D.L. King's The Harder She Comes: Butch/Femme Erotica is at the top of the list of books I wish I'd written a story for, so I'm thrilled to host the first installment of its blog tour. Not only that, but there will be a reading from the book in NYC on June 6 at Bluestockings Books, and my new anthology Girl Fever will be sharing the fun.
First up, of course, is D.L. herself.
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Welcome to day 1 of the blog tour for The Harder She Comes: Butch Femme Erotica.
I can’t tell you how proud I am of this book. I say that, and then I think, but what do I have to be proud of? After all, I didn’t write any of the stories. I just collected them and put them together. So, it’s not so much that I’m proud (although I really am); it’s more that I feel privileged to have been entrusted with these stories; to have been given the chance to read them and gather them together for you. And seriously, I’ve read each of them several times. Now, all I have to do is look at the title and think to myself, oh yes, oh god, that one – I love that one! Or, that’s the one about the camping trip, it cracks me up. Or, oh yeah, the one about the tamales, it brings tears to my eyes even after reading it as many times as I have. And, ooh, the Valentine gift, that one is so fucking hot – well, you get the picture.
These stories are important; they’re about us. They are hot and sexy; they’re sweet and shocking; they’re all about heart and home and heat. You will find yourself between the covers of The Harder She Comes and you will be in awe of yourself and that, that is why I’m proud of this book.
D. L. King
NYC April 2012
Here’s the table of contents, and yes, you want this book. I’m just sayin’…
1 Speakeasy * Evan Mora
2 Winner Take All * Andrea Dale
3 It’s So Peaceful Out Here * Elaine Miller
4 Manchester, 2000 * Stella Sandberg
5 Good Girl, Bad Girl * Sinclair Sexsmith
6 The Bucket List * Charlotte Dare
7 Happy Ending * Rachel Kramer Bussel
8 Tamales * Kathleen Bradean
9 Valentine * River Light
10 Birthday Butch * Teresa Noelle Roberts
11 Born To Ride * Beth Wylde
12 Channeling Charles Bukowski * Aimee Herman
13 Tits Down, Ass Up * Crystal Barela
14 Pound * Shanna Germain
15 Farmhand * Miel Rose
16 A Date With Sharon Tate * Valerie Alexander
17 Bienvenido * Anna Watson
18 This Is What I Want * CS Clark
Get your copy of The Harder She Comes: Butch Femme Erotica anywhere good books are sold. To make it easier, you can get it from Amazon or directly from Cleis Press .
Check out who’s coming up on the tour:
May 1 D. L. King http://sacchi-green.blogspot.com/
May 2 Anna Watson http://dlkingerotica.blogspot.com
May 3 Evan Mora http://donutsdesires.blogspot.com/
May 4 River Light http://sapphicplanet.com/index.php
May 5 Sinclair Sexsmith http://www.sugarbutch.net/
May 6 Crystal Barela http://kathleenbradean.blogspot.com/
May 7 CS Clark http://bethwylde.wordpress.com/
May 8 Valerie Alexander http://pomofreakshow.com/
May 9 Andrea Dale http://lulalisbon.wordpress.com/
May 10 Beth Wylde http://adrianakraft.com/blog/
May 11 Kathleen Bradean http://cyvarwydd.blogspot.com/
May 12 Teresa Noelle Roberts http://lisabetsarai.blogspot.com/
May 13 Shanna Germain http://lantoniou.blogspot.com/
May 14 Charlotte Dare http://madeofwords.com/posts/
May 15 Rachel Kramer Bussel http://lustylady.blogspot.com/