It’s my pleasure to give a cheer for the release of Best Women’s Erotica Volume 3, in which I have a story, set in Rome, called ‘Through the Lens‘.
Pick up any of the books in the Best Women’s Erotica of the Year series, and you’ll find stories diverse and inventive and, foremost, hot!
However, those stories won’t just scratch an itch! By stealth, they’ll change you.
Erotica, at its best, has our brain performing a whole new Tango.
Read stories about women breaking conventions and refusing to conform to others’ expectations and you cannot help but feel empowered. You cannot help but be changed.
In this anthology, you’ll find your own ‘scorchers’, of course, but you’ll also find stories to touch and inspire you.
My own ‘flaming chillies’ favourites include ‘Demon Purse‘ (I’ve just discovered an inner-demon-dominatrix fantasy – thank you Sommer Marsen!) and Annabel Joseph’s ‘Making It Feel Right‘ (I love stories which switch from where I first think they’re headed).
I adore Dee Blake’s ‘Bibliophile‘, whose protagonist is aroused not only by the reading of erotica, but by the physicality of the pages, and of the formation of the words. Her meeting with a writer of erotic fiction proves the perfect match for her own particular kink.
Meanwhile, Lyla Sage’s ‘Romance and Drag‘ gives an interesting take on gender fluidity and how it can play into our sexuality.
What I love about the Best Women’s Erotica series, edited by Rachel Kramer Bussel, and published by Cleis Press, is that it encourages us to reassess our attitude towards sex, and to embrace our sexual fantasies, old and new. We see women navigating their way towards the sex they desire and emerging, as a result, with greater confidence.
Volume Three in the BWE series punches home this message more than ever before, showing us the many faces of desire, and emphasizing the validity of our choices. It encourages us to own our sexuality and to delight in it.
I’m raising my glass to that, every time!
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