Erotica 2009 ‘n Stuff

27th November 2009 – Apologies for not blogging much of late, but I’ve been a busy bee! I’m still in the process of moving the Fantasy Nuggets blog of old over to this site, and I’ve been tweaking bits and bobs that I wasn’t happy with. I’m finally happy with my Links page – I’ve amalgamated my erotic and non-erotic links. I doubt very much I’m going to offend anyone, as chances are if they’re visiting my site, they’ve already got a fair idea of what they’re going to find.

I’ve also imported all my RSS feeds into Outlook, because I’ve seriously dropped out of the whole blog-reading thing due to not finding a feed reader I was happy with. This way, the stories pop into my inbox as they’re posted, meaning I’ll be back up to speed on people’s blogs and commenting away!

In writing news, my exciting news of recent times is the publication of Temptations Vol. 2 – an Xcite book with a tasty man on the front cover and one of my stories nestling between the covers! There’s even a tiny extract from my story on the back cover…

It appeared the posh boy was also deliciously dirty…

Hopefully that’ll draw you in enough to make the purchase – go on, it’s only Ā£2.99 – purchase link [intlink id=”953″ type=”page”]here[/intlink].

I’m working on lots of new stories –Ā  but not in the most productive way. I seem to keep starting stories, then starting something else – so I’m getting nothing finished! So I must make some headway and send things off. It’ll soon be time to put out calls for submission for the Cars & Girls issue of Bunnie, which I’m guest-editing, so I won’t have so much time for writing when the closing date rolls around!

Finally, I was at Erotica last weekend. In good old London town, at Olympia, to be precise. I knew it had been scaled down from last year, but I was still quite surprised. It’s only the second time I’ve been, and last year I was there on the Saturday, rather than Sunday, but it was very quiet. There weren’t many stands, there was a lot of space between them, and visitors were thin on the ground. There just wasn’t much of a buzz (pardon the pun). So that was a little disappointing, but it did give me chance for a good look around without having to push through crowds.

Which brings me to the two most interesting parts of my visit. I got to see my good friend Jackie Adshead, erotic artist. No – let me rephrase that – fabulous erotic artist. Jackie’s headline art (can you call it that, I’m not sure – you know what I mean!) this year was her Fantasy Fannies. And yes, they’re exactly what you think they are. Close up paintings of lady bits. But far from being graphic, they’re painted in such a way that they’re almost abstract. So if you were to buy one and put in on your living room wall, nobody would instantly know what it was. Of course, the smuttier-minded ones amongst us (and I’m guessing you’re one, or you wouldn’t be here) would guess, but depending on their level of politeness, wouldn’t say anything. Not being arty, I’m probably doing a rubbish job at describing them, so just head on over to her website and take a look. And, if you ask her nicely, she’ll do a painting of yours. šŸ™‚

Secondly, I got to meet a man whose name is legendary in erotic writing circles – Adam Nevill. He was with the lovely Hazel Cushion on the Xcite stand. I was lucky to catch up with him, meet him in the flesh and have a good old chinwag. It’s nice to meet people for real because you tend to have more ‘normal’ conversations about anything and everything – whereas when you’re emailing someone in a work capacity, you just get to the point. So that was a highlight of my day – that and seeing all those lovely Xcite books displayed so prominently with Hazel looking proudly on. So she should – joking aside it’s a fabulous range with lovely bright eye-catching covers and totally sexy writing. And with the passing of Black Lace, it’s just going from strength to strength and it’s something I’m delighted to be a part of. Nice work, Xcite!

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  2. Charlotte Stein

    November 27, 2009 at 7:59 pm

    OMG you met Adam. I am jel. Though in truth, I'd hide in the corner if I ever had the chance to meet and talk with him. Yes. I'd hide in a corner with a veil over my head. And maybe a screen in front of me.

  3. cw1985

    November 27, 2009 at 8:10 pm

    Don't be silly! We talked about you… actually šŸ˜‰

  4. Charlotte Stein

    November 27, 2009 at 8:29 pm

    Argh, nooo! Why did you tell me that? Did you really? What did you say? Argh!

  5. cw1985

    November 27, 2009 at 8:40 pm

    I told him to publish me instead of you. Only kidding, we were talking about how fab you are – but that you don't believe it!

  6. Charlotte Stein

    November 27, 2009 at 8:57 pm

    What do you mean, told him? You won't have to tell him to do anything! You're in the inner circle now. You've spoken to him! You'll be sending each other secret texts in no time, mostly about that awful Charlotte Stein and her rambling about nerdy men in sweater vests. And then he'll see the light, and realise that I'm rubbish, and run away with you to publication land!

    • Anonymous

      November 27, 2009 at 9:04 pm

      LOL. You crazy lady. There’s plenty of room for all of us smutters in publication land. And I’m very pleased to be there with you.

    • Anonymous

      November 27, 2009 at 9:04 pm

      LOL. You crazy lady. There’s plenty of room for all of us smutters in publication land. And I’m very pleased to be there with you.

  7. cw1985

    November 27, 2009 at 9:03 pm

    LOL. You crazy lady. There's plenty of room for all of us smutters in publication land. And I'm very pleased to be there with you.

  8. Charlotte Stein

    November 27, 2009 at 10:36 pm

    I'm pleased to be there with you too, hon. And you're right, you know. V. roomy indeed. Especially with me, hiding in the corner with a veil over my head.

  9. Justine Elyot

    November 28, 2009 at 9:20 am

    It sounds like a fantastic time was had by all – how cool to meet Adam and Hazel C. I wish I could have gone *sigh*

  10. cw1985

    November 28, 2009 at 8:49 pm

    Come next year then! Or maybe we should arrange some kind of smut writers meet-up, somewhere central.

  11. Justine Elyot

    November 30, 2009 at 4:53 pm

    That's a cool idea! Would love to do something like that in the new year.