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 There is previously unpublished material included, but it is only a fraction of the collection.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

When There's a Will

The collected works of Will Belegon. Contains the single titles:
  • En Garde
  • Cat's Eye
  • San Francisco Surrender
  • Doing Shelley's Dishes
  • The DoubleDare Hotel
  • Barely a Secret
  • Wet Panties?
  • Wingman
  • Mixed Blessings

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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...

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Doing Shelley's Dishes

It takes more than a roof to make a house a home. It takes love. When Shelley needed four walls, Wally and Jane were happy to share theirs. When she needed four arms, things got considerably hotter.

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Friday, March 1, 2013

San Francisco Surrender (audio)

What happens when a good cop is asked to do the wrong thing for all the right reasons? Jen is the forbidden fruit. He's lusted after her, denied himself, and struggled with his beliefs of who and what he is, all because of her. In the meantime, everything around him changed. Now that the garden is gone, there is no reason to avoid eating the apple. But can he bring himself to cross the final barriers inside his soul, to become the fantasy Jen has always wanted? And if he does, what happens if he starts to enjoy it? As he stares up at the old Victorian house from the streets of San Francisco, one veteran cop is about to take his first steps into a side of sex that only one woman could ask of him. And only for her would he say yes.

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