“To The New Lover, #1”, From “A Seasoning of Lust”, second edition



It’s Open Link Night at dversepoets pub.  Come read some great poetry!


In December, 2016, “A Seasoning of Lust” was published on Amazon.com.  It is now in its second edition.  Nick Nicholson, a long time friend in Australia,  did the heavy labor on this book, bringing a new cover and together we rewrote some of the poems. Nick also lent some of his marvelous photographs taken on his recent world tours to illustrate some of the poems and all of the short stories.

It was my first book, published in 2009 by Lulu.com, but most first books can be redone.  I am very pleased with the new book, and am very grateful to my dear friend, Nick, for his keen advice and his patience.  There is an emphasis on literary erotica inside this book, with poems, flashers, prose, and concluding with three not- so- short stories.

Lady Nyo

A piece of erotica to get the blood moving this cold January morn….

To The New Lover, # 1


Fingers flit over cheeks

rubbed raw during the night

by ardent kisses and the

rough beard of a man in rut.


An early morning’s light

peeks through drapes drawn

for modesty’s sake

shielding the

sweet debauchery

of the night before.


She feels his hands move to her breasts

and nipples greet their caress,

arising to a new and different

touch, demanding notice.


His dark head moves to kiss her mouth now

dry, her lips bruised with their late passion,

he  filled again with early need.

She feels him push at her thigh.


Eyes barely open, he now knows

the terrain, and with a growl, rolls on top,

spreading the sweet apex of her thighs, a hand

in the warm  darkness there, waiting.


She stretches, remembering the sweet movements

of the night, a savage pas de deux.

An ardent moan escapes  her throat.


This morning, he is gentle, she is sore,

almost virginal, challenged by the heat

of the night

and with gentle touches, he commands

her arousal,


and calls her out to dance again.


Jane Kohut-Bartels

Copyrighted, 2016

“A Seasoning of Lust” can be purchased on Amazon.com 

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17 Responses to ““To The New Lover, #1”, From “A Seasoning of Lust”, second edition”

  1. Brian Says:

    Very lovely and musical.


  2. ladynyo Says:

    Thank you, Brian. Since I published this book in mid December…I’ve only introduced it once on my blog….it needs more than that to pique the interest of any buyer. I am slow at that stuff. I appreciate you reading and your comment. you, probably will be one of the few to read this. LOL! Later, I’m going to send you an email….

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  3. Björn Rudberg (brudberg) Says:

    Splendid… so hard to write to erotica. This was so filled with lust and passion and on the right side of decency (at least for me)… i have tried writing erotica a few times but find it difficult to move beyond hints and metaphors.


  4. ladynyo Says:

    LOL! I’m not laughing at you, Bjorn…but at this issue of erotica writing. I spent almost 4 years at a writing site…ERWA (Erotica Readers and Writers Ass.) and EVERYTHING…and I mean Everything…had to have large leavening of erotica. Sometimes I couldn’t tell the different between erotica and porn in what I was reading there. I left…and my first book out of the cage was: “A SEASONING of Lust”…not the whole damn meal. I remember Anais Nin writing about this issue of erotica. It was like some dirty old man behind a curtain yelling…More Porn! More Porn! That would turn the stomach of any real writer…I try to strive for Literary Erotica….the erotica is in the story but doesn’t stand out like a …..well, you know what I am saying. LOL! I have a continuation of this poem I will post (To the New Lover, #2) next Open Link. I don’t know the secret to writing erotica well, but it has to have nuance and


  5. ladynyo Says:

    Perhaps starting with hints and metaphors is really the true beginning of gentle erotica?


  6. Ginny Brannan Says:

    I am impressed with this. For me, the “heat’ is in the subtlety, the undercurrent that is inspired and felt, rather than the bluntness of language that some think necessary in such writing. Descriptions right on point–beard burn, lips tender (I remember!). And so the “dance” begins again. Tastefully done, enjoyed reading this


  7. OT Says:

    great use of pacing to structure the images in a back and forth way reflecting the subjects, and I second Bjorn – it has the right level of drama, suggestion and tension without the forceful crassness so often in seen in erotica writes

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  8. ladynyo Says:

    Thank you so much, Ginny. Thank you for reading and your very kind and insightful comment.


  9. paulscribbles Says:

    Just the right amount of seasoning. I felt nought but a tremor down below 😉


  10. ladynyo Says:

    That’s a good place for it! Thanks, Paul.

    Liked by 1 person

  11. ladynyo Says:

    Thank you, OT. I had to fish your comment out of the trash….must be those erotica hating Puritans ahold of my computer again. I learn so much more about what I have written from comments, readers, than I ever knew when I was writing theses things. Thank you so much for reading, but also…your insightful comment.


  12. paulscribbles Says:

    Of course there was an intellectual tremor too…ahem 😉


  13. Grace Says:

    A lovely dance of lust and sensuality Jane ~ I must tap my other persona so I don’t lose this side of my writing ~

    Thanks for joining us and good luck in your projects ~


  14. ladynyo Says:

    Hi Grace…first, thank you for reading and your comment. And yes….it’s very easy to get away from erotica. It needs to be tapped on occasion. Hope to read some of yours soon! I don’t write it much anymore….had 4 years of it…but it’s a legitimate literary form.


  15. ladynyo Says:

    Oh! That’s good to know. Both ends working fine. LOL!

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  16. frankhubeny Says:

    I liked the ending where he “calls her out to dance again”.


  17. ladynyo Says:

    But did you like the beginning?? LOL! Thank you for reading and your comment.


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