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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

Book Reviews by Ashley Lister


  • Red Hot Erotica Edited by Alison Tyler
  • Luscious (stories of anal eroticism) Edited by Alison Tyler
  • Slave to Love (sexy tales of erotic restraint) Edited by Alison Tyler
  • The Ultimate Guide to Anal Sex for Women by Tristan Taormino

Red Hot Erotica 
Available at: / Amazon UK

Warm up the mulled wine, haul out your stockings, and let’s find a jolly fat man with a bulging sack. I am aware that the festive season is a long way off but, having just received three great titles from Alison Tyler, and The Ultimate Guide to Anal Sex for Women by Tristan Taormino it feels like Christmas to me.

My first taste of an Alison Tyler anthology was a collection of short stories under the title Heatwave. At the time I recall thinking the content was hot stuff well written, very exciting and packed with an imaginative blend of erotic tales. I also remember thinking "You can’t get much hotter than this."

Red Hot Erotica has proved me wrong. Starting with That Summer by the Pool from Marilyn Jaye Lewis—a story of the frustration suffered by a woman who has everything—the anthology showcases the talents of many masters and mistresses of the erotic genre.

The theme of heat follows with the lazy climate of an English summer where Saskia Walker shows an inventive use for croquet hoops in her fun tale It’s Just Not Cricket. The sweltering excitement continues with contributions from N T Morley, Thomas Roche, Rachel Kramer Bussel, Dominic Santi and many other legends of erotic fiction. For those who want erotica that sizzles, Red Hot Erotica is a title that is suited to the sultriest summer weather.


Available at: / Amazon UK

Luscious - stories of anal eroticism includes a foreword by Tristan Taormino where she tries to explain our cultural obsession with most things related to the anus. Tristan is an intelligent lady, and an authority on this subject, and her eloquent explanation puts forward some viable theories. However, if she had really wanted to help us analyse the erotic appeal of anal sex, she need only have said read these stories.

The thing that leaps from the pages of these stories is the sense of fun involved. Tristan Taormino is correct in her assertion that anal sex does "challenge societal norms…[and] …test the limits of the body." But the stories in this collection remind us the act is most often performed between consenting adults because it’s extremely enjoyable.

Attitudes, expectations and approach differ greatly. Bryn Haniver introduces a pair of cheeky protagonists in Sometimes it’s Better to Give, while Alison Tyler’s curious heroine, Gina, goes on a path of discovery to find out if the forbidden act is Worth It. Saskia Walker (who writes her narrative with a smutty grin on her lips) recounts the deliciously enjoyable details of Edward’s Experiments.

Luscious combines an eclectic blend of sexual preferences and brings them neatly together in this exciting and innovative anthology. With a cast list that includes Kate Dominic, Ayre Riley, Greg Wharton, Sage Vivant and Jean Roberta (amongst many others) it’s an ASS-ET for anyone’s collection.


Slave to Love
Available at: / Amazon UK 

Slave to Love (sexy tales of erotic restraint) was the third Alison Tyler anthology I was lucky enough to read this month and, again, it’s been nothing but pleasure.

The intelligence in all of these anthologies is stimulating. Jean Roberta, Down Below, gives an interesting interpretation of The Cask of Amontillado, providing a more satisfying climax than was ever executed by Poe. Cate Robertson, Sonnet, shows Shakespeare’s poetry in an exceptionally erotic light.

Yet, aside from intelligence, the authors of these stories prove that restraint can easily be balanced with affection. Michelle Houston, Cowboy’s Dungeon, blends tenderness with her trademark zeal for satisfaction. And, with her enviably sleek style, Debra Hyde, Ever on Edge, portrays a very loving couple in an extremely punishing relationship.

In all three of the above anthologies the sexual encounters are eclectic, torrid and written for the connoisseur of powerful erotica. Any one of these titles would make a perfect companion for the bedside bookshelf. All three could make a reader believe that Christmas came early.


The Ultimate Guide to Anal Sex for Women (2nd Edition)
Available at: / Amazon UK 

Q. What’s the difference between oral sex and anal sex?

A. Oral sex can make your day but anal sex will make your hole weak.

In truth, I had always grinned knowingly when listening to that joke and believed it contained a kernel of truth. But, in The Ultimate Guide to Anal Sex for Women, Tristan Taormino puts forward a very convincing argument against this notion as she elaborates on her statement "people who get buttfucked can have healthier asses than those who don’t!"

Tristan Taormino knows her stuff. An advocate, enthusiast and educator on the subject of anal sex, her words are supported by a list of impressive and authoritative credentials. She is an award-winning and best-selling author, an editor, columnist and teacher of relationship workshops. Considering her prolific output and busy schedule it’s a wonder she has time for anal sex, let alone the time to write about it.

And yet, she found time to write The Ultimate Guide to Anal Sex for Women and the revised second edition is a complete update of the original version. The second edition includes answers to questions that have occurred at Tristan’s workshops, as well as expanded chapters on power play and fisting. Also, new for the second edition, is a section on male anal eroticism.

The illustrations, provided by the talented illustrator and tattoo artist Fish, are simple, clean and delightfully appropriate for each subject.

But, the most important thing about this book is it’s fun.

Tristan writes in an easy style, condensing the technicalities of complicated topics into accessible information. Considering the material involved, which is usually shrouded in medical terms and ambiguous references, this is no mean feat. But, with its honest approach to the medical considerations, physical practicalities and every other factor, it is no small wonder that called this book, "The bible of female anal sex."

Anal sex is still something of a taboo subject and, consequently, there is little sense written about the topic and even less that can be considered helpful or informative. Fortunately, Tristan Taormino’s book is available and can shed light and illumination on an area where the sun doesn’t usually shine.

Ashley Lister
July 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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