Series: Wish City

How to Love a Monster (Wish City #1)

How to Love a Monster by Lyssa DeringDying at the hands of government goons was always going to happen. Waking up in a dark and twisted afterlife? Not the plan.

Seraphim has the superhuman ability to control his own brain. Or at least, he used to, before his government-mandated brain surgery. The surgery killed him, but life isn’t over yet. He’s just woken up, shivering and alone, in the rain-soaked alleyway of a city he doesn’t recognize.

Fiend is a childhood monster. Dreamed up by Seraphim’s friend Wish, he was imprisoned in Wish’s subconscious until the birth of Wish City, a place for

people with superhuman abilities to take refuge after death. Now Fiend is free—and in charge—and he’s on the hunt for anyone with abilities once they cross over.

Eager to play with his new toy, Fiend quickly makes contact with Seraphim. Lost and injured, Seraphim lets Fiend slither into his heart. But under the aching pleasure the two find with each other is a hunger that can’t be denied, and lurking in the shadows of the neon city are truths neither man nor monster is ready to face.

How to Love a Monster is a gay erotic horror romance featuring twisted and kinky M/M sex, a diabolical love interest, and an HEA ending.

Word count: 50,000

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Halloween in Wish City (Wish City #1.5)

Halloween in Wish City by Lyssa DeringIn this short story set after the events of How to Love a Monster, Fiend and Seraphim attend a Halloween party at Wish’s house, where unresolved tensions lurk like ghosts and Wish unleashes a diabolical surprise.

Word count: 5,000

WARNING: This story must be read after How to Love a Monster, as it contains many spoilers and references to the previous story.

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How to Tame a God (Wish City #2)

How to Tame a God by Lyssa DeringWhat if your dark side had a body?

With his superpower of will, Wish can create or modify almost anything, including his own dimension, Wish City, a place for people with superpowers to go when they die on Earth. After wrestling the dimension back from a monster he unwittingly created, Wish is still struggling to control his subconscious.

Lake kills himself to get to the specials’ heaven he’s heard so much about. He yearns to use his power of emotional manipulation on a lover, but such play has had disastrous consequences in the past, so even in the afterlife, he tamps down his desires. Meeting the charismatic and alluring Wish brings unexpected chemistry, but the two part on awkward terms.

When Lake runs into Wish’s dark doppelgänger in a club, he finds himself swept up in a torrid love affair. Meanwhile, the “real” Wish might be ready to give Lake what he wants. When the doppelgänger kidnaps Wish, plunging Wish City into peril, Lake must decide if drowning in lust-soaked darkness is worth losing his soul over—and worth turning Heaven into Hell.

How to Tame a God is the second book in the Wish City series but may be read as a standalone. It is a gay erotic horror romance with an HEA ending.

Word count: TBD

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Standalone Novels

Fangs Like Me

Fangs Like Me by Lyssa DeringLane, a newborn vampire, still feels the pain of betrayal. Two years ago, a faithless boyfriend took his life, and now, Lane’s Maker has also left him behind. The pain of separation burns strong when all Lane wants are arms to hold him and enough warm blood to satisfy his voracious appetite. At a shifter party, Lane is drawn to a hunky Alpha werewolf who tries to console him.

Parker is more than a thoughtless hookup. Since his family disowned him for finding boys just as hot as girls, all he wants is someone to love and look after. The sweet little vamp calls to his protective instincts, but he sure is jumpy. Cuddling with boys is new and delicious, but when this boy also wants him as a food source, things get complicated.

Vampires and shifters aren’t supposed to get along, and Parker’s rough dominance triggers bad memories for Lane. But Parker’s wolf wants Lane, and he knows he can give Lane what he needs. Can Lane learn to navigate his past and give the thing growing between them a chance? Or will the very real possibilities of heartache, abandonment, and even death, keep them apart?

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Standalone Novellas


Babyvamp by Lyssa DeringForty-four-year-old vampire Max lives a mostly solitary existence in an attempt to avoid “vampire drama,” but when he spots abandoned babyvamp Kieran on his way home one night, his pesky conscience demands he rescue him and confront the vampire who turned him. Problem is, Kieran’s creator is Max’s ex-lover James, an emotionally abusive, older vampire whose very presence throws Max into a heart-beating panic. James isn’t happy that Kieran tattled on him, and he’ll do whatever it takes to keep Max from divulging his offense to the vampire police, including risking Kieran’s life to make Max his rightful guardian. But Max never wanted to be anyone’s guardian. And if Kieran gets his way, he’ll have more than Max’s care and attention. He’ll have his sexual submission, too.

Word count: 28,000

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Breaking Hell’s Rules

Breaking Hell's Rules by Lyssa DeringA sex demon falls for the ultimate forbidden fruit in this M/M paranormal romance.

When genderqueer succubus Reth meets their soul quota and gains freedom from Hell, they decide to take up residence in New Orleans. Immediately, they exchange their female body for a hunky, tattooed male one. Too bad the body comes with an ex-boyfriend, Jude, and a joint lease.

Jude is walking around with a black eye and a bad attitude, and he refuses to believe Reth is a demon. Plus, he won’t move out. Reth doesn’t want to take Jude’s soul, so they show him some succubus action minus the soul-grabbing, hoping to scare him off.

What they didn’t expect was to develop feelings for the mortal. And they never could have predicted just how pure Jude’s soul would be. When Reth unwittingly commits a sin against Lucifer, they’ll need Jude’s help to avoid an eternity of suffering…for them both.

Word count: 25,000

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Escorting the Escort

Escorting the Escort by Lyssa DeringEden is a high-end escort who never has sex off the job. But that changes when he meets Greer, his scrappy, tatted-up new driver whose harsh exterior hides a tender heart. Greer’s naked honesty and instant, obvious crush on Eden spur Eden to have a little fun playing with him, but quicker than either of them expected, that play turns into something real.

One-sided sexual encounters are no big deal to Eden. But Greer demands more: he wants to bring Eden true pleasure. For Eden, who has only been attracted to one man he never got to touch, this feels impossible. He’s trained himself to get hard during appointments, but what if he can’t with Greer?

Greer, who isn’t out as bisexual to his friends, is used to one-night stands via hookup apps. But Eden is something special. Greer is willing to do whatever it takes for the chance to get Eden off—and make him happy.

Word count: 21,000

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fangjunkie27 by Lyssa DeringShameless vampire addict Eli lives from vampire den to vampire den, securing invites via the vampire/human social network FangFinder. This weekend, he’s signed up for his most extreme adventure yet, a seventy-two-hour party where a contract serves as his voluntary consent to anything the den members decide to do to him.

Strong and silent type Orion is the only member of his den without fangs, a dhampir who wears metal points on two fingers so he can give the human guests what they crave. He uses parties like this one to keep the savage side of his nature in check. When his fellow den members suggest he claim Eli for the weekend, Orion agrees, since the little human is just Orion’s type.

Orion isn’t Eli’s type, though—or so Eli believes. But the pleasure he experiences in the dhampir’s hands is more intense than anything he’s felt with a vampire. Beneath Eli’s bratty nature are secret pains that fuel his addiction. Might Orion be a match for him sexually and emotionally?

fangjunkie27 is an erotic M/M novella with lots of angst, a bit of dubcon, and an HFN ending.

Word count: 22,000

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Standalone Novelettes & Short Stories

Belly Up

Belly Up by Lyssa Dering

Bisexual Alpha werecat Ezra has everything figured out. He’s got a good job, his own place, and a best friend who lets him have sex with her every month during the full moon. Life is perfect.

Until a feral omega shows up outside Ezra’s apartment, helpless and threatening to draw attention if Ezra doesn’t take him in.

Belly Up is an erotic M/M novelette featuring Alpha/omega dynamics, a dash of M/F, and a soft HFN ending. It is not a romance.

Word count: 11,000

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Lovesick by Lyssa DeringHe’s finally found a man patient enough to woo him. Or is that just part of the experiment?

Quinn Stewart would rather not participate in the first trial for Project Duo, a matchmaking program. But his contract with corporate giant Sociotech obligates him to, and now he’s got a chip in his arm and a gorgeous but intimidating match named Deven. They’re stuck in an apartment together for a whole month with no television, and, Quinn soon learns, doors that lock at night. As the days pass, he and Deven get closer, but are the feelings growing between them real? Or are they being influenced by their chips—chips that might be faulty, or even deadly?

Word count: 11,650

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Summer of My Sex Demon

Summer of My Sex Demon by Lyssa DeringWith no job prospects in sight, recent college grad Cade is stuck at home at his parents’ house for the summer. They’ve gone off on a three-month-long cruise, but they’ve left behind a list of strict rules and the ghost of their disappointment. Cade, who has taken his failure to secure a position hard, plans to spend all summer answering job listings.

The incubus stalking the neighborhood, however, has other plans. When he sets his sights on Cade, it’s a mental and physical tug-of-war that they’re both in for, with Cade’s human brain and body no match for the pushy demon. Cade thinks his best bet is to persuade the incubus to leave him alive once he’s done with him, but does the demon whispering sweet nothings into his ear want more than a meal?

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