Naked Reader Book Club Discussion: Women in Lust - Erotic Stories, Edited by Rachel Kramer Bussel (November 22, 8-10 PM EST)

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Naked Reader Book Club Discussion: Women in Lust - Erotic Stories, Edited by Rachel Kramer Bussel (November 22, 8-10 PM EST)

NuMe NuMe
Welcome to the Naked Reader Book Club! The fabulous Sacchi Green will be our host this evening. Tonight we'll be discussing a lusty little anthology, sure to get us all steamed up. This is going to be fun!

Women in Lust Erotic Stories, Edited by Rachel Kramer Bussel

At its best, lust is intense, all-consuming, leaving you breathless, able only to focus on slaking that urgent need. The characters in Women in Lust give in to that pure, overpowering impulse for sex. Whether watching a lover playing guitar, using a webcam, going out for a smoke or simply embracing a chance encounter, these women seize the opportunities presented to them, and savor the lovers who teach them about themselves and help them open up to new sensual possibilities. These women embrace lust even when it makes them do things they might consider reckless. Sometimes the object of their lust is not the “right” person—a woman falls for her best friend’s boyfriend, the ultimate taboo. Or desire itself may be maddening when it teases and taunts. Rachel Kramer Bussel has brought together top erotica authors who know exactly what to do with those burning desires.

Whether you've read the book or not, everyone is welcome to join the Naked Reader Book Club discussion! If you have had a chance to read Women in Lust, feel free to drop in and give us your opinion on this book.
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Willow Wand Willow Wand
Quote:
Originally posted by NuMe
Welcome to the Naked Reader Book Club! The fabulous Sacchi Green will be our host this evening. Tonight we'll be discussing a lusty little anthology, sure to get us all steamed up. This is going to be fun!

Women in Lust Erotic Stories, ...
Oh, Oh, Oh SO excited! Alert set!
11/17/2011
arewehavingfun? arewehavingfun?
I am sorry I missed this. Or did I?
11/18/2011
Ryuson Ryuson
I'm halfway through! Hooray!
11/19/2011
wrmbreze wrmbreze
I am enjoying this very much!
11/19/2011
winterseve winterseve
I can't wait to get this book. I am so mad I can't be at the meeting Tuesday. My boss scheduled me to close! I never close on club nights (till now).
11/19/2011
arewehavingfun? arewehavingfun?
This book sounds really lusty--should be a great discussion.
11/20/2011
Sacchi Sacchi
Here's Rachel's introduction to Women In Lust, just in case your appetite needs whetting. As if!


INTRODUCTION: WOMEN IN LUST
Lust. It’s one of those four-letter words that trips off the tongue. When I say it out loud, it makes my lips want to curve into a smile. Lust is more than simple arousal; it is the
force that makes us not just turned on, but craving a certain person (or people).
I used to write a sex column called “Lusty Lady,” named after the famed strip club, but somehow lusty, rhyming as it does with busty, sounds a bit like a joke, an added bit of humor, which is how our culture often treats sex. Lust, though, is different; it’s intense, overpowering. While in real life we may not always act every time lust calls to us, in fiction, we can abandon the safety of propriety and seek out lust and sex wherever we find them.
The characters in Women in Lust may vary in the objects of their lust, and how they go about acting on their urge, but what connects them is that pure impulse for a lover. Sometimes he is someone she knows well, is married to or dating; in other stories, he is a stranger, and is sexy precisely because he represents the unknown. Women also lust after other women here, as in Kayar Silkenvoice’s Japanese happy ending massage story, “Cherry Blossom,” and while we only hear one side of the story, I’d like to think the working woman is doing more than just her job. In addition to the culture clash, there’s the joy of throwing caution to the wind while on vacation, using travel to broaden one’s sexual horizons. Whether watching a lover playing guitar, using a webcam, going out for a smoke or simply embracing a chance encounter, these women seize the opportunities presented to them, and savor the lovers who teach them about themselves and help them open up to new sensual possibilities. Sometimes that means looking at the man they live with in a new light, and other times that means something much naughtier. Either way, their lust is a valued part of their lives, not a pesky afterthought or to-do list item on “date night.”
The objects of their lust are not always the “right” person. In “Rain,” a woman falls for her best friend’s boyfriend, one of the ultimate dating taboos, but she goes for it. Sometimes the desire itself, the way it can be used to tease and taunt, as in Charlotte Stein’s “Guess,” is maddening, but we embrace our lusts even when they are maddening, even when they make us do things we might otherwise consider reckless.
For every woman here who can locate her lust on the map of her body, who zeros in on her target and goes for it, there is another who is opened up to her lust by a lover, such as Jen Cross’s narrator pondering what it was, exactly, her orally generous long-ago lover got out of being between her legs. The first words of Shanna Germain’s powerfully kinky “Beneath My Skin” are “I’m afraid,” to which her lover, Kade, responds, “You should be.” Fear can be a powerful motivator and, crossed with lust, can lead to explosive results.
Whether discovering the joy of a younger man, not to mention some delicious pudding, in “Comfort Food,” by Donna George Storey, or taking sex and bondage into the great outdoors in “Something to Ruin” by Amelia Thornton, these women indulge in new ways of getting off and pushing the limits of their lust. Thornton writes: “Despite my longing, there was still part of me that wanted to protest, to tell him to cut me loose, to run wildly through the forest back to the safety of our picnic blanket, but to me that is the beauty of rope: to desire escape but to willingly be imprisoned, to feel the pressure of something that prevents my movement, yet to know there is no place that I feel safer than when trapped like this.” She captures the excitement of giving in to a dominant lover, even when there is a small part of the narrator that is unsure, for that is precisely the part that fuels her desire. This story captures the true power that lies in submission and the many joys it can bring. In “Her, Him, and Them,” by Aimee Pearl, the narrator submits to various lovers who question her and push her not only to be the best sub she can be, but to figure out why, exactly, she likes the thrill of submission and service.
I hope these stories inspire some lusty days and nights for you, as they have for me.
Rachel Kramer Bussel New York City
11/21/2011
Willow Wand Willow Wand
I never got the book in
11/22/2011
Jul!a Jul!a
I, for once, will actually have read most of the book before the meeting!
11/22/2011
sexyintexas sexyintexas
I am going to try my best to be here!
11/22/2011
Diabolical Kitty Diabolical Kitty
I'm sitting here waiting already!
11/22/2011
Jul!a Jul!a
I'm not done with the book, but I'm close!
11/22/2011
Diabolical Kitty Diabolical Kitty
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I'm not done with the book, but I'm close!
I didn't get this one. I got the Power of WoW this month. I'm working on it still. How is this one?
11/22/2011
Alan & Michele Alan & Michele
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Originally posted by Diabolical Kitty
I didn't get this one. I got the Power of WoW this month. I'm working on it still. How is this one?
We just finished it last night and both liked it quite a bit.
11/22/2011
Jul!a Jul!a
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Originally posted by Diabolical Kitty
I didn't get this one. I got the Power of WoW this month. I'm working on it still. How is this one?
I like it quite a bit so far. How was yours?
11/22/2011
aliceinthehole aliceinthehole
Quote:
Originally posted by NuMe
Welcome to the Naked Reader Book Club! The fabulous Sacchi Green will be our host this evening. Tonight we'll be discussing a lusty little anthology, sure to get us all steamed up. This is going to be fun!

Women in Lust Erotic Stories, ...
i'm here! let's do it. lucky me got last week's book in the mail, the power of WOW, thank you so much EF and NRBC. what a lovely surprise. can't wait till i have time to sit down and work out the lessons. stilleto U sounds pretty amazing from what i've read of the book so far.
11/22/2011
aliceinthehole aliceinthehole
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Originally posted by Alan & Michele
We just finished it last night and both liked it quite a bit.
did you go through all the lessons and work one one a week, day or did you just read it?
11/22/2011
Alan & Michele Alan & Michele
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Originally posted by aliceinthehole
did you go through all the lessons and work one one a week, day or did you just read it?
No no! Sorry for the misunderstanding, I was talking about Women in Lust.
11/22/2011
aliceinthehole aliceinthehole
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Originally posted by Sacchi
Here's Rachel's introduction to Women In Lust, just in case your appetite needs whetting. As if!


INTRODUCTION: WOMEN IN LUST
Lust. It’s one of those four-letter words that trips off the tongue. When I say it out loud, it makes ...
WOWza. i'm getting lusty just reading the prologue!
11/22/2011
aliceinthehole aliceinthehole
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Originally posted by Alan & Michele
No no! Sorry for the misunderstanding, I was talking about Women in Lust.
ah, nary a problem! tell us what you thought of WiL then!
11/22/2011
Ryuson Ryuson
Gonna be late tonight but I'll hurry!
11/22/2011
Alan & Michele Alan & Michele
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Originally posted by aliceinthehole
ah, nary a problem! tell us what you thought of WiL then!
Better than the average erotica collection. More kink, less talk, and no long drawn-out descriptions of characters' clothing and such.
11/22/2011
Diabolical Kitty Diabolical Kitty
I didn't get WiL sadly. I got the Power of Wow. It was something I thought my fiance could really use.
11/22/2011
aliceinthehole aliceinthehole
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Originally posted by Jul!a
I'm not done with the book, but I'm close!
aw, cutey sam with her cutey glasses and her cutey nose in a book.

i bet it looks alot like this:
11/22/2011
aliceinthehole aliceinthehole
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Originally posted by Alan & Michele
Better than the average erotica collection. More kink, less talk, and no long drawn-out descriptions of characters' clothing and such.
sounds wonderful. i'll have to hop on it! cant wait to read what yall liked best about it. could you tell us one of your favorite stories?
11/22/2011
Alan & Michele Alan & Michele
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Originally posted by aliceinthehole
sounds wonderful. i'll have to hop on it! cant wait to read what yall liked best about it. could you tell us one of your favorite stories?
Mine was Bayou. It was about a woman standing at a window while her lover teased her with ice. Then they moved on to DP with a chilled glass toy. I know Michele liked that one too but I think she favored the cowboy story best.
11/22/2011
Diabolical Kitty Diabolical Kitty
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Originally posted by Alan & Michele
Mine was Bayou. It was about a woman standing at a window while her lover teased her with ice. Then they moved on to DP with a chilled glass toy. I know Michele liked that one too but I think she favored the cowboy story best.
No before party with games tonight I take it?
11/22/2011
aliceinthehole aliceinthehole
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Originally posted by Diabolical Kitty
No before party with games tonight I take it?
doesnt look like it!
11/22/2011
Alan & Michele Alan & Michele
Where did everybody go?
11/22/2011
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