From Erotica Readers & Writers Association
By Lisabet Sarai
Dear Venial Voyagers,
Welcome to the November edition of the ERWA Erotic Lure newsletter!
I don’t know if you and I’ve met:
I go by the name ‘Lisabet’.
I’ll help you explore,
Show you all what’s in store
And make sure you leave horny and wet.
First I want to express sincere thanks
To the man who stepped up from the ranks
With the October Lure.
Mille bisous! (Though I’m sure
Master Lister would rather have spanks.)
I’ll stop there, I think, as I don’t have nearly the same facility for bawdy verse as the wonderful Ashley Lister. Thanks for your creative, naughty newsletter, Ash! Anyway, I’m back from my travels (though you’ll have to wait for my next book if you want salacious tales) and ready to guide you through the lust-laden pages of the ERWA site.
Speaking of books, I think I’ll begin with Books for Sensual Readers. (We’re talking about *you*, my friends…) Topping my personal list this month is Mitzi Szerto’s new novel WILDE PASSIONS OF DORIAN GRAY. Follow the eternally youthful wastrel around the world as he seeks increasingly extreme and forbidden sensations. A luscious morality tale brought to sizzling life by a legendary author. If you’re still feeling “wilde”, check out the new edition of Oscar Wilde’s tale TELENY (OR THE REVERSE OF THE MEDAL), homoerotic romance privately published in 1893 for a very select audience. A far more modern take on gay erotica can be found in Shane Allison’s anthology NASTY BOYS: ROUGH TRADE EROTICA. One look at the cover is enough to turn you on. (Well, I guess I can only speak for myself!) If you prefer girl-on-girl action, I can recommend Sacchi Green’s collection WILD GIRLS, WILD NIGHTS (gee, this is getting to be a theme), true life tales of lesbian lust. And if, like me, you’re sorry to see the end of the Halloween season, keep the shivers coming with TREMBLE: EROTIC TALES OF THE MYSTICAL AND SINISTER by Tobsha Learner.
You’ll encounter lots more great titles in our book pages, cleverly categorized to help you find exactly the genre you’re seeking. You might even get some ideas for holiday gift-giving. No need to worry about getting the right size or color! When you’re ready to make a purchase, please remember to click through the links to Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iBookstore and our other affiliates. It doesn’t cost you a penny, but it helps keep ERWA going strong.
Fight censorship! Buy and read erotica!
Of course, ERWA remains the top site on the web for diverse, original, FREE adult fiction. For a decade and a half, more or less every month, our Erotic Fiction Gallery has been serving up a banquet of lip-smacking erotic fare, and November is no exception. The gallery is a cornucopia of sensual delights: eight full length stories, two quickies, eight sassy flashers, plus a full page of luscious poetry, with links to audio renditions by the authors themselves. You’ll find your favorite ERWA authors as well as talented newcomers, writing in moods from raw to sentimental, slutty to silly. And if you actually run out of stories, dip into the ERWA Treasure Chest for more than a decades worth of the best of the best erotica on the web.
We love giving it away:
For some fun of a less literary bent, follow me into the Sex Toy playground. Good Vibrations provides advice this month on how to use and care for anal beads, plus a special feature: a graphical time line of anal sex. (I was surprised, though, that the time line did not include LAST TANGO IN PARIS – 1972 – surely a milestone of rear-entry history!) Our regular Sex Toy Scuttlebutt column highlights some of the most innovative and popular sex-enhancing artifacts out there. Sex toys get more complicated all the time, it seems. For an example, check out the TARA Rotating Rechargeable Couples Vibrator. I think you probably have to try it out to understand it!
If you’re curious – just use our convenient links! And let me remind you that the Playground page also features dozens of objective toy reviews, to help you make those important decisions.
Just the thing for you hands-on types:
Nothing goes with a new sex toy like a steamy erotic film. “If you want something visual/that’s not too abysmal” (with apologies to Dr. Frankenfurter), drop by our “Best in Adult Movies” pages. Titles that caught my eye include the dark and dream-like “Underworld”, directed by Brad Armstrong and starring Jessica Drake; “Bitter Sweet”, a cautionary tale of ego, love, ambition and lust; and “Threesome Fantasies Fulfilled”, which needs no explanation. I noticed we have a new affiliate in our sidebar, too: gay porn video on demand from Naked Sword. I like it!
You know what they say about “one picture”…
Inside the Erotic Mind this month, our intrepid members debate the eternal question: Oral sex or Intercourse? Of course you don’t necessarily have to choose, but you may find the commentary surprising. Want to share your own opinions? Just click on the Participate link.
You’ll feel right at home inside the erotic mind:
Authors, I haven’t forgotten you. The Calls for Submission Pages feature an abundance of opportunities for your to sell your work. New listings include “My Kinky Valentine” and “Twelve Days of KinkMas” from Ravenous Romance; Myth and Magic – Queer Fairy Tales, edited by Radclyffe and Stacia Seaman; a hustler-themed gay anthology edited Shane Allison; “Me and My Boi” edited by Sacchi Green. There are dozens of ongoing calls and publisher guidelines as well. Remember that every new call for submissions is also posted on the ERWA blog (http://erotica-readers.blogspot.com) when we receive it.
In addition to CFS posts, the ERWA blog boasts a stellar slate of regular contributors who discuss a wide range of topics related to writing, publishing, craft, inspiration and of course, sex. Over the past month, for instance, we’ve had posts about the impact of first versus third point of view (Remittance Girl), reasons for writing (Donna George Storey), NaNoWriMo (Lucy Felthouse), the latest censorship kerfluffle (Elizabeth Black), sex magic (K.D. Grace) and art as play (me). Why not sign up for the blog and follow us?
Meanwhile, back at the website, remember that you can read archives of Author Resources columns dating back to 2006. Some of my favorites include Lousia Burton’s FictionCraft series (2008 to 2010), Shanna Germain’s The Fine Art of Submission (2010) and Vincent Diamond’s Serious About Smut (2010). There’s really some fabulous material here, for both inspiration and self-education.
Experience the thrill of submission:
Well, I think I’ve hit the high points, thought there’s plenty of good stuff I don’t have time to mention. I’ll leave you to go deeper on your own (so to speak).
You may have noticed the absence of my usual Thanksgiving jokes about randy Pilgrims, trussed up turkeys or time in the stocks. I’m under strict orders not to indulge in any silly holiday alliteration either. I’ve tried to be disciplined – but on the other hand, I really don’t *mind* being disciplined…
Priscilla, a Puritan maid
Was believed to be proper and staid
Till they found her with Jim,
His prong deep in her quim,
Giving thanks that she’d finally been laid.
Wishing a joyous Thanksgiving to all!
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