Erotic Fiction

Tips For Aspiring Writers
on August 25, 2008 at 11:26 pm / in Erotic Fiction, Ramblings

Tips For Aspiring Writers

In the wake of For The Girls‘ fourth erotic fiction competition, I feel the need to make a post urging aspiring authors to follow a few simple rules when writing erotic fiction. I feel this because, even though there were plenty of absolutely gorgeous and cleverly written short stories entered, there were also plenty of bombs. Yes folks, there are […]

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FTG Short Story Competition Winners
on August 23, 2008 at 4:22 pm / in Erotic Fiction

FTG Short Story Competition Winners

The winners of the For The Girls annual short story competition have been announced. All the winners and judging comments are here. This year the theme was “transgression” and wow, it certainly inspired people to come up with wild, outrageous and very sexy stories. The top three stories: WINNER Julienne by Sommer Marsden Judge’s comments: Exhilerating and undeniably hot, Sommer’s […]

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Erotic Literature Becomes Thought Crime
on August 11, 2008 at 6:10 pm / in Censorship, Erotic Fiction

Erotic Literature Becomes Thought Crime

Today’s depressing censorship/thought crime news is that a woman has been sentenced to five years of probation for writing sex stories. Yes folks, for writing fiction. I’ve already posted about this case. It’s difficult to speak out in defense of the author because the stories depicted child abuse, violence and rape – that’s why the government went after Karen Fletcher […]

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on July 17, 2008 at 8:29 pm / in Erotic Fiction

Only 2 Weeks Left To Enter The FTG Short Story Comp

Just a quick reminder – as of today there are only 2 weeks left before the close of the For The Girls erotic fiction competition. The theme this year is “transgression.” Stories should be 2000 words max and written for a female audience. Entries close July 31. Details of the competition can be found here.

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Dirty, Dirty Girls
on July 4, 2008 at 2:17 pm / in Erotic Fiction

Dirty, Dirty Girls

Last week I reviewed the new erotica for women book Dirty Girls for For The Girls. In a previous post I expressed concern at the cliquey comments on the back, but I’m pleased to say that the inside is fabulous. Don’t judge a book by its cover! The collection is chock full of naughty sexual adventures starring women who aren’t […]

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on June 27, 2008 at 10:30 pm / in Erotic Fiction, Porn for Women

You Vill Submit To Me!

Writers! Please! This is a call for more submissions to For The Girls – both to our regular erotic fiction and Wicked Ways sections and also our erotic story contest. I realise that it’s summer in the Northern Hemisphere and that you guys are probably more interesting in BBQs and swimming and not doing a damned thing, but please, please, […]

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For The Girls Turns Five + New Short Story Competition
on June 2, 2008 at 4:06 pm / in Erotic Fiction, Porn for Women

For The Girls Turns Five + New Short Story Competition

It’s June again and that means that it’s For The Girls‘ birthday! Way back in the mists of time – June 2003 – my friend Jane and I launched our little-porn-site-that-could. We gathered together all our favourite dirty pics and movies, and I collected a whole bunch of my articles and columns, and off we went. We started small, and […]

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Dirty Girls
on April 29, 2008 at 4:43 pm / in Erotic Fiction

Dirty Girls

It seems that the canon of women’s literary erotica is growing, and that’s a good thing. The latest book release is Dirty Girls, edited by Rachel Kramer Bussell. I received my review copy the other day but I haven’t had much of a chance to read it. The few stories I have read have been amazing, so I think it’s […]

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Best American Erotica 2008
on February 25, 2008 at 12:38 pm / in Erotic Fiction

Best American Erotica 2008

Amazon has gone a little beserk and printed a large chunk of Susie Bright’s introduction to Best American Erotica 2008 on their site. Not that I’m complaining, of course, because it makes for great reading. A snippet: Nowadays, I don’t think there’re mainstream novelists who haven’t been asked what role sexuality plays in their fiction — or why they’re pussyfooting […]

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Mammoth Book Of Women’s Fantasies
on January 28, 2008 at 10:58 am / in Erotic Fiction, Porn for Women

Mammoth Book Of Women’s Fantasies

Here’s another book chock full of lusty reading if you’re in the mood to stimulate your imagination. I like this one because it’s really all about straight-out fantasy, and it’s always hot to read what gets other women off. Official blurb: The Mammoth Book of Women’s Fantasies is the newest addition to the lustily successful Mammoth Erotica series featuring the […]

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Best Women’s Erotica 2009 Submissions
on January 19, 2008 at 1:02 pm / in Erotic Fiction, Porn for Women

Best Women’s Erotica 2009 Submissions

Violet Blue has posted her call for submissions for Best Women’s Erotica 2009. The deadline is 1st May 2009 and the guidelines look pretty similar to last year. I really liked what Violet had to write about creating a top quality erotica collection that reflects women: Let’s give women readers what they really want (as sales have shown). Let’s show […]

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Got A Minute?
on December 26, 2007 at 11:11 am / in Erotic Fiction

Got A Minute?

Here it is, smutty reading for those who are short on time. Like all good quickies it’s short and hot! The official blurb: Everyone loves a quickie. A breathless, clothes-in-a-heap romp or a naughty tease before the elevator doors slide open. Even better when it’s a quick sex story you can read again and again. “Turn me on in 50 […]

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Best Women’s Erotica 2008 Is Out
on December 20, 2007 at 9:27 pm / in Erotic Fiction

Best Women’s Erotica 2008 Is Out

The latest Best Women’s Erotica book is out, once again edited by Violet Blue. I haven’t had a chance to read it but here’s the official blurb: Best Women’s Erotica 2008 delivers risky, romantic, heart-pounding thrills. Joyful, daring, and authentic, these 21 steamy stories revel in erotic adventure, from the sparks between strangers to the knowing caresses of long-time lovers. […]

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Kushiel’s Tattoos
on October 11, 2007 at 6:12 pm / in Erotic Fiction, Popular culture

Kushiel’s Tattoos

I’m re-reading one of my favorite books at the moment: Kushiel’s Dart. It’s a fantasy novel set in an alternative Renaissance Europe – one with a different history and set of religions. The cool part is that on top of all the swashbuckling adventure, intrigue and romance, there’s lashings of down-and-dirty BDSM sex. The heroine is a courtesan and an […]

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Enchanted: Erotic Fairy Tales For Women
on October 5, 2007 at 6:19 pm / in Erotic Fiction

Enchanted: Erotic Fairy Tales For Women

Browsing Amazon I discovered a book of erotic fiction that’s piqued my interest. Enchanted: Erotic Bedtime Stories for Women, by Nancy Madore, takes 13 standard fairy tales and gives them a dirty twist. Think threesomes with Snow White, Prince Charming and a maid, or lusty liaisons between Beauty and the Beast. Now, there’s something about the very idea of this […]

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