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Naughty Netherworld Press is excited to announce that Lil DeVille's hot novelette, The Beasts of Hank's Wood, was selected for inclusion in the forthcoming Beastly Tales anthology, now available for pre-order.

Genre: Paranormal, Supernatural, Shifters

Length: Novelette (14,000 words)

Heat Level: 5 Flames (nuclear blast)

Blurb for the Anthology

Monsters deserve love too…

From werewolves, vampires, and even Bigfoot, these beasts manage to find love. Whether they are able to sink their claws into that love and keep it is another story. When it comes down to it, don’t judge a book by its cover. This anthology brings a mixture of what ifs and happily ever afters.

Featuring stories from T.C. Mill, A.K. Moss, Toni Mobley, Barend Nieuwstraten III, Ashley L. Hunt, Charles Kyffhausen, Lil Deville, Kelly Piner, Jess Monica, and Karen Bayly.

Graphic sexual content is included within this anthology.

Blurb for The Beasts of Hank's Wood

Joe Schola III is the eighteen-year-old son of Joseph Schola Junior, a fire-and-brimstone preaching Fundamentalist televangelist. While young Joe is far less homophobic than his father, he is struggling to come to terms with his own sexual orientation. Will Joe dare accept the invitation to become part of a clan of shapeshifters, and will he accept the love being offered to him by the handsome fox shifter Lovell Azarola?


I had a million questions, some of them not suitable for polite company. I’d not only pictured myself turning into a werewolf, but I’d also read and masturbated to gay shifter erotica, including the most graphic of graphic novels. Was it acceptable for a wolf shifter to mate with a fox shifter? While some lore says yes, other tales say no. Either way, I suppose it only mattered to Lovell and me.

I shuddered as Lovell nudged my hand with his cold nose.

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In the past, some folks have complained about the brevity of my snippets. In this case, I am under a contractual obligation not to share more than 500 words from the anthology until it has been published on February 23, 2023. 

As a secondary consideration, I like to share snippets from stories featuring lesbian, gay, or bisexual characters with the Rainbow Snippets blog hop. This group likes six-sentence snippets: one sentence for each color of the rainbow.

Also, since many of my works are novelettes or shorter, I prefer brief snippets. I don't want to give away the entire book within the space of a month!

Hop To It!


  1. I am thrilled for you. How nice to see your work rewarded.

  2. I loved this - and I'm partial to foxes, nice touch. Thanks for the explanation about brevity - perfect reason for leaving us wanting more!

  3. Thanks for joining the Steam Hop, Lil! And congratulations on the upcoming release.

  4. Guess everybody - shifter - non-shifter - etc worries about who they can or who they cannot mate with. Tweeted.

  5. Hints at more heat to come! And I'm sure the wolf shifter will "eat" the fox shifter! And vice-versa!


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