Thursday, October 2, 2008

Stage lights up!

The lights have gone up on Ultimate Burlesque! (Or, for those of you who don't like metaphors ... Ultimate Burlesque is now in print!) I've linked to Amazon UK, where stock is showing (not to mention stockings); I'm sure the U.S. Amazon won't be far derriere—er, I mean behind.

This is the collection of burlesque-themed erotica that raises money for Macmillan Cancer Support. It's edited by Emily Dubberley and Alyson Fixter of Scarlet magazine, and published by Xcite Books.

From the official publicity (with some links added unofficially by Yours Truly):

Ultimate Burlesque is introduced by Chris Manby and features stories from Katie Fforde, Jo Rees, Olivia Darling, Nikki Magennis, Maxim Jakubowski, Kristina Lloyd, Alison Tyler, Siobhan Kelly, Monmouth, Portia da Costa, Mark Farley, Richard Bardsley, Mat Fraser, Jeremy Edwards, Donna George Storey, Elizabeth Black, Wanda von Mittens, Carmen Ali, Katie Crawley, Sarah Berry, Elizabeth K Payne, Aimee DeLong, Carmel Lockyer, Alcamia, Claire Wordley and Lauren Wissot.

And here's what Mil Millington, author of Things My Girlfriend and I Have Argued About, has to say:

"A worthy charity, and filthy, perverse, sexually aberrant writing. Nope—this really doesn't have a down side, does it?"

Ultimate Burlesque is part of a larger program called Burlesque Against Breast Cancer. More info about the book and the contributors can be found here. Both Burlesque ABC and UB events are happening this fall in the UK!


Neve Black said...


This is very exiciting and thanks for posting and letting everyone know.

Gorgeous cover - which will sell, sell, sell the hell out of this book. Yah!

Donna said...

It's actually quite a good collection of stories--truly some of the UK's best writers :-)

And Jeremy's story is awesome! Sex and laughter is a potent combination.

Jeremy Edwards said...

Thanks for the congrats, Neve, and the praise, Donna!

So far, I've read two of the stories (other than my own) ... Donna's and Nikki's. Both are breathtakingly beautiful and erotic.

Smut Girl said...

Congrats! That is fan-tastic. Get it? Cause you know...sometimes they use fans in burlesque. *cough*. Fan-tastic. *sigh*.
Yay, you.

Emerald said...

Congrats, Jeremy! (It really is a gorgeous cover.) I'm really looking forward to receiving and reading this collection, both to support the cause and also because I am eager to read your story after hearing about it on your radio show interveiw several weeks ago. And right after that I quite look forward to reading Donna's! :)

It's really a beautiful-looking book. Congratulations again!

Kirsten Monroe said...

Congrats Jeremy! Lust and laughter, eh? I smell sex & laffy taffy!

Jeremy Edwards said...

Thank you Sommer, Emerald, and Kirsten! Nice fan-dango you've got there, Sommer. And Emerald, thank you for mentioning the radio show, which I meant to do but forgot to!

Kirsten, according to Wikipedia, one variety of Laffy Taffy features a soft center!

Kirsten Monroe said...

What is it about those soft centers?

Charlotte said...


Such talented words.

I will definitely be picking up a copy.


Jeremy Edwards said...

Thanks for dropping in, Charlotte! Help yourself to a fedora and make yourself at home.