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Please, Ma'am

4.17  ·  Rating Details ·  64 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
Men are the ones gifted with all sorts of power in our society, but a dirty little secret is that so many of them long to strip themselves of this power, to be tied down, gagged, spanked, taken, owned. They want to ease the burdens of manliness, if only for a little while, to be "ordered" to do all the naughty things they've dreamed of. Please, Ma'am shows some of the tant ...more
Paperback, 216 pages
Published June 1st 2010 by Cleis Press (first published 2010)
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D.L. King
Jun 19, 2010 D.L. King rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
I don't usually review books in which I have stories (it feels somehow wrong). Actually, I never do, but I had to make an exception for Rachel Kramer Bussel's Please, Ma'am.

I poured through the book as soon as it arrived. Of course, I read my story first. I always do that. I don't know why. I guess just to make sure it's there--and doesn't come across as a stinking pile... Anyway, once that was out of the way, I was free to devour the rest of it.

I write femdom and, perhaps more importantly, I
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Please, Ma'am edited by Rachel Kramer Bussel
Release Date: June 1st, 2010
Publisher: Cleis
Page Count: 216
Source: Naked Reader Book Club via EdenFantasys for review

Women Who Rule
"I crave the pain she gives me, but it's more than that... I crave the person she becomes."
-- from "I'll Do It. For Her."

Go ahead, say the words out loud: "Please, Ma'am." If these words make you long for a woman to grab you by the scruff of your neck or control you with one fierce, all-knowing look, then this is the book
Feb 01, 2012 Elena rated it it was amazing
A book that will get your fantasies and turn them to reality! I love this book and despite not reading it
for months at a time it stays with me and gives me the same level of excitement every time I pick it up!
Alex Connelly
Jul 19, 2011 Alex Connelly rated it really liked it
And outstanding collection selected by Rachel Kramer Bussel. She has the "eye" to find the right width and breadth of story types not just one type of store in BDSM Femdom.
May 10, 2015 Melinda rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I initially chose this book because I was intrigued by the idea of male submission. In most erotica I have read it is always women submitting and I thought it would be interesting to read about men submitting and how that is portrayed. I was suprised that I had a really hard time with this anthology. I didn't expect to. I actually thought that I would be cheering for the dominate women in the stories, and while there was some cheering I was not always comfortable with the plotlines. I think that ...more
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All the stories in this collection are told from the viewpoints of male subs (either in first or third person) - I wish I'd known that before buying. Two earlier collections edited by Rachel Kramer Bussel, She's on Top and Yes Ma'am, have more variety, and therefore more stories from the domme's perspective. Cleis Press short story anthologies always have pretty good quality writing, and certainly better than that in the torrent of trashy erotica that's appeared since 50 Shades of Grey.
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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, Salo ...more
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