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Cecilia Tan (born April 8, 1967) is a writer, editor, sexuality activist, and founder of Circlet Press, the first press devoted primarily to erotic science fiction and fantasy. She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She is the director of media relations for the New England Leather Alliance. She also writes about baseball, but is not to be confused with a writer of the same name who specializes in Asian cookbooks.

Tan's first professional writing began when she was a teenager and wrote a monthly column for Superteen magazine and also wrote features for Teen Machine, two popular teen titles published by the conglomerate Sterling's Magazines. Her aspiration was to be a science fiction writer, and she idolized Roger Zelazny, Marion Zimmer Bradley, and Ray Bradbury. She attended Brown University and received her BA in linguistics and cognitive science in 1989.

Shortly thereafter, she took a job at Beacon Press in Boston. At the same time, she discovered the leather community via the newsgroup alt.sex.bondage and the science fiction/fantasy fan community through conventions like Arisia and Gaylaxicon. She was one of a cabal of five conspirators who began hosting BDSM play parties at science fiction conventions (known as "asb parties" after the newsgroup). The first one was at the July 1991 Gaylaxicon in Tewksbury, Massachusetts, followed soon after by a party at Philcon in November that drew hundreds of participants. Later, other eager fans took up the duties and Tan ceased hosting these parties.

alt.sex.bondage was also the first place Tan published her erotic science fiction writing, posting stories and vignettes with some regularity in 1991 and 1992.

By 1992 she decided to leave her job at Beacon Press to pursue a master's degree in writing at Emerson College. On her final day of work at Beacon, she returned home to find her first acceptance letter for the publication of a story waiting in her mailbox. It was for the story "A True Story", which was accepted into the anthology Herotica 4.

While in graduate school, Tan had plenty of time to keep her hand in publishing, with her own small press, Circlet Press, Inc. Circlet's first book was a chapbook of Tan's erotic science fiction stories, entitled Telepaths Don't Need Safewords. Mate by Lauren P. Burka soon followed, as did a host of small anthologies like SexMagick, TechnoSex, and Worlds of Women. Tan received her master's in Professional Writing and Publishing in 1994 from Emerson and devoted herself to writing and running Circlet Press full-time thereafter.

As of June 2009, Circlet Press has published over fifty titles, most of them erotic science fiction with occasional forays into related genres.

Tan herself has had her work published in a variety of outlets. Her stories have appeared in Ms. Magazine, Penthouse, Asimov's Science Fiction, Absolute Magnitude, Best American Erotica, Best Lesbian Erotica, Nerve.com, and many, many other places. Her collection of short stories, Black Feathers, appeared in 1998 from HarperCollins. A follow-up collection of erotic short stories, White Flames, was published in 2008 by Running Press. Tan moved into writing erotic romance ebooks in 2009 with the publications of Mind Games and The Hot Streak from Ravenous Romance.

Her baseball works include The 50 Greatest Yankee Games (Wiley, 2005) and The 50 Greatest Red Sox Games (Wiley, 2006, co-authored with Bill Nowlin), she formerly wrote weekly columns for GothamBaseball.com and YankeesXtreme.com and occasional articles for Yankees Magazine, and she continues to produce the online baseball magazine Why I Like Baseball. In 2004 she won an award for baseball research at the national SABR Convention, the USA Today Sports Weekly award for best poster presentation for her work entitled, "The Women's Baseball Marathon". She is a senior writer for Gotham Baseball Magazine, covering the New York Yankees beat, and is the regular editor for the Maple Street Press' Yankees Annual (2007, 2008, 2009, so far).

Tan played baseball in a women's league in Pawtucket, Rhode Island known as the Pawtucket Slaterettes, but retired after the 2007 season. She has also holds a black belt in tae kwon do, receiving her second degree (dan) in June 2009, and is a certified technician in Okazaki Restorative Massage.
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Total Books: 45
Hard Rhythm
2017 - Hard Rhythm [Secrets of a Rock Star] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781455533671
ISBN-10: 145553367X
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Romance
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Wild Licks
2016 - Wild Licks (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781455533640
ISBN-10: 1455533645
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Romance
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Taking the Lead
2016 - Taking the Lead [Secrets of a Rock Star] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781455533633
ISBN-10: 1455533637
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Romance
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The Incubus and the Angel Magic University Book Three
2015 - The Incubus and the Angel Magic University Book Three [Volume 3] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781626011212
ISBN-10: 1626011214
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Romance
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 1

The Tower and the Tears Magic University Book 2
2015 - The Tower and the Tears Magic University Book 2 [Volume 2] (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781626011410
ISBN-10: 1626011419
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Romance
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The Siren and the Sword Magic University Book One
2014 - The Siren and the Sword Magic University Book One [Volume 1] (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781626011175
ISBN-10: 1626011176
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Romance
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Slow Satisfaction
2014 - Slow Satisfaction [Struck by Lightning] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781455529285
ISBN-10: 1455529281
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
 3

Summer Rain
2014 - Summer Rain [Love in the Rain - Volume 1] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781941361009
ISBN-10: 1941361005
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Romance
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
 1

Slow Seduction
2014 - Slow Seduction [Struck by Lightning] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781455529254
ISBN-10: 1455529257
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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Slow Surrender
2013 - Slow Surrender [Struck by Lightning] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781455529278
ISBN-10: 1455529273
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Romance
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.
 3

The Circlet Treasury of Lesbian Erotic Science Fiction and Fantasy
2013 - The Circlet Treasury of Lesbian Erotic Science Fiction and Fantasy (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781936833504
ISBN-10: 1936833506
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Daron's Guitar Chronicles Omnibus Edition A story of rock and roll coming out and coming of age in the 1980s
The Prince's Boy Volume One
2011 - The Prince's Boy Volume One (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781613900093
ISBN-10: 1613900090
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Romance
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Magic University The Tower and the Tears A Ravenous Romance
2010 - Magic University the Tower and the Tears a Ravenous Romance (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781590032114
ISBN-10: 159003211X
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.
 2

Magic University The Siren and the Sword A Ravenous Romance
2010 - Magic University the Siren and the Sword a Ravenous Romance (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781590032084
ISBN-10: 159003208X
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 3

Mind Games A Ravenous Romance
2010 - Mind Games a Ravenous Romance (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781590032046
ISBN-10: 1590032047
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 4

The Penang Nyonya Cookbook
2010 - The Penang Nyonya Cookbook (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9789812617866
ISBN-10: 9812617868
Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine
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Fang Bangers An Erotic Anthology of Fangs Claws Sex and Love
2010 - Fang Bangers an Erotic Anthology of Fangs Claws Sex and Love (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781607778882
ISBN-10: 1607778882
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Romance
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Backstage Passes An Anthology of Rock and Roll Erotica from the Pages of Blue Blood
Wicked Pleasures Anthology Stories of Kinky Love
2010 - Wicked Pleasures Anthology Stories of Kinky Love (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781607778691
ISBN-10: 1607778696
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Nyonya Favourites
2009 - Nyonya Favourites [Mini Cookbooks] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9789812616319
ISBN-10: 9812616314
Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine
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