From Erotica Readers & Writers Association
By Lisabet Sarai
Dear Sincere Sensualists,
Welcome to the Summer Edition of the Erotica Readers & Writers Association. I'm your hostess and guide, recently dubbed "the sultry Ms. Sarai". Now I have to live up to my reputation! So no silly comments this July about red, white and blue corsets. No tongue-in-cheek (or wherever) innuendos about firecrackers going off or just how big Uncle Sam might be. This edition of the Erotic Lure has to be pure heat.
Actually, that's not a problem. Given the content of this edition, I guarantee you'll be slick with sweat (and possibly other fluids) by the time we're done with the tour.
Let's warm up with a stop in the Erotica Gallery, where you can indulge in the erotic visions of our talented contributors. Spend a sweltering summer night with a sexy carny gal. Enjoy the steamy amorous adventures of a lucky HVAC repairman. Thrill to the balmy night breeze caressing your naked body - exposed for all to see. Go ahead, turn up the air con. You're going to need it.
Get ready to melt:
If the twenty two tales in the Gallery aren't enough for you, saunter over to our Books for Sensual Readers section and pick up some more high-temperature reading for the beach or the bedroom. Alison Tyler knows exactly what you need, as she explains in her new how-to book NEVER SAY NEVER: TIPS, TRICKS AND EROTIC INSPIRATION FOR LOVERS. Looking for a hot quickie? We have dozens of sizzling new anthologies including THE BIG BOOK OF SUBMISSION: 69 KINKY TALES (edited by Rachel Kramer Bussel), CAN'T GET ENOUGH (female-focused passion edited by Tenille Brown) and A PRINCESS BOUND (naughty fairy tales edited by Kristina Wright). The always incendiary Cecilia Tan has a new novel in her Struck by Lightning series, SOUL SATISFACTION, a tale of lust, trust and secrets. If you like a spark of romance to ignite your sex, check out VARIOUS STATES OF UNDRESS by Laura Simeox. In the gay erotica category, don't miss Alex Jeffers' exotic Turkish fantasy THE PADISAH'S SON AND THE FOX, a 2014 Lammie winner. Among our many lesbian titles, I zeroed in on THE PRINCESS AFFAIR, by Nell Stark, about the near-impossible relationship between a visiting Rhodes scholar and a member of the British royal family.
I was about to say this is just the tip of the iceberg, but realized that's a completely inappropriate metaphor... Let me eschew the figurative and simply state: the ERWA site features information on LOTS more sexy reads. Whatever your preferred pleasure, we have books for you, books you can acquire with just a few clicks on our affiliate links.
Handle these volumes with care - blisters are a risk:
Let's get hard core and head over to the Sex Toy Playground, where Mr. and Mrs. Toy provide a frank review of the Tara Rotating Rechargeable Couples Vibrator. (Try saying that three times fast!) They sound like such a fun couple; I'd love to meet them in person. I suspect we'd have a lot in common - a sense of humor, an open mind, an insatiable libido ... The Playground also features an article by sexologist extraordinaire Dr. Carol Queen about the wide variety of sex toys available to enhance male pleasure. And of course you'll want to peruse our regular Sex Toy Scuttlebutt column, showcasing what's new and nasty in the world of prurient paraphernalia. I know what I want: that cool Under-the-Bed Restraint System. With our well-equipped dungeon, we don't really need it at home, but it sounds perfect for traveling.
Body temperature and rising:
One problem with summer: sometimes it's just too darn hot to go outside. A movie's the perfect solution. Dim the lights, crank up the fan, get rid of those uncomfortable clothes and get ready for some visual stimulation. In this month's Adult Movies pages, check out "The Sexual Liberation of Anna Lee". What will it take to break through this repressed young woman's inhibitions? And how will she know when to stop? Two legal eagles face off in "The Laws of Love". Martin's promotion to firm partner jeopardized by the brilliant and beautiful Alexandra. When sex and ambition clash, the results are explosive. If you prefer your porn with minimal plot, check out the self-explanatory "Threesome Fantasies Fulfilled", or "Mermaids and Unicorns", a slightly bizarre compendium of filthy fairy tale scenes. Still not inspired? Browse through our classic porn or sexy sex ed pages. How about "A Lover's Guide to Erotic Submission", featuring the delectable Allie Haze? Who says learning can't be fun?
Watch the mercury climb:
Inside the Erotic Mind for this edition, the topic is masturbation aids. What do you use to enhance your solo pleasure? Toys? Fantasy? Poison ivy? Electric toothbrush? Mobile phone? I am not making this up. Come read our contributors' diverse answers and share your own. Just click on the Participate link!
A dirty mind is a terrible thing to waste:
Authors - I have not forgotten you! Day after day, toiling away at a hot computer, trying to feed readers' insatiable appetites for sizzling smut. We salute you! And if you're trying to get your salacious fantasies out in front of the world, ERWA's Authors Resources is here to help. Straight, gay, lesbian, or polyamorous - vanilla or kinky - romantic or edgy - short stories, novels, even non-fiction - whatever you write, you'll find potential publishing venues in our calls for submission and publisher's guidelines list. Current calls include a collection of Viking-themed erotica edited by Delilah Devlin, a gay cowboy collection edited by Shane Allison, and a new anthology of science fiction tales from the altruistic erotica imprint Coming Together.
You can also explore our archives of past columns on writing and marketing, written by masters (and mistresses) of erotica. For current commentary on sex, society, literary craft and authorial inspiration, follow the ERWA blog (http://erotica-readers.blogspot.com). All month long we have posts by erotica luminaries like M. Christian, Remittance Girl, Ashley Lister and K.D. Grace.
Write and they shall read:
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So, are you wet yet? After that tour, I certainly need a cold shower.
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Tuesday, July 1, 2014
From Erotica Readers & Writers Association