Awaken your desire… Discover your destiny.
Nine sensual, steamy tales take readers to the limits of discovery in Awakened: Tales of Erotic Discovery. Filled with stories of firsts, Awakened is a journey through submission, swinging, shifters, strip clubs, and spontaneity that you won’t soon forget.
Pictures by Mica Rae Rossi: An art gallery owner reflects on a photograph from an erotic shoot that took her to new heights of ecstasy.
The Gift by Julian: A married woman with a dwindling sex life fantasizes about other ways to satisfy her needs.
Forward into Daylight by Michael C. Icofs: A timid woman finds her confidence in the most unlikely of relationships.
Switch Hitter by S.M. Rose: A man reveals his desires to bring another man into the bedroom to his wife.
Hayden by Tracey R. Deming: A shifter sacrifices everything for his Mistress.
V.I.P. by Jesse Johnson: A stripper meets a V.I.P. and breaks her own code of ethics.
One Night Stand by Emma Payne: A one night stand that goes very wrong suddenly goes very right.
On the Job Training by Elisabeth Stephens: A job interview turns into a spontaneous sexual encounter.
Legacy by Lucas X. Black: A widowed Dom is gifted with a new legacy by his closest
Mica Rae Rossi: Mica is a transplanted east-coaster who was plopped down in the middle of the corn belt and just sort of grew here. She has always been a reader, so it was only natural that she would eventually become an author. She usually writes paranormal romance and just published her new book this past May. "Pictures” is her first foray into erotica, but she enjoyed it quite a bit and will definitely do this again.
Julian: An avid hiker, storyteller and photographer, Julian seeks the unusual when it comes to picking his subjects and locations. Some of his fondest destinations have been in Nepal and New Zealand. When he isn’t out hiking, or at his desk writing, he can be found at the Carrier Dome cheering the SU Orangemen or in any of the upstate campgrounds sitting around the campfire with a chilled glass of Riesling and his best friend and life partner, Linda.
Michael C. Icofs: On July 20, 2012, Michael met the love of his life, a beautiful and amazing woman named Jennifer. Although she had little knowledge of the BDSM culture, she was very understanding and open to Michael's leanings. Together, they explored aspects of the culture they found mutually appealing. In time, she accepted his submission and became his Mistress. Although their lives and schedules don't permit them to live the lifestyle 24/7, Michael is still her collared submissive.
In addition to his writing career, Michael is also a professional freelance graphic designer and semi-professional musician. In his free time, he enjoys going to the movies, table-top roleplaying games, traveling, and photography.
S.M. Rose: S.M. is a born and bred Floridian and you won’t catch her in any place where it’s cold for even a moment. She is just beginning my erotic writing career, but she has been an active member of the BDSM community for as long as she can remember. She has a wonderful Master who rules her the way a control freak like her should be tamed. She is working on the first in a series of over two dozen books, all standalone novels with different characters and stories, but under the same theme. She is also working on a standalone erotica novel, The Box.
Tracey R. Deming: Tracey Deming is the mother of two beautiful children, and has been married to her Muse for more than 15 years. Her love of books began at an early age, when she was introduced to such works as Anne of Green Gables, The Hobbit, and The Elf Stones of Shannara.
Romance and fantasy bloomed within her heart and her own Realm was born. From the time she was a teenager to her early thirties she would write her stories as an outlet from everyday life struggles, eventually learning that those very struggles would birth some of her greatest characters. This is her first journey into the world of erotica.
Jesse Johnson: Jesse is a young and inspired author with a wild imagination, and a twisted sense of humor. Born and raised in Southern California, Johnson is working her way into the world of publishing. Johnson enjoys telling stories that thrill her audience. Her current works include Caught in the Devil's Sheets and Tangled in a Web of Lies.
Emma Payne: I love to write and read and usually do little of anything else. My first series is called Room 237, and is a trilogy of romance/erotica novellas written in the first person point of view with a sharp, comedic edge. All three novellas are available on Amazon, separately or under one cover. I am also working on my next book (not part of this series) called Revenge and hope to release that in the early Spring 2015.
Elisabeth Stephens: An enticing blend of fantasy and reality, ‘On The Job Training’ is Elisabeth Stephen’s first published erotica story.
Elisabeth was born and raised in the fairytale seaside town of Carmel-by-the-Sea, California. As an adult, she has lived and worked throughout the Midwest and Western United States. Elisabeth currently lives in Billings, Montana where she is focusing on her writing and her other loves, cooking and planning traveling adventures.
Lucas X. Black: Lucas X. Black lives in southeast Texas, where he pens his BDSM erotica, much of it from his own experiences and observations, although the names of the guilty and oh, so sexy are changed.