Where Phone Sex Can Lead by Deva Shore
When Carmen decided to branch out on her own it was because she had found a caller who managed to tickle her audio g-spot just by the sound of his voice. So much so that she decided to call him on a private line. When one thing leads to another, it's Carmen who lets her fingers do the walking on the telephone man.
Wanted, Exhibitionists by Jennie Treverton
Art for Art's sake? When curvatious librarian tires of her weight-obsessed work colleagues she decides it's time for her to do something totally radical and different. She answers an advert on the library noticeboard - an artist is looking for models to help create an exhibition piece. Soon Greta discovers that artist Stevie intends to make a name for herself, and that Modern Art isn't all about oil on canvas - it involves a lot of video footage as well.
In the Bakery by Kristina Wright
Unlike the rest of the bakery staff, Bernadette doesn't mind working with Vincent on the morning shift, even though he can be demanding and often seemingly unreasonable. Then one day she is late for work, and Vincent decides it's time for her to learn a lesson. But the tables are turned as Bernadette realizes she's his rounded and ample flavour of the week.
Watching by Victoria Blisse
Everyone has their invisible friend, don't they? But via the Internet and computers virtual strangers can enter your fantasies as easily as if they were in the room with you. And Todd knows what to say, what to suggest, and what excites you. And as the line between fantasy and reality blurs you know that Todd really is the man of your dreams.
The Photographer's Muse by Scarlett Sanderson
When Cathy replied to an advert from a photographer seeking a curvy and voluptuous model, she didn't think she'd be picked. Now it's her first day in her new life and she's worried that she won't have a clue what to do. But under James' artistic direction she soon finds her stage fright disappears and he's looking for more than just one encore.
These stories have also been published in Ultimate Curves ISBN 9781906373788
A very sexy vinyl dress transforms a young attorney into a seductress. A night on the town proves to be more interesting than she anticipate when her career and personal life collide in a most erotic way.
In the Stacks
Intrigued by a patron with an interesting hobby, a librarian receives an education in submission from a man who knows her needs better than she knows herself.
At Midnight, in the Month of June
Alone in a dark country field, a widow scatters her husband's ashes and reminisces about the lifelong passion they shared. Age and loss have done nothing to dim her memory or curb her desire.
Two lonely people meet while on a beach vacation. She is a breast cancer survivor and he's had a heart transplant. Scarred, physically and emotionally, they discover their attraction is more than skin deep.
A woman desperate to become a mother goes to great lengths to conceive. At the peak of ovulation, she decides to make the most of every opportunity she is given.
The Stars Fell Down
An adulterous couple sneak off from a party to fulfill their need for each other in a deserted parking lot. Little do they know, there is a witness to their indiscretion.
Kiss and Tell by Mimi Elise
It’s awards night on the television, and the gorgeous actor Jonathan Grant has received a nomination. Cassie’s friends make jokes about her and the supposed afternoon of passion she shared with him. Cassie recounts the only time she met Jonathan and the wondrous lovemaking they had together.
Butterscotch Drops and Caramel Cups by Izzy French
Lucy gets a job she adores; working in her favourite sweetshop. Her new boss, who she has a little crush on, offers her a little after hours training. What starts as some decadent sweet tasting turns into a decadent sex session... with some of Lucy’s favourite sweets joining in too.
Private Lessons by Kristina Wright
Andrea is a mature student at the university and when it comes to the paper she needs to write, the task is to be creative in its presentation...but Andrea is no good with computers. She is put in touch with another student who offered to show her the ropes. This private lesson gave her more than she bargained for...though it was well received.
At The Hotel by David Inverbrae
He’s waiting for her at the hotel, with the whole room set up for her. The bath is drawn, the towels are on the bed and the massage oil is waiting. She arrives and the massage gets off to a teasingly erotic start. It soon gets all too much and they begin their night of pleasure.
Santa’s Big Helper by Lynn Lake
After having a bit of a rough time, Joy has been piecing her life back together. Currently working as an elf for Santa’s grotto, she gets more than peeved when Santa keeps making passes. But when the lecherous Santa is revealed to be a luscious Sandra, things turn around for joy and Santa’s grotto becomes a love nest.
The stories have also been published in Satisfy Me
In The Saddle by Primula Bond
Invited to spend a weekend in the country by a man she barely knows, inveterate townie Angela knows it’s going to be a complete disaster, until she finds the estate’s tack room. Aroused by the scent of leather, she can’t resist lewdly riding a saddle like it’s a bucking bronco – only to be caught trespassing by a stable hand intent on punishing her for her naughty behaviour.
La Cage Aux Folles by Kaycie Wolfe
Sex therapist Merril helps other people mend their lives, but her own needs more than a little work. Escaping from the cage of her failing marriage seems like the ideal solution to all her problems, but not before she’s dealt with her self-absorbed, cheating husband in a highly appropriate fashion.
Travel Broadens The Mind by Kirsten Schubinski
The bus journey took her through rebel country, where kidnappings are rife. She never believed it could happen to her; now here she is, chained in a cell and being looked after by a jailer she has never seen. How will she react when he starts to treat her as a lover, rather than a captive?
After Hours by Kristina Wright
Natalie’s had a rough week at work, and Ryan is sure the way to relieve her stress is with sex on his office desk. Initially afraid they’ll get caught in the act, Natalie soon relaxes into the moment – then Ryan produces a length of rope so he can tie her in place...
Under The Oak by Penelope Friday
Head girl Ella meets her horny, self-assured classmate Jamie under the oak tree. It’s not long before she discovers he knows exactly how to knot a school tie, leaving her fastened to the tree with her bottom bared for a spanking, in an erotic game that twists and turns to a deliciously unexpected conclusion.
These stories have also been published in Tie Me Up ISBN 9781905170944
Ex-cop Jake Cavanaugh lived by his own laws now. Never trust seemingly innocent gorgeous blondes. Never get emotionally involved with a woman again.
Then along came Samantha Martin.
When Jake found her lost and afraid by the side of the road, his old white-knight complex reared its head…and his cop instincts took over. Samantha was trouble—and she was in trouble. Suddenly Jake was on the run and looking for answers—fast. Because Rule Number One was broken and Number Two was getting shaky. And one more night with Same just might leave him with no rules at all….
Educating Emma by Kristina Wright
An art teacher feels the need to teach her class the full beauty of art. Two hunky naked models show the class their full assets and her favourite pupil gets the lesson of the lifetime while her puny boyfriends looks on.
Discipline by Sommer Marsden
Writers block can sometimes get the better of authors. But this author knows that the fact that she can’t write is because she is lazy. She has no self discipline. Her boyfriend decides to help her out, but who knew discipline could be so much fun?
The Catnip Club by Cathryn Cooper
She had to be creative if she was going to pass her job audition. With the options she had, she decided to use the props to her best advantage. But would her new employer be impressed by her little show?
Dog House by Lynn Lake
‘They were naked, on their hands and knees: Derek, Kyle and Richard. Their tongues lolled out of their open mouths and their eyes gleamed wide and unblinking, earnestly staring up at their mistress.’ They were Katherine’s “dogs”, excited, anxious, eager to see and play with the woman, perhaps get shown some love back. She treated the three handsome men like dogs, and they behaved like dogs, made love like dogs, protected the territory of Katherine’s beautiful body from interlopers like dogs.
Heels, stockings, girdle, bra, face by Jeremy Edwards
The thing with life is that we often rush it. So when he comes home to find her, he decides to take his time. Savouring every moment and every part of her is the most rewarding patience.
These stories have also been published in Whip Me ISBN 9781905170920
A short story collection perfect for anyone seduced by the ‘Fifty Shades’ trilogy or Sylvia Day’s ‘Crossfire’ series.
“Seduce me.” A plea? A command? A need for connection that goes beyond the physical?
These are stories of seduction. The anticipation, the tease, the buildup ... the promise of what comes next. That moment where your breath catches in your throat and your pulse quickens. The long look across a crowded coffee shop, the brush of fingers against the inside of your wrist. The dirty text message while you’re in a meeting, the quick flash of bare skin still damp from the shower.
Whether its lust at first sight or a long-held desire, ‘Seduce Me Tonight’ is the ultimate rush.
Each story takes about 15 - 20 minutes to read so this is the perefct collection to dip in and out off and enjoy time and time again. Published by Xcite Books, winners of ETO Best Erotic Book Brand 2010, 2011 and 2012.
Bottoms Up – Kristina Wright
It was Shelley and Ethan’s fourth date. In her mind it was the sex date and she had it all planned out. Dressing to kill and looking to skip dessert. But Ethan has other ideas and thinks she needs to be punished for thinking he would be so easily seduced.
The Guardian Angel – Carole Archer
Struggling to get over the loss of her husband, Sarah contemplates quickening her path to join him. Who will ever manage to complete her as he had with his firm hand? It takes the intervention of Andrew to ensure that she learns that gone does not mean forgotten.
Rubious – Marissa Moon
It’s strange how life can turn full circle. I was a teenage goth girl who ended up as a professional Domme , jaded by life and looking to kill my ex-husband. Instead life gave me Svetlana, a parody of my younger self to discipline as I once had been.
The Confidante – Roger Frank Selby
When Lord Underhill comes across a young woman trespassing on his property he feels mildly affronted. Her near-naked state of undress proves an unwelcome distraction and he feels that he should punish her in the manner of times gone by but just who is being punished?
Shopaholic – Laurel Aspen
Nula’s shopping excesses lead her husband to get creative with his punishment but it only serves to fuel her addiction. Looking for help, Neil turns to Rod and his wife to show them just how domestic discipline should be enforced.
These stories have also been published in Naughty Spanking Two ISBN 9781906125899
In the Company of Women by Sadie Wolf
On a hen weekend to Dublin, Kate can’t fight the dread that one day in the not-too-distant future, this will be her, preparing to settle down with long-term boyfriend Darren. But then she’s introduced to lap-dancer friend of the bride, Mercedes, and the future suddenly seems a lot brighter – and a whole lot sexier too.
The Choice by Alex Jordaine
London-based high-flyers Lauren and Sam have known each other since schooldays, and though Lauren was surprised when Sam “came out”, she didn’t see it affecting their friendship. But she was wrong. Because on a chance visit, feelings are stirring which Lauren has never experienced before. And now her closest friend is offering her a massage... It’s time to decide: friend or lover?
Glass Houses by Heidi Champa
She falls in love with the glass dildo from the very first moment she sees it, but her partner Maggie denies it to her. But not for long. A little snooping reveals her girlfriend has bought it after all. And she knows better than anyone that a girl who snoops deserves to be punished. In fact, she’s relying on it.
Dancing Queen by Elizabeth Cage
Jo and Kelly are reliving their passion for dancing, music and clubbing from their teens and enjoying every minute. They love the attention they get from their saucy moves just as much now as all those years ago. But something has changed since they’ve grown up because, for the first time, Jo and Kelly find themselves unable to stop once they leave the dance-floor...
City Girl, Country Girl by Kristina Wright
At first Anne isn’t overly enthusiastic about a trip to the farmers’ market early on a Saturday morning, but her girlfriend Ellie soon persuades her. Once they get home with all their fresh goods, from juicy tomatoes to sweet honey to zucchinis and fresh herbs, they set about making a delicious meal – of each other. Suddenly, future trips to the farmers’ market are a whole lot more appealing!
The Watcher by Kristina Wright
Sometimes a Peeping Tom can be the person over the road, rather than someone lurking in the bushes, and it takes a little while for the curvaceous Maisy to realise that the object of his interest isn't her roommates Sara and Karen. Armed with that knowledge she decides it's time to take things into her own hands, with surprising results.
Clara's Cakes by Izzy French
Little girls are made of sugar and spice, which is why Clara is so good at cooking up little treats for the local cafes and tea shops. Yet when one of the motorcycle couriers admits to being a baker as well, Clara discovers that two many cooks in the kitchen can actually be a very good thing.
Private Dancer by Carole Archer
James is the perfect husband. Even though the corporate hospitality means having to accompany clients and work colleagues to a local lap-dancing club, which is something he really doesn't want to do. Allison is the perfect wife, and she knows it always takes two to tango.
Love at First Light by Harriet Hamblin
Cassie isn't the sort of woman who believes in aromatherapy and the ability of smells to change her mood, or her life. But when she steps into the candle shop and accepts the proprietor's recommendation, she finds things are not always as simple as they seem.
Princess Beatrice by Sadie Wolf
A birthday wish is something you can hold dear, but usually kept a secret. For Beatrice, a change in life brought her happiness, or so she thought. But when she summons up her courage and decides to gamble her happiness on a birthday wish, even she isn't sure of the outcome.
These stories have also been published in Ultimate Curves ISBN 9781906373788
The Blue Roman by Cathryn Cooper
At the Blue Roman speakeasy jazz bar, anything goes. Owner Blue is trying to keep in with the law by seeing to it that this cop gets only the best service, whether that’s under the table or up on the stage. It’s amazing just how much a reputation can get you ...
Netsuke by N. Vasco
While looking around a mysterious oriental curios shop, Jim is led by the sultry shop-woman to a section dedicated to erotic figurines and somehow ends up being given one as a gift. While the detailed figure is attractive in the cold light of day, it’s only when he falls asleep that its true beauty reveals itself
Any Day of the Week by Jeremy Edwards
Bernard has been seeing Nadine for three years now, and while he loves her like crazy, during that time it’s been like dating two separate women. At weekends, the sex is mindblowing, but during the week, Nadine refuses to be distracted from her work. Bernard makes it his mission to spice up their weeknights.
Rock Hard by Kristina Wright
Carly has always been a huge fan of rock star Damien; in fact he’s on her “list”. When her husband surprises her with backstage passes to meet her celebrity stud, along with her friend Lydia, she can’t believe her luck. Who knew being a groupie could be this much fun?
The V.I.P. by Phoebe Grafton
On a business trip to New York, Hilary is given the full V.I.P. treatment by the company, which includes chauffeurs, a penthouse at the Waldorf and not one, but two of the hunkiest escorts to see to her every desire. American hospitality doesn’t come any hotter.
These stories have been previously published in Sex and Satisfaction 9781905170777
American Notes for General Circulation
Bardell v. Pickwick
The Battle of Life
A Child's History of England
A Christmas Carol
The Cricket on the Hearth
Dombey and Son
George Silverman's Explanation
Going into Society
The Haunted Man and the Ghost's Bargin
A House to Let
The Lazy Tour of Two Idle Apprentices
Life And Adventures Of Martin Chuzzlewit
Master Humphrey's Clock
A Message from the Sea
Mrs. Lirriper's Legacy
Mrs. Lirriper's Lodgings
Mudfog and Other Sketches
The Mystery of Edwin Drood
The Life And Adventures Of Nicholas Nickleby
The Old Curiosity Shop
Our Mutual Friend
The Perils of Certain English Prisoners
The Pickwick Papers
Pictures from Italy
Sketches of Young Couples
Sketches of Young Gentlemen
Some Christmas Stories
Sunday Under Three Heads
A Tale of Two Cities
Three Ghost Stories
To be Read at Dusk
Tom Tiddler's Ground
The Uncommercial Traveller
The Wreck of the Golden Mary
Enemy in My Bed Wahida Clark
Kreesha can't control her dangerous feelings for Reign—a brother who's married, just out of prison, and one strike away from lockdown-for-life. But when Reign betrays her to the Feds, she'll risk everything to save her empire and give Reign one last seduction—with a bullet. . .
Keeping My Enemies Close Kiki Swinson
Larissa is fed up with lying, cheating men. Her best friend Tenisha's suggestion: try a guaranteed-to-be-faithful brother in prison. But when hooking up with Sean lands Larissa behind bars, she'll do whatever it takes to make sure Tenisha and Sean get the ultimate payback. . .
Includes An Excerpt From Kiki's New Novel!
Zane Presents serves up its eighth Eroticanoir.com anthology, an impressive compilation of short stories by twenty-five up-and-coming writers of erotica plus Zane, who dishes out a tale about a town that once visited will leave memories that last forever. Busy Bodies is filled with erotic escapes and sexy scenarios. From the student in a faraway place who encounters a mysterious man with a supernatural attraction, to a boyfriend who gives his girlfriend a birthday surprise she never saw coming, this diverse collection of stories is an express train to all points of passion and pleasure.
Get on board and get busy.
WHAT'S REALLY HOOD!
Black Is Blue by Victor L. Martin delves into the life of a corporate woman who falls in love with a thug and finds out just how easy it is to stray from the straight and narrow.
Eighteen and hungry Wiz's only addiction to drugs is the money it made. But Crystal changed all of that and shows him just how powerful a woman can be in The P is Free by LaShonda Teague.
In The Last Laugh by Bonta, Bobo, a member of the infamous Eight-Trey street gang, learns that gang life isn't all it's cracked up to be as "street wars" take on a whole new meaning.
Shawn "Jihad" Trump tells the story of loyalty, love and honor, when The Point Blank Mob is brought to its knees leaving the crew fighting for their lives and freedom in All for Nothing.
And New York Times bestselling author, Wahida Clark, introduces Nina, a woman tired of being disrespected by men who takes revenge to the ultimate level in Makin' Endz Meet.
No one can debate the fact that Zane knows sex. The Queen of Erotic Fiction has hit home run after home run in the literary arena with her literary offerings. Now comes the latest, a collection of lesbian erotica that will have readers squirming on the edge of their seats, curling up beneath the sheets, and fantasizing about the possibilities.
Including such stories as "The Namma's Nectar," "Coast to Coast" and "She Loved a Girl," Missionary No More gives an insight into a world where love and lust have no boundaries. Come take a journey through the eyes of several women who have one thing in common: an appreciation for female sensuality.
These stories are written specifically with both African-American and Latino readers in mind, but they are for all people because as Zane always states: "Sensuality is universal." Among the contributors are names already familiar to readers of erotica, such as Tracee A. Hanna, Teresa Lamai, Michelle De Leon, Naleighna Kai, William Fredrick Cooper, and, of course, Zane -- as well as emerging voices, such as Pat Tucker, James W. Lewis, and Nikki Sinclair.
Zane always selects stories that turn her on, and she guarantees they will turn you on, also. These storytellers take risks. The stories are unique and creative. The contributors to this book are great at what they do -- making readers hot.
A todos los amantes del mundo.
No importa el color de su piel, la pasión es universal.
To all the lovers in the world.
No matter what your skin color, passion is universal.
Chocolate Flava is the first in a series of collections of great erotic fiction edited by Zane, the reigning queen of erotica. Based on the Featured Erotica section of her website, Chocolate Flava gathers twenty-five sizzling tales from some of the most talented -- and dedicated -- writers of erotica working today.
This is a his-and-her collection. There are stories specifically written with female readers in mind, and others written expressly for men. Among the contributors are names already familiar to readers of erotica, such as Reginald Harris, Robert Edison Sandiford, Jonathan Luckett and, of course, Zane -- as well as emerging voices, such as Geneva Barnes and Robert Scott Adams. What they all have in common is that they are great at what they do, and have been handpicked by Zane -- an editor who knows a hot story when she sees it.
Zane wanted stories "that took risks, that explored unique situations, that were creative beyond compare." She wanted to show that men and women can equally express themselves through the medium of erotic fiction. She wanted stories that would turn her on. This collection of selected sexy short stories will turn you on, too.
A Fair Of The Heart by Donna Marie Rogers
Single mother Lauren Frazier can barely keep a roof over her head, let alone stop it from falling down around her. When handyman Caleb Hunter stops by for a haircut, he's the answer to her prayers—and the attraction is instantaneous. Too bad her troublesome young son isn't as thrilled to have Caleb hanging around.
A Fair To Remember by Stacey Joy Netzel
Ready for a nice, quiet life in small town USA, reformed gang member Wes Carter feels Redemption is the perfect place to relocate his financial business for reasons more than just the name. Tara Russell has decided to add some excitement to her life and get a little wild—no matter how uncomfortable it makes her or her overprotective family. When they meet at the local fair one warm summer night, it's destined to be A Fair To Remember.
The Perfect Blend by Donna Marie Rogers
Carrie Lowell swears off men for good after nearly losing her business in a bitter divorce. She's on the verge of bankruptcy when Matt Jacobs walks into her shop and offers sound—if unwanted—business advice. Financially he's a godsend—emotionally he's a threat to the barricade she's built around her heart.
Grounds For Change by Stacey Joy Netzel
Charlie Russell lived with a secret for years, but guilt has pushed him to the breaking point. He meets psychologist Dana McClain and feels an instant connection that has nothing to do with his Great Dane, Sugar, spilling coffee down her shirt. Dana switched to counseling animals because she has a history of becoming too emotionally involved with her clients. She figures she's safe helping Charlie with Sugar's issues, until he reveals his secret and asks for help. She tells herself it's all about the dog, not the guy, but history has a way of repeating itself.
Home Is Where the Heart Is by Donna Marie Rogers
Heiress Melinda Spalding is thrown for a loop when her brother relocates to the Midwest. Her parents even expand their business to the small town and put her in charge of the project. Discovering she likes "Mayberry" is as shocking as her growing attraction to Drew Porter, the local auto mechanic. But LA is where she belongs...or is home truly where the heart is?
The Heart of the Matter by Stacey Joy Netzel
Allie Daniels wants a family of her own, but can't have children. She hides her desolation from everyone—especially the town veterinarian, whose three-year-old is a painful reminder. Rick Wilde liked Allie back in high school, but life took them in different directions. Now a single parent, his interest in Allie is renewed despite the fact her shoulder is colder than the bitter winter wind.
New York Times bestselling author Mary B. Morrison pairs with Queen of Urban Erotica Noire to deliver two tantalizing novellas about sex, revenge--and getting what you deserve. . .
Character of a Man
Mary B. Morrison
Seven Stephens seems to have it all--money, mansion, and a man--but is taken by surprise when her fiancé tells her the wedding is off if she can't lose twenty-five pounds in six weeks. In no time, she's out the door and headed for Punany Paradise for a sensual workout that's both sweet revenge and sweet surrender. . .
Blow, Nap, and Tomere are three grimy playahs from the hood. Nicknamed Dirty, Dastardly, and Depraved, these three NFL stars have no problem living up to their names on and off the field. But when they scheme to take out their biggest competition, a promising quarterback, they finally meet their match. Not in a vengeful ball player, but in three wicked and sexy sistahs. And it won't take Sugar, Honey, or Ice Tee long to wreck everything in their path. Because vicious hotties always take whatever they want and ruin whatever they please. . .
Lynsay Sands and Hannah Howell return to the windswept Highlands of 16th century Scotland in the captivating story of identical twin brothers trapped between the curse that has been their legacy and the two women whose love is their destiny . . .
As identical twins, Bothan and Calum MacNachton share a bond stronger than most brothers, one forged by a terrible secret. Rumors and dark tales have been whispered about their clan for centuries. For they roam the Highlands at night, driven by a savage hunger that can never be sated. Their only hope lies in marriage to Outsiders, mortal women whose pure blood will weaken the hold of their eternal curse.
Kenna Brodie and Sarra DeCourcey know what it is to stand apart. They've heard the terrible, whispered warnings, but nothing could prepare them for the handsome brothers whose fierce, unyielding desires are beyond any legend . . .
What Bothan and Calum promise is a life unlike any Kenna and Sarra have ever known. Now, Kenna and Sarra must choose whether to betray their dark lords or stand and fight for a passion that will never die. . .
In the small town of Dry Gulch, Texas, a good-hearted busybody just can't keep herself from surreptitiously trying to match up women in dire straits with men of good character she hopes can help them. How is she to know she's also giving each couple a little nudge toward love?
A Cowboy Unmatched
Neill isn't sure who hired him to repair Clara's roof--he only knows Clara desperately needs his help. Can he convince this stubborn widow to let down her guard and take another chance on love?
An Unforeseen Match
Hoping to earn an honest wage on his way to the land rush, Clayton ends up on Grace's doorstep, lured by a classified ad. He may have signed on for more than he expected though--and he may have found the one woman who can keep him from moving on.
No Match for Love
Andrew can't fathom how refined Lucy ended up as the caretaker to his dotty aunt, and somehow her arrival has prompted even more bizarre occurrences around the ranch. When they join forces to unearth the truth, will the attraction between Andrew and Lucy develop into more?
Meeting Her Match
When the tables are turned and a tenderhearted meddler becomes the beneficiary of a matchmaking scheme, her world is turned upside down. As her entire life changes, will she finally be able to tell the banker's son how much she cares for him?
Collected here for the first time is Blizzard Entertainment’s revolutionary Project Blackstone transmedia campaign. It is a compilation of tightly woven short stories, journals, emails, chats, and tweets from the research staff of a top-secret government facility dedicated to shedding light on the mysteries of this sector. More than a simple anthology, this volume is a target-rich environment of weapons data, exotic alien science, and faceted backstory—the lore foundations of the StarCraft universe.
© 2014 Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
I'm young, good looking, and one day I'll be Alpha Male of my family's Pack. But Professor Irene Conridge acts like I don't even exist. Now she's got enemies coming out of the woodwork and I have to protect her. Of course, it doesn't hurt that while I work to secure her safety, she'll be hanging out at my house--right where I want her.
When I hear my sexy new neighbor scream one night, the absolute last thing I expect to see is Miranda Shaw--star of my hottest fantasies--being attacked by a vampire. Too bad for him I'm a badass shifter ready to fight for my fantasies. And Miranda, well, she's so busy watching out for him that she won't see me closing in on her. . .
"Laurenston's characters shine with wit and depth." --Publishers Weekly
"Eden's unsurpassed creativity shines once again!" --Larissa Ione
In an unprecedented collaboration, twenty-three of the world’s bestselling and critically acclaimed thriller writers have paired their series characters—such as Harry Bosch, Jack Reacher, and Lincoln Rhyme—in an eleven-story anthology curated by the International Thriller Writers (ITW). All of the contributors to FaceOff are ITW members and the stories feature these dynamic duos:
· Patrick Kenzie vs. Harry Bosch in “Red Eye,” by Dennis Lehane and Michael Connelly
· John Rebus vs. Roy Grace in “In the Nick of Time,” by Ian Rankin and Peter James
· Slappy the Ventriloquist Dummy vs. Aloysius Pendergast in “Gaslighted,” by R.L. Stine, Douglas Preston, and Lincoln Child
· Malachai Samuels vs. D.D. Warren in “The Laughing Buddha,” by M.J. Rose and Lisa Gardner
· Paul Madriani vs. Alexandra Cooper in “Surfing the Panther,” by Steve Martini and Linda Fairstein
· Lincoln Rhyme vs. Lucas Davenport in “Rhymes With Prey,” by Jeffery Deaver and John Sandford
· Michael Quinn vs. Repairman Jack in “Infernal Night,” by Heather Graham and F. Paul Wilson
· Sean Reilly vs. Glen Garber in “Pit Stop,” by Raymond Khoury and Linwood Barclay
· Wyatt Hunt vs. Joe Trona in “Silent Hunt,” by John Lescroart and T. Jefferson Parker
· Cotton Malone vs. Gray Pierce in “The Devil’s Bones,” by Steve Berry and James Rollins
· Jack Reacher vs. Nick Heller in “Good and Valuable Consideration,” by Lee Child and Joseph Finder
So sit back and prepare for a rollicking ride as your favorite characters go head-to-head with some worthy opponents in FaceOff—it’s a thrill-a-minute read.
THIS IS HOW YOU DIE
Stories of the Inscrutable, Infallible, Inescapable Machine of Death
The machines started popping up around the world. The offer was tempting: with a simple blood test, anyone could know how they would die. But the machines didn't give dates or specific circumstances-just a single word or phrase. DROWNED, CANCER, OLD AGE, CHOKED ON A HANDFUL OF POPCORN. And though the predictions were always accurate, they were also often frustratingly vague. OLD AGE, it turned out, could mean either dying of natural causes, or being shot by an elderly, bedridden man in a botched home invasion. The machines held onto that old-world sense of irony in death: you can know how it's going to happen, but you'll still be surprised when it does.
This addictive anthology--sinister, witty, existential, and fascinating--collects the best of the thousands of story submissions the editors received in the wake of the success of the first volume, and exceeds the first in every way.
There's no place like home for the horrordays—unless you'd prefer a romantic midnight walk through a ghost-infested graveyard . . . or a haunted house candlelight dinner with the sexy vampire of your dreams. The (black) magical season is here—and whether it's a solstice séance gone demonically wrong with the incomparable Kim Harrison, a grossly misshapen Christmas with the remarkable Lynsay Sands, a blood-chilling-and-spilling New Year's with the wonderful Marjorie M. Liu, or a super-powered Thanksgiving with the phenomenal Vicki Pettersson, one thing is for certain: in the able hands of these exceptional dark side explorers, the holidays are going to be deliciously hellish!
Zane delivers a new and special taste, proving that passion and sensuality have truly universal meaning.
New York Times bestselling author Nalini Singh delivers a smoldering story with Secrets at Midnight, as the scent of Bastien Smith’s elusive lover ignites a possessiveness in him that’s as feral as it is ecstatic. And now that he’s found his mate, he’ll do anything to keep her.
In #1 New York Times bestselling author Ilona Andrews’ novella, Magic Steals, when people start going missing, shapeshifting tigress Dali Harimau and jaguar shifter Jim Shrapshire must uncover the truth about the mysterious creatures responsible.
From Milla Vane—a warrior princess must tame The Beast of Blackmoor to earn a place among her people. But she quickly discovers that the beast isn't a monster, but a barbarian warrior who intends to do some taming himself.
It’s seer Makenna Frazier's first day on the job at Supernatural Protection and Investigations, and her first assignment is more than she bargained for when bodyguard duty for a leprechaun prince’s bachelor party goes every which way but right in national bestselling author Lisa Shearin’s Lucky Charms.
DAGON, by H.P. Lovecraft
THE CHILDREN OF THE NIGHT, by Robert E. Howard
MOTHER OF PEARL, by Fitz-James O'Brien
THE WALKING DEAD, by E. Hoffmann Price
SOMETIMES YOU HAVE TO SHOUT ABOUT IT, by Darrell Schweitzer
THE STORY OF MING-Y, by Lafcadio Hearn
BY MOONLIGHT, by John Gregory Betancourt
THE GATEWAY OF THE MONSTER, by William Hope Hodgson
CANON ALBERIC'S SCRAP-BOOK, by M.R. James
DRACULA'S GUEST, by Bram Stoker
THE MAN WHO FOUND OUT, by Algernon Blackwood
PHANTAS, by Oliver Onions
FEAR, by Achmed Abdullah
LUCIFER, by John D. Swain
PENNIES FROM HELL, by Darrell Schweitzer
THE HOUND, by H. P. Lovecraft
THE DUKE OF DEMOLITION GOES TO HELL, by John Gregory Betancourt
JUKE-BOX, by Henry Kuttner
THE MUMMY'S FOOT, by Theophile Gautier
PIT OF MADNESS, by E. Hoffmann Price
THE GHOST OF TOWNELEY TOWERS, by Seabury Quinn
SMALL WORLD, by William F. Nolan
THE BELL IN THE FOG, by Gertrude Atherton
THE CORPSE ON THE GRATING, by Hugh B. Cave
THE MAN WHO COLLECTED KNIVES, by John Gregory Betancourt
And don't forget to check out all the other volumes in the "Megapack" series! Search your favorite ebook store for "Wildside Megapack" to see the complete list...covering mysteries, adventure, ghost stories, science fiction, westerns, and much, much more!
Winner of the Black Expressions Book of the Year Award three years in a row for Afterburn, Nervous, and Addicted, New York Times bestselling author Zane is a publishing phenomenon whose fans can’t get enough of her smart, sexy, and wild stories.
Like Chocolate Flava and Caramel Flava, Sensuality: Caramel Flava II is a delicious assortment of fun, sensual stories by Zane and a select assortment of talented erotica authors. Sensuality: Caramel Flava II includes sections written expressly for both men and women, making it a perfect book for lovers to share. Featuring Latino as well as African- American characters and cultural references, Sensuality: Caramel Flava II offers a unique blend of literary spice, hot and sweet enough to fit on a menu only Zane could cook up.
Writing together for the first time, New York Times bestselling authors Lynsay Sands and Hannah Howell present the darkly passionate story of two men sworn to conquer the hunger that pounds in their blood--and the women who may be their only salvation. . .
When Darkness Falls. . .
Cathal MacNachton and Connall MacAdie are cousins bound by far more than blood ties and the rugged Highland landscape their clan calls home. The ancient curse of their ancestry has fated them to live by night with an unquenchable thirst that neither can tame. The only thing that can save their souls is marriage to Outsiders--mortals whose untainted blood will weaken the curse in their children and break the chains of fear that have made their clan a breed apart.
Bridget Callan and Eva Caxton are the women who will shape the clan's destiny. Marriage to these strange and mysterious men will rescue each of them from desperate circumstances--and draw them into a web of danger, desire, and intrigue. . .
STARbooks Press is proud to release HOMO THUGS, edited by SHANE ALLISON.
What is it about thugs that so excites gay men? Could it be the leather-clad jackets, those bulging thighs under cut-up tattered jeans, the gang colors that launch bridled lust (and other body parts) of their beholders? Maybe it's the promise of hot sex under the threat of a switch blade – or something more organic. Or, perhaps it's the sheer pleasure of transgression, of getting down and dirty with a man who couldn't care less about abiding by the law.
HOMO THUGS, edited by SHANE ALLISON, explores the sexier, sleazier side of these masculine brutes and mischievous makers from gay gang bangers to queer mob bosses and pimps on the down low.
Editor Shane Allison assembled stories by Christopher Pierce, Jay Starre, Peter Eros, H.L. Champa, Michael Braken, Landon Dixon, Wayne Mansfield, and other seasoned writers about the men of the street who don't ask, but take what they want when they want it.
These sizzling stories pay happy homage to those bad boys of the night who keep the streets (and a lot of other locales) sultry and – erotically dangerous!
When Laird Taran Ferguson’s nephews refuse to wed and secure his birthright, he takes matters into his own hands, raiding a ball and kidnapping four likely brides—a bonny lass, an heiress with a slight reputation problem, a rich English beauty, and a maiden without a name or a fortune. But which one is ready to fall in love with the Scottish lord? Add a very angry duke, a decrepit castle, and a fierce Highland storm that is holding all of Taran’s “guests” captive to the mix, and readers will find themselves transported to a world of temptation, passion, and new and unexpected love. This historical romance novel in three parts—a single story with three compelling voices—is one that will not soon be forgotten.
She's got a hot new makeover . . . and a boss to seduce!For prim and proper Ryan Ashton, sexy has always been an elusive quality. But with a little help from a new friend, she just might snag the one man who can set her seductive side loose inCodi Gary's The Trouble with Sexy.
Stuck in a king-size suite with a sexy man . . . What morecould a girl want? But for Julie Dillon, being snowed in at anElvis-themed Memphis hotel with Luke Pearce can't mean anything but trouble. Too close for comfort gets close enough to taste inCheryl Harper's Love Me Tender.
Her best friend's brother is shaking up her Valentine's Day!Katie Quinn just wanted to spend the day watching Jurassic Park and eating chocolate. She certainly had no intention of running into Logan Cross–or running for her life! Suddenly caughtin the crosshairs of danger, Katie and Logan must get togetherto find a way out in Jaclyn Hatcher'sLove, Guns, and Heart-Shaped Chocolate.
Andrea Nash of the Order of Knights of Merciful Aid—with an assist from her partner, Kate Daniels—tries to figure out why the giant three-headed dog who guards the gates of Hades is sniffing around Atlanta in this tale by the author of the “edgy series” full of “complex world-building and skilled characterizations” (Library Journal).
Praise for the Kate Daniels novels:
“Splendid…An edgy, dark fantasy.”—Patricia Briggs, #1 New York Times bestselling author
“[A] vividly drawn, kick-butt series.”—Monsters and Critics
“Fans of urban fantasy will delight in Ilona Andrews’s alternate-universe Atlanta.”—Fresh Fiction
The bonds of matrimony...
The bonds between husband and wife...
Let's face it-some bonds are made to be broken.
Here, for the first time ever, are four stories from today's most provocative authors that take the classic idea of the "faerie tale wedding" and give it a swift kick in the bustle.
Each gritty and profound story is told in a raw and real voice, luring the readers in by the poignant story-lines, themes, and the genuine talents and abilities of each of these prolific authors. The characters face the same struggles and tragedies that any other person growing up in the hood might endure, but what makes these stories so phenomenal is the fact that although the characters might be living a dangerous, immoral and unacceptable lifestyle according to society's standards, they are not so far gone that they can't acknowledge the power of a higher being and a life changing moment that could alter their lives forever.
Summer Fever by Donna Hill
Nina Forbes is excited to house sit in the Hamptons-but her handsome neighbor, Barbados native Ian Harrison, excites her even more. Soon the two are sharing conversation, kisses. . .and sizzling sleepovers. Ian promises to keep in touch after he returns home in the fall. But as the days pass, Nina fears their passion was just summer fever. . .
One Hot Summer by Niobia Bryant
After a high-profile divorce, event planner Simone "Love" Lovey swears off dating famous people. . .until sexy star athlete Maleek Trenton enters her life. Their romance is bliss, but Love again finds herself amid paparazzi, groupies-and calls from a woman who claims she's involved with Maleek, and has intimate details to prove it. . .
Too Hot To Handle by Zuri Day
Choice McKinley gets stuck in an elevator during a blackout, on the hottest July 4th ever. That she's locked in with gorgeous Trey Scott only adds to the heat. Soon, relief from the high temperature requires clothing removal and sultry kisses. But Trey doesn't know Choice is his boss's off-limits daughter-and Choice doesn't know Trey is a wanted man. All that will come after the doors open to reality. . .
Thanks to Edgar Allan Poe, Honore de Balzac, Nathaniel Hawthorne and others, the half century from 1800-1849 is the cradle of all modern horror short stories. Andrew Barger, the editor of this book as well as "Edgar Allan Poe Annotated and Illustrated Entire Stories and Poems," read over 300 horror short stories to compile the 12 best.
At the back of the book he includes a list of all horror short stories he considered along with their dates of publication and author, when available. He even includes background for each of the stories, author photos and annotations for difficult terminology. A number of the stories were published in leading periodicals of the day such as Blackwood's and Atkinson's Casket. Read The Best Horror Short Stories 1800-1849 today!
Good With His Hands
By New York Times bestselling author Lori Foster As next-door neighbors and best friends, Pete Watson and Cassidy McClannahan have a "no sex" relationship. Until Pete decides he's ready to transform himself into the perfect "black tie" guy he thinks she wants. And once she's in his arms, he'll show her just what else that black tie can do. . .
Miss Extreme Congeniality
By New York Times bestselling author Erin McCarthy CJ White knows there has to be a catch when Wyatt Maddock--her despised FBI partner--offers to transfer out of Chicago and far, far away from her: she has to spend one sexy night with the untamed playboy, wearing the outfit of his choice. . .
Last Call by Morgan Leigh
Tess Braeden is new in Justice, North Carolina, but there's no justice when she learns that her inherited home is about to be foreclosed on. Thank goodness for the sensual, mysterious Fletcher Graham. But will Mr. Right become Mr. Wrong once Tess discovers his day job?
Featuring stories from the genre's greatest authors:
Isaac Asimov, Arthur C. Clarke, Robert A. Heinlein, Ursula K. Le Guin, Ray Bradbury, Frederik Pohl, Harlan Ellison, George Alec Effinger, Brian W. Aldiss, William Gibson & Michael Swanwick, Theodore Sturgeon, Larry Niven, Robert Silverberg, Harry Turtledove, James Blish, George R. R. Martin, James Patrick Kelly, Karen Joy Fowler, Lloyd Biggle, Jr., Terry Bisson, Poul Anderson, John Kessel, R.A. Lafferty, C.J. Cherryh, Lisa Goldstein, and Edmond Hamilton
ROBIN HOBB returns to the Realm of the Elderlings with “Homecoming,” a powerful tale in which exiles sent to colonize the Cursed Shores find themselves sinking into an intoxicating but deadly dream . . . or is it a memory?
GEORGE R. R. MARTIN continues the adventures of Dunk, a young hedge knight, and his unusual squire, Egg, in “The Sworn Sword,” set a generation before the events in A Song of Ice and Fire.
ORSON SCOTT CARD tells a tale of Alvin Maker and the mighty Mississippi, featuring a couple of ne’er-do-wells named Jim Bowie and Abe Lincoln, in “The Yazoo Queen.”
DIANE GABALDON turns to an important character from her Outlander saga—Lord John Grey—in “Lord John and the Succubus,” a supernatural thriller set in the early days of the Seven Years War.
ROBERT SILVERBERG spins an enthralling tale of Majipoor’s early history—and remote future—as seen through the eyes of a dilettantish poet who discovers an unexpected destiny in “The Book of Changes.”
TAD WILLIAMS explores the strange afterlife of Orlando Gardiner, from his Otherland saga, in “The Happiest Dead Boy in the World.”
ANNE McCAFFREY shines a light into the most mysterious and wondrous of all places on Pern in the heartwarming “Beyond Between.”
RAYMOND E. FEIST turns from the great battles of the Riftwar to the story of one soldier, a young man about to embark on the ride of his life, in “The Messenger.”
ELIZABETH HAYDON tells of the destruction of Serendair and the fate of its last defenders in “Threshold,” set at the end of the Third Age of her Symphony of Ages series.
NEIL GAIMAN gives us a glimpse into what befalls the man called Shadow after the events of his Hugo Award–winning novel American Gods in “The Monarch of the Glen.”
TERRY BROOKS adds an exciting epilogue to The Wishsong of Shannara in “Indomitable,” the tale of Jair Ohmsford’s desperate quest to complete the destruction of the evil Ildatch . . . armed only with the magic of illusion.
From the Hardcover edition.
Over five hundred years ago, Esperetta's soul was bound to her husband's by dark magic, and when Velkan became a Dark-Hunter, to her horror, she became immortal as well. Now, they must come together to fight an old enemy...and the passion that threatens to consume them once more.
"Ride the Night Wind" by L.A. Banks
Dark dreams haunt Jose Ciponte, dreams of a woman so beautiful he aches for her-and a deadly enemy who stalks them in the night. And now those dreams have become a reality...
"The Gift" by Susan Squires
All Major Davis Ware wants to do is propose to the beautiful Emma Fairchild. Instead, he is called back into battle, and a desperate fate. And Emma will venture into hell itself to save him.
"The Forgotten One" by Ronda Thompson
Lady Anne Baldwin longs to break free from her proper bonds. When she meets the mysterious Merrick, whose eyes glow like a wolf's, she may have found more than she bargained for.
After a rocky marriage, irresistibly seductive Jay Crawford is ready for a new woman--and a new challenge. It doesn't take him long to discover both in one fine package: Ashlee Anderson. She's just what he's looking for--hard-to-get, feisty, and freaky.
When their one-night stand extends into months of lovemaking that's too hot to give up, Jay finds he's in way over his head. For Ashlee has no intention of letting their relationship ever end. Trouble is, her psycho behavior turns him on like nothing else. But when Ashlee makes a shocking confession, Jay knows she definitely ain't the one and he's got to escape before she completely destroys his life. . .
"Weber spins a lively, revelation-packed tale deepened by genuine emotion, convincing detail and smart dialogue." --Publishers Weekly on The Preacher's Son
"Mix dirty red drama, relationship scandals, suspense, love, and you get my girl Mary B. Morrison." --Vickie Stringer
The multiple Locus Award-winning annual compilation of the year's best science fiction stories
Loving Mindy by Karen Erickson
Mindy can't believe she's stuck with her ex–best friend—and the man whose heart she broke years ago—for the holidays, though the tension between them is more than enough to keep them warm. Josh Powers never forgot Mindy, but he can't risk his heart a second time.
White-Hot Holiday by Coleen Kwan
Naomi's sworn off men like Aaron—rich, cocky, and dismissive of holiday traditions. Aaron decided to spend Christmas in sunny Australia to avoid snowy New York, not to fall for the woman his best friend warned him away from. But when a volcano grounds him, Aaron and Naomi's relationship becomes eruptive.
An Officer and a Rebel by Cindi Madsen
The last person police officer Nate Walsh expected to discover in a snowstorm is his brother's ex and former town rebel, Kelsey Cooper. She's his complete opposite and totally off-limits, but as they wait out the storm together, all he can think is how he wishes she'd stay forever.
Saving the Sheriff by Roxanne Snopek
Frankie Sylva was determined to free the reindeer cruelly held for a holiday roadshow, even if it meant risking her own life. Deputy Sheriff Red LeClair set out to save a stranger in a snowstorm, never expecting he'd be the one to be rescued.