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That One Costume…

It’s Halloween week—time for everyone to get excited about sugar, parties, and costumes! I’ve always enjoyed Halloween, half because I love the candy and the other half because I enjoy a good costume. In a former life I loved to make my own; sometimes they were silly, sometimes they were cute, and other times, they were incredibly over the top. While I do enjoy having a closet full of costumes, I’m not so much into the dressing up part these days. The good news is that I still enjoy checking out the fantastic costumes other people wear, especially when they’re homemade or unusual.

Speaking of unusual—how about a Santa costume at Halloween?

[Screeching record sound here.]

Um, wait. What, Jade?

Well, as you may know, Foreword Literary is set to release Holiday Spice early next month. My story, “Office Santa,” is included in the anthology—and it happens to be inspired by a photo I once saw of a woman dressed up as Mrs. Claus for Halloween! The costume was a sassy little number…and that’s how “Office Santa” ended up narrated by a gal named Kristi, an adored member of her office team who really loves a man in a Santa suit.

So, in the spirit of Halloween, sexy costumes, and all things Christmas cheer, here’s a sneak peek at “Office Santa”:

Me and Office Santa—we go way back.

See, after seven years of organizing our annual holiday party, I’ve learned I have a real affinity for a gentleman in a Santa costume—which is saying a lot, since I love a man in a suit and tie, and the male partners around here look so delicious in their business wear it’s a miracle we don’t have a major sexual harassment problem. But Christ, put one of them in a fuzzy red suit with a squishy belly, a big black belt, matching boots, and that goddamn aphrodisiac of a hat, and I lose all semblance of self-control.

Part of the appeal is the man who dons the suit, of course. Last year, for example, it was David. He’s one of the busiest partners, so watching him slow down to have a glass of wine with the rest of us—appreciating the season and wearing that fantastic red costume—actually made him approachable. I mean, he was always that way with me, but no one ever saw that. Ours was an affair composed of exactly three entanglements: the first on the break room table after the rest of the company had gone home, the second when I picked him up from the airport after a conference since the driver I’d arranged had neglected to show, and the third the time I took him home from the holiday party. He’d spent the night tumbling around my apartment—he was a little awkward with the suit dangling around his thighs because I wouldn’t let him take it off. In return, I kept the sexy Mrs. Claus dress on and let him rip a hole in the crotch of my fishnets so he could get his hands on me. There’s something to be said for a man wearing a Santa hat while under your skirt, shoving his tongue way up inside until you come to visions of sugarplums and all that, so it was a win-win for us both…

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Wonder who will wear the suit this year? 😉 I hope you enjoyed the excerpt, and stay tuned for news on the official release date and buy links!

In the meantime—and just because it’s impossible to stop admiring this cover model—here’s another look at the cover of Holiday Spice:

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I mean…those eyes…

Perfect costume, if you ask me.

Hope your costume is just as fun, and until next time—have a safe and sexy Halloween!

XX,
Jade

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Smut of the Season, Smut of the Moment

As far as I’m concerned, every season is a good one for smut. However, the holidays, they are a-comin’ (pun intended)—so it’s not a bad time to start thinking about all the good reads you might want to gift yourself or a special someone this wintery season.

That said, I’d love to share exciting news—Foreword Literary releases Holiday Spice in early November, and my story “Office Santa” is included in the anthology!

Cover of Holiday Spice(I’m still trying to fall out of love with the cover model, by the way.)

Contracts and edits are in the works, but I will be posting an excerpt of “Office Santa” very soon. I had far too much fun writing this one, so I hope you’ll enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it.

I have more thrilling news about another anthology to share beyond this, too, but for now I’m going to play the tease and leave the rest of the present unwrapping for later! 😉

In the meantime, I’d like to talk about the “Smut of the Moment” for those who are interested—or, in other words, what I’m up to and the sultry books I’m reading.

Smut of the Moment: What I’m Writing

I only recently launched this site, so I figured this post I’d share some of my behind-the-scenes endeavors. Currently, I’m wrapping up three little things before I dig my heels in for a big thing:

  • Little items 1 & 2: Alison Tyler has another enticing BDSM submission call out, and naturally I cannot resist. Her submission calls have literally become my kryptonite (or perhaps I should say crack) since I can’t ever write just one piece. This time, I’ve settled on two—a BDSM threesome and a D/S twosome. Both are in the editing stages and will be submitted shortly. Cross your fingers for me!
  • Little item 3: I have a side project I put in a drawer six months ago. It’s been banging around making a lot of noise for me to finish it while I’ve been busy churning out short stories, so I’ve decided to give it a final edit and send it out into the world. That way, I can move along to…
  • The BIGGIE: I think I’m ready to write my first erotica novel, folks. Really. It’s time. I have all sorts of plans and have been jotting down notes between shorts over the last few months, and with the timing of projects 1-3 above, I suspect I’ll be ready to start mid-to-late November. I’ll probably miss NaNo, but my early Christmas present to myself is to get the table cleared for this novel. I’m excited!

Smut of the Moment: What I’m Reading

This is where I introduce you to the squealing fangirl inside me. If you follow me on Twitter, you may have already picked up on my general state of enthusiasm—it’s on high most of the time—but get me talking about some of the amazing smut-writers I read and I start bouncing around with a borderline hyena grin as I encourage you to read them, too!

  • I just finished Bared to You by Sylvia Day last night. I didn’t think I’d be into it at first, but it ended up being delicious. I bought the sequel today and will be starting it soon.
  • I’ve been reading and will continue to read The Mammoth Book of Best New Erotica 11, edited by Maxim Jakubowski. This collection is more literary, and so far I’ve been mesmerized by every piece. I liked the style so much, in fact, I submitted a couple shorts for Mr. Jakubowski’s recent call…no telling if my overseas mailing made it by the deadline, but I found a new twist to my writing and that’s inspiring for me. “What are You Wearing?” by Matt Thorne, “I Waited for You by the River of Time” by Remittance Girl, “Her First Thursday Evening” by M. Christian, and “The Amazing Marvella” by Elsie McGraw are favorites so far.
  • Butterfly by Kathryn Harvey (Barbara Wood) is in my hand right this second, taunting me. I’m playing a game of eeny-meeny-miny-moe here, because I’m also staring at my Kindle and debating between this and some smaller works:
    • Those Girls, a novelette by one of my erotica-writing heroes, Alison Tyler,
    • Shameless Behavior, an anthology of erotic stories on overcoming shame from Go Deeper Press,
    • Ask No Questions, a novella by Justine Elyot, whose shorts I’ve read so far are sexy as hell,
    • And of course, all 69 stories in my author’s copy of The Big Book of Orgasms: 69 Sexy Stories, since that will arrive in the mail any day now (*squeals!*).

This is just the short list of a bigger list that is actually an entire bookcase, but you get the picture.

On that note, time to hunker down and tackle more smut—be it my writing or reading someone else’s.

Till next time…

XX,
Jade

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Sexy Live Stories and Free Books!

The Big Book of Orgasms comes out tomorrow—and have I got some exciting news for you!

Sexy book postcards from Rachel Kramer Bussel!

I peddled these beauties all over Berkeley and SF—sexy book postcards from Rachel Kramer Bussel!

First off, The Big Book of Orgasms: 69 Sexy Stories got an incredible review from Publishers Weekly. This is tremendous news for a delightful book of shorts edited by Rachel Kramer Bussel and coming out from Cleis Press October 1st. If you’d like to check out the review, you can do so here.

But wait—there’s more! On November 6th, Good Vibrations on Polk Street in San Francisco will be hosting a reading with Rachel Kramer Bussel and nine other contributors to The Big Book of Orgasms—and I’ll be one of them! I am very much looking forward to sharing my story live, so I hope you can come too (eh-hm…pun intended). Event details and a list of participants can be found on the Facebook Event Page.

This will be one smokin’ evening for sure, so you won’t want to miss out.

And speaking of not missing out—I have one final piece of delicious news. In honor of the book’s release, Rachel Kramer Bussel is offering you a TWO FOR ONE special on Cleis erotica if you buy a copy of The Big Book of Orgasms on Amazon. The anthology must be purchased from 12:00 a.m. EST October 1st to 11:59 p.m. EST October 2nd, and all you have to do is forward on a copy of your receipt. Oh, and about that freebie—it’s signed by the legendary Rachel Kramer Bussel!

Remember, this hot deal is only on for two days. Want to know more? You can read all about it right here.

I am thrilled to be a part of this book, and I can’t wait to read every story by my fellow contributors when my author copy arrives. Based on all the excerpts I’ve seen so far, this book is sultry! Make sure to pick up your copy, and I hope to see you at the reading on November 6th!

XX,
Jade

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The Big Book of Orgasms: “The Flogger”

Hello, welcome, and thanks for joining! I’m so pleased to officially kick off this site, and even more so with exciting news!

In just a few weeks, Cleis Press will release The Big Book of Orgasms: 69 Sexy Stories. This steamy anthology is edited by the wonderful Rachel Kramer Bussel, and I’m ecstatic to be a part of it!

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The book is available for pre-order at Amazon and Barnes and Noble, as well as a few other sites (see below). You can find out more about it on The Big Book of Orgasms WordPress Page and The Big Book of Orgasms Tumblr page. Both of these sites include a full table of contents, author bios, Ms. Bussel’s sexy introduction, and excerpts!

In the meantime, here’s a sneak peek at my story, “The Flogger”:

Katie had bought the damn flogger thirteen years ago, in the final throes of a souring relationship. She’d thought she’d have plenty of opportunities to use the suede leather contraption. Instead, the thing had ended up in the closet, only used as a dust collector.

Then she met Julian. He was as proper as they came. His suit jackets were always pressed and his ties neatly tucked; he got his hair cut every three weeks; he meticulously folded his papers after he read them. Brilliant, handsome and patient, he never faulted her for her ways. Instead he picked up after her and the chaos that was her collection of art supplies, her endless piles of clothes and even her oft-wild hair—which is why she froze when she found him standing in their living room, holding the flogger perpendicular to his hips, as if measuring it against his semi-erect, naked penis.

“You never told me about this.” Julian waved the flogger around, and it almost looked as if his shaft hardened.

She had to be imagining this.

“I did…once.” It was five years ago, when they’d just started telling each other their fantasies—long before they’d moved in together. She’d hidden it in the back of the closet since she’d never imagined it as Julian’s sort of thing.

His brow furrowed as he swung it, the tassels tapping his thighs.

“Hmm,” he said, reasoning. “Well, I suppose you should come here. And take off your clothes.”

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One thing’s for certain—this entire anthology is sure to be hot, hot, hot! Don’t forget to pre-order your copy of The Big Book of Orgasms: 69 Sexy Stories, and stay close for more exciting news very soon…

XX,
Jade

Buy your copy now at:

Amazon        Barnes and Noble        Amazon Canada        Amazon UK

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It Starts With a Kiss

Welcome…to a world of naughty words and play.Picture of panties around red high heels

Kick off your shoes,
Climb under the covers,
And get comfortable.
It all starts with a kiss—

XX,
Jade