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.
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.
Jayne graduated from Southampton Solent University in 2010 with a BA (Hons) in Writing Contemporary Fiction. Before this her main focus was on writing poetry (some of this was published with Forward Press in certain anthologies). University taught her much about different genres and styles, but writing erotica struck a particular chord. Today she writes mostly short stories, as well as full length novels and poetry.
She is currently exploring ‘custom written’ stories and have often writes for friends as gifts. In her day job she works at an outside interest store, and she loves spending her spare time hiking and hillwalking. Other interests besides erotica include live music, arts and crafts, and keeping fit.
Jayne is from Portsmouth, but takes a lot of her inspiration from London and especially Cornwall, where she hopes to live someday
Find Jayne at:
Her blog: www.jazzyjwritersblock.wordpress.com
Her Twitter: https://twitter.com/starshine1988
Her Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/jaz.wheatley
Alex Jordaine is the UK’s leading Femdom author and is also a regular contributor to ‘Marquis’, the most read fetish magazine in the world. In his highly acclaimed ‘Mistress’ series of books, all of them published by Xcite Books, powerful women are firmly in charge. They control the pleasure and men are there to serve and obey them. All the books in this ongoing series have been published as both paperbacks and e-books. They are also all ‘one-offs’, so they can be read in any order.
‘I thoroughly enjoy turning the usual stereotypes on their head in my writing,’ Alex says, ‘as well as exploring the psychology of submission, the joys and perils of the BDSM lifestyle, and the redemptive power of love. This last is worth mentioning because, for books so full of graphic discipline, bondage and domination, they are essentially love stories.’
Stories by Alex Jordaine have also been included in various collections of BDSM, gay, lesbian and general themed erotica, also all published by Xcite Books. Twelve of his most tantalizing tales have been anthologized in the collection ‘Sweet Torments: The Best of Alex Jordaine’.
Emma Lydia Bates is a soon-to-graduate English student who wishes she could spend all of her time writing erotica instead of job-hunting and preparing for Finals. When not in front of her laptop, she can usually be found reading Old English poetry or watching Doctor Who.
Lucy Felthouse is a very busy woman! She writes erotica and erotic romance in a variety of subgenres and pairings, and has over seventy publications to her name, with many more in the pipeline. These include Best Bondage Erotica 2012 and 2013, and Best Women's Erotica 2013. Another string to her bow is editing, and she has edited and co-edited a number of anthologies. She owns Erotica For All, and is book editor for Cliterati.
Find Lucy on these sites:
Lucy's website: http://lucyfelthouse.co.uk
Lucy's Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/lucyfelthousewriter
Lucy's Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/cw1985
Lucy's Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/cw1985
Lucy's Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/cw1985
Lucy's newsletter: http://eepurl.com/gMQb9
Giselle Renarde is an award-winning author of erotica and LGBT fiction. This queer Canadian writer has contributed short stories to more than 100 anthologies and authored dozens of books, including Anonymous, Nanny State, and the Wedding Heat series.
Her transgender lesbian romance The Red Satin Collection took top prize in the 2012 Rainbow Awards, in the category of Best Transgender Romance/Erotic Romance. Giselle's single-author anthology of transgender fiction and poetry, My Mistress' Thighs, received an honourable mention in the same category the previous year. Her work also appears in Tristan Taormino's Lambda Award-winning anthology Take Me There: Trans and Genderqueer Erotica.
Ms Renarde loves a geeky girl and lives across from a park with two bilingual cats who sleep on her head. When she's not writing, she's usually up to something good... or up to no good.
Find her at:
Her website: http://donutsdesires.blogspot.com
About her: http://about.me/gisellerenarde
Her Twitter: http://twitter.com/GiselleRenarde
Anna Sansom first started writing erotica to create her own seduction superpower. Lacking the swagger to chat up women in bars, she slipped them her bespoken stories instead. It was a successful technique and, now that she’s wedded to her favourite muse, she's stopped trawling the bars and writes for a wider audience instead.
She writes lesbian erotica, often with a BDSM edge, and sometimes with a dose of romance.
Anna’s passion is exploring and celebrating women’s sexuality and you can find her playing with lots of creative ideas about how to do this at her website and blog ‘The Ladygarden Project’. She also writes fiction and articles for DIVA - the UK’s lesbian life and style magazine.
Find Anna at:
Her website: http://www.ladygardenproject.com/
Her Twitter: @ladygarden69
Elise Hepner writes smutty goodness for Ellora's Cave, Xcite, Secret Cravings Publishing, and Excessica. She's appeared in several Cleis anthologies including 69 Stories of Sudden Sex and Best Bondage Erotica 2012. She lives with her husband and two clingy kitties in Maryland.
Find Elise on:
Her Website: www.ehwriting.com
Her Blog: http://celise91writer.blogspot.com/
Her Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Elise-Hepner-Writing/311925106401
Her Twitter: www.twitter.com/EHepner