From the Erotica Readers & Writers Association
By Lisabet Sarai
Dear Ghoulish Gangbangers,
A wisp of dank fog kisses your cheek. Chill fingers dance up your spine, while forbidden heat blooms in your shadowed places. Is that tingling weakness in your limbs terror or lust? Can you even tell the difference?
Welcome to the October edition of the Erotica Readers & Writers Association, dedicated, as is our hallowed tradition, to the mysterious and macabre - ghosts, bloodsuckers, demons and other vehicles of paranormal perversity. In conjunction with our October theme La Petite Mort, the Erotica Gallery this month is overflowing with amorous apparitions, salacious serpents and gore-guzzling gourmets. Our featured guest, award-winning author and editor D.L. King shares three of her intense tales (two with supernatural themes). M. Christian pops in with his sad, sweet and very sexy hippie ghost story. Meanwhile, our regular Storytime members have outdone themselves, offering an amazing full dozen tales plus six outrageous flashers. Frankenstein animates his corpse-bride with spring lightning. Virgin blood reclaims the horrors of history. The Vatican recruits werewolves to battle unspeakable evils. A serial killer imagines himself cured by love. You won't forget this month's forays into erotic darkness - and you'll find a few laughs, too.
Wander the haunted halls of the ERWA gallery:
For a break from the creepy theme, step into our Books for Sensual Readers department. Rachel Kramer Bussel proves there's no such thing as too much spanking with her newest anthology CHEEKY SPANKING STORIES. Violet Blue assembles the sweetest and most raunchy female fantasies in LIPS LIKE SUGAR. M. Christian's new collection TECHNOROTICA offers transgressive tales at the interface between human and machine. Christopher Pierce serves up an opulent assortment of gay master/slave fantasies in WINNER TAKES ALL. And I've got to get a copy of the Circlet title ONE SAVED TO THE SEA. Catt Kingsgrave has penned a contemporary lesbian tale focused on the passion between a solitary village woman and a selkie, one of the legendary seal shifters legendary from the British Isles. (A selkie? Now there's a creative idea for Halloween. On the other hand, I don't want draw the ire of PETA...)
New Asian-focused imprint Iro Books has re-released AMOROUS WOMAN, Donna George Storey's classic tale of a western woman's sexual explorations in Japan, with a gorgeous new cover. The heroine of Tiffany Reisz' novel THE SIREN is an author of erotica whose dominant publisher insists on total control over her work - and her body. In the sensual romance category, Colleen Hoover's SLAMMED offers a fresh, affecting portrayal of first love, in all its glory and agony. Forbidden Erotic Classics has a new edition of Restif de la Bretonne's 1798 pseudo-memoir THE ANTI-JUSTINE. Apparently, like Fifty Shades, de Sade's books spawned a flood of imitations - though de la Bretonne claims to focus on the delights of sex rather than the degradations.
All these titles, and dozens more, are yours for the asking - well, for the clicking. Just follow our convenient links to Amazon or Barnes & Noble. Every purchase you make from our affiliates helps support ERWA - the best free adult site on the web.
Reading is sexy:
My next stop is the Sex Toy Playground, a place so outrageous it's almost frightening. Read Mr. and Mrs. Toy's review of the Riley Vibrating Silicon Dildo - what a fun couple! - and check out the latest erotic innovations in the Sex Toy Scuttlebutt column. Highlights include "Sparkle Plugs", elegant stainless steel anal invaders with genuine Swarovski crystals embedded in the base, and the Stallion Vibrating Thigh Harness, which honestly has to be seen to be believed. Of course we've got discounts for you from our favorite adult toy vendors. (Maybe I can work that crystal-studded plug into my costume, somehow...)
Get serious about pleasure:
As the nights grow crisp and frost licks at the pumpkins, why not cuddle up with your honey and enjoy one of our great Adult Movies recommendations? I really appreciate the current trend toward serious plots and decent acting in the world of sex films. "Countdown", directed by Brad Armstrong, is a case in point. This apocalyptic tale of a runaway asteroid headed toward earth features strong performances and real conflicts, in addition (of course) to searing sex. Then there's "Wasteland", one night of passion and sexual adventure for two friends reunited after decades apart. On the other hand, if you really don't care about character flaws and narrative arc, we've also got plenty of plain old-fashioned smut (but executed with the best modern technology). "Busty Construction Girls" offers a fine example of the genre, with horny ladies hanging around in their hard hats just waiting for somebody with the right equipment. (Another costume idea! I wouldn't look too bad in helmet, work boots and a tool harness. I mean, only the boots and the harness...)
Live your fantasies on the silver screen:
The Authors Resources corner is a bit lonely this month. Guess everyone was busy writing sexy, scary stories. In my incarnation as the Erotogeek, I'm talking about cloud computing technology and author services. Haven't got a clue about what that means? Drop by and read my column!
As usual, we've collected dozens of publishers guides and calls for submission to help you sell your work. This month's offerings include an anthology about missed connections and second chances, edited by Stella Harris, and Loose Id's "I Do Unless I Don't", erotic romance about wedding plans gone awry. Delilah Devlin has extended the deadline for her Sex Objects anthology, dealing with uber-alpha heroes, and Musa Publishing has updated its guidelines.
By the way, we've added a convenient link to the ERWA blog on the Authors Resources page. If you haven't visited lately, you're really missing out. Every month ERWA regulars share their thoughts about the writing craft, the erotica market, the state of the genre, and much more, sometimes offering original fiction or writing challenges. Ashley Lister, M. Christian, Remittance Girl, Craig Sorensen, Donna George Storey, Kathleen Bradean, Lucy Felthouse, Jean Roberta, Kristina Wright, and K.D. Grace... Are you excited yet? I'm there, too, on the 21st of every month, together with my whips and restraints.
Feed your Muse:
Inside the Erotic Mind this month, our members discuss whether an enduring ménage is really possible, or just a fantasy. Come share your thoughts about and experiences with polyamory. Just click on "Participate". And if this month's topic doesn't spark your interest, you've got our huge archive conveniently available and indexed on the same page. Read frank, real world confessions about fisting, blasphemous fantasies, masturbation memories... Who needs Penthouse Letters?
Everything is permitted inside the erotic mind:
Our October Web Gem is Second Life, a virtual world with infinite possibilities. Live a life without boundaries, guided only by your imagination. Explore adult destinations from the luxurious Chateau La Rouge full of sexy surprises to a Gorean world of sexual master-slave relationships; from swinger clubs to nude beaches. Live a Second Life where you can dress up (or down) and design a new 3D you.
Millions of people have already joined Second Life. Chat for free using voice or text with folks from around the world who share your passions and interests.
Well, that just about wraps it up for the October Lure. (Hmm. How about a mummy? Nah, not accessible enough!) I'll be back in November with more erotic goodness and plenty of bad Pilgrim jokes. Meanwhile, I've only got thirty days to figure out what to wear on the sexiest day of the year. If you've got any brilliant ideas, I welcome your suggestions!
Why be satisfied with just one spanking?
SPANK ME AGAIN, STRANGER by Lisabet Sarai
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Monday, October 1, 2012
From the Erotica Readers & Writers Association