Cecilia Tan

Biography

Cecilia Tan is an award-winning author of passionate fiction. RT Book Reviews awarded her Career Achievement in Erotic Romance in 2015 and her novel Slow Surrender (Hachette/Forever, 2013) won the RT Reviewers Choice Award and the Maggie Award for Excellence from GRW in 2013. She has been publishing Daron's Guitar Chronicles as a web serial since 2009 and her Secrets of a Rock Star series is published by Hachette/Forever. Tor Books will soon be publishing her new urban fantasy series, The Vanished Chronicles, where vampires aren't real, but erotic ritual blood magic is.

Many of her books include fantasy and science fiction themes, including the Magic University series, Black Feathers, The Velderet, White Flames, Mind Games, and Telepaths Don't Need Safewords. She sold her first fiction in the early 90s, and her short stories have appeared in Nerve, Ms. Magazine, Strange Horizons, and Best American Erotica. She is also the founder and editorial director of Circlet Press. Cecilia is also the editor of the Baseball Research Journal and publications director for SABR, the Society for American Baseball Research. Find out more at http://blog.ceciliatan.com

Smashwords Interview

Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
I do remember the first story I wrote because my mother had it up on the fridge with a magnet for years and she still has a copy of it. Don't laugh! It was called "The Witch and the Bunny," but I hadn't learned to spell yet because I had basically taught myself to write by sounding out words. So it reads "The Wich and the Bune." It was illustrated and and folded the paper over and wrote "Th end" on the back. I was four.
What is your writing process?
When I write a short story I just sit down with the blank page and let inspiration flow: it just takes one little nugget of a feeling or an image to build an entire story. With a novel it's a bit more involved, but honestly every one has been different. Some series I do a lot of planning of plot points and arcs beforehand, others all the prep is in the worldbuilding and characters but I don't actually write out any of the plot. I've written over twenty novels now and each one has unique demands. As I often say, I know how to write a book, but each time I start anew, I have to learn how to write THAT book.
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Where to find Cecilia Tan online

Where to buy in print

Series

Magic University
Award-winning author Cecilia Tan's "new adult" romance series, mixing erotic romance, LBGT themes, paranormal romance, in a magical school setting.

Books

Magic University: The Complete Series
Series: Magic University. Price: $29.99 USD. Words: 420,270. Language: English. Published: December 16, 2015 by Riverdale Avenue Books. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Paranormal, Fiction » Romance » New adult
Available only for a limited time! Award-winning author Cecilia Tan's new adult erotic magic series follows Kyle's quest for true love at Veritas, the magic university hidden inside Harvard. For one low price get all four full-length Magic U. novels, the complete collection of 17 short stories, and one brand new novella, Christmas Magic! Who better to tell a Christmas tale than Frost?
The Poet and the Prophecy
Series: Magic University. Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 106,950. Language: English. Published: September 15, 2015 by Riverdale Avenue Books. Categories: Fiction » Romance » New adult, Fiction » Erotica » Paranormal
Kyle has mastered sex magic and poetry at Veritas. But in this conclusion to the Magic University series of new adult paranormal fantasy romance, will the dire ancient prophecy he has been studying come true if Kyle cannot find true love? The only person in Kyle's heart is Frost, his former nemesis. Can Kyle win Frost's heart and undo the dire secrets of Frost's past in time to save them all?
Spellbinding: Tales from the Magic University
Series: Magic University. Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 74,480. Language: English. Published: July 9, 2015 by Riverdale Avenue Books. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Paranormal, Fiction » Romance » New adult
When lovers meet, it's magic-literally-when your characters are studying at the Magic University and erotic magic is the most powerful of all. 17 short stories feature characters from Cecilia Tan's Magic University LGBT new adult romance series, erotic energy heals wounds, lifts curses, bonds people together, and tears others apart. Tan wrote 7 stories and 9 writers join her. Gay, bi, & lesbian.
The Incubus and the Angel - Book Three of the Magic University Series
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 80,220. Language: English. Published: April 9, 2015 by Riverdale Avenue Books. Categories: Fiction » Romance » New adult
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.
The Incubus and the Angel: Magic University Book Three
Series: Magic University. Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 80,220. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2015 by Riverdale Avenue Books. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Paranormal, Fiction » Romance » Erotic
Kyle is in his junior year at the magic university in this third volume of Cecilia Tan's "new adult" paranormal erotic romance. After his previous heartbreaks, unexpected romance blossoms with a female friend. But Kyle is still haunted by his experiences with sex magic and the one person who could help him solve the mystery of the incubus dreams refuses to speak to him: his old rival, Frost.
The Tower and the Tears
Series: Magic University. Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 94,530. Language: English. Published: January 19, 2015 by Riverdale Avenue Books. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Romance, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal » General
Combining the freshness and excitement of new adult romance with a paranormal setting reminiscent of Harry Potter, The Tower and the Tears is the second volume in Cecilia Tan's Magic University series. Kyle explores his budding attraction to classmates both male and female and his magical prowess grows when he decides to major in sex magic. But trouble is afoot at Veritas again.
The Siren and the Sword
Series: Magic University. Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 67,760. Language: English. Published: October 22, 2014 by Riverdale Avenue Books. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Romance, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal » General
Award-winning erotic romance pioneer Cecilia Tan explores the freshness of new adult romance and the magic of paranormal in this series. Kyle Wadsworth arrives on the Harvard Campus only to discover, much to his surprise, he's magical. Thus begins his four-year journey to learn where he fits in the world, which ultimately becomes a quest for true love.
The Circlet Treasury of Erotic Steampunk
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 139,270. Language: English. Published: July 1, 2014 by Riverdale Avenue Books. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk, Fiction » Romance » Erotic
The Circlet Treasury of Erotic Steampunk plays upon many classic Victorian & steampunk concepts for erotic purposes. If a mad or not-so-mad scientist of the steam age were to create his own clockwork being, what desires would be reflected there? If the airship were to let us unmoor from the ground, would the strictures of society and propriety fall away as well? Victorian erotica was no less.
The Hot Streak
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 60,230. Language: English. Published: June 17, 2014 by Riverdale Avenue Books. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Erotic
Casey hits it big when she meets major league baseball player Tyler Hammond at a photo shoot and they start up a steamy romance. Traveling with Tyler, she’s living it up and enjoying all the hot sex she can get between games. Now Tyler’s on a winning streak, and he thinks it’s thanks to Casey—but she has to decide for herself: is this the real deal, or just a summer fling?
The 50 Greatest Red Sox Games: 2013 Edition
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 98,370. Language: English. Published: August 18, 2013 by Riverdale Avenue Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / History
Covering the history of the Boston Red Sox, The 50 Greatest Red Sox Games lets you relive the very best (and worst) moments dating back to 1903. From history-making plays to historic achievements, Cecilia Tan and Bill Nowlin recreate the suspense, excitement, and drama of every game on the list.
The Circlet Treasury of Lesbian Erotic Science Fiction and Fantasy
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 96,430. Language: English. Published: February 5, 2013 by Riverdale Avenue Books. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Lesbian Erotica
Women writers turn their vivid imaginations to faraway planets, erotic futures, & sensual fairy tales, to celebrate sexuality & explore what it means to be a woman who loves women. IHere, women seek their pleasure through magic, from goddesses, in enchanted forests, & with fairy women. These writers create fantasies like no other.