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Bedding Down: A Collection of Winter Erotica

3.33  ·  Rating Details  ·  60 Ratings  ·  10 Reviews
Ignore the weather report—there's a heat wave coming!

Author, editor, blogger, and former sex columnist for the Village Voice, Rachel Kramer Bussel presents seven titillating tales guaranteed to steam up your bedroom windows in the midst of Mother Nature's seasonal chill. A lusty collection of scintillating erotic dreams from some of the best writers in the field, here is
Paperback, 272 pages
Published December 2nd 2008 by Avon Red
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Jean Roberta
Jan 13, 2010 Jean Roberta rated it liked it
Oh the weather in this book is frightful, but the romance is as warm as hot cocoa in front of a roaring fire. This collection of stories by seven mistresses of erotic romance would be an excellent Valentine’s Day present for the right reader, preferably accompanied by roses and chocolates.

These stories are all competently written, and the sex scenes are plausible and arousing. This reviewer wouldn’t expect anything less from the writers assembled here. However, the theme tends to restrict the pl
Fay Ann Hollcroft
Jan 01, 2013 Fay Ann Hollcroft rated it did not like it
Having a hard time completing this book. Don't know if its me or just the book, probably me. Unfortunately for this book but I was unable to read past the 3rd story.;-\
That Toy Chick
Mar 28, 2012 That Toy Chick rated it really liked it
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"Ms. Bussel has taken the traditional erotica compilation and allowed it to breathe with her latest anthology, Bedding Down. I’m never one to turn down smut, mind you, and often use erotic literature for mental foreplay, but Bedding Down was not (if you’ll pardon the expression) your run of the mill bodice-ripper.

Bedding Down calls on a host of excellent erotica writers, most of whom I’ve had the pleasure of reading in other anthologies. These stories are not a
Oct 19, 2014 Aelliana rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
One Night in Winter - Kristina Wright: 4 stars

Six Weeks on Sunrise Mountain, Colorado - Gwen Master: Okey, but a bit boring.

It’s Not the Weather - Alison Tyler: A bit funny, 3 stars

Baby, It’s Cold Outside - Marilyn Jaye Lewis: Nice, 4 stars

Northern Exposure - Isabelle Gray: Sweet story, not sad, but rather melancholic, 4.5 stars

Hidden Treasure - Sophie Mouette: It was okey.

Sweet Season - Shanna Germain: 5 stars, very sweet!
Jade A. Waters
Aug 15, 2013 Jade A. Waters rated it it was amazing
This collection is by far one of my most favorite erotica anthologies to date. I read it many years ago, but it contains works by some of the hottest wordsmiths out there—Isabelle Gray, Shanna Germain, and Alison Tyler, to name a few. Intended for your winter reading, this book will definitely make you want to snuggle close to someone beneath the sheets. Love this one!
Jun 06, 2013 Arow rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: summer-2013, erotica
Like all collections of stories there are bound to be a few that you love, a couple you enjoy and a handful that just aren't your taste. This was true with Bedding Down; loved the beginning and end and a few in the middle I really enjoyed.

I would read another collection edited by Rachel Kramer Bussel again.
For an erotic romance, I think this is a good one especially in a short stories and you like traditional love.

My favourite would be
1. One Night in Winter - Christina Wright
2. Baby it's cold outside - Mary Jaye Lewis
3. Northern Exposure - Isabelle Gray
Aug 27, 2010 Rosalía rated it liked it
I much prefer short stories to novellas. The added length seems almost forced to me. But the tale from Alison Tyler was extra enjoyable.
Sep 22, 2013 Tasha rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was extremely SEXY.... There was some steamy stories that will leave you sweating lol
Apr 19, 2015 Kaylee rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance
really really sexy! perfect for when it's cold outside!
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I'm a writer, editor, book reviewer, journalist, interviewer, blogger, and event organizer. I've edited over 50 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, Salo ...more
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