Includes a special foreword from #1 New York Times bestselling author Kelley Armstrong (www.kelleyarmstrong.com), author of Bitten.
Anna Meadows (www.meadowstories.blogspot.com) is a part-time executive assistant, part-time lesbian housewife. Her work appears in Best Lesbian Romance 2010, Best Lesbian Romance 2011, Girls Who Bite, and on the Lambda Literary website. She lives and writes in Northern California.
Ashley Lister (ashleylister.co.uk) is the pseudonymous author of more than two dozen erotic fiction titles, countless short stories, as well as two non-fiction titles exploring the secret lives of the UK’s swinging community. Aside from working as a performance poet, he currently teaches creative writing in northwest England.
At childhood sleepovers, Michigan native Bonnie Dee was the designated ghost tale teller, thrilling listeners with macabre tales. A lifetime of writing followed. She most enjoys writing about damaged people who find healing with another soul. See her back list of books at bonniedee.com.
Carrie Williams’ work includes novels The Blue Guide, Chilli Heat and The Apprentice published by the legendary Black Lace. Her vampire erotica story “The Man Eaters” made The Mammoth Book of Best New Erotica 9. Also a travel journalist, Carrie’s usually on the road but can often be found in London, Manchester or Paris.
Charlotte Stein (themightycharlottestein.blogspot.com) has published many stories in various anthologies, including Fairytale Lust. Her own collection of shorts was named one of the best erotic romances of 2009 by Michelle Buonfiglio. She also has novellas out with Ellora’s Cave, Total-E-Bound and Xcite. She lives in West Yorkshire, England.
Claire Buckingham is an aspiring novelist living in the deep south of New Zealand. Despite her sensible day job as a pharmacist, her writing’s firmly in the paranormal and fantasy genres—and that’s just the way she likes it.
Elizabeth Daniels’ (elizabethdaniels.com) short erotic fiction has appeared in the ERWA anthology CREAM, Best Bondage Erotica 2011 and Gotta Have It: 69 Stories of Sudden Sex. Elizabeth currently lives in Texas.
Evan Mora’s tales of love, lust and other demons have appeared many fine publications including: Best Lesbian Erotica 2009, Best Lesbian Romance 2009 and 2010, The Sweetest Kiss: Ravishing Vampire Erotica, Best Bondage Erotica 2011, and Gotta Have it: 69 Stories of Sudden Sex. She lives in Toronto.
Eroticist Giselle Renarde (wix.com/gisellerenarde/erotica) is a queer Canadian, contributor to dozens of short story anthologies, an avid volunteer, and author of numerous electronic and print books. Ms. Renarde lives across from a park with two bilingual cats that sleep on her head.
Janine Ashbless is the author of five Black Lace books of fantasy and paranormal erotica. Her short stories have been published by Spice, Black Lace, Nexus, Xcite, Seal, Ellora’s Cave and Cleis (including Best Women’s Erotica 2011 and Best Bondage Erotica 2011). She lives in England and blogs at janineashbless.blogspot.com.
Mitzi Szereto (mitziszereto.com) is an author and anthology editor of erotic and multi-genre fiction and nonfiction. She has her own blog, “Errant Ramblings: Mitzi Szereto’s Weblogs” (mitziszereto.com/blog), and a Web TV channel, Mitzi TV (mitziszereto.com/tv), which covers “quirky” London. Her books include Pride and Prejudice: Hidden Lusts; In Sleeping Beauty’s Bed: Erotic Fairy Tales; Getting Even: Revenge Stories; The New Black Lace Book of Women’s Sexual Fantasies; Wicked: Sexy Tales of Legendary Lovers; Dying For It: Tales of Sex and Death; and the Erotic Travel Tales anthologies. A popular social media personality and frequent interviewee, she has pioneered erotic writing workshops in the UK and Europe and has lectured in creative writing at several British universities. Originally from the US, she lives in Greater London. Please exercise extreme caution if approaching on the night of a full moon. (Or if she’s within biting range of Ian Somerhalder.)
Rose de Fer sees the sensual in the strange and she loves the view from the edge. She lives in England with her husband, who feeds her wine and raw meat and keeps the chains tight when the moon is full.
Sharon Bidwell (sharonbidwell.co.uk) was born in London on New Year’s Eve. Her first published work was acknowledged as “strong on characterization, and quite literary in style.” Sharon’s growing repertoire features twisted tales, cross-genre writing, critically acclaimed “deeply passionate” erotic romances, and vivid, unexpected, sometimes intensely magical worlds.
Tahira Iqbal is a UK-based writer who developed a love for writing when life got challenging and she needed an outlet to thrash out emotions that she couldn’t articulate. For the last nine years, Tahira has worked in the film and TV industry. You can find her at tahiraiqbal.com.
Zander Vyne (zandervyne.com) is published in hundreds of books featuring pretentious author’s bios. There won’t be any of that here. Dislikes: mad cow disease, warm beer. Likes: second-hand bookstores, traveling. Miscellanea: lived on a sailboat for seven years, sang in a rock band. Zander currently lives in Chicago.