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While the editor of this fine annual collection, Marcy Sheiner, argues in her introduction that these stories dwell on "the darker side of sex"--revenge, anger, grief--there is a redemptive quality to passion that often outweighs whatever unworthy motives may have inspired the deed. Although there is plenty of frivolous, one-handed reading in this year's edition, many of the pieces included have the hallmarks of literary fiction; they are not merely about a sexual event, but offer a revelation of character through that event. Lisa Glatt's "Waste," Anne Tourney's "Rope Burn," and Susannah Indigo's "The Language of Snakes" would shine in any short story anthology. Yet even the simplest and most graphic stories here can surprise the reader with their casual illuminations. In Tabitha Flyte's "After Loss," for example, a young woman and her brother-in-law stumble into sex after returning from her father's funeral. When she first feels his comforting arms around her, she reflects on how differently men and women embrace: "When I am hugged by a woman I feel that the arms around me say, 'Yes, you can do it, you can.' When I am held by a man I feel that I am being told, 'No, you don't have to do it, you don't.'" A remarkable volume, evidence of the considerable talent being directed toward erotica in recent years. --Regina Marler --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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"Gets racier every year." -- San Francisco Bay Guardian
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Product Details

  • Series: Best Women's Erotica
  • Paperback: 200 pages
  • Publisher: Cleis Press; 1St Edition edition (November 5, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1573442011
  • ISBN-13: 978-1573442015
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 6 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,079,671 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By A Customer on May 19, 2000
Format: Paperback
An excellent erotica collection. Susannah Indigo and Susan St. Aubin are 2 of my favorite erotic writers, so it was a delight to see them bookending this collection with funny stories. I love to read a book like this on an airplane, because it makes everyone wonder why I'm such a *happy* traveler
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By A Customer on December 17, 2000
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Some beautiful, sexy stories in the 2001 book! I was so excited when I saw there was a new year in this series, and couldn't wait to read it. The story by G.L. Morrison about the woman seducing her husband's lover is excellent, and so is Susannah Indigo's story about the girl who was mute. Smart women writing erotica, that's what I love to read!
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By A Customer on June 27, 2000
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As a fan of erotica, I'm always on the lookout for something good to read. Best Women's Erotica is a fabulous collection of tales from some amazing storytellers. The stories range from sublimely sensual (Kate Dominic's "The Album") to delightfully humorous (Jenesi Ash's "Santa's Little Helper") to powerfully erotic (Kristina Wright's "Service Entrance") and everything in between. There is something here for every reader of erotica and each story has something delicious to offer. Editor Marcy Sheiner proves once again why she is at the forefront of women's erotica. The woman is a goddess!
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By A Customer on April 13, 2000
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What a delightful book of stories -- fresh, funny, sexy, and interesting. I love the 'Monica' dream fantasy, the story about the woman buying 400 eggs, and the story about the woman who preferred vegetables to her boyfriend!
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Many found Sheiner's 2002 collection to be a little dark for their tastes -- I was among them.
The 2003 collection is a more balanced mix of stories, that will appeal to sexual-thinking women of every persuasion. The anthology opens with a bang. "Betty" by Ann Dulaney is one of the standout stories -- a beautifully written story that would shine in any short story collection. There are the usual standard-fodder down-and-dirty dildo stories that seem to be pervasive in modern erotica these days, and Sheiner's darker side emerges in stories such as "Bad Girl", with its suggestions of incest.
But this year's collection, with its subtle edge of sadness, has some evocative writing. For me, stand out stories were "Plain Women" by Lisa Prosimo, with its refrain of insecurity and tender loving, and "Kamini's Story" by Cheyenne Blue, a haunting, beautifully written tale of loss of virginity, that still sizzled off the page. And who will forget "Man and Woman: A Study in Black and Write", an inter-racial story of hot sex, fantasy, and stereotypes.
Women who love women are not ignored. Rachel Kramer Bussel contributes "Lap Dance Lust", a hot and sexy story about a dyke in a men's lap dance club. And Zonna's "What You're In For", a story about powerplay in prison.
Overall, a thumbs up for this collection. I was certainly delighted to get it in my christmas stocking!
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By A Customer on November 17, 2001
Format: Paperback
The Best Women's Erotica series has been my favorite since it's come out and I have eagerly been awaiting this volume. It's a bit darker than the one's before but that's what makes it so great - it is so real. It tackles sex like it really is. It features some of my favorite writers like Susan St. Aubin, Susannah Indigo and Cara Bruce. All 3 of these books are great. This one did not disappoint.
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By A Customer on April 2, 2002
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After what I had heard, I thought this book was going to be really great. Imagine my dismay when it read more like a depressing cautionary tale of how not to live your life- stories about AIDs and homelessness just don't do it for me. But if depressing, poorly written stories that lecture rather than arouse are what you're looking for, then this is the book for you. VERY disappointing.
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By A Customer on July 8, 2002
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I was looking for ways to stretch my wife's sexual imagination and this book was something sexy but less explicit than porn, and even though it was expensive, she was willing to try it. SO now we read it at bedtime, and it always turns her on. Try it guys. It works for her, which works for me ;)
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