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“Hot lesbian witches! Think about it! It’s fucking genius!” ~Charlie Sheen, Being John Malkovich
That pretty much sums up Femme Noir 2: Charmed in the Big Easy, by Delilah Devlin and Paisley Smith. Hot lesbian witches, doing hot things to hot lesbian ghosts. Now if that ain’t genius, I don’t know what is. And with dark ‘n’ gritty New Orleans as the backdrop? C’mon. Easy money. Possibly the only thing more genius, or at least equally genius, would be hot lesbian vampires. (See Femme Noir 2: Bitten in the Big Easy…)
Under the Rainbow by Paisley Smith
Novice witch MeLeah McKinney is on a mission to retrieve a talisman from the grave of Voodoo Queen Marie Laveau. The relic must be energized via a sex-magick ritual—a tall order since MeLeah has no partner. She decides to gather energy at a live sex show on Bourbon Street. She doesn’t count on help from Celestine Laveau’s ghost, who’s crossed the rainbow bridge to bring ecstasy to the young witch—and serve her own agenda.
Defeating an ancient vampire requires not one talisman, but two…
The Mambo’s Door by Delilah Devlin
Ingrid Kassel isn’t in complete control of her witch powers—especially after drinking a double shot of vampire blood. Attempting to retrieve a candle buried with the Voodoo Queen’s daughter, Ingrid angers the spirit guarding the tomb. She finds herself in a shadowy limbo, where the daughter Marie lives in fear of a demon who also desires the relic. In desperation Marie tricks Ingrid, captures her, seduces her, shows her exquisite pleasure while charging the candle with sex magick…for Marie’s own attempt at freedom from the world of the dead.
Publisher’s Note: For the greatest enjoyment, we recommend reading the books of Femme Noir in series order.
I’ve long held that the majority of M/M Romantica(R) actually features two straight, gorgeous, pumped alpha males who just happen to be having sex. No, really. Substitute one of the men for a woman and many stories likely wouldn’t change at all. And I suppose that’s at least part of the appeal for straight women who love the genre. Though I’m totally guessing (I was no psych major; God forbid).
Personally, that lack of two stereotypical alpha heroes is why I love A.J. Llewellyn’s stories, and his newest EC release, Mating Tomeo, is a fine example. It stars two Asian men, one decidedly more alpha, one more beta, who fall in love in 1940s Hawaii. It’s got plenty of hot sex, if that’s why you’re buying, but it’s a romance, first and foremost, between two men whose culture seems to glory in gay love even as it forbids it. No tan, glistening, musclebound men reside between the pages of this book…and IMO, it’s more compelling for it.
In 1946 Hawaii, Tomeo Yamaguchi harbors a secret that would be considered shameful by his traditional Japanese family—he aches for the caress of other men.
Which makes it particularly devastating when Tomeo’s father hires a tanomoshi—a matchmaker—to find a bride for his son.
Tomeo spends time with the tanomoshi, Shin Yamada, and as the men come to know one another, deep feelings emerge, the transition from friends to lovers inevitable. They fall into a clandestine affair, their hushed and hidden lovemaking as beautiful and breathless in their eyes as it is torrid in the eyes of others.
More time spent worshipping Tomeo’s body means less time finding him a suitable bride. Shin’s forsaking his duty…but mating Tomeo is worth every stolen second.
Two words: Wax. Play.
Oh yes. That’s what my lovely VJ Summers has for us in her new M/M release, Melting. Fellow editors, this is your cautionary tale. When one of your authors says she’s attending a BDSM convention, this is the kind of sub you can expect a few weeks later. If you’re really, really lucky. One day you’ve never given a particular kink any thought, the next, you’re giving your Yankee Candles speculative glances. The world’s a funny place.
Ryan is Thomas’ golden boy, his submissive. His beautiful. As hot, as vibrant and pliant, as the wax Thomas enjoys pouring on Ry’s glistening skin.
Tonight, for your pleasure as well as his own, Thomas invites you to watch as he rewards his beautiful with a mesmerizing wax play scene, proving his lust and love with each colorful layer. Until Ryan is lost in subspace, soaring, moaning…melting.