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I'm a writer, editor, book reviewer, journalist, interviewer, blogger, and event organizer. I've edited over 50 anthologies, and my books have won 8 IPPY (Independent Publisher) Awards. I have written for Alternet, The Frisky, Glamour, Gothamist, Huffington Post, Inked, Jezebel, Mediabistro, New York Post, The New York Observer, Penthouse, , The Root, Salon, Time Out New York, xoJane, and other publications, and am a former columnist for The Village Voice. I have read my work in London, Portland, Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Washington, DC, and in venues across New York City. I also teach erotic writing workshops at colleges, conferences and sex toy stores. See my website for more information and writing samples. I blog at http://lu...more

I'm excited about next month's NYC workshop on May 30 at 7:30 p.m., Writing Erotica for Pleasure and Money, at the extremely well stocked sex toy store The Pleasure Chest on the Upper East Side, 1150 Second Avenue, where I'll be giving you plenty of exercises to get you writing and sharing how and where to sell your erotica. Click here to register ($25/person). And here's what Ducky Doolittle o... Read more of this blog post »
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Writing Erotica for Pleasure and Money
Author appearance, May 30, 2014 07:30PM
The Pleasure Chest Upper East Side, 1150 2nd Avenue, New York, NY, US

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Belted (Literature & Fiction)
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Description: Second person BDSM erotica about a woman being beaten with a belt by her dominant lover, from Orgasmic: Erotica for Women, featuring 25 stories of 25 different scenarios of female orgasm.
Cunnilingus 101 (Literature & Fiction)
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Description: Oral sex erotica story from Tasting Her: Oral Sex Stories.
Chilly Girl (Literature & Fiction)
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Description: Porn becomes fantasy for a chilly girl and her guy.
Houseboy (Literature & Fiction)
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Description: An eager houseboy gets a dirty job from a new Mistress.
I Want To Hold Your Hand (Literature & Fiction)
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Description: Shelly wonders just how different Ron is now that he's lost a significant amount of weight and is being lusted after by women in a way he wasn't before; she misses his hands--and the rest of him.
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“First of all, love is a joint experience between two persons — but the fact that it is a joint experience does not mean that it is a similar experience to the two people involved. There are the lover and the beloved, but these two come from different countries. Often the beloved is only a stimulus for all the stored-up love which had lain quiet within the lover for a long time hitherto. And somehow every lover knows this. He feels in his soul that his love is a solitary thing. He comes to know a new, strange loneliness and it is this knowledge which makes him suffer. So there is only one thing for the lover to do. He must house his love within himself as best he can; he must create for himself a whole new inward world — a world intense and strange, complete in himself. Let it be added here that this lover about whom we speak need not necessarily be a young man saving for a wedding ring — this lover can be man, woman, child, or indeed any human creature on this earth.

Now, the beloved can also be of any description. The most outlandish people can be the stimulus for love. A man may be a doddering great-grandfather and still love only a strange girl he saw in the streets of Cheehaw one afternoon two decades past. The preacher may love a fallen woman. The beloved may be treacherous, greasy-headed, and given to evil habits. Yes, and the lover may see this as clearly as anyone else — but that does not affect the evolution of his love one whit. A most mediocre person can be the object of a love which is wild, extravagant, and beautiful as the poison lilies of the swamp. A good man may be the stimulus for a love both violent and debased, or a jabbering madman may bring about in the soul of someone a tender and simple idyll. Therefore, the value and quality of any love is determined solely by the lover himself.

It is for this reason that most of us would rather love than be loved. Almost everyone wants to be the lover. And the curt truth is that, in a deep secret way, the state of being beloved is intolerable to many. The beloved fears and hates the lover, and with the best of reasons. For the lover is forever trying to strip bare his beloved. The lover craves any possible relation with the beloved, even if this experience can cause him only pain.”
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Chad B. Hanson Rachel, thanx for accepting my friend request :)

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Terri If you ever have extra paper copies of books lying around & feel like getting some more reviews, feel free to send them my way lol :)

Jillyn I just happened to see your blog post from the 14th- are you still looking for Amazon reviewers? :)

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Eric Birk Thanks for becoming my Goodreads friend.

Realitycheck Thanks for the friending, please feel free to check out my bookshelves, quotes, friends and groups for things that might interest you or you read and forgot about.

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Jaree Francis

Free sample of the There's No Tomorrow

Savannah Rachel, thank you for the friendship. How is it that we had not connected on Goodreads? So glad to finally connect.
Stay naughty,

Graeme Stokes Hi Rachel, Thanks for being there for me and your friendship... ;-))

Harlequin Historical Hi, I'm very happy to meet you and look forward to discussing books with you. If you ever have any questions about any of the titles on my shelves, please ask away. I'll be happy to answer them. If you are on MySpace you can join me at www.myspace.com/historicals or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/HarlequinHistorical I have monthly contests for free books and I try to keep everyone up-to-date with what all the authors are doing.

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