A wolf is howling at the full gold moon; the blood in your veins will begin to pound.
A nightmare will o'ertake you very soon--
vampires, werewolves, the ghosts that haunt the eaves
rise up to rent what joy they hunt and find.
But with the pulse, wild passion is aroused.
These handsome men will tease and flaunt and grind
against the things that go bump in the night.
At dawn the sun will rise and evil flees;
it leaves the well-known truth bare to the light:
night is shortest, hottest, in the summer,
and love will banish night's consuming fright.
The Midsummer's Nightmare package presents 30 M/M stories of supernatural romance that may feature an edge of suspense and heart-pounding fear; a taste of the paranormal worlds of ghosts, vampires, and werewolves; and even the stuff of nightmares and dreamscapes. Stories range from 3,500 to 18,000 words.
Vanity Fair hired famous novelist Nick Thessalides to stay in a haunted country inn and write about it for their October issue. A weekend of secluded sun, fun, and sex sounds like paradise, so Nick is taking his lovers Andy and Oliver along. Nick’s best friend Serena, a celebrity photographer... Read More
Brady Duncan has been indulging the whims of best friend Tessa McNeil for years. When she announces in the middle of a vacation in New Orleans that she’s managed to obtain an invitation to a notorious local Vampyre Haven at the historic Maison Bertrand, Brady reluctantly agrees to accompany her. He’... Read More
Frank’s a rising star in the world of journalism and he’ll do anything for the next big scoop. Getting locked in a cellar with a starving vampire wasn’t exactly on his career plan, though. It’s then that Frank realizes there are some things more important than a story—like staying alive, for instanc... Read More
Fascinated by a rash of unexplained events on Lake Redemption and undeterred by the locals’ warnings or talk of “people in the lake,” Syd sets out to uncover the truth. Soon he’s experiencing the terrors of the lake for himself, and he’s not alone: he rescues David Cooper from the mysterious waters.... Read More
Lonely and cynical about love, Josh is sitting at home when his roommate Aaron comes home and suggests a solution: using a spell to summon up a dream lover for Josh on Midsummer’s Night. But Josh knows there’s a catch: that dream lover, if Josh had his choice, would be Aaron.... Read More
Sensible Tobias doesn’t believe in ghosts, possession, fate or even happy ever after. Past experience and a cheating boyfriend have taught him so. But all that changes after he has the Monday morning from hell and bumps into his new neighbor Flynn and his dog, Charlie, in the hallway. After all, it’... Read More
Theo works day in and day out at the office, the lone live manager of the zombie crew. Then a new worker comes in, and Theo begins to suspect that the employee might actually be alive—because there’s no way Theo could find himself irresistibly and frighteningly attracted to a zombie.... Read More
Brent is hiding a secret, one that kills his hopes for love and forces him to live alone. Then hiding his attraction to Dylan, his gay best friend, gets harder when Dylan’s life falls apart. All Brent wants to do is help his friend cope, and when he gets too close, his secret threatens Dylan’s life.... Read More
As Oliver and Bailey buy a hundred-year-old house with the intent to flip it, they think their biggest problem will be refinishing the hardwood floors. But when Bailey starts hearing noises in the night and a nosy neighbor decides to fill them in on the house’s spooky reputation, it’s up to his love... Read More
As an experienced combat veteran, Sergeant Skye Lowrey thinks he knows something about the brutal anticipation and build-up of modern warfare. But nothing could have prepared him for the shock of half-rations or the mind-numbing boredom of the desolate, desert wastelands of Iraq, and the real action... Read More
When Lander’s Great Aunt Angie is shipped off to a convalescent home, she asks him to house-sit. Soon enough he finds out why: she wants him to keep James, a rather attractive and benevolent Victorian ghost, company. Their new friendship is threatened when a not-so-benevolent and very menacing burgl... Read More
Jay didn’t expect to be one of the very few survivors of the virus that decimated the country, leaving shambling, ravenous zombies behind. Fighting for his life amongst the dead, he keeps moving until the day he’s surrounded and facing his bloody end—and shockingly, another zombie saves him. But not... Read More
Stuck in the college library on a Friday night doing research, Aaron is surprised by a mysterious fellow student among the book stacks. Surprise turns to passion when Danny makes Aaron an offer he can’t refuse.... Read More
Upset and more than a little scared after being stranded in the woods, Samuel isn’t sure he should trust the stranger who finds him and insists that he will be much safer staying in his cabin for the night. The burly woodsman at first scares Samuel, but the fear turns to lust that night, and Samuel ... Read More
The youngest son of a father who despises him, John Collins hopes to escape his suffocating family life by answering an advertisement offering a job on an Australian outback homestead of a wealthy grazier, Robert Cruikshank. John is swept up in his attraction to Robert, but a chance meeting with a m... Read More
For Rory, his band landing a well-paid private gig at a wild, remote mountain lodge is a wish come true. He needs the money bad enough to go along with all the strange clauses in their contract with the mysterious group. The one that specifies everyone must be in committed relationships? Hell, he ca... Read More
The term “oubliette” came from the French for “to forget.” It was an apt description. Beneath the sandy soil of Spain, Edward Pembroke rotted away in a tiny dungeon, forgotten by everyone and forgetful of the life he’d known before.... Read More
Kentrell Lewison has moved up the career ladder from gangbanger to male hustler to grave robber. And that brings him to New Orleans, where he intends to pull off his biggest heist yet—raiding the mausoleum of multimillionaire Benoit Bonner. With his fellow thug Rashawn, he breaks into the tomb, but ... Read More
Jake Holden and Daniel Mehmet are after the same thing: true love. After one brief, shocking encounter, the level-headed, lonely Jake must determine if the dazzling yet discouraged Daniel is for real. With a little help from friends and a lot from the cosmos, they just may find out if they’re meant ... Read More
Stopping to offer help one sultry summer night, Mason James is unprepared for the change that this simple act of kindness will bring. After giving an old man a ride home, Mason discovers a new, magical, and even dangerous world he cannot hope to understand. But he also finds Luc Toussaint and is int... Read More
It’s the first time Ed Baldwin has ever taken his boyfriend Joe Sutton home to meet his parents, and nervous, he keeps trying to pick a fight with Joe to relieve his stress while they drive. When Joe’s had enough, they pull over in a very small town where the choice in motels only adds to Ed’s anxie... Read More
S’ankhibthot is an ancient Egyptian trapped in a relationship with an insane warlock. Tucker Bradshaw is a modern gay man whose cheating lover has brought him to the brink of despair. Both men long for real love. When Tucker flees to Egypt, will the fates and ancient gods be able to bring them toget... Read More
Seth is a relatively new vampire trying desperately to fit into the human world. He didn’t ask to be turned; he actually wishes he’d never laid eyes on Valerian, his sire. When Valerian surfaces unexpectedly at the local watering hole, Seth shoots down his advances, but the experience leaves Seth a ... Read More
Ryan is a happy man, living in a quaint New England village with his lover, Wil, and their pet, Spot. It’s his and Wil’s third anniversary, and despite interference from tourists and a rambunctious Spot, it’s going to be a night to remember, as it always has been from the beginning.... Read More
Terry really hated it when it was his boyfriend Julian’s turn to pick the movies. They were invariably about vampires, vampires, vampires, and, for him, it was a little scary, no matter how much Julian tried to convert him. But at least Julian was willing to hold him while they watched and “distract... Read More
One night Peter wakes his partner Alec in the middle of the night while in the throes of a nightmare and launches Alec on a three-day adventure into the unseen. Peter claims that the source of his nightmare was the discovery that their house was a gruesome Victorian era crime scene. Alec is skeptica... Read More
On the night of the werewolf mating holiday, Peraphay, Teigan arrives to escort Sid to his unwanted bride. Teigan and Sid are both gay, and they believe what their pack insists on: they will never have mates, much less each other. But the fates step in, and a small spirit in the form of a cat shows ... Read More
Pete Eason’s been hit by the downturn in the economy just like everyone else, so when he gets the word that some guy named Mike Clarke needs a day laborer to clear our a rural Missouri house, he doesn’t ask too many questions before he takes the job. But Pete quickly learns that there’s something fu... Read More