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

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

My Spanked book trailer

This isn't directly related to In The Flesh, but I'm too excited not to sharethis. And on August 21st I'll be reading alongside several contributors to Spanked: Red-Cheeked Erotica, and will have copies available for sale July 17th and August 21st.

Update - Vimeo took it down (as did Flickr) so here's the YouTube version:

I'm so proud of this book trailer, I can't even tell you. Thank you to everyone who helped, especially Heidi for lending me her apartment and What That Noise Productions for your stellar camera and editing work. Many of the paddles used are by Leather Thorn Paddles. If you have a blog, I'd love it if you'd repost it. Below is the Vimeo version; we've also got it up on YouTube, Blip, Flickr, and MySpace. Thanks to Tubemogul for ease of distribution.

Spanked: Red-Cheeked Erotic Book Trailer from Rachel Kramer Bussel on Vimeo.

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