Show Yourself To Me: Queer Kink Erotica

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I read a lot of erotica. Rarely do I not know what’s going to happen in a story. Not that every little detail is predictable. But usually there is a tip-off to what will take place or I can guess how scenes will play out.

Not in Xan West’s Show Yourself to Me. Every story pushes beyond what I thought I knew about vulnerability, risk, desire. And to me that is intensely beautiful and powerful. I feel drawn in, pulled in to each story and transformed by both Xan’s words and the living realness of their characters.

There are characters in this book that look like me, that I can recognize. POC who are full of need and desire, who want to be seen, and who are unashamed.They push for what they want, they speak to what they want even if that means putting all of themselves on the line. (And aptly so. How else could you Show Yourself to another when holding back?)

Here’s an excerpt from The Test:

You pull your cock out of your leathers, stroking its purple glory and looking down at me. Now comes the test. My future, my pleasure, the fulfillment of desires long held hangs in the balance. Will I pass the test? Can I suck your cock well enough to convince you to take on a novice?

My senses are heightened by fear and desire. I knew I wanted you the instant I saw you leaning against the wall, butch in black leather from head to toe, a smirk on your brown face under the leather cap that hid your eyes. Even before I saw you, I wanted you. reading your ad made me hungry and nervous and wet:

Woman of color seeks same for serious kink. I prefer femmes who appreciate butch chivalry, know what they want, and have been around the block. If you’re new, be ready to step up and show me you can play with the big girls.

The 24 stories in this book will split you open and show off those parts of you that perhaps, until now, you weren’t able or willing to recognize. Here’s the full book description:

In Show Yourself to Me: Queer Kink Erotica, Xan West introduces us to pretty boys and nervous boys, vulnerable tops and dominant sadists, good girls and fierce girls and scared little girls, mean Daddies and loving Daddies and Daddies that are terrifying in delicious ways.

Submissive queers go to alleys to suck cock, get bent over the bathroom sink by a handsome stranger, choose to face their fears, have their Daddy orchestrate a gang bang in the park, and get their dream gender-play scene—tied to a sling in an accessible dungeon.

Dominants find hope and take risks, fall hard and push edges, get fucked and devour the fear and tears that their sadist hearts desire.

Within these 24 stories, you will meet queers who build community together, who are careful about how they play with power, who care deeply about consent. You will meet trans and genderqueer folks who are hot for each other, who mentor each other, who do the kind of gender play that is only possible with other trans and genderqueer folks.

This is Show Yourself to Me. Get ready for a very wild ride.

Buy your copy from Go Deeper Press, Amazon, or Barnes&Noble and experience it for yourself.

To learn more about the author, Xan West, read excerpts from the book, or see all the stops on the blog tour, visit Xan’s website, Kink Praxis


Monday, Monday, Monday

Wow! Didn’t we just do Monday? *Pokes person next to me* Excuse me, we already did this part. Lets go back to the weekend. I actually had to work my day job yesterday which was fine. It was mostly quiet until this Billy D. Williams wannabe came in to make a payment and thought it would make my day to flirt with me. Not the case. I hate to admit it but I broke out the finger wag and some eye roll realness on him. I wasn’t in the mood.

But today is looking pretty good. I hope it is for you as well.

Can I ask a favor from you?

You all know that reviews help writers reach more readers.  And I would love to know what you all think of my stories so far. If you have a moment to write a review, I’d be really greatful. It helps other readers and me as well.

Here’s an email from a new reader D:

I usually don’t read short stories because I’m a greedy voracious reader. Your story however made me wonder if I have been doing myself a disservice.

It was well written and gripping and in entirety explosive so I guess it’s true dynamite comes in small packages. Thank you for making it available. You have a gift. Pls keep sharing.~D

Thank you so much, D! Waking up to that got my day started out on the right foot for sure. I really appreciate it.

This Week

I hope to have Take The Field (Book 2 of The Players) ready to publish near the end of the week (Mon/Tues of next week at the latest). I’m excited for it and for you to read it. It’s 18,000 words of lesbian emotions and drama.The Players ebook Cover

Picking up where book 1 left off, the girls run into problems on and off the field. If they don’t learn to communicate things are bound to get out of control.

Also, new character Vieve adds a little something extra to the mix as well. She’s close to two of the players already and plans to get even closer.



Here’s a taste:


Vieve was one of the few that understood, really understood how Yaz liked to keep things light and casual. Vieve was the same way. Sexy and grown, and little bit wild, not trying to get tied down too soon—unless it involved a chair and some ice cubes. Yaz re-familiarized herself with Vieve’s features. Her bleached hair, wild and curly, framed her heart shaped face drawing attention right into her almond shaped eyes and down her neck. The blond looked good on her, made her look a little bit like Leona Lewis.

When Yaz pulled up to the bar Vieve walked over grinning like she knew a secret.

“Now, I’ve been back for a minute, how come I haven’t seen you in a while?”

“You know I stay busy. How you doin’?” Yaz reached out and planted her lips quickly on Vieve’s cheek. She still smelled like Yaz remembered. All heat, cinnamon, and temptation.

Vieve rolled her eyes playfully and opened a beer setting it down in front of Yaz before she could order and walked away to attend to another patron.


Stay tuned for more.