From Erotica Readers & Writers Association
By Lisabet Sarai
Dear Erudite Explorers of Eros,
Are you excited? I’m back with September’s Erotic Lure, and if you’re not feeling – um – stimulated at the moment, I guarantee that you will be by the time we’ve finished our tour, especially if you take the time to follow my recommendations as we go along.
How could anyone *not* be thrilled by this month’s Erotica Gallery? With every Lure, I think, “this month has got to be the best gallery yet”. Then the following month, our authors up the ante. For September, they’ve produced ten amazing stories – eleven if you count C. Sanchez-Garcia’s outrageous assault on poetic forms, WABI SABI GIRL – plus six fabulous flashers and a whole page of Truly Horrible Erotikishka Pomes which you honestly have to read to believe. The fiction offers humor, pathos, insight and pure heat. A nudist funeral – a student stripper – a well-satisfied submissive – a post-apocalyptic rock star – two old friends who share literally everything… It’s like getting an award-winning anthology for free. The poems – well, they’re pretty much indescribable.
A feast for the literate lecher:
Now that we’ve got you all fired up with our free tales, you might find yourself looking for some stories to keep you satisfied when you can’t get to the Internet. Our Books for Sensual Readers pages offer a plethora of pleasurable perusals. (Ouch!) For a touch of the taboo, pick up a copy of Rachel Kramer Bussel’s new anthology of anal erotica, BABY GOT BACK. Want to live lustfully ever after? I recommend Kristina Wright’s steamy couples collection, BEDDED BLISS. Elizabeth Schechter’s HOUSE OF SABLE LOCKS is a twisted, passionate steampunk thriller. If you prefer the promise of a happy ending, CAKE by Lauren Dane serves up a tattooed bad boy artist and the art student/bicycle messenger who wants to do more than just satisfy his hunger for sensation. Looking for gay erotica? Circlet Press has just released WIRED HARD 5, a collection of gay scifi/specfic tales edited by Joy Crelin. Meanwhile, what you see is what you get with Elizabeth Coldwell’s lesbian anthology GIRLS GETTING OFF. We’re not talking about buses here!
These are just some of the September featured titles. If you’ve got the time, delve deeper. We’ve got arousing anthologies, naughty novels, risque romance, concupiscent classics, hunky homoerotica, luscious lezlit, sexy self-help. (Okay, okay, so I’m going overboard a bit…) If you see anything you like (and honestly, I can’t imagine how you could help it), just follow our links to your favorite bookstores. As you undoubtedly know by now (unless you’re new to the ERWA or have been living under a rock), every purchase you make using our affiliate links helps support the great free content we offer every month here at the Erotic Readers & Writers Association.
Grab yourself a randy read:
In the September Sex Toy Playground, our focus in on male pleasure. Charlotte from Bondara offers an informative summary of the wonderfully varied options in male masturbatory devices. If you want more details, browse the reviews and articles listed in the sidebars. The Scuttlebutt column features some fabulous products, too. I want one (at least) of those cute Pyxis Finger Vibes. And guys, check out the racecar-inspired Cobra Libre Stimulator. Vroom!
You can’t win if you don’t play:
You might think the season for summer blockbusters is more or less over, but our Adult Films section is chock full of great flicks to keep the heat turned up high as the weather cools. My top pick (as anyone who knows me might expect) is the BDSM extravaganza “Fifty Shades of Bizarre”. Filmed in Budapest and featuring Euro-porn pretties and Hungarian hunks, this movie’s more than enough to make poor little Anastasia run and hide. Then there’s “The Temptation of Eve”, starring the striking Remy Lacroix, the tale of a woman torn between loyalty and lust. Brad Armstrong is back, along with the always alluring Jessica Drake, in “Sex”, a futuristic vision of commoditized desire. Check out the classics page, always one of my favorites (being a classic myself). This month we feature the sensual Annette Haven, with a remastering of her second film, the hard-boiled, hard-pumping espionage drama “China Girl” (1974).
We’re not just teasing you with all these tantalizing titles. You can have any film that you want, just by clicking through to our affiliates. Go ahead – you know you want to!
Visit our Cinema Sensualismo:
Inside the Erotic Mind this month, our topic is “Sympathy Fucks”. Read our members’ varied stories of pity-inspired sex – some given, some received, some that turned out well, others that were disasters. Have a tale of your own to share, or just an opinion? Click on the Participate link to add your contribution.
Arousal begins inside the erotic mind:
Writers, I haven’t forgotten you. Our Author Resources pages adds a new section this month: details on companies you can use to self-publish your work. Scroll down to the bottom of the left hand sidebar. And for more information on the topic of self-publishing, click on the Archives link to read William Gaius’ excellent series of columns on the topic, “Kill Electrons Not Trees”.
Calls for submissions include GLBT holiday stories from JMS Books, the anthology Me and My Boi, to edited by Sacchi Green, and the Red Room Journal, focusing on erotic for couples.
If you’re new to publishing, don’t be shy. The markets for erotica and erotica romance are booming. Publishers want to read your story. Whatever subgenre you write, you’re bound to find promising targets for your work at ERWA. We update the listings several times a month. In addition, we post all new calls at the ERWA blog, where you’ll also find fabulous articles about the philosophy, craft and business of erotica.
Be brave and submit:
I wanted to share the link to a site I expect many readers might enjoy. The Erotica Bibliophile is a compendium of information and illustrations related to vintage erotica and erotic art, between the 18th and early 20th century. If you’re looking for a story idea or a wank prompt, check it out. I find some of the images quite – um – inspiring.
I don’t know about you, but my pulse is elevated, I’m breathing fast, and I’m distinctly moist in various intimate areas… I hope you’ve enjoyed our monthly jaunt through the ERWA site as much as I did. I’ll be taking October off; distinguished author and poet Ashley Lister will be stepping into my shoes (the red patent leather stilettos, if I’m any judge of character) and I’m sure he’ll – um – perform admirably. I’ll see you November, with more alliteration and double entendres, including my traditional jokes about turkeys and pillories.
Until then, don’t do anything I wouldn’t do. (That should give you a lot of leeway.)
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