Off the Hot Presses

I’m proud and happy to tell you about some new publications. Firs off, I have a story in Rachel Kramer Bussel’s Big Book of Orgasms (Cleis). With 69 pretty damn hot stories total, it is exactly what it claims to be. Second, a collection of my stories, including one of my personal favorites out of print for a year and a half, is back up in Through a Darkened Lens (Burning Book Press. Last but not least, the excellent writer Zander Vyne also has a new anthology out at Burning Book Press: Amaranthine Rain. If you like the writing here, you should check her out as well.  –M

Update 10/27: Adding to the post the release of Dirty Little Numbers at Go Deeper Press.

Descriptions and links to the books are right here:

Go Deeper Press
Come read Monocle’s flash, “Shadows”, in Dirty Little Numbers

Edited by Lana Fox and Angela Tavares, Go Deeper Press (October 2013)

This collection of super-short erotic stories features dozens of talented authors. From the romance of sex in taffeta as the sea whispers beside us, to the power of a birthday menage-a-trois and an attraction as compelling as Nabakov’s Lolita, these tales strip off fast and pop like champagne.The works in this anthology are a mix of LGBT, heterosexual, and kinky erotic pieces by Erzabet Bishop, Benji Bright, Daniel Burnell, T.J. Caliber, Heather Day, Stephen Dorneman, Arianna Douglas, Jeremy Edwards, Tamsin Flowers, Lana Fox, Abyssinia Grey, Nikki Haze, Madeleine Hennefield, Mia Hopkins, Waffle Irongirl, Regina Kammer, Rachel Kramer Bussel, Adrea Kore, Axa Lee, Annabeth Leong, Kristina Lloyd, Jacob Louder, Raziel Moore, Giselle Renarde, Shane St. John, and Angela Tavares.

 Come read Monocle’s story, “Come On”, in The Big Book of Orgasms:

What happens when you bring together 69 authors sharing their hottest orgasm stories? If you have top notch erotica editor Rachel Kramer Bussel, you get The Big Book of Orgasms! This climactic collection captures top erotica writers serving up steamy scenarios all focused on The Big O. Whether getting off from exhibitionism, voyeurism, or a very special pair of blue jeans, the characters in The Big Book of Orgasms explore all sorts of ways they can come. Go “Under the Table” with Elizabeth Coldwell and cheer for “The Pink Team” by Kelly Rand. Discover the thrill of hot wax and even hotter sex; these short stories bring the heat on every page! With a foreword by Ecstasy is Necessary author Barbara Carrellas, these are climaxes you’ll want to relive again and again.
Darkened Lens BookBurning Book Press Through the Darkened Lens contains six daring to dangerous erotic stories for women: A cheated-on woman finds comfort – and more in the arms of an unseen lover; A rave-kid stumbles into a section of the floor where the bump and grind is taken to the next level; A misty morning spells a new adventure in the heart of the city; A young, bored bride is seduced into much more than petting in a secluded garden; this week it is her turn to be the center of attention; and a climber drives herself to a vertiginous test of love and trust.At turns romantic and edgy these are stories of women exploring and experiencing new aspects of themselves and the sensual world around them.
Amaranthine BookBurning Book Press And… A plug for a fellow Burning Book Author’s new collection: Explore Zander Vyne’s Amaranthine RainIn eighteen new and previously published short stories, Zander Vyne twists the formulas—finishing dangerously kinky sex with unexpected happy endings, abandoning distressed damsels in knight-in-shining-armor tales to their own devices, and leading readers down unexpected paths, where chaos hovers just under the surface of normality.Choices are made with irrevocable and surprising consequences. Disaster is courted or barely skirted.  Amoral protagonists and antagonists swap roles, then fluidly swap back. The lush layering that gives Zander Vyne’s work such a strong sense of life is particularly apparent in the title story, which opens with a man waking in a lush garden, vines gripping him in possessive caresses. Flashing before his eyes is a storm of memories of his wife and his life, intertwined with love, sins, regrets, death and eventually redemption. Or . . . not.

These stories are freaks, much like the characters who inhabit them are misfits. They purposefully leave us with unanswered questions. Some of these stories are held together with a stone foundation of love. Others have had love—and any notions of happily ever after—surgically excised, leaving the reader raw and excited, if not aroused.

Latest Comments

  1. Rebecca says:

    What a delcious collection of erotica. And I do so love your stories… I’ll have to check these out! :)

  2. Liras says:

    Congratsare in order, for your excellent work (and work ethic, as they go hand-in-hand!)

  3. KL says:

    I’ve been lurking here off and on for over a year, after many years appreciating your work on ASSTR. Spell Failure is basically the paragon of dark fantasy erotica for me. Of course, it reminds me of one terrific image from The Convent of Hell by Ignacio Noe and Ricardo Barreiro. Do you know Noe? Anyhow, I come back to Spell Failure more than any other story.

    Bought Nightmares and Dreamscapes e-book this spring for nostalgia’s sake and enjoyed them just as much as I did years ago. Just bought Through A Darkened Lens for my Kindle. Anticipating steamy times. Perhaps I’ll be able to continue my explorations on the Obsidian Lens?

    • Monocle says:

      I do indeed know the Convent of Hell. It’s a hallmark, if such can be said! Thank you so much for your comment. It’s always fantastic to hear readers from ‘way back’. Look to your e-mail later today.

  4. Andrea says:


    One of my fave stories of yours was Arachis Hypogaea –just wondering if that’s currently in print in one of those anthologies? Thanks!

    • Monocle says:

      Hi Andrea,

      Arachis Hypogea is in Through A Haunted Lens, which will be coming back out in a couple months through Burning Book Press. I’m glad you like it!

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