Wednesday, 30 June 2010

Secret Circus reviewed

You may have noticed (because I suspect her blog is much more widely read than mine!) that Sharazade reviewed my first novel.

Highlight of the review:

“Did it pass the ‘wetness test’?”


Oh my, yes.

So now it's just a case of writing the next one... I have a novel, a novelette and several short stories all in various stages of completion so it's just a case of sorting out which one(s) to focus on in the short term...

Sunday, 20 June 2010

Spirit Lovers, one more time!

Rude Words has just published another review of the Xcite Spirit Lovers collection, published a few weeks ago. I quote:

'Spirit Lovers is a collection of five erotic short stories based around the supernatural. The first, The Incubus Candle by Fulani is my favourite. Without giving two much away, Lauren inadvertently summons a couple of incubi, who are there to see to her every sexual need. And they certainly do that… I found this the most erotic of the stories due to the whole two-men-one-woman thing, and because the writing was so sensual. A great start to the anthology...'

That was a cheery thing to discover on an otherwise dull weekend!

Wednesday, 16 June 2010

ER110 now out (and other stuff)

I've just found out Erotic Review 110, the Garden Issue - the first one that's online only - is now out (yes, that was a link to it, and I have absolutely no idea whether you're going to be able to read the issue for free or will have to pay a subscription first - try it and find out?).

It has my story 'The Sensory Garden' in it. Something of a first for me since there's no bdsm in it!

Incidentally as part of its restructuring and move away from print, the Erotic Books part of ER is being wound up and really nice things are on offer at extraordinarily cheap prices. Get it while it's there at

Friday, 11 June 2010

Rude-words review!

I've just noticed Xcite submit their books to, an erotic book review website.

The Xcite 'Spirit Lovers' collection has my story 'Incubus Candle', of which the review says

'The Incubus Candle is a brilliant romp through every girl’s fantasy, erotic and naughty, and incredibly sexy and is a fabulous beginning to a brilliant book, which just goes from strength to strength'.

That's just made my day! I'm so pleased I found this... the original post can be found here.

Tuesday, 8 June 2010

Sharazade's 'Transported' - and a new short from me

Normally I'm on here to blow my own trumpet but I thought I'd blow one on behalf of someone else for a change.

A friend of mine, Sharazade, has just published Transported: Erotic Travel Tales with Fannypress. It's available in e-book from Smashwords and hard copy and Kindle from There's also a free taster on

Seeing as she already appears to have a couple of thousand readers for the free taster there's almost no point in me saying how good her work is, but it is excellent so I'm saying it anyway.

She's also, incidentally, proud of the fact the legs on the cover are hers...

Oh, apart from that I do have something of my own to advertise: short story 'The Sensory Garden' in The Erotic Review Issue 110 - out in the next few days (I've just seen the proofs) and available from the link on the right of this page. Story blurb: 'Sensory gardens can provide stimulation through scent, touch, taste and sound for
those who may not be able to see…'. It's the first time I've had a go at a disability-related erotic story. Hope it works, comments welcome!

Monday, 7 June 2010

Novel extract free on Pink Flamingo website

One of the early scenes from my novel 'The Secret Circus of Pain and Degradation', now available free over at Pink Flamingo.


Saturday, 5 June 2010

Erotic Review goes online only

A couple of days ago I had both an email and a letter announcing that Erotic Review, who I've written for on and off for a few years now, is ceasing print publication and from this month will be online only.

I have mixed feeling about this. As a writer, I did always enjoy seeing an actual printed copy with my stuff in it drop through the letterbox. On the other, I've had numerous conversations with them about the difficulties of small publishers, and the need to boost their online presence and offer more material online. And, again as a writer, I'm aware that online publication often (a) pays at least as well as print, if not better and (b) reaches a much wider audience.

So I'll be continuing to write for them and wish them well in times that seem to be increasingly difficult for commercial publishers. I'm sure it's the right decision for them and I'm aware of a number of smaller publications that have done well out of an online-only format.

That said, I'm also hoping they somehow figure in a print-on-demand option, and take advantage of the possibilities in online publishing to include podcasts, video, etc., and of course not to feel constrained by having only a specific number of pages each month...

They've also moved to a new URL which looks rather spiffing. At the time of writing they've been busy transferring older issues to the website but the first online-only edition should be Issue 110, out sometime in the next week... and no, I have no idea whether any of my stuff is in it! They have a couple of my pieces in hand but I don't know when they're going to be used.