The Lunarium (One man’s memories of the watchers and the watched) was Named to Kirkus Reviews’ Best of 2013 spotlighting the inventive and intelligent erotica for rowdier readers available at KathleenKBooks.com or Amazon.com. This bedside reader for the adult mind provides vignettes of voyeurism, Things to think about, titled and enumerated from one to sixty-nine:
The Thirty-Seventh Thing Tit Talent Show
The Thirty-Eighth Thing She Eats Cock with a Knife and Fork
The Thirty-Ninth Thing Her First, Then Me, Said She
The Fortieth Thing No Homo
The Forty-First Thing Panties for Sale
The Forty-Second Thing Luck of the Irish Boy, A Lass
The Forty-Third Thing Love-chafed
The Forty-Fourth Thing Doggie Wanna Bone?
The Forty-Fifth Thing Sex Radio
The Forty-Sixth Thing Whose Tongue in Which Cheek?
The Forty-Seventh Thing Mr. Phyllis
The Forty-Eighth Thing I Learned in the Laps of the Masters
The Forty-Ninth Thing (title restricted)
The Fiftieth Thing Virgin Orgy
The Fifty-First Thing Staged Kiss Off
The Fifty-Second Thing Are You Good?
The Fifty-Third Thing The Lunarium by Daylight
Provocative, orgiastic snippets from a sexual voyeur’s social life.
Written with verve and a contagious sense of exhibitionism, K’s first-person narrative is divided into 70 “things”: brief chapters that descriptively chart [the narrator] O’Donahue’s carnivalesque adventures at risqué live theater performances.
A wild, steamy story with erudite sex-as-art undertones.
By Kirkus Reviews March 2013
Kirkus Reviews is a professional assessment service for books. What an unexpected honor to be included in their Best of 2013. I didn’t “apply” to be considered for the Best Of list… it evidently happened in the ordinary course of their reviewing year. I spent the summer and fall scheming and dreaming how to promote my vintage Boomer porn book business while The Lunarium moved from stack to stack at Kirkus, hand to hand… etched on a final draft. Included!
Sassy, sexy, comical erotica is not for everybody. Explicit narratives have been a scandalous collectors-only genre that seems tame against the turgid murky sea of Internet porn. Yet, when constructed with a deft hand, sexotic writing leads you to the infrequently discussed basic instincts, using those words that were supposed to be drowned in soap. To invite this counterculture statement piece about the hidden side of exhibitionism to stand forward with more traditional romance, crime and intrigue is meaningful to alternative book builders and the readers we serve.
The Lunarium is available at KathleenK.xxx alongside other plainspoken books about phone sex, stoners with boners, sexual consultants, and dark princes heeding their queen. Sex is mammalian, much deeper than the civilized veneer of socialized humans. Specific to the riotous viewpoint of love∞sex is some humor and a splash of snarkiness to temper the jolting discovery that we are designed to connect. We can argue designed by whom but can’t argue designed for what. It doesn’t take higher brain function to procreate but thoughtless sex is not the answer for long-term satisfaction.
Fans say the books are lively, informative, oddly thoughtful and uber-naughty. Readers catch the drift, ride the wave, they take the book on as it is meant to be ingested: word by carefully chosen word, deceptively freewheeling. Erotic writing requires a higher-than-average number of human encounters to move the plot along so venue is all-important. The Lunarium is a fantasy landscape, a solarium at night, where complicated sexual tableaus alternate with that same old coo-coo-ca-choo we know and love. There is the simple intent to have a good time, all the time.
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