In the Flesh is a monthly reading series held the third Thursday of every month at the appropriately named Happy Ending Lounge, and features the city's best erotic writers sharing stories to get you hot and bothered, hosted and curated by erotic writer/editor Rachel Kramer Bussel (Best Sex Writing series, Do Not Disturb, Spanked, Dirty Girls, etc.). From erotic poetry to down and dirty smut, these authors get naked on the page and will make you lust after them and their words. Themed nights have included True Sex Confessions, Revenge of the Sex Columnists, GLBT Night, and Comedy Sex. Readers have included Laura Antoniou, Mo Beasley, Susie Bright, Lily Burana, Jessica Cutler, Stephen Elliott, Martha Garvey, Gael Greene, Andy Horwitz, Debra Hyde, Maxim Jakubowski, Josh Kilmer-Purcell, Tsaurah Litzky, Suzanne Portnoy, Sofia Quintero, M.J. Rose, Danyel Smith, Grant Stoddard, Cecilia Tan, Carol Taylor, Veronica Vera, Zane and others. In The Flesh debuted in October 2005. Contact rachelkramerbussel at for bookings, press, or questions. Click here In The Flesh: Los Angeles. “…writer and host Rachel Kramer Bussel welcomes eroticism of all stripes, spots and textures to the Happy Ending lounge on the Lower East Side.,” New York Times UrbanEye newsletter, August 15, 2007 email rachelkramerbussel at for booking or other information or interview requests

Friday, December 21, 2007

Last night's In The Flesh

Here are some photos by Brian Van from In the Flesh last night. More photos and video coming soon! THANK YOU to everyone who came out, ate all the delicious food, and made the last In The Flesh of the year such a success. Extra special thanks to the staff of Happy Ending, for always being so on top of things, Desiree for the food, Gloria for the help carrying things, Brian and Stacie Joy for the photo taking, and Frank for taping. See you next year!

L to R: Judy McGuire, Molly X, M. David Hornbuckle, Rachel Kramer Bussel, Abiola Abrams, Marcelle Manhattan, Topaz.

December 20th In The Flesh readers

I wore a borrowed Santa hat to read my story "Flirting With Santa" from Alison Tyler's anthology Naughty or Nice? Christmas Erotica.

Me in a Santa hat at In The Flesh

Marcelle Manhattan read about a shaving encounter:

Marcelle Manhattan gets shaved, reading at In The Flesh

Topaz tells all about a very hot, very kinky, very public date:

Topaz has a hot, kinky date, reading at In The Flesh

Molly X dazzled us with erotic haiku:

Molly X reads erotic haiku at In The Flesh

Here are some samples:

Dressing for the kill
Cinching the uniform tight
Look at my cleavage

Let's go to my place
Let me underwhelm you there
Let me let you down

I love it when you
Put your naked head into
My heaving bosom

Fuck me, ravage me,
Spank my naughty derriere
But do not enter.

Flogs & clamps & whips
What will feel best on my skin?
Really, it’s your hand

Judy McGuire told us How Not to Date:

Judy McGuire reads at In The Flesh

M. David Hornbuckle read two sex scenes from larger pieces, including his novella, The Salvation of Billy Wayne Carter:

M. David Hornbuckle at In The Flesh

And BET's The Best Shorts host Abiola Abrams wowed us with some hot words from her debut novel Dare:

Abiola Abrams reads from Dare at In The Flesh