"A book full of short, super steamy, very kinky, bondage stories? Yes, please! What I love, absolutely adore, about Rachel Kramer Bussel's anthologies is that there is always a great selection of stories and they're all the perfect masturbation length.
I was extra super excited about Best Bondage Erotica 2014 because it includes one of my all-time favorite kinky authors: Annabel Joseph. Her short story, The Neckcloth, hit the spot with the eroticism, the (gasp) bondage, and the play of dominance and submission. Of course, I went to her story the second I got my grabby hands onto the anthology, but trust me when I say that the whole collection is going to tie you up in knots (pun intended)."
--Smut Book Club
"The book is a fantastic mix of bondage related tales and I'm sure that there is something for all bondage lovers in it. I just loved it from start to finish!"
--Cara Sutra, reviewed by Dynamite Minx
"The stories included in the anthology are quite fantastic, ranging from rope play to ribbon and from neckties to pashminas. There is a little something for every kinkster's taste and maybe you'll find something new you'll want to explore with your own partner once you've finished reading..."
"Bondage is about two things, first about seduction and yielding and second about accessories. Rachel Kramer Bussel's Best Bondage Erotica: 2014 emphasizes both aspects--of the freedom that can be found in restraint, in the giving in to the will of another human being--being safe and sane at same time that is, and in enjoying the hell out of some toys."
--City Book Review
"If BDSM is your thing, this is your book. If bondage is your kink, this is definitely your book. If finding good, quality BDSM erotica that doesn't make you cringe is your goal? This is the book you've been waiting for."
--The Rainbow Hub
"If you are looking for a collection of fascinating, thought-provoking and scorching hot stories, look no further than Best Bondage Erotica 2014."
--The Romance Evangelist
"21 hot bondage tales that titillate from the bedroom to the dungeon and beyond."
--Creative Loafing Tampa
"A great way to figure out where your boundaries lie. Get the conversation started by highlighting the bits that turn you on and passing over to your lover."
--She Does the City
"Featuring the work of some of erotic literature's best known names."
--Erotic Trade Only
"Excellent rope-themed anthology--worth owning."
--Reading & Writing by Pub Light
"A collection of opportunities to experience vicariously a diverse bouquet of pleasures."
--Reviews by Amos Lassen
"The Best Bondage series is a favourite at Come As You Are! This series' stories are usually not the most edgy we have to offer, but they are always curated thoughtfully, and have made many a customer happy over the years! Enjoy the sensual possibilities of a made-to-fit 'device' that renders the woman strapped in it completely helpless to her controller. Or, skip to the story of the strong & silent (and handsome, of course) cowboy all wound up in rope. Got a thing for sexy and daring circus performers? There's a story for you in here! Paperclips? Tradesmen? Check and check! Enjoy this delicious array of fresh stories in Best Bondage Erotica 2014introduced by Laura Antoniou, and featuring a wide selection of kinky authors."
-Come As You Are
"These bondage stories are from the bedroom to the dungeon and beyond and are about what it means to be dominant. No matter what, you won't be disappointed."
--My Secret Luxury
"Every form of bondage you can imagine and maybe some you have never thought of fill the pages of this sexy book."
"Rachel Kramer Bussel ties her readers up in knots each year as they anticipate the very best BDSM stories of the year. And, she does not disappoint, defying the odds and occasionally gravity with tales of bondage at its best. These whip-smart tales of domination, submission, spanking, and other highly imaginative acts keep readers in a frenzy."
--We Love Kink
"Best Bondage Erotica 2014 opens up with a foreword from Laura Antoniou and an introduction from Rachel Kramer Bussel before jumping right into a perfect opening story about rope dancing. From that point on I was enraptured by the stories and could hardly put the book down."
--Frisky Fairy Reviews
"Rachel Kramer Bussel is the most knowledgeable and prolific book editor and spoken word producer in contemporary erotic literature."
"Beautifully written and sweet and dirty."
--Sinclair Sexsmith, editor of Say Please: Lesbian BDSM Erotica
"I really enjoyed the fact that the stories showed the love, respect and trust between everyone. Best Bondage Erotica 2013 is a hot read that shows us how far trust and love can take us."
"For those who think it's all about the maledom, think again. This does include a good share of M/f, yet it covers ménage, M/m, F/f and F/m to my delight. Even better, every orifice is explored willing and deliciously unwillingly. This kinky book is highly recommended to erotic readers who want their senses stimulated and their bondage desires satiated."
--BDSM Book Reviews
"Overall, [Best Bondage Erotica 2010]... will have a special place in my collections."
--Mistress Kay, kinky-world.net
"I don't pick up an anthology looking for the same story over and over. I was certainly not disappointed in this collection at all."
--Jane Melisande, Kink & Polly, on Best Bondage Erotica 2012
"Bussel clearly has no use for the flowery prose that weakens much of erotic literature, and the stories are full of delightfully human characters who talk, think, and have sex like real people."
--xoxoamore.com, on Best Bondage Erotica 2012
"The best collection of erotic bondage stories I've seen for a long time."
--kfsmedia.com, on Best Bondage Erotica 2013
"This is a wonderful diverse collection of tales with something to offer just about everyone."
--Bibary, on Best Bondage Erotica 2012
"This book has some of the best BDSM stories I have ever read."
--Karen Blue, kissinbluekaren.com on Best Bondage Erotica 2012
"As someone who has only read the highest class of smut from far too early an age, say Anne Rice's Sleeping Beauty series at age 12, I can highly recommend Best Bondage Erotica 2012for both the kinky minded and vanilla alike."
--Mia Moore, Bondassage, on Best Bondage Erotica 2012
"A scintillatingly kinky combination of scenarios is offered for the reader's arousal, captivating with words anyone who has a bondage fetish."
--Night Owl Reviews
"Best Bondage Erotica 2011 is a great collection, and I'd recommend it if you're even the slightest bit curious about bondage. There's a little bit of everything from the perspective of every kind of narrator, from the hesitant to the committed pro and everything in between."
"This is a really great book full of really awesome kink. There is some spanking, some public humiliation, some total power exchange featured within. I highly recommend this book because I really enjoy a good bondage story whether the bondage is real or imagined. This book featured some very sexy players enjoying some very hot kink. I enjoyed the variety."
From the Inside Flap
One of the joys of editing erotic anthologies is marveling at the diversity of the authors' imaginations. While this is my fourth year editing the Best Bondage Erotica series, it's always a surprise to me when I start reading stories and seeing just how many ways someone can be tied up, strung up or otherwise restrained.
What you'll read in Best Bondage Erotica 2014 isn't a how-to manual, but rather a taste of twenty hot bondage tales that don't skimp on the sadism, masochism or sexiness of the encounters. These writers show and tell exactly what it means to wield the special power of being in charge of someone else. In "Pegged," Emily Bingham writes, "It's his turn to be small and defenseless for an evening. I want to be so kind to him that it becomes cruel." Sometimes pop culture portrays kinksters and bondage fans as all cruel, without a shred of kindness. The dirty little secret is that these characters are, in fact, both; they manipulate rope, handcuffs, leather straps, a St. Andrew's cross, a chair, and, in Raziel Moore's "My Own Device," a special contraption crafted just for bondage, with the ultimate aim of pleasing their partners--when they're done having their fun, teasing them, hurting them, screwing them and generally making them writhe, squirm and indulge in the delight of helplessness.
I'm delighted to present this latest edition of Best Bondage Erotica, which I hope will delight those who know exactly what it feels like to be at someone else's mercy (or have someone else at your mercy) as well as those who simply want to picture the joys of being bound in vivid, elaborate, beautiful, cruel and kind detail.
Rachel Kramer Bussel
New York City