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

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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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Sneak Peek at Zöe More’s Erotica

Photo credit below.

Photo credit below.

This post is for adult eyes only.

Please please check out this powerful post by Shameless Behavior author Zöe More on overcoming abuse via erotic horror and so much more.  Seriously.  It’s extraordinarily beautiful.

And, having said that, how could we not share a section from More’s “Hunger,” an erotic horror story that we’re honored to publish in Shameless Behavior: Brazen Stories of Overcoming Shame?

When Sully’s mother, Victoria, tells her that if she ever kisses a man on the mouth he will die, Sully isn’t sure if she believes her.  But when she spies on Victoria kissing a stranger in the dark alley, this is what Sully sees:

[Sully] watched her mother suddenly raise her head and latch onto the man’s mouth,

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Out now! Click the pic for Amazon.

kissing him deeply. The man groaned. Victoria ripped his jeans down and pulled on him

roughly, making the man swear and writhe. 

As Sully pressed her own fingers between her legs, the man started to convulse violently, but Victoria did not stop gripping his mouth with her mouth, his cock with her hand, not until he started to sweat, bleeding more moisture than Sully had ever seen, more than she’d ever felt run down her back in a summer thunderstorm, surely even more than what filled the drainage ditches in front of the house, until, impossibly, he seemed to burst in a shower of sizzling liquid, until there was nothing left of him but dust, nothing more than a chalky outline of a man, much like those her science teacher drew on the blackboard, sketched haphazardly into the crumbling brick of the alley. 

How will Sully ever kiss anyone now? Especially anyone she cares about? Of course, when she meets the boy she truly wants, the stakes have never been higher…

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…and soon elsewhere!

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Photo credit: Gabriel S. Delgado C. from Puerto Ordaz, Venezuela (Lujuria / Lust: Tentación  Uploaded by Fæ) via Wikimedia Commons

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Pearly Cummings (Or Writing Sex Under a Pen Name)

Zoe More, wearing her pen name...

Zoe More, wearing her pen name…

My father was an accountant, back in the day.  (No wait, this does have something to do with sex, I promise).  I used to work for him during the summer break, filing files, and the only interesting part of this job was the names that people had.  Mr. Leaker, the plumber.  Miss Potter, the purveyor of toilets and baths.  The Hatters, who…you guessed it…made quality hats.  Oh, the list went on!

A dear friend once told me that there is a theory about this — it’s called “nominalistic determinism.”  That said, there isn’t much online to suggest that it’s official!

My own name, Lana Fox, is a pen name.  Why did I choose it?  Because it’s a very real name — there are other Lana Foxes around — and it also sounds and feels sexy for me.  Plus our Zoe More, author of Hunger, who also has a story in Femme Fatale, uses a pen name too.  And guess what?  She’s written a fascinating post about the benefits of using a pseudonym.  There are many, in case you wondered, so do take a look!  Also, you can check out Zoe’s dark and sexy writing blog here.

On a crazier note, I was once told that you can “find” your pen name by marrying the name of your first pet with your mother’s pre-marital name.  This, of course, isn’t a great system.  For one, it assumes that you’ve had a pet and a mother you can track down.  What’s more, not every mother changes her name.

Also, would I want to be called Pearly?  Nope.

Anyhoo.  What would your pen name be?  Or if you already have one, why did you choose it?  And how, indeed, does it support your work?

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Buttocks on Show

Once again, we’re getting excited about erotic cover art.  And this time, our culprit is Susie Bright‘s Best American Erotica 2004.  Sadly, Best American Erotica doesn’t run any more, but will you look at those gorgeous buttocks?  It’s clever that this photo is hot without being exceptionally explicit.  I’m imagining that it would be displayed in many bookstores without much of a problem (famous last words from Ms. Fox!).  And as you may know, if you’ve seen our cover for Zoe More’s Hunger (see below), we’re all about sexy body parts — the mouth included.  Enjoy!

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And here’s the cover to Zoe More’s Hunger — deep, hungry erotica coming soon from GDP:

More's "Hunger" will be available in Dec, 2012

More’s “Hunger” will be available in Dec, 2012

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Hardboiled Kisses

I love a bit of film noir.  In fact, I’d say that the film noir aesthetic has influenced my writing in many ways.  Anyhoo, not so long ago, thanks to Angela, I watched Hitchcock’s The Birds for the first time ever.  What a fabulous movie!  I thoroughly enjoyed it.  But the kiss (there’s often a kiss in film noir, right?) just wasn’t steamy.  I’m all about the sudden, lingering, desperate kisses, or the grasp of the body and the moment of pause before mouth swoops to mouth.  So, to make up for the lack of smooching in The Birds, here’s Ingrid Bergman with Cary Grant, doing their steamy thing in Notorious, oh yes…

Also, thanks to super-talented author, Christa Faust, I watched this vid today.  It’s by Serena Bramble, posted by Ruby Tuesday, and entitled A Valentine to Film Noir.  We at GDP love it!

And if you’re looking for more steamy kisses — accompanied, I might add, by some sensational sex — keep your eye out for Zoe More’s Hunger, coming soon from GDP.

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So Sexy, So Scary: GDP Interviews Zoe More (Part 3)

GDP Author, Zoe More

Here, Angela and Zoe More complete their interview on erotica, sexuality, horror and the dark side.  (If you’re coming in late, no worries!  You can also read Part 1 and Part 2 of this fabulous interview.)  Zoe More’s fiction will be published by GDP this coming December, and includes her GDP Short, Hunger, and Our Courtship, Our Romance — a short story in Femme Fatale.

Angela:  Before you sit down to write sexy darkness, where do you go for inspiration, assuming, of course, that you look to other places than simply inside yourself? Have there been movies or websites or exhibitions–a specific band or other music artist, maybe? I’m going to tell you and only you something right now that could damage my cred for life: I’m sort of a fan of that Stone Temple Pilots song, “Sex Type Thing.” You know, the one that implies a woman will or could or should get raped, because of her “dress” and all.

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Zoe:  I’m a huge fan of Nine Inch Nails. If I had to choose one song, I’d go with the not obvious and say’The Perfect Drug’ because it’s hot and dark and challenging (and the one NIN song I can’t play for shit when I drum along with Rock Band). I also love to write to Sigur Ros (which is good writing music, though not dark or atmospheric in the same way).  I’ve been listening to Ben Frost’s ‘By the Throat’ lately, too.

Angela:  This is where you say something that no one will ever forget, ever.

Zoe:  Make your monsters so real, so sexy, so scary that you can’t decide if you want to fuck them or fight them.

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Erotic Bones: GDP Interviews Zoe More (Part 2)

Part 1 of Zoe’s seductive interview on erotic horror can be found here.

Our dark, sexy Zoe More

Angela: Do the recent remakings of horror films, like Friday the 13th and A Nightmare of Elm Street, not piss you off? Seriously, do you feel the U.S. is lacking new, creative horror talent, or are we, as a country, suddenly afraid of taking different, darker risks?

Zoe: I am so sick of remakes. And yes, I say this as I’m eagerly anticipating the remake of Carrie (no one can out-creep Piper Laurie, goddamnit). I think it’s really telling that so many folks are reaching for the easy, retelling stories that don’t need to be retold, trying to re-open franchises that can be put to rest, instead of bringing the audience to a new time, place, experience. Because we haven’t run out of ideas, or talent. There are amazing filmmakers like Ti West who are taking dark risks in their work. The House of the Devil is beautiful and dark and risky, and an homage, of sorts, to the great 80s horror flicks. We just need to keep reaching for that which scares the hell out of us at the same time that it turns us on.

Angela: Who’s scarier: GWAR or L7 as Camel Lips in John Waters’ Pecker?

Zoe: Oh, wow. I love them both. I’ve seen them both in concert and while I loved getting drenched in spacecum and blood, L7 reigns for me in terms of badassery (especially in Pecker).

Angela: What was the first book, story or poem you read that mixed horror or darkness with erotic language—you know, the one that made you say, “Oh shit, I want to do this! I have to do this!”

More’s “Hunger” will be available in Dec, 2012

Zoe: Angela Carter. The Bloody Chamber. All the way. She truly changed everything in this collection. She gave rise to the fairy tale retelling movement and the use of darkness as an erotic catalyst. I read it for the first time during my senior year of college and felt all the bones in my body splinter and stab me until I cried bloody tears and started writing. It was like finding the woman who’d birthed my soul.

Angela: Who’s sexier: Jason Patric as Michael in The Lost Boys or Kiefer Sutherland as David in The Lost Boys?

Zoe: Kiefer. Always. He’s so much vampy Billy Idol in this movie. YUM.

Well, that was Zoe being interviewed by Angela.  I’ll add that Angela Carter’s The Bloody Chamber is one of my favorite sexy story collections.  Carter is amazing! -Lana

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A Fetish for the Queen from Alien: GDP Interviews Zoe More (Part 1)

Over the coming days, we’ll be posting a super-sexy interview with Zoe More.  Angela always asks fabulous questions, and Zoe gives delectable answers.  What’s not to ogle?

Angela:  Hi Zöe! Okay, so, for me, it’s strange to think that not enough people know your name yet. With your short story, “Hunger,” coming out on Go Deeper Press, and with your piece “Our Courtship, Our Romance” included in our upcoming Femme Fatales anthology, it’s probably time for everyone to prepare for the very best in a different type of erotic literature. Rumor has it you’re “obsessed with dark and scary monsters,” so I’ve got to ask: Who’s your most coveted monster of them all, and when did you learn you could create your own with such vivid detail and sensual language?

Zoe:  Well, Angela, I’ve spent a lot of my life flying under the radar, hiding my extreme yearning for the dark and hot and so wrong it’s right. It can be really scary to be out there with your darkness, especially when your darkness is concerned with sex that’s non-heteronormative in any way (sex with yourself, sex with monsters, sex that has to do with pain and pleasure, submission and dominance). There aren’t a whole lot of spaces where erotic horror that is  both unflinchingly fucking scary and fucking hot is celebrated. Of course, we now have GDP. Which totally changes the game.

And my most coveted monster? Too many to choose from, though I have to admit to a fetish for the Queen from Alien. She’s all slippy-sleek and latexy and has all those mouths and sharp teeth, which I imagine would run over my skin and drive me completely orgasmicly crazy until, of course, she killed me.

What was the last part of that question…? I’m feeling a little warm now. OH yes. Creating vivid and sensual monsters with language. I started out in life as a poet, so I try to create images that enjoy being draped in velvet. Monsters LOVE velvet. They’re vain creatures, after all.

More soon from Zoe’s interview!  Also, her Go Deeper Short, Hunger, will be available from GDP very soon.  For messages about the GDP winter launch, you can either sign up for our newsletter on the GDP website (in which you can also receive occasional gifts) or follow us on Twitter: @GoDeeperPress
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Why You’ll Want to Sink Your Teeth into Zoe More’s “Hunger”

Yes, Zoe More‘s Hunger, a stellar Go Deeper Press Short, will be available this December.  We’d tell you why you’ll want to devour this erotic tale as soon as possible…but why tell when we can show?

So.  Before we do just that, let’s fill you in a little:  Sully can’t kiss Tias.  She wants to, but it’s too dangerous.  That’s all you need to know.  Here’s an excerpt:

She knew he wanted her kiss—to crush his lips against hers, to savage the corners of her mouth, to get lost behind her lips, to seek out the pink flesh inside her cheeks for the taste, the essence that he searched for, but hadn’t yet found on her belly, the dip of her clavicle, or the backs of her knees. She knew it was there, in her mouth. She knew it because, when he tasted the rest of her, he said there was always something missing, something Sully knew Tias wanted more than anything. Something that she held back. Something he’d have died to get.

Zoe’s erotic story is coming (yes coming!) this December, published by GDP.

Woohoo!

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Healing Erotica (Or Smut That Changed My Life)

I wrote a post for Spirituality & Health recently entitled “Healing Erotica,” in which I argue that erotic writing can be  therapeutic.  As a survivor of sexual trauma, I first took back my power when I started reading and writing erotica.  What many have dismissed as “smut” (and I’m thrilled to see us taking back that term!) has actually helped to heal my life.

The post speaks for itself, but I will add this:  You don’t have to have experienced sexual trauma in order to feel broken by sex.  In our society, lies about sex are used to shut us up, thwart our creativity, push us into powerlessness, silence who we are.  And as anyone who has suffered sexual difficulties will know, the social silence surrounding sex can make it hard to come out about sexual pain and receive the support we need.  After all, if you can’t talk about ecstatic sex, how on earth do you talk about sexual assault?

Erotica can give voice to us sexually, while also embracing us all as sexual beings.  Yet it has a reputation for being “frothy” and “superficial.”  Well, we’re not enemies of “frothy” at Go Deeper.  Frothy can be transformative too, and a helluva lot of fun.  But we also know how deep erotica can be.  Wanna explore how tying someone up can transform you?  Then you’ll adore Alison Tyler‘s novelette Those Girls.  Wanna consider how sexual longing can threaten to destroy us?  Then you’ll fall in love with Zoe More‘s paranormal Hunger.  And that’s not to mention the sublime talents of Georgia E. Jones, Abyssinia Grey, Maricia Verma, and a host of others who are publishing with GDP.

These stories are hot.  These stories are deep.

And that ain’t no contradiction.

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