Cailin Briste’s Tallavan Characters Visit the Cosmic Cabaret
Cosmic Cabaret: Where hearts collide in 13 stories of love and romance in the greatest show in space.
My mind spun in all kinds of directions when I first heard that the SFR Shooting Stars were looking for authors to participate in the Cosmic Cabaret anthology. We were asked to bring our own universe into that of the L.S. Quantum.
Who from my Sons of Tallav Universe needed a vacation? In the end, I chose Master Trey, but his visit to the Blue Star line’s luxury starship isn’t a holiday. He’s been sent on a mission. I’ll get to that in a moment.
The Cosmic Cabaret is just one of the venues on the Quantum, which is the size of a small moon. Lots of space for the thirteen authors in the anthology to add to the world building already provided by the set creator, Jayne Fury. But all stories intersect in some way at the Cosmic Cabaret. Our world building was cross-pollinated through a discussion forum where we shared with one another the details about the Quantum and other venues we were creating in our stories. This was the best part of this anthology experience. I loved hearing what others were doing and seeing how they brought their characters into the setting.
The anthology releases on October 10. You can preorder now.
One Small Step First Chapters – Read all 13 first chapters of Cosmic Cabaret in this companion teaser.
Cosmic Cabaret: Where Hearts Collide in the Greatest Show in Space
Come aboard Blue Star line’s crown jewel, the LS Quantum, a luxury starship traveling through space and time. You’ll meet princes and star sultans, solve a murder, track a thief, plan the ultimate jewel heist, and encounter futuristic rock stars on the lam, cirque stars who want the quiet life, and dancers who want fame.
Cosmic Cabaret showcases stories by CJ Cade, Kerry Adrienne, Tessa McFionn, Cailin Briste, Jayne Fury, Rosalie Redd, Selene Grace Silver, Athena Grayson, Kat Vancil, Dena Garson, Blaire Edens, Jenna Lincoln, and Diana Rivis. SFR is more than blue alien sex, it’s beautiful romance set in amazing galactic worlds.
As the LS Quantum prepares to set off into the great expanse of the universe–loading cargo, checking in passengers, monitoring flight conditions—Traverse with us through our various worlds. The luxury space liner promises adventure, a little chaos, and stories of tender love.
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Educated by the Master by Cailin Briste – My contribution to the Cosmic Cabaret
Take one talkative novice to kink. Combine with a master who prefers the silence of meditation. Bake on high heat at the Cosmic Cabaret. Luscious.
Patsy O’Shaughnessy is ready to leave the Quantum and Cosmic Cabaret behind for a new position at a kinky venue on the planet Beta Tau. That she’s a novice to this type of club doesn’t curb her enthusiasm. She needs this job. Trey Johannsen isn’t thrilled to be pulled from his club on Beta Tau to offer her his expertise. Seriously? Burlesque? Yet, the creative director they’ve foisted on him is an intriguing ingénue that reignites a light within, clearing the cobwebs of his ennui. They’re both going to have to learn some new tricks… and hands-on experience is the best teacher.
It had seemed like a good idea when Patsy canceled Trey Johannsen’s cabin reservation. Their first night sharing her cabin is a little rocky.
“Where should I put this?” His gaze traveled over the tiny room. “There’s no room in the closet with all the shoes.”
“It’s not that many shoes. The closet’s small.”
Trey threw his palms out to the side. “So?” He glanced toward the corner of the room where there was space between the head of the bed and wall.
Oh hell! If he puts it there, he’ll be loomin’ over me every time he wants somethin’ out of it. She scanned the room, came up empty, and pointed at the corner. “You’ll have to put it there.”
He strode around the bed and deposited the suitcase. All attempts to keep her gaze from straying to his briefs were for naught.
“My cock is getting uncomfortable with you staring. If you don’t want me getting ideas, you should stop lusting after it.”
Patsy huffed out a breath. “I’m not lustin’ after it. It’s just…abnormally large.” And growing bigger from the look of things.
“I like to think of it as just right.”
“I’m sure ya do.” She slumped into the bed and covered her head with the blanket. “Good night.”
A thump sounded. “Ouch. Just my toe. Nothing to worry about.”