I’ve already posted about this book winning Silver in the 2017 Independent Publisher Book Awards.
But now this same book has won the Gold Medal in the Golden Crown Literary Society Annual Awards (in the erotica category). I’m simply chuffed about this! Editor D.L. King has done it again.
The anthology contains some of the best writers in the lesbian erotica world and a deliciously wicked lesbian story by yours truly called “A Cooking Egg.” Check it out!
Passion Undiminished, by Shaun Putaine, is a well written story of a man and woman tentatively moving in the direction of a dominant/submissive relationship. The strength of this work is an emphasis on the psycho-sexual tension and difficulties in negotiating this not always smooth connection. This is a romantic as well as a sexy story, with a goodly mix of vanilla as well as BDSM activity. The book is well narrated by William Sullivent, whose attractive voice, I thought, well matched how I imagined that of Tom the protagonist and narrator.
A phallogyne is basically a woman with a penis. This is a catch-all category that includes (but is not limited to) futanari, “shemales,” and transwomen who have had genital reassignment surgery. “Phallogyne” can refer to any person who has basically a woman’s body but also has a penis. How she got the penis (naturally, surgically, by magical transformation, etc.) does not affect her status as a phallogyne. Whether there are testicles or not does not change the fact the person is a phallogyne, and whether she has a vagina or not in addition to the penis does not change her status as a phallogyne. Defining the term as widely as possible, “phallogyne” might also include male to female transvestites.
“Phallogyne” is not as specific a word as some of those used above, but that in many contexts makes it more useful. Also, some words like “shemale” have offensive overtones. “Futa” is also problematic because the futa in a sense seems by now almost to be by definition a kind of sex object. “Futa” connotes someone who has virtually no humanity beyond the purely sexual dimension. “Phallogyne,” on the other hand, does not imply that if one is a phallogyne one is nothing but a phallogyne and has no real self or identity beyond that.
Personally, I prefer to use the word “phallogyne” in reference to my own work, because it tends to be more accurate and because it is bereft of the negative connotations of some of the other words used. For an erotica writer, however, this creates a marketing problem. “Phallogyne” is gradually becoming known as a term, but is not yet known widely enough that one can market fiction effectively with it.
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!
And it’s all part of the Smutpunk Giveaway Extravaganza!
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Constance Farkins-Peabody is a naïve young Edwardian lady who is completely fascinated by phallogynes (futanari) but afraid of that same fascination. She has never met a phallogyne, but gets her chance when she encounters the curiously steel-clad Captain Eyre, who commands a Zeppelin. When the proud and confident captain has a peculiar accident with her protective suit, Constance is offered a rare opportunity for unexpected delight.