Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Come See Your Favorite Sizzler Authors Perform!

Here's an opportunity to see some of your fan-fave Sizzler Editions authors read their best kinky fiction at the next Leather, Lace & Lust: An Evening Of Erotic Storytelling and Sexual Merriment event in San Francisco: 

Come one, come all* to an evening of lusty literature by many of the best erotica writers in the Bay Area!

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

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

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

Our featured performers include:

Suz deMello, a.k.a Sue Swift, is a best-selling, award-winning author of seventeen romance novels in several subgenres, including erotica, comedy, historical, paranormal, mystery and suspense, plus a number of short stories and non-fiction articles on writing.

Molly Weatherfield: "Twenty years ago, a mild-mannered computer programmer decided to spend some quality time with her erotic fantasy life, and Carrie's Story - BDSM for smart girls - was born."

Mistress Lorelei Powers is a well-known bi poly sadist and Domme. She is the author of several BDSM classics, including On Display, The Mistress Manual, and Charm School for Sissy Maids.

Blake C. Aarens is an author, poet, screenwriter, playwright, and a Black Girl Nerd.

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

Xan West refuses pronouns, twists barbed wire together with yearning, and tilts pain in many directions to catch the light. Xan adores vulnerable tops, strong supportive bottoms, queer activist communities, red meat, and cool, dark, quiet rooms with comfortable beds.

M.Christian is a recognized master of erotica with more than 400 stories in such anthologies as Best American Erotica, Best Gay Erotica, Best Lesbian Erotica, Best Bisexual Erotica, Best Fetish Erotica and many others.

Saturday, December 6th
The Center For Sex And Culture
1349 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94103
Doors at 6:30PM, Event starts at 7:30PM
Admission: $10

*no guarantees

Monday, November 17, 2014

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

Join Sizzler Editions Publisher, Jean Marie Stine, and Associate Publisher, M.Christian, at a very special class on using social media to help your adult business grow on November 29th at the Center For Sex And Culture in San Francisco:

Using Social Media To Grow Your Adult Business And Build Your Client Base - The Working Smarter And Not Harder Way...

... for Retailers, Therapists, Photographers, Video Makers, Sex Workers, Writers & Others

Nov 29, 2014 2:00 PM - 4:00PM
Center for Sex and Culture
1349 Mission St,
San Francisco, CA 94103

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

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

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

Among some of the subjects covered will be:
  • How to blog, tweet and post effectively and efficiently
  • How to handle fast media like Twitter versus slower ones like Facebook
  • When national social media is what you want and when it's something you don't need
  • The power of FREE
  • Knowing your audience ... and developing great techniques to reach them
  • Understanding the difference between likes, friends and actual sales
  • How to make your social media presence rich and interesting without taking valuable time away from your company
  • How to think innovatively about advertising, public relations, and marketing that don't involve social media or even the internet
Jean Marie Stine is the author of a number of pioneering works of erotica published in the late 1960 and early 1970s, beginning with Season of the Witch in 1968, which was filmed as the motion picture Synapse. Her erotic short stories and novelettes have been collected as "Trans-sexual: Fiction for Gender Queers." She is the Publisher of Renaissance E Books, which includes the Sizzler Editions imprint of premier and groundbreaking erotica

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

Saturday, November 8, 2014

New at Sizzler Editions: A COWBOY’S PROMISE [The Men of Onyx Creek, Book 1] by Sabrina Luna

When cowboy Zeke Lucas arrives at Jacob Carter's secluded farmhouse to escape a bad thunderstorm, they end up creating some thunder of their own that very night.

As the following morning dawns, the two men start to see each other a little more clearly. Jacob's a lonely, down-on-his-luck writer; passion is easy, but letting Zeke into his heart may prove more difficult. Will he allow the cowboy of his dreams to help him move on with his life?

"Very sweet, hot story. Great to relax with a cup of tea." —Goodreads

New at Sizzler Editions: SUCH MASTERFUL MEN: The Best Kinky Erotica of Jay Lawrence

Such Masterful Men: The Best Kinky Erotica of Jay Lawrence
Here is an unforgettable, senses-shattering collection guaranteed to get you hot and bothered!

Jay Lawrence writes of this gripping book: "I didn't intend to become an erotica writer. In 2000—long before Fifty Shades and the boom in digital publishing—I wrote a novel called The Love Slave. A friend suggested I try submitting it to one of the newfangled fledgling eBook publishers (most of which are now long since gone). The name of the company escapes me but my book was turned down because it was "too erotic". They liked my writing and found the story interesting but it was just a bit too racy and edgy for their readers! I was actually quite surprised. "Too erotic?" I muttered, puzzled. "But it's artistic!" Anyway, I was given a tip that literally changed the course of my life. I was advised to try The Love Slave with another new digital publisher, Sizzler Editions. Apparently they didn't object to the "naughty bits"! And that opportunity opened up a lovely, if unexpected, career in writing erotica.

"Looking back, I was honored to take part in the pioneer days of the eBook industry. Some amazing things happened—like being in one of the first Amazon Top Ten eBook lists alongside Stephen King! Neither of us sold many copies at that time but it proved to be an experiment that was well worth trying. I ignored the "dot com bubble" naysayers and kept on writing eBook erotica. Of course, there were those who said the motor car would never catch on…

"This is a selection of my favorite short stories and novel excerpts. I tend to create strong but flawed male characters and my work is therefore placed in the "male dom" category. My masculine characters are usually in charge of the situation. Just as I didn't originally intend to write erotica, I also didn't really plan to create such masterful men! They just turned out that way and I'm glad they did. I hope you enjoy Such Masterful Men."


Tuesday, November 4, 2014

A Tantalizing Tease: A Sample From LURE OF THE DUNGEON by Powerone

Here's a first chapter preview of Powerone's very, very, very hot LURE OF THE DUNGEON... enjoy!

Chapter 1

Lifetime Goals and Challenges

“You want to study anthropology?” her father exclaimed when she told him. 
Jessica was a junior in high school and she needed to apply now if she wanted a chance to get in.  “Yes, at Brown University.”
Her mother couldn’t believe where she wanted to go.  They weren’t poor by any measure, but she knew Brown wasn’t only expensive, but also difficult to get into.  Jessica had excelled at school all her life, but was this too much of a stretch?  “What are you going to do with a bachelor’s degree in anthropology when you graduate?”
“I want a PhD.  I want to teach and work in the field.  It’s what I always wanted.”  What she didn’t tell them was that she wanted to specialize in human behavior.  She wanted to discover and understand the role dungeons and other places that were used to physically torture victims, played in the cultural evolution.  And she wanted to experience it sexually as well as physically.
Her father knew better than to try to discourage Jessica from anything she wanted.  If she set her mind on something, she usually succeeded, no matter what the roadblocks were.  He looked at her mother and her eyes said the same thing.  “If that is what you want, we will support you in all the ways we can.  We’re not rich, but we can help you, but you’ll need scholarships, grants and work-study to pay for it.  A PhD will be rigorous and time-consuming, but you have always been driven.  We have no doubt that you will succeed.”
She raced over to them to kiss and hug them.
* * * *
She did everything she planned, determined to succeed.  She got into Brown University, fighting the odds that only allowed 10% of those that applied to be accepted.  She worked hard, got scholarships, grants and applied for the most obscure scholarships available.  She worked in the student union building after classes, cleaning tables and taking out trash.  No job was menial as long as she was paid.  In her junior year, she was promoted to the labs, cleaning them up from the careless and messy students.  She applied to the PhD program and she was selected in her senior year.  Her life was all school and work, but she enjoyed the challenges.  She dated little and did manage to lose her virginity in her sophomore year, but it was just to get it out of the way.  She never saw the student again.  
Her PhD study became more exciting and challenging.  It was three years, but the university supported the doctoral candidates financially during that time, so she had more time for herself.
Her dissertation was on medieval castles and the power of the aristocrats on the social norms of the time and how it affected future generations.  A central theme was whether the effective use of dungeons on the peasants instilled submission or revolution.  She had to step lightly to get it approved without revealing her true inner self, but Jessica was good, very good at hiding her inner feelings.  Or so she thought at the time.
In her last year, she was given a teaching assistants position, all of the PhD candidates got one in their field of study.  She got Professor Robert Foster.  He taught her two undergraduate classes, but one was a large lecture class with over three hundred students.  The next one was smaller and more intimate.  She found him charming and intelligent and she had no problem getting an A in the class.
His door was open and she went in for her scheduled interview before she started the TA position.  She was nervous as she dressed for it, wanting to impress him.  He was mid-forties, intelligent, handsome in a professor sort of way and unmarried.  Many of his female students had crushes on him and some tried to subtlety or not so subtlety to seduce him.  There were always rumors of professors and their students, but the rumors were usually confined to the graduate students.  No professor was crazy enough to get involved with an ungraduated student that wasn’t mature enough to keep her mouth shut.
“Come in Jessica, sit down.  It’s good to see you again.”  Robert watched as she sat down in front of his desk.  He made sure the chair was far enough away so he could see her from behind his desk, all the way down to her legs.
“Thank you, Sir.  It’s a privilege for me to serve you,” turning red as she realized how that sounded.
He looked at her legs, the blue-checkered schoolgirl skirt was short and when she crossed her legs, she revealed a wide expanse of long, supple legs.  The weather was beginning to cool off with the advent of fall and she wore a pale blue cashmere sweater.  Her fine brown hair was cut short, but it framed her beautiful face.  She had green eyes that sparkled inquisitively; a small, pert nose and full lips that sparkled with a tiny sheen of pink lipstick.  Every time she talked, her pink tongue wiggled delightfully through her lips.  “I look forward to the year with you as my TA.”  He began to give his usual dissertation on the ground rules that he followed.  He liked that she took out a pad and wrote them down.  It took about fifteen minutes and she asked a number of appropriate questions. 
He finally finished and changed the subject.  “You have an interesting dissertation subject, Jessica.”


Sunday, November 2, 2014

Coming Up - Sex Sells: How To Write And Sell Erotica @ Center For Sex And Culture

(from M.Christian's Classes And Appearances)

There's special and then there's special: I'm going to be teaching my celebrated (if I do say so myself) class in advanced smut writing, Sex Sells: How To Write And Sell Erotica, for the Center For Sex and Culture on Wednesday, November 5th!

The market for erotic fiction and nonfiction is booming! There actually is a secret to writing great erotica - and you'll discover just what that is in this fun, hands-on workshop with well-known erotica writer and teacher M.Christian.

For the beginning writer, erotica can be the ideal place to begin writing, getting published, and - best of all - earning money. And for the experienced writer, erotica can be an excellent way to beef up your resume and hone your writing skills. M.Christian will review the varieties of personal and literary expression possible in this exciting and expanding field. He'll also teach you techniques for creating love and sex scenes that sizzle.

Plus: current pay rates, how to write for a wide variety of erotic genres, where and how to submit your erotic writing, and more.

Sex Sells: How To Write And Sell Erotica
The Center for Sex and Culture
1349 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA 94103

Wednesday, November 5th

6:00PM to 8:00PM

$20 (purchase pre-event tickets here)

M.Christian has been an active participant in the San Francisco BDSM scene since 1988, and has been a featured presenter at the Northwest Leather Celebration, smOdyssey, the Center For Sex and Culture, The National Sexuality Symposium, San Francisco Sex Information, The Citadel, The Looking Glass, Floating World, Winter Solstice, and lots of other venues. He has taught classes on everything from impact play, tit torture, bondage, polyamory, cupping, caning, and basic SM safety.

M.Christian is also a recognized master of BDSM erotica with more than 400 stories in such anthologies as Best American Erotica, Best Gay Erotica, Best Lesbian Erotica, Best Bisexual Erotica, Best Fetish Erotica, and many other anthologies, magazines, and other sites; editor of 2t anthologies such as the Best S/M Erotica series, Pirate Booty, My Love For All That Is Bizarre: Sherlock Holmes Erotica, and more; the collections Dirty Words, The Bachelor Machine, Love Without Gun Control, Rude Mechanicals, and more; and the novels Running Dry, The Very Bloody Marys, Me2, Finger's Breadth, Brushes, and Painted Doll. His site is