From the Erotica Readers & Writers Association
By Lisabet Sarai
Dear Polymorphously Perverse Partakers in the Prurient,
Okay, maybe I’m getting a bit carried away. (It wouldn’t be the first time.) But it’s been two months since the last edition of the Erotica Readers & Writers Association website and I’m suffering from the literary equivalent of blue balls. Fortunately, the July edition is guaranteed to satisfy both my needs and yours. Follow the bouncing butt as I lead you on a quick tour through some of the stimulating material awaiting you this month.
Our first stop is the Story Gallery, where you can meet our July Featured Guest, the renowned author, editor and poet Shane Allison. If you’re a fan of powerful, edgy gay erotic fiction, check out Shane’s two offerings, “Ron’s Rim Chair” and “Neck of the Woods”.
Our July theme is Techrotica, erotica at the interface between human and machine. You’ll be amazed by our authors’ fertile and lascivious imaginations. Don’t miss the non-theme stories and our half-dozen flashers, full stories in two hundred words or less. Why not sample the poetry too? We promise that it’s far more arousing than obscure.
Naughty, romantic, kinky, extreme: in the ERWA gallery there’s something for every taste.
Need some beach reading? Check out our Books for Sensual Readers section. We have literally dozens of recommendations. Our titles are hot enough to distract you from the most revealing bikini or bodacious bod!
This month we feature a record number of outstanding anthologies, including Kristina Wright’s paranormal erotic romance collection DREAM LOVER, D.L. King’s steam punk extravaganza CARNAL MACHINES and Alison Tyler’s exceptional D/s volume SLAVE TO LOVE. We’ve got tons of gay and lesbian anthos, too. HOT RODS, edited by Sean Lawrence, offers tales of mind-blowing biceps and boners, while Richard Labonte’s BEST GAY ROMANCE 2011 demonstrates that love doesn’t always equate with softness. Award-winning editor Sacchi Green presents stunning tales of “erotic investigations” in LESBIAN COPS. Kathleen Warnock showcases the cream of F/F fiction in the latest volume in her renowned series, BEST LESBIAN EROTICA 2011.
If you’re in the mood for longer tales, I suggest you take a look at Kay Jaybee’s THE PERFECT SUBMISSIVE, a classic BDSM novel set in a swanky country hotel. Or snag yourself one of our many erotic romance titles, such as Robin Shone’s explicit Victorian novel THE LADY’S TUTOR or Larissa Ione’s demon-steeped paranormal DESIRE UNCHAINED.
I’ve put CLEAN CARTOONISTS’ DIRTY DRAWINGS, edited by Craig Yoe on my personal wish list. Cheesecake, pinups, and fetish drawings by the creators of such classics as Beatle Bailey, Dennis the Menace and B.C. – sounds like great fun! And don’t forget our sexy sex-guide section. You can’t go wrong with MOREGASM: BABELAND’S GUIDE TO MIND-BLOWING SEX by Rachel Venning and Claire Cavanah, the lovely and knowledgeable founders of the ground-breaking Babeland adult store.
Of course, you should use ERWA’s affiliate Amazon [Amazon UK] links for anything you decide to buy. It doesn’t cost you anything extra, and every purchase you make helps support the best free adult site on the web. Let me warn you – if I find out that you’ve been buying your books, movies and toys through someone else’s links… well, let’s just say that I know a bit about how to use a flogger or a riding crop – beyond the point that it’s fun!
Indulge your literary lust:
What better way to spend a long, lazy summer afternoon than with your favorite sex toy? In the Sex Toy Playground, Kyra Saunders gives two thumbs up to the innovative Jimmyjane Form 4 vibrator. Alicia Guinn from Babeland provides a frank and informative how-to article on female ejaculation. The monthly Sex Toy Scuttlebutt column showcases top toys from all our trusted affiliates. I have to admit that to my old-fashioned eyes, modern vibrators look more like alien artifacts than the pseudo-phallic items I’m used to. Don’t let that hold you back. We’ve got discount coupons for our readers, 10% from Babeland and Good Vibrations and a whopping 20% from Adam and Eve. So what are you waiting for?
All work and no play is no fun at all:
Summertime, and the coming is easy… especially when you sample some of the films in our Adult Movies section. Topping the list this month is Randy Spears’ hilarious erotic comedy “The Orgasm”, about a porn performer past his prime. You might not think this would be sexy, but believe me, you won’t know whether you’re laughing or climaxing. I can’t get excited about the continued flood of porn parodies (though you might enjoy them), but Lizzie Borden’s imaginative “Hollywood Icons Come to Life” is a different story. Today’s hottest stars play the part of Hollywood legends such as Marilyn Monroe, Raquel Welch and (yes) Charlie Chaplin in movie-inspired fantasies. Two all-female sex-fests also caught my eye. “The Interns” follows a scheming, competitive collection of interns at a high end fashion magazine, as each tries to undercut the other’s career – sounds like “The Devil Wears Prada” with a great deal more sex. “Cherry” is a scorching, BDSM-flavored woman-on-woman film set in a nude, all-girl strip club. Just the description got my pulse pounding.
We’ve got tons more films for you to contemplate, from classics to utter raunch. There are lots of options once you decide what you want, too, including our new affiliate SugarDVD, and Hot Movies for Her, the porn VOD shop especially for women.
Experience the sensual magic of the silver screen:
Things are lively this month in the Author Resources section. Ashley Lister gets tough in “The Unforgivable Taboo”. He’s not talking about incest, underage sex, or bestiality; you’ll have to read his column to discover what he considers the worst sin. William Gaius provide an authoritative summary of options for getting your book into print in his article “Printing Technology for Self-Publishers”, including a painstaking (and somewhat painful) economic analysis. But all is not gloomy – he sees huge financial opportunities in the rise of ebooks and ereaders.
Summer is slow in some businesses, but we’ve got enough opportunities in our Calls for Submissions list to keep you really busy. Recently announced calls include an erotic spanking anthology edited by Rachel Kramer Bussel, a succubus-themed anthology edited by D.L. King and two gay anthologies (“Middle Men” and “Nice Butt”) from our July featured author Shane Allison. Naughty Nights Press is looking for wicked, wanton Halloween tales. All Romance Ebooks is running an erotic romance writing contest with a prize of $1000. There are dozens more calls and guidelines, from pretty much every publisher in the biz, for every category of erotic writing including non-fiction.
You have no excuse not to submit:
By the way, authors of erotic romance located in the U.K. should check out the upcoming event “A Romantic Date With Total-E-Bound Publishers”, to be held on September 9, 2011 in historic Lincoln. Both established authors and newcomers are invited. For only £15.00, you get lunch, dinner and a guaranteed opportunity to discuss your work with a Total-E-Bound editor. To find out more visit www.total-e-bound.com/date.asp
Inside the Erotic Mind, our members discuss whether they prefer oral sex or intercourse. You’ll find many lively opinions on both sides of the issue. You can add your own thoughts; just click on the Participate link.
Nothing is forbidden inside the erotic mind:
Our featured Web Gem this month is For the Girls, the XXX-rated site designed especially for women. For the Girls offers a heady mix of passion, romance, and hardcore sex, with a huge selection of sexy photos, explicit movies, exclusive erotic fiction (see For The Girls call for submissions link below), provocative articles, sex advice, humor and lots more. At For The Girls you’ll experience a real sense of intimacy and shared pleasure.
Well, my friends, I’ve done what I can to set you on the right path. The rest is up to you. I’ll be back next month with more pornographic puns and arousing alliteration. Meanwhile, tomorrow’s the Fourth of July, and you know what _that_ means. My annual Naked Barbecue and Spankfest! Everyone’s invited – bring your own fireworks. I’ll supply the hotdogs (extra long), hamburgers, potato salad and paddles.
Bodies of Light – M/F/M Science Fiction by Lisabet Sarai now available from Total-E-Bound!
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