At last, smart erotica that satisfies both men and women.
When you read erotica, do you skip forward to the sex bits?
Do you get frustrated when the sex then gets interrupted with dialogue?
Are you finding it hard to find sexually explicit content which depicts female desire?
fingers & tongues is a book of very explicit but well-written sex stories featuring women and men as sexual collaborators.
(Wait, if you’re a guy, this is for you too.)
"You got me right in the chest, almost stopped my breath. Your story was intelligent and surprising, two of the biggest turn ons. Erotic, experienced and well-written." Rob W.
- strong female characters
- a focus on the delight in giving pleasure
- descriptive but brief story introductions
- uninterrupted explicit sexual descriptions
- strong stories that can be enjoyed over and over
- well-written and with proper editing
My stories have been road-tested on an online moderated erotica forum with 250,000 subscribers. I received high ratings, good reviews and rave feedback from both men and women.
"That is one of the very best erotic stories I've ever read! Your imagery is terrific." Mark S.
Smart erotica: sex, pleasure, and getting off
Yup, these stories have been written by a woman (and a feminist at that) but they are not tame; my stories include extremely explicit descriptions of sex (vanilla and consensual).
"In a genre that's often overwhelmed by an obsessive attention to physical particularities, your silences and omissions are a relief and a delight." Steve W.
Seven short stories will be published as a printed book and as an eBook:
- Reaching for the Moon (mf, ff)
- The Cinema (mf, group, mild dom)
- The Chair (mf)
- The Train (ff)
- The Dream (ff)
- Old Friends (mf, group)
- A Very English Supper (fm)
"After your last line, 'I walk away.', I actually wrote 'Don’t stop!' as a comment in my review notes. I’m longing for more, which is an excellent indicator that the story ends in the right place." Clarissa F.
Review by Christina Harding Erotica:
"What really struck me while reading the short stories in fingers & tongues was the vast variety between all of them. Paola skillfully transitions between writing heterosexual and homosexual encounters.
"Frequently when I read a book of short stories they tend to feel formulaic; however, this was not the case with fingers & tongues. I would not have been surprised if this was an anthology of short stories written by a variety of authors. And so I am genuinely impressed with Paola's versatility as a writer.
"With this being said, I would suspect that there is something for everyone in this eclectic collection. If one story doesn't turn you on (literally) I'm sure you'll find another that would do the trick."
Read an excerpt from "The Train" and an author interview on the Christina Harding Erotica review blog.
Review by On Her Back:
"Paola's erotica is well written and engaging, significantly better than some published erotica that I’ve read.
"Paola told me that she wants her erotica to be more arousing for the reader, more pornographic. It certainly did the job it was assigned. 'Reaching for the Moon' doesn’t mess around. A few sentences into the story the action begins and it doesn’t slow down. There’s no resolution, just a climax. A long, long climax that extends beyond the story once it’s finished. The ending does something unique, it gives the reader the chance to finish the story for themselves and it stuck with me long after I finished reading.
"Women’s pleasure is highlighted in this story, something that is not prevalent in non-feminist porn. There’s no face-fucking, no gagging on dicks, just sex. Pure, enjoyable sex. Both men and women will find this story has a desirable effect on their body. 'Reaching for the Moon' is an all-encompassing erotica. There’s FF, FM, and MM all in one story, ensuring that every reader will find something that turns them on.
"Paola's erotica delivers what the author intended it to: a story to turn you on. Quality writing makes the story enjoyable to read and a brilliant imagination made 'Moon' one of the hottest erotica short stories that I’ve read."
Read the full review on the On Her Back blog.
fingers & tongues will be beautifully designed but with a focus on using erotica as a tool:
- a handy-sized pocket paperback
- a simple, elegant cover with a decorative theme
- appropriate paper stock for turning pages, even with wet fingers
- stories start on the left-hand page to minimise page-turning
"I held my breath as I turned the pages. I suspect others will too." Clarissa F.
A second book will additionally include unfinished stories, a true story, why and when I wrote erotica, and background notes for each story. It will be available as a paperback and as a signed, limited edition hardcover, which will be exclusive to this campaign, never to be printed again.
"I loved the intimacy of 'The Chair'. Not only could you picture their love-making but it felt real. Not a fantasy or some wild experience but an actual living couple." Clarissa F.
Listen to me reading the beginnings of two of the stories (no sex):
Or read the my short story, Reaching for the Moon.
WARNING: VERY EXPLICIT SEXUAL CONTENT. 18+ ADULTS ONLY.
"I loved 'Reaching for the Moon'. Not only for the erotic side of it, but for the cleverness of construction. 'Fearful symmetry...' Very impressive." Pete F.
"'The Cinema' is my favourite story! It starts off innocently enough and quickly escalates into a semi-dangerous situation. The abruptness with which it ends also factors into the making of one of the best short stories I’ve ever read!" Clarissa F.
I designed and co-produced a self-published book in 2002. I created the cover and book PDFs, dealt with the printers and still handle the book orders. I have quotes from the same printers (CPI Antony Rowe) for the two fingers & tongues books.
"I am constantly looking for the story that actually weaves some kind of narrative with believable and interesting characters in addition to the usual sucking and fucking. 'The Cinema', with little preamble and stampeding straight towards a completely anonymous and after-the-fact consensual scene completely took me by surprise. Your heroine was at once self-conscious and unabandoned, violated and in control. Your descriptions were sensual, shocking, embarrassing. They inspired me, they got me off. I wish my wife were home." K. G.
Stock footage by Beachfront:
- Film strip (with audio)
- Is just a phase
- Let it snow
Risks and challenges
I have designed and self-published a book before and do not anticipate any problems producing the books. I have included a small contingency to cover any unanticipated costs.
I haven't created an eBook in book formats before. However, I have a computing background and do not anticipate any problems.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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