I’ve written a guest post for the wonderful Elizabeth Cage, about my favourite erotica and why I like a bit of fumbling with my sexy stories:
It follows the reminiscences of a music critic who has reached retirement. As he reflects on his long career, we learn that he has sought out erotic encounters with a variety of virtuoso musicians.
Deep Purple has fallen out of print in the UK, but plenty of copies are available on Amazon.
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Review by Ruby Redfire, who reviews romance and erotica on her blog.
Reporter, Maggie, is assigned to do a story about the dude ranch industry. Maggie and her two friends, Payton and Sophia stay at the Weston Ranch, with the Weston Brothers to experience ranch life first hand. The friends are each assigned a cowboy (or two) to show them the ropes ;) and the ladies are taken out of their comfort zone in more ways than one.
This book is great if you are new to Erotic Romance the three stories are written by three different writers and are not for the faint hearted. The first story to me was based around giving up control. The second story was based on a ménage relationship. The third story was more about a struggle for balance with two strong characters.
Sophie’s story is the first in the book called Tempted in Texas and written by Alta Hensley.
Sophie is a stressed out control freak who needs to learn to let go and Deacon Weston is the man to entice her to do it. Deacon’s conditions for Sophie’s stay are, she follows his rules!
His rules are:
1. No computer and no work.
2. Sophie allows him to meet her needs and take care of her during her stay.
3. Sophie never questions what he says.
There is an element of dominance / submission to this story Deacon is your typical alpha male in a romance strong, warm, caring and sexy as hell (but to me is a bit a kinky as he like to spank his women). Instead of letting the workaholic work the ranch he makes her relax.
I think a lot of women today can relate to the story especially where in their day to day lives they are in control i.e., at work and at home who wouldn’t in a fantasy world, love for their man to say you know what darling I’m going to look after your needs for a change. I’m sure once she picks herself up off the floor from passing out from shock, she’d drag him to a doctor to make sure he was OK.
I have a soft spot for the Alpha males, I love what I call a proper bloke with a good heart and I loved this story. I thought the sex scenes were brilliantly written and very hot, to the point that when my husband patted my ass the other morning to get me to move out the way I found myself grinning at him.
The only thing I didn’t like was it was too short but then again Novellas are ;) and the fact it’s only available to those who have an ereader or ereader app for their IPOD/phone. The good thing is you can download a sample before buying.
Contains: spanking, light bondage, anal sex, oral sex and lots of sex.
First published in 1954, The Story of O has become one of the most famous works of erotica of all time. The heroine, O, is introduced into a ring of men who demand her complete and utter submission to their often brutal and humiliating sexual whims.
Perhaps because of its content, it was long assumed that the author, Pauline Réage, was actually a man. However, it was revealed in 1994 that French author Anne Desclos compiled the manuscript from letters to her lover, an admirer of the Marquis de Sade.
The Story of O never fails to ask questions of the reader, about consent, voyeurism and the line between fantasy and reality. However, it is also admired for its literary style and language, and its deep sexual charge.
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The next time you see someone blushing on the tube, they might be listening to a FilthyBeauty MP3.
FilthyBeauty (formerly Aural Intrigue) make beautifully-recorded audio files that immerse the listener in an erotic encounter. They are not stories in the traditional sense, but rather experiences, with you at the centre of the action. What I like about them is that they leave plenty of space for your imagination; in a realistic 3-D soundscape, your mind fills in the gaps.
Anyway, you don’t have to take my word for it. To celebrate their change of name, FilthyBeauty are offering one of their recordings, The Dominated Man, for free download. All you have to do is click on this link to access it – and don’t forget to wear earphones to make sure you get the full effect. Now, close your eyes…
Blogger disclosure: I did not receive any payment for this review; I initiated it myself.
Anaïs Nin wrote them during the 1940s, when she found herself short of money. Her literary friends – including Henry Miller – were earning a living by writing erotic narratives for an anonymous ‘Collector’ (as the writers called him) for a dollar a page. Nin joined them, and, at the request of the Collector, gradually honed her words down to the pornogaphic acts with no embellishment. The Delta of Venus owes its straightforward, brittle style to this.
Delta of Venus was not published until 1978, after Nin’s death. Despite the Collector’s guidance, it has a distinctly literary style with exquisite atmospherics. However, it is also notable for its use of incest, paedophilia and violence alongside less contested expressions of sexuality.
Delta of Venus is our Mucky Book Club read for January 2011. We’d love to hear what you think of it, either by adding your comments at the bottom of this page, or by joining the discussion at Facebook.com/MuckyBookClub.
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