July 15, 2011
Steampunk just got Steamier…
With its bronze goggles and leather-strapped corsets, steampunk is everywhere, from laptop modifications to wedding cakes. There’s multiple events devoted to the genre, and people are boarding airships from Portland to New England… even Old England is getting in on the action!
But one thing has been missing, hasn’t it..? I admit all this clockwork is pretty to look at, but… where is the steaminess in steampunk?
Editor D.L. King has compiled an array of stories that pull back the Victorian curtain and reveal all sorts of new uses for those machines. Carnal Machines takes you to another world filled with brothels, flying machines, steam-powered sex toys, manor houses and spiritualist societies—even Doctor Watson makes a house call. How remarkable!
It certainly set our hearts a-flutter!
Read reviews of the arousing anthology here:
Erotica For All
Pop My Cherry
Erotica Readers and Writers Association (scroll down, 4th review)
In addition, author and editor of Carnal Machines: Steampunk Erotica D. L. King will be headlining The Erotic Authors Association’s Inaugural Conference at The Flamingo Hotel in Las Vegas, September 9 & 10, 2011- if you get a chance, check it out!
July 22, 2011
Is Kate Middleton a Modern Elizabeth Bennet? Mitzi Szereto thinks so…
The parallel between Kate Middleton and Austen heroine Elizabeth Bennet is obvious: middle-class girl marries up, in this case Prince William rather than Mr. Darcy. Yet we see a marriage of equals, despite the differences in social and financial status. Elizabeth and Darcy engage with each other not with one individual deferring to the other, but as equal sparring partners. The interaction we have seen thus far between Kate Middleton and Prince William appears to demonstrate likewise. We can easily imagine Kate standing her ground, yet managing to do so while still being respectful of others.
-Kate Middleton: A Modern Elizabeth Bennet, Mitzi Szereto for The Periscope Post
Mitzi Szereto’s gotten to know Jane Austen rather well by writing Pride & Prejudice: Hidden Lusts. But what do you think?
#erotic #erotica #mitzi szereto
August 22, 2011
Babeland likes Gotta Have It!
Babeland Seattle is where we did the sexy burlesque star reading of Gotta Have It, along with contributor Shanna Germain (“Genesis”). I love this little book and hope it finds its way into the hands of both erotica fans and those who maybe don’t think they’re into erotica but want something quick and sexy to read. Thanks, Babeland! They wrote:
When you just can’t wait to get to the good part, turn to Gotta Have It: 69 Stories of Sudden Sex, edited by Babeland favorite Rachel Kramer Bussel. From sex with neighbors to quickies with library patrons, unexpected trysts with coworkers to feverish encounters between long-time partners, these stories convey all the urgency and thrill of sex that’s too exciting to put off for one more second. All 69 original stories come from writers of diverse backgrounds, and are short enough to satisfy you when you’ve only got a few minutes to sneak in your own solo quickie. (Or read them with a partner to ignite your own episode of sudden sex!)
Rachel Kramer Bussel
#Babeland #Gotta Have It #short shorts #anthology #anthologies #books #erotica #erotic writing #Rachel Kramer Bussel #Cleis Press
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
January 24, 2012
Rachel Kramer Bussel WOWS again!
Dang Rachel Kramer Bussel you’re on FIRE! Raving review for Best Bondage Erotica 2012 by A Night Owl Reviews Book Review
#rachel kramer bussel #erotica #bondage
January 26, 2012
February 3, 2012
The thermometer may be dropping, but inside, things are just starting to heat up! With this bumper crop of new collections of romantic and erotic stories, gay and lesbian readers can devote those dark winter mornings and 4 p.m. sunsets to love, and other indoor sports. Cleis Press wins with “Best Lesbian Romance 2012,” “Best Lesbian Erotica 2012,” “Best Gay Romance 2012,” and “Best Sex Writing 2012,” and Hanne Blank chronicles the short history of heterosexuality in “Straight.” So snuggle up under those covers and start stoking that fire!
#LGBT #Erotica #Lesbian #Gay #Radclyffe #Kathleen Warnock #Richard Labonté
February 9, 2012
10. Sleazy Reads
Like to read books in bed? Snuggle up with some Best Lesbian Erotica 2012 this winter and you won’t even need the extra blanket. Your lesbian library need not go without these tantalizing tales of queer trysts. Edited by Kathleen Warnock, this book is the perfect gift for those of us who need some mental stimulation.
#Best Lesbian Erotica #LGBT #Lesbian #Erotica #Books #Sex
February 10, 2012
What an amazing night last night at @bluestockings and the many amazing authors who read at the event! Thanks to @mrsexsmith for the pics posted on her twitter. Check out her blog for a few videos.
[Authors/readers above left to right: Anne Grip reading from Best Lesbian Erotica ‘12, DL King reading from Best Lesbian Erotica ‘12, Gregory L. Norris reading from Best Gay Romance ‘12, James Earl Hardy reading from Best Gay Erotica ‘12, Julie Noel Goldman reading from Best Lesbian Erotica ‘12, and Ali Oh reading from Best Lesbian Erotica ‘12]
Congrats to everyone who contributed to a successful night of reading!
#Anne Grip #DL King #Gregory L. Norris #James Early Hardy #Julie Noel Goldman #Ali Oh #Erotica #LGBT #Gay #Lesbian #Cleis Press