I’ve been honored to be included in a number of amazing books, but the acceptance to The Big Book of Orgasms gave me a special thrill. I’ve been a fan of Rachel Kramer Bussel since I first started dipping my toes in the erotica waters so getting to work with her really felt like one of those “I’ve made it” moments.
Rachel with the BBOO
You can read Rachel’s introduction and see the full table of contents on the Big Book of Orgasms website. You can also read an excerpt of my story.
So, are you ready to win your own copy of this beautiful, sexy book? Just click the link below and follow a few easy steps. The winner will be announced next week.
Take me to the giveaway!
PS. Like free stuff? I’m still giving away bookmarks!
So, I hate to break it to you, but I’ve been keeping secrets. I’ve been working on a project that I’m very excited about and I wanted it to be a surprise, but the process is taking long enough that I thought I’d give you a little taste.
The project went something like this: I wrote a dirty story, put together the Naughty Librarian’s Artists Salon, invited artists and models, and then read my story as the models acted it out and the artists captured the poses. Some amazing art was created that night! I’m still collecting the finished art from everyone who participated and the next step is compiling it all into print.
This time around I want to go the DIY route. I went to the Print Camp at the IPRC and learned letterpress, screenprinting, and bookbinding. I am now both excited and a little overwhelmed at the prospect of putting this all together. I’d like to have something ready by Valentine’s day, but I’m not sure yet if that’s realistic.
In other news, Love Burns Bright is being released in just under two weeks and it contains a story of mine that I’m very excited to put out into the world.
That’s all for now.
2014 Literary Pin-up Calendar by Lee Moyer
I’ve been lucky to be a part of many amazing projects but I’ve got to say, this might be the project I’m most excited about.
I’ve been a fan of Lee Moyer’s work for a while and his 2013 literary pin-up calendar is hanging on my wall right now. When he asked me to be the cover girl for the 2014 calendar the offer seemed too good to be true.
I couldn’t be happier with the company I now keep:
All three Literary Pin-up Calendars by Lee Moyer
As if this project could get any better, it’s also for a good cause. Read all about the project and make a donation on the Indigogo page.
Come on, you know you want me hanging on your wall!
Cover of the 2014 calendar by Lee Moyer
I’ve been so busy doing all the things I haven’t had time to catch my breath and tell you about them. Here are some highlights:
Swag from CatalystCon: a jawbreaker ball gag!
I attended CatalystCon West and had an amazing time. I spent a day in Tristan Taormino’s sex educator boot camp and came out energized and motivated to do more teaching. I attended lots of amazing panels and made new friends and professional contacts. I’m already looking forward to next year’s event.
Hot on the heels of CatalystCon was Wordstock – so I got to geek out two weekends in a row on two of my favorite topics. This time I got to rub elbows with some of my favorite authors, surround myself with piles of books, and attend yet more interesting panels. I also found new inspiration for my next project:
The Naughty Librarian’s Artists Salon! I had so much fun at this event. I sat and read one of my stories while models acted out the poses and artists captured the images on paper. My next step is to collect the artwork and combine it with my words into a finished product. I’m looking into publication options now and I hope to have it ready in time for Valentine’s day!
In honor of the reading I’m doing tonight I had bookmarks made to give away.
The art was once again done by the incredibly talented Nojitsu.
If you can’t make it to the reading tonight and you’d still like a bookmark I’d be happy to send you one! Just send me a message and I’ll put one in the mail to you right away!
And if you want to do something for my birthday, a review of one of the books I’m in would be greatly appreciated!
Photos by otto phokuz.
Just over a week ago I gave a short reading as part of the anniversary celebration for a local sex-positive multi-use space. (I’ve got a project in the works there that I’ll be telling you more about soon.)
Walking into the space one of the first things I saw was the wall filled with work from a local photographer – including two shots he’d done of me. I’ve never seen any of my modeling work displayed in a gallery; it was both wonderful and surreal. It was an especially nice touch to be reading a dirty story in view of dirty pictures.
In other news:
My fellow smut writer and friend Emily and I are doing a reading on September 13, 2013, at St. Johns Booksellers – a fantastic local bookstore!
Stella and Emily
Emily and I will be reading from the Cleis anthologies we’re included in and perhaps from some other books as well.
She and I both have exciting news and publication announcements coming up, so be sure to keep an eye out here and follow Emily on her website.
We hope to see lots of friends and new faces at the reading – wine and sweet treats (including homemade cupcakes!) will be available.
St. Johns Booksellsers
8622 N. Lombard St., Portland, OR 97203
September 13, 2013 at 7:30pm
Just a quick announcement today – the cover for Rachel Kramer Bussel’s Big Book of Orgasms is out!
This collection contains my story, The Jeffrey Factor. The book comes out in October, but you can pre-order it now!
I’m super excited about this collection because I love Rachel’s writing and I’ve wanted to work with her since I started writing in this genre.
I’m working on various things behind the scenes and hope to update more soon. In the meantime, do you have a copy of Well Played yet?
And, for more frequent updates, be sure you’re following me on Facebook and Twitter!
My story, Well Played, from the collection Strummed, is available to be downloaded from Amazon or Smashwords.
Your reviews would be greatly appreciated!
You’ve heard me talk a lot about the Big Book of Bondage – and that’s because I’m very excited about this collection and absolutely thrilled to be a part of it. Every story is a gem and I’m honored to be keeping such good company.
To give you a tease, here’s my review of Lucy Felthouse’s delicious story; Balancing the Books.
From the first line of the story, we’re immersed in the world – and the predicament – that Philip, the main character, finds himself in. That world is a delightful bookshop and if you – like me – have a thing for books, this story will be a double treat.
Lucy does an amazing job of getting into the mind of the character; of explaining what it’s like to live in the head of a submissive who is painfully eager to please. And that’s just the beginning of the realism that Lucy brings to her characters. They are objects in a fantasy while still ringing true as people.
In addition to all the story’s other charms, it’s refreshing to see a female dominant / male submissive story – especially one that’s done so well.
Lucy explores the mental and emotional aspects of bondage – she shows that the command to hold still can be even more binding than the tightest rope.
Lucy’s writing balances hot and sexy with light and fun – making her story an absolute pleasure to read.
Get your copy of the Big Book of Bondage now!