Short stories present a special challenge: bringing the characters to life and touching the reader’s heart, in just a few words.
I’m delighted to have sold three erotic romances to Harlequin’s e-published Spice Briefs.
At the exclusive sex club, Erotique, three women find the erotic adventures they’re seeking – and much more!
Normally Carrie is a very responsible person...but she still likes to walk the line every now and then. That's when she visits Erotique, a private club where members don costumes and use false names to explore their secret fantasies. For Carrie, it's a chance for the suburban mom to feel like a sex goddess--especially when a certain masked man is waiting for her....!
Jillian had been careful not to combine her personal and professional lives...even if that meant turning down a date with her sexy colleague Sandro Rodriguez. Still, she was in the mood for some fun and couldn't resist a guest-pass to the private sex club Erotique from her boss, Carrie. Jillian hoped to relieve her cravings with a hot guy who understood how to tease and arouse her—but she never expected that man to be Sandro! And he was determined to show her just how fun mixing business with pleasure could be....
The best inspiration for Alex Blake's erotic novels used to be her forbidden – and unfulfilled – lust for Lincoln Wolf. But years later Lincoln, and her muse, are long gone. To rekindle her imagination, Alex takes up an invitation to visit Erotique, a private sex club that guarantees anonymity...and a chance to act out one of Alex's most ravishing desires. While Alex expects one fantasy, Erotique has another surprise for her: satisfying her ultimate fantasy of a night of passion with Lincoln himself....
Northern Heat: best Canadian erotic romance stories
I am delighted to have contributed a story to this collection. Edited by Opal Carew and published by Quarry Press, Northern Heat will be available on February 14, 2013.
Featuring some of the best examples of Canadian erotic romance, this anthology includes stories by Opal Carew, Kayla Perrin, Sharon Page, Bonnie Edwards, Kate St. James, Sasha White, Anara Bella, Leah Braemel, Christine d'Abo, Cathryn Fox, and Jan Springer, and by me writing as Savanna Fox. Long before the success of Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James, Canadian women were writing erotic romance stories that are brazen, seductive, and sexually liberating. This collection of stories will leave you yearning for more… and dispel once and for all the myth that Canadians are as frigid as the northern climate.
These delightful stories show the broad range of eroticism and romance in stories that publishers label as "erotic romance". Some focus on the burgeoning romance between a couple, whereas others focus more on the erotic situation that hints at a romance to build in the future. Yet others are simply a celebration of sexual intimacy. In all, however, the characters are challenged by some aspect of their sexual desire for each other.
Note: This book is available in print only, not in digital format.
I was delighted to be asked by Freya’s Bower to contribute to each of these charity anthologies. The net proceeds from each go to battered women’s shelters. Each volume contains terrific stories by great authors who have donated their work. The stories range from sweet to sizzling.
As a special bonus for website visitors, here’s one of my stories: Finders Keepers, published in Woman’s World in 2002.
I've had two stories published in New Love Stories Magazine. "Valentine Anniversary" is in the premiere Jan/Feb 2009 issue and "Jasmine" is in the July/August 2009 issue. Both are sweet, emotional love stories. For subscription and submission information, visit the magazine's website.
“Some people say a certain time of year ‘is their favourite’ but Susan Lyons makes every time of year special in this wonderful and charming collections of stories. ... When you put this book down, it will be with a sigh of gratitude for meeting such wonderful characters, and a tinge of disappointment their stories ended so soon.”
—Fennel, Long & Short Reviews Read the full review
In 2007, I wrote twelve “calendar stories” for The Wild Rose Press, one for each month of the year, set around a holiday or special event that takes place during that month. The stories were published individually and then collected in an anthology, Calendar of Love.
I’m sorry, but both the anthology and the individual stories are now out of print – though you can still find a few copies kicking around on the internet.