Xan Reads Smut: A recording of “Willing”

For the next three months, I will be posting audio recordings from the book, one per month. Here is October’s recording of A Large Full Meal. This month, you can listen to me read an abridged version of “Willing”, my most romantic story, centering a vampire taking a risk on a boy he might claim […]

Reading this Sunday in San Francisco: As Queer As You Want To Be

As you know, my first solo collection, Show Yourself To Me: Queer Kink Erotica, was released in the fall. I am excited to be reading from it this coming weekend in San Francisco! When: Sunday May 22, 3pm Where: The Center for Sex and Culture in SF. 1349 Mission St. between 9th and 10th Who: Avery […]

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, […]

My Trans and Genderqueer Erotica

As a trans reader of erotica, I spend a lot of time looking for representation of trans and genderqueer characters, especially stories that center those characters. So I thought I might make it easier for trans and genderqueer readers to find my trans work, by providing a list of my published erotica that centers trans […]

erotica reading 11/6 630pm at Polk St Good Vibes in SF

I am pleased to announce that I will be doing another reading in SF in the first week of November. This FREE reading is to celebrate the launch of The Big Book of Orgasms, which is now widely available. I will be reading from “Baxter’s Boy”, a piece filled with queer fantasy and yearning, which […]

Yet another sale that includes my work

Cleis Press is doing an ebook sale, and two books that contain my erotica are on sale for $1.99 in ebook form, on Amazon: I Like to Watch: Gay Erotic Stories edited by Christopher Pierce- $1.99 I Like to Watch is a collection of voyeuristic gay smut. It contains “Compersion”, a sweet sadistic ride from the […]

Xan West reading at Pre-Folsom Perverts Put Out in SF 9/28

I am very pleased to announce that I will be reading my erotica at the Pre-Folsom Perverts Put Out, in San Francisco. When: September 28, 2013. Doors open at 7pm. Reading starts at 8pm. Where: The Center for Sex and Culture in SF. 1349 Mission St. between 9th and 10th What: Perverts Put Out! is […]