Stories in which one or more of the primary characters identifies as heterosexual.
Tea shop owner and part-time tarot reader Arlo Symons never expected any real change to her quiet life. That is, until a wickedly handsome man in a devil’s costume entered her carnival tent. Sexy, rich, and clever, Piers Tatham is slick as Mephistopheles and powerfully attracted to Arlo. He also has an ex-girlfriend who wants Arlo to read at a very important Halloween party. That reading will decide if Piers Tatham ends up with a lucrative deal, or returns to Manhattan empty handed.
Before Arlo can say “boo,” Piers is in her shop, in her bed, and is urging her help him. Arlo, sensing that there might be an honest man beneath the liar’s mask, is tempted. Tragedy still haunts her life, and she could finally be free of that, if Piers is as much under her spell as she is under his. If he’s not…then the trick will be on her this Halloween, with a broken heart at the end. Dare she sell her soul to this Devil? It’s hard to say no when love is part of the witches’ brew.
What happens when a young, headstrong girl defies the wishes of her parents and tests the boundaries of her small, stuffy town? It is 1898, and Jonquil is nineteen, beautiful, and bored with the boys in her village. One drowsy August morning, she takes a walk through the woods and discovers a seemingly abandoned cabin, where she will meet the three hunters that will widen the boundaries of her world and show her what she has been missing. (F/M+)
When the travelling golden boy Arjan comes across a seemingly abandoned manor at a crossroads, the sly thief lets himself in to sample the soft beds, tasty food and comfortable chairs housed inside. However, his hopes for an easy haul are set aside when he finds a nude maiden waiting for him in the most perfect bed in the house. Exhausted, even though he has slept, and ravenous, despite eating his fill, Arjan slowly begins to realize that not everything is as it seems. (F/M)
Matthew O’Dallan was separated from his childhood sweetheart Iphigenia Haworth when his parents promised him to the Church. Years later, Iphigenia finds her way to his parish. Their old bond hasn’t weakened—in fact, maturity has made it in some ways stronger than ever, adding lust to their longtime affection. She remembers the old promises they made each other, and before God, she is ready to keep them. And although he knows that it’s a sin, Matthew can’t help but find in her temptation the chance for a last touch of grace. (F/M)
Regina Marshall had it all: a devoted and passionate husband, a luxurious home, a life that most people wanted. Yet there was one small part of her left unsatisfied; a sexual fantasy she’d always wanted to indulge in but never had for fear it might hurt her marriage. When she shyly revealed this dream to her doting husband, however, he insisted on making her fantasy a reality.
Clayton Marshall was fiercely in love with his wife and determined to give her anything she might desire. The trouble was, he wasn’t sure whose fantasy he was fulfilling when he arranged to have another man pleasure her while he watched. One thing was certain, the young man who entered their lives that evening was going to change everything; not only everything the knew about each other, but everything they thought they knew about themselves. (M/F/M)
“Want to go on a date?” Those were the words that tumbled out of Cal when he saw the young lady on the bridge. The one about to throw herself into rushing river below. It was the strangest thing he’d ever uttered and not just because it was so wildly inappropriate. A victim of chronic shyness, Cal found it impossible to talk to women, let alone date them. The black-haired beauty on the bridge, however, brought something out of him he didn’t even know existed: an intense need to share himself, all of himself, with someone.
“Want to go on a date?”
What followed was a typical date that was anything but typical. During it, two closed souls, one secretive, one introverted, would find in each other what they never imagined they’d find in this life. There was one stipulation to the date, however: come morning it would be over. Meaning Cal had till dawn to change her mind. Could he give her enough of himself to do that? (F/M)
A love triangle on the shores of the Mediterranean. Glaucus, the newest god of the sea, finds himself back with the sorceress Circe, his saving grace. Her powerful magics saved his life and sanity—but now he wants another favor from her. (M/F)
Noel Larkin’s hyper-holiday spirit is a mystery to both her boyfriend, Roland and her dour accountant, Benjamin. So when charming Hank, a non-profit organizer, re-appears in her life, Noel was delighted. At last she’d found romantic harmony, or so she thought. Then comes Christmas Eve and revelations that shake her faith in all three men. Can anyone restore her Christmas spirit to her before her birthday arrives the next morning? It would take an act of selfless charity to do so. (F/M)
When her maybe-boyfriend goes on vacation, Lena can’t help but question whether the spark will still be there when he returns. But armed with a smartphone camera, she takes matters into her own hands, determined to make herself memorable. (F/M)
Helena is a Victorian housewife who has a problem with her nerves. When her doting husband brings her to the best doctor in London, the good doctor asserts that Helena’s hysteria is lodged between her legs. There is only one, truly exquisite cure. (M/F)