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New book! A Touch of Steel by ADR Forte

Wednesday, March 19th, 2014

A Touch of Steel: Erotic Tales of Warriors
by ADR Forte
978-1-61390-103-8 ebook
30,647 words • 96 pages
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A Touch of Steel: Erotic Tales of Warriors includes six, brand new, original stories by A.D.R. Forte that weave science-fiction and fantasy with the erotic power of soldiers, hunters, and fighters of all kinds.

In “Immortality” Captain Trey Danner is awed by the mysterious and captivating new Colonel on base. Her legendary prowess in battle is a source of much speculation and rumor among the soldiers and the more intimately he comes to know his Colonel, the more Danner wonders if the stories are true– if perhaps she really is an immortal, unable to fall in battle.

“Fireblood” tells the story of would-be dragonslayer Jyl and her traveling party–consisting of wizard Revendris, Princess Elystra, and Ned a blacksmith–as they hunt for a dragon. But as they all continue on their mission, Jyl comes to learn more about her own desires and about her true nature than she could have ever imagined.

In “Eternal”, a warrior queen reflects on the various betrayals leading up to her cursed existence–the betrayal of her slain kinsman by submitting to his killer to keep the peace between their tribes and the betrayal of her new lover and her own word when she could no longer abide the passion she felt for her one-time enemy.

“The Knowledge of Joy” tells the story of an injured and bitter rakshasi is taken in by a kindly human hunter and surprised to discover a life of safety, comfort, and pleasure.

And finally in “Solstara” an ancient earthbound warrior takes in a soldier fallen from the stars and discovers enough common ground to sustain them for a lifetime–or more.

About the author: ADR Forte writes a variety of short fiction. Her erotica and erotic fantasy appear in several anthologies including Like a Queen, Best Women’s Erotica, and collections from Black Lace. She lives in Texas.

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Familiar Places by Cameron Quintain now on sale!

Tuesday, February 25th, 2014

Familiar Places: A Tale of Vampires, Murder, and Submission
by Cameron Quintain
ISBN 978-1-61390-108-3
Word Count: 9,609
List Price: $2.99

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Circlet Press digital titles are also available at the Amazon Kindle Store, B&, Smashwords, Kobo, Apple’s iBookstore, Scribd, and many independent booksellers via Google ebooks, as well as specialty ebookstores like All Romance eBooks and Rainbow eBooks, to name just a few! (Please let us know if your favorite source for digital books does not carry this title and you want them to.)

“The last time they had been together she had offered to make him immortal, to be her slave forever.”

Kenneth is a private detective on a case, and to solve it he needs help from the beautiful and dominant vampire he once loved, once served. A girl is missing, possibly kidnapped by vampires, and Dinaria is Ken’s only ally in his old haunts.

“He remembered the cool, sweet taste of her body, the way her nipples would darken and harden when they became flushed with blood, his blood.”

Twelve years earlier, Dinaria’s temptations had ruled his life, until the moment he had finally rejected her to make a life for himself. But now, as they hunt for the missing girl, a world of temptations swirls around them both.

About the author: Cameron Quintain is a quiet librarian by day and a swashbuckling superhero by night. He is also the author of The Viscountess Investigates.

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Like a Chill Down Your Spine: Erotic Ghost Stories now on sale!

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014

Like a Chill Down Your Spine: Erotic Ghost Stories
edited by Artemis Savory
$5.99 ebook • ISBN 978-1-61390-102-1
116 pages, 39,550 words
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A well-told ghost story should send a chill–or a thrill–to your very core. In the erotic landscape of the supernatural, who better to bring that thrill than ethereal spirits, the shades of unfulfilled lovers, or the poltergeists of mischief? Vampires and werewolves may rule the media these days, but ghosts will never fade away. Feel the emptiness, the presence, the sense that someone is looking just over your shoulder as you get into bed at night. What haunts will visit you in your sleep?

Ghosts are everywhere: they haunt the movies we watch, the dreams we keep, and the places we choose to visit or re-visit. Ghosts are history. They are searching for a way to repeat what they’ve done already, or to try things they have never done before. In these seductive stories, characters revisit, or are visited by, old friends who were dying to be lovers, or old lovers of family, or ghosts attracted to strangers.

Like a Chill Down Your Spine: Erotic Ghost Stories includes contributions by Pushcart Prize nominee Trish DeVene, Angela Goldsberry, T.C. Mill, Annabeth Leong, Kimber Vale, David Hubbard, and Cristofer Darius Arthur. Come experience the erotic thrill of the ghostly at the hands of these fiction maestros.
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New Kickstarter Campaign: Best Bi Short Stories

Wednesday, February 12th, 2014


The literary anthology the bi community deserves!

Circlet Press is proud to announce a new Kickstarter campaign for the book “Best Bi Short Stories: An Anthology of Bisexual Literary Fiction”.  Compiled and edited by bisexual visibility activist and writer Sheela Lambert, “Best Bi Short Stories” is a 23-author anthology of bisexual fiction, including contributions from Katherine V. Forrest, Ann Herendeen, Jane Rule, James Williams, and Jan Steckel. Find the tale behind the book — and why the effort has culminated in a Kickstarter campaign — here, with details of what you’ll get for supporting their efforts to both publish and pay the authors a reasonable wage for their work.

And please, feel free to spread the word! If you have a news site, personal blog, or even just a Facebook page, share our campaign! A variety of banners and graphics are also available here.

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Sea Turtle Inn by H.B. Kurtzwilde now on sale!

Tuesday, February 11th, 2014

Sea Turtle Inn
by H.B. Kurtzwilde
ISBN 978-1-61390-099-4 ebook
ISBN 978-1-61390-100-7 paperback
Word Count: 25,190
List Price: $6.99

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Circlet Press digital titles are also available at the Amazon Kindle Store, B&, Smashwords, Kobo, Apple’s iBookstore, Scribd, and many independent booksellers via Google ebooks, as well as specialty ebookstores like All Romance eBooks and Rainbow eBooks, to name just a few! (Please let us know if your favorite source for digital books does not carry this title and you want them to.)

Once a tavern historically popular amongst pirates, the Sea Turtle Inn is now an enchanting coastal Floridian hotel and bar that boasts stunning gothic architecture, scenic views, and a nightlife that can best be described as, well… unique. Accomplished paranormalist Andrew Wells has been hired by the current owner to investigate claims that the Sea Turtle Inn’s rooms are haunted by the unruly, restless, and randy spirits of Black Roger and Dirty Davy, two rival pirates rumored to have murdered one another over a woman. But the truth story behind the pirates’ tale and the degree to which the Sea Turtle Inn is actually haunted turns out to be more complicated than centuries’ old rumor and popular reputation would imply.

As he thoroughly investigates each room with reports of poltergeist activity and possession, Andrew finds himself more intrigued by the inn’s enigmatic proprietor, Davis. After inheriting the inn from family, maintaining the Sea Turtle Inn and keeping its staff and guests has been Davis’ sole focus, leaving little time for self-contemplation or a personal life. But it is precisely Davis’ personal secrets that Andrew is drawn to most. And it is resolving those secrets that may prove key to finally putting the tumultuous and potentially dangerous spirits to rest.

Gressive Press, an imprint of Circlet Press dedicated to sex-positive science fiction and fantasy outside the gender binary, is proud to present Sea Turtle Inn– a transgender, gay, paranormal romance by H.B. Kurtzwilde, the LAMBDA Literary Award nominated author of Chocolatiers of the High Winds.

About the author: H.B Kurtzwilde lives in the wet, sticky, mosquito-ridden depths of Florida. When not busily avoiding alligators, he scribbles out futuristic and paranormal fiction, as if this is any way for a grown person to behave. His works include Phoberia, Guide to Survival, and Sea Turtle Inn, among others. Drop by his Livejournal or his personal blog at to say hello, or to make a donation in support of his artistic efforts.

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New book launch! Like a Trip Through the Mirror: Lesbian Love in Alternate Realities

Tuesday, January 28th, 2014

Like a Trip Through the Mirror: Lesbian Love in Alternate Realities
edited by Kathleen Tudor
$4.99 ebook • ISBN 978-1-61390-101-4
68 pages, 22,000 words
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Five lesbian erotic love stories of magic and mystery. What will you find on the other side of the mirror? Love? Passion? A world upside down? Step up to the mirror, look deep into your own eyes (or those of your secret, mirror-world lover) and prepare to have your worldview completely shifted. The grass really is greener on the other side—and the sex is hotter, too.

For as long as humans have known to look for their own reflections, they have pondered the magical question: What would you find if you step past your own reflection and into the mirror world? In these five stories, the answer is passion and fire. Five women step up to the mirror and come out the other side in the midst of their hottest erotic fantasies, whether that involves reviving the dying embers of a love affair, seducing a beloved old friend… or perhaps just finding out for sure what some women have long suspected: that sex really is better with yourself for a partner! These heroines take risks, brave it all, and step into the unknown, between dimensions, between worlds, to lay claim to the love and heat that they both deserve and crave.

The Universe Where Katie Lived by Annabeth Leong

So Quite New a Thing by R. Ann Sawyer

Reflections by Kate Dominic

Into Tipera by Kathleen Tudor

Game Fae by Vivien Jackson

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New book launch! Like Slipping Under Cover: Erotic Spy Fiction

Tuesday, January 21st, 2014

Like Slipping Under Cover: Erotic Spy Fiction
edited by Bethany Zaiatz
$5.99 ebook • ISBN 978-1-61390-105-2
170 pages, 56,000 words
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Sex and spies seem to go together like hands and leather gloves. From the fictional secret agent and womanizer, James Bond, to the countless provocative depictions of real-life accused spy and exotic dancer, Mata Hari, eroticism and espionage are a natural fit in the public consciousness. It might be blatant romanticism of a thankless, dangerous job, those of us who will never lead a double life are welcome to fantasize how seduction and sex could be used by master spies. Like Slipping Undercover features ten new, previously unpublished stories of erotic “spy-fi” from authors A.C. Wise, Chris Amies, T.C. Mills, A.J. Viggen, Shawn Erin, Eric Del Carlo, Kaysee Renee Robichaud, Reina Delacroix, Julian Oliver-Fenn, and Max Erica Scott.

Each story explores varied uses for sex in the field of espionage: as distraction or weapon, as recruitment or rapport between handler and asset, and in some of these futuristic tales, sex is even used as a means of transferring information and sharing secrets. Ultimately, whether the spies in this anthology are uncovering vast conspiracies by corrupt governments and organizations, exploiting an enemy’s sole weakness, or growing disenchanted with their own cause or methods, each sensual and action-packed story features the struggle to maintain the tenuous balance between intimacy and intrigue—a balance that is necessary in lives wrought with secrets.

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Call for submissions: Like A Circlet Editor, erotic fantasies of Circlet Press!

Saturday, January 18th, 2014

Call for submissions: Like A Circlet Editor

Edited by Daniel Kimmel & Bethany Zaiatz

Deadline: March 22, 2014


Like A Circlet Editor is an anthology that plays off of how our readers imagine what working for Circlet must be like. The focus is not on the mundane work of editing manuscripts or running a business but on the fantasy on what it must be like to put together the hot and memorable Circlet books. The stories can be serious or satirical. We’re looking for stories 5,000-10,000 words in length that play on the fantasy of what it’s like to be part of Circlet Press. What sort of research does a Circlet editor have to do to ensure the hottest fantasies for a book? What might vampires or aliens or robots coming across a Circlet book make of how we’ve eroticized them? What really goes on at those editorial board meetings? Make it funny, make it sexy, make it fantastic, make it Circlet.

Submissions should be sent by March 22, 2014 to



Call for submissions: Like a Haunted Trail: Erotic Tales of the Weird Wild West

Thursday, January 16th, 2014

Call for submissions:
Like a Haunted Trail: Erotic Tales of the Weird Wild West
Edited by Michael M. Jones

Deadline: March 15, 2014.

We’re looking for tales which embody the near-mythic status of the Wild West, infused with supernatural or speculative elements, containing explicit erotic, sensual, or sexual encounters. Anything goes, from vampire cowboys to werewolf lawmen, from sorceress schoolmarms to Fae bartenders to ghost herds in the sky. Alternate history, steampunk, even science fiction. The Weird Wild West is more than a time or a place, it’s a mood, a feeling, an atmosphere. Give the larger-than-life heroes and villains a chance to shine, and to have their sexy fun times.

All sexualities and gender expressions are welcomed. Kink is welcome too. All characters must be consenting and of legal age. We enjoy sexy, character-driven stories that celebrate the erotic. Characters of color are definitely encouraged for this anthology. The Weird Wild West provides endless opportunities for characters of all origins to make their mark.

This ebook anthology is being edited by Michael M. Jones for Circlet Press. Michael has edited anthologies for Circlet previously, including Scheherazade’s Facade and Like A Cunning Plan, and his short stories appear in many, many anthologies including Masked Pleasures, Like a Queen, Girl Fever, and Fantastic Erotica: The Best of Circlet Press.

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Call for submissions! PLAYING DIRTY: Erotic stories about games

Wednesday, January 15th, 2014

Call for short stories!

Playing Dirty: Erotic Stories About Games
Edited by Cosmin Alexander

Deadline: February 15, 2014.

Games are an eternal part of human civilization, from the Egyptian game of Senet up through Second Life. Our definition of a game is broad and varied, and sex is no different. Courtship is often framed as a game, a strategic maneuvering of pieces, every gesture important. And the bedroom is a perfect place for games, from simple favorites like spin the bottle or truth or dare, to full on roleplaying sessions of dominance and submission. Games in the 21st century have also taken on a whole new meaning, as we encounter avatars in online gaming: anyone can be anyone, and identities blur, change, and reshape.

We’re looking for stories of games and sex. Perhaps: a 22nd century madame runs a virtual brothel in a massively multiplayer online game; a pair of ancient elven kings play their own form of strange fey-chess as part of an elaborate courtship ritual; a wizard’s game of riddles turns steamy. All stories must centrally feature some sort of game, be it a classic board game, a party game (pin the toy on your partner?), a tabletop roleplaying game (my paladin has a +2 holy dildo of orgasms!), or a video game. They must also feature some sort of science fiction or fantasy element, and, of course, lots and lots of delicious, steamy sex.

All sexualities and gender expressions are welcomed. (Please note: original characters and settings only.)

This ebook anthology is being edited by Cosmin Alexander for Circlet Press. Cosmin is a longtime staffer at Circlet Press and the editor of Like a Breath of Flame: Erotic Tales of Dragons.

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