Alchemy

Alchemy book cover

Do you know how steamy mainstream publishing in India is getting these days? It’s positively arousing!

Just in time to keep us all warm (and wet!) for the winter, here’s Tranquebar’s latest smut anthology — including a story by ME!

In Alchemy, Tranquebar’s second anthology of erotic short stories, editor Sheba Karim has brought together thirteen diverse works about the pleasures and pains of sex – an unapologetic account of a post-modern man’s attraction to his maid, a futuristic tale of a four gendered orgy, a poignant narrative of a boy’s sexual awakening in a cinema bathroom, a lyrical meditation on a mysterious woman’s carnal lessons to an imprisoned monk. The anthology’s stories are vivid and well-crafted, moving across genres, orientations, continents and genders, taking the reader on a intimate journey through the complexities of sex, lust, and desire as the characters search for a cure for the alchemy of love.

Featuring work by: Abeer Hoque, Amitava Kumar, Ananda Devi, Gudiya, Hansda Sowvendra Shekhar, Lopa Ghosh, M. Svarini, Mary Anne Mohanraj, Mohan Sikka, Rabi Thapa, Ranbir Sidhu, Sheba Karim and Shrimoyee Nandini.

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Judges find “Mouth” yummy!

Hello pervs, guess what?  Once again yours truly is up for a National Leather Association writing award!

My futuristic orgy story “Mouth,” which is available for purchase right here, is a finalist in the short fiction category.

A taste:

The silk brushed against her lips so lightly that she felt naked. She would have to be careful of the wind that sometimes picked up when the trains came. She imagined a breeze lifting the veil, exposing her genitalia to everyone…Stop it, she told herself firmly. But she was already wet, and she swallowed hard.

I would really love another one of those hard shiny plaques!  It could get together with last year’s award, and they could fuck and make lots more cute little baby award plaques!

Do check out the other hot writers in the press release below, and please keep your fingers (but not your legs) crossed for me.

If you’re looking for more kinky nasty reads, I especially recommend other finalists, The Prince’s Boy by Cecilia Tan and anything by Mollena Williams, the Perverted Negress.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

FINALISTS ANNOUNCED FOR NLA-I WRITING AWARDS

(Columbus, OH) — National Leather Association–International (NLA-I), a leading organization for activists in the pansexual SM/leather/fetish community, announced today the finalists for its annual writing awards for works published in 2011. Named after activists and writers Geoff Mains, John Preston, Pauline Reage, Cynthia Slater, and the groundbreaking organization Samois, they are awarded annually to recognize excellence in writing and publishing about leather, SM, bondage and fetishes.

The finalists for the Cynthia Slater Non-fiction Article Award are:

Jack Fritscher, “Leather’s Burning Man: The History of the Folsom Street Fair” (Bay Area Reporter)

Mollena Williams, “Tables Briefly Turned” (from her blog at: http://www.mollena.com/)

The finalists for the Geoff Mains Non-fiction Book Award are:

Tracy Bain and Owen Keehnen, Leatherman: The Legend of Chuck Renslow (CreateSpace)

Gayle Rubin, Deviations: A Gayle Rubin Reader (Duke University Press)

Jim Stewart, Folsom Street Blues: A Memoir of 1970s SoMa and Leatherfolk in Gay San Francisco (Palm Drive)

The finalists for the Pauline Reage Novel Award are:

Lauren Gallagher, Reconstructing Meredith (Carnal Passions)

Jeff Mann, Fog: A Novel of Desire and Reprisal (Bear Bones Books)

Cherise Sinclair, To Command and Collar (Loose Id)

Cecilia Tan, The Prince’s Boy: Volumes 1 & 2 (Circlet)

The finalists for the John Preston Short Fiction Award are:

Kissiah Aiken, “Transformative,” which appeared in Nobilis Reed (ed.), “Coming Together in Flux” (CreateSpace)

Laura Antoniou,  The Man with the Phoenix Tattoo,” which appeared in Tristan Taormino (ed.), Take Me There.

Jeff Mann, ” Jeff and Sam: After the Concert,” which appeared in Shane Allison (ed.), Brief Encounters: 69 Hot Gay Shorts

 M. Svairini, “Mouth,” which appeared in Lauren P. Burka (ed.), Up for Grabs 2: Exploring More Worlds of Gender (Circlet)

Xan West, “It’s My Job,” which appeared in Richard Labonte (ed.), Hot Daddies: Gay Erotic Fiction (Cleis)

The finalists for the Samois Anthology Award are:

Rachel Kramer Bussel, Surrender: Erotic Tales of Female Pleasure and Submission (Cleis)

Rachel Kramer Bussel, Best Bondage Erotica 2012 (Cleis)

Alison Tyler, Slave to Love (Cleis)

The winners will be announced at the National Leather Association’s Annual General Meeting, which will be held during Tribal Fire (4-6 May 2012) in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Please contact the award committee chair, Steve Vakesh, for more information about the awards at stevevakesh@gmail.com. For more information about Tribal Fire or the National Leather Association, see: http://www.tribalfireokc.com/ and http://www.nla-i.com.

Porngate — my voice online!

Last night I had a sexy phone date with  … the BBC!   Such cute accents!

Audio voyeurs, you can listen in on our steamy chat at this link: BBC World Have Your Say 9 February 2012.  Tune in to hear me blame the British for bringing Victorian hypocrisy to India, argue that India needs more porn, and explain why advocating for frank depictions of consensual adult sex has nothing to do with child pornography.  Our hot and heavy four-way debate on #porngate starts at 08:58 mins, and my voice starts around 14:55.

Bonus trivia for pervs: Do you know what BBC stands for in the porn world?  Wanna find out?  Do a google image search for “BBC”, with your “Safe Search” setting OFF.  Warning: Do not do this at work. Unless, of course, you work in the Karnataka state legislature.

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Missed my earlier posts on #porngate?  Here you go:

How to Watch Porn in India (emergency advice column):
https://thebottomrunsthefuck.wordpress.com/2012/02/09/how-to-watch-porn-in-india/

The Dirty Picture: On Sex and Hypocrisy in India
http://www.firstpost.com/politics/the-dirty-picture-or-how-not-to-be-a-porngate-hypocrite-208607.html

How to Watch Porn in India

Public Service Announcement: This is an emergency advice column for Karnataka state legislators involved in the so-called #porngate scandal.

I know, I know… sometimes a boy needs his, er, supplemental stimulus.  But you live in a neo-Puritan society.   So:

1. First things first: Look over your shoulder to see if any television cameras are behind you. Scope out the ceiling, too. No need to be paranoid, but if that lady in the painting on your wall seems to be looking right at you, maybe she is. So check out her backside. You’re a voyeur, not an exhibitionist, right? Right??

2. Don’t settle for less. It’s the 2010s, for goodness’ sake. Globalization has arrived, and with it, quality. Why bother with grainy footage of grungy firangs at raves? That’s like watching bootlegged Betamax quality porn shot in the suburbs of Houston with 1970s hair. Eww. Instead, send your driver to get quality Bangkok or Mal-Kerala flicks from your local DVD-wallah’s not-so-secret stash.

3. Mobile phone videos are crap. Why do you think the Japanese invented 40-inch screens that can be mounted on the ceiling above your bed? Invest in an HDTV and order some of those blue films via satellite. Then lie back, relax, and enjoy the show. Just make sure the carpenter screws everything in nice and tight. Nothing ruins a good wank like a large appliance falling on your, er, head.

4. Learn about consent. Rape isn’t sex, any more than a laddoo is a vada. So know the difference. There’s a big difference between rape for the camera, and consensual well-acted sex for the camera. Become a discerning connoisseur. Plus, hey, actual sex between consenting adults is still legal! At least in some places. Unless you made it illegal.

4a: Try not to make sex illegal. Especially not the kind you like to wank to.

5. Branch out. Don’t get stuck in a rut of watching skinny trafficked underage girls getting raped by johns. (See #4.) Check out the women who are in charge of their own porn careers; now that’s hot. Look at feminist porn, gay porn, and other sex-radical empowerment-oriented porn. Some of it is fantastic. You’ll be way ahead of the curve, so you can impress your friends by sharing new links with them on their mobile phones.

6. If you want to host a viewing party, do it in the privacy of your home. (Three guys huddled over a phone in a legislative chamber is always a sign of something going on.) For bonus party points, order in some pakoras, popcorn, and Pabst.

What’s Pabst? It’s imported. Tastes like urine. You’re into golden showers, right?

No? Wait, then why did you act like you wanted the whole world to piss on you?

I’m so confused.

Not like this.

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Lusting for more? See my #porngate article on Firstpost: The Dirty Picture: How not to be a sex hypocrite.