Table of Contents for Best Lesbian Erotica Volume 4 (2020)

I have been eagerly waiting to share with you the work from the next Best Lesbian Erotica volume — and I can’t, yet, because it doesn’t come out until December — but here is the table of contents!

The book write-up for publicity things:

A mysterious warrior at the Renaissance Faire.
An elder reunited with a lost love.
A bottom with chronic pain.
A new play party for a long-term couple.
A fantasy speed-dating night.
A dress-up doll.
A femme gangbang…

Best Lesbian Erotica of the Year, Volume 4 has it all!

Written by a refreshing group of individuals of various genders and sexualities, this arousing anthology explores identities and stories beyond the usual lesbian erotica. A diverse group of multi-talented authors explore a myriad of erotic delights: from fruit to silk scarves to spanking to whips, from the cozy home to the leather dungeon to the wrong side of the tracks. Award-winning editor Sinclair Sexsmith has put together a collection of varied sensual textures and flavors, but they all explore what it feels like to step fully into one’s own power, and feel deeply into one’s own body.

Table of Contents

Introduction, Sinclair Sexsmith

  1. Do Tell — Foster Joy
  2. My Sweet Femme Nightmare — June Amelia Rose
  3. Of Sword and Sorcery — Maria Chiara Ferro
  4. Pinked — Avery Cassell
  5. Pleasure With Her Pain — Ada Lowell
  6. Leviathan — Catherine Collinsworth
  7. Good Girls Do — Marie Carlson
  8. Here Comes the Sun — Mx. Nillin Fuchs
  9. Gina, Across the Tracks — Fallen Matthews
  10. Adventure in Palm Springs — Dorothy Freed
  11. The Strip — J. Mork
  12. The Butler, the Flapper, and the Stable Boy — Gigi Frost
  13. All Dolled Up — Olivia Dromen
  14. What I Want — Laurel Isaacs
  15. Brunch Service — Tobi Hill-Meyer
  16. Pay Me No Mind — R. Magdalen
  17. Modern Lovers (You Probably Haven’t Heard of Them) — T.R. Verten
  18. Because Today Has Been the Most Beautiful Day — BD Swain
  19. Crave — Xan West
  20. Love Remembers — Angora Shade

I love each & every of these stories. They are very different from each other, but the thread through is a personal empowerment through playing with sexuality, eroticism, power, and BDSM.

Can’t wait for you to read the whole thing!

Best Lesbian Erotica 2012, selected & introduced by Sinclair Sexsmith

I’m so excited to announce that I am the guest editor for Best Lesbian Erotica 2012 published by Cleis Press and edited by Kathleen Warnock—and here is the amazingly hot cover!

It is due out in December 2011 and it has a fantastic line-up of well-written, gender-smart, dirty, smutty, hot stories (which are very queer, not just lesbian).

I’m sure you’ll hear endlessly about this volume as we get closer to publication, but in the meantime the best thing you can do to support it is to pre-order it on Amazon as Amazon takes pre-order numbers very seriously, and depending on how many are pre-ordered they keep a certain number in stock, which helps for the success of the book tremendously.

I’ll be doing as much promotion as I can, hopefully with a virutal book tour and some copies available for review. If you have any other ideas how I can get the word out about this book and market and promote it, I’m open to brainstorming! What do you think? What would make you run out & buy it?

ride this big old thing

I don’t like memes, but I like books. Here’s the meme instructions:

1. Grab the nearest book (that is at least 123 pages long).
2. Open to p. 123.
3. Go down to the 5th sentence.
4. Type in the following 3 sentences.
5. Tag five people.

from Ridin’ Bitch by Toni Amato, published in Best Lesbian Erotica 1998 edited by Tristan Taormino, selected & introduced by Jennifer Levin:

With one hand on the bike’s gleaming gold gas tank, Nick asked, “How’d you get to work, Chi-Chi?”

“I caught a cab. The car belonged to my ex. I got the apartment, she got the jalopy.” She threw one long leg over the seat of the bike and leaned forward, her elbows on the handlebars. Her open coat showed her cleavage above her unbuttoned shirt, her nipples at attention in the night air.

“You’re gonna take me for a ride on this big old thing, aren’t you?”

(More than 3 sentences, I know.) BLE ’98 is one of my very favorite of the BLE anthologies, although mostly it is for two specific stories – this one, Ridin’ Bitch, and Clash of the Titans by Karlyn Lotney. They are two of the first butch/femme strap-on smut stories I ever read, and they definitely formed my internal sexualized gender psychic landscape.

Aside from that, Clash of the Titans is one of the best written smut stories I’ve ever read. The characters, the pacing, the multiple scenes of sex and power play. I can probably quote most of it by heart, I’ve read it so many times.

Consider yourself tagged, if you’d like to try this out.