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Sunday, January 1, 2012

Off With A Bang: An Award And Some Kink

Well, now didn't that title just get you going? LOL It;s the first day of a brand new year and I am starting things off with a dose of red hot awesome sauce. First, I wan to say that I hope you all celebrated with style whether it involved doing something quiet or a Saturnalian revelry of epic proportions. If the revelry is the case, please email me the salacious details. ;)

Jeremy, ofiZombie Lover and jmh digital has graciously gifted me with the Zombie Rabbit Award. Isn't it wicked cool?


And now for that kink. You know were dying to hear about this. ;)

So I was looking for something different to read as my 2011 wound to a close when this naughty little number caught my eye. Kink and the City: An Englishman In New York is a salacious memoir that is also an honest, irreverent look at the insular world of kink and BDSM. John Smith with his engaging, tongue-in-cheek style takes the reader on a voyeuristic journey into a realm that is misunderstood and often mocked by those who have never entered its gates.

As an erotica writer, I found myself by turns impressed, laughing out loud and simply sitting there with my jaw agape. He spares no detail and shares everything from play times to techniques in single tail whipping along with a veritable glossary of terms to expand one's knowledge of this world.

A subversive, edgy work with an almost philosophical air, it is also an engrossing satire the likes of which I have never read before. Most definitely not a book for the average reader. But, if you are willing to set aside preconceived notions and open your minds, you are in for one hellagood, entertaining reading experience.

40 comments:

  1. Sounds kinky...
    Congratulations on receiving Jeremy's fine award! Nothing says you're cool like a bloodied zombie rabbit.

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  2. @Alex It was very kinky. ;) I feel honored to have that bloodied rabbit. Reminds me of one of my fave horror flicks, Night of the Lepus.

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  3. Congrats on the award! It's cool. :) It's hard to surprise me with erotica, but if you were surprised and you write it, I might have to add it to my TBR list. Thanks!

    Happy New Year!

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  4. Congratulations on the award. An Englishman into the kinky stuff? Surely not, it's all stiff upper lip and all that, is it not? Much prefer a cup of tea.

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  5. Hey, that's a damn cool award. Congrats!

    Kink and the City? Sounds like Ray Davies' first visit to New York LOL :)

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  6. Love the award. A zombie rabbit? How cool is that? :)

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  7. oh, KINK AND THE CITY reminds me on the situation when I had some of those kinky terms in one of the novels I was translating, terms for some very unusual poses :) with vivid and hilarious names. I swear I didn't know how to translate them, my people haven't even heard of those things :) Kinda like Samantha and her tea dipping or bagging, in SEX AND THE CITY :)

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  8. @Christine Thanks! I love that decomposing bunny. :)

    This book shocked me just because it was so very honest and there was a lot about this world that I just had no idea. I think you just might like this.

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  9. @Jamie Thank you!

    LOL This book was a revelation on so many levels. ;)

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  10. @Maynard Thanks! I love this rotting rabbit very much.

    LOL Ray Davies...Man I love the Kinks. :)

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  11. @Nebular Isn't that little furry zombie the coolest? Glad you love him like I do. :)

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  12. @Dez You have the most interesting job, I swear. ;) I can only imagine what it's like to be confronted with such terms and then have to translate them. And just what were some of those "very unusual poses"...hmmm?

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  13. Congrats! on the award Melissa. And have a happy and prosperous and most healthy New year!

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  14. Congrats on the award! Nice way to start off 2012! Kinky book... sounds interesting. I might have to check that out. :)

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  15. you are the best, mixing it all up in one glass... like a bloody mary. something hidden in that phrase.

    happy day!

    Jeremy [Retro-Zombie]
    Visit The Madness:
    IZOMBIE

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  16. Congrats on your zombie rabbit award :)

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  17. Zombie Rabbit, how cool is that! Book sounds to tempting to pass up, nothing better than a jaw dropper :)

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  18. The Zombie Rabbit is a wicked cool award! Thanks for visiting my blog and saying such nice things! Happiest of New Years! Roland

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  19. yeah... i think i'm too prudish for the kink book.

    but congrats on your bunny award!
    first a sexy award, then a bunny one... is a centerfold shooting coming up next?

    happy new year sweetie!

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  20. Wow, that Zombie Rabbit Award is definitely wicked cool. Congrats on receiving that! Whoa, that kinky book sounds pretty gutsy! Happy New Year, Melissa!

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  21. I gotta say Kink in the City sounds like a pretty awesome read that I can trust I wouldn't get bored with.

    Congratulations on your award, which looks pretty wicked!! You deserve any award that comes your way!!

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  22. Whoops! I meant Kink AND the City. Sorry, I guess Sex in the City slipped into my train of thought, haha.

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  23. Huzzah! Great start to the year! And Kink in the City sounds interesting - does it star Colonel Kink? (groan)

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  24. Congrats
    Kink in the city sounds like just the ticket to avoid the winter blahs ; )

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  25. @Stephen Thank you so much! I wish the same for you and your family. Here's hoping 2012 is epic for all of us.

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  26. @Jessica Thanks! A decomposing bunny award is definitely the way to start the year for this ardent zombie fan. Definitely give the book a try, it is a very memorable reading experience to say the least.

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  27. @iZombie Aww.. Thank you Jeremy! I love this bloody little guy. Very cool artwork.

    And I love a good Bloody Mary. ;)

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  28. @Siv I know right?! This little rotting bunny is so much fun. And heck yes, a jaw-dropper is a terrific way to kick off the new year in style. ;)

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  29. @Roland Aww... You are most welcome. I wish all good things for you in the new year. The Zombie Rabbit rules!

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  30. @vics Happy New Year, hon! I'll let you know when my centerfold will be appearing. ;) After all the crap that's happened being voted Sexiest and getting this cool Zombie Rabbit have meant the world to me.

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  31. @Lyn Thank you so much! I love having my own zombie. Hope 2012 is an awesome year for you.

    And I am still in shock and awe over Kink & The City. Definitely a gutsy read. ;)

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  32. @Nicole Thank you so much, those words mean a lot. My little zombie rabbit rocks.

    Boring is definitely not a word to describe Kink. It was a mind-blowing read for me. Go on, give it a try. Trying not to sound devilish, LOL.

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  33. @Craig LOL You do know how to bring the cheese. ;) And I love it!

    I agree, a Zombie Rabbit is a great start to the year. Here's to a rockin' good one this time around the calendar.

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  34. @Ella Thank you!!

    I think Kink would take those blahs and sear their eyeballs. ;)

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  35. Congrats on the awesome hardware, Mel. It seems like perfect timing given the extent of our recent Zombie discussion on Twitter this pats week :)

    And great concise review. You've highlighted some interesting aspects of this book, and have conveyed an enthusiasm so genuine that some folks here may be inspired to dole out some cash.

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  36. @Matt thank you, my friend. I thoroughly enjoyed talking movies and other subject with you.

    I am glad you liked my enthusiasm for this book. It certainly was an eye-opener and one I will always remember. You flatter me. :) But it's good to know I can induce at least a considered purchase for this most excellent read.

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  37. Yeah, so I'm new here and looking at your archive, and of course "kink" catches my eye. In other words, you had me at kink ;-)
    Not sure that this particular book is for me, but I'm definitely going to pick one of your books. When I was in college I read a lot of steamy stuff, but as a mom of teenagers...I don't. Of course, I can read anything on my kindle and not have to brown-bag the cover...
    Which of your books should I start with, in your opinion?
    Tina @ Life is Good

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  38. Oh, and I forgot to say, zombie-rabbit is THE coolest blog award ever. I want one!
    Tina @ Life is Good

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  39. @Tina Hi! I'm so happy you found me. Thank you so much for following.So kink got you did it? I do have a way of drawing people in with that . LOL

    I LOVE that you want to read one of my stories. Any one would be good to start, but if you want to ease back into the steam and love exotic locales go with Byzantine Provocateur. Or if music and a bit of nostalgia are your thing, Love Haight. If paranormal is your fave, then definitely Michael's Keeper or Maxie Briscoe which feature werewolves. Dream On is another great story with a multicultural theme that features a very sexy cop.

    My zombie rabbit is gorgeous, isn't he? I just love that little bloody bunny to bits. Should I say that considering he's a zombie? :)

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