Sweet Confessions - erotic book by Cleis Press Inc. - review by winterseve

Tell me your secrets

If I could hand pick a selection of themes to suit a wide audience, I couldn't have selected these stories better myself. The stories in the book turned me on so much I had to stop or go insane with desire. I will go back to this book time and time again to get ideas, and engage my mind in some truly well written erotica.
soft cover, appealing, variety of scenarios, turned me on
Rating by reviewer:
extremely useful review

About author

The authors have great talent. The words on the pages flow so freely and have such power, it reinforces why I love books so much. All of the authors weave tales that show how creative and adventurous the mind can be. A few of the authors are men. I was surprised in the course of reading the stories that this was true. They write from such a feminine point of view, and they write it well. I think you really have to get in character to write from another sex or gender's point of view and they were all very convincing. Each author adds a new fantasy to the story without much overlap in theme or kink. In the back there is a segment about each author, along with citations of some of their other work. It's cool that there are tidbits of information on each author to show they are real people like you and me. It's inspiring!
    • Engaging
    • Expert author
    • Multiple contributoring authors

Content / Style / Audience

This book is geared mostly toward anyone with an open mind. Most of the stories are predominantly heterosexual in nature, with some bisexual fantasies added in. Each story has a male and female character at the core. The fantasies aren't too intense so it's a great way to get those with more vanilla sexual experience to think about carrying out any fantasies they may not have otherwise considered. The stories flow from the writers minds to the page effortlessly, creating a story you can really get into. They aren't choppy or hard to follow, but cohesive and well thought out.
  • Who / How / What
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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?
    • Anyone
    • Fantasy inspiration
    • Masturbation
  • Where
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    Where / what types of places can this product be used?
    • Bed
    • Spa
    • Tub
  • General
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    Other tags that are useful and descriptive for this product.
    • Bdsm
    • Erotica
    • Good mix of styles and content


Each story has a separate theme. They are organize in no specific pattern that I found. Some are shorter and concisely put, others take a bit longer to read through (no complaints though). The materials of the book are great. For some reason, I prefer soft cover books for erotica compared to hardcover or Ebooks. I like to flip the pages and mark them for later. I also like to fold my books. Being soft cover with a strong binding this makes it easy to do. It's also a great choice for one handed book holding to masturbate or pleasure your lover as you read. It's light and easy to carry around. The glossy picture on the front is sexy and definitely helps interest those who judge a book by its cover (like my husband).
    • Soft cover
    • Well made

Personal comments

I LOVE this book. It is great to read such well written, sexy stories outside of involved sci-fi and other fictions I read. The character development is astounding for how short some stories are. I was highly turned on! The first night I opened it up was the day after Christmas. I read halfway through before my husband informed me it was time for bed. This book turned me on so much, I stopped because I was aching with need. I was so wet and ready (with plenty of fodder in my mind) that I pinned my husband and screwed him silly. He loved it and didn't stop me from opening it back up the next night. I can't wait till he reads it, as I'm sure he'll get some great ideas like I did.
    • Engaging


I will come back to this book over and over. I've bookmarked some of my favorite stories so I can quickly get to them. I loved all of the stories, even the stories that I would rather not live out in life, turned me on. I will even go back to those stories despite the fact that they are not scenes I wish to act out. They are that good! Trying not to ruin any surprises, my favorite stories were:
Waisted - a story about a corset and a sexy night out.
Underwear - a door to door lingerie sales lady gets a surprise when at a client's home.
New Day, New life - a cancer survivor explores something she's always thought of to embrace her renewed vigor and life.
Are You Sure - BDSM story where a woman shares with her lover and he embraces her needs.
    • Just wow
Follow-up commentary
This is a GREAT book. I still read it to get in the mood or to have some fun on my own. Each fantasy is sexy and adds something new to my mind. Even the fantasies that I wouldn't play out are hot enough to get me going. I highly recommend this book for anyone looking for a steamy read.
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