Weekend Writing Warriors 3 March 2019 (ER, LGBT, PA, SF)


We're switching gears this time and sharing a snippet from Naughty Netherworld Press' upcoming special novella, Carnal Carnival, to be released on Fat Tuesday, March 6, 2019. This installment is a more light-hearted tale than Love, Lust, and Lunacy proved to be. The persistent Tobias Walton makes his return and a group of operatives from the top-secret investigative Aliens and Supernatural Search Squad (A.S.S.S.) infiltrate the scandalous party. 
In this snippet, we introduce A.S.S.S. agents Marc Cumming and Dale Dicking, discussing the upcoming shindig at Climax Castle.

“This is just the break we’ve been looking for, Dicking!”
Special Agent Marc Cumming pointed to the computer screen, a manic grin on his face. Cumming was an average-looking man of average height, middle-aged and balding. He had sparkling, light-blue eyes and an infectious smile. Even after all his years working with the Aliens and Supernatural Search Squad, Cumming was still excited about each new case.
Cumming’s partner, Dale Dicking, was as jaded as Cumming was eager. Although Dicking was younger than Cumming by approximately ten years, he was sick of being stymied and talking to yokels whose alien sightings were most likely powered by moonshine rather than warp drive.

“You want to go to an orgy?” Dicking inquired, cocking one eyebrow and looking askance at his partner, who pointed excitedly at the campy invitation to the upcoming Climax Castle Carnival.

~Cie for Naughty Netherworld Press~

Weekend Writing Warriors 24 February 2019 (ER, LGBT, PA, RO)


“Is this really necessary?” Sonny demanded. “Couldn’t you just cuff her hands and allow her to walk freely? That collar must be choking her!”
“It is a light metal, Sir,” the guard, whose name was Zheng and who looked like an ancient warrior reassured Sonny.
“It’s all right, Sonny,” Felice reassured the junior Walton. “It really isn’t heavy at all. I’m grateful to be released from that cell. I know that you won’t let anything bad happen to me.”
“She’s playing you like a fiddle, Boy,” Tobias remarked to Sonny as they walked behind Zheng and Felice to a private elevator. “Have the two of you been…”

~Cie for Naughty Netherworld Press~

Notes:
This snippet comes from the ninth installment in the Carnal Invasion series entitled Love, Lust, and Lunacy. The vampire Tobias Walton, head of Xquenda Industries, has seen fit to release Felice Navidad, the Queen of the Frost Elementals, from the underground cell where he was holding her prisoner. However, Felice's new circumstances may not prove to be greatly improved.


Love, Lust, and Lunacy is Live and Free for a Limited Time!


The ninth book in the Carnal Invasion series is entitled Love, Lust, and Lunacy, and it is the most intricate and powerful of the Carnal Invasion tales to date. Vampire Tobias Walton, the megalomaniac head of the mysterious Xquenda Industries shows just how far he'll go to get what he wants, and the depths of his wrath know no bounds when he's deprived. 
The defiant attitude of Felice Navidad, Queen of the Frost Elementals, ensures that she is the target of Tobias' ire. Can there be any saving Felice from Tobias' devastating assault?
Sonny Walton seeks aid and comfort from the lusty Gamma Iridian denizens of Climax Castle. The brilliant scientific mind of Mistress Kali devises what seems to be a fool-proof solution to the Tobias problem, but Tobias has unforeseen abilities at his disposal. Will Mistress Kali be able to stop Tobias, or will she be too distracted by the possibility of erotic energy exchange with an always-ready multitude of willing partners to take proper precautions to securely imprison the wily Tobias?
Meanwhile, in the Winter Kingdom, the love between Sonny's former partner, Ambrosia Luna, and Teacake, the tiny but brave snow elf prince, continues to grow while unsettling revelations about a devastating former incarnation on a doomed world are brought to light. Will Teacake's love prove to be enough to soothe the disquiet in Ambrosia's soul, or will her fear of being hurt again cause her to risk losing the love she's found in this magical place?
Team Netherworld's longstanding antagonist, the powerful witch Yadira Root, makes her debut into the Carnal Invasion universe in this novel. Will Yadira help or hinder the protagonists as terrifying truths are revealed?
This intricate and exciting erotic paranormal adventure can be yours free of charge between February 21 and February 26, 2019. Hurry and claim your copy today!

Cie for Naughty Netherworld Press



WEP Challenge February 2019: The Dreams of the Frost Queen

Image copyright Xusenru

When the heart of Felice Navidad, Queen of the Frost Elementals, was pierced through by a metal poker wielded by the vicious vampire Tobias Walton, the Christmas elf Tinsel, her husband of 13,775 years, was felled by despair. Among the few things that can kill an elf is intense grief, and Tinsel’s twin brother Teacake feared that he would lose his best friend if he were not able to bring Felice back to life.
Teacake drank the elixir from the sap of the Moon-Tree of the Enchanted Wood and fell asleep at his altar. He descended the Seven Hundred Steps of Deeper Slumber through the Cavern of Flame, and, upon entering the Enchanted Wood, he was approached by six-hundred and sixty-six Zoogs, cunning rodents with tentacles beneath their noses like moles. Zoogs could be treacherous, but Teacake had been kind to them, and so they wished to assist him.
The Queen of the Zoogs stepped forward and placed a glistening red seed in Teacake’s hand. She explained in her chattering voice that this seed came from a tree which grew where the first drop of King Zyrion’s blood fell on the surface of the moon, forming the long-lost Selene Empire.
Teacake was to give the seed to his brother to plant within the damaged heart of his beloved. They were then to lie Felice to rest on the altar beneath the gardens of the Winter Palace. Within twenty-eight solar days, Felice’s heart would be mended, and a wondrous new tree would grow in the garden.
Teacake took the seed and expressed his gratitude to the Zoogs for their assistance. He opened the great bag which he had brought with him, which contained exquisite treats from the markets of Beersheba and Celephais and hearty breads and cheeses from the shops of Dylath Leen and the farms near the Katharian Hills.
The Zoogs fell about the kindly Elf’s feet and embraced him, climbing up his body to feed him morsels of the bounty which he had bestowed upon them. After spending a few moments in their vivacious company, Teacake bid the Zoogs farewell and returned to the waking world. He woke with the sparkling seed in his hand and hurried to fetch his grieving brother.
Tears of gratitude flowed from Tinsel’s eyes. He gathered a few stalwart guards to carry the Queen’s body to the chamber beneath the Royal Gardens. When she was laid upon the stone altar deep beneath the frozen Earth, he gently planted the magical seed within her wounded heart. His tears fell upon the seed. Tinsel softly kissed his wife’s cold lips.
“Return to me soon, Beloved,” he pleaded. “Life without you is not life at all.”
Queen Felice lay in her chamber beneath the gardens of the Winter Palace and dreamed. Some of the dreams were nebulous and Felice could recall no details upon awakening. However, a few stood out in her mind.
On the first night, Felice dreamed that she was starving and trapped in a chamber filled with rotting meats and fruits. She was so hungry that she tore off a piece of putrefying flesh from a roast and popped it into her mouth. She viewed herself in a mirror behind the table and screamed, for the face she beheld was that of a loathsome ghoul.
On the third night, Felice recalled a simpering suitor whose saccharine words and boorish manners nauseated her to the core.
On the sixth night, Felice’s dreams recalled the delight of meeting her future husband. The sweet little elf brought her exotic foods from Beersheba in the warm Liranian desert, and they supped and laughed together. By the end of the night, they were feeding each other.
On the ninth night, the wounded Queen despaired at the evil in the world and found herself lamenting a long-ago golden age. She recalled her brother-in-law sardonically remarking that sometimes shit rose to the top instead of cream, and she laughed and promised to keep fighting.
On the twelfth night, Felice recalled meeting her beloved dragon Acey. It was her twelfth birthday, and she was terribly unhappy, for the object of her affections, Prince Jean of the Realm of Rain, said that she had the face of a horse and hair like straw.
Felice slept away the afternoon, and when she walked out to the garden, she found a wondrous golden dragon sitting there. It was about the size of a small horse, and was outfitted with a harness, with pouches and pockets. A silver knife poked out of one of the pouches. Upon noticing Felice, the dragon spoke.
“Finally! I thought you’d never wake up.”
Acey was a gift from Felice’s beloved uncle, and she so delighted the young princess that Felice couldn’t care a whit if foolish Prince Jean thought she had the countenance of a were-pig. Acey was still Felice’s best friend after many centuries together.
On the eighteenth night, Felice recalled visiting the grave of her father, who was slain protecting the realm from a surprise attack by raiders from Yuggoth. During her last few visits, she had noticed various offerings placed upon the grave. As she looked up, she saw the elf brothers Teacake and Tinsel, the bravest of fighters despite their tiny statures. The pair attempted to hurry away into the surrounding woods, but Felice called them back and thanked them for fighting so fiercely and for remembering her father so fondly.
Something in Tinsel’s kind eyes, which shimmered with tears, made Felice want to know him better. So, she invited the brothers to the palace. Teacake busied himself with various tasks while Felice and Tinsel chatted. By the end of the evening, she was in love.
On the twenty-eighth night, Felice rose and ascended the stairs into the garden, where she found her beloved husband tending to the lovely little tree which sprouted from her breast, took root in the soil, and would now bring delight to the kingdom forever.

Crafted with love by Team Netherworld Creative Publications
Word count: 1000

Dedicated to H.P. Lovecraft
Earth's Dreamlands and its locations and creatures are the creations of H.P. Lovecraft. All characters in this tale are the creations and property of Team Netherworld Productions

References and Links

H.P. Lovecraft Stories:
The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath
The Outsider
Pickman's Model
The Whisperer in Darkness













Weekend Writing Warriors 17 February 2019 (ER, LGBT, PA, RO)


A week had passed since Tobias Walton caught Felice Navidad’s would-be rescuers planning to free the Frost Queen from the clutches of the bloodthirsty, megalomaniac head of Xquenda Industries. Negotiations were at a stalemate. Each day was more hopeless than the last, and Felice was certain that this would be the last day of her very long life if she was not able to replenish her energy. She found an unlikely ally in the unhappy Sonny Walton, who had tried but failed to release Felice from her cell several times. Tobias’ wizard lackeys would not be swayed.
“Queenie, guess what, we’re moving you to nicer quarters.”
Tobias descended the stairs with a guard. They opened the cell door and put magical shackles on Felice’s wrists and ankles and a metal collar around her neck to lead her by a chain.

Cie for Naughty Netherworld Press

Notes:
This snippet is taken from the ninth Naughty Netherworld Press release, the name of which has tentatively been changed to Love, Lust, and Lunacy. The book is due for release on 20 February 2019, exclusively for Kindle.

Writing Uncomfortable Subjects


Some thoughts on this post
“you’re not entitled to a constant stream of uninspired feel-good pap. not in your music, not in your television, and certainly not in your books. “
A constant stream of feel-good pap is the very petri dish in which odious thought processes are allowed to grow unchecked. This feel-good pap is the Soma of Brave New World. Give the Proletariat their happy drugs, in this case, meaningless media rife with pretty people with petty problems and impeccably whitened teeth, and they won’t question the rising shit-storm of discontent, maltreatment of the lower classes, or other unpleasant subjects like sexism, racism, and homophobia.
Interestingly enough, despite the extreme right-wing assertion (kowtowed to by Bumblr) that erotica is a terrible, no good, awful, and very bad thing, the place where I curtail certain uncomfortable subjects the most stringently is in erotic writing. In spite of the fact that characters in the Naughty Netherworld universe are always banging, group sex is far more common than one-on-one couplings, and much of the action takes place in an arena where wild BDSM play is acted out for an audience, there are a few things that will never be described explicitly in these otherwise uninhibited tales.
These things are:
Any kind of non-consensual sex
Any kind of dub-con encounters. Even though there is no shortage of bondage, the characters are one hundred percent on board, and it’s obvious.
Sex with minors. 
These stories are very inclusive. I hate labeling them as “interracial,” which is a keyword that I do use when publishing on Kindle. I also hate feeling that I need to include a label such as “BBW.” People of all races are just people, and large women are just people. Unfortunately, we don’t yet live in a world that is quite so inclusive, and so I do feel the need to use what I deem fetishizing keywords to promote the Naughty Netherworld brand.
One of my main reasons for using such keywords is to let people know that these stories are for them. I would not be the first person to be sick and tired of trying to find a good romantic or spicy erotic read, only to discover that it’s rife with Barbie and Ken lookalikes with a few department store manikins thrown in as supporting characters. I want a realistic selection of people, even if some of those people happen to be shape-shifting alien sex fiends.
I want to read about the five-foot-tall, 100-pound elf prince falling in love with the six-foot-tall, 400-pound human pastry chef who has lost her belief in magic. (This is one of the few monogamous couplings in the Naughty Netherworld sagas.) 
I want to read about the geeky ginger film fan and the strong, sinewy Japanese vampire (both male) falling wildly in love and enjoying introducing newcomers to their extremely spicy world together. 
I want to read about the powerful, six-foot-tall, dark and intimidatingly beautiful mad scientist and sorceress redeeming herself to her tiny and deceptively strong, smart as a whip Asian wife. 
However, these characters weren’t out there. So Team Netherworld created them.
Do subjects such as racism, sexism, and homophobia make appearances in these stories?
Yes. In Carnal Invasion VI, Kali and Nyx recall their first meeting. Nyx, who is, in reality, one of the shape-shifting extraterrestrials, adopted the form of a badly burned “comfort girl” and she and her fellow extraterrestrials rescued the trafficked women and girls from the “comfort station”. In the same book, Kali recalls allowing herself to be taken prisoner in a death camp where she uses her powers to raise the dead and destroy the place. She suffers abuse at the hands of the guards. 
Due to the explicit erotica inherent to these stories, there were no exact descriptions of the abuse endured by Kali at the guards’ hands. Had this not been an explicitly erotic story, the offenses against Kali would likely have been described in greater detail. However, I wanted to be sure that no-one would be tempted to confuse sexualized abuse with erotic bondage and role-playing.
I like to think that the Naughty Netherworld stories are feel-good stories--very joyful, smutty stories for a mature audience. The characters in these stories are much more accepting of those who are not considered conventionally attractive than real people are. In spite of occasional heavy subject matter, the general spirit of these tales is a fun-filled sexy romp among dirty-minded friends.
However, there are those who would say such stories should not be allowed. Some would frame the work as being “sinful.” Some might postulate that homosexual activity is “unnatural.” Still others might be opposed to the “mixing of the races.” Some might be angered by the idea of women in positions of power. Some might proclaim that describing larger characters as sexy and desirable is “glorification of obesity” or some such rubbish. 
People of various sizes, shapes, nationalities, and races exist. Not everyone looks like a fashion doll or an impossibly thin, heavily Photoshopped model. In fact, the majority of people do not bear any resemblance to the glossy images we have been told we are supposed to resemble. Human sexuality has a spectrum. Not everyone is heterosexual, and being heterosexual is not morally superior to being homosexual, bisexual, or asexual. 
People are not perfectly unblemished. People can have scars, moles, crooked teeth, funny noses, wrinkles, structural anomalies, any number of so-called “imperfections.” Not all people are perfectly able-bodied. Some have lost limbs. Some have conditions which impair their mobility. Many deal with invisible impairments, including psychiatric conditions. A fair number of the characters in the Carnal Invasion series are working through PTSD due to past abuses.
The point being that feel-good stories are all fine and good, but stories are not there just to entertain, they are there to educate. If every story was completely sanitized of any uncomfortable topic, the literary world would be gutted. We would be left with nothing but a bunch of meaningless, watered-down twaddle.
Evil characters who do bad things SHOULD make you angry. They should make you think. 
A world where no-one thinks is a dangerous place indeed.
~Cie~

Weekend Writing Warriors 10 February 2019 (ER, LGBT, PA, RO)


“Oh, I do agree, Master. Vaclava and Yaen came here with me. They are on my side, you know. I can work with them in convincing Fatimah to side with us, and together we can soften Sonny’s heart. I think you have this in the bag, Tobias!”
“Excellent! You are truly unparalleled, wonderful Jemma! At first, it seemed that you might feel some resentment at being forced to choose your form, but now that I see your zeal to do my bidding, my heart is filled with incomparable joy!”
A lovely, petite young Asian woman stepped out of the shadows and gave Jemma a shy, alluring smile. There was something wild in her dark eyes in spite of her demure presentation.

Cie for Naughty Netherworld Press

Note:
This snippet is from the forthcoming ninth installment in Naughty Netherworld Press' exclusive series, Carnal Invasion.
This conversation is taking place between Tobias Walton, a vampire and the unscrupulous president of the mysterious Xquenda Industries, and Jemma, an extraterrestrial shapeshifter from the planet Gamma Iridon. Tobias has forced Jemma to take the form of Felice Navidad, Queen of the Frost Elementals.



Weekend Writing Warriors 3 February 2019 (ER, LGBT, PA, RO)


“I was intending to put off Sonny’s and my annual joining until the night of the full moon,” Tobias revealed. “That’s the sixth of this month. I’ve always managed to keep him out of the moonlight on the night of the full moon so he wouldn’t transform by surprise. He’s been so angry with me that I didn’t know how to broach the subject with him. But maybe with you here, and maybe with me showing mercy to the Queen by bringing her up here, I may be able to convince everyone to see things my way. I never intended harm to befall the Queen. I only need for Sonny to drink a bit of her blood. It wouldn’t do at all for him to transform into a perfectly ordinary lycanthrope, you see, not with as wondrous as he is. Would you not agree, dear Jemma?”

Cie for Naughty Netherworld Press

Notes:
This snippet is from Full Moon Frenzy, the ninth installment of the Carnal Invasion series. It is due for release on February 20, 2019.
In this paragraph, Tobias Walton, the unscrupulous head of the mysterious Xquenda Industries, is explaining his motives to Jemma, a shape-shifting extraterrestrial from the planet Gamma Iridon, whom he forced to take the form of Felice Navidad, queen of the frost elementals.

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