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Women on the Edge of Space, edited by Danielle Bodnar & Cecilia Tan

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Space is a place that is full of mystery. Traveling through outer space is a journey unlike any other, letting go of the usual sense of place and time and opening up to new possibilities. Just as one may never find the edge of the universe, one can never truly know why she falls in love with certain people; she can only embrace her feelings, or deny them. To map out the course of a human’s sexuality, as making a complete chart of the universe, is futile, for like space, the capacity for love and desire is infinite.

Space is also a place of escape, where one can let go of all her earthly worries and inhibitions and just drift away, allowing the forces of a more mysterious nature overcome. The space opera combines the improbability of science fiction and the impossibility of fantasy, and when the erotic is added to the mix, our desires can find a place even within the farthest reaches of nothingness. Outside of the earthly limitations of prejudice and discrimination, women can claim space for their own, living how they want and loving whomever they choose, exploring their sexuality in ways they never thought possible.

In these four stories, women explore the uncharted trails of human desire as they rocket through space and transcend time and place. They inspire fear and hope in the face of danger and uncertainty, and the thrills of satiating a hunger for intimacy in a strange new world. Women on the Edge of Space features stories by Elizabeth Black, Shanna Germain, Kaysee Renee Robichaud, and Laurel Waterford.

Excerpt from “Adrift”

by Kaysee Renee Robichaud

Love had come frantic and precious and hot. Afterwards, they held each other in the Captain’s bed, woman to woman. Brave explorers spooned, shivering with every passing second.

“It’s not fair,” Lydia Wealty said, turning to crush her Captain’s lean body in a tight embrace. “We’ve only just found each other. This should be thrilling. Why does it feel like a defeat?”

“Because,” Captain Adrianne Furlong replied, running fingers through Lydia’s white blonde curls, “we are defeated.”

The Captain’s quarters were almost romantic bathed in the emergency lighting’s soft glow. Few furnishings, but these were comfortable. The bed linens clung to their sweaty bodies, battling the growing chill.

“There has to be a way,” Lydia said.

“We’ve been over this,” Adrianne replied. “We have three lifeboats. More than enough space for the two of us. The Rapier’s fire lance will likely focus on the Eleemosynary, the larger target. So long as the lifeboats speed in different directions, our chances of escape are not insignificant.”

“Unless it possesses multiple weapon banks,” Lydia said. “Additional offensive systems we’re unaware of. The thing is one big enigma…”

“We know its fire lance cuts deep,” Adrianne said, “and the Eleemosynary cannot survive another encounter.”

“So we sit in our lifeboat coffins,” Lydia said, “and we hope for the best.” The odds were too great and stacked against them.

Fingers glided down Lydia’s back. The Captain was a rugged woman, late forties. She had lost her left breast to a mastectomy. Her torso, throat, and face were dotted with scar tissue reminders of an encounter with an exploding reactor shield. Lydia had memorized each white dot and crescent–these scars lay scattered along the canvas of her body like stars across the tapestry of space. Lydia met the Captain’s hard blue eyes, and something shifted in her gut–pain twinge.

We are defeated. Adrianne’s words sank in, draining Lydia’s will to live or fight.

* * * *

Four hours earlier…

Lydia and Adrianne were going over ore containment reports in the lab when the alien artifact arrived.

“I don’t know what it is, Captain.” Fearless Mark McCreed was the best helmsman Lydia had ever seen, one who had earned his nickname from countless skirmishes. “But it’s big, and it’s coming for us, and it’s very, very old.”

Then, it struck.

Before he vaporized with the rest of the crew in Command and Control, Fearless Mark McCreed had dubbed it Rapier–not because it looked like a fencing foil, but because its fire lance tore through each target with speed and precision.

The alien ship’s lance had fired five times before spiriting away, faster than any vessel in humanity’s extrasolar fleet. Sensors and analysis suggested the thing had departed to recharge, but it had not gone far. The next five attacks would be more than enough to finish the job.

“Who’s operating this Rapier?” Adrianne’s use of McCreed’s descriptor seemed somehow appropriate.

“There are no life signs aboard it,” Lydia said.

“Remotely controlled?”

“No verifiable signals,” Lydia said. “The computer suspects complete automation. Programmed to continue doing exactly what it’s doing until it achieves some kind of victory condition.”

“So, it scours the universe looking for things to kill,” Adrianne said.

“In effect, yes. Something about us makes us The Enemy, and so it attacked.”

* * * *

“We need to compartmentalize,” Adrianne said. “Strip down the third boat’s survival rations to give each of us a fighting chance.”

Lydia nodded. Two boats. One survivor in each. “Also, we should divide the unbroken cool tubes between the boats. We’ve no idea about solar wind effects–”

“Yes, yes. Foodstuff, cool tubes, water rations. And have Elee‘s controller devise a good ration for food dispensing to maximize survival time. There’s no telling how long we’ll be flying apart.”

This struck Lydia hardest. They might not fly long at all, or they might fly longer than any supplies could conceivably permit. Too many unknown variables…”Captain–Adrianne?”

“Yes.”

“I…”

“There’s no time for secrets and things left unspoken, now.”

“Will you,” Lydia laughed though she felt no humor whatsoever. “Will you please call me by name?”

“Pardon me?”

“You haven’t… haven’t said my name since… since your cabin.”

“I’m sorry.” The Captain’s eyes squeezed shut, while tension eased from her face. “I’m sorry, Lydia. I…” There were no explanations, only apology. “We need to do this. It’s our best chance.”

Lydia nodded, though her neck would rather break than acquiesce.

It made rational sense not to put all the eggs in one basket, but her heart knew little of sense. The heart knew only what it wanted, and the heart never wanted to be lonely, it never wanted to break. Especially not after it discovered how empty it had been. Especially not after it had filled that emptiness and sampled wholeness. Not now.

Not now.

* * * *

Two hours earlier…

First, fear arrived like an unwanted guest, shoving its way through the door and into Lydia’s heart. From this came paralyzing terror and then rage. In time, this transformed into a keen desire to live.

These responses were expected, these were rational, these were reasonable.

Then, desire-to-live turned into something else. A longing for company, yearning to fulfill the wish she had locked away long ago.

When the Captain leaned back from the computer’s poor prognosis on the Rapier‘s recharging schedule, Lydia kissed her. It was a surprise to both of them.

Adrianne did not return the kiss. She remained stiff as a mannequin. Lydia eased away, discovering new panic. What would happen now?

She met the Captain’s steady gaze, saw her evaluation. Each second of silence grew denser than the last, adding to the weight between them until it grew too heavy, too much… Then, Adrianne’s hands fought Lydia’s and squeezed. They shivered, but not from the temperature. They trembled as the stones around Adrianne’s heart crumbled–a Captain could not afford to acknowledge heart or warmth while in flight. A Captain needed to concentrate upon the trip if that Captain was to hope for a continuing career. Adrianne had already enjoyed a long career, and in this moment she surrendered her dreams for a future.

Surrender.

Lydia closed the gap between them. Their lips met, soft. Their tongues met, uncertain. The Captain’s face flushed with embarrassment, and this brought heat to Lydia’s cheeks as well.

“You are beautiful,” Adrianne said.

“And you are strong,” Lydia said.

Their tongues turned together now, slipping in and out, a passionate probing. Hands released and drew caressing lines along arms, flanks. Kisses grew fevered, fighting the hopelessness and darkness threatening to snuff them. Touches made heat, a flame they could flutter around like dancing moths.

Blissful tears filled Lydia’s eyes as her mind sang, Why did I wait? Why did I wait? and after the kiss broke, her mouth voiced the mantra as the Captain’s kisses moved along her throat, and the Captain’s fingers unsnapped the jumpsuit and bared the tank top beneath. Nibbles through the clinging material sent shivers through Lydia.

Her hands tugged the Captain’s flight suit open.

Why did I wait?

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Women On The Edge of Space
edited by Danielle Bodnar & Cecilia Tan Outside of the earthly limitations of prejudice and discrimination, women can claim space for their own, living how they want and loving whomever they choose, exploring their sexuality in ways they never thought possible. In these four stories, women explore the uncharted trails of human desire as they rocket through space and transcend time and place. Stories by Elizabeth Black, Shanna Germain, Kaysee Renee Robichaud, and Laurel Waterford.

Only in the City, edited by Nico Vreeland and Cecilia Tan

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ISBN 9781885865991
35,370 words

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Six erotic short stories from Eric Del Carlo, Elizabeth Coldwell, Shanna Germain, Renatto Garcia, Elizabeth Hyder, and Kaysee Renee Robichaud.

City life is cluttered and high-density but anonymous. The characters in Only in the City are surrounded by strangers, anxious about making a connection with another person, physically crowded but emotionally isolated, even from themselves.
And so, when they find that connection–emotional, romantic, sexual–it’s explosive. Add a dose of the fantastic–sometimes even the supernatural–and you get the stories in this anthology: powerful and electric in the way of desperate connections, but also unique to their settings. Some of these cities are ancient and magical, others are gritty and futuristic, while still others are familiar to us in the here and now. Each city pulses with life, but it is that constant beat that wears down our protagonists. These characters have been hardened, cracked, and sometimes broken, and it’s often not until they’re presented with something they’ve never dreamed of that they realize what they’ve been missing.

In “As Far as I Can See,” a New Orleans man has discovered exactly how easy it is to slide into anonymity and loneliness in the city. He passes through his surroundings solitary and unseen, but what happens when he meets someone who is, literally, unseen? In “Camille/Leon,” a prostitute has a unique talent: she can shift genders at will. This has allowed her to make a terrific living, but it’s forced her to split herself in two. Can she ever realize the whole of herself in a society that tears people apart?
Drug cartels, sentient forests, dueling mages, and earthbound angels: each of these stories reaches for the fantastic, even as it stays grounded in the familiar feel of urban life.

All the protagonists of these stories have lost something of themselves in the erosion of city life, but each of them will find something unexpected or precious through the erotic connections they make, whether fleeting or forever, that could only happen in the city.

Excerpt from So Far As I Can See

By Eric Del Carlo

The blear of daylight drew me home. I had gin for blood this morning, and had started the transfusing late last night, very late, at three or four a.m. venturing, restless, unsleeping, unwilling to just lie and lie in bed. Why sleep, when the Quarter won’t, when the madcap drinking laws don’t close the bars, ever?

Thin light, not even sunup, but enough to spook away the muggers. Summer’s humidity was coming, starting earlier every year, readying to deep-fry bruised and brazen New Orleans yet again. For now, though, it was a pleasant warmth, an easy semi-heat, and staggering through it I reached the stone steps that climbed to my house’s front door. I’d hit more than one bar, engaged in murky talk with sidelong elbows and shoulders, saying nothing, hearing nothing, just boozy blather all around. Out there for what? Looking for meaning, for a coherent thought? Hoping to get my cock sucked in some dark corner?

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Launching today! Like Myth Made Flesh, erotic fantasy edited by Jennifer Williams

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ISBN 978-1-61390-169-4
44,460 words

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Eight delicious erotic stories of Fantasy with a capital F. The stories in LIKE MYTH MADE FLESH bring flesh and spirit together, where mortals meet merfolk, nymphs, and Aztec gods (to name just a few), not just in the pleasures of the flesh but for the transformative power that sexual encounters can bring.

The anthology includes:
Initiation by Christina M. Parker
Sun Chases Moon by Michael M. Jones
The Seduction of the Sea by T. K. Ashley
Become the Mystery by Kara Owl
Ordinary Girl by M. A. Earnshaw
The Warmth of a Wood Nymph by Clarice Clique
D- in Distress by Nadine Wilmot
Primè Nocta by Kierstin Cherry

“The Seduction of the Sea” by T. K. Ashley will be featured this month on the Nobilis Erotica Podcast!

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The Circlet Press Gay Romance Bundle

 

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ISBN: 978-1-61390-168-7
397,697 words!

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Our third enormous five-book bundle is out at last!

A gay globe-hopping steampunk swashbuckler (with chocolate). A taut detective tale of murder and hidden identities, set in the sleazier districts of cyberspace. A contemporary college student in love with a shapeshifter. A Mongolian shaman navigating the modern leather underground. Anything is possible in a Circlet M/M romance, and only thing certain is that it will be scorching hot.

For a limited time Circlet Press is offering five of its wildest Male/Male erotic romance books for the price of one:

Chocolatiers of the High Winds by H. B. Kurtzwilde, a 2013 Lambda Literary Award finalist, is a Steampunk story about two old school friends with a special bond, an airship, and a confectionary empire, centered on a Confederate south that never was. A rollicking adventure, full of derring-do, vivid characterization, and, of course, lots of sex.

Simulacrum by Rian Darcy is an ingeniously plotted Cyberpunk detective story about an LA cop and a programmer hunting a serial killer through the sex clubs and false identities of virtual reality.

Faewolf by D. M. Atkins and Chris Taylor is the raw, steamy, and emotionally intense story of a Santa Cruz college student and the lupine shapeshifter to whom he feels an uncontrollable attraction.

Leather Spirit Stallion, by Raven Kaldera, a 2015 Lambda Literary Award finalist, is about a modern day Mongolian shaman in California. After he uses his shamanic abilities to save the life of a young man, they enter into a passionate BDSM relationship.

Charming, edited by Darcy and Jen Levine,  a 2016 Lambda Literary Award finalist, is a collection of modern gay retellings, continuations, or reinterpretations of traditional fairy tales.

All five books are full of bold characters, exciting adventure, and intense sex, and the bundle is only available for a limited time!

The Circlet Press Gay Romance Bundle
A gay globe-hopping steampunk swashbuckler (with chocolate). A taut detective tale of murder and hidden identities, set in the sleazier districts of cyberspace. A contemporary college student in love with a shapeshifter. A Mongolian shaman navigating the modern leather underground. Anything is possible in a Circlet M/M romance, and only thing certain is that it will be scorching hot. For a limited time Circlet Press is offering five of its wildest Male/Male erotic romance books for the price of one: Chocolatiers of the High Winds, Simulacrum, Faewolf, Leather Spirit Stallion, and Charming.

Shapeshifter Bundle Teasers #5: Like an Animal, edited by Bethany Zaiatz and Cecilia Tan

One more book in our Shapeshifter Bundle roundup: this one one of our themed anthologies. The theme is werewolves, and we’ve got stories by Elizabeth Reeve, Renata Piper, David Hubbard, A. D. R Forte, Becca Ovadia, A. N Cortez, and Joe Nobel all stuffed in there like a lycanthropic clown car (not the title of a forthcoming anthology–we promise).

You can get the whole massive 200K word bundle now for $5.99:

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New book! MakerSex: Erotic Stories of Geeks, Hackers, and DIY Culture

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Ebook ISBN: 978-1-61390-158-8
31,270 words

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Warning: May void the warranty on a stale sex life.

The punks and rebels of Maker culture have arrived to take sex apart and rewire it into thrilling new forms. They know that skill is sexy. They know the heady power of taking things apart just to see the insides. They know how to get what they want.

Whether building makeshift spacecrafts to fly into unknown astronomical phenomena or staying closer to home and breaking orgasm into programmable parts, these characters tamper when they’re not supposed to, kiss plastic, and involve soldering irons in their foreplay. In the process, they fight corruption, choose who and how to love, and create erotic possibilities both playful and profound.

Edited by Annabeth Leong, and featuring stories by Lillian Marguerite, Renata Piper, Moxie Marcus, TS Porter, Eric Del Carlo, and Kelly Rose Pflug-Back.

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Like An Animal edited by Cecilia Tan & Bethany Zaiatz

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ISBN 9781885865793
35,535 words

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Seven stories of werewolf erotica. We all struggle with the lustful animal that lurks beneath the skin. What more apt lens to explore the erotic possibilities, but the mythic creature of the werewolf? These stories run the gamut from playful to intense, exploring pack dynamics, magic, and the natural world. [Warning: Explicit sexual content.] Includes: Lunacy by Elizabeth Reeve, The Moon Is My Mistress by Vicka Corey, Carolina Jasmine by David Hubbard, Carnival of the Grotesque by A.D.R. Forte, Dark Divine Light by Becca Ovadia, Lupin House by A.N. Cortez, and American Werewolf In Budapest by Joe Nobel.

 

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Like Heaven And Hell edited by Tabitha Dulla & Cecilia Tan

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ISBN 9781613900185
29,190 words

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Six queer stories of angels and demons, exploring love, desire, and the consequences that come with uninhibited, unearthly sex. Discover the contours of these heavenly shaped bodies under your fingertips, feel the cool air of a whisper on your ear, and uncover the throbbing desires for release along side our angels and demons. With the power to take on any physical form they desire, angels and demons can blur the lines of gender or transform themselves into whomever they want. KJ Kabza, Karen Cobb, Tanya Ashbury, Theorian D. Graves, Kate Vassar, and Monique Poirier create enticing stories that will leave you feeling both a deep emotional and sexual connection to each and every character as they are thrust into the throes of passion.

Table of Contents:
Introduction by Tabitha Dulla
Switch by KJ Kabza
Give & Take by Karen Cobb
Messengers by Tanya Ashbury
Breathing Brimstone by Theorian D. Graves
Seduced by Kate Vassar
At the Crossroads by Monique Poirier
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Like A Thorn edited by Cecilia Tan & Sarah Desautels

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ISBN 9781885865854
24,350 words

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Five classic fairy tales reemerge as deliciously dark erotica stories with a BDSM twist. These stories describe the many diverse faces of bondage, discipline, sadism, and masochism in sexy encounters ranging from haunting to healing, and painful to playful. You’ll discover .how a witch really likes to punish naughty interlopers, why Beauty might love her beast more than the prince, how to produce handy bruises when a pea just won’t do the trick–and more. Ranging from present day to “once upon a time” settings, each story offers a fresh perspective to both legend and BDSM.

Many people know that today’s idea of fairy tales is a far cry from the darker, original versions. Like a Thorn explores this underbelly of the fairy tale through the many faces of BDSM. Far from run-of-the-mill handcuffs and dungeons, this diverse palette of tales features BDSM as a vehicle for unorthodox moods, relationships, and dilemmas. Mari Ness’ haunting “Cinder Feet” tells us just how high a price Cinderella might have had to pay for not making it home by midnight, yet how worthy that price might be. Next up is “The Princess and Peony” by Mercy Loomis, a charming romp between a princess and her part-time maid, full-time lover who plot to produce princess-ly bruises with a sexier method than sleeping on a pea. Kieran Dewhurst’s “The Last Mistress of the Chatelaine” tells of the sweeping yet down-to-earth romance between the dread Bluebeard and his seventh wife, who uses spunk and sense to help her husband face his sins head-on with a deliciously brutal punishment. “That Wicked Witchcraft” by Sunny Moraine follows, a present-day story in which a modern witch discovers two teenage thieves in her house–and comes close to eating them for dinner after she ties them up. Finally, Shanna Germain’s lyrical “Skin Deep” tells of a controversial Belle: one who didn’t go to the beast as his saving grace, but to revel with him (and often over him) in the darkness of the enchanted castle and the painful price he must pay for her affections. These imaginative retelling captures the complex psychology, emotion, and harmony between pleasure and pain present in every BDSM encounter–and every tale is titillating enough to become any grown-up’s first choice for a bedtime story.

Includes the stories:
Cinder Feet by Mari Ness
The Princess and Peony by Mercy Loomis
The Last Mistress of the Chatelaine by Kieran Wyn Dewhurst
That Wicked Witchcraft by Sunny Moraine
Skin Deep by Shanna Germain

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Like A Sword edited by Cecilia Tan

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ISBN 9781885865762
38,155 words

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Sword & Sorcery stories that swirl with sensuality. These are tales of mages and magic, of warriors and princes and forest folk. But not all battles are won with armies, and magic finds its power not just in heart and soul but in body and desire. Four erotic short stories from some well-known erotica writers and some newcomers: Jason Rubis, Jean Roberta, Argus Marks, and ADR Forte.

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