With the holidays wrapping up and the new year just around the corner, some of us are already thinking about resolutions. “Read more” is always a popular habit we try to cultivate in the new year. So, why not read more geeky erotica, while you’re at it?
On January 1st 2016, I will begin my own personal resolution to ultimately read every title in publication by Circlet Press. But with a quest this ambitious, it might be dangerous to go alone. So, I’m taking you all with me on a massive cross-platform read along!
Towards the end of every month, we’ll collect the highlights from conversations across our feeds in a round up post here at Circlet.com. And as we progress with this new regular feature each month, we’ll try out different ways to reward participating readers: Discounts? Giveaways? Author interviews? Bonus content? Only time and feedback from /you/ will tell!
To see what title we’ll be tackling first, click on!
The print edition of this title can be purchased directly from Createspace.
An m/m erotic fantasy/science fiction romance.
Sir is a shih-aan merchant living in Bronlyn Harbor to maintain trade with the humans his people fought to a standstill in a bloody war twenty years earlier. The humans consider him a demon to be feared and avoided. But he is exactly what Wishbone needs.
Wishbone has a risky life as a human male prostitute in a world where homosexual acts are criminal. But when one of the shih-aan buys him for a night, he learns of true danger for the first time.
Under Sir’s hand Wishbone will learn many other lessons—of love, loyalty, and power.
And he will learn Sir is a spy.
This is the author’s preferred edition of Wisbone. (Previously published by Torquere Press in 2010.)
A little behind on your holiday shopping? We might be able to help you out! We’re making it easier (and cheaper) than ever to give the gift of smut this holiday with two new 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.
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’re introducing your friend to Circlet, you might want to include a recommendation for what books to get. Here are a few suggestions:
- The limited-edition Steampunk Bundle is over 1300 pages of steamy Victorian 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.
King Arthur. Guinevere. Uther Pendragon. Morgana le Fay. Merlin the Wizard. Sir Lancelot. Sir Gawain. Mordred. Maybe you know all of these names and more; maybe you’ve only heard of a few. Maybe you’ve heard of sordid love affairs or magic enchantments gone wrong. Tales of the world of Camelot have been adapted into animated movies, television dramas, Broadway musicals… and now erotica.
For this anthology, we asked for both reimagined old stories and newly invented ones, dalliances we were expecting and affairs we wouldn’t have imagined, familiar characters, new characters, and some we thought we knew but discovered anew in the telling.
Read about Arthur’s origins from the steamy love affair of King Uther and Igraine, a woman married to another man. Take a peek into the mind of Mordred, a villain against his own choosing, as he seeks out his own pleasure before fulfilling his destiny. See how Arthur and Lancelot ache for each other, and feel your pulse quicken as they finally give in to temptation.
This anthology, edited by long-time Circlet editor Jennifer Levine, includes the following stories:
Wonderly Wroth by Yolande Kleinn
Destiny by Katya Harris
Under the Sign of the Dragon by Jean Roberta
Questing by Charles Payseur
The Giving Game by Alexandra Erin
The Shape of Camelot Today by Michael M. Jones
For a hot excerpt, keep reading below!
Nobilis Erotica does it again, this time with a story from our new anthology Charming: Modern Erotic Fairy Tales For Gay Men And Those Who Love Them. (The title’s quite a mouthful — feel free to fill in your own dirty joke. We won’t stop you!)
Without further ado, we present:
“Enchanted” by Shanna Germain
Stick around to the very end for a bonus coupon code!
Anyone can nominate their favorite erotic author. Neither the nominators nor the nominees need to be members of the Erotic Authors Guild. Each nominator can only submit one author for consideration, though multiple works by the same author can be recognized. And finally, authors cannot nominate themselves. This puts the power entirely in the hands of erotica readers and fans, so your nomination counts!
Award categories include: Author of the Year, Breakout Author of the Year, Steamiest Scene, Best BDSM Story, Best Dark Erotica, Best Paranormal Erotica, Best Taboo Erotica, Best LGBT Erotica, Best Use of Toys in an Erotic Scene, Best Masturbation Scene, Best Threesome Story, Best Erotic Short Story, Best Erotic Novella, and Other. (Circlet would love to see write-ins for Best Erotic Science Fiction and/or Best Erotic Fantasy!)
Below is a complete list of eligible Circlet authors and their works. After you’ve completed the official Ravishing Reads submission form, let us know which author/works you have nominated for which categories so your favorite authors can feel the love!
Tara had never been fond of cooking. Actually she loathed it but hesitated to confess.
Fortunately this didn’t disturb Greg, who quite enjoyed messing around in the kitchen, tasting soups and stirring sauces, braising and baking.
But it was only decent that she prepare the occasional meal.
Late one afternoon Tara found herself in the kitchen of necessity. Greg was working very hard these days and was usually late. Uninspired, she slopped olive oil into the frying pan.
It spilled into the shape of a human hand. Diaphanous fingers curled, flexed, reached toward her, glistening in the stovelight.
Startled, she slapped a hamburger patty into the frying pan.
The hand tossed it back.
Fleeing to the front door, she gulped in lungfuls of January air. She’d eat out.
The meat couldn’t stay on the countertop, though. Teeth chattering, she went back.
The hand beckoned from the frying pan.
“You’re losing it, woman,” she muttered. “You’re really, truly, losing it.”
Because it was inevitable, she offered her own hand.
And was clasped in a satin-cool touch. Ethereal fingers glided, slowly warming as they intertwined with hers. Stroking with a delicate fervor, they caressed the back of her hand.
Her fear slid away. A minute passed. Two. Five. Sudden heat tingled in her groin.
She jerked free. Dumped the oil down the drain.
Translucent fingers flickered in the sink.
Laughing hysterically, she drove to A&W. Fries nibbled one by one. Two extra cups of coffee. It was dark when she got home.
Lingering in her frigid car, she considered knocking on a neighbor’s door. She could say she’d lost her keys. Or seen a prowler. A dark stranger.
The front door opened. A shimmering hand beckoned in the porchlight.
Knowing it was fate, she obeyed.
On the couch, her lips parted, her breath quivered, as warm strokes moistened her neck, then glided ever lower to cup her breasts. Her nipples hardened in aching eagerness.
In the bedroom she shed her blouse and bra, and gasped as sensuous fingers slithered beneath the waistband of her panties. Arching on the bed, she shoved away that final barrier.
Licking fingers circled, tantalizing her clit, then flooded her inner recesses. Ohmigod, this is way better than Greg! she thought as she succumbed. Blazing heat shot her to a soaring climax, then yet another screaming release.
Afterwards, she languorously prepared a very late dinner for Greg and herself. She even sang as she opened the Cabernet they’d been saving. She’d serve shrimp cocktail and a crisp salad, followed by steak grilled to perfection with sautéed mushrooms. For dessert, she’d bring out crème brulee …
Lurking among the branches of the potted Norfolk pine, a translucent hand throbbed with bright rainbow filaments, each shot through with light.
Then it seemed to sigh.
Soon, after a rest, it would writhe and convulsively stretch, straining against itself until a perfect living replica glistened by its side.
Ainslie Lloyd normally writes under another name. She has published 26 books, as well as many short stories, poems and articles on the craft of writing. Ainslie lives in the Canadian prairies.
The print edition is available on CreateSpace and elsewhere.
What happens when a young intern falls prey to the Big Bad Wolves of the New York Stock Exchange, or when an archaeologist stumbles across a sleeping prince in the ruins of Angkor Wat? From poisoned apples to polished swords, classic fairy tales are full of sexual imagery; for this anthology, writers found those erotic threads and wove them into stories where the castle is an apartment building in Prague, or the Evil Queen is The Prince’s ex-boyfriend. With Shanna Germain, Sasha Payne, and more. This collection of modern erotic gay fairy tales will enchant you.
Included in this anthology:
“Catch and Release” by Clio Yue
“Enchanted” by Shanna Germain
“Nightingale” by Evey Brett
“A Day in the Life of a Magic Prince” by NCN
“The Big Bad Wolf” by Alexander Wilder
“The Flame in the Desert” by Sasha Payne
“The Prince and the Frog” by Hero Freyr
“White Horse Beach” by Sarah Ellis
For a hot excerpt, keep reading below!