Shorts and Novels by Dena

You can buy my books and short stories without visiting my writing site, though I highly recommend giving it a gander.

Goa

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World travelers Molly and Thomas get a visit from their friend Cybele after her marriage blows up. Cybele’s marriage wasn’t satisfying her sexually and there’s always been some serious sexual tension between these three. A beach paradise is just the place to find out whether their chemistry is as explosive as it’s always seemed.

“Goa” by Dena Hankins…was fantastic and almost entirely made up of smut. It includes a wonderfully detailed MFF threesome…that I absolutely loved.

Bex Talks Sex

…real and sexy as hell. …it’s refreshing to see realistic, consensual sex practices in erotica – for the most part “Goa” feels like a detailed account of an actual steamy threesome.

Barbara, SexLife Canada

The Battle of Blair Mountain

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When a call for submissions came around asking for erotica in times of war, I felt that the most important war I could depict was the one for unionizing coal miners.

Not all conflicts pitted nation against nation. Soon after WWI, in 1921, the United States saw its largest armed rebellion since the Civil War, when miners fighting to unionize in West Virginia bravely faced local, state, and even U.S. Army forces and bombings by U.S. Government planes. “Some strong women worked in those mines, alongside what men were left after WWI, and in “The Battle of Blair Mountain” Dena Hankins shows us two unforgettable characters, mountain-wise and gun-savvy, taking what scant cover they can find from the bombing, and what fierce distraction they can find with each other.

Sacchi Green, Editor

Geothermal Heat

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Me and Jimi had the worst threesome ever in that resort cabin, but I’m not the kind of person to go to bed horny. Instead, we snuck out and wandered the old hippy spot in the the dark. By luck, we stumbled onto the perfect place for some outdoor easing of my built-up tension. The air was cold but the ground was warm from geothermal hot springs and we made the most of a bed of soft fir needles.


Evidence of Time

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When you’re invited to a garden party orgy, it can be useful to know what kind of sex you’re looking for! Ellie hungers for mature women, people whose bodies show signs of their lifetime of pleasure. When Ellie finds the person she wants, Roberta is already engaged with a group of hot women but she wants to taste Ellie as well. Among friends and strangers, the whole group finds sexual satisfaction.


Love & Pennies

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Intrepid sailors caught in a terrible storm are forced to go below decks and keep themselves busy somehow. With the heaving of the sea, a simple kiss between these long term lovers heats the cabin past bearing. The only trouble is that she’s on her period and keeping her cup in place is the best idea. When he decides he wants to taste her regardless, she finds out what it’s like to let the ocean really provide the motion.


Partners

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Amy and Beth are a lesbian couple who own a sailboat but can’t afford the upkeep on their own. Ross may be the answer to their problems, but this dyke is going to have to prove that she can bring something to the table. When a secluded anchorage gives these three a chance to go skinny-dipping, Ross learns everything she needs to know in order to invest in this new partnership.


Blue Water Dreams

Bold Strokes Books

Lania Marchiol keeps a wary sailor’s gaze trained on the horizon. Somewhere out there, the perfect boat is waiting to take her around the world in a self-sufficient home powered by wind, sunshine, and the strength of her will. When she finds it, she’ll sell her beloved antique printing press, retire her renowned literary magazine, and wave good-bye to her life on land.

When a suave filmmaker flirts his way into her literary life, Lania must fight to maintain a steady heading toward the high seas. The magnetism of wickedly handsome trans man Oly Rassmussen send her trusty compass spinning off course and they must reimagine freedom and love in order to sail together in the greatest adventure of all.

…the queer community that surrounds and supports them is delightful, and when Lania and Oly set their differences aside and embrace their sexual chemistry, the scenes are graceful, sure, and spicy.

Publishers Weekly

Heart of the Liliko’i

Bold Strokes Books

Human remains tangled in lilikoʻi roots bring the authorities to Kerala’s construction site. Native Hawaiians say the passion fruit vine marks an ancient burial ground protected by guardian spirits, the ʻaumakua. But these aren’t ancestral bones. The fractured skull points to murder.

Secrets, sabotage, and indigenous sovereignty campaigns hinder the project Kerala leads: building an eco-dream vacation home for Ravi, CEO of a solar power company. Proud to be a tough dyke in the trades, Kerala can’t believe she’s so hot for the masculine genderqueer scientist. Their sexual connection is volcanic, but Ravi’s craving for love and family aggravates burn scars from Kerala’s past. As the lovers pursue justice for Hawaiʻi and its people, Ravi turns his gift for harnessing the sun’s strength toward cultivating his own power, and Kerala wonders if building deep, lasting love could be even more satisfying than constructing a home to last the ages.

Hankins constructs a heartfelt relationship between her leads. Mutual lust and the contrast between the no-nonsense Kerala and starry-eyed Ravi lead to some intensely vivid erotic encounters.

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Lysistrata Cove

Bold Strokes Books

Jack Azevedo captains his charter sailboat in the Caribbean. Life can’t get any better, especially once he discovers a mysterious uncharted island with a sugar-sand cove for his passengers to enjoy and an intriguing, if angry, inhabitant.

Superstar Eve La Sirena has an illicit plan to restore creative freedom to musicians worldwide…if she can keep an ocean between her public and her secrets. Jack’s arrival exposes her island retreat and jeopardizes years of work, but his sweet generosity whets her cruel appetites.

As a transmasculine gender explorer and BDSM bottom, Jack’s used to flouting convention, not the law. When Eve’s clandestine project draws three kinds of cops, everything he has is endangered. Will the maelstrom of emotion strip the civilized veneer from his piratical heart?

…the sex itself is intense, vivid and well-delineated. Remarkably, author Dena Hankins has mastered the art of casual inclusion… If Neal Stephenson, author of such sci-fi classics as Snow Crash and Cryptonomicon, wrote BDSM erotica, tonally it would feel a lot like Lysistrata Cove.

Liz Baudler, Windy City Times