Fiction

Review: Come Again Sex Toy Erotica

Come Again Book

As you might have noticed, I have feelings about sex toys. Opinions. Strong ones. I’m a bit finicky about my erotica too for that matter, because when it’s good I love it, but when it’s bad, it’s really, really, laughably bad. So when Rachel Kramer Bustle decided to combine the two with Come Again, an anthology of sex toy themed erotica, I was… concerned. I knew that these stories would, primarily (if not exclusively) be ... Read More »

Review: Best Bondage Erotica 2015

This isn’t the first time I’ve reviewed a bondage themed anthology and in my review of The Big Book of Bondage I suggested that I might be a bit biased, destined to love any collection of bondage you throw in front of me because, well, bondage. Luckily I don’t have to turn in my unbiased reviewer membership card because as it turns out this isn’t the case at all. Best Bondage Erotica 2015 was a roller coaster ... Read More »

Penthouse Variations on Oral

Penthouse Variations on Oral

Penthouse Variations on Oral is mainstream porn in written form. It’s heteronormative and formulaic, it’s full of pretty people in pretty places having pretty sex. Frankly, it’s boring. I should have expected this when I saw it was from Penthouse, but “It’s an anthology full of oral sex!” I told myself “How bad could it be?” Apparently pretty bad, it’s bad straight down to the characters. They’re all the sort of people the media tells me I’m supposed ... Read More »

A Princess Bound Review

A Princess Bound

When I first got this anthology I was simultaneously excited and nervous, the title and cover had me concerned that I would be in for over 200 pages of sappy romance and happily ever afters but luckily I was wrong. Instead, the stories in this book blend two of my favorite things, bondage and an interesting twist on classic fairy tales. Not only that, but the authors often (though not always) manage to avoid being ... Read More »

Dark Secret Love Erotica Review

Dark Secret Love

Dark Secret Love by Alison Tyler is a bit of a tough book for me to review because, well, I frankly don’t know what angle to come at it from. I cannot call it fiction, pick apart the characters and scenes the way I normally would, because it is not fiction; Nor can I review this book as non-fiction, it isn’t full of verifiable facts or advice, it’s just a story. Dark Secret Love is part ... Read More »

Under Her Thumb Erotica Review

Under Her Thumb makes me want to be dominant. It was during my high school years that my interest in power dynamics first began, and at that time I wasn’t really sure what side of the spectrum I fell on. At the time I was dating a very submissive girl, so I toyed with the idea of dominance but it never quite stuck. I was still very new to the whole sexuality game in general ... Read More »

The Big Book of Bondage Erotica Review

When Alison Tyler named this anthology The Big Book of Bondage she was NOT messing around, at 25 stories and nearly 350 pages this is one of the largest erotica anthologies that I have in my collection. This may be in part due to the size of the pages which measure 7″ tall by 5″ wide (as opposed to 8″ by 5.5″ which is a standard trade paperback) which makes the book appear that much ... Read More »

Serving Him Erotica Review

Serving Him is a BDSM erotica anthology edited by Rachel Kramer Bussel with an emphasis on heterosexual couples in which the female identified partner is submitting to the male identified partner. Despite how stereotypical, heteronormative, and exclusive that may seem, it didn’t stand out as that way to me (and I am typically quite sensitive to this) until I sat down to write this review. Instead I simply enjoyed the power dynamics and interactions in ... Read More »

Twice the Pleasure- Bisexual Women’s Erotica Book Review

Twice the Pleasure is an erotica anthology edited by Rachel Kramer Bussel and published by Cleis Press. The subtitle reads “Bisexual Women’s Erotica” but the editor has chosen to use a rather broad definition for bisexuality, or rather, as she puts it, an “and/or approach.” I have always struggled with identifying myself as bisexual because of the implications of the word itself (that there are only two genders that I could be attracted to) when ... Read More »