Sunday, November 9, 2008

Coming attractions: the final countdown

The Big News: It's time to take a break.

^ This week's sporting highlight ^

On 5 December 2008, Lust Bites is going to draw to a graceful close and flop on the sofa with that man, after exactly two years of relentless, tireless, selfless and dedicated smuttery, wittery, and endless gratuitous photos.

Before you break down completely, there's still one whole month left of smart sexy posts and beautiful men ~ so that means more Crush Wednesdays, at least two more competitions including some sexy dares and a chance to win a veritable hamper of Laura Corn, a final smut slot, and another 12 posts from all your favourite Lusties - Portia da Costa, Madeline Moore, Erastes, Kate Pearce, Olivia Knight, Janine Ashbless, Madelynne Ellis, Deanna Ashford, Jamaica Layne, Edie Bingham - not to mention a flying visit from those erstwhile Lusties and BICEPS promoters, Kristina Lloyd and Mathilde Madden. So plenty to look forward to before we leave you with our forwarding addresses on 5 December. For example, in the week ahead...

On Monday, Portia da Costa gives our US readers a chance to finally get In Too Deep.

On Wednesday, Madeline Moore announces the winners of the Halloween competition, with a whopping hamper for the scariest, sexiest snippet.

On Friday, Erastes releases Frost Fair, her latest homoerotic love (in a cold climate).

Forlorn male models seeking comfort in each other's arms as they realise they'll never feature as a Lust Bites Lust Bite Of The Week.

So now, perhaps, you'll join me and this very beautiful and incidentally almost-naked angel-man in a hymn:

There'll be one more blog in the heavens,
One more site in the skies ~
Lust Bites we're all gonna miss you,
Your smut-slots, your half-naked guys...
There'll be one less blog in our bookmarks,
One less glint in our eyes ~
But Lust Bites, the things that you stood for,
Like, "Men look hot" never die...

All together now!

In the meantime ... COMPETITION WINNERS!

Lil, you are our winner of a free signed copy of MARKET FOR LOVE! Please email jamaicalayne[at]yahoo[dot]com with your mailing address so she can get you your signed copy out.

Crystal and Craig - you have both won a copy of THE NEW RAKES, so please send your addresses to nikki[dot]magennis[at]googlemail[dot]com

Congratulations all!


Jeremy Edwards said...

Say it ain't so!

Or, if you prefer standard English, say it isn't so!

I also accept French, German, Japanese ...

: o

Olivia Knight said...

Dit qu'il n'est pas ainsi!

Jeremy Edwards said...

D'accord ...

[hrem hrem]

Il n'est pas ainsi.

(Ciel, comme c'etait facile!)

Janine Ashbless said...

Olivia, you are a multilingual hymn-singing hot-model-finding Alpha-female wonder!

And I'm going to miss Lust Bites.

kristina lloyd said...

It's so sad LB is ending. It's been a great place to hang out but, having been on the other side, I know how much energy is required to keep the quality tip-top. You guys must be beat.

Is it wrong of me to wish LB would announce its closure every week? Because the pics in this post are scorching. Lordy, I love Mr Football and his little white shorts.

Crystal Adkins said...

Thank you so much! I just sent my email to Nikki :)

Nikki Magennis said...

Very sad. Very sad.

: (

I'll miss it all too! Maybe someone will have to start a post-lustbites support group.

(Crystal, thanks, I got your email - book will be posted pronto!)

Fancy said...

I'm sad to learn of the closure of this place, thus time for me to de-lurk and say something. Great job to everyone for keeping up such a great blog!

I'm gonna miss all the hunk pics. ;)

Olivia Knight said...

Thanks, Fancy - and thanks for delurking! I'd strongly advise everyone to de-lurk for the rest of the month, because we've still got quite a pile of books to give away... (including that fabulous hamper from Laura Corn - check in on Friday 20 November for that haul!)

KL ~ I owe it all to you, girl, for converting me to the bliss of brawn. Mr Football can sprawl on my sofa any time... (though admittedly I'd rather it were rugby. At least in rugby someone's guaranteed to score)

Jeremy: la plume de mon oncle est plus petite que le jardin de ma tante. Although it strikes me that perhaps I missed an opportunity to use le subjunctif: Dit qu'il ne soit pas ainsi!

Madeline Moore said...

Sigh. I came to Lust Bites as a Portia da Costa fan, with a single BL novel and a handful of short stories to my cred. I depart knowing a buncha erotica writers, a fan of them all, for different reasons...working on my third erotica novel. It was good for me.
I learned how to post a blog without spending a solid week working on it first, and I learned how to accept the comments, or lack thereof, with aplomb. Life skills! Writing skills! Pals!
I hope we keep in touch.

Beautiful coming attractions piece and pics, O.

Janine Ashbless said...

Yeah, being a Lustie taught me a lot too - I'd no experience at blogging or uploading or html before I started. I didn't know any other authors and I wasn't really aware of the international market for short stories. It's changed my life over two years and I am very grateful. Hopefully we can stay in touch across multiple blogs, even if it's much more informally.

Jamaica Layne said...

I was here just briefly, but it's been a great ride! Thanks Lusties!

Kate Pearce said...

I have a question-Jeremy if you see this-what is your avatar? Is it your favorite tie or underwear, jumper??? I've been dying to ask you for 2 years LOL

And OMG I will miss this blog so much. I've made some incredible friends, read some amazing books and been inspired, aroused, titillated and sometimes confused by what we all think is sexy-or not.

Anonymous said...

Ah so sad, but like KL, I can understand - the work involved in keeping a blog like this going can be immense!

Lust Bites changed my life - I met my BFF Kristina Lloyd here and also met up with further flung lusties: O, Nikki Magennis, PDC, Janine Ashbless and Madelynne Ellis (whose input into my werewolf books was dramatic and transforming).

Even more of you I met through email and comments. I feel so lucky to have been a part of LB!

Mat xxxx

Anonymous said...

Oh yes, and great pics!

*right clicks*

Madelynne Ellis said...

Mostly I seem to recall you cringing over my input, Mat.

Ah, Lust Bites has been fun. I'm going to miss it, but you know, it's not over yet.

Lil said...

Have really enjoyed visiting this blog. Am sad that things will wind down here but will savor the coming month of posts.

Many thanks for the prize win, Jamaica. Am looking forward to reading your book.

Marinca said...

Oh, I'll miss this site so much!

And I was only just beginning to pluck up the courage to comment ... the contests help! :)

I have learned so much from all of you, and enjoyed coming here immensely. Thank you all - I'll savour the last stretch!

Madeline Moore said...

Crystal and Lil are amassing a veritable library of erotica...
such lucky commenters.

MB (Leah) said...

Wow, this is sad news indeed. I only recently discovered Lust Bites and have really enjoyed this blog.

But I can see how it's major work. Especially for writers who need to spend their time actually writing.

Sad to see ya'll go though. :(

Amanda said...

sorry to hear. i keep saying this is one of the most interesting and provocative blogs about erotic fiction around. damn. ah well...i wish you all the best and will find you out in the land of zeroes and ones, i hope :) (at your own blogs even.)thanks for the always interesting contriubtions you all have made to the ongoing discussion of smut. a toast...with champagne and nudity of your choice...

Jeremy Edwards said...

Hi, Kate! The avatar is just a piece of clip art I found. But I could see it as a dressing gown.

Louisa said...

Gosh, that’s so sad! I always look forward to reading your blog, so there’ll be a vast empty space to fill when it closes.

In the meantime, thanks for sharing your provocative thoughts; your sizzling extracts and those stunningly hot pics. This has been a feisty, friendly and welcoming place to stop by and talk about all things erotic. I will miss you all!

Best wishes, Louisa x

Craig Sorensen said...

It is kind of funny that the thing that brought me to LB not long after its inception was Nikki, who had posted about the new site at The Fish Tank.

I've made contact with some great authors, and I like to think of LB as a sexy break room where some great writers hang out.

My break room at the old nine to five is nothing like this, though.

But hear, hear to the amount of effort to keep something like this going.

I wish all the women who worked to build LB over the years and keep it going all the best.

And thank you for the opportunity to win some great stuff like The New Rakes. I can't wait to read it!

Thanks for everything.

PS, verification word = streek.

I came to age in the seventies, and was not above the occasional streek.

merumo3o said...

So sad! It's one of my favorite blogs ;_;

Kristina Wright said...

Oh no! I finally, finally make a coveted sale to Black Lace and you say Lust Bites is fading away into blog history? I will miss you all-- and the lovely pictures. :)

Sabrina Luna said...

I'm going to miss your informative um, & sexy posts, ladies! Thanks for the good times, the hot excerpts and the even hotter pic-spam! ;)

Big Hugs,
Sabrina )O(