Well, I told you I wasn’t just another dirty story writer.
The 21st annual, 2017 Independent Publisher Book Awards contest results are out, and the Silver Medal for Erotica goes to the anthology you see to your left (and which features my “A Cooking Egg,” a kinky little encounter between two women, one of whom is a leather clad chauffeuse)
According to the Independent Publisher website,
“This year’s contest drew almost exactly 5,000 entries from 49 U.S. states and the District of Columbia, 7 Canadian provinces, 7 Australian territories, and 29 other countries around the world. Winning books represent 43 U.S. states and D.C., all 7 of the Canadian provinces, 6 of the Australian territories, and 15 other countries. The IPPYs truly are a world-wide phenomenon!”
Thanks to the illustrious D.L. King, the finest erotica anthology editor anywhere!
Action, action, and more action. If you want non-stop, slap-dash mega-fuckery, this is your girl (as the cabbie says to Humphrey Bogart in THE BIG SLEEP, which is anything but sleepy). I don’t think I’ve ever encountered anything quite like this for non-stop sex, and penned with the lightest and fastest of pens (and sometimes a pen is not a cigar). One of my biggest peeves with porn is non-stop sex that makes you want it to stop because it’s just so much insert-tab-A-into-slot-B and so on. But Moctezuma has written here something way beyond your average pedantic sex fantasy of tabs and slots. Given the sheer volume of carnal interconnection in all its manifestations there is a singular lack of cliché here. What inhabits the text is a lightness and speed that is truly refreshing. His descriptive art never sags (literally or figuratively) as he pens a mad chaos of unrelenting, untiring coital mayhem. Highly recommended.
This collection of four stories of women dominating men is truly impressive. “Rebellious Slave” is the longest and the best, in my opinion. Billierosie has constructed here a lovely sense of an arcane and byzantine secret world of female dominants known as “the Coterie.” In the hands of a lesser writer, the Coterie would be simply part of the setup, the excuse for the sexual action. In fact, in most erotica, the plot and setting or context are simply pegs on which to hang the sexual action, but in this book it is not so. In all the stories of this collection, but in “Rebellious Slave” especially, the sex and the story are seamlessly interwoven. The circumstances leading up to slave Reuben’s punishment for his serious transgression are not simply the narrative excuse for the punishment, but an intimate and well constructed part of the story as a whole.
Similarly, “Solomon’s Secret” goes beyond simple sexual fantasy, although it is surely that. Here we get a portrayal of the emotional depth of a submissive male going way beyond the usual clichés of the genre. Not only is there a lot of hot BDSM action here, but the submissive’s practical and realistic difficulties in even asking for such treatment are well portrayed.
Jim Lyon’s Dommes is a zesty and skillfully written collection of erotic stories in the BDSM vein featuring, as the title suggests, Dommes.
The stories are well paced, avoiding the common mistake of so many erotic stories: a sketchy introduction of bland characters followed by too many pages of repetitive fucking. Instead, Lyon’s characters are well defined (either quickly or slowly, depending on the various paces and lengths of these stories). Once the action gets going there is no lack of it in salacious detail.
There is a masterful but unpretentious ease about these stories. What I like about Lyon’s work is that the characters tend to have uncontrived connections to each other. Yes, this is BDSM alright, but there are believable characters involved and often a certain tenderness here.
The collection features a sound mix of different characters and situations, including darker stories, such as “Ebony,” (no pun intended) and sci-fi (“Erin and Giselle”). The dominant tone of the anthology as a whole could be described as a delightful, urbane decadence. The tales include flogging, anal sex, futanari sex, sci-fi themes, m/f encounters and f/f sex themes among others.
Many of the stories could be described as having a leisurely narrative pace which provides just the right level of foreplay for the hotter scenes that follow. But these stories do not follow predictable patterns. “Yin Yang,” for example, as appropriate for a very short story, is right into the action at the start.
Long and involved or short and sweet. Highly recommended for the discerning fetishist.
I love noir. I love noir movies. And I was pleasantly surprised by M. Christian’s Finger’s Breadth. Not that I was surprised that it was good, having already read and positively reviewed his Bionic Lover. But I did not think it would be this good. I was surprised to see a complex noir plot so deftly handled. Finger’s Breadth has a great many characters and different story lines in it, and it is difficult to write such a novel without putting the reader off. The risk is that just as one story line gets interesting, another one is picked up and the first line is awkwardly interrupted.
Not so with this book. M. Christian takes us through a gay San Francisco some time in the not too distant future where gay men are being tricked and attacked in an unusual way I will not discuss for fear of spoilers.
The plot is tense, the characters well drawn, and the suspense is strong. The text is certainly erotic, but for me the primary interest was in trying to decipher the mystery: what was going on, and who was doing it, and why. Also, the effects on the gay community add a deeper dimension to the book not usually present in a whodunit. A terrific read.
If you are familiar with my work, you know I often like to write tales about haughty women who get taken down a peg or two by other women. This time, my oh-so-full-of-herself protagonist is a gorgeous young futa (or phallogyne, as I prefer to say) who encounters someone she considers not equal to herself.
Logan Thorndyke is a perfectionistic yuppie and a bit of a snob. One morning, she dresses herself very carefully in her super tight jodhpurs to go riding. Her plans go awry, however, when a bizarre and comical accident forces Logan to encounter a sassy and libidinous little maid at the estate where Logan is staying.
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My latest story is a lesbian/MILF tale about a predatory cougar–a “Mrs. Robinson” type–and a younger woman.
Enjoy rubber catsuits and a little handcuff play? This may be for you. There’s a bit of a power struggle going on here, not just a “hi, let’s have sex in cuffs and latex” scenario. As usual, a lot of the sex here is in the characters, not just the costumes and appearances–which is not to say there’s any lack of you know what.
Available now at Amazon and Smashwords.