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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
Sluts


Editorials

Wrong Reasons to do SM
by Midori

Incredible Orgasms by Marcelle Perks
The Submission Gallery by Lindsay Gordon
What Suki Wants by Cat Scarlett


Book Reviews by Ashley Lister




Incredible Orgasms 
Available at:
Amazon.com / Amazon UK

I lost my virginity while watching a horror movie. I wonít go into the details here. Itís sufficient to say that the four of us or was it five? - had been sitting watching Carrie (the original version with Sissy Spacek and John Travolta) when things became more exciting off-screen than onscreen. It was a fun night and, while Iíve not been back to that particular cinema since, I still enjoy watching the movie on DVD and basking in the fond recollections of a fun first time.

All of which has little to do with the books Iíve been reviewing, except for the fact that Marcelle Perks, author of Incredible Orgasms, is one of the sharpest minds writing on the subject of horror movies as well as being an authority on the subjects of sex and sexual pleasure. Marcelle and I regularly exchange emails about new horror movies that have caught our interest and old ones that have scared us witless. But, more importantly for the purposes of this review, she is the author of Incredible Orgasms a new title from Infinite Ideas Ltd which is written to help the reader understand and achieve incredible orgasms.

My wife had previously confided that there were four types of orgasm:

1) The positive orgasm (YES! YES! YES!)
2) The negative orgasm (NO! NO! NO!)
3) The religious orgasm (JESUS CHRIST! GOD! JESUS CHRIST!)
4) And the fake orgasm (ASHLEY! ASHLEY! ASHLEY!)

However, with Incredible Orgasms, Marcelle Perks has taken her study to greater heights than the aforementioned insulting comment. With her frank style of writing, and easy to follow dialogue, Incredible Orgasms is more than a how-to-do-it manual.

Marcelle approaches the subject without embarrassment or reservation and speaks in a language that is even plain enough for a reader like me to understand. Covering advice that is principally directed at females, but can also by extension be applied to males and couples: this book is a have-to-have for anyone who wants to enjoy extra pleasure in their sex life.


The Submission Gallery 
Available at:
Amazon.com / Amazon UK

And, just to show I donít only name-drop with the authors of non-fiction titles, I shall now brag about the fact that I recently went to the pub with the charming Nexus novelist Lindsay Gordon.

As it happened I was halfway through reading Lindsay Gordonís Nexus Classic title: The Submission Gallery and so I got nosey about the bookís conception.

The Submission Gallery is set in a not-too-distant-future and follows the rising career of sculptress/artist Poppy Stanton. Poppy is a typical artist (i.e. she has no money) and has taken advantage of an offer in a magazine to "test-drive" a new range of clothes. The clothes are luxuriant, fantastic and sexy. More than this the new clothes give Poppy the confidence and freedom of expression to be more creative in her sculpting. Her work becomes more erotic and consequently enjoys greater appreciation. Eventually she finds herself enjoying a liberating lifestyle that befits an artist of her calling.

However, machinations are occurring in the background of Poppyís life. The mysterious benefactor of her clothes has a disturbing interest in art, artists and Poppy. And the reader is made aware early on that Poppyís success as an artist will end when she becomes a collected work of art.

Lindsay Gordon told me that The Submission Gallery was influenced by reading a lot of HG Wells. However, for those who donít care for Victorian science fiction, itís only right to advise that The Submission Gallery is a damn sight more fun than HG Wells. The Submission Gallery is sexually explicit, and contains all the wicked descriptions of delicious eroticism that one usually finds in a Lindsay Gordon title.


What Suki Wants
Available at:
Amazon.com / Amazon UK 

And, while Iím still dropping names, I shall also admit that I was talking poetry with Cat Scarlett the other day. Cat Scarlett is another Nexus author and her latest title, What Suki Wants, is a tantalising road-trip across the UK. We meet Suki as she works as a waitress and we discover she has already had sufficient "history" to make a stand-alone novel. The story begins in earnest when Suki and her new friend Emily take to the road to help exorcise the memory of Sukiís former lover Magdalen.

Cat Scarlett, (author of The Player, Book of Punishment, The Animal House, and the fantastic College Girls) works the narrative with her usual deft skill. She shows us Sukiís world through the detached gaze of a mesmerising central character.

In essence, Suki is searching for a dead girlóMagdalen. Suki and Magdalen had shared a magnificent love. But that stopped when Magdalen died in her native America. Trying to rekindle the spirit of her lost lover, Suki takes to the road and revisits their old haunts.

As with every Cat Scarlett novel, the sex is beautifully realised, exciting and credible. This story follows the heroineís journey in both the physical and spiritual sense and leads to a conclusion as satisfying as any elements of the sexual content.

All three are good books and written by fine folk. If you get a chance to enjoy their writing, you might understand why Iím proud to consider each of them as a friend.

Ashley Lister
May/June 2006

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© 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, a non-fiction book recounting the exploits of UK swingers, is his first title published under his own name.
Ashleyís 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
Website: www.ashleylister.co.uk



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