Reaching Out from a Mind as Dirty as All Outdoors

If you get lucky enough, I might post adult-only material from time to time, so be 18 or over, or please be elsewhere.

I'll be discussing erotica here, the writing of it and the people who write it, as well as what we've written. I find all these aspects stimulating, but if any of them bore you, feel free to skim. You never know what you might miss, though.




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Tuesday, December 18, 2018

BLE v. 3 Blog Tour with Nat Burns and "Jani-Lyn's Dragon"






The title of Nat Burns’s story “Jani-Lyn’s Dragon” didn’t quite ring a bell when I first saw her submission in my email, but the instant I saw “September 1970” at the beginning of her document I knew where she was going, and knew I wanted to go there with her. Here’s how her blog post begins:

“Singer Janis Joplin’s stellar rise to celebrity status and then tragic death from a heroin overdose at twenty-seven years of age spoke to me on a deep, visceral level. I felt that she was too young to lose her life and that a great burgeoning talent had been taken from us. I also felt a strong urge to write a scathing piece about this act of treachery from the Universe. Instead, I turned the injustice and sense of betrayal into, what else, but a story of love and eroticism.”

Go read the rest of Nat’s discussion of how and why she wrote what she did.
www.TheNattyBits.com

 And comment there, or on any of the other posts in this series, or on my Facebook posts about these blogs, to be entered in a drawing for a free ebook copy of the anthology.


Blog Tour List and Links


December 1
Sacchi Green
Introduction
sacchi-green.blogspot.com

December 2
Pascal Scott
The Night Shift
sacchi-green.blogspot.com

December 3
R. D. Miller
Perfume
sacchi-green.blogspot.com

December 4
T.C. Mill
Fearless
http://tc-mill.com/2018/12/04/on-loss-and-anger-and-being-unafraid-fearless-in-best-lesbian-erotica-vol-3/

December 5
Victoria Janssen
Still Marching
http://victoriajanssen.com/2018/12/still-marching-a-tale-of-our-times/

December 6
Anna Watson
Sweet of My Heart
sacchi-green.blogspot.com

December 7
R.G. Emanuelle
The Auction
 http://rgemanuelle.com/2018/12/07/the-auction

December 8
Scout Rhodes
Morning Fog
sacchi-green.blogspot.com

December 9
Emily L. Byrne
Rainbow’s End
sacchi-green.blogspot.com

December 10
Mags Hayward
Yin and Yang
sacchi-green.blogspot.com

Valerie  Alexander
Ninjutsu
December 11
valeriealexander.org

December 12
Xan West
Trying Submission
https://xanwest.wordpress.com/2018/12/12/the-alchemy-of-d-s

December 13
M. Birds
Where There’s Smoke
www.mbirds.ca/journal

December 14
Raven Sky
Fuck Me Like a Canadian
sacchi-green.blogspot.com

December 15
Sommer Marsden
Husher
https://sommermarsden.blogspot.com/2018/12/best-lesbian-erotica-volume-3-husher-by.html?fbclid=IwAR0QBcgA4Yh7bCSRcPO5FDmiI2yIZ2D5VQFWHhV-R6ljdEOqZ_jy_Z8DjQs

December 16
Lea Daley
Rules
sacchi-green.blogspot.com

December 17
Nan Barret
Oliver: Twisted
sacchi-green.blogspot.com

December 18
Nat Burns
Jani-Lyn’s Dragon
www.TheNattyBits.com

https://www.amazon.com/Best-Lesbian-Erotica-Year-3/dp/1627782869/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1543190819&sr=2


Monday, December 17, 2018

BLE v. 3 Blog Tour: Nanisi Barret D'Arnuk's "Oliver Twisted"




Oliver: Twisted

Nanisi Barrett D'Arnuk has travelled around the world to gather information for her writing. She has five novels, several novellas and many short stories published, ranging from mysteries to sweet or erotic romances. More are in the process. A New-Age Political thriller will be published this fall.

Nanisi’s own blurb for “Oliver: Twisted” follows the traditional questioning format. “When Cheryl Oliver meets a striking woman in the casino restroom, things seem to be looking up. Jerry is even impressed by Cheryl’s guard’s uniform, but is her interest in Cheryl’s necktie as a fashion accessory or something more nefarious?”

But my question concerning the story is, “Just how did Nanisi gather information on what it’s like to be working above a Las Vegas casino watching unaware gamblers through surveillance cameras?” There’s no question, though that the story is original, very hot, and certain characters do, indeed, get lucky.

Here’s an excerpt from the very beginning:
_______________

I looked out across the field of people and shook my head. All these women, and not one could look at me. Not that they knew I was there, but just once I wished that someone would look up and see me, or at least looked like they saw me. That’s all I wanted: just one woman. But, like every other night, not one raised her eyes. Just once, I thought, at least one.

I watched the women focus on their cards, not letting a thought that someone was watching disturb their concentration. The dealers dealt and shuffled, then dealt and shuffled, and dealt and shuffled. The players won and lost without looking around, without a second thought for the bubbles in the ceiling that contained surveillance cameras.

This is an easy and boring job, except on those rare nights when someone, either too drunk or wanting more money, tried something foolish. Then we get to watch interesting things, like someone being surreptitiously thrown out of the casino; hidden, so the other patrons wouldn’t be disturbed. Tonight I watched the cutie in the second seat at the blackjack table. She had short dark hair that looked great from the top. So did her voluptuous cleavage that showed when she leaned back. These were the ones that made this job interesting. I could be a voyeur without the fear of being discovered or guilt that I was staring.
_______________

Are you curious now?



Oliver: Twisted

Nanisi Barrett D'Arnuk has travelled around the world to gather information for her writing. She has five novels, several novellas and many short stories published, ranging from mysteries to sweet or erotic romances. More are in the process. A New-Age Political thriller will be published this fall.

Nanisi’s own blurb for “Oliver: Twisted” follows the traditional questioning format. “When Cheryl Oliver meets a striking woman in the casino restroom, things seem to be looking up. Jerry is even impressed by Cheryl’s guard’s uniform, but is her interest in Cheryl’s necktie as a fashion accessory or something more nefarious?”

But my question concerning the story is, “Just how did Nanisi gather information on what it’s like to be working above a Las Vegas casino floor watching unaware gamblers through surveillance cameras?” There’s no question, though that the story is original, very hot, and certain characters do, indeed, get lucky.

Here’s an excerpt from the very beginning:
_______________

I looked out across the field of people and shook my head. All these women, and not one could look at me. Not that they knew I was there, but just once I wished that someone would look up and see me, or at least looked like they saw me. That’s all I wanted: just one woman. But, like every other night, not one raised her eyes. Just once, I thought, at least one.

I watched the women focus on their cards, not letting a thought that someone was watching disturb their concentration. The dealers dealt and shuffled, then dealt and shuffled, and dealt and shuffled. The players won and lost without looking around, without a second thought for the bubbles in the ceiling that contained surveillance cameras.

This is an easy and boring job, except on those rare nights when someone, either too drunk or wanting more money, tried something foolish. Then we get to watch interesting things, like someone being surreptitiously thrown out of the casino; hidden, so the other patrons wouldn’t be disturbed. Tonight I watched the cutie in the second seat at the blackjack table. She had short dark hair that looked great from the top. So did her voluptuous cleavage that showed when she leaned back. These were the ones that made this job interesting. I could be a voyeur without the fear of being discovered or guilt that I was staring.
_______________

Are you curious now?

Blog Tour List and Links


December 1
Sacchi Green
Introduction
sacchi-green.blogspot.com

December 2
Pascal Scott
The Night Shift
sacchi-green.blogspot.com

December 3
R. D. Miller
Perfume
sacchi-green.blogspot.com

December 4
T.C. Mill
Fearless
http://tc-mill.com/2018/12/04/on-loss-and-anger-and-being-unafraid-fearless-in-best-lesbian-erotica-vol-3/

December 5
Victoria Janssen
Still Marching
http://victoriajanssen.com/2018/12/still-marching-a-tale-of-our-times/

December 6
Anna Watson
Sweet of My Heart
sacchi-green.blogspot.com

December 7
R.G. Emanuelle
The Auction
 http://rgemanuelle.com/2018/12/07/the-auction

December 8
Scout Rhodes
Morning Fog
sacchi-green.blogspot.com

December 9
Emily L. Byrne
Rainbow’s End
sacchi-green.blogspot.com

December 10
Mags Hayward
Yin and Yang
sacchi-green.blogspot.com

Valerie  Alexander
Ninjutsu
December 11
valeriealexander.org

December 12
Xan West
Trying Submission
https://xanwest.wordpress.com/2018/12/12/the-alchemy-of-d-s

December 13
M. Birds
Where There’s Smoke
www.mbirds.ca/journal

December 14
Raven Sky
Fuck Me Like a Canadian
sacchi-green.blogspot.com

December 15
Sommer Marsden
Husher
https://sommermarsden.blogspot.com/2018/12/best-lesbian-erotica-volume-3-husher-by.html?fbclid=IwAR0QBcgA4Yh7bCSRcPO5FDmiI2yIZ2D5VQFWHhV-R6ljdEOqZ_jy_Z8DjQs


December 16
Lea Daley
Rules
sacchi-green.blogspot.com

December 17
Nan Barret
Oliver: Twisted
sacchi-green.blogspot.com

December 18
Nat Burns
Jani-Lyn’s Dragon
sacchi-green.blogspot.com

https://www.amazon.com/Best-Lesbian-Erotica-Year-3/dp/1627782869/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1543190819&sr=2



Sunday, December 16, 2018

BLE v. 3 BLOG TOUR POST FOR “RULES”, BY LEA DALEY



Child care is a risky business. No one knows that better than Haley Walton, a newly-minted Program Director at an inner-city preschool. Children hide, they run away, they climb and fall, they misinterpret the most innocent actions. And dicey adult behavior adds to the danger; preschools can seethe with as much drama and intrigue as any medieval court or contemporary police station.
Child care is riskiest of all when you’re a lesbian working in a conservative community, subject every damned day to doubt and misunderstanding. So maybe Haley should have thought twice before going home one night with Pim Brauer, a charismatic art professor whose red-hot reputation is enough to attract intense scrutiny.
Still, Haley is determined to be the consummate professional, supremely prepared, unfailingly cautious—until the day she forgets that she’s especially suspect, forgets that expectations are different for her. When she encounters an injured child on the playground, she breaks the one unbreakable rule for lesbians, foolishly deciding to administer first aid in an empty classroom, out of view of security cameras. Before she knows it, she’s accused of sexual assault and her carefully constructed world comes crashing down.
To make matters worse, she’s alone. A recent breakup with Pim has left her isolated and unmoored. She’d like to confide in someone—perhaps her boss, Drew Malachi, who may also be a lesbian. But Drew’s never given her that opening and since the accusation she’s drawn a closed circle around herself. She scarcely speaks to Haley during the devastating period that the abuse investigation takes place.
After the scandalous allegations go public, Pim rethinks her decision to dump Haley. But despite Pim’s charms and expertise, a lover’s reunion will prove more challenging than she guesses. Such a delicate situation calls for a radical solution.
Excerpt:

Now that Pim had reclaimed her ideal woman, she damn well wouldn’t let some phony accusation destroy their love life. But Hayley was traumatized, her defenses nearly impregnable. Pim thought about the problem for days before concocting a plan. Maybe it was brilliant. Maybe it was crazy. Just then, though, it was all she had. She reserved a suite for the weekend at an exclusive hotel—an absurdly expensive getaway, since the InterContinental was in walking distance of her condo on the Plaza. But when she drew the drapes that Friday night, there wouldn’t be a single reference point for Hayley, nothing familiar. The past would be erased, the future a blank slate. Just the way Pim wanted it…
The accommodations couldn’t have been less like the places Hayley spent her ordinary days—the rundown preschool, her own shabby-chic apartment. Everything in the suite was fresh and elegant. Pim had ordered flowers, candles, and a superlative bottle of wine. Halfway through a second glass of Merlot, Hayley felt her shoulders relax.
Pim must have noticed. She removed the goblet from Hayley’s hand, saying, “In a minute, I’m going to make love to you, baby. But tonight there are rules…”

Background:
In writing “Rules”, I drew on nearly three decades of work in early education settings, first as a classroom teacher, then as an administrator. Few people guess how complex, demanding, creative, and terrifying this career can be. Every day is a tightrope walk, offering innumerable opportunities to improve children’s lives, or to destroy the reputations of even the most well-intentioned practitioners.
“Rules” is an excerpt from Love Gone Nova, an unpublished novel. Writing it allowed me to share both the significance and the intricacies of my professional world. More to the point, it provided me with the perfect opportunity to explore two lesbian partnerships—one long-established, the other just on the cusp of becoming—each of which is impacted by Haley’s careless misstep with a student. Like every writer, I love my imaginary people, and I’m deeply grateful that Sacchi Green has introduced them to the light of day.

Bio:
Lea Daley has written fiction and poetry while raising children, claiming a lesbian identity, earning a BFA in painting, teaching preschoolers and college students, surviving the death of her only daughter, and heading a nonprofit agency that serves low-income working families. Her debut novel, Waiting for Harper Lee, was a Golden Crown Awards finalist and received a Lavender Certificate from the Alice B Readers Appreciation Committee. Her second book, FutureDyke, won a Goldie Award and was a Lambda Literary finalist. Her short stories have been published in numerous anthologies. Retired now, she lives to write in Alton, Illinois.


Blog Tour List and Links


December 1
Sacchi Green
Introduction
sacchi-green.blogspot.com

December 2
Pascal Scott
The Night Shift
sacchi-green.blogspot.com

December 3
R. D. Miller
Perfume
sacchi-green.blogspot.com

December 4
T.C. Mill
Fearless
http://tc-mill.com/2018/12/04/on-loss-and-anger-and-being-unafraid-fearless-in-best-lesbian-erotica-vol-3/

December 5
Victoria Janssen
Still Marching
http://victoriajanssen.com/2018/12/still-marching-a-tale-of-our-times/

December 6
Anna Watson
Sweet of My Heart
sacchi-green.blogspot.com

December 7
R.G. Emanuelle
The Auction
 http://rgemanuelle.com/2018/12/07/the-auction

December 8
Scout Rhodes
Morning Fog
sacchi-green.blogspot.com

December 9
Emily L. Byrne
Rainbow’s End
sacchi-green.blogspot.com

December 10
Mags Hayward
Yin and Yang
sacchi-green.blogspot.com

Valerie  Alexander
Ninjutsu
December 11
valeriealexander.org

December 12
Xan West
Trying Submission
https://xanwest.wordpress.com/2018/12/12/the-alchemy-of-d-s

December 13
M. Birds
Where There’s Smoke
www.mbirds.ca/journal

December 14
Raven Sky
Fuck Me Like a Canadian
sacchi-green.blogspot.com

December 15
Sommer Marsden
Husher
https://sommermarsden.blogspot.com/2018/12/best-lesbian-erotica-volume-3-husher-by.html?fbclid=IwAR0QBcgA4Yh7bCSRcPO5FDmiI2yIZ2D5VQFWHhV-R6ljdEOqZ_jy_Z8DjQs

December 16
Lea Daley
Rules
sacchi-green.blogspot.com

December 17
Nan Barret
Oliver: Twisted
sacchi-green.blogspot.com

December 18
Nat Burns
Jani-Lyn’s Dragon
sacchi-green.blogspot.com

https://www.amazon.com/Best-Lesbian-Erotica-Year-3/dp/1627782869/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1543190819&sr=2






Saturday, December 15, 2018

BLE v. 3 Blog Tour with Sommer Marsden and "Husher"


Yes, really, Sommer Marsden! It's a great treat when I get a story from Sommer. We've been together in many an anthology over the years, and I always love her work.  She needs no introduction here, so I'll just quote a snippet from her post today and then you can go on over to read all the rest.

"Husher was fun to write. It was sexy and odd and I liked it a lot. As a writer, what more can you ask for then all of those elements? I mean, it had me at odd, you know? "

https://sommermarsden.blogspot.com/2018/12/best-lesbian-erotica-volume-3-husher-by.html?fbclid=IwAR0QBcgA4Yh7bCSRcPO5FDmiI2yIZ2D5VQFWHhV-R6ljdEOqZ_jy_Z8DjQs

And comment there to be entered in a drawing for a free ebook copy of the anthology. Comment on any of these Blog Tour posts, although apparently my own blog is inexplicably blocking most comments.


Friday, December 14, 2018

BLE v. 3 Blog Tour: Raven Sky's "Fuck Me Like a Canadian"


“Fuck Me Like a Canadian”
Raven Sky

Every year, I perform at an event called “Cliterature,” a celebration of women’s erotica. I love to travel, so many of the erotic stories that I perform at this event are set in foreign locales, including “Fuck Me Like a Canadian,” my contribution to Best Lesbian Erotica: Volume 3. I’ve traveled to 42 different countries and Morocco makes my top 10, as a country full of stunning landscapes, fascinating cultures, delectable food and unique arts and crafts. My experience camel riding into the Sahara desert then sleeping at a remote Berber camp under a full moon, inspired this tale, an unlikely romance between a closeted Berber woman and a Canadian tourist. As the excerpt below hints at, the story is moving and funny, sexy and elucidating about queer Moroccan culture.

“Fuck Me Like a Canadian” Excerpt

And so we said goodbye to bustling Marrakesh, with its scammy snake charmers, transvestite belly dancers and aggressive street hustlers. We said hello Essaouira, to the seaside, to gulls, open-air cafes and hippie wanderers. We knew our time together was ending, but that just concentrated everything. My second last night, we sat in a seaside bar by the beach and watched boys playing soccer in the sand. We ordered beers. The waiter brought them, but frowned at Till, disapproving. She looked him right in the eye and chugged. I laughed.
“Do you know what my name means?” Till inquired. I shook my head. “It’s Tilleli. In Berber that means freedom.” She laughed. “My mother should have named me more carefully.” I ask about her family but her eyes go hard and she just drinks from her beer, so I stare out at the water and wonder about this woman I barely know. About how in a few days I will be back in Canada where I can be the lesbianest lesbian who every lesbianed and nobody cares, and she’ll still be here, hiding, risking her freedom with every encounter.
“Do you ever think of leaving?” I ask, after a pause.
“This is my life,” she says simply.
I push. “Yeah, but you could go somewhere else, somewhere where you could be more free,” I insist.
She turns slowly to look at me, the hardness still in her eyes, and says absolutely nothing. She turns back to the water. I’ve said something stupid but I don’t know why or what. What do I not understand? I can’t know.
The last night we fight. There are tears and apologies and I just don’t want you to gos. The usual, typical, doomed-romance girl-drama. But it’s potent. Emotional tension shifts so easily to sexual tension and she fucks me furiously up against the wall of our little room, fucks me like there’s no tomorrow, because there isn’t. Not for us. And when we’re done and exhausted, a crumpled, sweaty heap on the floor, I see she’s crying. I never know what to do when women cry.
I go to wipe her tears away but she grabs my hand and holds it tightly, looks me in the eyes intently and says, “I want you to fuck me like a Canadian.” I start to laugh because it’s so incongruous, this sudden ludicrous image I have of fucking her up against a snowman. She’s wearing only a toque and I’m licking maple syrup from her naked, shivering flesh, as a friendly-looking moose ambles by. It’s stupid and inexplicable and I can see I’m offending her but I can’t stop laughing. She throws on clothes and makes to leave. I hurry to stop her but she’s out the door. I dress hastily and run after her.

If you enjoyed this excerpt, be sure to get a copy of Best Lesbian Erotica: Volume 3 for the full tale. You might also enjoy my story “The Lay of Land” in Escape to Pleasure: Lesbian Travel Erotica. This story is set in Thailand (my number one favourite travel destination) and follows the amorous adventures of a female tourist who flew half way around the world to deal with a breakup. Check out my Amazon Author Page for more sexy stories.

Where Amazon Author Page is underlined, please insert this link: https://www.amazon.com/author/raven_sky

Where Escape to Pleasure is underlined, insert this link:
https://www.boldstrokesbooks.com/books/escape-to-pleasure-lesbian-travel-erotica-by-sandy-lowe-and-victoria-villasenor-2748-b

Where Best Lesbian Erotica Volume 3 is underlined, insert this link:
http://cleispress.com/book/2760/best-lesbian-erotica-of-the-year-volume-3/



Blog Tour List and Links

December 1
Sacchi Green
Introduction
sacchi-green.blogspot.com

December 2
Pascal Scott
The Night Shift
sacchi-green.blogspot.com

December 3
R. D. Miller
Perfume
sacchi-green.blogspot.com

December 4
T.C. Mill
Fearless
http://tc-mill.com/2018/12/04/on-loss-and-anger-and-being-unafraid-fearless-in-best-lesbian-erotica-vol-3/

December 5
Victoria Janssen
Still Marching
http://victoriajanssen.com/2018/12/still-marching-a-tale-of-our-times/

December 6
Anna Watson
Sweet of My Heart
sacchi-green.blogspot.com

December 7
R.G. Emanuelle
The Auction
 http://rgemanuelle.com/2018/12/07/the-auction

December 8
Scout Rhodes
Morning Fog
sacchi-green.blogspot.com

December 9
Emily L. Byrne
Rainbow’s End
sacchi-green.blogspot.com

December 10
Mags Hayward
Yin and Yang
sacchi-green.blogspot.com

Valerie  Alexander
Ninjutsu
December 11
valeriealexander.org

December 12
Xan West
Trying Submission
https://xanwest.wordpress.com/2018/12/12/the-alchemy-of-d-s

December 13
M. Birds
Where There’s Smoke
sacchi-green.blogspot.com

December 14
Raven Sky
Fuck Me Like a Canadian
sacchi-green.blogspot.com

December 15
Sommer Marsden
Husher
https://sommermarsden.blogspot.com/2018/12/best-lesbian-erotica-volume-3-husher-by.html?fbclid=IwAR0QBcgA4Yh7bCSRcPO5FDmiI2yIZ2D5VQFWHhV-R6ljdEOqZ_jy_Z8DjQs


December 16
Lea Daley
Rules
sacchi-green.blogspot.com

December 17
Nan Barret
Oliver: Twisted
sacchi-green.blogspot.com

December 18
Nat Burns
Jani-Lyn’s Dragon
sacchi-green.blogspot.com

https://www.amazon.com/Best-Lesbian-Erotica-Year-3/dp/1627782869/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1543190819&sr=2


Thursday, December 13, 2018

The BLE v. 3 Blog Tour, Highlightng M.Birds and “Where There’s Smoke”



I’m always glad to see stories by M. Birds, and I know I can count on her to show me the unexpected. This time she writes an almost-contemporary piece, “almost” because since she wrote it laws have changed, and the story might have changed and lost that slight transgressive flavor. Can you guess yet what kind of smoke is involved?

First, here’s her brief bio from the book:  

M. Birds is a mad queer writer and musician from Vancouver, British Columbia.  Her short fiction has previously been published by Freaky Fountain Press, Cleis Press and Hot Ink Press.  You can visit her at mbirds.ca for more sordid details.

And now for two excerpts, because this story is too complex for just one.

________________

Where There’s Smoke
M. Birds

“The woman in the woods been asking for you,” Kyle said when June saw him, leaning over the pharmacist’s counter.
“The hell she was.”
“Well, not you specifically, but...you know.  Your goods and services.  Told her I’d pass the message on.”
June chewed on her lower lip.  “No thanks, man.  What if she’s a cop or something?”
Kyle snorted.  He and June had grown up together, danced with each other at their high school’s half-assed prom.  June was still dreaming of leaving then—getting out of their tiny town, moving to the city, going to school.  She’d had big, big plans.
“That woman ain’t no cop.” Kyle shook his head. “You’ve seen her.”
June had seen her.  Everyone in town had seen her walking through the slushy streets with boots that cost more than a month’s rent.  Some artsy type from the city, renting Frank Pinchbeck’s cabin for the season.  Even though the snow was finally melting, the woman in the woods seemed constantly wrapped in plaid and flannel, huge wool coats and cashmere scarves.
“Could have money,” Kyle said, considering.  “You should cut me in.”
June rolled her eyes.  But the next day, she filled her messenger bag and headed into the woods.
_______________

Got it? You will when you read this part:

_______________

“Take this off.” Miriam tugged at June’s cardigan, pulling at the neck of it so that she could lean up and fasten her teeth there. “I want to see you. Please, can you?”
“Yes.” June kissed the word into her mouth and then promptly forgot what she was answering. Miriam’s tongue licked sweetly against June’s own, and June tilted her head, opened up to more of it. She felt Miriam’s hands at the small of her back, pulling her closer against her. The voice in June’s head shouted “stoned on drugs that you sold her,” and that—that was something June really couldn’t ignore.
“Wait.” She pulled back from Miriam’s kiss.  “Wait.”
Miriam watched her, breathing silent but rapid.  Her hands still moved restlessly up and down June’s back, as if she couldn’t help herself.
“You’re high and I’m not.”
“So?”
“I don’t want you to do anything you change your mind about later.”
Miriam rolled her eyes. “Darling—first of all, I barely smoked anything and I’m well in control of my faculties. And second, I really, really want to touch you, and my hands don’t hurt for the first time in months, and as the clear-headed one of course you are welcome to say no, but please don’t say no because you think you’re—taking advantage.  My God, if anything the opposite is true.”
“You’re taking advantage of me?”
Miriam raised one eyebrow, the corner of her mouth curling to match.  “The older woman...luring a young innocent up to her secluded cabin in the woods...”
“Jesus.” June laughed, leaning forward to kiss Miriam again.  “Forget I said anything.  You’re obviously a predator.”
“Damn right.” Miriam bit June’s earlobe sharply before soothing it with her tongue. “Now take off your shirt.”
_______________

After that, of course, where there’s smoke, there certainly is fire.

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

BLE v. 3 Blog Tour-"Trying Submission" by Xan West

"Trying Submission" has been one of the most talked-about stories in this anthology. Okay, make that "the most." Liliana, with all her hopes and challenges, is deeply appealing character you won't easily forget. In "The Alchemy of D/s," the post for this Blog Tour, Xan West discusses the story, as well as telling us all we want (and should) know about Dominance/submission and the bonds it forms. There's a lovely excerpt from the story in the post, bur here's just a tiny bit of Xan's writing about D/s relationships in general.

"I think most folks need to experiment a bit, to find the keys that turn within themself, the keys that turn within a partner, to find those activities that are transformative, that create that alchemy where the potential for D/s becomes the reality of it."

Go see it all at https://xanwest.wordpress.com/2018/12/12/the-alchemy-of-d-s/ 

(There's an error in the link posted in the lists of previous Blog Tour posts, but if you try that one, just scroll down an click on "Most Recent")



Blog Tour List and Links


December 1
Sacchi Green
Introduction
sacchi-green.blogspot.com

December 2
Pascal Scott
The Night Shift
sacchi-green.blogspot.com

December 3
R. D. Miller
Perfume
sacchi-green.blogspot.com

December 4
T.C. Mill
Fearless
http://tc-mill.com/2018/12/04/on-loss-and-anger-and-being-unafraid-fearless-in-best-lesbian-erotica-vol-3/

December 5
Victoria Janssen
Still Marching
http://victoriajanssen.com/2018/12/still-marching-a-tale-of-our-times/

December 6
Anna Watson
Sweet of My Heart
sacchi-green.blogspot.com

December 7
R.G. Emanuelle
The Auction
 http://rgemanuelle.com/2018/12/07/the-auction

December 8
Scout Rhodes
Morning Fog
sacchi-green.blogspot.com

December 9
Emily L. Byrne
Rainbow’s End
sacchi-green.blogspot.com

December 10
Mags Hayward
Yin and Yang
sacchi-green.blogspot.com

Valerie  Alexander
Ninjutsu
December 11
valeriealexander.org

December 12
Xan West
Trying Submission
https://xanwest.wordpress.com/2018/12/12/the-alchemy-of-d-s

December 13
M. Birds
Where There’s Smoke
www.mbirds.ca/journal

December 14
Raven Sky
Fuck Me Like a Canadian
sacchi-green.blogspot.com

December 15
Sommer Marsden
Husher

December 16
Lea Daley
Rules
sacchi-green.blogspot.com

December 17
Nan Barret
Oliver: Twisted
sacchi-green.blogspot.com

December 18
Nat Burns
Jani-Lyn’s Dragon
sacchi-green.blogspot.com

https://www.amazon.com/Best-Lesbian-Erotica-Year-3/dp/1627782869/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1543190819&sr=2