Lon Sarver

Sarver brings to ForbiddenFiction both editing talent and experience working authors. He has worked with D.M. Atkins on a number of anthology projects and fictional works previously and has been working with ForbiddenFiction since our start in 2012. He has degrees in psychology and counseling, which can be applied to both the analysis of fictional characters and the assistance of frenzied and frustrated authors working through seemingly endless revisions. Sarver is also fluent in the arcane dialects spoken by publishers, a resource needed by nearly any author.


Stories Edited by Lon Sarver:

A Good Soldier by

Syrus has always been a good soldier. When his loyalty and bodyguard skills are put to the test, he realizes that duty has far more meaning when the target is someone you care for. (M/M)

A Last Touch of Grace by

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)

A Little Night Swimming by

Becky knows better than to be trapped by the tide at night, but it’s funny how a bottle of cheap vodka can overcome an entire upbringing by the sea. She grew up with all the myths, too, but when her cute rescuer invites her into deep waters for a swim it’s not so much the mer as the maid that makes Becky hesitate. (F/F)

A Little Push by

What do you do when the dead rise? What do you say to the love of your life when he comes back to you from the grave? How do you apologize for killing him? Jesse knows and he also knows that love never dies. (M/M)

A Thief Bared by

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)

A Well-Placed Pinch by

The King and Queen of the Fairies love to watch the human world through their magic mirror. When they see three young women rehearsing for a university production of Shakespeare’s romantic comedy Twelfth Night, the observers see more than the performers know they are showing. Will the shy butch disguised as a page win the heart of her idol, who plays the countess? And will the countess’ maid play a few tricks that aren’t in the script? The royal couple make a bet about how the real drama will be resolved. When the prize is sex, everyone wins! (F/F+)

All Consuming by

Jacqueline lives in a secret world of her own, obsessed with sharks. Forced to hide her strange passions from society, she falls in love with a beautiful woman named Genesis, an artist who accepts Jacqueline and her dark desires. But Genesis has her own hungers, which may consume them both. (F/F)

Andromache’s Prize by

When Briseis had belonged to noble Achilles, she had been better able to bear slavery. Now, though, the heroes had all sailed away home, leaving baser men to strip the carcass of Troy. Briseis had been given into the hands of cruel Calygdus, and nightly she suffered for his every shame and weakness. Until the night that Andromache and the women of Troy fell upon the Greek camp, slaying the men and releasing the women slaves, promising them freedom in the City of Women. Freedom, and love… (M/F, F/F)

Arena Breed by

In the year 300, Avitus, a convict gladiator, ekes out a brutal but satisfying existence in the arena of provincial Carnuntum. A champion in the secutor style, he fights using sword and shield. His life changes when a Persian retiarius, fighting with net and trident,enters his gladiator school. Evenly matched against each other, the two gladiators receive an unwelcome invitation to stay at the villa of Gratianus and Paula, Carnuntum’s most depraved aristocrats. (F/M), (F/F/M)

Atropa Belladonna by

When something tall, fanged and handsome crawls out of the darkness to confess his love and devotion, she finds it hard to resist. But when sexual ecstasy turns to nightmarish possession, it becomes apparent that it’s equally hard to run away. (F/M)

Backstroke by

Nik isn’t looking for love when he takes a summer internship at Hot Shot Sports magazine─in fact, it’s the last thing on his mind–but when Tiernan, a handsome Olympic hopeful, offers a distraction from the stress of life, he has to decide if he wants to take full advantage, or if he’s just using Tiernan as an excuse to forget about his problems. After a disastrous Olympic trials four years ago, Tiernan is determined to stay focused this time around. He can’t afford any distractions, but the cute photographer documenting his Olympic progress might just be worth the risk. (M/M)

Bare Blue Steel by

Jimmy adores his boyfriend Tom, with his slick suits, fedoras, and cool demeanour. When Jimmy discovers a revolver in Tom’s bedside drawers, he is confronted with the truth about Tom’s business activities. How did he miss the signs? Or has Jimmy been ignoring the truth about Tom to hide from the truth about himself? (M/M)

Becoming Kerry by

Kerry Sanderson’s life is falling apart. He’s crushing himself to fit into the boxes others have put him in: dutiful son, good boyfriend, real man. But even the small rebellions he’s fought for himself—moving into a sketchy part of town and becoming an exotic dancer—aren’t giving him the freedom he needs. Ewyn Garrity, a security guard at the gay club where Kerry dances, has found himself in protecting others. Everyone thinks he’s straight, but Ewyn doesn’t fit into simple boxes, either. When he meets Kerry, he makes a not completely innocent offer of company after work.

Ewyn and Kerry hit it off, each finding something he desperately needs in the other. But when Kerry is forced to confront the pain and self-doubt that keep him crushed in his boxes, he’s afraid that no one, not even Ewyn, will be able to love who he is when he finally, truly becomes Kerry. (M/M, M/GQ)

Begging by

While Sascha is busy, Sy and Cash find a way to entertain themselves. Sy’s hesitations make sense in the context of his history, and Cash realizes just how close they can get. (M/M)

Begging For It by

Once again, he watches as she parades near his window, scantily clad on the hot summer’s eve. Once again, she entices him by bending over while pretending to walk her dog. She knows exactly what she’s doing and precisely how to excite and frustrate him, teasing him with the body she would never before share with him. Now, he’s prepared, he’s ready. Tonight’s the night. (M/F)

Beneath the Faerie Tree by

When Isabella wept out her heartbreak over her arranged marriage at her favorite place, she never expected to be swept into the Faerie Tree. She also never expected to meet the intensely sexual Darrin and his compassionate sister Elen within, or to find that her sex was the key to their release. (F/M, F/F)

Black Paint by

Master Tholnauer, an alchemist by trade, is used to submitting his art to the service of the nobility, for which he is well paid. He is also used to serving the nobility’s more exotic needs with discretion, enhancing the natural endowments of a lord or lady with his magical black paint. For this, he is paid very well. However, he is not used to remaining after his artistry is done, and assisting lusty noble ladies quite this directly. (F/M, F/F, F/F/M)

 

Body and Bow by

Upon reading Klarissa Archer’s scathing review of their latest performance, cellist Leonard Sanderson and violinist Marco Lambrosini have very different reactions. Leonard is filled with rage. Marco invites Klarissa for drinks. Pleased that she has upset the arrogant Sanderson Klarissa accepts Marco’s offer, unaware that he has something in mind for her, Leonard, velvet ropes and the bows of cello and violin. (M/F/M)

 

By Travelers’ Moon by

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.

Chaining Flame by

Ilamaych had once dreamed to become a Flame, to be able to change his body to be entirely female or male as he chose, instead of stuck shamefully between from birth. But that hope died when he was captured by slavers, and sold to a rough, lusty Ventris farmer named Earen whose commanding manner is at odds with his role as a serf to the local Matron. Earen is the first person Ilamaych has ever met who actually appreciates his unique body.

When Ficus—Flame to Earen’s Matron—discovers that Earen has been keeping Ilamaych prisoner on his farm, they are hauled in for punishment, and some very personal reconciliation.

But the world is bigger than one matron’s household, and the Ventris have been feuding with the lords of Tache for over three thousand years. Just when Ilamaych and Earen are finally finding their way with Ficus, things suddenly become much, much more complicated. (M/M, M/F, Other)

 

Clockwork Dolls by

Anke can do anything with brass and steam, springs and gears. What she can’t do is cross the lines of class and propriety that keep her from declaring her love for her patron, the beautiful Lady Phoebe. Lady Phoebe has long been entertained – and stimulated—by the dancing dolls Anke has made for her, but now she must marry for the sake of duty and family. She has one last commission for Anke—to build a doll that can love her as much as Anke does. (F/F)

 

Comforting Mrs. Madigan by

Randy’s buddy Charlie wasn’t coming back from the war. As Charlie had lay dying, he asked Randy to check on his mom as soon as Randy got home. Now Randy’s back from the gulf, and has to make good on his promise. Billy, Charlie’s mom, needed something; but what could Randy give her, when he had so many burdens of his own? Perhaps the answer was not in what he could give her, but in what they could give each other. (M/F)

 

Consoling Psyche by

Leah had been looking forward to a weekend at the hot springs. When her boyfriend broke up with her via text message, it ruined the mood for the trip. In fact, it felt like the end of the world. So, when Leah had fled to the top of a mountain path, the last thing she’d wanted or expected to find was a strange man offering her consolation. He was all wrong—but maybe wrong in just the right way. (F/M)

 

Counsel of the Wicked (Rebel Mage #1) by

Matthias has spent his whole life on the edge of a very small world. The bastard child of a fallen woman, his magical talents as still unseen, he’s known nothing but judgment and hatred from the harsh, religious people of his enclave—except for Balthazar. The son and heir of the High Elder, Balthazar shows Matthias kindness, and love…and desire. When the High Elder discovers what his son has been doing, Matthias is arrested and sent to an isolated prison known simply as “The School”. There, and in the wastelands beyond, Matthias learns the secrets behind the hypocrisies of the Council of Elders, and discovers his true heritage, true power, and true love. (M/M, F/M)

Crossed Rose by

At a leather play party, Davey, a shy trans man, sees the woman of his dreams—Maria, the beautiful, brown-skinned woman in red. Davey wants her desperately enough to ask Papa, a stranger at the crossroads, for her heart. Papa’s instructions seem simple enough, but failing to follow them might cost Davey more than just his soul. (M/F)

Demon in the Well by

Clara inherits her old aunts’ house and with it the responsibility to feed “the demon” in the well. Clara doesn’t believe in demons, or witches, or magic of any kind—until she drops her pearl necklace into the well and, to her astonishment, a voice from the deep says that she can have them back if he can eat by her table and sleep in her bed. (F/M)

Devil’s Bargain, Devil’s Kiss by

When handsome Doctor Nicholas Black brings his wagon full of patent medicines to Jonah’s small town, it seems like the answer to the whole town’s prayers. But the good doctor’s cures don’t come cheap, and for Jonah in particular there might be too high a price to pay. (M/M)

 

Divine Momentum by

Vivian is a young missionary traveling to a distant planet, intent on spreading the word of God. Yet when the freighter she’s traveling on experiences engine malfunctions, Captain Jen Satou can only get them to their safety with Vivian’s help. And her ability to orgasm. (F/F)

 

Do Virgins Taste Better? by

When the dragon kidnaps a princess, he find himself wondering if a cow would have been a better idea after all. Who knew a princess was so demanding, or so kinky? (F/M)

Dragon’s Surrender by

Waiting for her plane, Natasha becomes fascinated with an intricate tattoo, and the woman wearing it. Victoria, the tattooed woman, happens to be on the same plane, and the two share a flirtatious flight. Things get hot after the plane lands; and Nat finds herself a play party with the hottest femme dom she’s ever met. Where the night will end, Nat can’t guess, but the truth is stranger than she could ever imagine. (F/F)

Drake’s Daughter by

Regina Mariana Drake knows a lot more than swarming up and down the sides of a fighting galleon. She has taken ships aplenty, and hearts too. She’s watched men fighting and whoring to the edge of endurance, but until the intrepid Captain Artignola comes into her sights she has only killed them. Now, she wants to take one as he should be taken. (M/F)

Driven by

Mitchell Morgan is a quiet young man with dangerous secrets. One of those secrets is a psychic power over metal that makes him far more than just the handsome, blue-eyed owner of Advanced Auto Repairs. The other traps him in a world of organized crime and intense violence. Trevor Lewis is a graphic designer with a passion for drawing, drumming, and his incredibly hot auto mechanic. He meets Mitchell over a broken tail light, and despite—or perhaps because of—Trevor’s awkwardness, Mitchell is charmed. Trevor’s curly hair and brilliant smile bring light into Mitchell’s complicated world. Mitchell would do anything to save Trevor from the dangers of his criminal life—but first Trevor has to save Mitchell from his own darkness. (M/M)

Edge of a Knife by

Daniil LaChance grew up hard on the streets of the city-state of Allistair. A chance meeting with the shapeshifting Flame known as Knife changed that, though, when Knife took Daniil as her apprentice. The promise of initiation as one of the sexual mystics of the goddess Pelin turned Daniil’s life from one of poverty and desperation to one of magic and mystery—and made possible the renewal of a love affair that has lasted many lifetimes.

This opportunity has come in dark times. Mob violence and murder sparked by the resentment of an aggrieved merchant threaten to literally drown the Flame, extinguishing them from the face of Uos. The Emperor stands aside, allowing the killings to go on for his own political gain, leaving the few surviving Flame to provide for their own safety. Daniil and Knife stand alone in the face of a world incensed to genocidal violence, desperately seeking a way to insure the survival of their kind.

Knife has a plan, complex and risky, but there’s so much that she’s held back from her apprentice that Daniil doesn’t find it easy to trust his mentor. And so Daniil finds himself torn between initiation as Flame and risking horrible death at the hands of the mob, or hiding in miserable safety in an identity he has always known is not his true self. (M/M, F/F, M/F)

Edras and the Dragon by

Edras has grown accustomed to his life alone on the mountain, hunting and foraging and selling animal skins in the nearby town. When Dragon falls from the sky, almost dying, Edras chooses to take him in and nurse him back to health. What blossoms is a friendship, and more. So when Dragon tells Edras of the real reason he was flying over the mountain, Edras fears another loss in a long line of many. (M/M)

El Espectro by

Marco was born into a ranch family in the middle of nowhere, a young gay man with no one to confide in but the endless blue sky. The only person with whom he can find any release is El Espectro, a fictional gunslinger from the pages of a pornographic pulp magazine. Marco’s fantasies about the dangerous and erotic outlaw are intense, his only comfort in isolation. Things begin to change, though, when one of the ranch hands almost intercepts the next issue of Marco’s magazine. (M/M)

Elf Esteem by

When you’re the only lesbian bondage slut in town, finding a partner isn’t easy, especially when you’ve just broken up. But sometimes all it takes is a little magic to get back into the game. (F/F)

Executive Benefits by

Jeremy was only a drone, a mere cog in the wheels of Talon Industries, born and bred to janitorial servitude. That was, until the day he accidentally looked an executive in the eye and the executive looked back. Barrie Talon was a prince of the world, born and bred to run Talon Industries. Yet, for all his wealth and power, he felt alone; people saw only his executive suit, not the man in it. That is, until the day a drone dared to look at him with desire. Two men are at opposite ends of the world in almost every way, but can’t stop wanting each other. (M/M)

Faded Stains by

Cal Ainsworth was the girl that got away. A young journalist sets out to find her again, but instead finds an underworld of flesh and vice. He is soon out of his depth, in a world of shadowy eroticism into which Cal seems to have vanished, guided only by curiosity and a tattooed blonde from out of his past. (M/F)

 

Falling into Her Arms by

The angel Ambriel never expected to be caught up in the rebellion against the Tower to Heaven. She found the passion of the rebel Keteb persuasive and inspiring. Captured by the Tower, Ambriel finds herself alone but for the decidedly un-tender mercies of the Inquisitor. Were it not for her love of Keteb, Ambriel would have broken long ago, but she has found that obedience is less satisfying than the fall from grace, so long as there’s someone there to catch you. (F/F)

 

Fires of Edo by

Edo, Japan Isamu, hailed as the veteran of 500 fires, has spent 17 years as a machibikeshi, protecting the delicate paper-walled homes of Edo during windy monsoon season. Ryo, the water dragon etched on his skin, has been a source of comfort throughout this time—and an object of longing. The chief of the brigade wants the aging Isamu to retire, but Isamu fears that if he does, the great dragon will no longer be interested in protecting him.

Fool’s Gold by

When Anne Delahaye, captain of the pirate ship Merriment, is lead to a chest of coins with unusual markings, she assumes that she’s been cheated. But when she learns that the coins may be the key to a strange cave where desires become reality, she goes to find out for herself. What she finds there brings up memories and desires of a life she thought was gone. (F/M)

Fools Rush In by

Davi is the world’s greatest thief. Just ask him, and he will provide hours of tales as proof. So, naturally, when another thief boasts of a plan to rob the temple of Kai the Formless, god of thieves, Davi decides that this honor cannot go to anyone less worthy than himself. Especially since his lover was there during the boasting, and he was not going to be outdone in front of her, no matter how great the risk. (M/M, M/F, M/Other)

 

Forever After by

Dan is trying to live an ordinary life, well as ordinary as you can in the Kingdom. He has a good job working in the Library of Stories, even if his boss is a little flat—he is a magic mirror, after all. Then one day, Dan slips up and utters two little words—five tiny little letters—that are about to spin his story around and fill it with colour and laughter—and a Fairy Godmother. Who is a man. A man who sparkles. (M/M)

Forgotten Gods by

Immortal, winged Cloud Dancer rescues Ethan from attack by a group of miners in 1850s Denver and spirits him away to his aerie in the Rocky Mountains. Rewarding his savior with smoking sex, Ethan brings relief to the Cloud Dancer’s loneliness and solitude, and touches him with a magic that changes the way Cloud Dancer sees his endless existence. (M/M)

Frogger Says by

Meet Andy’s new college classmate, Hannah. Hannah collects stuffed animals, neck contusions, and voices in her head. She and her friend Frogger wants to play. And they like to play rough. (M/F)

From the Storm by

Bailey is exactly where he doesn’t want to be: stuck at work during the worst storm of the summer, but he’s got a case to finish. When the power goes out and it’s just him and Ian—the hot intern he’s been tentatively dating—everything is ruined. Or is it? (M/M)

Gentleman Warlock by

The city of Santa Elena, California, is under siege, and the general public has no idea. Strange creatures are stalking the shadows of the city, the places normal people don’t know about, hunting anyone with an aptitude for magic. Those who can’t escape die messy, with a piece of their souls torn out.

Danni Gideon, a genderqueer person who inherited some of their grandmother’s magical talent, has had better days. In addition to losing their job and their girlfriend, now Danni also has to deal with attacks by soul-sucking monsters. When Benjamin Clancy, the magical enforcer known as the gentleman warlock, shows up on the doorstep, Danni trades a life of workaholic tech entrepreneurs and lesbian heiresses for one with horny dragons, seductive faerie women, and the mystery of who controls the monsters trying to kill them.

Ghastly by

One man, living alone, has survived the end of the world. An epidemic has swept the globe and turned its victims into undead cannibals. The walls of his rustic mountain cabin, which served as a welcomed retreat in his previous life, are slowly closing in. After eighteen months of survival and solitude, he feels isolation taking its toll. Intent on relieving his carnal urges before going completely mad, he travels to a nearby town, and finds a female companion with a few surprises of her own. (M/F)

Haven’s Fall (Rebel Mage #2) by

Haven had been their goal since escaping the destruction of the School. Haven had promised safety, rest, an end to running and death. But things had gone badly wrong in the mountains. Tam and Linnea had to leave Matthias and Solomon behind to face the Elders, hoping to return for them once they’d found Haven. The reality does not live up to the promise. Isolated and dying, Haven fears outsiders almost more than it needs new blood. With only the griffon Dancer and the human healer Ilane for allies, Tam and Linnea fear that Haven’s rulers will prevent them from going back for their friends—then fire rains down from the sky, and things became so much worse for everyone. (M/M, M/F)

Heat, Steam, and the Vital Machine by

James spends his days guarding the Machine at the heart of the complex, the device that supports all life in the underground complex. He spends his nights mostly alone in his cramped sleeping cubicle. When he catches one of the mysterious saboteurs who repeatedly attack the Machine, he succumbs to the man’s intimate offer, and forsakes duty for human touch. (M/M)

Her Captive by

When First Mate Daniel Walker is captured by pirates, things don’t go as expected. He expected interrogation, torture, and possibly being made to walk the plank. He didn’t expect to be tied up, alone in the captain’s chambers, awaiting her pleasure. (M/F)

 

Hera’s Punishment by

The marriage of Zeus, king of the gods, and Hera, his queen, has always been stormy. Eventually something had to give, for not even divine will could be tested so long and so cruelly without a reckoning. When Hera came to Zeus’ chambers, he suspected her passion was too good to be true. It was. Soon, Zeus was bound and helpless before his angry wife. When the king of Olympus got free, Hera’s Punishment would be legendary. (M/F)

 

Hunter’s Tree by

Justin is a predator, and the forest is his hunting ground. Brooke came to the forest to outrun her past, but the forest gave her to Justin. Run to ground, with nowhere to turn, she is forced submit to Justin’s appetites. The terrors of her past reach out for her and threaten to overwhelm her as her worst fears come to life. (M/F)

 

Hunting Artemis by

Dedicated to remain virginal for Artemis, it is not until Nikia meets the hunter Theron that she realizes what she has given up with her vows to the goddess. In the heat of her newly-discovered passion, no touch but Theron’s can remove Nikia’s lust. Nikia and Theron form an uneasy kinship, united by the cruelty of unrequited desire. Together, they will make unlikely sacrifices for Artemis, and together, they will receive an impossible reward. (M/F, F/F, M/F/F)

I See You by

For years, the shape-shifter Mariss had moved among the rich and powerful, changing face and body, re-inventing identity, always seeking the most unique erotic experiences. Never appearing as the same person twice, Mariss played a dangerous game, risking exposure to the humans with each tryst. The game, and possibly Mariss’ life, are put at risk when one beautiful young woman says three terrifying words: “I See You.” (F/M, F/F, F/GQ)

Icarus Bleeds by

Icarus, a man on the run, dreams of wings, and of taking flight like the surgically modified rich and famous of Central City. The hacker who harbors him will do anything to keep him, including paying for the dangerous operation in a back alley chop shop. Neither can imagine how much the wings will truly cost.  (M/M)

 

In Irons by

Death and pain are constant companions in a life lived by the sword, whether on land or on sea. Love, on the other hand, is rare. So when Laulri, a hardened mercenary, meets the legendary pirate Sheliegh in a waterfront dive and offers her a drink, the last thing he expected from her was a tale demonstrating just how rare—and how dangerous—love can be. (M/F)

 

In the Death of Winter by

As a young woman hangs bound in desperate, hopeful sacrifice, an aged priestess of the dead god of winter recalls the night he made her his, with his power and his cold passion. (F/F, M/F)

 

Infernal Machine by

Student-Artificer Elijah Saloman discovers what he thinks could be a lost masterwork of the greatest Artificer ever born. He is determined to make it work, even though he has no idea what it is or what it is supposed to do. But when everything that can go wrong does, Elijah finds himself caught in an interesting predicament—trapped within the machine, and at the mercy of the whimsical plaything of a long-dead Artificer with a taste for the exotic. (M/M)

Jaded Appetites by

Nakano Yutaka has tried every sexual act known to man, and now even the perversions on display at Tokyo’s most exclusive sex clubs barely hold his attention. Yutaka had almost given up on the search for something that can still arouse him, when a stranger tells him of an exclusive underground S&M club where the sex is too shocking to be described, even in the extreme circles Yutaka frequents. Intrigued, he goes seeking the ultimate satisfaction of his jaded appetites. (M/F)

 

Jonquil and the Three Hunters by

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+)

Kiss of the Dragon God by

In ancient Nippon, a cold, virgin princess shut herself away in palace tower. Meanwhile, the Dragon God Mizuchi released his elemental fury upon the land. Floods swept the land as the mighty Kawashima River broke its banks. As the dragon’s rage and power grew, the girl found her sexual desire inflamed by the god’s wrath as never before by any mortal suitor. (F+)

Lady Sally and the Automaton Horse by

Edwardian gentlewoman and strict dominatrix, Lady Sally Rudston-Chichester, is angry when her horse is beaten by Lord Melchiot’s at York Races. Believing he’s cheated, and that he treats his horses cruelly, she plots an appropriate revenge on him centred on a brass automaton horse built to provide Lady Sally with unique opportunities for some exquisite punishment. (F/M)

Lathered by

Since his husband, Clint, died, Morgan’s been able to be his own man, living his own life without the burden of living up to Clint’s example. Clint was gorgeous, heroic, sensitive, a generous lover…. And perfectly insufferable. Oan, on the other hand, is everything Clint wasn’t—rude, selfish, and terrible in bed, and he hogs all the hot water in the communal showers, too. Oan is far from perfect, but maybe he’s just what Morgan needs right now. (M/M)

 

Left Holding by

After Gloria’s boyfriend, Jason, disappears, his associates come looking for him. They brutally demonstrate the position Jason’s left her in and Gloria must choose between living in fear or making her life her own. (M/F/M)

 

Little Henna Hair by

“A werewolf sees a sexy redhead dancing in his nightclub, and he follows her into an alley. He doesn’t expect her to take on the big, bad wolf, but Little Henna Hair is more than able—she’s willing.” (F/M)

Live Performance at the Grand Guignol by

Coral is an actress in Victorian London who has just landed a plum role in the Grand Guignol. Determined to focus on her career, she decides not to get involved with any of her co-stars, but this proves more difficult than she imagines when she meets the strangely compelling Richard Morris, the actor who plays the man who murders her every night on stage. (F/M)

Lot’s Sin by

After losing his wife, living in a cave after the fall of Sodom and Gomorrah, Lot finds himself struggling to maintain his sanity. Shattered by his experience, he must find a way to carry on with his life. He understands too well the debt incurred by sin, and now struggles to stop the moral degradation of his fellow survivors. (F/F, F/M)

 

Love is for the Living by

The zombies have arrived, and Blaine needs to escape. He’d always thought of his London neighborhood as a place of safety, but then his infected neighbors tried to eat him. Blaine packed a bag and fled through growing numbers of shambling, voracious monsters–people, he had to remind himself, they’re people–toward his family in Bristol. He would surely have died without the turn of luck that brought him Commander Andrew Peterson. Together, they face the horrors and adversities of the apocalypse, trying to protect their loved ones, and—if they’re lucky—find love for themselves. (M/M)

Maman Brigitte by

Piloting the slave ship Le Saphir, captained by the cruel Captain Dugarry, is to be Gerard’s final job before retirement. He does not realize his journey will draw him him into the world of Maman Brigitte, a spirit worshiped by the Hatian slaves, who controls the way to the spirit world. There, Gerard is forced to choose between his life among the living and eternal submission to a cruel goddess. (F/M)

Man-Dogs of Arriden by

Master Cain is an intergalactic bounty hunter who is regularly employed by the king of Arriden to find his regularly runaway son. To assist him, Cain buys a man-dog called Star. But Star turns out to be a eunuch from Earth with fantasies of being a man-dog. Together they set out into the desert to find the prince, capture him, and return him to the capital, Tamzen City. However, the desert holds surprises and threats neither man nor man-dog could have imagined. (M/M)

Naked in the Sun by

Andy has spent the last year nursing his partner, Daniel, through an illness that left Daniel completely blind. Andy has been nothing but gentle, considerate, and careful with Daniel, who’s depressed and frustrated with the situation. Exactly which aspects of the situation frustrate him the most comes as something of a surprise when Daniel drags him off into the bushes for some fun in the sun. (M/M)

 

Never Before Touched by Cupid by

Horace doesn’t like Propertius; not his poetry, his accent, or his clothes… And he really, really doesn’t like the way he keeps flirting with Virgil. But maybe Propertius is just the nudge Horace and Virgil need to take their relationship in a new direction. (M/M/M)

 

Oasis Beckoning by

Nearly dead from thirst and the sun, a man fled through the desert. Just when he believed he could no longer go on, he stumbled upon a deep pool in a jungle at the edge of the wasteland. The water soothed his parched throat and gave comfort to his burnt skin. Then, that which lived in the pool gave him a stranger and altogether more intimate kind of comfort. (F/M)

 

One Last Time, Again by

Nicole is angry with Evan, and never wants to see him again. Except this one last time. One last touch before it’s over, forever. Forever, or until the next “one last time,” and the next after that, as Nicole and Evan discover that something between them survives over the decades and the miles.

 

Pangea by

Submissive Tia agrees to meet her arrogant Master Seth at an abandoned house in the woods for kinky outdoor sex. When she discovers a seductive faun called Pangea in the house she finds his charm irresistible. Tia is compelled to chase the faun into the woods. Pangea introduces her to the Sapphic mermaids of the river and his slave and lover The Stag of Artemis, a mythical man under his control. Can Tia find the strength from her encounters to face up to her bullying lover Seth? (M/F, F/F+, F/M/M)

Patience is a Virgin by

At twenty-five years of age and after one embarrassing revelation on a drunken birthday evening, Patience Hope sets out to lose her virginity. Or perhaps her mind. Possibly both. The important thing is that she gets laid, and put her no-longer-secret shame behind her. As a willing young woman in a city full of theoretically horny young men, she can’t imagine it will be that difficult. Of course, things are never that easy. (F/M)

Precious Metal by

Hector’s life as a cyborg, after an accident that left him with a mechanical arm and metal jaw, shouldn’t affect his sex life—but his partner, Kay, can’t bring himself to be intimate with a man who’s half-machine. Hector needs to find a way to convince Kay that LanceCorp didn’t replace the most important part of him—his heart. (M/M)

 

Red and the Wolf by

Aidan is content. He’s got a good job, nice house and is comfortable in the small town—far away from anyone who knows his secrets. Yet, he feels the prickle of something stalking him. It doesn’t help when a stranger starts insinuating his way into Aidan’s life. Newcomer Seth is attractive in a way that stirs something in Aidan he had thought long buried. Can he keep his secret and continue in his solitary life or will events conspire against him to drag the truth into the light and change everything? (M/M)

Sacrifices to Ecstasy by

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)

 

Saint of the Sinners by

Samuel Harrison is a Marshal, on the trail of a pair of thieves that have been causing trouble in various States on their way out West. He knows the temptation of newly minted gold coins will be too much to resist. Gold isn’t the only temptation to be found in the small town of Salvation. Will he give in to his desire for a beautiful man or arrest him? (M/M)

 

Scars by

Old scars cut deep; this is especially true for slaves. When Cash offers Sascha the opportunity to be rid of some of those scars, it brings up memories and questions for Syrus. (M/M)

Screen Siren by

Director Sam Raymond lacks the star power to work with living actresses—instead, the studio makes him stretch his rock-bottom budgets by casting the undead. By night, he labors at a screenplay for the actress he hopes to cast one day, the lovely Jessica Savage.

In cruel Hollywood, however, aging hopefuls sometimes arrange to die in order to have a chance of appearing in a casting call—what used to be called suicide has become a career move. Jessica succumbs to temptation and appears on Sam’s lot as part of a zombie “meat pile.”

Sam recognizes the dangerous intelligence in her eyes, but he can’t bring himself to shoot her. He’s determined to get the movie and the woman he wants, no matter what he has to risk in the process. (M/F)

 

Scylla’s Pool by

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)

Sensual Showers by

While Sascha is busy, Syrus and Cash find a way to entertain themselves. Sy’s hesitations make sense in the context of his history, and Cash realizes just how close they can get. (M/M)

 
Silver Bells by

Alex Thorson and three fellow directors sit in the board room with their CEO, Dempsey Kincaid, for what was meant to be a simple holiday drink. When an attractive young woman in fur-lined negligee, heels and a pair of elf ears arrives at the board room door, Alex is rather pleased at the tantalising turn of the evening. However, the raunchy high spirits soon take the gathering to places that leave Alex with questions about the exact powers of Kincaid, and just what kind of woman has been hired to entertain them…

 

Sleep of Reason by

For Paul Campbell, drug fiend and burned-out fantasy writer, life in Glasgow is a gray, empty disappointment. Desperate for escape and inspiration, he tries a mysterious new drug and is transported to a strange world of freakish monsters, brutal amazons and weird, dangerous sex. (M/F, M/F/F, F/F)

 

Slow Surrender by

Lucas Walker is a barista by day and a drag queen by night, working toward making a name for himself in Los Angeles. Everything seems to be falling into place, except in the romance department. The guys he’s met so far don’t seem to understand that just because Lucas does drag, that doesn’t mean he’s submissive. Lucas is looking for someone he can push and challenge, someone who truly wants to submit. When Connor walks into the drag bar one night, Lucas thinks he may have finally found what he’s looking for. (M/M)

Spidermilk by

Eddie Stover, private eye, lives in a future where artificial humans called LifeMates serve consumers as a purchasable commodity. When Stover takes a wandering daughter case, the search for the missing woman plunges him into a world of hijacked LifeMates, psychadellic milk, and a bizarre spider-worshiping cult. As the thrall of his old addictions and the enticements of the woman he promised to protect threaten to consume him, Stover is faced with the realization that he cannot escape the choice love forces him to make. (M/F, F/F)

Stage Dreams by

An aspiring Broadway writer, Jamie spends most of his time working as a bartender and bothering his roommate, Drew, to actually write down songs for the musical they’ve been working on for two years. When Jamie meets Roman, a Broadway dancer, his dreams come to a sudden potential realization when Roman gives his book to a well-known director. Jamie’s feelings for Drew, however, may get in the way of his own happiness, especially when it comes to Roman and the prospect of Jamie’s dreams finally coming true. (M/M)

Taking Benji by

Trevor and Benji, cousins and recent high school graduates, attend an end of summer lake party before they and their friends head off to college. The sun is hot, the beer is cold, and the girls are on the way. Nothing goes according plan and things take a dark turn when Trevor decides to see how far he is willing to take his rivalry with Benji. (M/M)

 

The Artifact of Foex by

When Chet, a graduate student of archaeology, is invited to show a gorgeous woman named Journey around their summer dig site, he has no idea what he’s in for. For one thing Journey isn’t a woman: she’s Flame, one of the reviled, shape shifting, gender-fluctuating people of Uos. Then Journey uncovers a deadly secret in the dust. Chet must run to keep up with spies, murder, long-lost magic, and a romantic dream embodied by a 332 year old man who holds the key to absolute power on the world of Uos. (Other, M/F, M/M)

The Charge of the Soul by

Charlotte, the lone survivor of an undead apocalypse, finds a zombie that’s different from all the others. Is it courage or loneliness that makes her believe there is more there? (F/F/M)

 

The Facts in the Case of Miss Casimir by

Edgar Dalman, a repressed researcher, stumbles upon an ancient artifact that leads him to the mysterious Miss Casimir. Tormented by lustful dreams of this woman, he seeks her out, coming at last to confront the object of his desires and the weird secrets hidden beneath her estate. (F/M)

The Fair, Laudanum and Passion by

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 Most Perfect Sin by

The English Civil War has ended, King Charles I has been beheaded, and radical ideas are spreading. Tobias Coppe, member of a notorious religious sect, The Ranters, is preaching in the Flask Tavern in London. In the midst of a lewd act, Tobias is interrupted by officers from the army. He escapes arrest by hiding in the bedroom of a chaste Puritan maiden, Chastity Clarkson. The Ranter sees her seduction as a challenge, but will he be successful? Never was religious discourse so sexy!

The Night Rules by

Giles and Aidan are childhood friends who grew up together but went separate ways. Aidan is a successful, nominally straight, businessman; Giles is a sex worker, risking himself with unpleasant and sometimes unstable clients to pay his rent. A lifelong bond holds them together, restricted to an occasional night’s passion by strict rules Aiden requires to protect his public image. One night though, as Aiden sleeps off the evening’s sexual adventures, Giles makes a decision that changes everything for the two of them. (M/M)

The Ravening Season by

When he saw her in the glade, he went to her, believing her to be a creature he could tame and claim as his own. He was drawn to her youthful beauty, her sweetness. But as their relationship grew, so did her appetite, and before he knew it, he was in thrall to a creature whose claws and teeth would likely bring his downfall. (F/M)

 

The Snake and the Lyre by

Eurydice longs to marry Orpheus, but his self-centered love for his music blinds him to her sensuality. A cruel Naiad seduces and kills Eurydice, unleashing the full hunger of her desire. When Orpheus braves the Underworld to save his lost Eurydice, can he pull his bride away from its depraved pleasures? (F/F)

 

The Thief’s Dungeon by

Marella is travelling with her lady-in-waiting to marry a nobleman’s son. When they stop at an inn on the way, Marella sees a chance for some excitement and slips away into the lively town. However she doesn’t plan on being kidnapped by a gang of thieves, or forming a strange bond with their leader. (M/F, F/F)

The Three Wives of Bluebeard by

The cruel captain Bluebeard marries Mollena moments after her father’s burial, only to brutalize her and abandon her in his isolated mansion. Her only consolations are dream visits from two beautiful, seductive women and her explorations through her husband’s mysterious house. But Bluebeard forbade Mollena from the door locked with the small, gold key—and that’s the one place her dream lovers want her to go. (F/F, M/F)

The Wages of Sin by

In the breakaway Christian States of America, homosexuality is punishable by death. In the rebel capital of Washington DC, Jason Braverman lives a life of quiet desperation. Hiding his true nature, he grapples with the loss of his sexual freedom as he watches his beloved city patrolled by uniformed thugs and bombed to the ground by the U.S. Army. Then he meets Daniel, and he realizes sometimes liberation is worth paying the ultimate price. (M/M)

 

Tomb Brides by

Attempting to raise a dead warrior, Alrekr, from his barrow mound, three companions quickly outrun their luck. Folkvardr must travel into Ironwood to rescue his lover Unnr and her slave, Huld, from Alrekr the undead corpse, even if he must face Angrboda, the ettin of Ironwood herself. (M/F, F/F)

 

Touched by Fire by

Rome sleeps, and the temple of Vesta tends to its fires in the night. It is time sweet Marcia was introduced to what truly kept the flames alive within the Vestal Virgins. Under the cover of darkness and in the glow of the fires, Aemilia and Licinia teach her what it really means to submit wholly to the goddess Vesta—and to them. (F/F)

Touching Freedom by

Natalie hates living in Wesley House, where an infestation in the plumbing leads to tentacles boiling up from the shower drains and girls sighing suspiciously above the hiss of running water. She’s not one of the perverted Hentai girls—the ones who like living in Wesley—and there’s no place in her controlled life for that sort of pleasure or abandon. She focuses on her violin lessons, her marine biology studies, and her petition for a new room assignment. When a group of girls force her to encounter the tentacles, however, Natalie discovers a scientific puzzle. Instead of the rapacious beast she expected, she finds a vulnerable creature in need. Trying to help it leads to Natalie’s first taste of rebellion, her first experiences of being seen as a “hot girl,” and her first awakening to sexual pleasure.

 

Tumbled by

A chance at the Olympics has been everything Auden has always wanted, but now that it’s within his grasp, he finds himself slipping further away. Does he really want to be an Olympic gymnast when there’s so much more to life? To make things worse, he has both a major crush on his friends-with-benefits teammate, Trayce, and free-spirited musician named Shane. With Olympics trials looming on the horizon, Auden has to decide what he really wants and how much he’s willing to give up to get it. (M/M)

Valkyrie’s Child by

Astyr has tasted paradise in berries transplanted from Valhalla, and also in the eyes of Kier, the wolf-brother who tends the forbidden fruit. Stripped of her wings by the cruel law of her elders, unable to be at peace now that she knows what pleasures lay beyond her clan’s territory, Astyr risks all to regain passion and honor. (F/M)

 

Warmth by

At the company Christmas party at a local bar, a woman finds herself avoiding the co-worker she longs for. The intensity of her desire builds past her limits, and she flees temptation into the snowy night. But temptation follows her, and even the freezing wind can’t damp her need for his warmth. (F/M)

 

Whisk Together by

Deanna, PBS production intern, has a massive crush on the aging, graceful chef Johan Balewa. Her boyfriend, Mark, may be a rising star in the celebrity chef world, but he’s limp and uninspired in the bedroom. When Deanna introduces Mark to Johan during a weekend foodie convention in Los Angeles, Deanna finds herself at the epicenter of a tasty menage a trois, amidst roiling violence and the celebrity scene of LA. (M/M/F)

 

Wicked Dreams by

The king has been murdered, and Macbeth will soon wear his crown. The night before, Lord and Lady Macbeth take time to revel in their victory, and possibly create an heir. Their eyes, though, are deviled and deceived by wicked dreams of what has been and what may yet be. (F/M)

 

Witch’s Price by

Alone in the aftermath of a deadly avalanche in the Italian Alps, a soldier must choose between a cold death or the assistance—and lust—of a spectral apparition. (F/M)

 

Woman in the Window by

The woman was a quick, whimsical movement from the corner of his eye, and he was helpless not to look. And look. Stan, a failed writer who’d lucked out on an editing job, soon finds his home life turned into something from Amsterdam’s Red Light district: his luscious neighbor has begun performing obscene and tantalizing acts, visible through her bedroom window. Stan has a front-row seat. Unfortunately, like most things too good to be true, it is. (M/F)

 

You Complicate Me by

Annemarie Fitch has it all. She has a great job at The Sentinel, the swankiest hotel in town, and is about to marry her sexy fiance, Richard Samson. Everything is perfect until Richard suddenly gets cold feet, saying he needs time to think. Perhaps Richard is distracted from their wedding plans by Lilah, Annemarie’s carefree, bisexual, polyamorous best friend.

When a distressingly attractive record company executive named Zachary Link starts hitting on her, Annemarie finds herself torn between temptations and suspicions. The ring on Zach’s finger has Annemarie contemplating unexplored alternatives.

Lilah is similarly torn, feeling guilty drawn towards Richard, and inexplicably attracted to the shy baker, Chad, who works in her pastry kitchen at the Sentinel. Lilah isn’t used to hesitating about her desires, but Chad is monogamous, and Richard is, well, Richard. Is she ready to give up her other lovers if either of them return her interest? What if they both do?!

Annemarie and Lilah find themselves understanding each other more, as their lives and lovers grow ever more complicated.