“These are not nice stories,” Greta told me when she started this new erotica collection.
“They’re filthy. They’re fearless. Some are even funny.”
Greta and I worked together at On Our Backs in the 1980s, and as long as I’ve known her, she has been a visceral erotic philosophizer, the kind of person I’d want to put in a time machine just to go back and watch her spar with De Sade.
I think she’d lay him out flat.
Christina is fearless about difficult topics— and furthermore, taking a taboo, like “shame” and putting it in a wicked sexual context where there are NO banal lessons to be doled out.
I published her work repeatedly in Best American Erotica, her first novella Bending, which is reprinted here. I practically added her essay “Are We Having Sex Now or What?” to my email signature!
When she hands me a new manuscript, I cancel my evening plans… and I hope you will enjoy the same singular sensation!
Here’s the deal: I’m doing a blog tour for my new erotic fiction collection, “Bending: Dirty Kinky Stories About Pain, Power, Religion, Unicorns, & More.” Today’s installment in the tour is an embarrassingly flattering review by Susie Bright , who can be found on her blog, along with an extended excerpt from my dirty story, “The Shame Photos.”
Previous stops on this blog tour:
Ozy Frantz’s Blog: Is Erotic Shame Real Shame? (guest post by me)
Ozy Frantz’s Blog: Christian Domestic Discipline (extended excerpt)
Ozy Frantz has taken down their blog. These posts have now been reprinted on my own blog:
Is Erotic Shame “Real” Shame? (essay)
Excerpt from Christian Domestic Discipline (extended excerpt)
Brute Reason: Greta Christina on Writing Dirty Stories (interview with Miri)
Lusty Lady, Rachel Kramer Bussell: Excerpt from Craig’s List (extended excerpt)
Charlie Glickman’s Blog: “Discover just how far sexy goes” (brief review/ blurb)
WWJTD? JT Eberhard: On Being an Atheist Writing Religious Porn, plus Excerpt from Penitence as a Perpetual Motion Machine (guest post by me, plus extended excerpt)
Passions and Provocations, Pam Rosenthal (a.k.a. Molly Weatherfield): How to Read a Remarkable Work of Erotica (review/ essay)
Curvacious Dee’s Blog: Bent Fiction, plus Excerpt from Doing It Over (review, plus extended excerpt)’