Monday, August 25, 2014

Coming Together Presents: Amanda Earl


Presents is Coming Together's elite line of single-author titles edited by Lisabet Sarai. All proceeds from their sales will benefit the charities selected by their authors. In this volume, Coming Together is delighted to present Amanda Earl, whose chosen charity is GMHC.

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Sunday, August 24, 2014

Pioneering Spirit

DEADLINE: 1 January 2015 / PUBLICATION: 23 May 2015

Coming Together and editor Nobilis Reed are seeking submissions of erotic stories with a pioneering theme. Think of the word in any sense you desire. As examples, pioneering can refer to research and engineering in a real-world or science fiction, magical, or steampunk milieu; it can be settlers moving into a previously uncivilized area in a historical, futuristic, or contemporary setting; it can even refer to combat engineers who facilitate troop movements, or the first species appearing in a previously barren environment. Above all else, the word refers to people changing the world by setting an example of a new way of living or thinking, whether in a practical or metaphorical sense.

The anthology will be dedicated to PG Holyfield, who passed on August 20, 2014 after a brief and vicious battle with cholangiocarcinoma. All proceeds from sale of this anthology will go to The Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation, a research foundation dedicated to collaboration, understanding, research, and education of this rare but deadly disease. PG Holyfield's novel, Murder at Avedon Hill was one of the first "podcast novels" and his work in this area marks him as one of the pioneers of the podcast novel form.

In keeping with the pioneer theme, we encourage established authors to strike out into new territory when writing for this anthology. Specifically, we are hoping to see submissions from authors whose primary genre is not erotica.

Due to PG's years of work as an audio podcaster, an audio edition of the anthology is also planned. Donations of assistance with audio recording and editing will be greatly appreciated.

Stories should be between one thousand and six thousand words. (Stories at the upper end of this range be also be released as single titles to benefit the same charity.) Manuscripts should be in Times New Roman font with 1" margins all around. Attach the RTF file to an email containing pen name, the author's website & social media links, and a brief bio. Exclusivity is not required, but please indicate if the work has been previously published. No simultaneous submissions. Send submissions to outsidethebox [at] eroticanthology [dot] com with SUBMISSION in the subject field.

This will be the third Coming Together anthology edited by Nobilis Reed. His previous anthologies are Coming Together: In Flux and Coming Together: Arm in Arm in Arm....

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Storm Surging

Coming Together: Through the Storm is a collection of weather-themed erotic fiction edited by Nicole Gestalt. Proceeds benefit Mercy Corps, which is on site wherever aid is needed, particularly when a natural disaster occurs.

AVAILABLE NOW

Contents:
  • "Captive Briseis" (Sheridan Blythe)
  • "And Lily Makes Three" (Leigh Ellwood)
  • "Take Me Like a Hurricane" (Naomi Bellina)
  • "Mud is Good and Wetter is Better" (Louise Nimble)
  • "Storm Surge" (Teresa Noelle Roberts)
  • "Sinkhole" (Annabeth Leong)
  • "Twister" (Lisabet Sarai)
  • "Storm Across the Prairie" (Spencer Dryden)
  • "Heat of the Night" (Brantwijn Serrah)
  • "Inside the Eye" (Skilja Peregrinarius)
  • "Country Pleasures" (Teresa Noelle Roberts)
  • "Duet" (Lady Grey)
  • "Thunder" (Karenna Colcroft)
New contributors are bolded.


Tuesday, December 03, 2013

Death Will Be Sweet

Death Will Be Sweet

Sean Clarke is a dandy of a vampire who has just been dumped by his Maker after five hundred years of gallivanting the globe together. In Edwardian London, he finds himself wanting to do a bit of shagging in an attempt to soothe broken heart. He soon finds himself smitten by a young socialite, Hannah Dorchester. However, Hannah is different than any other creature with whom Sean has associated. Will he survive their trysts?

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Sunday, December 01, 2013

For Equality

Coming Together: For Equality is a collection of erotic fiction with an anti-bullying theme. Proceeds benefit Planting Peace's Equality House. You know the one... across the street from the vile Westboro Baptist Church.

CONTENTS:
  • Tsuki, Tsuki © Lori Lake
  • Taking It for the Team © Logan Zachary
  • Pink Lady Friends © Allison Wonderland
  • They Say That He's Charming © Jamie Freeman
  • Who'd Want to Fuck Penny Gagliardi? © Robert Buckley
  • Risk Rider & Dare Take the Con © Annabeth Leong
  • Dairy Queen © Ily Goyanes
  • Necessary Roughness © Beth Wylde

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Monday, November 11, 2013

In the Trenches

Coming Together: In the Trenches is a military-themed collection of erotica and erotic romance edited by Lady Grey. All proceeds will benefit Protect Our Defenders.
  • Once upon a Thursday (Robert Buckley)
  • Half a Day from the Front (Skilja Peregrinarius)
  • This is Me Holding You (Annabeth Leong)
  • When He Comes Home (Di Topaz)
  • Report on the Heart (Yvette Hines)
  • A Problem with Authority (Lucy Felthouse)
  • Comando Especial (Kimber Vale)
  • Dutch & Lobo (Aliyah Burke)
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Monday, September 09, 2013

The Good Brother

In the second book of Samuel, the tragedies of the children of King David unfold. Tamar is raped by her brother Amnon, and the text abandons her shortly thereafter, saying she "lived in her brother Absalom's house, a desolate woman." "The Good Brother" imagines Tamar, Amnon, and Absalom in a modern-day setting, and tells the story of Tamar's halting, stunted attempts at recovery after Amnon's attack, including her troubled and sexually charged relationship with Absalom. (5,500 words)

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Coming Together: By the Book is a line of stories which depicts relationships as they are actually portrayed in the Bible. It was inspired by the vehement ranting of anti-gay zealots who profess to know how their Lord wants us all to behave by citing a couple isolated lines of Leviticus from the Christian Bible.

Sales proceeds will benefit Darkness to Light, which works to end child sexual abuse.

SMASHWORDS ~ AMAZON ~ ALL ROMANCE / OMNILIT

Monday, July 08, 2013

Treasures: Sommer Marsden

INTRO:

Once in a great while, an editor collides with an author who is an absolute joy to work with. One who delivers the goods on time (or even early), one who needs minimal edits and is gracious when changes are necessary, and--in the case of Coming Together--one who is unfailingly generous with her words. Given how hard won my words are to me, the latter is extremely precious.

Sommer Marsden has been a Coming Together contributor since its first open call way back in 2006. Back when ebooks were the inferior cousins of real books. Before Kindles and Nooks and iPads.

Sommer was there.

She has consistently submitted her stories to Coming Together collections ever since. I don't think I've ever turned one away. And why would I? She writes edgy, raw passion. Unapologetic sexuality. It really doesn't matter if the protagonist shares your kinks and triggers. She'll hook you with emotion.

Sex is extremely difficult to write well. Sommer makes it appear effortless! That said, I'd seek her work in any genre. She spins an engaging tale (tail?) regardless of realm.

This inaugural collection of Treasures will benefit the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (pancan.org), a charity selected by Ms. Marsden for very personal reasons. Your purchase not only benefits the organization directly, but also supports Sommer indirectly.

Thank you!

~ Alessia Brio

SMASHWORDS ~ AMAZON ~ ALL ROMANCE / OMNILIT ~ CREATE SPACE


CONTENTS:
  1. Making Me Do Things from Coming Together: For the Cure
  2. Boil or Bake
  3. Anal Alley from Coming Together: Al Fresco
  4. Pagoda
  5. You Make a Dead Man Come from Coming Together: Hungry for Love
  6. Sugar
  7. Good With His Hands from Coming Together: Under Fire
  8. Smokehouse
  9. Lush Buns from Coming Together: With Curves
  10. Reclaiming Spring
  11. Things That Go Bump in the Night from Coming Together: With Sommer
  12. Dying for Love from Coming Together: With Sommer
  13. Intruder from Coming Together: With Sommer

Monday, May 20, 2013

Girl on Girl Stories Chosen

We are pleased to announced the following stories have been selected for the upcoming Coming Together: Girl on Girl anthology of lesbian erotica and erotic romance. Those BOLDED are new to the Coming Together tribe:
  • The Princess' Princess (Salome Wilde)
  • Sundae, Bloody Sunday (Lisabet Sarai)
  • Angel (Ms. Peach)
  • Hot Air (Slave Nano)
  • A Taste of Vanilla (Leigh Ellwood)
  • The Trade In (Stephani Maari Booker)
  • New Girl (Harper Bliss)
  • Same But Different (Kate Atwood)
  • Fair As the Moon (Laurel Waterford)
  • On Display (Sophie Mouette)
  • Tough Enough to Wear a Dress (Teresa Noelle Roberts)
  • Snow Blind (Jean Roberta)
  • All Keyed Up (Scarlet Chastain)
  • Ghost Lights (Erzabet Bishop)
  • Winner Take (Andrea Dale)
  • Worth the Wait (Beth Wylde)
I have to say I was so impressed by the quality of submissions sent to me. I've done calls for anthologies and themed lines in the past, and have always received good stories. I found it especially touching that authors were willing to contribute to this charity anthology. I hope you will enjoy the finished product.
I am working on securing an author for the book's introduction. Once that is done I'll make that announcement. Stay tuned for more news.

~ Leigh Ellwood, editor


    Sunday, April 21, 2013

    The Rise & Fall of the Burlesque Empire


    The ability to travel through time can be a blessing... or a curse. Join the renowned Maxim Jakubowski for the tragic tale of a life and a love captured in slices of time.

    Proceeds from the sale of Coming Together: Through Time publications will benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

    Tuesday, April 16, 2013

    Dangerous Curves


    Submissions are closed and the editors, Victoria Blisse & Lucy Felthouse, have made their selections for the upcoming Coming Together: With Curves, which benefits Parkinsons UK! Contributors new to Coming Together are BOLDED.
    • The Wrong End of the Stick (Lucy Felthouse)
    • Red Rag to a Bull (Victoria Blisse)
    • Bella Buxom, Just Squeeze Me (JoAnne Kenrick)
    • Captivated (Elizabeth Lapthorne)
    • Cross Trainer Number Four (Lily Harlem)
    • Flesh for Fantasy (Lexie Bay)
    • Lush Buns (Sommer Marsden)
    • Six Lengths of Red Hemp (Tilly Hunter)
    • The Big Reveal (Giselle Renarde)
    • Girl Next Door (Bella Blake)
    • Riding School (Bella Blake)

    UPDATE: NOW AVAILABLE!

      Sunday, March 31, 2013

      New Hors d'Oeuvres!

      Coming Together Hors d'Oeuvres are taken from the various charity anthologies and sold for 99 cents. Finger food, if you will, for your libido!

      A mature, seductive swinger takes advantage of a willing & eager newlywed in Edward Teach's "A Honeymoon Affair" which is taken from Coming Together: The Erotic Cocktail (v2). SMASHWORDS ~ AMAZON


      A pragmatic, yet genuine and tender, "first time" for friends about to depart for college in Alex de Kok's "Take Me By Surprise" which comes from Coming Together: The Erotic Cocktail (v3). SMASHWORDS ~ AMAZON



      Jude Mason takes us on a journey to a mysterious, secluded island where the guests' deepest fantasies become reality. "Island of Fantasies" comes from Coming Together: At Last (v2). SMASHWORDS ~ AMAZON


      A double dinner date sours over relationship arguments until a helpful waiter sets the diners on a path to discovery and reconciliation in Jean Roberta's "The Feast of the Epiphany" which is taken from Coming Together: Into the Light. SMASHWORDS ~ AMAZON

      Saturday, March 30, 2013

      Adam Event

      Senior Time Authority Agent Karsten Masters is no stranger to difficult assignments. However, with the fate of the entire world on the line, this one challenges him in ways he never imagined.

      Proceeds from the sale of Coming Together: Through Time publications will benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

      Friday, March 29, 2013

      A Man, a Woman, and a Time Machine

      Launching the Coming Together: Through Time line, which benefits The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, is Nobilis Reed's A Man, a Woman, and a Time Machine.

      Take one perpetually horny con woman, add one virile alien male and his time machine, and you have the recipe for a buffet of sexual decadence.


      Wednesday, March 27, 2013

      Call for submissions: For Equality

      Coming Together: For Equality is a collection of diverse erotic fiction with an anti-bullying theme edited by Beth Wylde. Proceeds benefit the Planting Peace - Equality House.

      We're seeking erotic fiction of up to 10,000 words which deals with bullying in some form. While we expect to receive many stories featuring LGBT characters,  all sexual pairings are welcome. Bullying takes many forms, not all of which are due to gender expression or sexual orientation.

      Stories should be attached to an email in DOC or RTF format and sent to submissions@the-erotic-cocktail.com with the subject: FOR EQUALITY SUBMISSION. In the body of the email, please include a brief author bio (with links to site/blog) and a promo blurb for the story. Reprints are welcome, provided the author holds the rights.

      Contributing authors will receive complementary digital copies of the book. Additional compensation in karma.

      Publication is planned for October 2013, which is National Bullying Prevention Month.

      Tuesday, March 26, 2013

      Call for submissions: In the Trenches

      Coming Together: In the Trenches is a military-themed collection of erotica and erotic romance edited by Lady Grey. All proceeds will benefit Protect Our Defenders.

      We're seeking erotic fiction of up to 10,000 words with a military theme. All sexual pairings are welcome.

      Stories should be attached to an email in DOC or RTF format and sent to submissions [at] the-erotic-cocktail.com with the subject IN THE TRENCHES SUBMISSION. In the body of the email, please include a brief author bio (with links to site/blog) and a promo blurb for the story. Reprints are welcome, provided the author holds the rights.

      Contributing authors will receive complementary digital copies of the book. Additional compensation in karma.

      Submissions close August 31, 2013. Publication is planned for Veterans' Day 2013.

      Saturday, March 23, 2013

      Triumphantly!

      Coming Together: Triumphantly is a collection of erotica that deals with reclaiming the body and sexuality after trauma. It contains stories of triumph, of healing, and of appreciating the body and its abilities after (and in spite of) the changes brought about by illness/injury. This collection will benefit the National Women's Health Network. (27,000 words)

      Table of Contents (contributors new to Coming Together are bolded):
      • Shy Bird (Lily Harlem)
      • Scarlet's (Maxine Marsh)
      • Mine Like The Rest of You (Teresa Noelle Roberts)
      • How Love Can Triumph Over Cancer (Mark Lawrence)
      • Love the Second Time Around (Eva Hore)
      • My Stillness (Corey Fisk)
      • Finding Christine (Alicia Baines)



      Thursday, February 28, 2013

      Twisted Review

      BDSM Book Reviews had this to day about Coming Together: With a Twist:

      Story Rating: 5 out of 5 paddles
      Sting Factor (kink): 5 out of 5

      This book is an exploration of the many facets of BDSM. Graced by some of the finest authors in the erotic fiction genre, this book is indeed a treat. One thing remains consistent with each jewel in this diamond studded collar; each story is high on kink and well worth the ride. Overall, this anthology covered the realm of BDSM kink in all of its glory. Women and men in their kinkiest scenes grace the pages, making this a hot read. So if you like to help and do good by being bad, get yourself a copy of this excellent kinky read and hold on for the ride.

      Reviewed by: Erzabet and Victoria

      Wednesday, February 27, 2013

      In Vein Reviewed

      Erotica Revealed posted a lovely review of Coming Together: In Vein:
      "Which is why Coming Together: In Vein was such a pleasant surprise. It’s obvious that Lisabet Sarai is well aware of the tropes and has gone out of her way to collect stories that take at least a step (but usually two or three) away from the usual vampires – did I really just say ‘usual vampires’? – and bring something fresh to the collection.

      "Before I delve into the stories, I’d also like to take a wee moment to point out that this collection of stories gives you something you don’t see often in erotica – a good deed. Funds from the book go to Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctor’s Without Borders) – so this is a collection worth scooping up for more than just the quality included.

      "And just to be clear? There is quality included."

      Read the entire review at Erotica Revealed.

      Saturday, December 22, 2012

      New Release: In Vein


      Do you love the undead? Coming Together: In Vein features the crème de la crème of vampire-themed erotica and erotic romance.

      All proceeds from this anthology will go to support Doctors without Borders (Médecins Sans Frontières).

      CONTENTS: Blood Tint (Raziel Moore); Cat (Giselle Renarde); Devouring Heart (Andrea Dale); Jessebel (Sacchi Green); Nixie's in Love (C. Sanchez-Garcia); My Soul to Take (Kimber Vale); Willing (Xan West); You'll Love the City (Naomi Bellina); The New Normal (Jay Lygon); It's Lovely, It's Horrible (Kathleen Bradean); The Taste of B Negative (Cheyenne Blue); Red Wet Kiss (Beryl Falls); One More Transformation (Nobilis Reed); The Curse (M. Christian); Vampires, Limited (Lisabet Sarai); Kiss & Make Up (Ashley Lister)

      AVAILABLE NOW:

      CREATE SPACE | AMAZON (print)
      SMASHWORDS | AMAZON | ALL ROMANCE / OMNILIT (ebook)


      Friday, December 21, 2012

      Twisted Review

      Kinky Book Reviews gives Coming Together: With a Twist 5 of 5 kinks!
      "Often in anthologies the quality of the stories is uneven, but that is not the case here, each one is imaginative, sexy and well written."
      "The variety of these stories is quite impressive, encompassing among other things gentle initiation, ménage, a breast cancer survivor struggling with poor body image issues, forced exhibitionism, female domination (F/m and F/f), extreme M/m corporal punishment, waxing play, and Greek mythology-based fantasy."

      AVAILABLE AT:







      Wednesday, October 31, 2012

      Hungry for Love

      Coming Together: Hungry for Love is a collection of zombie-themed erotic fiction edited by the fabulous Sommer Marsden. Sales proceeds benefit the American Diabetes Association.

      CONTENTS: Little Deaths (Cora Zane); My Name is Brighton (Alana Noel Voth); Dead in the Water (Lynn Townsend); Head Full of Zombie (Alison Tyler); Zombie Apocalypse: First Responder (Kissa Starling); You Look Better Dead (Jeffrey L. Shipley); Zombie Goddess (Sadey Quinn); Dark Hunger ( Erzabet Bishop); Love Never Dies (t'Sade); Meat (Bobby Diabolus); Annie Morgan (Armand Rosamilia); Queer Zombie Disco (Kirsty Logan); The Tenderest Meat (Elise Hepner); Last Man on Earth (Blacksilk); Zombie Factory (Kiki Howell); Screen Siren (Annabeth Leong); You Make a Dead Man Come (Sommer Marsden)


      Wednesday, September 26, 2012

      Neat-O!

      Elyse by Katie Daniels

      At thirty, she doubted she'd ever find Prince Charming. At fifty, he'd given up looking for Cinderella. But at the weekend outdoor bash, two wary and self-absorbed souls discover enough in common to at least try to write a story together. Intrigued with each other, the two move to a familiar dance during an uncommonly debauched weekend reverie where fifty or more motorcycle enthusiasts set aside all rules of sexual morality. Can he accept her Bohemian ways? Will she break through his conservative crust? (M/F + SWINGING)




      Tuesday, September 25, 2012

      Are you hungry?

      The zombierotica collection, edited by Sommer Marsden, is slated for Halloween 2012 release. Here's the cast of erotic altruists. (New contributors are bolded. Lots of Coming Together virgins in this volume!)
      • Little Deaths (Cora Zane)
      • My Name is Brighton (Alana Noel Voth)
      • Dead in the Water (Lynn Townsend)
      • Head Full of Zombie (Alison Tyler)
      • Zombie Apocalypse: First Responder (Kissa Starling)
      • You Look Better Dead (Jeffrey L. Shipley)
      • Zombie Goddess (Sadey Quinn)
      • Dark Hunger (Erzabet Bishop)
      • Love Never Dies (t'Sade)
      • Meat (Bobby Diabolus)
      • Annie Morgan (Armand Rosamilia)
      • Queer Zombie Disco (Kirsty Logan)
      • The Tenderest Meat (Elise Hepner)
      • Last Man on Earth (Blacksilk)
      • Zombie Factory (Kiki Howell)
      • Screen Siren (Annabeth Leong)
      • You Make a Dead Man Come (Sommer Marsden)



      Monday, September 24, 2012

      Bloody good line-up for In Vein

      Selections for the vampirerotica collection edited by Lisabet Sarai have been made, and they look delicious! This volume adds 7 new authors (bolded) to the Coming Together family and includes 9 stories from repeat contributors. It is slated for release during the holiday season this year.
      • Blood Tint (Raziel Moore)
      • Cat (Giselle Renarde)
      • The New Normal (Jay Lygon)
      • Devouring Heart (Andrea Dale)
      • Jessebel (Sacchi Green)
      • Nixie's in Love (C. Sanchez-Garcia)
      • My Soul to Take (Kimber Vale)
      • Willing (Xan West)
      • You'll Love the City (Naomi Bellina)
      • It's Lovely, It's Horrible (Kathleen Bradean)
      • The Taste of B Negative (Cheyenne Blue)
      • Red Wet Kiss (Beryl Falls)
      • One More Transformation (Nobilis Reed)
      • The Curse (M. Christian)
      • Vampires, Limited (Lisabet Sarai)


      Saturday, September 01, 2012

      Cephalorotica!

      A collection of erotic fiction with a tentacle sex theme edited by Nobilis Reed. All proceeds benefit Oceana, the largest international organization working solely to protect the world's oceans. (107K+ words!)












      And, a Google search squirted the following celebratory YouTube video: