Welcome to my Creative Mind

I write in several genres ranging from historical fiction to science fiction, fantasy, contemporary, and horror. Others have labeled what I write as erotic literature. I believe what I write is the truth about how human beings and their societies work; the truth about the power and role of sex in our lives, our fantasies, and the world; the truth about our weaknesses and strengths, our fears, and our hopes. The truth isn't always nice; it isn't always pretty. Sometimes it's violent; sometimes it's a challenge; but the truth is always the truth.

My mother, herself an author, taught me to "write what you know," so most of my work involves strong women and the caring men who love them. My work also looks deeply at systems and relationships where survival is the first step to thriving in your life. My work includes a wide range of human combinations and sometimes supernatural combinations. What is revealed in each story depends on the truth I'm telling and what is appropriate for the characters involved. I never include information or description merely for the sake of a higher word count or to titillate. None of my scenes, dialogues, or events will make you feel like you have wasted a moment of your time.

Most of my stories look at issues of power and authority because these are threads that have always been and always will be important in all human relationships. Currently, I have published stories in the following genres: science fiction, fantasy, horror/vampire, contemporary, and historical. In all of them, my focus is on the characters, their interactions, and the changes they go through and how everything they experience, including but not limited to, sex or sexual desire plays a role in changing lives. If that sounds interesting to you, please check out my work listed below. If you click on the books, you’ll be taken to another page where I discuss what is in the book, how I wrote it, and what I hope the reader will take away along with a few snippets of text.

Details of My Books

My Publications

Microfictions

Audio Books

Title/Description Source(s)

At Her Feet
Greenery Press (2010)
This book is an inside look at the operation of a long-term, realistic 24/7 Femdom relationship.

Audible, Audible (UK), and iTunes

Still
One of my best loved stories, in audio version.

Twisted Studios

Anthologies

Cover Title/Description
Our Lives Our History

Our Lives, Our History
I was honored to be approached by the publisher and editor of this anthology. I have been studying and writing about slavery in the ancient world for over two decades. I have given lectures on the topic to academic and lay audiences. It was an intriguing challenge to try and explain Greco-Roman slavery to a kink audience. Both Peter and David helped me with the edits and if they did half as well for the other writers, this should be an excellent collection of historical essays. Available from Amazon.

Stories from the Polycule

Stories from the Polycule: Real Life in Polyamorous Families
From Amazon: Welcome to the polycule: the network created by the interconnections of polyamorous relationships. Just like the molecules that make up all living things, polycules come in diverse forms: large, small, tightly bound, loosely connected, static, ever-changing. How do polycules form, what do they look like, how do they transform through time, and how do they, sometimes, end? The first of its kind, this anthology brings together stories, poems, drawings and essays created by real people living in polycules. Children describe life with more than two parents; adults share what it s like to parent with more than one partner. We hear from triads, solos, people who have felt polyamorous their entire lives, and people exploring poly for the first time. Some whimsical, some hilarious, some heartbreaking, some mundane, some life-changing all pieces reflect the diverse reality of polyamorous families.

Beyond 50

Beyond 50
I am pleased to be one of the 50 authors to be featured in this BDSM fiction sampler, available for free download from All Romance Books, Amazon, Google Books, and Riverdale Ave Books.

Boys of the Bite: Gay Vampire Erotica

Boys of the Bite: Gay Vampire Erotica
My story, "Lost in Translation" appears in yet another vampire anthology assembled by Cecilia Tan. Currently available from Amazon. Also available in e-book format from Ravenous Romance.

Women of the Bite: Lesbian Vampire Erotica

Women of the Bite: Lesbian Vampire Erotica
My story, "Guardian Spirit" appears in an anthology assembled by Cecilia Tan. Currently available from Amazon or Powell's Books. Also available in e-book format from Ravenous Romance. It will also appear in a paperback version from Alyson Books.

Color of Pain, Shade of Pleasure

Color of Pain, Shade of Pleasure
My story, "A Day in the Life of the Landfords" appears in another Cecilia Tan anthology currently available from Amazon or Powell's Books.

Dreaming in Color

Dreaming in Color
My story, "Captain's Gaze" appeared in a special edition, limited run anthology published by Greenery Press in 2003. While the book is no longer available, you can find the story in my book, Sweet Memories, which can be purchased from Amazon or Powell's Books.

S/M Futures

S/M Futures
My story, "A Day in the Life of the Landfords" also appeared in this compilation of sci-fi erotica from 1995. You can find it used on Amazon.

In Print Books

Cover Title/Description
Beyond the Softness of His Fur Omnibus

Beyond the Softness of His Fur Omnibus
After appearing as three separate ebooks, the trilogy has been published in an omnibus paperback edition available from Amazon.

When driven and dominant executive Emily Potter is promoted within her company, the bosses make it clear that the promotion comes with certain expectations: she is to purchase herself a morph — a customizable animal hybrid that is both sexual pet and status symbol. Emily’s personal tastes require a very unique set of specifications for her morph. Emily desires a male pet that is both exotic and submissive — yet all of her expectations are exceeded with Wynn, a beautiful white fox morph with a desire to please his new Master and an unusual intelligence that intrigues her. But the soulful wisdom that makes Wynn so special is a challenge to the morph-culture status quo and could ultimately spell disaster for both Master and pet.

Beyond the Softness of His Fur, Part Three

Beyond the Softness of His Fur
Part Three: Private Revolutions

Circlet Press (2014)
The third and final installment in a provocative and edgy science-fiction trilogy.

Available now for $3.99 from Circlet Press in PDF format. Look for it also at Amazon (Kindle), Smashwords (Multiple Formats), and All Romance Books.

Beyond the Softness of His Fur, Part Two

Beyond the Softness of His Fur
Part Two: Social Corruption

Circlet Press (2012)
The second installment in a provocative and edgy science-fiction trilogy.

Available now for $3.99 from Circlet Press in PDF format. Look for it also at Amazon (Kindle), Smashwords (Multiple Formats), and All Romance Books.

Beyond the Softness of His Fur, Part One

Beyond the Softness of His Fur
Part One: Wonders of Modern Science

Circlet Press (2011)
The first installment in a provocative and edgy science-fiction trilogy. A tale of genetics, sex, and love between an owner and her anthropomorphic pet.

Available now for $3.99 from Circlet Press in PDF format. Look for it also at Amazon (Kindle), Smashwords (Multiple Formats), and All Romance Books.

At Her Feet

At Her Feet
Greenery Press (2010)
This book is an inside look at the operation of a long-term, realistic 24/7 Femdom relationship. It's available from Amazon, Powell's Books, and Barnes & Noble.

Now available as an audiobook on Audible, Audible (UK), and iTunes!

Reviews of the book can be found on blogs at Her Majesty's Plaything and Mistress 160.

Mistress Loves Me

Mistress Loves Me, This I Know
Currently available from Python University Productions.

Sweet Memories of Pain and the Future of Pleasure

Sweet Memories of Pain and the Future of Pleasure
Fem Fist Books (2007)
Collection of both new and out-of-print erotic stories. Currently available from Amazon or Powell's Books.

Servants of Destiny

Servants of Destiny
Currently available from Amazon or Powell's Books.

Out of Print Books

If you can find them, they tend to be expensive. I recommend finding copies of Sweet Memories and Mistress Loves Me (listed above) as they contain the same stories.

Cover Title/Description
Eroscapes

Eroscapes:
Erotic Fiction from the Mind of TammyJo Eckhart

Wells Street Publishing, Chicago (2004)
Collection of eight short erotic stories. Currently available from Amazon.

Justice

Justice And Other Short Erotic Tales
Greenery Press, San Francisco (1999)
Collection of six short erotic stories. Used copies are available from Amazon.

Amazons

Amazons: Erotic Explorations of the Ancient Myths
Masquerade Books, New York (1997)
Seven short erotica pieces with accompanying essays. Used copies are available from Amazon.

Punishment for the Crime

Punishment for the Crime
Masquerade Books, New York (1996)
Collection of five short erotica pieces. Used copies are available from Amazon.

Scholarly Articles

Year Article

2017

"Weddings in the Ancient Greek and Roman Worlds" part 1 and part 2 have been posted on the website History Thru the Ages.

2011

"BDSM and Feminisim: An Insider's View" has been archived on the website A Submissive's Journey.

2008

"Women as Slave Owners in Greece: Power and Economics on an Individual Level" The Ancient World. 39.2 (2008) pp. 1-10.

2007

My dissertation, "An Author-Centered Approach to Understanding Amazons in the Ancient World" is available at most American university libraries or can be ordered through them. It can now also be ordered directly from Scholarworks.

2007

"Arena" by Karen Hancock, "Christ Clone Trilogy" by James BeauSeigneur, "The Seal of Gaia" by Marlin Maddoux, and "The Singer Trilogy" by Calvin Miller; articles in Masterplots II: Christian Literature. Pasadena: Salem Press, Inc., 2007, pp. 96-98, 275-279, 1564-1567, 1627-1630.

2006

"Ancient History" chapter in History Highway: A 21st Guide to Internet Resources. Edited by Dennis A. Trinkle and Scott A. Merriman. Armonk: M.E. Sharpe, Inc., 2006, pp. 65-77.

2005

"Challenges, Taboos, and Sacred Cows: How to Have Honest Discussions with Undergraduates about Men in the Ancient World" article on DIOTIMA, a peer reviewed website focused on the study of women and gender in the ancient Mediterranean world.

2002

"Ancient History" chapter in The History Highway 3.0: A Guide to Internet Resources. Edited by Dennis A. Trinkle and Scott A. Merriman. Armonk: M.E. Sharpe, Inc., 2002. Copies of this chapter also published in The World History Highway: A Guide to Internet Resources.

2001

"Alcman", "Anyte of Tegea", "Archytas of Tarentum", "Errina", "Zeno of Elea", "Sumerian Culture", and "Quintus Smyrneaus" articles in Encyclopedia of the Ancient World. Pasadena: Salem Press, Inc., Fall 2001.

1997

"BDSM and Feminisim: An Insider's View" reprinted in The SandMUtopian Guardian New York: ASWGT, Inc. #24, January 1997, pp. 49-50.

1996

"Alexander and the Amazons: Ancient Belief and Modern Analysis" Aeon: A Journal of Myth and Science. Ames. Vol. IV, #4, April 1996, pp. 87-104.

1996

"BDSM and Feminisim: An Insider's View" Sister Magazine New York: Columbia University, 1996, pp. 10-13.

Referenced on the Wiki under "BDSM" as a reference sourse. Also appears in more than a dozen other online lists of 'must read' or 'recommended' essays — Wow, does this mean my words are part of the canon now?

1995

"Be Careful" Some Women. Ed. Laura Antoniou. New York: Masquerade Books, Inc., 1995, pp. 301-308.

1995

"A General Introduction to Amazon Mythology in the Greco-Roman World" Aeon: A Journal of Myth and Science. Ames. Vol. IV, #2, August 1995, pp. 74-79.

Book Reviews

I am a much sought-after book reviewer and receive between four and eight books each month to read and review. Not only have my reviews appeared on Amazon and the sites of individual books, but I worked as the featured book reviewer for KinkyBooks (no longer in business) for several years. For six years my reviews have been collected and used by several kinky organizations around the USA.

A note about ebooks: I do not accept ebooks for review because I do not have a dedicated ebook reader.

If you have a book you'd like me to review on Amazon, contact me and I will tell you how to send it to me.

Here are some examples of my reviews that have been published by the New York Journal of Books:

Books received directly from authors and publishers go directly to the top of my pile, but do note that I have a backlog of books, so you'll need to be patient. Also realize that I will be honest in my review. If it isn't good, I will say so.

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