Perry Brass Warlock: A Novel of Possession

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Warlock: A Novel of Possession

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Warlock, A Novel of Possession:

Allen Barrow, a shy bank clerk, dresses out of discount stores and has a small penis that embarrasses him. One night at a noisy, popular bathhouse in Manhattan he meets Destry Powars-commanding, vulgar, seductive, successful-who pulls Allen into his orbit and won't let go. Destry lives in a closed, moneyed world that Allen can only glimpse through the smoky windows of popular media and tabloids. From generations of impoverished drifters, Powars has been chosen to learn a secret language based on force, deception, and nerve. But who chose him-and what does he really want from Allen? What are Mr. Powars's dark powers? These are the mysteries that Allen will uncover in Warlock, a novel that is as paralyzing in its suspense as it is voluptuously erotic.

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Some people expect Warlock to be one-handed reading material. It’s not. Although erotic, it is not pornographic. Some expect a stick-in-the eye, pulpy horror novel. The horror element in it is much more subtle, like in Ira Levin’s classic tale of urban horror, Rosemary’s Baby, than in Clive Barkerdom. What the book is about is submission and surrender--those two exquisite sexual feelings--surrendering to someone whose behavior you might find repulsive, but whose magnetism is unavoidable. Warlock is about giving up your "common sense," your judgment, and realizing the power of surrendering to your deepest needs and feelings. So this book has an S & M feeling, without dungeon scenes, leather masters, etc. In fact, in one leather bar scene, Destry Powars sneers at the posturing going on: he is much more powerful than that, the real master also in submission to Allen Barrow, the naive creature who, in turn, is enthralled with Powars, yet repulsed by him. The newsletter of NY’s Gay Male S & M Activists, called Warlock "the essence of S & M." In some ways, women may identify with this book more than men: women are often called upon to surrender and to be surrendered to. In gay relationships, this sense of total surrender, and the security to do it, is usually lacking. But, when the moment comes and it happens . . . well, that is the domain of warlocks, those powerful rebels within their own hearts, among us.

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Allen Barrow's friends are polite, shy men like himself who gather to eat in affordable restaurants and know each other as refugees from their own families. He is a clerk in a bank, dresses frugally, and has a small penis that embarrasses him. One night he meets a man whose presence rivets him. Destry Powars—handsome, vulgar, spectacularly ugly in his behavior and yet disarmingly seductive-has pulled Allen into his orbit and won't let go. Destry lives in a closed, moneyed world that Allen can only dream about; a world that he can glimpse only through the smoked glass windows of popular media. From generations of impoverished drifters, Powars has been chosen to learn the secret language of wealth, a language based on force, deception, and nerve. But who chose and taught him these "arts"-and what does he really want from Allen? What exactly are the strange Mr. Powars's dark powers? These are the mysteries that Allen will uncover in Warlock, a novel of international i! ntrigue that is as paralyzing in its suspense as it is voluptuously erotic.

Warlock is a novel about a New York awash in money and yet always a hair away from the bubble's burst of catastrophe. It is about living outside of the overhyped "New Economy." If you think I.P.O. means "I'm Poor, Okay," then this book speaks directly to you. This is one of Perry Brass's most compelling stories. Erotic love, surrender, and the total magic of overwhelming needs being met are its main ingredients. It is about our sweetest dreams and worst nightmares coming true . . . and the hard work of warlocks.

Also by Perry Brass

Out There, Stories of Private Desires, Horror, and the Afterlife. "Perry Brass is a marvelous writer. His words flow. . . rich with imagery and texture, sensual and delicious." Toby Johnson in White Crane Journal.

The Harvest. From today's headlines debating human cloning, two men meet and fall in love. One of them, Hart 256043, is a cloned humanoid, a vacco, created to be harvested for his organs and body parts. The other will do anything, including kill, to keep Hart alive. "One of the Ten Best Books of 1997," Lavender Magazine, Minneapolis. "What good science fiction should be. Brass has a genius for the future." Perpetual Fix, Kansas.

How to Survive Your Own Gay Life. A fully-loaded Swiss Army knife for gay survival. Truly indispensable. "Wise. . . a book that looks forward, not back." Lambda Book Report.

Angel Lust, An Erotic Novel of Time Travel. Unleashed spiritual adventure. "Brass's ability to go from seedy gay bars in New York to 11th century castles is a testament to his skill as a writer." Gay & Lesbian Review.

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