LN Bey

For the Shame of It: Janine Ashbless’s Named & Shamed

2017, Sinful Press; 2012, Sweetmeats Press.I know this is a strange thing to say, but the horrible Coronavirus situation that is raging around the world got me thinking about an excellent book of erotica that I’ve been meaning to review: Named & Shamed, by British author Janine Ashbless. It’s an odd connection, I’ll admit—pandemics aren’t…

Attention! “Paying Attention” now on The Kiss Me Quick’s Erotica Podcast.

I am so thrilled and lucky to have the talented Rose Caraway read my story “Paying Attention,” from the Cleis Press anthology Erotic Teasers, on her The Kiss Me Quick’s Erotica Podcast. Along with her husband Dayv Caraway, Rose is half of Stupid Fish Productions, who have published many anthologies of their own. You should check them…

Totally Tubular: My Treasured Tropes, #2.

Okay, so this one’s not so much a “trope”—a narrative device used so often that it becomes something of a template—as it is a personal fetish, of mine: nude or nearly nude women (and occasionally men) trapped in transparent tubes, usually in some sort of laboratory. Once a common image, mostly used as cover art…

My Treasured Tropes, #1: The Dubious Deal

Four reviews and a question.I am starting a new series here that I’m calling My Treasured Tropes. Instead of reviewing one book or film, I’ll be gathering together several works that center around or include one plot device that I find fascinating or arousing. (Mostly arousing). A trope is not necessarily a cliché. It can…

New story out: “Paying Attention”

I am honored and pleased as punch that the new anthology Erotic Teasers from Cleis Press, edited by Rachel Kramer Bussel, is out today! Along with work from sixteen other excellent authors, my story “Paying Attention,” a tasty little tale of denial and domestic discipline, is included. Featuring stories of denial vs. impatience, Erotic Teasers…

I’m a Slave to The Slave: Laura Antoniou’s Marketplace, Book 2

The Slave. 2010, Circlet Press; 2001, Mystic Rose Books; 1994, Masquerade Books.Mmm…Robin. Until the superlative Inheritor came along, The Slave, the second novel in the series, was my favorite of them all, hands down (when my hands weren’t otherwise occupied). Because The Inheritor has largely replaced it as favorite for reasons other than sheer hotness,…

New Story Out: “Rain Dog”

There are very few authors who can make me want to write fan fiction—I just prefer to think up my own characters—but Laura Antoniou is one of them. I am honored and pleased as punch to announce that my story “Rain Dog” is included in the new fanfic anthology No Safewords II, edited by Ms. Antoniou. I…

Immaculate, Imaginative: The Image

1975, USA. Directed by Radley Metzger. Starring Mary Mendum, Carl Parker and Marilyn Roberts. Novella published 1956, France, by Jean de Berg.The 1970’s. In that creative gap between cheap and brief “stag films” forced underground by strict obscenity laws and the oncoming aesthetically cheapening effects of videotape, many a beauteous and beatific porn film blossomed.…