Friday, August 6, 2010

Unmentionable of Mention



Images: "Bra" by Annie Pootoogook
"Tour Eiffel. Lace pantys" by Endru


Word is getting around about Sex in the City: Paris and some words are being scribbled about my story in particular!

Victoria Blisse (BlisseBlog) writes:

"The Red Brassiere" by EllaRegina is not only clever but entertainingly vivid and sensual too. It is flirty and light and then serious and passionate [...] [,] a wonderful flight of fancy that carries you along with French abandonment from beginning to end.

Steven Hart at Erotica Revealed made me blush with his review:

By far for me, however, the best story in this anthology is EllaRegina's "The Red Brassiere," an homage to the film, "The Red Balloon," by Lamorrisse made in 1956. This story is a truly outrageous surreal fantasy about a flying red brassiere that magically becomes the seductress of all the men in the multi-national capitol of France. I will not spoil this story with further plot elucidation, but I will say that it is a work of delightfully playful story telling that authentically lifts the heart. And that's what makes it so perfect, because despite the endless struggles of urban life, Paris is a city that truly is available to the open heart when it is supported with élan, a little charm and a sense of humor.

I'm also quite thrilled that Xcite Books selected The Red Brassiere as the free extract to represent the anthology. You can do the extracting here. [Click on the Free Extract format bullet, then Add to Basket and Checkout. (Free) registration is required.]

5 comments:

Emerald said...

Congrats, EllaRegina!

Justine Elyot said...

Never mind the (brilliant) story, that photo juxtaposition is pure genius. Congratulations on your critical success!

EllaRegina said...

Thank you Emerald and Justine!

Haha, I've just been biding my time waiting to use those images. In the last minute I realised it made sense to use them together.

Jeremy Edwards said...

not only clever but entertainingly vivid and sensual too. It is flirty and light and then serious and passionate [...] [,] a wonderful flight of fancy...

Exactement!

Here's to flights of fancy undergarments!

EllaRegina said...

Merci, Jeremy!