Shocking Violet: First Sex Scene

I’ve been working a slow tease with my #NaNoWriMo project Shocking Violet, letting Violet and Jax have a moment of attraction, have a first date, savor flirtation, begin negotiation, sink into a first kiss. Teasing you pretty hard if you’ve been reading along. After all that, it seemed right to share a more explicit sex […]

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Another Taste of Shocking Violet: First Kiss

I’ve been writing up a storm for #NaNoWriMo this weekend, in huge bursts. One of the things I got to write was Jax and Violet’s first kiss. I love the way Violet continually throws Jax for a loop, and needed that to be a thread in this simple walk to the subway and kiss goodnight. […]

A Stone Response to Annabeth Leong’s Untouched

I read Untouched with dread, and could not put it down. I didn’t get enough sleep last night because I couldn’t put it down. You know right from the prologue that Celia is intensely pushing past her boundaries around touch, because her relationship is on the line. That is the frame from the start, and it […]

Negotiating D/s relationships

I love writing moments of negotiation. To be fair, I love doing negotiation; I generally find it really hot. I know that’s not everyone’s experience. I also love teaching negotiation, and have a couple classes that I teach on relationship negotiation, one more focused on initial negotiation and one focused on re-negotiation within polyamory. I’m […]

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A Tease from Shocking Violet

My #NaNoWriMo WIP is tentatively titled Shocking Violet, and I am really enjoying the long form of it, the time to sink into flirtation and attraction. That’s new for me. My smut tends towards starting en media res, or getting right down to the action pretty quick. It often features characters that are already in […]

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Shocking Violet

It is official. I am participating in the whirlwind that is NaNoWriMo. The queer kinky erotic novel I am working on is tentatively titled Shocking Violet, the tale of a tg stone butch and a high femme cis queer woman risking connection with each other, set in NYC amidst the intensity of trans inclusion activism. […]

How we talk about play

Recently, I read a BDSM erotic romance where the characters talked about play in a way that jarred me out of the story. Play was an action that the top did to the bottom. “Are you asking me to play you?” the dominant would say to the submissive, or the text would say things like, […]

Imagining Disabled Characters in Erotica

About two years ago, Sharon Wachsler asked Sinclair Sexsmith this question, as part of an interview about Best Lesbian Erotica 2012: “what would it add for you to find more disabled characters in erotica?” I thought it was a really useful question, and I wanted to contemplate it, and perhaps blog about it. It’s taken me […]