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.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009


I can't get that blasted song out of my head! You know what one I'm talking about. Motley Crue's GIRLS GIRLS GIRLS, of course!

I've got girls on the brain because this month at IN THE FLESH we're hosting a Where the Girls Are: Urban Lesbian Erotica party at Hustler Hollywood. We might not be "dancin' down on Sunset Strip," but we will be reading lesbian erotica aloud for your pleasure. The book, edited by D.L. King and recently released by Cleis Press is a book of memoirs and stories of country girls' travels to the big city and all the adventures they come across. We are set to have three readers in the store, including editor King, and one writer over the phone for our phone sex segment.

As always, we'll have music by Stan Kent and tasty samples of goodies from the Hustler Cafe. We'll see you on Wednesday, August 12th at 8PM!

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

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. She also writes erotica and erotic romance with two different coauthors, as well as science fiction, fantasy, and media tie-in, under other names. Under one of those other names, her coauthor will be the phone-in reader for one of their joint stories.

Dayle 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 “Queens Up” which appeared in Lesbian Cowboys: Erotic Adventures.

D. L. King is the editor of Where the Girls Are: Urban Lesbian Erotica and the up-coming anthology, The Sweetest Kiss: Ravishing Vampire Erotica, both from Cleis Press, she is also the publisher and editor of the erotica review site, Erotica Revealed.

Some of her most recent work can be found in anthologies such as Girl Crazy, Swing!, Yes, Sir, Yes, Ma’am, Frenzy, Best Women’s Erotica, Mammoth Book of Best New Erotica and Best Lesbian Erotica. You can find her in Broadly Bound, from Phaze and the soon-to-be-released anthology, Like a Sacred Desire: Tales of Sex Magick, from Circlet Press. She is the author of two novels, The Melinoe Project and The Art of Melinoe.

Under her own name, Teresa Noelle Roberts has published some seventy-odd stories—some very odd indeed—two books of poetry, three novellas and one forthcoming erotic paranormal romance. But tonight she comes to you as half of Sophie Mouette. The multi-talented and multi-identitied Dayle A. Dermatis, who’s reading tonight as Andrea Dale, is the other half.

The two halves of Sophie met well over a decade ago at a writers' conference. Talking nonstop, they closed down the hotel bar and went somewhere else to keep on talking. Although they've always lived on opposite sides of the country (and for a few years, on opposite sides of the Atlantic), they've remained close friends and critique partners, and it was only natural that they should start writing together as well.

Sophie's first novel-length erotica, Cat Scratch Fever, was published by Black Lace Books, and a novella, “Hidden Treasure,” appeared in last winter’s Bedding Down: Winter Erotica, edited by Rachel Kramer Bussel. Short erotica under the Sophie name has appeared in several volumes of Best Women’s Erotica and Best Lesbian Erotica, Best Lesbian Love Stories 2009, Caught Looking: Erotic Tales of Voyeurs and Exhibitionists, Coming Together: Al Fresco, and other anthologies with titles designed to intrigue the adventurous and embarrass the prudish.

The Teresa half of Sophie Mouette is fond of belly dancing, yoga and beaches in stormy weather. She’s also an avid cook and gardener, so she probably took advantage of this late night to can some homegrown tomatoes. Probably naked except for a cute apron. Hey, good food is sexy!

Tonight, Teresa will read Sophie’s “On Display” from Where the Girls Are.