Phantom: The Immortal by Mitzi Szereto and Ashley Lister

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Phantom The Immortal by Mitzi Szereto and Ashley Lister

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Micro Review: Literary, theatrical, operatic, with all the dark swooning grandeur and magical artifice that the theatre itself holds. Lush concoctions of unhurried phrases breath dark sensuality into sumptuously-described coupling. Every paragraph holds a metaphoric gem, making this writing ‘simply gorgeous’!

Description: Sexual desire and soul-searing need fuel this contemporary erotic sequel that relocates the original character from Gaston Leroux’s classic novel The Phantom of the Opera to present-day Paris…

While attending an auction of music memorabilia, young soprano Christine Delacroix bids on some letters written by another young soprano, Christine Daaé, who lived during the 19th century. Here she meets the handsome Compte Rezso Esterhazy, who immediately sets out to court her. Despite his attentions, Christine becomes obsessed with the Daaé letters and her namesake’s mysterious “Angel of Music”—a masked man who lived beneath the Paris Opera House.

Seemingly immortal and frozen in time, the Phantom is condemned to life below the opera house and in the shadows…until Christine Delacroix auditions for a minor role in Faust. Convinced the Christine from his past has been returned to him, he sets out for her to have the lead female role. He visits her in her dressing room to give her singing lessons, all the while remaining hidden from view. Insanely jealous over Christine’s budding romance with the Compte, the Phantom abducts her and takes her to his underground lair, where the singing lessons continue. Only this time they are far more depraved and sexual in nature.

A debut writing collaboration from bestselling authors Mitzi Szereto and Ashley Lister!

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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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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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The Moon-Haunted Heart by Terrance Aldon Shaw

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The Moon-Haunted Heart by Terrance Aldon Shaw

 

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Sometimes, the truest tales are about what ‘almost’ happened; not what was, but what just as easily might have been. The would’ves, the should’ves, the could’ves, the haunting maybes and the melancholy might-haves are the fertile soil in which the most powerful and affecting fiction takes root. Then too, sometimes, the most intriguing stories leave a bit of mystery beyond the margins—small enigmas for the reader to ponder hours and days after the book has been closed. Sometimes, the shortest stories are the ones that stay with us the longest.

The fifty very-short pieces in this collection of mature literary fiction range from as many as 4,000 to as few as 50 words. The purpose of these stories is not necessarily to arouse, but rather to explore various aspects of the human condition through the lens of the erotic in a way that is both enlightening and entertaining.

There are brief vignettes—entire worlds conjured up within the space of an eye-blink—alongside more conventionally expansive narratives. There are a number of stories about the erotic dimensions of ‘disability,’ particularly visual impairment. There are pan-sexual celebrations—the hetero- and homoerotic along with the intentionally ambivalent. There are richly atmospheric scene-settings, effusive literary evocations, and casual pop-culture-inspired dialogues; orneriness and ecstasy, contemporary vulgarity and timeless transcendence standing cheek by jowl, low comedy, erotic horror and lambent exultation comfortably sharing the same space, breathing the same air, seeking the same truth.

Fifty stories from that secret place where love and madness meet.

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Bewitched in Budapest by Justine Elyot

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Bewitched in Budapest by Justine Elyot

 

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Ruby had no idea what to expect from her trip to Budapest, but a strange man in her bed on her first night probably wasn’t it. Once the mistake is ironed out, though, and introductions made, she finds herself strangely drawn to the handsome Hungarian, despite her vow of holiday celibacy. Does Janos have what it takes to break her resolve and discover the secrets she is hiding, or will she be able to resist his increasingly wild seduction tactics? Against the romantic backdrop of a city made for lovers, personalities clash. They also bump. And grind.

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Sex and Love by I.J. Miller

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Sex and Love by I.J. Miller

 

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Who doesn’t hunger for more sex and love? In I.J. Miller’s stories everyone does … A married man who is a king in cybersex chat rooms, a woman torn between her boring fiancé and a hot anonymous affair, a professor fighting off seduction by a biker chick, a lonely man held hostage by a lascivious ex-lover, a housewife infatuated with her daughter’s tennis pro, a straight man tempted by a gay friend … everybody in Sex and Love wants to burn a little hotter. Real people. Powerful writing. An intense, erotic ride that has the novel feel of one breathless journey.

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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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Submitting to the Incubus (The Children of Lilith Book 7) by Bliss Devlin

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intelligent erotic romance
Submitting to the Incubus (The Children of Lilith Book 7) by Bliss Devlin

 

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A deal with the devil…
Marissa Brandt hunts demons for a living—until a mission goes terribly wrong when her pyromancer abilities go berserk. Fearful that she’s becoming one of the monsters she’s been taught to hate, Marissa is desperate enough take the deal offered by Michael Amestra, the charismatic CEO of Archangel Security Networks. He promises to give her a new identity and teach her how to control her abilities. But there’s one big catch: Michael is an incubus, and her new life requires her to submit to his every desire.

As an alpha male incubus, Michael requires a human companion, but after the disastrous conclusion of his last relationship, falling in love is not on the agenda. But the more time he and Marissa spend together, the more the ice around his protector’s heart threatens to thaw and crack wide open. The business-only arrangement becomes much more—until Marissa uncovers a shocking secret. While she wrestles with the pain of betrayal, her doubts and fears about Michael grow – until an unexpected arrival offers a way back to her former life. Will Marissa return to the cold simplicity of vengeance…or gamble everything on the heart of a demon?

(Steamy standalone M/F paranormal romance with strong-willed characters in a consensual D/s relationship)

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Santa’s Gift by Olivia Ford

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Santa’s Gift by Olivia Ford

 

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Why do nice girls want naughty things?  Sweet, shy and single, Kate Taylor is having a rough semester. With her grad school English Lit program kicking her butt, she ought to look forward to the holiday break, but Christmas isn’t the same when your divorced parents both have new partners.

When Kate’s best friend Blake invites her to a Christmas ski weekend with friends in Vermont, it may be just the kind of release she needs. Kate is tempted by the offer, but the problem is she finds Blake tempting too. Way too tempting!

Gorgeous, successful and a total sweetie, Blake Carter has been Kate’s buddy for six years. She knows better than to imagine he’d date her.  He’s always gone for hot, ‘anything goes’ women, and Kate’s shy and reserved – at least in public. Kate’s imagination definitely has a naughty side, but she can’t admit that to anyone. Can she? How can this nice girl get herself on the naughty list?

It will take a very special Santa to give Kate the Christmas gift she really wants.

(Contains romantic spanking and related activities.)

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Comfort Food by Kitty Thomas

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Comfort Food by Kitty Thomas

 

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Emily Vargas has been taken captive. As part of his conditioning methods, her captor refuses to speak to her, knowing how much she craves human contact. He’s far too beautiful to be a monster. Combined with his lack of violence toward her, this has her walking a fine line at the edge of sanity. Told in the first person from Emily’s perspective, Comfort Food is a tale of erotic surrender that explores what happens when all expectations of pleasure and pain are turned upside down, as whips become comfort and chicken soup becomes punishment.

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The S’expert by Evie Bliss

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Sexy Erotic Romance, Cleverotica
The S’expert by Evie Bliss

 

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“Smoking-hot sex: is that too much to ask?” Mandy ponders in a crowded inner-city bar.

Although she wants a night of mindless, no-strings-attached, high-octane heat, one can’t escape one’s inner nature – which in Mandy’s case is her high IQ!  Drawn to brains as well as brawn, Mandy needs that elusive package of a dirty-talking intellect to match her own, and an insatiable appetite for no-holds-barred debauchery.

Fall in love with Mandy as she falls head over heels for ‘The S’expert’ in an astoundingly-cerebral, crotch-soaking, life-affirming rollercoaster of a ride.
If you like High-IQ Heat, let the S’expert sate your intellect as well as your senses with a bitingly-clever debut that’s hot enough to melt your Mensa card!

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Dirty-Good by Evie Bliss

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Dirty-Good by Evie Bliss
Dirty-Good by Evie Bliss

 

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BDSM for brainiacs: “Scorching-hot, cerebrally sexy, and a geeky blend of steamy romance and smart discourse told in a fresh, new voice.”

Dungeon Dan is disillusioned with the purely physical, while diligent Deb seeks wicked sensuality to complement her rich inner life. When smoking-hot Dan promises desires beyond imagining, how far will Debbie go to fulfil her yearning for excitement? And will she thank him for liberating this new side of her, or resent him pulling the blinders from her eyes?

Thoughtful, wickedly creative, and brimming with metaphor and symbolism, this well-crafted novel uses evocative imagery to weave a lush, intelligent, steamy BDSM tale that’s not for the faint-hearted.

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