The Five Minute Fantasies series offers arousing fiction for the discerning reader. Twenty erotic short stories by bestselling authors including Gwen Masters, Jeremy Edwards, Kitti Bernetti and Landon Dixon. Indulge, enjoy and come back for more with these five minutes stories that will get you out of day mode and straight into play mode!
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I rattled my empty tin. It was a humid Saturday afternoon and I was standing at the entrance to the railway station, wondering if I’d made the right choice. By now, my mates would have disappeared to Spain to soak up the sun and sangria. I could have been with them.
‘Come with us, Rachel, have some fun,’ Amy, my best friend, had said invitingly.
I was tempted, I have to admit. But I was still in the early stages of my ‘worthy’ period.
‘Sorry, but I can’t join you. I promised to help with the charity collection for the local animal shelter. I can’t go back on a commitment.’
‘It’s a pity Mike didn’t see it that way,’ replied Amy, an edge to her voice.
I’d sighed. Mike, my failed relationship number two, who had cheated on me not once but three times. Who then had the cheek to blame it on what he called my lack of spontaneity.
‘You just don’t have any sense of sexual adventure,’ he’d concluded, packing his case.
Before that there was Josh, who I thought was Mr Perfect – and who turned out to be Mr Already Married. I certainly knew how to pick them.
‘Cheer up, Rachel,’ Amy had said encouragingly. ‘Mr Right is probably out there somewhere.’
‘No such thing,’ I’d grunted. ‘Anyway, I think I’ve had enough of relationships for a while. Even if Mr Right did show up I’d probably tell him to bugger off.’ So here I was, trying to do something worthwhile for a very good cause – something I believed in. In fact, I was doing exactly what the women’s mags tell you to do when you want to get over a man. Take up a hobby or interest. Get out and meet new people.
But although I’d been standing here for nearly an hour, rattling the tin and trying to look appealing, no one had given me any money. Bad timing. My speciality. Yvonne, my supervisor, who was standing by the other station entrance, already had a full tin. So what was I doing wrong?
‘Perhaps I should take my clothes off to get some attention,’ I joked to Yvonne when we took a coffee break. She stared, stony faced.
‘Try standing over there by the escalator,’ she suggested, without the merest hint of a smile, and I wondered if she’d had a sense of humour transplant.
‘Right, I’ll do that,’ I replied drily.
Another hour passed, and I pictured Amy and the others coming back from the beach, laughing and chatting about what to wear for their night on the town. Perhaps Mike was right, perhaps I don’t know how to have fun when the opportunity presents itself.
‘Here. It’s all the change I’ve got.’ The satisfying clink of coins in my waiting tin jolted me back to reality.
‘Thanks,’ I said gratefully. Finally, someone had taken pity on me.
‘That’s okay.’ He smiled and I noticed he had warm brown eyes. He was wearing a seam-straining black tee-shirt and tight leather jeans. Very tight.
‘You’re my first today,’ I told him, returning the smile. ‘To put money in,’ I added quickly.
He laughed. We stood awkwardly for a moment, both wanting to chat, but not really knowing what to say. I decided to break the silence.
‘It’s a lovely sunny day, isn’t it?’ I burbled. God, what was wrong with me? Why was I talking about the weather?
‘Actually, it’s just started to rain,‘ he replied and I suddenly noticed he was carrying a dripping umbrella. ‘But I don’t mind rain,’ he continued, cheerfully. ‘I like the way it washes the past away.’
And I liked the way he used words. Not only was he gorgeous, he had a brain, too, although he probably thought I was a complete imbecile by now.
He smiled. ‘By the way, my name’s Adam.’
‘Nice to meet you, Adam. I’m Rachel.’
Kitti Bernetti lives in London, the city she loves and spends inordinate amounts of time in the coffee shops of Soho and Covent Garden dreaming up stories. She finds writing erotica totally stimulating as it leaves her free to set her tales any time, any place, anywhere.
Kitti has written ghost stories, sci-fi, historicals, crime, paranormals, sheikh tales and richly rewarding romance. Reviewers have said: 'The sex [in Desert Nights] is hot, the story compelling, and the writing well above par. If you're looking for a quick read to excite you, pick this one up!' (ManOhMan), and 'Kitti knows how to pen a full bodied book like a fine wine, and in this case, she has managed it. Regency Nights is just that, it fills the senses with its excellent prose, sensual, and highly erotic sexual scenes.' (loveromancepassion.com) Kitti is delighted to be part of The Secret Library and is already working on another novella this time set in the sultry backstreets of tropical Singapore.
Author website www.kittibernetti.moonfruit.com/
A published writer since her early teens, Elizabeth Cage has been writing erotica since 1999. Her stories, poems and articles have appeared in many magazines including Scarlet, Desire, Forum, For Women, In the Buff, The Hotspot, and the International Journal of Erotica, as well as The Mammoth Book of Lesbian Erotica, Best Lesbian Erotica 2010 (Cleis) and her fiction regularly appears in the sizzling anthologies and e-books from Xcite.
She enjoys doing guest blogs, author talks, interviews, events and workshops and performs regularly in the fabulously successful show Wanton Words and Burlesque Bombshells reading her erotica and helping with the raffle!
Find Elizabeth at:
Her Blog: http://www.elizabeth-cage.blogspot.co.uk/
Her Website: http://www.elizabethcage.com/
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Her Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6861526.Elizabeth_Cage
Her Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/elizabethcage/
Jeremy Edwards, described by the Erotica Readers & Writers Association as “one of the most original and amusing erotic authors around,” is the author of the erotocomedic novels Rock My Socks Off [Xcite Books] and The Pleasure Dial [1001 Nights Press], and the erotic-story collection Spark My Moment [Xcite]. His quirky, sensuous tales have appeared in over fifty anthologies with numerous publishers large and small, including four volumes in the Mammoth Book of Best New Erotica series, and he has contributed scores of short stories to print and online magazines
As a guest on the Web circuit, Jeremy has been seen or heard at Erotica Readers & Writers Association, Erotica for All, Lust Bites, LoveHoney, 4-Letter Words, LiberatorOoh, How to Write Erotic Fiction, Dr. Dick’s Sex Advice, Sexy Librarian, Vibe Erotic Book Club, Air Atta Ca Talk, Oh Get a Grip! F-Stop, Rachel Kramer Bussel Online Book Club, and Cult of Gracie Radio. In the nonvirtual world, he has appeared at In the Flesh, Essensuality, and Ravenous Nights in New York, the Erotic Literary Salon in Philadelphia, In the Flesh: L.A. (via telephone), the Seattle Erotic Art Festival (showcase display), and Arts Night Out Northampton (Massachusetts); and as the host of Sexy Scribes Speaking (in Turners Falls, Mass.).
Jeremy’s work explores sex in its sunniest form, celebrating joyful sensuality, libidinous urgency, offbeat romanticism, and the pleasures of language and laughter—with the focus on cerebral, sexually self-aware women, and the men and women who adore them. Readers can drop in on him unannounced (and thereby catch him in his underwear) at www.jeremyedwardserotica.com.
Eva Hore’s work is seen in magazines such as Hustler, Forum, Desire, Australian Penthouse, Leg Sex, XL Magazine, Naughty Neighbors, For Women, Playgirl, Erotic T, Three Pillows and Swank Magazine. Eva has anthologies with Xcite Books in the UK, Delicate Friction, Best Lesbian Fiction 2005, Skin Deep 2, Mammoth Book of Erotic Fantasies, The Collective, Best Women’s Erotica 2006, The Perfect Valentine, After Midnight, Just Watch Me with Cleis Press, The Sexiest Soles, Misbehaviour. Gay Quickies, Mammoth Book of Erotic Confessions, Reality or Fantasy with Dark Roast Press, The Long Weekend and Other Stories with No Boundaries Press, The Best of Eva Hore with JMS Books and The Big Book of Bizarro.