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Circlet Press Arisia Event: Meet the Authors Tea Party!

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Boston’s big winter event for those into science fiction and fantasy is the Arisia Science Fiction Convention! Happening annually on the MLK weekend, Arisia draws together lovers of sf/f books, movies, costumes, games, and fandom itself. Circlet Press has been throwing an annual party at the con since 1993.

This year we decided to try something a little different! Join us at the Westin, room 461, for a Meet the Authors Tea party! When? Tea time of course! 4pm to 6pm on Saturday January 16th.

There will be both Chinese and English-style tea, snacks, and of course books to peruse and authors to chat with (or receive autographs from)! First 20 guests will also receive a free ebook and whatever other fun swag we may have…!

Among the authors and editors who will be on hand:

with more to be announced!

New book! Wishbone by Lauren P. Burka

Wishbone
Wishbone has a risky life as a dockside rentboy. When one of the supposedly demonic shih-aan takes him home, he learns how dangerous he truly is: dangerously seductive, known only as Sir. M/M erotic sf/fantasy romance.


Wishbone

By Lauren P. Burka

Ebook ISBN: 978-1-61390-145-8

Ebook Price: $3.99

Print ISBN: 978-1-61390-146-5

Print Price: $12.95

The ebook edition of this title is also available at Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble, Smashwords, Kobo, AllRomanceEbooks, and the iBookstore and Google Play store.

The print edition of this title can be purchased directly from Createspace.

An m/m erotic fantasy/science fiction romance.

Sir is a shih-aan merchant living in Bronlyn Harbor to maintain trade with the humans his people fought to a standstill in a bloody war twenty years earlier. The humans consider him a demon to be feared and avoided. But he is exactly what Wishbone needs.

Wishbone has a risky life as a human male prostitute in a world where homosexual acts are criminal. But when one of the shih-aan buys him for a night, he learns of true danger for the first time.

Under Sir’s hand Wishbone will learn many other lessons—of love, loyalty, and power.

And he will learn Sir is a spy.

This is the author’s preferred edition of Wisbone. (Previously published by Torquere Press in 2010.)

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Like A Mask Removed (Volumes 1 & 2) edited by Bethany Zaiatz

ebook $6.99
ISBN 9781885865892
25,040 words

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ebook $6.99
ISBN 9781885865908
20,300 words

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(Also see our snazzy new omnibus print edition!)

You don’t have to be an evil genius to figure that superheroes are hot, and not just because of the perfect bodies clad in spandex (or leather, or stylized body armor). Film adaptations of favorite superheroes remain on the rise and comic book conventions are among the best-attended gatherings in the world.

But as comic book creators and artists have been trumpeting for decades, comic books are not for kids. Although the battles of good versus evil and of archetypal iconic figures in struggle tug at our primal, childhood selves, these same primal urges lead us to exploring the erotic side of heroes–and villains. How could the stylized physiques and skin-tight costumes (think of the bodacious bosom of Wonder Woman or the Batman’s codpiece) common in the milieu NOT lead to erotic thoughts and explorations?

Like a Mask Removed, volume one: Erotic Tales of Superheroes presents seven stories ranging from vibrant and lively romps reminiscent of the colorful comic book pages they are inspired by to modern experimental literary styles.

Then, in the second volume of Like A Mask Removed, you will be treated with five new, previously unpublished, original stories of the smoldering dynamics found between noble, honorable, well-meaning superheroes and their provocative nemeses. Whether courted during a peace-keeping mission, a chance meeting while off duty, an abduction, or an infiltration into head-quarters, these superheroes find that they are all too human and the temptations offered by sexy supervillains are much too powerful to resist.

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Tables of Contents:
Volume One: Superheroes
Switch by Rae Flowers
Partners by Michael M. Jones
Star Crossed by David Hubbard
Times Square Alter Ego by Bianca Sinn
Merboy At Midnight by Tom Cardamone
Lawman by Angela Caperton
A Double-Edged Bomb by Lauren P. Burka
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Volume Two: Supervillains
Invisible Touch by Erin O’Riordan
Pow! Bash! Yes, Yes! by Sophie Mouette
Those Who Favor Fire by Layla Lawlor
Jetstream by Pencildragon
Bridge Over Shifter’s Chasm by Raven Kaldera

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Kneel To Me edited by Lauren P Burka

ebook $6.99
ISBN: 9781613900970
25,680 words

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The ebook edition is also available at: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Smashwords, Kobo & AllRomanceEbooks.

The submissives, slaves, and bottoms you will meet here are tough and competent. No passive orifices, they are beautifully-realized individuals with the spark that makes them recognizably human. In “KATT,” the slave is a beautiful android who fights to hold on to the precious scrap of her life after a disaster. The servant in “Lord of Misrule” knows that his relationship with his master requires something other than obedience. The slave in “Raiders from the Stars” learns that much more is at stake than his personal gratification. In “Personal Benefits,” the highly-trained contract slave offers the pleasure of perfect obedience to the powerful woman who owns her.

Nor are their tops the well-endowed ciphers who “train” Cindi. They have needs and aspirations. Pleasure may be an important part of their lives, even the most important part of their lives, but they are also seeking love, acceptance and a future for themselves and their slaves in a hard world. The master in “Raiders from the Stars” knows that the safety that humanity takes for granted is rooted in obedience. In “Romans,” the master forges a new sort of domestic tranquility for his new slaves. The bureaucrat of a repressive government in “Exceptional Acts” discovers that pleasure is the most powerful form of rebellion.

Table of Contents:

  • The Lord of Misrule by Kannan Feng
  • KATT by Smotp
  • Romans by Joe Nobel
  • Raiders from the Stars by Jay Starre
  • Exceptional Acts by Argus Marks
  • Personal Benefits by Elizabeth Thorne
  • Scenes in a Beijing Hotel by Jason Rubis

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Feline Fetishes edited by corwin

ebook $5.99
ISBN: 9781613900789
25,440 words

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The ebook edition is also available at: Barnes & Noble, Smashwords, Amazon, & AllRomanceEbooks.

Why “feline fetishes?” A number of reasons. First, by challenging authors to write something that “connected the feline universe to the erotic one” we were assured that we wouldn’t be seeing anything typical or run-of-the-mill. Secondly, both the publisher and editor have a “thing” for cats. And third, there was something about the thought of feline erotica that just sounded right.

But of course there was. Our cultural references all connect the cat to the sexual, viz: common slang for the female genitalia, a sexuallv aggressive female is a “tigress,” but if she’s real cute she’s a “sex kitten,” a house of prostitution is a “cat house,” and so on. In pop culture the feline has always carried with it a certain air of eroticism. Think of Catwoman, the only woman Batman ever loved in the old comic book and TV show. (And now Tim Burton’s gone one more step to make her an SM/fetish goddess, up there with Emma Peel and Bettie Page). Or in the Billy Crystal film When Harry Met Sally, when the line “You made a woman meow!?” was delivered. Or the ultimate cat-lover’s film, Cat People. The 1980s remake of the classic film was billed as “an erotic thriller about the animal in us all.”

With stories of cat aliens, cat gods, cats who turn into humans, and more, these authors have made the connection between the feline universe and the erotic one explicit, exploring that juncture through fantasy and science fiction in a way it cannot be examined in the so-called real world.

Contains stories by Lauren P. Burka, K. A. Kristiansen, Mary Malmros, and Reina Delacroix.

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