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Laura Antoniou, Midori, & Cecilia Tan Video “Telethon” for Patreon

This past weekend at the Fetish Fair Fleamarket in Rhode Island, Circlet’s founder Cecilia Tan got together with two of our authors, Midori and Laura Antoniou, to talk Patreon and crowdfunding. Each of these three women has their own Patreon campaigns and of course Circlet Press has one of our own! Become a Patreon supporter and for as little as a dollar a month you can receive all kinds of perks from us or each of these fantastic folks.

Circlet Press:
Laura Antoniou:
Cecilia Tan:

Watch our “telethon” video below!

For the 13th day of XXX-Mas, Beyond the Softness of His Fur is on sale!

Prefer your sci-fi a little closer to home? Try Beyond The Softness of his Fur, a glimpse into the future world of custom-crafted BDSM pets. Get the first book of TammyJo Eckhart’s acclaimed series for just 99¢ on the 13th Day of XXX-Mas, with code XXXmasPet at checkout!

Beyond The Softness of his Fur: The Wonders of Modern Science
by TammyJo Eckhart

When Emily is promoted, her bosses make it clear that there are certain expectations: she is to purchase a morph, an animal hybrid of the future that is both sexual pet and status symbol. Her own tastes require the unique: an exotic and submissive male pet. All desires are exceeded with Wynn, a white fox morph. But Wynn's uniqueness challenges the morph-cult status quo and could spell disaster.
Omnibus edition now in print!

For the 12th day of XXX-Mas we got you @eroticawriter ‘s Spyders Trouble on sale

Having too much fun off-planet? Continue journey on the 12th Day of XXX-Mas with Spyder’s Trouble by Korin I. Dushayl, a free-sailing BDSM space adventure. Get your copy for just 99¢, today only, with code XXXmasTrouble at checkout!

Spyder's Trouble by Korin I. Dushayl
An erotic space opera. Spyder, captain of the spaceship Trouble, ignores threats from the owner of his cargo and the anger of his influential and overdue passenger, to rescue the Dominatrix Lady Cassandra and her slaves from the threat of a repressive piety movement. The delay forces him to risk Trouble, his life, and his crew when a notorious criminal chases the ship from one end of the system to another.
Also available in paperback!

For the 11th Day of XXX-Mas we got you: Peggy Barnett’s LIPS LIKE ICE

Earthling holidays got you bored? Never fear! For the 11th Day of XXX-Mas, we offer you Peggy Barnett’s sci-fi erotic romance Lips Like Ice. Use code XXXmasPlanet at checkout to get your copy for just 99¢, today only! (actually, the website glitched on this post so we may extend it for another 24 hours…but don’t wait too long!)

Lips Like Ice
Erotic science fiction at its best. Lydia awakens in the court of a strange fantasy-like world, where she discovers she's been taken to be a young alien noble's new pet. Her consuming lust for her captor creates a deep and unexpected conflict with her feminist sense of self--she wants him too, on her own terms. But in a world fraught with hidden dangers, her terms are not open for discussion.
Also available in paperback!

Now in ebook! Monster Whisperer by Nobilis Reed

Ebook $5.99
ISBN 978-1-61390-173-1
Paperback (forthcoming) $12.95
ISBN 978-1-61390-174-8
80,000 words; 250 pages

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We are so excited to bring you this erotic novel from the mastermind of the Nobilis Erotica podcast, Nobilis Reed. Are tentacles your thing? Keep reading for a hot excerpt from MONSTER WHISPERER.

If there’s something strange with your tentacle monster, who are you going to call? Dale Clearwater: Monster Whisperer. With her own ship and a menagerie of tentacle monsters, she travels from world to world, rehabilitating monsters and training the people who love them. From the amorphous, fluid Kritzoan to the stone-like Nalcheka, Dale embraces the monsters and records her encounters for a reality show that broadcasts to countless worlds. One might think there’s nothing she couldn’t, or wouldn’t, do. Still, when she gets a call from her old colleague (and old flame), Dale nearly turns him down. Nearly. Joining him to capture a particularly dangerous monster is part of an adventure that has the potential to change their universe – or lose Dale her monsters, her ship, her show, and everything that she holds dear.
And now, an excerpt from MONSTER WHISPERER:

A woman rose from leaning against the curved railing at one end of the balcony, and walked toward them with a measured stride. She appeared fortyish, with mild creases at the corners of her mouth and on her brow that gave her a permanent look of disapproval, even as she made a professional smile. She was dressed in an informal blouse and shorts, with a pair of hiking boots.

Dale held out her hand. “Miz Ventura.”

“Pleased to meet you, Miz Clearwater. Please, call me Ellen.” She turned to her assistant and dismissed her with a nod. “Thank you, Francis.” The younger woman disappeared into the elevator.

“Thank you. Ellen. Call me Dale. So what’s the problem? Your request didn’t include any details.”

“It’s my Orichalc. It has been rather listless lately. The veterinarian hasn’t found anything medically wrong; she says it must be something psychological. I was hoping you could help.”

Continue reading Now in ebook! Monster Whisperer by Nobilis Reed

Call for Submissions: Beauty and the Beast erotica anthology

Call for Submissions: A Beastly Affair (Beauty and the Beast Anthology)
edited by J. Blackmore

Deadline: January 15, 2017

Beauty and the Beast might be the most erotic of all fairy tales. It’s about the confluence of fear and desire. It’s about the terrifying transformations that can occur when you are drawn inexorably to another. And it’s about the transcendence of self that can come from an act of love. It seems sad that there aren’t more erotic versions of this tale, and we at Circlet Press aim to fix that! We’d like erotic stories inspired by BatB, and we’re not picky about gender/sexuality/number of protagonists. Please note, however, that while shifters are fine, bestiality is not. We are all about consensual sex here.

Submission Details: Continue reading Call for Submissions: Beauty and the Beast erotica anthology

Launching today! Like Myth Made Flesh, erotic fantasy edited by Jennifer Williams

nullEbook $3.99
ISBN 978-1-61390-169-4
44,460 words

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Eight delicious erotic stories of Fantasy with a capital F. The stories in LIKE MYTH MADE FLESH bring flesh and spirit together, where mortals meet merfolk, nymphs, and Aztec gods (to name just a few), not just in the pleasures of the flesh but for the transformative power that sexual encounters can bring.

The anthology includes:
Initiation by Christina M. Parker
Sun Chases Moon by Michael M. Jones
The Seduction of the Sea by T. K. Ashley
Become the Mystery by Kara Owl
Ordinary Girl by M. A. Earnshaw
The Warmth of a Wood Nymph by Clarice Clique
D- in Distress by Nadine Wilmot
Primè Nocta by Kierstin Cherry

“The Seduction of the Sea” by T. K. Ashley will be featured this month on the Nobilis Erotica Podcast!

Below the cut, please enjoy the introduction from editor Jennifer Williams and then a sexy sample story! Continue reading Launching today! Like Myth Made Flesh, erotic fantasy edited by Jennifer Williams

Now downloadable for your reading pleasure: The Prince’s Boy complete collection

The Prince's Boy collection cover$9.99 ebook bundle
ISBN 978-1-61390-015-4
206,280 words!

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Dark erotic magic ensnares a prince and his whipping boy in a world of castle intrigue. THE PRINCE’S BOY tells the story of Kenet, prince of Maldevar, and his whipping boy Jorin, as they fight to save their country—and their love—from evil.

The much-lauded tale of men, lust, and dark magic, now collected into one complete tale! Includes the full text of volumes one and two and two bonus stories.

  • Honorable mention in the Rainbow Awards (for gay fantasy fiction)
  • Honorable mention in the NLA Writing Awards (for BDSM-positive fiction)

In a fantasy world where the lust of male for male fuels Night Magic, Prince Kenet lives a sheltered life. Isolated from the war that threatens the kingdom, he and his whipping boy Jorin are of age, but still sneak forbidden pleasures in their bed at night. When a dark mage tries to bespell Kenet into sexual submission, the prince and his boy are thrust into the world of intrigue, sex, and war.

Drawing on complex themes of dominance and submission, the need for secrecy in a world where homosexuality is not accepted, and the intertwining of sex with magic, Tan weaves a complex, sex-filled adventure that is part “Three Musketeers” and part “Claiming of Sleeping Beauty.” Read the serialized chapters free online starting here:

Cecilia Tan is “simply one of the most important writers, editors, and innovators in contemporary American erotic literature,” according to Susie Bright. She is the author of many novels and short stories, editor of dozens of erotic short story anthologies, and the founder of Circlet Press. She was inducted into the Saints and Sinners Hall of Fame for GLBT writers in 2010.

The Prince’s Boy Collection includes Volumes One and Two of The Prince’s Boy, telling the complete story of Kenet and Jorin, as well as the bonus stories “Sergetten’s Tale” and the all-new, never before seen story “Jorin’s New Spell.”

Praise for THE PRINCE’S BOY:

“Brilliant from start to finish, but whew! What a marathon! You’d better train up for this one, or be prepared to read it in small bite sized pieces (if you can put it down, and yes, it is that good). It is not for the faint of heart. There is graphic torture, rape, slavery, every form of questionable behavior one could think of. And with all that? A story not to be missed. By turns gritty and lyrical. It is the chiming of tiny crystal hand bells and the inescapable, thundering peal of the bells of Notre Dame. A powerhouse, a tour de force. Not to be missed. But buckle up baby. It’s one hell of a ride.” —Elisa Rolle, The Rainbow Awards

“The story is a good one, the characters are well developed. I went looking for the next installment more for the story than the sex, though I will also say that there are areas that the sex carries the story.” —BDSM Book Reviews

The Prince's Boy Collection
Dark sexual magic ensnares a prince and his whipping boy in a world of castle intrigue. This award-winning gay high fantasy combines the kinky eroticism of the "Beauty" books with the swashbuckling panache of the Three Musketeers. First serialized in 2009-2011, this collection combines the complete story plus two bonus stories in a single omnibus. Warning for intense BDSM and dubious consent.

Political Erotica to Help You Through Election Daythe rest of 2016

EDIT: Given how this election has gone (and the potentially devastating effects it will have on the marginalized in our communities including lesbian, gay, and bisexual people, as well as victims of sexual assault, gender non-conforming folks, all of whom need and deserve sexual agency and equal space as human beings to claim our right to erotic expression) I’m extending the sale on Apocalypse Sex, Like an Iron Fist, and The Velderet until the end of the week. -ctan

Okay folks, as the campaign season has its finale, some of us could use a little escape into a fictional dystopia for a change. To help you out I’ve not only put a full chapter of THE VELDERET below for you to enjoy reading, we’ve put several of our books with a more political bent on sale just until the election is over! You’ll find these sale prices popping up on other ebook sales sites, too, but only here on can you get the added bonus of getting all three for only $2.016 (see what I did there?) — Just use coupon code ERECTIONDAY (note spelling) upon checkout and discount will be applied on these lovely titles:

Like an Iron Fist cover
LIKE AN IRON FIST edited by Katherine Bergeron and Cecilia Tan
We figure if any tinpot dictator is going to grab women by the pussy, this book’s title suddenly becomes even more apt.

Apocalypse Sex cover
APOCALYPSE SEX edited by Jennifer Levine
Here’s hoping it only FEELS like the end of the world right now…right?

Velderet original cover
Velderet censored cover
by Cecilia Tan
Want to know why there are two different versions of the Velderet book cover? Because this book’s cover, which deals with questions of censorship and policing sexual behavior in a utopia (or is it a dystopia…haha) and was ON THE SHELF in major chains like Borders and Barnes & Noble ever since the year 2001, was suddenly deemed OBSCENE by Amazon. Yes, that black and white figure you see who is probably about 20 pixels tall on your screen is POSSIBLY A NAKED WOMAN. We literally had to erase her from the cover. A perfect metaphor for what’s going on in the book.

Apocalypse Sex: Love At The End of The World
edited by Jennifer Levine

With their own demise staring them in the face, the characters in Apocalypse Sex all come to the same conclusion: it's time to have the best sex of their lives. Inhibitions are cast aside and fantasies are fulfilled as the doomed chase down their deepest desires. With stories by J. Daniel Sawyer, Elizabeth Coldwell, Elizabeth Schechter, Beverly Langland, and David Hubbard.

Like An Iron Fist: Dystopian Erotica
edited by Katharine Bergeron & Cecilia Tan

Seven authors investigate sex in the shadow of totalitarianism in Circlet's latest anthology. In the tradition of 1984, The Handmaid's Tale, and Brave New World, all of which dealt with sexuality in some form, these stories explore the seething sexuality under the thumb of oppression. Includes Eric Del Carlo, Nobilis Reed, Angelia Sparrow, Peter Tupper, Monique Poirier, & more.

The Velderet by Cecilia Tan
The Velderet is the story of Kobi and Merin, two roomies on the peaceful world of Bellonia, world where "equality" rules. But they each harbor taboo fantasies of BDSM, and when their world is colonized by the warlike Kylar, who worship the gods of dominance and submission, everything changes.

Chapter Two

Kobi tried not to hurry. He was vain, he knew it, and he knew how silly he looked when he tried to walk too fast, but the scrap of paper in his pocket felt like a white hot star; surely everyone could see it. In reality, it was Kobi’s curiosity that was burning. He gave up trying to look graceful and broke into a jog.

The street was nearly deserted at this hour, anyway. The red moon had set and the white moon was rising behind him. He had spent a long time at the Velderet after his cybersex session, thinking and drinking. Most of the windows were dark in the clean, white domiciles he passed; even the buildings seemed like they were asleep. For Kobi, it only reinforced the feeling that he was no longer a part of the Bellonian mainstream. By his own admission he was different, a kind of sexual outlaw. He had desires and dreams and fantasies that were inadmissible to others; he was now an outsider. He decided he liked this feeling.

Continue reading Political Erotica to Help You Through Election Daythe rest of 2016

The Prince’s Boy: Chapter 5

Welcome to The Prince’s Boy by Cecilia Tan, a tale of a prince and his whipping boy ensnared in a plot of dark erotic magic. Warning: explores themes of dubious consent and situations of sexual jeopardy. NSFW.

A new chapter appears every Wednesday. This week is Chapter Five: Jorin


The salve put me to sleep. It had some herb in it that made me sleep without dreams. But the moment it wore off, I was wide awake.

I woke to the sound of wind rushing outside, to Kenet frantically pushing at the north-facing window to get it shut. Wait, no, the south-facing window. I was disoriented, unaccustomed to waking up in my own bed instead of his.

He managed get the latch closed, and then the sound of his breath was louder in the room than the storm that was coming.

“Kenet.” My throat was dry; I could barely speak.

Continue reading The Prince’s Boy: Chapter 5