Han Li offers sample chapters of two erotic novels which are offered for sale/download via Renaissance Ebooks. Also available here are a selection of free erotic short stories, as well as an ongoing series in "Erotica 101". I like the idea of buying as close to the artist as possible, that my money go where my appreciation is, not where the overhead is. This is one such way to do this. » More Info!
Girl Friday is the pseudonym for the Pez-collecting, erotica-writing librarian at this site. Her writing leans towards the romantic - less stroke fiction, more emotional. Cruise through the Fantasy Files and you'll find an index with newest stories first, each story with a description, some identifiers as to type of story (orientation, consensual or not, etc.) and word count. Friday Knight Writer's Lounge is a Yahoo group for both writers and fans, and the Fans of Friday section has fanfic written by others and starring Girl Friday. Great little site, hosted by the best people online when it comes to fiction, ASSTR.org.
Tara Alton has a wonderful little personal site here. She has a short page of essays, about how she got started writing erotica, how to keep your writing fresh and tips for good phonesex. There is a section for flash fiction, those lovely little short vignettes that I particularly enjoy. Then there are a handful of stories in the full story section, but don't miss the publishing credits page because that will link you off to several other selections that are published elsewhere online if you enjoy her writing, She writes across the spectrum, but women discovering the power of their sexuality seems to be a recurring theme. » More Info!
This site has around 65 stories of various types. You'll find lesbian, gay, het, pregnant, and other themes. Be sure to stay on the path, there are a lot of links on this site that can send you somewhere else. » More Info!
Date Reviewed: 2003-11-07
Cost: free Advertising Content: medium Category Listings: alternative / sci-fi erotica, BDSM Fiction, mainstream erotica
Olympia Press was started in Paris in 1953 by Maurice Girodias. His father Jack Kahane had published erotica from Henry Miller, Anais Nin and others in the '30s, so it was following in his father's footsteps as he assembled a new group of writers to publish smut. (Interesting historic note: Olympia Press also published, amidst the rest, some important titles like William S. Burroughs 'Naked Lunch', as well as being the first to publish Nabokov's 'Lolita'.) Now the titles Olympia Press has rights to are starting to be released in digital form via Olympia eBooks. So far there are 13 titles offered, for a mere $1 each, along with 3 titles offered free if you'd like to try the service. You'll find Henry Miller, the Marquis de Sade, Pauline Reage and others. Files can be downloaded in several formats: Acrobat, zipped HTML, Isilo, Microsoft Reader, Mobipocket and Rocket ebook. Payment is via credit card, in USD or Euro. » More Info!
This is the website for erotica author Harry Tasker, newly redesigned. The contents include info on his published short stories, reviews of his writing, and in the archives section a selection of free stories which are often dark, sometimes hardcore, once in awhile romantic. You can order a custom story written directly to your fantasy here, there is an info page on that for incredibly reasonable rates.
Aptly, my first review for Jane is of 'The First Time', a site where you can go to read or post stories about the first time you did something. The categories are mostly sex based, "The first time I experienced a threesome", "...had a gang bang", "...had an orgasm", but there are also first times doing things like getting fired, committing a crime, falling in love. The site is oddly difficult to navigate, finding stories is in the middle of the menu (since this is the big draw it should be at the top). I read a number of different stories, some of them disturbing. Reading about a child being raped (but 'it's okay because that's why he's gay') is troubling. The stories are obviously not edited for typos (but then neither is Jane's site, half the time.) As far as access, you can view a few samples for free on the main page, access to the archive (purportedly 10,000 or so stories) is either by submitting your own for free access, or paying via PayPal $7.95 per month. You can't find the amount until you give up your email address, which was annoying though I suppose you'd end up giving it anyhow, it's just nice to have things said upfront instead of going through a couple of screens. Other inside features included a chatroom (empty when I visited), forum discussion boards and a picture post.
Date Reviewed: 2003-07-03
Cost: $7.95/month OR story contribution Advertising Content: Low Category Listings: mainstream erotica
Interesting site - it's the full text of the sex diary "My Secret Life", purportedly written by Henry Specer Ashbee, and first published in the late 1800s. The site contains a glossary of some of the sex terms used, a bit of history info about the book, links to reviews and mentions, a chapter by chapter listing and quicklinks to various subjects if you'd rather do that than browse by chapter.
This is a really thought provoking and sexy site! There is a wonderful selection of erotica, which manages to be both literate and sexy. There is also a unique link list that includes mini reviews of scientific studies of Pornography that are currently online. I know I'll be using that list myself! Another unique section involves historical erotica, and includes some pictures of art that has been suppressed. Aside from all this, there is a considerable amount of political discussion and may be a wonderful place to express yourself if you have a strong opinion. Unique, thoughtful, and well worth the read!
Date Reviewed: 2003-05-09
Cost: Free Advertising Content: Low Category Listings: mainstream erotica, Sexuality Info
This is quite a nice erotica site, especially if you enjoy erotic stories that are of a sensual and romantic nature. There are around 39 authors, all of which are women. The writing is broken down into catagories labeled romantic, science fiction, and poetry. There is an active forum, a helpful links section (including links to writing advice), and nice bios and pictures of the authors.
I spend a lot of time at ASSTR, and Nick is one of the authors I find myself repeatedly returning to. [We don't know each other - I just like his style.] His personal site here, hosted by ASSTR, is quite well done. Unusually for the genre, he has licensed permission for all of his pictures, and you can find yourself rolling on the floor laughing your ass off just cycling through his 'picture of the day' collection. The site is all free, and quite nicely done. His stories are a cut above the usual wanking story. Beyond using a spellcheck, an often omitted skill, he actually knows how to use the language, how to construct a story, and how to make a wanking story fun - and stimulating - to read. Now that I've found this I'm going to be bookmarking him directly instead of just going to ASSTR and hunting. » More Info!
Writers and readers of erotica will find this straightforward site refreshing. They pick one new story a month and post it. So far their archives contain about 20 and the content ranges all over the erotica map. They are short vignettes mostly, giving you a quick glimpse of an erotic encounter your mind can take elsewhere.
Lisabet is quite a writer and - judging from the small number of tasteful images she has posted of herself - a beautiful woman capable of inspiring fantasies in her own right. She is published in quite a few anthologies and she has also worked with the Erotica Readers and Writers Association. She recently moved from the US to Thailand and is slowly resuming her online affairs, but continues to offer to write a fantasy story a month per the suggestions of her readers. You'll find her short stories and poetry here. She has listed reviews also of everything from Anne Rice to Desperately Seeking Susan. Very tasteful site. » More Info!
This site is a collection of erotica and beyond. The main author is Captivatex, but there are many guest authors as well. There are BDSM themed stories, romances, flash stories (100 words or less), and even "extreme erotica" that really pushes the edges of conventional stories. You will find some humor, poetry, and articles as well. It appears to be taking submissions. » More Info!
This is a nice little erotica site. Chohi offers her own writings, including both several series of stories as well as stand-alone stories. There are also offerings from fellow writers of her acquaintance, and there are stories submitted by her readers. A nice feature is that she offers several of her stories in MP3 format, where she reads them to go along with what you're reading. The site is free, however she makes a modest request for happy readers to make a PayPal contribution. A good read.
What a beautiful and serene vision April has created here. She is the artist who has taken on the concept of yoni as inspiration. The word Yoni comes from Sanskrit. The Yoni is the symbolic center a religion that focuses on women and the Goddess,a religion which incorporates and celebrates sexuality, and recently as a term for female genitalia. There is no pornography of any sort on this well done labor of love. April does sculpture, digital art, and written word all showing respect to the idea of yoni. She also offers workshops in the yoni sculpture, and has a nice list of reference links as well. I have to admire someone who sent a sculptured yoni as a valentine to Susie Bright, and who wrote a poem of praise to Annie Sprinkle. Custom sculptures are negotiated with the artist via email. Recommended highly.
Date Reviewed: 2002-08-25
Cost: Free Advertising Content: Low Category Listings: Fine Art Prints, mainstream erotica, Sex Positive Goddesses
Original erotic stories by Cyan, this simply-designed site has more than 2 dozen short stories in the free section, and if you like what you read you might want to consider supporting the site by joining the member section. That has another 164 stories at the time of this review, and a low membership price of $10 for 6 months. The stories themselves are a grab bag - you have only the title to go on, and it ranges in subject matter greatly. Some have control, humiliation, spanking themes, it might be a heterosexual theme, or lesbian or moresome. You'll never know until you click a title and read a bit...
This is a lovely website, the concept being a sort of cross between romance novels and more explicit erotica. Definitely flavored with power exchange themes, and other non-PC (but hot) content. The site currently has 8 ongoing serials, with new chapters added monthly. Guests can read the first chapter of each, and the preview lets you know how many chapters are currently online and what the update schedule is.
This is a really fun text based site with lots of free erotic stories sorted into categories such as straight, lesbian and bi, submission and domination, group, and taboo. (Taboo in this case involves things like fisting and voyeurism, and stays far away from stories of a non consensual nature.) There is a cool "teaser" section that has short little vignettes for when you need that quick shot of smut to take you over the top. Sex news, information, and book reviews round out the site and UK humor abounds so the articles do not feel like heavy reading. My favorite section of the site is "Sex Hell". It includes real stories of sex that didn't go off well. I've been in a poor mood, but I snorted diet drink out my nose when I read "There he was, in all his naked glory. 'Well at least he?s taken off his plastic shoes' I couldn't help thinking". Funny and informational, be sure to check out this sex positive site that focuses on women!
Date Reviewed: 2001-09-17
Cost: Free Advertising Content: Low Category Listings: mainstream erotica, Sexuality Info
This free site has a very nice collection of erotic fiction written by the web mistress. She writes well, the site is nicely and neatly done, and I think she is one of those labor-of-love webfolk who deserves to be encouraged to keep on keeping on. I bookmarked her for my own continuing reading.