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Everything About Epublishing
by Angela James
Epublishing: A Different Way
Choosing an Epublisher
Your Milage May Vary
Understand Your Contract!
Reasonable Expectations


FictionCraft
by Louisa Burton
The Publishing Biz
Critiquing: To Give and ...
Commerical vs. Literary...
Antiformalism for Fun &...
So You Want to Write a Novel
The Story Idea
Planning Your Novel...


The Write Stuff
by Ashley Lister
5 Steps to Success
Inspirational
Opening Passages
Let's Get Critical
Writer's Block
Learning Lessons


Two Girls Kissing
by Amie M. Evans
Be a Finisher ...
Listen to Your Characters
Conferences: Act Now ...
Starting an Erotic Story
Exercises & Writing Prompts
Revising & Rewriting
Copy Editing
The Manuscript Critique
How to Submit Your Work
Reading as Craft


Guest Appearances

Adventures in e-Publishing
by Lisabet Sarai

For the Love of Man
by Laura Baumbach

How to...Influence Editors
by Alison Tyler

Marketing your e-Book
by Brenna Lyons


2008 Smutters Lounge

Ashley Lister Submits
by Ashley Lister
Role Play
Busy Doing Nothing
Picture of a Fish & Chip...
What I Did With My Summer


Cooking Up A Storey
by Donna George Storey
Naughty Cookies...
Tie Me Up, Please …
The Smut-Writer’s Holiday
Never Trust the Narrator ...
Compare and Contrast
Following the Pen
Naked at the Farmers Market
I’m Easy, But I’m No Slut
Good Girl Gone Bad
Pleasures of the Dark Side
Slow, Spare and Sexy


Get All Worked Up
with J.T. Benjamin
Raising Daughters
Jamie Lynn
Utopias
Lust
The Good Old Days
Election '08
Traditional Marriage
Campaign 2008
Free Will


Pondering Porn
with Ann Regentin
Masturbating on SSRIs
Sex and Disability
Besides Ourselves
Adjusting our Contrast


Sex Is All Metaphors
by Jean Roberta
Sex Is All Metaphors
Turn-ons and Squicks
Sexual Truth
Fickle Muse
Porn, Erotica & Romance


Provocative Interviews

Between the Lines
with Ashley Lister
Alison Tyler
Ashley Lister
Debra Hyde
Donna George Storey
Jeremy Edwards
Kristina Wright
Rachel Kramer Bussel


Erotic Hot Spots
by William S. Dean
Interview with Tilly Greene
Interview with Devyn Quinn


Getting Graphic
with William S. Dean
New Times for Readers...
The Future in Words ...
Interview with Fantagraphics


On Writing Erotica

The Accidental Pornographer
by Lisabet Sarai

The End of Innocence
by Lisabet Sarai

Get Them Off in High Style
Helena Settimana

So, You Want To Write Erotica?
by Hanne Blank


Web Gems
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J is for Jealousy
edited by Alison Tyler

Book Review by Ashley Lister



J is for JealousyJealousy is one of those emotions that I’ve never been able to understand. If someone possesses something I desire, the choices are that I can either steal it from them, or learn to live without it. Living in a state of torment, wanting something I can’t have and being wracked by the subsequent turmoil, is too much like hard work. And I’ve never been a big lover of hard work.

Friends sometimes tease me because of my lack of jealousy. They ask, “Wouldn’t you like to have lots of money, Ashley?” I tell them: if I’ve got enough money to cover this month’s bills, then I’ve got as much as I need.

Friends ask, “Don’t you envy those guys with twelve-inch cocks that you write about all the time, Ashley?” I tell them: if I wanted a twelve-inch cock, I’d just get a surgeon to reduce the length of my existing one.

Jealousy is not in my nature. Consequently, I approached J is for Jealousy with the curiosity of a seasoned voyeur, looking into a world of experience that I haven’t personally encountered.

As with all Alison Tyler’s alphabet series, J is for Jealousy is a compact tome, replete with tales that are hotter than hot from the best of the best. The book begins with Nikki Magennis’s cleverly titled short, "Exes and Whys." Nikki Magennis is the author of the highly acclaimed title Circus Excite and the forthcoming novel The New Rakes. Her short stories are in countless anthologies and always deliver strong characters and passionate eroticism."Exes and Whys" is a damned fine way to begin this book. And, for an innocent like myself, it’s a damned good introduction to the elusive mood of jealousy. Nikki’s protagonist is swaddled with jealousy for her partner’s ex. To say more would be to infringe on the narrative. It’s enough to say that Nikki Magennis portrays jealousy so that even a non-believer like myself can experience the emotion. Her use of descriptive language is phenomenal and she breathes life into every green-tinted letter on the page.

The wonderful Shanna Germain presents the short and bittersweet tale of "Intoxication." The intensity of emotion in this story is so sharp it borders on brittle, but Shanna’s prose is invariably sexy, even when it’s dealing with the most poignant sting of jealousy.

In "Fire and Ice" the inimitable Erastes tells a torrid tale of homosexual passion. Erastes writes erotica like Oscar Wilde with an erection: mingling wit and wisdom with the power to engage and excite. Regardless of a reader’s sex or sexuality, Fire and Ice should be received as an outstanding story, well told, and unarguably erotic. It will warm and cool in equal measures.

And then there’s "Ten Per Cent of The Time" from Jeremy Edwards. Jeremy Edwards is an incredible storyteller. He layers this tale of subdued jealousy with so many potential opportunities for satisfaction that it’s impossible not to feel the love and lust and pain and pleasure. And ultimately, it’s impossible not to wish that this sort of satisfaction came around more than a mere ten per cent of the time.

Of course, there’s more in this anthology. A lot more. As with all Alison Tyler’s anthologies the quality of writing is constantly superb. The blend of styles and approaches tackles the overriding theme of jealousy from every possible erotic angle. If you enjoy your summer reading serious, sexy and smouldering–J is for Jealousy will satisfy every enviable need you’re likely to have this year.

Ashley Lister
May/June 2008


J is for Jealousy

(Cleis Press; January 21, 2008; ISBN-10: 1573443069)
Available at: Amazon.com / Amazon UK


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© 2008 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.
Websites: www.ashleylister.co.uk / ashleylister.blogspot.com



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