Thursday, December 15, 2005

Volume 3

Coming Together (Volume 3)

Grab a cold one, kick off your shoes, sit back, and prepare to be satisfied. Coming Together will slake your thirst for the erotic. From the original illustrations to the savory poetry to the stirring prose, you’re sure to delight in the many fine flavors of this cocktail. Take a sip of the succulent, swirl the sweetness around on your tongue, slam it home with a hardcore chaser, then come back for another round. It’s a heady mix of intoxicating spirits, but without the hangover!

And the cherry on top? All proceeds from the sale of this series go to organizations which work to protect your freedom of speech! You'll not find a more “satisfying” way to protect your civil liberties than by chillin' with the hottest erotic cocktail in print.

~ Alessia Brio
  author, fine flickering hungers
  from Phaze.com

Originally published at Cafe Press, December 2005 (ORDER HERE)
Republished by Charles River Press, May 2007 (ORDER HERE)


Table of Contents
  1. Foreword (hugo_sam)
  2. Preface (Alessia Brio)
  3. Introduction (sophia jane)
  4. Someone (Alessia Brio)
  5. San Diego Sunset (Will Belegon & Alessia Brio)
  6. To Borrow a Supernova (Liar)
  7. A Walker’s Guide to the Gulf Stream (shereads)
  8. Poseur (The_Fool)
  9. Encore (cantdog)
  10. Serengeti (Liar)
  11. Angie’s Waterfall Woes (Rumple Foreskin)
  12. Just a Taste (Honey123)
  13. The Warrior’s Song (cloudy)
  14. How Do I Want You? (matriarch)
  15. Creativity in the Flesh (Black Tulip)
  16. Darkening Hope (Dar~)
  17. Take Me By Surprise (Alex De Kok)
  18. For the Woman I Breathe (CharleyH)
  19. Christmas Angel (Colleen Thomas)
  20. Oh, No, Not There: Ode to Anal Sex (sweetsubsarahh)
  21. Anal Sex is for Buttholes (Rideme Cowgirl)
  22. Let Me (vella_ms)
  23. The Orange Slip (rgraham666)
  24. In Mixed Company (The_Fool)
  25. Does Not Do Well in Public (4degrees)
  26. The Bed (Remec)
  27. A Compromising Position (sincerely_helene)
  28. The Horny Woman (Boxlicker101)
  29. The Blow Job (neonlyte)

Introduction: Volume 3

Freedom of expression. Three little words that can be so easily underestimated in their value and importance. These three words can cover much of the beauty and joy that embraces what it means to be human. We think, therefore we can create. Creation can encompass a multitude of media, forms, and outlets.

One of the building stones of creation and expression is individuality. Individuality can be the glue that holds people together and the force that drives them apart. The Internet has become both a media and vehicle to allow more people to express their individuality publicly than has ever been possible. We are becoming a world of individuals bound by communication with others throughout the world. No longer does your group have to include the people down the street, across town, at school, work or your place of worship. Your global community can be as wide and varied as are the many forms of expression.

If you have individual humans, eventually, you have eroticism. It is simply part of the human animal. The desire to excite, attract and entice other humans to yourself. Being more or less devoid of the plumage and other physical attributes that the animal kingdom assigns to its many members, creative expression had long been used as the substitute in the desire to attract other humans. Throughout history this has been demonstrated in the various forms of expression of every culture and grouping.

Today, two of the more common expressions of eroticism are the written word and the artists drawing of the human form. There are many, many more forms, the variety being just as broad as the human mind can imagine. One of the advantages to the written word and the artists drawing is the factor of portability. It is no longer something that must be associated or attached to a given place. You can take a book or a drawing with you in whatever you do.

Because of the Internet, authors and artists have been able to meet and join together to offer varied views of eroticism. Because of the Internet, places like Literotica can grow and flourish. Their beauty is not in their uniformity, but in the amazingly diverse group of individuals that are able to share their creativity with an even larger public. The denizens of the Author's Hangout at Literotica® are from every occupation, socio-economic group, sexual preference, and religious background. Their commonality is the desire to explore and share their varied views on the nature of eroticism.

Coming Together is just such an undertaking, presenting erotic writings and drawings in a manner to offer something for a variety of palates. The contributors are as varied as the Internet. They have cooperated to show a small window into the world of eroticism. Hopefully, their work will stimulate your thoughts about the variety and beauty of the eroticism of the human animal.

~ Hugo Sam

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Thursday, October 20, 2005

Author Bios

UPDATE: The most current repository of information about Coming Together's over 300 contributors is on its wiki.

4degrees is an 18-year-old oversexed gay boy trapped in the body of a 35-year-old female. Don't believe anything he says. He's also a pathological liar and cyber-slut extraordinaire. He is currently typing absurdities at his computer. His influences include Carlton Mellick III and neonurotic. [more]

ABSTRUSE is a fledgling writer of fiction and a lover of words. She can admit that without being facetious. Anyone who reads or writes may feel the same way because they too share that love of literature and the wonderment of a human mind that can interweave thoughts and dreams into new worlds that welcome us with open arms. [more]

Alessia Brio (a/k/a impressive or just Imp) is a sassy tart from Pittsburgh with a flair for steamy prose and stunning poetry. Her first book, a single-author anthology entitled fine flickering hungers, was published in November 2005 by Phaze and went on to become an EPPIE Finalist for 2007. She has several more published works, both individually and collaboratively (with Will Belegon), and is also an editor & cover artist. Readers can get a taste of her (work) at alessiabrio.com. [more]

Alex De Kok (a/k/a Frederick Carol) is an incurable romantic who writes erotica for fun. He started writing erotic fiction because he enjoys reading it and hadn’t found much that was good. Whether his is any better is for the readers to say, but he’s encouraged by the feedback he’s received so far. [more]

Amy Sweet (a/k/a sweetnpetite) writes under a seemingly endless variety of pseudonyms on Literotica.com , most notably and prolifically as sweetnpetite. Don't be fooled by the name; Amy Sweet is one of the filthiest writers on the Author’s Hangout. Her continuing goal is to produce quality smut with a high kink factor. [more]

angelicminx is a free-spirited author living in the world of sexual fantasy and intrigue. A confounding mix of innocence and seductress, she enjoys arousing the mind to hidden pleasures. Her characters explore love and lust as they go hand-in-hand through life, unbound by the confines of social acceptance. [more]

Awful Arthur is a businessman who is also heavily involved in community activities. He began writing erotica as a hobby in 2003. [more]

Black Tulip is living in the Netherlands. She is a true fan of fantasy and SF, and prefers the women in her stories to be strong and adventurous. Apart from that, she likes to write stories set in historical times or fantasy worlds. She says English is a sexy language. [more]

bluerains is a writer of various topics, from science fiction, metaphysical, zen, to learning the art of erotic fiction. She loves to be on the water, watching the sea life and birds, and is most inspired by poets like Kilbran, Rumi, and Anais Nin. Her greatest goal is to write words to inspire those who thirst for the eclectic and exotic. [more]

BooMerengue is a writer who is not necessarily talented, but has a lucky turn of phrase now and then. She lives in Tennessee most of the time but travels to new places whenever possible. Her interests are legion, and she spends most of her free time exploring new places and new ideas. She’s also very busy learning to age gracefully. When she is reincarnated she wants to be a giraffe or a seahorse or a National Geographic photographer. In that order. [more]

Boxlicker101 (a/k/a George Boxlicker) is a prolific writer of jokes told in rhyme and meter and of smutty stories that are utterly lacking in social value. He lives in California and, although a happily married grandfather who loves his wife, is envious of those who cavort and carouse in his literary efforts. [more]

Catbabe uses her poetry to connect people through common experiences coloured with her own vision. A creative vision she hopes is both personal and universal at the same time. [more]

china-doll [more]

Colleen Thomas is 35, single, lives in New York, and is recently unemployed. She has been diagnosed with chronic migraines, severe depression, social anxiety disorder, and just recently agoraphobia. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to guess that she doesn’t get out much any more. Writing is her escape. [more]

Dar~ writes stories that get the juices flowing. Her works are described as “grounded, hard-driving, no-nonsense sex.”. She aspires to a wide array of literary accomplishments such as: becoming published (check) and becoming a better writer. She enjoys hearing her readers reactions and invites you to contact her. [more]

Dave Edgar (a/k/a cantdog) creates posters in silkscreen and cut paper, designs t-shirts, and does calligraphy. Illustration is new to him. Born and raised in Maine, he is a retired firefighter. “Pornography?” he says, “I don’t even own a pornograph.” [more]

Debbie is a 36-year-old, happily married, mother of two, working as a caregiver for terminal patients. She loves writing and has done so since she was a child capable of putting pen to paper. [more]

Dr. Mabeuse is an author and chemist who lives in Chicago. His erotic interests focus on the tranformative and transcendent aspects of sexuality and the way our passions control and shape our personalities and self image. His first book, “Overcoming Abigail,” is available through Ellora’s Cave, and two more books should be available shortly. [more]

Dranoel is a middle-aged man from the mid-west who enjoys writing characters. Sometimes they have sex, but it’s all just part of the story. Once described as “Demented in a sophisticated sort of way,” his twisted humor often manifests in his stories as unexpected twists. [more]

Duel Citizen [more]

Evil Alpaca [more]

femininity [more]

gauchecritic [more]

Gwen Masters [more]

Harley Stone (a/k/a lucky-E-leven ) [more]

Honey123 has been writing erotic stories for almost two years and takes pleasure in sharing a secretive part of her life, mind, and heart with her readers. Honey is the type of person who always has a glint in her eyes and a smile on her face, and she delights in making people wonder how they got there! [more]

hugo_sam is a lover of all things erotic. Having been an avid reader for many years, hugo decided to commit some of his imagination to writing erotic fiction. Living in the Southern states and having been exposed to a variety of cultures and situations, he strives to bring passion and romance to the joys of eroticism in story and poem. [more]

Jamie Redmond (a/k/a lilredjammies) [more]

Jamison Landry (a/k/a neonurotic) is that guy in the coffeehouse with his heels kicked up on the table. He’s a permanent fixture there much like the fake ficus trees and clichéd French art. His artful muses are sex and lattés, which he finds splayed naughty and nude, topping off his wicked caffeine fix [more]

Janie Andersen (a/k/a sophia jane) loves sex. Since she can't always be having it, she writes porn and poetry in her spare time. She is also a mom and a student of library science. Once she finishes her degree, she'll be able make all of her naughty librarian fantasies come true. [more]

Justanne Farrow (a/k/a matriarch) is a delightfully wicked “old” woman with a knack for the vivid expression of loving passion and intense longing in every word she writes. She resides in England, but her heart spans the globe. [more]

LadyJeanne is a management consulting executive who enjoys writing short stories and poetry in her spare time. She began writing erotica a year ago as a lark and hasn't stopped since. She lives on the West Coast with the best kitty in the whole world, and dreams of becoming a travel writer with a house on a hill with a view. [more]

Lauren Hynde is the Atlantic, the Mediterranean. Their waters flow in her veins and permeate all she does: poetry, prose, art, life. [more]

Leigh Hanson (a/k/a CharleyH) is an adult entertainment reviewer and author. She has written numerous erotic stories and articles on diverse topics including travel, health, sexuality and fetishism. Her writing has appeared under various names in National and daily Canadian newspapers, as well as in Now Magazine, and websites including Fetish Fish. [more]

Liar is an almost-30 viking rooted at the shore of the Baltic Sea. A fetish with the English language’s musicality turned him to writing, and plain randiness turned him to writing erotica. Militant pacifist, freeloading poet, and cat person. [more]

lil_elvis [more]

logophile is a lover of words. She loves the way they look and sound, and all the different ways you can put them together to tell people about sex. A lover once compared her to an Atomic Fireball: a little bit hot and a little bit sweet. She thinks that fits. [more]

Lord DragonsWing is a licensed practical nurse who enjoys writing. He’s 46 years old and grew up in the bayou of Alabama and Louisiana. He worked professionally in New Orleans for over 5 years. He’s divorced and not seeing anyone. His stories are a fantasy for those who dream of love and commitment as he does. [more]

minsue, a lover of words, is more reader than writer. On occasion, the words simply must escape. Usually short, her poems tend to blend text with artwork in an attempt to convey whatever is currently circling maddeningly in her brain. [more]

moonlight elf is an illustrator and a poet whose passion is her art. At the age of 3 she created her first masterpiece on the living room wall much to the horror of her mother, and delight of her father. Today, she still loves to draw on walls. [more]

My Erotic Tale lives in south/east Texas on the Trinity River, which is what he calls his number one muse. The country life that so many pursue, he is fortunate enough to live. Coming Together for Katrina victims is an icon example of Americans helping Americans, and he is honored to be a part of it. [more]

neonlyte [more]

Nirvanadragones [more]

Pat Daniels (a/k/a Remec) is the latest cyber incarnation for a 40-year-old writer/poet masquerading as a store clerk. While hanging out in various corners of the 'Net, he actually lives in Virginia Beach. There he tries to keep his muses running while indulging his interest in games and gaming. [more]

pattydraws is a woman with a life long penchant for wet dreams and morning wood. Now, after years of enjoyment, her mind and hands have strayed. They have begun to fondle pencil, paper and keyboard in an effort to create and share their vision. With erotica she has discovered the wonderfully wicked world of blended hobbies. [more]

Quiet_Cool is currently 28 years old and was born and raised in Western Pennsylvania, where he lives still. Quiet and reserved (usually, at least) Q_C finds real life less interesting than those in his head, and spends far too much time reading, writing, and doping off. Though currently slow and unfocused in his writing, he hopes to one day be able to dedicate more time to his craft, and perhaps do so professionally. [more]

RebeccaLeah is an underground erotica author for fun. During daylight hours, she is a perfect example of the theory: it’s always the quiet ones. She would like to thank her muse for this story, the very talented ABSTRUSE, and Literotica for providing an outlet from the deepest depths of the closet. [more]

rhinoguy is, always has been, and hopefully always will be, an illustrator. He loves the human form. He has made volumes of figure studies from life and now creates from imagination and life. He is honored to have collaborated with so many wonderful authors and their imaginations. [more]

Rideme Cowgirl, is a figment of Dranoel's imagination. As most good figments are, she is young, pretty, and the embodiment of every blonde joke circling the 'net. She sees the world through rose-colored glasses and a haze of child-like idealism. She is also punctuationally challenged and gives editors nightmares. She will, however, take you for a ride. [more]

Rob Graham (a/k/a rgraham666) is a heretic. There’s no other word to describe him. He’s wandered through the world at his own pace, seeing through his own eyes and coming to his own conclusions. He has recently discovered that he has a knack for erotica. Feel free to enjoy. [more]

Rogue Lurker [more]

Rumple Foreskin is just another run down, beaten down, slapped down, broken down, shot down, hung down, put down, and kicked around old porn writer who’s been beaten up, tied up, chewed up, blown up, hung up, screwed up, messed up, held up, and told to shut the fuck up. He’s also written two mainstream novels and published several non-erotic short stories. [more]

Sabledrake [more]

Sarah Rose (a/k/a sweetsubsarahh has earned the compliment of "raising teasing into a fine art." A Literotica author for several years, her stories and poems feature a wide variety of vivid sexual adventures and are often set within loving relationships. Playfully penning her smut from the midwestern United States, she shares a home with her husband, two young children and many ferocious kitties. [more]

Savannah Raines (a/k/a CrimsonMaiden and Sexxy Vixen) a wife and mother in her early 30s who lives in the Southern US. She strives to write stories that capture the imagination and passion of her readers. [more]

shereads lives in a decaying jungle compound somewhere near the eyewall path of every ninth hurricane on the Atlantic seaboard. She is either a paleontologist, a copywriter or a retired professional figure skater living under the Federal Witness Protection Program. Her hobbies are reading dirty stories, bitching about stuff, and gardening. [more]

Sherry Hawk (a/k/a cloudy) lives in the heart of Dixie, although her home will always be Southern California. She is active in many Native American issues, and likes to write stories with women just as stubborn and strong-willed as she is. [more]

sincerely_helene is new to erotica, and admits that writing sexual scenarios still makes her blush. Though her previous stories contain aspects of BDSM, she hopes to broaden her horizons by exploring the genre of mind control and other psychological factors often overlooked by erotic authors. [more]

Softouch911 [more]

Tatelou is a British writer of erotic fiction, who has written countless short stories and novels. She has a vivid, often dark and twisted imagination, and her love of BDSM and erotic horror reflect this. As an enthusiastic graphics designer, she thoroughly enjoyed producing the cover for this anthology. You can see more of her work at her site: www.psyche-erotica.co.uk. [more]

The_Fool operates clandestinely out of Wichita, KS. By day he is a mild mannered network designer. By night he is just foolish. He considers words to be play toys and frequently gets his mind dirty when he takes it out to play with it. [more]

TheEarl is a young author from England. He stumbled into writing erotica three years ago, after discovering some of the poorer efforts on the internet and deciding he could do better. He claims to have the mind of a lesbian, but refuses to reveal which one and how he managed to take it away from her. [more]

TheLittleWolf has been creating art all of his life. Art is his first mistress and his true love. He received a Degree in Art and a few short years later he opened his own nomadic gallery. After the art market went south, he discovered a new career in theater. For the past ten years, he has been designing and building theatrical sets. When he is not working behind the scenes or chasing actresses he makes time for his first mistress, his true love, creating art. [more]

Tristesse lives in La La Land on the beautiful west coast of Canada with her SO and three happy cats. She only started writing poetry in ‘ 98 and has had several of her works published in magazines and web sites. She has blue eyes and a slow smile. You might like her. [more]

vella_ms is a raving lesbian who thrives on making people laugh. Writing on a part time basis brings her joy and release from every day doldrums. Though she will never write a Pulitzer Prize winning piece, if she's made someone smile or laugh out loud, then she feels she has done her part as a writer. [more]

Victoria Blisse (a/k/a English Lady) is a 26 year old mother, wife, Christian, Manchester United fan and erotica writer. She was born near Manchester, England and her northern English quirkiness shows through in all of her stories. Passion, love and laughter fill her works, just as they fill her life. [more]

WickedEve is a stunning, southern creature who is tragically afflicted with poetry trances. She credits all her work to automatic writing. She believes her hand is guided by some brilliant poet – long dead and quite possibly sexy – and she loves her hot red car, Fifi. [more]

Will Belegon is a poet and author from California who has come to believe that there is no better teacher than experience, that just because it hurts does not mean it is bad, and that nothing is more important than those we love. He intends to never guard his heart. [more]

yui is a twenty-something, Japanese-American female who lives inside her head while her body resides in the southeastern US. She began to write erotic stories just to see if she could use all those four-letter sex words without giggling. Yui does not sleep with her brother. [more]

Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Special Edition: Hurricane Relief

Coming Together: Special Hurricane Relief Edition (Phaze) Coming Together: Special Hurricane Relief Edition (Cafe Press)

Death and sex. Disaster and sex. It seems that personal tragedy requires affirmation of life. What bigger affirmation do we poor people know that has the same intimacy, the same energy, the same shout-it-from-the-rooftops-we-are-here, as the act of physical love, when faced with the apparently random acts and displays of unparalleled puissance and anonymous destruction?

We pour our love, our hot volatile need, our gentle but urgent persuasions towards, around and into our partner of the moment, wishing, hoping and anticipating our reward. That small, endless, titanic, momentary reward which leaves us less and increases us greatly. Knowing our variously voracious or inconsequently insipid appetites can never be filled we nevertheless contrive to partake of it again.

In that act, that race towards orgasm, that outpouring of lust we defy nature, scream at the stars, challenge the cosmos to do its damnedest.

And so, be it by acts of sexual abandon, gentle love or basic urges we declaim to an uncaring universe: We are alive. We thrive. We will continue.

Originally published at Cafe Press, September 2005 (ORDER HERE)
Republished by Phaze, October 2006 (ORDER HERE)
100% of proceeds will be donated to hurricane relief/recovery efforts.


Table of Contents (Cafe Press edition)
  1. Foreword (English Lady)
  2. Preface (Alessia Brio)
  3. Introduction (gauchecritic)
  4. Wave Length (Lauren Hynde)
  5. The Fury (cloudy)
  6. Thunder Beach (Dranoel)
  7. Identity (Liar)
  8. Wet Panties? (Belegon)
  9. Stormy Night (Debbie)
  10. Ridden Tempest (lucky-E-leven)
  11. Deluge (vella_ms)
  12. it’s raining (neonurotic)
  13. Encore (cantdog)
  14. Framed Perspective (Catbabe)
  15. When It Rains, It Pours (Honey123)
  16. Katrina Dances (moonlight elf)
  17. Piracy (logophile)
  18. Wetter Has Never Been Better (impressive)
  19. Nouveau Soleil (RebeccaLeah)
  20. Storm (Dar~)
  21. Thunder Follows Lightning (gauchecritic)
  22. Katrina (WickedEve)
  23. Heather’s Baptism (matriarch)
  24. Curiosity is not becoming, Kajira (Alex De Kok)
  25. Grande Dame (BooMerengue)
  26. A Break in the Storm (Remec)
  27. Riding the Rain (Duel Citizen)
  28. Katrina’s Footprint (My Erotic Tale)
  29. Storms of Passion (Lord DragonsWing)
  30. Romance of Atlantis (bluerains)
  31. Tsunami (dr_mabeuse)


Table of Contents (Phaze edition)
  1. Foreword (Victoria Blisse)
  2. Preface (Alessia Brio)
  3. Introduction
  4. Wave Length (Lauren Hynde)
  5. The Fury (cloudy)
  6. Thunder Beach (Dranoel)
  7. Identity (Liar)
  8. Wet Panties? (Will Belegon)
  9. Ridden Tempest (Harley Stone)
  10. Deluge (vella_ms)
  11. it’s raining (neonurotic)
  12. Encore (cantdog)
  13. A Storm in Time (Savannah Reardon)
  14. When It Rains, It Pours (Honey123)
  15. Katrina Dances (moonlight elf)
  16. Wetter Has Never Been Better (Alessia Brio)
  17. Nouveau Soleil (RebeccaLeah)
  18. Katrina (WickedEve)
  19. Heather’s Baptism (matriarch)
  20. Curiosity is not becoming, Kajira (Alex De Kok)
  21. Grande Dame (BooMerengue)
  22. A Break in the Storm (Remec)
  23. Riding the Rain (Duel Citizen)
  24. Romance of Atlantis (bluerains)
  25. Tsunami (Dr. Mabeuse)

Introduction: Special Hurricane Relief Edition

Foreword:

The language used to describe orgasms is often powerful, wild, and evocative. It pulls on the imagery of storms. Words like "deluge" and "flood" are used to describe the physical release of the sexual act. Stormy eyes lead to wet panties and then to thunderous orgasms.
Sex and storms are closely connected in the minds of many.

However, the reality is that some storms are not sexy. Some storms destroy livelihoods, lands, and lives. Some storms happen on such a massive, unexpected scale that they cause total chaos.
Hurricane Katrina was one of the extreme examples of this kind of natural disaster. This powerful storm smashed into a 90,000 kilometer area off the Gulf coast of America in the fall of 2004. It all but destroyed several towns and villages as well as the well known jazz capitol, New Orleans. The damage was catastrophic, and it will take years to rebuild all that has been damaged.

Hundreds of thousands of Americans became refugees, seeking the very basics of sustenance: food, water, clothing, and shelter. They battled just to live—just to survive—and all they really wanted was to go home. Unfortunately, for many it was an impossible dream.

When the denizens of the Author's Hangout at Literotica.com® heard about this, they naturally wondered, as we all did, how they could help. They pooled their expertise, their skills, talents and inspiration, and created this special edition of Coming Together. All the proceeds from the sale of this volume will go to the American Red Cross to help provide aid to those who most desperately need it.

So you can do something to help. You have already done something to help just by purchasing this collection of rainy day erotic stories and storm-inspired poetry. We all can do something. We all have talents that we can use to help, and we can make a difference simply by doing what we can: by not thinking individually, but collectively—by coming together.

~ Victoria Blisse
a/k/a English Lady
victoriablisse.co.uk

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Introduction:

Death and sex. Disaster and sex. It seems that personal tragedy requires affirmation of life. When faced with the apparently random acts and displays of unparalleled puissance and anonymous destruction, what bigger affirmation do we poor people know that has the same intimacy, the same energy, the same shout-it-from-the-rooftops-we-are-here, as the act of physical love?

We pour our love, our hot volatile need, our gentle but urgent persuasions towards, around, and into our partner of the moment: wishing, hoping and anticipating our reward. That small, endless, titanic, momentary reward which leaves us less and increases us greatly. Knowing our variously voracious or inconsequently insipid appetites can never be filled we nevertheless contrive to partake of it again.

In that act, that race towards orgasm, that outpouring of lust, we defy nature, scream at the stars, and challenge the cosmos to do its damnedest.

And so, be it by acts of sexual abandon, gentle love, or basic urges, we declaim to an uncaring universe: We are alive. We thrive. We will continue.

~ G.C. Rider

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Thursday, September 15, 2005

Volume 2

Coming Together (Volume 2)
Grab a cold one, kick off your shoes, sit back, and prepare to be satisfied. Coming Together will slake your thirst for the erotic. From the original illustrations to the savory poetry to the stirring prose, you’re sure to delight in the many fine flavors of this cocktail. Take a sip of the succulent, swirl the sweetness around on your tongue, slam it home with a hardcore chaser, then come back for another round. It’s a heady mix of intoxicating spirits, but without the hangover!

And the cherry on top? All proceeds from the sale of this series go to organizations which work to protect your freedom of speech! You'll not find a more “satisfying” way to protect your civil liberties than by chillin' with the hottest erotic cocktail in print.

~ Alessia Brio
  author, fine flickering hungers
  From Phaze.com

Published September 2005 (ORDER HERE)

Originally published at Cafe Press, September 2005 (ORDER HERE)
Republished by Charles River Press, April 2007 (ORDER HERE)


Table of Contents
  1. Foreword (TheEarl)
  2. Preface (Alessia Brio)
  3. Introduction (Black Tulip)
  4. Wet Dream (Tristesse)
  5. Dr. Bob and His Dildo (ABSTRUSE)
  6. XES (neonurotic)
  7. Wet Panties? (Belegon)
  8. A Seduction in the Dark (LadyJeanne)
  9. The Spirit of Frankenstein (Quiet_Cool)
  10. Invisible (sophia jane)
  11. Buzz Me (rgraham666)
  12. Almost Enough (Belegon)
  13. Possession (cloudy)
  14. May (Boxlicker101)
  15. Public Humiliation (Tatelou)
  16. gloss (minsue)
  17. Chocolate Sauce and Handcuffs (matriarch)
  18. There’s Always Heaven (impressive)
  19. Outdoor Angie (Rumple Foreskin)
  20. With You Without Me (Dar~)
  21. Be Gentle with Her (Alex De Kok)
  22. base+ment (4degrees)
  23. A Honeymoon Affair (Awful Arthur)
  24. Bite Me (Liar)
  25. Do You Still Love Me? (Dranoel)
  26. Questions (matriarch)
  27. Pleasing Ellie (sophia jane)

Introduction: Volume 2

There is a whole other world out there. Nestled in among the spam, the fluff and the marketing tricks, hidden behind all those wasted bits and bytes, ordinary humanity has invaded the internet. It is no longer available only to computer geniuses; it is the domain of ordinary people. We can meet, make friends, fall in love, fall out of love. We can talk, we can learn, we can listen to points of view we'd never dreamed of.

We can also find themselves thinking things we'd never dreamed of. Being a person that we'd never dreamed of.

The internet gives us a chance that was not available to previous generations. We can be anyone on the internet. We can reveal everything or nothing; we can create an entirely separate persona. In our real lives, we live out our days, working hour after hour, doing something utterly mundane and normal. Yet online, we can be someone different, someone dangerous, someone new. Someone sexy. We can come as we aren't.

When the authors from these books slip on the comforting vestments of their noms de plume, they become someone else. They become the people who their friends and families would be surprised to meet. They are free. Free from society's mores and manners, free to say anything, to do anything, to tell anything.

That freedom is why this book exists. Most of these authors are completely normal people. You would pass them on the street and (apart from a brief ogle) you wouldn't give them a second glance. Yet inside, they are wild and dangerous. Sexual, sensual beings, who aren't afraid to vocalise their fantasies and who have the skill and ability to transmute those feelings into delicious words.

We come from every corner of the globe, from every walk of life, from every race, country, creed and colour. We have different politics, different religions, different opinions and different sexualities. Yet we come together on one thing: We are free.

This book is a presentation of that freedom. It is here because we want to share what we have. The feelings that each story evokes are our gift to you and we sincerely hope that you enjoy them.

If you do, remember this. These stories are only there because we feel free to express our inner sexuality. And I believe that we make the world and ourselves just that little bit better by doing it.

And all because of a few bits and bytes.

~ The Earl
August 2005

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Wednesday, June 15, 2005

Volume 1

Coming Together (Volume 1)
Smut. Porn. Erotica. Whatever you want to call it, ladies and gentlemen... This is it!

Coming Together: An erotic cocktail is an impressive collection of stories, poetry and illustrations by amateurs from across the globe. In these pages you are sure to find feelings, thoughts, dreams and desires that will strike very close to home. There are stories of the mundane made glorious, and stories of the glorious made mundane. There are fantasies that could never happen in real life, and others that most certainly could and probably have. There are sexual orientations of every kind, positions galore, and more than a few moments that will make you laugh out loud even as you get turned on. There will be times you want to put this book down, and there will be times you simply cannot bear to do anything but keep reading. In other words, everything you want is right here.

~ Gwen Masters
gwenmasters.net

Originally published at Cafe Press, June 2005 (ORDER HERE)
Republished by Charles River Press, March 2007 (ORDER HERE)


Table of Contents
  1. Foreword (Gwen Masters)
  2. Preface (impressive)
  3. Introduction (cantdog)
  4. The First Time (matriarch)
  5. Not What You See, What You Feel (English Lady)
  6. petition (4degrees)
  7. Sex & Candy (yui)
  8. stretch marks (sophia jane)
  9. She Had Had Enough (vella_ms)
  10. What Lie Is This? (Amy Sweet)
  11. She Danced (Liar)
  12. Cusp (impressive)
  13. Take Two (Colleen Thomas)
  14. The Offering (logophile)
  15. The Sequoia Secret (Black Tulip)
  16. Mind Fuck (angelicminx)
  17. Faded Rose (Amy Sweet)
  18. Coffee Break Fuck Poem (Liar)
  19. Use Your Imagination (TheEarl)
  20. Man of Steel (LadyJeanne)
  21. Mythical Encounter by the Stream (CrimsonMaiden)
  22. Beast (Belegon)
  23. Wetter Has Never Been Better (impressive)

Introduction: Volume 1

You are holding a book in your hands. It is of a good weight, filled with substantial word count. Those words create stories and those stories weave fantasies, experiences, hopes, dreams and even fears into a celebration of something we all too often take for granted: The Freedom of Speech.

Freedom of Speech. A deceptively simple phrase; three words filled with just as many problems as promise. Though no one can truly trace the earliest beginnings of the right to free speech, clear documentation of the right can be found as early as the 1680s, when William and Mary took the throne during the Glorious Revolution. Soon after, freedom of speech was officially granted in Parliament.

Thus, the fun – and the censorship – began.

For countless years, the right to say whatever we please has been denied, debated and attacked. Freedom of speech – or more accurately, the attempt to curtail it – has sparked wars. Men and women have died in defense of it. Those in positions of power have made a vast history of their own in trying to tame the power of free speech. Why are governments the world over so afraid of letting the citizens speak their minds? In the world of democracy and enlightenment, why do so many subjects remain taboo?

Where there is free speech, there is active freedom of thought; where there is freedom of thought, there is danger to authority. Over the vast history of nations, the written word has been the one constant. It has often been the last bastion of stubborn resistance, and history teaches us that resistance to authority is often considered unacceptable.

When the Internet came along, things got very interesting indeed.

Since before its inception, the Internet has been a source of consternation for those who despise the power of freedom of speech. The Internet reaches farther than the pages of any book and in much less time. Suddenly everyone has a voice, and that voice is free to say whatever it pleases. Someone might even be able to openly discuss something as forbidden as sexuality. My goodness–what comes next?

The desperate attempts to stem the power of the Internet march on in more than a few governments across this globe. Every day there is a new challenge. The battles rage on in the courts, in the churches and in the houses of government. Those battles are being fought in a war that will never be truly won, for as long as there is someone afraid of what free speech can do, there will be another lawsuit, another proposal, or another bill passed in an attempt to bring free speech under tight rein.

In response, there will be those who prescribe to the age-old rule concerning authority: Rules are meant to be broken.

There was a time when this book you are holding would never have been published. There was a time when this book would have been burned while onlookers cheered. There was a time when the people who wrote the stories you are about to read would have been ridiculed. Shunned. Jailed. There are still places in our modern world where those writers might be executed for daring to loudly proclaim their support of sexuality in all its forms. Hard to believe, isn’t it?

You hold in your hands more than a book. You hold a triumph. Every page is a testament to free speech. By reading the words in these pages, you are helping to ensure that book burnings continue to be relegated to the pages of history books. By purchasing this book, you have furthered the cause of those who fight to protect not only the author’s right to say what they have said, but your right to read it.

The authors in this book are spread widely across the globe. They are men and women of varying races, creeds and educations. They are single and married, young and old, dreamers and realists. Whatever they are, wherever they are, there is a part of their lives that might sound just like yours.

They have one thing in common: They are not afraid to wield the written word. They are not afraid to use it to touch parts of the human psyche–and parts of the human body–to make you think, make you feel, make you want and need and desire and dream. They have found the ability to turn black and white words on a page into a kaleidoscope of color in your mind. If there is magic to be had in this world, writers are the magicians.

Now it’s time to turn the page, reader. Time to make your way through the tales. Go ahead–no one is going to stop you. Exercise your right to read whatever you wish!

~ Gwen Masters
gwenmasters.net

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Wednesday, June 01, 2005

The Erotic Cocktail

Conceived online in the Literotica.com® Author’s Hangout, Coming Together is the result of many hours of collaboration between some very talented authors, poets, and illustrators who have (ahem) "come together" to produce a scintillating erotic cocktail. In each volume of this series, the reader may partake of a variety of intoxicating spirits: group sex, romance, both hetero- and homosexual romps, humor, incest, bondage, anal sex, dominance/submission, fantasy, and fetish. While each individual ingredient may not suit the tastes of every reader, the savory combination of flavors is sure to stir every imagination.

Proceeds from the sale of regular editions of Coming Together will be donated to the Electronic Frontier Foundation which is dedicated to protecting our online freedom of speech. (Special editions of Coming Together may benefit other organizations/causes.)