Saturday, February 28, 2009

Sexual Zodiac Q & A

Roxanne, the sexually adventurous zodiac diva will be over at the very talented and sexy, Leo-lioness, Kirsten Monroe's on Monday, March 2nd.

Ask a sexy, zodiac question and you might win a copy of Roxanne's story, Sex through the Zodiac, published and available at Ravenous Romance along with a sudsy, sexy bar of zodiac soap.

See you at Kirsten's on Monday -
Neve Black

Friday, February 27, 2009

The Blue Dolphin Motel

To support and promote, Rachel Krammer Bussel's, Do Not Disturb: Hotel Sex Stories, contributing author to the anthology, Donna George Storey asked a group of us to send a quick and dirty (fiction or memoir) story about one unforgetable hot, hot, hot, hotel sexcapade. Oooh, la, la!

Won't you join Donna in room 69 today at The Blue Dolphin Motel? There's a mint on the pillow that's calling your name, baby.

Dolphin = polygamy
Neve Black

Love and Lust...Notes...

Have you ever analyzed your notes with someone else's notes? I remember in college when I was struggling with Economics. I would take copious notes, and meet with a study group and we'd compare notes. My notes didn't look anything like everyone else's notes. I got a grade C, where everyone else got A's and B's.'s no wonder I ended up in the English Department.

Alison Tyler is displaying various erotic writer's notes right now. It's fascinating to look into the mind of each writer and get a feel for their story creating process. And just in case you were wondering, no two writer's notes look the same and in Alison Tyler's class, everyone gets an A+.

Neve Black

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

The Planet's Prediction

"...You may be changing your living arrangements because of a change that's brewing in your career. The full moon lunar eclipse may seal things on February 9, plus or minus one week. It appears one job will end and a new one will begin. I could be wrong, but it looks like you'll be leaving one career situation for another. These two separate situations may dovetail at the same time, but if they don't, don't worry - your chart shows plenty of evidence you are going up, up, up the ladder of success in life...." Astrologyzone

I've been riding my part-time job with medical benefits pony in the direction she's been going for awhile now. I've enjoyed riding this particularly filly, even though the trail was well-worn and often boring, because there was always plenty of out-of-saddle time to write. Recently, I noticed my filly had been acting a little spooked. I guess I shouldn't have been so surprised today when she started bucking me really hard. I ended up cartwheeling out of her saddle and landing right onto my unemployed ass. So, it appears this cowgirl needs to find a new pony and a new part-time direction.

Neve Black

Monday, February 23, 2009

Pussy Talk

Move over Joaquin Phoenix, here's...Rocket!
Thanks, Andy.

Neve Black

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Best Original Screenplay Oscar Winners

As long as I can remember I've always loved to watch the Academy Awards. I would have given a body part away at the chance to attend the ceremonies in Hollywood. Oh hell, who am I kidding? I'd still give a body part or two away at the walk (I'd be on my hands and knees...crawling) across the famous red carpet. Very heavy sigh.

It's a great honor to be nominated amongst the best of best in screen performance: acting, producing, directing, musical score, etc and of course one of the love's of my life - best screenplay. As a writer, and a lover of film, I dream of writing a screenplay that somehow finds its way into the hands of a producer and director that share my vision.

I know that I'm a dreamer and probably a little (okay, so A LOT) delusional, but if you stop dreaming, I think you die.

Tears of joy. Tears of pride. Tears of honor. Those are the tears that were streaming down my cheeks as I watched the Youtube video above: The Best Screenplay Oscar Winners from 1940-2007.

Enjoy the Academy Award ceremony tonight everyone -

Neve Black

Saturday, February 21, 2009


Sarah Kane's expressionistic play, Crave is now playing at Asterisk Gallery through March 8th. It's a dark little journey, but well worth the trip.

Neve Black

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Academy Award Countdown!

I'm counting down the hours now until Oscar night, which is this Sunday, February 22 at 8p.m., EST. I'm one of the three divas hosting a red carpet party this year and I can't wait! We'll have a really, really, really BIG screen for up-close and personal viewing of stars and starlets. We also have a Master of Ceremonies walking throughout the sea of party goers. MC will be equiped with a microphone and prepared to ask the guests random questions about this year's nominated films. And yes, of course MC will be inquiring with each guest as they walk the Hollywood in Tremont red carpet, "Oooooh, you look smashing, dah-linque! I simply must know...we all must know...who are you WEARING?" There's going to be prizes given for movie trivia guestions during commercial breaks, and for a dollar, each guest can cast their official Oscar ballot and win the pot.

My pink ballgown, silver Cinderella slippers, long and sexy, silver gloves and bright pink boa with its silver flecks were all held captive and silent; hidden behind my closet door, until today. You see, as Oscar countdown gets closer, I start to vibrate with excitement. For example, I was bitten by the Oscar zeal bug shortly after I had painted my fingernails and toenails the ostentatious color, "Drama Queen." Shortly after the polish had completely dried (no smudges for Oscar divas), I was consumed with the burning desire to strategically remove my complete Oscar ensemble from inside the depths of my closet. I simply had to display her proudly for my full, voyeuristic, pleasure. Now, each time I pass by "Pretty in Pink", I wave to her. She flirtatiously winks back, as she stands there waiting patiently for me... and for Sunday to arrive.... Heavy sigh.

Yes, I am ready for my close-up, Mr. DeMille -
Neve Black

Monday, February 16, 2009

Sex through the Zodiac, UNZIPPED with Donna George Storey

The woman of multiple-orgasms, oops, I meant to say, multiple-talents, Donna George Storey recently interviewed me about my novel, Sex through the Zodiac. We also talked about sex, zodiac sex, food and sex and well, more sex. Please take a minute and head over to Donna's blog to read this really fun, and creative interview. I'm sure you'll quickly realize how much fun Donna and I had with this. :-)

Thank you, Donna!

Neve Black

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Neve Black Reads Nikki Magennis

Open mic at the Literary Cafe 2/12/09. Part1 from Andy Timithy on Vimeo.

The video above was from last Thursday night's open microphone poetry reading at The Literary Cafe. I'm in the mix here with other readers (about 12 minutes into the video). My reading was short and sweet. Once again, I want to thank Nikki for giving me the okay to read two of her gorgeously written poems, Madrid and After Midnight. I'm slowly warming more and more people up to the idea of eroticism. I think it's working, because I had a number of people want to look through the two books I read from, which were Alison Tyler's, Flash Fucking (Frenzy) and Afternoon Delight. The feedback I've been getting is very postive and I strongly encourage many of the young poets (twentysomething's) to explore the genre.

Neve Black

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Sex Through The Zodiac Reading Tonight!

As a pleasant reminder, I'll be reading excerpts from my novel, Sex through The Zodiac tonight at Visible Voice Books; located in the uber-cool and fashionably hip neighborhood of Tremont. There will also be wine, chocolates and an open mic. available for anyone who'd like to read.

Happy Valentine's Day!
Neve Black

Ambrosia Anthology Is LIVE Today!

What could be better than a me'nage a' trois on Valentine's Day, to include you, food and sex? My story, Bittersweet Chocolate is one of the stories between the sexy, satin sheets...oops, I meant to say, pages of this sexy e-book, which focuses on food and sex. Ooooh, la, la!

Happy Valentine's Day!
Neve Black

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Poetry Reading Tonight

I'm headed to the Literary Cafe tonight for the monthly open mic. poetry reading extravaganza. The Literary has been on poetry reading hiatus since December; missing the month of January because Linda and Andy, the Lit. Cafe owners were out of the country - touring through Portugal and Southern Spain. Lucky them.

Anyway, in an attempt to continue to plug Roxanne (not that she requires anymore plugging...wink, wink), I will of course be promoting (insert pimping) Sex Through the Zodiac tonight.

I'll be reading tonight too, but instead of zodiac prose, I've decided to read a couple of gorgeous pieces written by the very talented Nikki Magennis. I read Nikki's work in two separate anthologies recently, both published by Alison Tyler. I asked Nikki via e-mail if she would mind if I read her work and humbly, she said that she would be honored. Nikki, I'm the one who is honored.

I mentioned on more than one occassion that I have met and read some unbelievably talented writers out here in the blogland world. I'd like to keep the spirit of celebrating each other alive; renouncing Roxanne from time to time, and lifting up my glass of tequila to share other writer's penned words with my little corner of the world.

If my reading is videotaped, I'll share my voice reading Nikki's words with all of you.

Poetry is alive and well in Cleveland -

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Go And See

the film, I've Love You So Long. Dostoevsky-esque, the film has a foursome of themes: crime, punishment, judgment and redemption. Somehow, this film was NOT nominated for an Academy Award and I've already filed a formal complaint with the Academy about this wildly obvious oversight. Kristin Scott Thomas' performance was superb. She plays a woman released after serving 15 years in prison for a crime she willingly admits to commiting. As the plot slowly and beautifully unfolds, we learn more about her wounded and withdrawn character and the soul wrenching circumstances behind her crime.

What more can I say about this film besides, go and see it? The entire cast was perfect. The direction was magnificant. And I was crying like blubbering idiot. This was one of the best films I've seen.

Five Stars
Neve Black

p.s. French with subtitles

Monday, February 9, 2009

An Evening of Eroticism

If you don't already have plans for VD, please stop by. There's an open mic and I'd love to hear other voices reading their favorite and naughty erotic excerpts. The highly talented artist, Brian Pierce will be displaying his series, "The Garden of Erotic Delights." What? You need another incentive? Well, some of my very best friends will be there too, Oral, Aural, Visual and Chocolate.

Neve Black

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Sex. Food. Play.

Please feel free to select the link here to read my interview with editor, Jesse Blair about my story, Bittersweet Chocolate for Ambrosia, the food and sex anthology published by Ravenous Romance. The e-book will be available for your sensual, erotic pleasure on Valentine's Day. Is that deliciously convenient, or what?

Sexy Food,
Neve Black

Saturday, February 7, 2009

G Is For Gemini and Alison Tyler

In an effort to support Roxanne's romping sexcapes through the zodiac, the very talented and wonderful, erotic editor and writer, Ms. Alison Tyler is offering a contest on her site this weekend for any of you that haven't had the chance to read my novel, Sex through the Zodiac.

Thank you Alison, you sexy Gemini, you -
Neve Black

Tie a String Around Your...

finger, toe, cock, left nipple, or whatever as a reminder not to forget about Valentine's Day. :-)

Neve Black

p.s. I must give credit to Violet Blue, who found this amazing video. Thanks, VB.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Editor/Publisher's Thoughts

Lori Perkins, the editor and publisher with Ravenous Romance and home to my book, Sex Through the Zodiac had these thoughts to say about my novel....

"I love this book, and the story behind it.

Neve Black had sent a handful of stories in to us at RR. I bought one for SEX AND SHOES, and another for MEN IN SHORTS. So I emailed her and asked if she was working on a novel. And she said, no, she'd only written short stories. I encouraged her to try her hand at a novel, and she said she wasn't sure she could do it. I casually mentioned that I thought she should think of it as a series of interconnected short stories.

A few days later she called. She had an idea. How 'bout a novel about a woman who decides to sleep with every sign of the Zodiac in her quest to find true love? I told her it was perfect. She mentioned that she could conceive of the novel as interconnected short stories.

She sent me regular updates on the novel-writing process and was able to write her first novel in less than 2 months. I was impressed. And equally impressed with the novel. It's engaging, clever and a real good romp.

I love finding and cultivating new authors.

So buy her book and encourage her to write more (we are actually hoping to sign her up for further adventures through the Zodiac)."

Lori Perkins
Ravenous Romance

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Nikki Magennis, Petite Fours and Truffles...Oh My!

We end our sensual blogging feast with petite fours and truffles, served by the lovely, Nikki Magennis. I'm sure Nikki has come up with something brilliant for us today.

If Nikki did need any help with her menu choice, she could always ask Kara, the heroine in her book, The New Rakes to step from the pages of her book and assist her:

Until we sensually progress again,
Neve Black

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Sommer Marsden's Dessert is Xcessica

My imagination is running wild at the thought of what the renowned, Smut Girl has created for us for dessert today. I'm sure her recipe will be similar to her book, Double Booked, which has equal parts of sensuous, sexy, and fun, with a dash of wild and crazy!

Dessert is Sex,
Neve Black

Monday, February 2, 2009

Emerald is tossing...

sensuous salad today as we continue our on-line erotic progressive feast. Who other than our very own, Greenlight District extraordinaire - Ms. Emerald, will have each of us yearning for a frollick in a lustful bed of green and leafy!

Produce is so sexy,
Neve Black

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Just when you thought it was safe...

what do I do? I take you back to the Oscars again.
Vicky, Cristina, Barcelona was the in-flight film I watched recently while flying from Brazil to the Mojave desert as part of the on-line sensual and moveable feast. I really enjoyed this film, which I missed seeing on the big screen last year (thumps my head).

In my opinion, Woody Allen is a true master at writing dialogue. Somehow Allen manages to touch upon his character's (or his) deepest and often most painful neurosis while he creatively weaves humor through each conversation. His films evoke such raw emotion in me. I find that I'm laughing, blushing while also identifying with his characters in some way.

VCB was filmed exclusively in the city I've been having a long-term love affair with, Barcelona, Spain.

The story is about two best friends, Vicky (Rebecca Hall) and Cristina (Scarlett Johannson) that travel to Barcelona for a summer. Each woman's reasons for the journey are as equally different as their characters. They meet a splendid Bohemium painter, Juan Antonio (Javier Bardem) and later we're introduced to Juan Antonio's volatile ex-wife, Maria Elena (Penelope Cruz). Ahhh...the plot does thicken. To quickly summarize, the story is about how each character in the film is faced with sexual attraction and what he/she does with it. Once again, life imitates art and art imitates life.

You'll have to rent this one on DVD, but be sure you do. It's a must see.

Feeling Woody Allenesque neurotic,
Neve Black

Neve's Irreverant Talk Show Interview

Here's the videotaped interview from Saturday, January 24th. Nope. I didn't know what the hell I was doing. Nope. There wasn't a script. Yes, tequila was involved. And yes, I did get to pimp Sex through the Zodiac and the publisher, Ravenous Romance.

The New Literary Cafe Talk Show. #21. Neve Black. from Andy Timithy on Vimeo.

Thank you Linda and Andy -
Neve Black