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Join the increasing number of women, men, and couples who enjoy adult videos. Whether you're newly curious about the world of adult films or a seasoned porn enthusiast, reviewer and best-selling author Violet Blue tells you everything you need to know to spice up your sex life: * Keys to finding porn that turns you on * Helpful hints for first-time viewing * How to introduce your partner to porn * Answers to common concerns about content * Sex games and positions * How to find authentic sexual performances * The scoop on today's hottest female and male directors * Tons of history, stories, and facts about the porn industry * Tips on buying and renting videos and DVDs * Complete, up-to-date resource guide Plus over 300 detailed video reviews--including porn classics, cult favorites, feature films, and educational videos, as well as films showing all sex with no plot, S/M play, lesbian and gay action, amateurs, and much more.
Hours after NATO started bombing Yugoslavia, Jasmina Tesanovic received an e-mail from a friend in Sweden, who wanted to know how she was doing. Jasmina didn't have time to write back, so she sent entries from her diary. Her friend, the writer Ana Valdes, posted Jasmina's diary entries on the website of a magazine she wrote for. Within a week, the diaries had been posted anonymously on fifty websites and sent in e-mails throughout the world. The diary of an anonymous woman from Belgrade had become everbody's diary. The Diary of a Political Idiot was first published as a book in Argentina and has since been translated into eleven languages. At a time when "compassion fatigue" is seen as both the cause and the unavoidable consequence of current international news reporting, Jasmina Tesanovic's wide readership is as much a testimony to the intelligence and compassion of her readers as it is to her own.
Achy Obejas writes stories about uprooted people. Some, like herself, are Latino immigrants and lesbians; others are men (gay and straight), people with AIDS, addicts, people living marginally, just surviving. As omniscient narrator to her characters' lives, Obejas generously delves into her own memories of exile and alienation to tell stories about women and men who struggle for wholeness and love.
Robert Louis Stevenson's Kidnapped has long been considered a masterpiece of high adventure. In The Low Road, James Lear reinvents this classic as a satirical, queer, coming-of-age story. In 1705 Scotland, young Charles Gordon reaches adulthood ignorant of his family's heroic past in the Jacobite Rebellion. He sets out to discover the truth about his father, but instead is kidnapped by mercenaries and sold into slavery as the plaything of a group of corrupt military officials. But Charlie's talents, in and out of bed, win him powerful friends as well as dangerous foes. The false priest, Lebecque, violent Captain Robert, depraved General Wilmott -- all contribute to Charlie's "education." Eventually leading a makeshift army of sex-crazed layabouts, Charlie faces the might of the English forces. Will he triumph, or is it better to retreat to the safety of his sybaritic lifestyle? James Lear expertly interweaves spies and counterspies, scheming servants and sadistic captains, tavern trysts and prison orgies, into this delightfully erotic work that can take its place alongside his acclaimed novels The Back Passage and Hot Valley.
Motivational speaker Allen Klein has compiled hundreds of positive passages from notable figures from Plato to Dolly Parton, Shakespeare to Jerry Seinfeld, and Walt Whitman to Oprah Winfrey. Inspiration for a Lifetime is the ultimate motivating, encouraging, and uplifting book to enjoy and share. These very wise words and affirmative sayings have the power to touch our hearts, make us laugh, alleviate our stress, while realizing the vast potential life has to offer. Grouped thematically, these quips, quotes, and "power thoughts" can help you deal with everything life throws at you, from Anger and Adversity to Worrying, and they inspire you to do everything from "Alter your attitude" to "Take the first step." Allen Klein's book of pure inspiration can help you not sweat the small stuff and lift your spirits enough to take on the big stuff of life. Are the kids driving you crazy? Are you facing a challenge? Are money matters uppermost in your mind? Perhaps you're experiencing travel troubles, or technology is about to drive over the edge. Just open this book to your stress of the moment, and let laughter erase your tension. Categorized by stress-related themes (such as: Kids, Jobs, Spouses, even Modern Technology), just the right quote to amuse and inspire you can be found at a moment's anxiety. Erma Bombeck on Teenagers: "Never lend your car to anyone to whom you have given birth." Dobie Gillis on Work: "I don't have anything against work. I just figure, why deprive somebody who really loves it?" Bill Cosby on Success and Failure: "I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody." Whether you want a quick pick-me-up or the perfect line for presentation or speech, you will find exactly what you need in Inspiration for a Lifetime.
Romance is an experience that encompasses a panoply of emotions: euphoria, despair, exhilaration, the thrill of sexual awakening, the excitement of new beginnings, and the quiet contentment of the familiar. This collection of love stories features the best romance writers around, including Anna Meadows, Charlotte Dare, Miel Rose, Rachel Kramer Bussel, Rebecca S. Buck, Radclyffe, and a dozen others. The juicy, seductive tales of Best Lesbian Romance 2011 capture the eroticism and lyricism of love, from the first blush of recognition to the forever embrace of shared hearts.
A superb selection of stories from great writers who have mastered the not-so-gentle art of bondage fiction, Best Bondage Erotica 2011 is the debut of a stimulating new series. These stories of forbidden desires and sexual fantasies shock, scintillate, and mesmerize. Award-winning editor Rachel Kramer Bussel has created one of the most daring erotica collections, with work by Elizabeth Coldwell, Janine Ashbless, Dominc Santi, and more. How do you want to be tied up? Let Best Bondage Erotica 2011 count the ways . . . using everything from rope to handcuffs, silk ties to cling wrap, ethernet cables, and more. With stories that feature a sexy little mermaid, a randy circus act, an IT manager at a fetish club, and a Las Vegas photographer with an eye for kink, Best Bondage Erotica 2011 offers erotic insight for newbies and experienced players alike.
Best Gay Erotica 2011 is the biggest page-turner of them all, with stories that run the gamut of gay male sexual experience: from first times to one-night stands and from long-time lovers to explosive group get-togethers. Writers line up to get into Cleis Press' Best Gay Erotica series because it sets the bar for the highest quality of sexy, gay stories. With the the knack for finding seductive, literary talent, award-winning editor Richard Labonté is an icon in the field of erotic and romantic writing. This year's edition is hot-to-trot and globetrotting, featuring stories are incredibly diverse in both the people and the pleasures.
Best Women's Erotica 2011 delivers risky, romantic, and heart-pounding thrills. Joyful, daring, and authentic, these steamy stories revel in erotic adventure, from the sparks between strangers to the knowing caresses of long-time lovers. These stories are not merely erotic, but filled with strong characters and clever narratives showing a wide variety of sexual expression. Violet Blue's newest anthology is a glorious celebration of the finest and friskiest female erotic fiction today.
The dance between the viewer and the viewed fuels the stories of I Like to Watch, a stunning anthology of gay erotica for voyeurs and exhibitionists. In the words of editor Christopher Pierce, "the possibilities are as varied as the individuals who have watched and performed this ritual since the first Cro-Magnon man accidentally saw two men getting it on and decided to stay and watch the show." Pierce has assembled stellar contributors including Shane Allison, T. Hitman, Jeff Mann, Rob Rosen, and more in this collection devoted to spying, ogling, teasing, flaunting, and showing off for a lover or a stranger. Every exhibitionist needs a voyeur -- and in the intimately charged scenarios of I Like to Watch, the special thrill of getting caught is as much fun as completely shedding one's inhibitions.
Richard Labonté is a self-confessed true romantic and it shows -- Best Gay Romance 2011 covers every romantic possibility with first love, true love, wake-up sex, makeup sex, and everything in between. Labonté has gathered a sensational collection of stories about finding love at home, at work, at any age, and often in the most unexpected places. Sometimes rowdy, always randy, and surprisingly tender, these tales celebrate the uniting of souls as well as bodies. Each story revels in romance, great sex, and characters who are fully fleshed out (in more ways than one). Whether happily ever after or a happy ending, Labonté continues to raise the bar on gay love stories with compulsively readable great writing on true romance.
What are lesbians longing for? Playwright, event host, and editor Kathleen Warnock helps answer this question in her newest edition of this much-loved, best-selling series. Featuring work from some of the best-known erotic writers as well as the debuts of startling new talent, Best Lesbian Erotica 2011 welcomes back some familiar faces, including Stella Sandberg. Her story, "Manchester, 2000," follows the European adventures of two studs on a long ride. Perennial favorite Betty Blue returns with "The Garden of Earthly Delights," an encounter between a firespirit and a lost boi on the celestial plane. Cheyenne Blue's "A Story About Sarah" travels to the antipodes, telling the story of a life-long love between a rancher's daughter and a half-Aboriginal woman. There's more . . . right under the covers of Best Lesbian Erotica 2011.
Watching others as they expose themselves -- or reversing the equation by taking center stage -- can be some of life's naughtiest delights. Hide and Seek proves that the eye is as much a pathway to pleasure as any other part of the body. The possibilities are endless: watching a lover undress from the safety of a hidden hole in the wall; peeking at the neighbors through a crack in the blinds when they think nobody's looking; visiting a local strip club to glimpse a beautiful dancer; or going to an orgy where a world of sexual scenarios suddenly appears. In Hide and Seek, readers get a front-row seat to the steamiest live action around as sexy men and women strip, tease, and make us beg for more.
Violet Blue is simply the best in the business when it comes to erotica for couples. She edits with both a sharp eye and a knack for what lovers are looking for - sweet and surprising scenarios. In Sweet Confessions, the lust-inciting fantasies include spanking, exhibitionism, role-playing, three-ways, and sexy adventures that will inspire real couples to reach new heights of passion. In Violet Blue's own words, "The stories I've chosen are explicit, well thought-out, cleverly crafted, and arousing as hell. Trust me. I tried it at home."
Shane Allison has gathered together, in one volume, what comprise the very best, hottest, most creative short short gay erotica for this collection. These are not the typical one night stand stories but tales that are intriguing, thrilling, unique and always surprising! When the lights go out, a couple decides to create a sex scene of their own in a movie theater in Logan Zachary's "Back Row."In Rob Rosen's "Hot for Teacher," a student will go the distance for an "A" including seducing his studly professor. Erotica veteren, M. Christian wastes no time in getting to the good parts in his raw and raunchy blow by blow tale in "Safe Sex. Shane Allison is quickly (pun unintended) becoming one of the top writers and anthologists in gay erotica and his anthologies are always fresh, edgy, and bold. These sixty sexy gay quickies may be short in length but are extremely long on pleasure!
Imagine that Jane Austen had written the opening line of her satirical novel Pride and Prejudice this way: "It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a good romp and a good wife -- although not necessarily from the same person or from the opposite sex." In Pride and Prejudice: Hidden Lusts Mr. Darcy has never been more devilish and the seemingly chaste Elizabeth never more turned on. The entire cast of characters from Austen's classic is here in this rewrite that goes all the way. This time Mr. Bingley and his sister both have designs on Mr. Darcy's manhood; Elizabeth's bff Charlotte marries their family's strange relation and stumbles upon a secret world of feminine relations more to her liking; and, in this telling, men are not necessarily the the only dominating sex. And of course there's some good old fashioned bodice ripping that shows no pride or prejudice and reveals hot hidden lusts in every page-turning chapter.
Who hasn't been hot for a jock, or, for that matter, an entire team? Those sweat-drenched Lotharios induce lust in the heart of all and finally receive their due in Hot Jocks,, erotic short stories with an athletic theme. Trophy-winning master editor Richard Labonte has gathered a collection featuring tales of inter-athlete lust, the skinny nerd's hots for a jock, and about unavoidable links between sports and sex. Wrestlers, quarterbacks, surfers, swimmers,boxers, soccer players, bowlers, divers, and martial artists: abound. We also venture outside the stereotypical jock box: cross-country runners, MMA fighters, badminton players, speed skaters, weightlifters, archers, rowers - even cricket players can be very sexy.
China. A land of ancient wonders. A history of tradition, triumph and tyranny. As it casts a shadow across the entire globe, this once forbidden country awakens as the dominant force in a new world economy. Business empires will rise, deals will be made, lives will be lost as money changes hands, but one treasure will remain the most precious in all of China: a diamond known as the Eye of Fucanglong, the Dragon God of lost jewels and buried treasures. The diamond is flawless. It is priceless. It is cursed. And it is about to be stolen in the heist of the century. Can Professor Fathom's team of gay adventure-seekers find the diamond before this perfectly executed crime leads to a cataclysmic event of mass destruction? From the towers of Hong Kong to the diamond mines of Shandong; from the streets of San Francisco to the deserts of Dubai to the male strip clubs of Beijing; from China's mystical past, to the boardrooms and backrooms of a modern industrial giant, take the high road to China and join in the sizzling action and page-turning adventure of The Curse of the Dragon God.
A veritable "tko of terminology," Better Than Great is the essential guide for describing the extraordinary -- the must have reference for anyone wishing to rise above tired superlatives. Deft praise encourages others to feel as we do, share our enthusiasms. It rewards deserving objects of admiration. It persuades people to take certain actions. It sells things. Sadly, in this "age of awesome," our words and phrases of acclaim are exhausted, all but impotent. Even so, we find ourselves defaulting to such habitual choices as good, great, and terrific, or substitute the weary synonyms that tuble our of a thesaurus -- superb, marvelous, outstanding, and the like. The piling on of intensifers such as the now-silly "super," only makes matters worse and negative modifiers render our common parlance nearly tragic. Until now. Arthur Plotnik, the wunderkind of word-wonks is, without mincing, proffering a well knit wellspring of worthy and wondrous words to rescue our worn-down usage. Plotnik is both hella AND hecka up to the task of rescuing the English language and offers readers the chance to never be at a loss for words!
We all know the fairy tale. The handsome prince comes riding up on his white stallion and rescues the beautiful princess from her enchantment with a single kiss. Then they ride off together to live happily ever after. But what if the person longing for that handsome prince is a man himself? And, why not? Neil Plakcy's The Handsome Prince is a mix of traditional and contemporary stories, each with its own unique fairy-tale atmosphere. Sometimes the prince is the one who needs rescuing, as in "Chauffeur Prince" and "Creosote Flats and the Big Spread." Sometimes the true prince is the other guy--like the tales told in "The Virgin Prince and the Rebel Chief" and "Reckless." There is humor and charm in these stories, with an underlay of passion and desire. The one thing these stories have in common, along with the original fairy tales, is a happy ending. These stories drip, quite literally, with romance. Whether it's a HEA--happily ever after--or a HFN--happy for now--when these guys find their princes, hot steamy sex ensues. Here's to stories (and heroes) that make us swoon!
Shane Allison has put together that rarest of anthologies- bedtime reading for gay couples. Filled with romance, passion, and lots of lust, Afternoon Pleasures is irresistably erotic yet celebrates the coming together of souls as well as bodies. Two husbears travel down south to meet up with a horned up twink in Jeff Mann's, "One Afternoon in the Bible Belt." A sneaky environmentalist is sandwiched between rock-hard dick hounds, Eddy and Dale in Bob Vickery's salacious tale, "Loggers." Two life partners have a Sunday morning roll in the sack in "Hank Edward's "Breakfast in Bed." Erotic bard, Rob Rosen's "Skyrockets in Flight," is delicious with naughty bits in every throbbing line. These are just a few of the tawdry stories of male on male sex that grace the pages of this anthology. So lie back with the one you love or the one you lust after and enjoy. Clothing is optional.
Teenagers are left feeling unheard and misunderstood, and parents are left feeling bewildered by the changes in their child at adolescence and their sudden lack of effectiveness as parents. The parent has become unavailable, the teen responds in kind, and a negative, often destructive cycle of communication begins. Well, the truth of the matter is, you can physically be right next to someone and still not really be available to them. If you need them to be something they're not, if you are harsh, criticizing and judging, if your anxiety is center stage, then you are not truly available. The available parent of a teenager is open to discussion, offering advice and problem-solving, but not insisting on it. He allows his child to make some mistakes, setting limits, primarily where health and safety are concerned. He never lectures - he is available but not controlling. The available parent is self-aware, and keeps his own emotions in check when dealing with his teen. He is unconditionally loving and accepting, and open to new and different ways of thinking. As such, he is neither cruel nor dismissive, ever. The available parent is fun and funny, and can bring levity to the most stressful situation. All of that is to say, there are no conditions to his availability - it is absolute. The available parent fosters an extraordinary teenager. We have a tendency today to over-parent, micro-manage, and under-appreciate our adolescents. Imagine for a moment shifting the dynamic in your relationship. If you can get there as a parent, you can begin to enjoy a healthy, satisfying, exciting new kind of relationship with your teenager, a relationship with a foundation not of fear, but of radical optimism. Dr. John Duffy's The Available Parent is a revolutionary approach to taking care of teens and tweens. And we can all breathe easier as a thirteenth birthday approaches.
The fact is that millions of women in this country -- no matter how varied their wants and needs -- are longing to get their sexy back. Not a month goes by when there isn't some magazine, Internet article, or television segment focused on the topic of how to be more sexy and alluring. But where do you go to learn the lessons of how to be a lovely and lusty lady? Welcome to The Power of WOW: A Guide to Unleashing the Confident, Sexy You, a virtual university dedicated to the higher learning of the sensual arts. "Professor-in-Sexiness" Lori Bryant-Woolridge presents a comprehensive, user-friendly, nine-week program that focuses on the power and pleasure of sensuous living. The author shows how women of any age can learn to be healthy, sensual, charming, sexual beings without needing the approval or validation of anyone other than themselves.
Supernaturally sensual and captivating, Dream Lover is a feast of fanciful delights. Kristina Wright, editor of the popular Fairy Tale Lust, presents a potent potion of fun and sexy tales filled with male fairies and clairvoyant scientists, as well as darkly erotica tales of ghosts, shapeshifters, and possession. Dream Lover asks the reader to explore the realm of the otherworldly and answer the question . . . who is your dream lover?
The Victorians wrote some of the best and most enduring erotica. For such a tightly-laced age, people spent a lot of time thinking about things carnal. Jules Verne, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Mary Shelley, H.G. Wells, et al enthralled us with their visions of new possibilities. The rich and slightly decadent visuals of the steam age lend themselves perfectly to the new carnality of post-punk era. And, of course, what is repressed will be even more exciting once the corset is unlaced. Steampunk, even without sex, is erotic; with sex, it's over-the-top hot. A widowed lady engineer invents a small device that can store the energy from sexual frustration and convert it to electricity to help power a home. Teresa Noelle Roberts shows us what it can do, confronted with sexual fulfillment. What volume of steampunk would be complete without a tale of sailing ships and the men who sail them? If your taste runs to sexy pirates in space, Poe Von Page will delight you with the mutinous crew of the Danika Blue and their new captain. Then there's the very special room on the top floor in the House of the Sable Locks, a brothel where sexually discriminating men go to have their fantasies fulfilled. Even if a man daren't put those fantasies into words, Elizabeth Schechter's "Succubus" will give the madam all the information she needs with which to make her clients happy. There are brothels, flying machines, steam-powered conveyances, manor houses, spiritualist societies. The following stories afford intelligently written, beautifully crafted glimpses into other worlds, where the Carnal Machines won't fail to seduce you, get you wet or make you hard so, lie back, relax; a happy ending is guaranteed.