Brown Sugar brings together some of the most acclaimed voices in today’s black literary world — Sapphire, Natasha Tarpley, Reginald Harris, and Pamela Sneed, among them. These titillating stories cover the full spectrum of black experience and identity as they reveal sexuality and sensuality in all their varied and exotic forms. From the subtle to the graphic, Brown Sugar embraces the passion of black love and lust, and will appeal to both men and women. Featuring both well-established authors and promising new writers, this one-of-a-kind collection represents the past, present, and future of black literature at its pleasurable and outrageous best.
It is a must-have for every lover, as well as every lover of first-rate fiction.
Written from both historical and cultural perspectives, Salvation takes an incisive look at the transformative power of love in the lives of African Americans. Whether talking about the legacy of slavery, relationships and marriage in Black life, the prose and poetry of Martin Luther King, Jr., James Baldwin, and Maya Angelou, the liberation movements of the 1950s, 60s, and 70s, or hip hop and gangsta rap culture, hooks lets us know what love’s got to do with it.
Combining the passionate politics of W.E.B. DuBois with fresh, contemporary insights, hooks brilliantly offers new visions that will heal our nation’s wounds from a culture of lovelessness. Her writings on love and its impact on race, class, family, history, and popular culture raise all the relevant issues. This is work that helps us heal. Salvation shows us how to create beloved American communities.
Calling all book lovers. This new book includes 16 stories based in London. Perfect to enjoy with a partner, as a gift or for those alone times. Available on Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk – search ‘Eric Noire’
Pussy Prayers is about rekindling the connection to your pleasure center – the space through which you manifest worlds – regardless of the body parts you do or don’t have. These pages speak to the unique sexual experiences of Black women and femmes in order to help them heal from trauma and miseducation while learning how to powerfully conjure up a life that is dripping with sweetness – all by getting in touch with the one part of yourself that was divinely designed for pleasure. Here, you’ll find stories, sister-girl-talk, and practical, easy-to-do rituals to begin your personal journey of understanding the importance of pleasure, its connection to manifestation, and ways to increase your personal power so you can enjoy #EverydayDeliciousness.
So welcome to the eroticnoire book club. A forum where we indulge, share, discuss and get in between the pages (and words) of some hot erotic literature.
As with all book clubs we’ll look at giving books overall ratings (out of 5), discuss highlights or low points & the book in general. The difference with the eroticnoire book club is that its online so makes it easier to reach more lovers of erotica. After each book we’ll all make suggestions and have vote on the next book. I don’t wish for there to be too much formality as I’m sure we all just want to indulge in the books. However, depending on size of the book (see!! It does matter) reviewing time will be 4-5 weeks. Books will range from full on stories, to anthologies to poetry books. As long as its erotic we’ll read it 🙂
From time-to-time it may be an idea we enjoy each others blogs (for those that have one) but the focus will remain on books. Also, for those based in London it would be nice to have actual meet ups to discuss book once in while if possible. Those of us based elsewhere can develop their own local meetup.
So … To kick things off here is a book I’d like to recommend. Erotic Noire. It’s Edited by Miram Decosta-Willis, Reginald Martin and Roseann P. Bell. It contains a range of short stories, poems, prose and even the odd academic essay. I’ve mentioned it in my initial book blog but feel it would be a good starting place for the club.
Its available on amazon and most online bookstores.
ISBN: SBN: 9780385423090
However, this is my recommendation, please feel free to post any recommendations of your own. Remember to include author and isbn so we can all have a look for it.
If everyone is happy with my recommendation we’ll reform on 9th Sept.
There is a saying “reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.” If that be the case does that mean that reading erotica is to the mind what a good orgasm is to the body?
So I was going through the book collection and came across another book that sparked me, Going Down – lip service from great writers. Another anthology (i do think anthologies offer a great variety) of stories and exerts. I’ve never read it cover-to-cover but I can vouch for the juicy, mouthwatering, detailed and inspiring writing. The stories are short but don’t be fooled as they are crafted well and have a good plot. You’d think a book on the pleasures of getting head would be one dimensional but this book isn’t. The metaphors, the detail, the imagery is delicious. A book that gives both sides of the indulgence so it’ll make a good read for both men and women I definitely recommend it. In some ways it also doubles up as a learning manual but one that doesn’t have ‘How to give head for dummies’ on it. It’s a good handbag/pocket size book but I’m not sure you’d want to read it in public, but then again it would be funny to see the faces of people sitting opposite you on the train if you did lol ..
Naturally as a poet I’m always reading books, especially poetic books. Over the years I’ve built, and continue to build, a nice little collection of books. I’d thought it would be selfish not to share with you some of the authors and books that inspire me.
One of my first, and still my favorite books is Erotic Noire: black erotica (guess where I got the inspiration for the blog title). Its edited by Miriam Decosta-willis, Reginal Martin and Roseann P. Bell. I found when on holiday in the States years ago. believe me it’s a well worn book now. What I like about this book is that its a collection of essays, prose, diary entries as well as poems. It truly explores and indulges in black erotica on both a raw sexual level but also an intellectual one too. With writers such as Kalamu Ya Salaam, Audre Lorde and Alice Walker its a treasure of high quality writing and hot stimulation.
My second favorite book has got to be Intimate Kisses by Wendy Maltz. Another anthology, it contains some of the best intimate, romantic and sensual poetry I’ve read. I still go back to it after having it for over 5 years. The poems in this book cover a range of emotions and situations which give insight into not just the sexual pleasures a partner can give but also the mental & spiritual. Definitely a good read.
157731445X (ISBN13: 9781577314455)
Another book worthy of a read is Little Black Book by Mr Oh. Mr Oh is a London author who in this book takes the reader on a journey of 18 people and 7 stories. its raw, steamy and funny too. Being a Londoner myself and knowing the infamous Mr Oh I do feel I’m being a bit bias but I do really like the book. Its the perfect travel compainion, although you ought to be aware of your body and facial reactions while reading it in public – you’ve been warned. Mr Oh is currently finishing off the 2nd part to what is now going to be a trilogy. Its due out later this year so keep posted for details.