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'09 Authors Insider Tips

Everything About Epublishing
by Angela James
Digital Publishing & Print
Common Myths of Epublishing
Ebook Formats and Devices


FictionCraft
by Louisa Burton
Compelling Characters
Point of View, Part I
Point of View, Part II
Learning to Love Conflict
Story Structure
Keep ‘em Guessing
Keep it Simple
Keep Your Writing Real
The Importance of Pacing


Literary Streetwalker
by M. Christian
New World of Publishing
To Blog Or Not To Blog
Meeting & Making Friends
Thinking Beyond Sex
Selling Books
Walking the Line
e-book, e-publisher, e-fun
Still More E-book Fun


Shameless Self-Promotion
by Donna George Storey
Our Journey Begins
Pitches and Bios
Websites, Blogs & Readers
Publicists, Press Kits and...
Viva the Internet
Adventures in Cyberspace
Promoting In the Flesh
Make Your Own Movie
Bigger is Better
Looking Back, Planning Ahead


Two Girls Kissing
by Amie M. Evans
Questions to Ask Yourself...
Tough All Over


The Write Stuff
by Ashley Lister
Ideas
Practice Makes Prefect
5 Books for Fiction Authors
Poetry In Motions
Six Serving Men
Ashley Lister is Anal
Stealing Ideas
Celebrating Poetry


2009 Smutters Lounge

Ashley Lister Submits
by Ashley Lister
Myths
Graduation


Cooking Up A Storey
by Donna George Storey
A Year of Living Shamelessly
Adultery, Exhibitionism ...
John Updike Made Me Do It ...
Story Soup: Forbidden ...
Lessons from Amazon
Naked Lunches ...
Erotic Alchemy
Secrets of Seduction
Are You a “Real” Writer?
Don’t Fondle My Sentence


Cracking Foxy
with Robert Buckley
The Passionate Taphophile
Havens on Earth
A Knight Without Armor
Jail-Baiting
Magic Carpet Rides
Getting Hammered
Keep It Quiet
Hang Around for a Spell


Get All Worked Up
with J.T. Benjamin
Worked Up About Why
Worked Up About Why, Part II
All Worked Up About Porn
The Catholic Church
Purity Movement
The National Crisis
The Future
About Homosexuality
Public Indiscretions


Pondering Porn
with Ann Regentin
Premature Ejaculation
Auctioning Off What?


Sex Is All Metaphors
by Jean Roberta
Who's Who Around the Table
Retro-Shame
Ritual Sex
Mixed Legacy
The Spectrum of Consent
Drawing the Line
Marriage without the Hype
The Distracting Smirk
Innocent Guns
Gardens of Earthly Delights


Provocative Interviews

Between the Lines
with Ashley Lister
Anneke Jacob
D L King
Kristina Lloyd
Lisabet Sarai
Mitzi Szereto
Portia Da Costa
Shanna Germain
Sommer Marsden
Susan DiPlacido


Guest Appearances

Marketing a Self-Published Novel
by Jeanne Ainslie

Animal Attraction 2

by Vincent Diamond

Book Review by Kathleen Bradean

 

gay erotic stories

Animal Attraction 2 is the follow-up to the popular anthology Animal Attraction, edited by Vincent Diamond. These six stories are about men brought together by animals, not shapeshifters or werebeasts. Vincent Diamond’s brief introduction mentions that part of her proceeds from the anthology will be donated to the animal charities Florida Draft Horse Rescue and Gentle Giants Draft Horse Rescue, so you’re helping a cause when you buy the anthology. 

A carnival rolls into a small town, bringing with it some rides, midway games, and a sideshow that includes a lion tamer in Kiernan Kelly’s "Elusive Blue." The local sheriff checks out the carnival to make sure it’s safe and the carneys aren’t cheating the locals, but he keeps going back to see the lion tamer’s act. While he’s attracted to the man, he wouldn’t dream of making a move. It’s with some relief, and regret, that he hears that the carnival is ready to move on to a different town. The carnival doesn’t get far, though, when their train collides with another just outside of town. The lion tamer’s rare tiger, Elusive Blue, escapes in the confusion. Hoping to avoid any further tragedy, the sheriff and the lion tamer set out to find the tiger before someone else does. 

In Aaron Michael’s "The Case of the Missing Boa," a boa constrictor named Marty has gone missing from an animal rescue shelter, and Leo, the shelter operator, figures that a private investigator named Jake Parrot is the right man to track down Marty. Most of Jake’s work is gathering evidence for divorce cases. So when a case that’s a low priority for the Las Vegas Police is dropped into his lap by a hot guy, he takes it. Jake may be a P.I. but he has no idea how to solve a mystery. Leo’s faith in him won’t be shaken though, and Jake finally manages to get his man.    

"Driven by Destiny" by Janie Davitt is, I suppose, set in Hollywood sometime in the 1940s, but it’s never clear from the character’s behavior, which is modern, to the business aspect of Hollywood, which is also inconsistent with the era. This is another big cat on the loose story. Fans of light D/s scenarios may enjoy it.

Only CB Potts would write a sexy story about snails. Not just any snails, but snails that glow in the dark. In "Slow and Steady," a PBS crew consisting of a biologist, a cameraman, and the host of their documentary hikes through the Amazon with a guide who may, or may not, be trustworthy. While the biologist and guide go off into the rainforest for a quick blow and go, the host and cameraman discover strange snails they’ve never seen before. In the morning, the guide is gone, and so is the crew’s camera. While the PBS crew searches for their errant guide, the biologist realizes that another man has been patiently trying to get his attention.  

Julia Talbot is known for her realistic portrayals of the modern west. In "Rodeo Mafia," an enthusiastic animal rights activist is out to prove that rodeos are dens of animal cruelty. Instead, he meets a rancher who wants a chance to state his case. After visiting the ranch, the activist learns that there’s a big difference between the philosophy of some ranchers and commercial feed lots. This story is perfect for fans of modern cowboys, rodeo, and hot men in denim.

In pursuit of rare snow leopards, a biologist and a cameraman get trapped in an avalanche in "Hiding in Snow" by Sean Michael. While they wait for rescue in the small, dark snow cave they’ve carved out, they share stories of their other misadventures. After they run out of stories, their talk turns to sex. Without light, they can’t see each other, and they don’t dare strip off their protective clothing, but they can talk and use their hands to keep up their spirits as the hours pass and their situation grows more dangerous.  

The stories in Animal Attraction 2 are longer than the ones that appear in most erotica anthologies, which gives the characters time to develop and for the story to unfold at a slower pace. As with Animal Attraction 1, animals bring the lovers together, although the animals are never more than secondary characters. This collection will appeal to fans of m/m erotica and animal lovers.

Kathleen Bradean
May-June 2009

Animal Attraction 2 by Vincent Diamond
(Torquere Press, March 25, 2009; ISBN-10: 1603706186)
Available at Amazon.com  / Amazon UK

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'09 Movie Reviews

Blame It On Savanna
Review by Byrdman

Cry Wolf
Review by Spooky

Faithless
Review by Spooky

Heaven or Hell
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House of Wicked
Review by Diesel

The Office: An XXX Parody
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This Ain't The Partridge Family
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'09 Book Reviews

Anthologies

A Slip of the Lip (ebook)
Review by Jean Roberta

Best Women's Erotica '09
Review by Lisabet Sarai

Bottoms Up
Review by Ashley Lister

Enchanted Again
Review by Victoria Blisse

Frenzy
Review by Kathleen Bradean

Girls on Top
Review by Ashley Lister

In Sleeping Beauty’s Bed
Review by Ashley Lister

Libidacoria (Poetry)
Review by Ashley Lister

Licks & Promises
Review by Ashley Lister

Like a Thorn (ebook)
Review by Lisabet Sarai

The Mile High Club
Review by Ashley Lister

Nexus Confessions: Vol 5
Review by Victoria Blisse

Nexus Confessions 6
Review by Victoria Blisse

Oysters & Chocolate
Review by Kristina Wright

Playing with Fire
Review by Ashley Lister

Sexy Little Numbers Vol 1
Review by Ashley Lister

Up for Grabs
Review by Lisabet Sarai

Novels

A 21st Century Courtesan
Review by Donna G. Storey

The Ages of Lulu
Review by Lisabet Sarai

Amanda’s Young Men
Review by Kristina Wright

As She's Told
Review by Ashley Lister

Bedding Down
Review by Victoria Blisse

Broken
Review by Ashley Lister

Brushes & Painted Dolls
Review by Lisabet Sarai

Cassandras Chateau
Review by Ashley Lister

The Edge of Impropriety
Review by Kristina Wright

Exposure
Review by Kathleen Bradean

Free Pass
Review by Ashley Lister

The Gift of Shame
Review by Victoria Blisse

Kiss It Better
Review by Ashley Lister

The Melinoe Project
Review by Lisabet Sarai

Mortal Engines & The ...
Review by Ashley Lister

The New Rakes
Review by Ashley Lister

Ninety Days of Genevieve
Review by Victoria Blisse

Obsession: An Erotic Tale
Review by Kristina Wright

Sarah's Education
Review by Ashley Lister

Seduce Me
Review by Lisabet Sarai

Lesbian Erotica

Lesbian Cowboys
Review by Kathleen Bradean

Night's Kiss
Review by Jean Roberta

Where the Girls Are
Review by Jean Roberta

Gay Erotica

Animal Attraction 2
Review by Kathleen Bradean

Boys in Heat
Review by Vincent Diamond

Faewolf
Review by Lisabet Sarai

The Low Road
Review by Jean Roberta

Personal Demons
Review by Jean Roberta

Ready to Serve
Review by Vincent Diamond

The Secret Tunnel
Review by Kathleen Bradean

Shuck
Review by Kathleen Bradean

Transgressions
Review by Vincent Diamond

Non-Fiction

Best Sex Writing '09
Review by Kristina Wright

The Big Penis Book
Review by Rob Hardy

Erotic Encounters
Review by Rob Hardy

The Forbidden Apple
Review by Rob Hardy

Hollywood’s Censor
Review by Rob Hardy

Lady in Red
Review by Rob Hardy

Licentious Gotham: Erotic...
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Live Nude Elf
Review by Rob Hardy

Live Nude Girl
Review by Rob Hardy

The Other Side of Desire
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Scripts 4 Play
Review by Ashley Lister