August 24, 2011
Interview with me and sexy male sub female dom photos at Black Coffee Poet
They asked some great questions, and I answered in my typical long-winded fashion! Love the photo essay interspersed throughout the interview. Thanks, Black Coffee Poet!
CLC: Why Erotica?
RKB: The short answer is because I found that I liked it and was good at it. The first erotica story I wrote was called Monica and Me and got published in Shar Rednour’s anthology Starf*cker and Tristan Taormino’s anthology Best Lesbian Erotica 2001. That early validation was so thrilling for me and showed me that the ideas in my head could translate onto paper. From there I started writing more and more, and I think part of it is that I like to do things that come easily to me, and erotica has, for the most part, since the beginning. But it’s also that the erotica market is made up of so many short story anthologies, and that was accessible to me as a beginning writer. I didn’t have much experience with fiction but I’d read lots of erotic stories and thought, “I want to try this.”
I’m pretty sure that’s how a lot of people come to erotica (and other genres), and what I love about it is that you could submit a story today and a year from now it’s in a book. That’s still exciting and I’ve kept up with it because I’ve found ways to recreate that initial thrill; I feel that every time I open a box of my books and marvel that the covers that looked so beautiful on my computer screen look even better in actual print. I just got a Nook and am enjoying it, but to me there will never be any reading experience that can rival holding a book in my hands. I’m the kind of person who reads everything—the copyright, the blurbs, the back cover, the acknowledgments. I love books, and so getting to work on them and keep innovating and keep publishing new authors as well as ones I’ve worked with extensively is as exciting as it was the first time.
Rachel Kramer Bussel
#erotica #books #BDSM #publishing #She's on Top #Black Coffee Poet #Rachel Kramer Bussel
March 23, 2012
Tristan on Tour
The Tristan Taromino publicity tour is just starting to ramp up with stops at Harvard Sex Week, the Ms. Leather Convention, and several stops in Austrailia! Check out the full list of events at her website and pucker up!
#Tristan Taormino #Kink #BDSM #Erotica #Sex #Writers #Austrailia #Harvard Sex Week #Ms. Leather Convention
April 12, 2012
Have you heard? Sinclair Sexsmith’s BDSM Kink Lesbian Erotica has hit bookstore shelves and is creating waves all over the internet. Check out just the handful of reviews that have been published, yelling rave reviews for the erotic piece of art.
Haven’t picked up the book yet? Well, shame on you! Here are your chances to pick up your own copy.
#sinclair sexsmith #Say Please #Erotica #Lesbian #kink #BDSM #sex #cleis press
April 17, 2012
April 20, 2012
Mr. Sexsmith is on fire, and we’re not just talking her titillating new Lesbian Bondage book Say Please. Blogs and readers are raving about her anthology across the internet. Here are just a handful of the several reviews the book has received thus far.
”You know what I love best about this book? I love that it exists.…
Every book is like a message in a bottle, and we cannot know upon which shores its message will wash up. Somewhere out there is a baby perv, who’s gonna find this book, and think, OMG THERE REALLY ARE PEOPLE LIKE ME AND SOMEONE THINKS WE ARE IMPORTANT ENOUGH TO PUT IN A BOOK! There are at least fifteen of them, because 23 of them wrote about it and then one of them put all the stuff between the covers of a book! And then they’ll sit there for a minute, and it’ll blow their minds when they realize, wait: there must be more than 23 of us plus me, because nobody would publish a book if only the people in it and some random nobody like me were interested. “
”I dipped into Say Please: Lesbian BDSM Erotica
almost as soon as I ripped open the paper shipping envelope…I finished the book on a bus trip, relishing the public debauchery of it…If I were a queen, I’d be beheaded for this. Say Please: Lesbian BDSM Erotica
is a great look into contemporary erotica. The variety of themes and plots was interesting enough to not be repetitive, yet they flowed together beautifully.”
”My rating: 5 of 5 stars
. BDSM is not always my thing. But good writing is, and this book is chock full of it. You might be wondering why I read it, if I’m not generally turned on by leather, or pain, or the wide-variety of things that BDSM is. To be honest, the first reason is that it was edited by Mr. Sinclair Sexsmith. They are like King Midas: everything they touch turns to gold.…So the moral of the story. Even if you’re ‘not into that,’ you should still pick up a copy of this book and read it.…So wake up your inner voyeur and take a peek into these character’s bed rooms. No matter what you’re into, you won’t regret it.
Want a chance to put your word in? Leave a review at Amazon.com and spread the word!
Want to see Sexsmith in the flesh discussing sex, politics and fucking with gender? Check out the list of her several appearances across the U.S. here
#Mr. Sexsmith #Sinclair Sexsmith #Say Please #Lesbian Bondage #BDSM #Bondage #Sex #Erotica #Anthology #Cleis Press
June 13, 2012
But it turns out — despite all the 50 Shades drama — women have been reading erotica for a while.
Rachel Kramer Bussel is an author and editor of erotica, including books aimed at women.
In her experience, she says, it’s ‘women who buy the majority’ of erotica. She says it’s about escapism, about validating one’s own ideas, and also about getting real life ideas.
Given existing stereotypes about women’s love for romance novels in which heroines are very pretty, heroes are impossible noble and the whole debacle ends in marriage, 50 Shades’ BDSM plotline is a bit surprising.
Bussel admits some of it is “pretty explicit.’ But, she says it probably isn’t all the BDSM making 50 Shades so popular. ‘It’s BDSM second, romance first.’
‘Mommy porn’: Rachel Kramer Bussel and Shelley Taylor on 50 Shades of Grey on Rabble.ca
#women #erotica #bdsm #romance #Rachel Kramer Bussel
Overall, Bound by Lust is a stellar anthology, well-written and provocative, offering the reader an expansive collection of stories that explore many facets of our sexuality and our sexual relationships, as related to bondage, kink, dominance, submission, love, and desire. These stories are smart and sexy, and the collection as a whole will find you stimulated and spell-bound, body and mind, bound by lust.”
Oysters and Chocolate reviews Shanna Germain’s BOUND BY LUST at http://www.oystersandchocolate.com/Articles/2452/BoundbyLustaBookReview.aspx
—Oysters and Chocolate
#bound by lust #shanna germain #kink #bdsm #smart erotica
June 27, 2012
July 9, 2012
BOUND BY LUST giveaway!
Shanna Germain, editor of BDSM romance anthology BOUND BY LUST, is celebrating the end of her blog tour with a signed copy giveaway! All you need to do to enter is do something nice for any favorite author and post about it on her blog. Check out the link!
#Delilah Devlin #Bound by Lust #bdsm #erotica