Kathleen Bradean names me as a favorite author

In Best Sex Scene Ever Written?, she says:

“But if you’re looking for erotica with literary merit, there I can help you. There are the classics, such as Anais Nin’s work, The Unbearable Lightness of Being, Story of the Eye, Fanny Hill, and The Story of O.If you want to read contemporary writers, I suggest anything by Remittance Girl, M. Christian, Alison Tyler, Sommer Marsden, Fionna Zedde, Nikki Magennis, Donna George Storey, Peggy Munson, Mike Kimera, Xan West…”

Kathleen Bradean, a highly respected erotica reviewer, has said some other lovely things about my work in the past:

“Xan West is a name I’m seeing more often and always with a story that speaks to me. According to his bio – yes, someone does read those – he’s a BDSM and sex educator with a love for boots. It shows. In “First Time Since,” a Sir pushes himself back out into the world after his boy has left him. This story is rough leathersex served up with a bittersweet tang. That’s probably why I liked it so much. Too many Sirs are portrayed as automatons, or worse, jerks that have conned someone into bowing down to them. The emotional vulnerability of this Sir gave “First Time Since” depth that’s missing from far too many BDSM stories.”

“[Has] a talent for powerful sexual imagery in hot dominance scenes”

“If you like your BDSM on the brutal side, you can always count on Xan West to deliver”

This one especially touched me, both the honor of being named along with that amazing crowd of brilliant erotic writers, and also to be recognized particularly for literary merit.

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