Wednesday, 26 June 2013

"Smut by the Sea" pics

Last Saturday I picked Jennifer Denys up and drove through the lashing rain and around herds of stray pigs to Smut By The Sea, the erotica event organised by Victoria Blisse in Scarborough Library.

Jennifer Denys taking the michael out of erotic romance tropes  :-)

There was fudge, enormous quantities of coffee, a book stall, a tombola (I won a pen: Jennifer won lube, grrr) and a purple lecture hall wherein there were MANY READINGS  by erotica-friends new and old:

Victoria Blisse, Lexie Bay, Ashley Lister (standing), KD Grace, Jennifer Denys.
Ashley's poetry was particularly dirty. In fact, as the day went on I realised that I had erred too far on the side of caution in picking my own reading.

This was the moment that I realised that Scarborough was actually shock-proof:

Slave Nano, the Duchess, the Red Queen

Slave Nano was launching the paperback version of his novel Adventures in Fetishland, with a little help from his friends, in glorious technicolour PVC. I will never look at yellow teapots ... or cupcakes ... again in the same way, I can tell you!!

After that foray into kink, I realised I had to up my game somewhat. So instead of reading from mostly-harmless  Heart of Flame I switched to scary-fairy Named and Shamed for the very last reading of the day. And very glad I am that I did, too.

Hiding behind me: Liv Honeywell and Domitri Xavier

Yorkshire can take anything you throw at it :-)

Anyway, since getting home I have been very much inspired to write something really rude again :-) I want to scare myself once more, as I did with Named and Shamed.

My only regret is that I didn't get a photo of the pig on the road....

Event Reportage from Jennifer Denys / Nano Vaslen / Victoria Blisse

9 comments:

JacquelineB said...

Sounds like it was a great day, sorry to have missed it! Very glad that everyone is reporting back about it. :)

Jennifer Denys said...

It was a great day and your reading was super! Thanks for the lift - and for avoiding the pig on the road!

Nano said...

It was a blast. And I so enjoyed your reading from Named and Shamed as well.

Lily Harlem said...

I'm sorry to have missed it, too, and really enjoying the blogs about the fun you all had. Great pics, Janine.

gemma parkes said...

It was a great day wasn't it? Fabulous to meet you l really enjoyed your reading! I was also really happy that you agonised as much as me over what to read!

Janine Ashbless said...

Fabulous to meet you, Nano (thanks for the awesome kind words about my blog & writing) and Gemma. Hopefully we'll all meet again soon :-) The socialising with other erotica writers is one of the unlooked for, unexpectedly lovely things about this writing lark. I've met such nice fun people!

Tilly Hunter said...

Oh please write something that dirty again ;-). My jaw may have dropped a little when you announced that's what you were reading from; one of my favourite smutty books.

Janine Ashbless said...

Yes, I remember your fab review Tilly :-D Great to meet you at last!

Zara Stoneley said...

Sounds like it was a brilliant day, sorry I missed it. I will look out for the next one!!