Erotic Lure Newsletter: Spring 2014 Edition

by | April 1, 2014 | Erotic Lure Newsletter

From Erotica Readers & Writers Association
By Lisabet Sarai

Dear Vernal Voluptuaries,

Welcome to the spring edition of the Erotica Readers & Writers Association website. After winter’s deep freeze, everything is melting, thawing out and warming up. ERWA is no exception. Take a little walk with me down the primrose path to pleasure and I’ll point out the many deliquescent delights we’ve assembled for your delectation.

The Erotica Gallery is busting out all over with fabulous fiction. Sweet, soulful, dark, funny, ironic, outrageous – you can find every mood among the twenty great tales contributed by our talented ERWA authors. We’ve got several exquisitely erotic poems for you as well. In addition, Cleis Press has graciously provided reprints from two of their most popular anthologies, YES SIR and CHEEKY SPANKING STORIES.

If you want still more literary lust, dip your toe (or some other body part) into the bottomless pool of the ERWA Treasure Chest. We have scores of amazing erotic stories assembled over the past decade, all conveniently categorized by kink.

Warning – slippery reads ahead:

April’s known as a wet month, of course. Drop by the Books for Sensual Readers page to find out why. I ran out of note paper jotting down the titles I wanted to put on my TBR list. Up near the top is the new Circlet Press anthology JACKED IN: TRANSHUMANIST EROTICA, edited by Gabrielle Harbowy. Prostheses, cyber-enhancement, genetic engineering – the future is strange and bright, and sex will never be the same. Also of note is D.L. King’s new anthology BDSM SLAVE GIRLS (which includes one of my stories) and the delightfully raunchy swingers novel from Stiff Rain Press, MR. AND MRS. AVERAGE JOE, by J.F. Silver. In erotic romance, I was drawn to SOME LIKE IT WILD, by M. Leighton, the story of a preacher’s daughter and a thrill-seeking good-time guy. Among our many gay erotica titles, I honed in on M. Raiya’s novel ANOTHER HEALING. A young man has the power to heal, but it comes with a price. Award winning editor Sacchi Green has a tough new lesbian cop anthology, WOMEN WITH HANDCUFFS. And I was really intrigued by H.B. Kurtzwilde’s transgender mystery, SEA TURTLE INN.

This is just the tip of the iceberg – but no, after this past horrendous winter, I’m sure you don’t want any ice-related metaphors! How about: this is just a nibble from the sensual feast that awaits you as you browse our virtual shelves. I’m sure you know, too, that satisfaction of those urges (I mean, the urge to delve into these great books) is just a click or two away. Buy your erotic reads through our affiliate links and you’ll help keep ERWA alive and kicking.

Support your local smut-monger:

Our Best Adult Movies page is brimming with possibilities, too. In the sizzling European release “The Ingenuous”, you can follow innocent Sarah’s journey of lust as she’s corrupted by the wealthy and decadent Alicia. Brad Armstrong’s stunning feature “Underworld” stars Jessica Drake as an ICU patient suffering bizarre, hallucinogenic sexual fantasies as the doctors struggle to save her life. The film won eight AVN awards, including Movie of the Year and Best Cinematography. This is one dirty flick you won’t want to miss.

Also of note is “The Temptation of Eve”, a dark menage tale in which a down-on-their luck couple is taken under the wing of a wealthy playboy. And for some reason the French film “Anissa Kate, The Widow” is filed under dirty smutty porn. If it’s French, seems as though it must be “culture”, right?

It’s show time!

Did someone say sex toys? Come on, ‘fess up! Of course we’ve got them at the Sex Toy Playground, and the folks from LELO are encouraging you to share them with your partner. True, some of these implements of pleasure look like alien artifacts, but don’t be square! Try something new! The Sex Toy Scuttlebutt column gives you the low down on all the hottest trends in erotic technology. All items are linked to our reputable affiliates who offer these ingenious devices.

Take matters into your own hands:

Inside the Erotic Mind, our forum participants are reminiscing about their best ever orgasms. Care to share your favorite? Just click on the Participate link to join the conversation.

Everything’s more arousing inside the erotic mind:

We’ve had dozens of new members joining the ERWA Writers list over the past few months. I hope they’ve discovered the richness of our Authors Resources page. ERWA has the Web’s most complete listing of publishing opportunities for erotica authors: anthologies, websites, magazines, ebooks, print, even audio books and comics. The listing is updated regularly, as new calls for submission are received. Current solicitations include Best Women’s Erotica 2015 (edited by Violet Blue), Best Gay Erotica (edited by Rob Rosen), Forbidden Fruit (lesbian erotica edited by Cheyenne Blue), Coming Together Among the Stars (a charity anthology of scifi erotica edited by Lynn Townsend) and Smut for Geeks (self explanatory, edited by Kev Mitnick and Jillian Boyd). I also noticed a new paying website that’s seeking lesbian erotica, called “Juicy Pink Box”.

The Authors Resources page is also the jumping off point for our extensive archive of columns on the business and craft of writing. Click on the “ERWA Archives” link at the top left for access to years of great content from renowned erotica authors like M.Christian, Donna George Storey, Shanna Germain and Ashley Lister.

Finally, don’t miss the Writers’ Resources links page, for marketing services, online references, review sites and more. (By the way, if you have a link that should be added, do let us know.)

Aren’t you glad you write erotica?

This month we have two sponsors for the Erotic Lure, VaskoBooks and Lelo.

VASKOBOOKS is proud to offer ongoing writing jobs to all writers looking to work in a ghostwriting capacity. As a leading provider in project based work and offering highly competitive rates, we offer the opportunity for writers to be paid for what they love doing. Stories are developed alongside professional editors to ensure a high standard of work, which helps you develop your skills and creativity as well as being rewarded for your writing in the process.

Vaskobooks specializes in Contemporary Erotic Romances (short stories) and is proud of the standard and quality of work they consistently produce. All projects are developed organically around the specific skills of each writer as to ensure a positive and encouraging working relationship. For consideration, please contact us and submit some samples of your work for our team to review. Enquiries please visit

LELO is a group of sexy Swedes who design gorgeous sex toys and bedroom accessories that have helped women, men and their partners enjoy healthier and more fantastic sex lives since 2003, and this month they are sponsoring the very newsletter you are reading right now.

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LELO offers a wide range of products that suit virtually every kind of erotic appetite, including wearable vibrators that increase pleasure during lovemaking, as well as some of the most iconic pleasure items coveted by women everywhere. Check out some of their latest wares, like the much-buzzed-about ORA massager that is designed to mimic the pleasures of oral sex for women, as well as their classic GIGI 2 G-spot massager.

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Alas, all good things must come to an end – at least I hope I was good – and this newsletter is no exception. I’ll be back in June with more naughty allusions and alliteration.

It’s only the first of April, but it’s already pretty steamy where I am. Think I’ll get naked and go sit out on the front porch where I might catch a bit of a breeze. Care to join me?

April Fools.

I don’t have a front porch.

Drippingly yours,

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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.


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