Category: Slideshow

Videos – “One Woman” Song and International Women’s Day 2013 – End to Violence Against Women

END VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN NOW!!! Find out how you can get involved – 

“From China to Costa Rica, from Mali to Malaysia acclaimed singers and musicians, women and men, have come together to spread a message of unity and solidarity: We are “One Woman”.

Launching on International Women’s Day, 8 March 2013, the song is a rallying cry that inspires listeners to join the drive for women’s rights and gender equality. “One Woman” was written for UN Women, the global champion for women and girls worldwide, to celebrate its mission and work to improve women’s lives around the world.

This year, International Women’s Day focuses on ending violence against women — a gross human rights violation that affects up to 7 in 10 women and a top priority for UN Women.” Read more & get involved: http://song.unwomen.org

 

UN Women Executive Director calls for action on ending violence against women in her message for International Women’s Day

 

Marty Klein’s – 13th Annual Sexual Intelligence Awards – Scarleteen

Scarleteen (Sex Education for the Real World) website was honored with Marty Klein’s 13th Annual Sexual Intelligence Award.

“The Scarleteen website has too many colors, too many fonts, bad puns, and references to social media I’ve never heard of. So it’s perfect for its audience–teens and early ’20s who want sexual information.
Since 2006 Scarleteen’s site has received a billion hits. What do visitors get?
Hundreds of articles, factsheets, and Q/A on sexual health and relationships. The content is written by adults and teens/young people.
Interactive message boards, a text/SMS service, and an active presence on Facebook and Twitter–written by staff, volunteers, and young adult users.
Referrals to other services such as STI testing, contraception, pre-natal and abortion care, and crisis care.
Since Corinna founded it in 1998, Scarleteen has provided young people with accurate information along with social justice activism and a fierce commitment to a diversity-oriented, non-pathology model of sexuality. The U.S. has 1.5 million home-schooled students and 6 million high school-age youth no longer in school. Scarleteen is a crucial part of their sex education.
We are proud to join organizations such as UNICEF, Planned Parenthood, and The Boston Women’s Health Collective in recognizing Scarleteen and Heather Corinna for raising the Sexual Intelligence of the world’s young people.” Read more: http://campaign.r20.constantcontact.com/render?llr=bb7pmmjab&v=001QGVxMVttOOavwa7VHrx1ABpy1qO8S6GSZYQz2IoqkcQRfXsySHUOYMxKfX4sOGJ34tVQ5L87gAbNcLXWq1f5WRlj6AhNSfltuvsqy0I-Kws%3D

Blog Tour – “Smut Alfresco” – edited by Lucy Felthouse & Victoria Blisse

Sex in the great outdoors is the theme of this erotic anthology, edited by Victoria Blisse and Lucy Felthouse.

From the dramatic gritstone escarpments of Derbyshire’s Peak District, to a quiet caravan site in deepest Wales, Smut Alfresco has it all. Whatever your interpretation of frisky outdoor fun, there’s something nestling between the covers for you.

Sexy woodsmen, daring couples, rock stars, cougars, map enthusiasts, mattresses, ex-lovers, tour guides, hunky sheriffs and nature reserve rangers all appear in this hot collection of stories from erotica’s finest authors.

Includes stories from: Violet Fields, Demelza Hart, Victoria Blisse, Jacqueline Brocker, Wendi Zwaduk, K T Red, Tilly Hunter, Bel Anderson, Lucy Felthouse, Kay Jaybee, Tenille Brown, Cass Peterson, Jenny Lyn and Nicole Gestalt.

Available from:
https://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-smutalfresco-1090983-144.html?referrer=6bdb1f9160564c0525b41f36e51861a0

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00BL6RF0K/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1634&creative=19450&creativeASIN=B00BL6RF0K&linkCode=as2&tag=lucyfelthouse-21

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Other links added here as they become available: http://lucyfelthouse.co.uk/published-works/smut-alfresco/

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Being Free

By Lucy Felthouse

Violet slammed down the lid of her laptop with far more force than was necessary. She flinched, thinking perhaps she might have cracked the screen or broken one of the machine’s internal components. Then she shrugged, realising she didn’t care if she had. It was her work’s computer, after all, not hers. If it was fucked, they’d have to replace it. And it would serve them right, too. Bastards.

The reason she was pissed off was the fact she was in work at all. It was Saturday, and the previous afternoon her useless boss had dumped a project on her, stating it had to be finished by Monday, no matter how long it took. He’d then added that he was going away for the weekend, meaning it was all down to her. The selfish, disorganised wanker. It wouldn’t be so bad, but she hadn’t had a pay rise for two years, and when she went above and beyond for her job, she didn’t get so much as a thank you, let alone be paid any overtime. It wasn’t the first time something like this had happened, either.

Well, fuck them. She wasn’t going to be a doormat—or her boss’ scapegoat—any more. Let them try and sack her—she wasn’t doing anything remotely wrong, and they couldn’t make her working life any more hellish than it already was.

She stood up sharply, sending her swivel chair careening backwards across the room until it hit the wall. She shrugged again, she still didn’t care. Let it chip the fucking paintwork, or a bust a hole in the plasterboard. No one else was there, so nobody could prove or disprove that it had been an accident.

Pausing to switch the lights off—she was pissed off at her employers, not the environment—she left the offices, setting the alarm before closing the door behind her. Stuffing her access swipe card into her handbag, she heaved a sigh of relief. There would probably be hell to pay for her stunt on Monday, but she’d worry about that then. Right now, she was just desperate to get out. Into the countryside, or, given she was in central London, to a green space, at the very least.

From where she worked, Green Park was probably the closest, but she figured Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens were bigger, so she’d be more likely to find a secluded spot where she could just be by herself. The last thing she needed now was to have to deal with other people.

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Links: http://lucyfelthouse.co.uk and http://victoriablisse.co.uk

How to Write Erotic Fiction and Sex Scenes – Ashley Lister

Newly published book on writing erotica and sex, haven’t read it yet but will do soon. Once you have written your work, Sharazade’s post on “What do Editors Look for? is a must read. She should know, she’s an editor.

What do Editors look for? Sharazade

1) Do your research. Only submit a query or a manuscript to an appropriate publisher. That means you familiarize yourself with their current published works—reading some, if at all possible—and make sure you know what sorts of things they publish. If they only publish ebooks, don’t insist on a paperback. If they publish mainly erotic romance, they’re probably not going to take your edgy tale of non-consent. If you’re not sure, of course you can ask—but your questions will come off a lot better if you clearly know who they are. A publisher can tell when you’ve just gotten a list off the Internet somewhere and cut and pasted the same submission letter to each one. And that’s not really more efficient for you, because it’s going to lead to more confusion and rejections.

2) Submit what they ask you to submit. If they want a query letter first, send a query letter first. If they want two sample chapters, send two sample chapters—not one, not the whole book. You are not a special snowflake. Follow the directions.

3) Submit how they ask you to submit. Some publishers don’t want attachments. Some only want attachments. If they want Times New Roman, 12 point, then use that. If they want it hand-written with pictures of clowns on odd-numbered pages, then do that if you want to be published by them. If you don’t find yourself willing (or able) to comply with their query or submission process, you’re not going to want them to handle your book. (If they don’t say at all, then you can’t go wrong with Times New Roman, 12 point, ragged margins, double-spaced, in a Word .doc or a .pdf. Don’t do the clowns thing unless asked.)

Three more pointers: http://howtowriteeroticfiction.blogspot.co.uk/2013/02/what-do-editors-look-for-sharazade.html