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Now available from Cassandra Duffy!
The Eternal Autumn
(Vaelandrian Goddesses – Book 2)
Time has frozen. The leaves of autumn refuse to fall, frost clings to the ground, and the last harvest took place more than a year ago. Vaelandria is gripped by the Eternal Autumn, and some say it is the end of days. Starvation and madness spread across the countryside even as corpses climb from their graves, goblins raze villages, witches fly through the darkest nights, and ghosts rise to haunt the living.
As many have come to believe the child of three Goddesses is the source of the Eternal Autumn, Calista and Harper struggle to protect their fated daughter from unseen enemies. They flee to the Valley of the Hallowed Harvest where the Eternal Autumn is celebrated as a holy sign only to find the citizens of the valley are every bit as dangerous as those they thought to escape.
In the war torn north, the Dagger Falls Company is hired to discover the source of the Eternal Autumn and hopefully end it. Led by Sofea, the former North Wind Valkyrie, the company takes to the road in hopes of gleaning answers from the Thief Queen of Griffon’s Rock, the mystical Ogre of the orchards, and a long-dead dragon. Unlikely aid for their impossible task comes from an escaped Cyclops bear, a flirtatious Brownie bandit, and a sarcastic Witch of the Nightshade Coven.
Amid the insanity sown by the Eternal Autumn, assassins skulk through the night, mask-wearing cultists roam the forests, and divine powers tear at the very fabric of reality. While the world decays under the sinister beauty of the Eternal Autumn, Calista and Harper slowly unravel the mystery to find frozen time is a harbinger of something far worse.
Genre: Swords and Sorcery / Fantasy
Ebook Price $5.99 / Paperback $14.99
Sapphic Pixie Tales is proud to announce the release of…
The Vampires of Vigil’s Sorrow
In the town of Vigil’s Rest, vampires haunt the forest, luring young girls to their doom with promises of forbidden love. After Deborah Poole, a local beauty queen goes missing, the town’s long history of cover-ups begins to unravel. She returns from the dead, more angel than demon, and acting as a spirit of mercy in the haunted forest that has known only vengeance.
Oppression and tightly held secrets keep Deborah from love for decades, finally shattering when the unlikely fulfillment of an ancient prophecy gives her a new chance at love and humanity in the form of a disillusioned teenage girl, Annabelle. But to sever Deborah’s chains to the past, the duo must unravel the 200 year old mystery of the forest’s haunting and the town’s dark past.
“A scary, powerful book from a very good author.” ~GoodLesbianBooks.com
Genre: Suspense Thriller / Romance / Horror
Ebook Price $4.99 / Paperback $8.99
Demons of Paradise 2
Fang Girl – noun – a female fan of vampire media who might be a little obsessive in her fandom.
[Derived from modern slang fanboy but always in reference to females. First used by Cassandra Duffy in Fabled Fang Girls]
Cassandra Duffy, an emerging voice in lesbian literature, releases her third short story collection, Fabled Fang Girls in a transparent attempt to satisfy the vampire addiction of her readership. Eight short stories of vampire lust and love revisit characters from Demons of Paradise and introduce new stories of lesbian sex and relationships.
“The Princess of Castle Eclipse” – a beautiful fairytale of doomed love in the tragic tradition of European fables.
“The Witch of Vigil’s Grove” and “Return to Vigil’s Grove” – two pieces of an upcoming novel that offer a chilling introduction to the town of Vigil’s Rest where a vampire haunts the forest, luring young girls to their doom with promises of forbidden love.
“The Last Best Tip” – the critically acclaimed novella finds a new home in this collection. Grifts, swingers, a sassy but irresponsible vampire and her underachieving girlfriend occupy a clever urban fantasy landscape where even eternal children of the night have money problems.
“From Nightshift to Swing Shift” – Vendela and Brooke are back! The vampire fashionista and her Australian girlfriend have hit a lull in their peculiar relationship and turn to a beautiful Persian executive to inject some much-need passion back into the couple’s sex life to keep out the Alaskan cold.
“Lovely Predators” – a brief look at the upcoming Noire style mystery novel of the same name that follows a talented Los Angeles homicide detective as she investigates a series of grisly murders that keep leading her back to the doorstep of her new girlfriend who is keeping a dark secret.
“Undead Housewives of the Other Orange County” – a farcical take on the Real Housewives television shows that interjects vampires and humanity to create a humorous story about what might really take place between bored housewives.
“Chains of Command” – a mixture of Duffy’s remarkable science fiction, paranormal romance, and hardcore erotica. Chains follows a vampire captain of a cutting-edge space warship who must break the will of her new executive officer during a long, deep space raid, but quickly finds the tables turned on her by the fiery and reckless, Commander Crash Langford.
Cassandra Duffy floods this collection with vampires, sex, horror, romance, action, and humor in ways that truly display the depth and range of her remarkable talent. Sapphic Pixie Tales is proud to offer this outstanding collection of vampire fiction from the 21-year-old lesbian author.
Genre: Paranormal Romance, Urban Fantasy, Horror
The Grift-Girls Series
Serialized Lesbian Novelettes of Paranormal Romance!
The Last Best Tip – Book 1
The lone anchor in Lucy’s life is a job she hates at a swingers club in the heart of middle America; without it, she would be just another twenty-something college dropout, who never quite reached her potential, and is as unlucky in love as most everything else. It’s a shame she hates her job. Sasha, her vampire crush, working in the bar across the way, is in a similar boat, but she has a way out…
Lucy breaks the law, breaks rules she didn’t even know she had, and risks what little she has left to be with Sasha. In this sexy, lighthearted comedy of errors luck and flexibility aren’t always what they seem.
Genre: Romantic Comedy/Urban Fantasy/Novella
An Undead Grift for Christmas – Book 2
Lucy and Sasha are back for another grift! With the holidays bursting and their bank accounts going bust, the duo hatch their biggest con yet–grifting other grifters in the Big Apple. Things start to go awry when Lucy is moved by the Christmas spirit and thoughts of polyamory. Can she convince Sasha to share some of the money and some space in their relationship for a third?
Genre: Romantic Comedy/Urban Fantasy/Novelette
Available on Kindle
Demons of Paradise
Eight short, erotica and romance stories involving paranormal creatures like vampires, werewolves, mummies, and more, from a lesbian author intended for a lesbian audience. The stories are split down two lines: one lighter and more romantic and the other darker and kinkier in their content. The darker sexual themes run the gamete of coercion, reluctance, lost loves, voyeurism, mind-control, domination/submission, and BDSM–a taste for every palette and kink, while the lighter side touches on first romances, first loves, intimate relationships, and the sweetness of committed couples.
Cassandra Duffy/Lizzy Dark encompasses the full experience of living and loving as a lesbian while adding playful humor, some scares, and possibly even tears on the backdrop of a sexually rich paranormal setting.
Genre: Paranormal Romance/Urban Fantasy/Short Story Collection
Astral Liaisons is the second collection of eight short stories from lesbian author and sex-advice columnist Cassandra Duffy. Using a 1950’s pulp comic book motif, the eight erotic romance short stories take part in the rich science fiction tradition of space adventure, time travel, alien invasions, alien abductions, and inter-dimensional exploration. Cassandra has upped the naughty, kinkier side of her stories, represented by her alter-ego Lizzy Dark, including new toys, group sex, and BDSM while keeping the steamy side of her softer sweeter stories represented in the sun sections of the Day Moon Press release.
Each story includes an original art piece created by emerging graphic design artist Katiie♥Kissglosse. The cover was created in a combined effort between Katiie and the author.Cassandra Duffy aka Lizzy Dark encompasses the full experience of living and loving as a lesbian while adding playful humor and some Easter Eggs from classic science fiction, biology, and pop culture set against the backdrop of a sexually rich science fiction setting.
Genre: Sci-Fi/Erotica/Short Story Collection
The Gunfighter and The Gear-Head
An apocalyptic alien invasion set humanity on the edge of extermination. Unable to match technology with the invaders, humanity bet their existence on their physical strength overcoming. In a desperate last stand by the world’s greatest scientists, the cataclysm electromagnetic pulse wiped out all technology on the planet, stranding the aliens on earth, effectively locking them in the cage with the beasts of humanity that remained. Using pre-industrial weapons of war, the surviving humans fought back…
Six years later, Gieo, the self-proclaimed last pilot on earth, was shot down yet again. She finds herself in the unwelcoming post apocalyptic old west town of Tombstone, the guest of the beautiful gunfighter Fiona with a turbulent history. Their budding romance hits an immediate snag when Fiona’s mysterious past finally catches up with her, bringing with it old flames, hot grudges, and a rekindling of the war with the aliens that had cooled to a stalemate.
Sky-captain Gieo and her fleet of steam-powered dirigibles are humanity’s best chance to turn the tide of the war against the alien invaders, but only if Fiona can protect her from blind cultists, jealous ex-girlfriends, and a town of apocalypse cowboys with suspect sanity.
Genre: Steam Punk Romance
Sapphic Pixie Tales launches its own series of serialized novellas for $.99 in the urban fantasy and paranormal romance genres starting with The Last Best Tip.
5/11/2011 My partner Nikki turns 21!
5/5/2011 My sex advice blog launches: Erotic Answers from Huntington Beach
4/16/2011 Check out my April sex advice column at Sass Magazine–this month’s topic is strap-ons.
4/1/2011 Astral Liaisons is released for Nook and Kindle.
3/9/2011 My 21st birthday!
3/7/2011 Demons of Paradise receives 4 stars from Paranormal Romance Guild.
3/1/2011 Demons of Paradise is released for Nook.
1/11/2011 Demons of Paradise is released for Kindle.