Posts Tagged ‘book party’

The Dirty Girls party rocked!

April 30, 2008

Some Dirty Girls reading snapshots by Marlo Gayle (see full set on Flickr). Many thanks to all the wonderful readers, Les of Cafe Royale for hosting, Red Stripe for sponsoring, the people with the free chutney samples (sorry, don’t have their company name in front of me) and Andie East of Seal Press for being an awesome publicist and coming to my rescue with books. The reading went really well and it was wonderful to see so many familiar faces in the audience.

And is it me or is it kindof juvenile for the chutney person to have done the rabbit ears in this photo?

L to R: Melissa Gira, Donna George Storey, Gina de Vries, Carol Queen, me

Gina de Vries reading “The Next Thing:

Melissa Gira reading “A Prayer to be Made Cocksure,” aka “the saddest story about blowjobs:”

Carol Queen reading about the Lusty Lady peep show:

Donna George Storey reading about Sally Rand from “To Dance at the Fair:”

And the cupcakes from Sharlene’s Babycakes

The Dirty Girls book party (with boob cake), in photos

April 15, 2008

Piles of Dirty Girls

What can I say about the Dirty Girls book party? It was a lot of fun, though the start of it was rocky because I was a bit frazzled, as usual. Sutra Lounge was an amazing, intimate, gorgeous venue, with a throne-like chair for us to sit on and drink specials and loveliness. Between 40 and 50 people showed up and listened raptly as I read along with Lillian Ann Slugocki, Suki Bishop, Tsaurah Litzky, and Sofia Quintero. Then I got to cut the boob cake from Moist and Tasty, which had thick fondant as the “skin” and yummy chocolate cake with a light layer of frosting beneath. I sold out all my copies of the book and we signed autographs, primped and posed for photographer Stacie Joy, and chattered away. At the very end of the night, Marie Lyn Bernard (who is reading at In The Flesh on Thursday along with Sofia Quintero) showed up. See my entire photo set here

Dirty Girls contributors
L to R: Lillian Ann Slugocki, Sofia Quintero, Suki Bishop, Rachel Kramer Bussel

Lillian Ann Slugocki read from “Trucky Stop Cinderella:”

Lillian Ann Slugocki reads "Truck Stop Cinderella"

Suki Bishop read from “Flight:”

Suki Bishop reads from "Flight" in Dirty Girls

Tsaurah Litzky read from “Lily:”

Tsaurah Liztky reads from Dirty Girls

Sofia Quintero read from “El Encanto del Mar:”

Sofia Quintero reads from Dirty Girls

The cake was amazing:

Touching the boob cake

My friend Tess was sporting amazing cleavage to match the cake:

Boob cake plus boobs

Urban Gypsy loves Dirty Girls

April 11, 2008

My blogger friend Tess, who rocked a gorgeous corset at the Dirty Girls book party last night, had this to say about the book:

From the first story, Fucking Around, by Marie Lyn Bernard, I was hooked. Hooked enough, I couldn’t resist reading, and squirming in my seat, on my commute. However, in nearly every story, there’s an emotional component that got under my skin and made me ache as well as throb.

The variety is compelling. I am only half way through and I can’t wait to read the next story and the next. Do you like to watch and be watched? Does the beat of music make your clit throb? Have you ever thought about leaving a long term relationship and delving head, heart and cunt first into the unknown? Do you want to sit and watch as your lover sinks his erection into a girl you chose for him? Have you thought about jerking off the stranger sitting next to you on a plane? The dirty girls in this collection do all that and more.

Some stories are wank worthy from the start, Like a Good Girl, by Alison Tyler, is a prime example of writing that got my heart thumping and my pussy wet almost immediately. Truck Stop Cinderella, which I had the pleasure of hearing the author, Lillian Ann Slugocki, read at In the Flesh, makes you feel like you’ve known her heroine, Gracie, in eight pages.

Dirty Girls book party with free boob cake TONIGHT!

April 10, 2008

I’m having a super fun, free book party tonight, April 10th, for my brand-new anthology with 27 HOT stories, Dirty Girls: Erotica for Women, from 7 – 9 pm in NYC at Sutra Lounge, 16 First Avenue off First Street, Free

There will be boob cake to honor the nipple on the book’s cover from Moist and Tasty, readings by me (Rachel Kramer Bussel) and contributors Tsaurah Litzky, Sofia Quintero, Lillian Ann Slugocki and Suki Bishop. Plus drink specials and books for sale!

See you there! If you can’t make it, the book is available for sale on Amazon or directly from me, autographed, $14 including shipping (U.S.), email me for details.

Dirty Girls book parties and Bookslut interview

March 12, 2008

Dirty Girls: Erotica for Women has just arrived at my publisher, Seal Press, so copies should be in bookstores any day. Save these dates:

NYC book party: Thursday, April 10th, 7-9 pm, Sutra Lounge, 16 First Avenue (at First Street), NYC, with readings and a boob cake from Moist and Tasty – with readers Tsaurah Litzy, Lillian Ann Slugocki, Sofia Quintero, and Suki Bishop

San Francisco book party: Monday, April 28th, 7-9 pm, Cafe Royale,800 Post Street (at Leavenworth), San Francisco, with Rachel Kramer Bussel, Carol Queen, Donna George Storey, Melissa Gira, and Gina de Vries

Also, on Thursday, April 17th at 8 pm, I will be reading along with contributors Sofia Quintero and Marie Lyn Bernard at my reading series In The Flesh, at Happy Ending Lounge, 302 Broome Street. Free, 21+, with free candy and cupcakes – click here for full lineup. And if you’re not in New York, don’t worry, we’ll be taping it and I’ll post the readings here – they’re going to be fabulous and in fact, Marie Lyn Bernard’s piece, “Fucking Around,” I first heard read at In The Flesh and loved it so much I knew I had to have it for Dirty Girls.

Melissa Lion interviewed me over at Bookslut for her Sticky Pages column.

The whole point of this column is to hip you to books that have hot sex, but not hot covers. You know, so you can read them on your lunch break or tuck them under your arm and retire to the airport loo. Dirty Girls: Erotica for Women, edited by Rachel Kramer Bussel, does not have this type of cover. It has nipple. Not exactly sittin’ in the bleachers during soccer practice reading. However, the erotica in it is by far the best I’ve read. The stories are well-written and dirty, elegant and realistic. So realistic, I made that rookie reader move of checking the author’s name against the narrator’s name no less than five times. Surely this is real, I thought, or maybe just hoped.

A column picking out the scenes in this great book would be far too long, so I went for the lazy girl approach. I dropped an e-mail to Rachel Kramer Bussel with seven questions attached. I figured that as a senior editor at Penthouse Variations, a prolific writer, and one of America’s top cupcake mavens (no kidding), she’d be way more interesting than I would. Plus there are a few scenes I need to reread. Excuse me, would you.

What makes a good sex scene in fiction?

A scene where you know what at least one of the character’s motivation is, that you get why they’re having sex with that particular person, what makes it hot for them. You want to put the reader into the middle of the sex and make them feel everything the person is feeling.

Read the rest of the interview