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Sherlock and Bulldogs for Big Queer “Boy Month”

Available soon from Go Deeper Press (godeeperpress.com)

Available soon from Go Deeper Press

Folks, we’re getting bone-hard for Sherlock and Watson at Boy Month, with cool Yaoi fan art in video, not to mention hot news about Alison Tyler’s Those Boys and Benji Bright’s Boy Stories. Check it.

Also, don’t lose sight of Lana Fox’s (non-erotic) chart-topping self-help book, written by a butch bulldog, Paws Off My Bone: An Assertiveness Guide for Dogs and Their Humans. It steamrollered into the top 10 on Kindle Self-Esteem charts (free), received 3 5-star reviews within the first week of launching, and got some amazing tweet action from the awesome Emerald, and the wonderful August McGlaughlin, among others. (Click on their names to read their amazing sex-positive blogs!). Keep scrolling for more…

Lastly, check out those dogs at BookBoner.com, where we’re sharing the dog rock version of the Rolling Stones’ “Gimme Shelter”, wondering why “How to Poo on a Date” was written for humans and not dogs, and getting sex-positive about poop management. And when we say dig it, we totally mean it in a dog-positive way.

Finally, if you want to solve problems like Hope Solo, who we’re kind of devastated about at the moment, check Angela’s post here.

Find out more at Go Deeper Press!

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Sexting with Jake

FIRST by Jacob Louder - available 4/4/14! Click image for excerpt.

FIRST by Jacob Louder – available 4/4/14! Click image for excerpt.

Jacob Louder’s literary porn novella, FIRST, launches tomorrow. Jake’s book is a radical porn utopia, and you shouldn’t read it unless you’re comfortable with young folks who are under the “legal age of consent” having powerful and connected sex with one another–sex that helps them to be and discover who they are. (Hats off here to Nabakov, who we pretty much idolize at GDP.) Anyhoo, I asked Jake to send me five texts–or “sexts,” if you will–explaining why he decided to write about kids having sex, in First. Here’s what he sent:

1. I’m continually impressed with kids who can identify who they are as sexual beings at such an early age. Even if they can’t identify who they are just yet, it seems like they’re more open to exploration and less consumed with labels. In First, I romanticized this idea. Everyone does what they want with people who want it, with no thought on the past or present. They all live in the moment. There is no shame. These kids are ideal human beings. If they were real, and if there were more of them–lots, lots more–the world could have the most loving, compassionate future.

2. I think I wrote First for me and for everyone else who came out young-ish in the early 90s. It was a completely different climate, with the HIV/AIDS crisis completely snubbed by the U.S. government, very full “closets” in almost every industry, city, and suburb, and not nearly as much representation in the media as there is today. There was no marriage equality. (I have to note, though, that in almost every way, my generation had it much better than the generations before me. I have to thank the love and fight in every single person, in every single activist, who ensured that my coming out and my young existence as queer wasn’t nearly as fucked up as theirs may have been.) At Nico’s age, I never thought I’d be happy with who I was. I thought that I’d have to figure out how to be heterosexual one way or another. I thought I was the only kid who felt the way I did. I had no role models (until I turned about 17 or so). So, Nico is the boy I wish I had been, living a very different life in a very different climate, and fully recognizing that love can be with anyone, as long as there’s honesty and respect. I’m living a bit vicariously.

3. Kids watch porn. Kids have sex. I’m sorry, Moms and Dads, but they do.

4. I think it was easy to write this young utopia because I see kids as being “romantically unblemished.” This isn’t to say that those of us over the age of 18 can’t live or don’t live like the characters in First. But when I think of wide-eyed openness and trust, I think of young humans, of anyone who hasn’t had their hearts ripped out of their chests, like most of us have, one way or another. It was important for me to have every heart on a sleeve. (Except for the case of Rory and John, but their “relationship” is another slice of life that I find kind of interesting to explore.)

5. I wanted to show young people as smart, grounded, and capable of significant amounts of kindness and intimacy. I wanted to show them as nonjudgmental and open and accepting of everyone and everything, as long as that everyone-and-everything are from places of love. I wanted to show them as better than us.

Thanks a million, Jake. I was so moved by your sexts. And folks, FIRST will be available on Friday 4/4/14. Can’t wait!

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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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Shameless Behavior: Erotica Review from Mia Hopkins

Y0Z_2e4m33EA1AikWpFA3-bZSIG04gM4mLkjj_vZJYkWe woke up to a delightful tweet this morning from Go Deeper author Mia Hopkins of Dirty Little Numbers fame, who has reviewed our erotic anthology, Shameless Behavior: Brazen Stories of Overcoming Shame. Her fabulous review opens like this:

“Sometimes kink feels like sex distilled, the depth of sexuality packed into a word, a gesture, a mood.”

With this line, contributing author Laurel Isaac distills the flavor of Shameless Behavior, a fantastic collection of short stories edited by Lana Fox and published by Go Deeper Press.    

Indeed, kink abounds.  In “Cutter” by Beth Wyatt, a Tom Hardy-esque MMA fighter with a penchant for domination meets a meek shopgirl who regularly retreats into the restroom with a packet of razors. “Stay” by Rion Woolf is a hot trans story about giving and receiving, big secrets and big surprises.  Isaac’s “Holding” is a tribute to watersports that ends in a fun crescendo… [read the full review.]

Incidentally, Mia also has a story coming out in Delilah Devlin’s Cowboy Heat (Cleis Press). Looks like a really fun anthology! Watch that space…

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Let’s Go Deeper with Erotic Author Rion Woolf (with FREE sexy excerpt!)

Y0Z_2e4m33EA1AikWpFA3-bZSIG04gM4mLkjj_vZJYkPlease enjoy this interview with the wonderful Rion Woolf whose gorgeous story, Stay, appears in Shameless Behavior: Erotic Stories of Overcoming Shame. If you like to get deep with your erotica, Rion’s story–and the whole of the collection–is published with you in mind!

1. Why do you enjoy writing erotic stories?

Erotica, for me, is all about building a world where anything goes.  That’s the draw that keeps me coming back to the computer to write more.  I want to push my characters as far as they will go because ultimately I’m along for the ride, too, and it can be just as entertaining for me to write an erotic story as it is to read one.  I live in a world full of restrictions and more often than not the response to what I desire is no.  In the world of erotica, though, the response is often yes.  Or, at the very least, let’s try.  It’s thrilling to write about a place where so many barriers have been removed.

2. Who are some of your writing and erotic inspirations?

I love Remittance Girl!  I’m also strongly influenced by The Story of O and the writer John Preston who wrote Mr. Benson.  I read quite a bit of short erotica and I find inspiration through many characters, but I am most drawn to those who are on a quest to try or learn something new.

3. Can you tell us a little about your story in Shameless Behavior: Brazen Stories of Overcoming Shame?

“Stay” grew out of a larger project I was working on that follows the relationship between “I” and Sir.  The project never came together in the way I hoped, but this story emerged.  Issues of gender fascinate me and I wanted to write an erotic tale in which the master has a secret that is ultimately exposed.  I believe our physical bodies hold our secrets and emotional pain.  More often than not, these are places of enormous shame.  In “Stay,” “I” helps Sir to see that those same places where secrets and pain are held can also contain enormous potential for healing and human connection.

4. Why do you think erotica can be so important for society? 

Erotica is a fantastic way for people to explore issues of sexuality and gender at a speed that is comfortable for them.  It challenges the reader to examine her own ideas about these issues and when the intensity becomes too much, the reader has the power to close the book.  Erotica is funny, though.  It works on the reader and nudges at the back of her mind throughout the day and haunts the edges of her mind at night.  Curiosity to find out what happens next usually wins out and that book, along with all its rich possibilities, is opened once again.

6. Do you have any advice about writing great sex scenes?

I try to bring honesty and realism to any writing that I do that includes sex.  I have a tendency to lean towards soap opera-ish scenes, so I am always double-checking myself.  Is this realistic?  Would my character really say this?  Really?  If my answer wavers on the maybe, it’s time for another draft.  Another red flag?  If I hear “You are so Beautiful” by Joe Cocker, “I Think I Love You” by the Partridge Family, or anything by Air Supply in my head when I read back a scene I’ve written, there is waytoo much sappiness.

And here’s a free sexy excerpt from Stay by Rion Woolf:

Now, as he kneels before me, Sir’s voice is low, guttural, lusty: “Beautiful boy.” He loves how easily I can shape-shift from female to male. Instinctually, my hips roll forward toward his face. His dark eyes flash, then the pupils dilate with want. My heartbeat rockets inside my chest. Slowly, he unbuttons my jeans, slides the zipper down, and with his hands covering my ass, he pulls the jeans down to my ankles. Every inch of the way down, his hands take in the swells and valleys of my muscular legs. There’s something about him kneeling before me, something about him undressing me in this way that is so hot. A groan escapes me, and my hips lunge toward his mouth again.

Sir smiles, chuckles at my body’s reaction, and leans in close, so very close, until his chin and left cheek stroke against the hardness inside my underwear. He pulls his chin down the length of Mighty Max, the dildo he’d never bothered to rename once he took it out of the box. The edges of Sir’s lips trace its size through the fabric. Finally, he reaches up and pulls the tighty whities down to my ankles, freeing the dildo from the cloth. It feels fantastic strapped against my skin so tight, the base of Max pressing against my clitoris. The movement of the dildo strokes me deliciously. More than anything, I want to reach forward and grab Sir’s head, but he’s bound my wrists behind my back with one of his white handkerchiefs. The fabric’s tight. Try as I might, there’s no slipping out of this knot.

“Wait for my permission.” Sir’s tone turns stern, and I fear that I will come before he’s ready. I try to pull my eyes away from the scene below my waist, and make myself think of anything else to stop the wetness from coating me whole and dripping down my legs. [Read the rest of the story in Shameless Behavior]

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Free Erotica: Excerpt from Con, Book 1

GDP005-Con_Cover_72Wanna read some free erotica by our own Lana Fox? We’re delighted that an excerpt from Con, Book 1: You Can Play It Safe When You’re Dead is live at Erotica for All. So now you can go and read about twin con-artists doing dark and sexy things, and spice up that weekend of yours.

May your Saturday be cherry-filled…

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Gamble on how long it’ll be before Con is actually banned. Seriously.

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Guest Post by Cara Sutra: Libido on the wane? 10 reasons you NEED literary erotica

Cara Sutra (carasutra.co.uk)

Cara Sutra (carasutra.co.uk)

We’re thrilled to be sharing this guest post by the wonderful Cara Sutra. (If you haven’t checked Cara out, do so at @TheCaraSutra, on Facebook, and at her website. She writes beautifully about sex and sexuality, and not only is her site a powerful resource, but it’s one helluva lot of fun too.) 

Also, I’ll add that Cara includes pointers here for those who are shy about sexuality, erotica and/or porn, or want to write erotica. Enjoy your read!

When you get into a life rut, it can be difficult to feel positive about anything, never mind feeling sexually alluring and confident to boot. Whether you’re single or in a relationship, at times we all need a helping hand to feel sexier and raring to get back in the orgasmic saddle.

How can erotic books help?

Erotic books can give you the sensual boost you need, in more ways than you’d ever imagine. Here are just ten reasons how erotic books and literary erotica hugely impact on your personal confidence, increasing the intimacy within your relationship as well as improving your sex life all round.

  1. Erotic books can be surprisingly cheap. Literary erotica is suitable for all budgets whether you only have a few pennies to spend or want to invest in a treasured tome for your raunchy library.
  2. Erotic books are discreet. Once comfortably tucked up with an erotic book, your journey through new worlds of sexual excitement is private and quiet. There’s no need to adjust the volume, simply let your eyes take in the scenes as your imagination hungrily devours the lot.
  3. Erotic books are just as skilfully written as mainstream fiction. Don’t make the mistake of thinking that erotic literature is in any way inferior to other styles of literature. With skilful use of language, imagery, imaginative scenes and complex characters, erotic books regularly move readers emotionally as well as merely titillating sexual desires.
  4. Erotic books are non-intimidating, for singles as well as couples. You don’t have to speak to or see another person, you don’t even need to include the use of sex toys if they’re not your thing. All erotic reading involves is your imagination and the book; whether you read it alone or share with your partner!
  5. Erotic books have universal appeal, regardless of gender, relationship status or sexual experience. Scenes and stories may revive nostalgic sexual memories or touch upon fantasies you never realised would turn you on.
  6. Erotic books are accessible no matter where you are in the world or how discreet you need the delivery to be. With the dawn of electronic downloads and devices such as e-readers, you can opt for discreet delivery to your doorstep from an online purchase, or select immediate download as you prefer.
  7. If you’re an aspiring writer of erotic literature or sexy short stories yourself, reading the words of others can help break down any writer’s block you may encounter. Published erotic literature can kick start your own imagination as well as put your mind on the right track for writing.
  8. Reading erotic books builds the confidence you might be lacking when it comes to communicating your sexual fantasies and desires to a partner. You might also realise the confidence to admit a few sexual truths to yourself after reading some daring, arousing tales.
  9. Erotic books are also the perfect alternative for people who shy away from traditional erotic media in the form of adult films and porn on screen. Words are sexy, there’s no denying it; erotic books are the way forwards!
  10. The many different scenes and sexual encounters in erotic books ignites the passions that may have been forgotten during the natural course of life, family, work and other events. With the artful combination of erotic stories sculpted by some of the world’s most talented erotic authors at your fingertips, you won’t be short of sexual ideas to replicate in your own sex life.

Where do you start looking for good quality, life changing erotic literature? Go Deeper Press is the ideal leap pad into this bright new world. With hot and steamy erotica ready to be downloaded in exchange for surprisingly low prices, you could be reading some of the world’s best sex-themed stories in a manner of minutes.

Go Deeper Press also acts as a regularly updated hub of news and information about the erotic literature scene, from author interviews and updates, to themed features and news of upcoming events.

Keep it current by following Go Deeper Press on Twitter, and like the Go Deeper Press page on Facebook here.

Cara Sutra

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Contest: How Long Will It Take ‘Em to Ban Con?

GDP005-Con_Cover_72Con, Book 1: You Can Play It Safe When You’re Dead, is now available directly from the big A, for your Kindle. (I’m not using the booksellers name, in case I tip them off — read on.) I’m keen to see whether they ban it or not. There isn’t one ounce of “obscene” material in there as far as I’m concerned, but as you know, the famed big bookseller acts rather like Hitler, saying that they’ll decide what “obscene” means, and then they’ll throw it out. They sell Lolita and A Clockwork Orange — both books that I love. They also sell Mein Kampf, so presumably they don’t think that’s obscene either. (35 reviewers give Hitler’s disgustingly racist work almost 4 stars overall.)

In Con, Book 1: You Can Play It Safe When You’re Dead, there are grifter twins, a dastardly mark, and sex at gunpoint.  Join the dots, baby.

So!  The contest:  Will they ban Con, or will they not? And if they do ban it, how many days will it take? Two days from today? Or a month? Or two months? In order to make this fun rather than frustrating, the first person who manages to correctly guess how long Con will stay live on the big bookseller’s website will receive any three of our e-books entirely without charge. You can comment below.

I’m going to guess it will take them 7 days. What do you think?

Please support indie erotica and freedom of expression by buying Con, either on our website or at Amazon. We heart your support!

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Sex and Mermaids: An Entrepreneurial Start-Up Story

GDP Square1We’re fortunate enough to have had our entrepreneurial start-up story published at Project Eve. Here’s the opening (to read the full story, go here.)

Tell us about your entrepreneurial product or service.
We publish character-driven erotic stories, and we also run a sexual-spiritual course for women called The Mermaid Voyage: A Two-Week Journey of Erotic Self-Discovery. Not only have we been authors and editors for years, but we’re also reiki practitioners and angel readers, so our erotic stories and courses promote erotic wellbeing on every level. We’re passionate about sexuality, peace, and self-love. And we take the erotic very seriously.

What inspired you to launch your business idea?
When I was a girl who was deeply ashamed of her body and sexuality, I discovered the erotic works of Anais Nin. Suddenly, I wasn’t alone any more, and my whole life changed, because I realized that I wasn’t warped or twisted, but simply human. I hid that book under my mattress and prayed it would never be found. Without Nin, I don’t know what I would have done.

So, decades later, my partner Angela and I decided to launch Go Deeper Press and the Mermaid Voyage, in order to promote sex-positivity. We’ve been around less than a year, creating erotic materials that promote love, enjoyment, and pride.

What problem does your business or organization solve?
Right now, with Russia attacking its LGBTQ citizens, and families telling their children that sex is shame, we know that erotica—through its pride in sexuality—can save lives. We also know… [Continue reading here]

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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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