What takes almost a full year to bake, looks delicious, can open its jaws to a hundred and twenty degree angle, and comes for the gateway drug price of $9.95? That’s right, it’s Dangerous Jade, the latest and most ginger flavoured of the Cupcake novellas, which is now available for pre-order from Furplanet!

The back-cover blurb makes for a good introduction to the premise:

 

Never trust a smiling girl when she tells you what her name is. Especially not when she’s a furry, one of the exotic mass produced clones of the city of San Iadras. Is her name Jamie? Really? There are a hundred and sixty-eight girls with that exact face, and that exact voice purring out the same little lies.

Oh, she’s single. Unattached, no boyfriend to speak of, just looking for something casual and sensual and unimaginably pleasurable. Just for tonight. No strings. And her name’s Jaybird. It’s not Jaybird either? Well, it’s close. It’s Jayden. No? Does it really matter?

The truth is, Jade Dixon’s desperate to be anyone but herself. She’s out for a one-night stand, but her heart’s so broken the shards could cut her to pieces. So she’ll protect herself from those old hurts however she has to. She’ll be Jamie, she’ll be Jayden, she’ll play any game, so long as she gets one more night of ecstasy.

But Jade’s about to find out that she’s not the only one who can play games.

 

It’s erotica, obviously, and though sharp-eyed readers might spot a few significant references to other works in the setting, Dangerous Jade is a stand-alone story that makes for a great introduction to the setting of San Iadras and shines a little light on what life’s like for the gengineered clones who live in the city.

The book is ninety pages long, and has a really fantastic cover and internal illustrations by the fabulous Meesh — who we hear will be signing copies at the Furplanet table on the first day of sale, at Further Confusion 2012. (January 12-16 if you want to buy it in person — the pre-orders will be shipping from January 31st onwards.)

At the moment you can peek at the cover at the Furplanet announcement post and pre-order page, and keep your eyes peeled, because sometime very early in January I will wrangle up some preview/sample material from the novella for you to read, possibly with a few more surprises in store! We’ll see.

I’m looking forward to this. Are you looking forward to this? Then tell everyone you know, and go ahead and pre-order!