Sunday, September 14, 2014

Wrapped Around Your FInger

It’s no secret that Alison Tyler’s one hell of a writer. Pick up any of her books and you will find tightly written stories with real people, not just characters, and a huge amount of ultra-steamy sex. Wrapped Around Your Finger is no exception to the rule but there is so much more going on here than just a great story (and it is a fantastic story—I assure you). There is such rawness here—an edginess to the writing—and as you are drawn deeper into Sam’s world you realize that Ms. Tyler is a pro in every sense of the word.  She’s a writer’s writer and she knows how to handle the language—coaxing you with her words, urging you to peek in, knowing exactly what to say to keep you on the edge.

Sam is the perfect narrator. Her casual tone invites you in, and you feel less as if you are reading a book and more like you are gossiping over shots of tequila with your favorite girlfriend. And even though she is ultimately a shy girl, she shares her story fearlessly; not because she isn’t afraid, but because, in the end, your judgment of her is not the one that matters.

Her life with Jack is an erotic rollercoaster, and she’s caught between the highs of her overwhelming lust and the depths of utter devastation. But it’s a delicious ride and she sweeps you along with her every step of the way.  You can smell the leather of Jack’s belt, can feel the delicious blush of Sam’s shame, and the tremendous pleasure that comes when Jack finally offers her that heady mixture of pain and release.  

Sam’s story is dizzying in the best way, and you want to hang on tight, want to know what happens next. There is a rumor that there are a proposed three more books in the series and I am excited for the possibilities, if a bit tormented by the wait. Like Sam, I need to know what Jack has planned for Paris, to try to prepare myself—even though we both know it’s never possible to be ready when he’s always 10-steps ahead of the game.  

About Alison Tyler:  Called “a trollop with a laptop” by East Bay Express, “a literary siren” by Good Vibrations and “the mistress of literary erotica” by Violet Blue, Alison Tyler is naughty and she knows it.

Over the past two decades, Ms. Tyler has written more than twenty-five explicit novels, including Dark Secret Love, The Delicious Torment, and Tiffany Twisted. Her novels and short stories have been translated into Japanese, Dutch, German, Italian, Norwegian, Spanish and Greek. When not writing sultry short stories, she edits erotic anthologies, including Sudden Sex, The Big Book of Bondage, Kiss My Ass, Cuffed, and Bound for Trouble. She is also the author of several novellas including Cuffing Kate, Giving In, Banging Rebecca, and Those Girls.

Ms. Tyler is loyal to coffee (black), lipstick (red), and tequila (straight). She has tattoos, but no piercings; a wicked tongue, but a quick smile; and bittersweet memories, but no regrets. She believes it won’t rain if she doesn’t bring an umbrella, prefers hot and dry to cold and wet, and loves to spout her favorite motto: You can sleep when you’re dead. She chooses Led Zeppelin over the Beatles, the Cure over NIN, and the Stones over everyone. Yet although she appreciates good rock, she has a pitiful weakness for ’80s hair bands.

In all things important, she remains faithful to her partner of nineteen years, but she still can’t choose just one perfume.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Summer Loving Tour

Like most writers, I am a huge reader, and escaping the summer heat is the perfect excuse to stay in and read a book.  Summer Loving is the perfect length for summer reading, with stories short enough that you can read through them all in one lazy afternoon or, if you prefer, you can savor them one at a time, bite by bite.

But don’t expect this book to help you beat the heat—Summer Loving brings some serious heat of its own. This little book is packed with 20 sexy stories celebrating Summer in all its sultry glory—from sexy romps at the beach to steamy summer rains, from backyard gardens to far-away vacation destinations—and all points in between.  And just because these stories are all about Summer, don’t think they are all the same.  There is a lot of variety here and a few surprises as well, with each author putting his or her own sexy spin on the theme.

Some of the stand-out stories in this anthology are:  Jodi Griffin’s “Summer Surrender,” May Deva’s “Tell Me,” A.M. Hartnett’s “To Hell with Sunset,” Delilah Night’s “Baby, It’s Hot Outside,” and Thomas S. Roche’s “Hot Tomato” (nothing sexier than a perfectly ripe tomato, I always say).

Summer Loving is a fun book, edited by the remarkable Alison Tyler, and published by eXcessica with all proceeds going to help the marvelous SommerMarsden and her family’s fight against cancer.  

It is always such a treat, I think, to be able to indulge in a little naughtiness while contributing to a great cause and Summer Loving allows you to do just that.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Those Boys

You know the ones…  Those beautiful boys you want from the start… Those delicious boys you just can’t say no to… Those rough-around-the-edges boys you give in to, again and again and again…

These are the kinds of boys we meet in Alison Tyler’s Those Boys.  Those rough-and-sexy boys that make you want to smack your lips with hunger, the boys that make you realize that Vanessa is one very lucky girl. But Sandy and Rem are more than just page-candy, they are solidly-built characters, and even in a short space, the author takes the time to fully flesh them out, giving them personalities and quirks that are distinctly their own. 

The story is narrated by Sandy, told through his voice, and you notice at once that he is fully aware of the individual needs of each of his pets, and able to respond accordingly.  He is patient with both Rem and Vanessa, when patience is called for, and he knows how far to push them, taking from them what they have to offer and giving each what they truly need.  While Sandy's desires drive the story—as you might expect from a true dom—equal attention is given to the experiences of Rem and Vanessa, and this character building is one of the things that make Ms. Tyler’s stories so compelling.  There are real relationships here, and the characters share a full range of experiences and emotions as this luscious trio works to build their relationship which—as we’ve come to expect—includes lots and lots of steamy sex.    

Those Boys is a sexy follow-up to Those Girls and while it’s not necessary to read the first story before reading Those Boys, it is definitely worth the read. Rumor has it that Ms. Tyler is working on a Sandy-based novel and (like so many others) I, for one, cannot wait!

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Read Smut! Do Good!

Want to get your erotic fix and do a world of good?  Consider purchasing the Summer Loving anthology.

  • Awesome Authors
  • Great Sex
  • Good Deed
Want some info on the book and its background?  Please check out the fabulous Ms. Alison Tyler's post for all the dirty details.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Never Enough Time

Crazy busy right now doing a million things at once. It seems like the more I try to accomplish, the more behind I get. This weekend I'm reading submissions for an anthology, working on three different works in progress and trying to develop a new project or two.

All that and, for some reason, I can't seem to sleep. I've been up for most of the last week and I'm barely coherent which is making it even harder for me to get anything done. So I'm off to grab yet another cup of coffee and then I'm going to wrestle errant pages and an author or twelve.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

The Art of Procrastination

We all do it...

When we're supposed to be writing that sexy new story...  When we're supposed to be reading the next round of submissions...  When we're supposed to be updating our blog...

Right now I'm in one of those moods and I'm easily distracted.  Caught between wanting to get something done and looking for any excuse to waste some time.  Instead of writing, I've been playing with photos and cleaning out boxes.  Because apparently decades-old paperwork is much more important than multiple looming deadlines.

What about you?  What do you like to do instead of whatever you are supposed to be doing?   

I'm going to force myself to get back to work....  But, first, I think I'll take the dog for a walk.  Or maybe I'll go bake a cake. 

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Words from the Wise—A Never Say Never Guest Post by Alison Tyler

I am thrilled that today’s guest post is by one of my favorite authors/editors, the amazing Alison Tyler, who has graciously offered to stop by and discuss her latest guide for lovers,  Never Say Never.

Alison Tyler knows her kink.

And she wants to share her wisdom with you...

I am the (shy) type of girl who would rather listen than talk. I want to hear what you have to say. I want to lean back in the diner and eavesdrop on the conversation happening in the booth behind me. I want to put my ear to the wall and drink up the moans and whimpers from the apartment right next door.

Oh, wait. Maybe I just crossed the line from mildly curious to kinky fetishist.

That happens to me from time to time.

But what I really wanted to say was that in creating Never Say Never, I used the wisdom and advice from other writers to help make my points. See, I would never presume to claim to be an expert at anything. What I have in my back pocket is years (we’re talking 20+ years!) of experience as an editor and writer of (mostly) BDSM and kinky erotica.

And what my work has taught me to do is to embrace the knowledge, talent, and wisdom of the writers around me.
Sixteen full-length stories emphasize the different types of sultry play included in the book. Nearly 50 clips from erotic shorts and author/reader confessions round out the manuscript.

In the future, I’d like to compile a book of advice entirely from readers’ experiences. Who better to help others along the path than those who are in the lifestyle? You can see it now, can’t you? TIPS FROM KINKSTERS.
Excuse me, I have to run. I’ve got a book to compile! Check my blog shortly for details: