Best Bondage Erotica 2012 - book by Cleis Press Inc. - review by wrmbreze

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With varied situations as well as participants, you're bound to find something to stir fantasies for you to share with your lover or even to help you construct your own bondage fantasy. This is not just for hardcore bondage enthusiasts, but for those new to this type of sex play as well.
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Pros:
variety, well written, great for those like me who don't have a lot of experience with bondage
Cons:
none
Rating by reviewer:
5
extremely useful review

About author

Best Bondage Erotica 2012 features 21 stories by authors: Shoshanna Evers, Elizabeth Coldwell, Andrea Dale, A.R. Shannon, Lucy Felthouse, Salome Wilde, Elise Hepner, Kay Jaybee, Tereasa Noelle Roberts, Giselle Renard, Craig J. Sorensen, Elizabeth Silver, Billy Thorunn, Helen Sedgewick, Lana Fox, Tenille Brown, Kathleen Tudor, Valerie Alexander, Lolita Lopez, and Neil Gavriel and Rachel Kramer Bussel. With a forward from Midori and an introduction by Rachel Kramer Bussel, Best Bondage Erotica 2012 will have your mind wandering and your loins throbbing even before you get to the halfway point of this anthology.

Some of the authors I have read and some I have not, but I have come to associate any anthology edited by Rachel Kramer Bussel, with stories of sexuality that push the envelope and make you long for more. I don't have a lot of experience with the kinky side of sex but after reading several Cleis Press books, I have many ideas of things to try and what I need to stay away from.
    • Engaging
    • Multiple contributoring authors

Content / Style / Audience

Rachel Kramer Bussel's Best Bondage Erotica 2012 features solo, couples and threesome. You find stories with submissives and dominants, same sex encounters as well as heterosexual situations.

Rachel Kramer Bussel is a a writer, editor, and blogger who has edited over 40 anthologies. One thing I can say for sure is that I haven't gone wrong when I pick a book from this editor. I know in advance that I will enjoy the stories and find things inside that I never even knew I liked. I have gotten great ideas for new encounters as well as new takes on old scenarios.

This compilation will entice those new to kink as well as those well versed in the intricacies of sexual play.
From the solo temperature play in Melting Ice by Shoshanna Evers to a husband pleasing his dominant wife in public in A Night At the Opera by Elizabeth Coldwell, I found that even though I have never had experiences like this, I definitely would love to try it in the future.

From Pawns by Billey Thorunn

Last week he'd won another bet. David Bowie was King of the Goblins in Labyrinth, that classis '80s movie. Kate had thought it was elves. Now she owed Gabriel an absolute afternoon of her time.

Absolute-- this was a word they'd discussed at length. It was now the go-to prize in their games, and each time they upped the ante with their winnings. Kate had savored three-hour, full-body massages, Gabriel had gotten bossy with private photo shoots and public risks. Kate wondered if somehow she'd tricked herself into this bet, knowing she'd lose. The line between punishment and satisfaction was beginning to blur.




From Tied Down by Elise Hepner

There's a quiet, safe place inside me, where it's bare-bones pleasure and silence that seeps into my mind, so I don't have a worry in the world. Marley holds the key to that part of myself that doesn't escape during my nine-to-five. When her small hand pops into the air and she calls for the check I can't catch my breath. Stars sparkle under my closed eyelids. But her other hand's still tightly clasped on my thigh. And I wouldn't move for the world.

She drags me by the hand out into the chilly November night, only to press me up against the uneven brick wall in a back alley. Public canoodling is an unexplored fetish. Before I can groan, she grabs both my wrists in one hand and shoves them above my head, until I writhe against her hot little body. Her gaze glints dangerously in the night, a contrast to her sweet scent that envelops my nose, and her little, lopsided grin. What will she do next?



2 very different stories that stirred my senses, which I hope it also does for you.
    • Erotica
    • Fiction
    • Good mix of styles and content

Design

Standard issue Cleis Press 8" by 5 1/2", 209 page paperback book that contains a forward, an introduction and sections at the end that tell you about the authors and about the editor. It has a beautiful somewhat discreet, somewhat not cover that entices you to open it and experience everything for yourself. Stories that feature cross dressing, spanking, corsetry, rubber, handcuffs and some BDSM play that usher me into new territory that I might not otherwise have visited on my own. As Midori advised in her forward, relax and put yourself in the shoes of the characters within these pages. Pay attention to what excites you and share it with your lover, I know I will.
    • Not very discreet cover
    • Soft cover
    • Well made
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  • mpfm
    mpfm  
    Great review. Sounds like a winner. I have never been let down by RKB. I'll check this one out.
  • leatherlover
    leatherlover  
    Thanks for the great review. I have this at home, I just haven't gotten around to reading it yet.
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    Hallmar82  
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    unfulfilled  
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    I've been hesitating between multiple books and I think I'm buying this one!
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    ViVix  
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