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Best Women's Erotica 2012

3.67  ·  Rating Details ·  63 Ratings  ·  11 Reviews
Sexy, smart and literate: Best Women's Erotica 2012 presents the year's hottest bedside reading.

There's a hungry audience of readers who demand smart, literate, emotionally charged women's erotica--stories that tell the truth about women's sexuality in all its variety and emotional depth, with all its surprises and twists and turns....Best Women's Erotica 2012 is just for
Paperback, 242 pages
Published December 6th 2011 by Cleis Press (first published August 12th 2011)
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Dec 01, 2011 Rosalía rated it it was amazing
Every sensual delight is included in this anthology from couple swapping to oral sex. Even the story surrounding a BDSM experience, No Rest For The Wicked by Jaqueline Applebee, was enlightening to me as to why individuals seek out such experiences.

"Life is all about sensation. Make me feel present, make me feel alive. Make me feel something I can remember when you've long gone."

My favorite stories include Tweetup by Louise Lush, A Big Deck by *surprise surprise* me Rosalía Zizzo, and The Magic
Lucy Felthouse
May 01, 2012 Lucy Felthouse rated it really liked it
Article first published as Book Review: Best Women's Erotica 2012, Edited by Violet Blue on Blogcritics.

Best Women's Erotica edited by Violet Blue is one of the best known erotica series out there. Writers clamour to get between the pages of these books, and rightly so. Best Women's Erotica 2012 is a collection of 18 erotic stories, catering to a variety of different tastes. With stories from big names such as K D Grace, Elizabeth Coldwell, Kay Jaybee, Jacqueline Applebee, Sommer Marsden and Don
Dec 14, 2011 Bookaholics rated it liked it
Best Women's Erotica 2012
Erotic Anthology - Dec. 6th, 2011
3 stars

In the Best Women's Erotica, there is an array of stories that vary from: implied sex, to spanking, to sex with knives, MFF, bondage and even one that felt a bit incestuous.

The shorts in the book really differ. In fact, the very first story called Drought seemed a bit poetic and experimental. Unlike many erotic anthologies the sex does not often seem straightforward and many of the stories are in first person which sometimes did
For Books' Sake
Sep 19, 2012 For Books' Sake rated it liked it
"Ms Blue has been putting together collections of this type since 1999, and won numerous awards for her work.

All the stories touch on physical, emotional and intellectual desire, of the hearts, minds and bodies of their protagonists, and are able to make the reader smile – although not always for their intended reason.

But although all these tales have a shared aim, the outcome is often very different. What makes one woman squirm in delight will make another squirm in distaste, and there’s a feti
Jul 14, 2012 Kimberly rated it it was ok
Shelves: trashy
I wanted to read this book because, well, because of 50 Shades of Grey. No, I haven't read it - or any of them - but I have heard that it's horribly written. After seeing how popular it's become, however, I thought that perhaps erotica could be compelling to a wider audience and that there has to be something better out there. What better place to start than a collection of stories?

A couple of the stories stood out because of their originality, though: The Apprentice, The Nylon Curtain, and A Wi
Oct 12, 2012 Courtney rated it liked it
I rather enjoyed the first half of the book up until I started reading the story called "Bad" by Kay Jaybee. Including that story everything wasn't really to my tastes until I reached "The Gourmet" by Chaparrita, which was the second to last story. Now that one was delicious. The last story lost me so I ended up skimming through it, like I did with all the stories in the middle.

Overall, it's a good read. Of course, not everything in books like these is for everyone.
Aug 12, 2016 Kerry rated it really liked it
The quality of these stories varies. Several can be read for the writing alone--others, not so much. Those that are more "literary" are no less "erotica," but they have better use of language and more interesting premises, and they include more believable and creative dialogue. A few of these stories are more "erotica" and less "literary," and those are less enjoyable--too many trite descriptions . . . and "mewing."
Lisabet Sarai
Feb 17, 2012 Lisabet Sarai rated it liked it
This collection includes some fabulous stories, especially Remittance Girl's "Pleasure's Apprentice", but the majority of contributions are not particularly remarkable and certainly don't deserve the superlative of the title.

See my detailed review at Erotica Revealed:
Joy Walker
Jan 13, 2017 Joy Walker rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
There are some messed up people out there. These stories. Are proof
Tiffani Angus
Oct 26, 2014 Tiffani Angus added it  ·  (Review from the author)
My story 'All's Fair' is included in this collection!
Jesse Jones
Jul 23, 2012 Jesse Jones rated it it was amazing
I'm featured in this collection - my story "The Gourmet" appears (under the name Chaparrita).
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