The Killer Wore Leather

A Mystery

Author: Laura Antoniou

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1573449474

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 6674

Mr. Global Leather has been murdered! In the Grand Sterling Hotel of Midtown Manhattan, home of the huge annual leather/BDSM/fetish ball and contest, Mr. & Ms. Global Leather, last year's male winner lies dead on the floor of his suite, wearing only very frilly, bright yellow panties. Cormac "Mack" Steel made a lot of enemies in his year wearing the studded leather sash, not the least being his co-winner Mistress Ravenfyre. But she is not alone – there are over three thousand attendees at this year's fetish-festooned event from all over the world, some of whom might have had some very personal issues with the corpse. Enter Detective Rebecca Feldblum of the Midtown East Precinct. Assigned to this doozy of a case because, as one of NYC's only out lesbian detectives, her Lieutenant seems to believe these are "her people." Shocked, amazed and alternately puzzled and amused, Detective Feldblum must navigate a world of doms and subs, masters and mistresses, pups and trainers, leather, latex and lingerie, and discover who murdered the late Mack Steel – and hopefully do it before the weekend is over and everyone goes home. In the process, she will discover more about the sexual underworld than she ever really wanted to know, and more about her own past than she could have ever imagined. Written in the classic spirit of Sharyn McCrumb's Bimbos of the Death Sun, The Killer Wore Leather is both an engaging mystery and a humorous glimpse into the world of modern, pansexual international leather/BDSM contests and conferences. Only Laura Antoniou could write The Killer Wore Leather. In addition to being the author of the best-selling Marketplace series of erotic novels, she has over 20 years of experience teaching, speaking to and occasionally skewering the alt-sex communities around the world. With a wicked sense of humor, insider information and a twisted imagination, she crafts a spicy mélange of mystery and mayhem! The Killer Wore Leather is a deliciously tongue-in-cheek murder mystery set at a leather convention, allowing readers into this private world of personalities and peccadiloes. The kinkiest game of clue ever with a sex toy as the murder weapon and every leather man and woman lacks an alibi. Cleverly crafted and highly humorous, Antoniou is at her wicked best in this pageturning fetish fest. Laura is the best-selling author of the classic BDSM series, THE MARKETPLACE, which has sold more than 400,000 copies and been translated into 5 languages.
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Beneath the Skins

The New Spirit and Politics of the Kink Community

Author: Ivo Domínguez

Publisher: Daedalus Publishing

ISBN: 9781881943068

Category: Art

Page: 153

View: 5631

The New Spirit and Politics of the Kink Community This book examines some of the important issues facing the leather/SM/fetish community.
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Summer Heat

Author: Jay Northcote

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781547266814

Category:

Page: 184

View: 2229

A summer fling is an ideal cure for a broken heart. But when it's with your best friend, things get complicated. When Adam is dumped by his boyfriend, a week away at a beach resort seems like a great opportunity to get over his ex. Sun, sea, and no-strings sex will be just the boost he needs to move on with his life. Adam's best friend, Finn, agrees to accompany him at short notice. Finn's had a crush on Adam for years, but is determined to put his feelings aside and be the perfect wingman in Adam's time of crisis. A spontaneous threesome with another guy forces Adam and Finn to confront their attraction to each other. Having a holiday fling together wasn't part of the plan, and as their trip heats up, they soon realise that one night of fun won't be enough for either of them. The passion might be scorching, but their hearts and friendship are on the line. If their romance is going to survive the flight home, they have to be honest about what they want.
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Leatherfolk

Radical Sex, People, Politics, and Practice

Author: Mark Thompson

Publisher: Daedalus Publishing

ISBN: 9781881943204

Category: Art

Page: 330

View: 3065

Since its publication a decade ago, this Lmabda Literary Award-nominated book has become a classic, must-read book on human sexuality and identity. Widely cited a sbeing among the most useful books of its kind, this co-gender anthology is both historical witness to and provocative treatise on this junique and often misunderstood subculture. The diverse contributors look at the history of the gay and lesbian underground, how radical sex practise relates to their spirituality and what S&M means to them personally.
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Leathermen

Gay Erotic Stories

Author: Simon Sheppard

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1573446211

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 3349

Leathermen illuminates the kinky subculture of men who wear leather and the men who crave them. These intelligent, well-crafted, and steamy stories expand readers’ horizons and stretch the limits of imagination with some of the edgiest erotica being written today. Tales of delectably sordid adventures in sex clubs, back-room bars, and bathhouses, as well as private sex parties and first-time forays into the world of leather, take readers on a hot and heavy journey through this definitely un-hidebound world.
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Secrets Skin and Leather

Author: Sean Michael

Publisher: Torquere Press, LLC

ISBN: 1934166545

Category: Fiction

Page: 146

View: 2428

Scott Daley is a high-powered executive by day, but by night he plays on the fetish scene. He keeps his two lives scrupulously separate, not wanting his clients to have any idea what he gets up to. Afraid it might ruin him, Dal keeps the wild child firmly in the closet. So when Dillon, a distant business associate, sees Dal at a club one night, things take a dangerous, and exciting turn. Dillon invites him to what he thinks is a business meeting, but it turns into a weekend of debauchery that sets off a torrid affair. Meeting whenever they can, high-powered Dillon and ambitious Dal explore all of the ways they can love each other, living just enough on the edge to get a thrill. And maybe get caught. When things go sour, Dal hits the road, running as far away as he can, trying to figure out how to minimize the damage to his life and his career. Dillon isn't quite ready to let him go, though, and sets out to get Dal back. Can Dillon convince Dal that some secrets are worth letting out of the bag? Sean Michael creates an exciting world where business meets pleasure and all of the games have high stakes in this steamy novel. Wrap it up and take it home!
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Scandals of Classic Hollywood

Sex, Deviance, and Drama from the Golden Age of American Cinema

Author: Anne Helen Petersen

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101635479

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

View: 3521

Gossip meets history—a compulsively readable collection of Hollywood's most notorious clashes and controversies in the spirit of Hollywood Babylon Believe it or not, America's fascination with celebrity culture was thriving well before the days of TMZ, Perez Hilton, Charlie Sheen's breakdown and allegations against Woody Allen. And the stars of yesteryear? They weren’t always the saints that we make them out to be. BuzzFeed columnist Anne Helen Petersen is here to set the record straight with Scandals of Classic Hollywood. Pulling little-known gems from the archives of film history, Petersen reveals eyebrow-raising information, including: The smear campaign against the original It Girl, Clara Bow, started by her best friend The heartbreaking story of Montgomery Clift’s rapid rise to fame, the car accident that destroyed his face, and the “long suicide” that followed Fatty Arbuckle's descent from Hollywood royalty, fueled by allegations of a boozy orgy turned violent assault Why Mae West was arrested and jailed for "indecency charges" And much more Part biography, part cultural history, these stories cover the stuff that films are made of: love, sex, drugs, illegitimate children, illicit affairs, and botched cover-ups. But it's not all just tawdry gossip in the pages of this book. The stories are all contextualized within the boundaries of film, cultural, political, and gender history, making for a read that will inform as it entertains. Based on Petersen's popular column on the Hairpin, but featuring 100% new content, Scandals of Classic Hollywood is sensationalism made smart.
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Kick at the Darkness

Shifter Gay Romance

Author: Keira Andrews

Publisher: Keira Andrews

ISBN: 0994092415

Category: Fiction

Page: 274

View: 6336

To live through the zombie apocalypse they have to survive each other first. College freshman Parker Osborne is having the worst day ever. He humiliated himself trying to pick up a cute guy, he hasn’t made any friends at school, and his stupidly hot jerk of a TA gave him a crappy grade on his paper. He’s going to drop Adam Hawkins’ film class and start fresh tomorrow after he’s had a good sulk. But Parker’s about to find out what a bad day really looks like—if he can survive the night. A virus is unleashed, transforming infected people into zombie-like killers. After these quick and deadly creepers swarm campus, Parker only escapes thanks to Adam swooping him onto the back of his trusty motorcycle. Now they’re on the run—and stuck with each other. When they’re not bickering, they’re fighting off the infected in a bloody battle for survival. Their only hope is to head east to Parker’s family, but orphaned Adam has a secret he’s not sure Parker will accept: he’s a werewolf. Can they trust each other enough to find some light in these dark days? This gay romance from Keira Andrews features enemies to lovers, a really stressful road trip, two young men finding love in the zombie apocalypse, and of course a happy ending. Book one in the Kick at the Darkness m/m shifter romance series.
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The Sex Club Murders and Other Kinky Tales

Author: Markus Larsen

Publisher: The Nazca Plains Corporation

ISBN: 161098126X

Category: Fiction

Page: 153

View: 2636

Combing love of detective fiction with BDSM is a pretty tricky balancing act, but Marcus Larsen does just that with "The Sex Club Murders," a case of multiple murders among a bizarre labyrinth of private rooms, dungeons, and cages. The clear detail of these stories will make you wonder if that leather bar with a body count might be where you were last weekend. It's just the first story in this hot and clever set of hard-handed reading. Walk into the office of noir detective Dick Strong and his 22-year old blonde boy and assistant, Jason, as they tackle "The Case of The Missing Slave" for the large Neanderthal Master Brutus who was used to having his own way. From there, you'll run the gamut from kinky cowboys and ritual purification, to extreme and cruel servitude. Join in and let slave 7 and Dick Strong solve the cases as others crack their whips. Jut be careful to clean up your DNA afterwards..
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Playing Well with Others

Your Field Guide to Discovering, Navigating and Exploring the Kink, Leather and BDSM Communities

Author: Lee Harrington,Mollena Williams

Publisher: SCB Distributors

ISBN: 0937609595

Category: Self-Help

Page: N.A

View: 3361

Whether you're a trembling novice or a jaded expert, there's always something new to be discovered in the endlessly changing, complex and titillating world of kink. While there are plenty of other books out there that explain how to give a spanking or tie a half-hitch, Playing Well With Others is the first book that explains kink *culture* -- the munches, parties, leather bars, conferences, workshops, fetish nights, exploratoriums and all the other gatherings of kinksters that turn BDSM and leather from a bedroom predilection to a lifestyle and a community. You'll learn to: • Examine your own motivations, needs, wants and desires • Ease your way into established communities • Understand etiquette in different adventurous sex communities • Familiarize yourself with the many types of events available to you • Care for your relationships as you explore new territory • Negotiate for play and aftercare • Go back to the "world at large" without ruffling feathers • ...and, of course, answer the all-important question: What do you wear?! the team of Harrington and Williams offers 30-plus years of experience in diverse kink communities: top, bottom and switch; gay, bi and straight; female, male and trans; white and POC. Both former titleholders and international educators, they are an unbeatable pair of "sexual sherpas" with an inimitable voice and a great deal of wisdom. Playing Well With Others is an unprecedented and essential guidebook for anyone who wants to explore or understand the "community" aspect of the kink lifestyle.
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Bedding Down

A Collection of Winter Erotica

Author: Rachel Kramer Bussel

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061979651

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

View: 7212

Ignore the weather report—there's a heat wave coming! Author, editor, blogger, and former sex columnist for the Village Voice, Rachel Kramer Bussel presents seven titillating tales guaranteed to steam up your bedroom windows in the midst of Mother Nature's seasonal chill. A lusty collection of scintillating erotic dreams from some of the best writers in the field, here is a sexy and sure cure for the winter blues! Two uptight Manhattanites discover a hotspot in frigid Minnesota where they can shed their inhibitions and explore their most intimate fantasies . . . A billionaire recluse and a beautiful paparazzo generate some serious heat in a snowbound cabin in the Colorado Rockies . . . Combine a blizzard, a romantic old castle, a burglary, and a breathtakingly sexy devil—her perfect recipe for dangerous lust . . . In the unfamiliar chill of a New York winter, a California sun bunny discovers the secret to igniting her boyfriend's inner erotic fire . . . Stuck with a man she despises on her sister's wedding day, a distraught beauty resolves to be civilized—until her studly adversary lures her into a forbidden place with no rules or taboos . . . A husband and wife whose marriage has stalled get their pistons pumping once more when a sudden winter storm strands them in their car . . . Though she's been taught all her life never to beg, her insatiable desire for him is bringing her to her knees . . .
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We Were a Handful

Author: Poláček, Karel

Publisher: Karolinum Press

ISBN: 8024614499

Category: Fiction

Page: 510

View: 2133

A famous Czech humoristic novel depicting adventures of five boys from a small Czech town in the form of a child's diary written by Petr Bajza, a grocer's son. In the middle of the Second World War, the most difficult period in his life - before his transport to the Auschwitz concentration camp in 1944 - Czech writer Karel Poláček (1892-1944) recalls his happy childhood through the eyes of the child narrator. The reader discovers the world seen through the eyes of children, experiences his daily adventures and clashes with the incomprehensible world of the grown-ups as well as fights with children's gangs from the neighbourhood and can appreciate the charming language of boys, frequently the main source of humor. After more than 60 years, also English-speakers are offered a chance to read this Poláček's novel. The text is complemented by colour illustrations by Jiří Grus.
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Shirley Jones

A Memoir

Author: Shirley Jones

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476725969

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

View: 5766

A candid account by the stage, screen, and television star reveals facts about her two marriages, wild sexual escapades, high-risk brushes with the law, and relationships with "The Partridge Family" castmates.
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Mike Royko: The Chicago Tribune Collection 1984-1997

Author: Mike Royko

Publisher: Agate Digital

ISBN: 1572844922

Category: Political Science

Page: 4500

View: 3405

Mike Royko: The Chicago Tribune Collection 1984–1997 is an expansive new volume of the longtime Chicago news legend’s work. Encompassing thousands of his columns, all of which originally appeared in the Chicago Tribune, this is the first collection of Royko work to solely cover his time at the Tribune. Covering politics, culture, sports, and more, Royko brings his trademark sarcasm and cantankerous wit to a complete compendium of his last 14 years as a newspaper man. Organized chronologically, these columns display Royko's talent for crafting fictional conversations that reveal the truth of the small-minded in our society. From cagey political points to hysterical take-downs of "meatball" sports fans, Royko's writing was beloved and anticipated anxiously by his fans. In plain language, he "tells it like it is" on subjects relevant to modern society. In addition to his columns, the book features Royko's obituary and articles written about him after his death, telling the tale of his life and success. This ultimate collection is a must-read for Royko fans, longtime Chicago Tribune readers, and Chicagoans who love the city's rich history of dedicated and insightful journalism.
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Candyass

Author: Nick Comilla

Publisher: arsenal pulp press

ISBN: 1551526654

Category: Fiction

Page: 176

View: 2089

Arthur is a young gay man in Montreal at a crossroads. He gets lost in a blizzard of boys and endless possibilities—looking to fall in love and to experience devotion—but he finds himself increasingly immersed in a world of hedonism and deception, especially as he deals with the messy remains of his relationship with Jeremy, his chimerical ex-boyfriend and first love. He moves to New York in search of something more, but due to a lack of foresight and chaotic romantic entanglements, he finds he still yearns for authentic connections with others. In a world that celebrates youth and extended adolescence, what does it mean to grow up? Candyass is a coming-of-age novel with hard edges and a soft heart: a striking debut work about what it means to be young, queer, and urban today; a radical chronicle of queer love and desire among millennials, whose feelings and impulses flicker and fade along with the bright lights of the city at night. Nick Comilla lives in Brooklyn, New York.
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Gayish

Author: Kim Dare

Publisher: Total-e-bound

ISBN: 0857153048

Category: Fiction

Page: 43

View: 8498

A gay-ish submissive and a very gay dominant. Gay Pride rallies have never been so much fun. When Langford sees Tayton lurking in the rain opposite a gay pride rally, he couldn't be more thrilled that the cute guy from the sandwich shop is finally prepared to come out of the closet. Tayton isn't so sure he's all that ready to come out. Technically, he's not even sure he's entirely gay—even if he has had a crush on Langford for months. Can a man who's not even sure he's gay really find happiness with a man who's never been in the closet? Reader Advisory: The stories in this series are connected solely by theme. They can all be read as stand alone titles and read in any order.
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Mr. Benson

A Novel

Author: John Preston

Publisher: Cleis Press

ISBN: 157344846X

Category: Fiction

Page: 200

View: 7791

Jamie wears his tightest jeans to the leather bar and makes sure the handsome, unsmiling top across the room gets a good view of his assets. But this is no ordinary leatherman, no weekend daddy: this is Mr. Aristotle Benson. Lucky Jamie is about to get an education and to begin his journey from a cute but forgettable clone to a compliant, hard-bodied slave, sensitive to his Master’s every glance and gesture.
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Kinky Bondage Obsession

Best of the Bondagecafe

Author: N.A

Publisher: Goliath Books

ISBN: 9783936709568

Category: Photography

Page: 368

View: 5231

Connoisseurs in the art of wrapped bondage will surely get their money's worth with this mammoth high quality photographic collection. Acclaimed fetish photographer Jim Weathers' award-winning website Bondagecafe showcases the most beautiful women in glamorous bondage. Now, his stunning imagery is available in one glorious collectible edition. In Kinky Bondage Obsession, Weathers, who has already portrayed the biggest stars on the scene, presents the kinkiest babes in the hottest poses in over 600 high quality images.
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Negotiating Sexual Idioms

Image, Text, Performance

Author: Marie-Luise Kohlke,Luisa Orza

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9042024917

Category: History

Page: 222

View: 471

Negotiating Sexual Idioms: Image, Text, Performance affords new theoretical approaches and insights into the complexity of sexual discourse pervading contemporary cultures, exploring sexuality¿s role in dominant conceptualisations of self and society, in patterns of political belonging and exclusion, and in societal transformations. Opening with a substantial critical introduction, this collection of twelve essays and creative pieces contributes to significant current debates regarding sexual rights and their violation, queer theory and identity politics, sexual fantasy formations and strategies of pleasure, and the celebration of sexual diversity, topics explored through a variety of disciplinary frameworks, including gender and film studies, religious philosophy, neo-Victorian and postcolonial literature, sociology, pornography, and performance art. The volume positions the subjects of sex and sexuality as crucial to our ethical understanding of the human, both in individual and communal terms, exploring how claims for sexual subjectivity and citizenship are formulated and the entitlements they entail. The analytical insights offered signal important new directions for critical engagement with the socio-political construction of sexuality and its strategic deployment within the cultural imaginary. Designed to appeal equally to scholars, students, and general readers, Negotiating Sexual Idioms will prove essential reading for those interested in multi-disciplinary approaches to reading sex and sexuality within inter-cultural contexts, from the early modern period to the present-day. Marie-Luise Kohlke is a contemporary literature specialist in neo-Victorian fiction and trauma narratives at Swansea University, Wales, and the General and Founding Editor of the peer-reviewed Neo-Victorian Studies e-Journal. Luisa Orza is a writer and researcher in sexual and reproductive rights, with a special interest in power relations, gender, and the dynamics of negotiated dominance and submission.
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The Big Book of Submission

Author: Rachel Kramer Bussel

Publisher: Cleis Anthology

ISBN: 9781627782227

Category: Fiction

Page: 216

View: 5932

This sequel to The Big Book of Submission is an erotica anthology with stories focused on the submission side of BDSM relationships.
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