Ageless Erotica, Edited by Joan Price (Seal Press, 2013)
I’ve got a story called “Beyond the Double Doors” in this anthology.
I have been writing about ageing for about a decade now. I had a sizzling non-fiction book about people 50+ and their involvement in alternative sexualities all ready to go about six or seven years ago, but no publisher would buy it. As I have noted many times, with all the consolidation among publishers, a huge proportion of older, experienced, senior editors (read: high salaries) were replaced by young employees. That means that when these people hear about swingers or kinksters or sex-toy users the age of their parents – or grandparents, they don’t think: big market! They think: ewww.
Now Joan Price, who brought out her book on senior sex Better Than I Ever Expected about that same time, has given us this selection of erotica by and about people over 50. I’ve published a great deal of erotica and porn in my day (under a variety of names), so this seemed like a good fit. I just received my copies of the book and am about to start delving into other author’s goodies, but I thought you’d want to know about it as well.
Joan circulated a funny review by Roz Warren of the book that you can see here.
Here’s the table of contents, in case you find some of your favorite writers. Enjoy!
INTRODUCTION by Joan Price
TO BED by Erobintica
SOMETHING BORROWED, SOMETHING BLUE by Nancy Weber
DOLORES PARK by Dale Chase
INVITATION TO LUNCH by Donna George Storey
OTHER PEOPLE'S STUFF by Susan St. Aubin
LADY BELLA by I.G. Frederick
HAND JOBS by Kate Dominic
SMOOTH AND SLIPPERY by Doug Harrison
TONY TEMPO by Tsaurah Litzky
BETTER THAN VIBRATORS by Cheri Crystal
AFTER TWENTY-EIGHT YEARS by Dorothy Freed
MY NEW VAGINA by Audrienne Roberts Womack
TRAIN RIDE by Harris Tweed
AT THE WANE OF THE MOON by Bill Noble
PEAS IN A POD by Maryn Blackburn
ENDLESS PRAISE, TIMELESS LOVE by Linda Poelzl
THE HOTEL LOUNGE by Skyler Karadan
COMING FULL CIRCLE by Cela Winter
GEORGE by Lorna Lee
IN THE MEANTIME by Miriam Kura
MR. SMITH, MS. JONES WILL SEE YOU NOW by D.L. King
JAGUAR DREAMS by Evvy Lynn
TOAST FOR BREAKFAST by Cheyenne Blue
BY THE BOOK by Rae Padilla Francoeur
BLIND, NOT DEAD by Johnny Dragona
AFTER DINNER EUPHORIA by Peter Baltensperger
THE WACKY IRAQI, THE SHAMAN LOVER, AND ME by Erica Manfred
BEYOND THE DOUBLE DOORS by Sue Katz
MORNING by Belle Burroughs Shepherd