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Early Reviews Are In for “First”!

FIRST by Jacob Louder - available soon! Click image for excerpt.

FIRST by Jacob Louder – available soon! Click image for excerpt.

So, the early reviews for Jacob Louder’s “First” are in, and, to be honest, Jake should be peeing himself. In fact, I’m pretty sure he is:

“FIRST would be an erotic teen Utopia, if it wasn’t for the bullies that do their best to spoil it. Louder’s novella is a literary page-turner that’s hotter than a porn mag. Get ready to redefine consent, receive blow jobs from your straight friends, and fall in love with a trans 10-year-old who deserves to wear lipstick her whole damn life. A tour de force!” —Lana Fox, author of Confessions of a Kinky Divorcee

“In a story that’s as sweet as it is sticky, Jacob Louder conjures a world that’s long on sexual possibility and short on shame. I wouldn’t mind living there.” —Natty Soltesz, author of Backwoods

“A stunning debut by the fearless Jacob Louder, FIRST hits the erotica scene with a startlingly original voice that displays an unusual freedom in expressing sexual beginnings. The tale of teenage Nico’s introduction to the sexual side of both boys and girls has all the trappings of a good read: plausible and realistic characters; a defined and specific place and time; deliciously descriptive sex; and a bold and unapologetic voice. Not to mention that it starts with my two favorite words in the English language: ‘My cock….’” —Dario Dalla Lasta, Huddle

“First” will be available soon from Go Deeper Press. Join our email list to get notified once it’s ready for your e-reader of choice, or follow Jake on Twitter!

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Sneak Peek at PornoCore, Courtesy of Jacob Louder and Tamsin Flowers

20112985_sHi! It’s Sunday and, if you’re in the northeastern part of the U.S., kinda snowy and wet and dreary. So why not warm up with an excerpt from Jacob Louder’s story “Straight Shooter,” which will be live on our  website December 20 (the full version) in celebration of our first birthday and our new imprint, PornoCore? It’s running as Day 15 on Tamsin Flower’s Superotica Advent Calendar (catch Lana’s excerpt, too, while you’re at it!). As the picture implies (thanks, Tasmin!), Jake’s story is all kinds of sexy, and we do hope you enjoy it. Let us know, won’t you?

Stay snuggled.

-A.

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Kids Watching Queer Folks Propose and Freaking Out/Being Chill in Different Ways

We caught this on Huffington Post’s Gay Voices and had a good laugh this morning. It’s so fascinating to see the range of reactions, and can I get a little corny for a second? They’re wide open, this generation, and it’s the most amazing thing to see.

Enjoy!

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Our Dark Sides and, on Halloween, Femme Fatale for Free

Download for free this Halloween!

It’s almost Halloween—the one day a year that we all get to expose our shadows and dark sides, all that stuff we hide way deep down inside. We dress as witches and serial killers and vampires. (My apologies to those preparing their angel and fairy godmother costumes.) It’s sad to think we have only one “official” day a year. Imagine the fun we’d have, the understanding and the opportunities to embrace our full elves, if there was, say, a month relegated to exposing what we hide during the other eleven.

At Go Deeper Press, I’d like to think we let the shadow in 24/7. For me, revealing our darkness is what makes erotica transformative and titillating. It’s what makes erotica fun. Actually, Go Deeper Press may be one of the few erotica houses that doesn’t have a list of “No’s” on our submissions guidelines page, such as no underage, no rape, no incest, no animals, no anything that could make someone feel uncomfortable.

We welcome and honor everyone’s views on the “taboo,” of course. There are likely myriad reasons why a reader may not want to read anything from the list above. Then again, there are just as many reasons why a reader would: to explore, to live out a fantasy safely. And who could argue that there should only be specific topics explored in erotic fiction, where fantasies are the feature?

In our short 10 months of existence, Go Deeper Press has published plenty “taboo” content. We were going to push the whole “rebel erotica” tagline, but never followed through, I guess. Oh, let’s push it again! We are rebel erotica. And it’s not like we don’t have any titles to back it up: Zöe More’s “Hunger,” Lana’s Con (Lana’s everything, actually), and plenty of the fantastic short pieces from Shameless Behavior (“Holding” by Laurel Issac comes to mind), Huddle (Theophilia St. Claire’s “Punishment”), and Dirty Little Numbers (trust me—there’s enough here).

And then there’s Femme Fatale, which is likely one of the darkest of our collections, for obvious reasons. Last time I checked, Femme Fatales don’t run around in flower print on their way to church. Femme Fatale features sexy and “shadowy” fiction at its very best, and because Halloween is the day we can let it all out, it’ll be available as a free download all day tomorrow, Thursday, October 31.

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Brace Yourselves: “Too Much to Give” by Annabeth Leong

GDP007-DirtyLittleNos_Cover2So, if you haven’t picked up Dirty Little Numbers just yet, holding out for reasons neither of us can understand, let us tempt you once again with what is truly the most fantastic solo-sex story in under 500 words that we’ve read in a while now: Annabeth Leong’s “Too Much to Give.” Go on a leave some comments here for Annabeth. Praise her for her awesomeness.

Enjoy, friends!

Too Much to Give
Annabeth Leong

Raul bought me a butt plug because he wants to fuck my ass. In that final frontier of male fantasy, he sees a chance to gain indelible proof that I love him.

As far as he knows, I’ve never even dared to remove the toy from its silk drawstring bag. To him, it’s as untouched and virginal as my asshole.

I didn’t mean to lie to him.

I fantasize all day about the butt plug, but when we’re home together in the evening and his fingertip strays between the cheeks of my ass, I flinch. I’m still scared of letting him touch me there, even though I know it’s good. Raul sighs and remains patient. He whispers in my ear about how hard I’m going to come when I finally give my ass to him, how he’ll make sure it doesn’t hurt too much, how he’ll go down on me for hours the very next day.

Only later, once he’s asleep, do I pad to the dresser and open the top drawer, its runners blessedly silent. The butt plug squishes in my hand, still bearing the floral scent of my toy cleaner. I take it and the bottle of lube to the living room couch. Musty fibers scratch my naked back, but I ignore the discomfort and squirm into my favorite position, my legs dangling over the arm.

Only then, in the night silence, can I grease myself up, grease the plug up, and probe with it, very slowly, just the tip against my most reluctant hole. Without the pressure of Raul’s desire, it’s easy to bear down and slowly work the toy in. It’s always softer than I think, smoother than I think, gentler than I think.

I bite the fleshy part of my forearm to stay quiet. The clock ticks away these secret seconds, when my body becomes open and muscular. My ass welcomes the plug with an elaborate ritual of sucking and squeezing. Gripping, guiding, hugging, and gasping, I bring it into me completely. I keep still for a moment just to feel the way it lies, answering each beat of my heart, trembling each time my lungs draw breath.

Then the need to come overwhelms me. I toss a blanket over the couch’s arm to shield it from the stains of my arousal, then straddle it. When I fall forward, the couch’s rough cover teases my nipples into points. The butt plug shifts its delicious pressure as I begin to rock, the growing ache in my clit spreading deep enough to connect to the fullness in my ass. I reach one hand behind me to pull the butt plug closer, deeper.

Pleasure sighs from my lips as strong, tender pulses take me. I squeeze my ass tight around the plug, making it the center of this feeling.

If Raul ever caught me this way, I would tell him the truth. My ass is my own.

You can get your copy of Dirty Little Numbers from godeeperpress.com, Amazon, and Barnes & Noble. As always and always, thank you for your support! 

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Go On and Celebrate With the “Dirty Little Authors”

This past Wednesday was a big day for Go Deeper Press. Truth be told, Lana and I, and 24 other erotic writers, kinda busted our asses to produce, what I’d consider, an effing hot flash fiction collection. And then October 23rd rolled around, and there it was: Dirty Little Numbers live on the web and available for all. So far, it’s been really well-received, and we couldn’t be prouder.

That said, a buzz this big doesn’t happen without a little help from your friends. The Dirty Little Numbers authors turned out to be a true marketing/promotional force to be dealt with. Check out some of the celebratory posts on the blogs of a number of writers from the Dirty Little Numbers roster, and while you’re there, poke around a bit. These writers are huge on brains and heart.

You know that feeling you get when everyone around you loves a project just as much as you do, and the energy is good and high, and you huddle up to provide encouragement, and when the huddle breaks, you smack everyone on the ass? Well, this past Wednesday, it happened virtually. Okay. Here’s the proof:

RACHEL KRAMER BUSSEL | My Rihanna-Inspired Flash Fiction Story “Teamwork” Out Now in Dirty Little Numbers

“I’d been touting the Go Deeper Press call for submissions for this one in my erotic writing workshops because it’s a challenge and an art to write a full, sexy story in 500 words or less, but it can be done. I’m looking forward to reading all the others, and strongly recommend writing short, either like this, or the 1,200 word limit, such as in my books Gotta Have It and The Big Book of Orgasms. It’s amazing how much you can cut out when you have such a strict word count; it forces you to boil down the essence of what makes your story.” READ MORE

TAMSIN FLOWERS | You Like It Fast? Try Dirty Little Numbers

“It’s out at last! The book with what simply has to be the best cover in erotica this year is finally available to buy—and I couldn’t be more excited by what I’ve discovered between the covers.” READ MORE

ANNABETH LEONG | Dirty Little (Sex-Positive) Numbers

“Just yesterday, I was talking with a friend about the periodic waves of corporate censorship that erotica writers face. My friend commented that comedians facing censorship have the magic word “satire” on their side—and wondered if erotica writers have any similar get-out-of-jail-free card.” READ MORE

(Also see Annabeth’s “Dirty Little Read-Through: The Sexy Eyelashes of ‘Under Captain Jack’ by Kristina Lloyd,” simply because we love all of our activist authors, you do not want to miss this.)

KRISTINA LLOYD | Dirty Little Numbers

“Dirty Little Numbers, an anthology of flash fiction, is out today, 23rd Oct! My story, “Under Captain Jack,” is the opening piece in the book. Kicking off a collection is always a thrill, and being first also means my short short can be read for free on Amazon’s Look Inside Thingy—in less than 2 minutes! (I timed it, and I’m a slow reader.)” READ MORE

GISELLE RENARDE | Dirty Little Numbers

“I’m going to write a review right now. I don’t usually review fiction, but I’m going to do it anyway.” READ MORE

MIA HOPKINS | Release Day for Dirty Little Numbers

“It’s here! It’s here! Flash fiction anthology Dirty Little Numbers from Go Deeper Press was released today. Oh, my gosh. I’m having palpitations.” READ MORE

You can get your copy of Dirty Little Numbers from godeeperpress.com, Amazon, and Barnes & Noble. (Google Play coming soon, once it stops giving me angina attacks.) As always and always, thank you for your support! 

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Some Sexy, Beautiful, and Most Def Intriguing Last Lines From Dirty Little Numbers

Coming this Wednesday, Oct 23rd, 2013!

Coming this Wednesday, Oct 23rd, 2013!

Well, folks, today’s the day: you can finally get your copy of Dirty Little Numbers, read it right away, and then post here what you loved about it. (Or maybe what you didn’t love about it. We’re open-minded girls. We listen to all opinions.) To celebrate this day, I’ve decided to assemble the following teasers (or maybe the following spoilers?) for some of the amazing flash pieces from the anthology. (Adult material, NSFW content.)

And so, without further ado:

Daniel Burnell’s “Visitation”

“The petals of my cunt melt apart and cling to show that my body is ready to open and be penetrated and receive his strange and magnificent cock and to have the long and slow, ecstatic and painful journey to myself begin.”

Mia Hopkins’ “Here’s My Problem, Dr. Kinsey”

“But now, when my husband fucks me, I can’t come unless I think of Jim.”

T.J. Caliber’s “Oops!”

“Even more unsettling when I saw my dad in the outer room, waiting to be next.”

Benji Bright’s “Ceci N’est Pas Un Western”

“Chip’d sure miss that dick of his, though.”

Annabeth Leong’s “Too Much to Give”

“My ass is my own.”

Stephen Dorneman’s “Inappropriate Footwear”

“I could tell from the smoothness and the powdered flecks of skin that she’d recently had a pedicure, and I couldn’t stop myself, so my tongue slipped out like it had a mind of its own and flicked once across her hallux, the great toe, saliva pooling in the corner of my cheek, and I ached for that moment to last forever, but I knew, I knew, before she jerked up her foot that it couldn’t last, it wouldn’t last, it never, ever lasted, and I prayed that a free pair of Nikes would at least buy me her footsteps leaving in silence.”

Shane St. John’s “The Sun Is Also Rising”

“I stretched and swelled, and with a cry that could be heard across the river and into the trees, I gave my essence to him, pressing him to my loins until he told me he couldn’t breathe, and I released him.”

Adrea Kore’s “Dangerous Curves”

“For another night, he is utterly, totally hers.”

You can get your copy of Dirty Little Numbers today at godeeperpress.com, Amazon, and Barnes & Noble. Thanks for your support!

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Go Deeper Loves: Greta Christina’s Bending

Bending-cover-jpg-2002I’m lucky. I read a lot of good erotic literature because I do what I do and Go Deeper does what it does. But I have to confess: It’s been a really long time since a collection stopped me in my tracks, and an even longer time since I’ve reread the first story before moving on to the second.

Enter Greta Christina’s Bending: Dirty Kinky Stories About Pain, Power, Religion, Unicorns, & More, which came out in April of this year, courtesy of Dirty Heathen Publishing, and how I missed it for so long, I don’t know. But, hey, many thanks go to In Bed With Susie Bright for the tip. “These are not nice stories,” Christina writes in her introduction. Of course, we all know that “not nice” is subjective. I, for one, think that her stories are incredibly nice or, more accurately, dirty in a way that makes me wish I’d written them. All of them. Her warning is a good one, though, for the folks whose experiences with erotica begin and end with Fifty Shades of Grey.

But, oh, that’s not you guys!

Bending is good sex writing. Period. Christina has a solid, literary voice; Bataille-style bravery and honesty (we’re talking fearlessness that is stunning and sometimes too hard to find in this genre); and the wildest, most beautiful imagination, which leads to the most stunningly sexy scenes starring some broken, but beautiful, players.

Just a tip: You should buy this book. You should especially buy this book if you’re a fan of a good spanking. There are lots of spankings. I’d say a spanking for every story, but that might not be true, and I’d hate to falsely advertise. You should also buy this book if you’re a fan of “taboo” topics. As a very huge fan of what typically falls under this category–in Bending’s case, the best ever buildup between an uncle and a niece; a sex worker as nun, who offers a woman, in true Catholic fashion, opportunity after opportunity to relive moments of guilt and shame; and, my personal favorite, a professor/student scenario that is…oh. You just have to read.

Get Bending whenever and where ever you can.

Thanks for supporting Go Deeper Press. If you’d like to browse our erotic, sex-positive e-books for brain and brawn, you can find our website here.

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Come Out, Come Out! If You Can, If You Want

National Coming Out Day was a hugely personal day of celebration for me many, many years ago. Hell, it was my day! I was 18, newly (but finally) out, and there was this 24-hour period for little queers like me. What could possibly hold me back?

I was lucky. I lived in Massachusetts and went to a pretty fruity school in Boston. Plus, there was a certain slow and rhythmic throb of sociopolitical excitement back in the early Clinton nineties. Really. I came out, and there it all was, just waiting: Act Up and Queer Nation and BAGLY and—fuck—Radical Faeries—everything! It seemed like there was an organization and local meetup group for any interest, whether it was sexual or political. And for my punk rock heart, there was the beginning of riot grrrl. There was the beginning of homocore and Matt Wobensmith’s record label and zine, Outpunk!

There was also less fun stuff: watching your friends wait for the results of HIV tests, which took about two weeks or so to come in; getting off the train to get away from the guys who yelled at you and your girlfriend from the end of the train car about how they “want to watch,” and how us girls just need a good dick in our cunts—let them show us; and listening to another friend retell the story of how he and his boyfriend were attacked late on a Saturday night, how the attackers called them “AIDS faggots,” “You fucking queers,” while they kicked and threw elbows and fists to their heads, and how the boyfriend was in the ICU, and how the boyfriend never left that ward.

I think it’s better now. I really, really want it to be better now. In a good handful of U.S. states and a growing number of countries, we are allowed to wed. I can get my partner healthcare, and her immigration process, presumably, will have less loopholes and walls to scale. And, picture this: I can hold her hand in a shopping mall in the suburbs, and the worst we get is a quick look—or a long one, in the most extreme of cases. There is no more yelling. There is no more fear.

But there is still plenty of fear in Russia and Nigeria—in too many other countries in this world. There are queer kids worldwide who are bullied so badly that it just seems easier for them to end their lives, and so they do. A month, sometimes a week, doesn’t pass when I don’t read a news story about a trans person who has been murdered after being outed as trans.

Coming out is a very special thing. It’s easy and complicated, embracing and scary, life-saving or life-threatening. Today’s our day to remember our own stories and histories. Today’s our day to lend a hand, give a hug, spread strong words of love and support, because we’re here and we are.

Go Deeper Press would love to hear your coming-out story. Leave one in the Comments section!

Hey! On this great National Coming Out Day, why not support an LGBTQ organization that does good every day? Here are some queer rights groups that get the GDP Thumbs Up! All Out, National Center for Transgender Equality, Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition, GLSEN, and Waltham House.

Celebratory price this weekend only!

Celebratory price this weekend only!

ALSO, our National Coming Out Day celebratory sale is on! If you’d like to buy our erotic anthology Shameless Behavior: Brazen Stories of Overcoming Shame for $4 (usually it’s $5.50) enter SHAMELESS at checkout. Special offer for THIS WEEKEND ONLY! (When you support indie erotica, we glow and glow and glow… *blows kiss*)

Thanks for supporting Go Deeper Press. If you’d like to browse our erotic, sex-positive e-books for brain and brawn, you can find our website here.

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Huddle Author Stats and Facts: Dario Dalla Lasta

And our tour of the authors of the astoundingly hot and totally fruity stories in Huddle: Sex With Sporty Queers ends today with Dario Dalla Lasta. Quick note on Dario and “Game Set Match”: While reviewing Huddle’s submissions, I got to Page 2 of Dario’s story, thought, “Wait–who the fuck wrote this?” and then swore to myself that if I had to sell my ovaries to secure his story for Huddle, I would do it. I love it so much. Dario is a master of language, and can paint the prettiest pictures of boys having it off. Download Huddle for free to find out for yourself just how masterful he is.

Dario Dalla Lasta-photo by Sheri MansonYour name:  Dario Dalla Lasta

Your position: Front and center, while skewed a little to the left.

Your favorite sport:  Tennis, of course! I grew up with my father watching Wimbledon and the U.S. Open with rabid intensity while teaching me the basics of the game at a local tennis court. Back then, I was in love with Bjorn Borg and thought Jimmy Connors + Chris Evert = 4ever. Although I hadn’t been on the courts in twentysomething years, writing “Game Set Match” brought me back. When the opportunity to actually play tennis came up last month on vacation, I jumped at the chance. While my serve is definitely rusty, please take note that I slaughtered my opponent (my poor husband) with a sweet score of 6-1. Game Set Match indeed.

Your favorite place to write:  I tend to write the most during stolen moments at work, but love to revise at home on the couch with my dog snuggled next to me, listening to classical music.

Your favorite character in “Huddle” and why:  My favorite character has to be Trace Petrucco. He’s not me, per se, but he’s got lots of my quirks and insecurities, especially when I was younger and less experienced.  Plus, he’s blessed with long blond hair, and mismatched green and blue eyes.  I have DREAMS that I look like that!  Oh yeah, and he’s got a nice dick, too.

Your definition of queer:  The word “queer” to me encompasses all groups in the sexual LGBTQI rainbow. And that’s a lot of lovely folks up in there. But even more than that, queer is a state of mind, a stance, a mindset, a belief system, and an all-inclusive love of everything and everyone that is different and special and unique and nonjudgmental. I find it fascinating how “queer” used to be a hateful term and now it’s just flat-out cool. Basically, all of my friends are queer. If you knew them, you’d see that they are made up of every stripe and color and creed and sexuality imaginable.

Your first moment realizing that you write sex really well:  When I wrote an erotic short story on one of my college breaks. This wasn’t for a class assignment, I just had a rush of sexual energy and imagination that I needed to release and put down on paper. Then, to top it all off, I decided to mail copies out to a select group of college friends in plain brown envelopes with no return address. I mean, how sleazy is that? I’m sure it was horribly written, but I didn’t care because there was a scorching-hot gay sex scene that I was proud of. Once the truth came out, my friends blushed and told me of their profound embarrassment. I liked that reaction. Even though I didn’t write any fiction again until a few years ago, when I eventually started back up, all I wanted to write about was sex. I still do. In fact, I don’t think I can write anything without including lots o’ sex! Must be in my blood.

Your contact stuff:

Email: rocknroll_heart@yahoo.com

Website: http://dariodallalasta.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Dario.Dalla.Lasta

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DarioDallaLasta

You can get Dario’s “Game Set Match” and the rest of Huddle’s amazing stories for free until Monday, September 16. Get it now!

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