Slave to Love - book by Cleis Press Inc. - review by socceras

Slave to Love

Book by Cleis Press Inc.

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This book is definitely worth the cost. There is something in here for everybody and you will find a story you like no matter what your sexual fantasy is. I recommend this book for anyone that considers themselves a "Slave to Love."
Many kinds of stories
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extremely useful review

About author

This book is edited by Alison Tyler and the forward is by Mistress May. The following is a list of the chapters and their authors.

Watching Lois Perform: Saskia Walker
Pierce Me: Shanna Germain
Under My Thumb: Thomaas S. Roche
Daddy's Girl: Marilyn Jaye Lewis
The Discovery: Rachel Kramer Bussel
Cowboy's dungeon: Michelle Houston
Sonnet: Cate Robertson
Ordinary Love: R. Gay
Unlike the Others: Xavier Acton
The Real Prize: Mia Underwood
Down Below: Jean Roberta
Betty's Bottom: Michael Hemmingson
Master of Technology: Vanessa Evans
Bad Doggy: Julia Moore
Ever on Edge: Debra Hyde
Five Bucks a Swat: Christopher Pierce
Everything That You Want: C.D. Formetta
Without Mercy: Erica Dumas
Divorce Proceedings: N.T. Morley
Well Trained: Alison Tyler
Recuerdos Agridulces: Sophia Valenti
A Secret King: Sommer Marsden

I have never read anything by these authors before. These authors do have a lot of other books out there to read and this book includes them in a section at the end called "About the Authors."

Content / Style / Audience

I like the writing style of this book because it is geared towards those who have an interest in bondage but nothing too serious or dangerous. There are many different stories, so you will most definitely find a favorite one out of this book. My favorite chapter was the first one but some of them didn't appeal to me at all. In the first chapter, "Watching Lois Perform," Saskia Walker introduces the reader to a strong and affluent woman that basically has a man's job. She drives the men crazy at her work and one ends up going home with her. He seduces her and takes control of her by teasing her.

Some stories involve homosexuality, bondage, and pain. I read through these and I am glad because it opened my mind up to new things. Even though I wouldn't try most of this stuff, it taught me a lot about sexuality and how people use it differently.
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    Who might this product be best for? How is it best used? What are the best circumstances or situations for using this product?
    • Anybody
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    • At home
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    • Fetish
    • Good mix of styles and content


The design of this book is great because it contains stories from different authors that write about different topics. There are 22 short stories and the book is 226 pages long. You definitely get a good deal for the price of this book. There is a story in here for everybody. Playgirl Magazine says "Editor Alison Tyler ties the most scintillating stories of cuffed kinkiness into one commanding collection."

My favorite time to read this book is in the bath. It gives the right atmosphere to get in the mood and take control of my sexual fantasies. This book actually made me put people I know into some of the positions in this book. It's fun to think about the people you fantasize about and act like the story in the book is about you and them.

Personal comments

I suggest that you try each of the stories before you decide if it's for you or not. There were some stories that I didn't relate to at all but I am still glad that I read them. My favorite story is "Watching Lois Perform." It's the first story in this book and made me look forward to reading the rest of it. Other stories didn't really tie into my sex life at all. For example, there is a story where a man calls his wife a doggie. This might get some people off but it just wasn't for me. There is also a story where a young girl grows up to have a crush on her babysitter. She sees her babysitter later in life and lives out her sexual fantasies with her.

If you have never read a sex book before, this one is probably the best one to start with because you will be able to see which kind of stories are best for you.


I had a great experience with this book. I will definitely be ordering more books from Eden because I love what I get and it's always a good deal. This book gives you ideas of things to try in your own life. It gave me a little peek into what bondage is like because it is something I have never tried. I think I will experience with it a little bit but I won't take it as far as some of the characters in the book do.
Follow-up commentary
I still like this book,, but I find it hard to read through all of the stories, because I have already read them. Sometimes I will just read through my favorites. I still recommend this book to anyone who is curious about light bondage/play. It will also give you some ideas to try, none that struck my fancy though.
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  • Terri69
    Thanks for the review!
  • Missmarc
    Great review, thank you!
  • socceras
    Thanks for the comments. I'm not used to writing reviews about books.
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