Erotic tales of fairs, carnivals and festivals – Mardi Gras, Renaissance, Folsom, Pride, Oktoberfest, more.
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.
Elaine is an ordinary human with ordinary dreams, maybe a little too shy for her own good. At least that’s what she tells herself, until she is kidnapped off of a city bus by a strange and charismatic man named Ghalib who has come looking specifically for her. Ghalib definitely isn’t ordinary. He isn’t even human. He’s a Dream Architect, one of the beings who create dreams for humanity. His world is the realm of passion, imagination and nightmares, where humans may be kept as pets, or personal slaves. Ghalib is obsessed with Elaine, whose vivid, erotic dreams he finds irresistible. If Elaine is to contend with Ghalib on her own terms, she’ll have to do more than let go of her shy, inhibited waking manner. She will have to realize her own dreams. (F/M. F/F, M/M)
Brayden Clare never wanted to return to small town life. Blond, athletic, and struggling with his sexual identity, a casual relationship on the beach in Florida suits him much better. When a family emergency calls him home, he is forced to trade his personal freedom for a job as a bartender in a town where everybody thinks they know who he is, and nobody has a clue—including Brayden. Jenner Parrish is the owner and operator of Parrish Pub, the social hub of Robertsville, Pennsylvania. Jenner is charming, dominant, and popular since they were both in high school together. Brayden finds his new boss intimidating, and is daunted to find that turns him on. Jenner finds his new recruit intriguing but mustn’t dare to ask an employee to submit to him. The two men find what they’re seeking at a masked BDSM ball in the next town over, and are startled to discover their desires rest much, much closer to home. (M/M)
Ettie visits a funfair with her bullying husband in Victorian London. When a sword-swallowing sideshow performer grabs her attention, she finds herself drawn into a new world of strangeness, freedom and passion. (F/M)
The priests of Castora are required to be celibate, except for one night with a pair of holy virgins during the celebration of the Beatitude Solstice. Boci and Seria, a young man violated in his youth and a (technically) virgin widow, are not the pure sacrifices usual for solstice night. Despite this, the two submit themselves so that the priests will not be denied their one night of ecstasy. (M/M, F/M)
When Mason’s best friend Robbie is dumped by his boyfriend a week before his birthday, it’s up the “Fancy Man” to try and repair the bartender’s broken heart with a natal day fantasy. He comes up with the idea of offering Robbie three “princes” each with a special gift—and sexual expertise. Even as these princes woo Robbie “on-stage” however, backstage has its problems. The submissives playing the princes need Mason to master them, and his own slave, Charles, is acting strangely. While Mason has always been master and director during the fantasy, he’s not so certain about his role after the fantasy ends. This time, the reality as much as the fantasy will determine not only Robbie’s future happiness, but that of Charles and Mason. (M/M+)