Category: Other Authors

Kinked Ink – Eroticists’ Favorite Erotica: Cecilia Tan

After an (unintentional) winter hiatus, I am happy to get the Kinked Ink series started again! For the first installment of 2017, I have invited the award-winning and influential Cecilia Tan to discuss her early fascinations and influences on her writing. I first encountered Cecilia’s short stories, back in the late ’90’s, via anthologies hidden in book…

Cerebral Arousings: Romana Byrne’s Aesthetic Sexuality

2013, Bloomsbury PublishingFor my first book review in a long while (and the first anniversary of my first review here), I’ve decided to start a new category in my “Other Authors” column: The Genre. I have several essays planned that don’t quite fit into either “Classics” or “Recently Released”—reviewing a group of novels with similar…

The ‘M’ in BDSM: Venus in Furs, by Leopold von Sacher-Masoch

Unlike the other works I’ve so far reviewed which have had relatively little written about them, Venus in Furs has been so thoroughly analyzed that I’ve been stumped as to what is left to say. The internet is peppered with introductions, hilariously “negative” reviews, and looming large, Gilles Deleuze’s novella-length essay “Coldness and Cruelty,” which…