Here at Ravenous Nights, we saw the season in with much mirth and merriment. Our reading authors brought their best stories, our audience brought their best sense of celebration, and we were off and running like Santa’s reindeer taking to the sky for the start of his holiday run.
Sex expert, author, performer, and sketch comedian Tobly McSmith read a wonderful story about service in fetishwear and the sexual rewards it can earn the conscientious protagonist. It was a breathtaking tale of immersed-in-the-moment BDSM and we hope she returns to Ravenous Nights with another tale soon. Tobly came to us by way of renowned fetish clothing designer, The Baroness, whose amazing clothing designs have graced many a fetish gala event. Thanks to both The Baroness and Tobly!
The energetic and always lively Indigo read next, bringing us luscious poetry capped off with an incredible tale of stretching one’s personal sexual boundaries. Her story was ripe with trantric imagery and she had the audience alight with wonder by the end of its telling. Wow, how could we follow that?
Well, we needn’t worry. Author Andrew Gray was ready and able, gifting us with two wonderful stories about gay love and adventure. One involved the gift of a cruise line ticket, while the other involved a teacher newly transplanted to the Alaskan cold, a hunky cop, and of all things, a moose. Andrew’s stories were filled with love and humor, enhanced by Andrew’s engaging rapport with the audience.Andrew was an equally hard act to follow, but we feared not at this point: we had Laura Antoniou to close out our raucous and ribald evening. Dressed in a lovely satin smoking jacket — and we would be remiss if we did not mention her stylish mode of dress — she took us to that pinnacle, treating us to the riotously funny holiday story, Ho, Fuckin’ Ho. She had us all in stitches, so much so that elaborating on it after the fact would not do Laura’s performance or the story justice. Fortunately, you can read it at Circlet Press’ website.
Throughout the crazy–fun evening, we handed out holiday stockings filled with books, e-books, naughty little niceties, and candy cane shot glasses (down a shot, then eat the glass!). Audience members vied to win these fun goodie bags, but we’re not sure how much of their enthusiasm was due to the giveaway items themselves or the fact that, to win, your dirty word had to be drawn from the hat. Yes, you heard us right: we said dirty word.
But that’s a story for another blog post. Stay tuned.