Microfiction: Black-Hole Bookshop Boy by Ellis Sandry

“Black Hole-Bookshop Boy”
by Ellis Sandry

It’s been a tough day, but I’m becoming a good counselor. I try to hang on to that optimism as I weave between the High Street shoppers: a kid who crackles with crimson anger; a businessman who’s bearing a radiant golden grudge.

I pause to peer through the window of my favourite bookshop. Inside, a young man is unboxing hardbacks, graceful and precise. The satin back of his waistcoat is straining. He’s tweedy, floppy-fringed, tempting. My beautiful black-hole bookshop boy.

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New erotic short story collection! THIS WORLD BETWEEN by Monique Poirier


This World Between: Erotic Stories
by Monique Poirier

$6.99 ebook/$12.95 paperback
138 pages
ISBN 978-1-61390-182-3 ebook
ISBN 978-1-61390-183-0 POD

Download direct here at Circlet.com

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or from your favorite ebook retailer such as Amazon | Apple | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | Angus & Robertson (Australia) | and more!

Don’t forget to add the book to your Goodreads bookshelf, as well!

Eight entrancing erotic tales from the rich imagination of Monique Poirier, an author who first began sending stories to us at Circlet in 2009 and we have loved every one. Spanning eras and universes, these stories span the gamut of sexuality and genre. A woman with a broken time machine haunts a big box store looking for a mechanic who can get her out of therewhen. An angel trolls the depths of a dark netherworld where only a demon can ease his affliction. Steampunk pasts, space operatic futures, and mysterious magical nows co-exist in This World Between. And in every story, the passionate meetings that occur are expressed in gloriously carnal detail, leaving the characters forever changed.

Contains the following types of content: lesbian, gay, bi, steampunk, space opera, dystopia, romance, alternate history, time travel, fantasy, science fiction. 

About the author: Monique Poirier is a time traveler from 1983, currently residing in Providence, Rhode Island. An enrolled member of the seaconke wampanoag tribe, she is a leading voice for Native Steampunk. Her stories have been featured in many Circlet Press anthologies, including the “best of” Fantastic Erotica. Her novel, Cygenic, is forthcoming from Circlet in the coming year.

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Call for Submissions: Halloween Microfictions

It might be HOT, HOT, HOT outside but here at Circlet Press we’re already thinking autumn thoughts and you know what that means! It’s time to submit your spooky/sexy/scary October microfictions and flash fiction.  As in years past, these microfictions will be posted on our website during the month of October leading up to Halloween. Payment is $5 and you retain all rights.

Details:

Stories can be any length up to 1500 words.  No reprints. No excerpts from novels. Multiple submissions are okay.

All stories must be erotic and fit within the theme. All gender pairings are welcome and we strongly encourage marginalized writers to submit work to us.  All stories must also be sex positive.

DO NOT:

Send stories where underage characters engage in sexual acts.
Send fan fiction with or without the serial numbers filed off.
Send stories where the consent is ambiguous or takes place after the act. Consent MUST be apparent BEFORE the sexual act.
Send demon summoning stories.
Send stories set at Halloween parties that focus on sexy costumes.
Send me stories longer than 1500 words.
Send me stories with no erotic content.
Send me stories where lovers kill each other.
Send stories where witches are evil monsters.
Send stories set inside haunted attractions.

DO:

Think outside the box. The theme here is pretty broad. We want stories that are erotic that also fit into horror/autumn/Halloween. Send us stories that celebrate the season in some way. Scare us while turning us on. Give us period pieces or pieces set in the far future. Make us think of leaves crunching underfoot, the smell of wood smoke carried on chill air, and harvest festivals in preparation for the dead of winter. Do this in a way that celebrates physical pleasure. A happy ending is not necessary though please bear in mind that I will not accept any stories where lovers murder each other in cold blood. Humorous stories are okay too so long as they fit with the theme.

Please send submissions to jwsubs13@gmail.com as either a Word doc or in the body of the email. Please also include a short bio. Deadline is October 1st.

 

New Serial! “Chocolatiers of the High Winds” by H B Kurtzwilde: Chapter 1

Chapter One: Runaway

There was no point in trying to take in the scenery from a steam coach. The carriage rattled along in a shroud of smoke at high speed, but very low comfort. Each passenger fought his own private battle with motion sickness. The window seats were given to those who lost.

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Join us for a Tea Party at Worldcon!


Editor/Founder Cecilia Tan, author Laura Antoniou, and other special guests await you in a caffeinated salon of literary erotic tastes. Which is a fancy way of saying we’ll have tea, and books, and good conversation about erotic science fiction, kinky writing, and our other favorite subjects. (Which may or may not include cats, Pokemon Go, and comic books…)

Sunday, August 19

4pm – 6pm

Fairmont Hotel, San Jose

We won’t know the room number until we check in on Thursday, so watch Cecilia’s twitter feed for that or check the Party Board when you arrive at the Fairmont Hotel.

We will have a limited selection of books to sell, and lots of tea, and some tea snacks, as well.

Please drop by!

(If you’d like to know where else to find our founder Cecilia Tan, she posted her schedule of panels and autographings over on her blog: http://blog.ceciliatan.com/archives/3402)

Microfiction: The Muse’s Music by Michael M. Jones

“The Muse’s Music”
by Michael M. Jones

Ask Diana what her favorite instrument is, and the answer might surprise you. After a few thousand years, she’s heard them all, from the pan pipes to the theremin, from the harp to the saxophone. Mastered them, too. The one-time muse of music, the once-called Euterpe, who now owns a club named for her and plays at being human. But of all the many instruments she loves the piano most of all. The feel of the keys, the range of harmony, the energy. (Ask her about Billy Joel, about Liberace, about Chopin, about Thelonious Monk. Diana has enjoyed many identities over the years. Music calls to her, not specific bodies.)

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New book! Leather Ever After edited by Sassafras Lowrey

$6.99 ebook
ISBN 978-1-61390-196-0
$14.95 paperback
ISBN 978-1-61390-197-7
209 pages; 66,408 words

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We are very excited to announce the Circlet Press reissue of this ground-breaking BDSM fairy tale anthology from an all-star lineup of authors.

Once upon a time, in a dungeon far, far away, the kinkiest writers in the land were summoned to pervert beloved fairy tales with dominance, submission, bondage, and surrender. In these stories twisted princesses take control of their submissive princes, witches play with power exchange, and fairies come to visit our dungeons. Erotic retellings of fairy tales for adults have been popular for decades; in Leather Ever After they get decidedly kinky twists.

The Circlet Press edition of this anthology includes includes a new foreword by Laura Antoniou and 18 delicious stories by award-winning and lauded writers including DL King, Lee Harrington, Raven Kaldera, Mollena Williams, and editor Sassafras Lowrey.

The stories:

Each Step For Him – Lee Harrington
Blue Beards Ghost –  Ariel Dalziel
House of Sweets – Miss Lola Sunshine
The Suitor – Miel Rose
Hair Like Gold – Nalu Kalani
The Mistress and the Pea – Cynthia Hamilton
The Red Shoes – Hosha
The Seven Swan Princes– DL King
The Good Witch – Ali Oh
Snow Fight – Rob Rosen
Down Under – Raven Kaldera
Golden Twink and the Three Bears – Elizabeth “Jake” Hart
Iron Henry – Karen Taylor
The Wolf and little red – Alysia Angel
Not Enough Storms – Goldie Dartmouth
Cinderfella – Sossity Chiricuzio
Lady Leporine – Mollena Williams
The Little Boot Black – Sassafras Lowrey

Read on for a tantalizing excerpt from Cynthia Hamilton’s “The Mistress and the Pea”

Silk and brocade slid down to a berry-hued puddle on the floor, baring soft curves below a wave of burnished copper tresses.

“She’s lovely,” Prince Noble whispered to Bennet, his chief advisor. “I do like this one.”

Bennet, less easily swayed, merely frowned. “We will see, your highness. We will see.” He gestured with his chin, and the slender kitchen boy stepped forward with a fluid bow.

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New Book! Tales from the Arena: Playing for Keeps by Elizabeth Schechter

Tales from the Arena: Playing For Keeps
$6.99 ebook
ISBN 978-1-61390-193-9
269 pages

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Rakesh is one of the most skilled of the Collared, the men and women who serve in the Arena to fulfill the unique needs of the super-soldiers known as Swords. 

The Swords were genetically altered to be strong, fast, tough, and deadly. But if they don’t exercise their aggression regularly, they become a danger to those around them. At the Arena, the Collareds accept what the Swords dish out, whether pleasure or pain. 

Virin, a mid-ranking sword, takes Rakesh as his lover and hopes to rise high enough in rank that they may marry. But a storm is brewing. Former Collareds are disappearing, victims of a dark conspiracy of renegade soldiers that conspires to utterly control the nation of Tyrese and destroy all who oppose them. And they have their eyes on Rakesh.

Elizabeth Schechter fuses diverse genres with such artful subtlety that we barely notice the genius at work before our eyes. Schechter is not only an engaging storyteller, but a perceptive and intelligent observer of the human condition. (Can we say icing on an already tasty cake?)” — Erotica for the Big Brain

Tales from the Arena: Playing for Keeps
Award-winning author Elizabeth Schechter spins a tale that is part space opera, part romance, and 100% sexy.
Rakesh is one of the most skilled of the Collared, the men and women who serve in the Arena to fulfill the unique needs of the super-soldiers known as Swords.
Virin, a mid-ranking sword, takes Rakesh as his lover and hopes to rise high enough in rank that they may marry. But a storm is brewing. Former Collareds are disappearing, victims of a dark conspiracy of renegade soldiers that conspires to utterly control the nation of Tyrese and destroy all who oppose them. And they have their eyes on Rakesh.

New book! Tales From The Arena: Opening Gambit by Elizabeth Schechter

 

Tales from the Arena: Opening Gambit
$6.99 ebook
ISBN 978-1-61390-192-2
124 pages

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Iras is one of the Collared: the men and women who live to provide taboo pleasures to the super-soldiers known as the Swords. 

To win a war, Tyrese created the Swords–fighters faster, stronger and tougher than ordinary soldiers, with the killer instincts to match. But when the war is over, the Swords’ need for certain sorts of… stimulation remains. So the Arena was created, where the Collared voluntarily serve the Swords, providing them with an outlet for their aggression that they literally cannot live without. 

Amidst the futuristic torture devices of the Arena, Iras serves Gavir, an officer. He fulfills her deepest, darkest desires and a bond forms between them. But a dark secret from Iras’s past threatens all they have, and all they hope for.

Elizabeth Schechter fuses diverse genres with such artful subtlety that we barely notice the genius at work before our eyes. Schechter is not only an engaging storyteller, but a perceptive and intelligent observer of the human condition. (Can we say icing on an already tasty cake?)” — Erotica for the Big Brain

Tales from the Arena: Opening Gambit
Award-winning author Elizabeth Schechter spins a tale that is part space opera, part romance, and 100% sexy.
Amidst the futuristic torture devices of the Arena, Iras of the Collard serves Gavir, an officer of the Swords. He fulfills her deepest, darkest desires and a bond forms between them. But a dark secret from Iras's past threatens all they have, and all they hope for.

 

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