Nine Books With a Bite

I’m very proud of the fact that our ship hosts writers from different genres, and that between us we publish everything from fantasy and sci-fi to sweet romance and hot tentacle smut. Normally, we don’t showcase (too much) of the spicy stuff here (we save that for the Holihell Headlines), but today we’re making an exception.

For World Book Day I challenged you to try reading outside your comfort zone. To that end, the Captain has chosen titles from our ever-growing catalogue that we know have made our readers feel… Well, let’s just say their reactions have changed from absolute horror to hot and bothered. 

We have fresh towels and smelling salts at hand in case you need them. And no worries – we don’t judge.


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Calyptra Mortiferum book cover

F.K. Marlowe

Calyptra Mortiferum

Fear that gets under your skin. Readers report that Calyptra has given them an irrational fear of flying objects smaller than a London pigeon. Scratch that – anything smaller than a Cessna. This is a gruesome tale about a new species of vampire moths and a scientist who really should have known better.


Sibley Stamps

Caged With the Dogmen

From fear of insects to fear of monsters. This book has over 200 ratings and hit #1 on the bestseller lists for horror and paranormal erotica this week. As one reviewer remarks, Sibley Stamps “does a great job of humanizing paranormal monsters” and frequently leaves readers panting and wondering who the real monsters are.


M.W. McLeod

Demonic Deals

So, fear… How about a fiery demon from Hell? Trust a nosy teenager to google how to do a summoning ritual in the hope of connecting with her dead father. Imagine Ellyria’s surprise when it’s one of Hell’s generals who comes through instead and tells her they will be one until he has slaughtered all her enemies. And imagine his when she tells him she hasn’t got any. She just needs to speak to her dad…


D.G. Barnes

Hearts of Emerald Bay

Sometimes the bites are of a sweeter kind, but we don’t necessarily want them anyway. At least not to begin with. When love comes knocking, romance author Dana Lawson slams the door in its face. Can the gorgeous redhead she meets in a bar ignite the fire she’s afraid to feed and desperate to fuel. Will she write her love story or tear up the chapters and throw them in the fire? 


Kate Flemming

Flames of Alexandrite

What about the stinging bites life (or fate?)  seems to give some people? What if all you ever dreamed of was love and a family to call your own? And what if you found that in a beautiful girl in a foreign land? You would assume this was your happily ever after, right? But what if the girl turns out to be your sister? Ouch!


Leto Aemitage

One Thousand Cranes

In One Thousand Cranes, a bittersweet yuri story about love and friendship, the bite is physical and comes from the needle in the traditional ink tool Helen uses to tattoo cranes down her friend Sakura’s spine. It’s painful, just the way she wants it to be. Legend has it her wish will come true when she has one thousand cranes. But what is Sakura’s wish? And will it, indeed, come true? 


Enorma Lance

Tangled With The Tentacle Alien

Do tentacle aliens have teeth? That’s the kind of weird discussion that some of our writers may have in the nerd tent. We have so many sci-fi lovers in camp and some of them write steaming hot happy-for-now erotica. Meet Dylan who’s been sent to a remote planet to study the last alien of a kind. He decides to offer a helping hand with the incubation of its eggs, and… 


Linn Rhinehart

Pet’s Penance, Book 1

Pet is neither a demon nor a vampire, but she loves a good bite. Luckily for her, she is owned by a Master who loves to cover her in marks of his affection. This is a slice-of-life story in four parts that follows illustrious romance author Maddox Rhinehart and his pet as they travel to London to attend an erotica convention. 


Our Next Author

Your Story Here

The last book of my nine is the one that will bite your butt if you don’t write it. Yes, you heard me. I believe you have at least one story in you that wants to be told, and I think you should get in touch asap so we can talk about whether we would be a good fit for you. And whether you’d be able to fit in with us. Writing is a solitary venture, but I believe we all write better when we’re part of a community. 

Drop me a message at and who knows – it may be your book that’s featured here next time.

We may be running low on the smelling salts after all of that, so if you want to see more of what our spicy romance and erotica authors have to offer, you may want to visit As We Write’s naughtier little sister site Holihell. Just click the button below to sign up for our smut addendum, Holihell Headlines, and pick up a freebie or two along the way.. 



Leto was born in a crossfire hurricane, or at least that was what he believed until his parents told him he fell asleep in the car listening to the Rolling Stones too much. Somewhere after that, he accidentally got an education while reading.

He has played D&D with one of its inventors, learned archery from Buddhist monks, and is no longer allowed legal entry to three ex-Eastern Block countries. Sorry, Sascha.

Deciding that he should combine his experiences with cooking, information technology, strippers, and stroking women’s hair while they fall asleep, Leto realized writing was the only reasonable path forward.

Today he lives in the greater Atlanta, Georgia area with cats, dogs, and humans who seem to like him despite actually knowing him. He prefers to write on his back deck listening to birds as he writes romance, erotica, and weird fiction.




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