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Choose your favorite cover for a coffee-themed erotica book

So, editor Victoria Pond has put together an absolutely delicious-themed delight for the senses… I mean, an anthology of erotica with a coffee theme! We’re trying to decide which of the following two images we should use. Please vote for your favorite, Burlap sack of coffee or In Love with coffee, in the poll below, and leave your thoughts and comments as well! One lucky commenter will receive a free copy of the ebook in thanks! (Deadline for entries June 30th!)

If you just can’t wait to get your hands on the anthology, you can pre-order it from Smashwords or click here to add it to your To Be Read list on Goodeads!

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Taste the bitter roast when a barista brews alone at closing time and is joined by coffee’s physical manifestation. Roll the rich smoothness of steamed milk along your tongue while spies hide from the enemy and pass the time in tense pleasure. In this anthology of speculative erotic fiction featuring coffee shops, COFFEE: HOT, editor Victoria Pond brings together nine authors to explore coffee’s connection with the erotic fantastic.

Alcohol and erotica were frequent bedfellows in the 20th century, but now we’re well into the 21st! Imbibing caffeine causes no hazy field of impaired judgement, and coffee shops are places to stimulate the mind and to socialize with all sorts.

This volume contains stories ranging from Victorian London to a far-flung space station, from the quiet to the action-packed, from two-person sex to tentacles. (Wondering how there can be coffee shop erotica with tentacles? Read “Dark Roast” by Justin Josh to find out.)

Readers love curling up in oversized plush chars to read in cafes. Authors are drawn to working in coffee shops. But what hides beneath the milk-steamy surface of this glorious addiction? In a world where everyone is over-familiar with the steamer’s whir and the roaster’s aroma, drinkers forget to stroke the glazed porcelain that holds their caffeine and radiates its warmth through their hands and into their hearts.

COFFEE: HOT features work by Django Wexler, Rebecca Croteau, Owen James Franks, Justin Josh, Axa Lee, K.L. Noone, JJ Poulos, Greer Thompson, and Avery Vanderlyle. Their stories take a setting we know so well and transform it into something magical once again.

CIRCLET PRESS SCORCHING HOT SUMMER NEWSLETTER DEAL

Okay, actually it mostly haven’t been very hot here in New England yet. But that’s all the more reason to burn up your e-reader with something steamy from Circlet. If you sign up for our newsletter between now and July 15, you’ll get a coupon offering you 80% OFF any one of our ebooks.

You can use this deal to get one of our hottest new releases like The Flesh Made Word, a big fat best-of anthology like Fantastic Erotica, award-winning novels like House of Sable Locks. or a seminal classic like The Marketplace–your choice, for basically pocket change.

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New book! The Circlet Treasure Chest: Erotic Microfictions for Every Occasion

The Circlet Treasure Chest: Erotic Microfictions for Every Occasion.

$5.99
ISBN 978-1-61390-122-9

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In this collection of fifty short-short erotic tales reprinted from the Circlet Press website, authors explore all permutations of sex and sexuality, pushing the boundaries of gender, theme, genre and tone. From twisted fairy tales to science fiction adventures, these stories introduce readers to worlds of sensuality and satisfaction.

There’s a little something for everyone in this treasure chest of infinite possibility, as authors conjure up stories set in the past, present and future, as they step into fantasy realms and consort with gods, dance among the stars and dabble in dark matters. Romance, horror, mystery, action and more can be found scattered throughout these offerings, each one a full story told in less than 1500 words. And of course they all come with a healthy dose of explicit sex and sensuality, as befits a Circlet collection.

Many of Circlet’s most popular and prolific contributors are represented here, including Kannan Feng, Gayle C. Straun, Julie Cox, Andrea Trask, Cèsar Sanchez Zapata, and Circlet founder Cecilia Tan.

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New book! Puxhill By Night: Lesbian Erotic Urban Fantasy

Puxhill By NightPuxhill By Night: Lesbian Erotic Urban Fantasy
by Michael M. Jones

$3.99 ebook download
$9.95 paperback
ISBN 978-1-61390-139-7 (ebook)
ISBN 978-1-61390-140-3 (paperback)

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The paperback is available from Createspace and Amazon.com.

Welcome to Puxhill. It’s a quiet little city just a half-step off the beaten path. Everything seems normal, but the walls between worlds run thin here, and magic seeps into everyday life. Forgotten gods and faded myths live amongst the humans, and passions run deep. In Puxhill, the impossible becomes real.

In these eight erotic tales of magic, mystery, and lesbian lust, worlds collide in new and mesmerizing ways. The night manager of a seedy motel unlocks the secrets of an amnesiac girl’s past, while an angry young rocker fights for her life in a back alley. A rogue A.I. assumes human form to romance the new owner of a comic book store, shapeshifting lovers must break an ancient curse or run the risk of killing one another, and much more. Puxhill by Night collects a mixture of reprints and original stories by acclaimed author Michael M. Jones.

Includes the stories:
“The Muse’s Mask”
“Hannah and the Witch”
“Sun Chases Moon”
“Thwarting the Spirits”
“In the Service of Hell”
“The Runic Runaway”
“Doppelganger”
“The Secret Life of Ramona Lee”

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New book! The Flesh Made Word: Erotic Tales of Writing

silent_shadows_come_cover_iconsizeThe Flesh Made Word: Erotic Tales of Writing
edited by Bernie Mojzes

$6.99 ebook download
$12.95 paperback
ISBN 978-1-61390-123-6 (ebook)
ISBN 978-1-61390-119-9 (paperback)

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The paperback is available from CreateSpace and Amazon.com.

Strip away everything external, and the act of writing becomes profoundly physical: writer, writing tool, medium. In this anthology of erotic stories, THE FLESH MADE WORD, editor Bernie Mojzes shows that from that seed grows the deepest intimacy — the hidden self expressed upon a surface, transforming it in the process, naming erotic possibilities.

The tap of typewriter keys on ink-wet ribbons, the tickle of the calligrapher’s brush, the press of fountain-pen nib to flesh. The scent of hot metal molded into text and the shuffle-clank of the printing press. Give yourself over to the sensuality of the words themselves, to the sound and the shape and the taste of them. The expression of ideas intersects with the body in all its physicality; pleasure is never distinct from how we express it.

Ten writers explore the seduction of written language from the sensual to the lewd, from a mysterious woman whose lovers write their stories upon her skin to a playwright who declares to his rival that he does his best writing in whorehouses. A broken typewriter awakens the searing ghosts of desire, and a woman becomes a living scroll of prophecy. Permanent or ephemeral, the lines etched in flesh reveal an astonishing vulnerability, offering both the opportunity for profound insight, and an instinct to hide and dissemble.

The Flesh Made Word features stories by A.C. Wise, A.B. Eyers, Andrea Zanin, Benji Bright, Trish DeVene, Nadine Wilmot, Delilah Bell, Kannan Feng, Sasha Payne, and Sunny Moraine, who show that while the word may indeed transcend the flesh for a time, it always comes back for more.

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Capricious by Julie Cox is a finalist in the Bisexual Book Awards!

We’re very pleased to announce that not only is Circlet Press once again in the running for the Bisexual Book Publisher of the Year award (which we co-won last year with Riverdale Avenue Books), two books that we published in 2014 have snagged places in the finalist slates in the Bisexual Book Awards as well!

PrintCAPRICIOUS by Julie Cox, which was originally published as a web serial on Circlet’s website and which is now being audio-serialized on the Nobilis Erotica podcast, was published in ebook and paperback form in 2014. Capricious was previously a finalist in the Bisexual Romance category in the Rainbow Awards (but didn’t win), and it’s very exciting to see it made finalist both in Bi Erotic Fiction and in Speculative Fiction (SF/Fantasy/Horror)!

Best_Bi_SS_cover_iconsizeIn addition, our big bisexual book of the year, BEST BI SHORT STORIES edited by Sheela Lambert, also garnered a finalist slot in the Bisexual Fiction category, where it is up against some stiff competition from the likes of Emma Donoghue and Sarah Waters!

To celebrate the finalists, we’re offering both ebooks at 50% off on Circlet’s website until May 30th with the coupon code BIBOOKAWARDS !

Those of you who love seeing bisexual representation in your science fiction and fantasy might like to take the finalists lists from the SF/F/Horror category as a reading list in fact:

  1. Capricious: A Texan Tale of Love and Magic by Julie Cox, Circlet Press
  2. Climbing the Date Palm by Shira Glassman, Prizm Books/Torquere Press
  3. Otherbound by Corinne Duyvis, Amulet/Abrams
  4. The Pendragon Legacy [Book 1-Sons of Camelot series] by Sarah Luddington, Mirador Publishing
  5. That Door is a Mischief by Alex Jeffers, Lethe Press

To see the full list of finalists in all categories, visit the Bi Writers Association website where the full press release is also available: http://www.biwriters.org/bi-book-awards-finalists/

Best Bi Short Stories
edited by Sheela Lambert

Best Bi Short Stories is the first book of its kind, a literary anthology bringing together the finest representations of bisexuality in fiction. With an all-star author lineup ranging from Katherine Forrest to Jane Rule, Ann Herendeen to Jan Steckel, and curated by longtime bi activist Sheela Lambert, Best Bi Short Stories encompasses the diversity and richness of bi experience and imagination. Also available in paperback.
Capricious: A Texan Tale of Love And Magic
by Julie Cox

Welcome to Fox Pass, Texas, a small community where the mythical creatures aren’t so mythical after all. Satyr Luke’s comfortable routine is thrown into disarray when he becomes the target of enemies who won’t hesitate to hurt his friends to get to him. Struggling to save his town—and to sort out his feelings for his friend Sally—Luke faces the adventure of a lifetime in Julie Cox’s Capricious.
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Three Circlet Press titles are Lambda Award Finalists!

We’re very excited to announce that three titles we published in 2014 have made the finalists lists for the prestigious Lambda Literary Awards.

Best Bi Short Stories, edited by Sheela Lambert was published in May 2014 after a successful Kickstarter campaign. The first-ever anthology of bisexual-themed literary fiction, Best Bi Short Stories seeks to combat bisexual invisibility on the bookstore shelves while showing the incredible quality, breadth, and depth of bisexual literary talent. BBSS has made the finalist list for the Bisexual Fiction Lammy award. *Buy Paperback* *Ebook*

Incubus Tales by Hushicho originally ran as a web serial here on circlet.com, and was collected into an omnibus ebook and paperback edition in 2014. Also a finalist for the Rainbow Award this past year, Incubus Tales features the same protagonist as the Incubus Tales webcomic, the sweet and sexy Dhiar, incubus, shopkeeper, and erotic philosopher. Incubus Tales is up for the Lammy Award in Gay Erotica. *Buy Paperback* *Ebook*

Leather Spirit Stallion by Raven Kaldera is also up for the Gay Erotica award! Raven is a longtime Circlet Press author and this book highlights the intense BDSM relationship between a modern Mongolian shaman and his partner. Not your typical “pony play.” *Buy Paperback* *“>Ebook*

Good luck to all! We’ll find out the winners on June 1st at the gala awards ceremony in New York City. This is the 27th year for the Lambda Literary Awards. For more information check out the Lambda Literary Foundation website.

Best Bi Short Stories
edited by Sheela Lambert

Best Bi Short Stories is the first book of its kind, a literary anthology bringing together the finest representations of bisexuality in fiction. With an all-star author lineup ranging from Katherine Forrest to Jane Rule, Ann Herendeen to Jan Steckel, and curated by longtime bi activist Sheela Lambert, Best Bi Short Stories encompasses the diversity and richness of bi experience and imagination. Also available in paperback.
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Incubus Tales
by Hushicho

Welcome to the intriguing city of dreams, Noctemberg, where it is always night, and to Phantasies, a very special shop run by Dhiar, proprietor and gay incubus. Sensuality is more than just Dhiar's stock in trade, it is his raison d'etre. In Incubus Tales: A Thousand Words, Dhiar meets new loves, rekindles relationships, and bring his special brand of sexual healing to lovers and readers alike.
Also available in paperback!
Price: $5.99
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Leather Spirit Stallion
by Raven Kaldera

Gay BDSM with a spiritual twist. When Erlik Solongo--modern Mongolian shaman, broke grad student, and experienced dominant--saves the life of a young man named Paj, the two men are instantly drawn to each other. They begin a sexual relationship that might even turn into something more. But Erlik wants a partner he can be open about, while Paj worries about disapproval from his traditional family.
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Price: $3.99
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Win a paperback copy of LIPS LIKE ICE by Peggy Barnett

Enter this giveaway on Goodreads before March 17th and you could win one of 10 copies of LIPS LIKE ICE that are up for giveaway to readers in the US or Canada! https://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/show/127299-lips-like-ice

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Lips Like Ice by Peggy  Barnett

Lips Like Ice

by Peggy Barnett

Giveaway ends March 17, 2015.

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New book: Laura Antoniou’s THE INHERITOR (Book 6 of The Marketplace)

The Marketplace cover$9.99 ebook
ISBN 978-1-61390-126-7
$27.95 paperback
ISBN 9781613901274
250,550 words; 620 pages!

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The long-awaited sixth installment of Laura Antoniou’s Marketplace series!

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When last we saw Chris Parker, he had been bought by master trainer Tetsuo Sakai and was blissfully ensconced in Japan under Tetsuo’s wonderfully sadistic boot. And here we join Robin Cassidy, now contentedly serving a slave contract for a rich Chicago businessman. But the Marketplace is shaken when a new Trainer of Trainers must be anointed and the resulting machinations and clashing loyalties threaten to tear their world apart. Everyone has a stake in the outcome and Chris Parker is about to find out who is with him and who is against him.

Richly told, interconnecting threads of Parker’s previously unseen past with his complicated present, The Inheritor also weaves in the narratives of many favorite Marketplace characters, including Robin, Ken Mandarin, Ron Avidon, and features appearances by many more, including Jiro, Rachel, Michael, and Grendel.

Laura Antoniou is the award-winning author of The Killer Wore Leather and the long-running series that began in 1993 with The Marketplace.

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