Beauty Secrets

August 7, 2009

I have marvelous news to share. Or, in 60s-speak, marvy news. (I've been watching a lot of The Lucy Show lately.) Anywho, I recently received word that my short story, "Sleeping with Beauty," a tale of two theme park princesses who find love and lust at The Happiest Place on Earth, will be included in Alison Tyler's Alison's Wonderland. This anthology will be published by Harlequin through their Spice imprint in July of 2010. I am tickled bubblegum pink to be featured among the A-listers of erotica.

Alison passed on some feedback from the editor at Harlequin:

There's a lot of really great, creative stuff here! Among the hightlights for me were: "Managers and Mermen," "Sleeping with Beauty," "The Clean-Shaven Type," "A Taste for Treasure," "The Walking Wheel," and "Dancing Shoes." But most of the stories are completely original, titillating, and entertaining.

It's an honor to be highlighted.

In other marvy news, my short story, "Smut Puppy," about a smut scribe revealing the secret of her, um, smut scribing, will be included in Alessia Brio's Coming Together: Into the Light.

This collection will be published by Phaze in January 2010. Proceeds from the sale of the anthology will be donated to V-Day, a "global movement to end violence against women and girls."

If you're curious about the title of the piece, it's an homage to The Golden Girls. Slut puppy was Sophia's pet name for Blanche. I needed to modify the moniker, though, as "slut" wasn't exactly appropriate for the protagonist, but the sentiment is still pretty much the same.

Curiouser and curiouser,
Allison Wonderland

P.S. Prodigious princess artwork crafted by Brianna Garcia.

I Put a Spell on You

August 3, 2009

Saturday night, I saw a play in the city. After the show, which was simply scintillating, the theatre hosted a Sexy Spelling Bee. I was all abuzz. Who better to participate than me, self-professed word slut and member of the literary cliterary elite?

Following the performance, I registered to be a contestant, and then come 10 P.M., the bee began. The contest was comprised of four rounds. My words were...

1) clitoris
2) Sybian
3) necrophilia
4) salacious

Of these four, I spelled only one incorrectly. Guess which word that was.

After all was said spelled and done, I placed second. Winners were encouraged to take off their shirts. Guess whose shirt remained un-taken off.

Prizes were donated by Playboy, and I walked away with a pink Miss January baby doll tee and an iPod carrying case.

Curiouser and curiouser,
Allison Wonderland