This week something very exciting happened. I’m in a book! This must be the proudest I have ever felt in my life. I’m still in shock and tears of joy keep pricking my eyes.
Years ago, my English teacher told me I was a failure and then compounded that by telling me, during the exam, to give up now because what I’ve written was a certain fail. Whilst I didn’t give up and I passed, I would be lying if I said it didn’t have a knock on effect on my confidence. From that point until I started writing my blog I wouldn’t let anyone other than school or university tutors read my written work. If you told me less than three years later I would be featuring in a book alongside so many amazing writers I would’ve laughed.
The official blurb
Identity showcases a diverse collection of personal essays and stories by over twenty sex toy reviewers, non-fiction sex writers and erotic fiction authors. It boasts a breadth of talent from a range of new and established writers alike, all of whom are attendees of the 2017 Eroticon conference in London. It’s a sex-positive anthology, moving from the heteronormative to show a truly representative cross-section of erotic identity.
In this unique compilation, the central theme of identity is explored from many different angles. Some authors describe their personal identity as a writer, others how their fictional characters explore who they are through sex. Yet other writers examine the impact of erotic identity, sexuality or personality and how this is celebrated or for some, must remain hidden.
Identity tackles intimate topics such as BDSM, bisexuality and gender dysphoria with an honesty and clarity borne of experience, as well as stories of desire, erotic awakening and more.
Edited by Anna Sky and with cover art by Tabitha Rayne, Identity contains work by Velvl Ryder, Malin James, Eve Ray, Marie Rebelle, Meg-John Barker, Teresa Caves, sub-Bee, Emily Jacob, Jenny Guérin, Ella Scandal, Alun Norley, Ina Morata, Jerusalem “Jaime” Mortimer, Miss Ruby Rousson, cleareyedgirl, Heather Day, The Other Livvy, Zak Jane Keir, F.F. Sexton, Zoë King, Charlie Powell, BibulousOne, Emmeline Peaches and Girl on the Net.
All I have left to say is BUY IT, the anthology is available here from 4th March in both e-book and paperback. And if you pre-order it now it’s only 99p…so what are you waiting for?