Meet Our Authors
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Calling M.Christian versatile is a tremendous understatement. Extensively published in science fiction, fantasy, horror, thrillers, and even non-fiction, it is in erotica that M.Christian has become an acknowledged master, with more than 400 sales to such anthologies as Best American Erotica, Best Gay Erotica, Best Lesbian Erotica, Best Bisexual Erotica, Best Fetish Erotica, and in fact too many anthologies, magazines, and websites to name. In erotica, M.Christian is known and respected not just for his passion on the page but also his staggering imagination and chameleonic ability to successfully and convincingly write for any and all orientations.
But M.Christian has other tricks up his literary sleeve: in addition to writing, he is a prolific and respected anthologist, having edited 25 anthologies to date including the Best S/M Erotica series; Pirate Booty; My Love For All That Is Bizarre: The Erotic Adventures of Sherlock Holmes; The Burning Pen; The Mammoth Book of Future Cops; The Mammoth Book of Tales of the Road (with Maxim Jakubowksi); Confessions; Garden of Perverse; Amazons (with Sage Vivant); and many more.
M.Christian's short fiction has been collected into many bestselling books in a wide variety of genres, including the Lambda Award finalist Dirty Words and other queer collections like Filthy Boys, BodyWork, and his best-of-his-best gay erotica book, Stroke The Fire. He also has collections of non-fiction (Welcome to Weirdsville, Pornotopia, and How to Write and Sell Erotica); science fiction, fantasy and horror (Love Without Gun Control); and erotic science fiction including Rude Mechanicals, Technorotica, Better Than The Real Thing, the acclaimed Bachelor Machine and its sequel, Skin Effect.
As a novelist, M.Christian has shown his monumental versatility with books such as the queer vamp novels Running Dry and The Very Bloody Marys; the erotic romance Brushes; the science fiction erotic novels Painted Doll and Bionic Lover: An Erotic Lesbian Romance; and the rather controversial gay horror/thrillers Finger's Breadth and Me2. His website is mchristian.com.
Skin Effect audiobook excerpt
BIONIC LOVER: AN EROTIC LESBIAN ROMANCE
SKIN EFFECT: MORE SCIENCE FICTION AND FANTASY EROTICA
FINGER'S BREADTH: A GAY THRILLER: FROM THE LAMBDA AWARD FINALIST
RUNNING DRY: THE COMPLETE SERIES
BODYWORK: MALE-MALE EROTICA
TRANSGENDER EROTICA: TRANS FIGURES
BLOOD LUST: GAY EROTIC VAMPIRE TALES
MY LOVE OF ALL THAT IS BIZARRE: THE EROTIC ADVENTURES OF SHERLOCK HOLMES
HOW TO WRITE AND SELL EROTICA: TRICKS OF THE TRADE
UP FOR GRABS 2: NONE OF THE ABOVE
LEATHER, LACE AND LUST
THE VERY BLOODY MARYS
PIRATE BOOTY: EROTIC TALES OF BUCCANEERS AND CAPTIVES
LOVE WITHOUT GUN CONTROL & OTHER FANTASY, HORROR AND SCIENCE FICTION STORIES
RUDE MECHANICALS: TECHNOROTICA
SEXY BRIEFS: TASTY LITTLE TAILS
HUNGER: A FEAST OF SENSUAL TALES ABOUT SEX AND GASTRONOMY
DIRTY WORDS: PROVOCATIVE GAY EROTICA
COMING TOGETHER PRESENTS M. CHRISTIAN
BONDAGE BY THE BAY: BDSM IN SF
BEST S/M EROTICA VOL 3: STILL MORE STORIES OF EXTREME SEX!
FIFTY WRITERS ON FIFTY SHADES OF GREY
HE'S ON TOP: EROTIC STORIES OF MALE DOMINANCE AND FEMALE SUBMISSION
WINNER TAKES ALL: MASTER/SLAVE FANTASIES
BACK TO BASICS: A BUTCH-FEMME ANTHOLOGY
GARDEN OF THE PERVERSE: FAIRY TALES FOR TWISTED ADULTS
PAINTED DOLL: AN EROTIC SCIENCE FICTION NOVEL
THE WILDEST ONES
SEX IN SAN FRANCISCO: AN ANTHOLOGY OF SMOKING HOT TALES
IN CONTROL: TALES OF KINKY MEN AND WOMEN
TECHNOROTICA: STORIES SHATTERING THE ULTIMATE TABOO
LICKS AND PROMISES
FILTHY BOYS: MALE-MALE EROTICA
STROKE THE FIRE: THE BEST MANLOVE FICTION OF M. CHRISTIAN
DARK DOINGS AT MISKATONIC UNIVERSITY
WELCOME TO WEIRDSVILLE
BETTER THAN THE REAL THING: TECHNOROTICA
Roxy Katt started writing erotica in the 90s, just for her own entertainment. Then she thought it might be fun to publish her writing, and perhaps even make a little money. Her first publication was a graphic short story in the very first issue of Heavy Rubber Magazine. Since then she has been published in a number of major erotic anthologies, such as the 2009 winner of the Lambda Literary Award for Lesbian Erotica, Lesbian Cowboys: Erotic Adventures.
Erotic fetish writing can be divided, of course, into a number of genres or subgenres such as rubber, leather, armor, BDSM, spanking, etc. But as a fetish writer, Roxy finds the difficulty in publicizing her work lies in the fact that while it incorporates these and other genres, it does not always fit neatly into one of them. So how does she describe her hard to categorize work to the person who, unbeknownst to him or herself, might enjoy this lesbian and transgender erotica, but has no one label with which to search for it? First of all, humiliation is central. And usually, the humiliation is comical, cartoonish, unusual, or bizarre.
The humiliation in a Roxy Katt story often involves some form of being tied up, stuck in something, rendered peculiarly powerless (especially by one’s own seemingly empowering garments). And there must be a build-up to the humiliation. Roxy is all about foreplay. For her, that is the sexiest thing in an erotic story. So many tales begin with two paragraphs that introduce stock, uninteresting characters, and then proceed with 30 pages of “insert Tab A into Slot B” sex. She does not find this even remotely interesting.
Not that Roxy doesn't describe sexual acts and their consummation in detail—she most certainly does. Her work could be described as BDSM, but not in the classic sense of two people getting together in a “dungeon-like" setting, with one of them tormenting the other for so many pages in more or less predictable ways. Her characters do not usually start out saying “let’s have sex,” but that is what they end up doing. For example, if one character wears a rubber suit, it is not because she is a dominatrix preparing to play with a sex partner, but because she is a spacewoman or a diver. Roxy tends to contrive “realistic” excuses for her characters to be wearing fetish gear. To her, a woman dressed up like Catwoman is sexier if she is doing so to burgle an estate, rather than explicitly to have sex. Rest assured, though, somehow she will have sex. Roxy's blog is roxykatt.wordpress.com.
Naughty Tales of Leather & Latex audiobook excerpt
NAUGHTY TALES OF LEATHER & LATEX: LAUGH OUT LOUD LESBIAN HUMOR
THE CITY PONY
THE ANT QUEEN
THE TRUMPET OF DESTINY
RUBBER CAT BURGLAR
CREAM AND PUNISHMENT
GAGGING THE PRESS
THE KNIGHT, THE WITCH, AND THE VACUUM CLEANER: A FUTA FAIRY TALE
STUCK FETISH FRENZY: 3 TALES
THE LAY OF THE GRECIAN URN
LIKE A CORSET UNDONE: EROTIC STEAMPUNK
WHERE THE GIRLS ARE: URBAN LESBIAN EROTICA
Ralph Greco, Jr.
Ralph Greco, Jr. has been published in seven countries, in major market magazines and small press, in various anthologies, single-author short story collections and online. In addition to writing erotica, he presents online erotica writing classes at creativesexuality.org and in live lectures. He is also a professional playwright, seeing his one-acts produced across the U.S.; the editor-in-chief of the latex global quarterly Von Gutenberg Magazine; public relations liaison and blogger for The Erotic Heritage Museum; editor-in-chief of the weekly column Sex Files that appears on shortandsweetnyc.com and shortandsweetla.com; and senior east coast correspondent for vintagerock.com. Ralph makes his home in the wilds of New Jersey suburbia, where he attempts, but fails, to keep his ever-widening ego in check.
Oh, Those Darn Dominant MILFs audiobook excerpt
OH, THOSE DARN DOMINANT MILFS: THE GODDESSES OF SUBURBIA
VILE THINGS: EXTREME DEVIATIONS OF HORROR
SICK THINGS: AN ANTHOLOGY OF EXTREME HORROR
YOUNG LOVE OLD HEARTS
WICKED PLEASURES ANTHOLOGY: STORIES OF KINKY LOVE
FIVE MINUTE FANTASIES 2
THE LOVE THAT NEVER DIES: EROTIC ENCOUNTERS WITH THE UNDEAD
WOMEN SPANKING WOMEN
A TASTE FOR PUNISHMENT: AN ANTHOLOGY
DISCIPLINARY ACTION - A COLLECTION OF EROTIC BDSM STORIES
THE INFINITE SPECTACLE: SHORT STORIES OF DISPLACED REALITY
A LITTLE BIT OF LUXURY - A COLLECTION OF FIVE EROTIC STORIES
EROTICA, VOL 1: FOUR HOT NEW TALES OF DESIRE
EROTICA, VOL 2: FOUR HOT NEW TALES OF DESIRE
EROTICA, VOL 9
VON GUTENBERG MAGAZINE: ALL THE WORDS A RAGE: FASHION FANTASY FICTION
Jim Lyon liked the idea of becoming a writer from an early age, although specializing in erotica was not what he initially envisioned. While attending college he dabbled in various writing pursuits ranging from playwriting to entertainment journalism, and probably would have tried his hand at writing erotica if the opportunity had presented itself; alas, it did not.
It wasn't until the Internet came along and websites offering erotic stories of every description began popping up that Jim had his first inclination to write smut. After visiting a few sites that featured user written kinky stories, most of which were terrible, he quickly realized that he could do a much better job. And he was right. Before long he found himself moonlighting as the story editor for the now-defunct ownme.com, one of the naughtier websites of that era.
Fast forward several years and Jim decided to transition from erotica hobbyist to professional. He spent several months writing his first book-length erotic story and then steeled himself to the task of finding a publisher. He sent his first round of queries out on a Thursday and the following Monday received a terse email that read: "We like your book. Will send a contract soon." And thus his career as an erotic writer began in earnest. He has since published six kinky books and had several stories included in various anthologies, notably I.Lover and The Sexy Librarian's Dirty 30, Vol. 1. Jim's blog is jim-lyon.tumblr.com.
Virtual Reality Mistress audiobook excerpt
FEMDOM KISMET: EXPLORING UNCHARTED TERRITORY
THE ACCIDENTAL DOMME
TEN SHADES OF SUBMISSION
VIRTUAL REALITY MISTRESS
MISTRESS STEPHANIE'S STRAYS: A TALE OF POLYAMOROUS DOMINATION AND SUBMISSION
DOMMES: FEMDOM EROTICA
THE SEXY LIBRARIAN'S DIRTY 30 VOL.1
TO OBEY HER: FEMDOM EROTICA STORIES
Valerie Brundage began writing again after 17 years doing the "married thing." She realized two things: it was more than her imagination that was being held back, and she's enjoying starting to live out some of those dark sexy urges as much as writing about them.
Valerie has always been open to new experiences and hearing about others. She likes to read fiction that doesn't shy away from the sex people have, because to be honest, people have sex. Sometimes for the wrong reasons, sometimes for the reasons they're not admitting. That's why it's such an important part of writing truthfully about how people interact with people.
Her writing teachers told her to tell the truth and to not be scared. So Valerie writes about dark desires. Kissing that person (of any sex) you aren't supposed to kiss. And inviting the wrong person to see something they aren't supposed to see. Not because it's wrong. Because you learn something about yourself when you embrace your inner desires. Valerie's blog is valeriedreaming.blogspot.com
Erotic Daydreams audiobook excerpt
Shawna Hunter is an emerging erotica writer who lives in Ontario, Canada. BDSM is one of her passions, as are writing, photography, hiking and physical fitness. She enjoys reading and writing erotica but has always felt the genre to be somewhat repetitive and stale. Shawna’s goal in her own works is to break from the pack and present something fresh. She wants her characters to have a depth and uniqueness to them instead of being one note clichés. Shawna writes with these interests and goals in mind and hopes that her readers love her characters and stories as much as she does. Her blog is Shawna Hunter.
L. A. Maria
L. A. Maria is semi retired - her father was a well-to-do business man and her mother's family was in the Diplomatic service. She is well traveled and worked in corporations around the world. After the death of her husband in 2009 she seemed to be settled into the new role of widowhood. However, five years after his death her libido came back and the subsequent experience led her to write Libido Reboot in the hope that it will resonate with baby boomers and act as an inspiration to leading a happy and healthy sex life. Her blog is L. A. Maria.