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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

The Mile High Club: Plane Sex Stories

edited by Rachel Kramer Bussel

Book Review by Ashley Lister


The Mile High Club

Membership of the Mile High Club is claimed by those who achieve orgasm while flying at an altitude of 5,280 ft (a mile above earth).  Purists argue that membership can only be awarded to those who were controlling the aeroplane as they enjoyed their high-flying fun.  But the truth is that many amorous couples have staked their right to membership on lusty liaisons met in long haul lavatories.

Although this method is not one of those advised by specialists, it is probably considered a good way to alleviate the long flight risk of DVT.

According to the, the founding member of the Mile High Club was the young American pilot Lawrence Sperry (1892 – 1923).  Sperry was a pioneer aviator, pilot and flying instructor.  His plane plunged into South Bay, New York in 1916 and he and his female passenger/student swam naked from the wreckage.  Sperry was too much a gentleman to boast about what had happened onboard the flight.  But the incident did lead to a tabloid headline of the day announcing: AERIAL PETTING – ENDS IN WETTING.

Because there are no official records it’s difficult to estimate how many frisky fliers are members of the Mile High Club.  One source notes that 10% of air travellers claim to have qualified, with 50% of fliers hoping to join the exalted ranks. 

All of which is my roundabout way of introducing a radical concept in sexual exploration that has now been with us for almost a century: The Mile High Club.  And what better way to commemorate the impending anniversary of the club’s inception than with a collection of shorts edited by the delightful Rachel Kramer Bussel? 

There are so many first class stories in this collection that they should keep any reader riveted through the longest of long hauls.  Sommer Marsden’s ‘Scream Queen’ is exquisitely entertaining and erotic as a fan meets her idol on a turbulent flight to NYC.  Sommer knows how to keep readers glued to their seats, even if the flight attendants in her story have difficulty implanting such rules.

Jeremy Edwards, ‘Get On, Get Off,’ tells a typically Edwards-esque tongue-in-cheek tale of an innovative flight where passengers have to fasten their seatbelts but are encouraged to unzip everything else.  Jeremy is a writer who never fails to deliver a smile to both ends of a reader’s anatomy: and I don’t think anyone can ask for much more from an author. 

Matt Conklin’s ‘Wild Child’ is an exceptional character study and an intensely explicit trip that almost delivers the taming of its eponymous antagonist.  In ‘The Girl Most Likely,’ Kristina Wright delivers a pithy tale of lost love being intimately reunited on an eight hour flight to London.  Kristina Wright is a gifted writer and ‘The Girl Most Likely’ shows her talents to tell a powerful story with deft subtlety. 

And then there’s Donna George Storey’s ‘Nasty Little Habit.’  The protagonist of Donna’s story has a nasty little habit that she’s vowed to kick – a habit that involves aeroplanes and personal pleasure flights.  As always, Donna manages to deliver a cracking tale that simply soars and reaches new heights.

Rachel Kramer Bussel is a talented author and editor.  The Mile High Club is another of those wonderful anthologies that can be devoured or savoured or simply enjoyed as essential reading for frequent flyers who want the most appropriate level of in-flight entertainment.

Ashley Lister
September 2009

The Mile High Club: Plane Sex Stories
(Cleis Press, 2009; ISBN 157344345X)
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