edited by Kristina Wright
The only thing stronger than the call of duty is the call of desire! This anthology of military erotic romance serves up a team of hot-blooded men (and women) from every branch of the military who serve their country and follow their hearts wherever they might be stationed. When the mission is done, the unit is recalled or the ship pulls into port, they set their sights on a new target—the pursuit of passion and love. In and out of uniform, stateside and abroad, these military warriors meet passion and danger head on. All’s fair in love and war—in and out of uniform. Edited by Kristina Wright, wife of a Lieutenant in the U.S. Navy, Duty and Desire includes stories of soldiers, sailors, aviators, Marines, pecial Forces, Navy SEALs, Army Rangers, and many more. Uniforms have never been sexier!With contributed stories by Delilah Devlin, Connie Wilkins, Shanna Germain, Craig J. Sorensen, Ericka Hiatt, Kelly Maher, Lucy Felthouse, Catherine Paulssen, Anya Richards, Sacchi Green, Elizabeth L. Brooks, J.K. Coi, Charlotte Stein, Christine D’Abo, Mercy Loomis, Lynn Townsend, Michelle Augello-Page, and Kristina Wright.
Described by The Romance Reader as “a budding force to be reckoned with,” author and editor Kristina Wright (kristinawright.com) had no idea what to expect from military life when she married an enlisted Navy sailor after a whirlwind long distance courtship just three months before the first Gulf War. She can say it may not be for everyone, but it’s been one hell of a ride. In the twenty-two years since they said “I do,” her husband James has worked his way up the ranks to Lieutenant Commander and she has become an award-winning author whose erotic fiction has appeared in over 100 anthologies. They have lived in three states, endured seven deployments (two while he was assigned to Navy Special Warfare) and countless months of underway training exercises and counter narcotics operations, happily made the transition from “snail” mail to email and had two children. Their first son was born in 2009 while James was on an eight month deployment to the Middle East, but he was lucky enough to be stateside for the birth of their second son in 2011. Inspired by her South Florida roots, and tales of drug running and espionage, Kristina received the Golden Heart Award for Romantic Suspense for her first novel from Romance Writers of America. She has edited the Cleis Press anthologies Fairy Tale Lust: Erotic Fantasies for Women; Dream Lover: Paranormal Tales of Erotic Romance; Steamlust: Steampunk Erotic Romance, Lustfully Ever After: Fairy Tale Erotic Romance and the Best ERotic Romance series. Her work has also been featured in the nonfiction guide The Many Joys of Sex Toys and magazines and e-zines such as Clean Sheets, Good Vibes Magazine, Libida, The Fiction Writer, The Literary Times, Scarlet Letters, The Sun and The Quill. Her nonfiction essay “The Last Letter” is included in the epistolary anthology P.S. What I Didn’t Say: Unsent Letters to Our Female Friends and her articles, interviews and book reviews have appeared in numerous publications, both print and online. She is a member of Romance Writers of America as well as the RWA special interest chapters, Passionate Ink and Fantasy, Futuristic and Paranormal. She is a book reviewer for the Erotica Readers and Writers Association (erotica-readers.com) and a regular blogger at Oh Get a Grip! (ohgetagrip.blogspot.com). She holds degrees in English and Humanities and has taught Composition and World Mythology at the college level. She currently lives with her family in Hampton Roads, Virginia, home to the legendary SEAL Team Six and the largest naval base in the world.