Rogues! Even the word conjures a special sort of hero—a playful bad boy with a heart of gold—at least when it comes to his lady love. This volume is filled with the Jack Sparrows of old—pirates sailing the high seas, Regency-era highway men, modern day jewel thieves, like Cary Grant in To Catch a Thief—men doing bad things, bending or breaking the law, but in a very sexy way. With thirteen stories sure to satisfy the reader who craves that ultimate bad boy, prepare to have your heart stolen!
SWINDLED by Megan Mitcham
OPALS - Axa Lee
HER HEART'S TOMB - Jennifer Kacey
THE HIGHWAYMAN'S TREASURE by Emma Jay
PLUNDER by Delilah Night
THE HEAT by Mia Hopkins
THE HIGHWAYMAN CAME RIDING by Erzabet Bishop
QUEEN HIGH by Cela Winter
ROGUE HEARTS by Delilah Devlin
LADY OF THE HOUSE by T.G. Haynes
BILLIONAIRE AND THE JEWEL THIEF by Elle James
AN EYE FOR LOVE by Cynthia Young
ROGUISHLY HANDSOME, AND OTHER
SUPERHERO PROBLEMS by Tray Ellis
GLASS SLIPPERS, HARDLY WORN by Bibi Rizer
Spring is a time perfect for falling in love or lust and the ten authors of Gratis: New Beginnings are keen to sweep you up in their erotic fantasies.
Contents: Notes from a Blue Bike by Erzabet Bishop, Rebirth by M.J. Carey, The Love That’s Sleeping by KM Dylan, Unbuttoning by Kay Jaybee, Countdown by Jason Jaxx, Past Perfect by Livilla Sanders, Holding On by Hedonist Six, Robbie’s Starlets by Molly Synthia, Arab Spring by Chloe Thurlow, Khloya by Elizabeth Woodham.
Gratis : Transformation, the third of the well received free-of-charge erotic short story collections in the Gratis Anthologies series, is set to be the autumn release of 2014!
As the title suggests, we're looking at all things change; whether it's the changing season, a new dynamic within a relationship, or even unexpected events transforming the mood at Halloween. As readers of other Gratis collections will have come to expect, this erotic anthology also contains a wide variety of erotica in various sub genres, including BDSM, Romantic Erotica, F/F, paranormal, etc. This collection should appeal to any erotica lover who appreciates classy, well-written short stories by new as well as familiar names.
For more free erotic stories, check out its two predecessors, Gratis : Midwinter Tales and Gratis : New Beginnings.
Contents: The Garden of Eden by Chloe Thurlow, The Harlot’s Lie by Danielle Austen, Harvest Garden & Salted Caramel Kink by Erzabet Bishop, Just Another Halloween by Hedonist Six, My Wedding Scandal by KM Dylan, Masquerade by Lexie Bay, Poisonous by Livilla Sanders, Alice in France by M.J. Carey, Leda’s Swan by Molly Synthia, Their First Night Together by Ray Sostre
Wanting him had to be a sin…
He saved her from the darkness, but by then she could never go back to the light. His eyes haunted her. When Astrid is given the choice to offer up her body for one month in exchange for her brother's life, she doesn't even hesitate. It's dangerous, this dance, and she can't look away. He could snap her in two with one bite of his jaws but she couldn't help falling into his trap. Astrid just hopes she can survive it.
She was his.
Astrid stood there trembling in the dark, wounded, and that's when Marcus knew he had to have her. A fox among his wolves. He would protect her, from their families and even from himself. But when fate handed her back to him on a silver platter, he couldn't let her go. Her place was in his bed. All he had to do was survive a pack war long enough to keep her.
Fleeing from a relationship gone horribly wrong, bunny shifter Clover Frazier makes the choice to start a new life. If only her car had gotten the memo. Stranded in the parking lot of what seemed to be a nightclub, she walks into a world she never knew existed. A new job with room and board are the answer to her prayers, but can she really outrun the ghosts of her past or will they come back to claim her?
A cat with a broken heart might just learn to love again.
Master Richard has just come out of a five-year Master/sub arrangement after a bitter breakup. He spies the new barmaid instantly, dismissing her as just another pretty face. When circumstances put them in close proximity, his resolve to stay at a distance is put to the test when his prickly panther responds to the luscious bunny shifter. Finding himself enamored by the curvaceous blonde, the teacher becomes the student and this alpha male learns that the gift of trust might just be the greatest surrender of all.
Mallory is having a bad year, even for a succubus. Her adorable dog has transformed into the Devil himself, and she can't catch a date without someone dropping dead in her wake. Now a hot shifter detective is on Mallory's trail, and things are about to get dicey. Even a trip for a cut and curl can't ease her spirits. After Mallory rescues a dog in distress, her luck might finally be turning around. Sometimes the one you save saves you right back, and maybe that sexy investigator will turn out to be exactly what she needs as well. But someone from Mallory's past has a score to settle, and her hot new boyfriend may just end up on the menu.
All that glitters could be murderous...
Detective Bryce Richardson is a werewolf on a mission. A murderer is stalking the city streets, and all signs point to one very gorgeous lady with a string of one-night stands and a growing pile of bodies. Watching her with her blind rescue dog tugs on his heartstrings, and he finds himself falling for his chief suspect, hook, line, and sinker. A true mate is hard to find and when his animal speaks, he's learned to listen. But can Bryce keep his head long enough to solve the murders, or will he be next in the killer's sights?
To look to the future, sometimes you have to unearth the secrets of the past.
Snow longs to find a true love of her own, but when her father returns from war with a new bride, her carefully planned out life slips through her fingers. Her new stepmother, the Queen, harbors a dangerous secret. One malicious kiss sends Snow tumbling into a sinister landscape of dark desires and a new manifestation that can save her or destroy everything she's ever held dear.
Darkness can hide the most sultry of nights.
Gideon and his men guard the king, but even they can't protect him from his murderous new bride. When the castle falls prey to the Queen's ire, they find themselves under the spell of the moon. Can they harness their new reality to protect the newest target of the Queen's wrath, or will they once again be victims of her unholy power play?
The sins of the past live on in the present...
Carefree submissive Natalia Adams lived the dream of a promising future. Her life at Inferno, the city's most exclusive BDSM club, was everything to her until she was thrust into a living nightmare. Now a lynx shifter, and a detective trying to help victims like herself, she hides behind more than one mask to keep herself veiled from the world. When a murder case takes a dark turn, will she be able to rely on her animal instincts to keep her alive?
Seven years, seven murders...
Ryder, a male submissive at Inferno, is devoted to the lifestyle and one very hard to pin down Domme. An incubus that feeds on negative emotions, he is also a Doctor of Psychology specializing in BDSM related crimes. When yet another murder occurs, he is asked to assist Detective Natalia Adams. Sometimes the truth is hiding in plain sight, and all it can take is one kiss.
The whisper of the cane can bring them heaven or hell...
Cage still dreams about the sub who got away. Natalia was his fantasy girl and the woman he wanted to spend the rest of his life with. As the new owner of Inferno, he still can't get her out of his mind. His wolf wants their mate back and they aren't taking no for an answer. A discovery is about to rock his world and bring the past and future colliding together. If only he has the courage to embrace it.
Where there's smoke, there's hellfire.
Sonia is a succubus with one goal: stay off Hell's radar. But when succubi start to die, including her sometimes lover, Jeannie, she's drawn into battle between good and evil and a past that isn't ready to let her go.
Fae is a blood witch turned vampire, running a tattoo parlor and trading her craft for blood. She notices that something isn't right on the streets of her city. The denizens of Hell are restless.
With the aid of her nest mate, Perry, and his partner, Charley, she races against time before the next victim falls. The killer has a target in his sights, and Sonia might not live to see the dawn.
**Includes First Christmas: A Sigil Fire Holiday Story**
Detective Sydney Marr is having a very bad day. Her boss is on the warpath, she’s being treated for a werewolf bite, and her current case has hit a dead end. When her friend Erika talks Syd into going with her to Club Beam, she jumps at the chance, even if it means spending an evening without her spell arsenal. A high-class vampire bar and fetish club, Club Beam is fantasy made real.
Club owner and Dom Gideon Raines spies the red-haired beauty and is transfixed. A fight against a skillful murderer brings war for fae and vampire alike. Sometimes when you play with monsters, the monsters play back.
Two mates are better than one...
Vanessa lives vicariously through the romance heroines in her overflowing bookshelf. No real man can ever measure up to the sultry, shapeshifter heroes with their feral smiles—or so she thinks until a creepy costume shop and a chance encounter with a fortuneteller shake up her ordinary life. When Vanessa's best friend brings her to a sexy costume party, she realizes more than fur is going to fly.
Rick is an Alpha cat shifter and co-owner of the Imaginarium. When he scents the luscious Vanessa, he has no intention of letting her slip away. But Rick isn't the only man searching for his one true love. Cian is a former Captain of the Winter Court in Faery, wielder of shadows and magic. When Fey enchantment and shifter might collide, more than mere hearts are caught in the crossfire. And as a threat looms closer with the turning of the season, both men may be the keys to Vanessa's heart—and her survival.
Reader note: contains BBW heroine, ménage, spanking, light BDSM, and erotic romance elements
Deck the halls with all things kinky. Jonas is an incubus with an incurable lust for women, gingerbread, and holiday lights. He needs one more soul to meet his quota. Amid the baubles and frivolity of the Winter Carnival, he meets Holly Pendleton—a woman with emerald green eyes and a body built for sin—and marks her as the final soul to end his contract. But now Jonas faces a heart-wrenching decision: take what he needs to feed his hunger, or sacrifice himself for the woman who has lit his own demonic soul on fire. Tied up with red ribbons, Holly just might be Jonas's deepest Christmas wish and the one woman who could set him free.
Holly Pendleton is still recovering from the death of her husband and Dom. The holidays are especially lonely until a dark stranger walks in the door to Harlowe's Bookery and Christmas Shoppe. The man's enigmatic gaze holds her and ignites her body and her mind. When Holly accepts a job to decorate the sexy client's apartment, she unknowingly steps into an age-old battle between the forces of darkness. Jonas Corsair is a man who makes her blood run hot and her dreams even hotter. But will she survive his hold on her soul?
Reader note: contains light BDSM, wax play, and strong erotic romance elements
Crafting spells, running her shop, and hanging with her lover, Hayden, was all Persephone Carraway wanted out of life. The future was filled with endless possibilities as long as it was with the girl of her dreams. But Hayden has a secret and, it turns out, so does Persephone.
One night in the Underworld will change things forever…
Demi, Persephone’s mother has developed a designer pomegranate, infusing it with her daughter’s blood. A single act of betrayal will craft war with the old gods and the Fae, leaving destruction in its wake. Persephone is drawn into a web of myth and magick where nothing is at it seems, even herself.
Myth. Magic. Pomegranates…
But must a demon's agenda always be demonic? Can he be redeemed? Or does being bad feel too good to bother with redemption? Long ago, imps were more mischievous and playful—naughty, perhaps?—and perceptions of them have only grown more sinister over the centuries. The incubus craves sex, but what makes us crave him?
Explore dark and sensual worlds with eight brand new stories of magic and seduction that will set you aflame by Cori Vidae, Alexa Piper, Erzabet Bishop, Mark Greenmill, Nicole Blackwood, J. C. G. Goelz, Jeffery Armadillo, and M. Arbroath.