Wanted to check out some of our explicit releases from last winter, but weren’t sure where to start? Well, now we’ve got you covered with this explicit imprint bundle, which includes all 8 explicit titles we released between December 21st, 2022, and March 21st, 2023.
- Snowbound and Lovesick by A. L. Heard
- Lightbringer by boneturtle
- Clerical Error by Dei Walker
- We All Need to Get By by Lyn Weaver
- The Fated Prince by Mikki Madison
- Lust by Nina Waters
- Fortune Favors Felines by R. L. Houck
- Urchin Juiced by Xianyu Zhou
These eight stories would normally cost almost $17 – get them now at a 20% discount!
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Snowbound and Lovesick by A. L. Heard
Just as he got a pot of water on the stove for some pasta, Nick heard thundering footsteps coming up the front steps. The door swung open, and Brady walked in, snow dusting his beard and clinging to his jacket.
Brady Jensen. Ugh, where to start? They’d met at freshman orientation, when Nick had fallen hard and fast for the brooding, dark-haired, blue-eyed cutie from his dorm. Brady was tall, fit, and worst of all, smart as hell with his awful (read: hot) applied mathematics and computer science double major. Actually, scratch that. Worst of all: Brady played hockey for their school’s D1 team. Not only were athletes hot, but hockey was the be-all and end-all of sports as far as Nick was concerned. His biggest mistake had been watching Brady’s games, because d-a-m-n.
Basically, Brady was designed to be Nick’s dream guy… except that he was completely straight.
Lightbringer by boneturtle
There is a village at the far edge of the world where the people return to the same life each time they die. Endlessly, they forget and live each of their lifetimes as though it’s their first. They climb the mountains, and fish in the frozen lakes, and eat what the forest provides. They are improbably happy, and they pray to no one.
Except for once, each year, when the light fades.
Clerical Error by Dei Walker
“This is not how I envisioned escorting a cleric going.” The moss and vines covering the weathered stone of the temple swallowed Lilya’s voice. One of her hands dropped to rest on the hilt of her sword, seeking reassurance from the presence of the familiar weapon. Her other hand held a torch aloft; she’d thought it redundant given all the holes in the temple roof, but she’d brought it anyway. Light streamed in through the cracks and gaps, but inside was dim enough to prove her cautiousness right—the torch was necessary. The smell of pitch and tar filled her nose, replacing the heady smell of flowers that had suffused the temple before she lit the torch. Looking around, she tried to find her charge.
We All Need to Get By by Lyn Weaver
Kel hadn’t set out to become a vampire’s snack. Like most things in his life, it had just sort of happened. He’d done something stupid because it had looked like fun, realized exactly where that path would lead him if he continued down it, and then somehow been surprised when he ended up exactly where he’d thought he would. The very first time Sevan had showed up in the old church, looking to thank the new neighbour for banishing that dreadful aura of zealotry that had been clinging on for centuries, Kel had looked at him and thought, I’m gonna end up being sucked dry, aren’t I?
The Fated Prince by Mikki Madison
“Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today—”
To watch His Royal Highness, Prince Richard, sacrifice himself on the altar of his father’s hubris.
Richard was not such a fool as to say it aloud, but he and every attendee at this wedding knew the truth.
Lust by Nina Waters
The scent of musk and anticipation hung heavy in the studio air. The musk was unavoidable—the set dressers sprayed it during every clean-up session to cover up the stink of the many sex scenes filmed in the room—but the anticipation was unusual. Surprised, Daniel sniffed again; he was roughly 86.3% sure that he wasn’t the source of that aroma.
He sure as hell could have been, though. Fuck, did he want this. He was slick and half hard just thinking about it.
Fortune Favors Felines by R. L. Houck
“Tash?” Avery places a hand on Katashi’s shoulder, but all he does is blink once. Beneath Avery’s fingers there is ice-cold skin and tense muscle.
They frown and lean in closer, the height of the observation deck forgotten as they examine Katashi’s vacant stare. “Kitty? Kitty, you’re freaking me out here. Look at me, sweetie?” Avery moves their hand from Katashi’s shoulder to his chin and pulls. He doesn’t resist as his head turns. It takes a second, but recognition finally lights up his eyes, and the tight ball of anxiety in Avery’s chest loosens.
Urchin Juiced by Xianyu Zhou
There were tales about sordid encounters between mers and landfolks. Yun had heard plenty of them, each one more daring than the previous. While he had never considered actively seeking out interested landfolk—there were islands and beaches where such activities were popular—he’d still wondered if such relationships would truly be as pleasurable as the stories made them out to be.
The tales that he preferred involved landfolk watching as a mer pleasured themselves, and then as a reward for the show, bestowing precious things upon the mer. Logically, even if Yun liked owning things, he was in the middle of a journey; anything he possessed would be a hassle to carry with him until he found a more permanent resting spot. He’d prefer that they offer him a feast of landfolk food. But the landfolk who he had seen earlier didn’t seem eager to watch—not that they’d seen him—unless…