Vinnie Tesla wins Fantastic Erotica Award!

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I’m very pleased to announce the winner and runners up in the Fantastic Erotica awards!

The winner: “Ota Discovers Fire,” by Vinnie Tesla, originally published in Like a Long Road Home: Erotic Tales of Perilous Travel

And our two runners up!

“The Dancer’s War” by N.K. Jemisin, originally publishing in Like Twin Stars: Bisexual Erotic Stories


“Ink” by Bernie Mozjes, originally published in Whispers in Darkness: Lovecraftian Erotica

Congratulations! The winner receives a $250 cash prize, while the runners up receive $100 each. All three stories, along with the other 16 finalists, will be published in the anthology FANTASTIC EROTICA, which is due on bookstore shelves October 1, 2012.

Until then, you’ll have to content yourself with the ebooks from which these lovely stories emerged. (Details below the cut.)

The full list of finalists can be found in an earlier post (here: It was a difficult decision as each story had much to recommend it. Congratulations to all.

Like a Long Road Home: Erotic Tales of Perilous Travel
Volume 15 of the Erotic Fantasy & Science Fiction Selections series. Travel can be dangerous, but that danger does funny things to people. Sometimes the journey brings out a romantic spark that’s been there all along. Sometimes meeting a stranger leads to unexpected passion. These four stories explore the dangerously enticing side of adventurous travel. Warning: Explicit Sex. With Vinnie Tesla, Sunny Moraine, Elizabeth Coldwell, LA Mistral.
Price: $3.99
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Like Twin Stars: Bisexual Erotic Stories
Volume 9 of the Erotic Fantasy & Science Fiction Selections series. Three stories celebrating bisexuality through the genre of erotic science fiction & fantasy. From the publisher of Best Bisexual Erotica and the leader in erotic sf/fantasy, Circlet Press. Through worlds of fantasy, we can explore the erotic and social possibilities for a bisexual identity only available in flights of the imagination. Includes N.K. Jemisin, Neil Hudson, Giselle Renarde.
Price: $2.99
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Whispers in Darkness: Lovecraftian Erotica
Strange! Electrifying! Sexy! Eldritch? Explore the new and exciting world of Lovecraft-based erotica in Whispers in Darkness, a new collection from Circlet Press. This cyclopean collection features eight new stories from Peter Tupper, Angela Caperton, Alex Picchetti, Monique Poirier, Elizabeth Reeve, Bernie Mojzes, Annabeth Leong, and Kannan Feng, each filled to the brim with insanity-inducing, orgasm-producing goodness. Do you crave intellectual tentacle porn? Have you always felt that the only thing Lovecraft was missing was a really, really good lay now and again? If so, this book was made for you. Just beware: what one has seen (and been aroused by) cannot be unseen...!
Available Qty: 31
Price: $6.99
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  1. Comment by Vinnie Tesla:

    Crap–I don’t have a speech prepared or anything. I just. Wow. Thank you guys! I’m really glad you liked the story! I… There isn’t a level of inarticulateness where you’re gonna yank my prize, is there, ’cause if there is, I may be in trouble. Did I mention wow?

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