When I was asked to review the new release “The History & Arts of the Dominatrix” by Anne O Nomis, my first thought was “ Oh god, not another book on being a dominatrix.” Over the last few years, the market has flooded with fluff about domination, BDSM and our lifestyle. Most of what I […]
Since the release of my first book as editor released from Cleis Press in July, I’ve gotten many interesting inquiries during different times and at various appearances. At my reading, which took place at Charis Books in Atlanta, an attendee wanted to know how many of my stories was in the book. Another wanted to know if […]
Never Say Never- Tips, Tricks and Erotic Inspiration For Lovers, grasps at your hand and guides you through exploring how sex can be when thinking outside of the box. Starting at the simpler fetishes and heading towards the deeper, edgier fetishes including 24/7 submission. Never Say Never, a diverse anthology, teaches you that exploring kinks […]
American Book Fest announced that HEARTBEAT: Musings on Leather and Leadership by Thomas Smith (Alternate Publishing) has been honored as a finalist in THE 2014 INTERNATIONAL BOOK AWARDS (IBA) in the category of Gay and Lesbian Nonfiction on May 21, 2014. Thomas Smith said, “This is great national recognition and I am beyond thrilled!” Heartbeat: […]
National Leather Association: International (NLA-I), a leading organization for activists in the pansexual SM/leather/fetish community, announced today the finalists for its annual writing awards. Named after activists and writers Geoff Mains, John Preston, Pauline Reage, Cynthia Slater, and the groundbreaking organization Samois, they are awarded annually to recognize excellence in writing and publishing about Leather, […]
Tristan Taormino has written a near pamphlet sized book divulging some of the most absolutely necessary concepts needed to navigate kink, for those fresh perverts seeking to navigate BDSM with ease and confidence. 50 Shades of Kink, is a sex-positive introduction of the more artistic passions of sexual activity that allows for a bite-sized taste […]
The 3rd annual BOLD conference took place the weekend of February 21-23, 2014 in Burbank, CA. The conference included the first-time appearance of the Carter Johnson Leather Library on the West Coast. The producers, at considerable expense, sponsored Vi Johnson, aka Mama Vi, to bring almost half of the full library to the Burbank Marriott.
Though he calls himself a nerd and others call his work Erotic Macramé or Shibari, I call him an Erotic Evangelist-a world traveler, teaching the gospels of sexuality and spirituality, working endlessly to erase boundaries and stigmas separating the two. Lee Harrington is releasing his catechism on more advanced Shibari that answers all the questions an […]
The amazing Mistress Simone has a new guide on the market and it’s all about not having sex. Huh? Chastity, of course!
From the Amazon blurb:
What’s so sexy about not having sex? Everything, says Mistress Simone – when chastity is enforced by a hot dominant and backed by the right attitude and equipment. In […]
History has had a love affair with Leather.Biker Bar: Bikes, Beer & Boys introduces an exciting new concept using highly realistic images of hand created physiques. The carefully crafted scenes are serenaded by historical anthems revealing the art of sex-infused competitions, fashion, and cruising that spans five decades. Words and visuals intertwine creating a […]
Los Angeles – Alternate Press announced that Journey in Leather by Thomas Smith has been named a finalist in the Gay & Lesbian: Non-Fiction category for the 2013 International Book Award, an honor presented by USA Book News.
Jeffrey Keen, President and CEO of USA Book News, said this year’s contest yielded over 1000 entries from […]