He's a butcher. She's the trophy wife of a trophy hunter. They used to be high school sweethearts, but that was two decades ago, and times have changed. Meet Ariana Plano.... Forty years old, miserable, and stuck in a loveless marriage to the worst mistake of her life. Meet Ray Koski.... Forty years old, miserable, and a lonely butcher who can do nothing but immerse himself in the drudgery of his work. Once a week during hunting season, she brings her old teenage flame game meat for processing. They do not speak.
Lindsey is a bad girl, and she's determined to stay that way. She's been called a slut enough to know it's true, and she's not ashamed of the fact anymore. She makes it known to every man she comes in contact with that she's available for the taking - the rougher, the better. When she meets Lieutenant Zachary Davis on one of her many trips to the principal's office, she finally finds a man who refuses to treat her like the trash she believes she really is. But can Lindsey change her wayward, dangerous ways and learn to value herself the way the Zach seems to?
"Not for the Faint of heart!"
Eurydice has a difficult decision to make - choose a brief but perfect love, foretold to end in tragedy, or resign herself to a pleasant partnership that could potentially last forever. Not only does she find herself torn between two men, but also between a friend who would be hurt by one choice and gods who would be infuriated by the other. What's a poor Naiad to do? You may think you know the tale of Orpheus and his lyre, but you've never heard it told like this.
"Sexy Mythical Romance"
Lizzy's friendship with her older boss, Sarah, turns into something deeper and much more exciting one rainy day after work, and Lizzy finds herself drawn into a world she never knew existed. Sarah has a dominant streak, and as she leads Lizzy into the role of a submissive, the two women become closer than they ever thought possible. But while Sarah, hurt too many times, wears a ring, and tells guys she's "taken", Lizzy knows she secretly longs for a man....
"Steaming Coming of Age!"
Carrie swore off men after a relationship-gone-bad in her freshman year of college and is perfectly happy with her roommate and lover, Maureen, until she discovers Steve Baumgartner ("Call me 'Doc', everybody does") in a very compromising - and decidedly sexy-position. Meeting Doc complicates things, but when Maureen's very religious boyfriend becomes a real threat and the gang goes to Key West for summer break, Carrie finds herself swept away by circumstance into a whirlwind of lust and sexual discovery.
Leah and Erica have been best friends and have gone to the same Catholic school since just about forever. Leah spends so much time with the Nolans - just Erica and her handsome father now, since Erica's mother died - that she's practically part of the family. When the girls find something naughty under Mr. Nolan's bed, their strict, repressive upbringing makes it all the more exciting as they begin their sexual experimentation. Leah's exploration presses deeper, and eventually she finds herself in love for the first time, torn between her best friend and her best friend's father.
Eight darkly erotic and horrifically delicious stories guaranteed to give you shivers, in more ways than one! All of the stories included: "Silent Night", "Mercy", "The Velvet Choker", "Pumpkin Eater", "The Ride", "Advent Calender", "The Laundry Chute", "The Gingerbread Man", and a bonus story: "Hunting Season", co-authored with Blake Crouch. Warning: This title contains graphic language, sex and elements of horror.
"Yucky. Yep, I said yucky."
In her attempt to escape her sisters' Valentine matchmaking, Annie meets the enigmatic Eric, who she realizes could finally be the man of her dreams. In spite - or maybe because - of Eric's cryptic words and puzzling behavior, she finds herself immediately intrigued and drawn to him like no other man she's ever met. One night in Annie's sister's kitchen seals their fate, as the two lovers discover and explore the instant spark of heat between them. Their evening comes to an abrupt end when the mysterious Eric disappears into the night, and Annie realizes she doesn't know his last name! How is she to find him?
"Smart, sexy romance"
She doesn't know how long she's been with Belch, the strange man who grows giant pumpkins…she doesn't even remember her own name… But when a kind police officer comes to buy a pumpkin from their patch, Beth begins to remember. Sheriff Will Walker's instincts tell him that something is wrong, but he can't quite put his finger on what. Will he be able to figure out the mystery in time?
Lydia has heard the stories from her co-workers about the house at the apex of two dead end roads, but the young immigrant housekeeper isn't scared easily. Working for the strange and reserved jewelry maker Hugo Kauffman pays well, and for that, she's willing to overlook his eccentricities. But when Lydia finds a black, velvet choker in a box she's been forbidden from opening, her life is changed forever, and she finds herself suddenly bound to the strange and eccentric old man who runs the household.
Jay is a player-a typical college student with one thing on his mind - and that doesn't change when he meets Betsy. He wants nothing more than to take her five ways from Sunday, and Betsy doesn't seem to object. Still, the more time he spends with her, the more she seems to affect him.... When she gives him a homemade advent calendar for Christmas, Jay discovers the real meaning of the phrase, "Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned."