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Publisher's Summary

Best Women's Erotica of the Year, Volume 1, edited by award-winning author and editor Rachel Kramer Bussel, delivers risky, romantic, heart-pounding thrills. Featuring a diverse range of characters, sexualities and scenarios, these 22 steamy stories revel in erotic adventure, from the sparks between strangers to the knowing caresses of longtime lovers. Women learn "The Ropes", get "Starstruck", and dine with "Two Doms for Dinner". Penned by beloved authors such as L. Marie Adeline and Tiffany Reisz along with newcomers to the genre, these sexy encounters will give you plenty of fantasy fodder to last all year long.

©2016 Rachel Kramer Bussel (P)2016 Rachel Kramer Bussel

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The Best Voice in the Genre!!

All right, I'll admit it, I'm a Rose Caraway fan.

In my opinion, no one does the narration of an erotic story better than Rose. I've been listening to her for years now, first on the Kiss Me Quick's and Sexy Librarian podcasts, then on her ever expanding catalog of audio books. Each one has been better than the last.

Rachel Kramer Bussel has edited many fine anthologies, and this is one of the finest I've ever read. The combination of these stories and Rose's voice makes for an unbeatable combination. I'm a guy, but I felt sucked right into these stories. They made my morning and evening commutes wonderful experiences.


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Sexy

What was one of the most memorable moments of Best Women's Erotica of the Year, Volume 1?

The BDSM story Two Doms for Dinner. It was delicious! I really liked how all three of them were so into it and how much she wanted to please both doms.

What about Rose Caraway’s performance did you like?

She made everything sultry. She has a voice I could listen to any day.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

It made me a little breathless at times. I liked that some stories were about strangers or friends hooking up and others were about couples exploring things. Made a good mix.

Any additional comments?

The ComicCon story was one of my favorites. So funny but also super sexy.

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Lots of sexiness

If you could sum up Best Women's Erotica of the Year, Volume 1 in three words, what would they be?

fun surprising hot

What was one of the most memorable moments of Best Women's Erotica of the Year, Volume 1?

I got this book partly because I'm a big fan of Tiffany Reisz, and her story The Assistant was one of my favorites. I also liked the one about the seance and the sexy bodypainting. I liked almost all the stories, though some spoke to me more than others.

Have you listened to any of Rose Caraway’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Yes, I've heard many stories on her podcast and some of her other audiobooks. This is as good as any of them.

Any additional comments?

This one's a keeper!

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Fun listen

If you could sum up Best Women's Erotica of the Year, Volume 1 in three words, what would they be?

fun sexy exciting

What was one of the most memorable moments of Best Women's Erotica of the Year, Volume 1?

I liked Starstruck, because I'm also a bit of a geek and the idea of meeting one of my favorite actors thrills me. I of course loved Tiffany Reisz's story, which takes the office romance to a whole new level.

What does Rose Caraway bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

She makes me feel like I'm right there with the characters. I'm a listener of her podcast The Kiss Me Quicks and this felt like an extension of what she's doing there. I could listen to her all day.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

I loved the sensuousness of the painting scene in A New Canvas. It was sexy and tender at the same time and gave me shivers. I also really loved Two Doms for Dinner. The author really made me understand what it's like to want to give up control in that way.

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Took me lots of places

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

It's got lots of different characters having sex in various ways. I identified with some more than others.

Which character – as performed by Rose Caraway – was your favorite?

I liked the woman in Flying Solo, she managed to have a connection to her husband even while having an adventure on her own.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I liked listening to a few stories at a time, sometimes just one if it particularly struck me.

Any additional comments?

These are sexy stories that gave me a lot to think about and turned me on.

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A sexy ride

A great collection of stories that cover a variety of episodes and perspectives. Rose, as always, provides a great narration. Kudos!

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Arousing

What made the experience of listening to Best Women's Erotica of the Year, Volume 1 the most enjoyable?

Both the narrator's delivery and that the stories surprised me. I wasn't sure what was going to happen next.

Who was your favorite character and why?

The hot superhero actor in the Comiccon story. He was so sexy and I liked that he was this famous guy but also down to earth enough to treat his fan so well, not in an obnoxious macho way.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

This book aroused me, which doesn't always happen when I listen to erotica.

Any additional comments?

There are several stories here I'd love to see continued as I was drawn to the characters and wanted to know what happened next.

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Great listen

Would you listen to Best Women's Erotica of the Year, Volume 1 again? Why?

Yes, because it turned me on and made me think about my own fantasies.

Who was your favorite character and why?

The lesbian couple in the carnalarium. I had no idea where this story was going but I adored it. Also the chemistry between Ivy and Jack and Lennon in Tiffany Reisz's story. Wowza, what a threesome!

Any additional comments?

I liked that these stories don't skimp on the details but aren't just a clinical play by play. Lots of sensuality along with hot sex.

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Just what I needed

Would you listen to Best Women's Erotica of the Year, Volume 1 again? Why?

I'd listen to the stories I liked best again. They were super sexy and had some kickass characters.

What did you like best about this story?

I liked that I had no idea what was going to happen next and that it wasn't all sex, sex, sex, but lots of feelings too along with the sexy times.

Have you listened to any of Rose Caraway’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I've listened to her podcast and that made me want to listen to this.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

I liked the painting story. It made me want to have my husband draw on me with body paint.

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Better Than Fifty Shades

What does Rose Caraway bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

I got to close my eyes and listen to Rose's sensual voice.

Any additional comments?

I've read and listened to some erotica like Fifty Shades that struck me as a little too outlandish. This book has a good mix, from super funny stories to BDSM and threesomes and some that are slightly darker but also intriguing. I had to pause a few times because I was so aroused and even had my husband listen to some with me.

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One hell of a sexy collection

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Anytime you see the name Rachel Kramer Bussell you just know that you’re in for a treat. Her keen eye for a good story never fails and this first selection of the year is no different. Every handpicked story is hot as hell. Some brought a tear to my eye, some made me laugh out loud and some made me think what if? But all were a turn on! No matter what your kink, there’s something here for you.
Couple that with the honey-golden voice talents of Rose Caraway, Dayv “Big Daddy” Caraway’s high production values and what you have is a veritable audio delight that won’t disappoint.
Could I pick a favourite story? Nope, they are all excellent – but I could pick out a few… Two Doms for Dinner and Waiting to Pee are a couple but my top two have to be The Carnalarium and The Assistant.
I just can’t wait for the next instalment.

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