Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Queen of Storms by Ashen White

Paranormal Horror

Amazon Book Description:
Having the luck of the Irish, Gerry O'Keith has a beautiful fiancé, a high-paying job, a secluded lakeside summer cottage, and a big, black Harley. He also has a keen interest in fine art, and strange, arcane artefacts like Tarot cards. On a trip to the lake, he picks up a unique deck of Tarot cards from a strange, old gypsy - and very quickly learns there's more to Tarot than meets the eye!

Author Interview: 

What made you want to write Erotica?
Ah – now there’s a question! I would have to say I started writing Erotica to see if it would make me feel the same way I felt when I was reading Erotica. And yes, it did. But now, I have to be honest and say I get an even bigger thrill from knowing people are reading and enjoying my Erotica. There’s no better feeling than knowing someone else appreciates your hard work, and that they are getting pleasure on so many levels from the words you wrote. And that just makes me want to write more.

How did you come up with your title?
The title of Queen of Storms comes from the Tarot card portraying the main antagonist of the story. The book is the first in the Tales from the Tarot of the Acolyte series, which tells erotically graphic stories drawn from the interactions between modern humans and the characters – humans, demons, witches, devils, gods, angels, etc. – that are portrayed on this supernaturally powerful deck of cards.

What was your favorite chapter (or part) to write and why?
My favourite part of Queen of Storms was the forest storm and first encounter scene between Gerry and Sín. I tried my best to build the intensity of the storm as Gerry flees for his life through the night-darkened forest, only to be ensnared like a plaything at the whim of the malicious Sidhe Queen. I love the scene because it was the first one I visualized in the story, and I love Sín’s ingenuous behaviour as she takes control of Gerry’s situation.

Do you work with an outline, or just write?
LOL! The answer here is – Yes!  I tend to do both, but my outline is often very skeletal. Like a good project manager, I write using a process of progressive elaboration. This means I start with an idea – usually not even an outline – and write that down. Then I take parts of that – often not in plot or chronological order – and expand them, piece by piece, until I have a complete story.

For those who might consider reading your book, what would you tell them to expect?
I would want my readers to expect beautifully detailed scenes, populated with strong, attractive characters, involved in a tense, thrilling storyline, and the hottest erotic scenes you’ve ever read. I want my readers to be as involved in my stories as the characters themselves, experiencing the passion, the power, and the horror as if they were there themselves.

What books have influenced your writing?
WOW! That’s an awesome question – especially as I have read literally thousands of books and authors. To pick only a few that have influenced me the most, especially in Erotica, is difficult- but here goes!

My writing style has been described as a cross between Anne Rice and Stephen King, which is flattering. Both authors have influenced me deeply, but the greatest influence has been Tolkien’s Middle Earth books. I know – not very erotic! But very, very detailed. Stephen King’s The Dark Half describes me to a T, and the greatest erotic work I’ve ever read is A Washington Square Romance by Maxim Jakubowski.

Will you have a new book coming out soon? Can you tell us about it?
The book I am currently finishing up is Temptation, which is the second of the Tales from the Tarot of the Acolyte. This book picks up a few months after the events described in Queen of Storms, and tells us of the how the cards deal with those who fall prey to their sensual and tantalising powers. I can tell you to expect more paranormal passion and wonderful maleficence as our protagonists succumb to their deepest, darkest desires.

What was the best writing advice that someone has ever given to you?
The best writing advice I have ever received is – love your characters. Love them as if they were your children, your lover, your partner, etc. The more you love them and care about them, the more that will show in the way you describe them and treat them and make them perform – even if you’re treating them badly or they are doing evil things. Remember – they are your children!

Do you write under a pen name?
I do. My pen name is close to my real name, but different enough to allow me to keep my real life work separate from my writing work. I do write other books under my real name, but these are work-oriented, and mixing them with my erotic or horror writings wouldn’t do either any favours! If you get my drift! ;)

Do you have any advice for aspiring writers?
Yes I do. First – write! Don’t wait to start – get writing! The more you write – the better you get. Second – let somebody else read it! Right from the word ‘go’, find someone you can trust to give you an honest opinion, and listen to them. The word here is ‘honest’ opinion. You will have to look beyond your well-meaning partners and family, as they can rarely be objective about your writing. Third – find a good – no – find a GREAT editor. There are far too many books out there that bring erotica, and independently published books in general, into severe disrepute, and which leave those who do write and produce good, literary work, tarred with the same brush.

Thank you, Christina, for having me on your blog. It’s been great fun!

Ashen xxx

My Review:
Including being a piece of erotica, Queen of Storms is a commentary about a classic case of addiction. Gerry becomes obsessed with his sexual interest, and no warning or indicator of the dangerous rode he is taking seems to phase him - what an interesting commentary on the mind of a sex addict! Another intriguing layer to this story is that it delves into the culture and the horror that surrounds Tarot cards. If horror is not your thing, you may find this an interesting story, but not necessarily arousing. However, if you enjoy horror to any degree, then this story will be an enticing read. The complex plot surrounding this erotica will leave you pondering this story well after its completion.

Disclaimer: Queen of Storms was given to me in exchange for an honest review. Thank you Ashen!!

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Monday, April 28, 2014

Passion by PA Jones

Consensual Heterosexual/Romance

Amazon Book Description:
A chance meeting between Emma White, a wanna be actress, and Gavin Phillips, Private Detective and secret Billionaire, leads to an instant and undeniable attraction. But Emma's past throws her life in a different direction.

This is a journey of two people through their personal and professional lives, and seeing where the sparks fly as they collide with each other in unimaginable ways.

Author Interview:

What inspired you to become a writer?
I am a Avid reader and I always found myself picturing the scenes in my brain.

What is your favorite thing about being an Indie writer?
To write about anything and everything.

Do you work with an outline, or just write?
I have my own system of outlining; it is a modified version of the 3 Act System.

What was the best writing advice that someone has ever given to you?
Answer: "always write the next book" My mentor gave this advise to me.

Do you have a day job as well?
Yes, I work in a IT company :)

What was the process with getting the cover for your book? How do you like it?
I did it myself. I bought a license of Photoshop and started experimenting with it. I love doing experiments on photos. It's a rewarding process.

How did you come up with your title?
I thought about many titles first for both of my books, but then I listened to the story and what characters were saying to me. In a moment title was clear to me. It had to be it.

How long did it take you to complete your first book?
3 months.

Have you ever written anything else?
I tried writing Paranormal, but never got up to the market standards.

Will you have a new book coming out soon? Can you tell us about it?
Yes, one of my book Passion 2 is coming out in April end and it is ummm romantic suspense. :)

My Review:
Passion has a touch of romance that I don't often see in erotica. The two main characters, Emma and Gavin, have a chance sexual encounter, don't see each other for a year, and then bump into each other again. This makes a recipe for two people who are yearning for each other, but who are not sure how to move forward. And so, much of the story is spent with the characters building up their (and your) anticipation for their next sexual exploit.

Passion did remind me a bit of Twilight in that an innocent girl throws caution to the wind and blindly falls in love with a questionable guy who she doesn't know much about and who actually warns her he is not of good character. As with Twilight, this dynamic only adds to the anticipation of this story.

I especially liked how Jones built his characters. This story switches between being told by Gavin and Emma, and Jones gracefully transitions between both of their voices and view points. Emma is your typical starry-eyed wanna-be actress newly moved to Los Angeles, and Jones presents her views of the City of Angels fitting of a newcomer to the area. Meanwhile, Jones humanizes billionaire-Gavin.

As is common with this genre, Passion did have some technical errors. But regardless, it was still a well-crafted story that will leave you turned-on.

Disclaimer: Jones gifted Passion to me in exchange for an honest review. Thank you Jones!!

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Friday, April 25, 2014

Heat in Vegas by JT McFarland

Consensual Heterosexual

Smashwords Description:
Heat in Vegas Sizzles! The first in the Fille de Joie series by J.T. McFarland, this is the story of beautiful Nikki Ames, Fille de Joie, French for 'woman of pleasure'. On a weekend trip to Las Vegas she is drawn into a shadowy, steamy lifestyle. She has incredible sex and gets paid for it, but will this always be? Follow the Fille de Joie series and Nikki's adventures in the "Oldest Profession".

My Review: 
Sex between strangers is a great recipe for steamy erotica. With that being said, I most liked how McFarland wrapped up this story with a scene of dominance and betrayal. McFarland weaves a logical story which more than explains the motivations behind all these characters. The slut in me wishes that when my ex put me in Nikki's shoes that I had responded with the same ferocity. This free download will act as a teaser, leaving you wanting more.  

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Crawling to Paris by Tara Eames

Consensual Heterosexual

Smashwords Description:
After abandoning his girlfriend Paris to go travelling, Declan arrogantly returns with a view to putting things right between himself and Paris. Little does he know that she is no longer the meek girl he left behind, but a woman scorned; driven by her passion, anger and a deep desire to punish Declan.

My Review:
I love the title of this erotica for it perfectly encapsulates the story. Paris has a plan, which only truly becomes clear to the reader right at the end. While I'm not usually the biggest fan of angry sex, Eames still managed to create an enticing scene that turned me on. I think what I found attractive about this writing was the dominance of the female character - a theme I don't see terribly often in erotica. 

Monday, April 21, 2014

Alias Unveil

I wanted to start out by saying a huge thanks to everyone who voted on my alias poll!! For formality, this is the alias who won:

However, in this process for obtaining my own unique alias, one of my fans (who asked to remain anonymous) offered to create a custom alias for me!! How cool is that!?! I got to add some artistic input, and ended up with an image that fit my original vision. With that being said, I would like to introduce you to my new official alias, who will be representing me across the internet!

She's sexy - no? hehe.

I do own the rights to this image, so please respect my rights, and the rights of the artist who so kindly made this image for me.

Here's a big SHOUT OUT and THANK YOU to the fan who created this image for me!!!

Friday, April 18, 2014

The Christmas Exhibition by VT Vaughn

Consensual BDSM

Amazon Book Description:
The Christmas Exhibition is a tremendous erotic novel of sexy suspicion, sinful confession and blatant exhibitionism.

"Do you think it's possible to want to f*** someone you don't even like?" With those words, Matt knows his beautiful girlfriend Jill is interested in having sex with someone else.

In this prequel to The Uncertain Cuckold series of novels, also available on Amazon, Jill is out on her work's Christmas dinner, as Matt waits for her to return. His jealousy and his imagination wreak havoc the longer she stays out, but nothing compares to the enthralling truth Jill reveals upon her return.

She has glimpsed her boss' son's manhood, inviting the beginnings of an obsession which threatens her relationship with Matt. Her thoughts are dominated by images of this young man's girth. The things she could do with him...

But confessions breed consequences, as Jill discovers when she wishes to keep her working life and her private life apart. Young Matt is adamant he will be attending the office party, the following week, in Jill's place of work.

Jill's devastation and darkness entangle as one. She is forced to either ignore or embrace this developing part of her psyche, unwrapping her own fantasies of control, dominance and exhibition.

Author Interview:
Did you always know you wanted to be a writer?
Yes, absolutely. As a child, I was always writing stories and drawing comic books. In my teens, I drew less and wrote more. From the ages of about 18-28 I did very little writing, but more living. However, I firmly believe that I hadn't had those experiences my writing now would be much more artificial. It's isn't always obvious when someone is writing about a painful or joyful experience that touches on those from their own life, but it often is when they're writing about something they know nothing about. Some writing about alcohol addiction is plain embarrassing. If you've never felt alcohol get a hold of you, how can your characters convince a reader who has?

What made you want to write erotica?
I believe it was a combination of wanting to write generally, and wanting to explore areas of my own fantasies. It's also no coincidence that Fifty Shades of Grey set all kinds of publishing records. I thought I'd have a go at that myself. Why not? I haven't sold millions, but I have sold thousands and that has reinforced a childhood belief that I am good enough (if not now, but someday) to make a living from writing.

Is there a genre you could never write? Which and why?
At the moment, I can't see myself writing children's books. That may change if I have kids myself. I think I'd need to be around from the day of birth to understand how a child grows. His or her imagination, needs, beliefs etc. I've been a stepdad, and I get on great with kids, but I need to be there from the start to get a grasp on their needs from entertainment. Someday, hopefully. But as things stand, I can't see myself writing a children's book.

Do you work with an outline, or just write?
Both. I think it's important to know how you plan to finish before you start a novel. It's not essential. When I started The Uncertain Cuckold (book 1 in the series), I didn't know where the story was going. But somewhere during the writing I discovered how it would end. In every single book since, I've known how it will end before I've started writing the beginning. That really does help tease the readers with occasional flashforwards in my prologues which set out to promise my plan is set in stone.

Do you ever experience writer’s block?
Not really. But I do lose motivation at times. If sales are slow, I get dejected. I start to think maybe this isn't for me. I let myself get distracted. I allow other things to get in the way of writing. That's not to say that the other things are not important. Just that when I'm focused and engaged in the process of writing, nothing else matters as much. And I believe that's how it has to be to bring the best writing out of one's self.

Is there an Author that you would really like to meet?
British author David Mitchell. His work is powerful. If I got to meet him, I'd be too embarrassed to tell him about my books. He has such a command of the English language, whilst also demonstrating a profound imagination. Last year, I saw the film version of one of his novels (Cloud Atlas) in the cinema. I loved it. However, a lot of people couldn't follow it. It worked well in novel form, but I did think during the film that if you hadn't read the book you'd struggle with the movie. Still, his books have all been brilliant, I've read every one and I'd recommend him to everyone, regardless of their tastes.

Have you ever written anything else?
I've written 3 books which I've never published, and all were before I turned to erotica. The first was written in my teens, came to 250,000 words and I can't honestly say it'll ever see the light of day. I've read parts of it again, and I get very nostalgic, but it would require A LOT of rewriting. It was written during and set during the 1990s, and I got a little interest from one agent and one publisher between 1999 and 2001. Unfortunately, I think its time to shine has passed. The next two books were written in 2009 and 2012 respectively and all I need is a break from writing the current erotica to rewrite those two titles and get them out there. I believe in them, which is why I'm protective from publishing them as they are.

Favorite quote from your book?
If I can't taste your kiss, then I don't exist – that's a line from The Unchained Cuckold. I won't give away whose words they are, how they're found, or who they're to... But they will appear in the prologue – which is a flashforward – and by the end of the novel the reader will know who they came from.

Will you have a new book coming out soon? Can you tell us about it?
Yes. It is titled The Unchained Cuckold, and will be available in late April '14. It is the fifth book in a series of novels I've written called The Uncertain Cuckold. It features the same characters – Matt and Jill – from The Christmas Exhibition, and begins six years later in their relationship. They've both realised the same fantasies turn them on. They want Jill to have a lover. But by Unchained, Matt feels Jill has become more her lover's girl than his. Their marriage is only weeks away. And their neighbour, Francesca, and Matt have grown extremely close. It has an absolutely explosive ending, which I can't hint anymore at for fear of spoiling.

Anything you want to say to your readers?
Just a huge thank you. For every single person who's taken money out of their pocket and spent it on one of my titles, I cannot show enough appreciation. Then there have also been the readers who've contacted me with their feedback, which has been overwhelmingly positive. So far I've been lucky not to encounter any trolls. Anyone who didn't like my stuff seemed to just stay away. And of course I've got to thank the folks out there who've reviewed my books, who've shared tweets and blog posts. Just simply anyone who's ever helped spread the word – Thanks!

My Review:
Vaughn is certainly a master of writing dirty talk. Often times in erotica the story goes on hold during the sex scenes, but Vaughn does just the opposite. He manages to use the sex to make his story all the more compelling. Not only that, the way his characters talk to each other serves to add to the anticipation of the sex in the story even more. He gracefully builds his plot, slowly increasing the intensity of the sex. Also, this plot has a certain level of complexity that most certainly took a good amount of foresight. Clearly, Vaughn planned out exactly what he wanted to write in order to create arousal. When I initially started reading this story, I did not foresee any BDSM taking place because Matt didn’t seem the type. However, Vaughn proved me wrong while still maintaining within Matt’s character. Well done!

I appreciated that Vaughn was shameless with his sexual exploits. Matt did have a certain level of questioning why he was being turned on by Jill’s behavior, which is only natural. But at least Matt owned that he was turned on. The Christmas Exhibition is some excellent erotica for those who like some amount of BDSM, but that which is clearly consensual.

Disclaimer: The Christmas Exhibition was given to me in exchange for an honest review. Thank you Vaughn!

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Sweet Temptations: The Babysitter by Dark Inferno

Consensual Heterosexual

Amazon Description:
Richard Martin has spent his life trying to be a good man. He works hard, pays his taxes, loves his wife and has never strayed or cheated.

However he also has a secret, a sweet tooth, and the bonds of marriage and family are as savoury as roast beef.

And now, for the first time in his life, he found himself being tempted. Young and beautiful, she was a seductive vision of temptation, forbidden and unattainable, but never was anything so sweet as the forbidden fruit...

This is the first volume in Darkinferno's sizzling new series Sweet Temptations.

Author Interview:

What inspired you to become a writer?
While in school I discovered I have Dyslexia, and writing seemed like a fun way to overcome my disability.

Do you have a day job as well?
More of a night job, I work part time on a replenishment night-shift.

When did you first start writing and when did you finish your first book?
I began writing in Secondary school, however it was mostly fan-fiction which i posted online and i only recently published my debut.

Do you ever experience writer’s block?
Unfortunately, I Suffer writer's Block at least once on every project I work on.

Do you work with an outline, or just write?
I come up with a rough outline for the story in the beginning but tend to get flashes of inspiration so always end up playing it by ear.

Is there any particular author or book that influenced you in any way?
I suppose my two greatest writing influences would be Bernard Cornwell and George R.R. Martin.

How do you market your work? What avenues have you found to work best for erotica?
Well I suppose Twitter is my primary means, as well as approaching Book Review Blogs requesting reviews.  I also commissioned the front Cover from a well-established artist. I did try the Amazon Prime Promotions but found it was unproductive. For Erotica, well I believe in the expression 'sex sells', so make the cover and title enticing and it will sell itself.

What was your favorite chapter (or part) to write and why?
There's never any particular part I prefer, it depends on the story really.

Do you have any advice for aspiring writers?
Don't give up, being an aspiring writer is like treading water, if you stop kicking you'll drown.

My Review:

Perhaps my favorite part of Sweet Temptations: The Babysitter was how Dark Inferno built up the character of the babysitter, Rebecca. This girl is 21 and reeks of 21 from her movie and ice cream choices to her doe-eyes. Also, I appreciate how Dark Inferno “set up” the second book in his series with the first scene in this book. It is a well-constructed, well intentioned scene: we learn about Richard’s character, family dynamics, and work dynamics all at the same time. As I often find with erotica, I did spot some minor technical and continuity issues within this book. Regardless, Dark Inferno has crafted a highly enticing story of the younger girl next door, which I would recommend as a quick, arousing read. 

Disclaimer: Sweet Temptations was given to me in exchange for an honest review. Thank you Dark Inferno!

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Monday, April 14, 2014

A Feather's Kiss by Brooklyn Burke

Foot Fetish/BDSM

Smashwords Description:
A Feather’s Kiss is a collection of stories that delve into an erotic world of bondage, fetishism and sexual and psychological teasing. In these well-written and descriptive stories the reader will meet people caught in very ticklish situations and those more than willing to exploit their helplessness. From the devilish mind of Brooklyn Burke. Are you a giver or receiver of the Feathers Kiss?

Author Interview:
What made you want to write erotica?
When I first wanted to write I didn’t know what to write about. I knew as a songwriter that I could work with and turn words but I had a desire to write real stories. I’ve always had a vivid and delightfully diabolical imagination so I thought a good way to start out and “learn” how to write would be to try and commit my fantasies to paper. The first batch, contained in “A Feather’s Kiss”, turned out reasonably well and met with positive reviews from those I shared them with so, I thought I would share them with others. Also, I thought, why not take what I spent a lot of time and effort creating and try and make a few dollars?! If I could it would encourage me to write more. After a few rewrites and edits I published this book and hope to do others.

Did you always know you wanted to be a writer?
Well, like I’ve said, I began as a song writer and always loved that. I’ve always loved to read and am a pretty internal person and, therefore, spend a lot of time in my “own little world”. I’ve had so many stories and ideas floating around in my head that I knew that I couldn’t get them all out by writing songs so, I guess I always knew.

What does your writing area look like?
I write mainly on my laptop so it’s all over the house or out on the patio.

Anything you want to say to your readers?
My hope is that you will love the situations I describe and the detail in which I do. My stories are little vignettes about people in situations or scenes that I hope will titillate the readers as they visualize the scenes; whether from the protagonists or the victim’s point of view. Although my stories are generally of the “spy-vs-spy” or revenge or interrogation motif there is no real hatred or evil in the stories. I’d like you to perhaps imagine you’re in the scene with someone who turns you on or you find attractive or have something off a rivalry with.

Is there a genre you could never write? Which and why?
Probably “Romance”. My stories are fantasy scenes, the meat-and-potatoes, where-in the scene and situation is set-up and the fun begins. I don’t care for a mushy story about aching hearts and shattered dreams. My stories are a 10 to 20 minute read that I hope will make you horny as hell and help you get off! LOL! Having said that, however, I like to think that the stories are well-written and realistic enough so that you can really get lost in them.

Where do you get your ides/inspiration for your book?
From inside my head. I’m in every one of my stories although using a different name, of course. These are all fantasies that I’ve envisioned over the years, usually a situation, that I build a story around, i.e. how did the damsel come to be “in distress” or how did I find myself in this situation.

How hard is it to come up with characters?
My characters are almost always myself and people I’ve been attracted too over the years. If I am the protagonist of the story (as a character) my “victim” will never be hurt because it is not in my nature to cause too-much pain. Of course there might be spanking or pinching, etc. but not as torture! If my character is the victim I like to imagine not knowing what I am about to be put through or how much I will suffer. The characters are often fantasy versions of real people.

Do you work with an outline, or just write?
My story begins as a picture in my head; a situation I find myself in or find someone else in. After I focus it I begin to imagine what led up to it and then start writing. Because I’m not writing long, drawn-out novels I don’t really need to do an outline. Although, as the stories progress I will often go back and change things and edit if I find the story going in a certain direction.

What was the process with getting the cover for your book? How do you like it?
I did it myself and I think it came out pretty damn good! LOL I had a very limited budget and needed to come up with something that would convey what was inside. Plus, I think there’s something terribly sexy about bare feet. Something very erotic about their sensitivity and vulnerability. I wanted a feather on the cover but then thought why not feet too! I think it came out pretty good, no? lol

What was your favorite part when writing your book?
Well, as anyone who’s written erotica knows and especially who verbalizes their fantasies, it’s seeing the fantasies come to life! There’s something very satisfying about building scenes and creating dialogue between the characters when you write. In an interrogation fantasy, for example, the fantasy might be just what the interrogator is doing to the prisoner but when the scene is written out the dialogue and scene description adds so much more to it!

What was the hardest part when writing your book?
Keeping both hands on the keyboard during the “hottest” parts! LOL! (sorry…couldn’t resist)

For those who might consider reading your book, what would you tell them to expect?
For those of you who like this particular genre they should expect great detail, great dialogue and very hot scenes. I expect them to read a story every night and then have amazing dreams but, I don’t expect them to be able to stop after each story! They will be too tempted to keep reading. Lol. For those who haven’t thought much about what I write about I hope it will open their eyes and let them think about the acts I describe and see them in new light.

My Review:
Burke is a master of writing detail. She does not gloss over any part. Yet, she does so in such a way to bring you into her stories. Speaking of which, I am impressed with the variety of circumstances she has imagined for her various protagonists. Burke structures her stories such that her characters unwittingly get themselves into precarious circumstances, and then people take advantage of them. However, within this structure, she has come up with a large variety such that no two stories are alike. Additionally, Burke spends a decent amount of time creating her settings and her characters before delving into her sex scenes, adding an additional layer of interest in her stories that I don't see in much erotica. Given that these short stories revolve around foot fetishes, if you're someone who is not into feet, then this book would probably not be for you. But if you're curious to learn more about this fetish, then this would be an excellent source! Also, if you find feet erotic to any degree, then you will find this an arousing read!

Disclaimer: I was given this book in exchange for an honest review. Thank you Brook!

Friday, April 11, 2014

The Book of Real and Imaginary Girlfriends by Moctezuma Johnson


Amazon Book Description:
What goes on behind closed doors? What goes on in the shadows of alley ways? This book of erotic poems and fiction from Moctezuma Johnson yanks the doorknobs from the doors and throws the doors open like a Sexual Cowboy busting into a Rough Saloon. Each poem is a spotlight onto a private act. As you read you get to be voyeur to the most intimate moments. You get to see things most people don't want you to, things you have always wanted to see. You get to be the dirty things themselves in this blend of Porno-Literary Madness laced with sexual tension and an overriding sense of longing for women and love.

This is the first book from the legendary and infamous King of Erotica Moctezuma Johnson, the man who was banned from blogger due to being too hardcore. See the book of poems and fiction that rock star poet Misti Rainwater-Lites describes as, "Sex as a Corn Dog, a carnival snack snatched and devoured in between the Zipper and the Tilt-A-Whirl." Remember, before you start reading you should close the shades.

Author Interview:
What made you want to write erotica?
I really didn’t chose erotica. Erotica chose me. I just had all this sexual energy in me. As I got older I pretty much had to release it. I used to think about it as taking the trash to the curb but now I’m starting to think it’s much more beautiful than that. Maybe it’s something more like raking the leaves on a Spring day. Anyway, I have always talked dirty with my friends and feel like direct language is the only language to trust, so erotica was a natural fit for me.

I mean, I first masturbated when I was four and got my first blow job when I was twelve years old. She literally blew on it. She put it in her mouth and blew, like she was inflating a balloon till we figured out that that didn’t pleasure me and, in fact, that it hurt. By fifteen was enjoying psychedelics and getting laid regularly with no more balloon-blowing blowjobs.

Did you always know you wanted to be a writer?
Always. I wrote short stories as a kid and then became a journalist after school and never really looked back. Thanks to this awful capitalism we are engulfed in momentarily I’ve always had to do other things such as teach (which will kill any writer’s career!), manufacture psychedelics, bootleg alcohol, as well work for various journals and magazines. Writers just don’t make the money they should. In my opinion, the world is fucking broken.

What does your writing area look like?
I write anywhere I can. I have a young son so I’m either swatting him away while writing on the couch or hiding in a cafe while he’s at school. I have a desk, but I never write at that desk. Instead, it’s covered in folded laundry, boxes of tissues for runny noses, an empty plastic file cabinet (I’m not sure what that was even supposed to be for), and some weird chair/back-massager.

Tell us your most rewarding experience since being published?
I got an incredible review from the poet Misti Rainwater-Lites. This completely blew my fucking mind because I think she’s the most talented writer I’ve ever read. I nearly jizzed when she agreed to read my book, and blew all over the wall when I read the review. I’m getting a hard on now just thinking of it.  [link to her review]

Goals for the future projects books?
I’d really like to have a whole series. I see writers with ten books in a series, and three series, etc. How do they do that? It takes me forever to write one book.

Anything you want to say to your readers?
I’m happy there’s a group of people who don’t want their writers to conform to a shitty little box of bullshit language. There are cool people out there who can decode sarcasm, find deeper meanings, and enjoy uncut thoughts. I am eternally grateful for them.

Is there a genre you could never write? Which and why?
Romance. Because I’m too much of a cunt. I can put romance into erotica as a tool, but I could never write a romance from start to finish. At some point somebody would have a giant dildo that she would start using to bludgeon someone else.

Can you describe your book in one sentence?
Langston Hughes meets Mika Tan.

Where do you get your ideas/inspiration for your book?
I get inspiration from every place. Every day I have thousands of ideas, unfortunately I forgot at least 999 during the course of other stuff I have to do. I get inspired by other writers, by movies, by stories I hear at the bar (bartenders get tons of pussy and tons of story, incidentally), by really hot porn, by dirty words, by articulate cursing, by working out, and by sex.

Will you have a new book coming out soon? Can you tell us about it?
I have a new book coming out called the Triangulum Stain: Attack of the Alien Dildo. This one is Michael Crichton meets Mika Tan. It follows an Alien Agent landing in a small down in Arizona. That agent infects the men of the town and makes their ejaculate become a sentient Dildo that only has one thing on its mind: Fucking. A scientist and a team of Foxy Female MIBs (really they are Women-in-Black) take on this Alien Dildo Race in a sexy, silly race for survival. This book is a lot of fun. I’ve never written Sci-Fi before and really enjoyed it. Also, since I’m dealing with sentient dildos, the sex scenes are pretty out of this world. 

Sample Poem:
Author's Note: I’m including a Free Poem for you to see how I write. I was thinking of this girl I met on the beach about ten years when I was sitting alone in front of my guest house in Malaysia. She had an improbably big gorgeous ass.

that ass was worth more than most people ever have

that ass was the sweetest thing
like the King of the Fruit, the durian.
that ass sat on the beach
off the hot water of Penang.
that ass was like a spoon laced with
sticky syrup dripping all over
onto my hands and thighs
she was nice enough to lick it all off
she was nice enough to unleash that ass
like letting a fish out of the water
that ass splashed and splattered
out of her yoga pants
and hung: two eggplants
drooping till she gave
and its syrup got all over me
she was nice enough to lick it off
slowly cause I was nice enough
to put me into that ass
Indonesia liberated Java
pewter was cleaved from the riverbeds
morning tea was stretched into eternity
I pounced
that ass leaped
I bounced
that ass catapulted
I bombarded
that ass propelled
I released
that ass was
imprisoned, plundered, and ransomed:
wE HavE yOUr AsS wIll tRadE iT foR 1,0o0,0o0 wArM moUth$

My Review:
The Book of Real and Imaginary Girlfriends was given to me in exchange for an honest review. To be fair, I am not extremely well-versed in the genre of poetry, and so I am probably not worthy of reviewing this artistic genre.

With that being said, The Book of Real and Imaginary Girlfriends is like reading a stream of consciousness, like a collage painting the dynamics of one man's sexuality. My favorite parts include sets of poems telling different sections of a story. Also, some of the poems ended with rather presumptuous conclusions, adding a spicy twist. Readers my find that The Book of Real and Imaginary Girlfriends has a few chauvinistic moments; written with the intent of arousal. While some may find poetry a challenge to write, with a restricting set of rules, MJ clearly sees it as a vehicle of freedom. He uses poetry as a modality to convey thought processes that would be difficult to convey in another medium. I have a great respect for authors who successfully write poetry, and I would say MJ is among them.

The Book of Real and Imaginary Girlfriends is Available on Amazon Here.

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Friday, April 4, 2014

Lesbian Flash Fiction by Leslie Reed


Amazon Book Description:
This is a short collection of flash fiction I wrote recently. It's a fun way to play around with fiction that I enjoy. There are four pieces here and each piece is 500 words each. Leave a review if you're so inclined.

Also, if you like any of the stories and want to see them developed into longer pieces such as short stories or novels - feel free and let me know.
My Review:
Reed was not kidding when she gave this book the title "flash fiction." Each short in this book quickly escalates to sexual encounters between strangers. For me, the allure of these stories was not only that the sex was between strangers, but also that it was between two women. The combination of these two elements made for particularly enticing stories. While all four of the stories in Lesbian Flash Fiction were of a similar theme, each one had its own particular flavor. I would love to see more by this author. 

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