The third volume in Cecilia Tan’s LGBT new adult paranormal romance series.
Since his arrival as a freshman at Veritas, the hidden magical university inside Harvard, Kyle Wadsworth has been on a quest for true love. He’s had his heart broken a few times along the way, though, and now halfway through his junior year he thinks he isn’t ready to love again. He has grown obsessed with studying an ancient prophecy and is still haunted by past events, even in his dreams.
But Kyle isn’t the only one suffering from haunted dreams. One of his good friends, an enchantment student named Lindy Carmichael, is having uncontrollably erotic dreams and difficulty with magic. Lindy, a sexually naive young woman who, like Kyle, did not grow up in the magical world, fears she is losing her power. Kyle can’t do anything about the incubus haunting her nights, but power is one thing he can provide—through erotic magic. Lindy and Kyle start “dating,” first for the sake of schoolwork, but they quickly become more serious about each other.
As their romance blossoms, Kyle discovers perhaps he can do something about the incubus after all. Is Kyle the hero prophesied in the ancient texts? Whether he is or not, there is one person whose help he must enlist. The one person who wants the least to do with him. The person Kyle sees in his dreams: his old Gladius House rival, Frost.
“Cecilia Tan brought me into her world of magic with a plot that intrigued me from the start. Power comes in many forms and I found myself enthralled with the erotic nights spent between Lindy and Kyle.” –Siren Book Reviews
“The Incubus and the Angel is an entertaining read that has a similar magical world structure as the Harry Potter books, though these tales of magic definitely aren’t for children. Kyle is a strong hero but with a touch of femininity which helps him relate to Lindy in ways an alpha male type couldn’t. He’s been hurt emotionally, but willing to keep searching for his soul mate. I like that resiliency about him.”–You Gotta Read Reviews
“If you want a book about students practicing magic and sex, this is definitely the one for you.”
–Erotica Readers Association
Loving Beautiful Bi Boys
by Cecilia Tan
We all know a certain amount of wish fulfillment goes into any romance novel. Like spices in a recipe, too much can ruin it, but just the right amount can have our mouths watering. What do i wish for? I wish for sensitive, poetic heroes who are still deeply masculine.
Kyle, the hero of my Magic University series, is my ultimate poetic hero. I’ve made him an actual poet, but he’s also something of a sex god. It turns out that Kyle has certain inborn magical talents in the area of sex magic. He has very good prowess with both male and female lovers and his sensitivity, rather than making him a passive lover, attunes him to his partners’ needs. Kyle is very good at delivering the sex that any given lover wants.
Is that a lot to wish for? Perhaps I’ve been lucky in my life to have lovers who have been beautiful bisexual boys of Kyle’s type, as sexually voracious as any men I’ve known, while at the same time having a sensitive side that was closely connected to their sensual side. Book reviewers have noted that Kyle’s bisexuality creates moments of empathy and connection for him and his female lovers that make him relatable for the female reader, as well. I hadn’t even quite realized that was what I was doing: I had started out just trying to write the character I wanted to fall in love with myself.
Kyle is on a quest for true love in Magic University. In book three, The Incubus and the Angel, which just launched, he finds affection, friendship, lust, and companionship with both female and male students, as he navigates growing up and finding out not just what his lovers need, but what he needs for himself. Ultimately Kyle will have to face the fact that his obsession with Timothy Frost is more than just an accidental fixation as a result of a spell. Until he settles the score with Frost, Kyle will never get his happy ending.
You’ll have to wait until book four (The Poet and the Prophecy, coming in September) to find out exactly how Kyle’s quest turns out. But I can tell you this much: this beautiful bi boy will find true love.
About the author:
Cecilia Tan is “simply one of the most important writers, editors, and innovators in contemporary American erotic literature,” according to Susie Bright. Her BDSM romance novel Slow Surrender (Hachette/Forever, 2013) won the RT Reviewers Choice Award in Erotic Romance and the Maggie Award for Excellence from the Georgia Romance Writers chapter of the Romance Writers of America.
Tan is the author of many books, including the ground-breaking erotic shor t story collections Black Feathers (HarperCollins), White Flames (Running Press), and Edge Plays (Circlet Press), and the erotic romances Slow Surrender, Slow Seduction, and Slow Satisfaction (Hachette/Forever), The Prince’s Boy (Circlet Press), The Hot Streak (Riverdale Avenue Books), and the Magic University series (Riverdale Avenue Books). Her short stories have appeared in Ms. Magazine, Nerve, Best American Erotica, Asimov’s Science Fiction, and tons of other places. She was inducted into the Saints & Sinners Hall of Fame for GLBT writers in 2010, was a recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Leather Association in 2004, and won the inaugural Rose & Bay Awards for Best Fiction in 2010 for her crowdfunded web fiction serial Daron’s Guitar Chronicles.
She lives in the Boston area with her lifelong partner corwin and three cats. Find out more at www.ceciliatan.com