Tuesday, March 29, 2016

MakerSex on the Air!

The Nobilis Erotica podcast has featured Moxie Marcus's "Shiny New Toy," from my MakerSex anthology, on its latest episode. You can download episodes for free on iTunes, and you can see a list of episodes here.

I chose "Shiny New Toy" for the anthology because I loved its deep genderqueerness, voice, and sense of rebellion. I hope you love it, too, whether you come to it in written or audio form. :)

Wednesday, March 16, 2016


I've got a new story out! "Scissoring" is part of the first anthology from Sexy Little Pages, a collection of tattoo-themed erotica called Inked.

Here's a quick description of my story:

Letty’s tattoo of scissors was meant to symbolize cutting ties with the past—but when a sexy woman takes it as a declaration of her love for scissoring, she can’t resist going along. In the process, Letty discovers new attractions, and new confidence.

I thought it would be fun to give a behind-the-scenes look at how I came up with the idea. The seed of the idea was this article of clothing, which I own (in both gray and teal) and love to wear:

I also own a muscle tank with the same design on it, and I feel totally hot in it. It's become part of my official outfit for reading my lesbian erotica. Both boxers and the shirt come from Autostraddle, one of my favorite websites.

I owned the boxers and wore them under my clothes for secret thrills for quite some time before I got up the courage to actually wear the scissoring shirt. Before I did, I spent a while looking through reviews to try to pinpoint exactly how often people figured out the queer reference—particularly straight people. Ideally, I wanted other queer people to get the joke, but I wasn't sure how I felt about straight people picking it up. I've actually been surprised by how often I encounter straight people who have no idea what the scissors mean. When I first wore the shirt, I sort of felt like I'd put on a flashing neon sign that said "queer." In my daily life, though, most people don't get the significance of the scissors unless I point it out.

When I read the call for submissions for Inked, I was wearing my scissoring shirt. One of my first thoughts was how much I love that symbol and that shirt and how I would totally tattoo it on myself. That got me thinking about the difference between the way I expected people would react to the scissors and the way they actually do react.

From there, it wasn't far to the idea behind the story. I reversed the expectation and the reality: Letty in the story gets a tattoo of scissors without realizing its queer implications, but her life is changed by a woman who reads it as a reference to lesbian sex.

I had a lot of fun writing the story, and I hope you check it out, along with the rest of the anthology!

This is the description of the full book:
Tattoos are intimate and personal, yet can hide as much as they reveal…

This superb collection of erotic stories will have you squirming in your seat! Inked contains first tattoos in Company Ink and first times in Scissoring. An intrepid ink artist crosses galaxies to save mankind in The Voron-Kali Emperor’s New Clothes whilst closer to home, a sub make a lifetime promise to her Master in Commitment.

In Venomous Ink, a vibrant tattoo shows there’s much more than meets the eye whilst an art student longs to ink the object of her desire with her permanent markers, in Sign Your Name. An uptight commuter finds herself attracted to her polar opposite in Uncovering Heather, while the ultimate Dom looks to get what he deserves in Her Midnight Roses.

And in Nine Lives, a top tattoo artist has never forgotten one particular customer and when they reconnect, she discovers he has new ink for each new life.

You can pick it up here:

Kindle: Amazon US - Amazon UK

Print: Createspace - Amazon US - Amazon UK

Other Ebook Editions: Smashwords - iTunes - Barnes & Noble - Kobo - Inktera - Excitica - All Romance Ebooks (coming soon)


If you'd like to check out other stops on the Inked launch tour, keep an eye on these sites:

14th March - Sexy Little Pages
15th March - Anna Sky
16th March - Annabeth Leong
17th March - Victoria Blisse
18th March - Zak Jane Keir
19th March - The Kinky Brits

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Now Available for Preorder: MakerSex

See that gorgeous picture at the top right? That's the cover for MakerSex: Erotic Stories of Geeks, Hackers, and DIY Projects, my first editing project.

It's available for preorder now, and officially releases on March 15th. There's a paperback edition on the way, too!

When I undertook editing a book I didn't fully realize that this would mean I'd get to put together a book full of stories I want to read. I love every word of this book, and I'm so grateful to the authors for trusting me with their work. I hope you'll check out the book. To help you make up your mind, here's the blurb:

Warning: May void the warranty on a stale sex life.

The punks and rebels of Maker culture have arrived to take sex apart and rewire it into thrilling new forms. They know that skill is sexy. They know the heady power of taking things apart just to see the insides. They know how to get what they want.

Whether building makeshift spacecrafts to fly into unknown astronomical phenomena or staying closer to home and breaking orgasm into programmable parts, these characters tamper when they’re not supposed to, kiss plastic, and involve soldering irons in their foreplay. In the process, they fight corruption, choose who and how to love, and create erotic possibilities both playful and profound.

Featuring stories by Lillian Marguerite, Renata Piper, Moxie Marcus, TS Porter, Eric Del Carlo, and Kelly Rose Pflug-Back.

You can preorder the book here.