"Stories so imaginative and playfully perverse as to shock even the most jaded, she shows her staggering ability to arouse, amaze, and astound." --M.Christian, author, Dirty Words.
Wetting the Appetite showcases the much-anthologized and celebrated erotic fiction of Blake C. Aarens. It includes everything from her first piece of erotica "Strangers on a Train," to "Let it Rain" which appeared in the March 1996 issue of Penthouse, to newer pieces like "Very Secret Service" about a fictional tryst between a certain former Secretary of State and one of her detail of protective agents.
Wetting the Appetite is a literate sexual smorgasbord, with something for everyone between its pages. Anonymous straight sex bumps up against the first encounter between two men who will invariably become lovers, while dykes on bikes give way to a graphic fantasy of star-fucking. This book is filled with sticky stories that chronicle the wide range of sexual passions and attempts to feed the hunger of the human animal for variety — even if that means a vampire or a truly alien extraterrestrial. This is a book to read alone, or read out loud, a book to enrich your fantasy life and fuel your fingers beneath the sheets.
"Blake Aarens is a masterful erotic fiction writer — but she's also a terrific fiction writer, period. She renders characters and voice in an utterly believable and gripping way. You really are there with her characters, experiencing their thrills, their lonely moments, their hot spots, their comedy, their joy. From the first line of every story, you're right there, ready to go along for the ride. I'm thrilled that Blake's collected work is finally all in one place. This book is long overdue." —Gina de Vries, co-editor, Becoming: Young Ideas On Gender, Identity, and Sexuality.
"Blake C. Aarens' erotic storytelling has more facets than a diamond. [She] sees desire where not all of us would think to find it." —Carol Queen, author, The Leather Daddy and the Femme.
About the Author
Blake C. Aarens is an author, playwright, poet, screenwriter, and former college theatre instructor. Her play, The Prince of Whiteness, was the Invited Play at the 56th Conference on World Affairs. Her solo performance piece, My Great-Grandmother Had a Sex Life, debuted at the "Have I Got a Story for You/Solo Performance Showcase" at The Studio Theatre, College of Marin. Excerpts from her erotic poetry collection Words on Fire appeared in the Milvia Street Art and Literary Journal. Her script, Still Life with Android, won a Judy Award for Achievement in the Thriller/Horror/Sci-Fi Screenplay division.
Blake is a survivor of childhood sexual abuse who writes award-winning erotic fiction. Her work has appeared in the Herotica series, Best Lesbian Erotica, Aché: A Journal for Lesbians of African Descent, Best American Erotica 1993, Penthouse Magazine, and numerous other anthologies.
Blake has seven letters after her name and more than two decades of teaching classes on everything from Principles and Theory of Acting (Laney College), to Dramatic Technique for Fiction Writers (Berkeley Story Workshop), to Writing Life’s Moments: The Craft of Personal Narrative (The Writing Parlor, SF), to How to Write and Read a Dirty Story (San Francisco Center for Sex & Culture).
Her first collection of stories, Wetting the Appetite, has been published by Sizzler Editions both as a paperback and an ebook.
She lives in the Bay Area with Kazimir, the Crown Prince of the Universe.