What’s Done in the Dark features eight sexy alpha-male heroes in an erotic anthology guaranteed to leave you dripping and satisfied.
The Supernatural men of your wildest fantasies and darkest nightmares are taking sex and romance to a whole new level. Featuring eight paranormal erotic tales, What’s Done in the Dark is a diverse, multicultural anthology that puts a new spin on your favorite Supernatural boy-toys and the feisty women who love them.
Each lusty chapter encompasses several popular genres, from Urban Fiction to High Fantasy and beyond; each with a Paranormal twist. With Shapeshifting bears, enigmatic Dragons and the Devil himself, Paranormal erotica reaches an all new sexual high in this anthology.
Your personal harem of rough, alpha-male heroes, beautiful, seductive heroines and unfurling plotlines await your arrival in an erotic short story collection guaranteed to leave you feeling like the Queen you are.
Ready to be worshipped? Where will you be when night falls?
Included in the What’s Done in the Dark Anthology:
The Demon Butler
Black Cat Comfort
When Monsters are Near
In the past, an author’s personal website was the holy grail of finding information on our most beloved writers and storytellers. From book tours to correct reading order, to a mailing address where you could send fanatical letters and wail about the death of your favorite characters. Like a brick house we built with our bare hands, they were our personal spaces, our platforms through which we reached our readers. But, with the rise of blogging and social media, the authors website is slowly fading into antiquity. Or is it? Times are constantly changing and with it comes a flux of new technology and social platforms that overwrite the old. If you’re a millennial like me you no doubt witnessed the death of MySpace and the rise of Facebook and Twitter. But, who’s to say that in ten years these popular sites will still be around? Having a Facebook “like” page and a booming twitter account are fine, but in the case that Facebook nosedives at any time in the future, having your own platform that’s controlled solely by you may be your only saving grace. I can already hear you screaming at me, “But websites are expensive! I can’t afford that!” and “I don’t know how to code a website! I can’t be in control of something I know nothing about!” Relax friends and colleagues, I’m here to provide a comprehensive guide on building a simple website that you can operate without entirely on your own. Follow along and in three simple steps, you will have your own FREE platform that no one can take from you, not even the Facebook banning police. I know we’ve all had our run in with those jerks. Here we go!
STEP ONE: Choosing a host website
There are many platforms that allow you to host your website with a custom domain name, which is what we’ll be using here so that you completely “own” your website. The host I think is the best and personally use is Tumblr.com. Tumblr is a blogging website that allows users to create their own blogs and seamlessly share content from millions of users all around the world. This both allows authors to find and interact with new and prospective fans while simultaneously keeping their blog or website fresh with new content. I’m going to go out on a limb here and assume you already have an email address. If not, I highly recommend Gmail for all your emailing needs. Grab your email and navigate to http://www.tumblr.com and create an account. Account creation is extremely simple. Simply enter your email address, password and select a username. I suggest creating a username that in some way correlates to what you’re trying to accomplish. AuthorJenineHadwick is perfectly fine as apposed to PrincessPonyGlitterBootyShorts. I’m serious, tumblr usernames get pretty rediculous. Now, open up a new tab and get ready for step two.
STEP TWO: Acquiring a domain name
Head over to http://www.dot.tk/. This is your domain provider. A domain provider, in a nutshell, is a computer network server where your website will be hosted 24 hours a day, seven days a week without disruption. Essentially, your personal computer, the one you’re using right now could act as a host for your website. With a few apps and minor HTML and coding knowledge, you really wouldn’t need a domain provider at all. Except for the fact that your computer isn’t turned on and connected to the internet all day every day and your internet connection probably wouldn’t have the strength to support all the people flocking to your website. Domain names usually range in price from $10 a month to over $100 a year for a .com domain. But, with the dot.tk website, you will be
provided with a .tk domain name completely free of charge. Yes, COMPLETELY free. The only catch is that you have to renew your domain name every year. But, for a free website, that doesn’t seem too daunting now does it? Head over to http://www.dot.tk and pick your domain name. Now, this will be the NAME of your website, the name through which users will find you. For example, my website is http://www.acgreenlee.com. I opted to pay for a .com domain name for personal reasons but, notice how simple the web address is. Your domain name could be anything from FamousAuthorHeather.tk to HankHillSellsPropane.tk. Just make sure it’s exactly what you want and something you won’t regret choosing later. After checking that your domain is available, proceed to the signup process.
Select Use DNS.
For the IP address slots, enter the IP from Tumblr (126.96.36.199) in both slots.
Select 12 Months from the drop down menu.
Enter the CAPTCHA.
Head back over to tumblr:
Click Settings (the gear icon) at the top of your Dashboard.
Click the blog you’d like to update on the right side of the page.
Click the pencil to the right of the username section and enable “Use a custom domain.”
Enter your domain (e.g. mywebsite.tk).
Click “Test your domain.”
Correct problems if the test finds any, and click “Test your domain” until the test is successful.
If you navigate to your username.tumblr.com blog and it tells you that theres a problem, don’t panic, this is a good thing! It means tumblr is pointing correctly to your domain name and all there’s left to do is wait until all the mechanical stuff updates iteslf. Now lets move onto step three, the fun part!
STEP THREE: Customization
The thing I love most about tumblr is how easily customized it is, even if you have no knowledge of coding. After you’ve beaten your website into shape and you have your AuthorsWebsite.tk website set up and tested, head back to tumblr and go Blog Settings and Edit Theme. You can choose from a million free (and paid if you’re about that life) themes to make your website look however you want. By uploading a header image and profile picture, most themes will give you an entirely personalized website at the push of a button. For even more personalization, hit Edit HTML in your blog editor and get ready for your first, simple HTML coding lesson. Head over to any free tumblr theme code site (we’re going with http://kawaiilayouts.com just because I love them) and copy one of their free theme codes. Head back over to the Edit HTML section of your tumblr editor, select the HTML that’s already there, hit paste, update preview and TADA. Completely new website with the click of a button.
With your new website you’ll be able to truly build an authors platform independent of any social media sites personal fate. And, in the case that something happens to tumblr, there are quite literally a million different alternatives to hosting, and your domain provider dot.tk even has its own page builder if you ever want to cut your ties to a host all together. You can have your cake and eat it to by using social media in conjuncture with your personal website, extending your reach and your influence exponentially. Make them work with each other and for each other! Now that you have the foundation laid out for you, what are you still doing here? Go! Go build a website!
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Next on our list of character introductions is our spunky heroine, Victoria.
Adorable to look at, our heroine is a fiery little number with a potty-mouth and a penchant for getting her way, even if it means resorting to violence. Although she isn’t physically the strongest, she uses her enhanced mental prowess to overcome any obstacle she finds in her way. Now introducing, Victoria Bouchard, Kaizer’s Angel.
Zodiac: Virgo exists in the mind, everything is inside. To the world, Virgo presents a calm and collected exterior, but on the inside, nervous uncontrolled energy resides. They are constantly trying to figure things out, how to improve everything; analyzing and thinking. Virgo can tire itself out without even moving! Virgo has a constant drive to improve and perfect, this can lead to extreme pickiness and finickiness. They are pure, their motives are honest, never malicious and they want to accomplish something.
General information: Since she was a small child, Victoria has always had problems with her sight, a fact which often left her ostracized by her siblings and classmates. A true daddy’s girl, her only friend and confidant growing up was her father Percy Bouchard, who doted on the girl, spending a good portion of his time making sure she felt right at home. During her teenage years, Mr. Bouchard was diagnosed with ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, and spent the remainder of his life on earth in constant suffering. Victoria blamed herself. After her father’s death, she was sent to Harlan, Iowa to attend college at Viking Lake University, where she met and fell in love with Kaizer Dresden, a brilliant albeit lazy Grim Reaper. She knows his secret, to a certain extent, and he’s forever curious about the strange mental abilities she displays.
Personality Type: ISTJ – The Duty Fulfiller
Serious and quiet, interested in security and peaceful living. Extremely thorough, responsible, and dependable. Well-developed powers of concentration. Usually interested in supporting and promoting traditions and establishments. Well-organized and hard working, they work steadily towards identified goals. They can usually accomplish any task once they have set their minds to it.
Heroine Archetype: The SPUNKY KID – Gutsy and true, she is loyal to the end. She is a favorite of many writers, and for good reason. You can’t help but root for her. She’s the girl with moxie. She’s not looking to be at the top of the heap; she just wants to be in her own little niche. She’s the team player, the one who is always ready to lend a hand.
Best strengths: Intellection, Learner, badass adorable, little miss badass, badass adorable.
Ambitions: To graduate at the top of her class and later, help find the psychopath who’s making sashimi out of all her friends and classmates.
Internal conflict: She seems composed on the outside, but inside she struggles with the potential to do great evil in the world instead of good.
External conflict: She’s self-deprecating when it comes to her love for Kaizer. She can’t help but believe that she isn’t good enough for him.
Biggest fear: Failing. Whether it’s in life or a board game. She can’t stand to lose. Being blind, losing her sight and being ineffective…these are the fears that haunt Victoria Bouchard.
Bio: Victoria was born in Norfolk Virginia. As a child she always dreamed of attending Harvard, or generally any Ivy League school, but quickly realized that her dream would be far from possible with her parent’s limited income. Victoria was cursed with poor eyesight as well as seemingly limitless mental abilities. She soaks up information like a human sponge, processes data like a super computer and can sometimes even hear the thoughts of the people around her.
We’ll continue our list of characters tomorrow with Mr. Ezra Dresden, the Grim Reaper Führer himself. The epitome of a powerful ‘badass’ he’s quite literally every woman’s wet dream. I think you’ll enjoy him~! Until next time!
“Over the river and through the woods, to grandmothers house we go…” Kaiser hummed only to be smacked with the end of Victoria’s blanket as she glared from him down at the tiny GPS device in her hands. She was wrapped up in the seat next to him, her face illuminated by the glow of the LCD screen as she searched for a way out of the endless maze of a forest he’d driven them into. They’d been running around in circles for hours now, miles away form civilization with less than half a tank of gas to get them home and their minor food supply–that had mostly consisted of diet coke, skittles and the odd Twinkie–already depleted. She was hungry, tired and grouchy and Kaiser’s constant harassment over her clothing was no help to her mood.
“Shut up. I don’t want anymore of your teasing. You’re the reason we got lost in the first place.” She grumbled from around the fat, two month old peppermint stick clutched between her teeth, her only defense against a stomach that demanded sustenance.
“I can’t help it you chose to wear red, or that I’m having dirty Little Red Riding Hood fantasies right now. How about you be Dirty Little Red and ride me on the hood?” He grinned, only to once again be reprimanded for his cheeky behavior with a smack in the head. They’d made plans to eat at a pleasant restaurant that took the form of a cabin high in the Colorado mountains, but only ended up getting lost and driving around for most of the day. They’d stopped into a small town earlier in the evening, but the idiot Grim Reaper refused to ask for directions and only ended up getting them even more lost after they’d been run out of town. All she wanted to do now was make it back to their hotel so they could spend the last night of their vacation in peace. But with the car begging for gas and the blinking check engine light fading in and out of view, it didn’t look as if that would happen any time soon.
“Oh great, now what?” She asked as he pulled the car to the side of the small dirt road on which the travelled. The vehicle instantly began spitting smoke as it died, just inches away from the metal guard rail.
“You’ve got to be kidding me.” He sighed, pushing open his door and going around to pop the hood. Victoria watched him wave smoke out of his face, poking around with the steaming hot inner workings of the car. Kaiser cursed and she frowned.
“What is it?”
“The damn radiator’s leaking. I think we may have hit something a while back and punctured it, the damn car is spilling all types of shit all over the place.” He growled, pulling a hose out of the cars innards and yelping as it scalded his palm.
“Can you fix it?” She asked and he scoffed.
“Why do women automatically assume that we’re mechanics just because we’re male? Woman, I don’t know shit about this car other than how to drive it. I can barely work the radio.” He griped and she huffed.
“Well don’t get pissy with me, I didn’t break the damn thing. You were driving, asshole!”
“Woman! Just sit there and let me handle this!” He bit back and she rolled her eyes, folding her arms over her chest as she turned her head to stare out the window. It was so dark, with nothing to illuminate the area around them save her little GPS, the burning headlights and the full moon above their heads. She watched darkness swirl between the trees as a light fog settled over the area. It would have been beautiful, had dread not settled into her stomach at that very moment. Victoria’s eyes narrowed on the shadows moving around them, an ominous feeling blanketing her in muted fear. Kaiser cursed again beneath the hood, his outburst causing her to jump as her nerves got the better of her. “Goddammit Kaiser, get it together.” He berated himself and she sighed, leaning back against her seat as she pulled the blanket tighter around her. She had no reason to be afraid. So long as Kaiser was around, nothing could hurt her. “I probably shouldn’t do this but, maybe it could help?” She listened to him whisper, seconds before the headlights went out and the radio went dead.
“Kai….what the fuck did you do?” She asked with a growl and he sighed.
“I think I killed the battery.” He answered sheepishly.
“You do realize that our cellphones aren’t charged, right?”
“You are also now aware that we can’t call for help, right?”
“You know I’m going to fucking kill you, don’t you?”
“Get in this car NOW!” She seethed, watching him hang his head, slam the hood down and amble around to his side of the car. He slid into the–thankfully–still warm interior and gave her a sheepishly apologetic glance.
“I’m sorry.” He pursed his lips, wincing at her glare. “I said I was sorry, dammit.”
“What are we going to do? We’re stuck here with no way home, no phones to call for help and it happens to be freezing outside. Sooner or later the heat in here is going to run out and we’re going to freeze to death.” She said and he grinned.
“I know one way I can keep us warm.” He said, only to be smacked again.
Basic Statistics Name: Eradeal Meaning of name: To Eradicate Origin of name: Assyrian Age: Ageless Gender: Male Blood type: AB Astrological sign: Capricorn Chinese zodiac: Tiger Element: Water Nationality: – Ethnicity: – Race/Species: Demon Sexual Orientation: Straight Current status (marital/dating): Screwing Lilith…and everyone else Birth date: December 12 Birth place: Hell Current residence: Hell Occupation: Archdemon Title/Rank: Archdemon
Past History Backstory: Eradeal is one of the oldest Archdemon’s in Lucifer’s employ. One of the angels who fell alongside the master demon, Lucifer has come to trust him and covet him like a brother. A big mistake on his part because Eradeal is always up to no good.
Physical Characteristics Height: 6’5 Weight: 130 LBS Posture: He’s pretty tall but has horrible posture. His shoulders slump and shows his age, especially when he is tired. Other times he’s very rigid. Build: Slender, almost delicate. Which is deceptive because the man is very strong. Skin: Pale. Hair: Black, usually worn in a short ponytail or loose around his shoulders. Widow’s peak: No. Ears: Pointed Eyes: Black Style (Elegant, shabby, etc): He has no style, he wears what is comfortable. Always black.
Other Characteristics Is s/he generally balanced or clumsy?: Very balanced Habits/OCDs/Obsessions: He’s obsessed with being better than Lucifer. Do they curse, and if so, to what extent: He can be very foulmouthed when he wants to be.
Psychological/Personality Attributes and Attitudes Intelligence level: He thinks he’s very intelligent but is lacking in some areas. Such as street smarts; he has none. Known languages: Omnilingual, like all demons. Long-term goals/desires in life: Over throw Lucifer and assume control of hell. Short-term goals/desires in life: Murder Mallory Douglas. Secret desires: Marry Lilith How self-confident is s/he?: He’s usually very self confident, except for where lucifer is concerned. Most at ease when: Scheming Ill at ease when: Being called out on something If they could be described with one of the seven virtues, which would it be?: Patience If they could be described with one of the seven sins, which would it be?: Gluttony Character’s darkest/deepest secret: He’s secretly out to get Lucifer, and while he pretends to be an ally he’s constantly stabbing him in the back.
Emotional Characteristics Describe character’s sense of morals: He has no morals Spontaneous or structured?: Structured Instinctual or logical?: Logical How does this character act in public?: He prefers to operate from the shadows and is never in the public eye.
Misc What if…: …s/he was an animal? What would they be and why?: A vicious dog, pretending to be loyal but waiting to strike and destroy his master. …s/he were the opposite sex? What would they do?: Nothing would change …s/he could be characterized by an object; what would they be and why?: A crack in a foundation. You never know when its going to spread and ruin everything. …s/he were confronted with someone with an identical personality as themselves? What would they do?: Murder them. What song best fits this character?: A Demons Fate by Within Temptation
Basic Statistics Name: Mallory Douglas Nickname: Mal Meaning of name: Unfortunate Dark Stranger Origin of name: Welsh Age: 27 Gender: Female Blood type: O- Astrological sign: Leo – Leo is the fifth sign of the zodiac. These folks are impossible to miss, since they love being center stage. Making an impression is Job One for Leos, and when you consider their personal magnetism, you see the job is quite easy. Leos are an ambitious lot, and their strength of purpose allows them to accomplish a great deal. The fact that these folks are also creative makes their endeavors fun for them and everyone else. It’s quite common to see a Leo on stage or in Hollywood, since these folks never shy away from the limelight. They are also supremely talented and have a flair for the dramatic. Warmth and enthusiasm seems to seep from every Leo pore, making these folks a pleasure to be around. They do love pleasure! It’s the Lion that symbolizes Leos, and the king (or queen) of the jungle is a most appropriate mascot, since they consider themselves the rulers of their universe (and the zodiac at that). Like Lions, Leos tend to be dignified and strong, and itÕs this sense of their power that allows them to get things done. A Leo on your team is a good thing, since Lions are eager to see their projects through to completion. Putting these folks at the helm is a good thing, too, since the Leo-born are natural leaders. They may ruffle a few feathers along the way, however, since they can also be overbearing and somewhat autocratic. This may be in keeping with the Fixed Quality assigned to this sign — Lions are indeed opinionated and set in their ways. That said, they are well organized, idealistic and have a knack for inspiring others. Chinese zodiac: Ox – Occupying the 2nd position on the Chinese Zodiac, Oxen possess such character traits as dependability, strength and determination. Oxen are tolerant individuals who believe that the road to success involves hard work and scrupulous behavior; they don’t believe in taking shortcuts. They characterize those who don’t work hard as lazy individuals not worthy of respect. Oxen are capable of trusting others and will listen to their opinions with an open mind. However, Oxen prefer making decisions that are based on their own research. Oxen favor strong, life-long alliances to casual acquaintances. Home is where Oxen go to seek comfort, occasionally watching television or reading. They prefer the rural outdoors and spend the majority of their “home” time working in the garden or caring for the yard. Oxen are strong individuals who overall are healthy and live long, fulfilled lives. However, they tend to work too much, rarely allowing themselves enough time to relax. Oxen could benefit from incorporating more non-work-related activity into their lives. Oxen prefer work that is routine. They take a methodological approach to their tasks and excel in jobs that are specialized. Oxen possess a keen eye for detail and an admirable work ethic. They are more productive when allowed to work alone. Good career choices for oxen include: interior designer, painter, carpenter, quarry worker, archeologist, horticulturist, mechanic, engineer, draftsman, banker, broker, real estate agent and army officer. Element: Fire Nationality: – Ethnicity: – Race/Species: Human Sexual Orientation: Straight Current status (marital/dating): Dating Political Party: Republican Police/Criminal/Legal record: None Social class as a child: Upper middle Class Social class as an adult: Upper Class Birth date: August 22, 1985 Birth place: Norfolk Virginia Current residence: Salem Oregon Occupation: Vice President of an electronics manufacturing company and future successor to the current CEO Title/Rank: Vice President Hobbies/Pastimes: Collecting antiques/old books
Past History Hometown: Norfolk Virginia Backstory: Mallory was once the alchemist Sabine Flamel, daughter of infamous alchemist Nichlos Flamel. Soon after discovering the secret to eternal life and giving herself the ability to sow her soul into the bodies of unborn children, her father is captured and executed on charges of heresy. Wanting to strike back at the Catholic’s who murdered her father she strikes a deal with their most hated enemy, Lucifer himself, for the power to destroy any and all that appose her. During her last ‘soul jump’, something with her elixer went horribly wrong, sowing her soul into the body of a child with a congenital heart defect, making it impossible for her to use the magic the demon lord gave her. Without her magic she remembers nothing of her past lives or the deal she made with Lucifer.
Physical Characteristics Height: 5’6 Weight: 137 LBS Posture: Rigid, as if constantly on guard. Build: Slightly muscular. Skin: Pale, she spends most of her time in an office and doesn’t allow herself any time in the sun. Hair: Black, long and wavy, usually worn in a braided bun. Widow’s peak: Yes. Eyes: Blue Describe their smile: Her smile can be sweet and genuine, but then again it can be just as cruel as Lucifers. Tatoos/Scars: She has a tattoo of an ankh on the inside of her right wrist, something she got as an offense against her parents at fifteen. Style (Elegant, shabby, etc): Simple. She usually dresses in pinstriped suits and pencil skirts. Health: Her health is pretty poor because of her heart defect but since the doctors predicted she wouldn’t live past thirteen, she figures she’s doing pretty well.
Other Characteristics Is s/he generally balanced or clumsy?: Balanced, though she’s prone to fainting spells if she overworks herself. Do they curse, and if so, to what extent: She will curse you out in a heartbeat if provoked. But unless she’s angry she doesn’t really use profanity.
Psychological/Personality Attributes and Attitudes Intelligence level: She’s very intelligent. A real ‘go-getter’, she’s the type of woman who will do whatever it takes to get herself ahead in life. Known languages: English and some French Long-term goals/desires in life: Become the CEO of the company she works for. Short-term goals/desires in life: Kill the current CEO so she can take his place faster. How self-confident is s/he?: She’s overly confident, as are most if not ALL Leo’s. What is the character most proud of?: Advancing to nearly the top of her career in just a few short years. Is this character generally dominant or submissive?: She’s usually dominant. It takes a very strong person to make her submit. Describe their level of patience: Nonexistent. She wants things her way instantly. Does the character seem ruled by emotion or logic or some combination thereof?: Logic, she refuses to let her emotions control her. She’s very calculating. Most at ease when: Surrounded by books three times her age. Ill at ease when: When she’s not getting her way. Describe his/her sense of humor: Dry, very sarcastic and witty. If granted one wish, what would it be and why?: To rid herself of her heart defect. If they could be described with one of the seven virtues, which would it be?: Diligence If they could be described with one of the seven sins, which would it be?: Gluttony Optimist or pessimist: Optimist Greatest fear: Spiders
Likes/Dislikes Likes: Expensive things Favorite…: Color: Gold Clothing: Anything black, red or gold. Place and why: The reference section of the library Room in the house and why: Her kitchen, she likes to cook Food/drink: Shrimp curry. Music genre: Metal Song and Singer/Band: Avenged Sevenfold Movie/Tv Show/Performance: Titanic Actor/Performer: George Clooney Book: The Egyptian Book of the Dead
Emotional Characteristics Describe character’s sense of morals: She’s not very moral, anything standing in the way of what she wants has to be destroyed. Quickly and effectively. Instinctual or logical?: Logical How does this character act in public?: Very refined. How does this character act in privacy?: Quiet, a classic know it all. What does this character think/feel about…: Religion: Agnostic Psychoanalysis (Describe why they act the way they do): She acts fast, hurdling her way through life because she never knows when she’ll have to come to terms with her own mortality. She feels as if she’s a ticking time bomb waiting to explode so she has to get as much accomplished in the time allotted to her.
Relationships with Others Relationship skills: Pretty nonexistent. She’s spent her life afraid she could die at any moment, she usually pushes people away so they wont miss her when she’s gone. Girlfriend/Boyfriend(s): She’s currently dating a stock broker, but only because the sex is good and she can use his services for free.
Spiritual Characteristics Religion: Agnostic Does s/he believe in a god/goddess?: No.
Misc What if…: …s/he was an animal? What would they be and why?: A majestic elk. Because they’re to be viewed from afar, you never get too close. …s/he were the opposite sex? What would they do?: Scream for joy. Men get better work opportunities in this world than women. …s/he could be characterized by an object; what would they be and why?: A clock. Constantly ticking yet not moving nearly fast enough. What song best fits this character?: Mz Hyde – Halestorm