Please vote Cara Sutra as the ETO Awards’ Best Erotic Journalist 2016

By Cara Sutra:
So I just found out this morning that I’ve been short-listed for the Best Erotic Journalist Award in the ETO Awards 2016 and I am so very grateful and excited! Thanks to everyone who has voted for me so far – I would be ecstatic if you would consider just pushing my button one more time and voting me as your Best Erotic Journalist 2016.

Where To Find The Best Erotic Books & Sexy Stories | World Book Day 2016

Today is World Book Day (3 March 2016) so what better day to turn your attention to sexy reading matter which will keep both your mind and body stimulated? Erotica is an incredibly popular genre – and no, it’s not all down to Fifty Shades Of Grey, although that bestselling trilogy certainly brought sexy books and not just a little kink to the forefront of people’s minds.

How to sell your erotic books at trade fairs and events

If your cover is writhing with bared sweaty genitalia or is called something like Fuck My Anus Dirty Boy then most niche-but-not-specifically-sex-based gigs will freak out and reject you. And while you might get some major publicity out of showcasing your sexual awakening tale entitled I Love My Pussy at the local cat show, you’d have to have a thicker skin than me and no day job you’d mind losing, to think it worth a go.

The ETO Show & Awards 2015 Report

It’s over a week since I returned from the annual ETO Show at Birmingham’s NEC and I don’t think I’ve come back to earth just yet. As usual, the ETO Magazine team put on a spectacular adult industry trade show, with a gala dinner and awards presentation in the middle of the two days to celebrate the best in the biz.

Event Report: Over 300 attendees enjoy Erotic World Book Day party celebrations

Erotic World Book Day was 5 March and as part of the celebrations there was an unashamedly spectacular party on Facebook. From 7pm UK time until well past midnight, every hour saw a new host share a wealth of tasty entertainment for the party attendees to enjoy.

Were you in attendance? Were you one of the 325 people who came to our party? You really should have been there. With shared excerpts from some of the top names in the world of erotic fiction, cyber cocktails, sexy chat, best-dressed competitions and over £1,500 of prizes to win, this really was an unmissable adult event.

Erotic World Book Day originator Emily Dubberley declared the party officially open at 7pm with an overview of the night’s festivities and the charity fundraising reasons behind the celebrations. We hoped to raise a substantial amount for sexual health and well-being charity Brook. As well as regular calls through the night for party folk to donate generously, either through the website link or text, there would be the official launch of our Erotic World Book Day charity anthology, An Intimate Education. 100% of the profit from sales of this erotic e-book would be (and still is being) donated to Brook.

EWBD competitions: Last call to win over £1500 of Erotic World Book Day prizes

The Erotic World Book Day Competitions

Win a £170 bundle of sex toys from Vibrator Kingdom

Win the entire Lakeland Witches trilogy by KD Grace

Win the Vibease vibrator worth £65

Win a signed copy of Spring in My Step (Morris Dancing erotica) by Sallyann Rogers

Win 1 of 4 £30+ erotic book bundles from Black Lace Books

Win a Pulse II Duo from Pleasure Pulse worth £89

Win a LELO Ora 2 in Deep Rose from Nice n Naughty worth £118.99

Win 1 of 10 erotic e-books by Lily Harlem

Win a signed copy of APPETITES: Tales of Lesbian Lust, and a copy of Flappers, Jazz and Valentino by Jill Boyd

Win 1 of 5 Tiffany Reisz Original Sinners novels courtesy of Mills & Boon

Win 2 Smut Scarborough tickets

50 Shades Better: Real Stories of Submission & Bondage from Alison Tyler

Erotic author Alison Tyler has written and edited some of the hottest BDSM novels and anthologies around. Her sultry short stories appear in more than 100 anthologies, and she is a prolific editor of bestselling erotic anthologies like Twisted, Bound for Trouble, and The Big Book of Bondage. Alison was writing bondage and submission tales long before the words 50 Shades of Grey were even dreamed, before Jamie and Dakota enjoyed Red Room spankings on cinema screens around the world.

Alison Tyler’s bondage themed novels, Dark Secret Love, The Delicious Torment and Wrapped Around Your Finger offer the reader an insight into what really happens in a BDSM lifestyle. Our fascinating protagonist, Samantha, is a submissive with intellect and attitude in equal measure. Her quest for the perfect Dom and her kinky, erotic and often romantic adventures along the way keep the reader engrossed right to the very last word on the last page – and desperate for more.

Cover Reveal: An Intimate Education Erotic World Book Day charity anthology

An Intimate Education is the soon to be released erotica anthology created especially for Erotic World Book Day. All profit from sales of the book is appropriately being donated to a leading sexual health awareness and education charity. I’m so happy to be able to share the cover of the book with you, prior to the official release.
This anthology contains an orgasmic array of erotic writing talent, with 22 short stories ranging in themes such as lesbian, gay, straight, transsexual, BDSM, Femdom, male submission, spanking and many more. The erotic writing talent comes from such best-selling and well known authors as Lily Harlem, Kay Jaybee, Lucy Felthouse, Anna Sansom, Tabitha Rayne, Lexie Bay, A.M Hartnett, Victoria Blisse, Madeline Moore and Rebecca Black.
There’s also a short story from me! It’s the very first erotic anthology I’ve been published in, and what a fantastic way to start. I hope you all enjoy my story.

News: Best Bondage Erotica 2015 edited by Rachel Kramer Bussel (& free sexy excerpt)

“Don’t worry about them, Lydia. We have all the time in the
world.” He curled his fingers up and now his internal stroking
was pressing and caressing my G-spot. As my breathing sped
up, he kept pace. He removed his thumb from my clit and I
groaned. “Oh, you like that, Lydia? Your clit is so swollen. It’s
absolutely huge,” he said. He pressed both fingers against my Gspot
and smacked my pussy with his hand, hitting my clit, and
I screamed. “Come for me, Lydia. Come for me now,” he said,
and smacked me again. “Come for me, pretty girl.”
I was right on the edge. The guy was good. He raised his hand
again and I knew when he smacked me, this time I’d come.

Love books? Love sex? You’ll love celebrating Erotic World Book Day 2015

Erotic World Book Day

Led by powerhouse columnist and erotic author Emily Dubberley of Cliterati, the world of erotic authors have united to create Erotic World Book Day. It is also being held on March 5th and it’s a cause that I fully support and hope you will be involved with too.
The main locations for Erotic World Book Day discussion right now are on Facebook (group and page) and you can also find out more through Cliterati’s twitter. Another great source of erotica information and news are the Smut UK team, also on Facebook and Twitter.

NaNoWriMo – Everything you need to know about the November Novel Writing Challenge

“Everyone has a book inside them,” the late Christopher Hitchens famously declared. Will your book remain hidden, or are you ready to share it with the world?

NaNoWriMo is short for National Novel Writing Month. It takes place every November and it’s your chance to let your writing light shine. With a set time to write your book, you’ll be more likely to knuckle down and get those words out of the deepest, darkest recesses of your mind and on to the page.

Your goal is the admittedly ambitious task of writing a 50,000 word novel (well, a rough draft of one) by 11:59 PM, November 30th. Breaking the mountain down into manageable daily amounts will ensure that you smash this novel writing goal.

Erotic Book News: Alex Jordaine’s ‘Bound to the Mistress’ & ‘Mistress Absolute’ Femdom Erotica

As most of you will know, I have a personal interest in all things FemDom. As a Domme and Mistress in the BDSM scene it was genuinely thrilling to find an erotica author who writes erotic fiction based around the thrilling power dynamics of Female Dominance and male submission.

I have been a supporter of Alex Jordaine’s work in this area for quite some time. The seventh book in his ‘Mistress’ collection of novels is entitled ‘Bound to the Mistress’ and was released in April this year. Although this is his 7th book in the collection, the novels are all stand-alone and so can be read in any order.

Mango Garden Press Announces New Book by Award-Winning Sex Educator Sheri Winston

Medical professional Sheri Winston is one of the United States’ leading sex teachers. Her celebrated teaching skills, specialized knowledge and unique Wholistic Sexuality™ approach make her a sought-after teacher and presenter. She is a certified nurse-midwife, gynecology practitioner and licensed massage therapist as well as an expert in the esoteric erotic arts. She has been featured on Strange Sex (TLC) and The Doctors (CBS).

Win a free copy of The Sexy Librarian’s Big Book of Erotica by Rose Caraway (and read a hot excerpt right now)

It’s easy to enter this competition, simply gain as many entries as you can from the options on the Rafflecopter widget below. You can even tweet once per day until competition end, to give you maximum chance of winning. The prize is a hard copy edition (yep, a real book in the post) of Rose Caraway’s The Sexy Librarian’s Big Book of Erotica.

The competition is open internationally and ends 29 September at 9pm UK time. Good luck folks!

Win the brand new Stories of O: Orgasmic Erotica e-book (plus: how to get a free erotic paperback)

Warm up with Saskia Walker’s steamy “Communal,” a story about a college girl who seduces other students in shower stalls. Next, a couple discovers a devious use for their spatula while cooking breakfast in Kristina Wright’s “(S)pan(k)cakes.” In A. D. R. Forte’s “Endymion,” two models with statuesque bodies succumb to their mutual lust inside an artist’s studio. A woman uses Kegel exercises to send her lover into sexual nirvana in Donna George Storey’s “The Big O.” In “Not Without Permission” by Sinclair Sexsmith, a dom considers allowing her submissive to orgasm, but not before she’s had some fun with her strap-on first. And finally, in Thomas Roche’s “Butterfly’s Kiss,” an inexperienced dom visits an underground sex club and discovers a new bag of tricks.

Erotica News: Free excerpt from Bound for Trouble edited by Alison Tyler

So, hell, now I find myself hog-tied, wrists bound to ankles with silky red rope, in the swanky riverside apartment of some guy that, until just over an hour ago, I’d never laid eyes on. All I’ve got on is a pair of black lace panties and a pair of Rupert Sanderson stilettos, having left my dignity somewhere over by the door. I’ve never been tied up before, I’ve never been spanked before and I’ve certainly no idea what’s going to happen next. And I have to say, I think I’m enjoying myself. But how the fuck did I get myself into this in the first place?

I think it was something I said.

The Act Itself: A brand new print magazine devoted to the world of erotica

I was delighted to receive the debut issue of The Act Itself recently, free of charge in exchange for an honest overview and communication to my erotica loving audience here at Cara Sutra. My first impression upon opening the discreet, well wrapped package was the size of the magazine. Instead of little more than a leaflet which I was expecting (print is very expensive), I held in my hands an A4, glossy leafed book, rather than a magazine. With 150 pages to leaf through (which are admittedly in black and white unlike the outer cover) I knew that this was a magazine which would easily see any avid fan of erotica through four months until the next issue arrived on the mat.