La petite mort, meaning “the little death”, is a French idiom or euphemism for “orgasm” (click here for more details).
The Title of My Series – Les Petites Morts
Thanks to my friend (whom I cannot name, or his mother would kill him), I have decided to use this euphemism for the title of my erotic short story series. Each of these stories have the following in common:
- 10,000 words or less
- HOT erotic tales
- Twist ending
I LOVE the double entendre of the “the little death”: orgasm (erotic), little (short story), death (horror). How perfect, non? With a little help from my friend Pilar Kuhn (website and Twitter), who speaks fluent French, I'm pluralizing the term! Les Petites Morts – meaning multiple orgasms/multiple short erotic stories. AHHHHH! I love it! Thank you, He Who Shall Not Be Named and Pilar!!
How the Heck Do You Say It?
I'll spell it phonetically here, but you can also click on the words below and go to Google Translate, where clicking on the little speaker icon will play the pronunciation.
la petite mort – lah peh-TEET mohr
les petites morts – lay peh-TEETS mohr
Summaries of the Stories in the Series
Here are the “back of the book blurbs” for each of the stories in the series. As they become available for sale, the site will be updated with buy links and get their own pages. Click on the titles that are available to see book covers and author notes.
Please note: These are NOT HEA (happily ever after) or HFN (happily for now) endings. These are pure erotic tales and can be considered “erotic horror”, so some of the characters might not be entirely likable – like my friend Russell Schmidt in One To Die For. But their character personalities are written to fit the stories (e.g., Russell has to be an arrogant prick for the ending I've written…or the story doesn't work).Some of the stories might be a little on the creepy side regarding the horror element, but the sex should be HOT and erotic, designed to titillate my readers. They will NOT contain creepy sex – meaning subject matter like bestiality, child pornography, rape or incest.
One To Die For (M/F) – Published
Fame, fortune and females are the life for Russell Schmidt! However, reaching rock-star status through his self-published vampire novels isn’t enough. Trailing after a mysterious woman in red leads to heights of ecstasy he’s never known. But Russ soon finds the tables turned, and his next one-night stand may be to die for!
Hot Rod Haunting (F/F/M – ménage) – Published
On a girl’s night out, Kami Jacobs and Mona Rand begin to explore their secret attraction for each other, when an opportunity to lure a specter from the grave is too tempting to ignore. What starts out as a paranormal prank turns into a scorching encounter with Kenny Denman, a hot-rod hunk, and the girls would rather play with him than ghosts.
Hungry Like the Wolf (M/F) – Not Yet Written
Rocky Mountains, 1823 – Silas Chase finds a Native American woman, Tala, in one of his traps. Not only is he unprepared for nursing her back to health, but the lonely mountain trapper is unable to resist her savage charms and the hunter becomes the prey.
‘Til Death Do Us Part (M/F – Married Couple) – Not Yet Written
As if overnight, Rachel Sexton’s husband Jeremy cannot keep his hands off her and she has the fiery relationship she’s craved. But something’s missing from her memories and she’s plagued with horrendous nightmares. As Rachel pieces together last week’s events, the truth is graver than anything she could imagine.
I Love You In Pieces (M/F) – Not Yet Written
Kim Thanos and Steve Morse wake up in a barn. But the night is fuzzy for them and several of the other party-goers who attended the same rave party the night before. Kim and Steve head home to discover they have a voracious appetite…and not just for food. Sex is wild, hard and both are insatiable. But they’re not the only ones…and it’s spreading fast.