Celia is messing up this whole immortality thing. According to her moody vampire friend Imogene, the only way she’s going to get beyond her awkward, lonely existence and start living her immortal life is to just…bite somebody. A sexy new neighbor enters the picture, and just when Celia thinks her fairy tale ending may be in sight, her jerk of a creator rolls into town and causes big trouble. [MORE INFO]
Imogene may have played matchmaker for Celia and her adorable human, but she is not pleased when the newbie vampire drops her latest atomic bomb: she may have a blood-sucking baby on the way. To top it off, Lord Nicholas Christopher Cuthbert III, an ancient, annoyingly gorgeous vampire historian, shows up to monitor the pregnancy and puts Imogene’s self-control to the test. As Celia’s pregnancy progresses at a freakishly fast pace, Imogene and Nicholas play an ever-escalating game of will they or won’t they until an unexpected guest turns up to expose his true intentions.
When ancient vampire Dario almost murders Detective Zach Mede for the fun of it, he is stopped by a sexual connection that threatens to ruin both their reputations. Despite keeping their forbidden tryst secret from the world, a vengeful female vampire finds out and makes Zach a target. Will Dario be in time to save the young mortal he has come to love and at what price?
Avery Collins is an ambitious young journalist in early-1900s Charleston, South Carolina, when exotic newcomers Timothy and Vonnie Duke spot him at a fancy gala on the Battery. The Dukes like bringing pretty playthings to their marriage bed, and with a promotion in mind, Avery entertains their advances not knowing lust can quickly turn to love — and love to murder. Vividly atmospheric and told from three points of view, this novella proves sexual prowess can get a man far in life in exchange for his soul.
Struggling author Samantha Elliot navigates an ever-escalating world of Harry Potter come true and an ever-hotter relationship with photographer Paul Mason while finishing a manuscript before her agent (who might be Lord Voldemort) arrives for a literary festival and possibly Sam’s head. Anyone who mourned the final book in the Harry Potter series will love this heartfelt story of a woman trying to make life work with the help of a flying broomstick.
Anthologies & Collections
No one is perfect, not even a witch. Witches have amazing power at their fingertips to do unbelievable things. That magic can come in really handy sometimes, too. They can make someone fall in love, poison an apple to enact a sleeping curse, banish an enemy to an alternate reality, or just conjure up some Nutella when there’s none in the house. But what happens when those spells go horribly awry? SonofaWitch! contains six humorous contemporary fantasy stories of magic spells gone wrong by Laura VanArendonk Baugh, Sara Dobie Bauer, Lissa Marie Redmond, Frances Pauli, Mara Malins, and Adam Millard. Coming October 3, 2017.
Vampires are a mystery, morphing through history from maligned villains to sparkling saviors and back again. They can be the ultimate bad boys, the supreme seductresses, or the evil monsters. Cross the threshold into a world of insatiable heroes and voracious heroines. RAVENOUS explores saucy, sexy, and sweet tales of forbidden vampire/vampire hunter love, vampire threesomes in space, kink as only a vampire could enjoy it … and so much more. Edited by Ariel Jade. Don’t forget to bring your garlic, just in case. Coming October 13, 2017.
The stories in this anthology explore what happens in those most impersonal of private spaces—hotels. Hotel. The very word conjures a sense of transience. Hotel takes you into a world without permanence. Between these pages, lovers meet and lovers part. Elegant, sensual prose takes you from grand ballrooms with lavish appointments to shabby heaps where you pay by the hour. Sneak a titillating glimpse behind closed doors, where whatever can happen just might.
Living on the fringes of society, shunning expectations and obligations in favour of submitting to personal truth has its effects on a person. Sometimes it saves a life, and other times, it forces a life into a harsher reality. Marked by Scorn is a collection of stories and poems that explore the experiences of these people. Lesbians both open and hidden. Gay couples in South East Asia. Transgender and intersex people in the West. Interracial relationships throughout the world. Non-monogamy as seen through the eyes of choice and culture. With a sampling of genres to discover including contemporary fiction, romance, speculative fiction, and memoir, delve into the narratives of people who have been part of non-traditional relationships.
A submissive pain slut receives a tattoo as a reward for years of selfless service. A man’s body is used to deliver a very different kind of message to a domineering masochist. An exotic teahouse on an alien planet where one woman explores her submissiveness with a set of shapeshifting twins. These and other sizzling stories take you to the places where kink meets ink and leave you indelibly marked.
Urban legends. We’ve all heard them, we’ve all told them. They fill the role that fairy tales once held—morality tales meant to frighten us into sticking with the herd, obeying society’s rules, and not taking any chances. In most urban legends, once someone transgresses, we know things won’t end well for them. But what if the bright spark of romance also common to these stories refuses to be snuffed out? What if it bursts into a love that fights for its chance to burn? Can love triumph over evil? Forgive any trespass? Heal any wound? Set off into a dark wood with a young love that won’t go quietly into the night. Bait a vengeful ghost to find family, and love. Ride along with a hitchhiker who won’t vanish for long. Learn to love a touch that is not human. Find passion beneath the scars. Dive into five tales that speak to the heart of myth and find love that is nothing short of legend.
Mothers might be exhausted, over-touched and under-appreciated, but they’re problem solvers who know how to get their “self-care” on. In If Mom’s Happy: Stories of Erotic Mothers, we hear from women waiting for their child’s arrival; mothers of infants, toddlers and teenagers; straight, queer, partnered and single mothers. We hear from mothers who like it vanilla and others who want some kink. They lust after their longtime partners and near strangers, in public and in private, alone or with another… or a few others. No matter where, when, or how, these stories capture the complex and profound —and ultimately satisfying—task of attending to your own desires while tending to children. The path through mothering affects nearly every aspect of sexuality: intimacy, identity, reproduction, body image, gender roles and expression, vulnerability, reciprocity, skin hunger, and so much more. Like great erotica, mothering explores the complexity of sexuality—the ache, the ecstasy, and everything in between.
One person can make a significant difference in the lives of others. This collection of 101 inspiring stories celebrates volunteers and those who give back, and also shows how the biggest beneficiaries are the givers themselves. Volunteers and people who give back are models of unconditional kindness, compassion, and love. You choose hope over despair, optimism over cynicism, and caring over indifference. And by serving others, you also help yourself. In this inspiring collection of 101 personal stories by and for volunteers and those who give back, you and your fellow unsung heroes will get some of the recognition and appreciation you deserve.
In this collection of erotic vampire tales from authors Northwestern and Northwestern at heart, the creatures range from classic to alien, from dom to sub, from blood-drinking to soul-sucking. In Jeff Mann’s “Summer Solstice Sacrifice,” a burly, kilted vampire faces losing a lover or turning him before it’s too late. Colleen Anderson’s “Hold Back the Night” explores how cultural norms divide two very different women in Mumbai—one of them undead. A male vampire watches his wife solve his murder in Joscelyne Gray’s “The Longest Death of the Year.” And Sara Dobie Bauer in “Forever Dead” brings us a muscular, vamp-hunting detective with an uncomfortable hankering for a blood-sucking guy. Whatever your sexual orientation, you’ll find something here for you.
Knowing what you know now of writing, publishing, and putting your art out into the world, if you could go back to the day you sat down to start typing in your very first manuscript, what words would you offer to yourself? Words of encouragement? Words of advice? Caution against certain pitfalls? Would you change anything about how you got to where you are today? The publishing community is so much bigger than it was before the self-publishing boom and it continues to grow exponentially every day. Unfortunately, it doesn’t come with a handbook or support group. #AmWriting is a collection of letters written by authors from all different corners of the publishing community. The letters provide words of encouragement or advice to those just starting out or those who have become discouraged in their art. At Pure Textuality PR, we believe in supporting each other as a community, and we felt this project would be a good way to bring writers together and maybe give some new artists just the right nudge to keep going. 100% of the net proceeds of #AmWriting will be donated to The Wayne Foundation, a charity dedicated to offering aid and services to young women victimized by illegal sexual exploitation and the sexual trafficking of minors.