Ladylit’s ‘Fab Five’ are back, and this time they will regale you with stories revolving around the age-old theme of Opposites Attract. Find out how a Democrat and a Republican reconcile their different political view points in Cheyenne Blue’s ‘Coming Out In District 31’, how a gym novice and a gym bunny get it on in Lucy Felthouse’s ‘Same Place, Same Time’, and how an older, rather uptight woman deals with a young brat spoiling her holiday in Harper Bliss’s ‘The Power of Words’. Further stories by Erzabet Bishop and Laila Blake expand the settings in this diverse mini-anthology to a bookstore and a museum. Tension flies high in these five tales of clashing lesbian lust, in which the characters will have to either ignore their desire or broaden their mind.
Table of Contents:
Same Place, Same Time by Lucy Felthouse
Dark Bloomer by Laila Blake
Coming Out in District 31 by Cheyenne Blue
Art Speak by Erzabet Bishop
The Power of Words by Harper Bliss
Roller derby girls looking for kicks, a kinky crochet class and an erotic cruise adventure… Sweet Seductions: The Erzabet Bishop Collection brings you five sinfully seductive short stories of lady loving by one of the erotica world’s most prolific authors. Featuring three stories previously published in Ladylit anthologies and two brand new ones, this collection is sure to seduce you.
Mermaids and Mistletoe
Mosaics and Mermaids
Please note that ‘Hooked’, ‘Mermaids and Mistletoe’ and ‘Derby Girls’ have previously appeared in Ladylit anthologies.
Word count: 16,000
“As with all LadyLit mini-anthologies, this book was amazing!!! Ms Bishop is a magician with a typewriter. She is able to draw her readers into her stories and not let go of them. From rough and tough to tender and lovely, her lesbian romps are sizzling, spicy and seductive… Each story from Ms. Bishop is a wonderful gift to my senses and emotions!!”
Excerpt from “Mermaids and Mosaics.”
Lydia watched Abby as she hustled out of the solarium. It was nice having her here. Almost without thinking, she walked toward the ladder, intent on seeing what it was Abby had created. Guilt warred with need and need won out. Standing under the skylight, Lydia looked up. Her eyes scanned over the piece and she sucked in a sharp intake of air. She was staring at her own face. The mermaid was her. Tears stung her eyes.
“Why would you make a mosaic of me?” She whispered. A single tear slid down her face.
She didn’t hear Abby come back into the room until it was too late. She stood in the doorway, a fresh shirt and sweats hugging her compact body, making her as irresistible now as she had been when they first met. Their eyes met and Lydia gasped. She was caught.
Excerpt from “Pumpernickel”
“I’m sorry, Mistress. Please forgive this girl for acting out in her frustration.” Libby got down from the chair and sank down in front of Miriam. The wooden floor was cool against the bare skin of her legs and her knees protested as they hit the edge of the area rug.
Miriam stared down at Libby, an icy frown freezing her face into an immovable mask. “Crawl to the corner.” She fished in her pocket and pulled out a penny. “Against the wall with your nose. If that penny falls, then your punishment goes up. Five minutes.”
Libby knelt in the corner. Her nose held up the penny and her mind raced. What would she do to her? Forgetting about the rejection, she focused on her Mistress and how to account for her impertinence. Libby was concentrating so hard on mashing her nose against the wall, she almost didn’t hear Miriam return.
“Alright. Time’s up. Come over here and pull down your shorts. I have a bottom to tan.”
Desire coursed through Libby’s center as she slid her panties and shorts off and onto the floor.
Writing short erotic romance:
Writing short erotic romance is a fun way to keep writing and have a plethora of stories to excite the reader. In Sweet Seductions I explore life on a cruise ship, derby girl antics on and off the playing field, a crochet class I would want to attend and an author who gets a taste of what discipline and hard work can mean when her Mistress takes on her attitude.
When I first began my writing career I started with a novel and found it to be a bit too much. Then I read an interesting thought by Ray Bradbury. If you write one short story a week, sooner or later you won’t be terrible. I’ve taken his words to heart and am almost always pounding away at the keyboard composing this or that, slowing gaining in word count to write a much larger work, all the while enjoying the path less taken so to speak.
All writers have different paths to find their way. Short erotic romance was mine and I couldn’t be happier. Story after story, I meet more fans, create new worlds to explore and have a marvelous time finding out just what people are dying to read about.
What sorts of erotic romance do you like? What do you want to see more of?
About the author:
Erzabet Bishop has been crafting stories since she could pound keys on her parents’ old typewriter. She has only just learned that it is a whole lot more fun writing naughty books. She is a contributing author to the Silk Words website with her Fetish Fair, Gingerbread Dreams, Holiday Cruise and Temptation Resorts interactive romances, Sci Spanks 2014 Anthology, Potnia, A Christmas To Remember, Taboo II, Forbidden Fruit, Club Rook: The Series, Sweat, Bossy, Cougars, Spank or Treat, When the Clock Strikes Thirteen, Wicked Things, Unwrap these Presents (upcoming), Unbound Box, Milk & Cookies & Handcuffs, Corset Magazine: Sex Around the World, Vaginas and Vulvas, Man vs. Machine: The Sex Toy Issue, Smut by the Sea Volume 2, Hell Whore Volume 2, Can’t Get Enough, Slave Girls, The Big Book of Submission, Hungry for More, Gratis II, Gratis III, Anything She Wants, Dirty Little Numbers, Kink-E magazine, Eternal Haunted Summer, Coming Together: Girl on Girl, Shifters, Coming Together: For the Holidays (upcoming) and Coming Together: Hungry for Love among others. She is the author of Lipstick (upcoming), Dinner Date, Tethered, Sweet Seductions: The Erzabet Bishop Collection (upcoming), Red Moon Rising (upcoming), Red Boots (upcoming), Charity Benshaw’s Enchanted Paddle Emporium (upcoming), Holidays in Hell (upcoming), Pomegranate (upcoming), Red Dress (upcoming), Sigil Fire, Written on Skin: A Sigil Fire Short, The Erotic Pagans Series: Beltane Fires, Samhain Shadows and Yuletide Temptation. Erzabet was a finalist for the GCLS 2014 awards in two separate categories. She lives in Texas with her husband, furry children and can often be found lurking in local bookstores. She loves to bake, make naughty crochet projects and watch monster movies. When she isn’t writing, she loves to review music and books.
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Mature women are on the prowl in ‘Cougars’, Ladylit’s new collection of lusty lesbian tales in which older ladies seduce younger ones… or the other way around. An ageing rock star has it bad for the singer of the latest hit band in Harper Bliss’s ‘Reunion Tour’. In Cheyenne Blue’s ‘Gorgon and Goat’ cheese plays its part in bringing two women together, while in Laila Blake’s ‘The Girl Next Door’ it’s a blackout in an apartment building that does the trick. Erzabet Bishop and Lucy Felthouse bring their usual light-heartedness to their stories of, respectively, an older airplane passenger in first class who has a young flight attendant all to herself, and a girl walking her dog who needs to return a stray pup she encounters on her path. ‘Cougars’ contains five mature tales of lesbian desire, in which gray strands of hair are a turn-on, and age and experience are celebrated, not ignored.
Caution: This title contains graphic language and mature f/f sex and is suitable for adults only.
Word count: 19.000
Hello! I’m Niki Crow and I’ll be entertaining you today. I am a writer of lesbian and bisexual erotica and the reason I’m guest blogging here today is that I have a story in the excellent anthology “Forbidden Fruit: stories of unwise lesbian desire”. So does the lovely Sacchi Green, who I’ll be interviewing today as a part of the anthology’s release blog tour. Sacchi Green is an American writer of erotica and speculative fiction, a lovely lady, and her contribution to “Forbidden Fruit: stories of unwise lesbian desire” is an amazing (and hot!) story titled “Sunset, Sunrise”. But before we get down to the Qs and the As, I would like to thank another great author, Erzabet Bishop, for letting me use this space. Thank you, Erzabet! Now, on to Sacchi Green’s interview.
1. Your bio states you write erotica “and other stimulating genres”. What are the other genres, and which is your favorite?
Science fiction and fantasy, lumped together as speculative fiction, were my first loves, and I published just enough short stories under the name Connie Wilkins to qualify for SFWA, Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America. Then I was distracted by the erotic side of The Force, and have been writing mostly erotica (sometimes blended with fantasy) for the last ten years or more. As to which is my favorite, well, I don’t see them as all that different from each other.
2. What made you start writing erotica?
I jumped right in as soon as I saw a Call for Submissions for Best Lesbian Erotica 1999. I’d been writing speculative fiction with erotic undercurrents anyway, and the market for erotica anthologies was really taking off, so I went with the flow.
3. What are your current projects?
I have an anthology called Me and My Boi: Queer Erotic Stories coming out from CleisPress next spring, and there’s still work to do with contracts, galley proofs, etc. I’ve also got another one contracted, stories chosen but not yet edited and turned in a as manuscript, called The Princess’s Bride: Lesbian Fairy Tale Erotica, which is a big thrill because it lets me blend erotica and fantasy. As far as writing stories of my own—well, the deadlines for the ones I plan to write aren’t all that close yet. I hope.
4. And now something completely off-topic: I heard you (like me) like to make preserves. Which is your favorite and why?
Long ago I used to go the whole route, pressure canner for veggies, etc., but I haven’t done that for many years. I freeze a few veggies from my garden, mostly stewed tomatoes and ratatouille, but making jams and chutneyis the most fun. I’ve taken to blending recipes, for instance using one third raspberries,one thirdpeaches, and one third pears, or adding crystallized ginger to peaches or pears. I’m also experimenting with reduced-sugar recipes.
5. Tell me about your story “Sunset, Sunrise” in “Forbidden Fruit: stories of unwise lesbian desire”.
“Sunset, Sunrise” was one of the rare stories that seem to write themselves. I seldom model my characters on real people, but this time I came dangerously close. Maybe the less said about that, the better. I do know the (slightly fictionalized) setting well, though, and have always wished I had a talent for arts like sculpture and painting, so writing the point-of-view character was a self-indulgent pleasure. I also enjoy writing about characters who aren’t all that young or conventionally attractive, so that part was self-indulgent, too.
“Not that Trouble, with a definite capital T, was actually looking my way. The big salt-and-pepper butch had eyes (and hands—such broad, strong hands.) only for the gorgeous young redhead who made voluptuous seem like a four- letter word.
Audrey sized up the situation fast. “So what else do I get?”
“All right,” I muttered,“ come around tomorrow tonight.” Audrey might be more intriguing if her interests weren’t strictly confined to getting her posterior paddled. I always make her earn it.
At table six I stood by the young lady’s shoulder, gazing deliberately down into the lush cleavage revealed by clinging azure silk. Then I glanced at her companion, hoping for a reaction. It didn’t even much matter what kind.
Clear hazel eyes in a sun-ruddy face surveyed me with a hint of amusement, and recognition.
“Good evening, I’m Rory,” I said demurely. “I’ll be serving you tonight.”
The corners of her mouth twitched. (Her? Sir, on occasion, without doubt; definitely a Daddy; but yes, in my own private lexicon, Her.)
“Hi Rory,” she said. “You must be moonlighting. Didn’t we last see you covered in mud?”
“Close enough,” I acknowledged. “Art feeds the soul, but that’s about all.”
I’d been smeared with clay when they’d wandered through the collective gallery that afternoon and glanced into my studio, obviously looking for a corner just secluded enough to pretend no one could see them making out. The butch had resisted the kid’s tug on her muscle-T long enough to look appreciatively at my nudes in porcelain and stone. “Go ahead,” I’d said, as her hand hovered over the rounded marble ass of a full-bodied figure crouching on all fours. “Go on, it’s meant to be irresistible.”
The carnal magnetism of her grin hit me like pounding surf. When her big finger stroked the smooth buttocks and probed down between the tempting thighs my crotch got wet enough to dampen the clay dust layering my jeans.”
The next stop on the Forbidden Fruit blog tour is Emily L. Byrne http://writeremilylbyrne.blogspot.com who is interviewing Niki Crow.
Leave a comment on any post in the Forbidden Fruit blog tour to be entered into a random draw to win one of these great prizes. Prizes include a paperback copy of Girls Who Score, lesbian sports erotica edited by Ily Goyanes, Best Lesbian Romance 2011 edited by Radclyffe, a paperback copy of Wild Girls, Wild Nights edited by Sacchi Green, an ebook of Ladylit’s first lesbian anthology Anything She Wants, and a bundle of three mini-anthologies from Ladylit: Sweat, A Christmas to Remember and Bossy. All of these titles contain some stories written by the fabulous contributors to Forbidden Fruit: stories of unwise lesbian desire. You must include an email address in your comment to be entered into the draw.
Forbidden Fruit: stories of unwise lesbian desire is available direct from the publisher, Ladylit (http://www.ladylit.com/books/forbidden-fruit/) or from Amazon, Smashwords, and other good retailers of ebooks. Check outhttp://www.ladylit.com/books/forbidden-fruit/ for all purchasing information.
Out in early fall of 2014, join me and a host of talented authors in a new anthology edited by the wonderful Cheyenne Blue. Ladylit is known for their searing hot collections of lesbian erotica and this volume is choc full of both familiar and new faces. Get your e-readers ready for some unwise stories of lesbian desire…
Table of contents:
Our Woman by Rebecca Lynne Fullan
Hands Off by Ava-Ann Holland
Shelter by Jean Roberta
Ungodly Ours by Allison Wonderland
The Rules by Rachel O. Esplanade
The Further Adventures of Miss Scarlet by Emily L. Byrne
Sunrise, Sunset by Sacchi Green
The Clinton County Horse Thief Society by Axa Lee
Freedom by Harper Bliss
Ascending Amelia by Erzabet Bishop
Bachelorette Party by Beth Wylde
Thanks to Irene by Nicole Wolfe
Ash by Niki Crow
The Law of Reciprocity by Laila Blake
Shallow End by L.C. Spoering
The First Stone by Lisabet Sarai
Out for the Count by Cheyenne Blue