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Aether Vitalis


(Contemporary and Historical Paranormal)

The Aether Vitalis stories are set in the same storyverse, where vampires, shapechangers, faeries, mages, and more all exist, hidden in plain sight. Some of these stories are linked, but all can be read as stand-alones.

I Burn For You

“I Burn for You” – Free Read!

Jake has never taken Kary seriously—in his mind, she’s still his little sister’s best friend. So when Jake discovers Kary’s a witch, he doesn’t take that seriously either, and dares her to put a love spell on him. But Kary’s been waiting for this opportunity, and Jake gets a firsthand lesson on why it’s dangerous to taunt a witch. Especially a sexy witch. Contains explicit sex.

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A Wild Hunt

"A Wild Hunt" - Free Read!

Like most skinshifters, Ariane Conant doesn’t have much use for magic, but, as a faerie, she knows it when she sees it. When she’s sent to spy on a suspicious group of mages, Ariane uncovers a trio of magic thieves. Recognizing her classmate Kiran Eckhart among the thieves’ victims, Ariane rushes to the rescue—and into a race to stop the mages from stealing Kiran’s psychic powers forever.

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Scent and Shadow

Scent and Shadow

For University of Wisconsin-Madison student Amanda Bairns, nothing is more important than finally taking control of her life. But when sexy, sociopathic vampire Gabriel Chapel forces her to drink his blood, Amanda has four weeks to discover which means more: her freedom and humanity, or the power Gabriel offers. But neither Gabriel nor Amanda realize Amanda is a pawn in a much bigger contest—one which could have lethal consequences not only for the two of them, but for the entire city. Contains violence, explicit sex.

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Night's Acolyte

Night’s Acolyte

All vampires start out as mortals. Gabriel Chapel was no different.

Gaul, 78 BC. When chance leaves him on the road after dark, Gabrielus Avidiacus is brutally transformed by a blood-drinking demon. As he struggles to learn about his demonic nature, he also seeks a higher purpose. What he finds will set him on the path to becoming one of the most successful vampires the world has ever known.

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Demon's Asylum

Demon’s Asylum

London, 1794. When a truth spell and a conspiracy land George Wickham in Bedlam asylum, he finds an unlikely ally and lover in vampire Thomas Thornton. But even as the plot against him takes a sinister turn, Wickham begins to wonder which poses the greater danger: the unknown person who had him committed, or the demon he’s falling in love with. Contains explicit sex.

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Other Men

Other Men: Five Tales of Erotic Gay Urban Fantasy

Skinshifters, doppelgangers, gargoyles, vampires, mages, aethermancers…these men are definitely other. Four short stories and one novella explore what happens when other men love other men. Contains explicit sex.

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Demonic Encounters

Demonic Encounters

A restless ghost and the zombie he wants to take over. A Greek demon with a taste for magic. An unhealthy obsession with a stripper who’s more than she seems. In these five short stories, ordinary men and women find out what happens when you encounter—or become—things that go bump in the night. Contains explicit sex.

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Hungry For Your Love

“White Knight, Black Horse”

After he is turned into a zombie by means of voodoo, Joseph must find a way to break the spell that binds him and his love, with the help of the loa Simbi Makaya.

This short story is only available in the anthology Hungry for Your Love: An Anthology of Zombie Romance.

Just for Kinks


(Contemporary Kinky Erotica)

Kink on Command

Kink on Command: Five Erotic D/s Tales

Two kinky women and their curious roommate. A toppy bassist and his kink-virgin lead singer. A modern couple and their 1950s lifestyle—with a twist. These five Just for Kinks short stories of dominance and submission will leave you begging for more. Contains explicit sex.

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What I Want

What I Want: Five Erotic Tales

A clever solution to solo masochism. Erotic sounds from the neighboring motel room. A sex machine and a roomful of strangers. The characters in these five Just for Kinks short stories don’t shy away from what they want. Contains explicit sex.

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Other Works

Erotic Touches

Erotic Touches: Five Erotic Tales

A princess and her maid. Two soldiers on vacation. A cyberpunk mercenary and her amorous ride. This erotic miscellany of five short stories is sure to leave you hungry for more! Contains explicit sex.

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Absent Mercies

Absent Mercies: Six Weird Tales

A mesmerizing child’s drawing. A stone angel no one else can see. A cruise ship encounter that’s more than it seems. These six weird tales don’t pull their punches.

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/The Once and Future Poet

The Once and Future Poet: Essays on 25 Years of Poetry

Join Mercy Loomis, author of Scent and Shadow and Demon's Asylum, as she examines friendship, bullying, school, young love, loss, the true meaning of Christmas, and - of course - horses and vampires via essays on the poems she wrote growing up, covering twenty-five years between 1985 (age eight) and 2010 (age thirty-three).

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About the Author

Mercy Loomis
Mercy Loomis grew up in a haunted house, and has had quite enough of ghosts for one lifetime, thank you. Though she now lives in a 150-year-old house, it is remarkably ghost-free. (That, or they’re staying on the down-low. She doesn’t care which.)

She finished writing her first vampire novel when she was in middle school, and hasn’t stopped writing about them since. She loves stories about the paranormal because monsters are scary, but less scary than real people. Or at least less depressing.

Mercy graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison one class short of an accidental certificate in Folklore. She credits her love of mythology to her mom reading Greek myths as bedtime stories, and her love of fantastical adventure stories to watching cheesy movies with her dad. Her love of history (and coffee!) is completely her husband’s fault, but she doesn’t know who’s to blame for the fascination with physics.

She guesses that hanging out with Dad while he butchered deer also had an effect on her character, but exactly what effect, she leaves up to the reader.