image, front cover, Boots, Bondage, and Beatings

6 x 9 in., 192 pages
Boots, Bondage, and Beatings Leathersex stories

Masters and slaves, tops and bottoms revel in boot worship, inventive erotic bondage, and dick-stiffening beatings with fists, belt, or whip. As heavy as the action gets in these stories, it never lacks emotional depth. david stein's first collection of short fiction features the same combination of realism, fetishistic detail, and romanticism that make his novel, Carried Away — just republished by Perfectbound Press in a revised, 2nd edition — so memorable. In fact, the stories include a sexy “outtake” from the novel as well as a new epilogue that fans of Carried Away won’t want to miss.

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