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Single Syllable Steve 
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Single Syllable Steve
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The Contract
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How To Write Erotic Fiction
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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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Big Book of Orgasms: 69 Sexy Stories by Rachel Kramer Bussel (Ed)Big Book of Orgasms: 69 Sexy Stories by Rachel Kramer Bussel (Ed)
Cleis Press, October 2013; ISBN-10: 1573449636

What happens when you bring together 69 authors sharing their hottest orgasm stories? If you have a top notch erotica editor like Rachel Kramer Bussel, you get The Big Book of Orgasms! This climactic collection captures top erotica writers serving up steamy scenarios all focused on The Big O. Whether getting off from exhibitionism, voyeurism, or a very special pair of blue jeans, the characters in The Big Book of Orgasms explore all sorts of ways they can come, with lovers who range from sweet to sweetly sadistic. Go "Under The Table" with Elizabeth Coldwell and cheer for "The Pink Team" by Kelly Rand. Discover the thrill of hot wax and even hotter sex; the 69 short stories collected here bring the heat on every page! From Orgasmic editor Rachel Kramer Bussel, with a foreword by Ecstasy is Necessary author Barbara Carrellas, these are climaxes you'll want to relive again and again.

Dr. Ruth once said about Rachel Kramer Bussel, "she is only satisfied if you come and come again." Let The Big Book of Orgasms count the ways, all 69 of them focussed on all the wonderful ways women get off. This arousing read is inspirational as well as aspirational, a celebration of women's sexuality that reaches new heights of excellence. Each of the 69 nine stories about "the big O" is a peak experience in and of itself.

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The Princess and the Outlaw by Jean RobertaThe Princess and the Outlaw by Jean Roberta
Lethe Press, September 2013; ISBN-10: 1590214919

The women awaiting you in these pages might be fierce Amazons in ancient Greece, maidens and princesses of the medieval era, ingenues like Alice awaiting new and more sensual adventures beyond the rabbit hole, or outlaws and pirates. But each and every one is open to the delights and passions of flesh and fantasy.

Most of the couplings are with other women—friends, confidantes, instructors, lovers—but the wealth of erotic encounters is not solely confined to the Sapphic. These are, after all, a selection of erotist Jean Roberta’s finer historical short tales. So do not fear a bit of prick for the open petals which may be parted by another woman's hand. Embrace what we all have down below, what we choose to expose and explore.

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Baby Got Back: Anal Erotica by Rachel Kramer Bussel (Ed) Baby Got Back: Anal Erotica by Rachel Kramer Bussel (Ed)
Cleis Press, August 2013; ISBN-10: 1573449628

Baby Got Back is a stimulating set of page-turning stories of anal fun. Rachel Kramer Bussel has edited some of the bestselling erotica books in the business and this is her first book devoted to all manner of backdoor pleasures. These daring and, dare we say, cheeky sex stories have a lot of variety. plenty of excitement and offer much erotic inspiration.

Whether you love anal sex or have never tried it, Baby Got Back, edited by award-winning author and editor Rachel Kramer Bussel, offers a peek at what happens when men and women check their inhibitions at the door. You'll find bend over boyfriends, butt plugs, "A Taste of Jamaica" and "Body Heat." In "Rectified," when Lela gets bored with every sex position out there, Brad arrives to teach her about one she learns is everything she'd hoped for and more. In "Delivery," Lynn takes a break from a Vegas bachelorette party so Wesley can show her a very good time. Whether exploring a new side of backdoor pleasure or affirming their passion for this sometimes taboo activity, the characters in this book savor every moment.

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Fling: A BDSM Erotica Anthology by Sara Fawkes, Cathryn Fox, & Lauren Hawkeye Fling: A BDSM Erotica Anthology by Sara Fawkes, Cathryn Fox, & Lauren Hawkeye
Avon Red, July 2013; ISBN-10: 0062252100

Unleash your kinky side with three tales of BDSM romance in an exclusive Mediterranean sex resort from three hot erotica writers, including New York Times bestseller Sara Fawkes' Take Me. The minute sexy hotel manager Alexander Stavros spots shy, sweet Kate Swansea at the Mancusi resort, he can tell she's begging for release. This Dom is the perfect man to help her . . . if she's willing to let go of her inhibitions and enjoy the ride.

Teach Me by Cathryn Fox There's nothing Luca Mancusi loves more than lingerie. So much so, he's made it his business. Fashion design intern Josie Pelletier is supposed to be negotiating a deal with him, but as talks heat up, he can't wait to teach her the ways of business . . . and BDSM.

Tame Me by Lauren Hawkeye CEO Marco Kennedy can't help being drawn to Ariel Monroe. When he follows the pop star abroad to the Mancusi resort, she agrees to a deal: He'll win her as a sub through pleasure . . . or he'll disappear from her life. Ariel's game . . . just as long as she doesn't lose her heart, too.

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High Octane Heroes: Erotic Romance for Women by Delilah Devlin (Ed) High Octane Heroes: Erotic Romance for Women by Delilah Devlin (Ed)
Cleis Press, August 2013; ISBN-10: 1573449695

What is it about heroes like Superman, Iron Man or Thor that revs our engines like no other? Is it the suit? The manly physique? Or is it the courage they display, wading in where others fear to go, to save the damsel, the city, the Earth? Are there real-life heroes who inspire the same lustful fascination? Kickass iconic heroes who enter danger zones in the name of duty, honor, country--or maybe love--who conjure images of hard, chiseled bodies, deadly glares and camouflaged features?

Sex Objects will satisfy the reader who craves the romantic idea of that "super alpha" man. Imagine the Navy SEAL sent on a suicide mission; the damaged Army Ranger home from war; the para rescue team member jumping into frigid waters; a SWAT team member entering a human trafficker's den... military members and based in far-flung places around the world or the smoke-jumper living next door. Then imagine the romantic possibilities of being held against that massively muscled chest by a man whose mission is to protect and serve...

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Smokin' Hot Firemen: Erotic Romance Stories for Women by Delilah Devlin (Ed) Smokin' Hot Firemen: Erotic Romance Stories for Women by Delilah Devlin (Ed)
Cleis Press, July 2013; ISBN-10: 1573449342

Who can melt any woman's heart with a single smile? The sexiest icon of all - a fireman! They enter fiery structures with selfless courage—the very definition of the word “hero.” Women understand their allure... A soot-covered face, sweat dripping from hard, chiseled muscles, the sharp snap of suspenders — yes, only a fireman can make suspenders sexy! Delilah Devlin's burning-hot book includes thrilling stories teeming with gorgeous firemen from some of today’s hottest romance writers.

In “Saving Charlotte,” Sabrina York’s firefighting Dom rescues a woman tied to a red-hot bed; from Cathryn Fox comes “Temperature Rising” where a fire chief fulfills some very steamy fantasies; Elle James’s “Chasing Fire” sees a daring smoke-jumper parachuting into the hot zone of a forest fire then setting his girlfriend ablaze with erotic heat; and Magic Mike ain’t got nothin’ on Delilah’s own fireman-turned-exotic-dancer-for-a-night “Johnny Blaze.”

With a list of award-winning authors that includes Ily Goyanes, Shoshanna Evers, Adele Dubois, and Rachel Firasek, Delilah delivers tales of these courageous men sliding down their big poles to steal readers’ hearts! Smokin’ Hot Firemen imagines the romantic possibilities of being held against that massively muscled chest by a man whose mission is to protect and serve. . .

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The Mammoth Book of Quick & Dirty Erotica by Maxim Jakubowski (Ed) The Mammoth Book of Quick & Dirty Erotica by Maxim Jakubowski (Ed)
Running Press, June 2013; ISBN-10: 076244813X

Over 130 short, short erotic stories of about 1,500 words each, or over 500 pages of outstanding erotica in bite-sized pieces, exploring the full range of human sensual and sexual experience. Each one of eight sections is devoted to a specific erotic kink, such as spanking, submission, voyeurism, uniforms or bondage, providing an astonishing diversity of erotica between the covers of one book.

Despite its length, this short-form erotica from the world's leading writers remains inventive, provocative, sensual, and above all intelligent. These are sexual adventures to intrigue, shock, puzzle, and both scare and arouse. Mere titillation is never enough.

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Serving Him: Sexy Stories of Submission by Rachel Kramer Bussel (Ed)Serving Him: Sexy Stories of Submission by Rachel Kramer Bussel (Ed)
Cleis Press, March 2013; ISBN-10: 1573449253

Who knew that BDSM would become the biggest trend in book publishing? Rachel Kramer Bussel did and has emerged as one of the top writers, editors and experts on the subject. Serving Him pays homage to those irresistible men who control their partners with a glance, a pair of handcuffs, or a firm smack on the bottom.

As true tops, the bossy hunks in these stories understand that erotic BDSM is about exulting in power that is freely yielded. Rachel and her coterie of contributors cover the full range of the male dom’s brand of sensual sadism, from spanking and bondage to public sex and power exchange.

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vWhat Happens at the Tavern Stays at the Tavern:
Epic Fantasy Quest Erotica by Jennifer Levine (Ed)

Circlet Press, November 2012; ISBN-10: 9781613900666

Since Tolkien's time, many authors have taken readers along on elaborate treks through fantastic worlds. In What Happens at the Tavern Stays at the Tavern, we asked writers to tackle the pauses and interstices in a fantasy quest. What kinds of steamy adventures happen behind the scenes, when our heroes and heroines are trekking along their journey?

The word "fantasy" evokes many different responses in people, but the epic fantasy quest is the heart of the genre. Heroes and heroines set off to defeat evil. Haven't you ever wondered what happens behind the scenes, during the downtime the authors gloss over? "What Happens at the Tavern Stays at the Tavern" gives us the peek behind the curtains we've all been waiting for (some of us since the "teaser" excerpt in the Harvard Lampoon's "Bored of the Rings"…).

In her latest anthology, editor Jennifer Levine invites you to escape into a world of fantasy, one where you get magic, warriors, fantasy worlds, and sex.

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Under Her Thumb: Erotic Stories of Female Domination by D. L. KingUnder Her Thumb: Erotic Stories of Female Domination by D. L. King (Ed)
Cleis Press, April 2013; ISBN-10: 157344927X

Under Her Thumb: Erotic Stories of Female Domination will whet your appetite for all things Fem Dom. The book is a feast to be savored, whether your desires lean toward the bottom, the top, or you are simply curious. “Quiet” by Andrea Zanin will prepare you for all that is to come, and whether your interests lie in the loving submission of Lawrence Westerman’s “Her Majesty’s Plaything,” boys wrestling for the opportunity to please their mistress in Laura Antoniou’s “Blame Spartacus” or the ultimate domination of Valerie Alexander’s “La Sexorcista,” you will find what you’re looking for, and more – under her thumb.

From a foreword by Midori to stories by greats like Rachel Kramer Bussel, D. L. King, Teresa Noelle Roberts, Dominic Santi and more, you won’t want to put the book down; but you’ll have to – from time to time.

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Twice the Pleasure: Bisexual Women's Erotica by Rachel Kramer Bussel (Ed)Twice the Pleasure: Bisexual Women's Erotica by Rachel Kramer Bussel (Ed)
Cleis Press, April 2013; ISBN-10: 1573449245

Rachel Kramer Bussel is a card-carrying bisexual. She writes about it, talks about it, blogs about it and probably tweets, too. She is in a great relationship with a boyfriend but once you go bi you never to back. Bisexuality is not about keeping your options open, it is about looking at the world and seeing a lot more sexy. In a Huffington Post, she went on record, stating "I think ideally I'd like to have a male lover and a female lover, either a triad situation or one on one."

There is no better erotic mind on the planet better suited to editing Twice the Pleasure than Rachel Kramer Bussel. This big book of bi explores every option -There are girlfriends and wives, husbands and boyfriends, first dates, threesomes and much more here. There's daring and adventure, women taking risks by stepping outside their comfort zones, whether it's by surrendering to a bodyguard in "The State" by Tahira Iqbal or confronting "The Wife" of a male lover in Kay Jaybee's story, only to be confronted right back. The women you'll read about are attracted to strong women like "The Robber Girl" in Lori Selke's story, and men who surprise them with their sensitivity, such as in Bussel's own story, "A Little Fun."

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Voracious: Erotica for Women by Violet Blue (Ed)Voracious: Erotica for Women by Violet Blue (Ed)
Cleis Press, March 2013; ISBN-10: 1573449369

All steamed up and nothing to read? Voracious: Erotica for Women opens a Pandora’s box of pleasures, with scorching encounters, dreamy partners, and heart-pounding thrills that won’t put a run in your fishnets (and a few that will). In Teresa Noelle Roberts’ “Voice of an Angel,” an opera costumer helplessly infatuated with a countertenor — a man who sings a female part in baroque opera —makes interesting discoveries as she measures his inseam. In Susie Hara’s “Puffy Lips,” a refined woman indulges her primitive urge to take what she wants from a modern-day caveman in a dark alley. Kathleen Bradean’s “Chill” describes the lengths to which the heroine will go to enact her unusual, icy fetish at an exclusive “spa.” “Kink was the candy coating that made sex tastier,” she explains. “Fetish was sweet dark chocolate, straight up.”

Stylishly edited by sex guru Violet Blue, these edgy erotic treats showcase the most daring, best-written erotica available. And, like a gorgeous lover, it complements any bedroom decor.

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Like a Coming Wave: Oceanic Erotica by Andrea Trask (Ed)Like a Coming Wave: Oceanic Erotica by Andrea Trask (Ed)
Circlet Press eBook, December 2012; ISBN: 978-1-61390-041-3

The ocean is a vast playground of creatures real and imagined, rife with power and depth. Almost every culture has stories of sea creatures, from gods of water and wave to mermaids to selkies and even creatures still stranger. Many myths concern the meeting of this alien, watery world with the land, the intersection of foreign and known.

Each of these stories explores the sexual side of marine myths in a unique and unusual way. Mermaids and -men, selkies, Greek Gods, and even kraken cavort in these pages, featuring stories from Nisi Shawl, Julie Cox, Marie Carlson, Pepper Espinoza, and more, representing various sexualities and styles.

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fCream: The Best of the Erotica Readers and Writers Association by Lisabet Sarai (Ed)
Running Press, December 2006; ISBN-10: 1560259256

Cream is a selection of short fiction previously published on the website of the renowned Erotica Readers and Writers Association ( For ten years, ERWA has offered free, high quality erotic writing by both renowned authors and newcomers. Every month the site publishes a new set of stories and "flash fiction" [erotica under 200 words]. Each month's stories are selected by ERWA editors from dozens of submissions to "Storytime," a subscription-based email list and writing workshop.

Now, for the first time in digital form, Cream features the most arousing and original work that has appeared on ERWA. It includes an introduction by Lisabet and Adrienne Benedicks, owner of ERWA, and of course, a story by Lisabet. Five different theme sections such as "La Petite Mort," "Erotic Sci Fi", "A Picture's Worth a Thousand Words", "Swinging and Swapping," and "Humorous Erotica," with several stories in each, comprise the bulk of the book. Also included is a non-theme section of general erotica, and a section of "flashers."

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Only You: Erotic Romance for Couples by Rachel Kramer Bussel (Ed)Only You: Erotic Romance for Couples by Rachel Kramer Bussel (Ed)
Cleis Press, February 2012; ISBN-10:

Readers may know Rachel Kramer Bussel best as the preeminent spanking aficionado in the northern hemisphere but she is really a die-hard romantic at heart. Rachel's erotic romance anthologies Passion, Obsessed, and Irresistible have garnered rave review and explore the racier side of romance.

The couples in Only You are happy, but looking for something more to add some sizzle to their relationships. They don't want to just go along for the ride, but to take control and see how daring they can be. Whether it's a "Mom's Night Out" in a sexy hotel suite, some "In-Flight Entertainment" or a delicious "Cook's Treat," these lovers know how to do whatever it takes to bring their romance back to a high flame. From makeup sex to a real estate rendezvous, a virgin to a political candidate to coworkers who simply can't keep their hands off each other, Only You showcases 20 stories that are as loving as there are lusty. Curl up and find out how they make love—and make love last.

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