Anthologies, Novellas, & Shorts

A half naked elf man is surrounded by purple tentacles. The title reads Heat Waves by award winning author Ryley Banks

Heat Waves

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Woodland elf Kalysin is thrust into a riptide of dreams as a dangerous drought parches the land. Stolen memories of a bronzed muscled figure who bathed him in ecstasy, but disappeared back into the sea, gone forever.

Could the dreams bubbling up from forgotten depths have anything to do with the shadowy stalker in the forests surrounding his liege’s orchards and withering fields of crops? Or have they been stirred up by an evil magic that threatens famine and starvation across the lands? When Kal is forced to make a sacrifice to save his mother, will he survive long enough to be reclaimed by his mate? Or will the real monster doom him to take his memories to the grave?

Heat Waves is a M/M fantasy romance novelette.

3D cover for Eggplant Night by Ryley Banks. An eggplant on a purple background. The text reads Eggplant Night, award-winning author Ryley Banks

Eggplant Night (Big Bad Book of Bedtime Stories series)

The cover for Dirty Dishes by Ryley Banks. A blue-gloved hand holds a full bottle of blue dish soap.

Dirty Dishes (Big Bad Book of Bedtime Stories series)

I should be ashamed when my wife invites him over to take care of what are my chores. She’s going to get very dirty—with him. I’ll be there to clean her up when she’s ready. But first, she requires I do the dishes like a good boy.

The cover of Teacher Pet by Ryley Banks. A woman with red lipstick leans in to bite a red, juicy apple. We can only see her mouth and chin, her lips are parted.

Teacher Pet (Big Bad Book of Bedtime Stories series)

Queer Sci Fi Ink anthology, red and white smokey cover

Ink: Queer Sci Fi's Eighth Annual Flash Fiction Contest


Five definitions to inspire writers around the world and an unlimited number of possible stories to tell:

1) A colored fluid used for writing
2) The action of signing a deal
3) A black liquid ejected by squid
4) Publicity in the written media
5) A slang word for tattoos

Ink features 300-word speculative flash fiction stories from across the rainbow spectrum, from the minds of the writers of Queer Sci Fi.

Featuring Right Place, Right Time by Ryley Banks, an honorable mention.

A woman is laying on her back on a bed and covering her mouth in pleasure. The Big Book of Orgasms Volume 2: 69 Sexy Stories

Big Book of Orgasms Volume 2: 69 Sexy Stories

Get ready for the ultimate erotic excitement with The Big Book of Orgasms, Volume 2! These 69 stories sizzle in every way possible, from fantasies and fetishes to sex toys and all kinds of intimate adventures. Featuring Third Time’s the Charm by Ryley Banks.



A magnifying glass focuses on a red bloody fingerprint. Demystifying the Beats: How to Write a Killer Book by Carol Potenza, Jordyn Kross, Ryley Banks, and Erin Krueger

Demystifying the Beats: How to Write a Killer Mystery

Is writing your mystery novel a complete mystery? Crafting a convincing mystery requires unique story beats—the keys to delivering a satisfying read.

This sassy chat (in book form) presented by award-winning authors reveals the secrets to help you execute a story that works. You won’t be handcuffed to a formula. It’s a guideline for assembling clues, criminals, and conclusions in your unique, “perfectly-poisonous” blend.

Whether your book is a carefully plotted caper, a crime of opportunity, or something in between, join our covert operation as we demystify the mystery beats.