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2006 Authors Insider Tips

Beyond the Basics
With Tulsa Brown
The 30-Second Solution
Backstory vs. Flashback
Intimacy Begins With "I"
Hit the Ground Running
Make the Reader Leap
Meaningful Dialogue
Pulling the String
Central Image
Elegant Smut
Better Plots
Bitch Power

The Write Stuff
From Ashley Lister
Predefined Your Goals
Spell Ink Miss Takes
Plotting & Planning
Character Building
Speech Therapy
Talking Sense

Two Girls Kissing
With Amie M. Evans
Intro to Lesbian Erotica
3-Dimensional Characters
Submitting for Publication
Five Year Writing Plan
Setting Up Your Plan...
The Power of Naming
Language of Lesbian...
Sexual Description
What Can I say?

Hard Business
From Greg Herren
What Are Your Priorities?
How to Edit an Anthology
Follow the Guidelines...
A Cock is Just a Cock
But is it Still a Story?
Who Am I Fucking?
Potential Material
Rejection ...

The Business End
By Kate Dominic
Effective Cover Letters
How to Lose Contracts
Contracts: Agent Issues
Contracts: Read It!
Double Duty Bios
What's Sex?

Literary Streetwalker
By M. Christian
Ground Rules for Writers
No Muse is Good News
Effective Cover Letters
Location, Location
Say Something!
Dirty Words

The Erotic Book Docter
By Susie Bright
Marketing Your Book
Submission Concerns
Promotion Strategies

2006 Smutters Lounge

Pondering Porn
With Ann Regentin
Babes & Hunks of Erotica
Fantasy, Reality & Rape
Selling Ourselves Short
Selling Smut in Motown
The Frankenstein Bride
Frankenstein Revisited
Porn and Perfect Shoes
Porn's Passionate Pull
Instruments of Joy

Get All Worked Up
With J.T. Benjamin
Orwell's Eerie Parallels
Redefining Marriage
The Porn Menace
High-Quality Porn
About Profanity
Dirty Laundry
Big Brother


Wrong Reasons to do SM
by Midori

Bound to Love
A Collection of Romantic BDSM Erotic Stories
Edited by Maria Isabel Pita

Book Review by Ashley Lister

There are many chat up lines doomed to failure:

  • My buddy says you’re easy.
  • I write erotica: wanna help me research?
  • I’ve never dated someone who’s really fat.
  • This is the first time I’ve ever approached an ugly girl.
  • Fancy a fuck?

But, perhaps one of the hardest things to broach at the beginning of a relationship is an interest in BDSM. One could admire the honesty of someone whose opening gambit is: "Hi gorgeous. Wanna wear nipple clamps?" But the chances of that line ever meeting success are, sadly, negligible.

Yet even in the hardcore hardboiled world of BDSM aficionados, romance does flourish. And, although the odds are set against them, many couples who enjoy a consensual kinky twist to their adult fun do meet and form loving relationships.

Bound to Love is a collection of romantic BDSM erotic stories that shows romance and rope burns are not always elements from exclusive domains. It is possible to be in a caring and compassionate relationship and still bind, brand and bugger your beloved.

Maria Isabel Pita is an accomplished author with many titles to her credit. Aside from Recipe for Romance (the erotic cookbook) and The Story of M (a memoir) she has seems happiest writing tales of love, blending them easily with the fiery passion that lends realism to the traditional tale of romance.

With Bound to Love she has collected stories from some of the genre’s most knowledgeable storytellers of BDSM relationships. Marilyn Jaye Lewis, Brooke Stern, Jonathan Marchant and NT Morley are among the many established names who swell this collection into something above and beyond the ordinary. Each author tackles the subject matter with their own distinctive style, bringing fresh insight into the balance of relationships where love and lashes are gladly given and gratefully received.

For those outside the world of BDSM it is hard to understand the fine balance between devotion and discipline. It’s true that most of us have sung along to the lyrics of "Love Hurts" but not many people would argue that Roy Orbison was singing about freshly spanked buttocks. Even those within the world of BDSM are not immune to moments of doubt and puzzlement as they try to rationalise the confusing equation where happiness can come from the swish of a riding crop.

Rather than being a collection of McSpanking stories each writer in this anthology has worked hard to create three dimensional characters who are driven by desires that break the regular societal taboos. The compassion, depth and intelligence are blended with credibility, insight and (of course) eroticism.

Bound to Love is an articulate and arousing collection of stories. The anthology deals with the many dichotomies that are borne in a relationship where flowers and flagellation take equal place as tokens of affection. If you like your BDSM intelligent, erotic and romantic, you’re bound to love Bound to Love.

Bound to Love: A Collection of Romantic BDSM Erotic Stories

(Magic Carpet Books; September 1, 2006; ISBN: 0976651041)
Available at: / Amazon UK 


Ashley Lister
October 2006

"Ashley Lister Submits" © 2006 Ashley Lister. All rights reserved.

About the Author:  Ashley Lister is a UK author responsible for more than two-dozen erotic novels written under a variety of pseudonyms. His most recent work, Swingers: True Confessions from Today's Modern Swinging Scene (Virgin Books; ISBN: 0753511355), a non-fiction book recounting the exploits of UK swingers, is his first title published under his own name.
Ashley’s non-fiction has appeared in a variety of magazines, including Forum, Chapter & Verse and The International Journal of Erotica.  Nexus, Chimera and Silver Moon have published his full-length fiction, with shorter stories appearing in anthologies edited by Maxim Jakubowski, Rachel Kramer Bussel and Mitzi Szereto.  He is very proud to be a regular contributor to ERWA.
Email: Ashley Lister

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