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."

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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:


Saturday, August 18, 2012

With a Twist

Available now! Coming Together: With a Twist is a collection of BDSM erotica & erotic romance from various Coming Together publications.

All proceeds from the sales of this anthology will benefit the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network.
  • "Detente" by Lisabet Sarai from Coming Together: As One
  • "My Right Breast" by Amelia June from Coming Together: For the Cure
  • "Making Me Do Things" by Sommer Marsden from Coming Together: For the Cure
  • "Freedom to Serve" by Nicole Gestalt from Coming Together: With Pride
  • "Ask For It" by Jude Mason from Coming Together: Al Fresco
  • "Ready" by Xan West from Coming Together: In Flux
  • "Don't Look Down" by Mari Freeman from Coming Together: With Pride
  • "Past Perfect" by Alessia Brio from Coming Together: With Pride
  • "Public Humiliation" by Tatelou from Coming Together: The Erotic Cocktail (v2)
  • "Melting Point" by Nicole Gestalt from Coming Together: Under Fire
  • "Sixth Sense" by Teresa Noelle Roberts from Coming Together: Against the Odds
  • "Island of Fantasies" by Jude Mason from Coming Together: At Last (v2)

Friday, July 27, 2012

Tentacle anthology stories selected

Submissions for Arm in Arm in Arm...* have closed and editor Nobilis Reed has made his selections. Over 110,000 words of tentacle erotica to benefit Oceana with stories from a few of Coming Together's awesome regulars plus a baker's dozen new-to-us authors!

Below is the line-up. (Bolded authors are new to Coming Together.) Release is planned for September 2012 in ebook & print-on-demand paperback. Longer stories may also be released as individual titles.

  • A Perfect Place by Joyce Wegmuller
  • A Visitor in the Darkness by Kade Azkyroth
  • Caroline by Jessica Dylan Miele
  • Parley by Sarah Klein
  • Dehra by Raziel Moore
  • Deluge by Elizabeth Thorne
  • Fleshpot by Lisabet Sarai
  • Freedom for a Small Part by Annabeth Leong
  • His Black Mirror by Frances Jones
  • Holiday at Two Hoots by Molly Tanzer
  • I am S.A.M.I. by Jake M. Winters
  • Ink by Bernie Mojzes
  • Katrin & Brimi, A Love Story by Maxine Marsh
  • The Man in the Monstrosity by Skilja Peregrinarius
  • Polymorphously Perverted by Teresa Noelle Roberts
  • Sea Story by Lady Grey
  • Dream of the Fisherman's Daughter by C. Sanchez-Garcia
  • The Male of the Species by Kevin David Anderson
  • The Stars in the Sea by Jim Reader

peace & passion,

~ Alessia


* Coming Together is ever hopeful that this title does not meet with censure from various vendors and/or payment processors.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Curvilicious!

Coming Together: With Curves is a collection of Rubenesque erotica & erotic romance edited by two of the genre's leading ladies, Victoria Blisse and Lucy Felthouse.

All proceeds from the sales of this anthology as well as any individual titles released in ebook or audiobook will benefit Parkinson's UK, an international charity.

EDITORS' CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

We want big beautiful women. Curvy chicks. Rubenesque ladies. Send us your erotica or erotic romance tales of plus sized females and the men (and women!) who love them.

We like it hot. We want characters that can't keep their hands off one another... or themselves. Solo sex, twosomes, threesomes and moresomes are all acceptable, as long as there's at least one Rubenesque lady involved.

Give us unique settings, intriguing storylines and above all, send us a story that will stand out from the crowd.

Stories can be set in any time period, and we also welcome paranormal tales, as long as the big beautiful woman is an integral part of the plot.

Make us laugh, make us cry (though not too much!), but most importantly, make us horny. Make us wildly jealous of the sexual adventures and experiences the plus sized chicks are having and you're along the right lines.

Keep your stories legal. We don't want any of the usual taboos; underage, bestiality, snuff, etc... if you're not sure, just ask.

Stories should be between 2,500 and 7,500 words. Exceptions will be made for outstanding stories. Previously published work is acceptable, but make sure that your right to submit the story for publication is clear. Please note that stories over 5000 words can be individually released as an ebook as well as appear in the anthology. All profits from single releases will also benefit Parkinson’s UK.

Please submit .DOC or .DOCX manuscripts to comingtogetherwithcurves@gmail.com (cc: submissions@the-erotic-cocktail.com) with "Submission for Coming Together: With Curves" in the subject line. Questions can be sent to the same address. Format should be Times New Roman 12pt font, 1 inch margins, double spaced and have the first line of each paragraph indented (not tabbed or spaced). Please title your document as follows: "Story Title_Author Name". Do not add anything to the header or footer of your document. Include a brief (150-ish word) biography in your email.

This is a charity anthology, there will be no payment to the authors or editors beyond a PDF contributor copy of the collection. Instead, all proceeds will benefit Parkinson's UK, a support and research charity. For more than 40 years they've been working to find a cure and improve life for everyone affected by Parkinson's. Find out more about them here: http://www.parkinsons.org.uk/default.aspx
 

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Wet!

Coming Together: Wet is a collection of explicit excerpts from a variety of authors. From vanilla to kink, these tantalizing bite-sized morsels will have you hungry for more!

Read 'em at bedtime to whet your appetite. Read 'em aloud to your partner to spice things up considerably.

The icing on this sex cake is that all proceeds will be donated to White Knot, which works toward marriage equality.

Volume 1 will be released as soon as it fills up! Authors, submit your explicit excerpts using the form below.

Friday, March 09, 2012

The ACLU on PayPal bullsh*t

Coming Together has co-signed this letter from the ACLU (one of Coming Together's charities, as are signatories EFF and Woodhull Sexual Freedom Alliance) and several other organizations to PayPal with regard to its recent moratorium on transgressive/taboo erotica:

Tell PayPal: Stop the Digital Book Bonfire

By Chris Conley (Mar 7, 2012 at 9:30 pm)

Free speech isn't so free when booksellers have to choose between hosting legitimate content and earning a living. Unfortunately, PayPal is threatening to stop doing business with several online booksellers, significantly impacting their revenue in the process, unless the booksellers agree to stop providing content that is perfectly legal but violates PayPal's policy. Please join us and tell PayPal to stop throwing books on a digital bonfire.

The ACLU of California has joined a coalition of civil liberties groups, booksellers and authors, and other organizations and individuals who care about free speech in calling on PayPal to stop this practice and encourage rather than suppress the distribution of content. We’ve written an open letter to PayPal explaining our position, which is copied below.

Please join the effort to safeguard online free speech by sending an email to PayPal telling it to reverse its policy of punishing authors, publishers, and booksellers who create and distribute legitimate content. Your voices can remind PayPal that protecting free speech everywhere is good for business.

Here's a copy of our open letter to PayPal:

PayPal, which plays a dominant role in processing online sales, has taken full advantage of the vast and open nature of the Internet for commercial purposes, but is now holding free speech hostage by clamping down on sales of certain types of erotica.  As organizations and individuals concerned with intellectual and artistic freedom and a free Internet, we strongly object to PayPal functioning as an enforcer of public morality and inhibiting the right to buy and sell constitutionally protected material.    

Recently, PayPal gave online publishers and booksellers, including Book Strand, Smashwords, and eXcessica, an ultimatum: it would close their accounts and refuse to process all payments unless they removed erotic books containing descriptions of rape, incest, and bestiality. The result would severely restrict the public's access to a wide range of legal material, could drive some companies out of business and deprive some authors of their livelihood.

Financial services providers should be neutral when it comes to lawful online speech.  PayPal’s policy underscores how vulnerable such speech can be and how important it is to stand up and protect it.

The topics PayPal would ban have been depicted in world literature since Sophocles’ Oedipus  and Ovid’s Metamorphoses.  And while the books currently affected may not appear to be in the same league, many works ultimately recognized for their literary, historical, and artistic worth were reviled when first published.  Books like Ulysses and Lady Chatterley’s Lover were banned as “obscene” in the United States because of their sexual content.  The works of Marquis de Sade, which include descriptions of incest, torture, and rape, were considered scandalous when written, although his importance in the history of literature and political and social philosophy is now widely acknowledged. 

The Internet has become an international public commons, like an enormous town square, where ideas can be freely aired, exchanged, and criticized.  That will change if private companies, which are under no legal obligation to respect free speech rights, are able to use their economic clout to dictate what people should read, write, and think.

PayPal, and the myriad other payment processors that support essential links in the free speech chain between authors and audiences, should not operate as morality police.

Signed by:

Access
ACLU of California
American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression
Association of American Publishers
Authors Guild
BannedWriters.com
Bytes for All, Pakistan
Comic Book Legal Defense Fund
Coming Together, charity publisher
Electronic Frontier Foundation
Feminists for Free Expression
Index on Censorship
Internet Archive
National Coalition Against Censorship
Northern California Independent Booksellers Association
Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association
Peacefire
PEN American Center
Southern California Independent Booksellers Association
Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance
Woodhull Sexual Freedom Alliance


Sunday, March 04, 2012

Exquisite Art

Coming Together Presents: Teresa Lamai
Reviewed By: Kathleen Bradean

Coming Together has produced some of the most interesting collections of the erotic short story available. These are charity collections to raise money for various causes chosen by the author. Teresa Lamai chose Amnesty International, a cause that holds deep personal interest for her.

Editor Lisabet Sarai mentions in her forward that she first encountered Teresa Lamai on the Erotica Readers and Writers Association (ERWA) site. I also had the good fortune to read Teresa's early work there and many of her stories stay with me. Of all the erotica writers I've read, Teresa's stand out as luminescent, even though the subjects she often illuminates are the darker places in our souls. Teresa was a dancer, so many of her characters are too. But it's not the beauty that the audience sees that she portrays. It's the pain and suffering behind the art. Jealousy is a common theme. Desire, more consuming than passion, in her characters is so ravenous and destructive that it makes the reader slightly uncomfortable, yet the language is so compelling and beautiful that the reader can't look away.

I've read many of these stories before, but years ago. Teresa vanished. She became one of those memories erotica writers spoke of with wistfulness. Where did she go? Then, as time passed, we stopped asking as frequently. I never truly forgot her stories, but so many writers stop producing work for so many reasons that I regretfully accepted it. Then this collection came into my hands for review and it all came rushing back. Yes, I'd read many of these stories, and their impressions lingered, but what a delight to get to read them all over again. Words don't go stale, thankfully. Hers never lost their vibrancy.

Usually, I pick several stories to comment on, but in this case, it's better to let the writer's words speak for themselves:

From “Mirador”:
I don't bother turning away when I light my third cigarette.
By now I almost want them to see me. Or at least to suspect that someone's out here, watching.
It was surprisingly easy to get up on the warehouse roof. The rusty nitrogen tank has a nice little ladder. I can see downtown Portland from here, sparkling scarlet and sugary white across the river. The moss-scented mist settles, fine as cobwebs, over my cheeks, my hair.
I lean back and watch my old apartment.
The window glows, poppy-bright in the wet darkness. The front room is exactly the same, amps and mixing boards stacked to the ceiling. Jed sits at the tableau's center, guitar in his lap. His black eyes are trained on the music stand, his brows furrowed. He's let his hair grow out, wavier, glossier, almost long enough for a ponytail.
Fuck it. I should know by now that I'm going to cry every time I look at him. The stinging starts in my eyes and then fills my head.
My friends keep telling me how much happier I am without him. I haven't eaten in days. I live on coffee, cold air, and the anxious thrum of waiting, watching. I couldn't tell you what I'm looking for; I just find myself here every night. My life has shrunk around this bright, oblique conviction that if I wait long enough, if I watch hard enough, these barriers of glass and time will dissolve.–I'll be back inside.
The craftsmanship is enough to make another writer jealous. This is exquisite art. Like Remittance Girl, who also has a Coming Together collection, Teresa Lamai delves deep into sensuality and delivers flawlessly every time.

Thursday, March 01, 2012

ERWA Review of Presents: Robert Buckley

Coming Together Robert BuckleyComing Together Presents: Robert Buckley, Edited by Lisabet Sarai
Coming Together, March 2011

Review by Ashley Lister:

Wait for a moment whilst I climb to the top of the building.  Remain silent, please, whilst I clear my throat.  Be patient whilst I produce the sheet music and draw breath for the first note.  I am now ready to sing the praises of Robert (Bob) Buckley from the highest rooftops.  Feel free to join in with the chorus.

Buckley, as you may or may not know, has been a familiar presence at ERWA since the days before the internet was available on computer.  His standing as a celebrated author, editor and general literary jack-of-all-trades has never been in doubt.  However, for those who may have wondered about his abilities, proof of his genius is now available in the anthology: Coming Together Presents Robert Buckley.  This is Bob’s second title of collected erotica.

Those of you familiar with the Coming Together titles will be aware that, as well as showcasing the work of talented erotica authors, the series also support charitable endeavours.  Proceeds from Buckley’s title go to benefit Multiple Sclerosis Association of America (msassociation.org).

But, as always, it’s the content of the book that is of most importance to anyone considering making a purchase, regardless of the worthiness of the recipient.  And I think it’s fair to say that the quality of the content in this title is superlative.  Buckley admits that the content is darker than his previous work – moving from erotic romance to an edgier style of erotic noir.  Nevertheless, the writing remains in the same high calibre fashion and the focus is always on well-written narratives, combined with strong characters and incredible prose.

If you’re only going to buy one anthology this year: make sure it’s Coming Together Presents Robert Buckley.

Available at: Coming Together Presents

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Share the Love!


It starts one week from today, on February 1st, and lasts the entire month! At the end of the month, someone will win a Kindle Fire. Someone else will win $50 ebook bucks from All Romance eBooks. There will be sexy excerpts, prizes, and daily posts from 29 of Coming Together's over 200 contributors.

Where is this incredible blog bash? It's being hosted by Coming Together Presents editor, Lisabet Sarai, on her Beyond Romance blog. Make sure to visit on February 1st to learn how you can win!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Occupy Coming Together

AVAILABLE NOW: Two titles to benefit the occupy movement! We are the 99 cents... erm, percent!

Who knew bonds were that risky? When she lost her shirt in the market, Jessie was halfway to her new career. She just needed a stop-gap, a breather before she found another job. Her rent was past due, and the only assets she could depend on for a good return were her body, which was guaranteed to earn interest, and her adventurous spirit. When she meets her trick, Jessie finds herself in a delicious triangle of sex that just might pay the bills. (4,200 words)

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Every full moon, the folk who live under the ocean waves come together in the shallows to reenact their rituals of life and desire. But poor Umbriel stays always away, trapped in dreams of being human. In "Gravity," Gayle C. Strain re-imagines one of the world's favorite fairy tales as an epic of lust and tragedy, of the passion that burns the boundaries between worlds. (7,540 words)

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