Silk Threads


Three authors, three erotic romance novellas. Bound together by a common magical thread, each novella tells a story of romance and passion unlike any other, exploring both paranormal and BDSM themes. Set in a Japan of the mythic past, the paranormal present, and a cyberpunk future, the three novellas showcase the imaginations of three pioneers of sexuality in fiction.

Focusing on women’s erotic power and desires, each story features individual quests for love, intimacy and the discovery of far-reaching potential within the central protagonists. From the legendary creatures of traditional Japanese fables to an atomic age embodiment of existential anxiety and into a cultural paradigm shift, magical silk weaves each generational story into an exploration of romantic cravings.

It is truly unlike anything else. Brought to life by three masters in their fields. For those who don’t know them all:

  • Laura Antoniou’s rambling publishing career started with creating and editing the groundbreaking gaming/ media magazine Gateways, back in the 80s, followed by her work on the People With AIDS Newsline for several years. Now, she’s better known for her kinky erotica, especially for the Marketplace books, a series of BDSM themed noted for the diversity in the ensemble cast and well outside the tropes of romance novels. The Killer Wore Leather, her first mystery novel was a thinly disguised tribute to Bimbos of the Death Sun – except the convention being lampooned is a kinky gathering of leather enthusiasts. She’s been teaching human sexuality topics for decades, but lately, she’s been combining her passions in a series of workshops themed Get Your Freak On With Your Geek On, because compartmentalism is annoying. and geeky sex is fun sex. Keep up with her or hit block/ignore at: Facebook, Twitter, and Patreon
  • Midori is the founder of ForteFemme: Women’s Intensive, an intimate weekend designed to facilitate women’s to exploration of their erotic and personal power to become agents of their dreams and desires. Midori leads workshops, lectures, educational and arts programs to enhance creative living, fulfillment and collaborative leadership from the bedroom to the boardroom. As she teaches –  “The bedroom is a microcosm of power, leadership, communication and creativity. It’s a curious little laboratory magnifying our deep needs, elemental doubts, hidden motivations, and even the complex contradictions of the self.” Through her programs thousands of attendees of all genders have tapped into greater joy, confidence, consent & personal accountability throughout their lives. Midori’s decades of Sex Positive instruction started in the 90’s through HIV education and Smarter Sex outreach. She’s authored many books and articles, including Master Han’s Daughter and The Seductive Art of Japanese Bondage, the first English language instruction book on Shibari. She’s passionately spoken about her art at TEDx SoMa,curated a giant party at the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, and exhibits her art internationally. She is currently available to lead personalized, private tours of Japan, her home country. Follow Midori on Instagram and at Fire Horse Productions and Patreon.
  • Cecilia Tan is an award-winning author of passionate fiction. RT Book Reviews awarded her Career Achievement in Erotic Romance in 2015 and her novel Slow Surrender won the RT Reviewers Choice Award and the Maggie Award for Excellence from GRW in 2013. She has been publishing Daron’s Guitar Chronicles as a web serial since 2009 and her Secrets of a Rock Star series is published by Hachette/Forever. Tor Books will soon be publishing her new urban fantasy series, The Vanished Chronicles, where vampires aren’t real, but erotic ritual blood magic is. Cecilia is also the editor of the Baseball Research Journal and publications director for SABR, the Society for American Baseball Research. Follow her at:, TwitterFacebook, G+: ceciliatan Instagram: ctan_writer