This round of the Smut Marathon has been one of the most trying for many of us, I have to say. But the reason for this isn’t the tasks we were given, but because of what came after. Many took the feedback they received on their entries as a big hit to their self-esteem as a writer. I’ve been talking with several of the other writers all morning on Twitter as the feedback and results were released. It’s stirred me to take a step back and take a closer look at everything going on.
To be honest, when I first saw C.J. Douglass’ advertisement banner for “Overcranked”, I immediately wanted to get my hands on it. Part of me hoped that if I conveniently shared my book review submissions page right then, she might see it and consider sending me a copy. Clever, I know, but it didn’t take, hahaha. Eventually, I just gave in and purchased a copy myself. I couldn’t help it, I just really wanted to read this one for myself.
I originally pre-ordered “Amore: A Love Story” back in January, with the intention of reading it and writing this review soon after. Needless to say, I’m a bit late, and I apologize for that. But I find that I’m kicking myself for not having read this sooner. This love story by Alexa Nichols is much more than it appears on the surface. It’s both complex in it’s story-telling, and rife with erotic pleasures to excite you as you read.
I remember when reading Stephen King’s memoirs, there was some insight he gave, and I’m paraphrasing: “A bad writer can become a good writer. A good writer can become a great writer. But a bad writer cannot become a great writer.” In following this, I wrote 9 Tips to get you from Amateur to Less Amateurish which was an outline of writing advice collected from a variety of popular authors. Sometimes, I go back to that article to remind myself of what I’m doing wrong now, and what I should be doing. Now it’s time to move onwards and upwards. I’ve collected some more tips to explain where to go once the quality of your writing is no longer the problem. It’s not as many tips as last time, but still just as helpful.
Recently I heard about the #SoSS (Share our Shit Saturday) movement going on across Twitter. In an effort to fight back against the social networks that ban and/or censor the adult content and sexuality that we all enjoy, there are many creators out who have taken up arms to help spread the word about their fellow adult creators. So I’ll be joining the supportive march, and use my site to tell all of you about the amazing writers I know. I don’t think I’ll be doing this every Saturday, but I’ll be keeping a collection of things I’ve found entertaining, and posting them when I can. So, without further ado, these are a few of the stories and content that have caught my attention recently, and I think you’ll enjoy as well. If you like their work, consider following them too!
Good evening, readers! Last month, I learned of a competition for erotica writers. One that would take place over the course of an entire year, and I couldn’t help but sign my name up for it! Which is why you’ll be seeing my the new badge in the sidebar of this site. But now that sign-ups are over, and the details have been sent, allow me to share some of the details.
Most times, when you begin reading an erotic novel, you expect a bit of backstory, or some introduction to the characters, before anything steamy takes place. But in the case of “Sharing Elena”, the author has managed to masterfully introduce her protagonists while one of them is getting a blowjob! Not many people can pull that off, and still get the story flowing right from the first page. But talented writer, Elle Danielson, has done exactly that! Her work can hook you from the very first paragraph, and will likely have you out of your pants before you can even get to page two.
This review will be a bit different than the reviews I’ve done in the past. Rather than reviewing one story, I’ll actually be reviewing four! From author, Daniele Light, comes a volume of some of her best erotic stories bundled up into one extra-long read. And boy, there’s really only one way to describe her work: absolute literary porn! Mrs. Light is best known for writing steamy stories about BMAW(black men, Asian women).