Kristina Lloyd

Erotic Fiction

Vampires Part II

Wet man! Wet man! At last, the Gods have heard me!

Here’s the wonderfully sexy new cover for Lust at First Bite, the forthcoming collection of vampire shorts from Black Lace (UK November; US Jan 09). It’s particularly thrilling to see today because I’ve just been ranting chez Jeremy Edwards about all those erotica covers featuring half-naked women. Really, it’s time erotica publishers woke up to the fact that women read smut too and there’s this thing called ‘gender equality’ some of us are into (not to mention porning over men, which *cough* some of us are into as well).

Anyway, vampires! This collection includes my story, The Funhouse is Closed Mondays. It’s a spin-off from my snow-vampire novella, The Vampire’s Heart, and features two of the characters, Simeon and Suzanne, now living in a derelict ghost train on Coney Island. It’s the first short story anthology for a while from BL and looks to be a goody.

And, just to offset the jolly happy news on the cover-art front, here’s the new German translation of Asking for Trouble, one of the ugliest, most objectifying and misogynistic cover images I’ve seen in a long time. I’ve made the pic super-duper tiny because I don’t want to cause eye-bleed in anyone. But yes, they really do seem to have erased the woman’s head with a badly photoshopped hood, all the better to highlight her tits. If you want to see the image in its full horror, go here. And if anyone can translate Gib’s Mir, I’d be most grateful. I think it’s one of those tricksy idiomatic ones and I’m told, worryingly, it means something like ‘sock it’. *Weeps!*

August 4, 2008 - Posted by | Kristina Lloyd | , ,


  1. OOh pretty cover for the vamp antho. I’m in it too! My first and what might be my only paranormal story. Sorry about the cover for the German edition of your novel, though. Those zany Germans…

    Comment by Madeline Moore | August 5, 2008 | Reply

  2. Isn’t he lovely? It’s fast becoming my favourite BL cover. And great to know you got your fangs out, Madeline!

    Comment by kristinalloyd | August 6, 2008 | Reply

  3. Congrats, KL! I wanted to say ‘oooh’ over the burlesque book, too, but it won’t let me. You never know, I might just make it to the fancy London party and show you all how it’s done in the provinces … xxx

    Comment by Nikki Magennis | August 8, 2008 | Reply

  4. Thanks Nikki! And I have just fixed the burlesque post so it is now taking ‘ooohs’.

    Sod London, you should come to the Brighton launch party! It’s held in a gorgeous bar in a converted ballroom and there’s a fab barman who makes a mean margarita. Am hoping there’ll be some semi-nekkid men along with the dancing girls but fear I may be out of luck. Maybe you could bring a few with you. Hey, yes, bring some of those kilted types with nice knees! Oh, go on!

    Comment by kristinalloyd | August 8, 2008 | Reply

  5. Ooh, sounds good. My adopted granny lives in Brighton. I could bring her, and half a dozen strapping young farmers with dirty knees. Sound alright?

    Comment by Nikki Magennis | August 8, 2008 | Reply

  6. Fantastic! I think strapping young farmers is exactly what the burlesque scene is lacking. Seriously, I do.

    Comment by kristinalloyd | August 8, 2008 | Reply

  7. If you ever get a chance, see ‘The Burlesque Hour’ with Moira Finucane. It’s fantastic fun show, very clever, and there’s some surprising hmm … gender commentary?

    Comment by Nikki Magennis | August 8, 2008 | Reply

  8. Cool, ta. I do like a nice bit of gender commentary. I shall keep my eyes peeled.

    Comment by kristinalloyd | August 8, 2008 | Reply

  9. Oh Goody! Simon and Suzanne! I AM pleased. Plus I love Coney Island.

    Comment by Tumperkin | August 10, 2008 | Reply

  10. Thanks Tumperkin! It was heaps of fun revisiting those two characters and sticking them in a completely different environment.

    Comment by kristinalloyd | August 10, 2008 | Reply

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