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July 10, 2019

Rule 34 is alive (again)

SinCyr Publishing has just re-issued the wonderfully quirky and weirdly sexy Rule 34: Weird and Wonderful Fetish Erotica, a collection of 10 fetishes you may or may not have ever thought of before. Whichever way, it's a fun and thrilling read that will whet your appetite for the second instalment of this anthology series.

Rule 34 Weird and Wonderful Fetish Erotica by Zak Jane Keir
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Published on July 10, 2019 01:49

April 30, 2019

New ebook In the Palm out in May

After a long gestation process, my Robinson Crusoe-inspired novella/short novel In the Palm will be released in May, and to say that I'm over the moon to share it with you would be an understatement.

Up for pre-order on the NSP website on May 17, why don't you just go ahead and add it to your To Read, and make my day in the process?

In the Palm by Elna Holst
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Published on April 30, 2019 06:00 Tags: ebook, ff, in-the-palm, novella

November 23, 2018

Little x is up for pre-order!

Little x by Elna Holst
The sequel to last year's Candlelight Kisses is up for pre-order at NineStar Press, for anyone interested in a sweet romantic treat in time for the holiday season. I'm really happy about this one, and I adore Natasha Snow's cover-artistry.

Here's hoping you'll have a merry, merry read!
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Published on November 23, 2018 05:39 Tags: 1990s, christmas, gender-fluid, holiday, lesbian, little-x, non-binary, romance, sweden

September 23, 2018

Cover Reveal for Teacher's Pet: Lessons outside the classroom 2

Teacher's Pet 2

Just in time for most kinds of courses/classes to have started, NineStar Press are releasing the second instalment of their Teacher's Pet series, and yes, I do have a story in it about a lesbian reverend who is (mildly) manhandled into attending a yoga/meditation course at a weekend retreat. Sounds like a fun premise, right? Well, I thought so. ;)

Teacher's Pet 2
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Published on September 23, 2018 00:32 Tags: anthology, ff, lesbian-erotica, lesbian-romance, ninestar-press, teacher-s-pet

July 19, 2018

Sale on Candlelight Kisses in July

Candlelight Kisses

Just a quick note to let you know that you can get Candlelight Kisses on sale from NineStar Press until the end of July! Get it (in very good time) for St Lucy's. ;)

Take me to the stars...
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Published on July 19, 2018 03:06 Tags: candlelight-kisses, ebook, lesbian-romance, sale

July 2, 2018

Sneak peek of Once Upon a Rainbow, Vol. 3

Once Upon a Rainbow, Volume Three

The ARCs are out for Once Upon a Rainbow, Volume Three on NetGalley, and I am chuffed to be part of this scintillating series of rewritten fairy tales with an LGBTQIA+ twist.

My own story Gretel On Her Own is a novella-length revision of Hansel and Gretel, set in modern-day Schwarzwald, Germany. Here's an excerpt to whet your appetites:

IT WAS AS they were standing at the back of the school, sharing a smoke like when they were in their teens, giggling with the tiredness of another night’s work completed and guessing at the star signs clearly visible over the unobstructed arc of the sky across the valley, that Marie gripped her arm, pointing. At first, disoriented, Gretel could see nothing, feeling only the blessed warmth of her friend’s hand through her too-thin, late-summer coat, but then: there. A pillar of smoke rising from the centre of the village, billowing up into the cold air and being pressed down again, shaping, Gretel thought in that first deranged moment, the form of a scythe.
Marie’s hold on her arm tightened, her fingers fumbling for support. But Gretel had no support to offer. Not this time.
“Oh Hänsel!” The gut-wrenching cry seemed to be torn out of her, without reason, without consent. Yet the smoke, the awful black smoke was there, rising and falling, scything the quiet night in two, and she knew—Gretel would note in horror later—she knew, like Ursula knew. “Oh Hänsel! What have you done?”

Read the rest in:
Once Upon a Rainbow, Volume Three by W.M. Fawkes
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April 4, 2018

Goodbye Moderation: Gluttony, print edition

Goodbye Moderation Gluttony

Got my print edition of Goodbye Moderation: Gluttony, and it's just – lovely!

Such sweet, spicy, racy, mellow, and nuanced stories in here.

Goodbye Moderation Gluttony by Zak Jane Keir
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December 20, 2017

The Big Book of Submission volume 2, out now!

Read my kinky erotica

The ebook edition of The Big Book of Submission, vol. 2 has just been released, and it's a real treat to get you through the holiday whirlwind. Short, bite-sized, sizzling reads – 69 in total – that are perfect for sneaking in between gift-giving, candlelight-lighting, or whatever tradition you have around this time of year.

I'm really enthralled by this anthology, both in premise and in execution: the editing is flawless and the stories presented represent almost any kink/sexual orientation/body type you can imagine (and some which you hadn't thought about). You will blush, squirm, laugh, and maybe even brush away a tear or two. I can't recommend it warmly enough.

Add it to your to-read: Big Book of Submission Volume 2: 69 Kinky Tales
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Published on December 20, 2017 04:02 Tags: bdsm, big-book-of-submission-volume-2, cleis-press, erotica, lesbian, selma-and-edith

December 4, 2017

Candlelight Kisses: a Holiday Short out today!

The girl with the wreath
Candlelight Kisses

It's release day for my contribution to NineStar Press' 2017 Holiday Stories, and I'm truly trepidatious excited about this one. All details, as well as a handy opportunity to buy the book directly from the publisher can be found at https://ninestarpress.com/product/candlelight-kisses/.

Also, if you're curious/have never heard of the Nordic tradition of celebrating Lucia before, there's a sardonic For Dummies video on the 'tube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IgxZS4mWSrw.

Candlelight Kisses by Elna Holst
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Published on December 04, 2017 01:31 Tags: candlelight-kisses, ff, holiday, lesbian, love-story, short, st-lucia

November 27, 2017

One week until release: Candlelight Kisses

It's one week until my contribution to NineStar Press 2017 Holiday Stories is released, so I thought I'd share the inspiration for the title, aka the song I obsessively listened to while writing this novella/long short story. By the way, if anyone has any additional info on The Accadians or Candlelight Kisses, do share.

And as always, here's the link to the book in question, which will be available on Kindle/iBooks/whathaveyou:

Candlelight Kisses by Elna Holst
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Published on November 27, 2017 04:26 Tags: candlelight-kisses, ff, holiday, lesbian, love-story, short, st-lucia