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Amaranthine Rain 
a short story from the bestselling collection of the same name by Zander Vyne

A man wakes in a lush garden, vines gripping him in possessive caresses. Flashing before his eyes is a storm of memories of his wife and his life, intertwined with love, sins, regrets, death and eventually redemption. Or . . . not.
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Break Glass if Broken 
a short story from the bestselling collection of the same name by Zander Vyne

A woman tries to break free from a lonely life and a mysterious past.
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The Hothouse

This story was an audition to write full-time for a publishing house (that has since gone out of business). It's probably the most porno-ish thing I've ever written since the instructions were so specific. I turned down the job and never published this, but looking at it now, I realize it's a fun, nasty, little short that many of you will enjoy. If you're a fan of my more literary, erotic horror, you may wish to skip it.
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Happy Fucking Holidays

Man, this story pissed people off. I can't tell you why (or it would ruin the story). It's a true story, told to me by a dear friend who was so proud to have what he considered his finest moment immortalized in "fiction". I also promise the "shocking" beginning plays out in a way you probably won't expect.

It was published in my first collection of short stories (as Happy Holidays, due to retailer's objections over the word "fucking" in the title), but since I have the rights back now, I'm happy to share it with its original title.
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For Better or Worse

Marriage, relationships, couples, fantasy, reality. This one deals with the way so many of us would rather lie to our sexual partners than talk openly about our feelings, wishes, and desires in the bedroom.
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Flash Fiction

Flash fiction has come to mean "a really short story", but back when I started writing them, they had to be complete stories told in 100 words exactly. Working within these strict constraints taught me brevity. I've collected some of my flash fiction here. All were previously published online, in print collections, or in my first short-fiction collection. Read Flash Fiction


Poetry

I don't write much poetry. When I do, it's usually when I am sad or angry and just needing to rant. Still, over the years, I have produced a few that are more in the sweet vein, and all have been published at one time or another somewhere. I've included my favorites here. Read Poetry




Audio short story - Paganini's Muse - Click on the play button to listen to Rose Caraway's sexy narration of the story, made even better by her intensity and music.

Sebastian LaChance is the darling of the classical music world, but he'd give it all up for the love of his muse.

For those of you who prefer to read your fiction, Read Paganini's Muse

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Tales of a Vampire Hunter Omnibus Collection
Tales of a Vampire Hunter - Omnibus Edition: The Collected Works of The Tales of a Vampire Hunter Books 1 - 3

This Omnibus Edition collects the three Tales of a Vampire Hunter novellas into a single volume. It is for those who arrived late to the party and wish to save a few bucks while picking up the same stories in a single package plus a bonus short story and an audio-story offer.

The first Tales of a Vampire Hunter story (Vacancy) was released as a standalone short story in July 2012. Due to reader demand and reviewer encouragement, the rest of the story was released over the next several months as a series of blog posts that turned into IMMORAL, the first novella in the series. 

My thanks go out to the readers who helped craft the novellas that followed and kept asking for more. Without you, I wouldn't have completed DEPRAVED or BESPELLED. Your demand and support created this novel as much as I did and turned me from a short-story writer into a best-selling author of novels.

Tales of a Vampire Hunter is the story of Oliver Ripley, a vampire hunter struggling to understand his rare powers while vampires threaten mankind and ancient and evil beings plot revenge and the ultimate destruction of humans. The world we know has grown unkind; the dangers undiscussed and unseen. But some still hope and dream despite the menace others cannot see. When worlds collide, and mankind teeters on the edge of extinction, its only hope is an unlikely team of a gifted little girl, a vengeful vampire hunter, a reluctant vampire, and a mutant werewolf.

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Amaranthine Rain 
a Short-Story Collection by Zander Vyne

An Amazon short-story collection bestseller!

In twenty new and previously published short stories, Zander Vyne twists the formulas—finishing dangerously kinky sex with unexpected happy endings, abandoning distressed damsels in knight-in-shining-armor tales to their own devices, and leading readers down unexpected paths, where chaos hovers just under the surface of normality.

Featuring characters that traverse the edges of sexuality, seemingly mild plots that sink into deep horror, passions that lead from commuter trains to vampire lairs, dragon caves to hotel bars, bookstores to fortuneteller’s tents, each setting is as distinct as the people we meet inside. Whether we are voyeurs with an all access pass, inside the twisted brain of a cold killer, or a broken woman finding new strength, each story extends the limits of erotic fiction.

Choices are made with irrevocable and surprising consequences. Disaster is courted or barely skirted. Amoral protagonists and antagonists swap roles, then fluidly swap back. The lush layering that gives Zander Vyne's work such a strong sense of life is particularly apparent in the title story, which opens with a man waking in a lush garden, vines gripping him in possessive caresses. Flashing before his eyes is a storm of memories of his wife and his life, intertwined with love, sins, regrets, death and eventually redemption. Or . . . not.

These stories are freaks, much like the characters who inhabit them are misfits. They purposefully leave us with unanswered questions. Some of these stories are held together by a stone foundation of love. Others have had love—and any notions of happily ever after—surgically excised, leaving the reader raw and excited, if not aroused. 3rd printing, by Full Sail Publishing. BUY AMARANTHINE RAIN NOW

Immoral: Tales of a Vampire Hunter #1
***#1 Bestseller in Vampire Romance, Paranormal, & Fantasy.*** 

Sometimes, the only person you can rely on is the last person you should fall for.

A Vampire Hunter Breaking all the Rules 
Falling for a mysterious vampire girl is crazy, but vampire hunter Oliver Ripley breaks away from his controlling family determined to make his own rules . . . and he's starting with her. 

A Vampire Desperate for Answers 
His allure is like catnip, but is he casting a vampire hunter's deadly and bewitching spell or does he really want to help her? Falling for him could kill her, but she's powerless to resist him. 

Star-Crossed Love 
Hunted by their vengeful families, chased down a twisted trail of mystery and deceit, will their forbidden love survive when they discover a shocking secret linking their pasts threatening to destroy everything they thought they knew about vampire hunters and vampires? 

The Truth Might Kill Them, but First, They’ll Have to Survive Each Other 
Immoral: Tales of a Vampire Hunter #1 is a stand-alone, complete paranormal romance thriller featuring vampires and vampire hunters, sexy action, and thrilling suspense with over 100 5-star reviews (Amazon and GoodReads) despite an attack by a crazy author and some nutty anti-sex, religious group of trolls. If you can't handle sex, this one isn't for you.  FREE for a limited time - Get IMMORAL NOW


Depraved: Tales of a Vampire Hunter #2

Against all odds, Oliver and Miranda fell in love after discovering the shocking truth about their mutant vampire hunter/vampire genetics. In this sequel to the #1 bestselling erotic, paranormal thriller, Immoral, they fall into the trap of ancient, powerful creatures who seek to use their unique abilities for their own sinister desires. Do they trust the werewolf who claims to be on their side, or Oliver's father, a mysterious and powerful vampire? If they choose wrong, there may not be a happily-ever-after for anyone. BUY DEPRAVED NOW



Bespelled: Tales of a Vampire Hunter #3

The thrilling conclusion to the bestselling "Tales of a Vampire Hunter" series.

Oliver Ripley is older, wiser, and harder . . . a vampire hunter mutant drowning in pain and excess and guilt, hell-bent on punishing himself and taking down as many vampires as possible in the process. Once more, his enemies draw close, setting an irresistible trap. But Oliver no longer wants to run. A different man now, immoral and depraved, he's become the very thing he swore he would never be. Fearing no one, with nothing to lose, he seeks only revenge, and leaves death in his wake. But when everything changes, can he find the human soul within himself in order to save our world and protect the innocent victims of a demonic plot as ancient as the universe itself? BUY BESPELLED NOW



I Like to Watch
Tonight, she's Yours, an Anthology edited by Rose Caraway BUY IT NOW
I am extra tickled I Like to Watch is featured in this new audio collection of short, erotic stories, edited and narrated by Rose Caraway, Tonight, she's Yours.

A man likes to watch other men fuck his wife until she picks the wrong one.

Red House
Darker Edge of Desire, an Anthology edited by Mitzi Szereto BUY IT NOW

A priest, a vampire. The summer of love. What could go wrong?

Under a Perfect Sun
Love, Lust and Zombies, an Anthology edited by Mitzi Szereto BUY IT NOW

In the Biosphere, five survivors of the zombie apocalypse facing extinction. Can love save the human race?

Fans of The Walking Dead will love this one. 



La Belle Mort by Zander Vyne
La Belle Mort
Maxim Jakubowski's Mammoth Book of Best New Erotica 12

I am honored to have a story included for the second time in the series that inspired me to try my hand at writing erotica. This acclaimed annual collection features more than forty pieces of short, erotic fiction.

When death awaits, there is nothing to fearREAD A PREVIEW 


Whiter Than Snow
Maxim Jakubowski's Mammoth Book of Best New Erotica 11

I am honored to have a story in the series that inspired me to try my hand at writing erotica. This acclaimed annual collection features more than forty pieces of short, erotic fiction.

A very special church and a priest who offers sinners one-of-a-kind redemption. READ A PREVIEW


The Last Sacrifice
Thrones of Desire: Erotic Tales of Swords, Mist and Fire

Read stories where lust and legend abound, and adventure, passion and danger entwine. Think mystical lands and creatures, kings and queens, knights and renegades, heroes and villains, warlords, maidens and princesses. Think battles and danger, honor and dishonor, good and evil. Most of all, think hearts filled with passion and secret desire. This is a place where romantic chivalry is alive and well, but so too is romantic wickedness. This is a place where the good do not always win, and the bad are often more captivating and desirable than their altruistic counterparts. In these lush and timeless landscapes, the battle for flesh can be as important as the battle for power. Intrigue, sorcery, revenge, lawlessness, dark secrets and mysterious elixirs; entanglements with supernatural beings – everything is possible in these magical mythical landscapes. Inspired by HBO's mega-hit series, Game of Thrones, these imaginative steamy tales will transport you to fantastical realms.  READ A PREVIEW 


La Belle Mort
Red Velvet and Absinthe:  Gothic Tales of Erotic Romance

There's nothing to fear when only the hangman awaits. (Gothic, erotic horror)
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Tricked
Too Much Boogie:  Erotic Remixes of The Dirty Blues

A detective interviews a hooker and gets more than answers. (hard-boiled, erotic noirREAD A PREVIEW 

Amethyst's Feather
Garden of the Perverse: Fairy Tales for Twisted Adults
(Writing as Michael Michele)

Sometimes, scary things lurk in the forest. (M/F, erotic fairy tale, light D/s, paranormal) READ A PREVIEW 


Maybe Next Time
CREAM: The Best of The Erotica Reader's and Writer's Association (Writing as Michael Michele)

I was honored to have the first flasher I ever wrote chosen for inclusion in The Erotica Readers and Writers Association's first collection.  This is a wonderful book, featuring the very best of the best from ten years of collected works, including many stories from top erotica authors. BUY THE BOOK

Adrift
Pirate Booty

A wife dreams of bondage, sex, pirates, and revenge. (F/M/M and M, fantasy and humor)
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Eden
Underwater


Eden, my sexy science fiction story inspired by The Twilight Zone, is included in this collection of short stories with an underwater theme by a new publisher.