|Author(s): Ann Gimpel, Annabeth Leong, Catherine King, Kailin Morgan, L.D. Durham, Laylah Hunter, Nobilis Reed|
Editor(s): Lon Sarver, D.M. Atkins, Rylan Hunter
Desire can move the poorest man to take wing. Curiosity can entice the smallest fairy to greatness. Passion can drive the purest angel to fall. And then there's the devils...
Flight has captured the human imagination for centuries, inspiring poets and lovers alike to greater heights. Is the exhilaration of soaring better even than sex? Is the ecstasy of a lover's touch worth more than all the feathers in heaven? Is one moment of passion on the wind worth the risk of a lifetime?
Here are seven erotic flights of fantasy, from gritty dystopian futures and surreal urban discoveries to mythic romances and fleeting moments of enchantment.
Collections: Taking Flight
Production Editor(s): Erika L Firanc
Cover Designer(s): Siol na Tine
Cover Art Credit(s): Photo by Sanches1980 at Dreamstime. Original art collage from public domain sources, by Siolnatine. (See Story Links for inside art.)
Publication Date: (Day-Month-Year) 01-07-2014
- Underneath It All Underneath It All by Kailin Morgan
Amy is rushing to get the last underground train home when she hears a the cries of something in pain from along the dark deserted platform. She can’t resist the instinct to help and the beautiful creature she finds can’t resist taking her innocence. (M/F)
- Elf Esteem by Nobilis Reed
When you’re the only lesbian bondage slut in town, finding a partner isn’t easy, especially when you’ve just broken up. But sometimes all it takes is a little magic to get back into the game. (F/F)
- Valkyrie’s Child by Ann Gimpel
Astyr has tasted paradise in berries transplanted from Valhalla, and also in the eyes of Kier, the wolf-brother who tends the forbidden fruit. Stripped of her wings by the cruel law of her elders, unable to be at peace now that she knows what pleasures lay beyond her clan’s territory, Astyr risks all to regain passion and honor. (F/M)
- Icarus Bleeds by Annabeth Leong
Icarus, a man on the run, dreams of wings, and of taking flight like the surgically modified rich and famous of Central City. The hacker who harbors him will do anything to keep him, including paying for the dangerous operation in a back alley chop shop. Neither can imagine how much the wings will truly cost. (M/M)
- Falling into Her Arms by Laylah Hunter
The angel Ambriel never expected to be caught up in the rebellion against the Tower to Heaven. She found the passion of the rebel Keteb persuasive and inspiring. Captured by the Tower, Ambriel finds herself alone but for the decidedly un-tender mercies of the Inquisitor. Were it not for her love of Keteb, Ambriel would have broken long ago, but she has found that obedience is less satisfying than the fall from grace, so long as there’s someone there to catch you. (F/F)
- Wingman by Catherine King
A dangerous experiment turned Sam Wilson into a winged super-soldier. His transformation also had an unexpected side effect: an erotic sensitivity more intense than he could have ever imagined. As Sam struggles to make a difference on the front lines, and to come to terms with his new form, he also finds himself torn between two men. Can Sam confess his feelings to his best friend and long-time crush–or will he fall under the spell of the brilliant but twisted scientist who wants to explore everything Sam’s new body can do? (M/M)
- Devilish Trick by L.D. Durham
A curious, low-ranking angel and a busy, high-up demon meet in a dark alley and make a deal. The outcome was planned from the start and maybe exactly what they both wanted all along. (M/M)