Brixton and Vera Atwood are a happily married erotic writing team, writer and editor respectively. They currently reside in the city of Chicago.
What's the story behind your latest book?
BJ Bliss was born out of the classic paranoid fantasy that when your girlfriend or wife goes to a bachelorette party she is going to get carried away and start giving blowjobs to the male strippers while her friends cheer her on. As I matured into the fine, upstanding, blowjob-novel-writing adult that I am today and married a woman that I am very secure and open with (my editor!), those long forgotten insecurities from my late teenage years reemerged as fantasies.
What if a couple of renegade female blowjob instructors decided to bring some real men to their blowjob class, as opposed to the standard cucumbers and dildos? What if roomfuls of women decided it would be totally fun to give some blowjobs together just for kicks on a Friday night? What if this risky business venture had to try and make a profit in the city of Chicago and operate under the radar of a sexually repressed society, not to mention the law?
While BJ Bliss is fundamentally an exercise in shameless debauchery at every opportunity (it sports a very high count of sexual acts in every chapter which go far beyond blowjobs) it is also a modern love story, a meta comedy, and an action/adventure where characters fire off orgasms in place of bullets. Add in a good dose of BDSM, a risqué mother and daughter storyline, and an attempt to answer some of the larger questions about how a business like this would be received by the public and you have an idea about the scope of this story.
I just thought it would be cool if this business existed and, as the chapters began to flow, I realized that I accidentally wrote a novel. A novel about blowjobs.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
I don't remember the first story I read, but do remember the first that had an impact. The Lottery by Shirley Jackson. I'm from a small town and the rural nightmares of Shirley Jackson resonate deeply.
Welcome to the Haunted House of Ill Repute, where all of your fantasies and nightmares await. Meet Heath and Megan: a young couple that gets drawn into the house by Madam Bulette and her seductive staff. Will they resist temptation or find themselves trapped in a labyrinth of pleasure and terror forever?
Rhonda and her friends are just your typical 80’s ladies. They like slumber parties, aerobics, crimping their hair, trying on lingerie, comparing breasts, and taking group showers. When a lucky nerd manages to infiltrate this house of babes, he discovers some other things that they like to do together.
When Tom and Alice arrive in Jamaica for their wedding anniversary they are surprised to discover that they are sharing their rental home with another woman. As the sun sets over the Caribbean and the rum punch starts to flow, this threesome of vacationers find themselves shedding their clothes and exploring their wildest fantasies.
Katrin and Malena came up with a truly seedy business idea: blowjob instruction with provided male models for practice. While roomfuls of female clientele are happy to indulge in this unique blowjob party experience, the women of BJ Bliss find themselves in one sticky situation after another as a fierce competitor and the authorities try to overthrow their hold on the blowjob instruction industry.