Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Faux Hos

Interesting piece over at Carnal Nation by Monica Shores about faux sex-worker blogs and what the anonymity of the Internet has spawned. It's all nestled within the story of the controversy surrounding Alexa DiCarlo's blog, The Real Princess Diaries.

I do appreciate Shores highlighting the very true notion that what is revealed in blogs and other assorted online posts always goes through some sort of personal filter. People can sometimes forget that. Even actual stories can have elements of omission that may make them more fiction than fact. Not that anything is necessarily being purposely distorted; it's simply in how it's framed.

Monday, December 28, 2009

Skirting the Issue—Kinky Kindle Edition

Skirting the Issue Kindle Skirting the Issue is now available for the Kindle over at Amazon. My story in this hot mini-antho is called "A Lesson in Lust." It features a kinky girl-girl hookup, during which both ladies are in uniform. If you liked my story "Sweet Tooth" in Best Lesbian Erotica 2010, I think you'll really groove on this little tale, too. Here's a snippet to wet your, um, whistle:

I had no idea who she was, but upon seeing the plaid skirt in which she was attired, I assumed that she was at the club for the same back-to-school themed fetish party that I was waiting in line to attend. But while I stood there looking downright demure in my white blouse, black-watch kilt, knee socks and saddle shoes, she was wearing sky-high heels and a blouse with enough buttons opened to reveal her lacy crimson bra. She exited the taxi, holding a black clutch in one hand and a lit cigarette in the other, bumping the car door shut with her hip. The cab sped off in search of its next fare as she tucked a lock of her chin-length hair behind her ear and surveyed the crowd loitering on the sidewalk.

I knew I was staring at her. It was hard not to. She pursed her blood-red lips as she took another drag from her cigarette, and then leaned her head back to release a plume of smoke into the cool night air before she glanced in my direction. I thought I saw one of her perfectly arched brows raise slightly and a corner of her mouth quirk upward, but she turned away too quickly for me to determine if it was my overactive imagination. But truth be told, my mind was conjuring up more than a sizzling look. I was already imagining a much more salacious exchange. She and I may have both been dressed in campy schoolgirl fashion, but she was the bad girl I’d never dared to be—and just the sort of bad girl I’d always wanted.

It had been a couple of years since another woman had caught my eye. In fact, my last few lovers had been men. But this lady was everything I loved: femme but tough, with just enough arrogance to set my heart pounding beneath my starched white blouse. She seemed to exude a filthy aura that gave me the merest hint of what could be. Suddenly my night was looking much more promising!

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Skirting the Issue

Skirting the Issue

Sometimes all it takes to create a super-hot moment is a passing glance or a wicked smile. Other times, a single item of clothing can be the catalyst for hours of dirty fun. Take a tiny plaid skirt, for instance...

In Skirting the Issue—the latest erotic mini-anthology from Pretty Things PressAlison Tyler, Sommer Marsden and I teamed up to delve into the salacious scenarios that swirl around schoolgirl skirts and role-playing. With a kinky schoolroom setting, a hot girl-girl hookup in a nightclub, and a sizzling threeway peppered with naughty spanking, there is sure to be a lust-laden moment that will catch your fancy.

But all those dirty words aside, I'm mesmerized by the sassy cover photo by the super-talented Riendo. How sexy is that pic?

The pdf of Skirting the Issue is up for sale at e-junkie, and the Kindle version will soon follow (Ta-da! There it is. It's like kinky magic!) So if you got a Kindle for Christmas, this e-book would be the perfect way to kink it up!

P.S. If pick you up Skirting the Issue, please let us know what you think! We'd love to hear from you!

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Fleshbot Book Club

Whilst I was busy being merry on December 24th, I nearly missed the fact that Fleshbot chose Best Lesbian Erotica 2010 as the latest selection in the Fleshbot Book Club!

The Fleshbot Book Club offers a "sneak peek at some of the hottest erotic literature out now." And the sexy snippet they featured from BLE 2010 is an excerpt from "Girona, 1960," by Stella Sandberg. Take a peek.

Hope your holiday was filled with joy!

April 2011 Update: Sweet Tooth is now available as a solo short for e-readers for only 99 cents!

Kindle readers can find Sweet Tooth at Amazon.com. It can also be purchased in multiple formats at Smashwords.

Looking for Epub, PDF, Mobipocket, and Microsoft Reader Lit editions? Find them at AllRomanceEbooks.com.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

BLE 2010 Reading Tonight!

Some of the talented writers featured in Best Lesbian Erotica 2010 will be reading their work tonight at KGB. Come on down and cheer them on! See the details here.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Naughty & Nice Gifts

Violet Blue's latest column in the SF Chronicle listed her top sex book choices for 2009.

It was exciting to see so many names of writers whose work I enjoy, like Sommer and Saskia. But even more thrilling was seeing that number one on the list was Alison Tyler's Playing with Fire, which includes my story "Carrying a Torch."

1. Playing With Fire: Taboo Erotica Edited by Alison Tyler.
Topping the list (heh) is the mistress of literary erotica, the bestselling and award-winning Alison Tyler, who not only knows how to write one hell of a dirty story, but puts together collections that become overnight classics packed with mesmerizing, arousing and inspiring stories. "Playing With Fire" is Tyler at her finest, and the stories feature (heterosexual) couples who play with their most daring sexual fantasies, explicitly penned by today's hottest erotic authors. It's not to be missed.

Don't let the subtitle fool you, though. I know for some people "taboo" might imply outrageously perverse sex acts. And while there's plenty of super-hot shenanigans going on in these stories, this book has more to do with the nature of forbidden lust and jealously—and how they can combine to create incendiary moments. So check it out and watch the sparks fly!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Best Lesbian Erotica 2010 - Reading in NYC

Will you be in New York City on December 17? If so, then come down to the KGB Bar for the Best Lesbian Erotica 2010 reading, part of editor Kathleen Warnock's Drunken! Careening! Writers! reading series. KGB is located at 85 East 4th Street, New York, NY.

HO HO HO: Best Lesbian Erotica 2010
December 17, 2009
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Molly Bloom is a pseudonym for New York playwright, Theresa Diamond. Her plays, including most recently “Waiting for the Show,” have been presented in NYC venues including the Neighborhood Playhouse, the WOW Café Theater (Rose Toibin), Nuyorican Poets Café, Dixon Place, La Mama (Relationship) and Centered Margins at Chashama.

R.G. Emanuelle is a writer and editor living in New York City. Most of her writing has been nonfiction (food and travel), but she recently returned to writing fiction and has many projects in the works. She is co-editor of Skulls and Crossbones (an anthology of female pirate stories), and her short stories can be found in Lesbian Lust: Red Hot Erotica and the January 2010 issue of Khimairal Ink.

The editor of The Sweetest Kiss and Where the Girls Are, D. L. King also publishes the review site, Erotica Revealed. Find her stories in Girl Crazy, Broadly Bound, Best Women’s Erotica 2009, Mammoth Book of Best New Erotica 8 and Best Lesbian Erotica 2008, among others. She’s published two novels.

Natt Nightly is a genderqueer, semipassing, androgen of faith, and all-around Boy who writes, thinks, dreams, and is absolutely fascinated by sex. His earliest perversions came straight from the Good Book, informing lust long before he got anywhere near his first erotica. Natt shares his exploits, and the growing pains of a radical political awareness at nattnightly.wordpress.com.

BETTY is a five-piece pop rock alternative band from New York City, fronted by Amy Ziff, Alyson Palmer and Elizabeth Ziff. Friends since an unfortunate incarceration, fierce Elizabeth (vocals, guitar), funky Alyson (vocals, bass) and funny Amy (vocals, cello) began performing as BETTY in the late ‘80s. In the fall of ‘87, the women relocated to New York City. Their debut album was Hello, BETTY! and other full-length albums include Limboland, betty3, and Carnival. BETTY’s turned up on TV, from MTV to The Food Network. BETTY fights fiercely for causes in which they believe: equal rights, finding cures for breast cancer and AIDS, Planned Parenthood, the Pro-Choice movement, an end to sexual violence and everybody’s inalienable right to dance naked in the streets. In 2000, BETTY began collaborating with Michael Greif, director of Rent, on a theatrical piece with music. That show became BETTY RULES, which ran for seven months Off-Broadway. The hit Showtime series, “The L Word” featured a theme song written by BETTY and band members appeared both individually and collectively in several episodes. Elizabeth Ziff signed on as the show’s Musical Composer, and eventually became a writer and co-executive producer of the series. Their latest CD, Bright & Dark debuted in September, 2009. For more, go to www.hellobetty.com.

Drunken! Careening! Writers! is a reading series based on the proposition that readings should be by 1) good writers; 2) who read their work well; and 3) something in it makes people laugh (nervous laughter counts). And 15 minutes tops.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Best Lesbian Erotica 2010

I'm so tickled. My contributor's copies of Best Lesbian Erotica 2010 arrived the other day. And now that I'm lazing about on a rainy Saturday, I can read while my cookies are baking. Pignioli cookies, if you were wondering. But I might branch out into chocolate chip, too, if I'm feeling energetic. I'll admit it's an interesting thing to do while reading because my story in this collection, "Sweet Tooth," takes place in a bakery.

I'd post the super-sexy cover, but Photobucket got their panties in a bunch last time because, well, the ladies on the cover are pantiless. So if you want to see the yummy photo by Christine Kessler, you'll have to pop over to Amazon and take a peek.

April 2011 Update: Sweet Tooth is now available as a solo short for e-readers for only 99 cents!

Kindle readers can find Sweet Tooth at Amazon.com. It can also be purchased in multiple formats at Smashwords.

Looking for Epub, PDF, Mobipocket, and Microsoft Reader Lit editions? Find them at AllRomanceEbooks.com.