--The Itinerant Librarian
"If you enjoy oral sex or just enjoy interesting, sexual plots, Going Down definitely does provide. This is easily, by-far, my favorite oral-sex-themed erotica book. The stories are unique, hot, and just plain enjoyable to read."
--Pop My Cherry Reviews
"Out of the sea of bad sex books, this is a really good one built on a "classic" sex topic! This is among Rachel Kramer Bussel's top five erotica anthologies. Lip-smackingly superb."
"This is a GREAT anthology, but really, do you expect anything less when it has Rachel's name on the cover? I expect great things from RKB's work and she has delivered every time, without fail, definitely the mark of a great artist. Buy it! You won't be sorry."
"21 stories told within 206 pages of readable, plausible, seductive, and exciting sexual story telling at its finest. Nothing so short as to leave you wanting and nothing so long as to take more than a relaxing bath time soak to read which makes it just about right for anyone who is looking to add a bit of erotic reading to their already busy lives. Stories take you from a young heterosexual couples first encounter with porn during a French film festival to steamy girl on girl and guy on guy scenarios that leave you wondering what that couple next door to you does behind that high wooden fence in their back yard. From young and exploring to seasoned and appreciative I think that anyone with an open mind to maters sexual is going to find at least 75% of the offering in this book to their liking. And the other 25% gives you room to grow into an appreciation for sex you might have never thought about."
--One Hot Marriage
"This was by far one of the most complete erotic works I've ever come across. It had lovers of all backgrounds, ages, and gender identities. It featured straight men and women, gay and lesbian, bi, transmen and transwomen, to name a few. The oral stories were highly stimulating and titillating. An anthology is always a crowd pleaser, as readers can pick and choose what stories to read and how many because they're only a couple pages long whenever they may choose. Reading multiple stories in a row could prove difficult as the stories are so steamy readers may need to take a break."
--Night Owl Reviews
"This book is a must get, and I would consider it a true keeper next to your bedside when you need to stimulate your mind in order to stimulate everything else. I don't have a ratings system on this blog, however if I did this book would get 5 stars out of 5. This is the book that guys should get and read, because it really is just that good."
From the Inside Flap
I thought I knew, if not everything,quite a bit about the fine art of oral sex until I started to read the storiesthat came in for Going Down. In them,giving and receiving head became its own, if you'll pardon the pun, head trip, andshowed me that there is plenty for even the most seasoned connoisseurto learn and enjoy about an act that brings pleasure to so many.
If you'rereading this and thinking, ButI'm not really sure I like it... some variation thereof, I encourage you to keep reading. You just maysurprise yourself when you thrill to the risky, risque and exciting ways thesemen and women find to get off while giving and getting head. There is thethrill of the chase, along with the thrill of being the taster and tastee, butthere is also a lot more going on here. Perhaps because oral sex can bring upour uncertainties, there is a depth to these stories as the characters boldlygo where many of us would like to go, if only we had the courage¾or the kind ofpartner who can push us over that particular hurdle into the bliss that awaits.
While thesetales aren't necessarily ones I'd encourage you to emulate, theyare ones that will capture your erotic imagination and, perhaps, make you thinkabout things you'd like to try, or just give you a few minutes of delight.
So just whatwill you find in Going Down? There'sa woman who knows "The Thousand and One Ways" to show her lover her devotion. There's the couple who wind up watchingan erotic scene on the big screen so scandalous, plenty of people walk out--but not them.You'll find oysters given the lusty honor they deserve in Dusty Horn's "ShuckIt" as two lovers dine on a sumptuous meal before discovering all the powerplay they can share by giving themselves over to each other.
The intimacyof climbing between someone else's legs, of discovering what happens when youpeel them open and utterly expose them, leaving them aching, trembling, willingto do anything to have you keep going, is a theme that is repeated here. Loversget off on the thrill of being in command, in control, giving and taking joy inways that leave the other person breathless. "There's no rush of power quite like it in the world, thatknowledge that you can make another person come, can releas her desire and expose her mostsecret and vulnerable parts. That's my favorite part ofsex," writes Mary Borsellino in "Blush."
For some of these characters, oral sex leadsthem into new territory that brings revelations about much more than sex. Paigein "GettingSomething Out of It," by Annabeth Leong,lets go of the memory of a selfish lover and finds that when she takes controland owns what she's doing when she goes down with a new lover, the act is special for both of them. Characters facing gender transitions, andtheir lovers, discover what remains and what is gloriously new about this mostpersonal of changes.
Going Down covers arange of ways you can serve up oral pleasure, as well as reasons you just mightenjoy it. I hope it will inspire you to think about the tongue as a tool of enchantment,a center of excitement at least as powerful as the one between your legs.