Rajasthani Moon by Lisabet Sarai

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Rajasthani Moon by Lisabet Sarai

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Micro Review: This is the author’s mashup of romance sub-genres steampunk, BDSM, shapeshifter, Bollywood, spy novel and menage.

Description: Neither kink nor curse can stop a woman with a mission. Cecily Harrowsmith, secret agent extraordinaire, is a woman on a mission. When the remote Indian kingdom of Rajasthan refused to remit its taxes to the Empire, Her Majesty imposed an embargo. Deprived of the energy-rich mineral viridium, essential for modern technology and development, Rajasthan was expected to quickly give in and resume its payments. Yet after three years, the rebellious principality still has not knuckled under. Cecily undertakes the difficult journey to the rugged, arid land of the Rajputs to determine how it has survived, and convince the country to return to the Empire’s embrace. Instead, she’s taken captive by a brigand and delivered into the hands of the sexy but sadistic Rajah Amir, who expertly mingles torture and delight in his interrogation of the voluptuous interloper. Cursed before birth , the ruler’s half-brother, Pratan, changes to a ravening wolf whenever the moon is full. Cecily uncovers the counter-spell that can reverse the effects of the former queen’s hex and tries to trade that information for her freedom. Drawn to the fierce wolf-man and sympathising with his suffering, she volunteers to serve as the sacrifice required by the ritual—offering her body to the beast. Cecily must accomplish the task entrusted to her by the Empire. But can she bear to leave the virile half-brothers and their colourful land to return to her life in England?

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Wanderlust: A Literary Erotica Anthology (Mofo Pubs Presents Book 1) by Megan Lewis (editor)

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Wanderlust: A Literary Erotica Anthology (Mofo Pubs Presents Book 1) by Megan Lewis (editor)

 

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Micro Review: Lovingly selected by Megan Lewis, the Mofo Pubs Presents series provide anthologies of short literary erotica at its best, bringing together a range of excellent writing showcased in themed anthologies. Book 1, Wanderlust, centres around that need to keep moving – from chance encounters by sexual-ships that pass in the night, to those wandering souls that seek to reach out to feel the warmth of human contact as the world rushes by.

Description: Wanderlust—a strong longing for or an impulse toward wandering. The stories in this anthology explore the ramifications of wanderlust—with an emphasis on lust. Twelve tales of those who cannot stay still—whether by choice, curse, or circumstance.

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Carnal Machines: Steampunk Erotica by D.L. King (editor)

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Carnal Machines: Steampunk Erotica by D.L. King (editor)

 

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Micro Review: Engaging, imaginative, with sensuality wonderfully described, even veiled under propriety of the Victorian era.

Description: The Victorians wrote some of the best and most enduring erotica. For such a tightly-laced age, people spent a lot of time thinking about things carnal. The rich and slightly decadent visuals of the steam age lend themselves perfectly to the new carnality of post-punk era. And, of course, what is repressed will be even more exciting once the corset is unlaced. Steampunk, even without sex, is erotic; with sex, it’s over-the-top hot. A widowed lady engineer invents a small device that can store the energy from sexual frustration and convert it to electricity to help power a home. Teresa Noelle Roberts shows us what it can do, confronted with sexual fulfillment. What volume of steampunk would be complete without a tale of sailing ships and the men who sail them? If your taste runs to sexy pirates in space, Poe Von Page will delight you with the mutinous crew of the Danika Blue and their new captain. Then there’s the very special room on the top floor in the House of the Sable Locks, a brothel where sexually discriminating men go to have their fantasies fulfilled. Even if a man daren’t put those fantasies into words, Elizabeth Schechter’s “Succubus” will give the madam all the information she needs with which to make her clients happy. There are brothels, flying machines, steam-powered conveyances, manor houses, spiritualist societies. These stories afford intelligently written, beautifully crafted glimpses into other worlds, where the Carnal Machines won’t fail to seduce you, get you wet or make you hard. A happy ending is guaranteed.

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House of Sable Locks by Elizabeth Schechter

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House of Sable Locks by Elizabeth Schechter

 

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Micro Review: Eerie, atmospheric, with a delicious doomed undercurrent of imminent disaster. Great world-building and a story that keeps you turning the pages.

Description: From Passionate Plume award finalist Elizabeth Schechter comes a steampunk novel of dark passion. In a respectable neighbourhood, on the top floor of a beautiful house, crouches the Succubus; by design, and by temperament, she is all that men crave and fear. To the wealthy and privileged men of London, the Succubus is a test they must pass to gain access to the House of Sable Locks, the most exclusive brothel in town. However, to William, a wealthy young man born and raised in India, she is the very essence of his desires. William is recovering from the loss of everything he knows and loves when he first meets the Succubus. With great care she tears him apart… and he falls in love again. But their idyll cannot last: there is a killer loose in London, and the darkness of William’s past is about to collide with the terror of his present. Based on the story “The Succubus” from the acclaimed erotic steampunk anthology Like Clockwork, HOUSE OF SABLE LOCKS lets us enter the mysterious brothel readers previously only had a glimpse of.

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Sacrilege: A Literary Erotica Anthology (Mofo Pubs Presents Book 3) by Megan Lewis (editor)

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Sacrilege: A Literary Erotica Anthology (Mofo Pubs Presents Book 3) by Megan Lewis (editor)

 

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Micro Review: Sensual tales to make you feel and make you think. Filled with lust and longing, tinged with the confusion of the big questions: life, death, belonging, want and need. Well worth the read.

Description: The 3rd in the Mofo Pubs Presents series, Sacrilege continues the series’ presentation of themed anthologies of literary erotica. Sacrilege. The violation or misuse of what is regarded as sacred. Mofo Pubs presents thirteen tales that traverse the forbidden territory between the sacred and the profane.

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Melt With You: A Rouge Erotic Romance by Alison Tyler

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Melt With You: A Rouge Erotic Romance by Alison Tyler

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Micro Review: A sexy, fun, nostalgic, romp. Take a time-warped stroll down memory lane. Near history that many will remember and love. Who wouldn’t want to go back in time to their own past and relive it with the knowledge they have as an adult – particularly the smoking-hot sexual discoveries of youth.

Description: Dissatisfied with the lack of romance in her life, Dori returns to her hometown with the hopes of healing her wounded heart. But the small town has changed: it is restored to its former beauty. And not only that, much to her chagrin, Dori finds she’s been transported back to the 80s! She now has the opportunity to fully make the most of her teenage years. She even ends up dating a young teacher from her local high school. With time on her side, Dori not only has the chance to save her town from ruin, but also her heart …

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Take Me Like the World Ends at Midnight by Terrance Aldon Shaw

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Take Me Like The World Ends At Midnight by Terrance Aldon Shaw

 

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Forbidden fruit is always the sweetest. The eight stories in this volume capture the thrill of the unexpected; a handsome stranger’s touch in a dark theater; a night of passion with the most unlikely of mystery men; the sheer adrenaline rush of sudden contact; the silent promise of ecstasy. In “Her Dark Passage”, ignored by her husband and abandoned by her so-called best friend, Jessi is left alone on a rainy night to celebrate her fortieth birthday at a decrepit old movie house. But the Humphrey Bogart double feature is less interesting than the handsome young stranger who sits down next to her halfway through the show.

In “Saturday Nights in the Middle of Nowhere” deep in the wild, wide-open subconscious of the southern Great Plains, a shadowy roadhouse caretaker tells the tale of aspiring chanteuse, Suzan L’Amour, and the unlikely lover who changed her life forever. “The Sweet Guy Tells All” answers the question of whether nice guys ever get lucky.  The action in “Sleeping Dogs and Southern Comfort” sees Nancy and her boyfriend head to a reunion of his old Marine unit, where Nancy finds herself in bed with “the other woman’s” gorgeous, half-wit brother. In “Night Vision” a down-and-out ex jazz DJ discovers an unusual ability, born of his very ordinariness. “Three Lies Before the River” sees gorgeous Terri’s psychic ability, which has always given her an edge both on the job and at the poker table, put to the test as a co-worker complicates matters.  In “Mr. Friday’s Midlife Crisis”, a 60-year-old man meets life head-on in the form of a smart-mouthed, vivacious nineteen-year-old college coed with major cash-flow problems and a boyfriend who bores her to tears. In “Summer of ‘69”, hot on the heels of Woodstock and moon-landings, sixteen-year-old Nate’s family vacation at Lake Michigan ends up in turmoil when long-lost “Aunt” Penny shows up for a visit.

Most of these stories are also available in an ebook titled “Six Erotic Tales: The Complete Entertainments (So Far)”.

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Aphrodite Overboard by Richard V. Raiment

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Aphrodite Overboard by Richard V. Raiment

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Kidnapped and shipwrecked on a tropic isle, the Lady Susanna finds that paradise comes complete with the willing and most intimate worship of the natives, who appoint her as their goddess of love and fertility. When the island paradise is invaded by devils in the form of a priestly slave-trader and his crew, Susanna is forced to protect the people who consider her their goddess, rather than to succumb to the evil brought by her own countrymen.

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The Pleasure Dial (An Erotocomedic Novel of Old-Time Radio) by Jeremy Edwards

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The Pleasure Dial (An Erotocomedic Novel of Old-Time Radio) by Jeremy Edwards

 

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The year is 1934, and amiable New York gag writer Artie Plask has taken the West Coast plunge. His first day on staff with a top radio show introduces him to the irresistible Mariel Fenton, a wit among wits who immediately takes an interest in all aspects of Artie’s life-especially his private life.

As Artie finds his feet in a world of blustering comedians, pansexual sex goddesses, timid screen legends, exhibitionistic scriptwriters, and self-infatuated geniuses, Mariel leads him on a zany journey up and down the pleasure dial-a giddy romp through Hollywood that’s chock-full of airwaves showdowns, writing-room counterplots, devious impersonations, naked meetings, and a sensuality-drenched assortment of erotic escapades.

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Death and Beauty: An Erotic Fantasy Romance Inspired by Norse Mythology by Samantha MacLeod

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Death and Beauty: An Erotic Fantasy Romance Inspired by Norse Mythology by Samantha MacLeod

 

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Baldr the Beautiful is dead. Desperate to get back to his privileged role as Óðinn’s favorite son, Baldr strikes a bargain with Hel, the terrifying half living and half skeletal queen of the realm of the dead. He offers her the only thing he’s got: knowledge from the living world. Hel gives him three days. If he can teach her something new, she will return him to the realms of the living.

But the icy Hel seems completely impervious to Baldr’s charms. What’s worse, she already knows everything. By the end of the third day, Baldr realizes he’s only got one chance left to impress her.

Returning to his former life depends on Baldr the Beautiful seducing the most formidable woman in the Nine Realms.

 

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Viking Thunder by Emmanuelle de Maupassant

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Viking Thunder by Emmanuelle de Maupassant

 

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‘We all struggle. We all desire.’

When the Northmen’s ship is brought ashore in a storm, Elswyth is faced with the prowess of Eirik: a giant of a man who lets nothing stand in his way.

Elswyth struggles to remain independent, but cannot deny her sexual attraction and, ultimately, the satisfaction she finds in Eirik’s bed.

Can Eirik offer her more, and what dark secrets await Elswyth, if she returns with the Northmen to their distant lands?

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Islands by Richard V. Raiment

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Islands by Richard V. Raiment

 

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Menage, adventure, historical romance, and more. Two straight men shipwrecked alone on an island together for years. What do they do? What else could they do? And then a woman arrives…

The early 1700s, Thomas Carton, an English sailor is shipwrecked in the tropics, his ship destroyed and all lives lost, save his own and one other. That other, Peter Lightfoot, is gay—and thus is the last man alive that Carton or any of his ilk would choose to share his isolation. Peter considers himself a depraved freak rightfully despised by God. Thomas agrees.

Forced by the passage of time and the dictates of circumstance into increasing mutual dependence, what kind of relationship, what level of intimacy, might possibly be arrived at by two such men?

And what happens to that relationship when Fate introduces a desirable woman into the mix?

An erotic adventure and romance containing m/m and m/f.

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London Triptych by Jonathan Kemp

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London Triptych by Jonathan Kemp

 

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Rent boys, aristocrats, artists, and criminals populate this sweeping novel in which author Jonathan Kemp skillfully interweaves the lives and loves of three very different men in gay London across the decades.

In the 1890s, a young man named Jack apprentices as a rent boy and discovers a life of pleasure and excess that leads to new friendships, most notably with the soon-to-be-infamous Oscar Wilde. A century later in 1998, David tells his own tale of unashamed decadence from prison, recalling life as a young man arriving in the city in the mid-’80s just as the scourge of AIDS hit. Where their paths cross, in the politically sensitive 1950s, when gay men were the target of police and politicians alike, the artist Colin tentatively explores his sexuality while working on his painting “London Triptych.”

Moodily atmospheric and rich with history, London Triptych is a sexy, resplendent portrait of the politics and pleasures of queer life in one of the world’s most fascinating cities.

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The Gentlemen’s Club (The Noire series) by Emmanuelle de Maupassant

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The Gentlemen’s Club
by Emmanuelle de Maupassant

 

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Victorian London 1898

Lord McCaulay falls under the enchantment of Mademoiselle Noire. Humiliated by her before his peers, he becomes intent on revenge, but is drawn only further into her web, entering a dark spiral of obsession.

Meanwhile, by day, Lord McCaulay’s path intersects that of young aristocrat Maud, as she struggles to assert her identity against the domination of men.

‘We live in the wondrous here and now and it is here that our flesh must take its pleasure. Your body is yours and yours alone, but not for long, and never long enough.’

Recommended by Stylist Magazine: a ‘mind-blowing’ read.

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Bride of the Barbarian Princes (Skatha Chronicles) by Lily Reynard

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Bride of the Barbarian Princes (Skatha Chronicles) by Lily Reynard

 

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Torn from my home on my wedding day by the conquering troops of General Vespasian, I offer myself as a war-prize to two handsome, muscular barbarian princes in return for my family’s safety. Far from being afraid, I thank all the gods for this unexpected rescue from my loathsome bridegroom.

Hardened by years in the army, these two barbarians are looking for a voluptuous wife. Before they return to their tribal homeland on the distant Roman frontier, they will take what they’ve come for, and give me the passionate initiation into womanhood that I’ve always craved.

This boxed set contains all three volumes of the Skatha Chronicles:
– Taken by the Barbarian Princes
– Claimed by the Barbarian Princes
– Loved by the Barbarian Princes

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Claimed by the Viking Warriors by Lily Reynard

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Claimed by the Viking Warriors by Lily Reynard

 

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When Eadyth, a high-born Saxon maiden, inherits her father’s prosperous estate, her villainous uncle’s matrimonial schemes force her to take refuge in an abbey. But then her sanctuary is overrun by Viking raiders, and innocent Eadyth finds herself captive to two fierce Norse chieftains, each of them a mouth-watering specimen of handsome, virile masculinity.

Blond, earnest Hjalmar and hot, dark, bad-boy Leif are brothers in search of a new home after being unfairly banned from their own country. They’ve always shared everything — including women. When they learn that their beautiful prisoner is an heiress, Eadyth’s captivity becomes an exercise in seduction, with the brothers competing for her hand in marriage.

The Viking pair’s amorous abilities are more than equal to their skill as warriors. As each seeks to outdo his brother in pleasuring their prospective bride, the inexperienced Eadyth soon learns that while having one superb lover is wonderful, having two of them–at the same time–provides sensual delights far beyond anything she might have imagined.

Now that she knows what she’d be missing, turning away either one of her ardent suitors seems a tragedy. But her uncle has not given up his plans to seize her property, and settling down with one of the brothers is the only way for Eadyth to regain her lands and protect her people. Can she find a solution that will preserve her estate — and satisfy her would-be husbands?

This smoking-hot M/F/M historical romance is a standalone work (no cliffhangers) intended for mature readers.

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Plucking Rosebud by Chera Zade & Fanny Mills

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Plucking Rosebud by Chera Zade & Fanny Mills

 

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Bored with aristocratic life, Lady Gwendolyn Rose Brearly sneaks out to look for a little diversion. In the dark of night, through the window of a mysterious stone cottage, she spies on a secret society – The Infernalis Club – in the midst of a particularly debauched bacchanal. Run by Lord Standish, Earl of Cartford, the group is always seeking comely new participants and is only too happy to initiate Lady Gwendolyn into their wicked ways.

A voluptuous, innocent maiden; a dangerously handsome Lord; and more than a score of his friends.  Lady Gwendolyn is about to learn the price paid for trespassing, as she is disciplined and pleasured in every direction by the entire Infernalis Club.

Debased. Debauched. Defiled. Petals parted, blossoms plucked, Lord Standish know exactly what his lovely Rosebud needs to bloom. Is Lady Gwendolyn Rose Brearly set to become Lord Standish’s sweetest bud?

Standalone historical novella with BDSM, licentious group activities and a happy ending.

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