Anaïs Nin – Stella

When you mention the name 'Anaïs Nin' to many people, they automatically assume you're in 'erotic mode'. Because she is so famed through her erotica and her extraordinary sexual relationships, particularly her long-running relationship with Henry Miller (of Henry and June fame), it's often forgotten that, actually, much of her work is not erotica, per … Continue reading Anaïs Nin – Stella

Author Interview: Byron Cane (aka Lurv Spanking)

I have been wanting to write this post for a while now, and I am finally thrilled to do so. This interview is with an author whom I know some of you follow avidly (yeah, me too!): the simply extraordinary Byron Cane, also known as Lurv Spanking. I am the first to admit that I … Continue reading Author Interview: Byron Cane (aka Lurv Spanking)

Emmanuelle de Maupassant – Highland Pursuits

Emmanuelle de Maupassant recently launched her saucy 1920s comedy romance romp Highland Pursuits. Like her Gentlemen’s Club, which explores the hypocrisy of Victorian society and restrictions placed upon women, ‘Highland Pursuits’ focuses on a woman making her own choices, flying in the face of social expectations. In this case, it’s 1928, and defiant debutante Lady Ophelia … Continue reading Emmanuelle de Maupassant – Highland Pursuits

Review article: James Lear – the history-based erotica

I have been wanting to write this post for quite a while now, and now seems like a good time, as I find myself reading yet another one of the novels by one of my favourite MM erotica authors, James Lear. I discovered my first Lear novel due to the most bizarre of researches. I … Continue reading Review article: James Lear – the history-based erotica

Guest Author: Ian Smith

Once again, I am delighted to welcome Ian Smith to my blog, this time to discuss a whole array of topics, from publication and writing to all manner of 'behind-the-scenes' goodies about Ian himself. And, I'm excited to say, He's sharing a wonderfully amusing extract from his recently published novella in the Simply Players series, … Continue reading Guest Author: Ian Smith

Review: House of Holes – Nicholson Baker

After I wrote about Georges Bataille’s Story of the Eye, I ended up having various discussions, both publicly and privately, about its bizarre nature and just where it left our own views over what is and is not erotic. House of Holes is another one of those books which has generated a lot of discussion. I … Continue reading Review: House of Holes – Nicholson Baker

Review: Story of the Eye – Georges Bataille

Georges Bataille's Story of the Eye was one of the earliest novels I devoured when I decided to read erotica 'seriously' and first drew up my list of books I thought I should read. Well, you can forget about breaking me in gently! One the classic pieces of erotic writing of the Twentieth Century, this … Continue reading Review: Story of the Eye – Georges Bataille

Review: Wuthering Heights

I said in "Books and Authors I Love #1" that I would share something which had a massive impact on me when I first encountered it. And, to be absolutely honest, it still does. There's something about the power of Heacliffe's words here, and throughout Wuthering Heights, that leaves my blood hot and my bones cold … Continue reading Review: Wuthering Heights