Archive for April, 2010

April 26th, 2010

Working and Writing at Oh Get A Grip!

Some reading this may be familiar with the delightful blog Oh Get A Grip! (“Six sexy authors tell it like it is…”). Each week, the site’s six bloggers blog on the same topic, one per day, and a guest blogger is invited to blog about the topic on Saturdays. This Saturday, May 1 (which happens to be my birthday), I have been invited by the brilliant Ashley Lister to be the guest blogger for the week!

The topic this week is how/if our non-writing jobs or professional experience inform our writing. The six sexy authors of the site will be expounding on this topic throughout the week, which has started off as usual with the thoughtful and entertaining words of Lisabet Sarai. If you’re not familiar with OGAG, I recommend visiting not only now but regularly; I myself have found it consistently entertaining, insightful, stimulating, and informative. I much look forward to making an appearance there Saturday and extend many thanks to Ashley for the invitation!

Love,
Emerald

“People always tell me not to waste my time, to get a real job and get back in line…I got responsibility, that is my liability, I’m questioning authority…”
-Good Charlotte “Festival Song”

April 22nd, 2010

Check Out the Hot Book Trailer for Please, Sir!

Rachel Kramer Bussel has debuted the scorchingly hot book trailer for her latest anthology, Please, Sir: Erotic Stories of Female Submission, which has just been released. I recommend watching it simply to see how hot Rachel, Tess Danesi, and the other stars of the trailer look as they model various forms of submission!

And you don’t even need to go anywhere to do so, as I have pasted it right here:

Please Sir book trailer from Rachel Kramer Bussel on Vimeo.

I’m very excited to get my contributor copies of this book, in which my story “Power over Power” shares space with writers of such demonstrated magnificence as Donna George Storey, Charlotte Stein, Justine Elyot, Heidi Champa, Tess Danesi, Sommer Marsden, Shanna Germain, Alison Tyler, and numerous others, as well as Rachel herself. What a lineup! I so look forward to reading it (and of course feel honored to have a story included in it!).

Love,
Emerald

“I’m gonna hold you down until you’re amazed, give it to you till you’re screaming my name…can you handle what I’m about to do, ’cause it’s about to get rough for you…I’m in control, take the pain, take the pleasure, I’m the master of both…I’m gonna work you till you totally blow…”
-Adam Lambert “For Your Entertainment”

April 19th, 2010

In The Flesh Recap and Video!

I am home after a busy week and weekend last week, having headed to New York on Tuesday for a mini-vacation that included reading at In The Flesh for Nerd Sex Night last Thursday before heading to Atlantic City Friday for a bachelorette party on Saturday. I arrived home yesterday afternoon and, um, went to sleep.

I had a magnificent time reading at In The Flesh last week and thank curator Rachel Kramer Bussel again for inviting me. Rick Write and I were joined by Erobintica and her husband and a friend at the reading, and I was especially delighted to get to see her and have all of them in the audience. The picture at the top of this post was taken by Rick, and Rachel took the picture on the right of my boots as I was reading. :)

I was the last reader of the night (giving me plenty of time to feel nervous ;)), following a marvelous lineup of readers whose bios may be read here. The audience seemed to me lovely throughout the night, including during my reading, and there were free copies of SexIs magazine and of course abundant cupcakes. Rachel also had hot-off-the-press copies of her brand new anthology Please, Sir: Erotic Stories of Female Submission (which includes my story “Power over Power”) for sale!

I was blushingly (made-up word alert) flattered to see this review that Rachel posted via the In the Flesh Facebook fan page the day after the reading. I am so glad it was enjoyed and was especially flattered and appreciative to see that the reviewer plans to procure Best Women’s Erotica 2010 as a result. Thank you very much to Geeky Sex!

In addition, the impressively prompt (it seems to me anyway) In The Flesh videographer has already made the videos available on Rachel’s YouTube channel. So without further ado, here is the video of my reading at Nerd Sex Night last week, Thursday, April 15, at In The Flesh in New York:

Thank you again to all involved, and all who came out to watch/listen!

Love,
Emerald

“So I got my boots on, got the right amount of leather, and I’m doing me up with a black colored liner…the flashing and the stage, it might get me high…”
-Adam Lambert “If I Had You”

April 14th, 2010

In The Flesh Reminder!

In the Flesh logo by <a href=http://www.mollycrabapple.com target=blank>Molly Crabapple</a>I seem to have been slacking on blogging lately. (Of course, I feel as though I have been slacking on a number of things; blogging happens to be one of the more publicly obvious!) But one of the things I have been busy doing is traveling to New York and preparing to read at In The Flesh tomorrow, April 15, for Nerd Sex Night!

I am very excited to read again at In The Flesh, which takes place at the Happy Ending Lounge at 302 Broome Street, New York City. It starts at 8:00 p.m.—for all the details, including information about who else is reading, see here. Nerd Sex Night also has an event page on Facebook, and there is a Facebook fan page for the In The Flesh series as well.

Curator Rachel Kramer Bussel has posted excerpts from the story from which I will be reading here! If you find yourself in the New York area tomorrow night, we’d love to see you there!

Love,
Emerald

There were no other customers at the Genius Bar, and as the “Genius” behind it, his denotation as such announced by his shirt, plugged in and switched on my laptop, I took a closer look at him. Upon first glance I hadn’t found him particularly attractive, but as I watched him he began to seem right on the line between classic tech geek and an understated sexiness. His expression was serious as he watched the screen, its bright light reflected in the lenses of his glasses as he typed and clicked and probed . . . .
-from “Shift Change,” the story from which I’ll be reading tomorrow!