Saturday, November 11, 2006

Erotica Books to ask Santa for: “Cream” and “Best New Erotica 6”

If you want to add some spice to your Christmas reading, than ask Santa to put these two anthologies under the tree for you.

“Cream: the best of the Erotic Readers and Writers Association” Edited by Lisabet Sarai

This year the Erotic Readers and Writers Association (ERWA), one of the best sites for short erotic fiction on the net, celebrates its tenth anniversary by publishing a selection of of stories that have appeared on the site in the past decade.

Lisabet Sarai, a long term member of ERWA and a talented author and editor, has put together an anthology that reflects the diversity of talent that is one of the joys of ERWA. it. She’s also included a selection of ERWA’s “flashers” – each of these one-hundred word stories punches above its weight. They are the erotic writer’s equivalent of essential oils, distillations of lust and love that are as intense and memorable.

I’m very proud to have a story “Up In The Morning” and a flasher “Punter” in this anthology.

If you’d like to know more, read this interview with Lisabet by William Dean.

“The Mammoth Book of Best New Erotica 6” by Maxim Jablowsky.

“Best New Erotica” Is one of the staples of the erotica publishing world. Every year it brings together established names and new talent to display erotica in all its forms. It’s a huge tome of a book with something in it for everyone.

Maxim was one of the first people to publish a story of mine: “Deserving Ruth” appeared in “Best New Erotica 3”. Each year since then I’ve sent Maxim a selection of stories and so far he’s always taken one for his anthology.

Maxim’s tastes are eclectic and I can never predict what will appeal. Somehow he knows my stories better than I do. The ones he selects are the ones that stay the distance. That’s one of the things that makes him such a successful editor.

This year he’s picked “Eve’s Freedom” which is a quirky piece about how love, even when unrequited, can set you free. Of course it’s also about masturbation but then that’s what makes erotica intriguing isn’t it?


mambolady said...

just went thru your blog...most
interesting..and I read Eve's
Freedom ! no one does it better !

mambolady said...

Is Christmas with Mary and Suzy..
your coffee table story ?????