Friday, 20 November 2009

An Invitation

My calendar tells me that On Demand releases in under a fortnight and, barring a radical reinvented return to the erotica block in 2011, it will the last of its illustrious line - the final Black Lace title to be published.

So an event that should be one of unalloyed excitement - my first full-length publication - will be instead tinged with sadness. But surely, I thought, it deserves some kind of marking; a funeral of sorts, but one of those jolly, humanist type funerals rather than one that's lace.

With that in mind, I would like to invite anyone and everyone to whom Black Lace ever meant anything - whether you wrote the books, read them, or used them to prop up your wonky coffee table leg - to join me in a final fling.

Throughout December, I would like to post personal testimonies from people who were involved with Black Lace in any capacity at all. These can take any form you like - an extract of yours, some thoughts on a book that meant a lot to you, an anecdote, a picture of a favourite cover - it's up to you.

If you would like to add some final thoughts on an imprint that was groundbreaking, exciting and a byword for quality erotica in its day, then please do email me at and I'll be delighted to include them here. (Feel free to plug all your BL releases too, if an author ;)).

Let's make the last dance a damn sexy one.

(Image from allposters dot com.)


  1. Thanks, Emerald! I thought it would be fun - it's not looking too likely at the moment though.

  2. I didn't comment at first cos I thought you'd take it as a given that I'd love to do something for it- but now I realise that I'm probably an idiot.

    Anything you'd like from me, a hymn to Black Lace, a post of some kind, anything at all- just let me know. Can't wait for the book to be birthed!

  3. SQUEE! Even if it's just you and me, that's a bloody good party in my book ;). Argh! My book! I will have one then!

  4. Aw, Justine, if I wasn't 2 weeks overdue pregnant I would have loved to send something for the party!
    Big congrats on your release! May Black Lace go out with a lovely bang! x

  5. Wow, Nikki, two weeks overdue! I guess you're fed up to the back teeth with advice about curry and raspberry leaf tea then!

    Thank you so much for the lovely good wishes - your forthcoming production definitely takes precedence over mine! Everything crossed for a smooth entrance to the world for baby Magennis :).

  6. A lovely idea... will have to give this some thought ;)

  7. That would be fabulous, Lucy - you have been such a brilliant Black Lace person. I'd love to hear your thoughts.

  8. This is such a lovely idea! I will try and get some thoughts together soon.

    Congrats on the release - and such a geat cover too!

  9. That's *great*, btw. I am on a new laptop and not very good at the steering yet.

  10. Oh yay, I'm so pleased you're in! I know you'll have some fascinating things to say and I can't wait to read them.

    I think my least favourite thing about blogger is that there is no comment edit facility - the internet is littered with my self-deleted comments.