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Is it true?

So, here I stand in my first role as editor. The book is turned in, the table of contents is finalized. I’m awaiting copy edits and getting things together for marketing.

And, I’m doing things I never thought I would…like asking a major author and personal idol of mine for an unbelievable and almost unthinkable favor. If this happened…if the universe would throw me just this one bone…I can’t even think about it, I’m so nervous.

But it leaves me wondering, is this where the path has taken me? Has it put me in the position where I can actually sit down and type and even send out an email like that and even feel hopeful that I’ll get a response?

I sure hope so, because I remember wanting to be a writer, wanting to be published, wanting to be published by X, wanting to be edited by X, wanting to edit my own collection after X amount of time and those things actually happened. I had a wish list. I have wish lists. And somehow, slowly over time, I’m ticking those things off my list and can’t believe where one story written on the fly over ten years ago has led me.


Life is good.


“I like big butts and I cannot lie…”

I saw yesterday that awesome writer and editor Rachel Kramer Bussel posted an excerpt of my story Brenda’s Booty on her Lusty Lady Blog. I really like the section she chose to highlight and actually, I’m really fond of this story overall. The main character, Brenda, is feisty, and she meets her match in ass admirer Lewis.


I wasn’t always into anal…writing about it that is. I think my first anal sex story was Speed Bumps featured in Rachel’s Fast Girls and was reprinted in Cleis Press’ Backdoor Pleasures and I’ve been dabbling ever since.

Baby Got Back is available for pre-order from Amazon, but you can check my little snippet out now.

What I Learned From Reading Andrea Dale’s “‘Golf’ Spelled Backwards”


It’s no secret that I love a good erotica, and when I think of good erotica, the name Andrea Dale immediately comes to mind.  Then you throw in some complex characters, a little bondage and some steamy sex and, well, you’ve had me at…you know.

In Andrea Dale’s, Golf” Spelled Backwards, the unconventional tale of submissive male and dominant female, Corporate careered and handsome devil Daniel is referred to confident and clever Anastasia.  And boy, did he learn his lesson.

Of course, with a title like this one, I dove in expecting the unexpected and Ms. Dale didn’t disappoint.  Through unconventional and pleasurable means, Anastasia taught Daniel to control his swing and his urges, among other naughty things.

I appreciated Ms. Dale’s innovative approach to the bondage theme.  An old school fool like me general expects one to be tied up, down or around, but it was a joy discovering how and to what Ms. Dale decided to bind her submissive character.

I was in no way expecting the final twist in which the teacher unwittingly becomes the student, because the story had constant twists and turns that had me on the edge of… let’s just finish that with my seat. Yes, I was kept on the edge of my seat.

Er hmm

I’m going to end this review with a confession. I spelled golf backward in my head before I began the story, and I had my eyes peeled for a flog during the entire read, so here’s a spoiler:  No one got flogged, at least not in the conventional sense.

The word flog is relevant, however, so get Alison Tyler’s Big Book of Bondage, read Andrea Dale’s “Golf” Spelled Backwards, and do your research, kids.  I did mine, and thoroughly enjoyed it through and through.

I’ve Come A’ Callin’ – for Submissions!

So, here we are, guys and ta-da!  I’ve been sitting on this news for a bit, and I have to say I was so good at acting like nothing at all was happening.  But here we are and I’m much too excited to clutter up this blog post with extra words, so, here is MY VERY FIRST –

Call for Submissions:

Can’t Get Enough

Editor: Tenille Brown

Publisher: Cleis Press

Deadline: February 15, 2013 (earlier submissions preferred and encouraged)

Word Count: 1,500-3,000

Payment: $50 and 2 copies of the anthology upon publication

Publication Date: TBA

Tenille Brown is currently seeking submissions for her upcoming anthology, tentatively titled Can’t Get Enough.

Have you ever been so hot for your lover that you decided not to go to the dinner you were invited to?  Or maybe you got so turned on watching her work the room at a party you had to duck into a coat closet during cocktails.  Remember the time you called in sick to work because you simply couldn’t put down your vibrator?

Can’t Get Enough will contain just these types of stories.  An anthology filled with tales of insatiable desire, authors will bring forth stories brimming with sex, kinks and fetishes that you simply can’t get enough of,  Sex you want so much that you can’t make it home without having to swing by a shady motel or pull off into a vacant lot.

What I’m looking for:

I want well-written, collar clutching stories that embody and drive home the theme “can’t get enough.”  I want stories that are smart, sassy, sexy, risqué and downright kinky.  In this anthology I want to see it all, a variety of ages, cultures, pairings and voices.  I am open to submissions from people of all genders.

Send me stories that are jaw dropping and written outside of the box.  Give me characters who are soft and passionate, but don’t leave out those who are rough and dark.  Above all, give me well-drawn characters who want it so bad and so much that they’ve got to have it in different places, in different positions and at every turn.

Whether your character ambushes her husband at the office, or he explores the clubs looking for a piece of strange, show me that they need it, have to have it, and can’t get enough.

The standard rules apply: no incest, rape, underage characters or bestiality.

Original stories are preferred, but I may consider reprints.  No simultaneous submissions.

Please make sure submissions include your name (legal and pen), mailing address, phone number and email address in the top left corner of the page.  Send it as a Word attachment to enoughantho@gmail.com with Can’t Get Enough (Story Title) in the subject line.  Include a 50-word bio with your submission.  You will receive an email acknowledgement of receipt within 72 hours.


Please fully read and follow the submission guidelines.  Make sure your submission is formatted properly using double spaces and Times New Roman or Georgia, 12 pt. font.  Don’t put any extra spaces between paragraphs and make sure each paragraph is indented.  Use quotation marks in dialogue.

When emailing your submission, please include the title of your story in the subject line. Ex. Can’t Get Enough Submission (Twinkle Toes) .

Make sure you meet the minimum word count (1,500) and don’t exceed the maximum word count (3,000).  You may send up to (2) stories to be considered.

About the Editor:

Tenille Brown’s smut is featured in nearly fifty print anthologies including Chocolate Flava 1 and 3, Got A Minute?, A is for Amour, Curvy Girls, Going Down, Best Bondage Erotica 2011 and 2012, Sapphic Planet, Suite Encounters, Open, and the forthcoming Best Lesbian Erotica 2013.  She also writes for Mischief Books, having been included in the collections Across My Knee, Too Fast For Love, Take Me, and Cougar.