I haven’t had to chance to talk about it yet — due to the fact that I’ve yet again not finished my Weekend Update post by the end of the weekend! — but this week I’m writing a review each day of a Wilde City Press erotica book. Two of those this week are by Ewan Creed, The Leather Bar Mural and The Erotic Adventures of the Masked Raider – Part One. I read both of them yesterday and yikes! Get ready for some seriously sizzling action. The Leather Bar Mural takes you on a surreal trip through the back sex alleys of 1975, full of uninhibited kink and bodies eager to fulfill the ideal of a new sexual revolution. And The Erotic Adventures of the Masked Raider – Part One starts the story of a superhero and his failure to live up to perfection when everything, down to his own powers, is controlled through sex.
Now, I’ll turn it over to Ewan to tell you a bit more about both stories.
The murals of the artist Etienne, which adorned the walls of the Gold Coast leather bar, have fascinated me ever since I saw them at the Leather Archives and Museum in Chicago. They were so erotically charged that in many ways they seemed almost more like windows than paintings. That was sort of the core idea behind my book Leatherbar Mural. I thought, what if a guy could somehow change dimensions and pass through that wall and into the mural? What if a guy could explore all that awaited in that erotically charged world? What if he moved further into the mural, around the corner, deeper than the mere observer could see? What adventures and dangers and sexual doings might he encounter there? My imagination really ran away with me when writing this one and it was a very fun corner of the mind to explore. I’m already contemplating a sequel.
With The Erotic Adventures of the Masked Raider: A Psychosexual Superhero Kink Fantasy I was really interested in writing a believable superhero story and taking it one step further by moving into the whole fetish concept behind the superhero theme. Making the book sexually charged was easy in a way because that whole genre is oftentimes so homoerotic – the sexually charged cockfighting that always seems to be going on with superheroes and their enemies and the closeness superheroes often have with their sidekicks and the secret identities and bondage and domination and all the other kinky stuff is all but inherent in the genre. It was almost like taking things just one step further. I also wanted to make this book fun because to me that comic book quality is really at the core of these stories. Lastly, with this book I wanted to show how this idealized view of masculinity can really place a lot of limitations on a person, much less a superhero. So in a nutshell I wanted it to be a very erotic and solid superhero story that was fun and thought provoking. I think I succeeded. I am really pleased with the end result. There is so much to explore in this lycra and codpiece world that I am planning a sequel to this one too.
Some Interesting Links
About Etienne (aka Domingo Stephen Orejudos)
Wikipedia List of LGBT Superheroes: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:LGBT_superheroes