Lynn Lake's fantasies could fill a book - and have (or, at least, parts of many, many books). Her imagination substitutes for a somewhat dreary existence in the middle of nowhere home to a particularly harsh climate. She's a frustrated crime writer (few markets) and an unfulfilled SF author (no science background). Her erotic experiences, frankly, look better on paper, where she need not discriminate based on couplings, positionings, flogging devices, and/or binding materials. Rich, thick, wet ink spilling out of the golden nib of a finely-crafted fountain pen onto bright, white, textured paper is a form of ecstasy to her, free of STD's. She has a cat and an insatiable craving to express herself. Inspiration comes from everywhere, everything, and everybody she meets or sees or visualizes, but mostly from her mind (very often early in the morning when she first wakes up). She doesn't wait for the wet muse to tingle her in the appropriate places, however; oftentimes she just sits and stares at a blank piece of paper (Hilroy, lined, in a wire-bound notebook) until an idea strikes her and she pen-strokes it, first into a brief outline, and then into a full story (which usually goes through a, minimum, three-draft process). She's fairly well-read and quite good at mimicking other styles, which helps in the whole process, as does her natural shyness. Elizabeth Coldwell joined Xcite Books in 2011. Formerly the editor of the UK edition of Forum magazine and co-founder of the Guild of Erotic Writers, she has been writing erotic fiction for over twenty years and her work has been widely published in the UK and US. She enjoys writing across the spectrum of erotica genres, from m/m space opera to girl/girl messy fun, vanilla to BDSM, paranormal to contemporary. Charlotte Stein has written over thirty short stories, novellas and novels, including entries in The Mammoth Book of Hot Romance and Best New Erotica 10. Her collection of short stories was named one of the best erotic romances of 2009 by Michelle Buonfiglio, and her first novel, Control, was recently called "...a non-stop crazy hot sex book". When not writing non-stop crazy hot sex books, she can be found eating jelly turtles, watching terrible sitcoms and occasionally lusting after hunks. She lives in West Yorkshire with her husband. Charlotte Stein can be found at: Sommer Marsden has been called "one of the top storytellers in the erotica genre" (Violet Blue), "Unapologetic" (Alison Tyler), "the whirling dervish of erotica" (Craig J. Sorensen), and "Erotica royalty" (Lucy Felthouse). Her erotic novels include Restless Spirit, Boys Next Door, Big Bad, Learning to Drown, Wanderlust and the Zombie Exterminator series. Sommer currently writes erotica and erotic romance for Xcite Books, eXcessica, Ellora's Cave, Pretty Things Press, Resplendence Publishing and Mischief Books. The wine-swigging, dachshund-owning, wannabe runner author writes work that runs the gamut from bondage to zombies to humor. Sommer's short works can be found in well over one hundred (and counting) erotic anthologies. Her short stories have also been included numerous adult and romance magazines--both in print and online. Find Sommer at: Her website: http://sommermarsden.blogspot.com Her Facebook: http://facebook.com/sommermarsden Her Twitter: https://twitter.com/sommer_marsden Her Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/sommermarsden/ Her Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/2742697.Sommer_Marsden Justine Elyot is the author of the Black Lace title On Demand as well asThe Business of PLEasure and Meeting Her Match. HEr fiction is published by Black Lace, Xcite and Cleis Press. She likes to explore the dark side of desire in her writing. She lives by the sea. Lily Harlem is a multi-published, award-winning author of contemporary erotic romance. She lives in the UK with her husband and a bunch of animals, all rescued, and loves to spend her days immersed in imagination. Her books are a mixture of full length novels and short stories, some are one offs, some are sequels or part of a series (all can be enjoyed as stand-alone reads). What they each have in common are colourful characters travelling on everyone's favourite journey - falling in love. If the story isn't deliciously romantic and down and dirty sexy, it won't be written, at least not by Lily. So with the bedroom door left well and truly open you are warned to hang on for a steamy, sensual ride - or rides as the case might be! Find Lily: Website http://www.lilyharlem.com/ Blog http://www.lilyharlem.blogspot.com/ Twitter https://twitter.com/lily_harlem Facebook http://www.facebook.com/pages/Lily-Harlem-author-page/200182030094568 Pinterest http://pinterest.com/lilyharlem/ Goodreads http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4070110.Lily_Harlem Google+ https://plus.google.com/u/0/106837751333678531161/posts Deep within America's mystical Delmarva Peninsula, author and architect Chrissie Bentley collects vintage erotica, believes in ghosts and has a sweet tooth that even her dentist admires. Addicted to writing since she was young, she ran out of time to do everything she wanted so she created a pseudonym to take up the slack. Jenny Swallows blogs furiously, haunts Facebook and composes obscene poetry, leaving Chrissie free to write stories, pay the bills and feed the cats. Visit jennyswallows.blogspot.com to find out more about her, or just write and ask - she loves getting messages, and adores exchanging memories and anecdotes. Described as "apocalyptic" by The Paris Review, Chrissie's novel The Nympho Librarian & Other Stories was a 2012 best-seller on Amazon's chart of books with the word "librarian" in the title; among over a dozen other novels and collections, her other works include Miss America: A BDSM Vampire Tale; the supernatural erotica of Below Blue London ("Bow Bells with blowjobs" is her succinct summary); and three collections of Ambrose Horne's Victorian sex-detective stories published by Xcite. Her latest, a semi-fictional study of the blue movie industry in London in the late 1960s will be published later this year. Chrissie's short stories have also appeared in Best Women's Erotica 2012, the Mammoth Book of Lesbian Erotica, The Bad Girl's Sweet Kiss (published by Xcite and co-edited with Miranda Forbes), various editions of Xcite's Cocktales series and many more. And when she's not listening to Garbage, Jem and Broadcast CDs, playing with the cats or torturing her boyfriend (in the nicest possible way), she'll probably have her nose buried away in Second Life. Where she writes stories, listens to Garbage, Jem and Broadcast, plays with cats... hmmm. I think we're seeing a pattern here. Find her at: Her blog: http://constantlychrissie.wordpress.com Her Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/chrissie.bentley.9?fref=ts And as her alter-ego on Twitter: @jennyswallows
Winner of Jade Erotic Awards: Erotic Fiction Publisher 2010 "Xcite has delighted its readers with a wealth of superb titles and first class storytelling. Its titles have far outstripped the others for both quality of the product and sensual erotic content."