Stories using extrapolated or fictional technology and other scientific speculations as primary plot elements, themes, or settings

Heat, Steam, and the Vital Machine

Cover for Heat, Steam, and the Vital Machineby Alex Douglas

James spends his days guarding the Machine at the heart of the complex, the device that supports all life in the underground complex. He spends his nights mostly alone in his cramped sleeping cubicle. When he catches one of the mysterious saboteurs who repeatedly attack the Machine, he succumbs to the man’s intimate offer, and forsakes duty for human touch.

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Of Passion and Steam
Affairs of a Curious and Sordid Nature

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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!

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Inherent Cost
Book Three – Inherent Gifts Series

by Alicia Cameron

Jere has been in Hojer for just over two years. He has been drawn into a political role, promoting a bill that could change the way that slaves are treated. At the same time, he is dealing with his own struggles with the political system, the people of Hojer, and trying to do the best thing for his slaves.

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Infernal Machine

Cover for Infernal Machineby Elizabeth A. Schechter

Student-Artificer Elijah Saloman discovers what he thinks could be a lost masterwork of the greatest Artificer ever born. He is determined to make it work, even though he has no idea what it is or what it is supposed to do. But when everything that can go wrong does, Elijah finds himself caught in an interesting predicament—trapped within the machine, and at the mercy of the whimsical plaything of a long-dead Artificer with a taste for the exotic.

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Succession
Book Three – Demoted Series

Cover for Successionby Alicia Cameron

After the news breaks about Cashiel Michaud’s involvement in research to undermine the Demoted system, he and Sascha find themselves detained as a legal case develops. Separated, they work from both sides to get released, making sacrifices and arrangements along the way. If they do reunite, will they be the same?

Sascha and Cash face a number of threats from the outside world, and some from the people closest to them. When they don’t know who to trust, their plans and their relationship are put to the test. And the results of this test could affect the world.

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For Science
Short Story in the – Demoted Series

Cover Placeholder MEDIUMby Alicia Cameron

Sascha and Cash are more than slave and master—they’re researchers. When their research encounters a problem, they find themselves left waiting impatiently. To fill the time, they decide to conduct a little research of their own. A simple curiosity about positions and preferences leads to a sexy exploration.

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Love is for the Living
Book One – Albion Rising series

Cover for Love is for the Livingby Nicholas Kinsley

The zombies have arrived, and Blaine needs to escape. He’d always thought of his London neighborhood as a place of safety, but then his infected neighbors tried to eat him. Blaine packed a bag and fled through growing numbers of shambling, voracious monsters–people, he had to remind himself, they’re people–toward his family in Bristol. He would surely have died without the turn of luck that brought him Commander Andrew Peterson. Together, they face the horrors and adversities of the apocalypse, trying to protect their loved ones, and—if they’re lucky—find love for themselves. (M/M)

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Man-Dogs of Arriden

Cover for Man Dogs of Arridenby Fyn Alexander

Master Cain is an intergalactic bounty hunter who is regularly employed by the king of Arriden to find his regularly runaway son. To assist him, Cain buys a man-dog called Star. But Star turns out to be a eunuch from Earth with fantasies of being a man-dog. Together they set out into the desert to find the prince, capture him, and return him to the capital, Tamzen City. However, the desert holds surprises and threats neither man nor man-dog could have imagined. (M/M)

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