Thursday, July 15, 2010

Celebrating A New Anthology From Logical-Lust and M. Christian

Today we're celebrating the release of BEST S&M: VOLUME 3 by Logical-Lust Publications and edited by M. Christian.

M.Christian is an acknowledged master of erotica with more than 300 stories in such anthologies as SWING!, Best American Erotica, Best Gay Erotica, Best Lesbian Erotica, Best Bisexual Erotica, Best Fetish Erotica, and many, many other anthologies, magazines, and Web sites. He is the editor of 20 anthologies including the Best S/M Erotica series, The Burning Pen, Guilty Pleasures, and others. He is the author of the collections Dirty Words, Speaking Parts, The Bachelor Machine, Licks & Promises, Filthy, Love Without Gun Control, and Rude Mechanicals; and the novels Running Dry, The Very Bloody Marys, Me2, Brushes, and Painted Doll.

Welcome to Best S/M Erotica Vol 3: Still More Extreme Stories of Still More Extreme Sex!

In these pages you'll find light stories, dark stories, powerful stories, subtle stories, fierce stories, and even romantic stories – but all of them dealing with the basic idea of consensually giving up or taking sexual power and control.

If you've only been interested in what S/M is and can be, or if you’re an old hand to the scene, these stories will open doors to unexplored sexual and sensual worlds, expand your erotic horizons to new and maybe even challenging new ways of looking at, and experiencing, sex play.

Featuring Stories By:PM White, Sharon Wachsler, Kane, Jean Roberta, Jason Rubis, Shanna Germain, Cecilia Tan, Xan West, Craig J. Sorensen, Ralph Greco, Jr., Theda Hudson, Jerry Rosen, Jan Vander Laenen, Mykola Dementiuk, Jude Mason, Billierosie, Oatmeal Girl, and the editor M. Christian.


WIN - Leave a comment or question today for one of the authors, the editor, M. Christian, or the publisher, Logical Lust and your name goes in the hat for a copy of BEST S&M VOLUME 3 - your choice of print or ebook. Please leave your email address so we can contact you if you are today's winner!


  1. Hi all! Just want to welcome the authors to this page. It's great to be here! I'm a Best S&M III author too ;)))

  2. Hmmm, from the blurb this promises to be an eye opener for me.

    Congratulations on the new release.

  3. Hi Mick! Me too and thrilled to be among the crew.

    Anne, I actually haven't seen the entire book yet, but I'm dying to. Some of these authors are renowned for their perverse imaginations. Yup, an eye opener for sure.

    Thanks so much for stopping by!


  4. I, too, am really excited to be in this antho. This promises to be illuminating and chock full of sensual delight. Can you say ideas?


  5. Thanks everyone! I'm jazzed that you're jazzed to be in the book!

  6. Oh, the big man himself is here. Hi Chris! Hi Thea!

    Illuminating! Sensual delights!

    Oh, this does sound good!


  7. Hey! I want to read these. What kinds of things did you all consider as you put the stories together? I was exploring edges and boundaries in my personal play at the time I wrote it. At the same time, my boss bought this marble head. Her face was oddly flat and he explained that her nose had probably broken and somebody "fixed it" by recarving her face. We had a "discussion" about buying unprovenanced art, too. It was a stalemate, but it bothers me.

  8. You and I, both, Thea. I'm dying to get my hands on a copy of this book.

    I dreamed my Tits for Tat up one afternoon while I was reminiscing a stint I had working on a fetish website for a few years. The genre was breast torture. Towards the end of my time with the outfit, I was really struggling to come up with new/fresh ideas. This story came from a twist that simply cropped up that afternoon.

  9. I love the way creative voice works. If you can keep the critical voice out and give the creative voice a new door or some liberty, the most amazing things happen. That is what makes writing so dang much fun!

  10. Tits for Tats...hmmm, what an interesting TITle. This I have to see and read ;)))

  11. Thea, I think much of what we have to do is learn to accept that creative voice. It might come up with some pretty odd things, but allowing it freedom is a very big step. My first publisher told me, you can teach grammar and punctuation, but if you don't have the imagination, you're going to have great difficulty coming up with something to write about. He was right.

  12. Mick!

    Uh, yes, Tits for Tat. The title fits perfectly and I adore it. What's the title of your story and where did the idea come from? Inquiring minds here!

  13. Wow, congrats all of you! This sounds like a great collection--I love anthologies in that I often get hooked on new writers and new kinds of stories! This one sounds like it'd be a little eye opening for me :)

    f dot chen at comcast dot net

  14. I'm glad that the stories range from light, dark, romantic, to subtle. This will be a great way to find some new authors in this genre.
    My question is, do you get upset when people group Erotica and Erotic Romances together? Do you see a difference between the two?

  15. Thanks, Leni! I'm sure you'll find some great, new, authors in the book. And I'm not just saying that because I picked them -- each and every story here is at least fantastic!

    I don't get upset when people lump erotica with erotic romance: smut is still smut for too many people, so it's better to be inclusive than exclusive :-)

  16. flchen1

    Thanks so much for dropping in and commenting. I suppose anthologies are also good for the authors. We get to explore some new genres, decide if we like them or have trouble writing them, and whether readers want more. I'm hoping you all want more!


  17. Jude, I totally agree. The critical voice is shut out when I write. When it's finished, then it can do its editorial thing. Create isn't any part of Critical.

    Leni, I don't see much difference except in erotic romance, there is a happily ever (at least for now). I started out reading Anais Nin, and I loved her. The characters get what they deserve and erotic often explores the consequences and outcomes that don't always get the brass ring (or cuff!).

    I am happy to be lumped in with any kind of erotic that promotes safe, sane, and consensual and explores what that means.

    Thea Hutcheson (as Theda Hudson)

  18. Leni,

    I have no trouble at all with people lumping erotica with erotic romance. Uh, what Chris said. Hehehe! I write sexy, sensual stories. I often have trouble labeling them. Often a publisher will ask the author where he or she thinks a story fits. I rarely have the right answer.

    As long as the readers are happy and like what I write, then I'm a happy person.

    Great question!


  19. Afternoon everyone - for some reason my morning welcome didn't show up...hmmm..

    Anyway, like I tried to say this morning, super congrats on the new release and thanks for being our special guests here today!

    Like flchen1, I also love anthologies because it introduces you to new authors and, as in this anthology, different subgenres of a favorite genre.

    Authors, please share a little bit about your work in this anthology as well as your website and other projects you might have available.

    Enjoy your party and hope we see more of your work in BEST S&M Volume 4 ;-)

  20. Hi there,

    Thanks so much for the warm welcome. It's great to be here.

    The story I have in the Best S&M 3 is very different from anything I've seen before. It centers around a man who is very much into the female form and his lady, who is very much into control. She learns what makes him tick and he embraces her domination, in a very big way.

    Man, it's difficult not to give too much away there. Phew!

    Where you can find Jude Mason:

    My Blog:

    As for available works of mine, it might be easier to point readers to a page on my website where my back list is accessible. Check it out here:

    The back list is there in both .doc and PDF format for easy downloading.

    Oh, I've got a free reads page too. You'll see a link to it on the menu, so enjoy.


  21. Hi, all! I'm one of the new authors Leni mentioned. Or at least, newly published in paper. Chris has presented a few of my things on his blog frequently felt.

    My story was my response to an assignment from the sadist who regularly messes with my brain and my butt. I had written a poem about a certain situation, and he asked me (I mean ordered me) to write a prequel.

    I tend to take a rather metaphorical view of the world. Keep an eye out for the rabid lobster!

    oatmeal girl

  22. My story is "The Guessing Game." A married man and woman play a game as the man always loses...he gets fed up. You know how these things go ;)

  23. I'm just the little-old editor. My site is

    I want to take a quick second to yell out a very sincere BRAVO to all the folks who sent me stories for this book. I truly could not have done it without you. All of you are fantastic writers - and great friends.

  24. My story explores boundaries between a man his his runaway sub. It is rather dark in tone. It is the first Theda Hudson byline to see the light of day.

    My website is
    twitter is theah1771
    upcoming stories in Best Lesbian Erotica 2010 and Best Lesbian Romance, also writing as Theda Hudson.

    Thanks everyone for your generous comments and the bright welcome!

  25. Congrats on your new release!
    I love the chance to find new authors in a book like this.

    kissinoak at verizon dot net

  26. Sounds like an exotic read that's perfect for the heat wave we have going on. And I've wondered what do you think draws people to this lifestyle?

    joderjo402 AT gmail DOT com

  27. Hey everyone!

    Joder, what a question! I'm going to go out on a limb here and suggest that people don't simply get drawn into the lifestyle. It's a little like asking a gay man or lesbian why they chose to love the same sex. It's part of their make-up.

    I'm also going to admit that many might test the waters for a little something to add to their sex lives. Being an old married lady, I've got to admit, after X number of years, adding some kink is fun. Finding out you like one brand of kink, but not another is all part of exploring your self.

    I'm really interested to see if anyone else has thoughts on this question. Thanks so much.


  28. Curiosity, titillation, and a need to do something different at first. Then, if they do something like a bizarre bazaar, then they get a taste of the life. It often feeds deep seated needs and uncovers long hidden desires. It allows for release from hugely stressful lives. It can provide an outlet for working out emotional issues. As many reasons as there are people.

  29. Wow, thanks for being here. :)
    Sounds like a great read, will definitely have to get my hands on a copy of this book. I'm sure it's quite enlightening. :)

  30. Congrats to all. What a brilliant collection. Now fingers crossed.

  31. I'd like to agree with and then add to what Jude and Thea responded to Joder. There is no one reason, just as there is no one way that BDSM functions in our lives. For some people, it is a way to lay, to explore, to develop and (one hopes) increase intimacy in a different sort of way. For others, it is in fact "a lifestyle", finding expression in everything (anything) from dress to manner of speech through circles of friends to sexual expression both public and private.

    And then to some, like me, it is how we breathe, embedded in every cell in our bodies. There is nothing "lifestyle" about it. This is who we are and it is a relief to realize that.

    Some people are introduced to S&M by a partner. Others become intrigued by a movie, or a kinky story in a collection of smut that touches on a wide variety of activities. And some, like me, have had fantasies since we were very young which at first we didn't fully understand and certainly didn't realize could be made part of our daily lives.

    Which all boils down to "it depends..."

    Sorry if this sounded too pedantic. The book should certainly give you a broad sampling of how people live and express their kinky sides and souls.


  32. Everyone is drawn to the erotic lifestyle in one way, shape or form I believe. Most adults spend much of their day fantasizing about sex, sweating off pounds denying themselves sex, exploring something sexually-related, or getting laid. That's what I have noticed at any rate. I love all the comments here and am truly looking forward to reading this book. Mine is the story on the rugged "mountain man" who learns about the pleasure of wearing woman's clothing.

    PM White

  33. Hi all,

    This is Sharon Wachsler.

    I'm just getting to my computer today, so I'll try to answer the excellent questions in one swell foop. ;-) So glad to have you all here and to hear more about the book, too!

    My online presence these days is mostly at my blog, After Gadget, which is It's not a blog about erotica, though; it's about life after the death of my most recent service dog, and now raising a puppy. But, I'm "out" about what I write, etc., on the site. Oh! And just a couple days ago, it received the "One Lovely Blog Award," which was a nice surprise, especially since I'm new to blogdom.

    As to my story in Best S/M 3 and its origins. The driving force was actually language. I wanted to write a short piece that was very tight and used language in a very dense, evocative, and "bent" way. I wanted it to have just a hint of slipstream in it.

    Then, I had to pair the *way* I wanted to write with *what* and *who* I wanted to write about. (This will also answer just a bit of the question about how one gets interested in S/M.) My story is called Blade, Ink, Steel, and it involves a haircut, a tattoo, and a piercing. I actually have very little in the way of tattoos and piercing, for health reasons, but twenty years back, when I was doing my own piercings, I discovered that the pain of a piercing was a rush. I also did just about everything a person can do to their hair, partly for the hairstyle, partly for the experience of the cut. And getting tattooed was also way fun.

    I've always wanted to write something about ink, ever since a luscious butch slammed a hot poem about her tat at an OutWrite convention (again, about 20 years ago). Finally, all these ideas came together.

    I want to add, regarding the question of getting into the lifestyle, that fiction is fiction. I discovered I was a kinky girl when I discovered I was a femme and a lesbian. It all came together (pun!), at once for me at that time. However, while some of my stories are very autobiographical, some I could or would not do, either because it's not physically possible for me or because I actually wouldn't enjoy it. The joy of fantasy, and especially of writing erotic fiction, is being able to enjoy -- even revel -- in experiences we don't have IRL. I did get some good vicarious thrills -- intellectual, as a writer, and otherwise -- in writing Blade, Ink, Steel. Hopefully I've passed that along....

  34. Sharon, I can't wait to read your story! The use of language is a major focus for me as well, both in writing and in reading. In fact, sometimes I have to be careful not to let my enjoyment of the words distract me so much that I risk losing the reader.

    Your point about fiction being fiction is a good one. I'd say that everything I write, kinky or no, takes something from my own personality and life. But even when it is describing an actual event, it comes out filtered through an interpretive lens. No one should ever assume from reading even my most personal pieces that they know everything about me and the way I live and love.

  35. Oatmeal Girl said to drop in and say howdy, so I am. Hello Oatmeal Girl. Hi Chris. Hello Jude. And Sharon - it's been a while since I've run into you on the internet. Always a pleasure!

  36. Hi folks,

    I'm just getting in near the end. I'm Xan West, and I am one of the writers included in the book. My story is called "Lucky" and you can find an excerpt here:

    This story is about a submissive who is ordered by her dominant to own her sexuality and identity as a slut. It is about her own struggle to own her sexuality, which culminates in a transformative group sexual experience for her.
    (Most of my work is about the way that sex and kink is a catalyst and arena for change, and this story is no different in that regard.)

    I am excited to be part of this anthology.

    Xan West

  37. Inspired by Anaïs Nin? A man and his runaway sub? I have no idea what that might mean.
    I didn't want to leave any old comment, but can't wait to read it.

  38. All kinds of stories here! Very intriguing.

  39. I'm not really Anonymous, but couldn't find any other way to post.

    Please excuse me for showing up so late! (Too much going on in my life.) I'm Jean Roberta, and I've written a series of stories told by my alter ego, Dr. Athena Chalkdust. (She gets away with stuff that I, as an instructor of first-year university English classes, wouldn't dare try.) In my story, "Down Below," Athena and the department head who is her boss discuss a famously creepy story by Edgar Allan Poe and then explore the possibilities it suggests. :)
    So in a way, the story is about interpreting the writing of other people.
    On that note, I look forward to reading the stories by everyone else in Best S/M Erotica, Volume 3. I know some of you are much-published.

  40. I already ordered a copy, but if I win another, I know just whom I'd give it to! So... fingers crossed...

  41. You can read Sharazade's review of the anthology here: