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An awesome review for my anthology!

Freaky Fountain Press is going great. Our first two anthologies, Bad Romance and This Is The Way The World Ends, were released in March. Bad Romance is my anthology (meaning I chose all the stories that are included in the anthology, edited the stories, and wrote the foreword), and we just got a lovely review from a reigning legend of literary erotica, Remittance Girl. Some excerpts (full review is here):

Some romances break your heart and some dismember and disembowel you, this anthology deals with the latter, both metaphorically and literally. From Jeanette Grey’s looping car crash in ‘Bleeding Red‘ to the blithe decapitation of Chris Guthrie’s ‘Three Days In Summer‘, the collection is a literate homage to all the ways in which we delight in our own destruction and that of those we love.

I once tried to describe the difference between porn and erotica by explaining that porn carves away all extraneous matter and leaves the sex whereas erotica should reflect an entire life, seen through an erotic lens. ‘Bad Romance’ does exactly that, no matter how explicit or raw or violent. It tells the story of the how and the why, not just the what.

I think the biggest compliment I can offer this collection is: I seldom care if or where I’m published. This is the only anthology I’ve ever read in which I would have given several digits of my right hand to be included.

I do hope Freaky Fountain Press survive and thrive. Because I honestly believe that the future of erotica as a legitimate genre is in the hands of editors and publishers of their ilk.

Go check out the Freaky Fountain Store and take a look at our anthologies!

My interview with Sexlife Canada

Sexlife Canada is a guide to sex-positive culture in Canada and on the web, and they decided to interview us! Come read the interview where I and my Freaky Fountain co-founder Catherine discuss the most bizarre submission we’ve ever received, intestines, why we include trigger warnings in our releases, whether reading dark erotica can lead to acting on those fantasies in real life, and a lot more.

A Fantastic Nightmare interview series

A Fantastic Nightmare did a series of interviews with me and my Freaky Fountain co-founder Catherine.

Part 1: Leary and Wolfe talk about the conception of FFP, Chigurh, hybristophilia, and reeducating Team Edward to embrace a darker, sexier side of Stockholm Syndrome!

Part 2: Leary and Wolfe talk Faulkner, fetishes, and how horrific erotica can empower women readers.

Part 3: The finale of our interview lets you fellow writers know what FFP is looking for!

Introducing… Freaky Fountain Press!

So, that exciting news I mentioned… some of you may have seen it already on my Facebook page, but here it is for those that don’t follow me there!

Introducing… Freaky Fountain Press!

After much discussion, another writer and I have launched our own publishing company. It’s called Freaky Fountain Press. All the footwork has been completed: we’re registered with the Canadian government as a publishing company, our website’s up and running, we’ve got a logo we love (hi, Jenny!), and the Calls for Submissions for our first two anthologies have been posted to various places on the interwebs.

Come take a look! (And feel free to friend us on Facebook and Twitter – links available from the website!)

From our “About Freaky Fountain Press” page:
Freaky Fountain Press is the brainchild of two lifelong writers and connoisseurs of the freaky: Catherine Leary and Robin Wolfe.

For years, we’ve bemoaned the lack of published literary erotica covering dark themes and unusual kinks and practices. Nearly all mainstream publishers have blanket guidelines prohibiting elements such as necrophilia, non-consent, violence, gore, and cannibalism—all stuff we love! And while these guidelines undoubtedly serve a valuable function, implementing them straight across the board leaves a lot of niche readers out in the cold. Self-published authors are sometimes willing to tackle the darker side of Eros, but we’ve found the quality of those publications was often sorely lacking. So where does a reader go to find edgy, psychologically dark, and high-quality literary erotica?

One day we decided to stop complaining and do something about it. On that day, Freaky Fountain Press was born.

Freaky Fountain Press is not for everyone. Many readers will find some of our content disturbing, and guess what? We’re perfectly okay with that. Our novels and anthologies aren’t for them. They’re for you: authors and readers who like nothing more than to roll up their pants, jump in, and dance in the freaky fountain. So bring us your cannibal love, your natural born killers, your hot zombie sex and your death fetishists. Bring us your dark gods and weird kinks and bizarre fetishes. Write your stories to the edge and back. You’re always welcome here.

Come on in – the water’s freaky!