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Saturday, February 7, 2015

What's Sexier than 50 Shades of Grey?

Not Your Mother's Book...On SEX, that's what. And it's coming your way...for Valentine's Day! So shade your eyes, my prim and proper pals. If you've got a prudish streak, either suppress it or read no more! Unless you'd like to shed those inhibitions for a moment so you could laugh yourself silly.

Publishing Syndicate has announced the February 14 debut of its 11th title, Not Your Mother's Book...On SEX. Blushingly, I confess my story, "The French Way," is one of the 69 stories included in this volume. Here's what publishers Dahlynn and Ken McKowen include in their fair warning to prospective readers:

 Not Your Mother’s Book…On SEX is a look at the funny side of sex, not a blow-by-blow description of the act. It is a compilation of healthy, playful and irreverent stories about everything sex, from mature relationships to clandestine physical encounters, from surprising mishaps to embarrassing moments. You’ll get wet reading it, because you’ll pee your pants laughing. With 69 carnal stories and chapters titles including “Best Laid Plans,” “Sex and the Digital Age” and “Costumes and Props Required,” this book is guaranteed to be a stimulating re. ad, time and again.

Inside Story: The idea for this book fittingly was conceived in a hotel bedroom at the Erma Bombeck Writers Workshop in March 2014. Just how appropriate is that?

I'm delighted to have been present at that late night gabfest when many of the NYMB co-creators and contributors discussed the success of Fifty Shades of Grey...and agreed that, hey, we can do better! Pam Frost stepped forward to take the lead...the rest of us jumped in to solicit contributions from our fellow writers, and at last...just in time for spring fever to's the result.

Not Your Mother’s Book (NYMB) is a new anthology for the 21st century. Series creators Dahlynn and Ken McKowen—seasoned veterans of anthology publication—launched the NYMB series in 2012. The secret to their success? Every book is filled with funny, even daring, stories from people all over the world. Be sure to check out, which features some of the best stories from the NYMB series. Not Your Mother’s Book…On SEX is the 11th book in the series. There are more new and funny NYMB titles under development and all need stories from YOU! Story submission guidelines at  

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