Really, Rough Edges is the book that started it all. Okay, it’s one of the books that started it all. But if it weren’t for Rough Edges and kINKED, Pen and Kink Publishing would only exist to publish my own work… and what kind of weird alternate universe would that be?
But here’s the thing. When my previous publisher told me I’d have to cancel Rough Edges I couldn’t do it. I just couldn’t do it. I love this anthology and I knew I was going to do whatever it took to make sure it got published even if that meant, essentially, creating a press to do it.
That is how much I adore this collection.
And this week is its release-aversary. Wow.
It’s tough to believe a whole year has gone by since we first introduced this book to the world — so much has changed. One thing that hasn’t changed though, is the love I have for this book.
And I’m not alone. Check out some of these reviews:
“This erotic anthology of adventure in the Wild West tradition gives new meaning to the phrase ‘bucking bronco.’ Not to be missed, Rough Edges will make you want to save a horse and ride a … well, you get the idea.”Sara Dobie Bauer
“Cori does a fantastic job of weaving together disparate stories around her theme and it’s fantastic… You won’t be disappointed.”Trysh Thompson
“This anthology is a fun read. Cowboys are a straight forward theme and evokes images of the wild west, rough & tumble times, and hard living men [and women]. Add in sex and you get a new look on the genre. Cori picked very well the selection of stories, none of which failed to entertain. From decidedly mundane to the supernatural, each story brings a unique voice to the subject.”Doug B.