Lady Love

September 29, 2009

Just came across a trio of terrific reviews for Best Lesbian Romance 2009. This collection, edited by Radclyffe and published by Cleis Press, features my short story, "Mélange."

Below are snippets of the reviews.

...Radclyffe has assembled a remarkable collection of stories that carry the reader on a journey that tugs at the heartstrings, titillates, and blissfully explores the pleasures of Sapphic lovemaking. A first rate anthology for fans of LesFic romance! -- Yvette Murray

This is such a fabulous selection of stories I had to make myself read only one or two at a time to totally savour them all.. 'Melange' [is] about the worry when you don't hear from someone dear... This is absolutely my favorite anthology from this publisher. -- E.B. Mulligan

The stories are emotional and sexy as they explore the nature of love between women... I learned that love is love in all of its forms so it really makes no difference as to who is involved... There is so much to read and so much love here that you may find yourself transported to another dimension. -- Amos Lassen

To read the reviews in their entirety - or to leave a review of your own - click here.

Curiouser and curiouser,
Allison Wonderland

P.S. Image from Alternative Greeting Cards.

News Flash

September 26, 2009

Pucker up, people.

A Slip of the Lip: The Erotica Readers & Writers Association's Collection of Kisses is now available to download!

This collection, edited by Remittance Girl, includes my poem "Sugar High." Despite the photograph accompanying the piece, the protagonist may be of either (or any) gender you desire.

Want to know what's even better?

The e-book is gratis.

Complimentary.

A freebie.

Won't cost you a single centavo.

This one's on the house, folks.

So come and get it.

Curiouser and curiouser,
Allison Wonderland

BF/F

September 23, 2009

Okay, folks. Cover your ears, please, hear-no-evil style. This one's gonna be a doozy.

*squeeeeeeee*

I just received word that my short story, "Flick Chicks," is in the line-up for Best Lesbian Erotica 2010.

*squeeeeeeee*

(I hope you had your hands where they belong.)

Best Lesbian Erotica 2010 is edited by the kick-ass Kathleen Warnock and selected by broad band BETTY. The book will be available on December 1, 2009, from Cleis Press. "Flick Chicks" debuted in Alison Tyler's collection, Hurts So Good: Unrestrained Erotica, also from Cleis Press. It is a tale of two female filmmakers who direct and star in erotic flicks for the nostalgically inclined, recreating the tame but tantalizing stag films of the 1950s.

It's the kind of spanking story that just makes you wanna...

*squeeeeeeee*

That was the last one, I promise.

Until, of course, the next one.

Curiouser and curiouser,
Allison Wonderland

A Senior Moment

September 21, 2009

I promised to post a minimum of three entries a week. As you can see, I've fallen short of my goal.

But if I said I would, then I should.

So, you know, I will.

I mean it this time.

(I know the rules - show, don't tell.)

So...

Just came across this fabulous art show from '07. Boy, oh, boy, do I wish I could have been one of the gallery goers in attendance.

I love The Golden Girls. Truly one of the best sitcoms ever created. One of my favorite facets of the show is the fact that the ladies were so candid about sex.


I guess the writing staff was comprised of a bunch of sex-crazed psychos with a granny complex.

Sorry, Blanche. I call 'em as I see 'em. -- Rose

Seriously, though, how boring would these broads have been if their lives had revolved around hot flashes instead of hot dates? Menopause instead of men?


These ladies were lovable and libidinous, raconteurs who gathered around the kitchen table and nibbled on cheesecake, swapped sex stories, and regaled us with anecdotes about Sicily and St. Olaf.


They were gutsy and garrulous, gorgeous and glamorous.


They were, quite simply, as good as gold.

Curiouser and curiouser,
Allison Wonderland

Getting in Touch with Your Femmeinine Side

September 9, 2009

Check out this regal review by Jiz Lee of Visible: A Femmethology.

And then check out this cool contest.

The winner wins (that's usually how these contest things work) both volumes of Femmethology, which means that you, too, could have the opportunity to partake in the pleasure that is my contribution, "The Anonymity of Femmeininity," an essay that appears in Volume Two of the collection.

Curiouser and curiouser,
Allison Wonderland

S.W.A.K.

September 5, 2009

I really need to update this blog on a regular basis.

Okay, pre-New Year's resolution: post a new entry at least three times a week.

Definitely doable. Please poke me (gently!) if I'm not satisfying you. Er, not satisfying my resolution, I mean.

I recently participated in Remittance Girl's "A Slip of the Lip" writing challenge, for which I composed a 100-word work of flash fiction entitled "Sugar High."

Advance praise for the piece (thanks, fellow ERWA list members!):

Sickeningly sweet... in a good way. LOVE the gumball-green eye image. -- Sophie

Kisses sweeter than wine, eh? Delicious. There is nothing as sweet as the taste of a lover's lips. -- Malcom

Totally cute. Like the ending line. -- Annie

I don't read much flash fiction, but for some reason this one caught my eye and I'm glad it did. What a sweet sentiment. Nice imagery with the limbs lacing like a corset. Maybe the nicest thing someone can say about a "quickie" is that every word counted. I think you achieved that. -- Alicia

Lovely images and in contrast to some of these "KISS"es I did not feel cheated out of the sex. -- Felicia

"A Slip of the Lip" will soon be available as a complimentary download.

Curiouser and curiouser,
Allison Wonderland