Erotica

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Best Women's Erotica of the Year, Volume 5

Another year’s gone by, and another collection of hot stories about willing, eager partners is released in this year’s edition of Best Women’s Erotica of the Year, Volume 5. This year’s anthology is a little weaker in the quality department while also being stronger in that there are a wi ...

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Best Women's Erotica of the Year Vol.4

Best Women's Erotica Volume 4 is a collection of steamy short stories by a variety of authors and edited by Rachel Kramer Bussel, featuring diverse characters and pairings including LGBTQ and multi-partner tales. The theme of this collection is Outsiders and Risk Taking, and each author has brought ...

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Best Women's Erotica of the Year Vol.4

Cleis Press’ Fourth volume of erotica explores tales spanning from a post-photoshoot encounter between a younger man and an older woman to the coming together of a protestor and the owner of the construction company she hates. There are moments of desperation and moments of lazy, comfortable, lovi ...

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Best Women's Erotica of the Year Volume 2

This second volume of erotic short stories written by women is an interesting collection that ranges from erotic romance to erotic horror, mainly with a D/s or bondage-centric themes.  The quality of the content varies quite widely; so while the book contains twenty-one stories, I’ve selected the ...

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Willing Victim: Remastered

Kink alert! Willing Victim is definitely not a book for everyone, but if you’re interested in a gritty, kinky book with a heart, it’s a great read. I was excited to hear that Cara McKenna had regained the publishing rights to some of her older books and would be releasing re-vamped eBooks of eac ...

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The Devil's Doorbell

I agreed to review this anthology entirely because “the devil’s doorbell” is the best euphemism for “clitoris” I’ve ever heard in my entire life. Thankfully, the anthology was fantastic. There were far more hits than misses in the seven short stories, including two stories I gave DIK As ...

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Carnal Devices

Carnal Devices is short and to the point. A majority of the novella’s not quite 80 pages were dedicated to sex, but the author managed to squeeze in enough character development to intrigue me. India is a prostitute at a brothel, but she’s still new and hasn’t taken to the pr ...

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The Siren

There are some books I recommend because they charm me and I absolutely adored every moment of reading them. However, "endearing" is not an apt word to describe The Siren because while some portions of the story were very moving, other parts will likely make readers extremely uncomfortable or even a ...

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Heavy Issues

I’m no expert, since I only dip into the genre now and again, but it seems to me the old saying, “You’ve come a long way, baby!” definitely applies to today’s erotica. The erotica of the past was really light on storyline, developed characters, and pretty much everything but sex, sex, sex. ...

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My Lady's Pleasure

In AAR’s early days, we used to talk a lot about “the bedroom door” - and whether it was open or closed. In My Lady’s Pleasure, it’s waaaay open. In fact, everyone’s bedroom (and barn, and study, and...) door is open. This book is a bit like spying on your neighbors - assuming your neigh ...