Saturday, December 31, 2011
Friday, December 30, 2011
Dementiuk, Mykola. “The Men of Grand Street”, Noble Publishing, 2011.
Loving and Learning
So many of us have had crushes on our teachers and vice versa and I must admit that in my own academic life I have had students come on to me. We must learn to draw the line and sublimate how we feel so as not to cause an unnecessary situation. Students need us and we represent knowledge to them. We are also responsible for molding lives so we must be very careful in the way we relate to our young charges. One of the beautiful things that I have discovered as a teacher and educator is that we also learn from our students and this is just what Dementiuk’s story is about. I can’t say much about the plot without writing spoilers so just let me say that this is a terrific read and should not be missed. I have always admired how Dementiuk develops characters and he does so yet again in “The Men of Grand Street”.via Amos Lassen
via Noble Romance
Thursday, December 29, 2011
Just wanted to toot my (ahem) 'horn' about my upcoming Looking Glass class:
Impact Play: Beyond Floggers And Canes!
Sunday, Jan 8: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Cost: $20.00 per person, $35.00 per couple; $25.00 per person, $40.00 per couple at the door.
Join this workshop to receive (ahem) 'hands-on' instruction in a wide and sometimes-strange variety of different impact toys. We'll explore techniques using hands, hairbrushes, paddles, crops, wooden spoons, batons, quirts, and more! While often the physics of these toys are sometimes closely related, to use each one effectively takes particular skill and techniques that are not immediately apparent. Participants will learn not only how to inflict the most pleasure as well as pain but also how to use each item without hurting the wield-er as well as the wield-ee.
Pic from likeabikeseat, nice little site if you like it rough
Text by yours truly, Snidely Whiplash
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Tuesday, December 27, 2011
Cherie writes music for videogames and when the lead composer on the hot sequel to her company's hit videogame dies in a freak accident, Cherie bets her own sweet ass to her boss that she can write him a masterpiece. With her job on the line, a mysterious gift of a music box arrives, opening up a world of dark inspiration, erotic excess, and forbidden pleasure. Set in the unlikely world of video game design, "Springs" is a sharp-edged story of black magic and sexual obsession.
EPPIE winning author's classic short novel of a strange box that sings one woman into a world of erotic nightmares that transcend time and flesh..
"Springs is a horror novelette that you can read in one sitting. It’s short enough that if you don’t own an e-book reader, you can still read it on the computer with no discomfort. But an e-book reader might be ideal because you may not want to read this one in public. I enjoyed Springs a lot. It didn’t scare me but it was chilling at certain points. It’s told in the third person, from Cherie’s point of view. We get inside her head even when it turns disturbing. This is an erotic horror story, containing passages of a sexual nature crafted to arouse. Springs was written by a woman but it feels very much like men’s erotica. However, Angela Caperton does not neglect the horror for the sex. She spends time setting up the story, showing Cherie’s struggle to find the music and exploring her character before the music box arrives and soon after the first sex scene. Two thirds of the way in the story, Cherie begins to have flashback which are easy for the reader to catch because they’re in italics. With the flashbacks, the story takes a darker turn. Cherie’s motivations for having sex with multiple partners, becomes understandable, and disturbing. The revelation at the end — not an O. Henry ending or a shocker but a natural out growth building on the information in the flashbacks — was delightfully chilling." -Horror eBooks Review
Monday, December 26, 2011
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Saturday, December 24, 2011
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