Audra writes quirky erotic scifi/fantasy romance under the pen name Crystal Lattis:
Crystal Lattis is a small but structurally complete author who lives in New England. She likes ice, enjoys scrapbooking, and has a crush on Brian Greene. In her spare time, she dreams of cybernetic meadows and machines of loving grace. Tessellations are her jam.
About Crystal’s contribution to this anthology, titled OVIRAPTOR, MY LOVE…
When Chrissy Watkins lands her dream job as secretary to Egmont Snatcher, one of the wealthiest, most powerful oviraptors in the world, she is prepared to do anything it takes to impress him. But when she accompanies him on a last-minute business trip, she quickly realizes that Egmont wants her to do more than just take dic…tation. Together, Chrissy and Egmont explore a hot, forbidden love that will go down in prehistory.
WRONG BED, RIGHT TRANSFORMING ALIEN ROBOT
Successful technology visionary Siri Chan has risen to the top of a corporate empire by suppressing her sexuality in order to gain power in the boardroom, not the bedroom. Siri is tired of keeping her needs at bay, and when the chance to have a no-strings-attached night with a disreputable transforming alien robot, she seizes the opportunity. But instead of falling into bed with the alien she’d intended to use and forget, she stumbles through the darkness into the arms of Chopper, her transforming alien robot partner.
Siri has loved Chopper in secret for so long, but he treats her as nothing more than a professional colleague. She is convinced that he doesn’t care for her the way that she does for him. But when the truth finally comes to light—that he is the one with whom she spent a night of pleasure, will all their secrets finally come to light? Or will their real feelings remain forever hidden from one another?
Wrong Bed, Right Transforming Alien Robot is a 15,000-word erotic transforming alien robot romance.
IN BED WITH THE TRANSFORMING ALIEN ROBOT
Famous actress Lana Caine is tired of being objectified by men. Only Blaze, her undercover transforming alien robot housemate, seems to see her as more than just a sex symbol. She has finally realized just how much she wants him–in her life and in her body. But though they’ve been living together for a year as part of a top-secret government operation, Lana isn’t sure of Blaze’s feelings for her. If she opens herself up, will it mean rejection from the one alien she truly cares for? Or will Blaze return her love and take her on a journey that will leave them both breathless? (If alien robots actually breathed, that is.)
TAKEN BY THE NUTCRACKER
Grade school teacher Ginnie Bread dreads the holidays. Being alone in a world filled with Christmas cheer isn’t anything to look forward to her. At least the life-sized nutcracker she wins in a raffle might brighten up her lonely home a little. He’s even kind of attractive in that shiny black hat and white tights. And once Ginnie realizes that her nutcracker has come specially equipped for the single girl, she can’t help but indulge in a naughty fantasy with the wooden soldier.
But little did she know that the nutcracker has fantasies of his own. And when he comes to life one day, he ends up spreading more than Christmas cheer.
Taken by the Nutcracker is a 5,000-word holiday short.