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Dirty Girls: Erotica for Women
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41 of 52 people found the following review helpful
on December 20, 2008
This is a mediocre book, which, for being titled "Dirty Girls," seems to be borderline romance-novel, and as one reviewer stated, the writers seemed to be trying too hard to get you off, rather than just enjoying the flow.

The thing that kills this book isn't that there are only 3-4 well-written stories, it's that this book is poorly edited. There are numerous grammatical errors that abrasively snap the reader out of the story. Here are some excerpts:

"Or maybe he's a cowboy, and he's going to whisk me away to his ranch in the mountains and [f..k] me in a field of wildflowers til every muscle is my body aches."

That's right: "is my body aches." But when the hell did "dirty" and getting "whisked away" ever meet each other? Oh, in this book. I thought we were trying to get away from being "WHISKED AWAY." Ugh.

Here's another for you:

"When all her clothes lay in a heap at her feet except her high heels, he pulled off his boots, stripped out of his jeans, walked up to her, and lovingly put her brassier back on. He said, 'Gracie Angelique DuBois, what am I doing[sic] to do with you?"

- Lillian Ann Slugocki "Truck Stop Cinderella"

"What am I doing to do with you?" Are you kidding me?

I became increasingly disappointed as I got into the book; "Truck Stop Cinderella" was the final irritant (merely 7 stories in), and I skimmed through the rest. I started story after story, but repeatedly encountered long-winded, romance-y, over-development.

Different strokes for different folks, but this book didn't stimulate my imagination; as a whole it was an intellectual let-down.

With that said, there were 3 excellent writers. High marks to Marie Lyn Bernard, Isabella Gray, and Andrea Dale. I will look for more from these particular authors. However, this book is very much like buying a CD and only liking 3 songs on the entire album.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
VINE VOICEon December 2, 2010
Dirty Girls is a collection of erotic short stories written by women and for women. The stories are all well written, and quite enjoyable. As for the dirtiness, well, admittedly the book does take a bit of a hit there. The stories are steamy, but few of them really get red hot. Nonetheless, I thought that it was a good collection of erotica, and enjoyed reading it.

(Review of Dirty Girls: Erotica for Women by Rachel Kramer Bussel)
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on November 14, 2013
Entertaining anthology, with a well-blended mix of themes/styles, and some excellent stories. All but three of the stories had something to recommend them - and even then, that could be due to personal preferences about writing style.

Standout stories:

1.) "Live Tonight" - Saskia Walker: Naomi, turned on by sex in a live music setting, finally meets a stranger to fulfill her fantasy.

Adroit/theme-centric title, good writing, great end-lines.

2.) "Beautiful Creatures" - Kristina Wright: Normally, I'm not a fan of spouses-cheat-without-punishment works, but this is an exceptional, hot-from-the-get-go, focused piece, with a finish that wraps up the tale with a go-back-to-the-beginning effect.

3.) "In The Name Of. . ." - Isabella Gray: Clever, sometimes funny, reads-like-real-life and emotionally-veracious story about a woman (Isabella), her husband (Theo), Sharpee pens and a Isabella's friend, Francesca.

This story has a perfect balance of romance, relationship- and fantasy-based trepidation, effective sex writing and engaging characterization.

4.) "Cheesy Boots" - L. Elise Bland: A laugh-out-loud, off-beat BDSM "scene" with an strange foodie submissive and an exotic cheese-loving Domme.

5.) "Like a Good Girl" - Alison Tyler: Imaginative BDSM tale, excellent.

6.) "Bag and Baggage" - Teresa Noelle Roberts: A couple (Jillian and Michael) work through Jillian's memories of a dead lover with whom she once visited the City of Lights, while creating new memories. Natural, exemplary weaving of past/present, plot and sex, and characterization (particularly the incredibly patient Michael).

7.) "Icy Hot" - Rachel Kramer Bussel: Sensory-vivid, beyond-summery hot story about two strangers, a bag of ice and lots of foreplay. Again, all-around excellent piece.

8.) "Shocking Exposé! Secrets Exposed!" - Carol Queen: A bibliophile goes on a "literary orgy" (city-wide book-buying trip), and is seduced by a similarly bibliophilic couple.

Exemplary, charming city as a character - in this case, San Francisco - tale: perfect.

9.) "To Dance At The Fair" - Donna George Storey: Elizabeth, an academic inspired by a beneficent Depression-era stripper's life story, has a threesome with two longtime male friends.

What sets this tale apart from other ménage à trois works is Storey's back-and-forth structure, its strong emotional content and characterization, and effective revelations that attend the sexual shenanigans. Above average, involving genre tale.

10.) "The First Deadly Sin" - Gwen Masters: Fun, blasphemy- and lust-inspired sex in a church piece, with a memorable, wicked finish.

11.) "Flight" - Suki Bishop: A college campus affair turns dark, particularly intense for its lovers. Superb, gripping showing of May-October desires.

12.) "Party Favor" - Andrea Dale: A rock band and their entourage turn a woman into the titular object, via vibrators. Short, sharp, effective.

13.) "The Next Thing" - Gina de Vries: Past and present meld when a lesbian contrasts her Massachusetts and San Francisco sexual experiences. Restless, charming work.

14.) "Until It's Gone" - Shanna Germain: Excellent, cleverly titled story about a woman (Maria) who discovers the joys and sorrows of belt and heartplay. Emotionally resonant, yet restrained and genre-effective piece.
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28 of 42 people found the following review helpful
on April 10, 2008
I've loved reading erotica ever since I discovered my older sister's well-worn copy of Penthouse Letters as a teenager. The stories in Dirty Girls are certainly as hardcore and dirty, maybe more so, than anything I ever read in Penthouse, but without any of the awful descriptors that make me cringe (and snap me back to reality).

Written by some very talented female writers, the collection of stories in Dirty Girls is incredibly diverse. Some stories gave me ideas I'd like to incorporate in my own bedroom activities, some pushed my boundaries and made me feel a little uncomfortable. There are no hearts and flowers or Harlequin romance story lines here, which is fine by me. I tend to avoid erotica designated specifically "for women" because it focuses too much on that stuff - romance, long drawn-out story lines or extraneous details that I don't need. The stories in this collection strike the perfect balance of hot sex with a dash of character development and emotion.

The only reason I can think of that this book would be designated as "erotica for women" is because nearly all of the stories have a female protagonist and are told from her point of view - her pleasure, her orgasm(s). This, to me, is a welcome change from the cock-centric porn industry.

It's truly a joy to read such hot, well-written material, particularly if you're curled up in bed with someone reading aloud.
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6 of 9 people found the following review helpful
on June 9, 2008
An expert editor has gathered a brilliantly eclectic assortment of striking, breathtaking, inventively conceived and sexually supercharged work from some of the most talented and acclaimed female erotica authors ... and the anthology that has resulted is everything one would hope: in short, a collection of erotic masterpieces that is itself a masterpiece.

And speaking as a heterosexual male reader, I say to others in my demographic: Do NOT let the tagline "Erotica for Women" cause you to miss out on this.
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Someone once said when you read one you have read them all .
Well that's where we fall in with this
Go on line to Lititroca.com You can get better written Erotica by regular folks like us for free.
This website has some amazing and excellent writers about all topics on it and you can buy books that are much better there that Amazon sells.
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11 of 17 people found the following review helpful
on January 17, 2009
a combination of "dirty" and "sweet" - sounded perfect to me - but this book definitely veers more towards the "sweet" - one or two truly hot stories, most are very PG/PG13 max - not that they are not well-written, but I am not into "romance" stories and these are leaning heavily into that genre - probably the dirtiest thing about the book is its design - printed fingerprints throughout, a bit too clever an idea: at first it does not seem intentional, and then it just becomes annoying - hoping the next selection will be better
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on April 4, 2013
A compilation of interesting scenarios that will delight and intrigue readers sans the cliche moments of erotica. These stories are well crafted and finely honed and edited by the pro, Rachel Kramer Bussel, who is an expert on everything sexy!
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on July 18, 2015
Terrible if you're a penthouse letter kind of girl, was expecting more that kind of style - don't buy if thats what you're expecting
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on August 29, 2010
This book is fantastic and well-written. There truly is something for everyone. I've even caught my husband reading it. :) I would definitely recommend it.
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