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Secret Desires

(Book 23 in the Secrets series)
A collection of stories by


When sex slave Lazarus Stone’s mistress dies under shady circumstances, Lazarus must escape his mining colony before the authorities blame him for murder -- or worse, assign him to a new owner. Jaci Coe needs to escape, too, from the black market slave trade. Together, they fight for freedom, and find a new kind of enslavement in each other’s arms.

To My Readers: The Sex Slave will take you into a future that is not so alien from our present. There are still the haves and have-nots. Still politics, secrets and power struggles. Most importantly there is still the human condition.
Meet Lazarus Stone, a species of human with special powers that condemn him to the life of a sex slave. Just when he gets the opportunity to escape, a free-spirited girl stumbles into his path with secrets of her own. Now they both face slavery if they don’t escape.


When artist Christine Dawson is commissioned to paint a portrait of wealthy, mysterious recluse Eric Leroux, she must tear away the briars and scale the walls surrounding the heart of this scarred man. But some scars are more than skin-deep.

To My Readers: We never outgrow fairytales. Maybe that’s why there’ve been more retellings of Cinderella than practically any other story I can think of. “Poor girl makes good” never gets old. But an equally popular fairytale theme is found in Beauty and the Beast. A scarred man nurtured and saved by a strong woman’s love is the sexiest thing imaginable. I hope you enjoy this modern, erotic revisiting of one of my favorite stories.


For five hundred years, vampire Christian St. James has waited for witch Aja Woods to recover her powers -- and her memories of their love. When evil threatens, can Aja save not just their magical world, but a love that should last forever?

To My Readers: One of my favorite things about writing fiction is that I get to create imaginary worlds and populate them with people I love…or love to hate! Playing in the land of powerful witches, sexy vampires, and evil demons is all the more fun when I get to build in an ultra-steamy romance like the one Aja and Christian share. I hope you enjoy their adventure as much as I enjoyed creating it!
As always, special thanks to Alex and Cindy.
And to JT – thanks for supporting my passion for writing every step of the way!


Striving to make her mark as a scholar, Eva Blakely attends an Infamous house party to research the “Mating Rituals of the Human Male.” The notorious rake Aidan Worthington is only too happy to provide her with all the “research” she can handle. Dare she accept his offer?

To My Readers: I’ve always been kind of a nerd—bookish and somewhat of an introvert rather than a gregarious, life-of-the-party type. Some of my favorite romances star similar heroines. The type of lady who is not the belle of the ball and really has no desire to be. She knows who she is and dances through life to her own beat. Her perfect hero loves her for exactly that reason. That’s the kind of story I tried to give Eva Blakely, my 19th century sister-nerd. Because as long as I’m behind the keyboard, brains trump beauty and the girl with glasses always gets the guy.

Paperback Editions

July 2008 : USA Paperback

Title: Secrets, Vol. 23: Secret Desires
Author(s): Calista Fox, Roxi Romano, Bonnie Dee, Bethany Michaels
ISBN: 1-60310-164-0 / 978-1-60310-164-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Red Sage Pub Inc
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