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'10 Authors Insider Tips

Cooking Up A Storey
by Donna George Storey
Have More Good Sex
I Can Do Better ...
Trying to Get the Feeling
Plotting and Planning
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Discovery Draft
Be Bad to Be Good
E-Book Revolution
Naked for Halloween
Sex With Pilgrims


FictionCraft
by Louisa Burton
The Music of Words
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Your Fictional World
Backstory & Foreshadowing


The Fine Art of Submission
by Shanna Germain
Nailing the Query Letter
Banish the Boring Bio
Becoming a Market Master
Become a Market Master, 2
Backstory & Foreshadowing
Enticing An Editor, Part 1
Enticing An Editor, Part 2
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Serious about Smut
by Vincent Diamond
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Short Stuff
Selling Short Stories
Editors' Pet Peeves
Settings: Beyond Time & Place
Beating Up Your Scenes
Selling Your Books in Person
Staying in the Saddle


The Write Stuff
by Ashley Lister
Broken Rainbows
Talk the Talk
Equations
10 Commandments for Writing
Plotting to Avoid
Cover Story
Rewriting




'10 Smutters Lounge

Ashley Lister Submits
by Ashley Lister
St Valentine's Day
Renaming Body Parts
Sex, Cigarettes & Erotic Fiction


Between the Lines
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C. Sanchez-Garcia
Emerald
Kathleen Bradean
Lucy Felthouse
Neve Black
PS Haven
Tracey Shellito
Tresart L. Sioux


Cracking Foxy
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Plenty of Miles Left
Don't Worry, Be Happy
Fly the Unfriendly Skies
Coffee Time
Castrated Words
Virtual vs. Actual Romance
Bait
The View from Gallows Hill


Get All Worked Up
with J.T. Benjamin
The Fashion Industry
The Same Old Same Old
Writing Porn
About the Closet
... About Spirituality
Making Sense of Religion
Worked Up About Monogamy
What's Next
All Worked Up About Nature
Still All Worked Up...


Sex Is All Metaphors
by Jean Roberta
Holiday Ghosts
Love and Romance
An "Interracial" Epic
Trying to Make It Go Away
Sexual Etiquette
Sex and Children
People Against Bad Things
Virtual Acceptance
His Cold Eyes, His Granite Jaw
A Flash of Northern Light

Coming Together Presents M. Christian

Edited by Lisabet Sarai

Book Review by Kathleen Bradean


Presents is Coming Together's elite line of single-author titles edited by Lisabet Sarai. ALL proceeds from their sales will benefit the charities selected by their authors. In this volume, Coming Together is delighted to present M. Christian, eroticist extraordinaire, whose chosen charity is Planned Parenthood.

 

M Christian

If you’re lesbian, heterosexual, heteroflexible, bisexual, or gay; vanilla, or into leather; and you read much erotica, you’ve probably read an M Christian story. Few writers shift as comfortably, and convincingly, between genders and sexualities as he does. Add to that unique stories, often with a touch of science fiction or magical realism, and you can understand why he has developed a following.

In "Services Rendered," a woman’s rental car dies near a remote gas station in the desert. At first she thinks no one is there, but then a hot man appears. No one is around, and they’ve got time on their hands, so they take advantage of their mutual attraction.

"Smile, Mona" tells the story behind the most famous smile in history. What some women know, they aren’t telling.

"Evolution" covers three years in an evolving relationship between two trans characters, both female at the beginning, and well on their way to full transition by the end. What doesn’t change is the core of who they are, and the importance of their Sunday mornings together.

The humor and story building in "On One Hand," a polyamorous tale, is astounding considering how short the story is. The junior member of a law firm has been given a promotion, but the firm will only pay to transport one of his spouses. It’s not easy choosing between your perfect lover and mate, and your other perfect lover and mate.

Is it phone sex, voyeurism, hot chat, or all of that? In a "Hard Night’s Work," Jay Draper is working on the weekend, when he sees the hot guy he’s been trying to work up the courage to talk to in the office building across from his. They stay in their offices, but still manage to connect.

If you’re not aware of M. Christian’s work, this is a great introduction. If you are, you know he has hundreds of stories in print, but this is a nice collection that brings together a range of stories, some of which might have escaped your notice before. Add to that the charitable cause, and you have every reason to feel good about treating yourself to Coming Together Presents M. Christian.

The Coming Together anthology series, created by writer, editor, and cover artist Alessia Brio, raises money for various causes. The proceeds for this collection will go to Planned Parenthood.

Kathleen Bradean
March 2010

Coming Together Presents M. Christian
(Coming Together, January 2010; ISBN-10: 1450511864)
Available at: Amazon (paperback) | All Romance eBooks

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© 2010 Kathleen Bradean. All rights reserved.

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'10 Book Reviews

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Bare Souls
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Best Women's Erotica 2010
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can’t help the way that i feel
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Coming Together...C. Sanchez-Garcia
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Coming Together...M Christian
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Erotic Brits
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Like a God's Kiss
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Like a Veil
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Spark My Moment
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Three In One Blow
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Unleashed
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Erotic Novels

Backstage Passes
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Dommemoir
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Fire in the Blood
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Freak Parade
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I Came Up Stairs
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Marianne! A Journey...
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The Memorial Garden
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On Demand
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Once Bitten
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Rock My Socks Off
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The Tower and the Tears
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Sensual Romance

Coin Operated
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Control
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I Spy a Wicked Sin
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Libertine's Kiss
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The Master & the Muses
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Naked
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Rampant
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Sinful
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Tangled Web (MM Romance)
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Tucker's Sin
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Victor
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Gay Erotica

Best Gay Erotica '10
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Best Gay Romance 2010
Review by Vincent Diamond

Biker Boys
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Necessary Madness
Review by Kathleen Bradean

Personal Demons
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The Royal Treatment
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Silver Foxes
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Sodomy!
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Special Forces
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A Sticky End
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Wired Hard 4
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Lesbian Erotica

Best Lesbian Roamnce 2010
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Fast Girls
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Girl Crush
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Sometimes She Lets Me
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Non-Fiction

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A Brief History of Nakedness
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Condom Nation
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Dictionary of Semenyms
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Florida’s Purge of Gay & Lesbian...
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How Sex Works
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The Orgasm Answer Guide
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Screening Sex
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Sex at Dawn
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Whip Smart
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