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The caress of skin against skin, the warmth of another's touch, relishing the sight that few others get to see - these are the reasons that disrobing before sex can be so gratifying. The stories in Smooth, collected by award-winning erotic editor Rachel Kramer Bussel, capture the heat of being stripped bare, of flaunting your body, and of reveling in pure sensuality. Read ...more
ebook, 216 pages
Published October 1st 2010 by Cleis Press
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Jean Roberta
Mar 11, 2011 Jean Roberta rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Have you ever dreamed about being suddenly naked in unusual circumstances? The emotional flavor of such dreams depends on how much you dread exposure or how much you secretly or openly yearn to be seen -- and it depends on who sees you.

A theme of nakedness in an erotic anthology doesn't seem brilliant at first glance, since sex generally requires a state of undress. These stories, however, explore all the implications of being uncovered, laid bare, shown for who one really is, deprived of a fami
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Ciara Dallas
Sep 12, 2010 Ciara Dallas rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Smooth contains a collection of 19 short stories from a woman's perspective about being "naked." Sometimes that meant being without clothes, other times it was about being emotionally naked - vulnerable - in front of someone else. All of the stories were sex positive and contained a nice mix of heterosexual and lesbian encounters.

There were a variety of encounters as well: committed relationships, going to a new level, strangers, and even those that didn't involve actual sex between the two part
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Dawn
Sep 22, 2010 Dawn rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Compared to other collections, this was a bit more hit and miss for me. Some of the stories were really hot. I particularly enjoyed two of the tattoo-related ones, "Ink" and "Clean Slate." Then again, I have a thing for tattoos anyway (even though one of those stories involves laser removal). "The Sushi Girl" was another good one, all anticipation. But a few, including "Shower Fittings," just didn't click. The variety of situations in general was good though and I would definitely recommend the ...more
Kay Jaybee
Aug 10, 2011 Kay Jaybee rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
An excellent anthology (even though I ave a story in it!!)- take a good look at KD Grace's tale-very clever. xx
Melissa
Was recommended to me for the stories "Ink" and "True Colors", both well-written.
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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, Elle.com, 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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