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New book! Heart’s Master by Elizabeth Schechter

ebook $5.99
ISBN 9781613901717
paperback $14.95
ISBN 9781613901724
99.400 words; 272 pages

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Buy the paperback!

A new gay BDSM romance fantasy from award-winning author Elizabeth Schechter.

In one tragic night Steven loses everything: his lover, his dreams, and his sight, but he gains the compassionate, caring dominant he has always longed for. He starts to rebuild with Nick, a fellow survivor of the tragedy, and together they discover new heights of love and ecstasy, and the real magic they can create together. Nick must teach Steven not only how to have a healthy and consensual BDSM relationship, but how to navigate the ways of magic. You see, Nick is secretly a mage, and the longer they’re together, the more obvious it becomes that Steven is one, too.

But as Steven begins to wield his new–and terrifyingly strong–powers, he draws the attention of evil beyond our world. The ancient enemies of the faerie courts have banded together under a cruel, calculating leader, and Steven is the only one standing in his way. Only Steven can defeat this threat… And he doesn’t have the first clue where to start.

Heart's Master
by Elizabeth Schechter

In one tragic night Steven loses everything: his lover, his dreams, and his sight, but he gains the compassionate, caring dominant he has always longed for. Nick must teach Steven not only how to have a healthy and consensual BDSM relationship, but how to navigate the ways of magic. But as Steven begins to wield his new--and terrifyingly strong--powers, he draws the attention of evil beyond our world.
Also available in paperback!

Gift certificates are back!

Give the gift of smut this holiday with our two ebook gift certificates. For $2.99, you get a code good for any one Circlet e-book, most of which usually sell for $6-7. Or, for $9.99, you get any four Circlet e-books.  At these prices, you may need to get yourself a little treat as well.

You can email your friend the certificate, print it out and stuff it in their stocking, or, if you’re a secret admirer, drop us a line and we’ll mail them the certificate ourselves.

Single-book gift certificate
Single-book gift certificate
Special holiday gift certificate deal! Give a friend (or yourself) the gift of smut. This certificate entitles you to any one Circlet e-book.

Four-book gift certificate
Four-book gift certificate
Special holiday gift certificate deal! Give a friend (or yourself) the gift of smut. This certificate entitles you to any four Circlet e-books.

(if you’d rather give Circlet books in print, we just set up a list of our current offerings that you may find helpful)

If you’re introducing your friend to Circlet, you might want to include a recommendation for what books to get. Here are a few suggestions:

One Book

  • Our Gay Romance Bundle is almost 400,00 words  of steamy male/male goodness, and, with the gift certificate, is over 90% (!!) off the normal price.
  • Laura Antoniou’s BDSM classic The Marketplace remains one of our most popular books ever. And if you’re already a fan, the gigantic latest volume in the series, The Inheritor, is freshly out this year.
  • Fantastic Erotica celebrates the first decade of Circlet e-books. Nineteen stories by Circlet’s most popular writers!
  • Jingle Balls collects nine holiday-themed sexy stories in one fun little package.

Four Book Roll-Your-Own Bundles

New book! The Viscountess Interrogates

$6.99 ebook
$19.95 paperback (buy paperback)
Ebook ISBN 978-1-61390-161-8
Paperback ISBN 978-1-61390-162-5
130,606 words; 354 pages

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Also available on Amazon and elsewhere.

Elegant sleuth The Viscountess and her perceptive slave and crime-solving partner Severin are back to solve another mystery in the world of fetish and kink Dominions.

They inhabit a magical and kinky world of pocket universes that reflect every fetish fantasy humans can dream of. To solve the mystery of a missing object and a disappearance they will travel through territories both familiar and new: Victoria, the pornographic London that never was, The Wasteland, a post-apocalyptic Dominion of anarchy in scarcity, and the ultimate unreal setting of fantasy and unrepressed libido: Las Vegas. Severin falls into the hands of a lesbian biker gang, and The Viscountess goes undercover in an all-girls boarding school. This sequel to The Viscountess Investigates is a scene-packed romp full of bondage, corporal punishment, and femdoms that will thrill your inner geek. (Books may be read in any order.)

Read on for an excerpt!

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New book! The Circlet Press Gay Romance Bundle

$5.99–a $21.94 saving!
ISBN: 978-1-61390-168-7
397,697 words!

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Our third enormous five-book bundle is out at last!

A gay globe-hopping steampunk swashbuckler (with chocolate). A taut detective tale of murder and hidden identities, set in the sleazier districts of cyberspace. A contemporary college student in love with a shapeshifter. A Mongolian shaman navigating the modern leather underground. Anything is possible in a Circlet M/M romance, and only thing certain is that it will be scorching hot.

For a limited time Circlet Press is offering five of its wildest Male/Male erotic romance books for the price of one:

Chocolatiers of the High Winds by H. B. Kurtzwilde, a 2013 Lambda Literary Award finalist, is a Steampunk story about two old school friends with a special bond, an airship, and a confectionary empire, centered on a Confederate south that never was. A rollicking adventure, full of derring-do, vivid characterization, and, of course, lots of sex.

Simulacrum by Rian Darcy is an ingeniously plotted Cyberpunk detective story about an LA cop and a programmer hunting a serial killer through the sex clubs and false identities of virtual reality.

Faewolf by D. M. Atkins and Chris Taylor is the raw, steamy, and emotionally intense story of a Santa Cruz college student and the lupine shapeshifter to whom he feels an uncontrollable attraction.

Leather Spirit Stallion, by Raven Kaldera, a 2015 Lambda Literary Award finalist, is about a modern day Mongolian shaman in California. After he uses his shamanic abilities to save the life of a young man, they enter into a passionate BDSM relationship.

Charming, edited by Darcy and Jen Levine,  a 2016 Lambda Literary Award finalist, is a collection of modern gay retellings, continuations, or reinterpretations of traditional fairy tales.

All five books are full of bold characters, exciting adventure, and intense sex, and the bundle is only available for a limited time!

Still undecided? Watch circlet.com for big juicy excerpts from all five volumes in the next few weeks…

The Circlet Press Gay Romance Bundle
A gay globe-hopping steampunk swashbuckler (with chocolate). A taut detective tale of murder and hidden identities, set in the sleazier districts of cyberspace. A contemporary college student in love with a shapeshifter. A Mongolian shaman navigating the modern leather underground. Anything is possible in a Circlet M/M romance, and only thing certain is that it will be scorching hot. For a limited time Circlet Press is offering five of its wildest Male/Male erotic romance books for the price of one: Chocolatiers of the High Winds, Simulacrum, Faewolf, Leather Spirit Stallion, and Charming.

Fantastic Erotica is on sale for 99¢!

We were thrilled this weekend to hear that N. K. Jemisin’s The Fifth Season had won the Hugo Award for Best Novel. We’re big fans of Nora’s work, and were proud to publish her delicious anthropological bisexual public-sex story “The Dancer’s War.”

To celebrate her win, we’re making our anthology Fantastic Erotica 90% off for two weeks so more people can get their hands on the story. A measly buck is a great deal for The Dancer’s War all by itself, but this comes with amazing stories by Frances Selkirk, Elizabeth Schechter, Kierstin Cherry, Angela Caperton, Sacchi Green, Kal Cobalt, Elizabeth Reeve, Kathleen Tudor, Monique Poirier, Sunny Moraine, Clarice Clique, Nobilis Reed, David Sklar, Michael M. Jones, David Hubbard, Shanna Germain, Bernie Mojzes, and Vinnie Tesla as well.

Skeptical? Have a look at Publisher’s Weekly’s starred review or Charlie Jane Anders’ review on io9.

We’re running around slashing the price on all the usual ebook stores- Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Smashwords have it at the sale price now; other sites should update soon.

Fantastic Erotica
edited by Cecilia Tan & Bethany Zaiatz

To celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Circlet Press, Fantastic Erotica presents the very best erotic science fiction and fantasy short stories published by Circlet in the past five years. Chosen by popular vote by the readership from among all the stories published by Circlet from 2008 to the present, these favorites are the cream of the crop.
Also in paperback!

Shapeshifter Bundle Teasers #5: Like an Animal, edited by Bethany Zaiatz and Cecilia Tan

One more book in our Shapeshifter Bundle roundup: this one one of our themed anthologies. The theme is werewolves, and we’ve got stories by Elizabeth Reeve, Renata Piper, David Hubbard, A. D. R Forte, Becca Ovadia, A. N Cortez, and Joe Nobel all stuffed in there like a lycanthropic clown car (not the title of a forthcoming anthology–we promise).

You can get the whole massive 200K word bundle now for $5.99:

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you can go to one of the popular webstores like Amazon, Smashwords, Kobo, and Barnes & Noble to buy, or you can read some free smut here and then make up your mind.

This scene is from the beginning of Lunacy by Elizabeth Reeve:

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Shapeshifter Bundle Teaser #4: Alpha by Molly Maddox

Time flies like an avian shapshifter, and our five-book  shapeshifter bundle will soon be gone. You can grab your copy now from us for $5.99:

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or from the usual ebookstore suspects like Amazon, Smashwords, Kobo, and Barnes & Noble.

Today’s teaser is from Molly Maddox’s adventure romance novel about two chubby comic book geeks in New York, who also happen to be badass postapocalyptic zombie-fighters. Oh, and one of them is a werewolf.

Alpha also completes our orientational menagerie–the central relationship in One Saved to the Sea is lesbian, the one in Faewolf is gay, the relationships in Chasing Tail come in several different flavors, and this one is straight.

The excerpt below is the very first scene of the book:

Continue reading Shapeshifter Bundle Teaser #4: Alpha by Molly Maddox

Shapeshifter Bundle Teasers #3: Chasing Tail by Julie Cox

The clock is running down on our shapeshifter ebook bundle! You can buy it from us right here for $5.99:

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or at Amazon, Smashwords, Kobo, Barnes & Noble, etc etc etc.

Today’s steamy excerpt is from Julie Cox’s fix-up Chasing Tail, about the life of Fox Pass, a small Arkansas town where most of the residents are different sorts of shapeshifters. This is from the second story in the collection, Channeling Chiron:

Continue reading Shapeshifter Bundle Teasers #3: Chasing Tail by Julie Cox

Shapeshifter Bundle Teasers #2: Faewolf by D. M. Atkins and Chris Taylor

The sale on our five-book shapeshifter ebook bundle is drawing to a close, so we’re posting excerpts from each volume to wave it goodbye.

You can buy it right here for $5.99:

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or at your favorite e-book stores, such as Amazon, Smashwords, Kobo, or Barnes & Noble.

Today’s  excerpt is Chapter 9 of D. M. Atkins and Chris Taylor’s edgy gay romance novel Faewolf:

Continue reading Shapeshifter Bundle Teasers #2: Faewolf by D. M. Atkins and Chris Taylor

Shapeshifter Bundle Teasers #1: One Saved to the Sea by Catt Kingsgrave

This is the final month we’re offering our bargain-priced five-book shapeshifter ebook bundle. This week we’ll be posting a daily steamy excerpt  to give you a taste of how much awesome stuff is inside.

You can buy it right here for $5.99:

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or at your favorite e-book stores, such as Amazon, Smashwords, Kobo, or Barnes & Noble.

We start with Catt Kingsgrave’s lesbian love story set in the Orkney Islands, One Saved to the Sea:

Continue reading Shapeshifter Bundle Teasers #1: One Saved to the Sea by Catt Kingsgrave