I am pleased to announce my short story “Shades of Desire” has been included in the debut erotica anthology The Sexy Librarian’s Big Book of Erotica, which was edited by Rose Caraway and published by Cleis Press.
Here is the official blurb from the publisher:
Imagine a library—a very special one with velvet chairs and fine-grained bookshelves, run by a librarian whose only concern is pleasing her patrons. In fact, this sexy librarian will stop at nothing to service her readers. To fulfill her role, she has lovingly collected a vast and varied set of stories guaranteed to satisfy every lust, literary or otherwise.
The Sexy Librarian’s Big Book of Erotica bursts at the binding with amorous archives and bibliophilic bliss. A veritable dictionary of desires, it includes stories by top eroticists Rachel Kramer Bussel, Janine Ashbless, Tamsin Flowers and Salome Wilde, as well as the sexy librarian herself, Rose Caraway. You’ll be amazed at what she has in circulation, just for you. Pull up to the carrel, baby.
“Shades of Desire” marks my first entry into an erotica anthology published by a large publishers. When Rose put the call out I knew I had to answer, but I also had to supply a story worthy of a place on her library shelves, yet still dark enough to stay true to my style. This tale revolves around a heart-broken witch determined to bring her dead lover back from the grave at any price necessary. This Gothic and erotic rendezvous of star-crossed lovers is set against a Victorian steampunk backdrop, and it serves as a prequel to my larger series, The Mysterious Chronicles of the Proteus Bell. If Rose enjoyed it enough to add it to her library, I am sure you will love it as well.
Also be sure to listen to Rose Caraway’s interview with me where we discuss some of the craft that went into creating “Shades of Desire”.