August MacGregor

Celebrating Sensuality. Intended for mature audiences, 18 and over


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The Erotic Vein: the male pen

Emmanuelle de Maupassant did an outstanding service in collecting and presenting responses of erotica authors to her survey. In this post, she focuses on the views and experiences of male authors. Much to learn in here. A highlight for me was Terrance Aldon Shaw’s quote on why men should learn about sex from erotica rather than porn. A big thank you to Ms. de Maupassant for this post.

Emmanuelle de Maupassant

Several months ago, I put out a call to writers (of both genders) asking them to ‘share their secrets’. Well over a hundred responded, including around forty men (some wishing to remain anonymous). My thanks are extended to all who have given their time generously, and who have written so honestly.

I’ll be posting the results of this ‘grand survey’ over coming weeks, launching with thoughts from male writers. The issues touched upon here deserve further discussion; we hope that they inspire writers and readers alike.

As ever, your comments are welcome.

Arousing Intellect and Flesh

Most readers currently associate the erotic genre with ‘steamy romance’ and, often falsely, assume it to be the province of women writers alone. In fact, several of the respondents to this survey are successful male writers of what is usually classed as ‘women’s spicy fiction’.

Meanwhile, there is a whole strata of erotic fiction…

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First Day of Summer: Free Ebooks

Sizzle Up Your Summer!

It’s Gonna Be A Scorcher!

Your Kindle Will Burn Up!

I had to get those out of my system. Those headlines came to mind, and I thought they were really cheesy, but I couldn’t help myself.

I’m giving away several ebooks in the hope of adding to your hot summer reading list. Reading on the beach is a standard vacation activity, and I’d love for my stories to be read on the beach. As well as by the pool. And on a couch. And in bed.

Which makes me think of Sam-I-Am’s list from Green Eggs and Ham … but I’d like to think my writing is more appetizing than that dish.

Today through Wednesday (June 22), the following ebook titles will be free on Amazon. They’re mostly short stories, along with a novella. PLEASE NOTE that these stories include explicit sexual activities between consenting adults, so ONLY read if you are at least 18 years of age.

These two titles are free today only, since this is the last day of their term on Kindle Unlimited:

I hope you enjoy the stories!