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Chloe Alice Balkin
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This November, I’ll be participating in my 18th NaNoWriMo. That’s National Novel Writing Month, if you’ve never heard of it.

The quick and dirty description of NaNoWriMo is write 50,000 words in 30 days. It is an intense amount of words for most people to write in a month. If…


Sharing is difficult when you’re young. By the time you pass seven hundred years, it’s easy.

She’s part nymph. There are a million little clues, from the straight, chestnut-brown hair to the almond eyes, her height and her willowy frame. …


Horror movie Cellulose by Bell Cooper Books

The flare of Dylan’s flashlight blinds me for a moment, and I trip over something.

Again. There won’t be any skin left on my knees by the end of this night. Not that it will matter if I’m dead.

He whispers an apology as he takes the beam through the…


The lands were fallow, the air crisp, as they gathered in the old barn.

Dozens of them, some traveling for hours by horse and buggy. They wore simple clothes, most of them having little means and even less access to professional tailors and nice fabrics, but the men had their…

10 of your favorite erotica tropes to warm you on these cool autumn evenings.

The Challenge runs until October 10th, but I’ll keep updating through the end of the month. If you’re a writer who’d like to participate, you can sign up here.

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They say the gods of our ancestors follow us for as long as they live in our memories. So I’m not surprised when, in the course of fleeing the body of my dead husband, an Ifrit blocks the doorway.

Despite being atheist who had studied Islam alongside Arabic for purely…


I’ve always wondered how Goldie got to this age with this sort of life without ever getting a tattoo. She’s a beautiful woman who’s raising a whole herd of kids on the compound of a biker gang. …

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I got to be a panelist at a convention this weekend, my first time in an actual room filled with people. Yay! …


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Ms. Madeleine Campo, who refuses to be called by any shortened form of Madeleine because she thinks the derivatives are only appropriate for toddlers, and who has only ever been called Ms. Campo by me, is stunning in a swimsuit.

I’ve always thought highly of her. She is a talented…

Chloe Alice Balkin

Chloe Alice Balkin writes steamy speculative romance ranging from demons and angels to clones to aliens.

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