Gothic Tales of Romance

The Contributors


Includes a Foreword from Kate Douglas and an Afterword from Rachel Caine.


Benji Bright is the pen name of Bendi Barrett, a poet whose work has been in PANK, Sein Und Werden, and recently Glitterwolf. As Benji Bright he has published erotica with JMS Books, Queer Young Cowboys and Circlet Press. He is a graduate of Cornell University and lives near Chicago.


Rachel Caine is the author of more than forty novels, including the internationally bestselling Morganville Vampires series in young adult. She makes her home in Fort Worth, Texas with her husband, fantasy artist R. Cat Conrad, where she specializes in making the neighbors think all writers are weird.


Rose de Fer is an English writer who loves the Gothic and decadent. Her novella Lust Ever After (Mischief Books) is a sexy re-imagining of Bride of Frankenstein. Other stories appear in Red Velvet and Absinthe (edited by Mitzi Szereto), and in numerous Mischief anthologies including UnderworldsSubmission and Forever Bound.


Kate Douglas’s first erotic romance was published in 2001 and she has since had almost fifty erotic novels and novellas published by both small press and traditional publishers, along with a dozen other stories for a more conventional audience. She and her husband of over four decades live in Healdsburg, California.


Cairde Glass is an author living in the southeastern United States. Her speculative fiction has been published at Daily Science Fiction, Abyss & Apex, and The Beast Within 4: Gears and Growls. She’s currently querying a steampunk novel about magic, machinery and murder.


Sacchi Green writes erotica in western Massachusetts. Her alter ego Connie Wilkins writes speculative fiction, but the lines frequently get blurred. Sacchi’s stories appear in scores of anthologies, including Mitzi Szereto’s Wicked: Sexy Tales of Legendary Lovers and Thrones of Desire, and she’s edited nine erotica anthologies herself, winning both Lambda and GCLS Awards.


Kim Knox ( is an author of science fiction, fantasy and paranormal erotic and sensual romance. She’s published by Carina Press, Ellora’s Cave, Samhain Publishing, Entangled Publishing, Cleis and others. Her story “At the Sorcerer’s Command” appeared in Mitzi Szereto’s Thrones of Desire. She lives in northwest England.


Tracey Lander-Garrett teaches in the English Department at Borough of Manhattan Community College and plays Dungeons & Dragons in her spare time. Most recently, she’s published poetry and creative nonfiction in Connotation Press and Electric Windmill Press. She lives in Brooklyn, New York with her husband and too many cats.


Adrian Ludens ( is a dark fiction author living in Rapid City, South Dakota. His short fiction has appeared in: Blood Lite 3: Aftertaste (Pocket Books), Blood Rites (Blood Bound Books), Slices of Flesh (Dark Moon Books), and Woman’s World, among many others. His collection, Bedtime Stories for Carrion Beetles, is available in multiple formats from Amazon and Smashwords.


T. C. Mill ( grew up in Wisconsin. Her short stories have been published by Circlet Press and Every Night Erotica, and she has e-books available from Dreamspinner, Storm Moon Press and Carina.


Gary Earl Ross, retired University of Buffalo professor, is a novelist and playwright whose works include Wheel of DesireShimmerville, Blackbird Rising, Picture Perfect, Murder Squared, The Scavenger’s Daughter and Matter of Intent (winner of the Best Play Edgar Award from Mystery Writers of America).


Madeleine Swann’s erotica has appeared at the Forbidden Fiction website and in The Big Book of Bizarro anthology, and her surreal comedy and horror in Polluto magazine, Black Petal magazine, and from LegumeMan Books. She writes from her
home in Essex, England.


Zander Vyne’s ( work is published in several genres. Her literary erotica is featured in Mitzi Szereto’s Red Velvet and Absinthe and Thrones of Desire. Chief editor at Full Sail Editing, she lives in Chicago, Illinois with her husband, daughter and an adopted Basenji mutt named Riley.


Jo Wu attends UC Berkeley, where she studies biology and creative writing, and writes for the award-winning Caliber Magazine. Her work has appeared in Gothology II: Misery Loves Company, Underneath the Juniper Tree and Mitzi Szereto’s Thrones of Desire. She also models in magazines under the alias Carmilla Jo.


Rosalía Zizzo is a hot-blooded Sicilian whose work has appeared on several online sites and in a number of anthologies, including Best Women’s Erotica 2012 and 2013, Stretched and Santa’s Hot Secrets. A former teacher, she holds a BA in comparative literature from UC Davis and now lives in Rocklin, California.


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