Jesse's Girl

Jesse spends far more time fantasizing about girls than interacting with them in real life. When a girl in his chemistry class catches his imagination, he’s determined to do something about it. In between his schoolwork, hanging out with friends, and an unusual part-time job, he musters the courage to talk to her. But his newfound infatuation has a past he hadn’t counted on.“Jesse's Girl” is a mainstream story about Jesse, a college student who spends far more time fantasizing about girls than interacting with them in real life. When a girl in his chemistry class catches his imagination, he’s determined to do something about it. In between his schoolwork, hanging out with dorm buddies, and working a somewhat licentious part-time job, he musters up the courage to talk to her. But his newfound infatuation has a past he hadn’t counted on.Word count: 13,800.If you enjoy the quality of these stories and are interested in erotic fiction with similar quality writing and storylines, check out Alex Exley’s collection of short stories, “Tales of Love & Lust.” Select erotic stories also sold individually.Cover photo courtesy of Silvia at
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The Burning Bride

When Silas returns to visit his wife's grave, he finds she's still alive, pretending to be someone else. But has he re-found his old love… or discovered a new? A gentle romantic comedy about love, loss and hope.A year and a day after losing his wife, Silas still can't cope with her death - but he couldn't cope with her alive either. Was Bianca just too good for him - or was he just too bad for her? When he returns to visit her grave, the past comes back to haunt him: Bianca is still alive, pretending to be someone else! But is this beguiling, flirtatious woman really his saintly wife? Has he re-found his old love… or discovered a new? This gentle romantic comedy about love, loss and hope is based on the old English folktale 'Mossycoat'.
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The Widower's New Bridegroom: A Modern Folktale

A melancholy young gay man marries a widower, and becomes intrigued by the idea of his dead predecessor: the man he would love to be, and even love to love...When shy, reticent Elias gets married to a dynamic older man, he hopes to say goodbye to his melancholy former life and make the most of their modern civil partnership. But soon he finds himself haunted by the beguiling idea of his dead predecessor: the man Elias would love to be, and even love to love.Inspired by Chaucer's medieval dream romances, this modern day folktale uses gothic themes to explore the differences between civil partnerships and traditional notions of love and marriage.
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Blood and Thunder: The Epic Story of Kit Carson & the Conquest of the American West

In the fall of 1846 the venerable Navajo warrior Narbona, greatest of his people’s chieftains, looked down upon the small town of Santa Fe, the stronghold of the Mexican settlers he had been fighting his whole long life. He had come to see if the rumors were true—if an army of blue-suited soldiers had swept in from the East and utterly defeated his ancestral enemies. As Narbona gazed down on the battlements and cannons of a mighty fort the invaders had built, he realized his foes had been vanquished—but what did the arrival of these “New Men” portend for the Navajo? Narbona could not have known that “The Army of the West,” in the midst of the longest march in American military history, was merely the vanguard of an inexorable tide fueled by a self-righteous ideology now known as “Manifest Destiny.” For twenty years the Navajo, elusive lords of a huge swath of mountainous desert and pasturelands, would ferociously resist the flood of soldiers and settlers who wished to change their ancient way of life or destroy them. Hampton Sides’s extraordinary book brings the history of the American conquest of the West to ringing life. It is a tale with many heroes and villains, but as is found in the best history, the same person might be both. At the center of it all stands the remarkable figure of Kit Carson—the legendary trapper, scout, and soldier who embodies all the contradictions and ambiguities of the American experience in the West. Brave and clever, beloved by his contemporaries, Carson was an illiterate mountain man who twice married Indian women and understood and respected the tribes better than any other American alive. Yet he was also a cold-blooded killer who willingly followed orders tantamount to massacre. Carson’s almost unimaginable exploits made him a household name when they were written up in pulp novels known as “blood-and-thunders,” but now that name is a bitter curse for contemporary Navajo, who cannot forget his role in the travails of their ancestors.
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The Monument: a ghost story

Frustrated musician Jamie finally gets some luck: a beautiful girl who understands him and an amazing record contract. But is the song that haunts his memory really his own creation, or did something whisper it to him long ago... the sinister something that haunts the windswept monument?A lonely, windswept monument stands overlooking the sea, where misunderstood songwriter Jamie escapes to be alone with his doubts. The monument proves lucky when he meets a beautiful girl there, who reminds him of a brilliant song he composed years before... but no sooner does he find love and success than a sinister figure begins to haunt him, demanding retribution.
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Inner City

An idealistic young man suffers a devastating childhood experience that uncovers a secret the leaders of his world are hiding from their people. This traumatic childhood memory compels him, years later, to risk his life and fight his government’s lies and oppressive laws so he can change his world and be with the girl he loves.Set in the future, Callen is haunted by a childhood memory of a journey into the forbidden land beyond his city’s gated walls. When he turns 19 he decides to travel back and, sure enough, finds communities with freedoms he never dreamed possible. When Callen returns to his city and tells everyone, the government – led by Chairman Alexi Prior decides he must be silenced and Callen is discredited with media stories questioning his sanity. In response he orchestrates a massive student uprising and when his story starts to be believed Prior sets Callen up to be murdered. If Callen can’t find a way out of the gated city his discovery of the freedoms the land beyond offers will be lost forever.
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The Watch

1939 and war looms between Britain and Germany. An elderly Scottish politician boards a night sleeper train at Euston, London but this will be like no other journey he's made!All his life elderly bachelor Sir Archie has served his country well and put aside his own feelings. But over the last couple of years he's got to know a young man Ronnie Wilson who serves aboard the night train. What brought these two men together is a force beyond reckoning, but what eventually separates them is something altogether different.
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Free Kittens

What happens when a vampire falls for a person outside of the Twilight universe? Hurt and heartbreak follow Josh Hardy as Malcolm (vampire) sets his sights on making him the only person in Josh's life... And he does so with murderous abandon!Josh Hardy has enough troubles in his life without a murderous vampire being a part of his picture. Malcolm, the vampire, makes it his mission to rid Josh of all the bad influences in his life, making his once hedonistic lifestyle into a scary horror movie where his closest friends are being picked off one by one, just so Malcolm can have him all to himself.Free Kittens explores the mind of both a junkie who can't stop and a vampire who also can't help his vices.What is it to really be human? Is it love, sex, food, or something far more sinister?
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The Witch of Cromer

A twisted tale of what can happen when you turn to witchcraft to heal an aching heart.Besotted Steven is so desperate to make Bridget love him that he decides to try supernatural means to win her heart. But is he ready to face the consequences of dabbling in witchcraft? And dare he try to outwit the famous and fatal Witch of Cromer?
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Market Forces

Michael's in his final year at High School: last thing he wants is to spend Saturday helping his snobby mother on her charity market stall. But maybe this could be the smartest move he'll ever make!Michael's still uncertain about his sexuality, surrounded at school by unfeasibly confident girls and bullying macho boys he feels utterly alone. When, helping his mother on her charity stall, he spots a young Romanian busker, he's struck by someone who appears even worse off, or is he? Could it be that this enigmatic young musician holds the key to Michael's future?
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David, Renewed

When heartbroken interior designer David Snyder buys a century-old house, he isn't ready for the laundry list of problems. Luckily handyman Jackson Henry is just what he needs—in more ways than one.
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That Sort of Partners

When Jake is assigned to work with the new guy at the precinct—their first robot cop—he's nervous, to say the least. But his new partner turns out to be a great guy on every level. They work together and learn from each other—and then feelings start to develop.Jake never thought he'd be the sort to fall for his partner. Or a robot.~20,000 wordsheat level: sweet
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