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Guest Blogger: Renee from Sh!

Hey there lovely,

ReneePlease may I take this opportunity to introduce myself: my name is Renee, and I work at Sh! Women’s Erotic Emporium in East London. I manage a team of fun, feisty females known as the ‘Sh! Girlz’ – a team of super-friendly sexperts who offer freshly-brewed cups of tea and useful advice whilst showing women & couples around tables full of sex toys.

Sh! is the UK’s first and still only truly female-focused erotic boutique, and we’re often referred to as the “best sex shop in London” (I’d say “best in UK” but I suspect I’m biased). Being female-focused means we ask that men be accompanied by a female – be that a friend, a wife or an open-minded auntie – when visiting the store (Lucy’s OH has this down perfectly ~ he even brings us yummy home-baked goods whenever he visits!) or visit during one of our weekly Gent’s Evenings.

My job is fun and varied, and I get to meet so many amazing people every day. It can be anything from women buying their first vibrators, to couples looking for inflatable anal toys (we don’t sell inflatables by the way, though we can certainly rustle up a good selection of gorgeous butt plugs), to Mistresses bringing in their slaves and ordering them about just for fun.

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A naughty submissive recently begged me to tell his Mistress that he had behaved badly (he hadn’t) so he would receive a longed-for caning. I fibbed and told Mistress that her sub had interrupted me whilst I was chatting to a customer, and surely such audacious behaviour must be corrected. Mistress was not happy, and I expect her sub was on the receiving end of some delightfully sharp swats once back home. (And if Mistress reads this I’ll probably get a spanking too – for lying!)

Part of my job involves offering help and advice to journalists looking for exciting products to write about, or the best tips for multiple orgasms. Most recently I received a brief asking for “the right balance of sexual education and wank material”. I did my very best and offered up several paragraphs with 4-letter words thrown in, but no doubt that the journo will have to embellish my efforts (too much of the first, and not enough of the latter!). I think I best leave the erotic writing to the likes of Lucy as she does it so much better!

And talking about writing ~ we host sexy reading events where awesome authors read their hot smut whilst the rest of us sit back and relax with a glass of bubbly and a cupcake or two… As it happens, the next event takes place on 20th April, when KD Grace and Kay Jaybee will be holding a joint book launch, and I’d love it if you could join us!

shop-corner-hi-resThe Sh! Girlz and I teach classes on a number of useful topics, such as sensual spanking and awesome oral sex (expertly managing a large manhood is a skill, you know!). The classes are fully dressed (behave!) and are all about empowering women and giving the guests the confidence to strut out of the classes like the amazing Sex Goddesses they are. We have had some wonderful reviews, but the best one was a lovely email from a lady who, after 20 years of marriage, finally bit the bullet (so to speak) and attended our most popular class, Blow His Mind. After applying her new-found tricks at home, hubz was so pleased he could barely walk…

And that, people, is what Sh! is all about – finding your inner sexual confidence and not being afraid of trying something new. Play, have fun, enjoy ~ as long as it’s safe, sane and consensual, sex & sexual pleasure in all its various forms is gloriously beautiful and so much fun!

Follow the Sh! Girlz for all the latest fun & frolics:

Twitter: @ShWomenstore

Facebook: Sh! Hoxton

Sex: The Bible – 20 Years of Sh! Women’s Erotic Emporium

Sex: The BibleWould you believe that my favourite shop, Sh! is 20 years old? Well, it is, and they released a fab book to commemorate the iconic anniversary. It’s a mixture of erotic stories and poetry, erotic art, sex tips and humorous tales from the Sh! Girlz themselves.

I read it over several sittings, enjoying stories from some of my favourite writers, including Lexie Bay, Miss Player, K D Grace and Victoria Blisse. Sadly, I don’t have a tale in this saucy book, but I’m proud to know so many talented people that do.

As well as enjoying the sexy tales, I also had great fun reading some of the amusing anecdotes from the Sh! Girlz, learning more about sex and society (a similar topic to the one I did my dissertation on), orgasms, g-spots, fellatio, spankings, Sh! customers and the sex toy market.

Overall, this was a sexy, fun, enlightening read. And they’re all words that I’d use to describe the shop and the gorgeous ladiez that work there. I’m looking forward to seeing them all on 27th October, for the Smut and Magic event!

Want to know more about Sh! Women’s Erotic Emporium and the fabulous work they do? Check out their website. Or even better, if you’re close by, go in and see for yourself!

Want Some Smut and Magic?

Of course you do! And I’m happy to say that myself and my good buddies Victoria Blisse and K D Grace are going to give it to you. The smut and magic, that is.

We’re having a joint book launch at the wonderful Sh! Women’s Store in Hoxton, on the 27th October. The title of the event is a reference to the books we’re launching (and the fact it’s almost Halloween!).

Smut in the CityMyself and Victoria are launching the anthology we edited together, Smut in the City – hence “smut.” And K D Grace is launching her new paranormal erotic novel, Lakeland Heatwave: Riding the Ether – which is the “magic” part.

It’s going to start at 6.30, tickets are FREE and there will be readings of smut, champagne, cupcakes, biscuits, etc available to delight your taste buds. And the three of us (along with the super Sh! Girlz) are putting our heads together to come up with some awesome prizes to give away as a thank you for attending the event.

So, if you want to attend, just let the Sh! Girlz know by dropping them a line at shop@sh-womenstore.com, so they know how many people are coming. Don’t forget to tell all your friends – it’s going to be a fabulous night, and we’d love to see you there!

News: K D Grace Book Launch, Sh! Hoxton, 25th February 2012

Where: Sh! Hoxton

When: Saturday 25th February 6:30 pm

No charge

Lakeland Heatwave: Body Temperature and RisingA magical encounter on the Lakeland fells ends in sex with a charming ghost for American transplant, Marie Warren, who discovers she her ability to unleash demons and ghosts.

Her powers bring her to a coven of witches who practice rare sex magic that allows ghosts access to pleasures of the flesh.

Ancient grudges unfold, and Deacon, the demon inadvertently unleashed, will stop at nothing to destroy everything the coven’s high priestess holds dear including Marie and young farmer, Tim Meriwether.

Only powers unleashed by Marie and Tim’s lust can stop Deacon’s bloody rampage before the coven is torn apart and innocent people die. But is lust enough?

Reading Slam Fund Raiser, 24 February 2012 at Sh! Portobello

To help celebrate the launch of her new novel, Body Temperature and Rising, K D Grace, with her fabulous co-sponsor, the Fannies Rule Group headed up by amazing Sarah Berry present the More Bang Reading Slam (That’s short for more bang for your buck).

This evening of hot reading is very special because all proceeds will go to the Sexual Advice Association. There’ll be a charge of £5 for guests and participants, all for a good cause!

There’ll also be raffles and giveaways. There’ll be fizz and cupcakes. But mostly there’ll be lots of fun and lots of sexy readings from lots of sexy readers strutting their stuff and making the audience squirm deliciously in their seats.

Wanna read? Come prepared with five minutes worth of filth and fun. Warning, any attempt to read longer will result in a good spanking.

Wanna just listen and sip fizz? Come prepared for a good time. Warning, those not prepared for a good time may also be spanked at the digression of the management.

Fun for a good cause is the yummiest kind of fun. Come celebrate with us!

Friday 24th February at 6:30 at Sh! Portobello. Contact details are at that link to book your place.

Cost £5

Reading at Sh! Hoxton, 18th November

Look out London –  the Northern Birds are coming!

On Friday 18th November at 7pm, my buddy Victoria Blisse and special guest yours truly are appearing at Sh! Hoxton for an exclusive erotic reading.

Victoria BlisseVictoria Blisse will be reading from her newly-launched book, Tempting Rendezvous. In true Blisse style, it’s a naughty tale about a sexy curvaceous chick, with BDSM elements. The print book will be on hand so you can grab yourself a copy and have Victoria sign it for you.

Victoria is also attending Erotica at Olympia on Saturday 19th, where she’ll be available for more signings and doing further readings – so if you’re going, keep your eye out for her!

Lucy FelthouseI will be reading snippets from a selection of my latest releases (titles to be decided), and will also be on hand to sign books and postcards.

I’m also be reading at Erotica on Saturday 19th, as well as appearing on a panel, so be sure to stop by, if you’re attending the show!

Victoria and I are also planning some nice surprises, fun and games with a distinct Northern theme for attendees of the Sh! Hoxton reading, so don’t miss out! Contact the Girlz at Sh! to reserve your place now! Be there or be square!

Want Some Aural Fun and Frolics?

If so, then you need to get yourself down to Sh! Hoxton on the 6th August! The fabulous Kay Jaybee and I will be there, for an evening of Pride-inspired erotica! There will be champagne, there will be cupcakes, and all you have to do is give the lovely Sh! Girlz £3 of your hard-earned! Bring some cash, too, though as there will be books and goodies to splash out on while you’re there. Kay and I will also be signing books.

Here’s the info (pinched from the Facebook event page):

Time
06 August · 19:00 – 20:30

Location

Sh! Women’s Erotic Emporium (Hoxton)

57 Hoxton Square
London, United Kingdom

Created by:
Sh! Women’s Erotic Emporium (Hoxton)

More info

Join the Sh! Girlz for an evening of aural fun ’n’ frolics!

On August 6th, 2 of the UK’s top erotic authors will delight and arouse during this Pride-inspired erotica book reading.

Kay Jaybee is the author of the Fem Dom novel, The Perfect Submissive, and the erotic e-anthologies, Yes Ma’am, Quick Kink One and Quick Kink Two (Xcite), and the sexy paperback The Collector (Austin & Macauley, 2008), which features the adventures of a writer, forever in the pursuit of tales of sexual adventure.
As well as being a regular contributor to www.OystersandChocolate.com , Kay has a number of stories published by Cleis Press (inc Best of the Best Women’s Erotica 2; Best Women’s Erotica 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012; Best Lesbian Romance, 2009, Sweet Love), Black Lace (Sex and Music, Sexy Little Numbers), Xcite Books (Boy Fun, Ultimate Sin, Seriously Sexy Stocking Filler), Mammoth Books (The Mammoth Book of Lesbian Erotica), and Penguin (Oysters and Chocolate; Erotic Stories of Every Flavor), and Forum Magazine.

Details of Kay’s stories, past, present, and future, can be found at www.kayjaybee.me.uk

During Lucy’s first year studying Creative Writing at the University of Derby, she was dared to write an erotic story. It went down a storm and she’s never looked back. Lucy has had stories published by Cleis Press, Noble Romance, Ravenous Romance, Summerhouse Publishing and Xcite Books. Find out more at https://lucyfelthouse.co.uk/. You can also find her on Facebook and Twitter.

Kay will be taking on the boys (so to speak) as she reads m/m stories from her fab erotic story collection The Collector and also from Xcite Books’ Boy Fun anthology.

I will be dealing with the Sapphic delights (again, so to speak) as I read from Ravenous Romance anthology, I Kissed A Girl and my erotic vampire romance book Bite with Height from Noble Romance.

So if you’re in the London area, we’d love to see you! But remember, don’t RSVP to Kay or I – you need to contact the Sh! Girlz directly to book your space! (shop@sh-womenstore.com)

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