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overtheOver the Knee anthology

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Story Rating: 4 out of 5 paddles

Sting Factor (kink): 4 out of 5


Arousing, enticing and sensual, six kinky authors invite a reader to experience the joys of spankings. These are not just any spankings, these are over the knee spankings (OTK). There is something more intimate about laying across a lap whilst being spanked with an implement or a bare hand. Each of these authors capture the pleasure and pain of these private experiences.

Ms. Barker kicks it off with an erotically explosive reunion between an estranged couple. The setup of this story is nicely done. The conflict is all too real and deftly resolved through some much needed domestic discipline. The characters are easy to relate with and the discipline scenes are panty wetting goodness. For uniform lovers, this one may tickle your fancy.

Naughty Ms. Harlem completely spices her story up with figging, possible exposure and deferred gratification. The sensual tension in this story is what makes it memorable. Ms. Harlem is known for her sexy scenes heating up the pages of a book. She delivers in this one. This husband and wife duo provide a hot example of how to keep the desire just below boiling point for hours. The scenes in here are realistic and may spark a few couples to try it out the next time they hold a dinner party.

New to me author Ms. Swann mixes business with pleasure in a safe and sane manner. Her characters are coworkers who find cross paths at a BDSM club. This scenario is actually more common than people think. The way the chance meeting plays out and ends with a delightfully red bottom and a fantastic editorial is glorious. If only more work relationships could be so smooth and sexy.

Ms. Zwaduk continues this erotic-fest with another work couple. This time, it is boss and subordinate. This power play is sexy, especially since it involves a mask and exclusive club. This story is more sweetly romantic and plays into many a submissive’s fantasy. The BDSM scenes are a thrill for voyeurs.

Ms. Felthouse takes the reader back to a happily married couple who is not so happy. There are times when a husband cannot be a spanker due to various reasons. This one, due to health reasons causes a cease fire on spankings. This makes both husband and wife quite grumpy. This story is interesting because it shows what can happen when things are not ideal. Adjusting to lack of spankings can be hard in a kinky marriage and sometimes, the submissive may become a bit too bratty.

New to me author Ms. Watt finishes off the book in a smoking hawt librarian theme. This one is delicious with the teasing and coaxing of a shy librarian by a “lord of the manor”. The setup is cleverly done and may cause creaming in a reader’s knickers. The seduction of the librarian is masterfully done and features in many kinky reader’s fantasies.

These six stories are all well-crafted with vivid descriptions. Each writer shows a unique writing voice which provocative spanking scenes. The BDSM may be light for some. They are all realistic and show a range from playful to strict. This spanking collection is recommended to kinky readers who love a nice red bottom.

Reviewed by Book Addict

britBrit Boys: With Toys by Ashe Barker, M.K. Elliott, Lucy Felthouse, Lily Harlem, Ashley Lister, Sara Masters, Tabitha Rayne, and K.D. Grace

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Story rating: 3 out of 5

Sting factor (kink): 2 out of 5

This anthology of eight stories by British authors explores the role of toys in relationships between men. In some of the tales the notion of what is a ‘toy’ is stretched a bit, but almost all feature some object, to some degree, which plays a part in the plot.

The level of kink varies from essentially none to being a central part of the relationships depicted. Since these are short stories, don’t count on well developed characters or intricate plots. Most of these get right down to business with little or no introduction.

Hard Riders By Ashe Barker

Jackson and Liam meet through a mutual love of motorcycles. It soon turns out that’s not the only common interest they share. Jackson owns his own small chain of sex toy shops, and Liam enjoys having Jackson use parts of his selection on him. However, the two are from very different worlds. Can they resolve their differences?

“Hard Riders” is a tidy little kinky story. Despite it’s relatively short length, it has all the requisite parts of a typical romance plot. There’s the mutual attraction that seems undeniable, along with enough differences to create tension. The kink definitely lives up to the “boys with toys” theme, with Jackson providing a stream of items from his shop.

All Roped Up By M K Elliott

Reporter Alex is looking to uncover the illegal gambling believed to go on around the local underground bare-fisted fight clubs. He sets up an interview with Conner, the top fighter in one of the clubs. Alex plans to just use Conner to get inside the scene, but the fighter has other ideas.

Just in case it’s not obvious, “All Roped Up” explores rope play. In a couple of hot scenes, Conner ties newbie Alex up and takes him to places he never thought possible. Here again, a short story manages to create a somewhat realistic drama in a very short format. The shibari ties Conner uses are well described, painting a vivid picture of Alex all strung up.

Doctor’s Orders By Lucy Felthouse

Aaron and Blake have been together for a few years, with Aaron happily submitting to Blake in the bedroom, although with both of them working in a hospital their time together is often quite limited. Fortunately, they have a whole weekend together to celebrate Aaron’s birthday.

The essence of “Doctor’s Orders” is a long weekend away in a Bath hotel for Aaron and Blake. It’s more or less one long scene, with Blake introducing a few new toys to their play. This is really a rather sweet story of two men who have been together long enough to be very comfortable with each other, yet with a little spice from the BDSM play.

Toys for Boys By K D Grace

Caridoc ‘Doc’ Jones is looking forward to his long walk across England from coast to coast, collecting material and reviewing outdoor products for the special Christmas edition of the online magazine Toys for Boys. What he doesn’t count on is the magazine coming up with the bright idea of having their technology reviewer Will Charles tag along on the trip to record their adventure using the latest smartphone. That’s all Doc needs, having to babysit some geek on a 12 day trek. Only, Will isn’t the scrawny, whiny neophyte Doc expects.

The main toy featured in “Toys for Boys” is the fancy smartphone Will brings along, which the two use to video their various escapades. These include some rather hot scenes where the two prove nature provides some very good toys of her own. The only drawback is that the author seems to be one of those with a weak understanding of anatomy. Her characters would need to have freakishly long arms, that also bent backwards, to get their hands to some of the places described in the scenes. It’s not all fun and hot scenes with willow switches though, as the weather turns ever more miserable, and the boys’ spirits with it.

Mile High Kink Club By Lily Harlem

Rhodri is a powerful man with certain tastes. He’s frustrated trying to find someone who will submit to his brand of domination, so he enlists the aide of a gay matchmaking service, which sets him up on a date with Darius. The man immediately piques Rhodri’s interest, and seems more than willing to give up control. The date is a resounding success as far as Rhodri is concerned, but when he next meets Darius a week later, he finds out the man isn’t exactly who he thought he was.

The title “Mile High Kink Club” may give you an idea of where the main scene between Rhodri and Darius plays out, but the main kink takes place in the pages leading up to it. Rhodri’s favored form of domination is chastity. Enforced chastity, and he doesn’t mind teasing his sub while Darius is locked up.

Open Mike By Ashley Lister

Aspiring poet Ken is looking for advice from local celebrity Mike on how to improve it reading skills for a big upcoming event. He gets more than a few helpful hints from Mike, as the two hit it off. There’s not really anything kinky about “Open Mike”. The story stretches the toys theme a bit, since the only significant object the two men share is a notebook. It’s a somewhat interesting story, but not very hot.

I Get You By Sarah Masters

Morton has a bit of a crush on his chief accountant Warren, but he has never dared act on it, since the young man is his employee. But when Warren gives him a rather flippant opening, Morton somehow works up the nerve to take him seriously and the two of them go off on a week away at the Cornish coast.

“I Get You” is an interesting story about two men who are in the habit of pretending more confidence and experience than they really have. While it’s rather sweet, it’s not very kinky. The sex toys are almost an afterthought and don’t really play any role in the plot.

The Guitar By Tabitha Rayne

Kel is an average-looking guy, shy and introverted, with the corresponding low self-esteem. The only place he truly comes out of his shell is when he plays his guitar. It’s the one thing he believes he is really good at, and apparently he is. For Kel, playing his guitar is almost as good as sex. For several gigs, Kel has noticed a man in the audience who pushes all his buttons and fills his fantasies. The shy guitarist would never make a move on his own, but then the man, Damien, makes a move for Kel.

Although it gets a bit twisted, there really isn’t any kink in “The Guitar”. However, it is a rather good story about looking beyond surface appearances. Just as both men in “I Get You” are not quite as confident as they act, neither Kel or Damien are quite the people you might guess from the way they look.   

Reviewed by Michael Joseph

BSLBound, Spanked and Loved: Fourteen Kinky Valentine’s Day Stories

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Publisher’s Note: The stories included in this smoking hot collection are MF, MFM, and MMMF pairings. Some contain taboo subjects and no-holds barred BDSM and spanking scenes. All will make you blush hard. ***over 700 pages of brand new stories***

Stories Include:

Slab Hands by Annabel Joseph ~ Christine’s always been curious about spanking, and the bouncer at the bottom of the stairs has a magnificent set of hands. Once he learns about her secret disciplinary fantasies, he’s more than happy to put those hands to use…

Master Class: Initiation by Sierra Cartwright ~ When wanna-be sub Jennifer Berklee calls him Master and begs him to flog her, PI Logan Powell knows all his military training won’t be enough to keep his jaded heart safe. He intends to claim this sexy, innocent woman for his own…no matter the cost.

Theirs to Punish by Renee Rose ~ When a billionaire’s daughter-turned-ninja picked Casino Magnifico for a heist, she didn’t take into account one thing–actually–two. Twin owners Joe and Alex Jamison won’t hesitate to employ a little corporal punishment to bring the virgin socialite in line…

Lust Angel by Cari Silverwood ~ On good days, what falls from the heavens may be a naked woman. As an ex-SAS soldier, now private contractor, Adam is used to the unexpected, but nothing in life has prepared him for a fallen angel with a craving for spanking, bondage, and punishment.

Stepbrother Jerk by Natasha Knight ~ To buy her stepbrother’s silence, Lisa agrees to submit to his discipline, even though she has no idea what she’s in for. But Jace knows exactly what his stepsister needs and a bare bottom spanking is only the beginning.

His Runaway Valentine by Sue Lyndon ~ When a handsome stranger rides out of nowhere to rescue Nora from slavers, the runaway bride is shocked to learn he’s the very man to whom she was betrothed. There’s no escaping the arranged marriage now, and Luke is quick to make Nora understand that he expects not only obedience, but her absolute surrender.

Rose’s Are Red by Ashe Barker ~ Rose has had a crush on Iain McCain for years and when she spots her sexy ex-teacher with a whip in his hand at her favourite BDSM club her heart stills. Dare she approach him? A Valentine’s Day card might earn her the spanking she craves if she delivers it personally…on her knees.

His to Take by Kallista Dane ~ On the now-sexless, sterile Planet Earth, Dr. Selena Reston saves the life of Haldor, a Viking warrior from another world. His savage lovemaking shocks her and awakens her wild side. Though she craves his domination, can she build a life with him halfway across the galaxy?

Stepping It Up by Cara Bristol ~ Ariel had crushed on her stepbrother Hunter for years. But if he expects to win back her heart in one wicked weekend, he’ll have to step it up and take her in hand…the Rod and Cane Society way.

Claiming Chloe by Korey Mae Johnson ~ When she is left alone on Valentine’s Day, Chloe takes matters into her own hands. But going out exploring on her own on an alien planet turns out not to be the best idea she ever had, and when her three handsome alien mates end up having to rescue her, Chloe’s bare bottom will pay the price for her naughtiness.

Maud and the Secret Society of Saint Valentine by Emily Tilton ~ Maud has decided that the new boyfriend she’s crazy about can’t be serious when he tells her she needs a firm hand in the bedroom and everywhere else. The Secret Society of Saint Valentine begs to differ, and summons her to a tribunal where she’ll learn just how serious David is.

Dancing With a Dom by Katherine Deane ~ What do ballroom dancing, hard spankings, and mind-blowing orgasms have in common? I guess it depends who your dance partner is. The man smiling down at me, with his hand on my waist… he’s a Dom. And he wants to be mine this Valentine’s Day.

Taking the Human by Trent Evans ~ For Lukanos, a muscle bound, seven foot tall alien, abducting the beautiful human female was the easy part. Winning her heart–and not breaking his own–was something else entirely.

Sweet Birdie Blue by Alta Hensley ~ Rem Langston has no choice but to save the feisty Birdie Bluebell, whether she wants saving or not. Their icy beginning soon turns to a passion hot enough to melt the blizzard outside, but will Birdie accept Rem into her heart?

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/28529284-bound-spanked-and-loved?ac=1&from_search=1

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Strange Desires: Dark Erotica by Jay Lawrence



Story Rating: 2.5 out of 5 paddles

Sting Factor (kink): 3 out of 5

This is a six-story anthology of dark erotica, and it pains me to say that, while it has every hallmark of being exactly the sort of erotica I should enjoy, I found it lacking.

Lawrence isn’t bad, exactly, but she does have a terrible habit of using redundant language, awkward metaphors, and she needs more commas between adjectives.

I can see her reaching for a liquid, flowing style, rich in metaphor, formal, and just a little old-fashioned.  I very much enjoy that kind of writing when it is done well, but it is a high mark to hit and she didn’t quite make it there.  I can also see that Lawrence has a lot of potential.  She has a very dreamlike and surreal voice combined with a good feel for detail.  I would be curious to read something by her in a different genre.

“Incident on Wardour Street” is a classic sort of weird tale, surreal and hallucinatory. The sense of time and place is well-evoked, but the beginning and end are mismatched, and I had no sense of cause and effect between the strange event at the beginning and where the story ended up.

“Malbranque” is a lyrical, creepy, and very pretty Bluebeard-esque fairy tale with some absolutely fantastic imagery, but, again, the parts don’t seem related – the fleeing princess and the vengeance visited upon her captor didn’t connect; if the link was there, I missed it or didn’t understand it.  That didn’t stop me from enjoying it.  It was ambitious, and I respect that.

“Deliverance” is a classic abandoned mansion ghost story with a sexy twist, and was good if not exceptional.

“The Wicked Monk of Merz” has some lovely birching going on, which I appreciated, and while I personally found the creepy old monk really disturbing, that was clearly intentional, and it is a solid,straightforward story.

And then we come to “Nevermore,” a delicious story about a sensual and sinister Halloween visitation.  It is a very good, very sexy story, and was indubitably my favorite of the lot. Thumbs up there, for excellent use of erotic tension.

“At the Golden Heart Inn” is another sort-of ghost story, atmospheric, erotic, and strange. It was uneven, marred by some awkward phrasing and unintentionally funny metaphors, and in other places quite beautiful. I liked it, but, again, it is unclear how the ending is related to the rest of the story.

I really like what she was trying to do with these stories,but the ones that were not successful weren’t sexy enough to succeed on that feature alone, nor were the fantastical or weird elements well-integrated enough to compensate for that.

It isn’t a bad anthology, but there are better ones out there.  Lawrence isn’t a bad writer, and I remain open to and positive about her future works.

Reviewed by Naamah

Bobbing for Peaches
Xcite Books [link to buy]

Story rating: 4 out of 5

BDSM/Kink rating: 1 out of 5


A collection of six erotic lesbian stories

Bobbing for Peaches
by Giselle Renarde

Melanie’s been busy in the kitchen, and when Jocelyn gets home from workshe’s in the mood to play with her food. Melanie’s prepared a warm concoction of milk and peaches with a dash of cinnamon and a hint of Jocelyn’s pricey Tahitian vanilla. It’s time to get naked and get messy!

First Love, Great Love by Olivia London

Is there anything more intoxicating than that first sweet kiss from a special lady love? Claire and her lover thrive in Atlanta’s gay scene until a trip to San Francisco broadens their horizons. From the moment Claire mounts her new girlfriend’s motorcycle, she finds she’s in for the ride of her life.

Time for a Change by Jacey Kavenagh

A disappointing sex life seemed to indicate that a change of image was in order if I were ever to attract the right sort of partner to fulfill my needs.Looking for inspiration in an upmarket dress shop I found myself watching a very attractive shop assistant. I was willing to bet that, unlike me, shewouldn’t put up with guys who had absolutely no idea how to turn a woman on.She seemed vaguely familiar, and I found myself recalling exciting memories of an experience from my youthful past – waking in me a desire I had thought long forgotten.

Making Sweet Music by Courtney James

Joanne wants to eat her lunch in peace, but the buskers make that impossible – until the day she hears the girl with the sweet voice who writes her own songs. Overcoming her resistance to asking a complete stranger out on a date, Joanne is about to discover that Kayleigh’s talents extend to the bedroom too.

The Joy of Seduction by Penelope Friday

Young debutante Charlotte is flattered when older lady Miss Abbott – Lucia– takes a friendly interest in her. But she knows that the feelings she has for Lucia in return are wrong. Nevertheless, she can’t stop dreaming of her. But what would Lucia say if she knew how Charlotte felt about her?

Better to Receive, Then Give by Lynn Lake

They were supposed to be getting ready to go out bar-hopping. But when Holly slapped her roomie on the bare ass with her bare hand, things got a little heated right then and there. Holly dished it out, and then her roomie gave it back, much to both girls’ deep dirty delight.


Bobbing for Peaches is a fun anthology. This collection of six short, erotic, lesbian, stories made me laugh and gave me some new ides for having fun with a partner.

I can’t say that any one story was a favorite because each one was unique in its own way and I really enjoyed them all. They each deal with different dynamics of relationships and I found them engaging, sexy, and exciting. Now, saying all that, the stories are great for lesbian erotica. But, there is really no BDSM in any of these stories. You get a little bit of someone taking control but it’s not the focus or a lasting part of any story.
So, on that note, I would recommend Bobbing for Peaches to anyone who enjoys reading lesbian erotica or wants to try something new. It’s also a great book for fun ideas to spice up mundane moments.

Reviewed by Star

Crimes of Passion: When Love Breaks the Law
edited by Miranda Forbes
Xcite Books [link to buy]
ISBN-10: 1907761802
ISBN-13: 978-1907761805

Rating: 2 out of 5 paddles

Miranda Forbes has edited a collection called Crimes of Passion. Anthologies always present a problem for the reviewer, especially anthologies by “various authors”. The major issue is the wildly divergent qualities found in the book. It gets worse when the anthology grows in size; it seems like the extra padding is just that, desperate attempts to fill the page count. I’m sorry to say, this anthology doesn’t break the mold.

Technically, all the stories are okay. There are no glaring typos or formatting issues that distract the reader from the stories. That says a lot about Ms. Forbes’ editorial abilities; she either rejected stories with poor technical quality or demanded that they be fixed. It’s the stories we’re not distracted from that are the problem.

Don’t get me wrong, there are some good stories here, some hot stories here, and a few that are both. But…there are some stinkers. Angel Propps’ Rough Justice is a gem, with a great story, hot sex and intense BDSM, everything the book promises. Landon Dixon’s Sex Rides the Bus is hot, but BDSM free. But we’re also subjected to things like The Fire Triangle by Mia Lovejoy which, in addition to having no BDSM, actually skips over the sex for the most part; I’ve seen steamier sex scenes in mainstream works (Laurell Hamilton comes to mind). It’s too bad that Lovejoy’s story is more typical of the bulk of the stories than Propps’.

Overall, I’m forced to give Crimes of Passion 2 paddles. If you can find it cheap, the few good stories would be worth it, but only just.

Reviewed by David

“Pleasing her, giving her enjoyment in using me, was my greatest fetish.”

That line is from my latest release included in the Sizzler Editions anthology BOUND FOR LOVE [link]. My story, Tie Me Up and Spank Me, is a Femdom short story told from the male submissive’s point of view. He adores his Mistress and will do anything to make her happy.

What kinds of things will a male submissive do to make his dominant happy? In my story he is feminized where he dresses like a schoolgirl–plaid skirt, thigh high stockings and high heel Mary Janes, and a thong. He doesn’t just dress like the naughty school girl, he was ordered to do so. Why? Because it is what she wished.

Many vanilla people can’t understand why someone would subject himself to humiliation like cross dressing for his Domme. They don’t get why a man would want to be humiliated in the first place. It’s simple–its a kink. No one can really explain the why to any specific kink like a foot fetish or a desire to wear ladies’ panties. Simply put, it is arousing for that individual. In the case of a man desiring to dress in a skirt and heels, it is arousing in some manner for him and his Mistress. She may be amused by his strut in heels, and he enjoys making her happy in doing it. It can be he desires to be feminized simply to be humiliated, brought to his knees to a place where he loses control. There are a number of reasons…and these are only a few.

I prefer the alpha type submissive. The alpha is the macho man to the world, but the submissive servant to his dominant woman. He wants to be free of his worldly role and let another take charge. It doesn’t make him less of a man to submit in private, and he knows his dominant accepts him no matter what–even dressed in heels and a skirt. The alpha submissive male can wear a skirt, heels and stockings yet his masculinity shines through. There is no doubt he is the sexy beast. No feminine trappings can deter from his primal aura. (I’ve seen such a man strut into a party dressed as a school girl holding a bottle of beer. It was the sexiest damn thing.) The point to the feminization is more to give some vulnerability to this otherwise macho man. I personally find a hot manly man with some vulnerability to be sexy as hell.


Excerpt from Tie Me Up and Spank Me, a story in BOUND FOR LOVE:


When my Mistress snapped her fingers and pointed to the floor, I fell to my knees. Doing so was natural, almost instinctive. I never hesitated, not even a second. She commanded me the moment she entered the room.

I bowed before her, my hands and knees against to cool surface of the bare dungeon floor. Her dungeon—her private escape from the vanilla world. Within her dungeon she ruled and I awaited her next command.

Mistress Helen stepped closer and I heard the creak of PVC and the distinct step of her platform boots against the cement floor. I fought to keep my eyes lowered as I desired to look upon her dressed in her favorite mini-dress and boots, but I remained frozen, waiting.

“My my, you are quite the sexy bitch, aren’t you?” Her voice held humor in check, but only barely.

“If you say so, Mistress,” I replied. My cock stirred and I shifted my position. The thong I wore hardly contained my growing erection. Even now one of my balls slid out to one side.

She stopped and stood before me so close the toes of her boots were within my sight. She chuckled and flicked my little red plaid skirt with what I believed was a riding crop, one my Mistress’s favorite toys.

“You look good in a little skirt.” She paused then struck a buttock.

I jumped and cried out. Yes, definitely the crop.

“Hold still,” she ordered in a stern tone.

“Yes Mistress. Sorry Mistress.”

She whacked my ass again in the same spot with her crop. I bit my lip and forced myself to remain still.

“Hmm.” She paused then stepped back. “Stand up so I get a good look at you.”

I rose from the floor wondering if I dirtied the knees of my white thigh highs. Dirty knees would surely earn me a spanking.

Oh yeah. I suppressed a moan as my cock hardened more at the thought. I couldn’t help but smile. I wanted her to smack my ass—hard and merciless.

“You’re wearing a little skirt, stockings and high heel Mary Janes as I ordered. Very, very good. Now, are you wearing panties too, boy?”

I gulped back my growing excitement brought on by the sound of her voice. “Yes Mistress. I am.”

“Lift your skirt and let me see.”

I lifted the short skirt to reveal a red lacy thong.

“Slut,” she muttered with a soft chuckle.


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Owned by Oliver
edited by Elizabeth Coldwell
xcite Books [link to buy]

Owned by Olivier is an anthology of five short stories edited by Elizabeth Coldwell, who is also the author of the first story and the anthologies namesake, Owned by Oliver. The other four stories are Special Rewards by Emma Lydia Bates, Pegging Stu by Beverly Langland, Diamonds and Gold by Giselle Renarde and Be my Brat by Landon Dixon. Usually when I read an anthology I find there is at least one story that I don’t like, possibly more. With Owned by Oliver they were all lovely, easy reads about people within the BDSM community and the different aspect of the lifestyle they enjoy.

Owned by Oliver is a story of a sub taken by her Master to a BDSM function and required to perform for the participants of the party. The story is a lovely erotic piece told from the subs point of view. I really enjoyed this story and it absolutely set the tone of well written stories in the rest of the book.

Special Rewards is an interesting read of a woman being interviewed for a promotion who fluctuates between answering questions for the position, and remembering the scene she engaged in with her Dom the evening before her interview. It’s a quirky look at submissive women who, in work roles, need to be anything but submissive. The dichotomy of her take charge nature during the interview and her nature during her personal time made this a very interesting read.

Pegging Stu is a Domme story about a wife who treats her submissive husband to a birthday present. The present being, another woman to dominate him and share her husband sexually, it’s a lovely erotic read.

Diamonds and Gold takes the reader into a world of what one woman does when her Dom isn’t meeting all her needs, and her ultimate return to commit to him. The affair forms the basis of the story, it’s the dynamic of the sub and her lover that is explored rather than the relationship she has with her Dom, although that dynamic is addressed slightly at the end of the story.

Be my Brat is a delightful romp into the world of a bratty wife and her teacher husband, as they spruce up their love life. At first I wasn’t sure if he was into the role-plays that were going on, but it turns out he is. Some of his attempt to take his brat in hand amused me, but I also got a few bratty ideas to try out myself.

The acts of BDSM and various scenes depicted in the different stories, run the gamut of many of the acts people living the lifestyle enjoy. Submissive acts of obedience are beautifully portrayed. There is bondage, discipline using paddles, sex in public places, ménage acts of sex, spanking, acts of humiliation, masturbation, oral sex, use of toys, and role playing. There’s something for everyone so to speak. The dynamics in the relationships written about include MF, FFM, and MFM. The acts of submission are written mostly from a female perspective, with the one exception of Pegging Stu where the sub is male.

I’m going to give the book full marks, one paddle for each story. If you like titillating short stories, that are interesting, well written, and mainly centre around scenes of BDSM, then this is the book for you. It’s very enjoyable.

Reviewed by JannyGee

Best Bondage Erotica 2011
edited by Rachel Kramer Bussel
Cleis Press [link to buy]
ISBN-10: 157344426X
ISBN-13: 978-1573444262

Rating: 3 out of 5 Paddles

Collections are hit or miss for me. Generally, I find a few good stories and new authors I’d like to read. Best Bondage Erotica 2011 is no exception. For the most part, these short stories gave a tasty little treat. Not many of the stories stand out. The reason being, it was repetitive from a sub perspective and just when it’s about to get good, the story ends. I’m left feeling dissatisfied.

What I do like about this book is that it is dedicated to restraints. I love being restrained so this definitely stroked my hot button. A couple of the stories were very hot for me. In particular, I’d like to call attention Ms. Andrea Dale’s “How the Little Mermaid Got her Tail Back”. The opening few lines made me cringe. I didn’t want to read about another woman left by her husband because she was a perverted sex fiend. Since I resemble that comment, I loathe these kind of stories where the woman with a healthy sex drive is condemned.

To my delight, she meets a man who helps her explore her kinky side. Boy does he help with the climatic party as a mermaid. I nearly creamed my panties reading how he torments her. I’m left with my body vibrating with need and hoping for more.

Another one which caught my attention was “Relative anonymity” by Emerald. This started with a soft sweetness and ended with a shocking delicious revelation. The fact that there is a voyeuristic content which led to more submission rocked me back. I delighted in its seductive mystery.

Lastly, the “Cartographer” by Angela Caperton tugged at my heart strings. It wasn’t as much about physical bondage. It had me nervous and on the edge of my seat, waiting to see the train wreck. It’s funny how we like to make up stories in our head and predict endings. The female in this story also created stories in her head based upon her fears. This ending was pleasantly unexpected and completely romantic. I loved it. I think I shed a tear is how moved I was by the love between the couple.
I recommend this book to those who are interested in a taste of bondage. This is similar to going to a Chinese Dim Sum restaurant or a Spanish Tapas bar. The different flavours of each writer will appeal to different bondage lovers.

Reviewed by Book Addict