Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Coming Together titles fall victim to Amazon's Kindle purge

I'm sure by now most of you have seen the shit storm involving the deletion of certain erotic incest titles from the Kindle bookstore (and from the archives of those who'd purchased those titles). Selena Kitt (one of Coming Together's contributors and also, via eXcessica, publisher of several Coming Together titles on Amazon) blogged about it:

http://theselfpublishingrevolution.blogspot.com/2010/12/amazon-in-book-banning-business.html

This blog post was picked up by J.A. Konrath on his self-publishing blog, where it's gotten a cubic buttload of comments:

http://jakonrath.blogspot.com/2010/12/guest-post-by-selena-kitt.html

Teleread also covered the matter:

http://www.teleread.com/ebooks/amazon-removes-incest-related-erotica-titles-from-store-kindle-archive/

...as well as a Slashdot post:

http://yro.slashdot.org/submission/1417578/Amazon-taking-down-erotica-removing-from-Kindles

The Coming Together ebook titles which were removed are:

  • Coming Together: The Erotic Cocktail volumes 1-3 (benefits EFF)
  • Coming Together: For Her (benefits NOW)
  • Coming Together: Special Memorial Edition - Colleen Thomas (benefits Hospice of Orange Co)
  • Coming Together: Pondering the Indelible (benefits First Book)
  • Coming Together: For Gabrielle (benefits BLISS)
Print versions are still available from Amazon (as, I assume, only eXcessica has been targeted & I pubbed the paperbacks myself through our Create Space account).

Of note, there *are* a couple incest-related short stories in the early volumes. Yui's "Sex & Candy" (v1) & 4degrees' "Does Not Do Well in Public" (v3) come to mind. Both deal with consensual ADULT sibling incest.

The ebook versions of these titles are still readily available at All Romance (ARe is Coming Together's preferred vendor 'cause 100% of the purchase price goes to charity. No commission is charged.) plus Smashwords & its growing distribution network (B&N, Kobo, Sony, Diesel, Apple's iBookstore). So, if you blog/tweet/Facebook/rant about this, please direct your readers to ARe and the other vendors. 

Stay tuned. Updates will be posted here, in the comments. Happy Holidays, y'all.

peace & passion,

editor

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Traveling through Time

Coming Together: Through Time
The submission deadline for Coming Together: Through Time, a collection of time travel erotica to benefit the Leukemia & Lymphona Society, has been extended until February 28, 2011.

We're seeking stories up to 10K words & poetry with a time travel theme. Exclusivity is not required as long as the author owns the rights. (No simultaneous submissions, please.)

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

The Award formerly known as EPPIE

Coming Together: Into the Light
COMING TOGETHER is delighted to announce that Coming Together: Into the Light has been named as a finalist in the 2011 EPIC Ebook Awards (formerly known as the EPPIES). The awards banquet will be held at EPICon in Williamsburg, Virginia (March 2011).

Coming Together: Into the Light is a collection of diverse erotic fiction by some of the hottest names in the genre. The theme of this volume is the revelation of secrets, and it features a moving Introduction penned by the one and only Candida Royalle! ALL royalties from the sale of this volume will benefit V-Day, which works to end violence against women and children.

100% OF YOUR PURCHASE PRICE OF COMING TOGETHER TITLES FROM ALL ROMANCE EBOOKS GOES TO CHARITY!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

By Hand

Coming Together: By Hand
Released in ebook today! Coming Together: By Hand is a collection of auto-erotic fiction to benefit the Coalition for Positive Sexuality. Contributors include:
  • Lisabet Sarai
  • Robert Buckley
  • Allison Wonderland
  • Arya Rewan
  • Heidi Champa
  • Jenna Byrnes
  • Jean Roberta
  • Giselle Renarde
  • Rachel Kramer Bussel
  • Michelle Houston
  • Heather Lin
  • Raziel Moore a/k/a Monocle
  • T. Highwayman
  • Thelonius Sexton
  • Max Lagos
  • Roger Smith
  • Alessia Brio
AVAILABLE NOW FROM ALL ROMANCE and SMASHWORDS!

Sunday, September 05, 2010

Presents: C. Sanchez-Garcia


The latest volume in Coming Together Presents, the single author  series edited by Lisabet Sarai, Coming Together Presents C. Sanchez-Garcia, is now available from All Romance eBooks & Smashwords! It will soon also be available via Amazon (in both print & Kindle ebook), Apple's iPad bookstore, Barnes & Noble, and Sony.

This original collection of erotic fiction includes stories that will make you laugh and others that will chill you to the bone. Some stories are outrageously arousing; others are tender and intense.

All proceeds benefit the Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network (RAINN). Get your copy today!

Monday, August 02, 2010

Auto-Erotic Altruism

Coming Together: By Hand
Coming Together is pleased to announce the contents of its next anthology! This collection of stories with a masturbatory theme features many Coming Together veterans as well as 4 Coming Together virgins.

Tresspass (Lisabet Sarai)
Start without Me (Raziel Moore (a/k/a Monocle))
You First (Roger Smith)
The Brotherhood of the Hand (Robert Buckley)
Thank God It's Friday (T. Highwayman)
Webcam Amateur (Giselle Renarde)
Quite Contrary (Allison Wonderland)
Through the Walls Dreaming (Michelle Houston)
Moonlight and a Pair of Panties (Arya Rewan)
That Next Time (Thelonius Sexton)
A Stolen Moment (Heidi Champa)
Aftercare (Maximilian Lagos)
Hibernation (Jean Roberta)
Home Again (Jean Roberta)
Bathroom Witch and the Birthday Boy (Giselle Renarde)
Moving Day (Jenna Byrnes)
Young & Crazy (Heather Lin)
Love's Tender Gender Bender (C. Sanchez Garcia)
Like This (Rachel Kramer Bussel)
Digital Manipulation (Alessia Brio)

Release is planned for Fall 2010 in ebook. Proceeds benefit the Coalition for Positive Sexuality.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Aurally Yours

Coming Together: Out Loud
Check out what's new on the Coming Together audio front! Contributing author & podcaster extraordinaire, Nobilis, is featuring a Coming Together story from one of the anthologies each month! He's pulled together some awesome vocal talent to do justice to our sexy shorts. You can listen for free on Nobilis' podcast site, or you can purchase the MP3 files for just 69 cents to download to your computer or portable device(s) for offline listening!


Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Leget's Despair

Leget's Despair
In pursuit of dreams, men venture beyond the world of their experience. Leget is such a man. Powerful and talented, he is also an innocent. Not sexually, but morally. He believes in simple answers to complex questions. Luckily, he has a guide and a protector.

Lancelot, hero of legend, is less naïve. Yet he finds his world view challenged by the honesty and beauty of young Leget and determines to bring the boy to Camelot. On their journey, Lancelot will remember things he had forgotten and discover that he is still capable of love.

Leget's Despair is a homoerotic tale of a knight and a hopeful squire who share more than a campsite; in which the simple honor of a country lad is tested to its breaking point. Leget will discover both the good and the evil in the world. On the road to Camelot, he will find companionship and the hope of a life more exciting than farming. He will also find that even a hero cannot protect him from everything, and that politics is quite literally a deadly business.


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Coming Together: Neat is an ebook-only line of novella-length (10K-50K word) single titles edited by Will Belegon. As with all Coming Together publications, diversity is the keyword. Thus, all colors and flavors of erotic fiction are welcome.

ALL proceeds from the sales of Coming Together: Neat titles will be placed in a microlending account at Kiva (www.kiva.org), where they will help entrepreneurs in 3rd world countries launch or expand their businesses.

The contributing authors are encouraged to manage the microlending of their proceeds by joining Neat's Kiva lending team.

For more information, visit:

http://www.eroticanthology.com/neat.htm

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

First Served, First Come

Coming Together: As One
The latest collection of erotica, poetry, and erotic romance in the Coming Together series has a ménage theme. Coming Together: As One benefits ONE, the campaign to end global poverty.

The back cover reads:

For the lovers who believe three is not a crowd, crave (at least) eight arms to hold them, and often consult the Twister mat for new position ideas, this book is for you. While some might argue that love and passion are best experienced one-on-one, this collection of trysts and verse will allow you to experience a more lascivious concept of sex as a "team effort." You don't have to be a swinger to appreciate these stories, but we hope you'll open your minds to new levels of sensual sharing and quality writing that proves many hearts can come together... as one.

~ Leigh Ellwood
LeighEllwood.com


Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Ch-Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes

In case you hadn't noticed, Coming Together recently took flight, opting to self-publish its charity anthologies rather than placing them under a publisher's umbrella. In the process, in addition to the direct buy links changing, several titles received new (sexier) cover art. Now that all six of the re-released titles are available through Coming Together's bestselling outlets, we are pleased to share with you the new links to buy. Of course, you can also now purchase directly from Coming Together via our Google Checkout store.

Coming Together: Against the Odds
Coming Together: Against the Odds is a mystery-themed collection which benefits Autism Speaks.

Available in ebook now at: ARe & Amazon Kindle
and in print from: CreateSpace & Amazon













Coming Together: For the Cure is a diverse collection of erotic fiction which benefits Susan G. Komen For the Cure.

Available in ebook now at: ARe & Amazon Kindle
and in print from: CreateSpace & Amazon














Coming Together: With Pride
Coming Together: With Pride is a diverse collection of erotic fiction which benefits AVERT, an HIV/AIDS research & prevention charity.

Available in ebook now at: ARe & Amazon Kindle
and in print from: CreateSpace & Amazon













Coming Together: Under Fire is a heat-themed collection of erotic fiction & poetry which benefits the victims of the Southern California wildfires of 2007.

Available in ebook now at: ARe & Amazon Kindle
and in print from: CreateSpace & Amazon














Coming Together: At Last is a 2-volume set of interracial erotic fiction & poetry which benefits Amnesty International.

VOLUME 1:
Available in ebook now at: ARe & Amazon Kindle
and in print from: CreateSpace & Amazon

VOLUME 2:
Available in ebook now at: ARe & Amazon Kindle
and in print from: CreateSpace & Amazon

Finger Food

Afternoon of a Faun
Coming Together launches its line of 99 cent appetizers with Helen E.H. Madden's "Afternoon of a Faun."

The Hors d'Ouvres line consists of single stories from Coming Together collections. Each benefits the same charity as the anthology from which it originates.

"Afternoon of a Faun" appears in Coming Together: Al Fresco, which benefits Conservation International. It is a delightful tale (tail?) of empowerment and revenge featuring a mythical creature with an insatiable appetite. (M/M)

Available exclusively at All Romance eBooks!

Friday, February 19, 2010

Presents: Remittance Girl

Coming Together Presents: Remittance Girl
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 Remittance Girl, whose chosen charity is the ACLU.

Coming Together Presents: Remittance Girl collects seventeen erotic stories by the mysterious and reclusive Remittance Girl. Open the cover and enjoy incredible tales of twisted desire and overwhelming lust, intricate and perfect as some Chinese jade carving.

An expat living in Vietnam, RG deftly captures the realities of life in Southeast Asia: the debilitating heat and humidity, the riotous energy and color and the loneliness of being an outsider. However, she's equally at home in gritty British suburbia or the beaches of the Costa del Sol.

Don’t expect light-hearted tales of playful sex from RG’s pen. Don’t expect romance—though sometimes it’s difficult to distinguish true love from satisfied desire. Be ready for tales with an edge, with a sting, and occasionally, with a moral. While many of RG’s stories are vividly realistic, some of her offerings are fables: unsanitized, old-fashioned fairy tales that retain a taste of terror.

RG’s writing strikes to the heart of the erotic. Her sex is strong and messy and real. She is not afraid to explore the darkest, rawest fantasies. When she writes kink, it’s not fashionable sex games—it is inevitable, compelling, inescapable, cutting to the core of her characters.

BUY NOW FROM THESE PREFERRED VENDORS: EBOOK ~ PAPERBACK

Thursday, February 04, 2010

Neat: Ryder's Mate


Coming Together announces a new release in its Neat line of novellas to benefit Kiva:

Ryder James knows from the moment he meets Jesse Krantz that Jesse is trouble. Figuring out what kind of trouble is not so easy. Ryder knows his duty: to protect the people of Sanctuary, Michigan. Period. If that means ignoring his instant attraction toward the impetuous young man, so be it.

Jesse Krantz is looking for explanations – or revenge. Will the truth he finds in Sanctuary end his life or save it?

Coming Together: Neat is proud to present erotic paranormal author Wendy Stone's first venture into gay male romance with a tale of two men who want very different things – but also want each other.

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Presents: M. Christian

Coming Together Presents: M. ChristianComing Together is thrilled to announce the release of the first title in its elite Presents line of full length, single-author titles edited by Lisabet Sarai.

Coming Together Presents: M. Christian benefits Planned Parenthood and is now available from the following online vendors:


Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Coming Together: Into the Light released!

Coming Together: Into the Light100% OF YOUR PURCHASE PRICE OF COMING TOGETHER TITLES FROM ALL ROMANCE EBOOKS GOES TO CHARITY!

Coming Together: Into the Light is a collection of diverse erotic fiction by some of the hottest names in the genre. The theme of this volume is the revelation of secrets, and it features a moving Introduction penned by the one and only Candida Royalle! ALL royalties from the sale of this volume will benefit V-Day, which works to end violence against women and children.

V-Day has a presence in Haiti in the form of a shelter for battered women. It needs your help now more than ever. Your purchase of this book is just one way to contribute.

Available NOW for just $4.99 at ARe!




In memory of Myriam Merlet, Haitian Feminist Leader (1956 - 2010)

Monday, January 18, 2010

We Still Have a Dream

One year ago today, as we celebrated the life work of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., we also celebrated the release of Coming Together: At Last, a two-volume set to benefit Amnesty International. It has become Coming Together's best-selling collection.

With an introduction by NYT Bestselling Author L.A. Banks, volumes 1 and 2 feature stories by Bridget Midway, Saskia Walker, Seressia Glass, Aliyah Burke, Alessia Brio and Will Belegon, and many more!


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Later today, hopefully, we will celebrate the release of the next collection, Coming Together: Into the Light.

peace & passion,

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

The More, the Merrier

Coming Together: As OneComing Together is pleased to announce the contents of its upcoming release, Coming Together: As One, a collection of erotic fiction and poetry to benefit ONE:

Coming Together: As One will be released concurrently in ebook and print in April 2010 from Phaze Books.