H K CARLTON
Mistress of the Air is a comic, erotic adventure. My incorrigible Edwardian dominatrix, Lady Sally Rudston-Chichester, travels around Europe in her airship ‘The Corseted Domme’ causing mayhem.
A comic element in the story is the use of funny or suggestive names. The three Russian anarchists, Sophia Testlikova, Dimitri Bollokov and Peter Krapotkin, who feature in one episode, being a good example.
One character’s name was inspired by a British TV programme, ‘Not The Nine O’Clock News’. This was a political satire programme broadcast between 1979 and 1982. It featured a young Rowan Atkinson, later to become famous for Mr Bean and the Black Adder series. The programme always featured a song, usually a parody of a current hit.
Where Does Will Live?
Loosely Based Settings in Will to Live By M. Christine
The childhood home of Will Franco is South Los Angeles, and although the story takes place after he graduates, the magnet high school he and his friend Yuri attend was constructed with Crenshaw High in mind.
The sex club, Memorabilia, that Kendra brings Will to, I envisioned in the south end of Downtown L.A. that borders on the city of Vernon. It is an industrial area, at night desolate yet ripe for afterhours conduct, very noir. It wasn’t that long ago rent in this region of Los Angeles was a song, under a dollar per square foot for loft spaces perfect for artist studios and underground clubs. A wise entrepreneur like my character Frances Tallchief could easily invest in such a property to transform into a BDSM den.
Here it is―the Lambda Literary Award Finalist for best gay collection, Dirty Words. M. Christian’s extraordinary anthology shows just how hot and imaginative manlove erotica can be! From mischievous Native American spirits, to victims of cybernetic nightmares, these stories will enthrall, arouse, shock and―always―turn you on. They are all well-crafted tales, filled with what some people call dirty words and dirty men, and will touch you in ways you’d never expect.
UNNATURAL ALLIES (SHIFTING ALLIANCES #2)