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Press Release-Mar 15- Featured Presenter Sascha Illyvich

Philadelphia’s Erotic Literary Salon, Featuring “The Bad Boy of Romance” Sascha Illyvich, Along With Attendee Readers, Tuesday, March 15.


Monday, February 22, 2016


PCSalons@gmail.com – contact: Susana Mayer, Ph.D., Salonnière,

PCSalons@gmail.comreserve a time slot to read at Salon (5 min max)

www.theEroticliterarysalon.com – guidelines for reading.

www.theEroticliterarysalon.com – blog: events, Salon notices, erotica, and guidelines.

The Erotic Literary Salon will be held Tuesday, March 15. Sascha Illyvich’s erotic romances have been listed under Night Owl Romance’s and Road to Romance’s recommended read lists, and he’s been nominated for a CAPA by The Romance Studio.  Recently, “Torn to Pieces” was a USA TODAY recommended read.

Sascha will be reading from “Slow Burn: A Sexy Spy Thriller”, a sexy spy thriller, which is a bestseller in mystery, thriller and suspense, along with paranormal werewolves and shifters on Amazon.  This fast paced romance features a puma shifting ex spy charged to protect the empathic lead singer of a death metal band from a radical group of terrorists bent on eliminating the shifter community. https://saschaillyvichauthor.com

Prior to Readings – Adult Sex-Ed

Topic – Walter & Dr. Susana Mayer will facilitate the Adult S+x-Ed Q&A

Approximately twenty attendees will also entertain with their 5-minute erotica, sex memoirs, rants, short stories and poetry.

PHILADELPHIA: The Erotic Literary Salon, unique in the English-speaking world has launched a growing movement mainstreaming erotica. Salons attract a supportive audience of 65 or more individuals. Approximately 20 participate as writers, readers, storytellers, spoken word performers of original works/words of others, the rest just come to listen, enjoy and applaud. Frances, our resident nonagenarian (98 years young) occasionally recites her original erotica.

Salons gather the 3rd Tuesday of every month at TIME (The Bohemian Absinthe Lounge), 1315 Sansom Street, Center City, Philadelphia. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. (limited seating), for cocktails, food and conversation. Adult Sex-Ed between 7:15-7:45, readings begin at 8:00. Admission is $12, discounted for students and seniors to $10. Salon attendees must be 21.

Creator of this event, Dr. Susana, is Philadelphia’s best-known sexologist. She lends her voice to the Salon by offering relevant information to support the discussions that arise in the Salon and blog.

…surprisingly comfortable….Salon devotees praise her for the space she has created….”

“I think Susana is doing a very brave thing.”

Philadelphia Inquirer, February 10, 2010

“There are laughter and tears along with the hot rush of blood – to the face.

Daily News, March 15, 2010

“I never knew such a life of honesty could exist. I finally found a home I can be comfortable in…this event changed my life.

First-time attendee and reader 2013



Sexy beasts: Why ‘monster porn’ needs love too – CNET

“Why deprive the imagination of a great romance just because the protagonist happens to live for 600 years or has the occasional bout with fleas?”

Leda and the Swan by Peter Paul Rubens

Excellent article in CNET regarding the epublishing industry’s controversial handling of beastiality and erotica.

“Do romance books with sexy dinosaurs, centaurs, Cthulhu, and aliens send your heart racing? After some such e-books get yanked by online booksellers, Crave’s Bonnie Burton explains their appeal.

“It’s easy to mock book titles like “Boffing Bigfoot,” “Taken by the Tentacle Monsters,” and “Sex With My Husband’s Anatomically Correct Robot,” but there’s a growing market for erotic fiction by amateur writers that involves something a bit more unusual than an oversexed pirate or kilted warrior.

If romance e-books with sexy Yeti, mermen, Cthulhu, and aliens fill your tablet or e-reader and send your heart racing, the increasingly popularity of books featuring non-human love interests will come as no surprise. However, many may have been introduced to so-called monster porn for the first time thanks to a recent Business Insider piece on e-book retailers cracking down on this literary genre that’s gaining a wide following online. One of the titles in question, “Moan For Bigfoot” by Virginia Wade, has been downloaded more than 100,000 times.

As a lifelong geek and hard-core fan of horror and fantasy books, I totally get the appeal. Let’s face it — an affair with a rich sultan or a fascinating count probably isn’t going to happen in real life, so why not read about a flirty fling with a centaur instead?

Aliens dominate this erotic thriller by Alice Xavier about an abductee that might enjoy probing too much. Aliens dominate this erotic thriller by Alice Xavier.

The Business Insider story by Eric Spitznagel points out that amateur self-published authors suddenly found their erotica e-books featuring Bigfoot, dinosaurs, and minotaurs no longer offered by sellers like Amazon because of their explicit sexual content. At the same time, erotica books by more established authors that featured vampires, werewolves, aliens, and other similar creatures remained untouched.

Many of the removed erotica e-books were published through Amazon’s Kindle Direct Publishing self-publishing system, which clearly states in its content guidelines that “we don’t accept pornography or offensive depictions of graphic sexual acts.” A representative of KindleDirect Publishing told CNET that the KDP’s quality department “reserves the right to make judgements about whether or not content is appropriate; this can include the cover image or the content within the book. If the book contains mature content, it will not be surfaced in our general product search results.”

Some authors of recently rejected e-books realized that the quick solution to getting their titles back up on Amazon was not to alter their racy content but simply to change their e-books’ titles and cover art. That’s exactly what monster erotica author Alice Xavier did with her “Serpent God’s Virgin” e-book when it was pulled from Amazon. “They flagged it because it had virgin in the title,” Xavier told Business Insider. After she renamed the same exact book “Serpent God’s Maiden,” it appeared back on Amazon’s virtual bookshelves.

The disappearance and reemergence of some of these books points to online booksellers’ evolving standards when it comes to monster erotica. That is a story unto itself, but for some readers, the Business Insider piece probably also raised the question: what makes monster porn — also known as “cryptozoological erotica” or “erotic horror” — so intoxicating?”

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Best Women’s Erotica – Audiobook – Violet Blue – Cleis Press

Excerpt from article at BMW Books.

Violet Blue has truly outdone herself this time with her latest collection of romantic and heart-pounding thrills. Best Women’s Erotica 2014 delivers stories that revel in adventure, from the sparks between strangers to the knowing caresses of long-time lovers. Blue’s wide-ranging anthology is a celebration of sensations, from falling in love to the electrifying thrills of passion. From adventurous tales with sushi that will leave a taste of sashimi in your mouth, to a midnight romp in the woods that leads to a fairytale encounter, and even transit trysts that evolve into a night of fun for three, each adventure will have you aching for more. In Blue’s own words, “This edition of Best Women’s Erotica is a luscious example of what it looks-and feels-like when we demand more, more, more and richer, more sublime than the last.”

Lucy Malone narrates the new audiobook – find it on Audible.

Read more: http://www.broadwayworld.com/bwwbooks/article/Cleis-Press-Releases-Audiobook-of-Best-Womens-Erotica-2014-20131227

Read more about Cleis Press Releases Audiobook of Best Women’s Erotica 2014 – BWWBooksWorld by www.broadwayworld.com

Violet Blue:  http://www.tinynibbles.com

Words Dance – Literary Sexts Anthology

Fabulous Salon last night. As promised information regarding submission for new anthology by Words Dance Publishing.

Literary Sexts will be a modern day anthology of short love poems with subtle erotic undertones edited by Amanda Oaks & Caitlyn Siehl, set to be published by Words Dance Publishing with hopes that will be available for preorder in time for Valentine’s Day 2014!

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Underused Sexting Abbreviations 

Examples for sexts from the editors:

The rush you give me: The way a blade of grass must feel when splashed with a cloud’s cry after days of screaming for rain. – Amanda Oaks

You are laying beside me and my hand is splayed like a starfish across your chest. I can feel the ocean in my fingertips. – Caitlyn Siehl

Your thigh brushing mine is like a thousand doors moaning open all at the same time. – Amanda Oaks

I’m kissing your mouth and it feels like telling the truth. I’m kissing your neck and a volcano is waking up after 100 years of silence. – Caitlyn Siehl

Due date for submissions: January 10, 2014

Contributor Payment:

Each accepted contributor will receive one copy of the anthology upon release.

There are two ways you can submit to this anthology: You can submit for free or pay a small fee to get a 3-5 day response to your submission. All payments made are going to help us pay for the contributor copies! So even if you are not concerned with how long it takes us to respond to your submission, know that you will be supporting this small press & its writers, a feel good act! Every little bit helps, thank you! (If you opt out of payment, it WILL NOT affect how we view or the result of your submission, we’re good people over here & we get it.)

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