the stories are well-written & wonderfully transgressive. while all the stories were titillating & provocative, the ones i enjoyed the most for their literary merit & also their ability to create memorable & erotic imagery were Megan Butcher's the Apiary, Janine Ashbless' The Ingenue & Rachel Kramer Bussel's VEgus Treat. the book also includes other well known & excellent erotica writers such as Lisabet Sarai & Teresa Noelle Roberts, along with many i haven't heard of before. i always enjoyed the BBE books edited by Alison Tyler too. good to see the series continuing under the excellent guidance of RKB.