From the Erotica Readers & Writers Association
By Lisabet Sarai
Dear Salacious Subscribers,
Once again, it's the lusty month of May! Our stern webmistress Adrienne is taking a well-earned vacation from flogging her devoted staff (we _will_ miss her...), so this edition of the ERWA web site is super-sized, to keep you satisfied until July.
In the May/June Erotica Gallery, you'll find - me! I'm featured author this month, serving up an article about how I got into this addictive business of writing sexy stuff, as well as three of my favorite stories. Don't believe Bob Buckley's intro - I've never been anywhere near his sheets (though I won't say I haven't been tempted!)
My trio of tales is just the beginning though. The gallery also offers a wonderful collection of erotic fiction from your favorite ERWA authors. Swinging, exhibitionism, punishment both feared and desired - gritty reality and kinky futuristic fantasy - humor and angst - whatever you're in the mood for, our authors deliver. And don't forget to sample the fabulous flashers - short but not necessarily sweet! - and the efforts of our erotic poets.
Enjoy the best erotic writing on the 'Net:
Summer must be anthology season! Our Books for Sensual Readers is overflowing with great new titles. D.L. King's CARNAL MACHINES offers outrageous steam punk erotica from some of today's hottest writers (including your humble editor). Kristina Wright's DREAM LOVER showcases the best stories in the hugely popular genre of paranormal erotic romance. M. Christian presents new tales of the city in his collection SEX IN SAN FRANCISCO, with the help of a host of talented authors, many of them ERWA regulars.
Erotic chick lit is also steaming. Jasmine Haynes' PAST MIDNIGHT is a great example, featuring a couple who explore the delights and dangers of menage. Sword and sorcery fans will enjoy Lark LaTroy's HERE THERE BE DRAGONS, a tale of Druids and magic, dragons, and of course sex. In the gay erotica section, I was attracted to Eden Winters' novel ANGEL ON 13TH STREET, about an ex-hustler trying to help other young men while wrestling with his own past. Bold Strokes Books is going strong with a number of new lesbian novels. Check out KISS THE RAIN by Larkin Rose, a classic story of the clash between fantasy and reality.
In non-fiction, I'm lusting for my own copy of AMERICAN ROSE: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF GYPSY ROSE LEE, by Karen Abbott. I've been singing songs from the musical since I was kid - I'm fascinated by the real woman behind the Broadway glitter. And in the graphic novels section, sign me up for EROTIC COMICS 2, a compendium of the best graphic art (in both senses) from the swinging seventies up to the present.
All these great titles and scores more can be yours! Just use our convenient Amazon and Amazon UK affiliate links and click your way to satisfaction - feeling a bit smug because you're also contributing to the survival of ERWA.
Stock up on books for the beach and the bedroom:
In the Sex Toy Playground, Kyra Saunders and Mr. and Mrs. Toy offer their unexpurgated assessments of the latest erotic devices, the Desire Vibrator and the Duet Cock Ring respectively. Good Vibrations contributes an informative and arousing article entitled "How to Spank". (Okay, _I_ found it arousing. What did you expect?) The Sex Toy Scuttlebutt column collects hot-off-the-press recommendations from a range of adult toy vendors. Read carefully and you'll find discount coupons from Good Vibrations (10%), Adam and Eve (20%) and Babeland (10%)!
Orgasms keep you healthy:
Sliding on over to the Adult Movies section (using Liquid Silk lube purchased in the Playground), I note that X-rated parodies still seem to be the rage. Personally, I prefer my porn to be more original. I was drawn to "Sex Appeal" from Elegant Angel, featuring dirty close-ups, long body shots, and a brunette to die for on the cover. In the classic porn category, I zeroed in on Annette Haven's 1980 flick, "High School Memories". Since everyone's all gaga about the fairytale romance of Kate and Wills, you might want to celebrate the occasion by taking in "Sinderella and Me" or perhaps the nuptial romp "The Wedding Day".
Whatever films catch your fancy, you can get 'em straight from ERWA. We link directly to SugarDVD, SmutNetwork, Adult DVD Empire, Hot Movies for Her, Xmobile - and yes, we've got discounts on videos for you, too!
Explore the latest in sexy cinema:
Inside the Erotic Mind, members of the ERWA "Parlor" list are talking about a real problem: what to do when you're horny at work. Apparently there are solutions, if you dare... Got an opinion or story to share? Just click on the Participate link to add your comments.
Nothing is forbidden inside the erotic mind:
Speaking of comments - you may not realize that ERWA also has a blog. If you really want to express your opinion, sign up to follow us:
For those of you who plan to work this summer (I've got a few deadlines myself), the Authors Resources pages offer advice and support. This month, in her column "Seduce Your Reader", Donna George Storey tries to define difference between pornography and erotica. I think her commentary strikes right to the heart of the question. In erotica, unlike porn, characters "experience consequences when they have sex" and the interest of the story lies as much in how they react as in the sex itself. Meanwhile, Ashley Lister contributes a hilarious and insightful discussion of the erotic science fiction genre in "To Boldly Go": "It's sex, Jim - but not as we know it." Don't miss it!
Of course the Author Pages also list dozens of publishing opportunities for you authors. This month Nobilis Reed is calling for stories about transformation for the charitable anthology Coming Together: In Flux. Rachel Kramer Bussel is working on two anthologies, one on curvy women and a second hotel erotica volume, following up on her hugely successful DO NOT DISTURB. Authors of GLBT fiction may be interested in Delilah Devlin's Beastly Babes (lesbian shape-shifters), Ily Goyanes' Locker Room (lesbian jocks), or Shane Allison's three open calls (including one entitled "Nice Butt"!) There are calls for Father's Day stories and other seasonal tales, including (already!) "22 Days of Yule" from Storm Moon Press. Of course we also list guidelines for literally dozens of print and ebook publishers.
You can't complain that there's no place to publish your work!
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That about wraps it up for this month's Lure. I'll be back in July, as usual, all decked out in my red, white and blue corset, ready to take good care of you all! Meanwhile, if you really miss me... well, I'm pretty easy. To find, I mean.
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From the Erotica Readers & Writers Association