This collection is dear to my heart, the culmination of the last 15 years of writing erotica. It includes the best of my previously published stories, alongside some new work that I’m really excited to share with you. You can find the table of contents here. Check out a preview here.
Annabeth Leong has penned a beautiful, brave, and brilliant introduction, and some amazing folks have written blurbs that blow me away. Here is a taste of the advance praise for Show Yourself To Me:
“Xan hasn’t just written a great book, but a book that changes what erotica can and should be. Prepare yourself: from this point on, erotica is measured by what Xan has done and will do in the future.”
—M. Christian, author, editor, publisher
“Xan West writes it the way most kinky folks dream of living it.”
—Carol Queen, PhD, author of The Leather Daddy and the Femme
“Wonderfully intense in the best way.”
—Alisha Rai, author of Serving Pleasure, Bedroom Games and A Gentleman in the Street
“Reading erotica that reflects so much of who I am and who my partner(s) are is pretty mind blowing and not something I’ve ever seen published.” —Wyatt Riot, sex educator
I’m putting together an electronic book tour for this collection, and you can follow along during the month of October as some amazing bloggers talk about this book, and share excerpts and interviews.
The second piece of news is that I’m returning to Perverts Put Out! to read again at the pre-Folsom Street Fair show. I will be reading a story from Show Yourself To Me, and may even have a few early copies to sell and sign!
Who: Pleasantly perverted performers will include Charlie Jane Anders, Daphne Gottlieb, Princess Cream Pie, Steven Schwartz, Na’amen Tilahun, Xan West, and more!
What: San Francisco’s long-running pansexual performance series, presided over by your humble hosts Dr. Carol Queen and Simon Sheppard. $10-25 sliding scale
When: Saturday September 26, 2015. Doors open at 7pm, Show starts at 8pm.
Where: The Center for Sex and Culture in San Francisco, 1349 Mission Street, San Francisco
I do hope that if you are in town for Folsom, you will consider making it out to PPO. It promises to be an amazing reading.