WARNING! If you happen to be a submissive, do NOT let your Top/Dominant read this book (it will give them too many devious ideas!).
I wanted to wrap up the year in reviews by highlighting an awesome book. There are numerous anthologies and short story compilations touting themselves as the best and most original. This one, edited by Rachel Kramer Bussel is one of the most all encompassing. The only unifying theme is that these stories are the kink and BDSM related material. Other than that, this anthology incorporates any number of sexual orientations and dynamics. Each story is a brand new adventure! While the title specifically says “bondage,” there is much more in store for the characters in these crafty tales.
Bussel is no stranger to editing anthologies, having over 20+ titles under her belt. She’s an award winning author and educator-a very noteworthy contributor to the community. She clearly selected the stories for this book with great care and consideration.
I usually stick to novels, enjoying the journey of a character throughout a longer period of time. But the short stories have a greater opportunity to immediately grab your attention so as to fully invest the reader in what was is stake. Being that these stories were of erotic and torturous nature, there was often a lot at stake! What struck me most was the pure devious genius of the authors who contributed. I jokingly told Dexx (my partner) that after I was finished reading it I was going to hide it from him. Truly, the ideas within these stories are diabolical and managed to tap into some of my more deeply rooted and personal fantasies. Specifically, An Unforgettable Ride is an exhibitionists dream and Melt reminded me of some of the clever ingenuity of the elaborate scenes that Dexx often plans for me.
Other favorites include Bound to Lie. This taps into some of that non-consent fantasy that can often seem taboo. An Auction, In Quotation Marks was another favorite of mine. Having just participated in a slave auction for Thanksgiving, it lent the possibility of what would happen if it were the “real deal” rather than a one night arrangement.
This book made every one of these stories seem possible. I could envision myself in each scenario right along with the characters. Though the stories are a work of fiction, they ignited my imagination and also gave me new perspectives on what other people go through during a scene.
Best Bondage Erotica 2015 is available on Amazon.
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