Friday, August 26, 2011

9/2 Ravenous Nights/Lesbian stories

Ravenous Nights' September 2nd event spotlights sapphic storytellers Nell Stark, Trinity Tam, Xan West, and KT Grant and their wide-ranging works of steamy erotic fiction.

Nell Stark is an Assistant Professor of English and the Director of the Writing Center at a college in the SUNY system. Trinity Tam is a marketing executive in the music industry and an award-winning writer/producer of film and television. They live, write, and parent a rambunctious toddler just a stone's throw from the historic Stonewall Inn in New York City. For more information about the everafter series, visit www.everafterseries.com.

Xan West is the pseudonym of an NYC BDSM/sex educator. Xan's story "First Time Since", won honorable mention for the 2008 National Leather Association's John Preston Short Fiction Award. Xan's short fiction appears in Best SM Erotica Volumes 2 & 3, Best Women's Erotica 2008 & 2009, Best Lesbian Erotica 2011 & 2012, Hurts So Good, Say Please, and Sugar and Spice.

KT Grant is a self-proclaimed eccentric redhead who not only loves to read a wide variety of romances, but also loves writing it. Under her alter-ego, she is a well known book reviewer and blogger who doesn't shy away from voicing her opinion. A proud native of New Jersey, KT is multi-published and known for writing "out of the box" romances. KT has been quoted in such publications as the Romance Writers of America's Romance Writers Report and Night Owl Reviews. She has also been mentioned in the Guardian.UK, Publisher's Weekly's Beyond the Book and at Bookseller.com. KT is a top ten best-selling PAN (Romance Writers of America Published Authors Network) author at Amazon, as well as being a multiple All Romance Ebooks best seller and a Night Owl Reviews Top Author Pick.

Sponsored by erotic romance e-book publisher, Ravenous Romance, and hosted by its editorial director, Lori Perkins, Ravenous Nights spotlights authors and their works with readings, door prizes, and endless enthusiasm for hot, steamy fiction. The reading series celebrates erotica and erotic romance the first Friday of every month. Our website: ravenous.journurl.com

Event Details:
September 2nd, 8 to 10 p.m.
Free. Casual dress.
Happy Ending Lounge
302 Broome Street?New York, NY 10002
212 334-9676
www.happyendinglounge.com

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Call for Fairytale Threesomes Stories

Won’t you join us for another trip into the fairy tale realm? This time the twist we’re giving them is ménage relationships – three or more in a bed (or the woods, or the tower…). Editor Rachel Kenley is writing “Goldilocks Gets It Just Right” where fairytale’s famous blonde meets and enjoys three hunks. She is looking for 8 – 9 other tales to create this newest anthology for Ravenous Romance. What stories do you think could benefit from a ménage? Email Rona with your favorite idea if you want to talk it through or send me her your 5K story by November 1st to rachelkenley@gmail.com.

You’ll receive a one time payment of $25, electronic copies of the book, and marketing materials (postcards, etc) to help you get the word out to friends, family and fans.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Kink Night tonight at Ravenous Nights!

Our August 5th event features Miss Topaz, Lisa Michelle Jones, and author/editor D.L. King, all creative spirits from the NYC BDSM community. We owe them a big debt of thanks to these women. When the publishing industry was dreaming of August vacations, they stepped forward and said “sure, I’ll read!”

And we can’t wait to see what they have in store for us!


Miss Topaz is Dean of Nightlife at Miss Vera’s Finishing School For Boys Who Want To Be Girls. She worked for many years as a Legal Assistant for the American Civil Liberties Union, where she was very active in promoting the rights of all minorities: women, people of color, gays and lesbians and the transgendered community. Today, she focuses her attention largely on working and playing with gender illusionists. She was recently in a serious relationship with a cross-dresser for two years, and believes that she, herself, is a drag queen trapped in woman’s body. She is also a cabaret singer and performance artist, and frequently appears as Marlene Dietrich in drag. She was recently interviewed by Annie Sprinkle about her wild and diversified forays into sex, for the magazine Over 50. Her short story, Life is Stanger Than Fiction, won third prize in a TES literary contest and was published its magazine, Prometheus. The story focused on a serendipitous blind date with a cross-dresser.

Lisa Michelle Jones was born in Dallas and raised in a conservative East Texas town from which she escaped as soon as possible. She earned a BA in Creative Writing from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee, where she discovered feminist literature, Anne Sexton, Lucille Clifton, and the short story genre. In addition to writing, she sang with the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee choir at Carnegie Hall in a 1996 production of Brahm’s “Ein Deutsches Requiem.” Two months before her 30th birthday, she moved to NYC for the first time and never looked back. Lisa finds pleasure in writing erotica, short fiction, poetry, and essays. Her literary mentors are Sylvia Plath, Vita Sackville-West, Raymond Carver, Carole Maso, Jay McInerney, and Herman Melville. She currently lives in NYC where she enjoys dating, mating, satiating…and rhyming.

Jefferson is the pseudonym of a New York-based writer. His blog One Life, Take Two (ww.onelifetaketwo.com) charts his life as a parent and pervert. As a sex educator, he has taught at Dark Odyssey, Winter Fire, TES, Floating World and other events. He is a storyteller who appears frequently at The Moth and on other stages. He is reputedly the easiest lay in New York.

D. L. King is a smut writing—and editing—New Yorker who lives somewhere between the Wonder Wheel at Coney Island and the Chrysler Building. The editor of Carnal Machines: Steampunk Erotica,Spank!, The Sweetest Kiss: Ravishing Vampire Erotica and the Lambda Literary Award Finalist, Where the Girls Are: Urban Lesbian Erotica, D. L. King also publishes and edits Erotica Revealed, the erotica book review site. The author of dozens of short stories, her work can be found in various editions of The Mammoth Book of Best New Erotica, Best Women’s Erotica, Best Lesbian Erotica, as well as titles such as Fast Girls, Sex in the City: New York, Please Ma’am, Sweet Love, Girl Crazy, Broadly Bound and Frenzy, among others. She is the author of two novels of female domination and male submission, The Melinoe Project and The Art of Melinoe. Find out more at dlkingerotica.com and dlkingerotica.blogspot.com.

As always, event details:
August 5th, 8 to 10 p.m.
Free. Casual dress.
Happy Ending Lounge
302 Broome Street
New York, NY 10002