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 2008 by Cathryn Fox. Indecent Exposure
 2008 by Delilah Devlin. Forbidden Fruit
 2008 by Lisa Renee Jones. Billboard Babe
 2008 by Mary E. Jernigan. Wish upon a Star
 2008 by Sabrina Ingram. That Old Black Magic
 2008 by Sylvia Day. Silver Waters
 2008 by Tawny Stokes

About the Authors
CATHRYN FOX graduated from university with a
Bachelor of Business degree, majoring in accounting
and economics. Shortly into her career Cathryn quickly
figured out that the corporate life wasn’t for her. Needing
an outlet for her creative energy, Cathryn turned in
her briefcase and calculator and began writing erotic romance
full-time. Cathryn enjoys writing dark paranormals
and light contemporaries.

DELILAH DEVLIN has lived in Saudi Arabia, Germany,
and Ireland, but calls Texas home for now. Always
a risk taker, she lived in the Saudi Peninsula during the
Gulf War, thwarted an attempted abduction, and survived
her children’s juvenile delinquency. Creating alter
egos for herself in the pages of her books enables her to
live new adventures—and chronicle a few of her own.
(You get to guess which!)

LISA RENEE JONES owned and operated a temporary
staffing agency for over ten years, earning numerous
industry awards. The corporate world offered only
limited opportunity to explore her creative side, so she
began writing romantic suspense. Since starting her
career, she has placed in numerous contests, including
winning the Romantic Times Aspiring Writers contest
for her romantic suspense, Hidden Instincts.

MYLA JACKSON began writing in third grade, when
she penciled a story about a princess in a castle in a magical
land. She’s been telling stories ever since. She enjoys
writing fast, fun, and sexy stories that elicit laughter as
well as tears from her readers.

Gifted with a salacious imagination, SASHA WHITE’s
brand of Romance with Heat, and Erotica with Heart is
all about sassy women and sexy men. With a voice that
is called “distinctive and delicious” by The Romance
Studio, Sasha White has published over a dozen erotic
stories in genres such as contemporary, paranormal,
suspense, and science fiction and is going strong.

SYLVIA DAY is the national best-selling, award-winning
author of over a dozen novels. A wife and mother of
two, she is a former Russian linguist for the U.S. Army
Military Intelligence. Called “wonderful and passionate”
by and “wickedly entertaining” by
Booklist, her stories frequently garner Readers’ Choice
and Reviewers’ Choice accolades. She’s been honored
with the EPPIE award and has been named a finalist
for Romance Writers of America’s prestigious RITA®
Award of Excellence multiple times.
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A bad girl at heart, VIVI ANNA likes to burn up the
pages with her unique brand of fantasy fiction. Whether
it’s in ancient Egypt or in an apocalyptic future, Vivi
Anna always writes fast-paced action-adventure with
strong independent women that can kick some butt, and
dark delicious heroes to kill for.

Table of Contents
Peaches and Cream
Cathryn Fox 1
About Cathryn Fox
Indecent Exposure
Delilah Devlin 41
About Delilah Devlin
Forbidden Fruit
Lisa Renee Jones 103
About Lisa Renee Jones
Billboard Babe
Myla Jackson 149
About Myla Jackson
Wish upon a Star
Sasha White 201
About Sasha Whit e
That Old Black Magic
Sylvia Day 235
About Sylvia Day
Silver Waters
Vivi Anna 275
About Vivi Anna
Other Books in the Alluring Tales Series
About the Publisher

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 2010  by Tekno Books and Darrell Schweitzer 

Copyright Notice
Compilation copyright © 2010 by Tekno Books and Darrell Schweitzer
Introduction copyright © 2010 by Darrell Schweitzer
“The Truth About Werewolves” copyright © 2010 by Lisa Tuttle
“Innocent” copyright © 2010 by Gene Wolfe
“Kitty Learns the Ropes” copyright © 2010 by Carrie Vaughn, LLC
“No Children, No Pets” copyright © 2010 by Esther M. Friesner
“Sea Warg” copyright © 2010 by Tanith Lee
“Country Mothers’ Sons” copyright © 2010 by Holly Phillips
“A Most Unusual Greyhound” copyright © 2010 by Mike Resnick
“The Bitch” copyright © 2010 by P. D. Cacek
“The Aarne-Thompson Classification Revue” copyright © 2010 by Holly Black
“Weredog of Bucharest” copyright © 2010 by Ian Watson
“I Was a Middle-Age Werewolf” copyright © 2010 by Ron Goulart
“Kvetchula’s Daughter” copyright © 2010 by Darrell Schweitzer
“And Bob’s Your Uncle” copyright © 2010 by Chelsea Quinn Yarbro
“The Bank Job” copyright © 2010 by Gregory Frost
“La Lune T’Attend” copyright © 2010 by Peter S. Beagle
All rights reserved, including the right to reproduce this book or portions thereof
in any form whatsoever. For information, address
Gallery Books Subsidiary Rights Department,
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New York, NY 10020.

DARRELL SCHWEITZER co-edited Weird Tales magazine for nineteen years
and co-edited (with Martin H. Greenberg) the successful 2007 anthology The
Secret History of Vampires. He was also editor of Discovering H. P. Lovecraft,
The Thomas Ligotti Reader, The Neil Gaiman Reader, and Weird Trails: the
Magazine of Supernatural Cowboy Stories. As author he has published three
novels, The White Isle, The Shattered Goddess, and The Mask of the Sorcerer.
His nearly three hundred published stories have appeared in Postscripts,
Cemetery Dance, Interzone, Twilight Zone Magazine, Amazing Stories, Alfred
Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine, among others. His story collections include
Refugees from an Imaginary Country, Nightscapes (which contains another
Kvetchula story), and Necromancies and Netherworlds (with Jason Van
Hollander). He has also published essays and interviews and is an awardwinning
poet. His most recent book is a collection of verse, Ghosts of Past and
Future. He has been nominated for the World Fantasy Award four times and won
it once. Despite all this, he could not be restrained from sneaking a ghastly
lycanthropic limerick into this book, but we have decided to hide it here in the
bio-notes where it will do the least harm:
A werewolf, who howled at the Moon, remarked, “I will be changed soon, from
man into beast to enjoy a red feast, without use of knife, fork, or spoon.”

MARTIN H. GREENBERG is the CEP of Tekno Books and its predecessor
companies, now the largest book developer of commercial fiction and nonfiction
in the world, with more than two thousand published books that have been
translated into thirty-three languages. He is the recipient of an unprecedented
three Lifetime Achievement Awards in the Science Fiction, Supernatural Horror,
and Mystery genres—the Milford Award in Science Fiction, the Bram Stoker
Award in Horror, and the Ellery Queen Award, respectively—and is the only
person in publishing history to have received all three awards.


PETER S. BEAGLE was born in New York City in 1939 and raised in the
borough of that city known as the Bronx. He originally proclaimed he would be
a writer when he was ten years old; subsequent events have proven him either
prescient or even more stubborn than hitherto suspected. Today, thanks to classic
works such as A Fine and Private Place, The Last Unicorn, Tamsin, and The
Inkeeper’s Song, he is acknowledged as America’s greatest living fantasy author;
and his dazzling abilities with language, characters, and magical storytelling
have earned him many millions of fans around the world. In addition to stories
and novels, Peter has written numerous teleplays and screenplays, including the
animated versions of The Lord of the Rings and The Last Unicorn, plus the fanfavorite
“Sarek” episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation. His nonfiction book
I See by My Outfit, which recounts a 1963 journey across America on motor
scooter, is considered a classic of American travel writing. He is also a gifted
poet, lyricist, and singer/songwriter. For more information on Peter and his
works, see or
HOLLY BLACK writes contemporary fantasy for teens and younger readers,
including the Modern Faerie Tale series, The Spiderwick Chronicles, and her
graphic novel series, The Good Neighbors. She lives in Amherst, Massachusetts,
with her husband, Theo.
The winner of both a Bram Stoker and World Fantasy Award, P. D. CACEK
has written more than two hundred short stories, appearing in such anthologies
as 999, Joe R. Lansdale’s Lords of the Razor, Night Visions 12, Inferno, and the
inaugural YA anthology of horror fiction from Scholastic, 666: the Number of
the Beast. Although Cacek will probably always consider herself a short story
writer, she has written four novels to date and is currently finishing up a fifth,
Visitation Rites, a good old-fashioned ghost story. A native Westerner, Cacek
now lives in Fort Washington, Pennsylvania … in a haunted house across from a
haunted mill. When not writing, she can often be found either with a group of
costumed storytellers called the Patient Creatures ( or
haunting local cemeteries looking for inspiration. 
You can visit her website at

ESTHER M. FRIESNER is a Nebula Award winner and the author of thirtyfour
novels and more than one hundred fifty short stories, in addition to being
the editor of seven popular anthologies. Her works have been published in the
United States, the United Kingdom, Japan, Germany, Russia, France, Poland,
and Italy. She is also a published poet and a produced playwright. Her articles on
fiction writing have appeared in Writer’s Market and Writer’s Digest Books. Her
latest publications include Nobody’s Princess and Nobody’s Prize, from Random
House; and Temping Fate, from Dutton/Penguin. She is currently working on
Sphinx’s Princess and Sphinx’s Queen—two books about young Nefertiti, for
Random House—and Burning Roses, for Penguin. Educated at Vassar College,
receiving a BA degree in both Spanish and Drama, she went on to receive her
MA and PhD in Spanish from Yale University, where she taught for a number of
years. She is married, the mother of two, and lives in Connecticut.

GREGORY FROST is a writer of fantasy, horror, and science fiction who has
been publishing steadily for more than two decades. His latest work is the
fantasy duology Shadowbridge and Lord Tophet, published by Del Rey Books.
His other works include Fitcher’s Brides, Tain and Remscela (another duology
comprising a retelling of the Irish epic Tain Bo Cuailnge), the fantasy novel
Lyrec, and a Nebula-nominated science fiction work The Pure Cold Light. Much
of his best short fiction is collected in Attack of the Jazz Giants and Other
Stories. This collection includes his acclaimed novelette, “Madonna of the
Maquiladora,” a finalist for the James Tiptree, Jr., Award, Nebula Award,
Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award, and Hugo Award.
Frost’s short work has appeared in The Magazine of Fantasy & Science
Fiction, Asimov’s Science Fiction, Weird Tales, Realms of Fantasy, and
numerous anthologies. For two years he served as principal researcher for
Grinning Dog Pictures, a Philadelphia film and television production company,
on two productions for the Discovery Global Network series Science Frontiers,
one of which, “Wolf Man: The Myth and the Science,” examined the folklore of
werewolves, the psychological illness known as lycanthropy, and the history of
Inquisitional trials of accused werewolves, establishing that most were afflicted
with ergot poisoning. It was the highest-rated show of the year on Discovery
Europe Network. Frost has also acted in two very, very, very “B” horror films,
including S. P. Somtow’s The Laughing Dead. His website is Blog: “Frostbites,” is at

RON GOULART, in addition to being a mystery writer (twice nominated for an
MWA Edgar) and a science fiction writer (once nominated for an SFWA
Nebula), is also the author of more than a dozen nonfiction books in the popular
fiction field. These include Comic Book Culture (2000, trade paper 2007), which
was nominated for an Eisner Award, The Comic Book Encyclopedia (2004), and
Good Girl Art (2008), an illustrated history of women characters in comic books
from the 1930s to the present. His next book will be Good Girl Art Around the
World (2009). He’s sold more than six hundred stories and articles in his long
and colorful career. He and his wife, also a writer, live in ramshackle splendor in
a rustic patch of Connecticut.

TANITH LEE was born in 1947. She became a full-time professional writer in
1974 and made a tremendous splash with her first fantasy novel for adults, The
Birthgrave, in 1975. She has so far written nearly 100 books and more than 265
short stories, plus radio plays and TV scripts. She lives on the Sussex weald with
her husband and coconspirator artist/writer, John Kaiine, and two tuxedo cats.
She reports that she has numerous short stories and novellas out or due in
anthologies from Ellen Datlow, Marvin Kaye, Gardner Dozois, and Leah Wilson.
Others are forthcoming in Weird Tales, Realms of Fantasy, and the UK’s Nature.
Her most recently published adult fantasies were the LionWolf trilogy: Cast a
Bright Shadow, Here in Cold Hell, and No Flame but Mine (Tor MacMillan).
Three Piratica novels for young adults have appeared from Hodder Headline.
Norilana Books (USA) will be reissuing all the existing Flat Earth novels, plus
two new Flat Earth books through 2009 and 2010. She has won numerous
awards, including the World Fantasy Award and the British Fantasy Award.

HOLLY PHILLIPS is the author of the award-winning collection In the Palace
of Repose as well as innumerable short stories published in markets as diverse as
The New Quarterly and Asimov’s Science Fiction. She lives on a big island off
Canada’s western coast and is currently engaged in a heroic struggle to keep her
website ( up to date even as she works on her newest
novel. Holly’s newest dark fantasy The Engine’s Child was published by Del Rey
in November 2008. Keep your eyes peeled for the gorgeous cover art by David Ho!

MIKE RESNICK is, according to Locus, the most awarded short fiction writer,
living or dead, in science fiction history. He is the author of fifty-five novels,
more than two hundred short stories, and two screenplays, and is the editor of
fifty anthologies. He is currently the executive editor of Jim Baen’s Universe.
His work has been translated into twenty-two languages.

LISA TUTTLE is a native Texan (born and raised in Houston) who has been an
honorary Brit for more than twenty-five years. She presently lives in a remote,
rural region of Scotland, so urban settings provide her an enjoyable escape into
fantasy. Over the course of her career she’s sold around one hundred short stories
and seven novels, most recently the contemporary fantasies The Mysteries and
The Silver Bough. Some of her short stories may be found in A Nest of
Nightmares, A Spaceship Built of Stone and Other Stories, Memories of the
Body: Tales of Desire and Transformation, and Ghosts and Other Lovers. She
has edited Skin of the Soul: New Horror Stories by Women and has also written
several children’s books.

CARRIE VAUGHN survived her air force brat childhood and managed to put
down roots in Colorado. She lives in Boulder with her dog, Lily, and too many
hobbies. A graduate of the Odyssey Writing Workshop, she’s had short stories
published in such magazines as Realms of Fantasy and Weird Tales. Most of her
work over the last couple of years has gone into her series of novels about a
werewolf named Kitty who hosts a talk radio show for the supernaturally
disadvantaged. These include Kitty and the Midnight Hour, Kitty and the Silver
Bullet, Kitty Goes to Washington, and Kitty Takes a Holiday.

IAN WATSON taught literature in Tanzania and Japan, then futurology at an art
school in Birmingham, UK, before becoming a full-time writer thirty-three years
ago, after his first novel, The Embedding, won a couple of prizes. Thus he was
encouraged onto the slippery slope resulting so far in about thirty novels and
almost a dozen story collections, variously SF, fantasy, and horror. A year’s work
with Stanley Kubrick produced the screen story for A.I. Artificial Intelligence,
directed by Steven Spielberg. Space Marine, one of four ground-breaking future-
Gothic novels that Ian wrote for the Warhammer forty thousand milieu, changes
hands on eBay for such large sums that it’s banned by its own publisher from
ever being reprinted. Recently, Ian completed a book of wild and witty stories in
collaboration with the Italian surrealist Robert Quaglia, with whom he stayed in
Romania to experience “Weredog of Bucharest.” Ian’s website is at, though he and his Spanish translator, Luisa, and his
Hungarian publisher, Peter, also maintain a website of startling interest
( to honor the as yet almost unknown Colombian poet of
erotic anguish Miguel Ajeno.
Upon his return from Korea, GENE WOLFE earned a BS in mechanical
engineering from the University of Houston. He was a working engineer for
seventeen years and an editor at an engineering magazine for eleven more. Many
of his early stories appeared in Damon Knight’s original anthology series Orbit.
Wolfe has been writing full-time since 1984. His titles include The Fifth Head of
Cerberus, Peace, The Shadow of the Torturer, Soldier of the Mist, Nightside, The
Long Sun, The Knight, The Wizard, Pirate Freedom, and An Evil Guest. He and
Rosemary have been married for more than fifty years; they have four children
and three grandchildren.

CHELSEA QUINN YARBRO has been a professional writer for forty years
and has sold eighty-five books and more than ninety works of short fiction,
essays, and reviews. She also composes serious music. She lives in her
hometown—Berkeley, California—with three autocratic cats. In 2003, the World
Horror Society presented her with a Grand Master Award; the International
Horror Guild honored her with a Living Legend Award in 2006. She is probably
best known for her series of novels about the vampire the Comte de Saint-Germain.


by Darrell Schweitzer
by Lisa Tuttle
by Gene Wolfe
by Carrie Vaughn
by Esther M. Friesner
by Tanith Lee
by Holly Phillips
by Mike Resnick
by P. D. Cacek
by Holly Black
by Ian Watson
by Ron Goulart
by Darrell Schweitzer
by Chelsea Quinn Yarbro
by Gregory Frost
by Peter S. Beagle


Two great stories in one book!

By W.J. May & Chrissy Peebles

Read 2 different books from 2 different Fantasy (romance) series. We
hope you enjoy the books you are about to read and meet some new
characters to love!

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Wolves & Vamps: 2 Supernatural Stories

In book 1, An ancient journal, a Sioghra necklace and a special
mark force life-altering decisions for a girl who grew up
unprepared to fight for her life or others.
In book 2, His precious touch could prove deadly…

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 2014 W.J. May & Chrissy Peebles 

To my husband and kids – Love you and all our crazy ways. I wouldn’t
change it for anything!
Proper thanks—with jumping up and down cheering, waving hands and
shouting at the top of my lungs needs to be sent out to:
Dawn Dowdle, my amazing agent who is the agent above all agents. So proud to be part of her team!
Patrick Griffith, who blows my mind with his talent on creating covers. Double thank you!
Chrissy Peebles, for being such a great writing buddy and always available and willing to help.
Thank for you for pushing met to get this story out, I’d have never done it without you.
Regina Mitchell, a lovely editor who I have no idea how she finds the time to edit so fast.
And above all else, to my Lord and Saviour who gave me this wild imagination.

Seventh Mark Hidden Secrets Saga
By W. J. May

Like most teenagers, Rouge is trying to figure out who she is and what she wants
to be. With little knowledge about her past, she has questions but has never tried
to find the answers. Everything changes when she befriends a strangely
intoxicating family. Siblings Grace and Michael, appear to have secrets which
seem connected to Rouge. Her hunch is confirmed when a horrible incident
occurs at an outdoor party. Rouge may be the only one who can find the answer.
An ancient journal, a Sioghra necklace and a special mark force life-altering
decisions for a girl who grew up unprepared to fight for her life or others.
All secrets have a cost and Rouge’s determination to find the truth can only lead
to trouble…or something even more sinister.
Warning: There are werewolves in this story... and they are not friendly.

** Warning #2: This book will end on a cliffhanger. Book 2 picks up where this
book ends.**

The Crush Saga
By Chrissy Peebles

This is book one of a four book, young adult, vampire series.

His precious touch could prove deadly…
When Taylor Sparks moves from New York City to Big Bear Lake, California,
her life is forever changed when she meets a hot guy with winter-blue eyes
named Jesse. Their attraction is instant, the chemistry undeniable. But sadly,
things aren't adding up. Taylor wonders what her 'crush' is hiding. When her new
friend, Fred tells her his suspicions about Jesse being a paranormal creature,
Taylor laughs. But when Fred turns up dead, she believes every warning he ever told her.

Taylor is shocked to learn that Big Bear Lake isn't just glittering lakes, towering
pines, and breathtaking mountains...there's more...way more than meets the eye.
Will Taylor dive into a paranormal world she knows nothing about? To be with
the one her heart can’t live without?

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