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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

Sex in Uniform
Edited by Kerri Sharp


Book Review by Ashley Lister



Can I let you into a secret? I find uniforms sexy.

OK, you’re thinking: what’s the big secret?

The truth is, we can seldom admit to finding uniforms sexy without being branded as the kinkiest sort of pervert. And the bigger truth is, we all find one uniform or another sexually exciting. I’ll be honest and admit I don’t find every type of uniform stimulating. Show me someone in a red and white striped shirt asking me if I’d "like fries with that," and I can’t say it will ever be a big turn on. Similarly, the dull green fleeces and shapeless black pants that comprise the ASDA [UK equivalent of Wal-Mart] uniform have never pressed my buttons.

But, lead me to a naughty nurse, show me a policewoman looking cool and authoritative or, my personal favourite, present me with a female soldier in camouflage gear and combat boots, and I turn into a gibbering blancmange of lust and hormones.

When I’ve confided this to friends, I’ve been told I have some sick and twisted appetites: although it’s always agreed that my thing for nurses is a universal deviance. So I usually stay quiet and seldom mention the pleasure I get from watching those unfortunate incidents that involve large crowds of police officers or the grim news footage of military manoeuvres.

Consequently, it has come as something of a relief to find my kinkiness is supported by the opinions of those authors who have written for Black Lace’s Wicked Word anthology, Sex in Uniform. This anthology of cheeky shorts includes eighteen naughty tales of uniform desires. The stories are as stylish as the usherette in Candy Wong’s "Second Skin" and hot enough to require the services of the fireman from Dru Barker’s title: Sophie’s Choice.

For an anthology with the word uniform in the title, the mix of writing styles is wonderfully diverse.

Alison Tyler, as deliciously kinky as ever, introduces her heroine to a masterful police officer in "Ransacked." Those familiar with Ms Tyler’s fiction won’t be disappointed with this story, or her eloquent execution of a tale that is both amusing and arousing.

Primula Bond produces a collection of deviant outfits for her story "Confessions." From the sixth form uniform of the heroine, through to the habit of a novice nun and the cassock and vestments of a convent chaplain, Primula describes and narrates a wickedly entertaining tale.

In "Ramraiders," by Nuala Deuel, a security guard working the night shift receives a pleasant distraction to her evening in an empty warehouse. The strength of the characters involved is only surpassed by the marvellous development of the tale and the perfect climax that follows a gloriously torrid encounter.

Forest rangers, postal workers, air stewardesses and chauffeuses are all beautifully represented, as are the cleaning lady, doctors and railway guards.

But perhaps the most deviant icon in the collection comes in Elizabeth Coldwell’s witty and exciting tale "Park and Ride" where her heroine develops a fixation with Traffic Wardens.

Surprisingly, Elizabeth Coldwell shows her traffic wardens to be human beneath the uniform. Admittedly, she does take a glorious pleasure from equating her heroine’s infatuation to something intolerably vulgar and low. But the fun of the story makes up for the fact that she has humanised the most inhuman of all uniformed workers.

Sex in Uniform is the latest in a series of anthologies from Black Lace and it really does showcase some talented authors exercising the most wonderful imaginations. For those who enjoy their erotic fiction dressed at its most resplendent, Sex in Uniform is a must-read title.

Ashley Lister
December 2005


Sex in Uniform
(Virgin Books/Black Lace; ISBN 1562014455)
Available at: Amazon.com / Amazon UK / Amazon CA

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© 2005 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.
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
Website: www.ashleylister.co.uk



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