From the Erotica Readers & Writers Association
By Lisabet Sarai
Dear Indulgers of the Id,
Welcome to the April edition of the Erotica Readers & Writers Association. Of course April is renowned for its showers, but here at ERWA none of us mind getting a bit wet. If you're of the same mind, follow me as I point out our many lubricious landmarks.
In the Erotica Gallery, our featured author is Jeremy Edwards, one of the most original and amusing erotic authors around. What I enjoy most about Jeremy's work is the fact that he clearly adores women - not just for their bodies but for their wit, warmth and sexual creativity. To see what I mean, sample the three seriously soaking stories he's shared.
We've got other tales too, from your favorite ERWA authors, plus a whole page of luscious poetry. Month after month, the ERWA gallery offers surprising, arousing erotic writing from the gently suggestive to the extreme.
Let us stimulate your imagination:
In our Books for Sensual Readers section, we're featuring releases from several exciting new imprints. Mischief Books, the new erotic arm (or some body part!) of literary giant Harper Collins presents THE SWAP, a sizzling anthology of tales about swinging. The spanking brand new Ellora's Cave for Men line offers DANCE FOR YOUR SEX by Robby Mills, every guy's fantasy about a gorgeous lawyer who moonlights as an exotic dancer. Meanwhile, veteran erotic publisher Cleis has several new anthos out, including BOUND BY LUST, edited by Shanna Germain, a collection of romantic BDSM. For hard core gay erotica, check out John Butler's tale of a young teacher and his eager student, BOYS HARD AT WORK. And how can you resist a book edited by Sinclair Sexsmith? Her lesbian BDSM collection SAY PLEASE includes stories by D.L. King, Xan West, and many other masters and mistresses of lesbian fiction. Those of you who, like me, are ripening fast may appreciate Joan Price's BETTER THAN I EXPECTED, an informative and encouraging treatise on senior sex. And if you've never read Laura Antoniou's BDSM classic THE MARKETPLACE, Circlet Press has republished the work in a gorgeous new edition.
If you decide that you want to own any of these gems, I hope you'll use the links on the ERWA pages. Income from our affiliates is what keeps ERWA alive and kicking!
Reading is sexy!
Feeling a bit of a chill? Hop over to the Sex Toy Playground, where we'll warm you up (but not dry you off!) Start with our treatise on cock rings - leather, rubber, steel, adjustable, vibrating, diamond-studded - with detailed instructions on how to use them pleasurably and safely. Kyra Saunders reviews the Boss Naked Vibe, which looks delectable. Plus you can get the word on the latest and greatest erotic implements from our monthly Sex Toy Scuttlebutt. I'm dying for the elegant Crave Duet Vibe, "the little black dress" of clit vibes, and I wouldn't mind a Spare-Parts harness either...! Our reputable partners offer special discounts for ERWA visitors. Honestly, what are you waiting for?
For the ultimate in erotic technology:
Over in the Adult Movies section, we've got a wet, wild crop of movies to keep you entertained on a rainy day. Brad Armstrong directs an all-star cast in "The Craving II", a collection of erotic fairy tale vignettes. This is not Disney! I'm not generally a fan of parodies, but "SpiderMan XXX" sounds like it might be an exception, a gonzo super-hero sex-fest that still manages to remain true to its comic roots. And who could resist "Home Wrecker", where an insatiable young woman lures her well-hung roommates into cheating on their girlfriends? It's when those gals find out that the fun really begins!
We've got porn for every taste - from couples flicks to filthy non-stop orgies to sex-ed features that make learning into good dirty fun.
In the Authors Resources pages, Donna George Storey explains how to write like a rock star (and offers a recipe for cookies that sound genuinely orgasmic). In "Only to be Read by Writers", Ashley Lister confesses a secret vice - bad poetry. I don my Erotogeek persona to talk about image problems - how to tame unruly covers, banners and head shots and make them do your will.
Our Calls for Submissions include many exciting new opportunities. Mischief Books (see above) is seeking erotica and erotic romance. Violet Blue wants the Best Women's Erotica for her 2013 collection. Ravenous Romance seeks contributions for "Leather Ever After", an anthology of BDSM fairy tales. Storm Moon Press has calls out for several GBLT anthologies. And don't miss "Cream of the Crop", an imaginative prompt-based story collection revolving around a mysterious riding crop abandoned on a London-Paris train.
There are many more publishers listed, all of them eagerly awaiting your submissions. So get to it!
The world wants to read your erotic dreams:
Inside the Erotic Mind, our libidinous visitors discuss the appeal of high heels. The general consensus seems to be that the allure makes the pain worthwhile. You can join in the lively discussion. Just click on Participate.
Explore erotic frontiers:
By the way, the ERWA staff has taken on the onerous task of vetting the zillions of adult-oriented sites clogging the web. You'll find our recommendations for best of the best on our links page:
I hope you've enjoyed our whirlwind tour of April's delights. As for me, I'm off to the shower - penning the Lure tends to get me hot and bothered. And yes, I have been reading about the latest waterproof toys in the Playground.
Until next month - stay wet!
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From the Erotica Readers & Writers Association