Aurelia T. Evans is an erotic writer with a fondness for horror and the supernatural. In addition to writing, Aurelia enjoys baking, taking late night walks, and listening to almost every genre of music.
These days, she’s traveling in some unusual circles…
Before her father can kick her out of the house, Caroline runs away to join the circus. She’s far from the oddity or performer that Arcanium is known for, but the fortune teller grants her wish to become a part of his circus and assigns her to run the carousel.
It’s repetitive work and the quarters are cramped, but it’s the perfect job while Caroline figures out what the hell she’s going to do with her life.
Then some of the creepy carousel mounts—the ones that look like tormented human men—start coming to life at night. At first she thinks they’re just dreams, but she quickly discovers that Arcanium is no ordinary circus.
Caroline must not only come to grips with the shady motivations and affections of her new colleagues, but also with the driven desire inside her for Riley and Colm—the men bound to the carousel to atone for their sins, who beg her to save them.
The Arcanium series
Welcome to Arcanium, the Circus of Lost Souls. Stay a while and feast your senses on the world-famous collection of human oddities and marvels, with death-defying daredevil acts and breathtakingly beautiful performances of strength and skill.
Unbelievable talent, undeniable passion, unspeakable horror! You won’t believe your eyes!
Just take care not to make a wish in front of the fortune teller or threaten any of the cast, or else the denizens of this demonic circus will ensure there is hell to pay. Literally.
These are the stories of the cast of Arcanium—and the wishes that bind them there.
Wild After Dark by Helena Maeve, Elizabeth Coldwell, Wendi Zwaduk, Aurelia T. Evans, Nan Comargue, Lucy Felthouse
‘Beyond the Poison Chalice’ by Helena Maeve
Coveting the enemy is simply to die for.
‘Steal Your Soul Away’ by Elizabeth Coldwell
In Brighton, the undead come alive when the sun goes down. Can a vampire and a werewolf put their differences aside and join a human in the ultimate threesome?
‘Taken In’ by Wendi Zwaduk
Find what you need at the Store Front. Blood, sex…we have it all just for you.
‘Intervention’ by Aurelia T. Evans
It starts as an intervention for a friend, but it ends in bloodshed, lust, betrayal and death…as love often does after dark.
‘Darker Nights’ by Nan Comargue
Lawyer Delia Darker’s world becomes very dark when two new clients turn out to be immortal vampires—and her long-time fantasy.
‘Sated’ by Lucy Felthouse
A human, a vampire and a werewolf walked into a bar. Sexy is what happens next.
He’s the reason to be careful what you wish for.
After her jealous boyfriend makes an angry, careless wish, Maya DeLuca finds herself trapped in a traveling demonic circus and at the mercy of a devious jinni, Bell Madoc. She joins the other lost souls of Arcanium who suffer in perpetual purgatory under the weight of their wishes, all making the best of a cursed situation under the rule of Bell and a sadistic Ringmaster.
But Maya’s not even cursed because of her own wish, which means she still has three for Bell to grant.
He may be fond of her—the passion they share as hellfire hot as it is wrong—but that doesn’t mean she’s safe from his endlessly inventive, wicked imagination. He might twist her wishes at his whim for his own pleasure. Or he might just give her what she wants…which could be even worse.
Reader Advisory: This book contains scenes of exhibitionism and voyeurism, as well as graphic horror-related violence, including dismemberment. There are references to clown, incubus and succubus murder, scenes of BDSM and non-BDSM related whipping. All sex scenes are consensual in Arcanium apart from one brief scene of sexual assault and attempted rape. Scenes of ménage, both MFM and FMF, with multiple partners. There is also reference to needle play, graphic biting during sex and some talented tentacles in a sex scene.
No man rules the Red Queen.
In her Court, a black market organization that specializes in magical artifacts and antiquities, Eden Farrow rules with an iron fist and a steel-boned red corset.
Some of her employees want her to transition into more traditional criminal commerce, but Eden—also known as the Red Queen for her ruthlessness and the Queen of Hearts for her uncanny ability to steal the hearts of men after one night in bed with her—refuses to budge. She prefers a cleaner, nobler kind of illegal activity.
She’s also a vampire with a taste for the gothic and theatrical, and she’s used to getting her way.
All that changes when another vampire and his werewolf companion invade her territory. She brings Antony and Luca in, preparing to torture them mercilessly before forcing them to submit to her bite.
But they aren’t like other men.
Reader Advisory: This book contains scenes of blood, gore, violence, horror, sexually charged fighting, non-consensual bondage and threat of sexual assault, as well as a non-sexual MM D/s pairing.
Torn between shapeshifters who love her and a dangerous, seductive werewolf, will Renee choose to stay safe or run wild?
Renee Chambers, a moderate-level agoraphobe, runs a no-kill dog sanctuary that doubles as a sanctuary for canine shapeshifters. Britt, her best friend who also acts as Renee's service dog, coaxes an anxious but curious Renee into a romance that has more than a little electricity. With her organisation running smoothly and a girlfriend who loves her, life could be worse.
Then Grant Heath, a rogue werewolf, shows up and turns her safe little world upside down and inside out, with a side of out of control. She knows it's a terrible idea, but when she's with him, she feels different from her tightly wound, controlled self—she almost feels normal. He never does anything she doesn't want, but he also doesn't care how far he pushes her beyond her agoraphobic limitations.
Renee finds herself caught between two different lovers, two different worlds. Should she stay with the shapeshifters and her sanctuary and accept being just an eccentric human being in a supernatural world? Or should she accept Grant's offer to change her and run with him as a werewolf, violent and bloody, but also fearless?
If you enjoyed The Knife's Edge by Stephanie Draven, or The Magician's Lover by Danielle Austen, then this book might just be for you! Make this one of your top romance novels of the year!
The State laws ensure peace, but at the price of passion. How can a figurehead Queen and a simple magician bring magic and passion back?
Syra is Queen of the State, bound like every citizen by the Edicts of Detan - laws that ensure peace, but at the price of passion. Every aspect of life is controlled by these laws, encouraging moderation and repressing any excess of emotion. Magic, too, is forbidden except for simple parlor tricks.
The court magician, Gilian, reveals to her in secret that the State was once Dragonsong - a land of dragons and full of magic. The dragons were exiled and disappeared, and the magic was wiped out of the State, and with them all the accompanying pains and pleasures that make life worth living. Syra realises that the State has lasted too long in its lifeless existence; an existence that she knows is not enough.
With the help of Gilian, she vows to break free from the stifling State and rediscover the magic of passion in order to call the dragons home and resurrect Dragonsong.
Aurelia T. Evans