November 14, 2010

Passion Reading at Word in Brooklyn

Last Thursday, my friend Donna George Storey was in town from the West Coast.  She'd come to read her story in Rachel Kramer Bussel's new erotic romance anthology, Passion.  We made plans to meet up in the city, earlier that day.

Emerald, another friend and author (Actually, I'd only met Emerald on one previous occasion, almost two years ago at Rachel's In the Flesh, and hadn't had the chance to get to know her.  But now, we really are friends!) was in town to read also.  Robin, another friend, had come in from Connecticut to support Donna and Emerald.

They spent the day at the Museum of Sex and I joined them later in the afternoon at Donna's sister's in Manhattan for wine and cheese before heading out to the reading, back in Brooklyn.

Although it was Veteran's day, there was a lot more rush hour traffic than I'd anticipated and our cab had a hell of a time trying to get over the Williamsburg Bridge, but we finally made it to Word, only a few minutes late.  And as anyone who has attended a reading knows, it didn't start on time, anyway.  So we were there in plenty of time!

There were a few other readers there, including Rachel and the reading went very well.  Passion promises to be a real hit and I thoroughly enjoyed listening to Donna and Emerald, as well as the other readers.
Donna George Storey                                                   


It happened to be Rachel's birthday (well, actually, her birthday was a few days earlier...) and I got to tag along with Donna and Emerald to her birthday dinner at Anella, a really lovely restaurant in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.  This bread was wonderful!  It's their signature item and is baked in a flower pot.  Unfortunately, the restaurant is way too dark for my taste and isn't at all conducive to photography, so this is the best I could do.  (If you click on the restaurant link, you'll get a much better picture.)

The food was really excellent, as was the waiter, unfortunately, the server was a bit over-zealous for my taste.  The space is very small, but the food is well worth any discomfort.  I do wish they'd turn up the light a bit, though.  Personally, I like being able to read the menu and see my food, especially when it's so well prepared and plated.

It was great to see Donna again.  She doesn't make it to New York nearly often enough for my taste and it was great getting to know Emerald better!

I called for three separate cars to get people back to Manhattan from the restaurant (So many Manhattanites are so lost in Brooklyn...).  Of course one of them was for me because, even though I live in Brooklyn, I don't live anywhere near the restaurant and none of the subway lines in the area would get me home remotely easily...  All I can say is Arecibo, my go-to car service, rocks!

November 3, 2010

Call for Submissions!

Daddy’s Little Girl: Butch/Femme Erotica
Edited by D. L. King
To be published by Cleis Press
Deadline: January 15, 2011
Payment: $50 and 2 copies of the anthology

D. L. King is looking for your hottest butch/femme erotica.

What is it about a pretty girl in a tight skirt bent over to retrieve something she’s dropped?  Or that hotter-than-hot butch, swaggering into the bar like she owns it, eyes undressing every pretty girl in the place?

Do butches all worship at the alter of their femmes fatale; do little girls all have a need to serve their, big, strong daddies?  Tell me about girls salivating at the sight of well-filled and packed jeans and bois dreaming of having a beautiful girl’s red lipstick smeared across their mouths. 

Are all little girls good, or are some of them naughty?  Do some butches need the discipline only their lady can provide?  Tell me stories of daddies opening doors for their girls, feeding them morsels of the finest p√Ętes, cherishing and protecting them.  Then tell me stories of sexy sirens, luring unsuspecting butches to their demise on rocky shores, hot, confident women in silk and lace during the day who will do anything to serve their daddy’s needs at night--anything.

Send me stories that are sweet, kinky, sexy, romantic and/or dangerous but most of all, send me stories that will singe my sheets.  All characters must be at least 18.

Stories should be between 2,000 and 4,500 words, double-spaced, 12 pt Times New Roman or Courier New.  Please indent the first line of each paragraph one-half inch and do not include extra lines between paragraphs.  Please number your pages.  No fancy fonts, no weird sizes, no bizarre formatting, no strange colors, please.

Send your story as a .doc (NOT .docx) attachment and include the title, pseudonym (if applicable) and your legal name and mailing address to  Subject line should read:  Submission: TITLE.  Please include a bio of 50 words or less. Direct any questions to the same address.  Original stories only.  (If you are absolutely unable to send a .doc attachment, I will accept a .rtf.)