Reviews and News: What People Are Saying
BANNED In Bloomington! Nancy's book, PERVERT!
Dear S&M Family--We were shocked to receive an email from Xlibris yesterday, and we wanted to share this news with you ...
Banned in Bloomington (Indiana, that is) by the publisher! After many years of printing, distributing, and plugging this unique, award-winning book, Xlibris Publishing House has cancelled production of Pervert. Find out why—read it now!
Message from Dana Scott, Manager of Operations at Xlibris:
We reviewed your book and the materials you submitted and we are sorry to inform you that your book “PERVERT” will be cancelled due to the reason that the content has very explicit sexual content. As per our policy, manuscript content should not be overly sexual .… Cancellation does not mean that you can no longer publish with Xlibris. You may submit another manuscript that meets our content requirements and resubmit under a new book ID.
Kinky! Hot! Truthful! Educational! Beyond 50 Shades of Grey! 100+ photos! Pervert: Notes from the Sexual Underground
Nancy Gets Interviewed by Leatherati!
Earlier in the month, Loren (from Leatherati.com) interviewed the founder of People Exchanging Power, Nancy Ava Miller. They talked about life, Pervert: Notes from the Sexual Underground, Nancy’s “look,” and Nancy’s favorite subject: penises!
View the interview here, on Leatherati.com!
To get your very own copy of Pervert: Notes from the Sexual Underground, order it from any of PEP's phone counselors or visit our specials page to learn how to get a FREE copy.
Nancy will be in Seattle this winter—mark your calendars!
Sunday, Nov 25th: Presenting “Erotic Hypno Fantasy” at the Center for Sex Positive Culture (CSPC) in Seattle
Thursday, Nov 29th: Presenting “S&M Then & Now: Histories and Memories” at the CSPC
Wins Honorable Mention from the
National Leather Association
For Immediate Release, Apr 2011 (Albuquerque, NM)—Nancy Ava
Miller’s Pervert: Notes from the Sexual Underground won
Honorable Mention for the National Leather Association Geoff
Mains Nonfiction Book Award.
Now in their fourth year, the NLA-I’s writing awards have
received widespread appreciation and support. A “leather first,”
they have become the preeminent awards for SM, leather, and
fetish writing. Past winners include Gloria Brame, Lee
“Bridgett” Harrington, Anneke Jacob, Jeff Mann, Jack Rinella,
Cecilia Tan, Claire Thompson, and Alyson Tyler. NLA-I President
Vince Andrews hopes that these awards will “continue to
recognize, celebrate, and inspire the best in SM, leather, and
fetish writing as the NLA celebrates its 25th anniversary.”
Please join us in congratulating Pervert and Nancy!
Nancy Ava Miller's Pervert: Notes from the Sexual Underground has been
nominated for a
National Leather Association Writing Award!
Pervert has been nominated for the Geoff Mains Nonfiction Book Award.
The press release from the NLA-i, as copied below, details more about
nominations and the eventual award ceremony.
CALL FOR NOMINATIONS
(Columbus, OH) -- NLA-International, a leading organization for activists in the
pansexual leather community, is now accepting nominations for its annual writing
awards for excellence in SM/leather/fetish writing for books, articles, novels,
and short fiction first published between 1 January 2010 and 31 December 2010.
The deadline for nominations is 31 January 2011. Winners will be announced on
April 17 at the National Leather Association's Annual General Meeting, which
will be held during Spring Iniquity XX (April 15-17, 2011) in Houston, TX and
mark the National Leather Association's 25th anniversary. The five award
Non-Fiction Book (Geoff Mains Award)
Non-Fiction Article (Cynthia Slater Award)
Novel (Pauline Reage Award)
Short Fiction (John Preston Award)
Anthology (Samois Award)
Nominations for the Cynthia Slater Award (non-fiction article) may have
appeared in print or online publications (which should indicate a specific date
of publication). Eligibility for all other awards (short fiction, novel,
non-fiction book, and anthology) requires print publication. If you or someone
you know has published a book, article, or story dealing with any aspect of SM,
leather, fetish, or kink sexuality please consider nominating it for one of the
above awards. Authors and publishers are encouraged to nominate themselves by
submitting copies of their work. Nominated works should foster education and
promote awareness and a positive image of the leather/SM/fetish community. They
should entertain and educate, while building awareness and tolerance of the
community and showcasing the talents of its members. There are no submission
fees, but the judges will require either three print copies of the nominated
work or a digital copy (PDF). Nominations may be sent to the committee chair,
Steve Vakesh, at:
NLA-I has convened an award jury of nine readers, whose number include noted
erotic writers and leading community activists. The judges are rotated regularly
and their names withheld until after judging is complete to prevent lobbying by
nominees. Last year they reviewed more than 100 submissions.
Now in their fourth year, the NLA-I's writing awards have received widespread
appreciation and support. A "leather first," they have become the preeminent
awards for SM, leather, and fetish writing. Past winners include Gloria Brame,
Jack Fritscher, Lee “Bridgett” Harrington, Anneke Jacob, Jeff Mann, Jack Rinella,
david stein, Cecilia Tan, Claire Thompson, and Alyson Tyler. NLA-I President
Vince Andrews hopes that these awards will "continue to recognize, celebrate,
and inspire the best in SM, leather, and fetish writing as the NLA celebrates
its 25th anniversary."
I not only read Ms. Miller’s book, I devoured
it in one sitting, staying up most of the night to finish it.
Ms. Miller’s book is a personal accounting of her journey into
an "alternate" lifestyle … I am happy to report that while
graphic on occasion, this book is an honest, open, and explicit
accounting of both her own experiences in the BDSM community as
well as a bit of a historical accounting of the
community/lifestyle. The reader is treated to personal
narrative, poetry, humor, passion, obsession, and absolute
In reading Pervert, I felt I was getting a (slightly X-rated)
glimpse of Ms. Miller's life and I felt very honored to have had
the opportunity to spend a few hours voyeuristically peeping in
on two decades of living and loving as passionately as she has …
Pervert is well worth your time and money … You too can own this
little window into the sexual underground. I recommend Pervert
without hesitation; it is both interesting and entertaining.
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