Alana's mother has described her erotic writing to her grandmother: 'It's porn, Nana, porn! In the end, it really IS all about sex, well sex and love. And nobody's happier about that than she, cuz otherwise, what would she write about? When she's not writing, K D is veg gardening or walking. She walks her stories, and she's serious about it.
She and her husband recently walked the Coast to Coast rout across England. For her, inspiration is directly proportionate to how quickly she wears out a pair of walking boots. Find K D Here: Website: kdgrace. Volles Rohr voraus! Delivery FAQS. Returns Policy. Feature Titles Most Popular Newest. Wenn wir arbeiten, geht unsere Fantasie auf Reisen As the camera angle panned outwards, Lady Tia saw that a man had been laid beneath her, and a battle of wills was obviously in progress to see which of them would break and plead for release first.
Elena nodded. Forbidding herself from focusing on the cold palm against her skin, Lady Tia twisted her head sharply. Reports on her are good. One hundred per cent good, in fact. The consummate professional. Whereas Miss Sanders is relatively new to this lifestyle and continues to makes mistakes. The dominatrix watched the screen with hawk-like eyes as Miss Sarah, her slim body perfect in Victorian clothes, chastised a man bending over a desk.
So that was the competition. It was time to think tactically, especially as she suspected her own resolve was about to be tested. Her expression is serene yet indomitable. I would hazard a guess that it is very difficult to read her reactions. Dr Ewen, whose own expression was frequently impossible to assess, was not fooled for a moment by the compliment Lady Tia was laying on the woman she was already sure was already being considered as a rival.
But the very fact these women care for each other could be useful to us. Something that, should we need to, we can use to our advantage. You cannot help but be changed. Her meeting with a writer of erotic fiction proves the perfect match for her own particular kink. It encourages us to own our sexuality and to delight in it. Purchase your copy, here. As well as writing masterful short story fiction, Janine has created the Book of the Watchers trilogy, drawing on the Biblical theme of the angels cast from Heaven, and the eternal struggle ever after.
Her themes are sweeping: the nature of good and evil, but also the nature of power and freedom, and our search for fulfilment. Except, of course, as in all of the most masterful of stories, there is no simple answer. We, being flawed ourselves, are in little position to judge. She has faith in a Good and Loving and Just God. So, against all the precepts of the Church and her family, she frees him … and then finds herself living with the consequences. But wait — you could see Milja as an abuser. She does! Your conscience? Azazel kills without compunction — for him Might Makes Right, and he barely registers that inferior beings have any right to agency.
Well, he learned that one off his Creator. Purchase directly from Sinful Press. Her lover, the fallen angel Azazel, has cast her aside in rage and disgust. The other contender for her heart, the Catholic priest Egan Kansky, was surrendered back into the hands of the shadowy Vatican organization, Vidimus, after sustaining life-threatening injuries. She has killed and she has betrayed. She is alone, homeless, and at the end of her tether — torn apart by guilt and the love she has lost.
But neither Heaven nor its terrifying representatives on Earth have finished with Milja. Both of her lovers need her in order to further their very different plans, and both passionately need her , though they may try to deny it. Milja is once again forced into a series of choices as she uncovers the secrets Heaven has been guarding for centuries. But this time it is not just her heart at stake, or even the fate of a fallen angel. Praise for this series:. Book 1: Cover Him with Darkness. Book 2: In Bonds of the Earth.
I love this series and the final book is a masterpiece. She likes to write about magic and mystery, dangerous power dynamics, borderline terror, and the not-quite-human. Janine has been seeing her books in print since , and her novels and single-author collections now run into double figures. She is co-editor of the nerd erotica anthology Geek Love. Janine Ashbless Facebook. Amazon UK Author Page. Amazon US Author Page. I was bootless and naked, almost knee-deep in a drift.
I still had my panties in my right hand, but they seemed purposeless so I tossed them away with an uncomprehending laugh, starlight fizzling against my bare flesh. I shook out my hands and lifted my arms to the moon, feeling its glare lap me like a cold tongue. Every particle of my flesh was filled with its glow. He waded into sight between the small trees, looking around himself in confusion; up at the laden branches, down at his hands.
I came to him through the snow, feeling the squeak of its compression beneath my bare soles. He was muffled up in all his outdoor gear, and I recognized my discarded clothes in his gloved hand.
I put his hands on my waist so that he could share my body-heat; they felt cool to me. His pupils were hugely dilated, making his eyes look black and empty. He made a valiant effort to lift his gaze back to my face, but failed. He seemed hypnotized by the sight of my naked body, by the in-curve of my waist and the swell of my breasts. That mead was spiked. I brushed my cheek against his, teasing his lips with the promise of my own. His frozen breath had formed a crust of rime on his stubbled jaw and I kissed it away.
In my mid-thirties, after a stint in academia and the birth of my first child, my urge to write creatively returned with a new intensity. I not only began to write with great passion, but began to read with a new eye and a new appreciation for the art and craft of storytelling. Their sensibilities and voices drove me to do the same, to the best of my ability — to report on the truth of the female experience, seeing the humor and the beauty in our lives.
These books showed me that erotica can be intelligent, challenging and mind-expanding, exciting to the mind as well as to the libido. After that, the book devolves into what it apparently was—stories written for the rent money for a pornographic press. The difference between the two sections was instructive to me. I adore sex stories with some sense of attraction beyond the physical, but am impatient with formulaic writing. Di Prima did actually have an affair with a man like Ivan.
There are endless possibilities for the imagination, revealing the secrets of our inner lives. I feel I write better stories, especially erotic ones, when I remember this is not about me, this about us. A successful film requires so many different levels of artistry and co-operation. That helps me appreciate how a published work also involves various levels of dedication—editing, publishing, marketing, reaching the reader.
Speaking of the treatment of sex in film, Donna laments that the heterosexual male gaze tends to dominate. What do they have in common? The exploration of the erotic through sizzling words and suggestive images, keeping the viewer suspended in a state of possibility. Actual sex scenes can destroy that magic because they reduce the act to two particular actors, whereas the moments before are tinder to the imagination.
What happens off-screen occurs in our own minds and is more exciting than what we see. Nuance and suggestion tend to be more appreciated in Asia. Out of Sight is pure Hollywood, but they got it right at least in that one scene! Donna is currently researching a historical novel set in New York City, in the s.
Japanese pornographic prints of the Edo period often included a figure spying on the lovers, and I appreciate how this adds an element of spice to the scene—as if our own sexual arousal is reflected in the watching figure. Sloan chooses scenes we might easily observe as a city dweller in less wealthy parts of town. Roofs is set on the rooftop of an apartment building where residents would sleep to gain relief from the summer heat.
That one image inspires me when I need a little juice to keep going with a long and complicated story! So, the theatrical experience is an important part of my writing. Malin began exploring erotic fiction about five years ago, with the first piece she ever wrote accepted by Rachel Kramer Bussel for The Big Book of Orgasms, published by Cleis Press. Since then, Malin has created a wealth of captivating short-story fiction, often inspired by fairy tales, folklore and magical realism, exploring the themes of grief, isolation, alienation, connection, self-discovery, power dynamics and psychological expression through sex.
Or resonance. A sense of understanding — feeling understood and, more importantly, gaining an understanding of situations or people who may fall outside their realm of personal experience. In her mid-twenties, she began to concentrate her energies on writing. Malin admits that, in watching films, she tends to pay more attention to the actors than plot. That said, one of my favorite movies of all time is Clue; I love the ridiculous humor of it. Art is another important influence for Malin. All of them: his nudes, landscapes, and slices of observed life. Hopper is all over my Roadhouse Blues.
Often listening to classical and jazz while writing, Malin says that it encourages her stream of thought. Oh, my god, do I love early Tom Waits. And electroswing. This restores my mental and emotional energy, for my work. I live with my husband and daughter, who are the loves of my life, as well as two lovely, meddling cats and many, many, many overflowing bookshelves. Outside of writing, I love to read. I would happily spend my life in books. She has recently released her collection of linked short stories, Roadhouse Blues , with Go Deeper Press.
Read my review with commentary from Malin here. Twitter: MalinMJames. Facebook: Malin James. And, she shows how grief and violence mark us — that we bear scars on the inside, as well as those visible on our skin. Malin reminds us that our sexuality is woven through our identity, and that, without it, our stories cannot be fully told. Contradictions are at the heart of this storytelling, showing that many of the things we yearn for have the power to damage us. Malin shows us the bittersweet and the beautiful, as in Marlboro Man. I love every inch of this collection.
They show us the best and worst of humanity: our jealousy and possessiveness, as well as our capability for love. In Roadhouse Blues , Malin James explores what we fear and what we desire. She brings us all this, and more. Malin tells us that her stories always revolve around her characters. People are endlessly fascinating to me, and observing people first hand kicks up a strong kind of empathy. They usually come in the form of characters or questions, though images prompt them too.
More generally, I tend to go with Bach and medieval choral music, though Miles Davis is a mainstay too. As to her favourite characters from the collection, Malin loves Maybelline, from Marlboro Man. She was one character that came to me almost fully formed. She was so much fun to write.
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And Sam, from Good Love. I suspect she and I will see each other again at some point. The recovery aspects were very, very hard and came from a deeply personal and yet hopeful place. There were a number of knife edges I had to walk, not least of which was the process of my own recovery from trauma. The Waitress was difficult too.
They both challenged me in a cathartic way. That is what fascinates me — how people relate to each other, and themselves. Sex can be joyful, painful, wholesome, filthy, simple or profound. If people are the subject, then sex is the lens. From a s 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.
Malin James is an essayist, blogger, and short story writer. Purchase your copy here. Tabitha Rayne lives with three two-eyed cats and one single-eyed cat, in the country, where she has the joy and heartbreak of rescuing injured animals. I also love to explore the inner workings of my characters, by bringing in their sexual and sensual experience. They usually have an obstacle to overcome like the world dying around them, or a sudden, life-changing injury. Hooray for erotica! I think it can be overlooked in terms of exploring the human psyche.
God, that is a sexy song. Honestly, I could go on for hours about music. I go to see bands and concerts a lot and get so fired up. No musical genre is excluded, from country to classical, rap to rock, folk to jazz, dubstep and drum n bass — I love it all. Music gets me so high. Really, I can hardly bear it.
I go for music that grabs me and keeps me pinned — so much so that I panic if someone wants to have a conversation while the track is playing. It was a very visceral story, strongly featuring scent and sound. In my stories, I often refer to the sinews and muscles moving beneath skin. The flutter of a vein, the rise of the chest. The poise of a pointed toe. It utterly blew me away — it was so raunchy and sexual — beautiful and raw.
The males as the swans really brought out a darker, more vicious, side which was delicious. It makes me think of the electric atmosphere between artist and muse. I wrote The Conference as an exploration of this idea. I met the artist once, and tried to woo an invitation to becoming one of his models… to no avail. Mucha — oh Mucha drives me wild too. I love how Lynch makes you aroused and disgusted in the same moment.
The need to add repulsion and, at times, shame into my work, perhaps that came as a result of watching films like this. My work often delves into emotional trauma or mental health issues and how sex and exploring your sexuality can help. She was the first writer, for me, to have sensuality woven throughout every sentence — making it a rich part of her work, rather than a separate thing.
In my own writing, I try to keep all things sensual. I like the whole piece to have an air of arousal, of something impending. His poem, Strawberries , has me gasping. Finding eroticism in daily things delights me. She watched as he kept lifting up logs to split and throwing them onto the pile to his left. His limbs swung in that cocksure way of a person at ease in his own physicality. Beautifully lubricated joints working in perfect unity with the muscles and bones surrounding them. The flex and glide of flesh beneath clothing and muscle beneath flesh.
He flung a split piece of log but instead of picking up another straight away, he turned and caught her staring once more. Taken from British Bad Boys — a boxed set of stories written by bestselling and award-winning British romance authors. No one knows British bad boys better than they do! Tabitha Rayne has been told she is quirky, lovely and kinky — not necessarily in that order or by the same person. She also has a passion for painting nudes. Tabitha is the designer of Ruby Glow — pleasure for the seated lady, a hands-free sex toy made by Rocks Off.
In and , she was named among the Top sex bloggers, by Molly Moore. Read more from Tabitha at www. Kay really knows her outlaws! Kay reveals that she began writing without thought of sharing her work. I just sat down one day, felt a story arrive in my head, and I wrote it down. At an Eroticon conference a few years later, Kay saw a photograph by John Tisbury of a naked woman tied at the wrists and ankles, bent over a hostess trolley, as if on all fours.
Take that away and it becomes something entirely different. Erotica written without awareness of the importance of consent is irresponsible. Their origins, the way we use them and the power they have. What could happen, I wondered, if someone became obsessed with how individuals react to certain words when used in certain situations? His dark blue eyes alone have provided her with many delicious erotic fantasies, a welcome distraction from the pressures of the real world and a dull job.
She has over works of erotica in publication, including titles with Xcite, Sweetmeats, and NightsPress. Find details of her short stories and other publications at www. LN Bey was a reader of erotica long before taking up the pen to write debut novel Blue. I found power differentials and half-undressed perils interesting long before I had any idea how sex actually worked. One was in an earlys Hustler , I believe, and was a very odd thing to find there: a story about a fem-dom slave auction, a dominatrix on stage, one man after another brought out, hurt, and humiliated, before being sold.
It certainly got my interest. There is love, or something like it, in these books, but desire, and the drive to keep going , to keep pushing oneself, is the bigger theme. We follow entry into a whole new world , not just a new relationship. They all look around, so impressed with her house and the food, but, being an air freshener commercial, they start to sniff the air, and we see the dog on the sofa and the fish frying, and then they all look at her, very disapprovingly.
She sort of hangs her head in shame. And every time I saw it I felt this wonderful little tension, because it was obvious, to me at least, that she was going to have to be punished…by the guests! But it kept bugging me—would this happen, this situation? For it to actually play out, the scene would either be non-consensual, or there would be a reason for all this to happen.
As LN notes, Kubrick lingers not only on objects but on people often using people as objects in his films and on their conversations. I also love it when highly skilled painters apply themselves to erotically themed works. You travel with characters who only briefly cross paths or just miss each other. Mysteries are slowly uncovered, or added, and his language is incredibly colourful and rhythmic. Speaking of Donna Tartt, LN admires her use of minutia to immerse the reader. The latter has multiple quests taking place simultaneously, all inflicting insane, comic violence onto the world.
What drives people to such extremes? They had budgets. They took chances! As her guests arrive for dinner, Janet is both fearful and aroused—because this is no ordinary suburban dinner party. Recently divorced and looking for something new, Janet definitely finds it when her friend Jon invites her to join an exclusive club of kinksters whose initiation is to be the host—and the entertainment. Kinky and sexy, intelligent and perceptive, Blue is both highly entertaining social satire and red hot erotica. Meanwhile, in creating the group dynamics and small-group politics of the kink Scene, LN drew widely on the experiences of close acquaintances.
She fears being photographed, of there being a record of her perversion. I envy those who can be open about their kinks. Some of us simply cannot, which makes writing this kind of thing or, rather, publishing this kind of thing risky, though it is constantly surprising to me that, in this day and age, consensual habits still need to be kept secret. LN has lived in various cities and towns throughout the American West and Midwest with spouse and pets in tow, pursuing various creative endeavours and playing interesting games. LN also appears in the following anthologies:. Find LN at lnbey.
On Twitter , Goodreads , and Amazon. Unlike Story of O and the worlds of Antoniou, Weatherfield and Roquelaure, there are no castles or billionaire mansions in Blue , which is set in the blandest of American suburbs, where our cast of kinky suburbanites, each flawed and ego-centric, have day jobs, shop in supermarkets and battle traffic jams.
I wanted to write realistically, taking what I most love about fantastical erotica and placing the scenarios into a believable setting. Unsurprisingly, she is destined for disappointment, as reality fails to match her imagination although there are elements of her experience that do appeal to her, and keep her coming back for more.
Blue is about the artistry of pain, and control, and the struggle to fulfill yearning, to gain self-realization. She is a submissive, rather than a masochist, gaining pleasure from obedience rather than from the endorphin rush of pain itself. In parallel, Carolyn, a dominant seemingly in control of everything around her, struggles to control her own emotions. That chapter shows us relics of communication, with a different timeline.
She was talking to no one. Some of the most vivid scenes in Blue evolve around hyper-stylized film-making, where tension is heightened, since we, like Janet, have no idea what will happen next. About people who read erotica, and how we build expectations from reading it. Purchase Blue from Amazon. KD is pulled time and again towards the conflict between the light and dark, our attraction to what we fear, and our need to recognise both elements within ourselves.
What happens in the darkness can be as powerful and as appealing as what happens in the light.
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Struggling writer, Kelly Blake has a secret life as a sex tutor. When Kelly terminates their sessions due to what she considers to be her unprofessional behavior, Lex takes a huge risk, revealing his identity to her at a gala exhibition, his first ever public appearance. When Kelly helps the severely haphephobic Lex escape the grope of reporters and paparazzi, rumors fly that the two are engaged, rumors encouraged by well-meaning friends and colleagues. They discover quickly that touch is not essential for sizzling, pulse-pounding intimacy. But intimacy must survive secrets uncovered, as their sessions become more and more personal.
From well-detailed interactions to the steamy interludes, this is a story that is blazing hot. She and her husband have walked Coast to Coast across England, along with several other long-distance routes. For her, inspiration is directly proportionate to how quickly she wears out a pair of walking boots. She loves mythology. She loves to read, watch birds and do anything that gets her outdoors. Sonni de Soto loves to tell stories, exploring not just the world of our sexual fantasies, but the practicalities too.
Not the kismet kind or the magic soulmate sort, but the type that comes with a lot of communication and a lot of earned trust. This echoes the truth that everything we do affects everyone else whether on butterfly-wing levels or typhoon ones. Like people in the real world, everyone has a story.
We all make an impact. The occult lurking in our shadows. Hidden powers that manifest in the meeker among us. The magical meeting realism. A fantasy constructed within—constructed from—reality. For me, kink scenes follow the same logic. Do body parts actually move and react that way? Is proper safety, negotiation, and consent being observed? Does the kink serve a purpose to the plot and character development or is it more flash over substance? Theatre made a significant impact on Sonni from an early age.
RENT was a huge influence on me, as a writer and as a person. That was so powerful: to see that our stories are worth telling and that there are people who want to hear them. I know that all stories have been told in some form or another before, but mine offer my own special spin. Until she meets a man she only knows as Sir. Shamelessly deviant, Hayato knows exactly what Max thinks of Dominants like him.
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Back in the summer of , she felt drawn to creating a tale of love, which became Hot Shade : the story of a young reporter who meets a mysterious man while covering a plane crash on the beach. Daringly, she begins to share with him readings of her erotic fiction. Both soon feel the effects, leading to an exploration of their own erotic fantasies. Nature sounds play in the background and various lights shimmer and flicker in the darkened room. The streaming fabric is tactile and you can lose yourself wandering around.
I also love Italian opera and the bombastic drama that it conveys. I think I need more of that drama in my books! While Tamara writes protagonists that she hopes readers will identify with and root for, her own reading choices tend to run a little darker. About the author. She loves vintage pulp fiction book covers, Sinatra-era jazz, s fashion, tropical chill, kombucha, gin, tonic, beaches, iPhones, Art Deco, telenovellas, colouring books, street art, coconut anything, strong coffee and newspapers.
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His work explores the thoughts, feelings and emotions that accompany the erotic experience. Having worked as a musician for much of his adult life, eking out a modest living as a singer and a classical composer, TAS stresses that music has been the primary influence on his writing: not just his love for classical works and grand opera but classical-influenced jazz and 70s rock, folk, bluegrass and country, hip hop and rap. Whether conjuring a sense of existential anxiety and dramatic tension, desolation or euphoria, claustrophobic horror or the sublime vastness of space, nothing comes close to music.
Melody, harmony, and rhythm have to be coordinated to form a coherent statement. As to how we make music with words, TAS advises varying the length of our phrases, never letting rhythms become too predictable, and avoiding repeated syntactical patterns. If you arrange words carelessly, putting similar words too close together you drain them of their emotive power.
Vary the mood and pace—especially in multi-chaptered works. Occasionally, dark clouds need to roll in and, sometimes, the sun needs to break through the dark clouds, if only long enough to keep the reader interested. I want that quality of sensuousness—that inevitable sense of flow—to permeate my prose and animate my storytelling. You have to appreciate the way disparate elements come together. You have to see it all from the inside. TAS is profoundly near-sighted, which perhaps explains his desire to evoke sensory detail. Nevertheless, he has a love of photography, sculpture and painting, and these have influenced some of his stories directly.
As TAS explains, this gave him sudden appreciation of the nature of abstract art. These are all things I aspire to in my writing. Effective scene-setting through the evocation of atmosphere, an unblinking eye for crucial detail, and an uncompromising demand for clarity of narrative. In my writing, I often refer to dance, employing it as a metaphor, sometimes citing the techniques, or the physical characteristics associated with dancers.
Reading Anais Nin is like soaring across the astral plains and never wanting to come down again. Unsurprisingly, given his musical ear, TAS also has a love of poetry. Eliot, e. Auden, Robert Frost, and Pablo Neruda in translation. I loved poetry long before I became serious about writing prose. These aspects he surveys through the lens of the erotic, inviting us to scrutinize ourselves as sexual beings: naked, vulnerable, passionate, longing.
Only in so doing can we know ourselves. As Mr. See my review here. His neighbours do not know what he does for a living. Find Mr. On Smashwords. On Amazon. On Facebook. On Goodreads. Today, I welcome Krissy Kneen. Although now focusing on fiction writing, she has previously written for theatre, for film and for television, and has directed documentaries. People say we only ever have one story to tell and that we tell it over and over in different ways.
I really believe this is true. My latest novel, An Uncertain Grace is no exception. Badlands remains her favourite film, delving our quest for connection, and alienation from family. I used to watch that movie over and over, and look at it structurally, and try to replicate that structure in my early novels.
I want to pose questions and then I want readers to go away and think of answers. This is how I interact with books I read and I love to share that process with others. All I ask of a reader is that they actively participate in the process. I want my book to be a different book to every reader. Krissy explains that her love of literature began when her grandmother would pay her 20c for reading and reviewing books. The books themselves became the reward. I started to write because books like R is for Rocket and S is for Space by Bradbury left so much space for me as a reader that I needed to add to the dialogue.
This is the most exciting thing for me. I felt it when I read Ray Bradbury as a child and that set me on the path to becoming a writer. Bradbury made me pick up the pen for the first time in a serious way. Before reading The Golden Apples of the Sun , I was dabbling, drawing my own picture books and writing little adventures, but Bradbury challenged me to be serious about the work.
I was young but I was ready to be challenged. Most particularly, she is compelled by their use of nonlinear narrative. Anne Carson unlocked a new space in my brain with her poetry. Similarly, Maggie Nelson melted my brain with Bluets. I felt her work physically, as if her words were pushing me, challenging me, encouraging me to fight back. I feel challenged to start looking at genetics and family. Her family are visual artists and, as well as designing the sets for a couple of theatre shows in her youth, she enjoyed her own art exhibition. Some time in the near future, university lecturer Caspar receives a gift from a former student called Liv: a memory stick containing a virtual narrative.
Hooked up to a virtual reality bodysuit, he becomes immersed in the experience of their past sexual relationship. But this time it is her experience. What was for him an erotic interlude, resonant with the thrill of seduction, was very different for her—and when he has lived it, he will understand how.
L, in transition to a state beyond gender, befriends Liv, in transition to a state beyond age. Liv herself has finally transcended the corporeal—but there is still the problem of love. Amazon UK. Amazon Australia. Text Publishing. About Krissy Kneen. Krissy has six books in publication with Text Publishing and UQP and a number of short stories and personal essays published in anthologies, newspapers and journals.
I may only be partially joking. For relaxation, I paint and experiment with symbiotic cultures of bacteria and yeast in fermented food experiments, most of which are deliciously successful. I am owned and operated by Heathcliff, the neighbourhood cat, who has adopted me and puts me to work as an inconvenient lap and an open-all-hours cat-restaurant.
She likes to write about magic, myth and mystery, dangerous power dynamics, borderline terror, and the not-quite-human. In Bonds of the Earth is published by Sinful Press and has just been launched. Read on…. I thought of all the legends from across the Earth. Oh dear God—was this what they looked like before they took human shape? Giant golden serpents? Winged snakes? Is this what angels are? What did these angels look like if anything before they became human, then? Well, the answer is in the ancient Hebrew texts, if you dig down.
Seraphim were, according to Shinan and Zakovitch , originally envisaged as winged snakes with hands remember that the Serpent of Eden is punished by being made to crawl in the dust, strongly suggested that it previously had other forms of locomotion. So I went happily with that when filling in the details in the second book of my trilogy: In Bonds of the Earth. And I came rapidly across the word zmaj or zmey. Zmaj are benevolent dragons with ram-like heads and winged, serpentine bodies, who protect the crops from the evil demons causing bad weather. Their blood is poisonous.
They can change form and take on human aspect, and in this shape their obsessive interest is in getting into bed with human women. In fact, when thunderstorms threatened, Serbian peasants would go round the village and ritually chase the dragons away from young women in order to make them get on with their proper job! Sons born of a Zmaj father and human mother are zmajeviti with shamanic spirit-walking powers.
Many Slavic heroes both legendary and historical claimed descent from dragons. These similarities with the fallen angels of Hebrew mythology, are—I assume—entirely coincidental. But they made me very excited and very happy! It all helps in adding depth to the story and to my characters. 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. 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. He moves like ink through water. And his eyes, when you get a good look at them, are silver. Not gray. You might take their inhuman shine for fancy contact lenses. Born in Wales, Janine now lives in the North of England with her husband and two rescued greyhounds.
Janine loves goatee beards, ancient ruins, minotaurs, trees, mummies, having her cake and eating it, and holidaying in countries with really bad public sewerage. Or locate her on Sinful Press. Over to Kay, exploring her wicked delight in language, and telling us about her latest release, Wednesday on Thursday. Words are, without doubt, the most powerful weapons on earth. Used thoughtlessly, they can cause great hurt and harm; break hearts, minds and start wars. Used well, the results can be beyond rewarding.
My new novella, Wednesday on Thursday was born from my belief in the power of words and from a curiosity I have in the phenomena that is human sexual behaviour. Certain erotic situations. The idea remained neglected and scribbled in one of my many notebooks for months before I worked out how to deliver it.
I wanted a way to make the words we associate with sexual activity more interesting and erotically charged than they already are…and I wanted those words to be delivered in a manner that was accessible and understood by everyone — before I twisted it. There was a man sat in the corner of my local coffee shop.
He had a very particular sort of smile on his face as he bent over his newspaper, an espresso in one hand, and a pen in the other. I immediately returned to my notebook and asked myself what might happen if a man with a fascination for reactions to words orchestrated his ideas through a serious of experiments. Experiments conducted via crossword puzzles and quizzes. Suddenly I had a hero who was a crossword puzzle freak — a man consumed with discovering how erotic words make women tick.
Buy Links. Amazon US. Sat at her usual table, stirring a spoonful of sugar into her latte, Wednesday began her daily cycle of speculation. Who was he?
Did he come into the cafe at other times and fixate on other customers? What was going through his mind while he observed her so intently? A rare few went further with their assessment, and engaged her in conversation before they tried their luck. Instinct told Wednesday to avoid the coffee guy at all costs. The way he examined her with his enquiring midnight blue eyes was so unsettling. And yet…. Whenever Wednesday walked into the cafe she frequented during her lunch break, the coffee guy would be there. From the moment she took her first step through the door, his focus would shift from his drink to the queue of customers, where it would become fixed upon her.
It had crossed her mind that maybe she should be scared, that this man could be some sort of voyeuristic stalker. A swapped lunch break with her friend Carol had placed Wednesday behind the coffee guy in the queue. Wednesday had watched helplessly as the liquid seeped through her black shirt, ran down her purple pencil skirt, and travelled on an unstoppable route into her boots. There are spare T-shirts in there. Help yourself. Feeling like an unwilling contestant in a wet T-shirt competition, Wednesday had rushed towards the door marked Staff Only.
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Then, without a word of apology for ruining her clothes and potentially scalding her, the coffee guy had disappeared. All Wednesday had been left with was the lingering blaze of his navy blue eyes, which had heated her flesh just as much as the spilt drink…. All this word-ish thinking makes me wonder what your favourite sexy word is? Unzipping is a close second- and I rather love the word please — said in the right way you understand!
You can follow Kay on:. Save Save Save Save. See how I do it here…. Twenty-five tales: from bitter chocolate and acidic citrus, to lush caramel. In Part Three, I looked at stories in unusual settings: futuristic, supernatural, and off-planet: locations thrilling and unexpected. In Part Four , I examined psychological and emotional depth within some of the stories, taking us to places unsettling, in which to face our own truths. We see the meeting of strangers, and passion between those in established relationships. Jade A.
The result is sassy and humorous. In writing the tale, Terrance gave thought to what a man in this setting would find attractive and desirable. The image of the baling machine as a kind of sexually voracious creature—comprising both male and female characteristics, really gets to the essence of this story.
Terrance emphasizes that the need to harvest promptly, before the hay is ruined by rain, lends a sense of realism and urgency, which underscores the erotic elements in the story. Exploring fantasies together is a great way to connect and keep the fires burning. I figured being approached in a club by a gorgeous girl who wants to go home with you would be a popular male fantasy. I thought couples could read this story together and imagine themselves in this situation. I had so much fun fantasizing about it to write this story! Lovejoy , Erin Pim , J. You may enjoy a peek at my own interview with Rose, and husband Dayv, on their superb work in creating erotic audio-fiction and anthologies.
More from Rose, including sexy snippets from each story, and her own interviews with each author, at Stupid Fish Productions. Read on, to discover their thinking as they wrote each tale…. In Part Two , I examined tales filled with tension and conflict, exploring dichotomies, particularly relating to power: giving and receiving, vulnerability and strength.
In Part Three , I looked at stories in unusual settings: futuristic, supernatural, and off-planet: locations thrilling and unexpected. Using an intimate narrative voice, she probes our vulnerability. Her story aims to show that we cannot expect our relationships to remain unchanged by time. As women have been emboldened by feminism and attitudes of sex positivity, becoming more open in articulating their needs which may include the desire to have sex with more than one person , Sonni believes that men are faced with pressures to find their role.
Her story aims to confront some of those anxieties. To grow as individuals as well as partners. As I age, the more it seems that the only way to keep the promise we bought into when we were young is by being open to change. Her clever, smoothly narrated tale explores the forbidden: our desire to be unfaithful to those who trust us. My own story, Labyrinth, also focuses on uncomfortable themes.
More from the authors behind this exciting anthology in part five. Twenty-five authors bring you tales of temptation and seduction. They feed into our primal impulses but do so in locations thrilling, fascinating and unexpected. His story also explores the philosophy that we rarely know someone as well as we imagine, and that our actions or inaction directly affects the mental state of others. His lead character enters an alien strip club and is bewitched by a dancer with hypnotic moves, who makes him an intimate proposal. His space pirate might make some readers think of Harrison Ford as Han Solo, but Allen imagines Jason Statham as his lead, and Remy LaCroix as the stripper, slathered in glitter makeup to transform her.
Allen found inspiration for his story during a visit to his local strip club with his wife. His tale touches on the theme of loneliness, his main character having developed a relationship with his spacecraft.