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New Book: Hard as Stone: Dwarven Erotica

$4.99 ebook
ISBN: 978-1-61390-190-8
34,279 words

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Elves aren’t the only sexy ones, you know. In these modern post-Hobbit days, it is high time we culture acknowledged one simple truth: dwarves can, in fact, be smokin’ hot. From the deep, rich and remote places of the world come legends of these fascinating beings: earthen men and women, fae kings, great metal workers and miners, mighty warriors, they are compact but virile mythological figures.

In Hard as Stone, editor Julie Cox brings together erotic stories of brawny builders and earthy smiths in which love can be robust, hearty, hardworking, bearded, and short… or not, as size is relative. And it’s not the size of the hammer that matters, but how it’s used… and perhaps how beautiful the sex toy is that one can craft with it.

Many of the stories in this volume also pick up on the notion that dwarven societal gender and biological sex characteristics may not be divided along the same lines as humans, and gay, lesbian, and genderqueer themes are amply represented in these stories. All the stories are magical, whether they touch on the modern world or delve deep into the realms of high fantasy. Some are bawdy, some are darker in tone–all are sizzling with sexuality.

Includes the stories:
Stolen Days by TS Porter
Rainbows in Hollywood by Lacie M. Jeffers
Ash and Elm by Bess Lyre
Wizard’s Staff by Julie Cox
Cave Dwellers by Alanna McFall
To Those Who Move Mountains by Jason Carpenter
Don’t Screw the Messenger by Jessica McHugh
Of Greed and Eager Things by Edda Grenade

Read on for a hot excerpt from Wizard’s Staff…

Next to Borabi, I was short. Not that I was tall next to most other people, either, but Borabi’s long limbs were a dramatic contrast to my stocky build. He was lithe and graceful until he was startled, then those limbs went flailing everywhere like a colt’s. When that happened, I laughed, and he scowled. Most of the time it was the other way around.

Like now. He writhed beneath me, a squirming mess of an elf, his breath hitching as he tried to stop himself from laughing. I held the paintbrush away from him and cuffed his pointed ear.

“Stop moving,” I said. “These runes are very precise. I don’t want to open a portal to some demonic realm because you’re ticklish.”

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Halloween Microfiction: Listen by Michelle J. Norton

“Listen”
by Michelle J. Norton

Listen closely to the whispers.

She runs through the woods as her mother’s warning echoes through her mind. Trees bolt past her on the worn stone path, cloak enshrouding her. The dark woods close about her. Soon the stones end and the path becomes dirt. Her journey would take twenty minutes, thirty if she walked. She runs.

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Circlet Press 25th Anniversary: Week One Kickstarter Summary

Kickstarter week 1 progress

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Things have been going swimmingly so far for the Circlet Press 25th anniversary anthology Kickstarter! At the end of Week One (of four) we’ve reached $4,118, which is over 40% of the way to our goal of $10,000–and 82% of the way to the minimum we have to reach to guarantee the anthology will happen! It’s looking really good!

ESSAYS

The campaign’s first week included three fantastic essays from writers and editors in the science fiction/fantasy field (linked here):

  • Jennifer Stevenson, author of The Brass Bed, Trash Sex Magick, and more
  • Lawrence Schimel, author and editor of over 100 books, some published by Circlet
  • Warren Lapine, publisher of Wilder Publications, former editor of Absolute Magnitude

VIDEO CELEBRATION

We also had two awesome “happy anniversary” messages from two awesome writers, Charlie Jane Anders (a founder of i09 and Nebula Award winning author of All the Birds in the Sky) and Mary Anne Mohanraj (founder of Strange Horizons, the SpecLit Foundation, DesiLit, and author of The Stars Change): Continue reading Circlet Press 25th Anniversary: Week One Kickstarter Summary

Check out the Schoolbooks and Sorcery Kickstarter

Take high school. It’s weird, confusing, complicated, and frustrating. It’s a time of growth and change, when teens start discovering what they’re made of and who they want to be. Now throw in magic. What happens? That’s the premise of this new YA anthology. Schoolbooks & Sorcery, edited by Michael Jones, is what happens when you take all the normal ups and downs of high school, inject a healthy dose of magic, shake, stir, and serve.

Schoolbooks & Sorcery is also a queer-friendly YA anthology, embracing the full spectrum of sexuality and gender identification, while offering a wide selection of satisfying, entertaining, fascinating, powerful stories in which the mundane and the magical overlap and interact.

With an all-star lineup of authors including Seanan McGuire, E. C. Meyers, and Nina Kiriki Hoffman,  Schoolbooks and Sorcery  takes place in the overlapping area between urban fantasy, high school, and LGBTQ issues and themes, sending the message that it’s not just okay to be gay, it’s okay to be gay and to have the same crazy, wicked, scary, seductive, exciting, magical, strange, funny, romantic, dark adventures as everyone else.

Sponsors can get various nifty swag as well as the book itself, and even copies of Michael’s previous anthology,  Scheherazade’s Facade.

Take a look at this amazing project!

 

Benefit for LGBTQs in Chechnya

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!

Ultimate Wired Hard
Spanning two decades and five volumes, this massive omnibus edition features forty-four hot and creative short stories from an incredible range of writers! The complete text of the ground-breaking gay male SF erotica anthology series, now in one convenient ebook.

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: https://www.patreon.com/circletpress
Midori: https://www.patreon.com/PlanetMidori/posts
Laura Antoniou: https://www.patreon.com/Kvetch
Cecilia Tan: https://www.patreon.com/ceciliatan

Watch our “telethon” video below!

New book! The Ontological Engine stand-alone by Vinnie Tesla

Ebook $2.99
ISBN 978-1-61390-177-9
12,450 words

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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.

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Introducing the Circlet Concierge!

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.

Heart’s Master Giveaway

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.

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Heart's Master by Elizabeth Schechter

Heart's Master

by Elizabeth Schechter

Giveaway ends January 10, 2017.

See the giveaway details
at Goodreads.

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Arisia Meet the Authors Tea Party 4-6PM 1/14/17

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.

As the date nears, we’ll be updating the Facebook event page with the confirmed lineup of astoundingly sexy authors.