I don't know if blogs count as social media, so I may be contradicting myself in this sentence, but I'm doing my best to take a social media break this week, to take care of myself, to plan what I'm going to do when I hit what feels like the health insurance jackpot on January 1st by, you know, having health insurance, to try to take in a little bit less information, to continue the path of reducing, rather than adding to, the drama in my life (so not my natural inclination, it's like I'm having an internal war when I deny myself the chance to take one little peek at some of those URLs). It's hard to feel like following through on putting together a newsletter when you feel like what you're offering to the world is useless, when none of it seems to matter and it feels so nauseatingly "me me me buying my books" that I want to toss them all in a dumpster, along with everything else I own (also clearly not my natural inclination, but what happens when I get sick of navigating through it all). I'm not even at the fake it til I make it stage, but I'll get there, because that's how I pay my rent, which I'm grateful every single month I'm able to do. So that's what I'm examining, what I'm offering myself, where I'm supposed to be going, while getting later than planned holiday cards out and trying to make better choices than a lot of the ones I've made this year and figure out how to selfishly focus on work that I love that actually counts as income-generating work. One word at a time, which might be the best I can do. Just, offline, ones that I can be proud of even though I will probably be the only one to see them. Much as I am simply waiting for 2013 to get here, if this year has taught me anything, it's that life is short and who knows how long I or anyone I care about has left, so I can't afford to just tick off the seconds; I have to find a way to make them count. Not sure how, but...that's part of life too. I was going to say I'll return to my regular internet ways in the new year, but maybe I won't and will work on decluttering my online presence. I think it creates an overinflated sense of self-importance, at least for me, but it's also a necessity, so maybe away from it I can figure out how to balance those things.
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January 17 Los Angeles workshops TBA
February 11-March 10
Between the Sheets online erotica writing class at LitReactor
Register by December 31 for early bird price of $350!
4 weeks of lectures, assignments, critiques, resources and exclusive Q&As with
erotica writing professionals, including publishers, editors, agents and authors
such as Tiffany Reisz, Charlotte Stein, Cecilia Tan and Rebekah Weatherspoon!
April 1, 2016
Erotica 101 and Sex Writing 101 workshops, Chicago (open to all)
April 2-3, 2016 Moderating CatalystCon panel on "Sharing Your Sex Life on the Page and the Stage"
Date/time TBA. Featuring Eric Barry, Lola and Suzy Spencer.
Out now in print and ebook, my new BDSM erotica book! Find out more about Dirty Dates: Erotic Fantasies for Couples
and through November 30th, get a free ebook from me when you buy the ebook!
I'm beyond excited for the release of Come Again: Sex Toy Erotica, out now!
Nipple clamps, remote controlled vibrators, butt plugs, vegetables, ice and so much more
Visit comeagainbook.com for the intro & table of contents and Q&As with the contributors.
Order it now in print and ebook.
Best Bondage Erotica 2015 is out now in print and ebook!
Buy it on Amazon or your favorite bookstore.
My favorite of my audiobooks, read by the wondrous Rose Caraway, are
The Big Book of Orgasms, Gotta Have It and the brand new The Big Book of Submission!
Listen to free audio erotica samples:
The Big Book of Orgasms: 69 Sexy Stories
Gotta Have It: 69 Stories of Sudden Sex
The Big Book of Submission: 69 Kinky Tales
Make sure to read Cupcakes Take the Cake for your daily fix of cupcakes!
Watch me talk & eat cupcakes on The Gayle King Show!
custom cupcakes by Seattle's Trophy Cupcakes
my Shameless Sex column runs every other Wednesday at DAME
My essay collection Sex & Cupcakes is out now on Kindle and iBooks!
Classic & brand new essays such as "Wearing My Tattooed Heart on My Sleeve," "My Boyfriend's Fat," "Champagne Sex" & "Monogamishmash."
Get the Sex & Cupcakes audiobook for just $1.95!
Hungry for More: Romantic Fantasies for Women - just published! With stories by Tiffany Reisz, Greta Christina, D.L. King and more. 21 fantasies, from "Kitchen Slut" to a cougar to Craigslist sex to BDSM to bukkake to watching two men get it on, and more!
The Big Book of Submission: 69 Kinky Tales (click for excerpts)
Flying High: Sexy Stories from the Mile High Club (click to read intro and TOC)
The Big Book of Orgasms: 69 Sexy Stories (click to read intro and TOC)
Baby Got Back: Anal Erotica (click to read intro and TOC)
Cheeky Spanking Stories
Women in Lust: Erotic Stories
BDSM stories in Surrender: Erotic Tales of Female Pleasure and Submission
Gotta Have It: 69 Stories of Sudden Sex - click here to watch the trailer!
Subscribe in a reader
Fast Girls: Erotica for Women
Featuring Kayla Perrin, Tristan Taormino, Isabelle Gray, Cherry Bomb & more!
Click to read introduction and watch the bubble bath book trailer!
Please, Ma'am: Erotic Stories of Male Submission - out now!
Click to read introduction and table of contents
Please, Sir: Erotic Tales of Female Submission is available now!
Office sex, brats, spanking, bondage, erotic asphyxiation and more!
Click here to read the kinky introduction.
Visit She Writes
Do Not Disturb: Hotel Sex Stories is out now!
Winner, Gold, 2010 IPPY (Independent Publisher) Awards, Erotica
Read the introduction and author interviews here
Watch the Do Not Disturb book trailer on YouTube
Listen to my Spanked story "The Depths of Despair" read by
Danielle A. Nelson on the Nobilis Erotica podcast
Oral sex erotica:
Tasting Him: Oral Sex Stories - read the introduction and buy the book here
Tasting Her: Oral Sex Stories - read the introduction here and buy the book here
Read Me (very old pieces)
"Anthologies 'R' Us," Mediabistro
"Three Little Words," Fresh Yarn
Interview with Tramps Like Us author Kristen Buckley, Memoirville.com
Interview with Baby Love author Rebecca Walker, Memoirville.com
"So What Do You Do?" interview with food critic/memoirist Gael Greene, Mediabistro
Published erotica writing samples
BooksSee all of the books I've edited or contributed to here
Yes, Ma'am: Erotic Stories of Female Dominance
see the website here
Yes, Sir: Erotic Stories of Male Dominance
see the website with TOC and info here
Dirty Girls: Erotica for Women
see the website with intro, blurbs, and TOC here
Spanked: Red-Cheeked Erotica
Read the introducation and table of contents for Spanked: Red-Cheeked Erotica here
Anthologies with my stories
Best Women's Erotica 2007 with my story "Animals" Click here to hear editor Violet Blue read it on her "Open Source Sex" podcast
Best Women's Erotica 2006 With my female domination story "Spike" Click here to hear editor Violet Blue read it on her "Open Source Sex" podcast