Stories in which one or more of the primary characters identifies as heterosexual.
by Julian Keys
Tea shop owner and part-time tarot reader Arlo Symons never expected any real change to her quiet life. That is, until a wickedly handsome man in a devil’s costume entered her carnival tent. Sexy, rich, and clever, Piers Tatham is slick as Mephistopheles and powerfully attracted to Arlo. He also has an ex-girlfriend who wants Arlo to read at a very important Halloween party. That reading will decide if Piers Tatham ends up with a lucrative deal, or returns to Manhattan empty handed.
Before Arlo can say “boo,” Piers is in her shop, in her bed, and is urging her help him. Arlo, sensing that there might be an honest man beneath the liar’s mask, is tempted. Tragedy still haunts her life, and she could finally be free of that, if Piers is as much under her spell as she is under his. If he’s not…then the trick will be on her this Halloween, with a broken heart at the end. Dare she sell her soul to this Devil? It’s hard to say no when love is part of the witches’ brew.
by Julian Keys
Holidays mark the passage of time in a way that synchronizes the calendar kept by the heart with the one kept by the head. More than just dates, holidays are intersections of memory and emotion, annual snapshots of who we are as we travel through life—and who we’re travelling with. Holidays remind us of who we want to share special moments with, and of those without whom the moments aren’t quite as special.
Julian Keys shows us how the quest to discover a secret love restores a cynic’s hope, how a moment of compassion turns a thief into a hero, how sympathy for the Devil can lead to a happy ending, and how a multicultural celebration opens the way for even the most unlikely unions.
Cold Days, Hot Nights shares four tales of holidays that become turning points in life and love for people who have lost faith in themselves, in each other, and in romance. From Halloween to Christmas to Valentine’s Day, Keys’ stories show how not simply the feeling of love, but the willingness to risk pain to be open to the possibilities love offers, can change a person’s life in wonderful ways.
by M.E. Litman
Edgar Dalman, a repressed researcher, stumbles upon an ancient artifact that leads him to the mysterious Miss Casimir. Tormented by lustful dreams of this woman, he seeks her out, coming at last to confront the object of his desires and the weird secrets hidden beneath her estate.
Edited by James L. Wolf, Kel Draves, Rylan Hunter and Lon Sarver
Herein you will discover, presented for your amusement and edification, a varried and unique assortment of tales to awaken the senses and tantalize the imagination. In your very hands, or perhaps within your pocket analytical engine, you hold eleven tales of desire and adventure, the contents of which include but are not limited to desire outside matrimonial bounds, the miracles of modern medicine, theatrical pursuits both on and off the stage, and forbidden love across lines of class and propriety!
Within the pages of this volume are heroes and villians, lovers both requited and not, all seeking their satisfaction amid the smoke and mysteries and miraculous autonomina of the age of Passion and Steam!
by Elizabeth A. Schechter
Still reeling from his final encounter with the Elders, Matthias finally reaches the promised safety of Haven. There, he is met with suspicion and accusations, learning too late that the new world he’s entered is built on as many illusions and lies as the world he’s left behind, and that the safe home he’s been searching for isn’t safe after all. When all the illusions come crashing down, and Matthias barely escapes with his life and his friends, he finds himself going back to the start — and finds himself one step closer to the truth.(M/M, M/F)
by Konrad Hartmann
There are twisted alleys and dark corners in the world, the sorts of places most people never go, much less go looking for sex. But some people have urges light just can’t satisfy. From the master of horror erotica, Konrad Hartmann, comes Dangerous Urges — an anthology of seven stories about the kinds of people who can only get what they need from shadowy places.
Dangerous Urges starts with a modern tale of abuse, primal lusts, and recovery and ends with ancient Roman nobles with tastes more depraved than Caligula’s. In between these, you’ll encounter grave robbers, shark fanciers, mad patriarchs, eldritch abominations, and even a relatively ordinary necrophiliac.
Follow Konrad Hartmann down a dark alley, and see what he has to show you back there. We promise you an unforgettable experience. Beyond that… You can’t say we didn’t warn you.
by Elizabeth Spritz
Submissive Tia agrees to meet her arrogant Master Seth at an abandoned house in the woods for kinky outdoor sex. When she discovers a seductive faun called Pangea in the house she finds his charm irresistible. Tia is compelled to chase the faun into the woods. Pangea introduces her to the Sapphic mermaids of the river and his slave and lover The Stag of Artemis, a mythical man under his control. Can Tia find the strength from her encounters to face up to her bullying lover Seth?
by Alicia Wag
Annemarie Fitch has it all. She’s Guest Relations Director at The Sentinel, the swankiest hotel in town, and is about to get married to sexy software engineer Richard Samson. Just when she thinks her life is perfect, Richard pulls the plug. He says he needs time to think, but what’s he really after? Is it Lilah, Annemarie’s roommate, best friend, and head pastry chef at The Sentinel? Then there’s Zachary Link, the distinguished but hot record company executive, who wears a ring on his finger but seems to be courting Annemarie. What’s a confused bride-to-be to do? While Annemarie’s tailspin leads her into a bevy of adventures, Lilah guiltily sets her sights on Richard. Things don’t turn out exactly as Lilah plans, though not for lack of trying. Maybe it has something to do with her inexplicable attraction to Chad, the shy, hunky baker she works with in the kitchen. As the two friends’ lives go topsy-turvy, each must navigate new and delicious experiences.
by Margot North
What happens when a young, headstrong girl defies the wishes of her parents and tests the boundaries of her small, stuffy town? It is 1898, and Jonquil is nineteen, beautiful, and bored with the boys in her village. One drowsy August morning, she takes a walk through the woods and discovers a seemingly abandoned cabin, where she will meet the three hunters that will widen the boundaries of her world and show her what she has been missing.
by Julian Keys
Former male model and fashion photographer Simon McCallan had a jaded view of women, especially the slender beauties he photographed. But then, Simon had a secret: he wasn’t attracted to thin women. Being in the fashion industry, however, he’d never dated or had any real interaction with women larger than a size six.
Then, one stormy afternoon, his new assistant arrived. She was the Rubenesque lady of his dreams, and his one thought from the moment she stepped in was that he had to have her. But Adrienne Parks was no push-over; handsome as Simon was, she wasn’t going to bed him just for his looks. Could he prove to her there was more to him than a pretty face?