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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Monday, April 30, 2012

The Harder She Comes is Comin' On Hard!

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.

You Are Here

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
May 2  Anna Watson
May 3  Evan Mora
May 4  River Light
May 5  Sinclair Sexsmith
May 6  Crystal Barela
May 7  CS Clark
May 8  Valerie Alexander
May 9  Andrea Dale
May 10  Beth Wylde
May 11  Kathleen Bradean
May 12  Teresa Noelle Roberts
May 13  Shanna Germain
May 14  Charlotte Dare
May 15  Rachel Kramer Bussel

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Even More Good News

Now I've learned that A Ride to Remember is also a finalist for the Golden Crown Literary Society award. I'd hoped to make it to their conference in June, but I have two readings and an awards ceremony coming up in the first week of June in NYC, and one in May, so I don't think I can be away again so close to those. My 92-year-old mother is in deteriorating health, and I spend a good deal of time going to help my father cope so they can stay in their home. As it is I'll have to line up extra help while I'm gone. More news about the readings soon, though.

And in even more good news, thanks to all the folks who voted for my story "Pirate from the Sky" on the Circlet Press poll. It worked! The story will be included in Fantastic Erotica: The Best of Circlet Press 2008-2012, due out in October. Nice nice nice! Thanks again!

As an aside, I'll mention that I wrote a prequel to that story (with much more dragon action) which will be in Delilah Devlin's She-Shifters (lesbian shapeshifter erotica) coming out from Cleis Press in July.