Bookshelf Revisited: Rereading the Sleeping Beauty Trilogy

Long before 50 Shades of Grey, Anne Rice wrote an erotic trilogy about Sleeping Beauty under the pseudonym A.N Roquelaure. I read the books sometime in high school, but when I found out she was releasing a fourth book in the series, I decided to reread them to see if they still held up more than 30 years after they were published. What in the hell did I get myself into? [TW for rape and sexual violence and some kinda gross shit.] Read More Bookshelf Revisited: Rereading the Sleeping Beauty Trilogy

Book Review: Sexy Sailors edited by Neil Plakcy

Oh, lovely men of the water! Not that I have anything against the Navy, but what a relief to see that Neil Plakcy’s edited collection Sexy Sailors did not solely focus on gay men who were involved in military service. Military-themed erotica is a whole other people-in-uniform subset that one often sees in collections, but this one branches out to include men who know their way around shipping vessels, yachts, basic sailboats, and more. Not every story takes places on an actual boat, but all are tied to the sailing profession in some way. Though the book is a scant 200 pages, most of the stories are quite good and full of fun, hot scenes that should satisfy anyone who likes reading about men who are attracted to each other.

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Hot Reads: ‘Lush’ by Lauren Dane

Lauren Dane comforts me.

When I’m stressed (which is often) or tired (ditto), I turn to Dane’s books. I think it’s a combination of factors: a) she was one of the first romance/erotica authors I got into (after buying Coming Undone at a Barnes & Noble on my lunch break), b) her dialogue and descriptions have such a beautiful, easy rhythm, and c) her characters are such warm, awesome folks.

Oh, and d) hot dudes, e) having hot sex. Read More Hot Reads: ‘Lush’ by Lauren Dane

Books: Hot Erotica for a Cold Night

Ah, winter. In my home city of Chicago, ’tis the season for icy winds that threaten to freeze off one’s appendages, beaucoup layers and for me, two cravings: 1) peppermint mochas and 2) reading about someone being spanked. Read More Books: Hot Erotica for a Cold Night

Book Review: Lips Like Sugar: Women’s Erotic Fantasies edited by Violet Blue

This second printing of Violet Blue’s collection of erotica is rather uneven, but it still provides a fair number of good, hot stories.

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Book Review: “Sole Possession” by Bryn Donovan

I blame Bryn Donovan for a lot of things:

1. Reading and commenting on my former blog, even in its poorest-written, most insipid days.

2. Encouraging me to polish my writing skills by reviewing her first book, An Experienced Mistress, and interviewing her for said former blog.

3. Here’s the biggie: turning me into a bona fide romance addict. I’d previously disregarded romance and erotica, but An Experienced Mistress was hot. Two years later and I’m still hooked. I even attempted writing erotica – to which she gave thorough and supportive edits.

Damn you, Donovan. Damn you.

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Does Anyone (Outside of Naughty Books) Really Get That Wet?

Q: To counteract the insanity of the holiday season, I decided to treat myself to a number of romance/erotic novels. One thing that I keep wondering about is all these women who, when starting to get aroused, feel moisture on their thighs, or dripping down their legs… Read More Does Anyone (Outside of Naughty Books) Really Get That Wet?

Reviewing Salacious Magazine #2 – Voyeurism!

By now, you know that we love sex, and you may also know that we’re big nerds who love to read. So we jumped at the opportunity to get a sneak peek at the second issue of Salacious, a queer feminist sex magazine. Read More Reviewing Salacious Magazine #2 – Voyeurism!