Erotica by D.L. King

Appearances

I will be at The Crucible in Washington DC on January 27th, 2013 for a book event.  I'll be signing books along with Barbara Nitke, Laura Antoniou, Beth Wylde, Molly Devon, I. B. Cuffman, Bo Blaze and David Lawrence. There may be readings too, although you shouldn't quote me on that. 

This event is free and open to the public and begins at 4:00 p.m.  Find out more about it on The Crucible's calendar here.

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I'll be in the United Kingdom from November 20 through the 29th.  Please see below for public events.  And, if you're anywhere near, I do hope you'll come by!

Blackpool

An Evening of Erotic Fiction
No. 5 Café
Cedar Square
Thursday, November 22, 2012
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Join Ashley Lister, Remittance Girl and me

There will also be an open mic for those who wish to read their own erotica

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London

Erotic Writers Meet
Le Pain Quotidien
70 Wardour Street, Soho
Saturday, November 24, 2012
2:30 - 5:30 p.m.

I’ll be talking about editing and publishing erotic fiction.  This is a round table discussion so please come and participate!

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London

50 Shades of Seduction or How To Get What You Want
Sh! Women's Emporium
57 Hoxton Square (Corner Hoxton Square & Coronet Street)
Tube: Old Street
Saturday, November 24, 2012
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Were you turned on by 50 Shades of Grey and now you want to know how to bring some of that spice into your bedroom but not sure how to do it? In this erotic workshop, we’ll be talking about how to seduce your partner into giving you what you want.

A “women only” class requiring reservations   

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London

D. L. King and Friends
Sh! Women's Emporium
57 Hoxton Square (Corner Hoxton Square & Coronet Street)
Tube: Old Street
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
6:30 p.m.

Erotic Reading

Please join me and Janine Ashbless, Jacqueline Applebee, Jacqueline Brocker, Essemoh Teepee, Ciara Finn, K. D. Grace, Remittance Girl, and NJ Streitberger who will be reading excerpts from their stories in The Sweetest Kiss, Where the Girls Are, Carnal Machines, Voyeur Eyes Only, Seductress, and Under Her Thumb!

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I will be signing and selling books at The Crucible in Washington DC Saturday, November 10, 2012 from 11:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m..  This is the annual Fall Leather Fleamarket and Play Party.  You need to be a member of The Crucible to shop and to play.  If you are, I do hope you'll come by and say hello!

Here's the information direct from The Crucible!

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Reading for The Harder She Comes and Say Please

I'll be reading Friday, October 5, 2012 at the Happy Ending Lounge.  Please join me and authors from both books at the Between the Covers Reading series.  Reading begins at 8:00 p.m. so come chill to some hot queer erotica.  There will be various books given away and I'll have a few copies of The Harder She Comes to sign and sell.

Hope to see you there.  Here's the info!

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Erotic Fantasy Live Chat with the Pros

Featuring D.L. King

WHEN:  Thursday, September 6th, at 8:00pm EST, (5:00pm PST; 1:00am GMT).
WHERE:  ERWA chats are held on the ShadowWorld chat server, channel, #erachat.
DIRECTIONS: Go to ShadowWorld chat server. On screen you'll see 'Connect o ShadowWorld IRC'. In the Nickname box, key in your name. Leave the channels box at #ERAChat, and click 'Connect'. A chat text box will appear at the bottom of your screen. Those who prefer a modern interface with way-cool functions, follow the directions at ERWA Chat Access.

D. L. King has published dozens of erotic short stories and is the editor of several anthologies including Seductress: Erotic Tales of Immortal Desire (Cleis Press, October 2012), The Sweetest Kiss: Ravishing Vampire Erotica, and the Independent Publisher's Award Gold Medalist,Carnal Machines: Steampunk Erotica. If you want the inside scoop on what fantasy erotica editors — or at least this fantasy erotica editor — look for and cringe at, as well as how to make your submissions stand out, D.L. King will be on hand to answer your questions. 

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I'll be reading an excerpt from Carnal Machines at Ravenous Nights on Friday, August 5, 2011 at 8:00. For those of you who don't know about Ravenous Nights, it's brought to you by Lori Perkins of Ravenous Romance. Readings are the first Friday of every month at The Happy Ending Lounge 302 Broome Street in New York City. Hope to see you there.

Sorry, I haven't been keeping up with posting my appearances. I'll be signing books at TES Fest on Saturday, July 2, 2011. If you're attending, please stop by and say hello. I'll also be reading at 2:30 in the Carter Johnson Leather Library. They've allotted an hour for me, so I may be reading a bunch of fun things! I'm bringing bits and pieces from The Art of Melinoe, "Family," The Marrying Kind, "Her Turn," "Punishment Befitting the Crime" and a new story that will appear in the upcomingPower Play from Xcite, "The Uninitiated Bottom."

So, if you're in Northern New Jersey, or vicinity, think about stopping by. They will be selling day passes.

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On Monday, February 14 (Valentines Day, that's right!) at 7:00 p.m., I'll be joining Rachel Kramer Bussel and friends for an evening of erotica at Bluestockings Books.

I'll be reading my story, "Punishment Befitting the Crime" from Rachel's book, Gotta Have it: 69 Stories of Sudden Sex. You know it's going to be a good time, so if you're in the area, please stop by!

172 Allen Street (between Rivington and Steele)

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I'll be appearing again at the New England Leather AllianceWinter Flea in Providence, RI beginning Friday, February 11, 2011.

If you're in the area, please come by. I'll be reading, along with Teresa Noelle Roberts, Grey Dancer and Vinnie Tessla on Friday evening at 8:00 and will be signing and selling books on both Saturday and Sunday in room 333. If you've already purchased a book and would like to have it signed, bring it along!

Please check out the website above where you can find links to class and event schedules, presenter bios and a floor plan for the complete event at the Providence Westin Hotel.

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It's that time again, the annual Best Lesbian Erotica reading at KGB Bar in NYC! Yours truly is fortunate enough to have a story in the 2011 edition of the book and will be reading from said book on Thursday, December 16th at 7:00. Here's the poop:

Thursday, December 16, 2010
Time: 7:00pm - 9:00 p.m.
Location: 85 E. 4th St. in New York City

Best! Lesbian! Erotica!

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I'll be participating in a panel discussion on spanking, along withCassandra Park, at the TES Sapnking Group. The group will meet at Paddles on Saturday, July 17, 2010.

Both assandra and I will be talking about, and reading from, our new books. Her's titled, It’s SUPPOSED to Hurt! and mine, the upcoming Spank! from Logical Lust. We will also have books on hand to sell and sign. (Spank! will not be available until next month, but I will have copies of the Melinoe books, as well as my other anthologies.

The meeting is at Paddles, 250 West 26th Street, NYC, Basement, between 7th and 8th Avenues

The doors will open at 7:30 and the meeting begins at 8 p.m. Members $4, Students with ID $4, Other fetish group members $4, Non-members $8. I hope to see you there!

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I'll be appearing at the New England Leather Alliance Winter Flea in Providence, RI beginning Friday, February 12, 2010.

If you're in the area, please come by. I'll be reading, along with Teresa Noelle Roberts, Debra Hyde, Sacchi Green and Cecilia Tan on Friday evening at 8:00 and will be signing and selling books on both Saturday and Sunday. If you've already purchased a book and would like to have it signed, bring it along!

Friday, at the Fetish Fair Flea Market, will be the first public reading from the Melinoe books.

Please check out the website above where you can find links to class and event schedules, presenter bios and a floor plan for the complete event at the Providence Westin Hotel.

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It's that time again, the annual Best Lesbian Erotica reading at KGB Bar in NYC! Yours truly is fortunate enough to have a story in the 2010 edition of the book and will be reading from said book on Thursday, December 17th at 7:00. Here's the poop:

Thursday, December 17, 2009
Time: 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Location: 85 E. 4th St., 

Drunken! Careening! Writers!

HO HO HO: Best Lesbian Erotica 2010
selected by BETTY

R.G. Emanuelle
D.L. King
Natt Nightly
Molly Bloom
...with special guests!
with your hostess/editrix Kathleen Warnock

Drunken! Careening! Writers! is a reading series based on the proposition that readings should be by 1) good writers; 2) who read their work well; and 3) something in it makes people laugh (nervous laughter counts). And 15 minutes tops.

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On Sunday, November 15 at 3:00 p.m., join D. L. King, Sacchi Green, Maggie Cee, Cecilia Tan, Ana Watson and Teresa Noelle Roberts for an afternoon of lesbian erotica at Good Vibrations in Boston, MA!

We'll be reading stories from Girl Crazy: Coming Out Stories, edited by Sacchi Green, Where the Girls Are: Urban Lesbian Erotica, edited by D. L. King and Lesbian Cowboys: Erotic Adventures, edited by Sacchi Green and Rakelle Valencia.

This is going to be great, if last weekend was any indication. Hope you can make it.  Good Vibrations is located at 308A Harvard Street, Brookline, MA. (617) 264-4400.

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On Friday, November 6 at 7:00 p.m., join D. L. King, Sacchi Green, Rakelle Valencia, Rachel Kramer Bussel, Evan Mora, Maggie Cee, ADR Forte and Jessica Lennox for an evening of lesbian erotica at Bluestockings Books.

We'll be reading stories from Girl Crazy: Coming Out Stories, edited by Sacchi Green, Where the Girls Are: Urban Lesbian Erotica, edited by D. L. King and Lesbian Cowboys: Erotic Adventures, edited by Sacchi Green and Rakelle Valencia.

A lot of great writers, a lot of great stories--it promises to be a hot time in the old town Friday night. Hope you can make it.  Bluestockings is located at 172 Allen Street (between Rivington and Steele) in New York City.

172 Allen Street (between Rivington and Steele)

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I will be selling and signing books at The Crucible's Leather Fleamarket in Washington DC on Saturday, September 12, 2009! If you're in the area, please come by and say hi. I'll have copies of both Melinoe books, The Melinoe Project and The Art of Melinoe and will be thrilled to personalize an inscription for you.

The fleamarket begins at 11:00 am and ends at 6:00 pm. I'm taking a bus from NYC and will be there a little late--I'm just sayin'... But I'll be there!

The Crucible is located at 1816 Half Street SW in DC. Entry to the fleamarket is $10 (free to members of The Crucible). There will be a play party following the event from 8:00 pm to 2:00 am

For more information, check out the The Crucible's webpage.

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I'll be at The Happy Ending Lounge on Thursday, August 20th, 2009 at 8:00 p.m. That's right, I'm reading at In The Flesh (NYC) again. You know how I love to read at In The Flesh! I'm pretty sure I'll be reading a short excerpt from my story, Family, from the Phaze book, Broadly Bound. The book is all GLBT BDSM all the time. Don't know yet whether I'll be reading a gay excerpt or a lesbian excerpt. We'll see how I feel.

Rachel Kramer Bussel tells me that the readers will be video taped and the readings will be up on Youtube, so if you can't make it, check out the video!

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I'm doing a west coast book tour for Where the Girls Are and Sacchi Green's, Girl Crazy, kicking off in Los Angeles on August 12th. Several fabulous authors, including Nan Andrews, Kathleen Bradean, Andrea Dale and Kirsten Monroe, will be joining me along the way. So, check the schedule below and if you're in the vicinity, please come out and say hi! Books will be sold and signed at each venue, so if you don't already have your own copy of my book, Where the Girls Are, or Sacchi Green's book, Girl Crazy, (or both!) this'll be a great time to pick one up and get it signed.

Los Angeles 
Wednesday 8/12/09
In the Flesh LA at Hustler Hollywood, 8:00 p.m. 
8920 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood

San Francisco 
Friday 8/14/09
The Center for Sex and Culture, 7:00 p.m. 
1519 Mission Street

Portland 
Sunday 8/16/09
The Q Center, 2:00 p.m. 
4115 N. Mississippi Avenue

Seattle 
Monday 8/17/09
The Center for Sex Positive Culture, 7:00 p.m. 
1602 15th Avenue

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If you’re going to be in the vicinity of Toronto, Ontario on June 22nd, 2009, come on out to Big Mama’s Boy Restaurant at 554 Parliament Street in downtown Toronto (Cabbagetown) for an evening of lesbian erotica, served up fresh and hot, in celebration of Toronto Pride Week. 

We’ll be up on the 2nd floor at 7:00 p.m. and I’ll be reading my story, “Tasting Chantal” from Girl Crazy, along with authors Tamai Kobayashi, Jean Roberta, Andrea Zanin, Evan Mora and Nairne Holtz.

I’m really excited as this will be my first visit to Toronto, so come out and represent; I’d love to see you there!

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Join me on Thursday, March 26th, 2009, at 11:30 p.m. Eastern Time, when I’ll be the guest of Lara Zielinsky on her BlogTalk Radio show, Readings in Les and Bi Women’s Erotic Fiction. 

You’ll be able to access the show live, here, and will also be able to hear a complete recording of the program, after the fact, at the same address.

I’ll be talking about my story in Jolie Du Pre’s new anthology, Swing! as well as my story in the upcoming, Girl Crazy anthology edited by Sacchi Green

Hear about New York Story from Best Lesbian Erotica 08, as well as my first anthology, Where The Girls Are: Urban Lesbian Erotica, due to be released from Cleis Press on July 1. 

This is my first live radio interview, so I hope you’ll stop by and lend me some moral support!

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I will be the “phone sex girl,” reading my story,  “Hard Wet Silk” over the phone for Stan Kent, Jolene Hui and the rest of the audience at In The Flesh LA on Wednesday, January 14, 2009. 

In The Flesh LA is a monthly reading series, hosted by Stan Kent and Jolene Hui and held the second Wednesday of every month at Hustler Hollywood, located at 8920 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069.  There’s always hot erotica and always free parking, so if you’re in the Los Angeles area, come on out!

For more information, check out the In The Flesh LA blog.

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So, Rachel Kramer Bussel is allowing me to read at In The Flesh again. Thanks, Rachel, I love reading at In The Flesh. I told Jeremy Edwards it was the most fun you could have with your pants on. Well, maybe it is and maybe it isn't, but, I'm just sayin'...it's fun.

I'll be at The Happy Ending Lounge on Thursday, July 17th, 2008 at 8:00 p.m, reading a brand, spanking new story. "Does it have spanking in it?" I hear you ask. I'm not telling. You'll have to come out and see. What I will tell you is that it'll be in Alison Tyler's anthology, Frenzy, due out in November.

Come on out if you're in New York City on the big day and say hi. There'll be cupcakes and alcohol and plenty of hot smut. What more could you want? OK, OK, there might be potato chips too! Read the particulars here and see you there.

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March 24, 7:00 pm

BEST LESBIAN EROTICA & BEST GAY EROTICA THIRD ANNUAL JOINT READING! 
Get a double shot of hot smart queer erotica from some of New York City's most provocative lesbian and gay writers. For the third year running, NYC-based contributors to the Cleis Pressanthologies Best Lesbian Erotica 2008 and Best Gay Erotica 2008 will unite for a dynamic joint reading at the fabulousBluestockings Books.

Hosted by BLE editor & Village Voice sex columnist Tristan Taormino. Readers include: Charlie Vazquez, L. Elise Bland, Lee Houck, Sam J. Miller, Rachel Kramer Bussel, Taylor Siluwe, Andrew McCarthy, D. L. King and Tom Cardamone.

Location: Bluestockings, 172 Allen Street (btwn Stanton and Rivington), New York NY

Admission: Free!!

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I like to read in the winter, when it's cold, because people are really in the mood to get heated up! If you plan to be in New York City on Thursday, December 20th and want to get hot and bothered listening to some great lesbian erotica; perhaps have a drink or three, stop by the KGB Bar. I'll be reading, along with other authors from Best Lesbian Erotica 08. It's going to be quite a night!

What?
Drunken! Careening! Writers!
Featuring writers from Best Lesbian Erotica 08

Where?
KGB Bar
85 East 4th Street

When?
Thursday, December 20th
7:00 p.m.

For author bios and more information, be sure to check out the link! KGB Bar and Cleis Press.

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I was thrilled when Rachel Kramer Bussel asked me to read my erotica at her In The Flesh Reading Series.  “Sure Rachel, that’d be great.  Thanks!”  Wow.  Then I got nervous.  Then I went to the December reading at The Happy Ending Lounge and got a lot more nervous.  The authors who read were amazing and their stories were great.  Could I really do this without making a fool of myself?  Who cares?  This is New York; I’ll never see these people again—oh yeah, a bunch of my friends said they’d show up.  I guess I’ll see them again...

I had a great time that evening in December and that bolstered my confidence.  I’m ready.  I can do this.  So, if you’re going to be in New York City on Wednesday, February 21st, 2007 at 8:00 PM, come on over to 302 Broome Street in Manhattan and check it out.  There’ll be plenty of free candy and cupcakes, there’s a bar, and oh yeah, plenty of hot erotica!