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Bound to a Vampire By Grey Francis
Bound to a Vampire
By Grey Francis
BDSM Paranormal Romance


Her Submission by Vonna Harper
Her Submission
By Vonna Harper
Capture/Forced Submission Fantasy


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Stepbrother Underground
By Jamie Fuchs
Forbidden Erotic Romance


Love Slave: Heatwave anthology
Love Slave: Heatwave
Edited by Dom Exel
15 Erotic Stories


Her Own Devices by Lisabet Sarai
Her Own Devices
By Lisabet Sarai
Stories of Lesbian Desire


Tie Me Up by F. Leonora Solomon (Ed)
Tie Me Up
Edited by F. L. Solomon
Collection of BDSM Erotica




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If variety is the spice of life, our eclectic list of recommended erotic anthologies is very spicy indeed. Selections include new releases and enduring favorites that range from pleasantly steamy to edgy kink.

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Best Erotic Romance 2015 by Kristina Wright (Ed)Best Erotic Romance 2015 by Kristina Wright (Ed)
Cleis Press, January 2015; ISBN-10: 1627781137

The fourth edition in the Best Erotic Romance series delivers the sexy, sensual, romantic stories readers have come to expect from editor Kristina Wright since the first edition received a starred review and was hailed as “deeply passionate” by Publishers Weekly. The new installment continues a tradition of excellence, with stories from some of the brightest new stars in the genre, including Renee Luke, Malin James, and Crystal Jordan.

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Best Bondage Erotica 2015 by Rachel Kramer Bussel (Ed)Best Bondage Erotica 2015 by Rachel Kramer Bussel (Ed)
Cleis Press, January 2015; ISBN-10: 1627780890

Rachel Kramer Bussel was at the vanguard of this new era of BDSM. Always a step ahead of the zeitgeist, this award-winning editor knows your private fetishes a lot better than you do. Now that 2 million readers are bondage curious, thanks to the runaway popularity of the Fifty Shades series, Rachel can help them explore their fantasies and realize their deepest desires.

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Come Again: Sex Toy Erotica by Rachel Kramer Bussel (Ed)Come Again: Sex Toy Erotica by Rachel Kramer Bussel (Ed)
Cleis Press, March 2015; ISBN-10: 1627781250

In the latest collection from award-winning editor Rachel Kramer Bussel, sex toys bring couples, singles, and strangers to new heights of pleasure. The stories range from two couples who happen to share the same remote controlled device to some very hot rocks, a perfectly icy bed, a Superman dildo, and a day in the life of a very lucky vibrator. This fun collection gives you plenty of ideas for toys you’d like to try, and ones you wish someone would invent! From “Plastic Makes Perfect” to “The Secret Shopper” and “The Cure for the Common Lay,” the stories in Come Again are best read with your favorite sex toy handy.

Sex toys are more popular than ever and make life so much more fun! Nowadays, there are sex toys for every occasion and every act, and they come in all sorts of playful designs, from sweet little bunny vibrators to glamorous glittery harnesses. Rachel Kramer Bussel, toy enthusiast and self-confessed spanko, has gathered a delightful set of stories sure to give you ideas to try at home, or wherever your nearest toy box may be!

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Hungry for More: Romantic Fantasies for Women by Rachel Kramer Bussel (Ed)Hungry for More: Romantic Fantasies for Women by Rachel Kramer Bussel (Ed)
Tempted Romance, December 2014; ISBN-10: 1940550041

Romance is all about fantasies of love that ignite the imagination and light a fire inside. Love and sexual fantasy have always been intimately intertwined, and this collection of steamy stories shows just how well the two can merge.

Combining rich and explicit imagery with classic love stories, the best writers of erotic romance bring to life tales that can be read aloud in bed. From long-lost lovers reunited to love at first sight to romance rekindled, award-winning editor Rachel Kramer Bussel offers succulent stories that will quicken heartbeats and appeal to the most romantic of souls.

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The Sexy Librarian's Big Book of Erotica by Rose Caraway (Editor)The Sexy Librarian's Big Book of Erotica by Rose Caraway (Editor)
Cleis Press, August 2014; ISBN-10: 1627780653

Imagine a library — a very special one run by a librarian whose only concern is pleasing her patrons. In fact, this librarian will stop at nothing to service her readers. To that end, she has carefully collected a fantastic and fantasy-filled set of stories guaranteed to satisfy literary lusts in The Sexy Librarian's Big Book of Erotica.

This voracious volume is simply bursting at the binding with amorous archives and bibliophilic bliss; it is a veritable dictionary of desires, with stories by top eroticists Rachel Kramer Bussel, Tamsin Flowers, and Salome Wilde, as well as Rose Caraway, the sexy librarian herself.

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The Mammoth Book of Best New Erotica 13 by Maxim Jakubowski (Ed)The Mammoth Book of Best New Erotica 13 by Maxim Jakubowski (Ed)
Running Press, January 2015; ISBN-10: 0762454717

A collection of over 40 original, sensual and provocative sexual adventures, this thirteenth volume of The Mammoth Book of Best New Erotica offers the very best new work of both deservedly well-known names and up-and-coming talents. The previous volume included stories by Peggy Munson; Elissa Wald; French author Emma Becker; award-winning SF writer Kij Johnson; an acclaimed crime author writing as Pat McStone; San Francisco photographer Charles Gatewood; and I. J. Miller.

Here you will find an exciting diversity of erotic writing which explores the full breadth of human emotional, sensual and sexual experience – vanilla is emphatically not the only flavour – in stories which are by turns intriguing, shocking, fascinating and enchanting.

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Penthouse Variations on Oral: Erotic Stories of Going Down by Barbara Pizio (Ed)Penthouse Variations on Oral: Erotic Stories of Going Down by Barbara Pizio (Ed)
Penthouse Variations, October 2014; ISBN-10: 1627780939

Great oral sex can be mind-blowing, life-changing and create memories that last a lifetime. In the debut of the book series inspired by the wildly popular Penthouse Variations Magazine, the focus is on oral pleasures of every kind. Penthouse Variations on Oral reminds us that nothings is more appetizingly erotic than a good blow job and that going down on the object of your affection is sheer bliss for both parties. Giving head - taking in the essence, taste, smell and sexy up-closeness of a lover is a powerful aphrodisiac that affects one physically, mentally and emotionally. Once you have your lover in your mouth, the heat of desire, passion, and lust focus before your eyes and tie your arousal directly to them.

In Penthouse Varaiations on Oral, lovers explore the many ways oral sex can be an act of love, tenderness, devotion or pure sexual act that lets readers revel in the emotion and sensuality of it all. Just sit back, relax, and enjoy this sexy read of explicit stories to get you hot and bothered with more than a mouthful. These sizzling stories are meant to be savored. And shared.

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Soulbound: Dream Lover Romance for Women by Kristina Wright (Ed)Soulbound: Dream Lover Romance for Women by Kristina Wright (Ed)
Cleis Press, February 2015; ISBN-10: 1940550130

Supernaturally sensual and captivating, the stories in Soulbound will fill readers with a craving that defies the rules of life, death, and gravity. Kristina Wright presents a magical potion of sexy and romantic stories filled with male fairies and mermen, as well as darkly erotic tales of ghosts, shapeshifters, and possession. Two clairvoyants explode in desire as they silently probe one another's innermost thoughts. A maiden releases a man set in stone from his mysterious garden and finds herself embraced by a passion that had been trapped for centuries.

Up-and-coming romance writer Kristina Wright captures and holds the imagination in this exhilarating collection filled with fantasy lovers who will take readers places they’ve never been before. Soulbound is where flesh meets fantasy, a stunningly seductive and wildly imaginative book of out of this world romance!

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Best Women's Erotica 2015 by Violet Blue (Ed)Best Women's Erotica 2015 by Violet Blue (Ed)
Cleis Press, December 2014; ISBN-10: 1627780882

Women and desire are the focus of this lust-filled literary exploration. Violet Blue has her finger on the pulse of sex and culture today and is an in-demand sexpert sought after by the likes of Dan Savage, Forbes Magazine, Oprah Winfrey and everyone in between. There is no more in tune with what women want and, especially, what female readers want. Love, romance, and risk run rampant in this volume, expertly curated by Violet Blue, and she leaves no holds barred in stories that will steam up your reading glasses.

From first time encounters to break-up sex, couples rekindling their spark and long-time partners engaging in game-changing experimentation, Best Women's Erotica 2015 guarantees the best erotica for women of the year (if not the decade).

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Can't Get Enough: Erotica for Women by Tenille Brown (Ed)Can't Get Enough: Erotica for Women by Tenille Brown (Ed)
Cleis Press, July 2014; ISBN-10: 1627780343

Veteran erotica author and first-time editor Tenille Brown has collected stories for Can’t Get Enough that highlight the essence of insatiable desire. With contributions from familiar names like Rachel Kramer Bussel, Jacqueline Applebee, and Giselle Renarde, along with newer voices like Monica Corwin and Beatrix Ellroy, this is a book full of diverse and dynamic characters who are bold and daring and even some who are surprisingly subtle.

The authors here knock the Can’t Get Enough theme right out of the park with stories that will leave readers as breathless as the characters they’re reading about, dying for more.

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Hot Highlanders and Wild Warriors: Erotica Romance For Women by Delilah Devlin (Ed)Hot Highlanders and Wild Warriors: Erotica Romance For Women by Delilah Devlin (Ed)
Tempted Romance, October 2014; ISBN-10: 1940550025

Men devoting themselves to their true love through the art of courtly love is the ultimate in romance. Hot Highlanders and Wild Warriors is filled with wild knights and Scottish warriors whose courage on the battlefield is outmatched only by their ardor for their ladyloves! Readers will unleash their fantasies of olden days where men wearing heavy armor or thick tartans sent a spirited young maiden’s (or lonely widow’s) heart fluttering. These bravehearts were prized for their physical strength and men were judged for their fierce loyalty and unshakeable honor.

Crusaders, highlanders, Normans and Saxons, tournament fighters, vikings, and hunky Huns astride stallions in search of adventure and love all populate the pages of this steamy read.

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A Princess Bound: Naughty Fairy Tales for Women by Kristina Wright (Ed)A Princess Bound: Naughty Fairy Tales for Women by Kristina Wright (Ed)
Cleis Press, June 2014; ISBN-10: 1627780351

Face it, fairy tales were always kind of kinky: from beautiful queens tied up in knots by wicked sorcerers to a wide variety of naughty and nice scenarios. Someone was always getting tied to a bed! In this new anthology of erotic romance fairy tales from the editor of the best-selling Fairy Tale Lust and Lustfully Ever After, the fairy tales are naughtier and have a BDSM twist.

Retellings of the classics are joined with clever original tales, making for a darkly sensual and intensely romantic collection. Cathy Yardley, author of Crave: The Seduction of Snow White, introduces this compilation of enticing out-of-this-world erotic romance.

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The Big Book of Domination: Erotic Fantasies by D. L. King (Ed)The Big Book of Domination: Erotic Fantasies by D. L. King (Ed)
Cleis Press, November 2014; ISBN-10: 1627780688

Not every woman likes to submit. An increasing number like to be on top. And their partners love it! D. L. King, editor of 2013's award-winning Under Her Thumb, curates a scintillating collection with The Big Book of Domination. Filled with surprises and unexpected twists (yes, that kind, too!), this book proves that when lust and desire take control, all bets are off.

Dominants and submissives are not so very different — they both crave that frisson of power. The Big Book of Domination brings you erotic stories to get your heart pumping, like the story of a reporter who likes to experience everything first hand. It’s been said that clothes make the man — can putting on the right clothes transform an ordinary man into a charismatic dom? When Glenn finds the leathers in his friend’s closet, his trip to the bars nets him the perfect boy . . .

Dominance and submission is a dance D. L. King knows well, and The Big Book of Domination rocks your world with stories of sensuous games with male dominants, training and discipline by female dominants, and all manner of sensuous games and pairings.

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Cowboy Heat: Western Romance for Women by Delilah Devlin (Ed)Cowboy Heat: Western Romance for Women by Delilah Devlin (Ed)
Cleis Press, June 2014; ISBN-10: 1627780335

They may ride off into the sunset, but cowboys never go out of style. These manly men embody the fiercely independent, earthy alpha male and hero who isn’t afraid to show the gentle, nurturing side of his complex nature when faced with a woman in need. Even when he’s coated with dust from riding behind a herd of cattle or up to his knees in mud freeing a calf from a wallow, this stud still generates a lot of Cowboy Heat.

Delilah Devlin's Cowboy Lust was a sensation, hitting the top ten of romance books and generating a river of praise. Award-winning Devlin is back on the ranch with stories of rugged romantics, rough riders, and rope wranglers sure to satisfy any reader who craves the idea of that gruff, romantic hero, a man of few words but many moves. Cowboy Heat sits tall in the saddle, winning hearts and spurring readers to new heights of happiness.

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Flying High: Sexy Stories from the Mile High Club by Rachel Kramer Bussel (Ed)Flying High: Sexy Stories from the Mile High Club by Rachel Kramer Bussel (Ed)
Cleis Press, March 2014; ISBN-10: 1627780424

This red-hot guide to getting it on at 30,000 feet will have readers racing to the ticket counter so they too can be Flying High. Editor Rachel Kramer Bussel presents scintillating stories of one-flight-stand seductions by strangers, frisky flight attendants, pent-up pilots, an exhibitionist screen star who's hot to trot, a female flying instructor who takes two male students under her wing, and a couple who take advantage of the latest in-flight technology.

Featuring arousing new works by Alison Tyler, Thomas, S. Roche, Elizabeth Coldwell, and many more, Flying High is sure to make anyone a frequent flyer!

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Jacked In: Transhumanist Erotica by Gabrielle Harbowy (Ed)Jacked In: Transhumanist Erotica by Gabrielle Harbowy (Ed)
Circlet Press, January 2014

Cybernetic implants, interfaces, and prosthetics. Genetic modification. Nanotech. These are the tools of transhumanism, a movement which seeks to greatly enhance human potential through technology. And human innovation always finds a way to use new technology to enhance sex. The stories in Jacked In take place in the science-fictional future, the gritty reality depicted in cyberpunk, and even in a very near future that looks a lot like present-day, celebrating technology and sexuality by exploring human modifications that are repurposed — or purpose-built — for pleasure.

Transhumanism is a movement focused on the radical extension of human life and capabilities—mental, physical, and psychological. But what good is living longer, stronger, and harder if we’re not playing longer, stronger, and harder, too? With heightened senses comes a hunger for sensory stimulation. In Jacked In, readers can get a taste of what the future of sex might hold.

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Slave Girls: Erotic Stories of Submission by D. L. King (Ed)Slave Girls: Erotic Stories of Submission by D. L. King (Ed)
Cleis Press, May 2014; ISBN-10: 1627780327

The idea of a woman enslaved to her lover has captured the imagination of millions and created bestsellers such as The Story of O, Carrie's Story and Fifty Shades of Grey. Award-winning editor and writer D. L. King pulls back the velvet curtains to reveal a world where every sexual fantasy is realized, a world driven by desire and the need to be dominated. These Slave Girls want nothing more than to be subjugated and owned in body and soul. Trained and tested to suit every sexual taste, these women learn the ropes — literally. King and her masterful eroticists offer the reader an immersive experience.

These sexy, subversive stories of submission are from the very best eroticists including Alison Tyler, Sommer Marsden, and D. L. King herself.

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