Congratulations, Lucy!

Well, we haven’t posted for a bit – the house move, Christmas, New Year, writing, all the usual time-of-year things plus a few more…

However, an email came through today from Xcite about the Xcite Awards 2012. The awards celebrate and recognise companies, reviewers, bloggers and sexperts who value and support the erotic fiction market. Voting is open until February 13th and winners will be announced on St Valentines Day 2012.

A friend of ours, Lucy Felthouse (you may remember her as editor and publisher of Seducing the Myth, which contains one of Fulani’s stories) is in the running for two awards – best blog/author page (as and best reviewer (as So congratulations, Lucy!

If you want to see the full list of categories and nominations – and vote – there’s a Survey Monkey web page for the Xcite Awards that has all the info and a ‘vote’ button.

Meanwhile, here’s wishing happy 2012 to everyone who’s read this blog!

Seducing the Myth – now cheaper!

This just in from Lucy Felthouse: she’s reduced the price of ‘Seducing the Myth’ on All Romance eBooks for the next two weeks. You may remember she edited and published the ‘Seducing the Myth’ collection, which is twenty-something erotic stories based on various myths, and includes Fulani’s ‘Andi in Chains’, which is an ever-so-slightly perverse re-telling of the Andromeda myth (chained to rocks at the seashore as a sacrifice to a sea monster, rescued by Perseus, and so forth).

If you get (or give) an e-reader of any description for Christmas it would make it a nice stocking filler, so to speak.

No, we don’t know what price it was or what price it is now – we’ve been too busy moving house to pay attention. Last week’s thrill was seeing rainwater flowing off the roof slopes and into gutters, along them and then into a downpipe (as opposed to flowing off the roof and spattering all over the outside walls). This week’s thrill was seeing a log-burning stove installed in the living room and working. Next week’s thrill… well, who knows? Fulani may have found his collection of whips among the still-unpacked boxes, and there may be enough space in the house to use them. And then there was the interesting trick we saw on a TV programme last night, involving soap bubbles and hydrogen. It must be possible to do that at home…

A couple of other announcements to follow shortly so don’t go away.


Seducing the Myth – paperback and blog post

Two quick things.

Seducing the Myth, the Lucy Felthouse collection with one of Fulani’s stories (‘Andi in Chains’ – a retelling of the Andromeda myth in a very contemporary style) is now available as an actual book – a paperback hardcopy via The Book Depository, which is UK based but ships to something over 100 countries including the US and most if not all of Europe, and a lot of other places as well. More than that, shipping is free.

And there’s a piece by Fulani on Lucy Felthouse’s blog, the ‘Myth Monday’ entry for 24th Octobber 2011. It explains the background to the myth – the characters, who they were, the geography of it and how it relates real places you can still visit today – and offers a few insights into how he wound up writing the story in the way he did.


Seducing the Myth (and other news)

Yes, time goes quickly. Only recently back from one trip away and just off on another. Hopefully we’ll have time to do more fireplay, and get some video as well as still shots.

Meanwhile, Fulani’s been busy experimenting with new jute rope, so expect a somewhat technical post on ropework sometime soon. Velvet’s been processing pictures and writing, so expect more from her sometime soon.

And the other news is that Fulani has a short story in Lucy Felthouse’s edited collection Seducing the Myth (link to, opens in new window), which has been available for the last week or so except we’ve been slow on the uptake.

If you’re in the States, the link is this one.

The collection as a whole has 24 tales that lead you on a decadent journey through mythologies the world over. Stories come from Greek and Roman periods, plus Arabian, Arthurian, Hindu, Jewish, Norse, Slavic, Sumerian and Welsh myths and legends. Add in a delicious sprinkling of fairies, mermaids and ancient fertility rituals and you have a recipe for a wickedly erotic read!

The full list of contributors is: Louisa Bacio, Lexie Bay, Rebecca Bond, Shan Ellis, Justine Elyot, Lucy Felthouse, Lisa Fox, Fulani, K D Grace, Bronwyn Green, Hawthorn, Caz Jones, Burton Lawrence, Maxine Marsh, J. C. Martin, Jillian Murphy, Lydia Nyx, Rachel Randall, Kay Dee Royal, Toni Sands, Indigo Skye, Elizabeth Thorne, Saskia Walker.

Fulani’s story, ‘Andi in Chains’, is a retelling of the Andromeda myth in a pulp fiction style (well, why not?). Teaser:

Forget the rumours. Here’s how it went down, for real. Andromeda – we always knew her as Andi – was one of those rare beauties, the kind who look like a porn star except none of it’s fake. Masses of wavy blonde hair, nice figure, long legs, lips the colour of pomegranate seeds. She knew it, too. Always in shorts or miniskirts and tops that showed a good bit of cleavage.The thing was, none of the guys would touch her. Word on the street was that she was still a virgin, which in this neighbourhood was nothing short of miraculous. Most of the girls here are well on their way to being mums or prostitutes, or both, by the time they’re fifteen.
There was a reason why she was off limits. The reason being her dad, Ceph, was the hardest, nastiest Class A dealer you could think of. You don’t get to be that way without putting a few people six feet under, and everyone knew he’d done it. One time he even nailed a guy’s dick to a telegraph pole just for “looking at Andi the wrong way.”

Have fun!