- a collection of fairytale novellas
to explain the love between Pearl and Thomas. Some said
the elves had sprinkled love-dust on them. Others said
– the king’s brilliant daughter and the
Champion of Minotha, where’s the magic in that?
Still others said they slotted together so well that
they must have known each other since the sun and moon
first fell in love. It’s usual that a young couple
thinks no-one’s ever loved like them – it’s
rare that the rest of the world secretly agrees.
The elves, they say, know the secrets
of events - but the queen has no time for superstitions.
Ignoring the warnings, she deserts her childhood love,
Sir Thomas, for a darkly charismatic foreign duke. As
her kingdom crumbles, she longs for her lost love, but
can she risk her country on a whim?
Enchanted contains 3 fantasy
- Bear Skin by Janine Ashbless
- The Three Riddles by Olivia
- The People in the Garden
by Leonie Martell
an excerpt from The Three Riddles
and Desire - a collection of fantasy novellas
Karitta go karew
In the land of Kâo, the words were true.
The Lords and ladies flew by night
In the land of Kâo, the moon was bright.
From the misty marshlands of Navarone
to the halls of mythical Kâo, Drake's passion
for the newly-wed Princess Nina threatens to end his
quest, his honour, and his life. Meanwhile, Nina must
wrestle with her dangerous secret, which marriage should
have ended and which Drake has reignited.
Magic and Desire contains 3
- The House of Dust by Janine
- Ill Met by Moonlight by
Portia da Costa
- The Dragon Lord by Olivia
an excerpt from The Dragon Lord
The Ten Visions
- an erotic novel
'Jo - I don't know
what you think, but I don't believe in ghosts.'
'Sarah, my darling.' He took her hand in his again and
held it to his cheek. His skin was cool and smooth on
the back of his hand, his cheek bone sharply sloped.
'Tonight you made love with one.'
The moment she starts her doctorate
in Oxford, Sarah is beset with mysteries. An old portrait
in her rented house bears an uncanny resemblance to
her. A new lover insists he's a ghost. Her attractive,
sinister supervisor obstructs her research at every
turn. An ordinary hill on the meadow fills her with
fear - and not just her, but also the man with whom
she falls in love. And every time she has sex, she hallucinates
strange places and other times.
With her own life and soul at risk,
Sarah uses sex-magic and a sequence of visions to travel
between different times, worlds and places. On an epic
journey, she battles an ancient evil to solve a mystery
dating back centuries - a mystery that holds the truth
of her origins and purpose.
an excerpt from The Ten Visions
on the Dark Side - a short story collection
Once upon a time,
there was a hero of most unusual qualities... The
Black Knight is beautiful as the night, swift as a deer,
triumphant in battle, and wholly faithful to his one
true love... until the enemy queen decides his sword
should be all for her. From the "Once upon a time..."
to the "...happily ever after", this is what
fairy tales were about before Hans Christian Anderson
and Disney got hold of them, with blood, sweat and semen
With a cast of witches, mermaids, ghosts,
dreams, immortals, magicians and vampires, Love
on the Dark Side pries into paranormal fantasy.
This collection includes my fairytale, The Black
an excerpt from The Black Knight
with Strangers - a short story collection
Her back is to him,
but every aspect of her posture is angled for him –
the tilt of her chin as she stares out, the brush of
her hair against her bare back, the slow swing of her
foot, the restless mashing of ice-cubes. His eyes burn
her skin and lift her breasts. She knows she is a dream,
right now, and wants to play out the dream to be it
better. He is the permission she needs to be beautiful.
An unfamiliar body, seedy undertones,
sudden flashes of honesty, the frisson of the new -
they don't know you and you don't know them, so anything's
possible. And you ache to find out. This collection
includes my story, Barely Grasped Pictures.
an excerpt from Barely Grasped Pictures
in Public - a short story collection
She floated on the
humming voices, feeling the ring of lust around her
growing. She could smell the delicious glow on their
skin and it melted the core of her. She was rocking
her hips rhythmically, in time to their song. It seemed
she was both feeling their gaze and at the same time
she was the hungry eyes seeing her pleasure, wanting
to be the one giving it, the one to fulfil it.
Is it narcissism or exhibitionism? The thrill of getting
caught or a permissive space where anything goes? Do
you want to be the watcher or the watched - or just
know that someone might see?
Twelve stories about sex in public explore all the
possibilities. This collection includes my story, Innana's
excerpt from Innana's Temple