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THOMAS S. ROCHE’s books include His, Hers, Dark Matter, and the Noirotica series. His short stories have appeared in more than 300 Web sites, magazines, and anthologies, including several volumes of the Best American Erotica and Best New Erotica series. In his spare time, he keeps a weblog and dabbles in fetish photography. You can keep track of him at

RACHEL KRAMER BUSSEL ( is Senior Editor at Penthouse Variations and a Contributing Editor at Penthouse, where she writes the “Girl Talk” column. Her “Lusty Lady” column runs biweekly in The Village Voice, and she’s the editor of Naughty Spanking Stories from A to Z 1 and 2. Her writing has been published in more than 70 anthologies, including Best American Erotica 2004 and 2006, and in AVN, Bust, Gothamist, Mediabistro, the New York Post, and Time Out New York.

MIKE KIMERA was raised as an Irish Catholic in England and now works as a management consultant in Switzerland. At the age of forty-three, he started writing stories about sex and lust and the things they do to us, and five years later he’s still at it. Writing Naked, a collection of his stories, was published in 2005.

Queer girl sex is a favorite flavor of erotica for DEBRA HYDE, more of which can be found in Best Lesbian Erotica 2004 and 2006, The Good Parts: Pure Lesbian Erotica, and Stirring Up a Storm: Tales of the Sensual, the Sexual, and the Erotic. Her BDSM fiction appears in Best Bondage Erotica 2 and both volumes of Naughty Spanking Stories from A to Z. When she isn’t dreaming about (or engaging in) sex, she’s writing about it at her long-running weblog, Pursed Lips.

CECILIA TAN is the author of numerous erotic books and short stories, including Black Feathers, The Velderet, and Telepaths Don’t Need Safewords. Her work has appeared in Best American Erotica, Ms. Penthouse, and everywhere in between. She has also edited dozens of anthologies of erotic fiction for Circlet Press, Masquerade Books, Blue Moon Books, and others, including Blood Surrender, Sextopia, and Erotic Fantastic. Find out more at

SIMON SHEPPARD is the author of In Deep: Erotic Stories, Kinkorama: Dispatches From the Front Lines of Perversion, and Sex Parties 101. His work has also appeared in more than 125 anthologies, including many editions of Best Gay Erotica and Best American Erotica, and he’s the author of the columns “Sex Talk” and “Perv.” He lives in San Francisco and hangs out at

SHANNA GERMAIN’s erotic stories have appeared or are scheduled to appear in dozens of publications and anthologies, including Best Bondage Erotica 2, Dykes on Bikes, The Good Parts, Heat Wave, and Rode Hard, Put Away Wet. You can see more of her work, erotic and otherwise, on her Web site,

CHEYENNE BLUE combines her two passions in life and writes travel guides and erotica. Her erotica has appeared in several anthologies, including Best Women’s Erotica, Mammoth Best New Erotica, Best Lesbian Erotica, and Best Lesbian Love Stories, and on many websites. Her travel guides have been jammed into many glove boxes underneath the chocolate wrappers. She divides her time between Colorado, USA, and Ireland and is currently working on a book about the quiet and quirky areas of Ireland. You can read more of her erotica on her Web site,

MICHAEL HEMMINGSON recently co-edited Expelled from Eden: A William T. Vollmann Reader. He is the author of the novels The Rose of Heaven, Melody, The Rooms, and Amateurs, a novelization of his story “Movements,” which appeared in the first Aqua Erotica. He lives in San Diego.

BILL NOBLE is an award-winning writer and poet from Northern California and longtime fiction editor of the premier online magazine of literary erotica, Clean Sheets. His work appears in venues ranging from Best American Erotica to New Millennium Writings. More information may be had at

STEVE ALMOND is the author of two story collections, The Evil B.B. Chow and My Life in Heavy Metal, and the nonfiction book Candyfreak. His various perversions may be inspected at

MARY ANNE MOHANRAJ is the author of Bodies in Motion, a set of Sri Lankan–American linked stories (July 2005, HarperCollins). She teaches at Vermont College and Roosevelt University and is working on a follow-up book, The Arrangement, a contemporary threesome novel. She is the Executive Director of DesiLit ( and of the Speculative Literature Foundation (  

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