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Saturday, March 31, 2012

A Thank You Note to the Contibutors: "A Man's World Interview"

When most people think of a male erotic romance writer they are usually thinking that this man writes a lot of porn, or he is a pervert; he only writes this stuff to express his fantasies to others, or other stereotypical things to discredit his profession. My response to it: it is not true!

After interviewing the men on The AfterDark World for “A Man’s World Interview”, many have learned different backgrounds of a lot of authors. There were men who got into by accident and enjoyed this genre, and some who were in this genre for a long time with a talent of amazing their readers. These are men who are fathers as well as devoted husbands, partners, and boyfriends; men who not only spend time on their writing, but also work at their day jobs, while making a name of their work.

I learned that there are men who come from socially conservative and liberal backgrounds. The men who write in this industry came from many different regions of the world. Whether you come from the Bible Belt of the United States, a small town from United Kingdom, a large city in Australia, or a large town in Canada, we are men who choose to define the purpose of our work. While some judge us or don’t take us seriously, we do.

What I learned about the men in the industry is that we make up about 20% of the authorship in the erotic romance industry. We really don’t feel much pressure about the industry that is dominated by women, but we all differ from a woman’s work; we can never be a woman, right?

I came out with this interview to help others learn about the male authors. However, I wished there were more. I would like to thank the following gentleman for taking the time participating in this event: Steve Tindle, Marcos London, Pablo Michaels, Mike Arsuaga, Michael Alexander, Don Abdul, Michael C. Laney, Brindle Chase, K.T. Bishop, Benjamin Russell, J S Morbius, and Alan Jankowski. Your contribution to this event has meant a lot to AfterDark Online/The AfterDark World.

Sincerely,

Ray Sostre

And now, without further ado, I would like to show you my self interview of myself on The AfterDark World.

It is not usual to have an owner of a blog and website to self-interview themselves for others to read, but anything is possible. From the Empire State to the Silver State, that would be from New York to Nevada. Ray Sostre joins the AfterDark World for  “A Man’s World Interview.”

1. Ray, thank you for taking the time out for this interview. Please, why don’t tell us a little bit about yourself?

I’m the founder of AfterDark Online and The AfterDark World, a male erotic writer that enjoys writing comedy and contemporary, with a twist of sometimes unusual.

2. How long have you been writing and when did you decide writing this genre was for you?

Writing happened by accident in 1990, but I didn’t get serious about my writing until the summer of 2010. I’ve been writing erotica for 2 years.

3. In an industry dominated by women, how you handle the pressure? On top, how do you explain to others about what you write?

It’s an honor to be accepted for the work I do. I learned that there are many writers of that genre, and out of 8 women who write erotica, 2 of them are men and I really feel no pressure. How I explain what I do, I just tell it like it is. I have no shame about what I write, regardless of the judgment that may be pressed against me.

4. How does you family and friends feel about your work?

My father is understanding about it. He has never read my work, but he understands this is what makes me happy and has encouraged me to continue on. My mother is old-fashioned. She doesn’t enjoy what I write, but I’m a grown person and she knows I’m going to do what I want, lol. My woman of seven years is an awesome woman. She has been supportive of my work since day one. Some of my family and friends are aware of what I write, but it looks like they’re pretty cool about it. Especially in a closed community of where I live.

5. Is there a particular genre you haven’t touched, but would be interested in doing?

BDSM was what I had in mind. It seems pretty interesting to me, even though it is not my full forte

6. Tell us about your latest book The Girl Upstairs.?

The story is about a man named Carlos who moved out of New York City into a small town in Pennsylvania where he met his sexy neighbor from upstairs named Bella, and gets to know her more, while dealing with an over-protective brother, who is a cop, and an abusive ex-boyfriend who just got out of jail.

7. What inspired you to write The Girl Upstairs?

I was inspired by this song from The Rza “La Rumba”, if anyone is a fan of the Wu-Tang Clan you’ll know who am I talking about. Originally it was written in July 2011 about a man who moved into an apartment building, where he lived under his sexy neighbor’s apartment while hearing strange erotic noises at night. Two months later, I revamped the story into a “hero erotic romance” and added the secondary characters.


8. Do you have any upcoming projects that you wish to share?

I’m currently working on a story named “Finding Possibilities”. It is an erotic romance story about a woman who just turned forty and meets a young man at the bar, where they share a romantic time together.

I’m also working on a five or six-part series to “Suburbian Secrets”. The story is about a woman named Felicia who decides to have an open-marriage, but her intentions were really something else in mind.

Also, I’m hosting a contest in partnership with No Boundaries Press and an online blog/magazine Sex Marks The G-Spot called “An Erotic Picture Worth A Thousand Words.” This contest is very fun and unique because every two months a photo is posted on the website, and there are people submitting their entries to win the first place prize a publishing contract with No Boundaries Press.

9. What was one of the toughest projects you have ever faced, but was proud of the accomplishment?

Writing a story is tough, but fun and I love it with all my heart. Especially when I write erotic, but my overall toughest project would be AfterDark Online. I created a site where I had no one responding for a while. I, at the time, didn’t know what I was doing when I created it in the late spring of 2010. I was suffering many losses at the time; my job, a brother in law, a friend, and hope. When AfterDark Online was launched in October 2010, I was trying to define what will make AfterDark Online unique from all the other sites and I didn’t realize it until late last year. And keep in mind, I am still trying to define its difference and uniqueness from all the other sites.

10. What advice would you give to other writers, especially to those that are starting out?

Just because you have one thing figured out, don’t think you know everything. Keep an open mind for everything. Plan A isn’t the only option, because you need to look at Plan B, C, D, and so on. Don’t be afraid to learn something new; everything around you is a game-changer. Surround yourself around positive people, and learn to accept constructive criticism. You may not agree with them, but you can learn from them.

11. Lastly, where can people follow you (i.e. social networks, blogs, websites, etc.)?
 Most obvious is "The AfterDark World" of course... the parent site of AfterDark Online
On Twitter you can find me on: @afterdarkonline or @anarchy0029 (which is my personal account)
On Facebook, you're welcome to friend me, and please follow my fan page: Author Ray Sostre
You can also catch me on LinkedIn.

Time for some trivial questions...

12. Cocktail Moment: If there was a drink of your kind, what would it be (alcoholic or non-alcoholic)?

Red Death: Vodka, Southern Comfort, Sloe Gin, Orange Juice, Rose’s Lime, and Orange Juice. This is the drink of my choice. It tastes damn good, but it sneaks up on you.

13. Your Day Off: If you could take a day off from your normal activity, how would you spend it?

I’m from the east coast and I so miss New York, but I would love to be on the West Coast From San Diego to Bay Area, all the way through Portland and Seattle. I want to be there.

14. Favorite Man Food: It’s your day off and you wake up at 10AM, describe your kind of brunch?

It’s a Meat-Lover’s Skillet, consists of Bacon, Sausage, Ham, Cheese, Jalapeno Peppers, and Potatoes on a Rye Bread. Yum!

15. Something Extra: Is there anything trivial you wish to share to your readers about yourself?

I can be the life of the party, but I’m also a loner many times and prefer to be that way. Overall, I’m very easy-going until someone gets me started.

I want to thank everyone for participating in "A Man's World Interview Event"

Sincerely,
              Ray Sostre

Friday, March 30, 2012

Trivial Facts about Ray Sostre’s “The Girl Upstairs”

On April 6th, The Girl Upstairs will be released through Romance Divine and there is enough anticipation of a good story. It is a hero, contemporary romance where you will feel fulfilled from the story.

Now please take the time to comment, because the  selected winner will receive a free copy of The Girl Upstairs.

Here is the blurb:

Carlos Munoz left New York and his financial analyst position for a simpler life in Pennsylvania. The slower pace and relaxed lifestyle took some getting used to, but came with certain…benefits, his upstairs neighbor. The voluptuous woman intrigued him, but what about her ex—and her policeman brother? Was part of Carlos’ new life going to include a new love? He had a lot to learn about…The Girl Upstairs


Here are some trivial facts about the book The Girl Upstairs

1. It was written in June 2011, first intended as a short story.

2. The original story was actually about a man who moved from a small town to a big city, where he lived below a sexy neighbor. The story was rewritten the other way around in September 2011.

3. Originally completed in November 2011, but there were delays in editing.

4. Inspired by Ray Sostre’s east coast roots, when he lived in Scranton and Wilkes-Barre, PA.

5. Inspired from the song’s instrumental tracks by The Rza “La Rumba” featuring Method Man and U-God.

6. Ray Sostre's work was influenced by Jodi Olson and Dawne Prochilo.

7. In early November, Ray Sostre had a difficult time finding an ending the story, until he received  suggestions from a fellow friend/author Sammy Jo Hunt to complete the story.

Here is an excerpt to the upcoming story.

She felt him touching her ass and like the way his hands moved around her body. She unbuttoned his shirt as her mouth watered to see him naked. Just when they were about to do it in the kitchen, a sudden noise alerted her. It was the sound of the door unlocking and her brother entering. She wasn’t expecting him to come by.
“Oh shit, it’s my brother! He’s here!” she gasped.
The two quickly let go of each other and straightened themselves just in time before her brother entered. Bella’s brother, Sal, was a tall, husky-looking man, with brown hair and an intimidating look that would scare any suspect into confession.
He walked around her place, smelling the food in the air. He noticed two wine glasses on the table and wondered who was with his baby sister. He overheard the water running in the kitchen, and cautiously wondered what was going on as he inched closer to the closed door.
“Bella?”
“I’m in the kitchen, Sal.”
When stepped in, he saw his sister at the counter wrapping up the large bowl of spaghetti and meatballs, and a young Hispanic man washing the dishes in the sink.
“What’s going on?” Sal asked with suspicion.
She turned to him and smiled, “Oh, hi, I didn’t hear you come in.”
“Who’s he?” he nodded towards the man at his sister’s sink.
“Sal you remember my neighbor from downstairs, don’t you? This is Carlos; Carlos, this is Sal, my brother.”
“Hey, howyadoin’?” Carlos waved.
Sal noticed the quietness between the two, like they were doing something earlier before he entered his sister’s place. It may appear to be innocent, but he started giving his sister the third degree.
“So, what were you doing earlier?” he asked.
“We were eating dinner and getting to know each other, that’s all.”
“Really?” he asked. “I didn’t remember hearing the water running in the kitchen when I entered. Besides, I don’t remember you being neighborly over two glasses of wine on—”
“Sal, don’t give me that crap! Carlos and I were having a conversation. I’m not like one of your suspects. So don’t question me like that!”
“Umm, maybe I should go,” Carlos suggested as he turned off the running water.
“No, Carlos, please stay,” she begged.
“Hey, I’m sorry,” Sal apologized. He walked over and extended his hand to Carlos. “I know you recently moved here. So, Carlos, where you from?”
“New York.”
“Really, what brought you out to Scranton?”
“Better way of life?” Carlos shrugged.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

AfterDark's Interview with Alan Jankowski

The AfterDark World introduces a man with such versatility and wit with his work. Straight out of New Jersey, we are pleased to have Alan Jankowski to join us for “A Man’s World Interview.”

1.Alan, thank you for taking the time out for this interview. Please, why don’t tell us a little bit about yourself?

Thanks Ray, and hold the Jersey jokes will ya?  Not a heck of a lot to tell about me, I'm a single guy, just turned 51, and for the past three years or so, writing seems to be the major thing in my life.   Lately though, it seems I spend more time doing writing-related stuff other than actual writing...like dealing with editors, translators, publishers, writing groups and newsletters...that sort of thing.  Though I think some of the internet writing groups have to go.

2. How long have you been writing and when did you decide writing this genre was for you?

I started writing in 2009 and have to say I'm really the "accidental writer."  While surfing the net I came across an article on sex fantasy.  It mentioned a site where people post their sex fantasy stories and others comment and rate them.  I joined because "it's free, why wouldn't you join?" as it said on the site, without any real intention of writing anything.  After a few days of reading the stories, which I thought interesting, I wondered what I could come up with that could possibly make it onto their "Hottest Fantasy" list.  So, it was a challenge, like a mountain that needed to be climbed.  My first story posted on April 21, 2009 with little notice but I decided to give it a shot three days later.  I had seen pictures of a girl who liked to get tied up, she had the ball gag and the ropes and the whole bit, and had hair like Bo Derek in "10."  Her hair reminded me of rope.  So, I thought to myself "Girl who likes to get tied up, hair like rope...hmmm, there's a story here somewhere."  So, I wrote "Morning In The Park."  That one not only shot up the Hottest Fantasy list, but got a rather big response.  I mean, who knew?  It was also the first story I sold, and the first story I sold twice actually.

3. In an industry dominated by women, how you handle the pressure? On top, how do you explain to others about what you write?

I had no clue it was dominated by women really when I started, heck it was accidental anyway, and I'm not sure there's really any pressure in that regard.  Heck, some might consider a field dominated by women to be a good thing.  I've known a few guys over the years who took up nursing for instance just to meet women, so that may be a plus.

As far as explaining the erotic writing, I usually don't feel the need to "explain" it per se.  I can't say I feel embarrased or anything, as matter of fact, I'd probably feel more embarrased to say I didn't think about sex.  That said, I'm often outside with my little Toshiba netbook, and if someone asks me what I do I tell them I write and if they seem interested I point them to a love poem or something.  I certainly have no shortage of those.  But, it's certainly no secret that I write erotica.  I just think it's usually safer, so to speak, to start off the writing conversation with something non-erotic.

4. How does you family and friends feel about your work?

Well, my father has read most of my stories from 2009, and I know my mother has read at least a couple.  She wanted to read my story "Merry Christmas, Baby" after I told her I put her dog in it.  And I've put a couple of my friends in my stories, notably Joe Malgeri and Pete Conroy, as well as using their first names a few times.  In non-sexual roles, of course.  Great way to get people to read your stuff, btw...put them in it.  I think it's safe to say that if you hang out around me long enough you'll end up in a story.

Yeah, I was hanging out with Pete quite a bit when I started writing and he would be the first person I knew to read my stuff.  It's funny looking back at some of those stories really.  My story "Lost Tribe" for instance starts off with him and I planning a vacation to Columbia to visit his relatives, and he does have relatives down there.  We do rather ordinary things like meet at the Old Bridge Fridays and order the ribs and drink Guinness, something we've done many times.  The part about me getting lost during the trip and getting captured by a lost tribe of Amazonian wild women is pure fantasy I have to admit.

So, to answer your question, my friends and family have no problem with my writing.


5. Is there a particular genre you haven’t touched, but would be interested in doing?

Hmmm, good question.  I have so many stories in so many categories I would tend to say no.  It's not so much venturing into new genres for me, as much as venturing into longer works like novels and novellas.  So far, my erotic work has been solely short stories.  Oh, and poems...have quite a few of those.

6. Tell us about your latest book Morning In The Park?

So far, I'm only involved in one erotic eBook...I have two stories "Morning In The Park" and "Getting A Raise (From the boss's wife)" included in the first erotic anthology from MWiDP.  They're just getting into erotic publishing, and from what I can gather still don't have the erotic site up yet.  I chose them because I have a number of stories that were translated into Spanish, those two as well as four others so far, and they were the first publisher I found that showed an interest in publishing the Spanish stuff.  The new pen name, Sergio Erotico reflects that.  I needed something that would work for both the English and Spanish readers, and that seems to work.  There is a very nice girl in Caracas who does the translating, and at some point the stories translated into Spanish will be released with more on the way.  And there will be more English language stories released under the Sergio name as well.  Watch my Facebook wall for further details, that's about all I can say at the moment.
7. What inspired you to write Morning In The Park?

I didn't come up with the title actually...

8. Do you have any upcoming projects that you wish to share?

Yeah, I have more than a few really.  The erotic projects center around the release of the eBooks mentioned above, but most of my other projects are non-erotic at the moment.  I really hope to resume working on my novel.  I started to turn "Sexual Healing" into a novel back in 2010.  I got one chapter done, then had some setbacks notably my netbook got stolen in September, 2010 along with about 15 pages of notes.  That really took the momentum out of it.

I also intend to continue to try to get more published.  I had my first short story published in print this past December on Dancing With Bear Publishing...

That story "His Christmas Wish" is actually the first 3300 words of a longer story I wrote for an erotic story contest, which is sort of funny since DWB is primarily a Christian and children's book publisher.  I never mentioned it was the intro to an erotic story.
My story "The Birthday Party" is coming out in print twice in the next couple of months, first one print journal, and then it will come out in a book in May.  The proceeds from the latter will be to benefit cancer research.  I also have two poems coming out in April in two separate print books on Inner Child Press.  I hope to get more poetry published this year, hopefully a whole poetry book.  In 2010 I started branching out subject wise with my poems, getting increasingly away from the erotic.  I didn't think much of it until this past September when I found out my 9-11 Tribute poem was used in ceremonies around the world...

I know it's sort of funny, that someone can start out writing sex stories and two years later their work is read by kids in schools and end up in church bulletins, but believe me it can happen.  I want to see what happens after this coming September, see how much bigger it gets this year, and then approach poetry publishers about getting a whole poetry book out.

I probably won't be getting back to erotic writing in earnest for another couple of years, except maybe a few contest stories here and there.

9. What was one of the toughest projects you have ever faced, but was proud of the accomplishment?

By far the toughest project I've attempted is turning "Sexual Healing" into a novel.  Somehow I have no trouble turning out a 12 page, 6700 word short story in one night, but it took me three months to come up with the 1600 words of notes to do the one chapter of that novel I actually finished, followed by four days of writing.  I think it came out rather well though.  The trick is to keep up that standard of writing over 100k words or whatever.  And that remains to be seen.

10. What advice would you give to other writers, especially to those that are starting out?

Lol...you want me to give advice eh?  It used to be my only advice to new writers was to use "spell-check"...sound advice, btw...but, I could probably add a few items.  Depends to a large extent what your goals are as a writer really.  For instance, if you're looking to get published, don't go posting your stuff online for free because once it's published online you're not likely to sell it to a publisher.  The other thing would be to choose a pen name, the keyword there would be "name."  You should use a real human name, something pointed out to me by Morgan Hawke after I started using DirtyMartini.  I had started writing under the name Exakta66, but when I started selling my stories back in late 2010 I realized that was an active registered trademark and my girlfriend suggested DirtyMartini.  I think the Sergio Erotico name should work a bit better.  I've made so many mistakes, and realize I still have a lot to learn, so I'm not sure sometimes I should be giving anyone advice.  I would add writing a lot though, since you learn by doing, like anything else really, and read stories by other good writers.  Heck, go read all of mine.

11. Lastly, where can people follow you (i.e. social networks, blogs, websites, etc.)?

I joined Facebook in September, 2010 about a week after I answered my first submission call.  I really only joined to connect with other writers, and I do post everything I do writing-related so feel free to add me as a friend there for anyone who hasn't.  Here's my page...

I'm also on LinkedIn...

And Twitter, but I don't really use it that much at the moment...I use FB the most...I'm @Exakta66 here...


I don't have my own website or blog, and really not in a hurry to get either...I seem to be busy enough as it is.

Time for some trivial questions...

12. Cocktail Moment: If there was a drink of your kind, what would it be (alcoholic or non-alcoholic)?

I would have to say a Dirty Martini.  They're rather good, actually.

13. Your Day Off: If you could take a day off from your normal activity, how would you spend it?

Lol...that's funny, because I always seem to be doing something writing related these past couple of years, even if it's not actual writing.  Like hanging out in writing groups, going through writing newsletters, and I'm a moderator over on Stories Space these days, which is a non-erotic writing site.

It probably would be nice to just sit around and listen to some good electric blues, like Albert King.

14. Favorite Man Food: It’s your day off and you wake up at 10AM, describe your kind of brunch?

Steak and eggs would be nice, perhaps a nice Porterhouse medium rare...heck, you could probably hold the eggs.

15. Something Extra: Is there anything trivial you wish to share to your readers about yourself?

I collect Exakta cameras, which is why I started writing using the name Exakta66.  That picture with myself and Angel was taken with a 1938 Exakta 66 camera in Johnson Park here in New Jersey.  Actually, that picture was taken back in 2005, but I like it.

Alan, I truly thank you for the interview and I hope to see you on here again. Thank you so much!

Thank you Ray, it was a pleasure...and I hope to be back someday.


Here is an excerpt from "Morning In The Park" from the above anthology...


Joyce looked hot in her short skirt and T-shirt when we arrived at the park. It was still early and it was an overcast day, so there was no one around. We passed a swing set as we walked through the park on our way to the tennis courts. She asked me if I would push her on the swing. I agreed and we headed over there. As I pushed her on the swing, her long hair blew back every time she swung away from me. It looked so beautiful in the breeze. Suddenly I had the urge to grab the chains as she swung back. I grabbed her wrists between my thumb and index fingers while holding firm on the chains with my other fingers. I lifted up the chains with an abrupt movement and held the chains to my shoulders forcing her butt against my crotch. I felt like hiking up her skirt and bouncing that soft butt up and down on my stiff cock by hoisting the swing up and down by the chains. But I didn't. I just slid her clothed body up and down my crotch a couple of times. My feelings of arousal mixed with my feelings of anger as I dragged her butt over my stiff cock.

"What's up?" she asked.

I just remained silent. I lifted her off the swing and we proceeded to walk to the tennis courts.

As we got to the courts again there was nobody around. A slight breeze ruffled the canvas tarps that were tied to the fence to break the wind, but otherwise all was silent. As Joyce bent over to put down the cooler with the food and take out her racket, a sudden burst of adrenaline shot through my body, like a convict hurdling over the prison wall. The sight of Joyce bending over incited me like fresh blood to a shark. I grabbed her by her wrists and held them above her head, spinning her around and forcing her back against the fence. As I held her arms above her head, I tied her wrists together with her long blonde hair. I then looped the remainder of the hair through the fence and proceeded to tie her securely to the fence with her own hair. I took off her skirt and pulled down her panties as I sat down for a moment on the cooler to survey what I had done. I got up only to rip her T-shirt down the front, letting the few remaining untied strands of long blond hair rustle softly in the breeze over her erect nipples. I sat back down briefly again for a moment until once again I started up like a man possessed. I opened the cooler and surveyed my findings. I took out the hummus and walked over to her. I opened it and started spreading the cold paste onto her nipples, down her tummy and on her thighs. I then proceeded to lap it off her like a lion devouring a steak with hard firm strokes of my tongue. She tried to struggle and as she did the sound of the chain link fence clattering against the fence posts clashed with the ruffling of the canvas tarp. My saliva made her round breasts glisten as the morning sun tried to poke through the clouds. I then reached back to the cooler and pulled out a banana. I proceeded to tease her with it as she remained totally helpless tied to the fence. I touched it to her lips and proceeded to drag it slowly down her neck, circling her nipples and outlining her breasts.

"You like bananas?" I asked, "I know you do."

Monday, March 26, 2012

AfterDark's Interview with J S Morbius

From Melton Mowbray, UK is a man who is best known to write transexual erotica. He truly believes in his work and has made every story worthwhile reading. I not only introduce an erotic author, but also a family man and devoted husband. The AfterDark World is pleased to have J S Morbius for “A Man’s World Interview”


1.      Mr. Morbius, thank you for taking the time out for this interview. Please, why don’t tell us a little bit about yourself?

I am an engaged father to nine children ( a combination of my own and step-children). I am disabled and am currently undergoing a dilemma as to whether to have my leg amputated or an operation to straighten out my deformity, although for all intents and purposes the foot will still be useless.


2.      How long have you been writing and when did you decide writing this genre was for you?

I started to write, just for fun, about five years ago when I was having difficulties within my marriage. I used it as an escape from the rows and it just developed from there. The reason I chose erotica was mainly due to the death of my sex life within the marriage.

3.      In an industry dominated by women, how you handle the pressure? On top, how do you explain to others about what you write?

I believe everybody is equal and the pressure is the same for everyone, whether man, woman or even transgender. If anyone asks what I do I am fully honest with them and if they take offence they know where the door is. There is nothing wrong with a man writing erotica.


4.      How do your family and friends feel about your work?
Everybody is really supportive of my writing, even though most of my family and friends don’t usually read what I write. I think that’s more down to my genre than my actual writing though, at least I hope it is.


5.      Is there a particular genre you haven’t touched, but would be interested in doing?

The only genre I have never tried is sci-fi/fantasy but maybe one day I shall try my hand at that genre as well. It all comes down to the ideas that come really so if a sci-fi idea appears I shall go with it and see where it leads.


6.      Tell us about your latest book Star Search.?

Star Search has been out since November 2011 and is the story of Joe a man who only dates transsexuals. Meeting Star one night he falls for her and decides he wants to spend the rest of his life with her, only for things to go badly wrong as Star is an escort and the company she works for aren’t happy when she tries to quit.


7.      What inspired you to write Star Search?

As with all my transsexual fiction I believe that transsexuals are people just like everybody ese and deserve to be viewed as such. A lot of stories I read in the past featured the trans woman as nothing more than a sex object to be used and I wanted to sure they have a real side as well.


8.      Do you have any upcoming projects that you wish to share?
Later this year I have another transsexual romance coming out with Naughty Nights Press called Addicted to Charlie and just the other day I received an email accepting two gay male short stories for a Naughty Nights Press anthology.


9.      What was one of the toughest projects you have ever faced, but was proud of the accomplishment?

I guess Star Search was the toughest, due to the fact that it was the first story I ever submitted for publication, and that would never have happened if it wasn’t for my editor, Penny Peterssen, who convinced me that I really ought to submit it.


10.  What advice would you give to other writers, especially to those that are starting out?

Never give up. Writing is a demanding occupation but the pay-off, when you get released, is worth all the sleepless nights. If I can get published anyone with determination can as well.


11.  Lastly, where can people follow you (i.e. social networks, blogs, websites, etc.)?

www.literotica.com (where I write as the_apocalypse)



Time for some trivial questions...

12.  Cocktail Moment: If there was a drink of your kind, what would it be (alcoholic or non-alcoholic)?

You’ve got me with this one and I had to look on the good old internet for a suitable cocktail for someone such as myself, but think I have a couple that are perfect.

Vampire Juice

2 oz lime flavored vodka4 oz tomato juice
½ tsp fresh horseradish
splash of Tabasco sauce



Build the ingredients into a highball glass and stir well. I prefer to serve this without ice as the tomato juice ensures the cocktail is quite a thick blood like consistency, but this is entirely up to you.

The Albino Vampire Cocktail

1 jigger white crème de cacao

1 jigger vanilla vodka
1 jigger Lady Godiva white chocolate liqueur
Chambord raspberry liqueur

Layer the first three ingredients into a martini glass in the listed order and then finally drop in a dollop of Chambord. Do not mix or stir, the Chambord will naturally sink to the bottom.


13.  Your Day Off: If you could take a day off from your normal activity, how would you spend it?

If my twins, which are the only two children I have left living at home, weren’t at school I would spend it with them reading, helping with any homework they had, console gaming and down the park, weather permitting/


14.  Favorite Man Food: It’s your day off and you wake up at 10AM, describe your kind of brunch?

A full English breakfast is the perfect way to start the day. 3 slices of bacon, 3 sausages, 2 fried eggs, fried mushrooms, baked beans, tomatoes, black pudding, hash browns, fried bread and a LARGE mug of coffee


15.  Something Extra: Is there anything trivial you wish to share to your readers about yourself?

Before writing, and when my disability wasn’t as bad as now and allowed me to wotk full-time I was a fully qualified butcher as well as an undertaker.

Mr. Morbius, I truly thank you for the interview and I hope to see you on here again. Thank you so much!

Thank you for having me Ray It has been a pleasure.


Star Search by J.S. Morbius
Excerpt Two

As soon as the last of them had gone, Star closed and locked the door, took hold of my hand and led me across the front room and into my bedroom. She closed the door and walked me over to my bed, before stopping and standing in front of me.
“It’s just you and me now Joe,” Star said and leant in as if to kiss me again.
However, she didn’t want a kiss, as I quickly found out. As I leant in towards her she placed both her hands against my chest, and pushed, catching me unaware. I tried to put a foot back to keep my balance but, as there was nowhere for me to go, I fell back onto the bed. As soon as I was on my back Star climbed on top of me, and placed her knees either side of me.
“Tonight Joe I am going to give you a night you will never forget,” Star said looking down at me. “As my way of saying thank you for everything...”
“There’s no need for this Star,” I said.
“I know there’s no need Joe,” she said. “But I want to.”
Before I could say another word Star bent her head down and placed her lips against mine again. This time there was no urgency, no rushing; just soft passionate kissing. Our lips and mouths opened and our tongues danced together, like two snakes circling each other before they mate, before darting into each other’s mouths. I wrapped my arms tightly around her back, holding her as close to me as I could, and we stayed like that for a few minutes, just kissing nothing else.
Eventually Star pulled away from me, sat up and pulled her top over her head, exposing her gorgeous tits to me. Throwing her head back she grabbed them in her hands and sat there on me, massaging them roughly while grinding her groin against my rock hard cock. Looking up at her hands as she played with her tits, I reached up, slowly moving her hands out of the way and placing my hands against her perfectly shaped, fake breasts. Gently running my fingers over her nipples I reached behind her, held her tight and sat up, taking each nipple in my mouth alternately and flicking my tongue over them, occasionally giving them a little nip with my teeth.
Star continued to grind and thrust her hips against my cock before moving down until she was sitting on my lower legs. Reaching forward she quickly, and eagerly, undid the zip and button on my jeans and began to pull them down. Once she had got them as far down as she could her hand reached towards my cock, the outline of which was clearly visible against my tight boxer shorts, and began to rub me softly.
I closed my eyes and let out a small gasp at the softness of her touch, only for her to quickly pull my boxer shorts down and release my cock. Gently wrapping her long, soft fingers around my thick, hard shaft she started to caress me slowly, as I moved my hips up and down against her hand movements. Expertly she played with my balls as she stroked my cock, taking me to the brink a number of times before lowering her head and flicking her tongue over the end of my cock, tasting the drop of pre-cum that had seeped out.
I lifted my head and watched as her tongue danced back and forth over the end of my cock. Gripping it tightly, Star opened her mouth and engulfed every inch of me. As her head began to bob up and down rhythmically as she sucked and stroked, my cock. I could feel my balls starting to tighten, and knew that I wouldn’t last much longer if she carried on like she was.
“Mmmm Star that feels so good,” I gasped as her hand began to massage my balls as well. “You’re going to make me cum.”
Unable to speak, Star let me know exactly what she wanted as she started to suck me harder and faster and all of a sudden I completely lost control. My cock throbbed violently and the first stream of cum erupted forcefully and hit the back of her throat. Every spasm released more and more cum into Star’s mouth and she eagerly swallowed every drop that she could, until I was totally spent. Finally Star lifted her head, a small drop of cum still on her lips and looked me in the eyes.
“That’s just for starters Joe,” she said sliding up my body and laying on top of me.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Weekend Dirty Dozen: Finding Possibilities - 03/23 - 03/25/2012

Happy Freaky Friday. It's time for that Weekend Dirty Dozen and I want to thank those who helped me out with the answer of these questions. I am currently working on a WIP, Finding Possibilites, and I want to share those uncomfortable questions a mother would ask her daughter's date. The only problem is that the mother is a little over sixty, and her daughter just turned forty, while her date is ten years younger.
Finding Possibilities is an older woman/younger man romance story about a woman who just turned forty and met this young man at a bar as they get to know more of each other. The scene I'm writing is when Darius, the thirty year old, picks up Faith from her mother's place. Faith's mother questions Darius because of his age and young looks, the two agreed to spend the night at his place, but first they have to go through her mother, like they were two teenagers.

*This is a rough sample of the WDD, so it is subjected to change.

Faith quickly applied lipstick over her lips as she overheard Darius to hesitate to answer a question. She needed to leave the bathroom and rescue Darius from stumbling on his answer.
“Well I’m taking your daughter out to –”
She entered the living room and saw Darius seated on the couch, next to her mother, almost lost in his answer, holding on to a couple of roses and candy. She intervened with a little white lie.
“He’s taking me out to dinner and a movie in Brooklyn, right Darius?”
Darius smiled. “Yes. We’re going first to a Mid-Eastern restaurant in Bay Ridge and then go see a movie afterwards.”
“Really?” her mother asked. She turned to Faith. “I didn’t think you liked Mid-Eastern food.”
“Well, there’s always the first time to try. What was the name of the restaurant over there?”
“Tanoreen. It’s over on Third Avenue in Brooklyn.”
“Oh okay.” Her mother asked the most uncomfortable question that would leave Darius in the hot-seat ever, but she turned to Faith when she asked, “So are you planning on spending the night at his place, or are you coming home after the movie?"

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

AfterDark's Interview with Benjamin Russell

I want to introduce an author with such fling and zing to his stories. A man who can draw such heat, he would make ladies find the nearest fan or have to change their panties after reading his work. I introduce Benjamin Russell for “A Man’s World Interview” on The AfterDark World.

1. Mr. Russell, thank you for taking the time out for this interview. Please, why don’t tell us a little bit about yourself?  Hmm, this is one of those obligatory interview questions that always gives me pause.  Ok, here’s the deal. Benjamin Russell is my pen name Albeit Benji ( as some of readers and friends call me ) is actually more me than me – if that makes any sense.  Benji and I kinda got this Clark Kent thing going on.  By day, I am a highly successful corporate executive, responsible for a staff of 35 IT professionals and an operating budget of $15 million. When Benji comes out to play, he dons his Gentleman Dom hat and writes steamy erotica. I think my staff sees some of the Dom in me, since I can be a tad authoritative at times. 
2. How long have you been writing and when did you decide writing this genre was for you?  I write business briefs and proposals in the real world and I’m damn good at it.    One day I decided what the heck – I want to try writing for fun.  The transition from business writing to fiction writing has not been easy, but I think my past writing experience has given me a running start.  My Father, he was a voracious reader and he taught me to love the written word. His philosophy was that he didn’t care what I read; comic books, the daily newspaper or his secret stash of X-rated paperback books (I’m pretty sure he knew I read them, but he pretended not to notice) he just wanted me to read. Since I’m an author of Erotica, I guess you’ve probably figured out that I gravitated to his steamy paperback books.

3. In an industry dominated by women, how you handle the pressure? On top, how do you explain to others about what you write?  Yes, women dominate the industry and I must admit, they’re damn good at it, but I honestly don’t feel any pressure.  I love women; they are a gift from the Universe. I believe the glory of Life is in its infinite diversity and in the ways; our differences combine to create meaning and beauty.  I realize I can learn a lot from women writers about how to give my characters more depth and breath.  I think your second question is pertaining to how I explain to people I write Erotica?  I follow the K.I.S.S. principle, I tell them I write about sex and life. 

4. How does you family and friends feel about your work?  My family has not embraced erotica as a genre they like to read.  If my Father were alive, he'd be giving me high fives and ideas for new stories. My Mother on the other hand, who is still alive, I think she'd be calling Ghost Busters or an Exorcist if she read one of my stories. Bottom-line, I write for me and I write the kind of stories that I enjoy reading.
5. Is there a particular genre you haven’t touched, but would be interested in doing? 
Paranormal, I have a scalding hot paranormal WIP project that I’m going to finish this spring and have published.  I’m still trying to decide if I want to submit it to a publisher or if I want to self-publish it.  I started writing it about a year ago, it’s up to 35K words now.  I put it down a few months ago, because I hit a wall in terms of where I wanted to go with the story and the character and I’m glad I did.  I have learned so much about myself and the craft of writing since then, that when I go back to finish it – the final product is going to be smoking
6. Tell us about your latest book Naughty Hot Shots - Booty Call? I co-authored the Booty Call with the talented Ms. Michelle Chatton.  It’s a story about a beautiful, full-figured woman who decides to celebrate her divorce becoming final and her birthday, by making a Booty Call to a couple of male friends.  She wants to have a MMF ménage to celebrate and her two friends, Marcus and Winston are only to happy to oblige. 

7. What inspired you to write Naughty Hot Shots - Booty Call?  Well, Michelle brought it to my attention that there are a lot more BBW buyers of erotic romance and erotica, than there are skinny-minnies as she describes them.  From there, my Muse went into overdrive and together we created the outline for the Booty Call in about two hours.

8. Do you have any upcoming projects that you wish to share?  Oh gawd, I have projects coming out of my butt.  Specifically, Michelle and I have outlines written for two other WIP projects that she and I expect to have published this year.  I am also working on projects with the sexy author, Ms. Jade F. Baiser, the scintillating Ms. E. R. Pierce and the always-scandalous Ms. Cassandre Dayne.  Of course, there is my solo paranormal project – The Incubus Chronicles

9. What was one of the toughest projects you have ever faced, but was proud of the accomplishment?  Wow, that’s the easiest question so far.  Battling the demon of self-doubt and stepping up the way the Nike commercial says – “Just Do It.”  Not surprisingly, there are a 100 times more would-be authors out there, still thinking about it, than there are writers who have actually conquered their fears and done it. I feel good about getting my first story published and I see it as a stepping-stone for many more to come.

10. What advice would you give to other writers, especially to those that are starting out?  Characters, characters, characters.  Focus on giving your characters depth and breath – then the story will write itself.  I want all of my characters to be flawed in some way, or at least think they’re flawed – that way readers will identify with them, if only partially.  Writing the sex scenes is easy, but why are the characters doing it – that’s what will make readers come back for more and spread the good word about the story. 

11. Lastly, where can people follow you (i.e. social networks, blogs, websites, etc.)?
Visit my Mature Audiences Only - 18+ Adult blog at - http://incubuschronicles.blogspot.com/



Time for some trivial questions...

12. Cocktail Moment: If there was a drink of your kind, what would it be (alcoholic or non-alcoholic)? – A cold beer, I like all kinds of beers, but I’m partial to Sam Adams.  Or a chilled glass of wine – Moscato

13. Your Day Off: If you could take a day off from your normal activity, how would you spend it?  - Going to the gym or hitting a Yoga class.  I am seriously hooked on the endorphins that kick-in after a great workout, unfortunately – I keep allowing life to distract me from that simple joy.

14. Favorite Man Food: It’s your day off and you wake up at 10AM, describe your kind of brunch?   Coffee and more coffee.  A cup of mixed-fruit, turkey sausage and/or turkey bacon, scrambled eggs and three buttermilk pancakes.  Hey, what can I say – I’m big man.

15. Something Extra: Is there anything trivial you wish to share to your readers about yourself?  Hmm, I did another interview and I was asked the question – “What would we find under your bed?”  Honestly, I had no idea, so I crawled under there to take a look-see. Well, I found a jar of peanut butter( creamy ), a $100 bill( Great, she said she’d left me a tip ), a spray bottle of Swiss Navy lube( great stuff ), two pair of panties, a flogger and a pair of handcuffs. *Gawd, I need a new maid*

Mr. Russell, I truly thank you for the interview and I hope to see you on here again. Thank you so much!



EXCRPT TO Naughty Hot Shots - Booty Call.

The following excerpt from the Booty Call (along with a sneak peak at Winston) can be found by clicking on the embedded link and go to my Blog – the Incubus Chronicles.

Vicky arched her back and her head lolled to the side. “Winston, ooh baby, I am soooo close. If you keep doing that I am going to come, I am going to come so hard.” She whimpered breathlessly.

Steel vibrated in Winston’s voice. “No, you don’t come until I tell you to.” The touch of menace in his voice sent a furtive thrill to Vicky's moist core and surprisingly, she found the hint of danger in his voice to be arousing.

 “Yes Sir,” she said, assuming the submissive role easily from pure habit.

Vicky let out a long sigh as he slowly pulled his finger from her pussy’s clinging grasp. He stared at his cream covered finger lovingly before he turned his gaze on her and met her eyes directly.

Transfixed, she watched him stick his finger in his mouth and suck off all her cream. A look of crazed lust washed over his face as he tasted her juices and the erotic expression sent undulating ribbons of desire shimming down her spine. She peered at him through hooded eyes as he dipped a finger back inside her. Vicky’s eyelids fluttered and then closed as another wave of pleasure racked her body.

This time, when he withdrew his finger glistening with her dew, he held his hand up to her face. Every cell in her body screamed for her to devour his finger, but she forced herself to wait. He didn’t have to say it, but she wanted him to give her permission to do it. He leveled an icy stare at her and his commanding body language spoke to her heart.

Tonight she wasn’t the hotshot attorney who intimidated weak men with her intelligence, self-confidence and plus sized body. Tonight – in this bed – she wanted to be a desirable and sensuous woman, giving her trust to a real man. If only for one night, she wanted a man like Winston to dominate her and use her as he pleased.

Her eyes were soft, open and begging for his approval. “Please.”

“That’s good baby, you’re learning.” He placed his finger at the opening of her mouth and Vicky smiled when she inhaled her scent. She greedily wrapped her lips around his finger and sucked it clean.

He moved to the end of the bed and dropped to his knees so he could look between her legs. Moisture oozed from her and he froze for a moment as his cock bucked at the sight. He stared at the tantalizing view of her sex, wet with cream. He became enthralled at the promise of emptying the creamy contents of his balls in her, or all over her.

He looked up and captured her eyes. “Vicky, tell me what you want.”

She hesitated for just a moment. “Please.”

“Please what?” The displeasure in his voice was evident.

“Please make me come.”

He smiled. “That’s what I needed to hear.”

Winston began to lick his way up the inside of her legs and made a beeline straight for her beckoning little pussy. Normally, he would have teased her even more, but since today was her birthday and she’d been a good sub up to that point, he decided to give her what she needed.

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