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Dark Desires

Love That's Out of This World

By Lucy Felthouse, Sommer Marsden, Mary Borsellino, Landon Dixon, Elizabeth Coldwell, Esmeralda Greene, Kathryn O'Halloran, Peter Baltensperger, J. S. Black, Scarlett Blue, Tabitha Rayne, Michael Bracken, Maggie Morton, Giselle Renarde, Slave Nano, Lynn Lake, K D Grace, Kyoko Church, Kat Black and James Hornby Edited by Miranda Forbes

Dark Desires
Paperback, 224 pages paperback Online Price:
ISBN: 9781907761706
Imprint: Xcite Books
Published: 4th July 2011

EPUB, 224 pages ebook Online Price:
ISBN: 9781907761713
Imprint: Xcite Books
Published: 4th July 2011

Category: Anthology / Bundle, Fantasy, Mixed Themes, Mystery & Suspense, Paranormal
Series: Xcite Best-Selling Collections

Rating: 5 / 5 stars - 1 vote(s).

"Cute, funny and definitely sexy... paranormal fans will enjoy." - Bitten By Paranormal Romance Reviews

Twenty stories of love and lust that are out of this world.

Animal Attraction by Lucy Felthouse
When Rayne went out for her daily run, the last thing she expected was to find a naked guy in the woods, with no idea how he got there. Taking the guy home to get fed, watered and clothed, Rayne discovers that there’s much more to Claude than meets the eye. After a little digging, Rayne realises she can help solve his mystery – but she’ll have to divulge her darkest secrets in the process. Luckily, Claude takes it well and an emotionally charged moment turns erotic. Soon, Rayne is thanking her lucky stars that she ran through the woods that day.

Familiar by Sommer Marsden
Sarah’s set to come into her witch powers at 25. Because as her mother once told her ‘… it’s 25 because you’re too stupid to have power before that. And 25 is still iffy.’ Since her parents are gone, Sarah’s inherited enough money to comfortably live on and her mother’s familiar, Cyrus, a red cat who’s been in her life for damn near ever. So when Sarah awakes to a handsome aroused man in her bed the night of her birthday – a birthday she sadly spends alone – she finds out why some witches resort to their familiars for damn near … everything.

Séance by Mary Borselino
In their downtime between tours, a pair of musicians rent an old country house to get away from it all. It’s a chance for them to do nothing but eat toasted cheese sandwiches, have lazy afternoon sex, and explore the grounds of the house they’re staying in. The chance discovery of the planchette from an Ouija board makes them realise they’re not quite as alone as they thought.

Come With Us by Landon Dixon
‘Where have all the young men gone?’ That’s the troubling question facing Colonel K, who desperately needs new recruits for the war effort. Captain Yannsen provides the shocking answer, when he staggers into the Colonel’s office and gasps a bizarre tale of “vampeters” – women who crave the seminal bodily fluids of men, for all of eternity.

Circle in the Sand by Elizabeth Coldwell
Spending a week cruising the Hebrides is Amy’s idea of holiday hell, throwing into disarray all her dreams of lazy days sunbathing and hot nights making love. But her faltering relationship with Aidan is changed forever by the discovery of a bottle buried in the sand on a remote island and the powerful love spell it contains within it...

Ghost With The Most by Lynn Lake:
The ghosts were gathering, for a spooky, bring-your-own-sheet Halloween party. And Barbara’s husband has just the costume for her: Cassandra the Slutty Ghost – a white sheet tight across the chest and tapered at the waist, short across the thighs, holes for her heavily-shadowed eyes and red-painted lips and silver hoop earrings, shiny, white, knee-high leather boots for her feet. It’s a costume sexy enough to arouse the dead, at the old red brick mansion built way back in the early 1900s for the skanky mistress of Lord Edmund Beaverton.

Flaws by K D Grace:
Love spells are the most dangerous kind of magic. Mick Denver learns the hard way when he enlists Sally Haddon, a witch who specialises in sex magic, to help him win the affections of his new co-worker, the exquisite and dangerous, Darlene.

Nymph by Kyoko Church:
Think vampires are sexy? Maybe if you’re in high school. Vampires feed off human blood. But then there are Nymphs. Nymphs feed off another kind of bodily fluid.
When Charlotte meets Ben the chemistry is instant and she knows there’s something different about him. More intense, erotic and alive. But when she finds there’s a certain oral act he seems reluctant to perform she wonders if she’s made a mistake. Maybe he isn’t for her. Then she finds out the reason why.
What Charlotte learns leads her into the most fiercely passionate and challenging sexual conundrum she’s ever experienced.

Skin Deep by Kat Black:
An expert in moving among humankind without revealing his true identity, our hunter is surprised to find his trap sprung by a feisty nightclub owner, who not only claims to know what he is, but dares to come between him and his chosen prey. With an insatiable Hunger to feed, he is left to appease his appetite on the interfering female at the same time as teaching her a deadly lesson, but for once, finds he has bitten off more than he can chew.

Airfield by James Hornby:
From a time of heros and loss; a time of desperate hope and seized moments to a time of silent fields that bath in the moonlight. On this night she awakes with the thunder of phantom engines in her ears and the memory of her lover in her mind. To the airfield she will go and there she finds more than lost memories. She becomes an intruder of both time and innate pleasure.

Making Lewis Hard by Esmeralda Greene
Juliet is being haunted by a ghost. And to judge by the “evidence” this spectre is leaving behind, he’s a young, virile, and distinctly male denizen of the spirit world. Then Juliet wakes up one evening and catches her nightly visitor red-handed, pleasuring himself over her sleeping form. She’s naturally outraged, but soon her mood softens. ‘We all need to get our jollies somewhere,’ she muses. Juliet finds herself drawn to the handsome and gentlemanly ghost. Can a young woman of the 21st century find love and happiness with an incorporeal suitor from 200 years in the past? 

Demon by Kathryn O’Halloran
Clem Starr is a street-smart, wise-talking demon fighter who thinks she can handle any situation but her new case has her struggling. In order to defeat a cuckold demon, she has to remain celibate until battle day. So, of course, her world is ramped up with sexual possibility. Sure she wants the money, but she also wants a piece of her hot boyfriend and the near naked client and ... well just about anything that moves is looking good to Clem. Will she make it to battle day with her virtue intact?

On The Other Side by Peter Baltensperger
On the Other Side tells the story of a young man, Galen, who has bought himself the house of his dreams only to realise that some strange things are going on. One evening, he is suddenly pulled through the wall of his house into a dwelling containing a very strange world. He finds himself in the company of a beautiful young woman who introduces him not only to her world but also to her sensuous body and alluring sexuality.

Something About Mary by J S Black
Casey, sculptress extraordinaire, thinks she’s constructed the perfect playmate for herself and jealous partner, Larry. Surely now their sex life will be complete. But the unveiling of her creation, Mary, is only the beginning of something far darker than Casey could have anticipated. Has Casey resurrected the lover she’s always desired, a lover whose history is steeped in mystery … and blood?

There is no such thing as the perfect lover … or is there?

Dancer in the Dark by Scarlett Blue
Our heroine is used to having her way with men, with a body eternally in its prime and the wisdom of centuries, and what better job for her than a sensual private dancer, where men are her playthings as well as her food. She sleeps all day and makes a fortune by night, feasting on whoever she pleases, with her sexy female submissive at her heels, until a strange man enters her world. He’s as strong as a vampire, but warm and pulsing like a human, and in their raw sexual encounters she comes dangerously close to feeling human herself.

The Call of the Night by Tabitha Rayne
The Call of The Night is a lesbian vampire romp in the woods. Leah finds herself on an evening walk on the outskirts of town being confronted by a mysterious cloaked woman who commands her to follow her into the forest...

House of Seven Inches by Michael Bracken
Located just south of the middle of nowhere, the two-storey house has stood empty ever since the previous owner disappeared several years earlier. The new owner – a gay, would-be writer who left a bad relationship in the city – moves in and begins an extensive renovation project. He soon learns to appreciate the solitude ... until he suspects he isn’t alone.

Incubus At Your Service by Maggie Morton
When Nell gets up one morning, she’s shocked to see the almost completely naked (but completely gorgeous) stranger in her kitchen, doing her dishes. When he turns around, though, he’s identical to the man who was in her dreams last night, doing very naughty things to her. And if that wasn’t weird enough, he tells her he’s an early birthday present, from I & S Cleaning Services. His sudden appearance in her kitchen isn’t the only surprise, though – it turns out that I & S stands for Incubus and Succubus, and that means she’s just about to experience more pleasure than she ever has before.

Skyggen by Giselle Renarde
There’s nothing like a holiday to forget one’s urban anxieties. Little does Mirjam know she lost something essential during her stay at a rustic vacation villa – she lost her shadow! When she returns home without her darker self, Mirjam can no longer cope with everyday pressures. Before long, she quits her job and takes ill. Life becomes very shabby until one day a flamboyant young woman crashes through her door. It’s Skyggen, her lost shadow, now engaged to marry a very wealthy man. In Skyggen’s presence, Mirjam’s capacity for jealousy and duplicity resurface. Perhaps Mirjam can even win back all that is rightfully hers ...

Lord Nano’s Nemesis by Slave Nano
A mysterious highwaywoman emerges out of the evening mist to inflict her special brand of retribution on Lord Nano for his debauched behaviour in the brothels of 18th century Leeds. A flesh and blood female avenger or a ghostly phantom? Whoever she is, by the end of the evening, he will be stripped, cruelly tormented and wickedly humiliated. Has Lord Nano finally met his Nemesis?

Dusk fell as she walked up the path to the woods just outside town. She didn’t notice a dark-haired woman watching her from behind an old tree. Leah was immersed in her own thoughts when a cloaked figure suddenly appeared right in front of her.
‘Sorry?’ Leah cocked her head towards the tall, dark-haired woman. ‘What did you say?’ Leah was stunned when the face remained as still as glass but a voice spoke.
‘I didn’t say anything. Hush now, there’s no need to speak.’ The voice was as rich as velvet but as sheer as silk. It took Leah’s breath away and she obeyed and fell silent. Leah stared into the woman and was mesmerised by her wolf-like piercing eyes. She felt compelled to touch her and reached out a trembling hand.
‘Not now.’ The voice seemed to slap Leah’s hand away. ‘Come.’
Leah was in a strange state, she couldn’t think if she was dreaming or drugged but she knew that this beautiful and fearful creature had her under some sort of spell. She followed willingly, a heat rising in her lower belly counteracting the chill of the voice. The warmth spread as she felt a hand pressing in to her lower back urging her forward. She gasped and glanced behind her but nothing was there. The hooded woman never looked back.
‘Keep up,’ said the voice and the hand pressed more firmly. Leah thought she felt it slide lower and a flush of desire welled in her stomach. She let out a tiny murmur.
‘I said quiet!’ snapped the voice once more and the sensation of a second hand clamped over Leah’s lips. She breathed dramatically through her nose and kept her hands by her sides. She knew now that she would have to surrender to this being and it turned her on furiously. She pressed her thighs together as she walked trying to catch the fabric of her skirt between to give her some kind of friction. The ground was getting rocky as they made their way through the thickening trees and darkness and she tripped to the ground, grazing her knees on the gravelly path. As she struggled to get up, the hand at her back slid down and pushed on her buttocks until she was upright once more. It stayed there and Leah felt her arousal blaze as the fingers massaged her arse cheeks while she walked. She arched her back a little and exaggerated her swagger to show the hands she was enjoying it. 
To her joy, the fingers began to knead her buttocks, squeezing her panties and skirt into her flesh. It was exhilarating and Leah shifted her gait to open her legs. The force kept rubbing and pressing and Leah’s pussy began to twitch in anticipation for a stray finger or two. 
As the thought formed in her mind, the cloaked woman looked round with a wicked smile. The pressure of the hand on her mouth intensified and Leah tried to bite at it through her squashed lips. At once the figure flew at her and she was thrown backwards to a tree. She felt a chill to her soul as the woman pressed right up against her.
‘Behave,’ the voice hissed, ‘all in good time.’ But Leah caught the woman’s eyes flit to her chest. She breathed in to push her breasts higher forcing her stiffening nipples into her captor’s view. 
It worked. Leah watched the wolf eyes drink her in. She felt the presence of another phantom hand rip her blouse open and tug her breast free from her bra. She watched her own nipple harden as it was rolled and tweaked by invisible fingers while the woman watched. 
Leah began to sense a shift in power and opened her legs. The hand that had been working on her arse worked its way down the back of her leg to the hem of her skirt. Her skirt slowly slid up over her thighs and behind like a gentle lover would. Just as she was getting used to these tender caresses, the hand over her mouth released her long enough for Leah to catch her breath. She gulped in oxygen and let out an excited giggle. The hand gripped her at once under her jaw and pinned her by the neck to the tree. Leah’s own hands shot up to try and prise the digits apart but the strength was supernatural. She held on and suddenly the hand up under her skirt roughly grabbed her panties and ripped them off casting them to the ground. Leah felt hot and horny and opened her legs wider to expose her naked pussy to the night. It had the right effect and Leah stared at the woman staring at her.
‘What’s your name?’ she whispered as seductively as she could. She felt the warmth from her breath reach out to the white face of the woman and she seemed to suck in the vapour of the words.
‘Maudra.’ This time her eyes met Leah’s.
‘Show yourself to me.’ Leah was shocked by her own boldness and even more so when she saw Maudra’s delicate ethereal fingers toy with the golden catch of her cape. 
The hand between Leah’s legs slowly and lusciously began to stroke and part her lips. Leah could imagine her moist juices glistening in the moonlight and it made her ache to be touched. 
Maudra’s cape fell to the earth and there stood the most beautiful sight Leah had ever witnessed. Maudra’s flesh was as pale and luminous as moonlight itself and she was as poised as a ballerina. Her breasts were perfect and Leah’s mouth watered as she watched the tiny buds pucker, desperate to be touched. Leah felt the fingers at her pussy slowly begin to probe into her entrance. She began to twitch as her want started to pulse through her clit and engulf her pussy and arse. ‘Stroke yourself,’ she commanded and her eyes widened as Maudra slid her hands onto her abdomen and up, cupping both breasts and squeezing her nipples.

... a scintillating, titillating smorgasbord of truly entertaining tales. Embued with an incredible variety of paranormal manifestations and incarnations, these stories take us on an erotic maelstrom of weird and wonderful experiences that, usually - but not always - end up in significant sexual satisfaction. Whether you're looking for a quick thrill to fill some free time at the office, or a little warmer before bed, this collection will keep you warm and wondering.

- Simply Erotic Reviews

Cute, funny and definitely sexy... paranormal fans will enjoy.

- Bitten by Paranormal Romance Reviews

Kyoko Church

Kyoko Church discovered the power of the written erotic word when she was 16 years old and penned a very explicit missive to her boyfriend detailing all the naughty things she wanted to do to him. When he received it, boyfriend was impressed. When he found it, father was not. For the next 18 years she hid her naughty thoughts in shame until she found a community where they were once again appreciated for the well-imagined smut they are. Her short stories have been published in anthologies by Black Lace, Xcite Books, Mischief Books and soon with Sweetmeats Press. Book One, Nymphomania, and Book Two, Sapphic Secrets, in her Draper Estate Trilogy were published by Xcite in 2012. For Her Pleasure, a femdom novella,was published by HarperCollins Mischief Books in February 2013.

A Canuck by birth, she has recently made Australia her home. She is currently learning to drive on the left and say G’day convincingly.

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Elizabeth Coldwell

Elizabeth Coldwell joined Xcite Books in 2011. Formerly the editor of the UK edition of Forum magazine and co-founder of the Guild of Erotic Writers, she has been writing erotic fiction for over twenty years and her work has been widely published in the UK and US. She enjoys writing across the spectrum of erotica genres, from m/m space opera to girl/girl messy fun, vanilla to BDSM, paranormal to contemporary.

Lucy Felthouse

Lucy Felthouse is a very busy woman! She writes erotica and erotic romance in a variety of subgenres and pairings, and has over seventy publications to her name, with many more in the pipeline. These include Best Bondage Erotica 2012 and 2013, and Best Women's Erotica 2013. Another string to her bow is editing, and she has edited and co-edited a number of anthologies. She owns Erotica For All, and is book editor for Cliterati.

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K D Grace

K D Grace believes Freud was right. In the end, it really IS all about sex, well sex and love. And nobody’s happier about that than she, because otherwise, what would she write about?

When she’s not writing, K D is veg gardening or walking. She walks her stories, and she’s serious about it. She and her husband recently walked the Coast to Coast rout across England. For her, inspiration is directly proportionate to how quickly she wears out a pair of walking boots.

K D has erotica published with Xcite Books, Mammoth, Cleis Press, Black Lace, Erotic Review, Ravenous Romance, Scarlet Magazine, Sweetmeats Press and others.

K D’s critically acclaimed erotic romance novels include, The Initiation of Ms Holly, The Pet Shop, and her newly released paranormal erotic novel, Body Temperature and Rising, the first book of her Lakeland Heatwave trilogy, was listed as honorable mention on Violet Blue’s Top 12 Sex Books for 2011.

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Lynn Lake

Lynn Lake’s fantasies could fill a book – and have (or, at least, parts of many, many books). Her imagination substitutes for a somewhat dreary existence in the middle of nowhere home to a particularly harsh climate. She’s a frustrated crime writer (few markets) and an unfulfilled SF author (no science background). Her erotic experiences, frankly, look better on paper, where she need not discriminate based on couplings, positionings, flogging devices, and/or binding materials. Rich, thick, wet ink spilling out of the golden nib of a finely-crafted fountain pen onto bright, white, textured paper is a form of ecstasy to her, free of STD’s.

She has a cat and an insatiable craving to express herself. 

Inspiration comes from everywhere, everything, and everybody she meets or sees or visualizes, but mostly from her mind (very often early in the morning when she first wakes up). She doesn’t wait for the wet muse to tingle her in the appropriate places, however; oftentimes she just sits and stares at a blank piece of paper (Hilroy, lined, in a wire-bound notebook) until an idea strikes her and she pen-strokes it, first into a brief outline, and then into a full story (which usually goes through a, minimum, three-draft process). She’s fairly well-read and quite good at mimicking other styles, which helps in the whole process, as does her natural shyness.

Sommer Marsden

Sommer Marsden has been called "one of the top storytellers in the erotica genre” (Violet Blue), “Unapologetic” (Alison Tyler), “the whirling dervish of erotica” (Craig J. Sorensen), and "Erotica royalty" (Lucy Felthouse). Her erotic novels include Restless Spirit, Boys Next Door, Big Bad, Learning to Drown, Wanderlust and the Zombie Exterminator series.

Sommer currently writes erotica and erotic romance for Xcite Books, eXcessica, Ellora's Cave, Pretty Things Press, Resplendence Publishing and Mischief Books. The wine-swigging, dachshund-owning, wannabe runner author writes work that runs the gamut from bondage to zombies to humor.

Sommer's short works can be found in well over one hundred (and counting) erotic anthologies. Her short stories have also been included numerous adult and romance magazines--both in print and online.

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Maggie Morton

Maggie Morton lives in Northern California with her partner. Her first novel, Dreaming of Her, is a lesbian, erotic romance, and is published by Bold Strokes Books. Her gay, erotic romance novella A Fairy's Embrace is published by Xcite Books. She also appears in multiple anthologies, including Dark Desires, Cheeky Spanking Stories, Pleasure Me, and Best Lesbian Erotica 2013.

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Slave Nano

Slave Nano is a writer of erotic stories with dark and exotic content drawing on the themes of female supremacy, bdsm and fetish, frequently in fantasy, paranormal or historical settings. Slave Nano lives in Yorkshire in the United Kingdom.  He works full time and juggles his writing with this.

His short stories and novellas have been published by Xcite Books and House of Erotica.  His full length erotic novel, ‘Adventures in Fetishland’, a bdsm/fetish re-invention of Alice in Wonderland was published by Xcite Books in 2012.

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Giselle Renarde

Giselle Renarde is an award-winning author of erotica and LGBT fiction. This queer Canadian writer has contributed short stories to more than 100 anthologies and authored dozens of books, including Anonymous, Nanny State, and the Wedding Heat series.

Her transgender lesbian romance The Red Satin Collection took top prize in the 2012 Rainbow Awards, in the category of Best Transgender Romance/Erotic Romance. Giselle's single-author anthology of transgender fiction and poetry, My Mistress' Thighs, received an honourable mention in the same category the previous year. Her work also appears in Tristan Taormino's Lambda Award-winning anthology Take Me There: Trans and Genderqueer Erotica.

Ms Renarde loves a geeky girl and lives across from a park with two bilingual cats who sleep on her head. When she's not writing, she's usually up to something good... or up to no good.

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Reviewed by: Midnight Boudoir on 9th February 2012 2:20PM

This is a set of 20 stories edited by Miranda Forbes. I love the variety of well written paranormal erotica Miranda has chosen, I didn't feel you could write so many different stories in this one genre...well how wrong was I.

The cover is tasteful and sexy, with no lewd images, what I love about this if you left it lying around you would not know in the first instance its an erotic book unless you picked it up and read the back.

I absolutely loved this book to the point I couldn't put it down at the end of each story, it was exactly the style and genre that I adore reading or watching on TV.

I completely blame this book for 2 sleepless nights where I kept getting to the end of 1 story and thinking "just one more..!". Sooo tired........

It was an excellent mixture of paranormal erotica each with some brilliant authors, the sex was quite vanilla compared to what I usually enjoy but the stories were so well written I loved each and every story. I didn't think I would say that out of 20 stories that I would enjoy each and everyone, obviously some more than others, but each author drew me into their own world to their last page. Lots of the writing had some great twists and turns and I assumed I would be able to guess the ending on most stories, I was very wrong.

There is a wonderful mix Demons, ghosts, highway woman, inccubus, witches and vampires with a werewolf thrown in for good measure, something for everyone who loves their fantasy. I have a passion for vampire stories, I love the whole dark and smouldering sexy, evil, scary thing which I find such a turn on and this was no exception.

I really find it hard to pick a favourite but I had a few which I have gone back to read again which is very unusual for me, I loved the writing of authors Scarlet Blue, Kat Black and Tabitha Rayne, plus an excellent short story from KD Grace who is so well known for her book The initiation of Miss Holly. and her latest Pet Shop.

I have never been a lover of short stories as I usually love to fall into a big novel and lap it up till the very end and not stop reading, but these have changed my mind completely; the beauty with short stories, each is only approximately 5-6 pages long and I can grab a story to read in a coffee break or a few hours before sleep ..or the whole night if you are!

It also gives you a huge taster of some amazing writers out there I would not have known about. it has made me thirsty for more.

Each story you will see are mostly male and female; so if you are new to reading erotica and love your fantasy paranormal you really will love this book, but don't let that put you off if prefer things more rampant, as I generally like my sex with more wild fetish but they are all so well written and each a compulsive sexy read, I thoroughly enjoyed each story and it will stay in mind for a long time.

I absolutely recommend Dark Desires; fall into the world of fantasy, lose yourself amongst the realms of this world and the next for a few hours, get away from real life just for awhile.

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