Smut Marathon 2019: Results round 9

Sex and humor… laughter releases good hormones, which leads to good sex, and which is why they say that sex and humor go together so well. That might be the case in real life, but writing about sex and humor is a whole different kind of ball game. And, taking it up a notch to write about a love triangle, and make it humorous… yes, that was a challenge, and to get to the final round of the Smut Marathon 2019, that is exactly what the writers got: a challenge.

Fourteen writers received the ninth assignment, thirteen sent in a story, and only eight of those writers go through to the final round.

Without further ado, it’s time for the results of the semi-finals!

Authors

1. Too Hot to Handle – Carolyna Luna
2. Integrative Therapy and Countertransference – Marsha Adams
3. Cupid’s Chokehold – Sienna Walker
4. Madeline for Brunch – Jack Stratton
5. End of Eden – Zebra Rose
6. Cut ‘n’ Shunt – Drew Stone
7. Shared Interests – Exhibit A
8. The Two Sisters – Cousin Pons
9. The Kinky Girl – Hyacinth Jones
10. A Fuck-tastic Review – bluesubmission
11. Birthday Sex – Jennie Talia
12. Lights, Camera, Action – Andra Ashe
13. Trio of Thieves – Jordan Monroe

Public vote

During the voting round I keep track of all the votes, and when I see irregularities or strange patterns, I take action. The action can either be a warning to a writer, the elimination of a vote or the disqualification of a writer. I do give everyone the benefit of the doubt, but will not tolerate any cheating. Please note that the rules clearly say: one vote per person.

That said, let’s get down to the result of the public vote.

In total 39 legitimate votes have been received (you can see the voting in the images above).

The result of the public vote for this round is as follows:

Winner: Integrative Therapy and Countertransference by Marsha Adams
First runner up: Birthday Sex by Jennie Talia
Second runner up (tie): End of Eden by Zebra Rose and The Kinky Girl by Hyacinth Jones

Author Story title Public votes Public result
Marsha Adams Integrative Therapy and Countertransference 19 10
Jennie Talia Birthday Sex  17 9
Zebra Rose End of Eden 12 8
Hyacinth Jones The Kinky Girl 12 8
bluesubmission A Fuck-tastic Review 11 7
Drew Stone Cut ‘n’ Shunt 9 6
Exhibit A Shared Interests 9 6
Jordan Monroe Trio of Thieves 6 5
Jack Stratton Madeline for Brunch 6 5
Cousin Pons The Two Sisters 6 5
Carolyna Luna Too Hot to Handle 6 5
Sienna Walker Cupid’s Chokehold 3 4
Andra Ashe Lights, Camera, Action 1 3

Jury vote

Each jury member sends in their votes individually. These votes are added up and divided by 5 to get to a jury results.

The result of the jury vote for this round is as follows:

Winner: Integrative Therapy and Countertransference by Marsha Adams
First runner up: A Fuck-tastic Review by bluesubmission
Second runner up (tie): End of Eden by Zebra Rose and Too Hot to Handle by Carolyna Luna

Author Story title Jury 1 Jury 2 Jury 3 Jury 4 Jury 5 Jury result
Marsha Adams Integrative Therapy and Countertransference 5 10 10 10 9 8,8
bluesubmission A Fuck-tastic Review 10 8 1 9 1 5,8
Zebra Rose End of Eden 1 9 9 5 4 5,6
Carolyna Luna Too Hot to Handle 8 1 1 8 10 5,6
Jack Stratton Madeline for Brunch 9 1 6 4 7 5,4
Jennie Talia Birthday Sex  7 1 2 7 8 5,0
Sienna Walker Cupid’s Chokehold 6 7 3 1 6 4,6
Cousin Pons The Two Sisters 2 6 1 6 5 4,0
Andra Ashe Lights, Camera, Action 3 3 7 3 3 3,8
Hyacinth Jones The Kinky Girl 4 2 8 2 1 3,4
Exhibit A Shared Interests 1 5 5 1 2 2,8
Jordan Monroe Trio of Thieves 1 4 1 1 1 1,6
Drew Stone Cut ‘n’ Shunt 1 1 4 1 1 1,6

Overall result

The public votes and that of the jury are added up to get to the end result for the round.

The overall winner of the ninth round: Integrative Therapy and Countertransference by Marsha Adams

The full result for round 9 is as follows:

Author Story title Jury result Public result Result round 9
Marsha Adams Integrative Therapy and Countertransference 8,8 10 18,8
Jennie Talia Birthday Sex  5,0 9 14,0
Zebra Rose End of Eden 5,6 8 13,6
bluesubmission A Fuck-tastic Review 5,8 7 12,8
Hyacinth Jones The Kinky Girl 3,4 8 11,4
Carolyna Luna Too Hot to Handle 5,6 5 10,6
Jack Stratton Madeline for Brunch 5,4 5 10,4
Cousin Pons The Two Sisters 4,0 5 9,0
Exhibit A Shared Interests 2,8 6 8,8
Sienna Walker Cupid’s Chokehold 4,6 4 8,6
Drew Stone Cut ‘n’ Shunt 1,6 6 7,6
Andra Ashe Lights, Camera, Action 3,8 3 6,8
Jordan Monroe Trio of Thieves 1,6 5 6,6

Overall result

Only 8 writers go through to the finals, round 10. According to the results above, the following writers are knocked out of the race:

  • Andra Asha
  • Drew Stone
  • Exhibit A
  • Jordan Monroe
  • Sienna Walker

Thank you to everyone who participated and to everyone who has taken the time to read and vote! I really cannot express how much I appreciate that!

Next assignment

To the 8 finalists – congratulations!

These writers will be sent the tenth and last assignment for this year’s marathon later today and have until midnight CET (Amsterdam time) on 20 November 2019 to have their stories in my inbox.

The next and final voting round opens on 24 November 2019 and ends on 29 November 2019. The winner of the Smut Marathon 2019 will be announced on 1 December 2019!

And just as a final note: the entries for the Smut Marathon 2020 will open on 15 December 2019!

~ Marie Rebelle
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