Embracing Erotica: Death to the Dirty Little Secret

A great article.

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Please welcome wonderful author, Sharon Fisher, to the blog!

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I’m Sharon and I read, write, and edit erotica.

I’m far from alone in this — as my literary agent said recently, “smut has gone mainstream” — but that didn’t make embracing this part of my identity any easier. You see, you can take the girl out of Oklahoma … I think you get where I’m going with this.

One reason (maybe the primary reason) for the explosion in the popularity of erotic stories is the anonymity of e-readers. We like that the people around us can’t see what we’re reading. But why is that?

I think it gets back to that question of identity. If we tell someone we read or write erotica, we worry they’re picturing us having kinky sex. We worry they’ll believe we actually have kinky sex.

Or, we worry that it means we might be open…

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Review: Hungry For More Romantic Fantasies for Women

Many thanks to Fox in the Flowers for a lovely review of my story “Red Lipstick” in Hungry for More. ❤

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hungry-for-moreHungry for More Romantic Fantasies for Women edited by Rachel Kramer Bussel, is a book that I certainly shouldn’t have judged by its cover title is from Cleis Press’ new Tempted Romance lineup! From its name, I expected stories that where mostly centered around couples and perhaps a little kinky. Overly dramatic romantic situations, guy meets girl and the attraction is to hard for them to deny. I honestly just opened up the package and started reading with out checking out the back. So what I got was a simply wonderful surprise with each story that I could not put down.

The book itself is an anthology of 21 stories, each of them with their own twist. Yes a few of them certainly do stick with rather simple M/F parings, couples heating things up from the normal. But it wasn’t those stories that really stood out to me.

For…

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