Thursday, April 26, 2012

Call for Submissions: The Honey Trap; Sexy, Seductive Spies

Call for Submissions 
The Honey Trap; Sexy, Seductive Spies

Editors: Essemoh Teepee & Genevieve Ash

Publisher: Renaissance E-Books: Sizzler editions

Audio Publisher: Alternatepress Limited: eSensual Books /

Deadline: June 14th, 2012 (earlier submissions encouraged and preferred)

Release: August 2012
Payment: $25.00 on publication

They say that espionage is the world’s second oldest profession. Seduction has always played an important part in what spies do. How do you ‘turn’ someone, get them to work for you against their country, employer or friends? There can be many motives for becoming a spy, a double agent, or sharing commercial confidences. Fear or the desire for money, revenge and of course hard, sweaty, multi-orgasmic sex, are all powerful incentives for betrayal.

The "honeytrap" is probably the oldest trick in that murky, clandestine world. The sexual seduction of a target; discovering their dirty little fantasy and giving it to them, then springing the trap shut; making them your unwilling, or perhaps willing slave!

Who is the spy? What are they looking for in a recruit and why? Who is seducing whom? Let your imagination run wild and give us exotic locations, fascinating characters, a mix of genders and sexuality as well as intense sex. This is a perfect opportunity for glamorous people, surprise twists and all of the trappings of the world of the Spook. Or surprise us with something off the wall!

All sub-genres welcome, we are looking for a balanced mix. We expect imaginative locations and set ups as well as strong character development. All heat levels welcome but we like it hot!
  • All characters must be over 18; no incest or pseudo incest, scat or bestiality.
  • Stories should be between 2,000 and 3,500 words in length, double spaced Times or Times New Roman, 12 point, black font Word document with pages numbered. As these stories will be recorded for an audio anthology, nothing over 3,500 words will be accepted.
  • Both previously published and original works will be considered.
Deadline for Submissions: June 14th 2012.

Rights: First world-wide exclusive e-Book Anthology to Renaissance e-books and exclusive world-wide Audio rights to Alternatepress Limited (eSensual Books)

Payment: $25, paid on publication:
  • For e-book editions sold via other Internet retail outlets, the royalty is twenty-seven percent (27%) of the retail price. 
  • For paperback editions sold via Internet retail outlets, the royalty is ten percent (10%) of the retail price. 
  • For Audio books editions sold via Internet retail outlets, the royalty is 50% of the net retail sales income 
  • Said royalties shall be paid fifty percent (50%) to the editor and fifty percent (50%) to the writers to be distributed on a prorated basis. 
  • All monies paid to authors on publication shall the accounted as an advance. Once the advance is earned out, royalties shall be paid to editor who will disburse them to authors. 
  • Email submissions should be sent to: with Submission: Story Title in the subject line. Please send ONLY MS Word.doc files, or .rtf files; NOT .docx or other formats. 
You will receive a confirmation of receipt within 3 days and notification of acceptance/rejection by July 14th

Monday, April 23, 2012

Out Now: Smarts! The Spanking Erotica Of Jay Lawrence

There is simply no one better at writing wonderful, magnificent BDSM fiction that Jay Lawrence - and this new book will prove just how good a writer Jay can be: Smarts! The Spanking Erotica Of Jay Lawrence  

There's no end to spanking in this mammoth collection! 120,000 words of blistered bottoms and well-reddened rears. Short novels, novelettes, short stories. Perhaps the best spanking stories being written by a woman today. Includes: Comeuppance, Vavoom!, The Captive Bride, Milly's Makeover, My Bare Bottom Whipping, Peaches, Spanking the Maid, Tiger Stripes, The Ensnaring of Susan, Collared, Painted into a Corner, Well Reddened, and many more. There is simply no one better at writing tales of women who deserve a good spanking - and get it! - than Jay Lawrence.

Out Now: The Big Bad Dom And Other Kinky Fairy Tales By Jonas Jones

Here's a treat special treat for fans of BDSM erotica: a brand new title by the one-and-one Jonas Jones: The Big Bad Dom And Other Kinky Fairy Tales

A kick-ass collection of BDSM fairy tales like no other! Includes Three Bears, The Brave Little Tailer, the title story, and more. This book has everything and then some!  If you like your BDSM erotica with extra-spice of fantasy then THE BIG BAD DOM AND OTHER KINKY FAIRY TALES By JONAS JONES is the book for you!

Out Now: The Pirate In Red Pants By Madison West

If you like your BDSM erotica with the salty spray of the sea then this brand new title from Madison West is sure to get your sails full: The Pirate In Red Pants

The Captain of the Seductive Lady watches from afar for hours; his lusty appetite piqued by the youngest of four beautiful women on an isolated luxury yacht.  When night falls, he sidles his ship alongside the yacht, commands his pirate crew to silently strike sail and prepare to board.  As the crew swarms the candlelit foredeck where three of the women have discarded their wet bathing suits and are quenching their carnal thirsts, the Captain slips below deck to capture his prize. Once aboard the Seductive Lady, the Captain assigns the three women to their new Masters for training and claims the youngest as his. When he discovers his ‘Angel’ is a virgin, the Captain must protect her virtue from mutinous crew members but still prepare her to join the others in an exclusive slave auction, where her virtuous status will demand a premium price.   After weeks of caring for and preparing his ‘Angel’ to be sold as a sex slave, the Captain is distressed at having to honor his commitment to sell her because he realizes has fallen in love with his virgin captive, and she with him.    If you like your steamy erotica with the salty spray of romantic BDSM then this is the book for you!

Q/A With Sizzler Intoxications Editor

In the last few years Sizzler Editions has added a focus on Erotic Romance, trying to capture market share with an audience not so different than their own . We present an interview discussing this and more with editor Sascha Illyvich, an author who has been with Sizzler Editions since the early days. 

Welcome, Sascha
Thanks.  By the way, that intro was so corporate and boring.  You should change it.

You'd know, you're the editor. What prompted you to approach the publisher about an erotic romance line?
To be honest, my heart has always leaned towards erotic romance.  Seeing an opportunity for expansion in the erotic market seemed like a natural progression to me. After discussing  goals for Sizzler Editions, and keeping in mind the essentials for a great story and what experience I had, I approached the publisher.  Erotica is a great niche, but stats have shown that erotic romance accounts for more sales than science fiction, mystery and other genres COMBINED.  Women really buy a lot of books and know JUST what they want.  It turns out, I want it too, as a male. 

A month later, I began accepting submissions for the line.

Transitioning from author to editor must have been difficult.  How did you manage? Writers have hectic schedules and from your blog and twitter feed, it looks like you'd have trouble fitting in one more thing.
This was a case of I could use the credit and experience to further my career, or I could remain where I was AND struggle to find a way to pay it back and forward.  For me, it was an easy decision to pick up the editing cap because it gave me a way to help solve two problems.  First, a publishing house trying to expand into a new market needed some bigger names.  Thankfully I have enough friends that have come forward to write for us and would give me books, thus giving us a solid start and launch.  Second, there are a lot of writers who needed a place to start because they have a voice and have talent that needs encouraging through my rough and demanding standards. There is a lot of great talent coming out in erotic romance and erotica, and it needs a home.  Because of my past and who I've surrounded myself with, my skill set can create a new generation of writers that aren't as lost as I was.  Or at least that's my hope *G*  

Let's get down to the nitty gritty. What are you looking for specifically?
I want quality erotic romances in any genre.  Specifically, stories that meet the RWA guidelines for romance, including a central love story and a satisfying ending (Sometimes referred to as an HEA) I want the characters to struggle with themselves and with each other until they realize that ultimately love conquers all.  One of our very first submissions, Soulmate's Touch by Emma Paul fit this perfectly. The hero, a gargoyle wasn't ultra alpha but he was yummy, and the heroine didn't give in without a fight.   There was plenty of action in the story to keep me interested and it fit into my love of paranormal, which can be re-branded as science fiction romance.  Delilah's Passion by Sarah Bella has also been a stunning, erotic romance that fit perfectly the vision I have for our new reader base. We're seeking stories 30k and longer.  I want clearly defined conflict, preferably an external conflict that ramps up the pressure, and sex that forwards the plot.  Don't hold back sexually either, we want to burn the sheets up with our authors sex scenes, and in many cases have done just that.  

Is there anything you'll outright reject?
Yes, we don't touch the four sins, pedophilia, necrophilia (vampires and such don't count), underage acts, no bestiality (again werewolves and such are fine), no water sports.  There are other venues that are more appropriate for that sort of thing where people have money to defend the legal shit storm that may come their way for publishing such material.   I will also outright reject a poorly formatted story, I'll shoot down poor grammar, poorly written stories and things i have to work too hard to fix.  Our guidelines are clear on the website, both Sizzler Editions and my personal site.

You've released a number of very successful anthologies.  Tell us about those.
Sure.  My motto in business is if you want to be a success, find out what those more successful are doing and emulate them.  And do a better job. Looking at my bookshelf, I have a half a dozen or so four author themed anthologies with some pretty big names in them.  We put out a few calls for various themes back in 2010 to start putting out anthologies in 2011 and came out with a few damn good collections and anthologies.

My first anthology was Riding the Rocket featuring such classics as Cecilia Tan, M. Christian, Ralph Greco Jr, along with some of the bigger names from m/m erotic romance like Kiernan Kelly and TJ Golden.  "Rocket" is a science fiction erotic romance themed anthology and contains thirteen stories by a range of voices in m/m erotic fiction.  

At the same time, we put out a call for a romantic BDSM themed anthology of just four authors.  The stories had heart, heat and conflict. The authors in both collections did a great job of marketing and I couldn't be more proud of them.

As an editor, how do you decide the order to list the authors in?  Is it a numbers game or popularity contest?
Totes.  Seriously, no.  With a multiple author short story collection I want to take the readers on a ride, a journey.  Based on the tone of the stories, I want them to finish the book with an "ahh, I'm happy" feeling because the authors I've chosen for a project are able to mix the various techniques of lightness or darkness in atmosphere and setting along with what I'm looking for.  With "Rocket" for example, I started off with Cecilia Tan's story because she IS a name drawer but it's for a reason.  Her story set the tone for the entire rest of the anthology.  Ralph Greco's story Omakine broke from the seriousness in her story, Michael Mandrake's story gave us a different view of m/m love, while Kiernan's story showed us a lesson at just the right point in the collection.  The truth is, to me, it doesn't matter really what order the stories are presented, because readers may just find their favorite authors and read them, skipping around.  I want our readers to be able to stop on ANY page in a collection we release and find something that will catch their eye and make them start at the beginning of the story.

With anthologies like "The Sexiest Time of the Year" and "My Sexy Valentine" I had no big name draw, but I had damn good stories.  The challenge remained the same.  In My Sexy Valentine, our authors had given us snark, sex, story, and heart.  The same can be said of our Christmas Anthology.  Each author has given readers an unexpected take on the theme, be it holiday, BDSM, or what have you.  Again, taking you the reader, on a ride is my job. 

Will you continue with the anthologies?
Indeed.  They're a great way for us to expand our audience while finding new talent.  You can find out more about our calls for submissions by following @SaschaIllyvich on twitter, at the Sizzler Editions website and of course this blog.

On behalf of Sizzler Editions, thank you for your time.  
What? That's it?  Seriously?  Ha, it's my pleasure to share with our readers and authors.  Also, I still think your intro is bullshit.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Out Now: Daughters Of The Moon [Goddess Gadifriald's Saga #7] T.J. Lazier

The moon is calling - and this brand new book in T.J. Lazier 's Goddess Gadifriald's Saga is a howling book read, all-but guaranteed to satisfy everyone's lusty desires: Daughters Of The Moon [Goddess Gadifriald's Saga #7]

If Robert E. Howard and Fritz Leibe wrote bondage fantasy... Cari iron willed Princess of the Triple Realm had come to the City of the Moon Goddess on a mission of vengence. She was seeking the otherfolk sorceress Devia, who had once enslaved Cari, bested her in a magical duel and left her to be raped in a rebellion on the island of Jamaka. Devia had not been hard to locate - word of she they sought had led to the very center of the city where stood the Gateway to the Realm of the Moon Goddess, a pool of water at the bottom of a shaft in the center of the city that took its name from she who dwelt beneath that pool. To reach that pool however one had face the Gatekeeper of the Moon Goddess who controlled entrance into her realm. The seventh instalment of "Gadifriald's Saga" of our best-selling saga of magic and eroticism!  If you like your sexual fantasies to take wing - quite literally - then this series will lift more than your spirits!

Out Now: Blood In The Moon [Book 1: Awakenings] By Lady Blade

A brand-new series by one of one best-selling, and well-respected erotic authors, promises to have everything that you want: fantasy, BDSM, and hot erotic content.  Lady Blade's new series, Blood In The Moon [Book 1: Awakenings] is going to rock your world!

A novel of lycanthropy and bondage! Jasmine Riggs is a Pure Blood Werewolf employed by Claude Rosallano, head of one of New York's largest crime syndicates.  Sent to stop a witness who from testifying against Rosallano's  son, she meets and falls for Dillon McCardill,  member of NYPD's Special Protection Unit, tasked with keeping Minozzi alive until the trial. Ordered to kill Minozzi by Rosallano or be killed, Jasmin transforms into a werewolf but can't bring herself to kill three men in cold blood. When Dillon tracks her, he discovers Jasmin's kind, caring, loving and femme dom heavily into BDSM.  She keeps Dillon secured in her cabin for weeks, torturing him with sex and love, until Rosallano's men come. When Dillon is mortally wounded, Jasmine must make the worst choice she's ever had to face.  Let her love die or turn him into a lycanthrope if he can survive the change. The first book in a brand new series that's guaranteed to work for everyone interested in powerfully erotic BDSM!

Out Now: Prepared To Submit By David Jewell

Here's a wonderful new treat for fans of well-written and fantastically hot BDSM erotica a new book by David Jewell: Prepared To Submit

Alicia, a bartender near the University of Minnesota, never dreamed that her life would be turned upside down when she accepted an invitation to dinner from Tony Jablinksi.  She knew he was married and rich. What could go wrong? Soon, she did learn that Tony and his wife Collette were into the alternative lifestyle of bondage. Tony and Collette enjoyed teaching Alicia about her new life of submission in no uncertain terms. They had a goal in mind and a future planned for her that was far different than anything she could have imagined, one tht shocked her to the very core of her being, But one which turned her on as well, because she discovered that rather than hating bondage, she responded to it and was prepared to submit.

Monday, April 9, 2012

Out Now: Knotted Pleasure By Powerone

A real treat for discerning fans of BDSM erotica - a brand-new book by our all-time bestselling master of the genre, Powerone: Knotted Pleasure

A new masterpiece of erotic domination and control by one of the top selling authors of the genre: Powerone! Two stories, two women, different, but they find they have the same dark and forbidden desires. Do the ropes and restraints give them the excuse to indulge in acts that most women would run away from? Bound and stripped naked, no longer responsible for what would happen to them, Knotted Pleasure is their reward. Kiley finds a way to take care of her financial needs from long years at expensive universities. She meets a man who will pay for twelve hours of unrestrained pleasure from her virgin body. Sandra is caught in the political intrigue of a deposed ruler and the hatred of his people towards Americans. Can she trade her body for her freedom? Is her only ally looking out for her well-being, or is he like the others, only interested in knotted pleasures?

Out Now: BDSM, Inc. By Lady Blade

Hotter-than-hot BDSM erotica that is sure to excite everyone and anyone who likes their erotica extra-spicy: BDSM, Inc. By Lady Blade

A wonderful expression of the power and steamy passion that can be found in BSDM erotica - written by one of the best writers in the genre!

Out Now: Oh Sister, Where Art Thou? By Rory R. O'Neal

Here's a treat for those who not only love BDSM erotica but adore big beautiful women as well - a brand new book by our resident master of both, Rory R. O'Neal: Oh Sister, Where Art Thou? 

Gentle and eccentric BBW, Georgina, lives on her own in a large, derelict looking Victorian house at the end of her village.  Her long isolation is interrupted when a young man knocks on her door, having been mistakenly told that she has rooms to let.  But the persuasiveness and charm of the young man make her change her mind.  Their platonic relationship gradually changes when he develops a fascination for her voluminous, floor length hair.  After this romantic attachment has burgeoned into a relationship, Adopted Georgina learns that she has a stepsister, Aurora, that she was never told about.  When the sister pays a visit, they discover that they are nearly identical in every respect except personality.  How will her relationship with the young and impressionable Jack fare in the face of this incursion into their lives of her wealthy, worldly-wise and sophisticated Doppelganger, Aurora? A romantic and steamy BDSM by an expert in writing hotter-than-hot erotica - with an extra-added BBW bonus!

Monday, April 2, 2012

Out Now: The Oyster Vol. 6 - The Victorian Underground Magazine Of Erotica By Anonymous

There is nothing better than a good dose of Victorian-era erotica - which makes this brand new release a real treasure: The Oyster Vol. 6 - The Victorian Underground Magazine Of Erotica by Anonymous

Volume 6 of the classic Victorian erotica collection: bondage, submission, domination, and more - this book has it all!

Out Now: Honeymoon In Bondage By N. T. Morley

Here's a special treat for fans of hotter-than-hot BDSM erotica - a brand new release by our resident master of the genre, N. T. Morley: Honeymoon In Bondage

A new masterpiece of bondage and submission by N. T. Morley