An Intimate Education #EWBD Charity Anthology

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It’s been a while since I mentioned this anthology that I edited with Emily Dubberley for Erotic World Book Day.

ALL PROCEEDS GO TO BROOK – THE SEXUAL HEALTH CHARITY.

It’s packed full of 22 amazing pieces of diverse erotica – I reckon there’s something in there for everyone. All the stories were kindly donated by incredibly talented authors and I’ve got to say that editing it was a real *cough* pleasure. Honestly, I was a tingly mess most nights while I worked on it.

Here’s a little excerpt from my femdom story – A Lesson In Surrender

“Take off your coat and your t-shirt. I want to see you.”

He placed his clothes over the back of a chair by the door. The house was warm, but goose bumps still scattered on his skin. He stood before her, shoulders back, arms by his side. Her eyes showed her approval as they roamed over his lightly muscled chest and tight stomach.

“Turn around and put your hands on the wall.”

He turned, closing his eyes as he placed his hot hands on the cold surface. The tension across his back was almost unbearable; he needed her touch, but he knew he would have to wait.

He heard her heels click on the solid wood floor as she walked towards him.

“I’m going to teach you how to give in.” She whispered in his ear. Her warm breath caressing his neck.

Here’s a list of the authors in the anthology:

Anna Sansom

Lucy Felthouse

Charlotte Howard

Rebecca Black

Kay Jaybee

Madeline Moore

Cara Sutra

Helen J Perry & Adria Kane

Tabitha Rayne

A.M. Hartnett

Oleander Plume

Kayla Lords

Vanessa de Sade

James Gent

Anna Sky

Lily Harlem

Victoria Blisse

Rhyll Biest

Neil Davis

Lexie Bay

Paris Orsini

Emily Dubberley

That’s an amazing list, right? So many successful authors who all made time to write a piece for this anthology. All that talent makes the pages sizzle!

Please support a great charity by buying a copy. Enjoy! Rx

An Intimate Education – Amazon UK, Amazon US, Amazon AUS, Amazon CAN

Cover reveal: An Intimate Education (charity anthology)

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Here it is people!!! The anthology I edited with Emily Dubberley for Erotic World Book Day. All profits will go to Brook, the fantastic sexual health education charity.

There are some fantastic authors in there: Lily Harlem, Kay Jaybee, Lucy Felthouse, Anna Sansom, Tabitha Rayne, Lexie Bay, A.M Hartnett, Victoria Blisse, Madeline Moore – just to name a few off the top of my head.

Plus a new story from me with some Femdom action.

Twenty-two stories and something for everyone: straight, lesbian, gay, transexual, BDSM, Femdom…. it’s a cornucopia of awesomeness!!!

Please help me to spread the word – it’s a truly great cause.

Blurb:

“Featuring 22 erotic stories from authors across the globe, An Intimate Education spans a range of sexualities, genders and desires. The stories show the diversity of erotica, taking in romantic sex, kinky sex, paranormal sex and a lot more besides. All stories show that safe can be sexy.Created to celebrate the first ever Erotic World Book Day (#EWBD), all profits from An Intimate Education will go to sexual health and well being charity, Brook.”

We’ll be celebrating Erotic World Book Day on Facebook. March 5th 7.00pm till midnight. There are some truly amazing prizes to be won, lots of fun chat with erotic authors, excerpts and there’s bound to be some spanking banter! I can’t wait. I’ll be hosting 8pm to 9pm. Hopefully ‘see’ you there.

A World of Erotica: Beyond 50 Shades

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With the upcoming film release of 50 Shades everyone’s either talking about it or trying to ignore it. Apparently, even fire-fighters are ready for the erotic onslaught http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-31428072! There have been some insightful blogs (see girlonthenet) and some hilarious 50 Shades inspired articles and videos (see Krista McHarden’s Cosmo piece and the Trojan condom ad).

The silver-tie-laden bandwagon is fast rolling into every town to deliver spanks and a little lashing of media sensation. But is the controversy worth it? Crucially, are the books worth reading? Will the film be worth watching?

I fall firmly into the –  I read the books, (once 3 years ago). I liked them (didn’t love them), I’ll go and see the film – to see how they handle the content and because I want to be able to form my own opinion rather than read other people’s – camp.

I have no issue with people who love the 50 Shades series (my mother-in-law has just finished reading them for the third time!) and I don’t want people telling me what I should and shouldn’t read; what I should or shouldn’t like. If they did, there’d be no gentle initiation – they’d get a clear and distinct “Fuck Off!” from me.

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Like many readers, it was one of the first books that I read that involved BDSM. It whet my appetite for more and I rapidly realised from reading more complex books that 50 Shades is only the tip of the iceberg as far as D/s relationships go in erotica.

My only issue with it, and really my issue is with the media rather than the book, is that society has reduced erotica down to this singular series of books. We need to look beyond billionaires (when did being a millionaire not measure up by the way?), grey ties and bondage paraphernalia (although it does have its moments *cough*).

It wasn’t just Christian’s ‘red room of pain’ door that was opened – a world of erotica has beckoned for many. That is a good thing. Let freedom ring with the sound of chains on bedposts!

Erotica is such an incredibly diverse genre, from BDSM to paranormal, menage to an amazing range of LGBT stories. I am a passionate reader and writer of erotica. I love it and wish that it was more widely acceptable. But recently I found out that an online friend has been turned down for a job because she reads and blogs about erotica. So even though everyone and their mother-in-law has read 50 Shades, we’re still not really ‘ok’ with it. (That’s a whole other blog).

It’s a crazy world and I don’t pretend to understand it half the time. But what I will do is promote erotica in my little space on the net for all I’m worth. I get excited about some books and I love to share that. I think it’s fantastic when another reader loves a book that I recommend; I’d just love to see some of these books that I love hitting the best seller lists too.

So here’s the main point of this blog, forget the Fifty Shades furore for a moment. There’s something more promising than watching a dysfunctional billionaire and it is happening on March the 5th.

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It is my hope that as many of you as possible will join me and an amazing range of erotic writers on March 5th to celebrate Erotic World Book Day. Go and like the page and we’ll keep you posted about the upcoming event. Some fantastic British authors are involved, Emily Dubberley, Lucy Felthouse, Maxim Jacubowski, Cara Sutra (award winning sex blogger) and plenty from the other side of the pond.

We’ll be producing a Top 100 Contemporary Erotica Books list, and most exciting of all an anthology ‘An Intimate Education’ (all proceeds going to the fantastic sexual health charity – Brook). There will be a Facebook party, amazing prizes and giveaways (seriously the prizes are awesome lots of sex toys and books) There will also be lots of naughtiness and huge potential for spanking innuendo!

We should harness the attention being lavished on the erotic tale of Anastasia and take people beyond 50 Shades into the spankingly exciting world of the erotica books we know and love. Come and share that love with us on March 5th and find some new erotic books to read.

Rebecca x

5* Reviews: ‘A Different Kind of Cosplay’ and ‘Multi-Orgasmic’ by Lucy Felthouse

 ‘A Different Kind of Cosplay’ blurb:

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Zachary has a dilemma. His girlfriend, Reese, has a special birthday coming up soon and he has absolutely no clue what to get for her. It doesn’t help that Zach does not share or really understand Reese’s biggest hobby—comic books, superheroes and everything that goes with them. Zach raids Reese’s DVD collection for inspiration, and what he finds there gives him an idea…possibly the best one he’s ever had.

Sure, Reese has fantasized about her favourite superheroes. All those muscles and rakish smiles are to die for. She didn’t think Zach would ever really understand, though. But he proves her wrong in the best way possible.

My Review:

‘A Different Kind of Cosplay’ ticked all sorts of boxes for me. I love the Marvel films, Iron Man (I’ve got a thing for RDJ), Thor (I might have a bit of a thing for Chris Hemsworth too). So when I started reading and realised that Reese, our heroine, also had some serious fantasies about them, I felt an instant connection and I loved her for it. Although I think it’s pertinent to point out that her fantasies didn’t involve the actors but the actually marvel characters. This is where the cosplay comes in. For those of you new to this like me, it’s where people dress up as superheroes and role play pretending to be a fictional character (usually a sci-fi, comic book, or anime character).

The majority of the book is written from Zach’s point of view. I think Lucy has written a real gem in Zachary. He is a fantastic hero, sexy and confident, loving and tender, funny and irreverent. I really wanted to take him and his costumes home. He does what every person would love their partner to do for them; he puts Reese’s thoughts and desires above his own.

The sex scenes are numerous and really well written *cough* I might have got a bit hot and flustered while reading it. Thor – that’s all I’m saying. Lucy had to get creative for various reasons and the humour that shines through is wonderful and definitely added to the whole enjoyment of the book for me.

So I’m giving ‘A Different Kind of Cosplay’ 5 shiny stars ***** I loved it.

Purchase Links:

Ellora’s Cave   amazon.com   amazon.ca   B&N   kobo

multiorgasmic ‘Multi-Orgasmic’ blurb:

From the pen of award-winning erotica author Lucy Felthouse comes a collection of short stories and flash fiction sure to hit the spot.

There’s something for everyone nestling between the pages of this sexy anthology. From spanking to voyeurism, bondage to pegging, solo loving to ménage, with a sprinkling of femdom, maledom and magic, fans of M/F erotic stories will soon discover why this book is described as multi-orgasmic.

Enjoy twenty one titillating tales, over 52,000 words of naughtiness packed into one steamy read.

Please note: Many of the stories in this book have been previously published in anthologies and online, but three of the tales are brand new and never-seen-before!

My Review:

‘Multi-Orgasmic: A Collection Of Erotic Short Stories’ is a quality read from start to finish and a really good way to get a taste of what this author is about if you’ve never read her before. Like any collection of stories, each reader will have their favourites, but what is constant is they’re extremely well written and well crafted. There is a real skill to writing shorts, you have to draw the reader in quickly, get them to care about the characters and give them what they want which in this case is some hot, steamy sex, in just a few thousand words. Not easy. Lucy Felthouse does all of the above with style and there’s bound to be something to suit most people in this book. Something I noticed reading this, is that Felthouse writes really well from the male perspective. She mixes it up which keeps it interesting.

In ‘Multi-Orgasmic’ you’ll find: a soldier lusting after his female superior, threesome action, a voyeur on a bus, a couple’s first sex toy experience, a returning soldier’s need for his domme, al fresco sex, erotica spicing up a long term couple’s sex life (that sounds familiar!), pegging (my personal favourite) and many more…

It’s a book you can read all at once or as and when you like. I liked it a lot!

5***** highly recommended read – my personal favourite ‘Why I Love Her’.

Purchase Links:

amazon.com   amazon.au   amazon.ca

Author Bio:

Lucy Felthouse is a very busy woman! She writes erotica and erotic romance in a variety of subgenres and pairings, and has over 100 publications to her name, with many more in the pipeline.

These include several editions of Best Bondage Erotica, Best Women’s Erotica 2013 and Best Erotic Romance 2014. Another string to her bow is editing, and she has edited and co-edited a number of anthologies, and also edits for a small publishing house. She owns Erotica For All, is book editor for Cliterati, and is one eighth of The Brit Babes. Find out more at http://www.lucyfelthouse.co.uk. Join her on Facebook and Twitter, and subscribe to her newsletter at: http://eepurl.com/gMQb9

Review: Brit Boys: On Boys (hot M/M book bundle)

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Brit Boys: On Boys (a hot m/m bundle) IT’S ONLY 99p!!

If you’re anything like me, you get boxed sets and book bundles recommended to you all the time on Amazon. I’ve bought a few, 99p is a good deal for 5 or 6 books and even if I only like one of the stories I still think that’s ok, you take a chance on these things. Sometimes I’ve even found decent new authors – bonus!

Now Brit Boys: On Boys is a totally different kettle of fish. Every single story in this collection is at least really good, some are fantastic. That all comes down to personal preference. But what is constant throughout is the quality of writing. Plus they’re really very steamy and I like that a lot.

It’s got a sexy mechanic, hunky marines, a delicious actor and a vamp that you’d offer your own neck up for if he was interested. One of the best threesome scenes I’ve ever read (that totally deserves to be in bold cos it’s awesome!), a dishy chef, a sci-fi love affair and the cutest teacher you’ll ever meet.

I’ve read quite a bit by Lily Harlem, KD Grace and Lucy Felthouse before. They’re firm favourites of mine, but the other authors were new to me. I now have 5 new authors to keep up with from one bundle of books. Genuinely, it’s not often you find that kind of quality in one place; and best of all they’re all British. This makes me very proud.

So I’m giving this 5 shiny stars. I loved it. Steamy and romantic, funny and often touching.

Highly recommended read and only 99p on Amazon


Follow Lily Harlem, KD Grace and Lucy Felthouse on Twitter (their Britbabes page). Also follow their blog.

Find the following authors at: Clare London, M.K Elliott, Sarah Masters, Ashe Barker and Joesphine Myles