In the Flesh: L.A. (the West coast version of In The Flesh founded by Rachel Kramer Bussel) is a monthly reading series held the second Wednesday of every month at Hustler Hollywood, and features the city's best journalists, authors, scriptwriters and more offering their torrid tales for your entertainment and titillation.

From secret dirty confessions to unique sexual insights (and even the odd embarrassment or two), these writers get naked on the page and will make you lust after them and their words. Readers have included Willam Belli, Rachel Kramer Bussel, Maxim Jakubowski, Stan Kent, Shana Ting Lipton, Jenny Block, Regina Lynn, Rob Roberge, Eugene S. Robinson, Marty Barrett, Seth Greenland, Nina Hartley, Jeff Miller, Colleen Wainwright, Adam Grayson, Joanna Angel, Ernest Greene, Maggie Marr and BatSheva Vaknin. We've also been written up in Metroblogging L.A., LAist, Thrillist, Fishbowl L.A., Blue Blood and others.

Themed include Survival, Confessions, Madonna, Fears, Embarrassments and many more. Complimentary snacks and desserts from the Hustler Hollywood cafe will be offered. The event is free.

In The Flesh: L.A. debuted in May 2008. E-mail for booking, more information or interview requests.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Writers' Gallery for April 8 - Taxing Sex

IT'S TAX TIME - and what better way to celebrate getting screwed by the IRS than to come to In The Flesh for some sexual healing in the form of some amazing authors putting the erotic word and themselves out there for your eyes and ears at 8PM on Wednesday, April 8th.

This month includes great live pieces from Tripp Mills and Kate Satineau, a wonderful "phone sex" reading from Jeremy Edwards and a discussion about what's new in erotica from Erotica Revealed reviewer Kathleen Bradean. Erotica Revealed is a very cool site that features honest reviews of recently released erotica with links allowing you to click through and buy the book if you so want, but what's even more cool is it is a great way to stay on top of all the new stuff coming out, and trust us, there is a lot of erotica stuff coming out these days.

This April Erotica Revealed Reviews Five New Titles:

American Cool by Susan DiPlacido
Reviewed by Steven Hart

The Apprentice by Carrie Williams
Reviewed by Ashley Lister

Between Love and Lust by Nikko Lee
Reviewed by Jean Roberta

Bittersweet by Amber Hipple
Reviewed by Lisabet Sarai

Like a Wisp of Steam: Steampunk Erotica edited by Cecilia Tan and J Blackmore Reviewed by Kathleen Bradean

And then there's you - we have a word for you - the audience - and you are encouraged to get involved with your opinions about what makes good smut or read something you've slaved over or just make it up on the spot. We give away awesome free stuff from Hustler for the brave ones that open their mouths.

Tasty sugary nibbles will be provided by the Hustler Hollywood cafe. In The Flesh happens every second Wednesday of the month. If you know of anyone would be a good match for this series, be sure to direct them to either one of our hosts - Jolene Hui or Stan Kent.

For those of you new to all this, Hustler Hollywood is located at 8920 Sunset Blvd. West Hollywood, CA - Free parking behind the building for the duration of the event! And afterwards for those of you interested in doing the other thing writers do best - drink - we go out to one of the local Strip bars (as in Sunset Strip - puh-leaaze) like the Rainbow.

Now here's the bios and pictures of the authors who'll be telling us all about Taxing Sex - and we're sorry to say Eden Bradley won't be able to make it due to a family emergency. We wish her well and look forward to having her In The Flesh another time.

Tripp Mills will be reading "Stimulus Package" and is the kind of author we like in that he doesn't just talk-the-talk - he walks-the-walk - in his underwear - leopard print too! Ya gotta love him.

A newcomer to the “erotic literary” world, Tripp Mills, self-proclaimed weirdo and sexual warrior, has been published in the Advocate, Art & Understanding, and various rags such as SF Weekly, The Bay Area Reporter, and the first publication of the little known journal called “The Paper” in New York City back in the late 80’s. His short story, “Rita’s Red Sunglasses” was a finalist in the Creative Writing Series Competition at San Francisco State University, and he just completed a series of short stories entitled “Save The Robots”. Tripp is a graduate of the Trinity Rep Conservatory at Brown and for several years was a musician/singer song writer working with New York bands such as Action Faction, The Nads, Porky Darling, Wild Women of Borneo, Mermaids on Heroin, and other various underground projects until landing in California completely strung out on dope looking for redemption. After a number of stints in rehabs from San Francisco to Los Angles (where he met several celebrities), he had an epiphany that Hollywood was the only place left to reinvent oneself so he’s been writing ever since. He currently spends an inordinate amount of time on his online hook-up profiles but also on his first novel entitled “Mangina” as well as a stab at screenwriting – after all this is Hollywood “dahlings”.

Inspired by his friend and mentor porn director Gino Colbert, Tripp will debut his newest character tonight endearingly named “Bunny Pickle” (his pet name for his most favorite ex), in her first adventure entitled “Stimulus Package” (in honor of this taxing season) which serves as Tripp’s first venture into this genre. Although this character is fictitious, her adventures are based on real life characters and experiences the author has sought in and out of the bedroom. He continues to research the project in various places of smut and lust and wants to say thanks to Craigslist LA and Jolene for bringing him here tonight. Please don’t be afraid – he’s actually a really nice guy and believes we all deserve a rich erotic life no matter what the orientation, gender, or fetish may be. Tonight he will be wearing a new line of underwear under the designer name Milili. Viewings are at the discretion of the author. Like we said - ya gotta love him.

Now we're not sure what kind of print underwear the very prolific Kate Santineau will be wearing, if any at all, print or otherwise, because she promises to bring her purple flogger for the reading of an amazingly appropriate piece called "The Audit" that was in Best Transgender Erotica. It's told from the POV of the hapless IRS agent sent to audit the tax return of the infamous drag queen dominatrix, Mistress Sheila.

Kate Dominic is a former aerospace editor and technical writer who now writes about much more interesting ways to put a Tab A into Slot B (or C or D or many multiples thereof). She is the author of over 300 short stories, which have been published under many noms de porn in three solo books, a wide variety of anthologies, magazines, and websites, and in several languages. She writes as a man and a woman, sliding up and down the Kinsey scale in whatever orientation the piece calls for. Her book, Any Two People, Kissing, was a 2003 finalist for the Foreword Magazine Book of the year in the category of short stories. Under a deep, dark penname, she has also been a finalist for Penthouse Variations' Baudelaire Prize.A graduate of the University of Wisconsin, Kate is a transplant to Los Angeles, where she lives with her long-suffering husband/research assistant ("Does a man feel what -- when?! Hold on -- I need another beer!") and a menagerie of cats and a very spoiled dog. She spends way more time than she should playing in a historical re-enactment group where her 15th century compatriots have no idea how she and her wicked quills spend their modern world days. Kate is currently taking a break from short stories and finishing a heretical novel set in 15th century Italy -- complete with intrigue, kinky costumes, and fancy family jewels. She can be reached at

A very popular feature of our In The Flesh nights is our phone sex segment where we dial up an out-of-town author and have them talk dirty to us. We're in for a real treat on Wednesday when the extremely talented Jeremy Edwards will give us very good phone with a piece called "It Takes W-2 to Tango." Now that's a title ...

Jeremy Edwards is a pseudonymous sort of fellow whose efforts at spinning libido into literature have been widely published online (at Clean Sheets and other sites), as well as in more than twenty-five anthologies offered by Cleis Press, Phaze Books, and Xcite Books. His work was selected for the two most recent volumes in the Mammoth Book of Best New Erotica series. He can be found periodically in periodicals (Scarlet and Forum [UK]), and, as regularly as the sun sets, in bed with his wife (so try there first). You can also drop in on him unannounced (and thereby catch him in his underwear) at . Jeremy’s greatest goal in life is to be sexy and witty at the same moment—ideally in lighting that flatters his profile, And since it is phone sex he'll be dishing out you can ask him what he's wearing ...

Our resident Erotica reviewer, Kathleen Bradean’s stories can be found in Haunted Hearths, Garden of the Perverse, The Mammoth Book of Best New Erotica 6, The Best Women’s Erotica 2007, and She’s On Top in print. Clean Sheets and The Erotica Readers and Writer’s Association websites have also featured her work. Her reviews of erotic novels and anthologies can be found on and Find out what she’s up to at