James L. Wolf is a Story Editor and author at Forbidden Fiction. He has often wished he could change from one gender to another on a daily basis, depending on his mood. As it is, he chose to change his pronoun only once, transitioning from female-to-male. James lives with a talkative cat in the San Francisco Bay Area.
James L. Wolf’s ForbiddenFiction Profile & Blog
News about James L. Wolf
- Edge of a Knife Blog Tour & Giveaway
- Edge of a Knife Prequel Letters
- The Artifact of Foex, Book Tour
- 2016 Rainbow Awards Winners!
- Author Interview with James L. Wolf
- Before Gay was “Gay”
- Character Interview with Journey
- Interview with Daniil LaChance, Apprentice to Knife
- The Challenge of Writing a Montage in Print
Stories by James L. Wolf
- Chaining Flame by James L. Wolf
Ilamaych had once dreamed to become a Flame, to be able to change his body to be entirely female or male as he chose, instead of stuck shamefully between from birth. But that hope died when he was captured by slavers, and sold to a rough, lusty Ventris farmer named Earen whose commanding manner is at odds with his role as a serf to the local Matron. Earen is the first person Ilamaych has ever met who actually appreciates his unique body.
When Ficus—Flame to Earen’s Matron—discovers that Earen has been keeping Ilamaych prisoner on his farm, they are hauled in for punishment, and some very personal reconciliation.
But the world is bigger than one matron’s household, and the Ventris have been feuding with the lords of Tache for over three thousand years. Just when Ilamaych and Earen are finally finding their way with Ficus, things suddenly become much, much more complicated. (M/M, M/F, Other)
- Consoling Psyche by James L. Wolf
Leah had been looking forward to a weekend at the hot springs. When her boyfriend broke up with her via text message, it ruined the mood for the trip. In fact, it felt like the end of the world. So, when Leah had fled to the top of a mountain path, the last thing she’d wanted or expected to find was a strange man offering her consolation. He was all wrong—but maybe wrong in just the right way. (F/M)
- Divine Momentum by James L. Wolf
Vivian is a young missionary traveling to a distant planet, intent on spreading the word of God. Yet when the freighter she’s traveling on experiences engine malfunctions, Captain Jen Satou can only get them to their safety with Vivian’s help. And her ability to orgasm. (F/F)
- Edge of a Knife by James L. Wolf
Daniil LaChance grew up hard on the streets of the city-state of Allistair. A chance meeting with the shapeshifting Flame known as Knife changed that, though, when Knife took Daniil as her apprentice. The promise of initiation as one of the sexual mystics of the goddess Pelin turned Daniil’s life from one of poverty and desperation to one of magic and mystery—and made possible the renewal of a love affair that has lasted many lifetimes.
This opportunity has come in dark times. Mob violence and murder sparked by the resentment of an aggrieved merchant threaten to literally drown the Flame, extinguishing them from the face of Uos. The Emperor stands aside, allowing the killings to go on for his own political gain, leaving the few surviving Flame to provide for their own safety. Daniil and Knife stand alone in the face of a world incensed to genocidal violence, desperately seeking a way to insure the survival of their kind.
Knife has a plan, complex and risky, but there’s so much that she’s held back from her apprentice that Daniil doesn’t find it easy to trust his mentor. And so Daniil finds himself torn between initiation as Flame and risking horrible death at the hands of the mob, or hiding in miserable safety in an identity he has always known is not his true self. (M/M, F/F, M/F)
- Sacrifices to Ecstasy by James L. Wolf
The priests of Castora are required to be celibate, except for one night with a pair of holy virgins during the celebration of the Beatitude Solstice. Boci and Seria, a young man violated in his youth and a (technically) virgin widow, are not the pure sacrifices usual for solstice night. Despite this, the two submit themselves so that the priests will not be denied their one night of ecstasy. (M/M, F/M)
- The Artifact of Foex by James L. Wolf
When Chet, a graduate student of archaeology, is invited to show a gorgeous woman named Journey around their summer dig site, he has no idea what he’s in for. For one thing Journey isn’t a woman: she’s Flame, one of the reviled, shape shifting, gender-fluctuating people of Uos. Then Journey uncovers a deadly secret in the dust. Chet must run to keep up with spies, murder, long-lost magic, and a romantic dream embodied by a 332 year old man who holds the key to absolute power on the world of Uos. (Other, M/F, M/M)
- Whisk Together by James L. Wolf
Deanna, PBS production intern, has a massive crush on the aging, graceful chef Johan Balewa. Her boyfriend, Mark, may be a rising star in the celebrity chef world, but he’s limp and uninspired in the bedroom. When Deanna introduces Mark to Johan during a weekend foodie convention in Los Angeles, Deanna finds herself at the epicenter of a tasty menage a trois, amidst roiling violence and the celebrity scene of LA. (M/M/F)
Series including works by James L. Wolf
- Flame Cycle
The Flame Cycle tells the story of the Flame—shape-shifting sexual mystics chosen by the goddess Pelin—throughout the history of Uos. The Flame have been, at times, advisors to royalty, sex slaves, and the targets of genocide. The lives of the Flame are woven through more than four thousand years of history on the world of Uos. The Flame reincarnate eternally, recovering the memories of all their past incarnations in each new life.
James L. Wolf creates a vivid portrait of the history of this world as seen through the eyes of the Flame. They’ve seen Uos in all its glory and shame, through conflicts between gods and kings, revolutions in politics, culture, and science, and the most intimate details of human lives.
Anthologies including work by James L. Wolf
- Bi Magic
Edited by D.M. Atkins, Rylan Hunter and Lon Sarver
Bi Magic collects nine of ForbiddenFiction's most popular tales of magic, mystery, romance, and of course, steaming hot sex. These high fantasy romps prove that whether you're a man, a woman, a shapeshifter, a fairy, or a trickster god from a forgotten pantheon, you really can have it both ways.
- Desk Job
Edited by James L. Wolf, Kel Draves, Rylan Hunter and Lon Sarver
There are certain things you don't do at work—or at least, you don't admit to doing them. The boss is one, the cutie from advertising is another. Desk Job: Erotic Stories of Naughty Business is a collection of tales about on-the-job experience in the kind of positions you never want on your resume.
From mixing it up with the chef to being very thoroughly frisked by the security staff to that truly unforgettable office holiday party, these nine tales of erotic encounters in the workplace will leave you grateful that Human Resources is on the far side of the building.
- Divine Desire
Edited by Lon Sarver and James L. Wolf
There’s a reason people often cry, “Oh, God,” in the throes of passion.
God is the only concept big enough to hold all the pleasure they’re feeling; pleasure that is as close to beatific grace as any mortal comes. This collection explores the connection between sex and divinity, the mix of temporal and transcendent passions. These ten stories of erotic encounters with the divine invite the reader to witness mortals who crave an immortal touch, deities whose anger with one another is matched only by their lust for one another, and the fate of those tempted by gods of the grave.
Rise beyond the limits of mere mortality, and partake of Divine Desire.