Note! The exact publishing date of this book is currently unknown.
First volume in a suspenseful erotic urban fantasy series from RT Book Reviews Career Achievement award-winner Cecilia Tan, full of secret cabals, romance, and sex magic!
Mira, a dom in New York City, is delighted when Clive, a one-time playmate, turns up at a BDSM party. When a fire breaks out, Mira frees Clive from captivity; they are rescued by the Initiates of the Blood, a group of magic-workers. Skeptical, Mira must accept that magic is real when a ritual saves Clive's life and ties his soul to hers.
Erotic play strengthens their bond and deepens their love for each other... a love they share freely with other Initiates, save those who must hold themselves apart from the pleasures of the flesh. Mira's idyll is shattered when the Initiates are attached by the Partisans of Fire, who want control over the Initiates' ancient knowledge.
Set in contemporary New York, Initiates of the Blood combines sex, blood magic, and romance into a stimulating, sensual, satisfying tale.
Cecili Tan has won the RT Book Reviews Career Achievement Award in Erotic Fiction and has been nominated for the Tiptree Award and the Lambda Literary Award. Her novel, Slow Surrender, won the RT Reviewers' Choice Award for Erotic Romance. Tan has been published in Ms., Asimov's, Penthouse, and more. She is founder and editor at Circlet Press, which specializes in erotic SF & fantasy. Tan and her partner, corwin, live in the Boston area.