Tuesday, December 31, 2013

DOING IT WRITE: GREAT HOW-TO BOOK FOR ALL AUTHORS OF EROTICA AND EROTIC ROMANCE

Unique Book On Manuscript Polishing! If you are someone who has chosen writing as a possible career, or who is considering it – then you need this short, invaluable book! When it comes to writing, there are tons of easy-to-find rules. To do it right, budding authors need to be aware of those lesser known rules that can make or break their work. Grammar, spelling and punctuation are the basics of good writing, just as submission guidelines are the basics of a successful submission.  With a touch of humor and a couple of writing exercises, this reference deals with some common mistakes beginning writers tend to make.  Examples are concise, and there are several interactive quizzes with answers at the end of the reference. In addition to being an romance award-nominee, Marissa St. James has taught writing workshops and groups. For authors of romance, erotica, science fiction, mysteries, etc, - and even nonfiction. (from our sister imprint, PageTurner Editions)


BDSM Reviews Likes In Control By M.Christian

Check out this very cool review of the acclaimed M.Christian's new collection, In Control, by the great folks at BDSM Reviews:

Although the book In Control is subtitled The Short Kinky Fiction of M. Christian, by today’s standards most of the 18 stories in this anthology aren’t all that kinky. That’s not to imply they aren’t well written, because they are. In fact, it would be safe to say that this collection of short stories has a decidedly cerebral and artistic flair not often found in erotica. 

The themes of the book’s stories vary greatly in both style and genre – sort of a smorgasbord effect. Many are straight forward erotica, while others touch on BDSM and same sex relationships. Some are really more romantic than they are erotic, and a couple could be categorized as mood pieces with erotic overtones. My favorite is an excerpt from the novel Brushes, which is a tale about the brother of an elite artist whose resemblance to his sibling enables him to seduce numerous art students that mistake him for his famous brother. While it doesn’t contain much erotic content, it is an interesting and thought provoking read. 

Whether or not readers will enjoy this book will depend largely on their sensibilities and what their expectations are. Overall it is a satisfyingly literate book that periodically includes well-crafted erotic scenarios.

Monday, December 30, 2013

The 42nd Street Jerking-Off Club - An Excerpt!

The always-fantastic Mykola Dementiuk - and two time Lambda Literary Award winner - has a great except from his brand new book, The 42nd Street Jerking-Off Club, up on Gay/Lesbian Fiction Excerpts!

http://amzn.com/B00H27GC6K
And this being 42nd Street I felt very at home there, experimental sure, no matter what it may have looked like, but my resistance was quickly falling apart.  I frequented many places on that street and I looked upon it as just one more place to discover and participate in.  He smiled but didn't say anything as we passed by the various movie theaters on that street, the Victory, the Sylwan, the Apollo, Times Square Theater and others of that ilk when he stopped before an Army/Navy store entrance alcove....
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Saturday, December 21, 2013

STALLERS: How I Wrote the Book I Almost Didn’t Write

by Mick Mykola Dementiuk

   In the late 1980s I had pretty much reached the end of my stamina and nerves in trying to finish my first novel, Holy Communion, impatient to get away from New York City, where I had lived for almost 40 years. I had closed Holy Communion, which had taken me three years to work on and would take over two decades to see print, going on win the Lambda Award for Best Bisexual Fiction
of 2009, whew! (http://www.holycommunionanovel.com/) In that final year of 1989, when the manuscript was completed, I had decided to take a much needed rest trip to Europe, where some 40 years earlier I had been born, just a few years after WWII.
   Wandering through Europe was an awesome experience and different from what I was used to, the shady dangerous streets of New York City. Instead, here was a European world of newness, really oldness, came upon me, opening itself up to me. I loved Europe! Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Malmo, etc. I was ecstatic just being there and each day I walked through its twisted streets and boulevards, going who the devil knows where. I just walked and walked. Still I couldn’t help but hear or watch the television news of something brewing and happening in Eastern Europe, not too far away from where I was at that moment. I had originally thought of going up to Stockholm or Helsinki and visiting the lands of Strindberg and Knut Hamsen, two writers I whom greatly admired, but I already knew that with the way things were stirring that anything could happen further East.
   Just that previous summer I had taken a part-time nightly job as a television news monitor/transcriber, since my novel was near its end, where we just watched the nightly news and pretty much transcribed what was happening. That summer of 1989 the news about Tiananmen Square in Bejing and the hundreds of thousands of students who seemed to be taking over the Red Chinese City filled the television news.Nightly we would transcribe the stories, our hopes and fears with the students. Bravo! But alas, the Chinese government stepped in and crushed the student spring uprising setting the resistance back to what it was, into totalitarian numbness.
   But watching the news in Copenhagen later that year, though I didn’t understand the language, I saw that something was happening as well, and fast too. West Berlin was seething with something and that year could also erupt or stagger back into isolation, and being so close to it I changed my plans and headed East. Berlin was now my destination. But to enter Berlin from the West the train dipped eastwards, to Alexanderplatz, a boulevard of East Berlin, and though I remained on the train technically I was in the East, the land from which my parents had escaped some decades ago, the Communist and Stalinist Empire, cut-off Russia. Throngs of crowds just stood on the platform trying to get West and watched as a half empty train pulled in and pulled out of the East Berlin station still I wanted to cry to them, “Come with me, please!” But I didn’t and sadly looked out the window as the almost empty train rolled away from East Berlin and entered West Berlin.
   On the streets the city was a madhouse, crowds were everywhere you turned and everyone was celebrating something, by drinking, smoking, kissing and fucking. Passed a few people in the bushes and what else could they be doing? Later I found out that the Berlin Wall had fallen and the two Germanys would now be one, not East and West as it had been called for years, but a united Germany. For a week I prowled in its drunken streets, walking the length of the Berlin Wall in the city and seeing everywhere the crowds cheering and celebrating, while I took hundreds of photographs as a memento. After seven or eight days I knew I’d had enough and started to head west again. Back on the train again and headed for Vienna, Austria. Ah bliss, back to real freedom. Back to my memories, which by then were pretty constant. of old New York City streets and what I had done in them, sexual experimentation which I had forced upon myself.
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1615084541/ref=as_li_tf_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=1615084541&linkCode=as2&tag=sizzlediti-20   And though I was in Vienna my notebooks once again came out and where I had filled pages of Berlin memories,  instead I now started filling up pages and pages of what I remembered from my Times Square days back in the 1960s and 70s. Why Times Square in Vienna, Austria? I don’t know. Was it the Berlin exuberance that had triggered these memories which had lain dormant and silent through all the years? Why were the floodgates of Times Square suddenly opened in Vienna after the mad celebrations in Berlin? Little did I know why but it was a relief that it had taken so long to get them out. Seems that I had triggered them into a form of remembrance and now nothing would hold them back. I wrote and wrote, probably three weeks in a Viennese hotel room, hardly going outdoors just buying food and further stacks of notebooks, filling pages and pages of Stallers (that was my name for the bathroom stalls in the Times Square movies houses and Stallers was also my name for the men who prowled the stalls therein). You could say I was on a roll, but sadly, and also exhausted, I did return to America around Christmas time and got down to my new work, the rewriting of Stallers, which now took a few years after that.http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1615084541/ref=as_li_tf_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=1615084541&linkCode=as2&tag=sizzlediti-20
    Needless to say, Stallers also took years before I saw it in print. It was not until I made contact with Jean Marie Stine and M. Christian that they brought it out as an e-book. A year or so after that they also brought it out as a paperback collection called Times Square Queer with additional Times Square tales, which I’m very proud of having and holding in my hands. The e-book of Stallers  and the paperback of Times Square Queer, which has all of Stallers and other stories are, I believe, my best work. Hope you come to believe that too!

Mick Mykola Dementiuk is a two-time winner of the Lambda Award, and his collection, Times Square Queer, was a finalist for the 2012 Bisexual Book Award. Visit him at http://dementiuk.weebly.com or http://www.MykolaDementiuk.com

Friday, December 13, 2013

Amos Lassen Likes “The 42nd Street Jerking-Off Club” by Mykola Dementiuk

This is wonderful: the always-great Amos Lassen just posted a review of our brand new release by Mykola Dementiuk, The 42nd Street Jerking-Off Club:

https://sizzlereditions.com/the-42nd-street-jerking-off-club-by-mykola-dementiuk/
If anyone were to ask what the greatest thing about being a reviewer is, I would have to answer that there are several but what I really enjoy is meeting writers and getting to know them through their writing. Mykola Dementiuk is a two-time Lambda Award winning writer and a “helluva” good guy who always lets me know when he has a new book out. While this may not seem like much to some people, it is for me because Mick is a special guy who types with one finger (as a result of a stroke). That stroke might have hindered the way he writes but not how he thinks. I refer to Mick as the laureate of the Times Square that was and we are lucky to have someone who can tell a story like he does. He has specialized in what was once the seedy part of New York City and reminds us that being gay was once very different than it is now.

There always seemed to be a crowd on 42nd Street. This crowd was not the kind of people we would find on, say, 5th Avenue. Here were hustlers and prostitutes, drag queens and hookers. They did not just walk the street—they worked it. Their days and nights were spent looking for those who pay for sexual pleasure. In fact, they were not just walking—they were parading.

Many of the denizens all lived in the area or had rooms there. Their lives were made up of pleasure and dreams and they represent a world of its own. The lived in a state of uncertainty, never really sure what days would bring.

Now let me just say for those unfamiliar with Mick Dementiuk’s writing might find him shocking because of the eroticism. I find him shocking when I see his literary oeuvre that continues to grow all of the time.

I have a rough time reviewing Dementiuk because anything I might say could ruin the read for someone so you will just have to take my word for it or just have a look at the title to give you an idea of what to expect.

Monday, December 9, 2013

Out Now: NUMBER 121: A Novel of Enlightenment through Submission by Powerone

Here's the book you've all be waiting for: a brand new release from our resident blockbuster master of BDSM, Powerone!  Number 121 is guaranteed to rock your world!

A successful entrepreneur and CEO, Sandi’s professional life was booming—but she'd had no personal life for ten years. Men were convenient outlets for Sandi, but she took no deeper pleasure in them.
But when a dramatic turn of events turns her life upside down, she finds strength she never expected from her sister Lori. Lori lets her in on an important secret that gives Sandi a ray of hope, telling her about a very different sort of life—a life she'd never expected anyone to live, let alone live herself. Could Sandi’s submission to men bring her pleasure? Could it be the missing piece that, when found, would make her life complete?
Without having to ask herself twice, Sandi embarks on a journey of enlightenment, entering a facility that trains clients to submit and surrender themselves completely. Thus Sandi begins a new life as Number 121, a trained submissive.
Once home from training, can Sandi find happiness with a man who is only interested in using her for his pleasure? Her Master, Walter, has a few surprises up his sleeve, however, and makes her discover her own pleasure in ways she'd never fathomed. From bondage to ménage à trois, Sandi finds a form of bliss and fulfillment that had lain dormant in her body for far too long.
Yet through it all, as she manages to claw her way back to power in her professional life, can she continue to submit in her personal life? Can she find a balance that will bring her entire life together?
Powerone brings you Number 121, A Novel of Enlightenment through Submission.

Out Now: 33 DAYS TILL CHRISTMAS by J. Paulette Forshey

Here's a sexy treat for the holidays: pick up  J. Paulette Forshey's new romantic novel, 33 Days Till Christmas, and you'll have a very festive time!

She fell in love with an angel!

Archangel Gabriel is sent to Earth in human form to keep a woman, Zippy, safe for the next thirty-three days. He's not told why, only that he must protect her. After Zipporah is rescued by a handsome man when she's nearly run over, she quickly discovers he could use some saving of his own...especially when she realizes he's not a man after all.

As Gabriel starts feeling things he shouldn't, Zipporach, or Zippy as her friends call her, begins experiencing a rash of near-miss "accidents". His job more difficult than he imagined, Gabriel has to watch over Zippy without falling in love with her. But there's only so much an angel can do...

Out Now: THE 42ND STREET JERKING-OFF CLUB by Mykola Dementiuk

Sizzler Editions is extremely pleased and proud to be able to announce this brand new book by double Lambda Literary Award Winner Mykola Dementiuk: The 42nd Street Jerking Off Club!

Another masterpiece of Times Square in its gay heyday by the two-time Lambda Award winning author!
I looked out the window on to 42nd Street. The crowd was still walking up and down the crazy, forgotten boulevard. Prostitutes, transvestites, hookers and hustlers of every sort paraded and marched back and forth on the hectic sidewalk, looking for another trick as they struggled through the dawning hours.
Where would they sleep it off tonight, some shabby Single Room Occupancy where they could just pass out for a few hours of troubled sleep, or in a lavish soft Park Avenue apartment where they could relax and laze in the lovely passing warm morning hours?
New York is like that, seeming to be at one moment a successful businesswoman going after deals, while at other times a deranged whore, slut, trollop, grabbing and stealing whatever she could get from you. I suppose that's why I liked it, the uncertainty of what can suddenly happen, a kiss on the lips or a stab in the back, same difference. In the end, a shrug and another day is stretching, yawning or else going back to sleep.
I noticed the lettered reflection of the window before me, even this high up it showed off what the window contained inside but at this angle, they were all mixed up, a reverse from what they actually spelled. I smiled, The 42nd Street Club, as if someone had forgotten the Jerking-Off part.
I smiled again and yawned. Yeah sure, but that's what I'm here for, jerking off!

Monday, December 2, 2013

Out Now: THE 18th FLOOR [Enhanced, Expanded Edition] by Margie Church

Margie Church is a true genius when it comes to BDSM erotic romances - and her groundbreaking book, The 18th Floor, has been a masterpiece - which makes the release of this enhanced and expanded edition such a marvelous reading experience!

Alexa Robbins is so consumed by her career that the closest thing she's had to sex in a while is the noise from her nymphomaniac neighbors. When Sebastian Law discovers her in the eighteenth floor conference room early one morning, the table becomes a pallet for making one of her fantasies come true. Will he enjoy her extensive repertoire of fantasies?

On the outside, Sebastian appears to be a buttoned-up, well-dressed, tech geek. Inside, he's a Dom with a hearty appetite for all types of carnal pleasures. He risks alienating Alexa by revealing his true nature, but he won't keep the secret for long.

Together they explore both of their extensive repertoires of fantasies, and create some wild new ones as well. Soon enough, they will explore something else: whether they're a perfect match for life beyond the 18th Floor.

A BDSM adventure like no other!  If you pick up The 18th Floor by Sizzler's star erotic writer Margie Church, you'll step into a new world of domination, submission, lust, love, passion and bondage – and you won't be disappointed!

Do not miss this expanded author's edition, the way the author intended it to be read, with 25% more new material. 

"What’s new about it?" says author Margie Church, "Two primary areas are more vivid. I extended the boat scene – if you haven’t read the original version – it’ll make you sweat. I always felt that highly erotic scene, which includes some MM action, was rushed. Alexa took a huge leap of faith with Sebastian that evening and she never really thought about it afterward. They never discussed what happened and how it made her feel. And maybe, just maybe, they share a little more passion between the sheets.

I also was never happy with how abruptly the book ended. Neither were readers. I’ve slowed that down somewhat, gave more depth to the supporting characters and let everything wrap up smoothly."

Out Now: HANDCUFFS AND ROSES by Laura Hammond

Here's a very special prize for anyone who likes their BDSM erotica extra-spicy: pick up Handcuffs And Roses by the always-great Laura Hammond and you will be in for an incredible ride!

Romance, Bondage, and Breathtaking Suspense!

Hard-boiled police detective by day, Lisa Mayne dreams of nights spent as a submissive sex slave to a powerful dom. Then she meets her new partner, James McGuinn, and suddenly wonders if she has met the dom of her dreams. But as passion blossoms -- and Lisa discovers James really is a dom and the man she has been waiting for all her life -- the two investigate a brutal crime that puts both their lives in danger.

Here is a thrilling romance of two people who find their fulfillment as master and slave, loving under the shadow of death.

Out Now: WET: The Complete Noah and Reagan Saga by Margie Church

Margie Church is one of the very best authors of erotic romance working today and this, a very special release, shows just how good she can be!  Wet is a treat for anyone interested in heat and romance!

They may be divorced, but their passion is far from over. 

Resigned to an amicably practical relationship, divorcees Noah and Reagan decide to live together for the sake of their children until the Navy determines Noah's next assignment. ...But when the rain falls one night, they get wet in more ways than one.

Then, just as they realize that their love—and their lust—for each another may have been buried, but was never quite lost, Noah's interfering and domineering father drives a wedge between them. Is their bond strong enough to overcome the influence and aftermath of their meddling family—or was that night in the rain the last time they would ever make each other wet?

Published separately, this is the first time both riveting romances have been joined together in a single volume.

"I adore Reagan and Noah.  Their story not only symbolizes how much an established couple can enjoy each other, but that sometimes you have to stand up for what you really want. Wet definitely drives home the message that love is hard, but can definitely be worth fighting for." —BookIt

"I am a fan of Margie Church. Her stories have such textured, three-dimensional characters, no matter what the setting—contemporary or paranormal. Her love scenes are hot—BURNING—sexuality ... vividly seared into the reader's mind.

Wet is no exception. Set against familial angst, Noah and Regan explore their reignited passion for each other. In a particularity hot and sexy BDSM scene, the tables are turned...

If you want a hot bedtime read to give you naughty dreams, then buy Wet now!" —K. B. Cutter, author, Killing Apathy, Sins of the Sparrow and more.

Out Now: BOUND THROUGH TIME by Rod Harden

Here' a very special treat for fans of science fiction and BDSM: a wonderful new book by the great Rod Harden.  Bound Through Time is a must read!

12,000 BCE
The leader of a primitive hunting party is about to spring upon his prey when a powerful force snatches him from his familiar surroundings and flings him into a strange and barren place where nothing makes sense.
2063 CE
Brilliant physicist Dr. Jane Hope is conducting the first live test of her new time machine. The device is programmed to transport a man forward in time through 14,000 years so that modern science can test a real live "caveman" to find out what prehistoric humans were really like.
Though the experiment appears to work flawlessly at first, there's one variable that Dr. Hope failed to include in her calculations: the human variable. Her caveman specimen proves to be much more intelligent and resourceful than anyone in the lab gives him credit for. Soon he is in control of the situation and is making good his escape back to his own time.
Unfortunately for Dr. Hope, the caveman has decided to return with a couple specimens of his own: none other than Dr. Hope herself along with the lab's beautiful and kinky computer nerd, Joanna Ng.
But what does he ultimately plan to do with his trophies from the future? And are there other dangers, even more primitive than the caveman, lurking in this prehistoric forest?
The two women now find themselves in a primal world with no modern conveniences and no way to get back to their own time. Completely at the mercy of the caveman, they discover that rather than being in control of their "specimen", he is in control of them.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

DATING WHILE INTEXTICATED by R. Greco

We like R. Greco - we really do: he's smart, funny, out-there and so much more ... and this brand new book, Dating While Intexicated is pure, wild, R. Greco.  You'll laugh, you'll think, you'll have a good time. and much more!


Controversial, insightful, aggravating, humorous, and always thought provoking, here are over three dozen essays and opinions on sexuality in the world today from the outrageous mind of the editor-in-chief of Von Gutenberg, the world's premier fetish magazine, and the creator of the hit blog SexFiles.

Here is what the author says about the book: "Sex in our modern age is faced with an ever-changing technological landscape, the shifting roles of men and women, what our genders are worth in modern day society, and the gnat-like attention span of Xbox-atrophied brains. I'm constantly amazed and often write about how any one of us gets up off the couch long enough to see his or her way clear to a good old fashioned orgasm these days, with or without a partner. In the essays collected here, I've attempted to offer glimpses into what I feel is happening around us presently in the slippery slope-ism of our modern sexual/relating/dating/ landscape."

Included in this one-of-a-kind book are:
Facebook: Our New Social Disease
It's Cool, But Will the iPhone 5 Get You Nookie?
Interview with Violet Ivy
Making Sex High-Tech with the Realtouch
Sex Addiction: Menace or Myth?
Pope & Condoms
Green Dating
What, No Kink?
How Oral Sex is Like Gambling in a Casino
Online Love & the Online Dom
Dating While Intexticated
Sex Shenanigi from Around the Globe
Teetbagging and All That Jazz
Breaking-Up is So Hard to Do
All Hail the Modern Day Munch and How Munch it Means Anything Munch at All
Do Avatars Dream of Synthetic Dildos?
A Judicious Slit Up the Back of a Modestly Tight A-Line Skirt
In Defense of a Full Panty
...And two dozen more essays guaranteed to arouse ire and cogitation.

Out Now: GANGSTER MOLL by Powerone

We are extremely pleased and proud to announce a new BDSM treasure by our best-selling author, Powerone.  Gangster Moll has everything you could ever want in a BDSM book - and so much more!

The roaring twenties were the era of the gangster, the public infatuated with the bad boys of crime. What might have been loathed by the public was glorified, instead, by the press.

Gangster Moll is the story of one gang who plagued Oklahoma, robbing the banks in brazen style. But this gang was slightly different than some: the erotic excitement of bondage brought them more pleasure than the loot that piled up. The men were daring and dangerous, drawing unsuspecting women into a life they never thought existed—and should have stayed away from.

The gang expanded and victims became criminals, the women growing as ruthless as the men. They sought out the high life and the pleasures promised by their ill-gotten loot. Would the gun molls follow them to the end, or would they betray the men? The law was just beginning to come to grips with the gangsters, but many lawmen were as bad as the men and women they sought, willing to do anything to capture them. The victims of the gangsters became victims again of the lawman.

Originally published in a much shorter length for limited circulation, this enhanced and expanded edition of Gangster Moll is much longer and features characters and plot lines not found in the earlier edition. This is a bawdy tale of tough guys and bondage that only Powerone could bring to life in such intimate detail.

Out Now: LEARNING THE ROPES [Shell Game, vol. 1] by J.J. Rose

Here's a real treat for fans of smokin' hot BDSM erotica - a brand new book by J.J. Rose.  Pick up Learning The Ropes (the first book in the Shell Game series) and you won't be disappointed!

https://sizzlereditions.com/learning-the-ropes-shell-game-vol-1-by-j-j-rose/
Sarah belongs to Michael. She submits to him, both in the bedroom and out. For five years, she's shared his life.
But it wasn't always as easy as it looks. Once upon a time, Sarah Horowitz was a college freshman in Michael Shell's English class. Once upon a time, she was dreaming about her professor spanking her bare bottom. They were just harmless fantasies; they'd never come true.
Until they did. Until her twenty-first birthday. Until the first time she got spanked for real.
How did an eighteen-year-old college student turn into a twenty-six-year-old full-time submissive living with her former professor, helping to guide his college-age daughter, and navigating the tricky waters of her lover's often-capricious family?
Learning the ropes wasn't easy. It took her a long time to get it right. And Sarah made more than her share of mistakes along the way. But love finds us in the most unexpected places, and if loving Michael means that sometimes Sarah has finds herself over his knee, then she's willing to learn those lessons, too.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Sizzling Hot Books Likes 14 Days of “Ohs!” by Sarah Bella

This is totally excellent: check out this great review from Sizzling Hot Books for Sarah Bella's new book, 14 Days of “Ohs!” 

Their love led to two weeks of "Oh!"s. Some were good, some were bad, and some were all about the sex.

Three years ago, Grace Stevens packed up, left home and hasn’t looked back since. Now she gives snorkeling tours at an exclusive resort on a private island in the Caribbean, filling her days with fun and sun—and her bed with the occasional nameless stranger.

Logan Shayde could use a healthy dose of losing himself, and the Azul Isle is just the place to do it. Grace seems like a nice distraction until, after one explosive argument, she kicks Logan out of her cabana. Logan’s a man who’s used to getting what he wants, and what he wants is Grace. Now he’ll do anything for one more night with her.

Every moment leads to another surprise, to another discovery, to another wonder, to another disappointment, and the most unexpected thing of all: the "Oh!" of two lovers' eyes meeting, followed—quickly or slowly, but always—by their bodies.
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14 Days of “Ohs!” by Sarah Bella is a perfect blend of BDSM, erotic, and romance. 14 Days of “Ohs!” is full of steamy scenes that are set against the backdrop of a beautiful Caribbean island. 14 Days of “Ohs!” is Logan and Grace’s story. Both have things that they are running from and both may find exactly what they are looking for in each other.

Grace works and lives and works on a Caribbean island. She left home and hasn’t gone back there since. She enjoys her life here and enjoys her job. She gets to meet different people from everywhere and even has a fling or two here and there. She doesn’t have anything permanent and she is fine with that. Hooking up with vacationers is the perfect opportunity for her to get her kicks without having to worry about any strings attached. Then she meets Logan and he drives her nuts in all the right ways. When she begins to form an attachment to him she tries to detach from him, which isn’t working well. When the time comes for him to go home she makes it clear that she is fine with that, but is she really? Will she realize that he is what she has been looking for the whole time? Or will she continue to go about things the way she has been?

Logan needs to get away from his life, from the cameras, from everything. He finds the perfect island getaway to do so. He wasn’t counting on finding Grace there and he wasn’t counting on falling for her. She resists him and he isn’t used to that and he relishes the challenge. He makes it is his mission to sweep her off her feet. When he falls head over heels for her he is afraid that the secret he is hiding will come between them. He isn’t exactly the man he professes to be. What will happen when things come to light? Will he be able to convince her that he never met to deceive her? Or will it be the straw that breaks the camel’s back? When it’s time for him to leave he lets her know that he is willing to give everything up for her, but she isn’t having it. What can he do to convince her that they are meant for one another? He isn’t sure but he will do everything he can to convince her.

I enjoyed 14 Days of “Ohs!” and I would read more books by Sarah Bella. I enjoyed Logan’s character because he was an alpha male that was not used to taking no for answer. I found it kind of comical. I like that he was Grace’s perfect match even if she didn’t realize it herself. I enjoyed the story line as well. It wasn’t just full of cat chases the mouse and finally catches it, but it had substance and a good backstory for the main characters. I visiting the world Sarah Bella created and hope to visit it again sometime. I would recommend 14 Days of “Ohs!” to anyone who enjoys erotic BDSM romances.

Monday, November 4, 2013

BDSM Reviews Likes Pass or Play by Lani Rhea

Check out this excellent review of Pass Or Play [The Ark Hotel Series, #3] by Lani Rhea by the great folks at BDSM Book Reviews:

She was his last resort, and he was her greatest challenge yet...
Amparo Maddox lives out of suitcases. One job to the next, she never catches a break. She works with the wealthy, and frowns upon macho men. Her next case, however … superstar football player, Shawn “Shazam” Cole, hounded by a stalker who sends white roses. Every male bodyguard he’d hired failed their missions to stop the white roses from arriving. Then he caught wind of Amparo. That she was the best that had ever been.
He hires her at once. Instead of dodging the pursuer, Amparo makes it a point to place the target on her back. Every opportunity for public displays of affection at functions all around town, she drags Shawn along. The white roses keep appearing. It’s now time to throw a wrench in the plans. The Ark Hotel, where every sexual fantasy is met, appears as a useful site for their next plan – but it might prove to be more than that. Now they'll have to decide whether to Pass or Play their increasing sexual attraction to one another.
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Story Rating: 5 out of 5 paddles
Sting Factor (kink): 4 out of 5
Amparo is a security expert with no real ties. She goes from assignment to assignment almost back to back. Her latest assignment is football player, Shawn that has picked up a stalker.
I loved this story, and having read the first two books in The Ark Hotel series, it fits right in. However, in this case the Ark is actually a backdrop to a lot of the drama and suspense toward the end.
I do have to say that it was fairly easy to figure out who the stalker was, but how she was getting through some of the security issues, was interesting, though I did wonder about one point considering some of the procedures the Ark has.
The chemistry between Amparo and Shawn is extremely hot, and the author did a good job stretching out the tension between them in the story. I had to laugh at a few of their interactions as they went about their day. The scene when Amparo first meets Shawn if absolutely fantastic and Ms. Rhea got the procedures perfectly done.
If readers haven’t read the whole series, I encourage them to do so. I do think this was the best story of the three.

Monday, September 30, 2013

Out Now: CAN’T RUN by Jacqueline Jardin

Jacqueline Jardin is truly a writer who will tickle your fancy - and so much more - and she proves just how good she can be with this brand new, and erotically powerful erotic thriller Can't Run!


Out Now: TWO WEEKS TO SUBMISSION [The Naughty Girl #2] by Bette Jene Adams

Here's a very special treat for fans of BDSM erotica: a new - and rollicking - dominance and submission tale from Bette Jene Adams.  Two Weeks To Submission is sure to excite fans of BDSM in all kinds of new and unique ways!

"The earmark of a good writer, in my opinion, is [that] at the end of the story you are looking for more. This story has that.  By the end I ... wanted to know what happened next.  I do hope the story continues," wrote a reviewer at BDSM Book Reviews upon reading the first book in the Naughty Girl series, The Training of Master's Girl. Now that wish is granted and the story continues in Bette Jene Adams' newest tale of bondage, submission and strict training!

When Master Jonathan realizes the true talents of The Naughty Girl, he relinquishes his beloved pleasure slave to The Chairman and his Board for further education. Twelve men put the Naughty Girl through her paces in bondage and service. And yet... The Chairman's feelings for her deepen and he begins to see her as part of his "family," stopping at nothing to protect her while pushing her boundaries both mentally and emotionally.

When The Naughty Girl is kidnapped, The Chairman's resolve is put to the test. He and his Board do everything within their considerable power to recover her and punish the man responsible—but what will become of the Naughty Girl's affections for both The Chairman and Master Jonathan?

Rating: Intense.

Out Now: BRUSHES by M. Christian

We like M.Christian - and not just because he's done so much with us - and you're sure to like this new release from the acclaimed erotic author: a tale of romance, passion and art.  Brushes is a tale that sure to stay with you - in your heart as well as other places - for a long, long time!

"We can never know how lives will intertwine; the mystery of it is one of the hidden joys of life. M.Christian has captured perfectly the symmetry and surprise of lives that mesh together—whether the people living them like it or not. …a gorgeous tapestry of words."
—Gwen Masters, author, One Breath at a Time
To most of the world he's a genius, a master of color, form and shape, a brilliant talent who stormed the art world and shook its pillars with his talent. But some, including his wife Constance, see him as undeserving of his fame. Others see him as arrogant, and a few even see him as a fraud. Ultimately, Escobar is misunderstood. Lost and alone, he longs for the simple life he once shared with Constance before he allowed his lust for talent and success to come between them, He wants her back desperately but doesn't know how to put his feelings into words. Is it possible for him to reach out to her with the most powerful language he knows—the very art that came between them—and reconnect with Constance before it's too late?
"A multi-layered treat for the mind and the senses. M.Christian transports us to glittering Paris where we follow the adventures of… an acclaimed artist … his muses … and desperate wannabes. As their lives brush up against each his, serendipitously, inevitably, all experience a compelling sexual encounter that changes their lives forever. A deliciously sexy tale of mystery for anyone who’s intrigued by the power of the creative—and the erotic—spirit." —Donna George Storey, author, An Amorous Woman
Brushes is a romantic, erotically charged portrait of a master artist, a stroke-by-stroke look at a man who lost his love and made a last reckless gamble to win her back. It is also the story of the sexual and romantic currents that run through the lives of the people around him—his manager, his model, his brother and others—who all played a role in his breakup with Constance, and play a continuing role in in keeping them apart.
"Great erotica set in a romantic setting. A multi-layered look at love, Paris and the world of art. The intriguing characters and the way they come in and out of each other's lives is handled brilliantly. All is not always what it seems to be and surprises lurk and wait. This is a gorgeous book to be savored." —Amos Lassen
"Compelling, masterful, complex, fascinating..." —Nobilis, author, Metharmea's Journey

Out Now: A MATTER OF TRUST by MJ Flournoy

Now here's a very special treat: a magnificent new paranormal erotic romance from a hot new author.  Pick up A Matter Of Trust by MJ Flournoy and you'll discover love - and sex - in ways in new and exciting new ways.

Her paranormal abilities had always caused her grief. But can they save the life of a kidnapped child and the man she loves?

Jolie Wyngate is a middle school teacher with an extraordinary gift—or is it a curse? Throughout her life, she's been never been sure. Now, when she is implicated in the kidnapping of a child, the ultimate value of her powers will be put to the test.

Mac Carlson, former Navy SEAL and security expert, is tasked with rescuing the kidnapped girl, Rachael Anne. From the moment he meets Jolie, his suspicious and protective nature sets its sights on her as a prime suspect. Can Jolie clear her name and gain this man's hard-won trust?

More importantly, can she save the girl before time runs out? She won't be able to do it without her psychic abilities—but Mac has a hard enough time trusting Jolie as it is, let alone trusting her powers to lead them to Rachael Anne.

As Mac and Jolie realize they have no choice but to work as a team—and as they slowly warm to each other in the process—they also realize they have a new problem: the kidnapper has set his sights on Jolie. Now Jolie will need all of her abilities, and all of Mac's strength and skill, to stay out of the kidnapper's hands and bring Rachael Anne back home.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Kindle Give-Away! CLAIMED BY THE DEVIL [Bayou Magiste Chronicles] by Gianna Simone FREE For Three Days!

Here's a chance to pick up CLAIMED BY THE DEVIL [Bayou Magiste Chronicles] by Gianna Simone absolutely FREE for Kindle - as part of a special promotion you can get this very special ebook for free from September 27th to three days after.

Helene Gaudet is finally free of her past—including a rage-filled ex-husband whose curse has left her unable to have children. Helene shares the agony of those memories with no one—certainly not with a Marchand.

Her lonely life is upended when she encounters who she believes is her perfect Dom in an Internet chat room. To her shock, her Dom is none other than Devlin Marchand, the very person who handed her over to a dark sorcerer to be killed. Yet Devlin proves himself to be a loving Master, and lust and love grow with each tormenting, releasing, encounter.

But guilt over his past betrayal is multiplied when he learns the curse that has dogged his lover for years comes from the trove of magic created by his very own family. Devlin fears all he has built with Helene will be destroyed. Can they overcome the past to have a future together?

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Out Now: 14 DAYS OF “OH!”S by Sarah Bella

Sarah Bella is one of our - and your - erotic favorites: her work is always sparkling with language and hot, hot, hot ... and with 14 Days of 'Ohs' she shows the true extent of her erotic power!

Their love led to two weeks of "Oh!"s. Some were good, some were bad, and some were all about the sex.

Three years ago, Grace Stevens packed up, left home and hasn’t looked back since. Now she gives snorkeling tours at an exclusive resort on a private island in the Caribbean, filling her days with fun and sun—and her bed with the occasional nameless stranger.

Logan Shayde could use a healthy dose of losing himself, and the Azul Isle is just the place to do it. Grace seems like a nice distraction until, after one explosive argument, she kicks Logan out of her cabana. Logan’s a man who’s used to getting what he wants, and what he wants is Grace. Now he’ll do anything for one more night with her.

Every moment leads to another surprise, to another discovery, to another wonder, to another disappointment, and the most unexpected thing of all: the "Oh!" of two lovers' eyes meeting, followed—quickly or slowly, but always—by their bodies.

Out Now: TAUGHT TO OBEY by Powerone

Powerone really is the master of BDSM erotica - and a number one bestseller - and this, his brand new book, perfectly demonstrates his power as a male dom writer!

From the dance clubs that cater to the fetishes of the rich, to the private basements that house their dungeons, to the paramilitary organization where discipline and obedience are enforced...

Three women, trapped by the mechanical failure of their plane, are plunged into a nightmare culture where men rule and women obey without question. In the process, each one discovers they have a secret desire to submit to men. While they desire the domination of strong men, they find the confidence to defy those who would take exploit them and trick them through cunning.

What will become of these three women? Can they return to their previous life or will they seek out a strange new life that few would dare to explore?

Newest blockbuster from Amazon bestselling bondage novelist Powerone!

Out Now: CLAIMED BY THE MAGE [Bayou Magiste Chronicles] by Gianna Simone

This one has it all - and then some!  Gianna Simone has proven herself a true literary force when it comes to paranormal romance and this, a new book in her Bayou Magiste Chronicles series shows just how good she is.  Pick up Claimed By The Mage and you will not be disappointed.

"Claimed by the Mage has everything going for it—Mages, Magic, Healing, Romance and some very sexy and inventive bdsm. Aiden Marchand and Lily Prentiss are both extremely likeable characters, so I was rooting hard for everything to work out for them. ...I highly recommend Claimed by the Mage to readers who enjoy D/s relationships with a lot of magic." —The Romance Reviews

Lily Prentiss wishes she could ignore her inborn healing magic so she can live life on her own terms, and not follow the path her Magiste family laid out for her. But when she stumbles across Aidan Marchand in the excruciating throes of evolving into a Mage, her touch is all that stops his pain and she can no longer deny her powers. When the sexy Dom seduces her into willing submission, she finds she doesn’t want to resist.

Aidan has more to worry about than just his rapidly maturing powers. His business partner is blackmailing him into funding a venture that involves kidnapping young girls both magical and mortal, and selling them as sex slaves. Even as Lily’s touch eases Aidan's pain, he knows that staying with her will put her in danger from his enemies. But her gift of sexual submission helps him even more than her healing magic...so how can he let her go?

Out Now: A DANGEROUS MOON: More Tales of the Werewolf Clan By Sabrina Luna

Sizzler Editions is extremely pleased and proud to announce a brand new book my the wonderful Sabrina Luna.  A Dangerous Moon shows just how excellent Sabrina can be as she spins a tale of werewolves and paranormal romance as only she can!

"The pace is fast and the love scenes are passionate and varied." —Romantic Times Book Reviews

When wolf-shifter Rick McShaw returns to Heather Grove, he finds himself on the wrong end of a knuckle sandwich. But when he comes to, he's pleasantly surprised to find his ex-girlfriend, Doctor Allison Browne, the clan healer, taking care of him—and there's still a strong spark of attraction between them!

Allison's got a home, a garden and a busy career, but when her ex winds up at her urgent care center, she finds herself attracted to the alpha-male wolf who broke her heart. And now, as the full moon approaches, the feelings between them start getting hot and heavy again! Meanwhile, a rogue wolf is on the loose in Heather Grove and looking for Allison...

This is going to be one dangerous and sexy moon for sure!

Saturday, September 21, 2013

I Am, and Write about, Times Square Queer by Two Time Lambda Award Winner Mykola Dementiuk

You should know that my books revolve around male/male relationships and in the Times Square area there was plenty of that. On those streets I came of age, and though it’s greatly changed and altered, the memory of the Times Square streets, or The Deuce as I’ve heard it called back then, draws me back in time to which I heedlessly follow in my mind over and over again. Because the mind is a great erotic fulfiller; you can imprison a man behind wall but never his mind, which will remain free to act as he wants, just look at the Marquis de Sade as a perfect example.

Sizzler Editions is one of my publishers. They have released some works of mine in e-books and some in paperbacks. I was thrilled when my Sizzler book “Times Square Queer” was nominated for the Bisexual Book Award last year, and though I didn’t win the enthusiasm still was there. It’s a thrill when I think that the book is available in the few remaining bookstores across this country. The book is a collection of my short works over time as I remember Times Square and the skuzzy movie theaters of the area; I imagine I’ve been to every single one over time.

My other Sizzler Editions are “Stallers,” another Times Square book, “On the Prowl,” “Times Square Cutie,” and “Minnesota Strip,” one of my favorites, looking over Times Square in the 1970s when it was known as the Minnesota Strip for some foolish stupid police reason which they assumed the girls/guys runaways were coming from. I also have two new books being put out by Sizzler after another press reneged on the deal with me, “The Men of Grand Street,” and “Bathroom Trysts,” which I like very much. And very soon Sizzler will bring out my latest, “The 42nd Street Jerk-off Club,” which I’m very enthused about.  

I also have various books, twenty plus novels/novellas with other publishers. You can see my books from Sizzler Editions https://sizzlereditions.com/our-authors/c-d/mykola-dementiuks-sizzler-editions-ebooks/ or my other e- books in http://dementiuk.weebly.com or my literary paperbacks in (on left side of the screen) http://www.MykolaDementiuk.com
    
Mick Mykola Dementiuk
Two Time Lambda Award Winner

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Out Now: IN CONTROL by M.Christian

We like M.Christian ... oh yes, we do: witty, sexy, smart, hot, evocative, and steamy - he's proven himself time-and-again to be a master of erotica.  And here, in his newest collection, he shows just how good he can be at writing BDSM stories.  Male dom, female dom, male sub, female sub - and more!  In Control will not diappoint!

Not merely kinkier than you think, but kinkier than you can think!
"M.Christian’s fiction has a sexy logic all its own. He’s inventive and he’s irreverent. His language can seduce, surprise, and body-slam you." —Cecilia Tan
From M.Christian—the acclaimed ... and rather notorious writer of such books as The Bachelor Machine and Dirty Words—comes this brand new collection of his BDSM shorts, kinky hetero erotica and a handful of other delightfully twisted stories. In these pages you'll find hardcore male doms and luscious female subs, tough-as-nails Lady doms and obedient male submissives, plus a wide variety of other incredible fetishes and sexual adventures. In this very fun—and very, very hot book—you'll also discover the lesbian vamps of "The Curse," the heartstring-tugging erotic romance of "The Waters Of Biscayne Bay," the sexy ghost story "The Tinkling Of Tiny Silver Bells," the bisexual heat in "Watercolors" and many, many more!
"M.Christian is one of the finest living writers of erotica. Between these covers is a wealth of imaginative, well-crafted, smoothly written fiction that sings with joy. It's yummy." —Patrick Califia

Out Now: CLAIMED BY THE DEVIL [Bayou Magiste Chronicles] by Gianna Simone

Gianna Simone is the writer for anyone who likes supernatural/fantasy erotica - and this, new newest books, proves just hoe good she can be!  Pick up Claimed By The Devil and you will be in for a fantastic (literally) and hot ride!

Helene Gaudet is finally free of her past—including a rage-filled ex-husband whose curse has left her unable to have children. Helene shares the agony of those memories with no one—certainly not with a Marchand.
Her lonely life is upended when she encounters who she believes is her perfect Dom in an Internet chat room. To her shock, her Dom is none other than Devlin Marchand, the very person who handed her over to a dark sorcerer to be killed. Yet Devlin proves himself to be a loving Master, and lust and love grow with each tormenting, releasing, encounter.
But guilt over his past betrayal is multiplied when he learns the curse that has dogged his lover for years comes from the trove of magic created by his very own family. Devlin fears all he has built with Helene will be destroyed. Can they overcome the past to have a future together?
Helene Gaudet is finally free of her past—including a rage-filled ex-husband whose curse has left her unable to have children. Helene shares the agony of those memories with no one—certainly not with a Marchand.

Her lonely life is upended when she encounters who she believes is her perfect Dom in an Internet chat room. To her shock, her Dom is none other than Devlin Marchand, the very person who handed her over to a dark sorcerer to be killed. Yet Devlin proves himself to be a loving Master, and lust and love grow with each tormenting, releasing, encounter.

But guilt over his past betrayal is multiplied when he learns the curse that has dogged his lover for years comes from the trove of magic created by his very own family. Devlin fears all he has built with Helene will be destroyed. Can they overcome the past to have a future together?

Out Now: THE ESTATE by J. Paulette Forshey

Here's a real - and very hot - treat for fans of erotic romance: a new release by the excellent J. Paulette Forshey.  The Estate has everything for folks who like their romance with some steamy sex - and some steamy sex with their romance!


Night after night Cuilean Kelley's dreams are haunted by an exotic woman, leaving him alone each morning in sweat-soaked sheets.
When he travels to a tiny parish outside of Savanna hoping to find a rare set of books, he not only unearths the tomes, but discovers that the woman of his dreams is real. Cuilean must use all his knowledge to free her from a spectral prison guarded by an ancient lost civilization. The key to her rescue is in the rare books located in a ghostly southern estate.
"A very satisfying short novel." —Sandra Scholes

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Free Sat-Sunday 8/24-5 - Getting High, Novel of Hippies, Free Love & Living to the Max


"A drug, gasoline, and mysticism fueled trip ... a beautifully written tale of the journey as a long, hypnotic destination ... one amazing tale after another." - M.Christian, editor of the Mammoth Book of the Tales of the Road.

Read it Free! Get it for $0.00 at Amazon two days only!

"Enough wild sex to make Kama Sutra readers’ blush." –Big Jim Williams, author, Tall Tales of the Old West.

“Vividly described characters ... splendid writing ... full of amusing surprises and twists ... a gripping account of sincere and rowdy camaraderie. John Dooley takes us on a magic carpet ride into the experiences of a veteran who returns to hippie life – one of the most iconic eras of the 20th century. Like the time it portrays, Getting High is hilarious—I laughed out loud.”—Judy Pearce, journalist, columnist.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Out Now: HER INITIATION by David Jewell

David Jewell is a true master - in every sense of the word - of BDSM, and with this, his newest collection, he proves how to write male dom erotica!  Her Initiation is a must read if your like your BDSM extra-spicy!

A brand new collection of M/f bondage erotica from David Jewell, bestselling author of intense BDSM stories.

David Jewell is the author of over 50 unforgettable maledom/female sub novels and collections including The Puerto Vallarta Submissions, My Wife, My Slave, The Tribe, and Teach Me to Submit—all of which (and more!) you can find on his author page, linked below.

Jewell's newest collection, Her Initiation, contains the title story plus "Soul Mates", "Sold", "Reunion", "Denied", "My Dream Comes True", "Appreciation", and "Addicted". Guaranteed to shock and enthrall!

Out Now: PROTECTIVE INSTINCTS by Mary Marvella

Here's a very special read for fans of erotic romance - a special new release by Mary Marvella!  Protective Instincts is sure to be a hit for everyone who likes their adventurous, sensual stories with more than a hint of the paranormal!

He had a premonition that she was in peril; that's why they met—but you'll never believe why they fell in love.

After mourning the loss of her husband, Brit Roberts managed to pick up her life and move on, working as a teacher for a rural Georgia high school. Things were moving along fine until a string of anonymous phone calls turned creepy, then even creepier until Brit knew that her life was in danger.
It's not until Sam Samuels shows up to check on her that she finds a little peace, and possibly a slight attraction to the handsome-yet-meddling security specialist. Sam isn't just the father of one of Ms. Robert's students, he's a man with premonitions so strong they make him ill. So when he meets his son's teacher and a familiar pain kicks in, he knows something's awry even if he can't put his finger on what it is. Fortunately for Brit, he follows his inexplicable instincts all the way to an attempt to rape and kill the teacher, and interrupts it before anything can happen. From that point forward, Sam makes it his personal goal to protect her—only he didn't count on falling for her.

Someone wants Brit, and now Sam, dead, and neither of them knows why. Could the death of Brit's husband hold the answer? Can Brit and Sam navigate these threats to her life—and their attraction to one another—despite both of their headstrong natures?

Paranormal romance at its best!

Out Now: CLAIMED BY THE ENCHANTER [Bayou Magiste Chronicles] by Gianna Simone

Here's a book for you - if you like wonderfully written, magically themed, and delightfully erotic male dom BDSM erotica: a new book by the fantastic Gianna Simone: Claimed By The Enchanter!

"A great author and a steamy read! 5 stars!" —Goodreads

Regine Marchand loves being in control—and the role of domme is the perfect way for her to exert that control. An accomplished equestrian, she has her goals of championship in sight and no one will get in her way. Her life and future are in her hands, she doesn’t need to depend on anyone for success and happiness.

Cameron McIntyre is fascinated by the cool façade Regine displays, but he senses the depth of her passion lurking under the surface; despite her protests, he recognizes her desire to submit and be dominated. But when he is forced to suspend her from competition due to performance enhancement spells used on her horse, he worries he may drive her away, instead of into his arms. Believing her innocent of the charges, he vows to help her uncover who set her up while convincing her that submission to him is what she truly wants and needs. Submitting to the tall Irishman brings a new level of pleasure Regine has never known, at the same time making her question everything she knew about herself.

Regine is unaware that an enemy from her past has targeted her for revenge. Together, she and Cameron must discover who wants to knock her out of competition for good, possibly killing her in the process.

Out now: MAN ON MAN by Simon Sheppard

There is simply no one better at writing queer fiction than the legendary Simon Sheppard - and Sizzler Editions is extremely pleased and proud to be able to offer a brand new, best-of, collection of some of his finest, and hottest, stories!  Pick up Man On Man and you will not be disappointed!

Looking for something very sexy and just as smart? Man on Man collects the best and hottest gay sex writing by Simon Sheppard, whom San Francisco magazine dubbed “our erotica king.” Now, Sheppard has selected a heaping helping of his best work—both fiction and nonfiction—in a collection guaranteed to keep any reader up all night.
His world is peopled by hunky leathermen, not-so-innocent suburban boys, kinky scuba divers, horny hippies, and beautiful young men in love. Whether recounting a tale of sacred sex on an Indian train, rhapsodizing about a used jockstrap, or exploring the politics of spanking, Sheppard demonstrates why he’s won the Lambda Literary Award, the Erotic Authors Association Award, and the acclaim of discerning readers of erotica everywhere. Get ready for wet-and-wild stories by the writer the Bay Area Reporter says is “never to be outdone.”
“Simon Sheppard’s stories have all the erotic heat required, but in addition, they’re wildly inventive, unexpectedly funny, and sad. Some even supply a pure, and purely unexpected, literary excitement.” —Felice Picano

Saturday, August 10, 2013

August - Hot Times with Dark Traders

Dark Traders came out years ago from Sizzler Editions and had been my first vampire release, technically.  The other story I wrote was much shorter for a different publisher that went under as the e-book business model they were using didn't work for them.

Interracial Vampire Erotica by Sascha Illyvich
I was skeptical but at this point REB had been around for already seven years and turning a profit.  Dark Traders was born of the idea that when I was heavily involved in real estate investing, I started playing the What If game writers use to come up with tales.  So often we just throw out an idea and say "what if this were so and so." Well what if Vampires controlled the stock market?  Would they be as greedy as our humans have a capacity to be?  Moreso? Less?

And if we threw a relationship in the mix, how would that affect things?

Miranda is the SEC's sexiest and savviest investigator. But she meets her match when she is assigned to investigate the X Corp, a company founded and run by vampires. But before she can determine if the undead have violated fair trading rules on the NYSE, Jet Curtis, vampire, X Corp.'s top hit man is sent to kill her. However, once Jet sees Miranda his thoughts turn to kissing, not killing. The two make passionate love, and then, Jet turns her into a vampire like himself. Miranda disappears. Then a year later, she returns, now one of undead, with vengeance on her mind. Can she and Jet settle their differences in order to stop X Corporation from causing chaos on the stock exchange and ruining the American economy? Here is a premium blend of dark eroticism and vampiric carnality for those who like their vampires with just a dash of sex.

~Excerpt~
Bringing his cup of coffee to his lips, he slowly turned around to see who was around.
A few children, a couple, group full of tourists, so far nothing appeared out of the ordinary.
Looking at the heavy dark clouds around him, Jet felt the wind blow.  Had he any fear left, he’d be afraid right now.  There was someone definitely watching him.

Jet set his cup down and stood.  Collecting himself, he slowly walked outside of the metal gate, his eyes scanning the area to find the predator.

Cars passed on the street.  A trolley bell rang.  Seagulls hovered overhead near the wharf.
Heading towards Market, Jet passed numerous delis and bars he’d frequented as a teenager.

Where was he?

A blur moved behind him.

He kept walking until he came to Market Street.  Stepping onto the brick paved sidewalk, he passed the porno theater and the Warfield.  The blur moved beside him.

Jet’s shoulders relaxed.  It wasn’t a true professional.  It was just another new vampire fucking with his powers.

This was going to be fun.

The sun shone just over the horizon.  It would be dark soon.

Placing his hands in his pants pockets, he began whistling a tune.

The blur moved in front of him, but tripped over a large branch and fell flat on her face.
Jet couldn’t help it.  Bursting out in laughter, he looked into her eyes.  Her deep, angry, violet eyes?
His jaw dropped.  “It’s you.”  It had been a year.

Standing, the dark skinned woman steadied herself.  Her angry eyes smoldered with hatred.  Her fangs were bared.  Her hair had grown to just past her shoulders.  She wore a burgundy red poet’s shirt, black skin tight jeans, and calf high boots.

“I am your worst nightmare.”

“Oh please.  Cut the corny crap, Miranda.  We don’t really do that.”

Surprise showed on Miranda’s face.  Her lips parted.  “How did you know my name?”

Jet steadied himself, ready to fight.  His forearms tensed in his pockets.  “Because I made you.”
Miranda’s eyes opened big and wide.

Jet could clearly see the beautiful shades of violet of her eyes.  They held his attention for just a second too long before the breath had been knocked out of him.

Before Miranda could get out of reach, he grabbed her free hand and pulled her to him.  Crushing her against his chest, he reveled in the soft feel of her body against his.  Her lush breasts were full and ripe, her nipples pointed.

Seizing her mouth with his, he slid his tongue between her full lips.  She tasted oh so sweet still.  He guessed she probably would always taste sweet, not like the way he’d soured as he aged.
She struggled in his arms, pounding on his shoulders until she surrendered to the kiss.  Her hands slid up his shoulders to his face.

Nails dug into his skin, the pain a delicious reminder that he once felt both sides of pain and pleasure.  Stepping into her body, he pulled back and devoured her mouth again.  Parting her legs with one of his, he felt her grind her hips into his thigh.

Such heat.

Wow.

Breaking from their kiss, he looked at her.  “Damn, you are hot.”

Miranda scowled.  Shoving her hands against his chest, she pushed him away.  Snarling, she lowered herself to a crouching position, hands spread apart.  She cracked her knuckles.

Jet laughed.  “It won’t work.  You cannot defeat me.  I made you.”

His laughter irritated her.  “Why do you mock me?”

“Who is mocking you?  I’ve got much better plans,” he grinned wickedly.

Miranda frowned again.

Lunging towards him, Miranda fell into his arms, knocking him down onto the hard pavement with an oomph.

Laughing, Jet wrapped his arms around her frame and rolled them over onto her back.  He made a mental note to complement her on her stature.  He loved women that were above average.  Pinning her arms down, he used his considerable weight to immobilize her.  It didn’t matter that others were staring at them out of the corners of their eyes.  It had been too long since Jet felt this kind of softness beneath his body.  She would certainly slake his dry streak.

“How about we continue this back at my apartment?”

Sighing, Miranda stopped writhing beneath him.  It was obvious by the defeated look in her eyes that fighting him would prove useless.  Miranda nodded.

“Good.”  Standing, he offered her a hand.

Miranda took his hand and pulled herself to her feet.  “Where do you live?”

Her voice changed.  It became seductive and low.  His charm worked.  Good.  Of course, she’d try to kill him once they got back to his apartment.  He had to be suspicious as a hit man.

“So,” walking down the street, “who sent you?”

“What do you mean, who sent me?”

“It’s not really our nature to kill or attack others.  So, who is paying you to kill others?  Or who is paying for my death?”

Miranda shook her head.  “Nobody.  Since I woke up, I’ve had this insatiable blood lust that I cannot control.  It makes me sick to my stomach.”

“That wears off after the first week.”

“It’s not because I became the undead.  I hate the undead.”

“Oh.”  Every being has problems.  “Why?”

“They cannot be trusted.  You should know.  You made me, right?”

Her bitter tone annoyed him.  “I was sent to kill you, Miranda.”

She jumped noticeably.  Shaking it off, she continued walking with him.  “Let me guess, the second you saw me, you wanted to fuck me, right?”

“Yup.  And now I’m going to realize that dream.”

“Ever the gentleman.  Beast.”

“I’m not the one who attacked you, remember?”

Miranda shrugged.

“So, why are you coming home with me?”

Miranda didn’t say anything.  She was busy playing with strands of hair while they walked.

“Not a talker either, eh?”

“Not like you.”

“Hey, what can I say?  Beautiful women make me chatty.”

“I am most certainly not beautiful.”

Jet stopped Miranda, grabbed her by the shoulders and spun her to face him.  Pulling her to him, he bent his head down and pressed his lips to hers until they seemed to melt together.

Groaning against him, she writhed pleasurably.

His hand slid down her back, cupping her ass.  His kiss became kisses.  His groin tightened and every last drop of blood he had pooled between his thighs.  Pulling back, he ran his fingers through her hair.  “It doesn’t have to be any other way but one.”

Stepping back, Miranda ran her fingers through her hair.  Turning her nose up, she spun around on her heels and continued walking.

Jet shrugged and walked with her.  The remainder of the walk home was just as quiet.  He wondered if she was just as horny as he was or if it’d take a drink or two to loosen her nerves.

On second thought, they both could use a drink.  He needed her to talk.  X Corporation would want answers and he would be required to provide them.  It didn’t matter where he went in the world, they would find him and eradicate him.  Unless she had the right answers to help him bring down X Corporation.

Like he gave a flying fuck.

They were people.  Prey, at this point.  Right?

If that was the case, why was he so interested in Miranda’s strong dislike of vampires?

They arrived at his dingy apartment. The front door had been removed since earlier this morning.  Goddamn thugs.

Upon looking at the old brick building with heavy bars on the windows, Miranda whistled.  “Nice digs.”  Her biting tone clearly mocked him.  “You must not be all that great of an assassin.”

“I choose to live discreetly, that’s all.  Where are you living, missy?”

“The name’s Miranda, first off.  Second, where I live is none of your business.”  She punctuated each word with a poke in his chest.

“Well, Miranda.  It doesn’t matter where either of us live.  We’re here for one purpose, right?”
Drawing in a deep breath, Miranda let it out slowly.  “I guess.  I’ve just always hated the Mission district.”

Studying her soft features, Jet noticed just how light skinned Miranda was.  “You should have fit in fine with your skin color.”

Miranda sighed.  “What white folks don’t get is that amongst the blacks, we are discriminated against too.”

“I never knew.  It doesn’t matter anyway.  As a vampire, you have only one loyalty.”

Dryly, she answered.  “To myself.”

Jet nodded.  Reaching into his coat pocket, he retrieved a set of keys.  Stepping past the doorway, he led Miranda down the grimy hall with its faded yellow walls.  Cracked paint and torn wallpaper hung loosely.  Baseboards were missing.  Walls had large holes in them.

Miranda clucked her tongue.

Jet stopped abruptly.  “What?”

“Nothing.”

“You got a better place we can do this?”

“Well, what happened to spontaneity?  You know, just us, callous and cold.  On the street, fucking like dogs.  It did look that way earlier with you straddling me.”

“I didn’t see you mind or protest much.  Now come on,” he snapped.

Miranda followed him down the hallway until they reached a set of metal doors.

Pushing his way past the doors, they came to a set of stairs.

“We could have just run up them, you know.”

“Yeah, I could have.  You’d have tripped, missy.”

Miranda reached out and grabbed his shoulder.  The full weight of her fist landed against him but he didn’t flinch.  “I’ll pretend to be hurt.”

“You’re an asshole.”

“And I want to fuck yours.  What’s your point?”

“Are we there yet?”

“Just around the corner,” he pointed.

They came to another hallway, this one was painted in deep, faded shades of purple.  A torn carpet covered shoddy wood floors.  “Right there,” he directed her to the first door on their left.  “This is temporary.”

“Are they after you too?”

“They who?”  Jet pushed the door open.  Watching Miranda walk past him, he looked at her tight, round ass.  Licking his lips, he smiled.

“Whoever sent you to kill me.  They must know I’m alive still.”

“They do, but I’ve convinced them otherwise for the time being.”

“Oh?”  She spun around to face him.  Wetting her lips, she stepped towards him.

Taking her hands in his, he noted how delicate, yet strong she was compared to the way he’d held her the first time when he bit her.  It was odd that she was soft and had retained most of her human features.

“You,” he let out a breath, “are amazingly sexy.”

Pushing her into the apartment, Jet kicked the door shut.  It slammed, stirring dust.
“And you are an impatient pervert.”

“So what.”  Jet captured her mouth with his, pulled her to him.  She still smelled human, still tasted beautiful. Her velvety lips hadn’t dried out at all.  Was this what a newly made vampire felt like?  He couldn’t remember.  His own soul felt like it had been lost centuries ago.

It had been quite some time since he could consider himself a newly made vampire.

It didn’t matter.  Miranda was flush against his body, her legs wrapping around his strong hips.  Her softness brushed against his cock and he let out a moan.  Biting down on her neck, she pulled away.

“What?”

“Not again.”

“It can’t hurt you, this time.”  He grinned devilishly.

Twirling a finger down his chest, she looked him in the eyes, her lips parted slightly.  “Bullshit.  Let me bite you first.”  Her fingernail trailed over the shirt he wore.

Reaching to grasp her hand in his, Jet tilted his head to the side.

“You’re serious?”

“Indeed.”

Miranda licked her plump lips again.  Moisture glistened off her lips from the dull lighting.  Standing on tiptoes, she put her hand behind his head and pulled him to her.  Her fangs lengthened and she sunk down into his flesh.

Jet wrapped his arms around her frame, his breathing picking up.  His lungs filled with air, with her sweet scent.  His mind became clouded, his vision blurred.  Ecstasy filled his body, sending the little bit of blood he had left south.  Another moment longer and he’d be hers.

That couldn’t happen.

Still, his cock ached to fill her.  His heart screamed but he wouldn’t hear it.  Of course, his mind practically threatened with insanity if he stopped what they were doing.

A hand grabbed his ass, squeezing both cheeks.

“Miranda,” he whispered.

Chapter 3

Jet’s body blanketed hers on the rickety old bed.  Just the tiniest bit of movement made the joints creak painfully.

“You’re so beautiful,” he whispered against her skin.  Sliding down the length of her body, he slid off her boots and tossed them aside.  Her feet were tender, yet rough.  Inching his hands up her thighs, he felt powerful muscles constrict and release beneath his skilled fingers.

“Relax.”  His hand found the zipper and slid it slowly down.

Miranda gasped.

Pulling her jeans down inch by painful inch, her arousal hit him.  Wafting towards his ever sensitive nose made him grow harder with desire.

He dipped his head to her bare belly.  She still had a little fat that he found adorable.  Odd, that.  Hit men didn’t find things adorable.

Swirling his tongue around in circles, he licked her flesh.

Miranda squirmed.  Her hands balled into loose fists.

“When is the last time you had intimate human contact, my dear?”  His voice was low, dropping a pitch at the end of his question.

“It’s been awhile.  None have taken their time quite like you.”

“I have,” he pressed his lips lower over her belly, kissing his way towards the top of her curls.  “All the time in the world.”

“Apparently, so do I.”

Pulling her pants down her legs, he bunched them around her knees.  Spreading her legs as far apart as he could, he cupped her searing heat with the palm of his hand.  “You’re unlike any other vampire I’ve ever touched.  Why?”

Looking into his eyes, Miranda frowned.  “I am not that amaz-“

He flicked his tongue over her clit.

She squirmed, balling her fists tighter.

“That’s it,” he muttered against her pussy.  She was heat incarnate.  She couldn’t be undead.  Something had to have gone wrong.

It didn’t matter.  He had a woman with a beautiful pussy beneath him and he intended to enjoy her.
Full, moist lips parted at the touch of his fingers.  Sliding two long fingers inside of her, she jerked, arching her body towards him.

Bearing his full mouth over her pussy, he covered her entirely.

Her breath caught in her throat and she gasped, shoving her hands to his head.

Laving her pussy, his tongue swathed her outer lips, inner lips and finally slid inside the wet, pungent hole.

Crying, “Oh god damnit Jet…”

“Yes, we are,” he murmured slowly.

His words vibrated throughout her body, setting her nerves on fire.  She broke out in a visible sweat.
Jet licked his way out of her and reached her belly again.

Her hands shoved him down towards her sex.

He laughed.  “Impatient to come, Miranda?”

“What part of I haven’t had sex in over a year or more didn’t you understand.  Finish me!”
Jet smiled, baring his teeth again.

“No, not down there—oh goddess!”  Miranda writhed, her hands gripping the sides of his head and forcing him down against her hot pussy.  She came hard and fast.

Licking and sucking all of her juices, Jet slurped.

Miranda lifted her head, smirking.

“What?  I love a woman’s cunt,” he proclaimed.

“I hate that word.”

“Fine.  I’m still going to fuck you now.”  Without another word, Jet slid his hard body over her softness.  Sealing his lips over hers, he heard her clamor protests even as her hands reached for his shirt.

Her smooth hands ran over his strong shoulders, stripping away his shirt from him.  She reached for the zipper of his jeans and lowered it quickly.  Panting, her chest rising beneath his, she moved her head to the side for him to lick.

Latching onto the precious skin of her neck, Jet licked and sucked hard.

Her body writhed beneath his.  Her hands raced up his spine and her fingers got caught in the curls of his hair.  Tugging his head to her neck, she arched her hips into his.

Jet took the hint.  “God you’re demanding.”

“Just fuck me,” she commanded, shoving his pants past his hips.  Strong fingers found his shaft and gripped him tightly.

“You know what you like, don’t you?”

“Yes.  Your dick.  I wasn’t like this as a human.  It’s your fault.  Now shut up and fuck me!”

Jet didn’t hesitate.  Taking himself in hand with one powerful thrust, he was completely inside her.  Heat seared him, threatened to consume him.  Her canal was slick, wet, her folds engulfed him like flames begging for more air.  The spark between them was instant.

And scary.

Still, one thrust became another.  Mingled with her cries, Jet grunted and groaned aloud.  She was tight, hot.  Her hands roaming over his back became nails digging into his skin, hard enough to leave scratches.

Funny how vampires heal in moments compared to humans.

Rolling her hips beneath him, her cries let him hit just the right spot.

A hand reached for her shoulder, another cupped her ass.  Thrusting, slamming hard into her, his balls slapped against her body, felt so good.  So natural.  No other woman, alive or undead felt this way.
It really did scare him enough to distract him after she had come a second time.

His rhythm slowed.  His strokes became longer and softer.

“What’s the matter big boy?  Can’t handle this?”

“You little shit.”