Myths, Moons & Mayhem
Paranormal Gay Menage and Erotic Romance
Available in print and ebook October 13; order now!
Hi, I’m Dale Cameron Lowry, and my number one goal in life is getting the cat to stop eating dish towels; number two is to write things that bring people joy. I am the author of Falling Hard: Stories of Men in Love and a contributor to more than a dozen anthologies.
This week, I’m releasing my newest paranormal collection: Myths, Moons, and Mayhem. In it, I’ve gathered nine stories of gay ménages a trois fueled by lust and magic, written by beloved romance writers like Clare London and Rob Rosen, as well as talented voices that may be new to you.
This collection is a virtual a trick-or-treat basket overflowing with a scrumptious variety of candy. A werewolf gets a lust-fueled lesson on fitting in with the pack, a professor unlocks ancient secrets and two men’s hearts, and a pair of supernaturals find themselves at the erotic mercy of a remarkable human. Ghosts, fairies, aliens, and mere mortals test the boundaries of their desires, creating magic of their own. Even Bigfoot makes an appearance!
To celebrate this new release, I’m offering a special gift when you order Myths, Moons, and Mayhem by the end of the day on Friday, Oct. 13: seven of my paranormal and speculative stories collected into an ebook I’m calling Chance & Possibility: Seven Fantastical Tales of Gay Desire.
Chance & Possibility is an eclectic selection of stories previously published in multi-author anthologies and my mixed-genre collection Falling Hard: Stories of Men in Love. They range from sweet fairy tale romances to scorching hot tentacle erotica. In its pages, you’ll find fantasy, sci-fi, and paranormal stories, and you’ll meet:
an unemployed journalist whose sentient iPhone hooks him into rescuing stray cats—and leads him to love
a college student who falls in love under the full moon of the Jewish harvest festival, Sukkot, but finds that his new boyfriend shies from his touch when the moon wanes
a professional horticulturalist who develops a more-than-scientific interest in a strange new plant he’s been assigned to care for
Chance & Possibility: Seven Fantastical Tales of Gay Desire isn’t available to buy anywhere. The only way to get it now is by ordering Myths, Moons, and Mayhem at your preferred store, then forwarding the receipt to firstname.lastname@example.org. I’ll send your choice of a mobi (for Kindle) or epub (for all other e-readers) this weekend.
It’s that easy!
Here’s where to buy Myths, Moons, and Mayhem:
Amazon Paperback link (this will get you to your country’s Amazon store): getBook.at/mmm
About Myths, Moons, and Mayhem
Here’s a little more information about the stories in Myths, Moons, and Mayhem:
Inside Man by Clare London—At a London pub, a tear in the veil between the dead and living opens up new possibilities for a ghost who could only ever watch the men he desired, but never touch.
The Secret of the Golden Cup by Rebecca Buchanan—A classics professor finds himself at the center of a magical war. With an unfairly attractive student and a campus janitor as his only allies, can he stave off the forces of evil?
When The Big Moon Shines by Carl Redlum—A college student is intent on hunting down the man who turned him into a werewolf. But his mouthwatering neighbors keep getting in the way.
Careful What You Wish For by Elizabeth Coldwell—Josh dreams of meeting Mr. Right, so his roommate offers help with a love spell. Neither man is prepared for what happens when the spell begins to work.
The Cave by Dale Cameron Lowry—Losing sleep to the sounds of his tent-neighbors’ nightly lovemaking has nature photographer Ethan at his wit’s end. What kind of magic can convince the two men he should join them?
The Endless Knot by Morgan Elektra—The fiery romance between a vampire and a werewolf threatens to burn itself to the ground until a human teaches them to temper the flame.
Squatchin’ by Greg Kosebjorn—Two Bigfoot hunters get more than they bargained for when they set out on an overnight camping trip to trail the legendary beast.
Celyn’s Tale by Rhidian Brenig Jones—A young Welsh farmer is haunted by visions of his future lover, only to discover that the lover is not one, but two—and not exactly human, either.
Close Encounter of the Three-way Kind by Rob Rosen—In this quirky comedy, aliens arrive from another galaxy, but they’re more interested in consensual exploration than invasion. Alien probing never felt so good!
Excerpt from “Careful What You Wish For” by Elizabeth Coldwell in Myths, Moons, and Mayhem
“It’s just a bit of harmless fun,” Aaron said, reaching for the scissors. “Nothing’s going to go wrong. I promise, Josh.”
I still wasn’t convinced. I was sitting in the drafty attic of the house I shared with Aaron, wearing nothing but my shorts, watching him as he set out everything he needed to perform the love spell. Exactly what had persuaded me to put myself in this position? I wondered. Then I took another sip of the fruity Californian Shiraz we’d been drinking all night, and everything became clear.
It was Midsummer’s Night—the most magical night of the year, or so they said. For me, it was just another Friday night in, dozing in front of the television, a half-eaten Chinese takeout on the low table in front of me. This time last year, I would have been out hitting the bars, dressed up in my favorite outfit of olive-green shirt to complement my eyes and tight-fitting black slacks to show off my butt. But that was when I still believed Mr. Right was somewhere in the city, waiting for me to discover him. Months of crushing disappointment had told me that was not the case.
I was surprised when Aaron walked through the door. I’d thought he was spending the weekend twith his boyfriend. He threw himself down heavily on the couch, glanced at the bottle of wine I’d opened and said, “Mind if I join you in some of that, buddy?”
“Aren’t you supposed to be seeing Eric?” I asked, pouring him a generous glassful.
“I was, but they’ve had to call him in to cover a couple of shifts.” He snaffled an egg roll from my leftovers. “It’s kind of an emergency. There’s some bug going round the fire department and the guys have been dropping like flies. Eric’s one of the only ones who’s not sick. But then he has the constitution of a horse.”
I watched him as he took a long swallow of wine. Another glass of that and you’ll be reminding me he’s hung like one, too, I thought sourly. My roommate and I might have been the best of friends, happy to tell each other everything, but there were times when I didn’t want to hear the details of Aaron’s very spicy sex life, with Eric and with the guys he’d dated before. Like tonight, when I was feeling lonely and horny and more than a little sorry for myself.
It didn’t help that I had been carrying a torch for Aaron since the day I had moved into the house, three years ago. Three frustrating years during which he’d turned from my college roommate to my best friend. He was just the type I always fell for: broad-shouldered and slim-hipped, with black bangs that fell into dark blue eyes whose depths I could have drowned in. Add to that his whip-smart sense of humor, his kind heart and his fabulous ass, and I was helplessly smitten. But Aaron had been in one relationship or another as long as I had known him. He’d been dating Eric for a couple of months now, and I could only look on with envy.
Aaron licked his fingers clean. Just watching him stick his pinkie between his lush lips sent a pang of lust shooting to my groin. “So how come you’re home?” he asked. “It’s happy hour all night at the Leopard Lounge. Okay, so it might be the shortest night of the year, but still…”
I wasn’t intending to pour my heart out to him, but as soon as I opened my mouth I couldn’t stop the whole sorry story from tumbling out.
About Elizabeth Coldwell
Elizabeth Coldwell is a multi-published author and the former editor of the UK edition of Forum magazine. She was the launch editor of Erotic Stories magazine and one of the co-founders of the Guild of Erotic Authors. She is now an editor at Xcite Books. Find her online at The (Really) Naughty Corner.
About Dale Cameron Lowry
Dale Cameron Lowry had a jagged forehead scar before Harry Potter made it cool. When not busy fighting evil, Dale writes and edits queer romance and speculative fiction. Come to think of it, maybe those are ways of fighting evil too.