Posts Tagged ‘smut’

Great review of Peep Show by Lola at Hedo Online

October 28, 2009

Lola over at Hedo Online posted a review of Peep Show: Erotic Tales of Voyeurs and Exhibitionists.

Here’s part of what she wrote:

The beauty of Peep Show is that Rachel- the editor, found the perfect formula that resulted in a book filled with erotic stories that literally anyone can relate to. There is indeed, something for everybody. From stories about a husband watching his beautiful wife sleep, the thrill of having sex in a hotel window in Germany, a worker’s fantasy made reality in the Japanese ‘water trade’, to a virgin witch pushing her own limits, Peep Show covers a vast spectrum of sexually infused tales. The authors featured are both men and women. With all stories unique and independent of each other. I’ll admit there were times I became flush with excitement and had to tame my inner sex kitten a few of the stories evoked. Then other stories had me wanting to cuddle up with my hubby in a peaceful loving embrace.

Thanks, Lola! So glad you liked it…go to Hedo Online to read the rest.

Advertisements

About the Peep Show: Tales of Voyeurs and Exhibitionists authors

October 5, 2009

About the Contributors to Peep Show: Erotic Tales of Voyeurs and Exhibitionists

Cheyenne Blue (“Watcher in the Shadows”) combines her two passions in life and writes travel guides and erotica. Her erotica has appeared in many anthologies, including Best Women’s Erotica, Mammoth Book of Best New Erotica, Best Lesbian Erotica, Best Lesbian Romance, and on many websites. You can read more of her erotica at www.cheyenneblue.com.

Born in Virginia and later raised on a sailboat, Angela Caperton (“Calendar Girl”) has traveled extensively and appreciates the world in all its forms. Her erotic fantasy, Woman of the Mountain, won the 2008 Eppie for Best Erotica, and she has short stories in Lust at First Bite and Girls on Top.

Elizabeth Coldwell (“Audience Participation”) is the editor of the UK edition of Forum. Her stories have appeared in anthologies including Spanked: Red Cheeked Erotica; Yes, Sir and Best Women’s Erotica 2009. One of these days she’ll get round to having a webcam installed.

Andrea Dale’s (“Now You See Her”) stories have appeared in Do Not Disturb and Afternoon Delight, among many others. With coauthors, she has written A Little Night Music and Cat Scratch Fever. “Now You See Her” is a companion story to “Come to My Window,” in Where the Girls Are. More at www.cyvarwydd.com.

Geneva King (“Rosse Buurt”) (www.genevaking.com) has stories appearing in over a dozen anthologies including: Ultimate Lesbian Erotica 2009, Ultimate Undies, Caramel Flava, and Travelrotica for Lesbians 1 & 2. A transplant to Northern MD, she’s constantly on the prowl for her next muse.

Lolita Lopez (“Indecent”) started writing naughty tales to entertain friends as part of her coed procrastination. Study biochemistry or pen a quick story for her girlfriends? No surprise that she’s on a sabbatical from college, eh? Lolita lives in Texas with her medic husband.

Sommer Marsden (“Satisfaction Guaranteed”) bangs out her smut from a small cottage on the East Coast. She has appeared in dozens of print anthologies, numerous dirty magazines, and multiple filthy webzines. She is the author of multiple ebooks found at eXcessica, Whiskey Creek Press Torrid and Eternal Press. You can reach her athot4sommer at yahoo.com.

M. March (“Missing Michael”) is the pseudonym of a writer who has contributed to the New York Post, AfterEllen, AfterElton, Gay City News, Blacktable.com, Self, Complete Woman, Time Out New York, First-Timers and Spanked: Red-Cheeked Erotica. Nonerotica interests include watching cult movies, browsing in bookstores, drinking strong coffee and listening to obscure disco.

L. A. Mistral (“The Theory of Orchids”) has published five erotic novels with Renaissance ebooks and his short stories can also be seen in print in the Cleis publications B Is for Bondage, Got a Minute?, Hide and Seek, and in Bound to Love. He also appears on the Ruthie’s Club, Clean Sheets and Oysters and Chocolate websites.

Nobilis Reed (“Glass”) takes care of his disabled wife, teenage kids, and too many cats, occasionally taking flights of erotic fancy that then become enmeshed in his brain until writing exorcises them. His career in smut has so far produced four novellas, which you can find at www.nobiliserotica.com.

Jennifer Peters (“People in Glass Hotels”) is the associate editor of Penthouse Forum and Girls of Penthouse magazines. Her work has appeared in several places under numerous names, but her bylines in Penthouse and Forum are her favorites.

Malcolm Ross (“Sleeping Beauty”) is the pseudonym of a happily married man (though not one with the same fetish as his protagonist) living deep in suburban Colorado. This is his first published story, though endless fantasies in his head are waiting to be written.

Monica Shores (“Superior”) is a frequent contributor to $pread magazine, where she is also an editor. Her writing appears on Alternet, Boinkology, Popmatters, and filthygorgeousthings.com. While she does not particularly want to be pigeonholed as someone who writes only about sex, she’s also not particularly interested in writing about anything else.

A country boy by breeding, Craig J. Sorensen “Ownership” got his first Peep Show at an adult bookstore in New York City during a senior trip in high school. He’s been peeping ever since, and parlays this fascination into his erotica. His work appears in anthologies and at various online locations including Clean Sheets.

Susan St. Aubin (“Showtime”) has been writing erotica for over twenty years. Her work has been published in Yellow Silk, Libido, Herotica, Best American Erotica, Best Women’s Erotica, Best Lesbian Erotica, and many other journals and anthologies, as well as http://www.cleansheets.com, http://www.fishnetmag.com and http://www.forthegirls.com, and most recently in Lust: Erotic Fantasies for Women.

Kissa Starling “Busted” (www.kissastarling.com) is a woman of many words. Her stories range from sweet to sizzling and everything in between. What started as a few words written in a diary has turned into a full-fledged writing career. She spends time each and every day dreaming up plots, researching settings, and dreaming up characters.

Donna George Storey “Clean and Pretty” (www.donnageorgestorey.com) is the author of Amorous Woman (Neon/Orion). Her fiction has been published in numerous anthologies, including Do Not Disturb: Hotel Sex Stories and X: The Erotic Treasury. She writes a column, “Cooking up a Storey,” for the Erotica Readers and Writers Association.

About the Editor

Rachel Kramer Bussel (“I’ve Only Got Eyes for You”) (www.rachelkramerbussel.com) is an author, editor, blogger, and reading series host. She has edited or coedited over twenty books of erotica, including Bottoms Up: Spanking Good Stories; Spanked; Naughty Spanking Stories from A to Z 1 and 2; The Mile High Club; Do Not Disturb; Tasting Him; Tasting Her; Yes, Sir; Yes, Ma’am; He’s on Top; She’s on Top; Caught Looking; Hide and Seek; Crossdressing; Rubber Sex; Sex and Candy; Ultimate Undies; Glamour Girls; Bedding Down; and the nonfiction collections Best Sex Writing 2008, 2009 and 2010. Her work has been published in over one hundred anthologies, including Best American Erotica 2004 and 2006, Zane’s Chocolate Flava 2 and Purple Panties, Everything You Know About Sex Is Wrong, Single State of the Union and Desire: Women Write About Wanting. She serves as senior editor at Penthouse Variations, and wrote the popular “Lusty Lady” column for The Village Voice.

Rachel has written for AVN, Bust, Cleansheets.com, Cosmopolitan, Curve, Fresh Yarn, The Frisky, Gothamist, Huffington Post, Mediabistro, Newsday, New York Post, Penthouse, Playgirl, Radar, San Francisco Chronicle, Tango, Time Out New York, and Zink, among others. She has appeared on The Martha Stewart Show,The Berman and Berman Show, NY1, Showtime’s Family Business. She has hosted In The Flesh Erotic Reading Series since October 2005, which has featured everyone from Susie Bright to Zane, about which the New York Times’s UrbanEye newsletter said she “welcomes eroticism of all stripes, spots and textures.” She blogs at lustylady.blogspot.com.

Peep Show: Erotic Tales of Voyeurs and Exhibitionists to be published in November

April 30, 2009

Peep Show: Erotic Tales of Voyeurs and Exhibitionists is edited by Rachel Kramer Bussel (rachelkramerbussel at gmail.com) and will be published by Cleis Press in November 2009.

Blurbs:

Peep Show takes you through the looking glass and into an erotic world of wonder where looking and being looked at creates hot encounters of the highest order.”
Audacia Ray, author of Naked on the Internet

“”Rachel Kramer Bussel has, once again, assembled a top-flight collection. This naughty gem will appeal to both the connoisseur and the curious reader who just wants a peek.”
Lily Burana, author of Strip City: A Stripper’s Farewell Journey Across America

Introduction: Hungry Eyes and Sensual Show-Offs (see below)

Showtime by Susan St. Aubin
Clean and Pretty by Donna George Storey
Superior by Monica Shores
People in Glass Hotels by Jennifer Peters
Indecent by Lolita Lopez
Ownership by Craig J. Sorensen
Audience Participation by Elizabeth Coldwell
Now You See Her by Andrea Dale
Watcher in the Shadows by Cheyenne Blue
Glass by Nobilis Reed
Sleeping Beauty by Malcolm Ross
The Theory of Orchids by L. A. Mistral
Missing Michael by M. March
Busted by Kissa Starling
Satisfaction Guaranteed by Sommer Marsden
Rosse Buurt
by Geneva King
I’ve Only Got Eyes for You by Rachel Kramer Bussel
Calendar Girl by Angela Caperton

Introduction: Hungry Eyes and Sensual Show-Offs

When the stories started rolling in for Peep Show, I was surprised to see that so many were about sex work: strippers, burlesque babes, and other professional show-offs and their customers. I had intended the title to be a sexy suggestion of the complementary fetishes of exhibitionism and voyeurism, not necessarily the main setting for the bulk of the stories. As I kept reading, though, I realized that peep shows and other forms of commercialized sexual displays are a major way we as a culture sanction the act of watching.

There’s a sense of the forbidden in many of the stories you’ll read here, whether money changes hands or not. There is the thrill of baring your body in exactly the place you’re not supposed to, which Lolita Lopez zeroes in on with her nude campus performance art protagonist in “Indecent.” As Lopez writes, “Trini couldn’t stop herself. The risk heightened the allure.” In Malcolm Ross’s “Sleeping Beauty,” the main character catches his gorgeous wife in repose in the middle of the night, and is compelled to keep on watching. M. March gives us a poignant, moving story of being watched over from above.

As for those peep shows, there’s plenty of very sexy jiggling to be seen here. Donna George Storey beautifully and, as always, utterly erotically captures a different kind of peep show in “Clean and Pretty,” in which an American woman in Japan soaps up in the shower, getting paid handsomely, while exulting in the one viewer who can look for free. Geneva King takes us deep inside Amsterdam’s famous red-light district, or “Rosse Buurt,” A woman is drawn to a woman she sees there, a woman who “stands in her window on the second story, not banging on the glass like the other girls, just standing, surveying the crowd, like she picks the customer and not the other way around, like she’s deciding who is lucky enough to experience any bit of her.” This is the kind of woman who sells her body in this book; one who’s knowing, aware, yet can allow herself to get swept away by passion, even when she’s on the clock.

Modern technology also plays a role here in the webcam-themed “Audience Participation” and “I’ve Only Got Eyes for You,” where private citizens become amateur porn stars. When you think of voyeurs, you probably picture the iconic image of the Peeping Tom, and he’s to be found in these pages as well, once, even wearing a trench coat. But rather than being the town creep, here the various peeping Toms (and Thomasinas) are more than just stereotypes. They see and hear things they aren’t supposed to, and sometimes, as with Sommer Marsden’s Jared in “Satisfaction Guaranteed,” they even get caught.

Neighbors, coworkers, spouses, and hotel guests all experience the power of looking, and being looked at. Even the most intimate relationships can get closer when one person opens himself up to being studied, caressed not with the hands but with the eyes. These stories honor the art of the striptease, the daring of the nudist, the boldness of the person who’ll go out of her way to get more than an eyeful. I hope the sensual visions these stories create stay in your mind’s eye for a long time to come.

Rachel Kramer Bussel
New York

Peep Show is coming soon!

April 9, 2009

Peep Show will be published by Cleis Press in November 2009.

If you’re into exhibitionism and voyeurism, be sure to also check out the anthologies I co-edited with Alison Tyler, Caught Looking and Hide & Seek.