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Gay Romance Bundle Teasers #2: Simulacrum

???????????????????????????????????????We’re running a steamy excerpt from each of the five volumes in our discounted Gay Romance Bundle this week. Today’s teaser is from Simulacrum by Rian Darcy.

LAPD cop Shaun Mason is investigating a missing woman. His guide through the hidden back alleys and BDSM clubs of Simulnet is shadowy hacker Lore. But how much can he actually trust him?

Chapter Five

Shaun woke the next morning to the smell of smoke.

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Simulacrum by Rian Darcy

ebook $6.99
ISBN 9781613900574
paperback $14.95
ISBN 9781613900703

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In the virtual world of Simulnet, no one knows who you really are, making it the perfect playground for the imagination… and for a serial killer.

Shaun’s world turns upside down when a police detective asks for his help finding a murderer somewhere in the cyberspace sex clubs, ramen shops, and massage parlors of Simulnet. His partner on the case will be a prickly and enigmatic programmer known only as Lore. But as they search for the killer, Shaun finds himself wanting to know more and more about his partner. Ultimately the questions Shaun will need to answer most are the ones he asks himself, deep in his heart.

Combining romance, mystery, and cyberpunk, Rian Darcy creates a world for the reader every bit as engrossing and heart-stopping as Simulnet itself. Simulacrum is the latest book in the Clasp Editions imprint of sf/f erotic romances from Circlet Press.

About the Author:
Rian Darcy is the real life alter-ego of fan fiction author Nishizono Shinji. Once upon a time, she wanted to be an archaeologist (or an astronaut, or a librarian, or a dinosaur), but writing has always been her one true love. She likes coffee, Sherlock Holmes, and things that make her laugh until she cries. Rian’s work has appeared in Spellbinding: Tales from the Magic University, published by Ravenous Romance, and she is editing an anthology of gay fairy tales for Circlet Press entitled Charming.

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Queerpunk edited by Cecilia Tan & Kelly Kincaid

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ISBN 9781885865595
23,960 words

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Queer sexuality has long defied the conventional standard of sexual expression; intersecting with the tech-driven backdrop of cyberpunk, it has now rewritten the rules completely. Queerpunk, with its collection of stories that revel in a near-futuristic vision of our own time, investigates the evolution of Queer sexuality under the smog-covered umbrella of urban and technological advancement. When the human body becomes a customizable canvas, either through mechanical implants or three-dimensional internet avatars, sexuality is given even more outlets from which to evolve. As the old social order succumbs to cyberspace’s commanding hand, Queer identity finds new nooks and crannies in which to root.

The stories that follow–”Rescue Wounds,” “Blindwire,” “Upload,” “The Real Thing,” and “Virgin”–craft worlds in which human connection punctures cyberpunk’s isolationist veil. In an otherwise impersonal and anonymous world, the bonds the characters forge through sexual expression shine a small bit of light onto the smoke, and a shred of warmth that pokes through the streams and pockets of internet data. Featuring authors Kal Cobalt, Eric Del Carlo, Sunny Moraine, R.E. Bond, and Kannan Feng, Queerpunk confronts this intersection and the question of what it means to be Queer in a world where the matter of identity has been revolutionized completely.

Queerpunk has been reviewed at Three Dollar Bill reviews who call it “a tight and stylish collection of cyberpunk that presences LGBT pairings in what’s historically been a very het-dominated genre.”

    Table of Contents:

 

  • Rescue Wounds by Kal Cobalt
  • Blindwire by Eric Del Carlo
  • Upload by Sunny Moraine
  • The Real Thing by R.E. Bond
  • Virgin by Kannan Feng

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Jacked In: Transhumanist Erotica edited by Gabrielle Harbowy

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ISBN: 9781613900949
30,820 words

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Genetic modification. Nanotech. Cybernetic implants, interfaces, and prosthetics. These are the tools of transhumanism, a movement which seeks to greatly enhance human potential through technology. And human innovation always finds a way to use new technology to enhance sex. The stories in Jacked In take place in the science-fictional future, the gritty reality depicted in cyberpunk, and even in a very near future that looks a lot like present-day, celebrating technology and sexuality by exploring human modifications that are repurposed — or purpose-built — for pleasure.

Transhumanism is a movement focused on the radical extension of human life and capabilities—mental, physical, and psychological. But what good is living longer, stronger, and harder if we’re not playing longer, stronger, and harder, too? With heightened senses comes a hunger for sensory stimulation. In Jacked In, readers can get a taste of what the future of sex might hold.

Contents:
A Sweeter Science – Sasha Payne
A Trap Self-Sprung – Nalu Kalani
Cheese – Nobilis Reed
Docking Maneuvers – Cynthia Hamilton
Sweet Memories – J. Pape
Upgrade – Peter Tupper
Teneo, Tenere, Tenue – Peggy Barnett

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