Sunday, October 31, 2010

That Time Of Year - Again!

And, in the twinkling of an eye,
Another year has passed me by!

A black cat crossed my path today.
I smiled, it hissed, and ran away.

I wonder what fortune - Bad or Good,
Will it bring me in the Eros-hood?

So many tales to spin have I,
Yet, in the twinkling of my eye,
Another year has just passed by!

"Happy Birthday to me!
Happy Birthday to me..."



Saturday, October 30, 2010

Breath which smells of crows!

Good news for all erotica fans and writers!

Those wonderful people at Penguin have finally got round to updating the Kama Sutra!
In the article at Updating the Kama Sutra in the National Post last Monday, Roya Nikkah tells the tale behind this new version of the old classic sex manual, including new sections aimed at modern enthusiasts of the ancient Hindu text. Alas, however, they are also making it a text-only work, so no more wonderful pictures of those difficult positions that we all laughed at (and tried to try out!) as teenagers! LOL

The Kama Sutra of Vatsyayana has been the go-to work for sexual guidance for centuries, and, whether sniggered at or worked at, has provided countless hours of fun and pleasure to its readers. It's arguably the Number 1 best selling work of erotica of all time, and certainly one of the originators of the genre, and a much plagiarised, satirised, dramatised and copied book!

I am looking forward to reading the new additions, especially those sections dealing with "Getting Rid Of Him", "Easy Women" and "Moves Towards Sex"! The only drawback now is - we'll have to use our imaginations now to visualize those wonderful moves!

Once I get a copy, I will write a review and post it here.

Roll on tomorrow!


Saturday, October 23, 2010

100 Today! Yay! (Or Nay!)

My great-grandmother is 100 today, and she is such an inspiration!

Oh - don't get me wrong!  I don't mean she is such a wonderful person that we will all miss when she finally does pop her clogs! O-o-o-h NO!  Let me be clear - the only reason she is still alive and kicking (and other things besides - believe me!) is because she is too damn evil to die! My favourite way of expressing it is - neither God nor Satan wants her!

But, she is such a wonderful inspiration to me, honestly! ;-)

If ever I need to dream up a character that is spiteful, deceitful, malicious, vicious, and thoroughly all-round ill-intentioned, I have the perfect role model.

Being fair, though, maybe it's her Romany blood that gives her that edge of evil - although I know many Rom in our family that are wonderful people - so can I really count that in the make up? Or maybe it's the pseudo-Victorian English Christian values she was imbued with, that cause her to hate men and despise sex as an activity derived directly from the bowels of hell! Or does she, really?  Hmm!  I have to think about that one!

I do have to thank her for the lurid tales of life, some she tells, some she experiences - such as accusing a newly married, young vicar of sexually molesting her - this when she was a haggard old crone in her 80's, and he barely out of his 20's - or of asking my mother, just a few days after my father's early death, why she was still upset! I mean - who ask's that kind of question?

Of course, her own husband was exiled in disgrace from the family - a pariah cast aside like excrement in the gutter of life - for having the temerity to even suggest that she give him a blow job! Poor guy spent the rest of his life repenting that, until he was ran down by a drunk driver in the mid-1970's, never having had the chance to demonstrate his undying love to her again - and being deprived of all contact with his own children and grand-children.

And she had the unmitigated gall to weep at his funeral!

And the tales go on, and I am now having such fun documenting these into a"real-life" novel. I have a working title, but I'm not ready to share just yet.  But I will...


I promise!


Sunday, October 17, 2010

Sunday's the Day!

I am sooo looking forward to the reaction to the publication of my short What Renzo Sees Next on Every Night Erotica TOMORROW NIGHT!  This is the second part of a 5-part saga, involving the garden adventures of Kelly and her husband, Jay, and girlfriend, Shari.  The first part - What Renzo Sees - was published on Every Night Erotica back on June 30, and can be read at this link What Renzo Sees.

While What Renzo Sees Next revolves mainly around what the two girls get up to in the garden, we still have the ubiquitous voyeurism of the little old Italian neighbour, Renzo, watching through his knothole! (Lucky guy!)

The next part of the saga - What Renzo Didn't See - has already been submitted to ENE for consideration, and is, even by my assessment, steamier than its predecessor, so I hope you all get to share it soon.  Right now, I am working on the sequel to that - What Renzo Sees Later - and will be submitting that to ENE by midnight on Sunday.

I get such a kick when each story gets published!  There's a real pleasure and, yes, arousal knowing others are reading and enjoying my vivid, sensual tales!  That's one of the main reasons I like writing erotica - it stimulates me and my readers in places other genres just don't reach!

As always, I'd love to read your feedback and comments on any and all of my works, so, please, feel free to write to me at  Also, if you read What Renzo Sees Next or any other of my stories on Every Night Erotica, please don't forget to give them a rating, so I know how much my readers like what I'm giving them.


Saturday, October 9, 2010

Latest Submission...

Today I submitted "What Renzo Didn't See" to Every Night Erotica.  This is a continuation of the "Adventures of Kelly", and we've progressed from the back garden into the house and up into the bedroom!!  I'll just leave it to your imagination what she and her old school friend get up to there!  ;-)

Seriously, though, I am often surprised by how much personal involvement I feel when writing these stories.  Sure, I am writing a story around a character, but I am the kind of writer who really needs to feel the emotions and sensations my characters do.  The more you feel, the better you can portray their actions and reactions.  A long while back, a writing mentor told me that the best characters are those you, as the writer, really love.  In this statement, she meant love in its purest form, not just as a passing thought.  You need to invest time and care in developing your characters, even in a short story, so you have to know them inside out - who else can know them the way you do?  They are your babies, and are, in part, developed out of your feelings and emotions.  If you don't love them, your readers will see that, and not love them either.

Writing for me is very emotional, because I can feel the emotions and physical sensations of my characters deep within me as I write about them and their situations.  With erotica, this is even more so the case, because the activities they are partaking of inherently carry a lot of physical sensations and feelings that have to be portrayed, otherwise, all you are doing is writing pornography.  In trying to make erotica as realistic as possible, it is impossible not to feel what they are feeling, and enjoy what they are enjoying.  And that is why, for me, writing erotica is both very enjoyable, but also very draining.  It's like all the feelings and sensations of the relationship(s) being portrayed, without the actual physical activity.  Hopefully, I'll get to enjoy some of that later!  ;-)

Kelly's adventures will continue in "What Renzo Sees Later", and conclude in "Renzo and Me".  I'm looking forward to completing the saga, and I hope you all enjoy reading them as much as I do writing them.


Monday, October 4, 2010

Getting started in Erotica...

A friend on LinkedIn asked me today how I got started in Erotica, and here is part of the answer I wrote to her.


How did I start in erotica? Funnily enough, erotica was not my first choice of genre – not even close!  My original interest was Epic Fantasy – I was (am!) going to be the next Tolkien, and earn a fortune writing huge tomes of imaginary adventures populated by fantastic beings and filled with incredible dangers!  At the time, many of the so-called gurus of the genre were advocating making your scenes as detailed as possible – you can’t have too much detail in a fantasy world!  The more, the better, as it helps the reader visualize your world that much easier.

One of the aspects of fantasy that I had thought were missing – and still do – were the menial chores of everyday human life.  Things such as having to urinate, or doing a number 2, etc.  My thinking was – if we have to be very detailed, how come these details are being missed out?  A few of my scenes involved the developing relationships between various characters, and developing these eventually produced some very erotic narratives, which I thoroughly enjoyed writing!  ;-)

One of the sad aspects of writing Epic Fantasy is that it takes so darn long to produce anything worthwhile!  I had many other commitments in my life, and getting the time needed to do justice to my stories became more and more difficult.  So I started work on some smaller endeavors, which were based more in the real world, and erotica seemed to be a natural focus.  So I started experimenting with some short stories, and the feedback I got was very supportive and positive.  Then, the Every Night Erotica website started up, and, so far, has published 4 of my submissions, and I have one waiting a decision, and 8 more in the pipeline!


More later...


Sunday, October 3, 2010

The View From Here...

Here's a little poem I wrote a while back.
Wonder if you can guess what it's about.

The View from Here

Vision arises from the shadowed vale,
Peers through the darkling, dew-damp, musky bush
Beyond which, plains stretch, undulating.
Breeze-shimmered grasses, fine, silvered by light
Cast, wanton, by the sky-high-riding moon.

A dip, central, beshadowed, circled, cold,
Awaits the touch of twilight as it points
Onward, ever further, ever far.

At distance, on the leeward side of light,
A hill and hill, conical, turreted, and silver crowned,
Seem to quiver in the unkempt Night,
Casting back a wave, orgasmic, sensual,
That draws the view back down into
Its dew-damp, darkling, bush-ringed vale.

Let me know what you think!


Friday, October 1, 2010

Back to work!

It's the weekend (Yay!), and the best time for indulging in my passion to write.  The week is taken up with the business of "real work", but the weekend is made for writing!

I've had some ideas for new tales, and am putting these into action - I'll keep you posted as I go.
Also, I am going to collect some of my tales and poems, and start the process of putting them together in an anthology.  Once I've got the basics down, I'll either look for a "real" publisher, or experiment with self-publication.  I hear that is a good place to start, so, if I go that route, I'll let you all know.

Also, if anyone is willing, I'd like to get some feedback before I publish, so I'll be sending out free review copies to the first few readers (around 20 or so) who get back to me saying they'd like to review the book before I publish officially.  Just leave a comment, and I'll get back to you.

So - on with the weekend, and may we all have a wonderful, sensual, stimulating time!