THE SEX FILES: Watch Your Fingers and Toes


It is amazing what we have to do nowadays to get noticed, even people who already get press on a regular basis. In the world of erotic literature it’s probably even harder then usual to get a little look-see. Sure artists have their Twitter and Facebook accounts, and at super wonderful sites like we do our best to get the word out about all that is out there, but there are still other methods writers/film makers and musicians might have to consider in getting the word out.

For instance..

With over 400 stories in such anthologies as Best American Erotica, Best Gay Erotica, Best Lesbian Erotica and in magazines and Web sites; editor of 25 anthologies including the Best S/M Erotica series, Pirate Booty; collections that include Dirty Words, Speaking Parts and Rude Mechanicals and the novels Running Dry, Me2 and Painted Doll infamous scribe M. Christian has announced an act of pure desperation in his latest press release…

M. Christian has threatened to amputate part of one finger to publicize his new novel, Finger’s Breadth!

Finger’s Breadth– a gay erotic science fiction horror thriller – has garnered respectable reviews, still the wily M. Christian is not satisfied. When I asked the man if this is a publicity stunt, he said:

“A stunt?  A STUNT?!  Of course it’s a publicity stunt. We writers have to be more than a bit outrageous if we’re going to get noticed! Hell, the book’s about a mysterious figure cutting off the tips of little fingers in a near-future noir San Francisco, so a pretend self-amputation is perfect I think!”

I breathed a sigh of relief as I don’t want to see anybody ‘suffering’ this much for his art. But the author did ad: “They say that a good writer has at least a few good books in them, so if a finger is all it takes to get the word out about this novel … well, I have 19 more fingers and toes to go.  Seems like a small price to pay.”

We shall see what the future holds for M. Christian and how well he’ll be holding it in the future. In the meantime you can visit the writer at and you can buy Finger’s Breathdt here.

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