Duty and Desire: Military Erotic Romance

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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 ...
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Overview


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 and with stories by Kristina Wright, wife of a Lieutenant in the U.S. Navy, Duty and Desire includes stories of U.S. soldiers, sailors, aviators, Marines and Special Forces (Navy SEALs, Army Rangers, and many more. Uniforms have never been sexier!
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Editorial Reviews

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"Each author in Kristina Wright's Duty and Desiredealt with sensitive topics that are associated with being in the military such as PTSD, death, breaking up with a boyfriend/girlfriend/spouse with tact, sensitivity, and humor to make each of these stories entertaining and believable. Being in the military is not easy whether as the military person or the spouse and it takes a special person to be able to deal with the challenges associated with military life. As an aside, the guy on the front cover….is so hot……whew! I have to fan myself."
–Romancing the Book

"In the confines of a vintage Mustang, two soldiers just back from Afghanistan head for home. Along the way, they manage to bring new meaning to the phrase "Park and Ride."
Penthouse

"Each story tells a unique story easily allowing the reader to slip into this fantasy world engulfing ones senses with pure euphoric pleasure. Each of the writers add their own unique spin on erotica ranging from light and sensitive to bondage providing eighteen short stories to suit any readers personal preference."
—Musings with CraloyaKim

"This collection of short stories provides both a stimulating collection of erotic tales and a thumbnail sketch of the various challenges that face the men and women who serve their country by being part of the military. The different perspectives provided by this talented group of authors vividly paint a moment in time that gives an opportunity for lovers to escape the harsh reality of war and separation, sometimes even though they are miles apart figuratively or literally. Many of these authors were new to me but all of them have penned a concise and entertaining read. Duty and Desire: Military Erotic Romance” is an anthology of 18 short stories edited by the talented Kristina Wright. This collection of spicy tales gives a glimpse of the sacrifices and challenges that face those who choose to serve their country. The tales range from delightfully carnal encounters to reminders that those who have been wounded still have a libido although their lovers may have to deal with handicaps, physical and/or mental. Among the many enjoyable entries are Delilah Devlin’s “The Long Ride Home”, a wickedly carnal description of a homecoming for two soldiers whose respective previous relationships didn’t survive the stresses of deployment, Christine d’Abo’s “Wilco” which is a sizzling tale of the role reversal that takes place when a navy woman takes a dominatrix position over her commander, and Kristina Wright’s “For Better or Worse” that reminds us of the sacrifices that are willingly made and the stolen moments that lovers share that helps them make it through their terms of service."
-Night Owl Reviews

"Be ready to get up close and personal with the military when you pick up this collection. Featuring well-known erotica authors, including Delilah Devlin, J.K. Coi and Christine D’Abo, this anthology will give readers a lot to love. While each story has special meaning, it is Ericka Hiatt’s “Fighting for Fresno” that stands out as a passion-filled tale, with incredible intimacy and beautifully raw emotion. The 18 short stories that make up this collection take place in different countries and even different times. Many of the stories are heterosexual relationships, but there is also the occasional same-sex couple. The anthology’s uniting element is the fact that each couple featured includes military personnel."
—RT Book Reviews

"Wright, herself a Navy wife, assembles 18 red-hot tales of men and women in uniform that range from WWII-era Russia to modern-day Afghanistan. While celebrating the valor, not to mention hotness, of those who serve their country, this anthology commendably covers darker issues, including post-traumatic stress syndrome and serious injuries, and love of all kinds, both straight and gay. Perhaps most touching is Sacchi Green's "Sergeant Rae," about two female soldiers sharing their lives together after one becomes a paraplegic saving the other's life in Iraq. Other standouts include Christine d'Abo's "Wilco," which serves up BDSM with a twist-a female junior officer and her submissive male superior-and Michelle Augello-Page's "Home," about a soldier deployed to Afghanistan having a hot webcam tryst with his stateside wife. This touching and realistic lineup is highly recommended. (Dec.)"
—Publishers Weekly

“In Duty and Desire, love comes fast and hard. From the quintessential military man, to the women who don a uniform and serve beside them, and the loved ones who wait at home for their return, both in the past and the present, the stories in Duty and Desire have it all."
–Cat Johnson, author of Red Blooded

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781573448239
  • Publisher: Cleis Press
  • Publication date: 11/13/2012
  • Pages: 244
  • Sales rank: 1,369,940
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author


Kristina Wright 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 a hell of a ride! In the over two decades 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 90 anthologies. They have lived in three states, endured seven deployments (two while her husband was assigned to Navy Special Warfare) and countless months of underway training exercises and counter narcotics operations, made the happy transition from "snail" mail to e-mail 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 when their second son was born in 2011. Inspired by her South Florida roots and tales of drug running and espionage, Kristina received the Golden Heart Award for Romantic Suspense from the Romance Writers of America for her first novel. She is also the editor of six other Cleis Press anthologies, including the best selling Fairy Tale Lust and Best Erotic Romance. She currently lives with her husband and sons in Hampton Roads, VA, home to the legendary SEAL Team Six and the largest naval base in the world.
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Duty and Desire

Military Erotic Romance
By Kristina Wright

Cleis Press

Copyright © 2012 Kristina Wright
All right reserved.

ISBN: 9781573448239

“The Long Ride Home”
(excerpted from Duty and Desire: Military Erotic Romance for Women)

by Delilah Devlin

Haddox was already dropping his duffel bag into the trunk of a car—an older model black Mustang. I halted beside him, trying to figure out what I could say to keep him from driving away.
“You forget something, PFC Hollister?” he asked, glancing at me as he slammed down the trunk lid.
“Megan,” I said, suddenly breathless. “Thought you might like some company.”
His gaze narrowed. “Did you, now? I’m gonna blow the carbon out of the exhaust. The ride’s gonna be bumpy.”
“I don’t want to get in the way—if you have plans.”
He snorted. “No plans. Don’t even have a place to sleep. Didn’t your sister come to pick you up?”
“Yeah, but she’s all right with me leavin’.”
This time, his mouth twisted into something between a smile and a snarl. “Shelby?”
“Yeah. You know they’ve been writing each other.”
His gaze trailed straight down my body, then up again. “Get in.”
I strode quickly to the passenger door, opened it, and slipped into the bucket seat. Then I tossed my hat in the backseat and began unbuttoning my ACU-camouflaged jacket.
He slid in beside me, one dark brow lifted, but he didn’t say a thing when I threw it into the back and sat in my sweat-damp shirt in the musty car.
“Better roll down the windows." Then he said a little prayer under his breath and turned the key in the ignition. I buckled my seatbelt. The engine rumbled into life. With a quick, tight grin, he jerked the stick into reverse, and then punched it forward, and we rolled out onto the street, heading west rather than east into town.
Hot wind whipped through the interior of the car, dispelling the musty air and tugging at my blond hair, which was looped into a clip at the back of my head. I reached back and released it, then laughed as the Mustang roared.
Glancing toward Haddox, I noted the hard edge of his jaw, the hand wrapped so tight around the steering wheel, the muscles in his forearm tensed. I didn’t have to crawl inside his head to know he didn’t want me there, but I was.
Maybe I could help him out a bit. And maybe, he’d see me as more than a fellow soldier who’d shared the bench seat of a deuce-and-a-half truck a time or two. One I'd been driving when he’d had to talk me through a hail of gunfire when our transport convoy had come under attack.
I unbuckled my belt, ignoring his deep frown. I turned in the seat and reached for the buttons of his jacket, flicking them open then parting each side.
He didn’t say a thing, but his nostrils flared and his jaw tightened.
I gripped the front of his T-shirt, bunched it in my hand, and tugged it from his ACU trousers.
His stomach jumped, and he sucked it in, making just enough room for me to get my fingers behind the waistband as I unbuckled, unbuttoned and tugged down the zip.
“Dammit, Hollister,” he said, his voice rough as gravel. “You’re gonna get us both killed.”
“Not if you keep your eyes on the road,” I said, tilting up my chin. Then I leaned over his lap, folded down the elastic band of his boxer briefs and pulled his cock upright.
“Fuck.” The car bolted forward. I had a glimpse of the long, black ribbon of highway, then turned my attention to his thickening cock.
I fingered the curve of the satin-soft cap. “I never said thanks for saving my ass.”
“I didn’t expect it.”
“I know. But it meant a lot, knowing you had faith I wouldn’t freak.”
“I recall shouting at you, calling you a pansy-assed waitress.”
“Which I was, and will be again.” I leaned toward him, brushing my breasts against his firm upper arms. “You made me mad enough to want to kill you.”
“Which I take it turned you on?”
“Not right then. But later. Every time I heard you shout, I creamed.”
His eyelids dipped down and he shot me a searing glance. “My dick’s out. Gonna do something with it, or were you just curious, Hollister?”
“I’ve seen it before—at the showers, when Specialist Shelby whipped off your towel.”
He grunted. “Most of the camp saw me stomp back to the tent in my birthday suit. Not my finest moment.”
“It was one of the highlights of the tour for me.”
“Better get busy or put it back.”
I winked. “Yes, Sarge. I’m pretty good at followin’ orders.”


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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 12, 2013

    I'll be honest--I felt a slight twinge of apprehension about thi

    I'll be honest--I felt a slight twinge of apprehension about this book. I personally feel deeply disturbed by war and by what seems to be humanity's collective propensity to see it as inevitable. I felt a small degree of concern that I might see the final version of this anthology as filled with "us vs. them" bravado, anti-"enemy" sentiment, and/or lacking the considerable reverence I feel even a peripheral association with the topic of war calls for.

    In reading this collection, I discovered my concerns to be unfounded. Never in these stories did I feel that a reverence for this theme wavered in a way I found discomfiting. This I found not only a relief but also something that noticeably impressed me, and I appreciate the sensitivity with which I feel the editor compiled this anthology, as well as the depth and sincerity the authors brought to each of the contributions within it.

    I found this book beautiful, and I feel the authors in it outdid themselves, offering stories of a world with which some of us are wholly unfamiliar and possibly can hardly imagine and illuminating what is both unique to that and what is universal. The expression of this universality--namely, that of erotic and personal connection, and its capacity to arise under virtually any circumstances--is something I see as a hallmark of successful erotica writing. This volume, as I experienced it, is full of that, and I recommend _Duty and Desire_ without any of the reservations I thought I might have.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 22, 2013

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    Being a military wife, I was absolutely giddy to review this boo

    Being a military wife, I was absolutely giddy to review this book. What woman doesn't love a man in uniform, and this anthology of short stories was just what I needed to warm me inside while currently apart from my husband. 
    "...she knew he understood because his arms held her even tighter, and he buried his face in her hair."
    Each story tells a unique story easily allowing the reader to slip into this fantasy world engulfing ones senses with pure euphoric pleasure. Each of the writers add their own unique spin on erotica ranging from light and sensitive to bondage providing eighteen short stories to suit any readers personal preference. Wright has a close relationship with the military being the wife of a Naval Officer and understands the needs and desires of a person when their loved ones are absent. Erotica provides an outlet to allow your imagination to run wild without the guilt. She does a superb job at editing these stories as not to offend or label military personnel and holds the utmost respect for her profession.
    This book is not for the modest or faint of heart, but it definitely is a mild read for beginners to erotica and each story will pull you deeper into wanting more. I highly suggest adding this title to your nightstand reading.
    *This book was acquired via City Book Review
     

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 6, 2014

    Sexy.

    Sexy.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 10, 2014

    A great selection of well-written stories that are as real and r

    A great selection of well-written stories that are as real and relatable as they are sexy. Paints a great picture of a solider's life and emotions with that added erotic edge. Would recommend!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 15, 2013

    Wright has done it again! What an anthology. A well put together

    Wright has done it again! What an anthology. A well put together collection with the perfect balance.  Passion is perfectly blended with connections. I highly recommend this book!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 14, 2013

    A well-written erotic read that calls the old cliché ¿all¿s fair

    A well-written erotic read that calls the old cliché “all’s fair in love and war” to mind, yet the stories in this collection are far from old and tired. The subjects of the stories in uniform are rightfully and expectedly physically strong, sexy and ready for war—and love, it turns out, too. These stories nicely flesh out (heh) the characters so you feel a real response when their attractions come to paramountcy. I would recommend this book especially for those who are in or have loved ones in the military, but it’s a great, satisfying read for those who also have their daydreams.

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  • Posted July 24, 2013

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    Cops, firemen, of all the alpha male superheros starring in ever

    Cops, firemen, of all the alpha male superheros starring in every woman's fantasies, members of the military rank highest on my favorites list. Right away, the cover made me have to wipe the first signs of sweat off my brow. I was instantly drawn in ... but could the pages keep up with the first impression? Yes. I knew this book would be just the kind of emotional fix I needed when I read the introduction by Kristina Wright (her story of watching her husband deploy and being able to identify him amongst many in the exact same uniform). The stories were great at catching the on the edge of everything involved with being and loving a solider. Everything is more intense - duty, need, love. The longing and darkness, a darkness that much darker before the light that's that much brighter. This book is a beyond fulfilling read.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 14, 2013

    This book is great, and the authors write each story really well

    This book is great, and the authors write each story really well. If you want to read romance that is not only hot but well written, you should definitely pick up this book!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 29, 2012

    Not what i expected

    I was expecting a Cat Johnsin book not just a forward written by her. The short stories were ok but they had no real story just sex. I would not buy this if ihada do over.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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