On a warm summer evening 2018 in Amsterdam, the text “turn around, I think I’m standing right behind you” became the proof that sometimes, chemistry survives the digital world.
Meraki P. Lyhne/Dark and Laura McNellis ended up in the beer garden of Schiphol Hotel, meeting for the first time at Euro Pride Con.
Meraki and Laura know each other as eXtasy author and eXtasy editor, and together, they’ve worked very well for years on many books.
During those talks, the topic zeroed in on a new fascination for a plot that did not fit eXtasy Book’s submission guidelines, thus the topic changed to the need for a niche publishing house. One that isn’t afraid of the dark tales. One that doesn’t balk at dub-con and non-con, tentacles, twincest, torture, puppy play, forced body-modification, adult diaper play, and whatever other taboo genre is out there. A publishing house who’d say, oh, something new? Something dirty? Something gritty? Yes! (still with reasonable restrictions regarding legality)
House of Taboo BooxXx was born right then and there.
They want to create a foundation for that because they know, each having years of experience on each their end of the market, that this niche needs attention.
During those talks, they turned names like Nicholas Bella, R. Phoenix, Katzy Snow, Kol Anderson, Rachel Haimowitz, and Heidi Belleau, and many more who all write gritty and dark stuff. They know that there are aspiring darksters out there who doesn’t possess the resources to make it as an indie like these authors have, but they know that there are lovely depraved readers who are gunning fore more.
That’s the market that the House of Taboo BooxXx wants to cater to. The readers who need to be shoved into the abyss of human depravities, to be moved on a human level, to be mentally challenged, to be shown the depts of the human psyche when it’s pressed to its limits.
They want to cater to the readers who peek out behind the pillow, hoping they don’t scare themselves to death while they learn how far a human can go before they break. They want to explore what makes or breaks a person. They want to delve into the delicate balances of friend and foe or when hate tips the enemy to become a lover. They want to see how far someone can be pushed to either lose or cling onto their humanity. They want to seek out what thrills can be found in edgy role playing or what taboo feelings, urges, and needs may blossom under the right (or wrong) circumstances.
Human sexuality is a powerful aspect in those equations. It’s a phenomenon so powerful that it speaks to everyone at every social level, and it will shake everyone either in horror or in orgasm.
Whether it’s one or the other, it speaks to us all.
It is that primal.
In short, authors of these genres have almost no limitations when testing what makes us human, what parts of us are still primal, and what we still need to be reminded of to let us question that balance.
Buddha once said that every idea should be tested out when drunk and sober. If it’s a good idea in both instances, then it is one to be perused.
Meraki and Laura tested that during that weekend in Amsterdam and beyond.
Once finding it sound in both states of mind, they roped Levi Read (Master of the OptimuMM Reviews) into it because he loves their deviant minds, and he has a way with visual stuff to aid the readers in finding their future favorite reads.
What was finally set in motion that late afternoon rang true to other people, thus House of Taboo BooxXx is being birthed by many people of similar vision, all donating their work to further the publishing house.
Meraki. P. Lyhne (writing under Meraki. P. Dark) is donating all royalties of Lil Harvest
Laura McNellis is donating her editorial work
Bénédicte Girault, publisher and translator for Men Over the Rainbow, is donating the cost of the covers, created by Queen Nadini. Also, Men over the Rainbow has so far contracted all Taboo BooxXx publications to be translated into French, and we look forward to a wonderful working relationship in the future
Levi Read created the logo of Taboo BooxXx and continues to come up with new visuals to please our readers when receiving our newsletter or looking around for their next thrilling read on our website
Einat Keshet, Gema Cela Rodríguez, and Sarah Jones are the newest members of the BooxXx family, each adding invaluable insight, energy, and enthusiasm to each their field.
But the true heroes are the readers. Ever reader buying books in the Lil Harvest series are donating their money to see to it that House of Taboo BooxXx can pick up another dark author. Every reader enables them to publish what dances on the fringes of what is socially acceptable.
At House of Taboo BooxXx, they all believe that it is within the spectrum of what makes up the duality of dark and light that we may find all that makes up humanity. Without one, we cannot understand the other. Without the dark, we cannot understand and appreciate the light.
So welcome to the dark side. Let’s explore what gives light purpose. And let’s have an erotically good time while doing so!
From Taboo BooxXx
The Endowment – Lil Harvest #1
by Meraki P. Dark
Horror MM, non-con, extreme sadism, torture, perversion, demonic influence
In the beginning, an Incubus was merely a low-ranking demon who fed on the sexual terror he could inflict upon a human being—sometimes from a distance or cloaked as a dream. But that was before one of them got the idea to turn a human with nothing to lose into the perfect demon feeder.
Kendrick was a mere stable boy under the rule of the cruel Lord Sterling. A stallion breaching the fence set off the Lord’s sadistic tendencies on the innocent stable boy. Had it not been for a Lil-demon (incubus) watching and feeding off the torment from the shadows, it would have been just another abuse at the manor. But the demon, Bakzel, made the stable boy an offer he couldn’t refuse. The offer of getting revenge. Yet every wish has a consequence, but Kendrick was too broken to think about that when the Lil-demon cast the spell.
*Please note that the Lil Harvest is in the genre Horror as it contains the effects of demonic manipulation, and as a result, content in these works may contain graphic scenes of depravity, cruelty, and violence—sexual or otherwise—that could be offensive and potentially triggering to some readers. SERIES CONTAINS: non-con, dub-con, whipping, fisting, master/slave, voyeurism, power struggle, sensory deprivation, menagé, demons and demonic manipulation, puppy play, extreme sadism, abduction, exhibitionism, slavery, psychological mindfucks, extreme violence, and dystopia settings.
Hybrid Incubator by Meraki P. Dark
Contemporary MM, tentacles, dub-con, non-con, punishment
The conspiracy theorists of the world might have gotten something right. Maybe not the details, but they got something right. Secret experiments exist!
The details they didn’t get right were probably down to not having the imagination for what an ass can be used for.
A Ph.D. in one hand and a dream in the other, Alex strikes out multiple times getting the job of his dreams. One job interview left him feeling so down that he needed a stiff drink. Depressed, slightly drunk, yet still obsessive enough to believe in a brighter future, Alex makes the mistake of trusting the wrong person.
Enslaved, marked as a lab rat, and stuffed into a windowless room to await testing to be conducted on him. That’s the future for Alex. Until one of his captures overhears half a conversation. Maybe his ass isn’t the only useful thing on Alex. And maybe even the worst roads ventured can lead to fulfilling a dream.
THIS BOOK CONTAINS: non-con, dub-con, fisting, tentacles, sex between animal Hybrids and humans, master/slave, voyeurism, power struggle, sensory deprivation, abduction, exhibitionism, slavery, psychological mindfucks, dystopia settings, mpreg in the form of eggs going…places, gestation, and a surprise ending with a HEA feel to it.
SERIES CONTAINS: non-con, dub-con, fisting, kidnapping, voyeurism, power struggle, sensory deprivation, menagé, extreme sadism, abduction, exhibitionism, slavery, psychological mindfucks, extreme violence, and dystopia settings.
The Price of Paradise
by Meraki P. Dark
Dystopian MM, dub-con, non-con, extreme sadism
Everybody thought fracking was just another way of getting resources out of the ground. But everybody forgot that we don’t really know what’s down there.
In a world on fire, humans live in hives. Ignorant of everything that goes on outside their hive, only a few have a chance of relocating and seeing something outside of what they’re born to care for until they die.
At age twenty, they’re tested. At age twenty, they know their future. Those chosen few are sent off to another hive to ensure genetic diversity in breeding programs.
At least that’s the future they’ve been told awaits them.
But the world isn’t just on fire. It’s been conquered. The twenty-year-old men and women believing they’re going to go help humanity repopulate are in for a nasty surprise.
SERIES CONTAINS: non-con, dub-con, fisting (of sorts), voyeurism, power struggle, sensory deprivation, menagé, hybrid monsters in sexual acts, extreme sadism, abduction, exhibitionism, psychological mindfucks, extreme violence, and dystopia settings.
The Mandate – Lil Harvest #2
by Meraki P. Dark
Horror MM, non-con, extreme sadism, torture, perversion, demonic influence
In the beginning, an Incubus was merely a low-ranking demon who fed on the sexual terror he could inflict upon a human being. But that was before one of them got the idea to turn a human with nothing to lose into the perfect demon feeder.
During his first cycle, Kendrick learned to live with what he’d become at the pleasurable hands of the demon Bakzel. He even felt hopeful that he’d learned to balance his humanity against the demon seed growing stronger inside of him. He felt hopeful he’d earned his title as the master of demonic underlings serving him.
But there’s more to being human than retaining the ability to feel empathy toward someone who has hurt you. There’s more to being a master than having the power to veto a decision.
But one valuable lesson has yet to be presented to Kendrick. The general rules for demons and how they may interact with humans, the human realm, and stake claim to a territory. That lesson is sprung on Kendrick in an untimely fashion that.
*Please note that Lil Harvest is in the genre Horror as it contains the effects of demonic manipulation, and as a result, content in these works may contain graphic scenes of depravity, cruelty, and violence—sexual or otherwise—that could be offensive and potentially triggering to some readers.
SERIES CONTAINS: non-con, dub-con, whipping, fisting, master/slave, voyeurism, power struggle, sensory deprivation, menagé, demons and demonic manipulation, puppy play, extreme sadism, abduction, exhibitionism, slavery, psychological mindfucks, extreme violence, and dystopia settings.
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