Winner of the Lambda Literary Award for Erotica in 2003 and 2004, Cleis' Best Lesbian Erotica series is the gold standard for erotic lesbian fiction, and this year's collection is no exception.
Best Lesbian Erotica 2009 journeys into the world of hot woman-on-woman action with edgy, unusual stories that push lesbian lust and desire to new heights. Edited by best-selling author Tristan Taormino and selected and introduced by the noted author, playwright, and poet Joan Larkin, this latest edition of America's most popular lesbian erotica series is smart, sensual, inventive, and breathtaking.
From threesomes to gender-bending to shedding one's wholesome image to indulge in more visceral pursuits, the women in these stories reveal all their pleasures in memorable tales that are both sexy and lyrical.
Tristan Taormino is an authority in the field of erotica and sexuality. Along with working as a feminist author, columnist, activist, and educator, she has been featured as Out magazines 100 Gay Success Stories of the Year and The Advocate's Best and Brightest Gay & Lesbian People Under 30. In addition to all of this, Taormino recently appeared in the E! Special "The Real 50 Shades of Grey."
This is a great selection of stories secretly not shy and very much not for the faint hearted I personally enjoyed this collection and would recommend it to the foke who have a taste for this flavor .
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Don't let it be said I don't have an eclectic reading diet. From a family ranch with horses to:
I picked this book up a while back. It was $1.99 and came with Whispersynch. How could I resist? I love good erotica. Especially lesbian erotica. BUT I don't like BDSM. Sorry. I think it may have a lot to do with being in pain all the time. I don't feel the slightest bit of turn-on due to pain. In fact, pain begets pain within my body. So, no. Not for me. And that was the majority of this book. As for the lesbian aspect? It felt more like 50 Shades of Grey with strap-ons. If you liked that, you'll love this. All that pain without the long story to deal with.
Miriam Scott is the reason I gave more than one star. Her voice narrated this whole collection of stories. Very sexy yet sweet voice. A voice that changed with the characters. I think I could listen to Ms. Scott read the dictionary or phone book. Wait, do people know those are real paper books of heft? Well, this old lady remembers those LA/Orange County door stops and the writer's best friend.
I don't like anthologies as a general rule. I like stories with depth. I like getting to know the characters and the world. Stories don't do that for me. So that was another point against this book. BUT in the case of erotica it is best not to have to wait a long time for the good parts. And I didn't feel the need to read it straight through to find out how it ends. We all know how it ends! ;-) Unfortunately, not all these stories ended in a way I was happy with. To each their own, I guess.