December 24, 2010

Nice girls get naughty gifts.

Take this jazzy Jezebel number, for example.

I love the speckled, hot pink fabric...

...the luscious black lace...

...and, especially, the bodacious... boosters. (Aren't they a hoot?)

Can't wait to wear this. But I kinda have to. Right now, I am off to dream of a write Christmas.

Curiouser and curiouser,
Allison Wonderland

Sticky Fingers

December 13, 2010

Coming Together: By Hand is now available!

This farrago of self-love stories, edited by the magnificent Alessia Brio, includes my fiction piece, "Quite Contrary."

Here's what you're getting yourself into:

No candles.


She never understood how truncated wax could generate a romantic ambiance. And she is quite certain that her beige voile curtains, a wedding present from her mother-in-law, are not flame retardant.

No music.

Also check.

She cannot possibly expect to concentrate with the husky voice of a husky male crooning about desire and devotion. She will feel as though someone is in the bedroom with her, supervising, scrutinizing, salivating.

She crosses to the table displaying her china doll collection. Carefully, she rotates the stands, ensuring that the dolls' line of vision is obstructed by the paisley print pattern adorning the walls.

To further safeguard against voyeurs, she jiggles the doorknob to make sure it's locked. Though she has the house to herself, another resident could return at a moment's notice and neglect to announce his arrival.

Her eyes survey the room, pausing to inspect Chester, the hibiscus plant suspended near the window. Mentally reviewing her morning agenda, she recalls that at 9:05, shortly after breakfast, she tended to her companion. This comforts her, for she cannot have a dehydrated plant hanging over her head.

Satisfied that everything is in order, she approaches the bed, folds down the coverlet, and lowers herself onto the sheets, crisply ironed and boasting hospital corners.

She glances at the alarm clock. 10:10. She has several hours before she must begin getting ready for her surprise party, where she will be forced to smile and feign appreciation for a blouse she will want to exchange and a gift certificate for a beauty treatment she did not even know she needed.

In the interim, she will have a private party.

She has spent months pondering the commemoration of the five decades she has coexisted, however discordantly, with the rest of the human race.

And there is only one gift that will suffice.

She has a surfeit of degrees, framed and fastened to the walls of her office. She has an abundance of accolades, conferred upon her by colleagues who both envy and extol her novel analyses of English literature. She has a doting daughter, who is attending a nearby university and following in her mother's footsteps. She has a husband, too, but their relationship, while amicable, has been tempered by routine and familiarity, and he is more often her buddy than her lover. And, of course, she has Chester.

But what she doesn't have, what she's never had, is an orgasm.

You're invited.

Go on, partake in our protagonist's private party.

And then, go f*** yourself.

Curiouser and curiouser,
Allison Wonderland

Come Out, Come Out, Wherever You Are

November 19, 2010

Gertrude's Gayest Issue Ever will be released on Sunday!

If you live in or near Portland, Oregon, Gertrude Press is hosting a Coming Out Party in commemoration of the publication of the journal's 15th issue, which feature my f/f story, "Second Banana."

Let me just say - I adore that cover. It reminds me of Madonna's performance of "Vogue" at the 1990 VMA's.

Curiouser and curiouser,
Allison Wonderland

That's so gay.

September 28, 2010

The gayest, in fact.

I've had a piece accepted for publication with Gertrude Press in Gertrude's Gayest Issue Ever!

In my story, called "Second Banana," a pair of Lucy and Ethel impersonators who work at an ice cream parlor positively melt for each.

Get it?

And the crowd goes mild...

Anywho, the issue, Gertrude's 15th, will be available later in the Fall. In the meantime, check out this nifty article about the journal, a publication dedicated to showcasing the creative talents of the GLBTQ community and its allies.

Curiouser and curiouser,
Allison Wonderland

No Ifs, Ands, or Butts about It

September 16, 2010

Spank is now available!

(Okay, so there are definitely butts about it.)

Get it while it's hot!

(Although its hotness has no expiration date, so I'm not sure how clever a sales tactic that was, really.)

Anyway, swing by the cyber launch party over at Author Island today and post a comment on the latest entry for your chance to win a complimentary copy of the collection.

Curiouser and curiouser,
Allison Wonderland

Cheek to Cheek

September 12, 2010

It's my turn to spank the day away.

In anticipation of the publication of D.L. King's Spank! anthology, I'll be sharing a snippet from my story.

The tale is told by an aspiring submissive, written in first person from a male point-of-view. In the three years that I've been writing erotic fiction, I've never "been" a man before. It's just always felt much more natural to write as a woman. But I wanted to explore the reasons why a guy would seek pleasure in pain, why a guy would have a preference for deference. Thus, "Fit to Be Tied, Bound to Be Gagged" was born.

"When I say bend over, you say how far."

It wasn't a command.

It wasn't a demand.

It wasn't even a reprimand.

It was a wisecrack, plain and simple, a riposte delivered in response to a mildly witty comment I'd made about my fiancĂ©e's promotion to station manager. But her remark had sparked my curiosity, let loose a slew of what ifs. 'What if she means it?' I wondered, sensing the beginnings of a smile. And then my pessimistic side kicked in – 'What if she doesn't?' – and the smile began to shrivel.

I spent the remainder of the day alternating between two of the seven deadly sins: lust and envy. I imagined myself reclining on our bed, a riding crop pinched like a rose between my teeth, waiting for Charlene to whale on my tail end. I thought of the imprints and handprints she would stamp on my flesh. I'd be seeing red, bold red, like the stripes in the American flag. And what could be more patriotic than a good old-fashioned spanking?

Charlene had awakened in me a dormant desire to be dominated. That woman never fails to amaze me – we hadn't even explored the fantasy yet and already she'd proven herself a power player in power playing...

[But] this had to be consensual, mutual, because even though I would be the one feeling pain, Charlene would be the one dealing pain, and she had to be okay with that.

"Are you okay with that?" I asked, my casual inflection no match for my tattered nerves as I sat in front of Charlene's desk while she stood behind it.

Charlene seemed to glory in my distress. "What exactly are you suggesting?" she queried, hoisting her hands onto her hips.

I tried hard not to revert to my squeaky pubescent voice as I said, "I'm suggesting that we take our work home with us."

I took in Charlene's expression – the tiny twinkle in her eyes, the giddy grin on her lips.

I could tell that she was up for it.

More than up for it.

Into it.

"It does seem logical, doesn't it?" Charlene replied, rubbing the rounded edges of her clipboard. "I'm already your superior at work. Why not also be your superior at play?"

D.L. King's book of bruised bottoms will be released on Wednesday, September 15.

Spanks for stopping by!

Curiouser and curiouser,
Allison Wonderland

P.S. The anthology's virtual tour continues through the 21st. Check out the schedule here.

On my honor, passion flower.

September 9, 2010

Can anyone identify the sitcom from which I snagged my subject line?

I've got a new release!

My f/f romance, "Kiss and Makeup," is included in the anthology Passionate Hearts, released on September 1 by Vanilla Heart Publishing. Right now, the collection is available as an e-book, but a print release is planned for October 27.

Check out the Passionate Hearts page for details on how and where to get your copy.

Curiouser and curiouser,
Allison Wonderland

Knick-Knack Paddle Whack

August 31, 2010

Spank! is going on tour!

The contributors of D.L. King's anthology, which includes my m/f story, "Fit to Be Tied, Bound to Be Gagged," will be blogging beginning September 1.

Here's the schedule:

9/1 D. L. King

9/2 Cervo

9/3 Sommer Marsden

9/4 Anna Black

9/5 Jean Roberta

9/6 Tara S. Nichols

9/7 Maggie Morton

9/8 Kathleen Bradean

9/9 Lee Ash

9/10 Lisabet Sarai

9/11 Evan Mora

9/12 Allison Wonderland

9/13 Sean Meriwether

9/14 Roxy Katt

9/15 Donna George Storey

9/16 Beth Wylde

9/17 Sacchi Green

9/18 A.D.R. Forte

9/19 J. Z. Sharpe

9/20 Jessica Lennox

9/21 Cassandra Park

Come by and say hi!

Curiouser and curiouser,
Allison Wonderland

Feeling Blue?

August 30, 2010

Then check out the new review of Violet Blue's collection Sweet Love: Erotic Fantasies for Couples, which features my m/f story, "A Week and a Whip." Robyn Oxborrow, appraising the anthology for the Sacramento Book Review, is sweet on Sweet Love and is confident that readers will be, too.

Curiouser and curiouser,
Allison Wonderland

Hitting Bottom

August 4, 2010

D.L. King, editor of the forthcoming anthology Spank!, has revealed the cover art for the collection.

Isn't it cheeky?

The anthology, which contains my m/f story, "Fit to Be Tied, Bound to Be Gagged," will be published by Logical Lust on September 15.

Curiouser and curiouser,
Allison Wonderland

Fancy Pants

July 21, 2010

Lana Fox, a fellow author in Alison's Wonderland, asked me what she considers a "cheeky little question" after reading my story in the anthology.

Thanks to Lana, I'm giving you a little peek under my skirt...

Curiouser and curiouser,
Allison Wonderland

P.S. If you love Lucy like I love Lucy, check her out before she was Lucy in the flick Fancy Pants.

Give Yourself a Hand

July 19, 2010

I hold in my hand an acceptance letter for Alessia Brio's collection Coming Together: By Hand!

My story in the anthology is called "Quite Contrary" and is my first published piece of erotic fiction. Back in the day (a.k.a. 2007), I decided to try my hand at writing literary erotica. So I wrote and submitted an earlier version of "Quite Contrary" to the 4th Birthday Fiction Competition hosted by For the Girls, and it earned an Honorable Mention.

The theme of this anthology is auto-erotica, so of course I have to share my favorite mentions of masturbation:

Be the Master of Your Own Bation (as seen in my college's underground newspaper)


The Master Baiter (as heard in an episode of SVU)

Alessia's anthology will be released in late autumn, with all proceeds from the sale of the book benefiting the Coalition for Positive Sexuality.

Curiouser and curiouser,
Allison Wonderland

Get the Picture?

July 16, 2010

Kristina Wright, editor of Fairy Tale Lust, is hosting one hell of a contest for the anthology.

What do you have to do to win?

Why, provide photographic evidence of lusty fairy tales, of course.

What, too cryptic?

Yeah, I figured as much.

Here, in much greater detail, are the details of the contest.

This one is really worth entering, folks. Those brownies are undeniably delectable.

Curiouser and curiouser,
Allison Wonderland

"I'm not dead, just floating."

July 12, 2010

I'm back again.
I know y'all missed me.

I must have been off in la la land, because it's been nearly two months since my last update. Fortunately, I have returned from my little sabbatical and am here to play.

Er, stay.

I have two new collections out! First there's Fairy Tale Lust: Erotic Fantasies for Women, edited by Kristina Wright and published by Cleis Press.

Then there's Alison's Wonderland, edited by Alison Tyler and published by Harlequin Spice.

My story in Alison's Wonderland is f/f and is called "Sleeping with Beauty," while my story in Fairy Tale Lust is m/f and is called "Mind Your Peas and Qs."

Speaking of Qs, Alison Tyler posed some very intriguing inquiries for the contributors of her collection. Check out my A's to her Q's here.

Curiouser and curiouser,
Allison Wonderland

As Good as Gold

May 20, 2010

Love, sweet love. Violet Blue's killer collection, Sweet Love: Erotic Fantasies for Couples, has tied for the Gold in the Erotica category of the the 2010 Independent Publisher Book Awards, also known as the IPPYs.


Violet cites some of the collection's contributors as "legendary erotica heavy-hitters," and Alison Tyler and I are neighbors!

My story in Sweet Love is called "A Week and a Whip," and it's about a woman who whups her man's butt - litera... Well, that kind of goes without saying, doesn't it?

Curiouser and curiouser,
Allison Wonderland

In a Girl Power Way

April 29, 2010

Fairy Tale Lust: Erotic Fantasies for Women won't be released until July, but one recipient of an advance review copy took the time to leave a thorough, thoughtful review of the collection.

Here's what Michelle R. had to say about my story:

Mind Your Peas and Qs by Allison Wonderland. Gotta love that penname and this story made me chuckle, deliberately. I'm not saying I deliberately chuckled, but that Allison was clearly aiming at being amusing, in a girl power way, and succeeded. Fast and funny, and like a pea under a series of mattresses, left a mark.

I love that assessment. And, as they say, I couldn't have put it better myself.

To read the review in its entirety, click here.

Curiouser and curiouser,
Allison Wonderland

Thrice as Nice

April 28, 2010

Coming Together: As One is now available!

This anthology, with its theme of menage, is edited by Alessia Brio and features my poem, "Neapolitan."

All proceeds from the sale of the collection will benefit ONE, an organization committed to stamping out poverty.

Currently, the book may be purchased from All Romance Ebooks or from Amazon as a paperback or Kindle.

Curiouser and curiouser,
Allison Wonderland

Betty, Set, Spank!

April 24, 2010

Let me begin by saying how much I love that image.

I collected those comic books growing up and Betty was always my favorite character. I could identify with her - the lovely, long-suffering, shared significant other of that capricious teenage redhead who so perfectly embodies the antagonist in Katy Perry's song "Hot N Cold."

And now, at long last, Betty gets her revenge, a dish best served bold.

Okay, so where is this image leading? Well, it's leading to
D.L. King's announcement of the table of contents for Spank!

Here's the lusty line-up:

1 Just a Spanking by Lisabet Sarai
2 Apple Bottom Hard Cider by Kathleen Bradean
3 Anthropology by Donna George Storey
4 Anything But Ordinary by A.D.R. Forte
5 The Royal Montague by Cervo
6 Elementary, My Dear Sir by Anna Black
7 The Accidental Spanker by Sean Meriwether
8 Necessary Roughness by Beth Wylde
9 The Good Soldier by Sacchi Green
10 The House on Oxford Street by J.Z. Sharpe
11 Finally by Jessica Lennox
12 Fit to Be Tied, Bound to Be Gagged by Allison Wonderland
13 Thin-Skinned by Jean Roberta
14 Slippering by Lee Ash
15 A Well-Red Bottom by Maggie Mortensen
16 Just Rewards by Tara S. Nichols
17 Sugar by Sommer Marsden
18 The Trumpet of Destiny by Roxy Katt
19 Richard's Reward by D. L. King
20 What Jackie Gives Me by Evan Mora

Very good company, indeed.

I can't wait to see the cover of the collection.

Curiouser and curiouser,
Allison Wonderland

Brand Spanking News

April 17, 2010

I have been remiss in updating my blog.

Thanks for the newsflash, Captain Obvious.

I suppose someone could spank me as punishment - you know, give me my birthday whacks early this year...

Speaking of spanking, D.L. King will be including my m/f story, "Fit to Be Tied, Bound to Be Gagged," a tale of tail thrashing, power playing, and the power of suggestion, in her Spank! collection, due to be released in the Fall from Logical Lust Publications.

Curiouser and curiouser,
Allison Wonderland

Tease and Thank You

March 27, 2010

The venerable Violet Blue has created a trailer for Sweet Love: Erotic Fantasies for Couples. In this terrific teaser, Violet reads the introduction to the anthology, using lovely, lascivious images to complement each author's story.

Didn't that seriously sizzle?

Curiouser and curiouser,
Allison Wonderland

Creative License

March 13, 2010

The other day, in the post office parking lot, there were two vans sitting side-by-side. One license plate read EXCITED and the other read NAUGHTY.

I hope that the following excerpt from "A Week and a Whip" will elicit both of those feelings in you.

To set the scene, our protagonist is with her girlfriends, venting and lamenting her boyfriend Jesse's wham-bam-when-will-this-be-over-ma'am approach to sex.

"You told me once that Jesse is the first guy you've dated who has no interest in, um, in pornography, right?"

It's true. Jesse isn't a sleaze, please type of guy. None of it stimulates him. Not if it's captured on celluloid, not if it's circulating in cyberspace. He flinches at the sight of women in the throes of faux ecstasy, winces at the plight of vixens immersed in violence, voyeurism, and vulgarity. Even Sapphic smut fails to whet Jesse's appetite. Soft-core or hardcore, it's all an eyesore to him.

"Maybe it's not disgust that he feels when he looks at those kinds of images. Maybe it's envy."




Finally, a gem of advice amongst cubic zirconias.

"Perhaps he hasn't told you how he feels because he's worried you'll think he's depraved."

That's just like Jesse, worried I'll think he's depraved. He doesn't even curse in my presence, because he's afraid he'll offend my delicate sensibilities.

"You're a sex life saver," I gush, giving her a much-deserved squeeze and thank you.

Well, it looks like the old in-and-out has gotten old and is on its way out. I need to start thinking outside the box. To be more precise, I need to start thinking outside
my box. (Hey, when I get horny, I get corny, what can I say?)

I can say that I'm confident I can fix this.


Just give me a week.

And a whip.

Curiouser and curiouser,
Allison Wonderland

Phallus in Wonderland

March 9, 2010

Sweet Love: Erotic Fantasies for Couples is now available! This anthology, edited by Violet Blue and published by Cleis Press, includes my brand spanking new spanking story, "A Week and a Whip."

The publication of this story not only marks my Blue book debut; it also marks my debut in m/f erotica.

Oh, yeah - I totally went there.

And, surprisingly, came out unscathed.

My characters didn't, but that's another story.

Anywho, I am over the moon to be a part of this collection.

Curiouser and curiouser,
Allison Wonderland

Un-bridal-ed Enthusiasm

March 8, 2010

Happy International Women's Day!

Speaking of women (women-loving-women, to be exact), Victor J. Banis has reviewed To Love and To Cherish: An Anthology of Lesbian Love and Marriage in the San Francisco GLBT Literary Examiner.

Banis adored the book and singled out my story, "The Felicity of Domesticity," as a "unique, charming tale" that "[sets] the parameters" for the collection.

Right about now, I feel like a blushing bride.

Check out the review in its entirety.

Curiouser and curiouser,
Allison Wonderland

Best Lesbian Erotica Revealed

March 2, 2010

Jean Roberta has reviewed Best Lesbian Erotica 2010 at Erotica Revealed.

My story, "Flick Chicks," is one in a "set of lush, lyrical sex fantasies on familiar themes."

The two-thumbs up review is thoughtful and insightful - check it out here.

Curiouser and curiouser,
Allison Wonderland

Cover Girl

February 24, 2010

Alison Tyler recently revealed the cover art for her forthcoming fairytale collection Alison's Wonderland!

I love the look of this book - it's comely and elegant and enchanting, and such an unconventional cover for an erotica anthology. I give it a squeal of approval.

Alison's Wonderland contains my story "Sleeping with Beauty" and will be released via Harlequin's Spice line on July 1.

Let's stay under the covers for a bit and allow me to share the new cover art for Alessia Brio's collection, Coming Together: At Last, which includes my poem "Synchronized" in Volume 2.

I love the original artwork, but I certainly have no complaints about the book's new look.

Curiouser and curiouser,
Allison Wonderland

Better Off Wed

February 12, 2010

Greetings, residents of Wonderland.

The third volume of To Love and To Cherish is now available! The installment, Lives and Wives, is the last e-book released before the print collection, which will include all three volumes in a single paperback book, is published on Valentine's Day.

Listen up! On February 14, from 12:00-2:00 EST, a number of contributors will be participating in co-editor Lara Zielinsky's Blog Talk Radio Show, "Readings in Lesbian & Bisexual Women's Fiction." Authors will read excerpts from their stories, talk about marriage equality, and engage in a Q & A. Listeners will have the opportunity to participate in trivia contests and receive entry info for prize drawings. Start warming up your dialing digit!

And in the meantime, check out this interview with co-editor Beth Wylde.

Curiouser and curiouser,
Allison Wonderland

Pink Ladylike

February 11, 2010

I love pink.

It's such a versatile color - fierce and feminine, innocent and impure.

Grease is my favorite musical, and every time I watch it, whether onscreen or onstage, I always imagine myself being invited to join the pack of Pink Ladies.

There's something so alluring about that catty coterie. They're similar yet unique, conceited yet self-conscious, flirty and dirty and fun and way too cool for school. And don't even get me started on those cotton candy pink satin jackets that are their trademark. Can we say "covet"?

Alas, I am pretty in - but too pure to be - pink.

Unless, of course, the fact that I write erotica somehow negates the whole pure thing... but I'm not entirely convinced that it does.

Curiouser and curiouser,
Allison Wonderland

The Wedding March Is On

February 5, 2010

With This Ring, the second volume of To Love and To Cherish, is now available.

Mosey on down to co-editor Lara Zielinsky's blog to read more about this awesome installment of the anthology and to enter a contest to win an e-book of With This Ring.

Curiouser and curiouser,
Allison Wonderland

I'd go gay for Hargitay.

February 4, 2010

No one was able to identify the lovely, lacy bride in these photographs?

Wow. I didn't think I'd stump everyone.

All righty, well, it's time to reveal her identity. The envelope, please. And the winner for Best Actress in a Dramatic Role is...

Mariska Hargitay!

(Otherwise known as the most stunning woman on this and any other planet.)

I totally want a T-shirt that says what it says in the subject line. The proclamation "I'd go gay for Hargitay" would be emblazoned on the front and on the back there would be this little jingle that I wrote to the tune of the Oscar Mayer wiener anthem.

It goes a little something like this:

"My Meloni has a first name. It's C-H-R-I-S."

Curiouser and curiouser,
Allison Wonderland

Going Down On...

January 31, 2010

...Bended Knee!

What, you thought I was going to say something smutty? Tsk, tsk, tsk. There are two things you need to keep out of the gutter, folks: your mind and your bowling ball.

Anywho, To Love and To Cherish is traveling through cyberspace and today is my day to blog about the book. My story, "The Felicity of Domesticity," is housed in volume one of the collection, On Bended Knee, published as an e-book on Friday.

To Love and To Cherish is a collaboration between Sapphic Planet and loveyoudivine. All proceeds from the sale of the e-books (On Bended Knee, With This Ring, Lives and Wives) and the print book (the anthology in its entirety) will support marriage equality through Marriage Equality.

So, why did I want to be involved with this project?

Because I think this deadlock over wedlock is, quite simply, silly.

Because I believe that love is a many-splendored and a many-gendered thing.

Because I think that opponents of marriage equality really need to stop fretting that the LGBT community will do it better.

Curiouser and curiouser,
Allison Wonderland

Matrimony & Cheese

January 28, 2010

Only one more day until the release of On Bended Knee, volume one of To Love and To Cherish: An Anthology of Lesbian Love and Marriage.

In the meantime, check out this compilation of excerpts from the collection and savor a sample of each and every story selected for the anthology.

Plus, when you reach page 55, you'll see a discount code for 10% off the price of On Bended Knee.

Curiouser and curiouser,
Allison Wonderland

P.S. Who can identify the lovely, lacy bride in these photographs?

Truly, Mad Lib, Deeply

January 24, 2010

I am positively mad about mad libs.

It's an enduring love affair, ongoing since junior high, when an English teacher used them to help her students understand the parts of speech.

The other night, I was doing one with a friend and when she requested a noun, I offered up the word dominatrix. So, at the end, when all the blanks were filled in, she read the first sentence and we discovered that in the 1800's, two brothers invented the world's first "electric dominatrix."

That kept us in stitches for a good five minutes.

I just love taking liberties.

Curiouser and curiouser,
Allison Wonderland

Put a lyd on It

January 22, 2010

Only one more week until lyd releases the first installment of To Love and To Cherish!

Are you ready to take the plunge?

Curiouser and curiouser,
Allison Wonderland

P.S. Enchanting engagement ring from Love and Pride. I wouldn't mind if somebody slipped that on my finger.

The Secret's Out

January 19, 2010

Coming Together: Into the Light is now available!

This collection, with its theme of revealed secrets, is edited by Alessia Brio.

Want to try before you buy?

Below is a snippet of my piece, "Smut Puppy," which appears alongside a lustrous line-up of contributors.

"Shannon, um... you know that I write, right? I mean, you know that I'm a writer?"

Her nod is deliberate, almost in slow motion.

"And you know what I write, right?"

"Yeah, short stories mostly."

"Well, for the past year, I've been writing, um, a certain kind of short story. Stories of a... sexual nature. It's called, um, it's called... erotica."

"Oh?" Shannon inquires, and I swear I see her eyes smiling.

"Just an FYI, my stories aren't based on actual events or anything," I hasten to point out. "I'm just... translating fantasy into fiction. And, um, anyway, I sold a story awhile back and... well, they published it and... it's in print."

There. I did it. It's done. Now comes the waiting. Waiting for Shannon to wig out and walk out. Waiting for all heck (she disapproves of the word hell) to break loose.

I hear giggling. I look at Shannon, since the sound seems to be coming from her.

"I don't like erotica," she shares.

"You don't have to read it," I assure her.

"No, I mean, I don't like the term erotica," she clarifies. "I think it should be called something else. Like, uh, flesh fiction. Or maybe literature for the loins. Something like that."

If you'd like to own this anthology of erotica, flesh fiction, or literature for the loins - choose your pleasure - it's available as an e-book from All Romance Ebooks, 1 Romance EBooks, and Smashwords. The collection's editor, Alessia Brio, recommends that readers purchase the book from All Romance or 1 Romance to ensure that 100% of the proceeds benefit the anthology's designated charity, V-Day, an organization that strives to silence violence against girls and women.

Curiouser and curiouser,
Allison Wonderland

Triple Play

January 14, 2010

I come baring - er, bearing - news on the publishing front.

My poem, "Neapolitan," will be included in Alessia Brio's collection Coming Together: As One.

I adore being a part of Alessia's anthologies. Each one is a potpourri of creativity.

The theme of this particular collection is menage, and the book will be released by Phaze in both e-book and print during the month of April.

Proceeds from the sale of the anthology will benefit ONE, an organization advocating the eradication of poverty.

The publication of my poem marks my initiation into menage - menage a trois, specifically.

So please send out the welcome wagon and I'll happily climb aboard.

Curiouser and curiouser,
Allison Wonderland

Put a Ring on It

January 11, 2010

Last week, I made an announcement about making an announcement about a project promoting marriage equality. I will now announce the announcement that I announced I'd be announcing.

(Sheesh. I got tongue-tied just typing that.)

I am a member of a coterie of authors who write lesbian literature. The collective, Sapphic Planet, has partnered with loveyoudivine Alterotica to create an anthology entitled To Love and To Cherish: An Anthology of Lesbian Love and Marriage.

Stories in the collection, edited by Beth Wylde and Lara Zielinsky, will be divided into three e-books: On Bended Knee, With This Ring, and Lives and Wives.

My contribution, "The Felicity of Domesticity," about two girls who decide to jump the broom at the ripe old age of six, will appear in the first e-book, On Bended Knee, scheduled for release on January 29.

Subsequent release dates are February 5 and February 12.

Then, on Valentine's Day, February 14, the collection will be released in its entirety as a print book.

All royalties from the anthology, in its many forms, will benefit Marriage Equality.

I am delighted to be a part of this project. It's my quiet way of being an activist for the LGBT community.

Curiouser and curiouser,
Allison Wonderland

Countdown & Dirty

January 11, 2010

We have an official release date for Coming Together: Into the Light!

Alessia Brio's collection will be released by Phaze Books next week on Tuesday, January 19.

All proceeds from the anthology, which includes my story "Smut Puppy," about a writer of erotic fiction trying to find the right time - and the right words - to tell her lover about her literary liaisons, will benefit V-Day, an organization that aims to eliminate violence against girls and women.

Curiouser and curiouser,
Allison Wonderland

Keeping Smut at Bay

January 10, 2010

The Bay Area Reporter has reviewed BLE 2010. Critic Jim Piechota took note of my story, "Flick Chicks," in which "a vanity table and some sharp smacks make two ladies very content."

I love that synopsis. It's both concealing and revealing at the same time.

Check out the review in its entirety. The write-up is almost as good as the book!

Curiouser and curiouser,
Allison Wonderland

"I prefer a lot of semen."

January 10, 2010

Just saw the movie It's Complicated, which, I'm pleased to announce, exceeded my expectations.

Especially when Meryl Streep's character uttered that libidinous line.

I'm going to repeat it now, because, well, it's worth repeating.

I prefer a lot of semen.

LOLs all around.

Curiouser and curiouser,
Allison Wonderland

Seeing Stars

January 6, 2010

Another five-star review for BLE 2010!

Well worth reading for the style as well as the sex.

So we're stylishly sexy, eh?


In other anthology news, I've got a project in progress promoting marriage equality, this one on the Sapphic side. I'll be sharing info on that in the very near future.

Y'all come back now, ya hear?

Curiouser and curiouser,
Allison Wonderland

Reading Material Girl

January 3, 2010

This year, I'm keeping the resolutions simple - reasonable, realistic, attainable.

1) Read more. I am a very sporadic reader. I write more than I read, which is counterintuitive, considering that writing is for reading. I've got books, scads of them, that sit on shelves, un-devoured, just yearning to have their spines creased and their pages turned and their words imbibed.

2) Procrastinate less. Why do today what can be put off till tomorrow? Well, what's wrong with the here and now? If I start on a story in advance of the deadline, even just a week in advance, I can work on the piece in small doses, with plenty of time for tweaking and tinkering. The longer I wait, the less time I have for revisions. And while I do work well under pressure, that doesn't mean I can't be creative when I'm calm.

3) Socialize more. You know that book The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky? As a writer, there are definitely perks to wallflowerdom, but I shouldn't use my profession as an excuse to stay introverted and undetected. I would prefer to be just as adept at talking as I am at typing, but parity in that department is still a bit of a stretch, so this year, I'm going to try for a balance of 60 (typing) /40 (talking).

Curiouser and curiouser,
Allison Wonderland