I’m a sucker for calls for submissions with themes. It’s like being in a writing class and getting a fun prompt. Here’s a theme…on your mark…get set….WRITE! As a matter of fact, I keep stickies all over my computer for various anthology prompts as a quick entry into writing. If I am ever stuck on something I am trying to do, I look at a writing call for submission as a way to get me to write about ‘something.’
Essemoh Teepee announced an anthology open only to authors attending the first Erotic Association Authors convention in Las Vegas last September at the closing party. The idea was really simple and fun:
Imagine you are a guest of the towering Skylane Hotel. It affords the best views of the Las Vegas Strip, including hotel rooms of all the most famous Las Vegas hotels. That’s right, you’re a voyeur with a very powerful telescope and can see into the hotel windows of any of the other famous hotels that surround the Skylane. Take your inspiration from such famous hotels as the ornate Bellagio, Paris, the hotel that started it all, The Flamingo, the new and naughty Cosmopolitan, the Wynn, etc.
The only restriction is that all the sexy action must be able to be seen through the telescope at the Skylane. Otherwise, the sky’s the limit: straight, gay, menage, who knows, there might even be a vampire or two.
I had a couple of ideas pop into my head right away. I am, by nature, more of a voyeur than an exhibitionist, so it was fun to turn the table and develop a character who gets off on displaying herself to an imagined audience.
I am still a baby in the erotica market. In fact, this collection contains my first published short story (I have self-published elsewhere, and have other work ‘accepted’ but not finalized yet.) I am honored and delighted to be found in such quality company my first shot out the gate. I’m including the table of contents with a links to most of the other authors in the collection so you can check them out.
|The Art of Watching||K D Grace|
|Private Viewing||D. L. King|
|Vegas Lights||Jade Melisande|
|Room 1101||Nik Havert|
|Zoom In||Laura Antoniou|
|Alone Time||Cecilia Duvalle|
|Seeing Clearly||Genevieve Ash|
|Window of Opportunity||Cecilia Tan|
|Dancing Waters||Nan Andrews|
|The Ice Cube||Courtney Breazile|
|The Birthday Present||I.G. Frederick|
|The Mist Between Us||Penny Amici|
The proceeds from the sales of the book will be donated to help fund the Erotica Authors Association Conference. You can purchase the book at Amazon. The audiobook will be available on February 14th. A fun audio teaser can be found here.
UPDATE: The audio version is now available at Audible!