Well, the reading at Sh! Portobello last Friday night in honour of K.D. Grace’s new novel, Lakeland Heatwave: Body Temperature and Rising and the Sexual Advice Association was a riot! As you’d expect, the readings were spicy enough, the highlights being Meg Philip deliberately going over her five-minute slot in the hopes of earning a good paddling from the evening’s Mistress of Timing, Kay Jaybee, Annie Player and The Dragon King’s Daughter proving poetry is anything but sedate and the unique Ernesto Sarezale getting his kit off for the girls in a delightfully urbane way. But what really brought the house down was Sarah Berry’s hysterical performance of her take on the Chicago standard, All That Jazz - anyone who thought ‘burlesque’ was a synonym for ‘classy stripping’ needs to watch Sarah in action. Meanwhile, K.D. had provided cookies for the evening which she’d baked herself – and, in keeping with the book’s paranormal theme, imbued with love, contentment and prosperity spells. No wonder we all felt so good by the end of the evening!
Audience and participants alike had a fantastic time as well as raising money for a very worthwhile cause, and you can find pictures from the event and details of all those who took part at K.D.’s blog. What a spellbinding night!
…it’s the Best Of Best Women’s Erotica 2 reading at Sh! in Hoxton next Friday night.
Here’s what the lovely crowd at Sh! have to say about it:
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Best of Best Women’s Erotica 2 – Book Reading April 23 7pm £3
Join the Sh! Girlz and 4 authors from the fabulous new Best of Best Women’s Erotica 2 for an evening of aural fun n’ frolics. Scarlett French, Kay Jaybee, Jacqueline Applebee and Elizabeth Coldwell will be reading for your pleasure—and of course there will be bubbly and cupcakes served by the Sh! Girlz. Book early to avoid disappointment as spaces are limited. Pop in store or email firstname.lastname@example.org to book your ticket before they all go…
How can you resist an invitation like that? Looking forward to seeing you there!
…on April 23rd, and enjoy an evening devoted to showcasing Best Of Best Women’s Erotica 2. I’ll be reading Heat, my story from the collection, and there will also be contributions from Scarlett French, Kay Jaybee and Jacqueline Applebee, so you know it’s going to be a lively and very saucy evening.
Sh!, which celebrates 18 years in business this week (very big congratulations to Ky and the team), is based in hot pink premises just off Hoxton Square, but space is very limited, so book early to avoid disappointment, as Fred Pontin used to say. (Ask your parents; they’ll remember Pontins.)
More details are available from the main Sh! site or their Facebook page. Hope to see you there!