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Scratch the surface of a fairy tale and, nearly always, you will find that it’s a story about sex. Sexual awakening, sexual control, sexual menace, sexual restraint, sexual choice. And therein lies a lot of their extraordinary staying power. Turns out people like stories about sex!
Of course, the moral lessons imparted by the original versions were often ugly and toxic. All the better to mess with, my dear! Here you’ll find dozens of Circlet authors turning those old stories about the importance of modesty, chastity, and knowing your place into tales that would set the original tellers’ hair on fire.
Our collection features Elizabeth Schechter’s novel Princes of Air; Lambda Literary Award finalist Charming, which collects gay fairy tales in a contemporary setting; plus short story collections focusing on gay, lesbian, and BDSM sexuality.
The following excerpt is from Princes Of Air, Part Two: Courtship of the Raven King:
It was a bright summer afternoon, and I was in my raven-form, sitting on my accustomed perch. We each of us had one; mine was a ledge high over Dun-Morrigan, from which I could see the entire baile, and the village below. From this vantage point, I could see Maelan and Niall practicing sword-play on the urla, to the delight of Cormac, who watched from a safe distance. The boy had a stick clutched in one hand and was mimicking his father’s movements. I heard his clear laughter as he saw his mother coming towards them, saw him run towards her and hug her enthusiastically. She knelt and said something to him, and he ran off towards the feast-hall. Maelan must have seen her, too, because he signaled for the bout to end. Niall fell back, picked up the feather cloak that was never far from his side, and walked off to claim a kiss from his wife. Their passion was clear even at this distance, and I felt as if I was intruding on something private. It was uncomfortable enough that I took wing and flew off to spend a few quiet hours alone with my thoughts. As usual, the thinking I did turned to marriage, and I wondered if there was a mate for me anywhere in the world. I wondered how I’d know, and resolved to ask Niall how he’d known Sorcha was the one.
By the time the sun was setting, I’d actually decided on one thing. My mate was out there, and since she wasn’t going to come to me, I’d have to go looking for her. I knew where my search would start.
Continue reading NEW BUNDLE: Fairy Tales!
Every day this week we’re posting a long, sexy excerpt from one of the books in the Gay Romance Bundle. Today’s is Leather Spirit Stallion by Raven Kaldera.
This is the first chapter, in which we meet Erlik, a Mongolian-tradition shaman, college student and gay leather top, and get to see him pursue his social life.
The boots, as he pulled them on, were new to his feet, although not new themselves. They were military tanker’s boots, black leather with buckles. He had scammed them off of Chaz, who had money and was continually buying fancy pieces of black leather and then getting bored with them. The pants, too, were black leather, found in the local Salvation Army a year ago. The belt had been his older brother’s until he had stolen it, just before leaving his parents’ house forever.
Aside from that, the rest of his clothing didn’t resemble anything that someone might wear to a fetish bar. Over a simple sleeveless black T-shirt he shrugged on and tied his black silk del, the traditional Mongolian coat with fur trim. He had stitched it himself, scavenging the fur from an abandoned coat in the trash, learning to embroider the traditional patterns onto it. Unlike his ceremonial del, which was a feast of bright colors, the black del was more demure with embroidery only in indigo and white. The running horse tracked across his sleeves, his spirit animal in silver-gray. The broad silk sash of cobalt blue went around his waist and tied, then he buckled the leather belt around it. He picked up his sheath knife and hesitated for a moment, then tucked it into his boot. Wearing it at the waist was more traditional, but discreet was better; he didn’t want it confiscated by a bouncer. He picked up his handmade horsehair whip and fastened that to his belt instead. Read that message, boys.
Continue reading Gay Romance Bundle Teasers #4: Leather Spirit Stallion
HEART’S MASTER by Elizabeth Schechter is a finalist in the Prism Awards! These awards are given annually by the Fantasy, Futuristic, & Paranormal Chapter of the RWA, and awarded in several categories. HEART’S MASTER is in the erotic category and we’ll find out if it won at a ceremony during the RWA convention on July 28!
To celebrate and wish Elizabeth luck, we’re having a sale of the book! Use coupon code PRISMLUCK to get $4.00 off the ebook if purchased at circlet.com (Regular price $5.99)
For more information about the Prism finalists, visit the FFP RWA website: https://ffprwa.com/2017-prism-awards-finalists-announced/
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!
News flash! It’s apparently National Super Hero Day, so we’ve put our smutty superhero and supervillains erotica ebooks on sale for 99 cents each
for the next 24 hours! a few more days by popular demand!
And right now the two books are almost neck and neck with the villains in a slight lead. 58% of sales have been of the supervillains book, 42% the heroes book. Which one will you choose? Or both! (Only one coupon can be applied per order so you have to order them separately.)
Use the following coupon codes:
Vol 1 (Heroes): upupandaway
Vol 2 (Villains): illgetyounexttime
You don't have to be an evil genius to know superheroes are hot, and not just because of the perfect bodies clad in spandex. Like a Mask Removed, Volume One presents seven stories ranging from vibrant romps reminiscent of the colorful comic book pages they are inspired by to modern experimental literary styles. Includes Lauren P. Burka. Angela Caperton, Tom Cardamone, Michael M. Jones, and more.
Also available in paperback!
Although the battles of good versus evil found in comic books tug at our primal, childhood selves, these same primal urges lead us to exploring the erotic side of heroes--and villains. Five new, previously unpublished, original stories of the smoldering dynamics found between noble, honorable, well-meaning superheroes and their provocative nemeses. With Sophie Mouette, Raven Kaldera, and others.
Also available in paperback!
You thought we were finished, didn’t you? Ha! No, we still have to celebrate BoXXXing Day! And we will, with a 25% off coupon that works on everything in our Lesbian category page. Use code BoXXXingDay at checkout for your discount!
Merry XXX-Mas to all! Silly pun aside, we consider XXX-Mas to be an inclusive, non-denominational holiday. Get a little sumpin’ sumpin’ for everyone, regardless of gender, orientation, or kink, in our holiday-themed anthologies, the gay classic Stocking Stuffers, lesbian tour de force Dyke the Halls, and grab-bag assortment Jingle Balls! Get 75% off any or all of these gems with code MerryXXXmas at checkout!
edited by David Laurent
Who can resist a smorgasboard of delicious holiday treats? Leave it to David Laurents to collect the first ever anthology of gay erotic Christmas stories. These hot stories are sure to heat up any cold winter night.
edited by Linda Alvarez
Who can resist a smorgasbord of delicious holiday treats? Whether you are naughty or nice, these sexy lesbian stories with Christmas themes are much better than mistletoe.
edited by Cecilia Tan & Arabella Flynn
Nine stories as hot and sweet as steaming cocoa on a December night! Collecting the erotic holiday "gift" stories from Circlet.com into one anthology, JINGLE BALLS has a little something for everyone, some gay, some straight, some lesbian, some kinky, some out of the (gift) box, with stories by Laura Antoniou, Kal Cobalt, Andrea Dale, Roxane Rhoads, Elizabeth Schechter, and more!
Still can’t decide what to get your true lust (or yourself) for Christmas? Need a gift toot-sweet for the first night of Hanukkah? Never fear! Try an anthology of Circlet classics, Erotic Fantastic. Collecting our best stories from 1992-2002 in one volume, get your copy for just 99¢ today only, with code XXXmasBest at checkout!
In the first ten years of its existence, Circlet Press published over thirty anthologies and several single-author works, all the time pushing at the boundaries of sf/f and Erotica and fusing the two together. This is a collection of the very best and brightest of this unique publisher and unique genre, with twenty-five stories picked from the hundreds Circlet has put into print. Includes Francesca Lia Block, Catherine Asaro, M. Christian, Thomas S. Roche, Laura Antoniou, and many many more.
Also available in paperback!
Had your fill of squishy humans this holiday season? Perhaps a robot would be more your speed. Check out some of the hottest of hot technology in Kal Cobalt’s Robotica. Get your copy for only 99¢ on this, the 23rd Day of XXX-Mas with code XXXmasDroid at checkout!
by Kal Cobalt
Five erotic stories of robot-human relations, exploring the future of humanity, sex, and desire. In Cobalt’s futures, artificial intelligences can have very real emotions, and humans can be just as confused, turned on by, and obsessed with their robot lovers as they are by any others. The stories have a delicious homoerotic edge even as they question what gender means to a robot mind. Or heart.
What could be warmer than a new fur coat this winter? Especially if it’s still on the sexy, sexy werewolf. Or werefox. Or weretiger. We don’t judge. Get your copy of Chasing Tail, by Julie Cox, for only 99¢ on this, the 22nd Day of XXX-Mas, by using coupon code XXXmasChase at checkout.
by Julie Cox
When the shapeshifter community of northern Arkansas is rocked by a string of disappearances, individuals aren’t the only ones in danger. The entire community’s way of life is in jeopardy, but this new threat brings some shifters together in ways they never expected. Alone, they are targets; together, they are strong. As they discover, the hardest part is finding the courage to let another in.
Agony and ecstacy meld into one in Renee M Charles’ Shades of Pleasure, a short story collection of sci-fi kink. Get your copy today for only 99¢ with coupon code XXXmasShades at checkout, for the 21st Day of XXX-Mas!
by Renée M Charles
**All royalties will be donated to Catkins Rescue in Park Falls, Wisconsin, in memory of author Renee M. Charles, aka A.R. Morlan.**
These eight sizzling tales from the ever-inventive Renée M. Charles look at sexuality through a futuristic lens, each with its own vision of the future--good or bad. In these stories, people--women, men, and everything in between--have erotic encounters in zero gravity, in repressive dystopian societies, and even in worlds not so far off from our own.