Guys, I’m pretty excited about the circletpress reading I’m putting together for a week from today. We’ve got Designated Big Kahuna ceciliatan, Readercon regular Vicka Corey, and two Circlet authors I haven’t heard read before—Elizabeth Thorne and Cameron Quintain. Plus also me.
There will also be a raffle, with tickets for Sirlesque show immediately afterwards, same stage; a pair for the Post-Meridian Radio Players’ Halloween show; a set for a RAW Artists showcase on 11/16; and a set for Old School Game Show on 11/29.
We’re doing a big dirty story reading on Sunday the 26th in Cambridge MA, and you are totally invited! We’ll have readings by ceciliatan and…um… a bunch of keen Circlet writers who Tumblr autocomplete doesn’t seem to like, and we’ll be raffling off a bunch of tickets to other local events.
This is all part of Pandemonium Books’ Geek Central weekend of nerdy events. Check their site for more: http://www.geekcentral.org/index.php and please help spread the word about this awesome event.
Yet more congratulations are in order for some of our wordsmiths, who have made the list of finalists for the 2014 Rainbow Awards!
If you’d like to read any of these fine books, get 25% off each and every one of them at Smashwords right now, with our congratulatory coupon codes! Hurry, though — the deal only lasts through the winners announcements on December 8th!
Heading to New York for New York ComicCon? So are we! Circlet Press is sponsoring two sizzling hot nerdlesque shows running as part of NYCC week.
Thursday, October 9th, meet cosplay queen Stella Chuu and master of nerdlesque Dangrrr Doll at the Galapagos Art Space at 8pm RAWR! Burlesque’s ComicCon Vixens show. No fandom is safe from the ladies of RAWR! — they’ll give you stripping sorcerers, sexy superheroes, and nude Nazgul, whether you want ‘em or not.
Then on Friday, October 10th, head on over to Slake at 7pm to see the Lefty Lucy’s Return of the X-Travaganza! An all X-Men (and X-Women) burlesque blowout. The loopy lovely Lefty Lucy once entertained audiences at Cambridge’s own Alterna-TEASE neo-burlesque conference as a randy Riddler; there’s no telling what she’ll do for (or to) the men and women of Marvel.
Applause, please, for Laura Antoniou, whose Marketplace anthology No Safewords has just won the Samois Anthology Award, given out by the National Leather Association! Hot on her heels — pun totally intended — we have Elizabeth Schechter with an honorable mention for House of Sable Locks. Congratulations are in order for two of our own brilliant and kinky Circlet Press authors.
Full press release below:
National Leather Association: International, a leading organization for activists in the pansexual SM/leather community, announced the winners for excellence in literary works in SM/leather/fetish writing published in 2013 at its Annual General Meeting in Dallas, TX September 26-28, 2014 and held during Beyond Vanilla. The judges received a greater number of nominations this year than ever before and judging in most categories was quite difficult with such exemplary pieces of writing.
With so many wonderful works coming in decisions were very difficult for the judges so there was a tie in the Non-Fiction Book category. Winners of the Geoff Mains Non-Fiction Book Award are John Huxley for “The Artisan’s Book of Fetishcraft: Patterns and Instructions for Creating Professional Fetishwear, Restraints and Sensory Equipment” (Greenery Press) and F.R.R. Mallory for “The Kinky Feminist” (self-published). Honorable mention in this category goes to Thom Magister for “Biker Bar: Bikes, Beer, and Boys – A Playful Look at the Roots of the Leather Bar” (Perfectbound Press)
In the John Preston Short Fiction category, the winner is Peter Masters for “Imperfect Journeys” (self-published). Honorable mention for short story goes to D. L. King for “Mr. Smith, Ms. Jones Will See You Now” from the anthology Ageless Erotica, ed. Joan Price.
Winner of the Samois Anthology Award is Laura Antoniou (ed.), “No Safewords” (Cleis Press). Honorable mention goes to Sassafras Lowrey (ed.), for “Leather Ever After: An Anthology of Kinky Fairy Tales” (Ravenous Publications)
Pauline Reage Novel category winner is Laura Antoniou for “The Killer Wore Leather” (Cleis Press). The judges had were unable to select only one runner up so there was a tie for Honorable Mention in this category. Honorable Mentions go to Chris Bellows for “The Blacksmith’s Daughter” (Pink Flamingo Publications) and to Elizabeth Schechter for “House of Sable Locks” (Circlet Press)
The winner of the Cynthia Slater Non-fiction Article Award is I.G. Frederick for “What Some Women Tops and Bottoms Have in Common” which appeared on October 12 in BDSM Book Reviews (http://ift.tt/1oscaeV). Honorable Mention in this category goes to Janet Hardy for “My Tantric “Awakening” Turned Me Off Sex” which appeared March 15 in Salon (www.salon.com)
Nominations for literary works published in 2013 will open late this year. If you have any questions please direct them to the committee chair at email@example.com
Congratulations, “House of Sable Locks” and Elizabeth Schechter!
We are proud to announce that Elizabeth Schecter’s steampunk erotic romance House of Sable Locks, already a winner of a Passionate Plume Award, has made the finalists for the Magnolia Awards, of the Georgia Romance Writers! Congrats now, Elizabeth, and cross your fingers for another round of celebrations on October 10th, when the Maggie winners are announced!
In the meantime, as we attempt to recover our website and store from wherever data goes when it’s struck by lightning, Smashwords is still alive and kicking and carrying our stock. If you haven’t read House of Sable Locks yet, you’re missing out — use coupon code EQ96N at checkout to get your copy at 50% off.
Sponsored Events: Best of Sirlesque & Old School Game Show
Do our stories put you in the mood for a bit of live entertainment? If you’re in the Boston area, you’re in luck! Circlet Press is proud to be a sponsor of not one but TWO shows ths weekend!
Friday night’s offering is the Best of Sirlesque, a burlesque show featuring the bawdy boys of Sirlesque, plus their special guests. Come to Club Café in Boston, MA, at 8pm and see the Sirs put on some of their favorite moves.
Saturday night at 9:30pm at the Davis Square Theater, we have Old School Game Show, a lo-fi lo-brow classic analogue game show, performed live for your enjoyment. Play the game, or just watch others win! Stay for the dance party afterwards for a chance to win some steamy Circlet titles in their raffle!
Sent a message through KS, dunno if it made it... My real name's Chris Salter, and the first try to get my kickstarter rewards here didn't work and I wanted to know what the status was of the second try. Did the books get re-sent? If so, do you still have any tracking info (that didn't get zapped by lightning) & would you be able to see if the books at least made it across the border? Sorry to be a pest!
Not a problem, Chris. We checked, and unfortunately there’s no way for us to track shipping once it’s outside of the US. Sorry! The books did go out, though; we sent a second, and then a third round of Kickstarter materials when some of the first round got mangled by the USPS. It doesn’t seem to have come back to us.
Guys, I really need help with this Thunderclap thing to launch my upcoming kinky book. All the details are here: http://thndr.it/1r8tF6X Please check it out and add yourself to the campaign if you can?
Ten Dirty Books Number Ten: The Marketplace series
lauraantoniou's series of novels about an elite underground community of masters, slaves, and slave trainers has been around for over 20 years now and shaped a generation of pervs. For the climax of Ten Dirty Books, three Circlet writers—Tammy Jo Eckhart, Kal Cobalt, and Madeline Elayne—describe how three volumes of the series have shaped their lives as writers and kinksters.
Also, we are in the last few hours of the giveaway! Sign up now, or be compelled to pay money for those Marketplace books to fill out your collection.