Feb 192014
 
Best Women's Erotica 2014

Quite some years ago, before e-books, I got my first taste of what someone else’s really hot sex looked like through the erotica compilations available at my local Barnes & Noble. Best Women’s Erotica was one of the three short-story collections that I cut my teeth on. As with them all, some years are better than others. But make no mistake, it was always really good writing. While the cover art of BWE’14 eludes me (and I did manage to find a few grammar errors that jumped out at me) I can absolutely say that these stories were superb. More than a few left me disappointed when they ended; I wanted to keep reading more of that tale. Excellent stories and character development, no doubt. It’s been awhile since I’ve read a BWE, but 2014 really seems to overall be aiming at a cisgendered hetero female audience. There are 2 stories where the women in

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Aug 082010
 
Lilly is Reading: Fast Girls

Fast Girls: erotica for women; edited by Rachel Kramer Bussel Main Entry: 1fast Pronunciation: \ˈfast\ Function: adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Old English fæst; akin to Old High German festi firm, Old Norse fastr, Armenian hast Date: before 12th century 1 a : firmly fixed <roots fast in the ground> b : tightly shut <the drawers were fast> c : adhering firmly d : not easily freed : stuck <a ball fast in the mouth of the cannon> e : stable <movable items were made fast to the deck> 2 : firmly loyal <became fast friends> 3 a : characterized by quick motion, operation, or effect: (1) : moving or able to move rapidly : swift (2) : taking a comparatively short time (3) : imparting quickness of motion <a fast bowler> (4) : accomplished quickly (5) : agile of mind; especially : quick to learn <a class for fast students> b : conducive to

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Jun 132010
 
Book Review: The Best of Best American Erotica 2008

There’s really four types of erotica books, when you get down to it. The first is kind of what many us grew up mocking….the Romance Novel that was really just word-porn disguised by a sappy plot and trite nicknames for body parts. Think Fabio on the cover, sort of books. The second kind is still a full-length novel but it’s more artistic in its prose. The thinking man’s erotica, I suppose. A real story, real believable emotions and situations. If you find flowing hair and ripped bodices in these it is only because the novel is a period piece. The third kind is a bit like the first, but in a short story anthology form. Of course, it only resembles the first in that there’s a lot of sex. A lot of raunchy sex. Which inspires you to either fuck yourself or fuck your closest most willing partner. The books that Rachel Kramer Bussel and

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May 042010
 
“Please, Sir: Erotic Stories of Female Submission”

There was a point in time when I wanted to devour all BDSM erotica books. To glean knowledge, to gather ideas for us. When things ended with R, I went to the opposite side of the spectrum. I removed those books from my wishlist. I’d skip over male D / female s stories in other anthologies. For awhile I even stopped reading the blogs of submissive women. But I’ve gotten better, I’d gotten over it mostly….. Or so I thought. By the third story, I was getting that little ache inside. Except that this time, it wasn’t a good ache for me. It was an empty ache. Acknowledging what I’d tried so hard to bury for months. I missed having someone to call Sir. I missed pleasing someone. I missed the power exchange. I ached for the physical domination. The hair pull. The throat grab. By page 37, I had to put the book down.

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Nov 212009
 
Lilly is Reading: Frenzy – 60 Stories of Sudden Sex

You all know I love my written erotica, so reviewing these books is quite a treat for me. Sure, the sex toys get me off, but these books can get me worked up enough in the absence of anything else to a high enough level of arousal to elicit some really strong orgasms. There are two main types of erotic novels – full novel-length single-author jobs, and multi-author short story compilations like this book. I can appreciate both. The full length books allow you to get immersed in the characters and scenes; if the author and reader have vivid enough imaginations then the reader can feel like a true fly-on-the-wall observer or even part of the action. It takes skill to be able to pull this off in short story format and I have to say that many bloggers that I read can pull this off just as well (or even better) than some stories

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Jul 182009
 
Lilly is Reading: Caught Looking

Before I discovered smut on the internet, I discovered erotic books. I have such a vivid imagination that I can see the scene in my mind as I read; my own private movie. It is something that is a big bonus to my erotic fiction writings. Text and words have always aroused me more than images (usually). My favorite reads for arousal have always been of the short story anthology variety. Everyone’s taste is different so there’s always the inevitable few stories that do nothing for you. The rest of them usually make up for that. But if you enjoy reading my blog and you get off to my written words, then no sextoy shopping trip would be complete without picking up a hot book to take to bed with you. It can be for an indulgent night alone, and it can be used to prime yourself for your partner. Read it aloud, even. Involve

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