by Amelia G : September 24th, 2010
My Backstage Passes anthology has been receiving some more nice press this week, so I thought I’d share.
Backstage Passes: An Anthology of Rock and Roll Erotica from the Pages of Blue Blood is currently the featured book review on BlogCritic.com. FC Etier, writing for Blog Critic, explains that his Aunt Maude used to describe authors like Irving Wallace as racy and say she had to put her ski mask on to read a particularly juicy book (for modesty’s sake.) I am extremely entertained that the reviewer provided a photograph of himself reading my Backstage Passes book, while wearing a ski mask. And BlogCritic.com offers a ski mask upsell near the write-up. FC Etier also says, “the words paint vivid images in the mind. Think of rainbows of hair coloring, lots of tattoos and piercing, scantily clad punk queens and of course, lots of sex.”
Domina Doll, writing for Pop My Cherry, writes:
. . . this collection of erotica that explores the dark passageways of music subculture has 17 sizzling stories by some of the biggest horror/goth/erotica writers in the genre including Poppy Z. Brite, Nancy A. Collins, Yon Von Faust, Sèphera Girón, Thomas S. Roche, John Shirley, Cecilia Tan, and more . . . What I fucking loved about this anthology. The authors in this collection are amazing story-tellers and the top of their genres. As a writer myself and someone who used to dabble in dark erotica, I have idolized many of these writers for years. While each has their own unique style, they all have a way of sinking their teeth into the meat of the story, fleshing out their often flawed angst-ridden characters and creating hot throbbing scenes that explore the dark and esoteric side of sex. Many different genres are explored from punk/gothic, dark erotica, horror/dark fantasy and every gender represented including creatures other-worldly and indefinable. The stories have diverse themes but are all woven together by the lustful threads of a rock n’ roll subculture featuring musicians, rock stars, groupies, nefarious lovers, occultists and blood-letters . . . Backstage Passes is a superb collection of edgy dark erotica—a sweaty heap of fuck-fiction laced with drug-induced deliriums and rituals of pain and pleasure, with rock star god worshipping goth sluts, leather-clad bad boys and demons who creep into your darkest dreams. Please pick up your copy of “Backstage Passes” at BlueBloodBooks.com and check out the editor at AmeliaG.com.