Looking for a little fodder for fantasies? Want a little kink in your erotica? Tired of reading Anne Rice novels about princes and princesses in made-up worlds where unwanted infections and pregnancies don’t happen? Try the Marketplace Series of novels by Laura Antoniou.
While her novels are fictional, Ms. Antoniou herself is an active, important participant in the M/s and leather community. Her website tells us: “Laura Antoniou (born 1963) is an American novelist. She is the author of The Marketplace series of BDSM-themed novels. Antoniou is also known for her work as an editor and pioneer on the field of contemporary erotic fiction and in particular as editor of lesbian erotica anthologies including the three volume Leather Women series, Some Women, By Her Subdued, No Other Tribute, and a collection of her own short stories and essays titled The Catalyst and Other Works. Awards -The John Preston Short Fiction award from the National Leather Association for her short story ‘That’s Harsh,’ published in the e-book edition of The Slave. -2011 NLA Lifetime Achievement Award.”
The Advocate notes: “Laura Antoniou (is) an underground legend (and) a leather pioneer: she edited the groundbreaking Leatherwomen anthologies, penned scholarly work on BDSM, won the Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Leather Association (in 2011), and is now a well known speaker and teacher on kinky sex communities. Her work (over 600,000 books sold and counting) has been translated into Spanish, German, Hebrew, Japanese, and Korean.”
Want to learn more about Laura Antoniou? Read her blog.