Meet the Authors of Scry of Lust

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Dark and seductive, alluring and imaginative, perverse, shocking, and at times hilarious—Scry of Lust is an arousing collection of erotica, paranormal romance, sexy poetry, and kinky tales that will spark your desire and quicken your breath. Indulge in the lustful imaginings of this diverse group of writers, all by your naughty self, or share it out loud to entice your lovers. Scry of Lust will charm the pants off of you—literally!

Profits from this collection are being donated to the San Francisco AIDSWalk, through SFGoth Team #5015, in memory of Gregory Hug.

The Kinky Writers Group meets weekly at Wicked Grounds Cafe, home of the San Francisco Bay Area’s kink and BSDM scene, at the center of the City’s Leather & LGBTQ Cultural District. We welcome writers of all experience levels, races, genders, orientations, and sensual proclivities.


SFGoth AIDSWalk Team: 5105 SFGOTH

This anthology was published by Iconoclast Productions, a San Francisco Bay Area media arts nonprofit organization that works with artists with disabilities, in African American community, produces multicultural programs honoring the African Diaspora, in the homeless community, and in the LGBTQIA+ and Kinky communities.

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~ Sumiko Saulson ~

Sumiko Saulson (Mauskaveli on FetLife) is a cartoonist, science-fiction, fantasy and horror writer, editor of Black Magic Women and 100 Black Women in Horror Fiction, author of Solitude, Warmth, The Moon Cried Blood, Happiness and Other Diseases, Somnalia, Insatiable, Ashes and Coffee, and Things That Go Bump In My Head.  She wrote and illustrated comics Mauskaveli, Dooky and graphic novels Dreamworlds and Agrippa. She writes for the SEARCH Magazine.  The child of African American and Russian-Jewish parents, a native Californian and an Oakland resident who’s spent most of her adult life in the San Francisco Bay Area. She is pansexual, polyamorous and genderqueer.


~ Lydia LaRue ~

Lydia is well known for her intricate erotic stories filled with crime, blood, humiliation and a bit of cat play. She can be found drinking coffee with gluten-free banana nut bread at Wicked Grounds where she’s a proud Patreon supporter. She currently co-hosts the Kinky Writers Group with Sumiko/Mauskaveli.

~ Mimi Heft (Ouroboros Sings) ~

Mimi Heft (Ouroboros Sings) isn’t a writer: she’s a musician, graphic designer, businessperson, community organizer, event producer, and foodie; and a romantically monogamous, sexually poly, sapio-semidemisexual hedonist. But not a writer. Nonetheless, she writes deliciously naughty stories featuring her lovers, offered as gifts of affection. Occasionally, she even writes poetry—some of it not so bad. Mimi is not a writer, but words delight her, as does sex, and she shares both with a certain, awkward ebullience.

~ Charlee Verrette ~

Charlee Verrette is a 59-yr old Burlesque Performance artist, Writer. Musician, Actor, Cat Slave who performs as Charlee Debris. They have been performing and creating since 1979 and knew some of the Beats.

~ Serena Toxicat ~

San Francisco-born and bred Serena Toxicat scratches out dark fiction, lyrics, plays and poetry in English and in French. She sings in a Black Catwave band called Protea, and her parallel recording projects include Starchasm. An actor, model-turned-designer, former-pro Domme, NLP life coach, and literary translator, Toxicat leads a scattered, sketchy life and delights in showing her paintings, taking part in LGBTQ+ and kink-focused activities, traveling and collecting tattoos. Serena is a psychic reader, healer, priestess and feline Tarot deck creator. She lived almost 8 years in Paris and traveled to Egypt, where she recorded vocals in the King’s Chamber.

~ Francesca Gentille ~

Francesca Gentille (Priestess on Fetlife) is relationship counselor, clinical sexologist, Therapeutic Domme and sacred BDSM educator who is both a Priestess Domme & Tantric Slave. She is the radio host of Sex: Tantra & Kama Sutra, the award winning co-author of The Marriage of Sex & Spirit, and the co-director of “The Somatic Sensual Healing Institute.” She teaches a Kink Conscious Therapy Certification for Clinicians as well as on Sacred Kink, Ritual BDSM, Therapeutic Kink and Tantric Kink around the world.



~ Lif ~

Lif, born a hyperbolic, living bundle of literary tropes, was meant to be a storyteller since day one. His erotica ranges from taboo fantasies meant to thrill, to more serious pieces meant to raise awareness for emotional and mental health. Outside of erotica, he writes horror-fantasy and science fiction, sings, and produces audio dramas. He is a lifestyle dominant and erotic hypnotist who happily lives as a partial recluse with his cat, experimenting with new mediums of artistic expression.

~ Ev Joy Lokadottr ~

Ev Joy Lokadottr has been a part of the BDSM community for 22 years, and has enjoyed writing for even longer. She is best known for her “how-to” kink lifestyle guides, but has also been known to write an erotic story or three.

~ Merlin Monroe ~

Merlin Monroe, Kaleidoscope Eyes, Seruus Ualerium Tristissima Liber, Pope Uncommon the Dainty, Skunkheart, etc., has 15 names. Fey’s a muppet wannabe nun and aspiring trophy wife, longing for both a family and a temple to tend. Identifying as a toy, fear primary sexual identity isn’t gay, straight, bi, or pan, but submissive. Fey mostly writes RPG material, poetry, and graphic fiction, and is currently writing a book about DD/ss (Divine Dominance/sacred submission) with Priestess.



~ Kathleen Mahnke ~

Kathleen Mahnke is a kinkstress and writer of stories, author of the Planar Helix series. Maria’s proclivities are often derived from Kathleen’s kinky escapades. She was a regular part of the Bay Area/San Francisco kink scene before she moved up into the mountains to escape Bay Area rent, only to be caught in the Paradise Camp Fire. She survived the fire but it’s been a challenge keeping the creative part of her alive.


~ Sara the Black ~

Sara the Black is an introverted California native hermiting deep in the Santa Cruz Mountains. Proudly multicultural, this primarily Sephardic Jew/Kaldresh Romani was raised in Southern California. A Gender Queer, Asexual, Intersex disabled adult living with multiple chronic illnesses, Sara opted for retirement off-grid with a fiercely independent private contractor/writer companion and neurotic female feline minions. -She- is an unapologetically voracious reader with a healthy appetite for street tacos, good beer, and Hello Kitty


~ Akasha Vampryssa (Buffie Peterson) ~

Akasha Vampyrssa (Buffie Peterson) is a freelance editor who enjoys off-roading, spending time with her sons, grand babies, and her husband. She is from Nevada and when she’s not editing or writing, she is out driving across the desert.


~ Max Silver ~

Max Silver (aka Montease Python in Burlesque) is a raunchy rascal rakehell and a ludicrous shaper of words. He hails from San Francisco, and now lives in Oakland. He is part of a Burlesque troupe known as Organized Chaos Oakland, hosting such events as the Lingerie Lounge Open Mic and Organized Chaos Burlesque.





~ by Sumiko Saulson on May 6, 2019.

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