Erotic Lure Newsletter: March 2013

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From the Erotica Readers & Writers Association
By Lisabet Sarai

Dear Lascivious Leprechauns,

Welcome to the March edition of the Erotic Lure, your personal guided tour of the smuttiest and most sinful sections of the Erotica Readers & Writers Association website. Although I’m not Irish, I’ve always loved the tipsy exuberance of St. Patrick’s Day. I’ve donned my shamrock-colored corset, bowler and boots for the occasion. If you’re lucky, I just might lead you to the fabled sexpot of gold.

Let’s start in the Gallery, where once again our editors have assembled an astonishing collection of original fiction in every mood, from playful and humorous to chillingly dark. We have cherry-hued Dior lingerie, a sexy Irish barrista complete with swoon-worthy brogue, an MILF who learns a thing or two from her young conquest, a visitor from the future with a sex ray gun, a man haunted and warped by his past deeds, and a reanimated Goth beauty with an insatiable appetite for both sex and horror. You’ll also find a raft of clever flashers – full stories in 200 words or less – and exquisite erotic poetry. If you like your erotica smooth, surprising and unapologetically hot, spend some time with the incredibly talented authors of ERWA.

Read your way to release:

And how did our authors get so darned good? Visit the Authors Resources pages for some clues. Follow our link to the ERWA blog to read posts from veteran authors on a wide range of topics related to erotica, writing and publishing. Visit the archives for fabulous articles on the business and craft of authorship, dating all the way back to 2006. Then browse our calls for submissions list to find the inspiration for your next story or novel. This month’s listings include anthologies on the themes of “campus sexploits”, “sex with sporty queers”, zombie lust, cowboys, knights and men in kilts. Check out the guidelines for new erotic romance house Scarlet Petals Press and webzine Peaches magazine, which is seeking both fiction and non-fiction.

Get off your butt and get published:

Whether you’re an author or not, you’re bound to be inspired by our Books for Sensual Readers. This month we feature Joan Price’s groundbreaking anthology AGELESS EROTICA, a collection of tales by authors over fifty that celebrates mature sex. Violet Blue edits VORACIOUS, a typically transgressive collection of tales about women hungry for carnal delights. Don’t miss Jean Roberta’s bawdy historical tale FLIGHT OF THE BLACK SWAN, featuring an all-orientations cast of horny pirates. Laura Antoniou takes a break from the Marketplace to offer up THE KILLER WORE LEATHER: A S/M MYSTERY, in which a lesbian police detective goes underground at the Mr. and Ms. Global Leather competition to ferret out the fetishist who murdered last year’s winner. BARBAROSSA’S BITCH, gay erotica from Angelia Sparrow and Naomi Brooks, is a post-apocalyptic tale of passion and submission. L.T. Marie’s THREE DAYS centers on a lesbian Vegas wedding and the two guests who can’t afford to gamble with love. And I’ve added THE FEMINIST PORN BOOK to my personal wish-list – an intelligent and provocative collection of essays by female directors and authors of adult film including Nina Hartley and Candida Royale.

All these fabulous titles and dozens more can be yours faster than you can say “cornbeef and cabbage”. Just click on our links to Amazon, Barnes and Noble, or All Romance Ebooks and browse to your heart’s content. Every penny you spend helps keep ERWA alive and kicking.

Expand the horizons of your imagination:

What do sex toys have to do with St. Patty’s Day? I think someone missed the boat by not featuring green lube this month. Anyway, you don’t need a holiday to enjoy the delightful implements showcased in the Sex Toy Playground. Our regular Sex Toy Scuttlebutt column keeps you well-informed about the latest developments in erotic technology. Honestly, sex toys get more exotic all the time – check out the Sqweel Oral Sex Simulator if you don’t believe me. Then there’s Mr. and Mrs. Toy’s review of the Verspanken Masturbator and Water Weiners. It does come in green…

There’s always time to play:

Oscar winners, eat your hearts out. Our top billing in the Adult Films section goes to “Wasteland”, directed by Graham Travis. This gorgeous, emotionally wrenching tale of a lovers’ one-night reunion won an amazing seven awards in the 2013 AVN competition, including Movie of the Year, Best Actress and Best Screenplay. Also of note is Stormy Daniels’ couples flick “Unfaithful”, a cautionary story of love and deception, and “Against Her Will”, a smutty extravaganza of Sapphic dominance and submission. The 1978 classic “Easy” follows the adventures of Kate (Jesie St. James), a woman whose sexual desires are truly insatiable. And if you like to mix a bit of education in with your sex, check out “Jessica Drake’s Guide to Wicked Sex: Anal Play for Men”. Bend over, baby!

We’re not just teasing you with all these great movies. You can buy anything that piques your interest from our reputable affiliates. Just click, and come.

Live your dreams on the silver screen:

Inside the Erotic Mind this month, our members take about faking orgasms. You’ll find some fascinating differences between the male and female perspectives on this question. To add your thoughts, click on the link labeled Participate.

There are no limits inside the erotic mind:

Our featured web gem this month is legendary erotica and romance publisher Ellora’s Cave.

Ellora’s Cave was established in 2000 and remains at the vanguard of both the erotic romance and digital publishing revolutions. The company works hard to retain its leading edge by continually discovering fresh talent, blazing new genre trails, and paying some of the highest royalty rates in the industry. With books in six languages and authors and editors around the world, we are truly an international publisher.

We accept both agented and unagented manuscripts, and as an author-owned company are very author-friendly. For submission guidelines and calls for submissions, visit

Authors, editors, fans, aspiring authors, Caveman cover models and other industry professionals from around the world gather at our annual convention RomantiCon for fun, inspiration, education and networking:

It’s time for me to wrap this up. As usual, I’ve only hit the highlights of the ERWA site. Have fun exploring all the back alleys! As for me, I’m going out for a green beer, hoping I’ll meet someone with the gift of blarney – you know what I mean, someone with a really talented tongue…


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Adrienne Benedicks

I'm still a bit surprised to find myself administrator of a community that dwells in the sensual and the erotic. Who would have thought all those dirty books residing under my bed would lead to this? I have to say it is wonderfully liberating to realize the only dirty things under my bed are the dust bunnies; that my passion for things erotic is simply a healthy interest in sexuality. There's nothing quite like a community of like-minded people to light the way. I graduated from University with a degree in anthropology and live with my professor husband. However, the New Yorker in me is still alive and kicking. We have three kids: a professor, a financier, and instructional designer. Things are more comfortable now that they don't have to answer the classic elementary school question, "What does your mommy do?" In 1996, with the help and encouragement of several women, I founded the Erotica Readers & Writers Association. It's a continuing pleasure to mingle with the passionate souls of ERWA.


  1. Lady Flo

    Thanks Lisabeth for all this info.
    ERWA is a deep well yet to be discovered for me.
    I've subscribe email list 🙂

  2. Lisabet Sarai

    Hello, Lady Flo!

    I'm serious – my newsletters really only hit the highlights. Spend an hour or two browsing the archives of Inside the Erotic Mind, for instance – very hot stuff! (Lots of grist for stories!)

  3. Lady Flo

    Thanks Lisabet. This website is a mine of informations.
    I'll need a lot of time to explore all.

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