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Zsuzannah’s Bedroom
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ISBN-10: 0-96896-308-0
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Genre: Romance
eBook Length: 330 Pages
Published: December 2001
OUT OF PRINT

From inside the flap

Zsuzannah’s Bedroom is composed of four stories that take place in the past (approximately 1150 AD), the not too distant past, the present and a little in the future. Within these stories you will find icons and archetypes that you are familiar with. In all stories you will find HUMOR. The reason being... "Sex is funny" ...


Zsuzannah’s Bedroom (Excerpt)




A Note from the Publisher


Warning, this book contains explicit descriptions of adult situations, namely sex! If this sort of thing easily offends you, please put down the book, and step slowly away. If not, read on?


Zsuzannah’s Bedroom is composed of four stories that take place in the past (approximately 1150 AD), the not too distant past, the present and a little in the future. Within these stories you will find icons and archetypes that you are familiar with. In all stories you will find HUMOR. The reason being... "Sex is funny", as Zsuzannah would say. So be prepared to laugh, or at the very least... smirk.


This is not a serious examination of human behavior; clinically detailing responses to certain situations and stimuli. But you may find something familiar non-the-less and relate to it on some level.


While this book was being developed I had endless conversations with Zsuzannah as to "how steamy" to make the love scenes. I told her that, ?without the erotica, the stories should stand on their own?. But I also wanted to know what happens when the camera fades to black (after the couple’s first kiss in the doorway, okay maybe their second). And why are those people smoking in bed?


Zsuzannah spent 10 years of her career as a comic book writer for Marvel Comics. During most of this time she put words into Spiderman's mouth. This in my opinion explains her twisted sense of humor if not her writing style.


This book is meant to entertain, its not Nobel Peace Prize material. Although I'm told it did save a few marriages during its inception.

Deron Douglas

Publisher, Double Dragon Publishing
December 2001


INTRODUCTION

Relatively few novels are published in which love does not play some part, and while most of them would not bring a blush to even the most conservative reader’s cheek, it is impossible to think of many in which there is not some sexual element present. The extent to which it is present varies from book to book. The serious novelist in our modern times can be as subtle or as crude as the market demands. Many romance novels have a strong erotic content, especially in the historical novels. Novelists nowadays can include that erotic element without fear of prosecution.


The word ?erotic? derives from the Greek ?erotikos?, itself from ?eros?, meaning simply ’sexual love?. The Oxford English Dictionary says ?of or pertaining to the passion of love: concerned with or treating of love.? The Concise Oxford adds ?Tending to arouse sexual desire or excitement.? The Penguin English Dictionary says ?of or concerned with sexual life? and adds ?amorous.? Webster’s mentions ?literary or artistic items having an erotic theme, esp. books treating sexual love in a sensuous or voluptuous manner.?


Erotica differs from pornography in a number of different ways. First, erotica usually has much more of a story attached to it, whether that story be a product of characterization, which makes characters more developed than characters usually found in novels sold in adult bookstores, or magazines such as Penthouse. A truly erotic aspect in Penthouse Letters is completely missing. I have nothing against Penthouse?it is where I cut my teeth on the bare bones of erotica, but I learned storytelling and characterization from writing for Marvel Comics and the writing of three non-erotic novels.


I have always enjoyed writing erotica. I first put pen to paper and tentatively explored erotica with stories of the sexual exploits of Captain James T. Kirk of Star Trek fame. I must admit, I wasn?t above writing a story or two featuring Mr. Spock in a variety of sexual situations. I was thirteen years old at the time, however, and all I knew about sexuality came from the lewd conversation of classmates older than me and a copy of The Joy of Sex stolen from my local bookstore.


Later in my life, I tried my hand at more adult-oriented erotica, penning stories featuring myself and various movie and TV stars in sexually explicit situations. I still do this from time to time, simply for my own perverted pleasure. When I was twenty, I featured a young James Bond’Sean Connery, never any other actor as James Bond, in which I played the part of one of Bond’s many female conquests in exotic locales around the world, and rock stars like Roger Daltrey and Bruce Springsteen. I even wrote one memorable piece featuring myself as me, and a young Elvis Presley. I kid you not.


As I got older (now I am 38) my tastes changed to Bruce Willis, Kevin Costner, Brad Pitt as the younger man and Sean Connery, now as the older man. Sean Connery has long been a favorite of mine. I even toyed with Harrison Ford last year. And he toyed with me.


This anthology is a compilation of my favorite stories; straight, bisexual and lesbian (I don?t find myself equal to the task of writing male/male erotic fiction, as it is something I have no personal experience with, and therefore would not be able to do justice to). I hope both men and women find my stories entertaining, as erotica, like mysteries, romances, science fiction and westerns are designed to do just that?entertain. It’s not so different than writing Spider-Man after all.


Bright Blessings,


Zsuzannah BasReisa