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Serving Him

4.09  ·  Rating Details ·  117 Ratings  ·  23 Reviews
Who knew that BDSM would become the biggest trend in book publishing? Rachel Kramer Bussel did and has emerged as one of the top writers, editors and experts on the subject. Serving Him pays homage to those irresistible men who control their partners with a glance, a pair of handcuffs, or a firm smack on the bottom. As true tops, the bossy hunks in these stories understand ...more
Paperback, 232 pages
Published April 9th 2013 by Cleis Press (first published January 1st 2013)
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Sep 28, 2014 Tracey rated it really liked it
Shelves: erotica, signed-copy
Read more this review and more over at My Library Card

a free copy of this book was given to me by Rachel Kramer Bussel for an honest review

As always, I am very late on writing my review. I can't remember the exact deadline I had but I'm sure it's long gone by now. Anyway, I really liked this book a lot. I have many of Bussel's BDSM books that she's edited and this is one of my favorites. I mostly liked the stories in the middle of the book, that's always where the juicy stuff is. The little slic
Jul 14, 2014 Jillyn rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Kinksters
Shelves: favorites
Serving Him: Sexy Stories of Submission is an erotica anthology in which each teasing little story features bottoms who are eager to serve and strong, male Doms who are happy to boss. Serving Him contains 22 stories that feature a variety of kinks and desires that will be sure to satisfy anyone's lustful hunger.

Rachel Kramer Bussel has a great skill for piecing together stories in an anthology that are radically different and yet all stick to a central theme. It's no wonder that so many people g
Angelia Herrin
Apr 29, 2013 Angelia Herrin rated it really liked it
Serving Him pays homage to those sexy, submissive women who follow the path of their own desires while following another’s command. They bloom in the presence of irresistible men who can control with a glance, a pair of handcuffs or a firm smack on the bottom. Bestselling eroticist Rachel Kramer Bussel and her coterie of contributors cover the full give and take of sensual sadism, from spanking and bondage to public sex and pushing boundaries everywhere from the bedroom to the boardroom. Giselle ...more
*Copy provided by the editor through the BDSM TPE Bar in exchange for an honest review*

To be honest, I generally don't do well with short stories - to me, it is extremely difficult to get into them so quickly. Thus this collection of short stories was a huge surprise for me - I love them all, some more (e.g. Chattel and The Letter) some less, but at the end of the day I enjoyed them and didn't grow tired even when reading four or five in a row. This is an anthology of twenty-three short stories
Apr 27, 2013 Angel rated it it was amazing
Excerpt from my review on my personal blog, The Itinerant Librarian:

"The strength of this book lies in its diversity. The authors explore a broad spectrum of the erotic dance between the strong, seductive dominant male and the strong woman who thrives and blooms when she submits. The dance takes many forms in the twenty-two stories that the editor has carefully chosen for us."

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Sam Warren
Mar 09, 2013 Sam Warren rated it it was amazing
Deliciously hot and well-written. Each and every offering is both erotic and beleivable. Rachel Kramer Bussel does an excellent job of pulling together stories that have a central theme, but go about serving that theme in quite diverse manners.
May 04, 2013 Terri rated it it was amazing
Wow, some of the stories are HOT!!! Especially "Breath". A great collection of sexy kink stories!
Lina Sacher
Aug 30, 2013 Lina Sacher rated it really liked it
4.5 Hearts (stars?)

Short stories are tricky. They have to grab the reader's attention right away and they have a very short time to prove themselves worthy. They're short, after all. That could, however, work to their advantage, because the reader is more likely to finish a story if it's a quick read.

That isn't always true for me, though. I get all kinds of picky when reading, especially since I have a very long TBR list. If the story isn't grabbing me, I'll be grabbing the next story on the TBR
Rei Pardieu
Aug 30, 2013 Rei Pardieu rated it it was amazing
Shelves: sex, bdsm, fiction
I first heard about this anthology when the lovely Jade mentioned she’d been published in it on Twitter. Cleis Press were looking for reviewers so I applied and the book was sent to me straight away. I got it for free in exchange for this review. A brief warning: this review is very long with thoughts on each individual story.

There are a few reasons I wanted to have the Serving Him anthology. The first is that I really like Jade and wanted to be able to see her published erotica. The second reas
May 13, 2013 Rochelle rated it really liked it
Shelves: bdsm, bdsm-group-r2r
Provided by the author through the BDSM Group TPE BAR Read2Review.

Serving Him is an anthology of short stories centered on power exchange between female submissive and male dominant. The stories are mostly M/f with some menage, and a teeny tiny bit of F/f.

There are some familiar authors, but more who were new surprises. I would read more from any of these authors. even the weakest ofnthe stories was above average. These 22 stories are a sampler of treats that belong on your bedside table. Some
Sep 09, 2013 Evita rated it it was amazing
What an awesome collection of BDSM stories. They range in intensity as well as fetishes to different perspectives. There are stories in here to satiate just about any type of kinky enthusiast. All were very hot and some had me squirming more than others, thought I can truly say I enjoyed every single one as they each their own taste and feel. Some of the authors I recognized, but a few I didn't and I will definitely be looking at their backlist, that's a big reason I love reading anthologies ...more
Jenne Davis
Aug 12, 2013 Jenne Davis rated it really liked it
I’m am not immune to the compelling and erotic world of submission, so when I was offered the chance to read this anthology of short stories built around that subject I jumped at the chance. I’ve read some of Rachel Kramers Brussel’s other anthologies and always enjoyed them so I had high exceptions as I began to read.

Over the coming week, I found myself regularly looking for and picking up this compelling book. I love shorts as they are easy to digest and like most people I have a busy life. So
Nov 19, 2013 Bonnie rated it really liked it
Shelves: erotica
I received this book from the Librarything Early reviewers program in return for my review. That does not in any way effect content (as can be seen from giveaway books I read and reviewed in the past.)

Serving Him is a series of well written, smart, stories centered on safe, sane, consensual BDSM and power exchange. I often have issues with erotic short stories. Most are filled with graphic sex but dispense with any getting-to-know-you time. Just like in life, that leaves me feeling cheap and unf
Kimberley Jaksina
Jul 21, 2013 Kimberley Jaksina rated it it was amazing
Wonderful!!! I have to say I enjoyed every last one of these stories. Yes, some more than others, Paper Doll and Subbing were my favorites. However, they were all good. I was surprised at how they all piqued my interest and keep me wanting to read more and more. Definitely a good read!!! Definitely a must read!!!
Dec 16, 2013 Deborah rated it really liked it
what a HOT collection of BDSM Stories...
FIVE STARS for: Safe, Sane & Consensual - Ariel Graham, Run, Baby, Run - Vida Bailey & The Letter by Tiffany Reisz.
Apr 11, 2014 Avory rated it really liked it
Shelves: fiction-erotic
I have to confess that reading one of two new books from Cleis Press made me more nervous than the other. Even with my objective reviewer hat on, trying to simply give you, the lovely reader, a peek into the world of an erotica anthology, I felt a bit antsy about reading Serving Him: Sexy Stories of Submission. Stories of cis women submitting to cis men are more likely to trigger me or make me uncomfortable than other things. But, trusting editor Rachel Kramer Bussel from her previous work, I de ...more
♆ BookAddict  ✒ La Crimson Femme
Serving Him definitely delivers in the sexy stories of submission. This collection of twenty-one maledom tidbits is smoking hawt! It's an erotic feast designed to satiate horny submissive females. The kinks involved span from light spanking to intense breathplay. Including orgasm control gives the book an added sharp edge.

Most of the stories in here are well written with explicit sex scenes. The erotic pairings with a male dominant and female submissive is particularly appealing. Several of the
Mar 22, 2013 Arely rated it really liked it
This book is described by one word only: HOT. There were some stories that didn't turn me on as much as others (which is to be expected -- no one gets turned on by exactly the same thing) and some stories that had me panting and craving. Rachel Kramer Bussel did an amazing job editing this and all of the authors did a fantastic job portraying BDSM scenes. Some scenes seemed more realistic to me than others, but then again, some people prefer those compared to others and vice versa. I had a few d ...more
Jan 22, 2015 LaGina rated it it was amazing
I have to say that this is by far my favorite collection from Rachel. With its wonderful stories that honor my sisters in submission it was a great read. It usually takes me a few days to get through all the stories but this one just spoke to me and I finished it in about 2 days(hey, a girl has to sleep ya know.). Thank you once again Rachel for such a good collection.
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Nov 26, 2015 Elle rated it it was amazing
Shelves: bdsm
Rating for "The Letter" by Tiffany Reisz.
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I'm a writer, editor, book reviewer, journalist, interviewer, blogger, and event organizer. I've edited over 60 anthologies, and my books have won 8 IPPY (Independent Publisher) Awards. I have written for Alternet, The Daily Beast,, The Frisky, Glamour, Gothamist, Harper's Bazaar, Huffington Post, Inked, Jezebel, Mediabistro, New York Post, The New York Observer, Penthouse, The Root, ...more
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