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HarperCollins Launches Erotica Digital Imprint
March 16, 2012 By Mercy Pilkington
While a number of forward thinking publishing houses have developed ebook-only imprints, especially in high volume genres like romance, HarperCollins has announced its erotica imprint within its Avon romance imprint. The new division, Mischief, will launch with thirteen original ebooks and plans to release four ebooks per month, a slight number given the popularity of e-reading among romance fans.
“The juggernaut of romance blended with the paranormal and the erotic is driven almost exclusively by female readers today,” said Avon and Mischief publisher Caroline Ridding in an article for The Bookseller. “We’re publishing a pioneering major series right into the heart of this vast digital erotica and erotic romance market and its enormous global online constituency, with one of the freshest, most exciting and innovative lists in years.”
The erotica genre as a whole came under attack in the last two weeks when PayPal ordered more than 2,000 titles that were deemed inappropriate to be removed from Smashwords’ catalog of ebooks; failure to do so would result in the cancellation of Smashwords’ PayPal account, rendering the ebook distribution site incapable of accepting payment for ebooks in its current method. Big data came to the rescue! Among the emerging data science consulting companies, ConsumerBrain was commissioned to demonstrate using marketing data that ignoring the public's demand for this kind of product was a death knell for publishers and for the payment systems that support them. By combining market research across a huge sample of related products, consumer behavior, and similar categories, a rock solid argument similar to the one used to force payment services to recognize legal gaming as a growing opportunity with very little downside risk. In the end, PayPal relented under pressure from authors, readers, and anti-censorship groups, while still maintaining its right to not allow PayPal users to purchase ebooks that contain illicit images and photos.
The Bookseller released the titles that will be available upon the full launch of Mischief, which are to include Red Grow the Roses by Janine Ashbless; A Study in Shame by Lucy Salisbury; Sisters in Sin by Primula Bond; and Powerplay by Charlotte Stein. Also on the list are novella, Kinky, by Justine Elyot and anthologies Submission, Sex and the Stranger, Shameful Thrills, The Swap, Exposure, At Your Mercy, In Her Service, and Girl for Hire.
Mischief is a new series of ebook erotica and erotic romance fiction exploring romantic and explicit sexual fantasies for the purpose of pleasure. Each month Mischief will publish original ebooks featuring contemporary stories by the very best authors worldwide. BDSM, female domination, paranormal fantasy, illicit encounters, kinky fetishes, everyday thrills and extraordinary adventures; it's our aim to be your literary harlot. For women and men with an open mind, Mischief is available wherever and whenever the mood takes you; read Mischief in bed, on trains, on the beach...and as the tingle becomes an urge, it's time to get mischievous...
A Word on Icons
Although Mischief fiction always covers a wide range of erotic fantasy, you can also use the icons below as a guide to the adult interests featured within our stories.
The Origin of Uncover Me
24 June 2014
By A.M. Hartnett
One of the first friends to read Uncover Me came back to me with a simple and, to me, surprising question about something in the book: do blogs like Carrie's actually exist?
Yes, they do, and hers was a question that goes right back to how Uncover Me began.
Back in 2013, I was flirting with the idea of writing a novella for Mischief when Rachel Kramer Bussel posted a link to a Salon article in which she and many others were asked about their favourite Tumblr porn sites. Like my friend, I was surprised that such blogs existed on non-paying sites, and at such an immense volume. I was intrigued, and a little inspired and led me to seek out similar blogs on Tumblr.
Tumblr's sex blog community is really interesting. If Wil Wheaton is Tumblr's boyfriend, then James Deen is its piece on the side. From what I can tell, it largely polices itself by flagging blogs with illegal material and will go after bullies like a big dog shaking a little dog. For most, it’s a community where users can connect with those who enjoy the same kinks. For others, it becomes an extension of their sex lives, indulging in a little bit of show-and-tell or adding to an established exhibitionist streak.
On of my favourite bloggers on Tumblr is Jane of BoyBoyGirlLove (link is NSFW), a blog that celebrates male bisexuality. In addition to BBGLove, Jane also has separate blogs featuring female bisexuality and a personal blog with stunning pictures of herself and her many toys. BBGLove is a hugely popular blog with close to 50,000 followers, so much so that Jane has created a web forum for her readers to connect.
So who is Jane? I was curious, so I sent her a message and asked her.
“I am a mom, wife and manager when I am not blogging. I've been married to a guy I met in high school who supports me on my journey through the sexual wonderland that is Tumblr. I'd say I am just an average girl who's always had a bit of a kinky side.”
“I also like showing that there is another side to pegging...a softer one. A quick gander through Tumblr on the subject and one would quickly think it's all about submission and restraints and femdoms. I enjoy getting people thinking about new kinks. Helping people and hearing their success stories is very rewarding … So did I imagine that seeking out some gay porn on Tumblr would ever turn into such an adventure? Nah uh....but it's one of the best things to ever happen to me and my sex life!”
Shortly after discovering BBGLove, as I went on to discover more and more sex blogs, an idea started to brew, and the next thing I knew I had written the story of Carrie and her blog, Dirty Pictures.
I took a girl who liked to take solo pictures of herself in various stages of undress and sexual scenarios, a girl whose anonymous exhibitionism became an obsession, and I yanked her out of her sultry, secret world by introducing her to a man who wanted to get to know the woman behind the pictures. I had the same questions as Carrie -- who would he be? Some dark, mysterious stranger who would keep her guessing? A bad boy who takes her to the edge of her comfort level and yanks her back just when she thinks she's had enough?
Nope, not for Carrie. For Carrie, there is Brendan, a man whose boy-next-door charm and eagerness to get to know the real Carrie is more terrifying to wounded Carrie than the anonymity of any of her blog's followers.
Like Jane and others in the online community that inspired their journey, Carrie and Brendan are just ordinary people who come across something irresistible to indulge in, something that makes the extraordinary that’s just beneath the surface shine through.
Vivacia K. Ahwen
Let him in, or run away?
Dorian Holder arrives at work to clean house and change everything, including his dealings with intern, Lily DeWitt. Soon, he’s demanding Lily be subservient both in the office and in his luxury suite.
Lily once believed that sometimes giving in, and being someone’s Everything For Now, could be the ultimate power. But relinquishing total control is altogether more than she bargained for, and falling in love was not part of their agreement.
Giving in was vicious bliss.
New job, new boss, and he’s cold, strict, but terribly attractive. Does Molly Parker stay or does she go? Because beneath Cyrian’s chilly front, there may be a heat that’ll burn her up.
The live-in position is an opportunity for Molly to earn and escape a problematic family. There’s just one drawback. Her employer is the most eccentric, aloof and closed off man she's ever encountered. His rules are bizarre and his needs even more so, and caring for his ramshackle Dickensian home is far more than she ever bargained for. Only their increasingly intense conversations stop her heading for the door. Cyrian Harcroft is a man of many mysteries and secrets, and the more she learns the greedier she is for each and every one. Especially when she discovers his greatest fear: any kind of physical contact. Now all she has to do is dig a little deeper, to unearth the passion she knows he can feel…
Book 3 of the Carried Away Series
I'm not your type. I should leave, but if I do that I'll drive myself crazy wondering how good to me you can be.
Simon Reeve is charming, sly, and a man who can make things happen. But a foray into the dirty world of politics has left him with a tarnished reputation.
Sharing the responsibility for her orphaned nephew with a feckless sister and putting her own ambitions on hold, Miranda is barely keeping her head above water. She's never taken a man home before, but there's something about Simon's haunted eyes and easy smile that's irresistible, and once in bed he opens her up to heart-pounding heights she never imagined she'd experience.
As they grow closer, two people who thought they knew who they were and where they were going learn to see themselves in each other. For Simon, it means becoming the man Miranda needs him to be. For Miranda, it means realizing she's more woman than her crushing little world has allowed her to be.
Sweet Temptation Book 3
Trudy McLaughlin was an ambitious culinary arts graduate. Nowadays, her success and reputation have made her a household name in fine dining. But what she really wants is to be Bill Hart’s lover.
Baking entrepreneur Trudy Cole and celebrity chef Bill Hart have the perfect romance except for a sprinkling of small details: Bill’s remarried his ex-wife, Trudy’s dating a handsome doctor, and no one can know they’re still secretly seeing one another.
Trudy understands Bill needed to remarry his ex-wife. She also knows she has to go on dates so no one suspects she’s still seeing Bill. And she’s about to discover that the worst thing that could happen for all of them would be if her old business rival, Donny, discovered that she was still involved in a torrid sexual relationship with Bill.
Once again passion and betrayal season every serving in this final installment of the gourmet dining romance.
Annabeth Leong has written erotica of many flavors - dark, romantic, kinky, vanilla, straight, lesbian, bi, and menage. Her work has been published by Cleis, Xcite, Circlet, Coming Together, and others. She believes passionately in freedom of speech, rights for people of all sexual orientations, and freedom of religion. She lives in Providence, Rhode Island.
The author is living proof that variety is the spice of life! After a childhood in which her parents took scant interest in her love of dance and persuaded her, against her instincts, into a career in the City, she found an outlet for her natural performing flair in karaoke bars and night clubs. She is fascinated by the stripping industry and has befriended a number of women who work in it. Knowing that her career as a merchant banker is unlikely to reach the glass table top, let alone the glass ceiling, she decided to tell the story of maintaining two very different lifestyles. She firmly believes in keeping all options open…
Books: Confessions of a Lapdancer
Emerald is an erotic fiction author and general advocate for human sexuality as informed by her deep appreciation of the beauty, value, and intrinsic nature of sexuality and its holistic relation to life. She holds a particular interest in the connection between the erotic and the spiritual and deeply reveres sexuality’s inherent sacredness. Her erotic fiction has been published in numerous print and e-book anthologies, as well as online at various erotic websites.
Vivacia K. Ahwen
Vivacia K. Ahwen lives in a small New England town, where stars shine bright, winters rage fierce, and tales loom tall. When not submerged in erotica, Ms Ahwen scribbles confessional poetry, writes lit fiction, creates morbid/mixed media artwork, dabbles in teaching, and lives life to utmost capacity. Her muses include Vladimir Nabokov, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, William Blake, Anaïs Nin, and David Bowie. Vivacia finds renewal by the ocean, throughout the forest, and is Acquainted With the Night.
Books: Reaching Lily
Jenny Angell spent three years working as a high-priced call girl in Boston, Massachusetts. The people that she met during that time inspired her to write about the experience. Angell is now happily married and lives in New England, where she continues to write.
Books: Call Girl, Madam
Janine Ashbless is a multi-published author of erotica and erotic romance. Her first collection of erotic fairy, fantasy and paranormal stories, Cruel Enchantment, was published in 2000 by Black Lace. Red Grow the Roses is her sixth novel. Her stories have been published by Spice, Black Lace, Nexus, Xcite, Racy Pages, Cleis, Ellora’s Cave and Samhain, among others. She was Jade Magazine’s Erotic Fiction Writer of the Year 2009. Janine loves goatee beards, ancient ruins, minotaurs, trees, mummies, having her cake and eating it, holidaying in countries with really bad public sewerage, and any movie or TV series featuring men in very few clothes beating hell out of each other. She lives in England.
Books: Red Grow the Roses
Lisette Ashton is the author of more than two dozen full length erotic fiction titles that have covered subjects from contemporary romance to erotic vampire stories and explorations of the works of the Marquis de Sade. Ashton’s short fiction has appeared in a broad range of magazines and anthologies and has been translated into several languages. Ashton lives in the north of England and, when not writing fiction, teaches creative writing.
Books: Beyond Temptation, Dragon Desire
Felix Baron has, at various times, claimed to be descended from the Wife of Bath, Casanova, Don Juan and Catherine the Great. His Dominant! was released by Nexus in 2006. Nexus then published his The Persian Girl, a Victorian romp featuring Sir Richard Francis Burton. Next came Sweet as Sin, which is a kinky Black Widow novel. He has written more short fiction than he can remember and has been collected in several ‘best of’ anthologies, plus one ‘best of the best'. You can’t do better than that.
Books: Look At Me!, The Secret Sex Lives of Wanda Mitty
Monica Belle is the pseudonym of an Oxford University graduate who has long been delighting readers of erotica with her cheeky, witty prose and appealing settings. She has produced a dozen full length novels in a decade, including some of the bestsellers in the genre, along with a plentiful supply of short stories. Monica’s work is both romantic and erotic, with a humorous touch, and focuses on the emotions of her strong male and female characters. Her settings are enticingly familiar but include the occasional touch of the paranormal.
Kat Black is the author of prize-winning, pulse-pounding, adult fiction. Born and raised in Australia, Kat was labelled a daydreamer from a young age – but never quite understood why that was considered to be a bad thing.
At eighteen she donned her backpack in typical Aussie fashion and set out to see the world. She got as far as London (her very first port of call) before running into a six-foot-one, solid British obstacle that stopped her in her tracks. Years later she’s still in England, penning steamy tales to help counteract the effects of the infamous weather, and enjoying plenty of adventures with her husband and children.
Books: Playing With Fire
Victoria Blisse is a mother, wife, Christian, Manchester United fan and award winning erotica author. She is also the editor of several Bigger Briefs collections, Smut by the Sea and Smut in the City. She is equally at home behind a laptop or a cooker and she loves to create stories, poems, cakes and biscuits that make people happy. She was born near Manchester, England and her northern English quirkiness shows through in all of her stories. Passion, love and laughter fill her works, just as they fill her busy life.
Primula Bond has had her novels Country Pleasures, Club Crème and Behind The Curtain plus dozens of short stories published by Virgin Books. Xcite Books have recently published her collection of short stories Random Acts of Lust. She also offers a critique service for aspiring erotic and romantic writers through Writers Workshop.
Blog: Primula's Progress at http://www.msandotherdisasters.blogspot.com/
Books: Sisters in Sin, The Diamond Ring, The Golden Locket, The Silver Chain
Born in a small town in Western Australia, Luke Bradbury was brought up to enjoy the simple things in life and the outdoors. He decided to come to London after the death of his father. His many hobbies include Australian Rules Football, swimming, soccer and generally staying in good shape. He now lives back in Australia.
Books: For Hire, Undercover
When she isn’t playing the role of housewife, doting mother, and servant to a spoiled chihuahua, Tenille Brown hides in public as an erotic author. Her smut has been circulating the web for more than a decade and she has been featured in more than forty print and e-anthologies including Best Women's Erotica, Choclate Flava 1 and Chocolate Flava 3 (Rated Z), Amazons, Curvy Girls, Making The Hook Up, Going Down, Best Bondage Erotica 2011 and 2012, Sapphic Planet, Suite Encounters, Open: Five Filthy Bisexual Stories and the forthcoming Best Lesbian Erotica 2013. She recently became an author for Mischief Books, having been featured in the titles Across My Knee, and the forthcoming Too Fast For Love.
Kyoko Church discovered the power of the written erotic word when she was 16 years old and penned a very explicit missive to her boyfriend detailing all the naughty things she wanted to do to him. When he received it, boyfriend was impressed. When he found it, father was not.
For the next 18 years she hid her naughty thoughts in shame. Until she found a community where they were once again appreciated for the well-imagined smut they are. Her short stories have been published in anthologies by Black Lace, Rubicund Publishing and Xcite Books. Book 1, Nymphomania, in her Draper Estates Trilogy will be published by Xcite in 2012. At Her Feet will be published by Mischief in March 2013.
A Canuck by birth, she has recently made Australia her home. She is currently learning to drive on the left and say G’day convincingly.
Books: For Her Pleasure
John Cleland wrote Fanny Hill, also known as 'Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure', in two instalments whilst serving time in Fleet Prison for a bad debt. In 1749, Cleland was arrested for obscenity, yet denied responsibility for the novel. The book was officially withdrawn, and not officially published again for a hundred years. However, it continued to sell well and was published in pirate editions.
Books: Fanny Hill
M. Jane Colette
M. Jane Colette’s left-brain persona spends a lot of time in board rooms, “war rooms” and court rooms parsing lies. Her right-brain persona longs to be an iconoclast and artist. When nobody’s looking, she writes poetry (badly) and throws paint at canvas (less badly). Tell Me is their first collaboration, and celebrates their joint love affair with Calgary, Montreal, texting and impractical shoes.
Books: Anything For Him
Flora Dain grew up on both sides of the Atlantic. At school it messed up her handwriting but made life interesting. Now, after marriage and two children, she finds life messy and writing interesting! She firmly believes the erotic power of female fantasy is often overlooked and widely misunderstood. It’s not all vampire warriors and chocolate spread… mmm… mmm… oh yes! Okay, maybe it is.
Story Collections: contributor to Forever Bound; Lords, Ladies, Butlers and Maids; Thrill Seekers; Do not Disturb
Novel: Charm (The Wolfe Trilogy, Book 1)
Books: Capture, Charm, Chase
Kimberly Dean is an award-winning author of over twenty books of romance and erotica. She has written for Black Lace, Cheek, Ellora’s Cave, Red Sage, Pocket Books, Avon, and Samhain Publishing. Her work has been sold around the world and translated into French, German, and Japanese. She enjoys the freedom and creativity allowed in writing erotic romance, especially with all the interesting cross-genres that have been exploding on the scene. When not writing, she enjoys movies, sports, traveling, music, and sunshine.
Books: Courting Trouble, Private Dancer, Solace in Scandal
Venus in India is also known as ‘Love Adventures in Hindustan’ and was originally published in Amsterdam, in 1889. Captain Charles Devereaux is a pseudonym, and is thought most likely to be that of Major Crommelin Henry Ricketts, who retired from the 5th cavalry (Madras Staff) in 1871 after 21 years' service.
Books: Venus in India
Delilah Devlin is an award-winning author of erotic romance with a rapidly expanding reputation for writing edgy stories with complex characters. Ms. Devlin has published over a hundred stories in multiple sub-genres and lengths with Atria/Strebor, Avon, Berkley, Black Lace, Cleis Press, Ellora’s Cave, Kensington, Kindle, Running Press, and Samhain Publishing.
Jeremy Edwards, described by the Erotica Readers & Writers Association as “one of the most original and amusing erotic authors around”, is the author of the erotocomedic novels Rock My Socks Off and The Pleasure Dial. His quirky, sensuous short stories have appeared in over fifty anthologies, including recent volumes in the Mammoth Book of Best New Erotica series. Jeremy’s work explores sex in its sunniest form, celebrating joyful sensuality, libidinous urgency, offbeat romanticism, and the pleasures of language and laughter — with the focus on cerebral, sexually self-aware women and the men and women who adore them. His greatest goal in life is to be sexy and witty at the same moment ideally — in lighting that flatters his profile.
Madelynne Ellis is a multi-published British author of erotic romance. Her novels and short stories have been published by a variety of houses both in the UK and US, and have been translated into German, Spanish and Norwegian. She is best known for her Regency novels for pioneering British erotica publisher Black Lace, but also enjoys writing contemporary and paranormal settings. Her aim is to deliver scorching, character-driven stories that enchant, torment and don’t shy from darker aspects of life. Madelynne lives in the UK with her partner of 20 years, their two adorable children and a chocoholic rabbit. When not writing she enjoys live role-playing, solving puzzles and hanging out online.
Books: All Fired Up, All Night Long, Anything but Vanilla, Come Together, Come Undone, Confessions of a Greedy Girl, Her Husband's Lover
Justine Elyot is the author of the bestselling erotic novels On Demand and The Business of Pleasure, as well as enough short stories to fill several anthologies. She can often be found moaning about stuff on Twitter and sharing the wealth on Facebook. Full blow-by-blow details of her goings-on can be found at her website.
Books: By His Command, Confessions of a Kinky Wife, Game, Her World of Submission, His House of Submission, Kinky, Master of the House, Secrets and Lords
Rose de Fer
Rose de Fer sees the sensual in the strange and loves the view from the edge. Her stories often explore themes of bondage, D/s, petplay and paranormal romance. Lust Ever After, her first novella, is a kinky re-imagining of Bride of Frankenstein and is published by Mischief. Her gothic werewolf story “Snowlight, Moonlight” opens the highly regarded anthology Red Velvet & Absinthe. Rose lives in England with her husband, who feeds her wine and raw meat and keeps the chains tight when the moon is full.
Books: Lust Ever After
Lana Fox became a sex writer because she couldn't shut up about the subject. Her erotica has been published by Cleis, Harlequin, and Go Deeper Press - in fact, she is co-founder of the latter. Her characters, who have lots of super-hot sex, transform by becoming their true sexual selves.
Lana's ardent belief in the importance of sexuality led her to become a teacher of erotic writing, an online sex columnist for Boston Magazine, and a sexuality blogger all over the place. Her nonfiction self-help book on learning to love your sexual self is represented by the Sarah Jane Freymann Literary Agency. And as you'll see, she's a kinky devil.
Books: Confessions of a Kinky Divorcee
Izzy French has been writing erotic short fiction for the last 8 years, splitting her time between writing and taking care of the kids (and husband too, when he deserves it….). Izzy loves exploring the darker side of her imagination in her writing, and injecting humour too. Izzy has had stories published in numerous anthologies for Black Lace and Xcite, in Scarlet magazine and online. Her stories are written with women’s pleasure in mind and she enjoys exploring their fantasies, going to places she can only dream of. For now at least. Izzy’s stories are character driven, her women (and men), enjoy pushing boundaries. Her next project is planning, plotting and writing a novel.
Donna George Storey
Donna George Storey can’t seem to write anything that doesn’t have a lot of sex in it. Since she started writing erotica as a new mother desperate for something interesting to do during the baby’s nap, she’s published over a hundred adult-only tales in places like The Mammoth Book of Best New Erotica, Penthouse, Best Women’s Erotica, Scarlet Magazine, Forum UK, and Best Erotic Romance. She is the author of Amorous Woman, a novel about an American woman’s love affair with Japan, which was based on her own experiences living in Kyoto. She now lives in California and loves to cook healthy entrees with local fresh vegetables and sinful desserts with plenty of butter and chocolate.
Shanna Germain claims the titles of leximaven, vorpal blonde, Schrodinger's Brat, Midas's touch and La Douleur Exquise. Her work has been widely published in places like Best American Erotica, Best Bondage Erotica, Best Erotic Romance, Best Gay Romance, Best Lesbian Erotica, The Mammoth Book of Best New Erotica and many more. When not writing, she sniffs old books indiscriminately, fingers hardback spines with aplomb, and does dirty things between the stacks.
Books: Leather Bound
K D Grace
K D Grace has over thirty stories published with Xcite Books, Mammoth, Cleis Press, Black Lace, Sweetmeats Press, Ravenous Romance, Erotic Review, and Scarlet Magazine. Her critically acclaimed erotic romance novels, The Imitation of Ms Holly and The Pet Shop, are both published by Xcite Books. The first book of her Lakeland Heatwave trilogy, Body Temperature and Rising, will be out in February 2012.
Books: Kinky Boots, Surrogates
Valerie Grey has published the novels The Exhibitionist Urge, The Naughty Daughter, Education of a Slut, Abnormal Norma and others. She comes from Portland, Oregon.
Lily Harlem is an award winning, multi-published author of erotic romance and erotica. She lives in the UK and since giving up a career in nursing has been widely published on both sides of the Atlantic. Her stories are made up of colourful characters travelling on everyone's favourite journey, falling in love, and with the bedroom door left well and truly open readers are warned to hang on for the ride, or rides as the case might be. More information about Lily and her sexy stories can be found below.
Books: Anything For Him, Confessions of a Naughty Night Nurse
A.M. Hartnett began writing erotica upon receiving what, at the time, she considered very bad advice from a career counselor. Since 2006, her stories have appeared on the web, in ebooks, and in various anthologies, including Kristina Wright's Best Erotic Romance series and Rachel Kramer Bussel's Curvy Girls.
Books: Breaking Through, Holding My Breath, The Deep End, Uncover Me
Senta Holland lives and loves in the shadows, in a world of BDSM from the inside out. Her passion has to be lived in secret. If the shadows don’t lift, you will never meet her and the only way get to know Senta is through her book. Open the pages, and she will lead you deep inside her beloved darkness. But maybe you have met Senta already. Maybe you hear her soft voice in your dreams, maybe she is sitting right next to you on the Underground. And maybe you, yourself, are Senta in the shadows.
Books: Out of the Shadows and into the Darkness
Eva Hore’s work is extensive having had over two hundred erotic stories published in multiple genres and lengths. In 2011 she debuted her first short story collection with JMS Publishing titled, The Best of Eva Hore.
Her work is in numerous anthologies and short story collections and magazines. She is a regular writer for The Score Group In Miami. She is currently working on another short story collection with JMS Books as well as her first novel titled, Sexual Deception which is due for release in December.
Viva Jones is the London-born author of several erotic short stories which invariably combine sex and sensuality with a dash of humour. Her stories have appeared in Xcite’s print and e-anthologies Big and Beautiful, Cougars on the Prowl, Alfresco Loving, Partner Swap, Wanton Women, Girl with the Million Dollar Butt and Foreign Affairs, and in House of Erotica’s Smut in the City. Her stand-alone erotic romance Happy Endings was published by Xcite. She has recently become an author for Mischief Books, featuring in the upcoming collection Have Lust, Will Travel. When not writing she loves cooking and gardening, and is really rather respectable.
Elenya Lewis is from South West England. She has been writing since she was very young but has been more prolific since she discovered National Novel Writing Month in 2007. She enjoys writing anything from flash fiction to novels and genres from literary to high fantasy. Her interest in writing erotica was ignited largely by a dislike of the way sex is handled in fantasy fiction but grew into a way of understanding and expressing her emerging sexuality. Her other passions in life include sewing, sock monkeys and going to the seaside. When these can be combined with writing erotic fiction, so much the better.
Ashley Lister is a prolific writer of erotic fiction, having written more than two dozen full length erotic novels and over a hundred short stories. Aside from writing, Ashley teaches creative writing and has hosted creative writing workshops at Eroticon, the annual conference for sex bloggers and erotica writers. Ashley lives in the north west of England.
Books: A Taste of Passion, Just Desserts, Turning Up The Heat
Olivia London is the author of the story collections San Francisco Lovin' and San Francisco Bliss: California Erotica, both published by Renaissance E Books. She has contributed to numerous anthologies, including Xcite's Lesbian Love 3, Healthy Addictions, Bobbing for Peaches and Woman Friendly. Her stand-alone erotic paranormal story Soul Bumping was also published by Xcite.
Sommer Marsden has been called “…one of the top storytellers in the erotica genre” (Violet Blue), “Unapologetic” (Alison Tyler), “…the whirling dervish of erotica” (Craig J. Sorensen),and "Erotica royalty..." (Lucy Felthouse).
Her numerous erotic novels include Boys Next Door, Restless Spirit and Learning to Drown. Sommer currently writers erotica and erotic romance full-time from her east coast home. The wine-swigging, dachshund-owning, wannabe runner author's work runs the gamut from bondage to zombies to humor.
Sommer's short works can be found in well over one hundred (and counting) erotic anthologies including the Best Women's Erotica series and multiple Mischief collections. Her short stories have also been included in numerous adult and romance magazines - both in print and online.
Books: Lost in You
Maxine Marsh is a writer from a very wet and very hot part of Florida. She is attracted to themes of marginality, the horrific, the weird, and of course, the sexy. Her erotica has been featured by various publishers, including Xcite Books, Cleis Press, Total E Bound, Vagabondage Press, Oysters and Chocolate, and more.
Madeline Moore’s short stories have appeared in many anthologies including The Mammoth Book of Best New Erotica 10; Dream Lover: Paranormal Tales of Erotic Romance and The Cougar Book. For her cougar tale "Get Up! Stand Up!" Madeline was declared "Story Teller of the Year 2011" at The Erotic Awards in the UK. She is the author of three Black Lace novels: Wild Card (winner of Scarlet Magazine’s “best oral sex scene 2006”) Amanda’s Young Men (featured in Scarlet Magazine’s “Juicy Bits”) and Sarah’s Education (winner of Jade Magazine’s “best cover art 2009”). All three have been translated into German.
Facebook: Madeline Moore
Medea Mor loves language in all its forms. She has lived in four countries and studied about a dozen languages. She recently took up writing erotica, and has so far had short stories published by Cleis, Xcite and Mischief. She’s working on her first novel, The Seduction of Lucy Deane (Victorian BDSM), as well as several novellettes, most of which are BDSM-themed.
Not-safe-for-work blog: http://always-closer-to-the-edge.tumblr.com/
Aishling Morgan is perhaps the most diverse and imaginative of all modern erotic authors, with thirty-one books and many short stories exploring an extraordinary range of themes, from the classic scenarios of power play, through highly exotic sex to situations for which the word bizarre fails to do justice. Aishling is a story teller at heart and deliveries intricate plots and fascinating characters to entertain the reader and make the sex spicier still. Always unpredictable, often funny, sometimes cruel or dark, Aishling Morgan stories appeal to the true aficionado of erotica.
Mina Murray is an Antipodean, whisky aficionado and smut-peddler, who can often be found with her head in a book. Her work will appear in the forthcoming volumes Seductress: Erotic Tales of Immortal Desire, Best Bondage Erotica 2013, Sudden Sex: 69 Sultry Short Stories and The Mammoth Book of Erotic Quickies. Mina loves visitors, so do drop by.
If Catherine Paulssen was less chaotic, she’d be running her own restaurant. She loves experimenting in the kitchen just as much as she loves experimenting on paper. Usually, Motown music plays in the background, or some favourite film score. She lives in an old house at a lake, and anywhere her mind’s taking her. Her short stories have appeared in several anthologies by Cleis Press, Ravenous Romance, Constable & Robinson and Silver Publishing, including Best Lesbian Romance 2012, Duty and Desire: Military Erotic Romance, Girl Fever, Dangerous Curves and the upcoming Wild Girls and Best Erotic Romance 2013.
TRACY QUAN is the bestselling author of the Nancy Chan trilogy. Tracy has written for numerous publications including Cosmopolitan, Financial Times, Guardian and has been praised as "the only chick lit writer to discuss indentured labor, sex worker rights and the proper purse in which to carry a dildo”. As a 21st century agony aunt, she has tackled vibrator addiction, miscegenation and first-time intercourse. A member of PONY (Prostitutes of New York), Tracy is frequently invited to speak about issues affecting the sex industry.
Books: Diary of a Jetsetting Call Girl, Diary of a Manhattan Call Girl, Diary of a Married Call Girl
Rachel Randall’s erotic romance draws inspiration from the kinky, classy, cool of London. She loves to create characters who know what they want and how to ask for it (usually with a slow slide down to their knees). Her favourite number is threesome. Catch her latest news and releases:
Tabitha Rayne has been told she is quirky, lovely and kinky – not necessarily in that order or by the same person. She writes erotic romance and as long as there’s a love scene – she’ll explore any genre.
Her short stories are included in anthologies from Xcite, Oysters & Chocolate, Cliess, Ravenous Romance and House of Erotica. She has two stand alone titles from Beachwalk Press.
Giselle Renarde is a queer Canadian, avid volunteer, contributor to more than 50 short story anthologies, and author of dozens of ebooks and print books, including Anonymous, The Red Satin Collection, Audrey & Lawrence, Ondine, and 2011 Rainbow Awards Honourable Mention My Mistress' Thighs. Ms Renarde lives across from a park with two bilingual cats who sleep on her head.
Leopold Von Sacher-Masoch
Leopold Von Sacher-Masoch was an Austrian writer of fiction and short stories, who inspired the clinical category of ‘masochism’. His complex sexual fantasies, involving the love of pain and submission, ignited a once secretive pursuit into that of a recognised fetish. His masterpiece inspired a famous song of the same name by The Velvet Underground, and continues to be referred to as a defining work within the realm of erotic literature.
Books: Venus in Furs
Lucy Salisbury is a new name in erotic writing, Lucy Salisbury has now completed her first two novels, alongside a selection of short stories. These are all set in her personal world, which explores the thrills and spills of trying to balance a vivid fantasy life and strong, unorthodox sexual needs against a normal working life. Funny, quirky and extremely naughty, Lucy’s style should appeal to anybody who has ever wished they could really misbehave, especially if the things you’d like to do and to have done to you are the sort guaranteed to cause maximum disapproval among the prudish.
Books: A Study in Shame, My Secret Life in Paris
Dominic Santi is a former technical editor turned rogue whose erotic stories have appeared in a great many publications,including The Boss;My Boyfriend’s Boyfriends; Tricks for Kicks; Foreign Affairs; Hot Under the Collar; Surrender; Bound by Lust; Yes, Ma’am; Caught Looking; Sex and Candy; Voyeur Eyes Only – Vegas Windows; Backdoor Lover; Pleasure Me; Best American Erotica; and Red Hot Erotica. Future projects include more sex-laced short stories and some very kinky novels, for which much research must be done – a dirty job, but someone has to do it.
Scarlet Smith has always been a keen reader but was suddenly taken over by a burning urge to write something herself. Inspired by other women-friendly sexy stories, she wrote Spice. Scarlet lives in the UK.
Charlotte Stein has written over thirty short stories, novellas and novels, including entries in The Mammoth Book of Hot Romance and Best New Erotica 10. Her collection of short stories was named one of the best erotic romances of 2009 by Michelle Buonfiglio, and her first novel, Control, was recently called “a non-stop crazy hot sex book”. When not writing non-stop crazy hot sex books, she can be found eating jelly turtles, watching terrible sitcoms and occasionally lusting after hunks. She lives in West Yorkshire with her husband and their imaginary dog.
Books: Addicted, Deep Desires, Make Me, Power Play, Run to You, Sweet Agony, The Professor
After years of enjoying her friends’ scandalous confessions about their sex lives, Amber Stephens decided she had too much good material to keep to herself. Inspired by her friends’ revelations, the idea for her novel The Secret Diary of a Sex Addict was born. Amber lives in London with her husband, and when not writing, can be found spending far too much time browsing vintage clothes markets, lusting after beautiful yet impractical shoes and searching for the perfect brownie recipe.
Kathleen Tudor is a writer, and editor who sometimes walks on the wild side. Her work has appeared in Anything for you: Erotica for Kinky Couples and Best Bondage 2012 from Cleis Press, Hot Under the Collar from Xcite Press, and other anthologies from Xcite, Storm Moon Press, Circlet Press, and HarperCollins's Mischief. She is also co-editor of the Circlet Press anthology, Like Hearts Enchanted, with more anthologies forthcoming in 2012. Watch out for news of Kathleen's new releases as well as hot stories on her website.
Carrie Williams is the author of the novels The Blue Guide, Chilli Heat and The Apprentice as well as countless short stories, two of which have been selected for The Mammoth Book of Best New Erotica. Dividing her time between Paris, London and Manchester, Carrie is also an established travel journalist who has reviewed some of the worlds's sexiest hotels, restaurants and shops. Her adventures abroad inspire and inform her fiction.
Books: The Exchange
Kristina Wright is a full-time writer, iced coffee addict, wife to an amazing fellow, mama to two adorable boys and the editor of several erotic romance anthologies including Fairy Tale Lust: Erotic Fantasies for Women, Dream Lover: Paranormal Tales of Erotic Romance; Steamlust: Steampunk Erotic Romance; Lustfully Ever After: Fairy Tale Erotic Romance; Duty and Desire: Military Erotic Romance and the Best Erotic Romance series. Her short fiction has appeared in over one hundred anthologies and her first novel Dangerous Curves won the Golden Heart Award for Romantic Suspense from Romance Writers of America. She holds degrees in English and humanities, has taught composition and world mythology at college level and currently teaches a class in erotica writing at the local writers center. Originally from South Florida, Kristina is living happily ever after in Virginia with her family.
Books: Seduce Me Tonight
Lux Zakari is the author of the erotic novels Coercion, Finale, Secretly More, Wild Arcana and Single, Cool, and Fine: How to Get Laid as an Ex-Teen Idol. Her work has been published in anthologies (Best Bondage Erotica, Best Women's Erotica) and on websites (For The Girls, The Erotic Woman). She is currently working on her next novel.