Monday, December 2, 2013

Bittersweet: Nocturnal Emissions

Bittersweet: Nocturnal Emissions is a collection of Alessia Brio's diverse erotic & flash fiction. Many of the short stories collected here are also available as free downloads, and some also make an appearance in fine flickering hungers. There is previously unpublished material included, but it is only a fraction of the collection. This publication is primarily a herding of stories into one corral.


Writing is easy; you just sit down at the keyboard and open a vein.

The quote above is a modernized version of one that has been attributed to several sources. Regardless of its origins, I find it intriguing.

When I began writing erotica and poetry, I had just emerged from a decade-long bout of major depression, and I was obsessed with a fantasy.

Hence, writing was easy. I wanted—no, I needed—to bleed. Writing was my catharsis. It gave me somewhere to store my feelings so the passion would not overwhelm me or the despair drown me.

I lucked upon a vibrant online community of writers, many bleeding themselves, with whom I bonded. One of them now lives with me. Others I count as my dearest friends. We have bled together, been emotionally naked together, enjoyed the solace of shared pain.

Much of the material in this collection was written during my Literotica years, while I was pouring raw angst onto the page. I honed the art of the craft as I healed. I learned that the veins I opened needn't be my own. I had the power to create characters with their own pain. That's when I became a writer instead of "merely" a bleeder.


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Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Confess (audio)

Loosely based on the It's Just Lunch® dating service, "Confess" is the first in a series of tales revolving around the It's Just Sex no-strings fantasy fulfillment service.

WARNING: Catholics may find the story premise offensive. Well, "good" Catholics, anyway.

This story was first published in the print edition of Alessia's award-winning debut collection, fine flickering hungers.

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Sunday, March 3, 2013

Double Decker (audio)

Tess is determined to win the big karaoke contest at the Double Decker... and the heart of the woman organizing it. Will her evening end on a high note?

This title is also available in the EPIC eBook Award Finalist multi-author anthology Sapphistocated: Four Tales of Mirror Geography.

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EXCERPT after the cut...

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Closing Arguments (audio)


When Philadelphia's infamous sex toy shop & museum, Erotique, is threatened by a pious patron, owner Amanda Long and her partner Bruce Winfield face their toughest trial to date, one that jeopardizes their relationship as well as their business.

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EXCERPT after the cut...

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Down on the Beach (audio)

On her knees in the gentle waters of the Jamaican surf. This title first appeared in the IPPY Award-winning collection from Cleis Press & editor Rachel Kramer Bussel, Tasting Him.

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EXCERPT after the cut...

Monday, October 1, 2012

Butterfly (audio)

A winner in Desdmona's Titillating Tattoo contest, this powerful erotic short story also appears in Coming Together: For the Cure, a critically-acclaimed collection of erotica that benefits breast cancer research & prevention charity.

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(see also: free ebook edition)

EXCERPT after the cut...