From the Author
What a nice girl like me is doing writing this book.
BLACK FEATHERS collects five years of my erotic short stories into one volume, and it's somewhat amazing to hold such a lot of work in one hand! You may wonder why I titled the book BLACK FEATHERS. When I quit my day job to write full time in 1992, I tattooed a black feather onto my arm as both a trophy and as a reminder. In 1995, when Masquerade books published a book of erotic short stories that I edited (SM VISIONS: The Best of Circlet Press), I did a second black feather on my arm. For the release of this book, of course, I'll do a third.
I write in many different voices in these stories, some female, some male, some bisexual, some lesbian, gay, or straight, but I think each story, regardless of its "orientation" can appeal to any human being with an erotic yearning. The largest and most important sex organ is the brain, and that's what I aim to stimulate, ultimately.
I write erotic fiction with a secret agenda. Yes, it's hot, yes, it's made to turn you on. But my secret agenda is to make this world a better place, a place where freedom of sexual expression and tolerance of sexual variation is normal and accepted. Giving people a glimpse through fiction of how good it can be is one tiny step toward building that world. But if I didn't tell you that, you might just think the stories were seductively delicious anyway...