Who can live without lust? All day and night, our minds run through delicious possibilities — a silky hand beckoning us into the VIP lounge; a stranger in the backseat; the hunky FedEx driver bringing his package to the door — not to mention our own lascivious memories. Lust is a collection of erotica by and for women, a fierce and joyous celebration of female desire — and the triple-X trouble it gets us into. In Kay Jaybee’s “Tied to the Kitchen Sink,” a birthday boy finds his present — nude except for tall, high-heeled boots — happily devoted to domestic duties. Maria Grigoriadis’s “Pleasant Surprise” shows what can happen when you knock on the wrong apartment door — without your panties. And Bonnie Dee’s “Ripe Fruit” teasingly elaborates the sweet, sticky encounter of a soap opera idol and a fruit-stand employee on a stretch of rural roadside. Let the witty and provocative Violet Blue, best-selling writer, sex columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle and host of the popular podcast Open Source Sex, lead you down a primrose path to a forest of wicked, lustful surprises.
Violet Blue has appeared in dozens of publications and radio and TV programs; the following is a selected list. Violet has been interviewed and quoted by national and international magazines including O, The Oprah Magazine, Newsweek, Cosmopolitan, Esquire, Jane, First for Women, Glamour, Grace Woman, Maxim, Marie Claire, Women's Health, Essence, Vibe Vixen, Bust, Redbook, Girlfriends, Men's Health, Men's Fitness, Wired, Playboy, Blender, Penthouse, and more; TV appearances on The History Channel's Sex in History series and Playboy TV's Sexcetera; radio interviews including The Dr. Laura Berman Show, The Sunday Night Sex Show with Sue Johansen, and a regular monthly guest appearance on Sirius OutQ Radio's Derek and Romaine Show; and selected websites including CBS Healthwatch, Salon.com, MSNBC.com, Wired.com News, and Jane's Guide. She has been the subject of feature articles in the Village Voice, San Francisco Bay Guardian, SF Weekly, San Jose Mercury News, and The Wall Street Journal, and has been quoted extensively in several books including 365 Days of Sensational Sex by Lou Paget and The Guide to Getting it On! by Paul Joannides.