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'09 Authors Insider Tips

Everything About Epublishing
by Angela James
Digital Publishing & Print
Common Myths of Epublishing
Ebook Formats and Devices

by Louisa Burton
Compelling Characters
Point of View, Part I
Point of View, Part II
Learning to Love Conflict
Story Structure
Keep ‘em Guessing
Keep it Simple
Keep Your Writing Real
The Importance of Pacing

Literary Streetwalker
by M. Christian
New World of Publishing
To Blog Or Not To Blog
Meeting & Making Friends
Thinking Beyond Sex
Selling Books
Walking the Line
e-book, e-publisher, e-fun
Still More E-book Fun

Shameless Self-Promotion
by Donna George Storey
Our Journey Begins
Pitches and Bios
Websites, Blogs & Readers
Publicists, Press Kits and...
Viva the Internet
Adventures in Cyberspace
Promoting In the Flesh
Make Your Own Movie
Bigger is Better
Looking Back, Planning Ahead

Two Girls Kissing
by Amie M. Evans
Questions to Ask Yourself...
Tough All Over

The Write Stuff
by Ashley Lister
Practice Makes Prefect
5 Books for Fiction Authors
Poetry In Motions
Six Serving Men
Ashley Lister is Anal
Stealing Ideas
Celebrating Poetry

2009 Smutters Lounge

Ashley Lister Submits
by Ashley Lister

Cooking Up A Storey
by Donna George Storey
A Year of Living Shamelessly
Adultery, Exhibitionism ...
John Updike Made Me Do It ...
Story Soup: Forbidden ...
Lessons from Amazon
Naked Lunches ...
Erotic Alchemy
Secrets of Seduction
Are You a “Real” Writer?
Don’t Fondle My Sentence

Cracking Foxy
with Robert Buckley
The Passionate Taphophile
Havens on Earth
A Knight Without Armor
Magic Carpet Rides
Getting Hammered
Keep It Quiet
Hang Around for a Spell

Get All Worked Up
with J.T. Benjamin
Worked Up About Why
Worked Up About Why, Part II
All Worked Up About Porn
The Catholic Church
Purity Movement
The National Crisis
The Future
About Homosexuality
Public Indiscretions

Pondering Porn
with Ann Regentin
Premature Ejaculation
Auctioning Off What?

Sex Is All Metaphors
by Jean Roberta
Who's Who Around the Table
Ritual Sex
Mixed Legacy
The Spectrum of Consent
Drawing the Line
Marriage without the Hype
The Distracting Smirk
Innocent Guns
Gardens of Earthly Delights

Provocative Interviews

Between the Lines
with Ashley Lister
Anneke Jacob
D L King
Kristina Lloyd
Lisabet Sarai
Mitzi Szereto
Portia Da Costa
Shanna Germain
Sommer Marsden
Susan DiPlacido

Guest Appearances

Marketing a Self-Published Novel
by Jeanne Ainslie

Sexy Little Numbers Vol 1
Best Women’s Erotica from Black Lace

by Various Authors

Book Review by Ashley Lister


Sexy Little Numbers

I’m wearing a black armband as I type this.  Technically I should also be wearing a mourning veil.  A mourning veil trimmed with Black Lace.

I’m reviewing Sexy Little Numbers Vol 1: Best Women’s Erotica from Black Lace.  As anthologies go, this has to be one of the hottest ones to come off the press this year. 

The collection begins with Kristina Lloyd’s ‘Rebecca.’  This erotic riff on Daphne Du Maurier’s classic contains Kristina Lloyd’s characteristic twist of explicit erotica, as well as a wealth of intertextual references for the well-read reader.  Kristina Lloyd is the author of Darker Than Love, Asking For Trouble and Split.  Her short fiction has appeared in numerous Black Lace anthologies as well as innumerable Cleis anthologies, and all the other reputable places where commendable erotic fiction can be found.

‘Fireworks Inside’ is an exquisitely erotic romp from the high-priestess of erotica: Portia Da Costa.  It would be tedious to list all Portia’s Black Lace titles.  They include Continuum, Entertaining Mr Stone, Gemini Heat, Gothic Heat and Suite Seventeen.  The chances are, if you’ve ever read any erotic fiction from Black Lace, it’s very likely you now have a copy of a well-thumbed Portia Da Costa title amongst your collection.

In ‘Hard At Work,’ marvellous Madelynne Ellis explores the dirty dynamics between a secretary and her boss.  Madelynne is a a genius writer who can make the mundane seem magnificent.  Madelynne is also responsible for the brilliant Black Lace novels Phantasmagoria, Gentleman’s Wager, Dark Designs and Passion of Isis

Not that this anthology is solely comprised of authors from the Black Lace stable of novelists.  The anthology also includes two short stories from American author EllaRegina: ‘The Colonscoper And The Snake Charmeuse,’ and ‘Maiden Voyage.’  EllaRegina is a very talented writer who knows how to weave a tale and how to make the eroticism sparkle. 

The anthology also includes the inimitable Rachel Kramer Bussel’s first appearance in Black Lace print with ‘All In The Details’ and ‘The Perfect Distraction.’  Rachel Kramer Bussel’s name will be familiar to anyone who has read erotica.  Her collection of reportage, Best Sex Writing 2009, won the Independent Publishers Book Award for Sexuality/Relationships. 

With fiction from the ever-efficient pens of Kristina Wright, Janine Ashbless, Charlotte Stein, Justine Elyot, Dianne Dawson, Sadie Wolf, Shayla Kersten, Carrie Williams,  Jamaica Layne, Kay Jaybee, K D Grace, Heather Towne, Shada Royce and Delilah Devlin, it is truly an anthology of erotica that deserves to be in every serious collector’s possession. 

So, why am I wearing a black armband and lacy black mourning veil? 

Well, rumours abound that this will be one of the last anthologies to come from the highly regarded Black Lace stable.  The imprint has been suspended for 2010, after sixteen successful years of stellar publications and an influx of outstanding new talent that promised to take Black Lace to a new and exciting level.

If these rumours have any truth in them, then it would be prudent for every connoisseur of erotica to rush out and buy a copy of this testament to one of the truly great imprints of erotic literature.

Ashley Lister
October 2009

Sexy Little Numbers:
Best Women’s Erotica from Black Lace

(Virgin Black Lace, 2009; ISBN 0352345381)
Available atAmazon | Barnes & Noble

© 2009 Ashley Lister. All rights reserved.

About the Author: Ashley Lister is a UK author responsible for more than two-dozen erotic novels written under a variety of pseudonyms.His most recent work, Swingers: True Confessions from Today's Modern Swinging Scene (Virgin Books; ISBN: 0753511355), a non-fiction book recounting the exploits of UK swingers, is his first title published under his own name.
Ashley’s non-fiction has appeared in a variety of magazines, including Forum, Chapter & Verse and The International Journal of Erotica. Nexus, Chimera and Silver Moon have published his full-length fiction, with shorter stories appearing in anthologies edited by Maxim Jakubowski, Rachel Kramer Bussel and Mitzi Szereto. He is very proud to be a regular contributor to ERWA.
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'09 Movie Reviews

Blame It On Savanna
Review by Byrdman

Cry Wolf
Review by Spooky

Review by Spooky

Heaven or Hell
Review by Oranje

House of Wicked
Review by Diesel

The Office: An XXX Parody
Review by Spooky

This Ain't The Partridge Family
Review by Spooky

'09 Book Reviews


A Slip of the Lip (ebook)
Review by Jean Roberta

Best Women's Erotica '09
Review by Lisabet Sarai

Bottoms Up
Review by Ashley Lister

Enchanted Again
Review by Victoria Blisse

Review by Kathleen Bradean

Girls on Top
Review by Ashley Lister

In Sleeping Beauty’s Bed
Review by Ashley Lister

Libidacoria (Poetry)
Review by Ashley Lister

Licks & Promises
Review by Ashley Lister

Like a Thorn (ebook)
Review by Lisabet Sarai

The Mile High Club
Review by Ashley Lister

Nexus Confessions: Vol 5
Review by Victoria Blisse

Nexus Confessions 6
Review by Victoria Blisse

Oysters & Chocolate
Review by Kristina Wright

Playing with Fire
Review by Ashley Lister

Sexy Little Numbers Vol 1
Review by Ashley Lister

Up for Grabs
Review by Lisabet Sarai


A 21st Century Courtesan
Review by Donna G. Storey

The Ages of Lulu
Review by Lisabet Sarai

Amanda’s Young Men
Review by Kristina Wright

As She's Told
Review by Ashley Lister

Bedding Down
Review by Victoria Blisse

Review by Ashley Lister

Brushes & Painted Dolls
Review by Lisabet Sarai

Cassandras Chateau
Review by Ashley Lister

The Edge of Impropriety
Review by Kristina Wright

Review by Kathleen Bradean

Free Pass
Review by Ashley Lister

The Gift of Shame
Review by Victoria Blisse

Kiss It Better
Review by Ashley Lister

The Melinoe Project
Review by Lisabet Sarai

Mortal Engines & The ...
Review by Ashley Lister

The New Rakes
Review by Ashley Lister

Ninety Days of Genevieve
Review by Victoria Blisse

Obsession: An Erotic Tale
Review by Kristina Wright

Sarah's Education
Review by Ashley Lister

Seduce Me
Review by Lisabet Sarai

Lesbian Erotica

Lesbian Cowboys
Review by Kathleen Bradean

Night's Kiss
Review by Jean Roberta

Where the Girls Are
Review by Jean Roberta

Gay Erotica

Animal Attraction 2
Review by Kathleen Bradean

Boys in Heat
Review by Vincent Diamond

Review by Lisabet Sarai

The Low Road
Review by Jean Roberta

Personal Demons
Review by Jean Roberta

Ready to Serve
Review by Vincent Diamond

The Secret Tunnel
Review by Kathleen Bradean

Review by Kathleen Bradean

Review by Vincent Diamond


Best Sex Writing '09
Review by Kristina Wright

The Big Penis Book
Review by Rob Hardy

Erotic Encounters
Review by Rob Hardy

The Forbidden Apple
Review by Rob Hardy

Hollywood’s Censor
Review by Rob Hardy

Lady in Red
Review by Rob Hardy

Licentious Gotham: Erotic...
Review by Rob Hardy

Live Nude Elf
Review by Rob Hardy

Live Nude Girl
Review by Rob Hardy

The Other Side of Desire
Review by Rob Hardy

Scripts 4 Play
Review by Ashley Lister