Friday, May 29, 2015

First Night Celebrating William Rotsler's ReRelease of Golden Age Of Erotic Cinema Was A Hit!

Thanks to all the great folks who came out to the first night of the three week celebration of the rerelease of Bill Rotsler's Golden Age Of Erotic Cinema!  It was a blast and a half!

And if you couldn't make it last week, a special retrospective of Bill's erotic work - plus one or two of his films - will still be shown this Saturday, May 30th ... and there'll be very special concluding event on Saturday, June 6th with guests and door prizes!

For tickets to these fun nights just click here

Check out this fun video of last Saturday's event!

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Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Great Review of Jim Lyon's VIRTUAL REALITY MISTRESS!

Check out this rave review of Jim Lyon's wonderful new BDSM erotica novel, VIRTUAL REALITY MISTRESS!


La Crimson Femme, BookAddict

4 of 5 stars

Fantasizing taken to a virtual reality world is the best BDSM SSC option I've seen. This is a 4.5 star book and definitely enjoyable from beginning to end. Mr. Lyon pens a smooth and increasingly erotic book. Jody is a male who explores his submission through a device I wish existed. If this existed for real, Amazon would never be able to keep it in stock. And, I'm thinking there would be less people going out because the virtual reality submission is fabulous. Each session increases in length and intensity. By the end, Jody's fantasies culminate in a taboo darkness which mirrors my own experiences in increasing desires.

This is a well written piece which is also spank bank worthy. Each session's intensity makes my panties wetter and wetter. This is my favorite book by Mr. Lyon to date. Maybe there will be a return to this world. What I like most is that the BDSM scenes aren't repetitive. They are increasing in depravity and taboo. They build upon the one before. Masterfully done and deliciously erotic. Highly recommended to femdom lovers.

Monday, May 4, 2015

Special Three-Week Event Celebrating The Adult Films And Photography Of William Rotsler!

(from the William Charles Rotsler site)


Digital Parchment Services Is Proud To Announce
The First Re-Publication In 40 Years
Of William Rotsler's Classic Look At
The Golden Age Of Erotic Cinema (1959-1972)

A Special Three-Week Program Featuring
The Adult Films And Photography
Of William Rotsler!
Kicked-off May 23rd with a Book Launch Party
With Door Prizes

For Immediate Release:

The estate of William Rotsler, San Francisco's Center For Sex And Culture, and Digital Parchment Services are proud to announce a very special three week series of events (May 23 – June 6) celebrating the launch of a new, enhanced edition of the legendary writer-director's controversial look at the 1960s birth of the adult film: The Golden Age Of Erotic Cinema (1959-1972).

Reserve the dates of Saturday, May 23 (special book launch party); Saturday, May 30; and Saturday, June 6 (doors open at 6:00PM, show beginning at 7:00PM and concluding at 10:00PM).

William Rotsler (1926 – 1997) was truly a renaissance man: acclaimed sculptor, filmmaker, photographer, reporter, novelist, illustrator, cartoonist, and the recipient of multiple awards and award nominations.

But first and foremost, William Rotsler was a visionary erotic filmmaker, acclaimed for such "cult classics" (Wikipedia) as Agony of Love, Lila (Mantis In Lace)Street of a Thousand Pleasures, The Godson, and Like It Is!, among others.  During the 1960s he directed dozens of short and feature length films.  Frequently working with Harry Novak of Boxoffice International fame, William Rotsler filmed many of the legendary actresses and models of his time, including Diane Webber, Virginia Gordon, Vincene Wallace, Pat Barrington, Gloria Saunders, Cathy Crowfoot, Joanne Rotolo, and Vicky Dee.

Back in print for the first time in 40 years, The Golden Age Of Erotic Cinema is William Rotsler's view of the rise and flowering of adult filmmaking in the 1960s, beginning with the films of Russ Meyer, through to the phenomenal success of Deep Throat – the movie that put adult films on the map – to Behind the Green Door, and so many others.  It takes readers behind the scenes for a look at the making of erotic movies, presents up-close-and-personal interviews with stars and producers, and concludes with an "Erotic Cinema Checklist" rating the heat level and and quality of over 100 erotic movies of the era!

Over the years since its original publication The Golden Age Of Erotic Cinema has as achieved the status of a classic on its subject.  Eric Schaefer, Associate Professor of Visual and Media Arts at Emerson College hails the book for its "valuable insights" and unique lived perspective..." while John Minson in Bright Lights Film Journal says the book, "from the start of the porno-chic age," provides "contemporary perspectives and valuable insights into soft- and hard-core..."

And William Rotsler was a man uniquely qualified to write it.  "His experience [as writer and director] within the sexploitation industry made him a prominent commentator on the screen's explicit sexual realism," writes David Church in "Between Fantasy and Reality: Sexploitation, Fan Magazines and William Rotsler's 'Adult Only' Career."  In his writings, Church says '...Rotsler knowledgably ... championed the underground cinema movement for creating 'sexy and beautiful' films that 'say ... important things' as a visible part of broader social changes in sexual mores..."

The republication of The Golden Age Of Erotic Cinema is a major event!

That's why Digital Parchment Services and The Center For Sex And Culture are planning a special three-week-long event to celebrate it beginning Saturday, May 23 with a don't-miss book release party featuring a video recap of William Rotsler's life and work, including trailers for his erotic movies, personal reminiscences from friends, a showing of one of his notable films, and wine and cheese afterward.

The following two Sundays will feature more clips and trailers plus one or more of William Rotsler's ground-breaking erotic films. And throughout all three weeks, there will be a special gallery exhibition of posters for his movies, samples of his erotic photography, and reproductions of his adult cartoon work on display at the San Francisco's Center for Sex And Culture!

Be sure to join us for the May 23 kick-off book release and the special video presentation on William Rotsler's life and work.


WHERE:
The Center for Sex And Culture
1349 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94103

WHEN:
Saturday, May 23 (book launch party): Doors at 6:00PM.  Event 7:00PM to 10:00PM
Saturday, May 30: Doors at 6:00PM.  Event 7:00PM to 10:00PM
Saturday, June 6: Doors at 6:00PM.  Event 7:00PM to 10:00PM

DONATION (suggested):
$10 per evening

The estate-authorized William Charles Rotsler site (http://www.williamcharlesrotsler.com)

The estate-authorized William Charles Rotsler site – featuring his adult films and photography (http://rotsler-erotic-cinema.blogspot.com)

Digital Parchment Services (http://digitalparchmentservices.com)

For information please feel free to contact mchristian@digitalparchmentservices.com

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Out Now: SIN STREET [The Sinners Trilogy] by Harry Barstead (Jack Owen Jardine)

There's special and then there's special: Sizzler Editions is extremely pleased and proud to announce the re-publication of SIN STREET, the The controversial 1960s "sleaze" paperback classic by sexologist and social critic Jack Owen Jardine - writing as Harry Barstead!


The controversial 1960s "sleaze" paperback classic!

“Early Sixties sleaze … well-written, as well as populated by some vividly drawn characters. Jardine could spin a good sleaze yarn in addition to his SF … well worth reading.” —Novelist James Reasoner on the short stories of Harry Barstead

From the text:
“I’M FOR SALE!” She winked slyly, wiggling closer to him until he felt the pulsing warmth of her bare thigh brushing against his. "Like to buy me, honey?" 
These young women lay it on the line with all men. They walk the streets looking for a man, any man with the price to pay for borrowed passion. The trade their bodies for the strange need known only to the women on Sin Street. 
The classic novel of forbidden lust in the murky alleys of thrill-mad cities...
The classic real-life stories of female sex workers in the early 1960s—a forbidden subject in midcentury USA—brought to life by sexologist and social critic Jack Owen Jardine writing as Harry Barstead, the man who could write collar-wilting sex scenes without using a single explicit word.

“Published in 1963, Sin Street is a collection of short stories about those ladies of the evening. We have seasoned pros, college girls just getting into the business, bored housewives, women regretting choices made. And the men: college boys with more money than sense, cab drivers, two soldiers planning a brothel visit in Algiers during WWII and taking ten years for that dream to come to fruition. There are even a few science fiction stories in the mix. Compared to your average story today, they are restrained. I liked them. Whatever they were, Maddock didn’t beat down the ladies here, make them appear as dirty. They made choices to survive and prosper as each of us do today. I’m glad I found this one.” —Randy Johnson

Out Now: VIRTUAL REALITY MISTRESS by Jim Lyon

Here's an extra-special treat: a brand-new erotic BDSM treasure by the one and only Jim Lyon.  Check out VIRTUAL REALITY MISTRESS for hotter-than-hot kinky science fiction!


While meandering from website to website during an episode of insomnia, Jody ends up on an esoteric blog describing virtual reality software and accoutrements, where an ad for an intriguing product catches his attention. A stunning femme fatale boldly proclaims that Jody can live out all his sexual fantasies in the privacy and safety of his own home by purchasing the Virtual Reality Mistress. To the sleep deprived Jody that sounds like a pretty good idea, so he places an order and a few days later a Fedex package arrives that changes his life forever.

Using information gathered from a battery of assessments and questionnaires filled out by Jody, this product provides him with customized virtual reality fantasies based on his core sexuality. The only trouble is, he is not aware of how dark some of his true desires are. Jody embarks on an always erotic—but sometimes unsettling—journey, determined to make peace with his demons.

Out Now: BLACK KNIGHTS, DARK DUNGEON by Powerone

It's no surprise that Powerone is our bestselling author of BDSM erotica: he's that good! Check out
his new book, BLACK KNIGHTS, DARK DUNGEON, and be blown away!


An eye-opening novel of the Dark Ages and the men who dominated them!

The Normans invaded the Irish towns and seized them. Some fought back; Lord Harkin was one. He attacked the English villages, but the Normans under the rule of Lord William retaliated, taking Lord Harkin’s beloved wife Caitlin as prisoner. The Normans weren’t gentlemen—and the men and women they conquered learned that the hard way.

Outnumbered, Lord Harkin was unable to mount a direct attack, but he used his cunning, taking the Lord William’s wife as his prisoner. Could Lord Harkin take his revenge against her for what Lord William had done to his own wife? Would they trade captive wives or would they betray each other? Could Caitlin and her handmaidens survive their conquerors?

Powerone brings to life 13th century knights, castles, dungeons, and sexual practices as only he can, with vivid—and sometimes shocking—detail.

Rating: Intense bondage.

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Using Social Media To Grow Your Adult Business And Build Your Client Base - The Working Smarter And Not Harder Way! With Jean Marie Stine and M.Christian

This should be a blast: come hear Sizzler Publisher, Jean Marie Stine, and Associate Publisher, M.Christian, do their celebrated class Using Social Media To Grow Your Adult Business And Build Your Client Base - The Working Smarter And Not Harder Way!


Let's face facts: the adult business world has totally, completely changed marketing and advertising tricks that used to work simply don't anymore ... which is why, more than ever, thinking outside the box is key to raising above the rest and, best of all, bring in exposure and, hopefully, sales.

Twitter? Tumblr? Facebook? While there are a lot of options, many of the techniques that a lot of gurus and experts recommend only work for those same experts and gurus ... and not for anyone else.

But in this fun and provocative lecture you'll learn to learn the differences between what other people say you should do and what actually works including when to play by the rules and when not to, how to rise above the rest, and how to manage your marketing time and dollars.

Among some of the subjects covered will be:
- How to blog, tweet and post effectively and efficiently
- How to handle fast media like Twitter versus slower ones like Facebook
- When national social media is what you want and when it's something you don't need
- The power of FREE
- Knowing your audience ... and developing great techniques to reach them
- Understanding the difference between likes, friends and actual sales
- How to make your social media presence rich and interesting without taking valuable time away from your company
- How to think innovatively about advertising, public relations, and marketing that don't involve social media or even the internet

Center For Sex and Culture
1349 Mission Street, San Francisco

$20
6:00 - 8:00PM
http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1133630

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Jean Marie Stine is the author of a number of pioneering works of erotica published in the late 1960 and early 1970s, beginning with Season of the Witch in 1968, which was filmed as the motion picture Synapse. Her erotic short stories and novelettes have been collected as "Trans-sexual: Fiction for Gender Queers." She is the Publisher of Renaissance E Books, which includes the Sizzler Editions imprint of premier and groundbreaking erotica

M.Christian is a recognized master of erotica with more than 400 stories in such anthologies as Best American Erotica, Best Gay Erotica, Best Lesbian Erotica, Best Bisexual Erotica, Best Fetish Erotica and many others. He is a sexuality and BDSM educator for venues all across the country - and an Associate Publisher for Renaissance E Books.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

This Saturday, March 7th: Next Leather, Lace And Lust Reading Event!

If you're in San Francisco this weekend come hear some of our bestselling Sizzler authors reading their hotter-than-hell erotica at the Leather Lace and Lust event ... including Jean Marie Stine (Season Of The Witch), R.Greco (Dating While Intexticated), M.Christian (Skin Effect), and Blake C. Aarens (Teaching Her Manners)!

Leather, Lace & Lust: 
An Evening Of Erotic Storytelling and Sexual Merriment

From the tempting tease of delicate lace to the steamy heat of hardcore leather, these authors and performers will amuse, delight, and most of all excite you in all kinds of new and provocative ways; This is an evening of witty, carnal, and provocative literary endeavors that will tickle just about every kind of fancy, a festival of playful sensual fiction that will make you laugh, cry, and get that oh-so-special tingly feeling in your nether-regions.

In other words, a night of kick-ass erotica performed by ass-kicking writers!

Sponsored by WriteSex: Everything a writer needs to know about the business of publishing erotica!

Our featured performers include:
  • Molly Weatherfield: "Twenty years ago, a mild-mannered computer programmer decided to spend some quality time with her erotic fantasy life, and Carrie's Story - BDSM for smart girls - was born."
  • Blake C. Aarens is an author, poet, screenwriter, playwright, and a Black Girl Nerd.
  • Jean Marie Stine is the author of a number of pioneering works of erotica published in the late 1960 and early 1970s, beginning with Season of the Witch in 1968, which was filmed as the motion picture Synapse. Her erotic short stories and novelettes have been collected as "Trans-sexual: Fiction for Gender Queers."
  • M.Christian is a recognized master of erotica with more than 400 stories in such anthologies as Best American Erotica, Best Gay Erotica, Best Lesbian Erotica, Best Bisexual Erotica, Best Fetish Erotica and many others.
  • Dr. Carol Queen is the author of Real Live Nude Girl: Chronicles of Sex-Positive Culture, The Leather Daddy and the Femme, Exhibitionism for the Shy, and co-editor of PoMoSexuals: Challenging Assumptions About Gender and Sexuality (winner of a Lambda Literary Award in 1998; with Lawrence Schimel)
  • R. Greco's short fiction (erotic and 'straight' fiction) has been published in 7 countries, various anthologies and single author short story collections from Xcite Books in the U.K., C.F. Publications and with Renissance E Books. Ralph is also the co-host of an hour-long net talk program, "Peter Riot's Smack Talk", was a pre-school music teacher and has played his original music in concert festivals in Italy, the U.S. and England.

Saturday, March 7th
Doors Open at 6:30 - Performance from 7:00PM to 10:00PM
Center For Sex And Culture
1349 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
$10

A Very Special Event: R.Greco And M.Christian On Erotica Writing, On Thursday March 5

(From R.Greco and M.Christian Presents)

This is going to be a blast!  A highlight of the R.Greco And M.Christian Roadshow, come hear Chris and Ralph talk and teach all about the joys and perils of being erotica writers at their special edition of Sex Sells: Writing And Selling Erotica at the Center For Sex and Culture in San Francisco on Thursday, March 5.

Here are the details - see you there!


Sex Sells - How To Write and Sell Erotica With R. Greco Jr. And M.Christian
The Center For Sex and Culture, San Francisco

1349 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94103
Thursday, March 5, 2015
http://www.sexandculture.org
The Mission of the Center for Sex & Culture is to provide judgment-free education, cultural events, a library/media archive, and other resources to audiences across the sexual and gender spectrum; and to research and disseminate factual information, framing and informing issues of public policy and public health.
The market for erotic fiction and nonfiction is booming! There actually is a secret to writing great erotica - and you'll discover just what that is in this fun, hands-on workshop with well-known erotica writers R. Greco Jr. and M.Christian. 
For the beginning writer, erotica can be the ideal place to begin writing, getting published, and - best of all - earning money. And for the experienced writer, erotica can be an excellent way to beef up your resume and hone your writing skills. 
R. Greco Jr. and M.Christian will review the varieties of personal and literary expression possible in this exciting and expanding field. They'll also teach techniques for creating love and sex scenes that sizzle, current pay rates, how to write for a wide variety of erotic genres, where and how to submit your erotic writing, and more!
$20
6:00PM - 8:00PM
http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1133598

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Meet And Greet R.Greco And M.Christian At Wicked Grounds In San Francisco



As part of their R.Greco and M.Christian Roadshow, come hang out with these two notorious (but nice) erotica writers at San Francisco's BDSM coffee house, Wicked Grounds on Tuesday, March 3!

Get your books signed, get your laughter on, hear about their upcoming projects and classes - and have fun!

Erotic Authors: Ralph Greco, Jr. & M.Christian 

Wicked Grounds, San Francisco
289 8th Street, San Francisco, CA 94103
Tuesday, March 3, 2015: 1:00PM to 3:00PM

Wicked Grounds is San Francisco's first and only kink cafe and boutique. We have a full cafe in San Francisco and host a wide variety of BDSM and related events, including workshops, classes, social gatherings, and munches.

Here's an opportunity to meet and greet Ralph Greco Jr. and M.Christian: two kick-ass smut writers and BDSM/sex educators who know how to have a good time ... either on the page or in the bedroom/dungeon!

In town as part of a whirlwind tour of kinky teaching and sexy authoring, Chris and Ralph (to their friends) will be available to chat about being an editor for Von Gutenberg Latex Couture Fashion Magazine (Ralph) and Renaissance E Books/Sizzler Editions (Chris) and their BDSM classes (such as Sensual Caning, Basic Bondage, Cupping, Breast Torture, and more) and their renowned erotica writing class series!

Come chat BDSM classes, get some books signed, and have a fun time with two fun guys...