Wednesday, September 25, 2013


Many readers have asked me for a list of books that a newbie can read to educate her/himself about the BDSM lifestyle. From various loops and discussions, I've culled the ones most frequently mentioned. This list is by no means comprehensive, nor is it in any particular order, but it gives interested "vanilla" folks a place to start.

All of these books are available on Amazon (and no, I don't get paid for the plug).

Happy reading! 

~ BDSM: The Naked Truth - by Dr. Charley Ferrer

~ Screw the Roses, Send Me the Thorns - by Philip Miller and Molly Devon

~ SM-101: A Realistic Introduction - by Jay Wiseman

~ The Loving Dominant - by John Warren and Libby Warren

~ The Topping Book, Or Getting Good at Being Bad AND The New Topping Book - by Dossie Easton, Catherine A. Liszt and Fish

~ The New Bottoming Book - by Dossie Easton and Janet W. Hardy

~ The Devil In the Details (3 volumes) - by LTMorrison:
Volume I - "The Master" "The Slave" "The Power"
Volume II "Mastery Refined: The Skills - The Issues"
Volume III "Sustaining Structure - Training"
~ The Seductive Art of Japanese Bondage - by Midori and Craig Morey

~ The Leatherman's Handbook AND the revised edition, Leatherman's Handbook II (both of which command in the hundred-dollar range on Amazon) - by Larry Townsend 

~ Dominatrix: A Memoir: the Making of Mistress Chloe - by Claire Mansfield

~ Ties That Bind: The SM/Leather/Fetish Erotic Style: Issues, Commentaries and Advice - by Guy Baldwin

~ When Someone You Love Is Kinky - by Dossie Easton and Catherine A. Liszt 

~ Extreme Space: The Domination and Submission Handbook - by F.R.R. Mallory

These are all non-fiction books. Of course, no BDSM library would be complete without such classics as The Story of O by Pauline Reage or Justine by the Marquis deSade. Or the Sleeping Beauty Trilogy by A.N. Roquelaure (pseudonym of Anne Rice when it was first published). Please feel free to add your own favorite BDSM book in the comments section.

~~ Cris Anson

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Sizzling 50 Author Book Signing Event September 25th

Ellora's Cave author and friend Kathy Kulig posted this blog on her site a while ago and I asked permission to repost it because we'll be signing together.  ~~ Cris

Can you imagine 50 authors from various genres signing books all in one Barnes and Noble???

Well that's what's happening at the B & N in Easton, PA on September 25 at 7 pm. The address: Southmont Center, 4445 Southmont Way, Easton, PA 18045, 610-515-0376

Erotic romance writers, woman's fiction, thriller, mystery, children's, YA, memoir, ghosts hunters and so much more. Here are a few authors who I know are attending:

Cris Anson:   She writes super- HOT! Erotic romance for Ellora's Cave. Known for her popular Dance series and Mercy series, she writes contemporary and historical erotic romance. If you like the hot stuff, you need to try Cris' books. I'm sure she'll have samples from both series! DANCE OF THE SEVEN VEILS and PUNISHMENT AND MERCY. Should not miss! 
(Note from Cris: Paperback copies of both the above books will be available. You'll also be able to buy a download of my just-released novella, NO PATIENCE, at this event!)

Kathleen Coddington Writes steamy and hot, romance and erotic romance for Ellora's Cave. Paranormal and historical are the themes of her books. Her heart-filled romances are imaginative and entertaining, with meticulous care to accurate details. So important for the avid historical romance readers. PALACE OF DREAMS and WITCH BALL are two favorites, but I can recommend them all.

Autumn Jordon:   Award-winning author, Autumn Jordon writes contemporary, romantic comedy and romantic suspense that will tug on your heartstrings and make your heart race all in the same read. Whether sweet or steamy, all her books are great and entertaining. You can't go wrong with any of her stories. HIS WITNESS TO EVIL and IN THE PRESENCE OF EVIL are two favorites.

Stephanie Julian:  Writes sexy series combining heat with heart. She writes for Ellora's Cave and Berkley. Her popular Salon Games series has a new release coming out in September just in time for the book signing. Check out: NO RESERVATIONS. Her paranormal erotic books EDGE OF MOONLIGHT and KISS OF MOONLIGHT with Ellora's Cave are very HOT!
Kathy Kulig I write BDSM and Paranormal Erotic Romance for Ellora's Cave. I'll be joining these ladies with: DESERT OF THE DAMNED(book 1 in the Demons in Exile series) and DAMNED AND DESIRED(book 2) in print and also SOMETHING WICKED THIS WAY COMES, VOL I Anthology. (Which was an Amazon best seller.) I'll also have bookmarks and postcards for DAMNED AND DEFIANT (book 3) that readers can have signed and brought to the cashier for an e-Book download. That's something new and cool. If you're looking for a read Beyond Your Darkest Desires, then try out my books. :-)

SNEAK PEEK:  DAMNED AND DEFIANT, the 3rd book in my Demon series will be available in print for an early release at RomantiCon. For the general public, it will be officially released in print on December 31, 2013.

Spread the news about this event. I hope you'll join us and stop in and say HELLO!

Kathy Kulig did the work of writing my blog this week, so show her some love by checking out her Demons in Exile series, especially #3, DAMNED AND DEFIANT. Thanks, KK!

~~ Cris Anson

Wednesday, September 11, 2013


If you’ve been coming to my blog to learn more about BDSM, please don’t be annoyed that I’m pimping my September 13 release, NO PATIENCE, today. After all, it IS about BDSM. About how one woman discovers her sexual true nature and her delight in submitting to the right Dominant.

This story practically fell out of my brain. It’s the first time that’s happened. Usually I struggle with writer’s block big-time. There’s always something I simply MUST do instead of writing. My brother just left after spending three weeks with me, a number of personal things happened that have nothing to do with writing or blogging, and the sequel to MERCY AND REDEMPTION is stalled at forty-some thousand words; I know the ending, I’m just not sure how to get there. Oh, and the garden needs weeding…

But. Back to NO PATIENCE. This novella is part of Ellora’s Cave’s Curve Appeal series, which features plus-size heroines. My heroine, Roseanne, is a Big Beautiful Woman and it’s a good thing, because in one scene Greg says,

“You’re just the right size for me. All soft like a bunch of pillows. And you taste and smell wonderful.”


And later, when they’re in the hotel room:

“Poor darling. Come, straighten up slowly and stay on your knees. I don’t want you to get dizzy again.”

I do and utter a long, relieved sigh.


“Am I not allowed to sigh?”

“Darlin’, that smack was because I wanted to see your flesh jiggle. When you were bent down before, your delightful pulchritude was stretched over your bones and it wasn’t as much fun as it is now.”

He plops his ass on the floor behind me, stretches his legs out alongside my knees and proceeds to lightly slap and spank my ass cheeks at random. “I love the way you jiggle. I can’t stand those skinny bitches who traipse around fitness centers looking like popsicles. Or those Victoria’s Secret models.”

He pokes a finger into an especially plump part of my ass. “You’re so soft. I love how my finger just goes right in.”

Should I mention how he loves double entendres?

Bending forward, he kisses my ample thigh. “You know, they might have nice tits even if they aren’t God-given, but it’s the artful photography and lighting and Photoshopping that makes them so desirable. I wouldn’t want to try cuddling with any of them. Imagine lying on a bag of bones.”

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

Wouldn’t it be wonderful to find a man who loves you just the way you are?

In case you haven’t seen it yet, here’s the blurb for NO PATIENCE:

My name is Roseanne and I’m an exhibitionist.

Of course I was nervous at first. Who wouldn’t be when you’re meeting a stranger for the ultimate purpose of sex?

I’m a full-figured widow and became interested in exploring BDSM via erotic romance novels. Almost put off by his screen name, Mr. No Patience, I answered Greg’s message because his profile on the fetish site intrigued me. I took it slow with him—a bunch of increasingly intimate emails followed by a few phone calls which, yes, morphed into phone sex when he made me orgasm to his whispered instructions and my own fingers.

But when we actually met—and clicked—at the restaurant, he started as he meant to go on, by ordering me to remove my thong and give it to him. And oh my, I blush to tell you the kinds of things I did under his tutelage. Not only in front of others, but allowing them to join us.

And now I’m impatient for more.

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

I just re-read NO PATIENCE in order to find these excerpts for this blog. And I’m thinking, this book is hotter than the Sahara Desert in July. Here are buy links for Ellora’s Cave, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Sony. You can pre-order now or you can buy it when it releases on Friday, September 13.

In honor of this 13th release on the 13th day in the 13th year, I’ll be offering a prize of three paperback anthologies from Ellora’s Cave, which have a combined total of 13 authors, to one resident of the United States or Canada. One of these books contains my Quickie MISCHIEF NIGHT. If your name is chosen and you live anywhere else in the world, I’ll offer a free download of any one title in my backlist. Here’s how to enter:

Go to my website and you’ll find all my books with excerpts and blurbs. Also note the “Contact” link ( because that’s how you’ll email me with the answer to this question: What is the first name of my heroine in the FOURTH book in my Dance series? For the Subject line of your email, use “13 CONTEST”.

Oh, and give me YOUR first name. I’ll send my no-longer-visiting brother the list of names and he will pick the winner. I’ll be taking entries until midnight Eastern Daylight Time next Tuesday, September 17, and will announce the winner in next Wednesday’s blog and on Facebook.

~~ Cris Anson