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.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Celebrate Independence Day with FREEDOM SEX

Even though the BBQs are over and the fireworks have already been lit, we're going to keep the fire going with some readings that will make you glad you have to ability to keep on celebrating your freedom. When I think of freedom I most definitely think of freedom of speech - one of our most important rights. I think our friends at Hustler would agree!

As you may have guessed, July's In The Flesh theme is Freedom Sex. Put your sparklers away and come on out to listen to our fantastic readers. Should be a liberating experience. This time we have three readers set to join us in the store, one phoning in for our "phone sex" segment and our monthly review from Erotica Revealed. Goodies to be provided by the Hustler Cafe. We'll see you Wednesday, July 8th at 8PM.

An interviewer once said of Dayle A. Dermatis, “She has so many aliases, you’d think she was a spy!” Tonight she’s with us as Andrea Dale, erotica author. (The cape and tights are invisible.) She also writes erotica and erotic romance with two different coauthors, as well as science fiction, fantasy, and media tie-in, under other names.

She has two novels available from Virgin Books and has sold about 90 short stories, which coincidentally is approximately the same number of Styx concerts she’s been to. In their most recent DVD, she’s visible so often in the front row that she could be her own drinking game.

Dayle has lived abroad and loves to travel (37 countries to date; she’s lost count of the states). She currently lives within scent of the ocean with her husband and two obligatory cats. When not writing, she can be found doing historic re-creation with the Society of Creative Anachronism, dancing at a Styx concert, or renovating a 1911 Craftsman-style bungalow.

Tonight she will be reading her story “Fanning the Flames” which appeared in the Playing With Fire anthology.

Alyson Mead is the bestselling author of Wake Up to Your Stories and Wake Up to Your Weight Loss. Her fiction, essays and articles have appeared in over thirty publications, and she has received the Columbine Award for Screenwriting, the Roy W. Dean Filmmaking Grant and awards from Writer’s Digest and USA Book News. She lives and works in Los Angeles.

She will be reading an excerpt from her forthcoming novel, Swallow.

Sam Saturday is the creator, writer and artist of all things from Load World Comics. He was born in Virginia, raised & educated in Florida, and later drove to California all by himself. As a child he was highly influenced by the Muppet Show, the Leisure Suit Larry computer games, musical theatre, comedy records and nonsense poetry.

Sam's comic strip "Load" has been seen in independent magazines published in places ranging from Texas to Germany. As an independent publisher, Sam has produced the "Load" collection "Why Do You Cry When I'm On Top?," the comic book "Pope & Pig," two books of "Tongue In Cheek" sex poetry, and more. Outside of his own work he has art-directed multiple feature films and shorts. His newest project is the video game website Explogamer, in which he serves as the creator and Editor-In-Chief.

Sam currently resides in Hollywood, California with his girlfriend, author Eden Bradley, and his two cats, Sasha & Xev.

He will be reading some erotic poetry (I believe of the anal variety).

Donna George Storey ( can’t seem to write anything that doesn’t have a lot of sex in it. Her adult-only tales have appeared in nearly a hundred journals and anthologies including Prairie Schooner, Gettysburg Review, Fourth Genre, Best American Erotica, the Mammoth Book of Best New Erotica, Best Women’s Erotica and X: The Erotic Treasury. Her work has been featured in magazines in the UK, translated into Italian and received special mention in Pushcart Prize Stories 2004. She is also the author of an erotic novel, Amorous Woman (Neon/Orion 2008), which was based on her own sensual experiences in Japan and was praised by American geisha, Liza Dalby, as “literary erotica at its best.” She currently writes two columns for the Erotica Readers and Writers Association, “Cooking up a Storey” about her favorite topics— delicious sex, well-crafted food, and mind-blowing writing—and “Shameless Self-Promotion,” which is pretty self-explanatory.

She’ll be reading (via phone) an excerpt from “Suit and Tie” (She’s on Top, Cleis Press) a story inspired by her summer office jobs in college, when she regularly sought freedom from the bureaucratic grind by taking masturbation breaks in the ladies’ room. She still has a fondness for seducing serious men in suits.