An Xcite Books collection of five erotic stories with mixed and varied themes.
Welcome Spring by Roxanne Rhoads: Tom is scouting a forest area for his land-developer boss when he encounters a beautiful woman naked in the forest performing some kind of ritual. He is intrigued and highly aroused so he hides in the shadows watching her with complete fascination. Ardwinna, the Earth witch and protector of the land, knows Tom is watching and takes extra delight in his arousal as she performs her spring fertility ritual that includes bringing herself to climax, while he watches. When she invites him to join her, he gladly accepts her offer...
Surfs up for Suzie by J. Troy Seate: When Suzie’s best friend invites her to the coast she is ready for fun and frolics, but is amazed at the brave new world awaiting. The beach is a place where guys and girls abandon their inhibitions along with their clothes. Plenty of guys want to teach her ‘beach games’ and over the course of a week Suzie develops a taste for sun, sea and sexy adventures...
Burano Lace by Giselle Renarde: Newlyweds Lainey and Polo never knew how Burano's beautiful lace was discovered until they stopped to chat with elders of the colourful Venetian island. Like all legends, the tale defies belief. A mermaid taught a local maiden how to weave? A likely story! But the villagers are adamant la sirena is still out there in the waters around the island. Challenged to see for themselves, the newlyweds row to a tiny isola in hopes of spotting a mermaid. There, they discover just how real a mythical creature can become when loneliness and lust take over...
Full Moon by Viva Jones: Emily, the wealthy owner of a Cote d’Azur villa, is upset when her husband doesn’t tear himself away from business to go on holiday with her. As she watches the full moon, she discovers that a young couple of backpackers have sneaked on to her property and are skinny-dipping in the pool. Inspired, Emily instigates a threesome, and remembers what it was like to feel spontaneous and free...
The Key by Landon Dixon: He was a man used to living in the shadows. Until she came running into his life, begging for help. She gave him a kiss and a key, and those two precious things opened up a whole new, bright world for the man in the shadows.
by Roxanne Rhoads
The air was still a little cool but the sun shown warmly down on Ardwinna’s upturned face. She looked to the sky, thankful that it was a clear and beautiful pre-spring day. Too many times she had performed this ritual in pouring rain or even in three feet of snow.
She smiled. ‘Thank you, Goddess, for blessing me with such a wonderful day.’ In the distance she could hear raccoon chatter, odd since it was still early in the day. They probably came out to welcome spring, too.
Ardwinna hiked out to the clearing by the river, her favourite place in all the forest.
She could feel a strange presence in the forest. It was someone new but she could feel that he was not harmful, just curious. He would not disturb her until she was ready for him. It was the vernal equinox and she was ready to perform her annual welcome spring fertility ritual. Having a healthy and virile man’s seed to contribute would be a welcome change to her normal lonely offering.
Tom wandered through the forest enjoying the quiet serenity. The trees had not started to blossom with green buds yet and there were not many birds flittering among the trees just the little finches and cardinals that stuck out the long, cold winters of the northern states. It was finally starting to get warm but a cool breeze still filled the air.
It was beautiful. His boss was an idiot. No one needed another subdivision. The housing market was a mess, there were already too many empty houses on the market, a subdivision was a terrible idea, cutting into the pristine beauty of this forest to make the subdivision was an even worse idea.
Tom hated his job but with the economy in such a mess he was thankful to have a job at all. If it wasn’t for his brother, Jerry, he wouldn’t have this job. Tom’s brother married the boss’s daughter and just happened to be in his good graces. So when Tom lost his engineering job due to the economic downshift Jerry was nice enough to talk to his father in law and get Tom a job as a land development scout.
The good news? It’s a pay cheque. The bad news? The job totally sucks. It usually involves talking some poor guy into selling a piece of property that’s been in the family forever and not giving him what it’s worth but he needs the money so he finally gives in and takes it. The big boss wasn’t hurting for money, even with things being so bad for so many around the US. He was taking advantage of others’ misfortunes and buying up foreclosed properties and getting fabulous land dirt cheap. Once the economy picked back up he would make a bundle selling all the properties and developing the land.
To Tom it was all bad karma, taking advantage of others like that, but in the business world it was … well … business.
He continued walking along the forest trail until he popped out along the river. The trail continued on next to the river. He kept following it until he heard music and voices, maybe just one voice. He slowed down and started walking quietly, he didn’t want to freak anyone out and he didn’t want to stumble upon anything weird. What he saw took his breath away.
A curvaceous woman with long flowing auburn hair was stripping off her clothing.
Was she going for a swim? he wondered. It was awfully cold still to go in the water. The temperature had only crept over 60 degrees a few times; the water would still be like ice. No way, she couldn’t be going in the river. What was she doing?
He crept up behind a large tree and continued to watch her. His curiosity and his libido were both piqued.
She was stunning. In addition to her long auburn hair that lit up like glowing fire when the sun touched it, she had perfect ivory skin. Not pale and pasty, no ivory. Smooth like cream with a touch of gold. And now that smooth creamy skin was completely bare for Tom to enjoy as the gorgeous and crazy stranger stripped off her panties and socks and placed them in a neat pile with the rest of her clothes.
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.
Find her at:
Her website: http://donutsdesires.blogspot.com
About her: http://about.me/gisellerenarde
Her Twitter: http://twitter.com/GiselleRenarde
Troy has written everything from humor to the erotic to the macabre, and is especially keen on stories that transcend genre pigeonholing. In addition to his novels and novellas, his short stories and memoirs appear in numerous magazines, newspapers, anthologies and webzines. In addition to stories at Xcite, recent publications can be found at www.melange-books.com, www.whispershome.com, and www.museituppublishing.com for those who like their tales intertwined with the paranormal.
Find Troy on:
His website: www.troyseateauthor.webs.com
His blog: www.supernaturalsnackbar.wordpress.com
His Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JTSeate
Raunchy Reader on
10th April 2012 3:43PM
Burano Lace was beautiful - I\'d have bought this anthology just for this one story. But Landon Dixon\'s story is hot too. A great little read if you like your action outdoors.