May 20, 2010

Please Ma'am

I'm excited to say that Please, Ma'am (Rachel Kramer Bussel, ed, Cleis Press) is available on Amazon and if it isn't in bookstores yet, it very soon will be. I've got a story in the book; it's a little odd--a little different than my usual fare, but I hope you'll like it. I really can't wait to get my hands on the book and read the rest of the stories because, well, you know how I feel about fem dom.

I'm also excited because the cover is sooo hot. I mean, this cover just screams at you to take it home.
Seriously, if you're a submissive man, you may need a strategically placed work bag or coat just to make it to the sales counter.

Here's the table of contents:

I Live to Serve Teresa Noelle Roberts
It’s Not Me It’s You Charlotte Stein
A Charmed Life by Isabelle Gray
A Maze, and Grace Elizabeth Coldwell
Inside the Pride Remittance Girl
Modern Major General Craig J. Sorensen
Mr. February Madeline Elayne
Frozen A.D.R. Forte
Thrift Store Whore Sommer Marsden
Porch Swing Dominic Santi
Paypig Michael Hemmingson
The Crack of the Bat Heidi Champa
Dressing for Dinner Giselle Renarde
Living Rough Ariel Graham
Pick a Color by D.L. King
Houseboy Rachel Kramer Bussel
The Unhappy Table Lee Ash
I’ll Do It. For Her. Graydancer

May 4, 2010

Circlet Press

Circlet Press Needs Your Help!

Do you know Circlet Press?

Circlet publishes erotic works of fantasy and science fiction. They may very well be the only press publishing erotic sci fi/fantasy. For a long time they published print books but print became far too expensive for the very small, independent publisher to manage and for the last three years, Circlet has been publishing e books. (Their books are pretty amazing, well-edited and well worth a serious read!)

Now publisher, Cecilia Tan, is ready to publish her first print book in three years, Best Erotic Fantasy. It's ready to go. She has orders from book stores. She just needs a little help to make it all a reality. To make this happen, Circlet Press is having a Fundraiser.

But they aren't just asking you for money. No, for your contribution, they are giving you a shit-load of their best books on CD. Please click on the link to see what kind of great loot you can scarf while doing a very good thing for independent publishing!

Oh, and by the way, your CD will include a copy of Like A Thorn: BDSM Fairy Tales, edited by Sarah Desautels. It just won the NLA award for best anthology and one of the short stories from the book just won the NLA best short fiction award!

(If that's not all you need to know, I don't know what is...)

May 2, 2010

My Contribution to Being Naked

A while back, Donna George Storey, Shanna Germain and Neve Black started quite an amazing and singular blog called F-Stop: Expose The Naked I. It's a place where artists get naked. Well, not necessarily, but yes, naked.

Here's the first bit about what they were looking for:

This blog will feature all genres of erotic art with the focus on exposing the most vulnerable parts of each contributing creator. We’re looking for you to expose those exquisite soft and pink parts that lay hidden somewhere inside and are usually kept safely locked up. You can find it here.

When I first heard about it I thought I might like to contribute a piece. Then I though, no, who am I to be a part of something so obviously, for wont of a better word, literary. But then Donna asked me--and I said I would--and then I didn't. I figured she'd forget about me, but she didn't. Periodically, she'd remind me about the blog. And then she said, if I didn't want to use a naked picture of me, she had one of my toy cabinet. She thought it symbolized me pretty well.

It wasn't the naked picture, so much as my figuring I didn't have anything important to say and who would be interested in hearing about me anyway. But when she suggested I use the picture she'd taken when she visited back in 2008 (here's her blog post), I thought, OK, I can do that. Then I figured I needed a naked picture of me to go along with it.

I'm really pleased by the way it turned out. It was just posted tonight, May 1, 2010. Go and take a look. And while you're there, check out the other posts. There are some extraordinary people there, exposing themselves for you. If you stop by, leave a comment. I'd be interested in your thoughts.