Hello all my Chocolate Cocaine Addicts! I hope everyone is hanging on tight as we go on this crazy ride with the Coronavirus. Like me, I’m sure this is not how you envisioned 2020 to start but we’ll get through this. Since we’re all on some form of lockdown, let me tell you about a steamy, hot, and sexy book to keep you company!
Erotique Noire/Black Erotica edited by Miriam Decosta-Willis, Reginald Martin, and Roseann P. Bell is THEE black erotica BIBLE! If you are a lover of erotic short stories and poems and you do not have this book on your shelf, you are cheating yourself.
Erotique Noire/Black Erotica came out in 1992 and I promise you, the teasing word fuck you will read throughout the book is just as sexually on point today, as it was on its release date. I guarantee you will get all the lip licking, panty wetting, deep moaning, erection getting feels page after page. Erotique Noire/Black Erotica is a collection of writers celebrating sexy freedoms and sensuality. You will find erotic work from Audre Lorde, Gloria Naylor, and Alice Walker just to name a few.
You’ll find a little bit of something for all parts of your sexy mind. There are haikus by Kalamu Ya Salaam such as Haiku #79…
I enter your church
You receive my offerings
Our screaming choirs merge
There is Put Your Tongue In It where Thomas Stanley writes, “Anybody else remember what really good sex feels like? The warm aromas of a nice moist piece of ass. Pushing your dick through wet pink folds like you want it to come out the other side. Holding on for dear life while your sweats mingle with the cum and drench the sheets. The taste of your semen on her lips.”
There’s Dyke Hands by SDiane Bogus, Touching by Terry L. McMillan, My All Day Sucker by M.J. Morgan and there is even a horoscope, Sexy Signs by Thelma Balfour. One of my favorites is The Hog Caller’s Party by M.J. Morgan. This short story is about Mr. Brown, a bus driver during the day but at night he becomes the Hog Caller, who has notorious parties that somehow turn into wild and crazy orgies.
Those who were erotically blessed enough to get their tantalizing words spread throughout the pages of this sensual bible varied from Black, African, Latin American and Caribbean American. From straight to gay and both men and women were selected for this naughty project. Some of the criteria for submissions were the works had to be well written of course, original, have a life-enhancing tone, the writing had to be sensual and moving and sex had to be “beautiful, joyous, and powerful.”
The idea of Erotique Noire/Black Erotica was conceived on a road trip toward Chattanooga, Tennessee. Miriam, Reggie and Roseann decided to put their uh…sexual writing experiences together, reach out to other writers, poets and novelists and the sexual bible was born! There is more to the story of how it all came together, but I’m not a plot spoiler, you’ll have to get the book and read it for yourself.
Erotique Noire/Black Erotica was given to me as a birthday gift by a girlfriend who worked in a bookstore at the time. I remember her saying, “Girl, this book is hot! You’re going to love it.” She was so right. It also was one of the reasons I wanted to write erotically. Over the years I have read this book several times and it never fails to deliver. This is one to read alone, share with a friend and compare notes or, have a fun night with a lover where you both read it together. With such amazing and talented writers in Erotique Noire/Black Erotica, your senses are sure to be touched, licked and satisfied. You can get your copy today at Amazon!
Remember to be safe and wash your damn hands!
6 thoughts on “Erotique Noire/Black Erotica”
I believe I’ve seen this somewhere before, it escapes me where though. But I did look it up. I’m going to have to order this. I see a lot of the poetry is online, but I’d rather read the book. Kinda remind me of your book Karma Eve.
Interesting fact is that Kalamu Ya Salaam and I used to work for the same small business in New Orleans. I never met him, he worked there before I did. He must have been memorable because he left a good ten years before I started and people still spoke of him with awe when I worked there.
That’s a great story! I would love to have met him (or any of the writers from that book) to
This is the best book ever! Miriam Decosta-Willis was a professor of Africana Studies at the University of Maryland Baltimore County until last year. (2019) I had the pleasure of speaking with her after the book was published in 1992. It remains one of the greatest books of modern black erotica. It’s in my attic. I think I need to dust it off during the pandemic shutdown. I HIGHLY recommend it.
LikeLiked by 1 person
What a blessing to have met her! I have not only wanted to meet all three but I was always hoping for a second book like it from them.
She’s still around although of advanced age. She was such a grand inspiration when I was writing my erotic romance novel. That book opened a whole new world of sexual expression and intimacy for me. Sighhhh! Difficult to consider during the COVID-19 shutdown. Oh well.😔
LikeLiked by 1 person
That book did so much for so many readers. If you weren’t familiar with what real black erotica was, that book was the perfect example.
LikeLiked by 1 person