People Porn with Malin James

As you may well know, one of our most favorite things to do while celebrating the release of a brand new anthology is to offer up a few #WriterlyWisdoms and #SexySnippets. Whether you are a long-time writer or an aspiring one, a KMQ #LuridListener or a brand new fan of Erotica, we at S.F. Productions always like to share helpful inside looks at the Art & Craft of Erotica. Not only do we hope to provide writers with something valuable to add to their writer tool boxes, we also thoroughly love introducing a few of our talented contributing authors while highlighting samples of their wonderful stories, so that readers get an idea of what to expect. Because, of course, everybody can use a super hot #SexySnippet.

No matter its style, when written well, an erotic story should affect our minds and our bodies. Today, we welcome returning author, Malin James to briefly discuss a little bit of what it takes to write a story that’s designed to engage the reader/listener on a much deeper and more satisfying level so that they come back for more.

*Continue reading after Malin’s #WriterlyWisdom! We’re featuring our very first #SexySnippet to celebrate the new release of our latest publication, The Sexy Librarian’s Dirty 30, Vol.2.

(Purchase The Sexy Librarian’s Dirty 30, Vol.2 Ebook here.)

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“People Porn”
by
Malin James

Fair warning, this post doesn’t distinguish between erotica and porn. It also doesn’t distinguish between erotic fiction, “literary” porn and smut. It doesn’t even distinguish between literature and sex writing. Those distinctions are too subjective and market-driven to help when it comes to craft. Good writing is good writing, regardless of market conventions, and that standard applies to all genres, including genres that focus on sex.

So, how do you make sex writing “good” writing? A lot of that depends on why you’re writing the story. Good sex that’s intended to turn the reader on is different than good sex that confronts, explores, or seeks to understand, but there is one set of tools you can apply to sex in all writing, regardless of intent.

The biggest mistake people make when they start writing erotica is to put all of the emphasis on scene and kink. Sure, they’re important, but if you want an m/f/m story to get a rise (heh) out of someone who hates threesomes, you have to go beyond that, to specificity and characterization. Those are the tools to bank on.

People read porn because they want to be affected. Erotica is like horror in that way, except that instead of wanting to be terrified, the reader wants to be turned on. Arousal is a visceral response, just like fear is. The one quality all good sex writing has, regardless of kink, scene or label, is that it gets a visceral response out of the reader. How / where the characters fuck is mechanics. Why the characters fuck is visceral.

Here’s what I mean.

“He fucked her on the table.”

They could be people, sloths or sentient dust bunnies—it doesn’t matter, so long as the tab goes into the slot. There’s nothing wrong with that, there just isn’t much for readers to get lost in.

“He fucked her after the funeral—bone cracking, angry fucking, with her legs wrapped tight around his waist.”

That is visceral and specific. A guy fucking a woman who embraces his anger. It’s not about the fact that they’re fucking, it’s about the anger and humanity that underpin the sex.

Important note: For all its specificity, that sentence isn’t “literary”. Sure, the sex could be about guilt or mortality, but the story could also just be about two people having angry sex after a funeral. Either way, the hot, visceral goodness is in the people, not in kink or scene.

So, if you want to write good porn (or erotica, or sex in general), avoid tabs and slots. Put people in your porn. Complicate your characters. Use meaningful details—a tear in her stocking, dirt under his nails—to get under the reader’s skin. Erotica, literature, porn…the label doesn’t matter. Make your characters specific, and the reader will care. If they care, you’ll get that visceral response. Get that response and they’re yours.

That is how you make them come back for more.

 

 

Simon studied my face. “I need you naked…if you don’t mind.” The lines around his mouth tensed as if he expected me to laugh.

I didn’t laugh. I nodded and turned around before unbuttoning my shirt.

Simon didn’t move.

For one delicious moment, I wondered if he was going to watch.

Then, he muttered something under his breath and started to leave the room. “I’ll come back when you’re done. There’s a robe on the chair.”

My hands shook as I shrugged off my shirt. I was much more nervous than I’d have liked as I wrapped myself up in the robe, deliciously aware that I was naked underneath. It was huge and threadbare, obviously his, and I wondered how often he wore it and who had given it to him, and who had worn it last—useless questions, all of them, but my brain wouldn’t stop.

Needing to move, I drifted around the apartment inhaling the robe’s clovey scent and loving the way the worn, plaid flannel brushed against my skin. One canvas, in particular—a smaller one that was propped on an easel—stood out. It was soft and lush, like velvet, and full of coiling shapes. It looked like a nautilus or the inside of a mouth. The layers pulled at me, making demands. My fingers itched to touch.

“I just finished that one. Do you like it?”

Every nerve in me jumped, but my gaze stayed on the painting.

“I think it would swallow me if it could.”

“You’d have to let it first.”

I looked at him, dizzy and exposed as the space between us narrowed, compressing ten years. I was so wet, so swollen, so absolutely drenched that I wouldn’t be able to hide it once the robe came off, but I didn’t care. It took everything I had not to kiss the curve of his jaw.

“Where do you want me?” I asked.

Simon cleared his throat. “On the couch-thing.”

He glanced at the futon. I nodded and crossed the room.

My fingers were cool as I untied the belt, but they were trembling—tiny tremors in the tips that only I could see. The robe slipped off my shoulders and pooled at my feet. I bent to pick it up.

“Leave it,” he said. He was right behind me. “I didn’t know you were inked.”

Simon didn’t touch me, but he didn’t need to. I felt his fingertips floating just above my skin as he followed the vines that coiled around my waist.

“It’s not who I am anymore,” I murmured.

His breathing went slightly ragged, hot on my too-flushed skin.

I leaned back into his whiskey-like warmth and subtly shifted my hips. “Should I sit?”

“Yeah.”

I turned around and sat, overly aware of everything—his height, his hands, the crinkle in his brow.

His eyes met mine, and he knelt at my feet. “I thought so,” he murmured, taking me in from the angle of my neck to the flexible bend of my toes. Then, he plucked the glasses from his collar and put them on as if it would help him think. “Can I touch you?” he asked. “To move you, I mean.”

“Yes. Of course,” I said.

My voice was cool and steady. My voice was a lie. I wanted him to touch me. I always had. The second he did, I was lost in a lick of heat.

His hand brushed my arm, and then wrapped around my wrist.

Beneath the skin, my nerves jumped, shaking off dust and years of remembering until I felt like a bundle of live wires. I was hungry and hot, sitting on that couch, steeped in the pleasure of wanting him.

Slowly, almost reluctantly, he placed my hand on my knee. Then, he covered my hand with his and gently parted my legs.

My clit throbbed. I was so wet it was obscene. I needed him to touch me. Not respectfully or thoughtfully. I needed him to bruise my skin.

I straightened my spine, displaying my breasts, nipples hard and aching to be sucked.

Simon’s snake-charmer eyes met mine as he skimmed my thigh with his thumb before settling on my waist.

The need to kiss him filled my mouth, but before I could even part my lips, his mouth was hard on mine.

He tastes like cloves and whiskey—that was my last coherent thought before he grabbed my hips and pulled me against his chest. I spread my legs and pressed my cunt against the bulge in his jeans, but it wasn’t enough, not even close—not after ten years.

Desperate, I ground my hips against him and snatched at his clothes. The button of his fly rubbed against my clit, sending ripples of pleasure down through the balls of my feet. Arching into him, I wrapped my legs around his waist.

He gripped my ass and lifted me as he stood. Simon walked us backwards, kissing and licking and nipping at my lips.

I was mindlessly turned on. It wasn’t until I was lying on my back, with Simon between my legs, that I noticed I was in the middle of the canvas he’d prepared.

“So, this is how you paint,” I said. My voice sounded porny as hell. It was laughable, but I didn’t care. I felt fucking porny with him kneeling over me like that.

“Not always,” he replied, yanking off his shirt.


 

Malin James is an essayist, blogger, and short story writer. Her work has appeared in Electric Literature, Bust, MUTHA, Queen Mob’s Tea House and Medium, as well as in podcasts and anthologies for Cleis Press, Sweetmeats Press and Stupid Fish Productions. Her first collection, Roadhouse Blues, is now out with Go Deeper Press.

Website: http://malinjames.com

Twitter: @MalinMJames

The Sexy Librarian’s Dirty 30 Vol.2

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 Let your fingers take a stroll through the card catalog. Finger your way through 30 erotic adventures.

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We couldn’t be more pleased to be publishing our very first Erotica series. It’s something we’ve wanted to do for a long time. The Sexy Librarian’s Dirty 30, Vol.2 is finally available in Kindle Amazon.

Print and Audio are #ComingSoon.

This spanking new publication is one of Stupid Fish Productions’ proudest achievements. Above all else, this collection is meant to offer fans the type of erotic storytelling that is adventurous, artistic, thoughtful, and sexy as hell–all in one Library of Erotica.

For the first time ever, *Copy Editors, *Audio Producers, and additional *Voice Over Talents have been hired!!! Can you hear our excitement? Oh, you will. Just wait until we reveal who our additional voice talents are. You’ll be absolutely smitten!!

As you can well imagine, we are gearing up to release a whole slew of new stories on The Kiss Me Quick’s Erotica Podcast, so you’d better subscribe now! Featured stories will be taken from our very first volume, The Sexy Librarian’s Dirty 30, and our newest Dirty 30 Vol.2, and we’ll also be featuring new stories from Rose Caraway’s latest narration of On Fire: Erotic Romance Stories, edited by the ever amazing Rachel Kramer Bussel! #SubscribeNow

We’d like to take this opportunity to thank all the KMQ’s new and long-time Lurid Listeners. You’ve gone above and beyond in showing your support of our many projects. Thank you so very much for your generous reviews, your enthusiastic podcast ratings, and especially for your encouraging emails and voicemails. It is your unending support that keeps us going. You continually motivate us and we couldn’t be more proud to continue providing the best Erotica stories we can find. It’s our way to help you can feel good individually and with your partner/s.

For the first time ever, we’ve also included testimonials at the very beginning of

our newest book, The Sexy Librarian’s Dirty 30, Vol.2. That’s right! We reached out to the fans and asked them What has Erotica done for you? 

We cannot express just how grateful we are for your time, and just want to say that we are here for you, Erotica fans. Always. YOU are why we do what we do. Whether you are listening to it, or reading it, or considering writing it, Erotica offers all of us something unique and deeply personal. An opportunity to have a better sense of our sexual selves.

As the Print and Audiobook editions also make their way toward publication, we will be celebrating with #AuthorInterviews, #SexySnippets, #WriterlyWisdoms, and #KMQPodcast episodes. Already, we’ve featured long-time contributor, Janine Ashbless who discusses writing the all-important Convinceable Characters.

 

Convincing, not Believable – Janine Ashbless

The Art & Craft of Erotica

with Janine Ashbless

Read Janine’s #SexySnippet of Sweet Hel Below here!

Erotica is about people. And sex too, of course, but the characters are what make a story worth being told. Whether they’re moving through a simple, easy to consume plot or something that’s much more emotionally twisted and complicated, it’s the characters who travel through the story and enable tension and conflict to rise within us, the readers. If we don’t have ‘well-built’ characters, then there is no story. Storytelling happens through characters. A good Erotica writer considers who their characters are and how to best present them–from beginning to end–by creatively examining purpose, strengths, weaknesses, flaws, sexual drives, uniquenesses, and commonalities in such a way that the reader’s eyes don’t want to leave the page, all while encouraging a hand to wander.

The Sexy Librarian’s Dirty 30 Vol.2 is nearly here. To kick things off, I wanted to share a post geared mostly toward writers and aspiring writers–a little #WriterlyWisdom, if you will, regarding CHARACTER by Janine Ashbless. Janine is an author who consistently enthralls readers and amazes me with her marvelous characters. She’s written a whole slew of short stories and several novels. She’s clever, she’s witty, and she’s an incredible storyteller who’s turned me on and even made me laugh a time or two. It is with great pride that Stupid Fish Productions is publishing a new story by Janine Ashbless in our upcoming collection.

Convincing, not Believable
Janine Ashbless

So, my tips for building believable characters in erotica are–

Hold on… Why would I want to write “believable” erotica characters? Aren’t we in the business of giving people fantasies? Aren’t we trying to get them off? Who wants an erotic story where the guy comes too soon and leaves in embarrassment, or the heroine accidentally farts mid-anal? We’re looking for ideals when we go to read one-handed fiction, aren’t we?

And isn’t “believable” subjective? If I hang out, say, with English tech-nerds, and you hang out with American truckers, our mental picture of what people are like is going to be very different.

Is Trump a believable character, come to that? Who wrote him?!

No, I’m not going to ask anyone to write believable characters. Instead, I’m going to urge y’all to write CONVINCING characters. Which is much less about appealing to a common denominator of lived experience between you and your readers, and a lot more about writing skills. If you can create the most extreme character, or the most unfamiliar, and still somehow persuade your reader to suspend disbelief and go along with your story, then you’re doing it right.

So here are my pointers. It’s all about giving your characters depth.

  • “Everyone is necessarily the Hero of their own life story” (John Barth) This is so important! Everyone has a reason for doing what they do, even if what they do looks shitty, or stupid, or self-destructive to outsiders. Everybody thinks that they are right. It is the author’s job to get inside the head of their characters, even the villainous or abusive ones, and write with empathy and understanding of their motives (which is NOT the same as morally justifying or validating their behavior, though some people might not agree with my distinction).
  • Good people very often do shitty things too, for various reasons. That makes for great stories and great psychological background. Messed-up or conflicted characters are fascinating to read about. A hero(ine) with no regrets and no flaws is not convincing.
  •  We’re all individuals! And the variation socially, psychologically and sexually among humans is close to infinite. Break stereotypes. And Don’t stick to what you know—do your research instead. Read stuff written by people you don’t like, and don’t agree with. Brace yourself and read the icky comments section. Put yourself in their shoes and write it from their POV. Use their vocabulary.
  • But there’s a reason for physical stereotypes in romantic/erotic fiction – “tall, dark and brooding”, “busty blonde”, “mousey ingénue”, etc. If our primary intention is to arouse our readers, then we probably have to tap into the cultural/biological/social norms and triggers for titillation. If you want to reach the maximum number of readers, use those triggers. Just go beyond them and make the personalities 3D too. My heroes are always going to be really good-looking (unless they are NOT, in which case I can fetishize their ugliness). And they will always, always have big cocks J

xxx
Janine Ashbless

website: www.janineashbless.com

blog:  www janineashbless.blogspot.com/

Facebook: www.facebook.com/janineashbless

Malin James – Roadhouse Blues

I love talking with other Erotica authors on The Sexy Librarian’s Blogcast. One of my most favorite Erotica guest authors is Malin James. She’s very recently come out with her first book titled, Roadhouse Blues, published by Go Deeper Press. Malin joins me on the show to talk about this new collection of short stories that are intensely erotic, set in middle-America. If you’ve not yet read anything by Malin, you should drop what you are reading currently and head over to Amazon to grab your print copy or digital copy of Roadhouse Blues. I’ve read it, I love it, I know you will too. Malin writes stories based on characters who dive unflinchingly into desperation, insecurity, connection and super-hot lust. Malin James does not write cookie-cutter characters. She writes about people. She’s been a featured writer on the KMQ podcast several times for this very reason. Malin’s also been an outstanding contributor to several of my anthologies over the years, and now I get to celebrate with all of you, Malin’s latest, greatest achievement. Be sure to stay tuned, after the interview for a #SexySnippet of Roadhouse Blues, read by lovely Malin James. Enjoy!!

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Welcome to Styx—a blue-collar, American town where people can do whatever they like, so long as they don’t advertise. From a 1950s diner to the back of a rocking Camaro, the stories in Roadhouse Blues reveal sex that is by turns romantic, raw, triumphant, and desperate. Meet two women grieving the same man, a bartender looking for anything but love, and a hot, brash newlywed who knows she married a cheat. The local garage is run by a kick-ass woman who gives as fierce as she gets, and the strip club is a place full of whiskey and smoke, where memories are exposed as easily as skin.

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Seriously, for your next read, order your very own copy of Roadhouse Blues!! As always, any reviews are greatly appreciated.

Go Deeper Press

Amazon 

B&N Nook

Kobo

GoodReads

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And, if you are interested in checking out other interviews and more #SexySnippets, check out these additional stops along the Roadhouse Blues Blog Tour!!

Bad Ass Blog Tour:

The Go Deeper Press Launch & Landing Pad

Interview with Xan West

Interview with Emmanuelle de Maupassant 

Review by Ella Dawson

Interview with Jade A. Waters

Guest Post for F.Dot Leonora: On Classic Films, Rough Sex & Roadhouse Blues

Interview with Melina Greenport

Tabitha Rayne Hosts an Excerpt from “Down & Dirty”

Guest Post for Delilah Night: On Stereotypes, Identity & Roadhouse Blues, (includes excerpt from “Truck Stop”)

Introduction & Excerpts: 

Lana Fox’s (brilliant) Introduction

from the title story, “Roadhouse Blues”

from (my favorite story), “Marlboro Man”

from “Flash, Pop!”, the story that inspired the collection

from “Down & Dirty” (courtesy of Tabitha Rayne)

from “Truck Stop” (courtesy Delilah Night)

Awesome Reviews & Feedback:

Ella Dawson

Emmanuelle de Maupassant

Jo Henny Wolf

Leone Ross – Come Let Us Sing Anyway

 

Hey, Everybody!

It was an incredible honor to interview Leone Ross, author of Come Let Us Sing Anyway, over at The Sexy Librarian’s Blogcast.

I recently read her newly published collection by Peepal Tree Press and fell in love with it. If you are looking for a new read, I highly recommend Come Let Us Sing Anyway.

Especially, if you are a writer, I also suggest that you follow Leone Ross on Twitter because she is doing a unique meme series called #TheArtOfTheSentence. Those little memes carry with them invaluable tips for your writer’s toolbox. She’s also put together a meme series #TheStoryBehindTheStory, a set of tiny interviews pertaining to each story in her Come Let Us Sing Anyway collection, well…all but one story.

OH! And, as if it just couldn’t get any better, stay tuned to the very end of the interview because Leone reads a beautiful snippet from, “And You Know This” as featured in her wonderful collection.

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Leone Ross is a novelist, short story writer, editor, journalist and academic of Jamaican and Scottish ancestry. She was born in England and grew up in Jamaica. Her first novel, All The Blood Is Red was long-listed for the Orange Prize, her second novel, Orange Laughter was chosen as a BBC Radio 4’s Women’s Hour Watershed Fiction favorite. In 2015, Leone was one of three judges for the Manchester Prize for Fiction.

Come Let Us Sing Anyway
by Leone Ross
Published by: Peepal Tree Press
(Available in Paperback & Digital Book)

From headless schoolgirls, to talking food and threesomes, pretty much anything can happen in these witty, weird and wonderful short stories by Leone Ross. Ranging from flash fiction to intense psychological drama, magical realism, horror and erotica, these strange, clever, frank and sometimes very funny stories have a serious side too. Carefully crafted over 15 years, they explore unbounded sexualities, a vision of the fluidity of the person, and politics – from the deaths of black people at the hands of the police, to the deep shifts that signal the subtle changes in the nature of capitalism and much more. These stories may sometimes tickle, sometimes shock; but will always engage both the intellect and the heart.

Click here for Leone Ross’ TedTalk.

 

 

Jade A. Waters -The Reward

Welcome back, Everyone!

This episode of The Sexy Librarian’s Blogcast features Erotica author, Jade A. Waters. You guys know how much I adore this amazing woman. Her prose & poetry are both stellar! Her work has been featured over at The Kiss Me Quick’s Erotica podcast, I’ve published several of her short stories, and I had the honor of helping kick off her official book tour, back in December, when she released her very first novel, The Assignment. Well, Jade A. Waters has returned, and we had wine and then got on the air to celebrate and discuss the release of her 3rd book, The Reward. To say that we had a great time, really just doesn’t cut it. We had a blast!

Here is my conversation with Jade A. Waters and her Lessons in Control series published by Carina Press:

The Lessons in Control series is available right now in Amazon (Kindle). AND, they are all on sale! (.99, $1.99, and $3.99!!) I recommend that you start with book 1 and then, just like I did, download books 2 and 3. Don’t forget to leave your reviews. 
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What would you do if someone offered to fulfill your wildest fantasies? 

Seductive.

Charming.

Dominant.

Dean Sova is everything Maya Clery craves. From the first touch, their connection is intense. After leaving her troubled past behind, Maya thought she was happy—she is happy—but meeting Dean forces her to acknowledge dark needs she longs to explore yet has never had the courage to face.

Her perfect match, Dean encourages Maya to set loose the submissive urges inside her in a series of assignments intended to open her mind and test the limits of pleasure…but Maya isn’t sure she can fully let go of her inhibitions.

What would you do if someone offered to fulfill your wildest fantasies? 

The answer seems obvious. You take the offer and hope the price isn’t too high.

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How far would you go to fulfill a fantasy? 

Maya Clery has taken risks before. Her relationship with Dean Sova started out as a risk—a series of sexual assignments, each hotter, wilder, more intense than the last. Exploring her submissive side with a powerful, trustworthy Dominant has been everything she hoped for, everything she needed.

Dean pushes Maya to her limits—it’s one of the things she loves most about him. But as they push the boundaries outside their sex life, meeting friends and family members, Maya realizes there’s still much she doesn’t know about the man with whom she’s sharing her bed.

And when a fantasy simmering between them becomes their latest challenge, past secrets begin to reveal weaknesses in their relationship that neither is ready to face.

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 What if the fantasy never had to stop? 

It’s been a year since Dean Sova turned Maya Clery’s world inside out. There isn’t a secret fantasy that Maya and Dean haven’t explored—each one more tantalizing and mind-blowing than the last. But while their relationship may be stronger than ever, taking the next step pushes boundaries neither one of them is prepared to face.

Dean couldn’t care less about Maya’s background—all her choices made her the woman he wants to tie to his bed and never let go. But not even a Dom as strong as Dean can keep the past at bay. When a threat from Maya’s old life surfaces, she’ll have to choose once and for all: fight for freedom under Dean’s command, or lose the reward she’s worked so hard for—the chance to be happy with the man she loves.

Dirty 30 Vol.2 Table of Contents & Cover REVEAL!

Ebook Pre-sales July 2017!

Hey, Erotica Lovers & Bloggers! Want an E-copy of Dirty 30 Vol.2 to review?
Email Rose Caraway to get on the list!

dirtythirtyantho(at)gmail(dot)com

There will be:
1. Advanced Reader E-copies available for Bloggers & dedicated Erotica Fans who love to review.
**Including D30 Vol.1 Ebook copies available to review too, upon request!!!
2. #SexySnippets
3. #WriterlyWisdoms
4. #AuthorInterviews *Have you subscribed to The Sexy Librarian’s Erotica blogcast? Better get on it…
5. Special KMQ Featured Episodes! *Don’t tell us you haven’t subscribed to The Kiss Me Quick’s Erotica Podcast?! What are you waiting for? It’s free!
6. A Super Sexy Special Announcement
7. Limited print copies signed by Rose Caraway
Print and Audiobook publications are #comingsoon too!

TABLE OF CONTENTS

INTRODUCTIONRose Caraway
1. HONEY, I’M HOMEChase Morgan
2. CANVASMalin James
3. JILLING OFFSilas Bliss
4. THUNDERCLAPSommer Marsden
5. SWITCHESDaily Hollow
6. A POLITE FICTIONTerrance Aldon Shaw
7. HEAVEN SENTJordan Castillo Price
8. THE CARNIVAL OF CARNAL DELIGHTS Dahlia Lovejoy
9. SWEET HEL BELOW Janine Ashbless
10. BLOSSOMINGJean Roberta
11. THE SWEET TASTE OF INSPIRATION Emily Bingham
12. GIRL NUMBER TWENTYRose de Fer
13. SCHEHERAZADE AND THE STRANGERDee Maselle
14. UNFINISHED BUSINESSRachel Woe
15. THERE’S SOMETHING ABOUT MARK Josie Jordan
16. A TASTE OF EROTICISMEva Hore
17. THE SEER R.A. Goli
18. THE RETURN OF THE SNOW QUEENTamsin Flowers
19. PURITYMelina Greenport
20. DO NOT DISTURBSonni de Soto
21. TORRID ZONEElliot DeLocke
22. MOBY TITLandon Dixon
23. THE THIEFMichael Lewis
24. THE CULT OF SEXUALITYJanie James
25. LIFE DRAWING 101Brantwijn Serrah
26. THE HONEYMOONEmmanuelle de Maupassant
27. THE DUDESpencer Dryden
28. SPIDER TWO, COME INM.L. Doyle
29. A CURE FOR LONELINESSBrown Sugar
30. I REALLY DO BELONG TO YOUDorothy Freed

 

Psst! Wanna go to the library? 

The Sexy Librarian, Rose Caraway invites you to peruse the card catalog and find an erotic tale to suit your mood and your desire.

#ComingSoon
Ebook, Print, and Audiobook

The Sexy Librarian’s Dirty 30, Vol.1

The Sexy Librarian, Rose Caraway is diligently cataloging her next library of Erotica. But while you wait, why don’t you get acquainted with The Sexy Librarian’s Dirty 30, Vol.1! (There are actually 33 stories in this collection, but who’s counting?)

From Kass Goldsworthy’s  cuckolding story titled; “This Is What It’s Like” to Salome Wilde’s exploration into the life of a famous private detective and his unexpected sexual preferences in; “Noirgasm,” this erotica anthology will have your cravings well in hand. Sinclair Sexsmith’s, “Bully” will definitely make you pant–one spank at a time and editing extraordinaire, Rachel Kramer Bussel offers up a unique and endearing perspective of a couple’s closer-than-close relationship in her story titled; “The Weight.”

This erotic library is available in ebook and audiobook, so readers and Lurid Listeners alike will find horny coal miners in Landon Dixon’s “The Copper Kid,” a lonely relic collector who finds a very special marionette in Jade A. Water’s, “The Doll,” and refuge in Lynn Townsend’s, steamy rendezvous;“The Closet.” Follow a couple at the beach and experience their blossoming voyeurism as it takes off in Chase Morgan’s, “On The Rocks.”  Malin James, “The Reader And Her Books” seductively unfolds as a woman reveals her secreted stash of erotica to her lover. There’s a “Green Glass” dildo, an alien, a succubus, sexy flying Dutchmen, tension relieving bondage, public punishment, a geek with a troublesome sassy roommate–and even a selki!

Featuring the extraordinary talents of over 30 contributing authors who understand that sometimes Erotica fans like it hot, sometimes they like it rough, and sometimes they like it very, very… dirty!

Table of Contents:

1. This Is What It’s Like…..Kass Goldsworthy
2. Barcelona…..Malin James
3. The Bells…..Jade A. Waters
4. Bully…..Sinclair Sexsmith
5. Truth…..Emerald
6. Noirgasm…..Salome Wilde
7. The Copper Kid…..Landon Dixon
8. Low Card Flush…..Roger Leatherwood
9. Dear In The Headlights…..Angela Caperton
10. Just Browsing…..Michael M. Jones
11. The Doll…..Jade A. Waters
12. In The Closet…..Lynn Townsend
13. Green Glass…..Tamsin Flowers
14. On The Rocks…..Chase Morgan
15. Serendipity…..Jim Lyon
16. Lost And Found…..Elise Hepner
17. Stitching…..Amy Butcher
18. On A Mission…..Sybil Rush
19. Loosening Up…..Evey Brett
20. A Vision In X-Ray And Visible Light…..Nobilis Reed
21. Interview With A Succubus…..Martha Davis
22. Mystery Visitor…..Michael Lewis
23. Alpha Male…..Jean Roberta
24. Alien Sex…..Alegra Verde
25. My Christmas Gift For Cynthia…..Eva Hore
26. Flipping The Switch…..Victoria Blisse
27. Below The Sea…..T. Fox Dunham
28. Going Dutch…..Dee Maselle
29. Pound A Punnet…..Jillian Boyd
30. Always The Same, Always Changed…..Annabeth Leong
31. The Reader And Her Books…..Malin James
32. The Weight…..Rachel Kramer Bussel
33. Control “Z”…..Rose Caraway

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Lalibela: 8th Wonder of the World

Earlier this month, I interviewed Janine Ashbless, author of The Book of the Watchers series, over at my Sexy Librarian’s Blog-cast. We discussed her latest novel “In Bonds of the Earth.”  One of the most intriguing points of interest for me, as I read, was Ashbless’ detailings of the incredible rock-cut churches in Ethiopia. I found myself holding the book in one hand while I searched online to see more of these ancient churches. During the interview with Janine, she told me that she’d actually traveled to Ethiopia for research because she needed to have a good place to stash one of her fabulous fallen angels. Here are some of the pictures she took on her journey to Ethiopia. I hope you enjoy them just as much as I did. I hope these pictures inspire you to head over to Amazon to purchase your own copy of Janine’s first book, Cover Him in Darkness, and while you are there, order a copy of In Bonds of the Earth.

 

Lalibela: 8th Wonder of the World

Janine Ashbless

When I started writing In Bonds of the Earth (Book of the Watchers vol. 2), I went to Ethiopia to find a prison for Penemuel, the Angel of the Written Word. (Hey, I like travelling, okay? Writing’s an excellent excuse!)

I found my location in Lalibela, a small town with a breath-taking collection of eleven or so rock-cut churches, each hewn from a single block of stone during the 12th and 13th Centuries. These form a UNESCO world heritage site – easily up there with the Pyramids and Petra. As my guidebook says: “Lalibela’s obscurity is shameful.”

The sites of Lalibela are all steeped in symbolism – they provided a 3D map of the Holy Land so that medieval pilgrims wouldn’t have to make the dangerous journey to Palestine. This for example is the “Tomb of Adam”:

The churches are cut down into the rock surface, so that you wind through a maze of tunnels and gulleys from one church to the next.

Each is a living, functioning house of worship, and the singing of the priests is a constant aural backdrop.

The layout is labyrinthine; you definitely need a guide!

This is the entrance to the “Valley of Death” – a lightless tunnel hundreds of feet long!

The most famous church of all is Bet Giyorgis (“House of St George”) – check out this 360 panorama.

Oh … here is a pillar which is kept covered up because Jesus came and wrote a description of the entire history of the world on it, and the end bit is too scary for people to read(!):

And here is one of the tens of thousands of pilgrims who came here to stay for good…

Lalibela is an ancient and haunting place – just right for stashing a fallen angel, I thought…

xxx

Janine

Would you defy God, for love?

Broad at the shoulders and lean at the hips, six foot-and-then-something of ropey muscle, he looks like a Spartan god who got lost in a thrift store. He moves like ink through water. And his eyes, when you get a good look at them, are silver. Not gray. Silver. You might take their inhuman shine for fancy contact lenses. Youd be wrong.

 

Janine Ashbless is back with the second in her paranormal erotic romance Book of the Watchers trilogy: In Bonds of the Earth.

 

Unafraid to tackle the more complex issues surrounding good and evil in mainstream religion, Janine has created a thought-provoking and immersive novel which sets a new standard for paranormal erotic romance. The first in the series, Cover Him With Darkness, was released in 2014 by Cleis Press and received outstanding reviews.

In Bonds of the Earth is published by Sinful Press and is due for release on March 1st, 2017.

Blurb:

“I will free them all.”

When Milja Petak released the fallen angel Azazel from five thousand years of imprisonment, she did it out of love and pity. She found herself in a passionate sexual relationship beyond her imagining and control – the beloved plaything of a dark and furious demon who takes what he wants, when he wants, and submits to no restraint. But what she hasn’t bargained on is being drawn into his plan to free all his incarcerated brothers and wage a war against the Powers of Heaven.

As Azazel drags Milja across the globe in search of his fellow rebel angels, Milja fights to hold her own in a situation where every decision has dire consequences. Pursued by the loyal Archangels, she is forced to make alliances with those she cannot trust: the mysterious Roshana Veisi, who has designs of her own upon Azazel; and Egan Kansky, special forces agent of the Vatican – the man who once saved then betrayed her, who loves her, and who will do anything he can to imprison Azazel for all eternity.

Torn every way by love, by conflicting loyalties and by her own passions, Milja finds that she too is changing – and that she must do things she could not previously have dreamt of in order to save those who matter to her.

In Bonds of the Earth is the second in the Book of the Watchers trilogy and the sequel to Cover Him With Darkness.

Excerpt:

I was giving my long-dreaded presentation on the anniversary footbridge to Misters Ellis, Singh, Constanzo and Mackenzie…when Azazel walked in.

Oh hell.

“Excuse me, gentlemen,” I said loudly, lurching around from behind my desk, grabbing Azazel’s arm and spinning him back to face the door. “Not here, come on, please,” I implored through clenched teeth.

If there was one thing I’d learned by then, it was to not ignore warning dreams. If I’d paid them more attention from the start, things between me and Egan might have gone very differently back in Montenegro…

No, better not to think of Egan, not when Azazel was around. One guy at a time was quite enough to wrap my head around. Especially this guy.

He humored me though, this time, letting me pull him out of the meeting room and through the open plan office without resistance. We attracted a lot of stares, but there was nothing I could do about that except hold my head high.

“Where are we going?” he asked.

“Out. Anywhere.”

“You’re so impetuous.”

I didn’t need to glance up at his wicked smirk. I could feel it burning its way into my breast.

Bryce, the beardy guy in my new team who’d shown me the ropes of the job and seemed just a tiny bit too eager to talk every morning, stood up from his cubicle to intercept us. “Milja, is everything okay?”

“It’s just fine,” I rasped, towing Azazel faster.

“She’s insatiable,” my demon lover confided with a helpless shrug to my colleague as we swept past.

Bryce stared, mouth open.

“Goddamnit,” I muttered, and Azazel chuckled.

Sometimes it was hard to remember that he’d risked everything to save me.

We reached the doors at the end of the room and I pushed through, past the lobby with the elevators and into the concrete stairwell of the emergency stairs beyond. The only people who came here were smokers on their way to the roof, and it looked empty for now. My panicky momentum fizzled away and I swung to face him.

“What are you doing here?”

“What do you think?” he countered, taking my face in his hands.

“Azazel—” But he cut off my protests with his hungry kiss; a kiss that lanced through me all the way to my core. I gave up resisting, and speaking, and almost breathing, as his lust rolled over me in a hot wet wave. I slid my hands around his neck and tangled my fingers in his messy hair, pulling myself into his embrace. His body was hard as rock, his hands heavy on my waist and hips. The yearning for his touch that smoldered in my flesh day and night woke to a roaring heat.

I’d missed him. His skin, his smile, the peppery scent and salt taste of him. The sweetness of his lips and the harsh rasp of his stubbled chin. I’d missed him so much—like an addict missing her hit.

*****

Author bio:

Janine Ashbless is a writer of fantasy erotica and steamy romantic adventure. She likes to write about magic and myth and mystery, dangerous power dynamics, borderline terror, and the not-quite-human.

Janine has been seeing her books in print ever since 2000. She’s also had numerous short stories published by Black Lace, Nexus, Cleis Press, Ravenous Romance, Harlequin Spice, Storm Moon, Xcite, Mischief Books, and Ellora’s Cave among others. She is co-editor of the nerd erotica anthology ‘Geek Love’.

Born in Wales, Janine now lives in the North of England with her husband and two rescued greyhounds. She has worked as a cleaner, library assistant, computer programmer, local government tree officer, and – for five years of muddy feet and shouting – as a full-time costumed Viking. Janine loves goatee beards, ancient ruins, minotaurs, trees, mummies, having her cake and eating it, and holidaying in countries with really bad public sewerage.

 

Her work has been described as:

“Hardcore and literate” (Madeline Moore) and “Vivid and tempestuous and dangerous, and bursting with sacrifice, death, and love.” (Portia Da Costa).

Links:

Janine Ashbless website: http://www.janineashbless.com/

 

Janine Ashbless blog:  http://janineashbless.blogspot.co.uk/

 

Janine Ashbless on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/janineashbless

 

Sinful Press website: https://www.sinfulpress.co.uk

E-book:

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Print:

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In Bonds of the Earth will be available from all major online bookstores in both digital and print. Please contact Lisa Jenkins at admin@sinfulpress.co.uk for any further information.

Janine Ashbless_In Bonds of the Earth

It is with great delight that I share with everyone this interview I had with author Janine Ashbless. She’s, quite simply, a writer after my own heart. In her first book, “Cover Him With Darkness” of The Watchers novels, Janine asks, “If you loved an angel… How far would you fall with him?” I am here to tell you that, for the record, I would totally fall…

All. The. Way.

In this The Sexy Librarian’s Erotica Blogcast interview, Janine discusses the upcoming release of her 2nd book in The Watchers series titled, “In Bonds of the Earth.” I have already read this incredible book, my friends, and I suggest that you click the title link above to pre-order this title for yourself.

Then, I want you to click>> “Cover Him With Darkness so that you may purchase and read her first title in this series. Reading these two books was like watching a movie, folks. There’s action, sex, sensational knowledge-bombs, twists, and turns–you will essentially be breathless during and definitely after reading!

In short…

“An absolute must read. In this, In Bonds of the Earth, Janine Ashbless’ impressive knowledge of primeval Christianity and her passion for plot-brimming storytelling renders yet another gripping fantasy that ravishes readers, all while on a journey to the ancient rock-cut churches of Lalibela, Ethiopia. I must confess…I would follow Ashbless’ Milja and her exquisitely rebellious Azazel anywhere. My heart quickens for book three.”
-Rose Caraway

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Paperback Buy Links:
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Janine Ashbless has a book blog tour coming soon, too! She will provide insight into her research, some super hot #SexySnippets of the new book, and she’s going to do a live reading!! Stay tuned for more details.

To stay up to date on all Janine’s blog tour dates and her other (just as interesting and playful postings), you can follow/friend Janine Ashbless on facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/janineashbless

I would be remiss if I didn’t mention that I have also had the great pleasure of publishing a few of Janine Ashbless’ stories in, “The Sexy Librarian’s Big Book of Erotica” and “Libidinous Zombie: An Erotic Horror Collection,” and I am here to tell you that if you are a fan of paranormal/fantasy Erotica, that starts hot and stays hot, she is your next favorite author. Janine has also been a featured author over on The Kiss Me Quick’s Erotica Podcast! Have a listen to her short story, The Ingenue.

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Janine Ashbless has been seeing her books in print ever since 2000, when her first collection of short stories, Cruel Enchantment, was published by Black Lace (Virgin Books). Her novels, single-author collections, and many short stories have now seen publication by Black Lace, Nexus, Cleis Press, Ravenous Romance, Harlequin Spice, Storm Moon, Xcite, Mischief Books, Samhain, Ellora’s Cave and Stupid Fish Productions amongst others. She is co-editor of the nerd erotica anthology Geek Love and was alarmed to find how ruthless and demanding she was in that role.

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