We’re joining Dale Cameron Lowry and Olivia Helling‘s #CHECHENRAINBOW project this month and donating all proceeds from sales of Ultimate Wired Hard in May to Rainbow Railroad, an organization that helps LGBTQ people escape persecution. Have a look at the list of participants for opportunities to help people in urgent need by snapping up lots of great queer-themed books!
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.
Watch our “telethon” video below!
Vinnie Tesla’s novella of mad science, libidinousness, and…ducks?? is now available as its own e-book! Previously appearing in Up for Grabs and The Erotofluidic Age, The Ontological Engine has been singled out for praise by reviewers who called it “bizarre and hilarious,” “magnificent,” and “excellent.”
Daedalus Tesla just wants to be left to his scientific research. The problem is, his Ontological Engine can only be powered by human beings in a state of extreme sexual excitement. And once you have one or two of those strapped down in your laboratory, people do start to talk.
To make matters worse, the ontological forces he is studying are strange and unpredictable. And the line between experimenter and experiment may blur quite unexpectedly…
Read on for a hot and humorous excerpt:
…Two days later, Victor notified me that Miss Pertwee would be visiting for a further tour of the grounds.
“Alone?” I asked, surprised at his resource.
“I assured the vicar that my patron, the esteemed and wealthy Daedalus Tesla, would be in attendance at all times.”
With diligence, we completed several new, more robust Erotometers before the appointed time. We were upstairs in time to receive our guest, who, removed from her father’s baleful penumbra, proved herself to be a reasonably charming young lady, bright and warm of manner, albeit with a sprinkling of freckles about her nose that bespoke an unseemly degree of exposure to sunlight.
After a short time, I excused myself, citing pressing work, and admonished the youths to be on their very best behavior.
Our reader survey has been getting us lots of fascinating and useful data about what you guys enjoy. (And lots of sweet compliments–we can’t get enough of those either!)
One thing that caught our eye is that among the suggestions in the “books you’d like to see” field are several that we have actually already published. On consideration, this makes sense–our catalog is large and kind of messy; and we take pride in publishing books that are hard to categorize.
So we thought we’d try to close that gap. Leave a comment here–anonymously, pseudonymously, or regularnonymously as you prefer–with something you’d like to see: a theme, a kink, a tone, a setting–whatever. We’ll consult our editors and let you know if we have a book that matches what you’re looking for. And if we don’t, we promise to bring up every suggestion at our editorial retreat in April. If we do a book based on your idea, we’ll send you a free copy.
We’re giving away three print copies of Elizabeth Schechter’s new fantasy gay BDSM erotic romance novel Heart’s Master over on Goodreads! Entering to win is totally free.
Come hang out with us at the Arisia science fiction convention in Boston next weekend!
On Saturday the 14th, from 4-6 PM, at Suite 406-407 of the Westin Boston Waterfront Hotel, come get your tea on with the authors, editors, and fans of Circlet Press. In addition to tea, we will have many books for you to browse, buy, and/or get signed; and of course ample supplies of sparkling repartee.
Hey, we’re polling our readers to find out more about your tastes in erotic ebooks. The survey is quick and (we think) kind of fun. Take a look!
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.
(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:
- 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
- Four collections of vampire erotica: Blood Kiss, Cherished Blood, A Taste of Midnight, and Cinnamon Roses.
- The first four volumes of The Marketplace series: The Marketplace, The Slave, The Trainer, and The Academy.
- The best of Circlet: Best Erotic Fantasy, Best Fantastic Erotica, Erotic Fantastic, and Fantastic Erotica.
- Books by Cecilia Tan: Telepaths Don’t Need Safewords, Edge Plays, Royal Treatment, and The Prince’s Boy, Vol. I.
This is the fifth and final day of our series of juicy excerpts from the five volumes of our giant Gay Romance Bundle.
Charming, edited by Jen Levine and Rian Darcy, is a collection of eight modern gay fairy tales. Our excerpt is the first third or so of Nightingale by Evey Brett:
The Emperor of Jazz always played as if death were on his heels, but it was I, Night, who became death’s accompanist.
During our gigs Emp’s fingers traveled up and down the piano keys, pulling out impossible chords and intricate riffs no other man alive could. I kept pace on my tenor saxophone, and together we had the musical world at our feet.
At night, our musical intimacy turned physical. Those fingers played my body the way they did the piano, tickling the insides of my thighs, stopping to stroke the length of my cock and teasing me until I begged him to let me come.
This is Chapter Nine, where Kiya White Cloud, a University of Santa Cruz undergrad, and Brian Fenwick, his biology TA , finally get together. What Kiya doesn’t realize is that Brian, unlike most biology grad students, is a shapeshifter–and more wolf than man.
Kiya was surprised at how far from campus Brian drove. Most students kept close to the bus lines, on the west side or downtown when they could. This was a bit remote. It felt like being alone in the wilderness even if it was only a few miles from campus. How could Brian live like this?
Brian pulled up beside his cabin, a shed-like structure nestled among the redwoods, and turned off the truck. “Let me get the door,” he warned as he got out.
Kiya did as he was told, waiting for Brian to walk around the truck and open the door. Kiya really thought that he could have done it himself, but he liked being taken care of.