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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

Oysters & Chocolate:
All New Erotic Stories of Every Flavor

Edited by Jordan LaRousse & Samantha Sade

Book Review by Kristina Wright

 

Oysters and Chocolate

Jordan LaRousse and Samantha Sade, the editors of the lovely online erotica magazine Oysters & Chocolate, have compiled a print edition of twenty delicious tales of erotica.  The subtitle of the collection is All New Erotic Stories of Every Flavor and to satisfy that requirement, the stories are divided into four clever categories:  Vanilla (sweet and romantic), Dirty Martini (sex with a twist), Licorice Whips (BDSM) and Oysters (lesbian).  This erotic “menu” provides a banquet of decadent delights for the reader.  The anthology runs the gamut from tantalizing vignettes to richly detailed character driven stories for a satisfying four-course meal to please the most discriminating reader.

Humor and longing mesh quite nicely in Terry Pray’s “His Desk,” a romantic story of unrequited work place lust which opens the collection.  It contrasts nicely with “Human” by Jeremy Edwards, which approaches the topic from the masculine perspective.  The theme of lust and longing threads its way throughout the anthology with the protagonist in Jordana Winters’ “Please, Sir” taking matters into her own hands to get what she wants from her best male friend.

Aimee Herman’s quirky but sexy “In the Dentist’s Chair” provides an amusing glimpse into one woman’s dental fantasy while  “Abroad” by Chelsea Comeau is a slice of life scene that rings true in both the emotions and the sex.  “Cherries” by Alice Sturdivant is a sensual treat combining food and masturbation for a stunning combination you can almost taste.

Neve Black’s “Rusty Nail” delves into the psychology of BDSM as the protagonist goes from academic researcher to enthusiastic participant.  In “The Sound of Revenge” by Gwen Masters, the demise of a bad relationship leads to vengeful closure and sexual fulfillment for the protagonist.  “Daisy: The Cook, The Housekeeper, and the Maid” by Kay Jaybee has a Victorian feel with naughty kitchen escapades using all manner of utensils—and vegetables.

Two stories in particular stand out for their memorable characterizations.  Callie Byrne’s “His Belt” demonstrates the passion and jealousy to be found in a committed relationship.  Byrne builds the sexual tension to a satisfying crescendo that leaves the reader feeling like the voyeur at the keyhole.  “Mars With Mars and Venus” by Alana Noel Voth is a raw, poignant scene of three strangers who become lovers, friends and soul mates in the course of one long night.  Beautifully written, this is the kind of emotionally charged story that raises the bar for erotica.

All of the stories in this collection deserve recognition for being sensual, well-written gems of erotic fiction. It’s clear the pieces were chosen to complement each other and that attention to detail makes for a well-rounded — and thoroughly delightful — collection.  This is erotica to tease your mind as well as your naughty bits and the editors have done an excellent job of selecting works that represent the very best in literary erotica.

Kristina Wright
September 2009

Oysters & Chocolate: All New Erotic Stories of Every Flavor
(NAL Trade, May 2009); ISBN-10: 0451226828)
Available at: Amazon | Barnes & Noble

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© 2009 Kristina Wright. All rights reserved.

About the Author: Kristina Wright is an award-winning author who loves writing stories that are emotionally compelling and sexually charged. Her erotica and erotic romance fiction has appeared in over sixty print anthologies. She holds a B.A. in English, a M.A. in Humanities and is entertaining the idea of pursuing a Ph.D. For more information about Kristina's writing and other interests, you can visit her website www.kristinawright.com.



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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
Review by Oranje

House of Wicked
Review by Diesel

The Office: An XXX Parody
Review by Spooky

This Ain't The Partridge Family
Review by Spooky


'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...
Review by Rob Hardy

Live Nude Elf
Review by Rob Hardy

Live Nude Girl
Review by Rob Hardy

The Other Side of Desire
Review by Rob Hardy

Scripts 4 Play
Review by Ashley Lister